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JOTW 37-2008

15 September 2008

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In this issue (Remember, to see the job descriptions and how to follow up, scroll down):

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Management Analyst – External Communications, General Dynamics

Information Technology, Norfolk, VA

2.) Writer/blogger–Telecommunications, ION Group San Jose CA

3.) Public Relations Manager, The Biltmore Company, Ashville, NC

4.) Director of Marketing & Communications, Friends of Hudson River Park, New York, New York

5.) Manager Internal Corporate Communications Print Strategy, The Judge Group, Los Angeles, CA

6.) Development & Communications Manager, Funders Concerned About AIDS, New York, New York

7.) Web Graphic Designer, Consultant, UN Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

8.) Staff Writer/Public Relations Assistant, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts

9.) Communications Analyst, UN Development Programme, Monrovia, Liberia

10.) Director of Communications, Healthcare-Related Company, Bergen County, NJ

11.) Senior Art Director, McCann Erickson, Salt Lake City, Utah

12.) Communications Director, Textron, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

13.) Communications Officer, Trickle Up Program, NY, NY

14.) Director of Communications, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

15.) Communications Manager, Computer Sciences Corporation, FALLS CHURCH, VA

16.) Media Relations and Outreach Manager, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

17.) Writer/Editor, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

18.) Manager – Media Relations, United Airlines, Chicago, Illinois

19.) Public Relations Senior Account Representative, Peritus Public Relations, Louisville, Kentucky

20.) Communications Manager, International Rescue Committee, Pakistan

21.) Director of Legislative & Public Affairs: PRCrossing, Boston, MA

22.) Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs: Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

23.) Director, Organization Communications: Raytheon, Waltham, MA

24.) Executive Director: March of Dimes Foundation, Westborough, MA


26.) WEB EDITOR/ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WRITER, The George Washington University Office of University Relations, Washington DC

27.) Corporate Relations Officer (Sports Development), UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

28.) Assistant Director for Communications, American Jewish Committee, Boston, Massachusetts

29.) Account Supervisor, Health Issues team, Imre Communications, Baltimore, MD

30.) Media Buyer, Undertone Networks, New York City, NY

31.) VP of Public Information, amfAR, NY, NY

32.) Communications Coordinator, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, Oakland, California

33.) Director of Recruitment Communications, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

34.) Corporate Relations Assistant, New York City Ballet, New York, New York

35.) Corporate Communications (6 month), PPL Corporation, Allentown, PA

36.) Corporate Communications Manager, Tillamook Cheese, Tillamook, OR

37.) Marketing Outreach Specialist, Eldercare Locator, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), Washington, DC

38.) Vice President/Sr. VP – Corporate Communications, CSR/Sustainability expert, Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL

39.) Assistant Publisher Position, Tupelo Press, Dorset, VT

40.) Corporate Communications Manager, Vanara, Dayton, OH

41.) Internal Communications Manager, Imation, St. Paul, MN

42.) Int'l Marketing Manager, TGI Fridays, Carrollton, TX

43.) Director-Integrated Marketing/Communications, Reading Is Fundamental, Washington, DC

44.) Manager, Corporate Services & Communications, Scotia Capital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

45.) Communications Associate, National Academies Washington, DC

46.) Operations and Communications Associate, EMpower, New York, NY

47.) Communications Associate, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, Los Angeles, CA

48.) Communications Coordinator, AFSC, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

49.) Communications Associate, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Markham, ON, CANADA

50.) Communications Associate: Internal Communications & Marketing, HOOPP, Toronto, ON, Canada

51.) Public Affairs Rep I, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio, TX

52.) Sr. Manager, Communications and Public Relations, Applebee's Services, Lenexa, KS

53.) MANAGER PUBLIC RELATIONS, Verizon Wireless, Greensboro, South Carolina

54.) Legislative Communications Associate, Washington Legislative Office, ACLU, Washington, D.C.

55.) Communications Associate / Senior Communications Associate, Fitch Ratings, NY, NY

56.) Social Media Marketer, Shake Interactive, Cape Town, South Africa

57.) Investor Relations Senior Associate, Sharon Merrill Associates, Boston, MA

58.) Associate/Full Professor and Lemuel Heidel Brown Endowed Chair, Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA

59.) Marketing Communications Associate, SurModics, Eden Prairie, MN

58.) Internal Communications Specialist, IKEA, London, UK

59.) Associate Director / Senior Consultant – Strategic Communication, APCO Worldwide, Hong Kong, China

60.) Intelligence Community Strategic Communications Associate, Senior, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

61.) Manager, Strategic Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

62.) Public Relations Manager, The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA

63.) Outreach Specialist (Part Time), Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA

64.) Director, Planning and Marketing, Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE

65.) Global Intranet Communications Director, Astra Zeneca, Wilmington, DE

66.) Executive Director, New Seasons, Clarks Summit, PA

67.) PR Account Supervisor, S. H. Jacobs & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

68.) Copywriter, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, Lafayette Hill, PA

69.) Cellar Manager, Edna Valley Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, CA

70.) Vineyard worker, The Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Ovid, NY

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

How's this for a background with a difference: educated as an economist, I trained to be an actress but concentrated on building a career as a professional communicator once I relocated to the United States from India. Today, I am an accredited business communicator (ABC), and in my 13th year in the business. Having managed communications at the 360-level, I am a superb strategist focusing strongly on integrated, research-based, measurable communications that quantifiably support an organization's bottom line. My complete professional profile is online at

How did I get to this point? By working in both agency and inhouse settings with a wide range of verticals, learning about strategy development, implementation and evaluation, client relations, crisis communications, internal communications, extensive media relations, event management and marketing, and social media (of which I have rapidly become an evangelist, as many of you can attest to). My work has been recognized several times in “The Measurement Standard,” where I was named a “measurement maven” in 2006, and in “PRWeek,” where I was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” professionals in the U.S. in 2007. I was recently nominated to IPR's Measurement Commission, and speak and present often at industry events (one being PRSA's upcoming International Conference in Detroit in October) on integrated public relations and marketing, crisis communications, and measurement.

I recently left the ASPCA, where I was Vice President, Media & Communications, and where I built up a dynamic team of 15 from scratch over two years, to focus on finding a senior-level communications position in the Washington, D.C., metro area. I am open to agency, inhouse, for- and non-profit positions; what I'm looking for is to be able to use my skills to work with issues and/or brands that positively impact the world around us, ideally at a national or international level. So if you're looking for an industry-acknowledged, outstanding, senior-level communications professional who can help take your organization from good to great, I would love to hear from you at

Shonali Burke, ABC

Skype: sburke15 | Twitter:

*** I received a lot of feedback on my “Linseed Oil” 9/11 tribute to Michael Noeth.

Read it here:

*** Hary Wiley reports of pirate activity near Malaysia:

*** Nice gesture:


The following link will take you to an article that discusses what I believe is the single most misquoted statistic in human history — the 55%, 38%, 7% numbers that were first put forward by Albert Mehrabian of Stanford University in 1971:

This is the first of a three-part series I'm planning on body language, and I'd be delighted to receive any comments you have.



*** September is membership month for IABC. The association is waiving the

usual application fee (US$40/CDN$44 for faxed/mailed/phoned enrollments;

US$30/CDN$33 for Internet enrollments). Applications must be *received* at the San

Francisco Headquarters office during the month of September to qualify. When you join or renew, be sure to indicate JOTW is that “How did you hear about us?” block. Enough JOTWers have joined IABC to form a good-sized chapter.

*** From Camille Downing:


As you know, the Heritage Region Conference is coming up in October up in Hartford, CT. Can you run the following on the JOTW?

Wish you were going to be joining us. It's going to be a great time.


IABC Heritage Region Conference

The third regional conference in the IABC Heritage Region’s young life will be held in Hartford, Connecticut October 12 -14, 2008, offering participants a conference option that combines affordability, accessibility and quality to produce what promises to be the professional development value of the year. If you’re among those who has never attended a Regional Conference you’ll find them not only rich with high-quality speakers but, with approximately 300 participants, a more intimate environment that makes connecting with your communications peers easy and enjoyable. Conference 2008 features 24 breakout sessions, three in-depth sessions and five keynote addresses.

The Conference is being held at the 4-diamon Marriott Downtown Hartford hotel. Conference room rates are $145 for single and double occupancy and $165 for triple and quadruple occupancy. Prices on the conference range from group rates of $399 per person for member groups, $425 for individual IABC members and $549 for individual non-members. Check out additional pricing options, the great lineup of speakers, and more conference details at

*** Hey, this is cool. Or is it? From Bernie Wagenblast’s Transportation Communications Newsletter:

Miwok Airways Flight Booking System

Small airline will allow you to check who else is flying and will tie into Facebook.

Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,1498034.story

*** From Bum Phillips:

2008 Kidney Walk

What: Festival

Host: National Kideny Foundation of the National Capitol Area

Start Time: Saturday, September 20 at 8:00pm

End Time: Saturday, September 20 at 11:00pm

Where: Georgetown

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

*** Want to know about additional job openings ? Check out the listings on the Affirmative Action Register’s website, The Affirmative Action Register features job openings with companies committed to hiring diverse professionals, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference or disability. Sign up for their e-newsletter at and you’ll be the first to know when new jobs are posted. It’s another great way we, at Ned’s Job of the Week, are helping you find out about great employment opportunities.” Is this too long? Let me know.

*** Communication Resources to Ethiopia:

Ned and the JOTW network are embarking on an effort to obtain

communication resources (books, manuals, CDs, DVDs, to expand the

materials available at the Population Media Center resource center in

Ethiopia. PMC is employing the strategic communication method to reach

mass audiences to improve the lives of people in the second most

populated country in Africa. Dr. Negussie Teferra, former minister of

population for Ethiopia, has a PhD in communications, and currently

heads up the PMC office in Addis Ababa.

Ship to:

William N. Ryerson


Population Media Center

145 Pine Haven Shores Road, Suite 2011

P.O. Box 547

Shelburne, Vermont 05482


Tel. 1-802-985-8156 Extension 204

Fax 1-802-985-8119


Web site:

Skype name: billryerson

*** IABC is pleased to support the efforts of the Job of the Week

network and Population Media Center to build a communication library in

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by inviting members to order designated Knowledge

Centre resources to be forwarded to the PMC.

Just call IABC at 1-800-776-4222 and let them know what titles you'd

like to order for donation and pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express

or check. As a thank you, IABC will give you a gift certificate for 25%

off your next Knowledge Centre order.

Here's a list of the books and manuals you can buy and donate:

*** From Shonali Burke, ABC:

Drum roll… JOTW's now on LinkedIn

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Quite a few of you have been asking for a JOTW Group presence on LinkedIn. Always mindful of the community's wishes and with Ned's approval, I went ahead with setting it up – and it's is now active (it took LinkedIn almost a month to get it going, but we're not gonna go there.)

I'm delighted to be able to let the JOTW network know that we finally have a LinkedIn Group, which many had asked for. As of Sunday morning, there are 101 members – not bad, considering it went “live” just two days ago. I hope many others will join and use this as an additional venue to connect and share ideas with each other. To join the group, just search for “JOTW” on LinkedIn, and request to sign up (this seems to be the default setting for groups, I couldn't find a way to pre-approve requests). I log into LinkedIn at least once or twice a day, and approve all requests that are logged at that time, so folks don't have to worry about sending me a separate email reminding to me approve their request.

Here are just a few ways JOTWers can spread the word to their friends and colleagues: put a message in your Facebook status update, or post a note to your Facebook friends (and if you haven't yet joined the Facebook group for JOTW, you should – there are 929 members as of Sunday morning, let's see how quickly we can cross 1,000). Put it in your LinkedIn status, or Plaxo (or any other social network you belong to). If you belong to other LinkedIn groups, post a message to the discussion boards there. Are you on Twitter? Send out a tweet about it (and I'm at for anyone who wants to connect with me there).

Hmm. Does this make me a community organizer?

Happy weekend, everyone, and stay safe,

Happy linking,


Shonali Burke, ABC

Skype: sburke15 | Twitter:

*** Party on Garth. Party on Wayne:

From Uma Thangaraj in Rock=hester, Minn.

Post potluck party mix

Sweet & Salty Snack Mix

4 cups Crispix cereal

2 cups Golden Grahams

1 cup pretzels

1 cup pecan halves

For the syrup:

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray. Measure cereals, pretzels and

pecan halves into roasting pan.

In a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and honey. Bring to a

boil over medium heat. Boil for five minutes. DO NOT STIR.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour the syrup over the cereal/pretzel/nut mixture and toss well to


Bake in a 250 oven for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

NOTE: Do not do as I did and bake in a 350 oven. I read the instructions

in a hurry. The house still smells like burnt sugar.


Don't you know this party is o-v-e-r.

I posted the wrap-up in yesterday's (last Tuesday) newsletter. BTW, were those your

shoes left behind?)

Of course I know it's over. Hence the post potluck party mix.


Just cuz the party is over doesn't mean we don't eat no more.

I don't wear a size 9. Sheesh.

(Good luck to Uma in the Twin Cities marathon next week.)

*** Come with us to Candi Mountain:

*** I think I would know if I was coming down with this by now:

Boy Scout contracts plague in Teton area

*** “Put bananas in hidden places.” Gary Busey:

*** Can your dog do this?

*** An alternative point of view:

Love your newsletter…just one question…

Sewer Rehab Technician, Lafayette, Ind.???????

Are ya tryin' to tell us something, Ed?

Karen Stewart

(There will usually be one or two alternative selections at the end of each newsletter for those who just need to get out of the communication rat race, and escape to some other rat race. Either that or the sewers in Lafayette, Indiana, are in really bad shape.)

*** “Footnotes” – You and Your Very Next Step:

Ned invites all of you wanderers to send us your feet as they take that

“very next step” to adventure. Send us a photo of you in your Crocs;

Tevas, Fabianos, Vasques, whatever, and you step out on a new

experience, and tell us a little about where the photo was taken and

something about your experience. Send them to Ned at Photos with all the details will be posted in the

“Footnotes” section of Your very Next Step newsletter. To subscribe to

YVNS, send a blank email to

Visit YVNS at

*** Footnotes:

A photo of Bob Schechter’s hand-tooled 13 EEE boots, made by Peter Limmer & Sons in Intervale NH over 35 years ago, taken part way up Cathedral Trail on a recent climb up Mt. Katahdin, appears at

What about you? Where have your feet been lately?

(You can subscribe to the travel and adventure newsletter by sending a blank email to

*** That’s the ticket:

Red Sox celebrate 456th consecutive sellout

*** JOTW stats for the month of September to date (as of 14 Sept 08):

Distinct hosts served: 7,485

Total page views: 42,852

This is the highest total page views for the mid-month point. The record is July 2008, with 17,655 distinct hosts served and 75,389 total page views.

*** From Scott Staron:

Wow, look what I saw on Maritime Reporter ! Big deal that the ship is underway – the cool part is the article was written by a Scouting friend !

*** From Marv Harris at MOAA:



Alexandria, Va. – Active duty, former, and retired officers, enlisted personnel, and their spouses are invited to attend a free Career Fair with approximately 150 employers, career development seminar, and onsite resume critiques in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.

The free Career Fair is being hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), an organization known for its 57-year-old program to assist officers and warrant officers in their transition from the military to civilian careers. The Career Fair is open to all enlisted grades and spouses as well.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington D.C., Hall D (formerly the Washington D.C. Convention Center). The Center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., at the Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stop.

Employers from approximately 150 regional and national companies will look for people in virtually every job skill. Businesses attending include Sears Holdings Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton, DHS/Transportation Security Administration, the Drug Enforcement Agency, EG&G Technical Services, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, educational institutions, financial institutions, and many more.

Several free, 60-minute Pre- Career Fair Transition Seminars will be offered including, Marketing Yourself For Your Dream Job, Networking Your Way Into Your Target Company, Military to Federal Resume Writing Workshop, and How to Work a Job Fair, held at 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Other free seminars, “Evaluating Employer Benefit Plans” and “It’s Your Talent—Own It! Becoming an Independent Consultant,” will be held at noon.

No pre-registration is required. For further information, call 1-800-234-6622 (toll free) or (703) 838-0547, email, or visit Career Fair on the MOAA’s website at

*** Literary Award:

Each year the Surface Navy Association (SNA) has recognized the author of the best professional article addressing Surface Navy or Surface Warfare issues.

You are invited to nominate articles for consideration by the SNA Editorial Committee. Publication date of the article should be between 15 October 2007 and 15 October 2008. Please send a copy of any articles you wish to nominate to SNA at2550 Huntington Avenue, Suite 202, Alexandria, Virginia 22307 not later than 1 November 2008. The award will be presented during the National Symposium in January, 2009.

If you have any questions, please contact Annette by email at

*** From Pat Tracy:

September 19th — next Friday — be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

This be yer one-week reminder email, wi' details o' everythin' that be goin'

on o'er the country. It be worth readin' t'the end, because I be stickin' a

pirate joke there like normal!

*** From John Woodhouse, APR:


Here is a hot opportunity:

1..) Management Analyst – External Communications, General Dynamics

Information Technology, Norfolk, VA

Contracted public affairs support position to the Navy.


Advisor on all public affairs matters including community, internal and

external relations, special events, exhibitions and symposia, and

internet web sites. Assistance in preparation for media encounters.

Coordinate all public affairs programs, publishing of articles,

participation in trade shows, symposia and other external events.

Conduct research to assist in harvesting and distributing information

related to concepts, CONOPS, doctrine, lessons learned and

experimentation. Coordinate drafting, updating and execution of the

command external communications plan. Provide content material for

command website, articles, papers, newsletters, and reports.

Participate in planning, executing and analyzing public affairs aspects

of experimentation events. Develop presentations and support layout and

publication of brochures, handouts and related products. Support the

development of graphic displays and briefings.


Master of Arts degree or 15 years of mid-to-senior level professional

experience. Must have been designated a Special Duty: Public Affairs

Officer (165X). Have been a mid-to-senior naval officer (O-5 or above)

with 15 years experience. Have served on a Navy or joint 3 or 4 star

staff to have the operational level of war experience and understanding

of Navy/Joint organization, structures, procedures, and operations be

able to provide the capability to produce the senior executive-level

briefings and products. Must have or be able to get a secret clearance.

Point of contact:

Mr. Jerry O'Donnell, 757-445-3052 or

*** From Mark Ivey:

Hey Ed–we've got a hot part-time vacancy we need to fill…Can you add to your list?

Thanks so much…


2.) Writer/blogger–Telecommunications, ION Group San Jose CA

Seeking writer/blogger for new blog being rolled out soon by major

telecommunications company, focusing on wireless communications.

Est. time 15 to 20 hours/week. Must have at least five years business

writing experience and know how to write for the web, with a clear

understanding of social media; telecom background would be a plus. Must be innovative and a self-starter,

able to generate ideas and drive new stories in a changing, fluid industry.

Will have to build relationships and conduct interviews inside the company, while writing about

Industry issues in a compelling, no-nonsense way. Audience will iniitally be IT managers, so candidate will have to be able to

understand and simplify complex subject matter. Some travel may be required.

Contact Mark Ivey at

*** From Ted Matthews:


Not much pay ($50-$55k) but a great location and work environment. –TED

3.) Public Relations Manager, The Biltmore Company, Ashville, NC

The Public Relations Manager will oversee on-site and off-site media relations to promote events, products and various projects of The Biltmore Company across all subsidiaries to include Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Wine Company, Biltmore For Your Home licensed products, and the Inn on Biltmore Estate. The PR Manager will work closely with media on-site and off-site while providing information and strategic story ideas; overseeing development and distribution of media information on local, regional, national and international levels; and obtaining publicity for events and products, corporate announcements and promotions. Other responsibilities will include strategic planning, crisis communications, supervision of PR staff and freelance contracts; promoting Biltmore through online PR outreach; representing Biltmore in area marketing, travel/tourism and public relations; and coordination of the media relations component of the web site. Additional responsibilities include assistance with corporate communications and community relations; managing budgetary needs for media relations activities; and fostering relationships with other departments to facilitate public relations projects and assist with internal needs. This position requires a four-year college degree in a related field and a minimum of five years experience in media/public relations. Eight years of related media/public relations experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of media relations; previous supervisory and leadership experience; excellent organizational, planning and strategic thinking skills; and outstanding written and oral communication skills. The incumbent must also have the ability to work in an office environment; travel as required; walk or stand for long periods of time; and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and resume to

4.) Director of Marketing & Communications, Friends of Hudson River Park, New York, New York

*** From John Bouton:

Hello Ned,

A few months back we sent you a tee shirt for a posting, well I have another posting and I wonder if you want another tee shirt?

John Bouton


John Bouton

Recruiter | The Judge Group

Phone: 312.212.4306| Toll Free: 888.701.3368 | Fax: 630.472.0081 |

5.) Manager Internal Corporate Communications Print Strategy, The Judge Group, Los Angeles, CA

The Judge Group is 38 year old national consulting and technical services company. We are looking for a Corporate Communications Manager with an emphasis in Enterprise Wide Print Communications for an open position in Greater Los Angeles.


Provides thought leadership and strategic counsel on communications best practices to executives. Engages in the development and execution of effective strategic and tactical plans for external and internal communications. Works in partnership with business leaders to ensure that communications strategies, messages and tactics are aligned with business objectives. Interface with Corporate Communications to tap into expertise as needed and to maintain alignment with overall corporate communication goals and plans. Measure/validate the effectiveness of the communication plans; use evaluation results to fine-tune communications strategies as needed.

This position will be managing the production of a newsletter that reaches 10,000+ company employees.

If you are interested please contact:

John Bouton

Job Requirements


Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism or related field. 10+ years’ experience in corporate communications; evidence of independent ability to plan and implement strategic communications effectively, preferably in a corporate setting and in an organization with a large field workforce; experience writing and producing a variety of communications using print, electronic and face-to-face media; the ability to write quickly, accurately and creatively for executives and various employee audiences; the ability to develop and execute communications plans for major initiatives and/or complex issues; the ability to develop and deliver high-impact presentations, as well as briefings, talking points and scripts for senior executives; demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams related to communications issues; team orientation along with the ability to work independently; experience providing strategic communications counsel to executives; evaluating communication needs, making recommendations and implementing them; strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships at all levels; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously from conception through production. The successful candidate should be skilled in developing and executing strategic communications initiatives and be effective in presenting them to senior management. Superior writing capability, excellent verbal skills and experience communicating ideas to a wide variety of audiences with varied levels of sophistication are essential. The successful candidate also should have experience using research and feedback channels to drive strategy.


MBA or Master’s degree preferred; knowledge of energy industry; demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and work in a matrixed environment is a plus.

We are seeking a candidate with at least 10 years of corporate communications experience and at least 5 of those years in a role with a print/newsletter emphasis.

We cannot offer relocation at this time

6.) Development & Communications Manager, Funders Concerned About AIDS, New York, New York

7.) Web Graphic Designer, Consultant, UN Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date – 19 Sep 2008

*** From Paul Karoff:


Would you kindly include this job in your next e-letter? Many thanks.

-Paul Karoff

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

8. ) Staff Writer/Public Relations Assistant, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a policy research center and

international learned society with headquarters in Cambridge,

Massachusetts, seeks a Staff Writer/Public Relations Assistant to join

the Academy's communications and public relations department.

Job Summary

The Staff Writer/Public Relations Assistant will support the Director of

Communications and the Chief Executive Officer. His/her primary duties

will be to:

* Write and research content for Academy publications such as the

quarterly magazine, web, newsletters, reports, correspondence, and


* Assist in implementing the strategic communications plan and

annual communications plan for the Academy;

* Manage distribution of press releases and other materials to

media and other constituencies.


* Bachelor's degree in a communications-related field (English,

journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, etc.)

* 3-5 years experience in writing and editing, public relations;

experience with electronic communications and journalism desirable;

* Superb writing skills and demonstrated ability to write in

different styles and for different audiences with accuracy and flair;

* Ability to take initiative in planning and executing tasks and

demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects;

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and


* Appreciation of the Academy and its intellectual history and


To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

9.) Communications Analyst, UN Development Programme, Monrovia, Liberia

Closing Date – 15 Sep 2008

*** From Barry Piatoff:


Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

10.) Director of Communications, Healthcare-Related Company, Bergen County, NJ

One client is leading medical-technology company. Located in Bergen County, New Jersey, this company has won several awards for the work that they do and the positive work environment they have created. They are looking to add a Director of Communications. This position reports to a Senior Director and you will have some dotted line supervision. Looking for someone growing in their career and looking to take the next step upward.

Develop and manage strategic communications in public relations, crisis management, and community and customer affairs. Proactively work with diverse business units to promote new technologies and products, market-leading company initiatives, and corporate values, and increase overall positive industry awareness of the company. Execute reputation management strategy and support the company-wide brand and reputation-building initiatives.


Develop and execute strategic corporate communications and public relations plans.

Build, operationalize and lead a division-wide issues management program.

Issues communications for product and business-specific issues as needed, including coordinating the creation of issue position statements and communications strategies.

Provide communications support for strategic business initiatives and product marketing teams.

Drive internal communications across the division by working with a variety of business groups and providing communications strategy.

Develop and manage communication budget and measure brand performance and corporate reputation perception.

Manage outside professional services agencies.

Evaluate effectiveness of all communications and marketing elements to maximize program execution and impact.

Work with internal teams to integrate brand communications across all web, interactive, and print media.


6+ years demonstrated ability developing corporate brands with a small-to-mid-size medical technology, healthcare company or agency.

Strong U.S. and global healthcare media contacts. Proven ability to understand domestic and international media relations and track record of successful proactive media placement.

Demonstrated ability in developing communications strategy and planning for diverse issues and audiences.

Demonstrated experience in issues, crises and reputation management.

Expert skills in writing and editing a variety of communications for external and internal stakeholder audiences.

Expert verbal presentation skills.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

To be considered for this position, and other opportunities in the future, e-mail your resume and cover letter as a Word Document attachment to:

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

Please include your current base salary. It’s important information for us to have for this job search and others we may consider you for.

Peter Bell & Associates, LLC is a search firm specializing in public relations, communications and investor relations recruiting. We encourage anyone in these fields to e-mail us their resume. Be assured it is confidential and we will not send your resume anywhere without your permission.

No calls please. Local candidates only.

11.) Senior Art Director, McCann Erickson, Salt Lake City, Utah

12.) Communications Director, Textron, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

13.) Communications Officer, Trickle Up Program, NY, NY

*** From Debbie Moore:

Heard about this through a very big grapevine…

14.) Director of Communications, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Drexel University has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Communications to join the Creative Group within Enrollment Management (EM). The EM Creative Group is a high-energy team responsible for developing award-winning communications including print, electronic and mixed media. The Communication Director is responsible for developi ng brand strategy and working to ensure the brand is aligned with the university's strategic plan. The Communications Director will oversee print and electronic communication strategies for the division, manage, mentor, and lead the EM Creative Group, and ensure the team's accountability for delivering internal/external customer satisfaction. Drexel University’s mission is to serve our students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community init iatives. The Office of Enrollment Management is committed to upholding the University’s mission and strives to attract and retain a high-quality and diverse student body. The department consists of the following divisions: Student Recruitment, Admissions, Enrollment Planning & Retention Services and Operations. Responsibilities: • Ensure all p rint and electronic communications are aligned with the University's brand strategy. Oversight of comprehensive communication plan, comprising recruitment, admission, and retention needs for all Drexel University campuses and locations. Key player in all University start-up initiatives, working as liaison with external agencies and internal administrators and academics. • Lead and manage professional creative staff to include art director, graphic designer, web communications project manager, web editor, writer/editors, and a traffic manager, as well as teams of external writers, editors, proofreaders, designers, p hotographers, and videogr aphers to develop and produce communications (print, electronic, and mixed media); Oversight of as-needed freelance support, and the production of high volume annual communications. • Investigate new media strategies. Mentor staff members on design elements to ensure they continue to grow in the field. • Oversee various online projects, in cluding email campaigns, e-newsletters, and interactive forms and media. Manage public relations efforts as requested. The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds=2 0(up to 11%) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Enrollment Management department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Bachelor's degree is required; however a master's degree is preferred. At least one degree should be in a communications-related field (Graphic Design, Writing or Communications). A minimum of five years of creative management experience and five to ten years of publications/communications experience is required. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, QuarkXpress, InDesign, Macromedia Creative Suite, along with a strong background in electronic communication, including the Web and e-mail is required. A general knowledge and understanding of electronic constructs, systems and processes such as websites, databases, server network s, search engine optimization, mixed media, and information architecture recommended. Must have strong organizational and managerial skills; creativity, accountability, and initiative are essential qua lities. Must be able to be a strategic partner as well as manage tactical goals. Experience in an agency/client environment is desirable.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: visit www.drexeljobs.comand search for Director of Communications. The requisition number is 2678. For more information about Drexel University, please visit

15.) Communications Manager, Computer Sciences Corporation, FALLS CHURCH, VA

16.) Media Relations and Outreach Manager, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

17.) Writer/Editor, Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

18.) Manager – Media Relations, United Airlines, Chicago, Illinois

Develop and implement communications strategies and programs to position the company strategically among key international, business and trade media.

Serve as a lead project manager on certain initiatives.

Proactively and reactively handle media issues and develop and maintain strategic relationships with key global business and financial media editors and reporters from print, broadcast and online outlets.

Think and write strategically about a range of corporate issues in a variety of media: press releases; issues analysis and briefing documents; bylined articles (as needed); and an occasional speech.

Monitor industry news about the corporation and competitors; identify emerging issues.

Coordinate with international agencies in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Be able to develop and deliver clear messaging.

Have experience in crisis communications, including managing multiple levels of communications, internally and externally.

Serve as primary spokesperson with business, international and trade press.

Be versed in financial communications and work with investor relations leaders to issue quarterly earnings announcements, support analyst meetings and provide communications materials for analysts as needed.

Serve as company spokesperson on financial matters.

In addition, work closely with governmental and international affairs colleagues to communicate federal and international regulations affecting the corporation.


Bachelors Degree required.

Minimum of 10+ years experience in media relations and/or corporate communications.

Please visit to see all active opportunities.

*** From Gary Gerdemann:


I’d be grateful if you could include this in an upcoming issue.

Many thanks for your great work!


Gary Gerdemann

Peritus Public Relations

19.) Public Relations Senior Account Representative, Peritus Public Relations, Louisville, Kentucky

Peritus Public Relations is based in Louisville, Kentucky with offices in Lexington, Frankfort and Nashville, Tenn. We're an award-winning full-service agency serving a wide range of corporate, public interest and non-profit clients. We’re the largest firm in the state of Kentucky and one of the fastest-growing firms in the nation. Many of our clients are national clients who come to Peritus for our blend of public relations and political expertise.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in a variety of communication skills and can interact directly with major clients and support agency initiatives on behalf of its clients. Specific responsibilities will include managing communication projects and exhibiting a high level of technical and creative competence. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can write exceptionally well across a broad spectrum of disciplines (news releases, media pitches, speeches, by-line articles, presentation materials, program proposals, strategy pieces, etc.). Candidate must also have strong media relations skills, be able to assemble and lead teams, and turn around projects quickly.

Specific Skills:

Proven track record of managing accounts

Exceptional writer

Ability to think strategically for clients

Creative thinker

Excellent media relations skills and proven track record of media successes

A quick learner who can understand and interpret complex information from a range of industries

Detail oriented and organized

Masterful at the art of keeping clients and internal teams abreast of deadlines, progress, obstacles, etc.

Responsible for billing and tracking

Specific Responsibilities:

Coordinate Teams

Representative / Point Person to a Client

Creatively and Effectively Develop a Plan for Client

Implement Plan/Lead it

Measure the Plan’s Implementation

Communication Skills/Service Oriented

New Business Development (First with Clients and Second with Others)


Minimum of 5-8 years in agency or corporate PR work

Bachelor's degree

For fastest consideration, applicants should submit their resume and salary requirements directly to Liz Harmon, Asst. Director of Human Resources via email to the following address: . Please use “Senior Account Representative” as your subject line.

No phone calls, please.

20.) Communications Manager, International Rescue Committee, Pakistan

*** From John Woodhouse:

21.) Director of Legislative & Public Affairs: PRCrossing, Boston, MA;_ylc=X3oDMTEyYjVnbnNsBEdJRAM2MDUyMjAEX1MDMzk2NTEwNjgxBGxpZANzc19qb2I-?job_id=J6IR10T0AQ0&source=jobalert

22.) Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs: Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA;_ylc=X3oDMTEyZWNkaWFpBEdJRAM1NTk3NDMEX1MDMzk2NTEwNjgxBGxpZANzc19qb2I-?job_id=JCJ8L46KE9A&source=jobalert

23.) Director, Organization Communications: Raytheon, Waltham, MA;_ylc=X3oDMTEydTIza2w4BEdJRAM2MDAyMTEEX1MDMzk2NTEwNjgxBGxpZANzc19qb2I-?job_id=JMK475NXJFS&source=jobalert

24.) Executive Director: March of Dimes Foundation, Westborough, MA;_ylc=X3oDMTEyNmtkNTlwBEdJRAM2MDA4MjQEX1MDMzk2NTEwNjgxBGxpZANzc19qb2I-?job_id=JKPPBIK9PVO&source=jobalert


*** From Rachel Watson:


Organization: The George Washington University

Location: Foggy Bottom Neighborhood, Washington, D.C.


Position Description is also attached! Thanks!

Rachel Watson

26.) WEB EDITOR/ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS WRITER, The George Washington University Office of University Relations, Washington DC


Designs, builds, maintains, writes, gathers and disseminates online communications (i.e. Web sites, E-mail, Social Media) to enhance University Relations Web presence, under the supervision of the University Relations Associate Director of Online Communications.


1. Maintains and develops University Web sites, and multimedia elements.

2. Produces and edits content for University Web sites in a timely manner.

3. Ensures Web best practices and pays attention to detail.

4. Serves as a member of the University Crisis Communications Team

5. Keeps abreast of Web-related technologies.

6. Trains other colleagues on Web applications.


1. Enhances professional knowledge and skills through attending applicable seminars/workshops, and maintaining a current awareness of best practices.

2. Researches emerging Web technologies and best practices in order to develop skills and techniques to ensure Web site’s continuous improvement.

3. Performs other work-related duties as requested.


Supervision is received from the Associate Director of Online Communications on a daily basis.


A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience is necessary.

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible communications experience, to include developing Web sites, writing news articles/feature pieces, and maintaining, managing and/or developing Web sites and new media is necessary.

Experience in institutional advancement, higher education, or a related field such as communications, marketing, public relations, or journalism is desirable.

Strong Web construction skills and knowledge of HTML, CSS, DreamWeaver and PhotoShop a must, and experience with Web content management systems is valued. Experience using Vignette, Flash and Javascript also is desirable.

Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills are necessary.

Must be available outside of typical work schedule to serve as a designated employee to update appropriate University Web sites with University-wide crisis communications as situations warrant.

The George Washington University, the Office of University Relations, 2121 Eye St, NW, Washington DC, 20052

Temporary/Possibly Long Term

M-F: 30-40 hrs/wee


Please send your resume, cover letter, and examples of your work to:

27.) Corporate Relations Officer (Sports Development), UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

28.) Assistant Director for Communications, American Jewish Committee, Boston, Massachusetts

*** From Lisa Along, PHR:

Would you please post for the next JOTW email? Thanks so much!!

29.) Account Supervisor, Health Issues team, Imre Communications, Baltimore, MD

Imre Communications, an integrated brand communications firm with national B2B and B2C client base, located near Baltimore, MD, seeks Account Supervisor for growing Health Issues team.

Qualified candidate will have proven expertise in health and consumer issues marketing. Requires strategic thinker, creative and passionate about their work, seasoned team and project manager. Must possess 8+ years’ experience with increasing responsibility, driving and directing marketing efforts and managing staff. Ideal candidate will have agency experience and a Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, public relations or related field. We are looking for a strong team player with proven success in developing research-based, results-driven campaigns.

We offer a supportive and creative work environment, competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, and 401k.

Please send resume with salary requirements to

30.) Media Buyer, Undertone Networks, New York City, NY

*** From Jill Sarah Moscowitz:


Could you add this posting to your next JOTW list?

Thanks much!


31.) VP of Public Information, amfAR, NY, NY

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and creative communications

professional to work for Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). AmfAR is one

of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of

HIV/AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of

sound AIDS-related public policy.

The Vice President for Public Information will conceptualize and lead the

implementation of a strategic communications plan intended to raise the

global profile of amfAR and support the goals of amfAR's programs. In

support of these efforts, the Vice President will build domestic and

international media relationships and nurture existing contacts in order to

shape global coverage of the organization's work. The ideal candidate will

have significant experience creating and implementing a comprehensive media

relations program that targets celebrity, mainstream, and science and health


Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President will manage a communications team

of 15. The Vice President will collaborate closely with the senior

executive team, high profile celebrity spokespeople, other key stakeholders,

and amfAR's communications consultants.

Send resumes to DRG, Inc. c/o Jill Sarah Moscowitz

32.) Communications Coordinator, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement, Oakland, California

*** From Lorrie Rowland:

Below is a job for posting on website. My contact information is Lorrie Rowland 443-334-2202:

33.) Director of Recruitment Communications, Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

Position Summary:

Manages all creative and administrative aspects of outgoing communications used to recruit undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students. Oversees all print, direct mail, e-mail, and web-based communications relating to the recruitment of prospective students. Serves as web content and navigation manager for the University's public website, Manages and coordinates subordinate staff of full- and part-time employees. Responsible for communications budget. Develops, recommends, and implements annual and multi-year Integrated Communications Schedule and participates in development of short and long range plan for overall Admissions Office. Utilizes personalized communication strategies to improve awareness of SU among the University's key target audiences. Conducts and evaluates research to determine prospect segmentation, targeted messages, and effectiveness of measurements.


Bachelor's degree with a minimum 5 years experience in related journalism, public relations, web content management and extensive writing/communications roles with a marketing orientation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree preferred.


Excellent written, oral and proofreading skills are required. Excellent budgeting skills are essential. Proficient in Microsoft Office Software. Demonstrable skill creating web content, with at least five-years experience using a web editor or content management system such as WordPress, Dreamweaver, Pagemill or GoLive.

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary work- involving sitting most of the time; standing and walking required occasionally. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Worker is required to have visual acuity to perform such activities as: viewing a computer terminal and expansive reading. The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions. The position is generally during regular business hours with occasional weekend or evening activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Essential Functions:

Strategic Communication Planning:

Establish and implement short- and long-term Integrated Communication Schedules for the following groups of students: search, inquiry, applicant, accepted, withdrawn, current, re-recruitment, adult, parent, and educational professional.

Incorporate the office values of Professionalism, Accessibility, Knowledge, and Accuracy in the communication plan.

Collaborate with members of the Admissions team, other departments, and University administrators to carry out goals of strategic communications plan.

Interprets and utilizes admissions data to measure success of communication endeavors and to predict and plan future projects.

Website Planning, Content and Navigation Management:

Responsible for content, design, and navigation of the University's public website, and developing an integration plan for the WordPress mu site

Establish a Strategic Plan for site, including implementing Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, Youtube, facebook, flickr, etc.

Create a process by which departmental and academic pages of the website are updated on a regular basis.

Establish and implement a set of guidelines to govern the posting of content on the public site.

Supervise staff of web editors and content writers.

Ensure that website reflects the goals and values of the University as a whole.

Benchmark website with competitor institutions and establish a web development plan.

Review NRCCUA's Website and Enrollment Power Index as part of the yearly benchmarking process.

Research and Evaluation:

Make continuous efforts to remain current within the field and aware of developments and new technologies adopted at other institutions.

Document and evaluate results of communication efforts, including direct mail, e-mail and RSS feeds.

Make recommendations to the Vice President based on analysis of communications trends.

Dissemination of University's Message:

Ensure that all communications materials consistently reflect the core messages of the University and the Admissions Office.

Work to increase awareness of SU among target audience.

Attend staff presentations to review and critique the messages conveyed by staff members. Provide feedback to both staff and Vice President.

Specific Responsibility for Collaborative Development and Implementation of:

Website and Publications:

Develop and implement a plan for website/publication creation, updating, and production.

Meet website/publication deadlines and budget.

Establish a systematic review and updating procedure for all guidebook publications.


Coordinate all aspects of campaigns to prospective students and parents, high school guidance counselors, adult students, etc.

Facilitate projects by working with mailhouse and other postal services.

Systematically review and develop news feeds, email and print campaigns.

Ghost write letters for Division Directors and other prominent members of the academic community.


Establish guidelines for information to be included in all presentations.

Review and proof all presentations.

Develop and edit Open House presentations.


Coordinate photography for website and publications.

Art direct photo shoots for Admissions publications.

Develop an organized and useable method for keeping track of photography.

Copy Writing and Editing:

Responsible for ensuring that all communications produced by the Admissions Office are current and accurate.

Incorporate Stevenson University's Style Guide in writing/reviewing/revising campus publications.

Proof Reading:

Responsible for proof reading and approving office publications and letters.

Standardize the use of the SU identity system/logo/colors etc. on all publications and incorporate SU Style Guide in proof reading campus publications

Lorrie Rowland

Employment Manager

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road

Stevenson, MD 21153


Please apply online at

34.) Corporate Relations Assistant, New York City Ballet, New York, New York

35.) Corporate Communications (6 month), PPL Corporation, Allentown, PA

36.) Corporate Communications Manager, Tillamook Cheese, Tillamook, OR

The Corporate Communications Manager protects and enhances TCCA’s reputation, maintains and builds the Tillamook brand, manages its media and community relations, oversees employee communications and coordinates with the VP-Quality/Member Services the management of member communications and public affairs. Plans, directs and oversees all major internal and external corporate communication activities. Significant responsibilities include providing communications support for the CEO and executive team. A minimum of three years experience in a corporate PR, marketing or communications management position. Experience in consumer or food products is preferred. Excellent benefit package. Salary DOE.

*** From Joanetta Bolden:

37.) Marketing Outreach Specialist, Eldercare Locator, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), Washington, DC

This is a full-time, grant-funded position, responsible for increasing public awareness and use of the Eldercare Locator service through the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan that promotes the service to older adults, their caregivers, and professionals who serve them, with particular outreach efforts targeted to culturally diverse audiences, persons with disabilities, and the Aging Services Network. Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of three years experience. Submit resume to Get details at

38.) Vice President/Sr. VP – Corporate Communications, CSR/Sustainability expert, Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL{AEF866B9-5906-43E8-9FF6-390AE0135E82}&compid={6886DFFF-371C-4050-81F3-AB2C25DD1993}&searchid={30F4A855-75DA-4E61-BF6D-E4A54E784F5D}

*** From Pat Valdata:

Tupelo Press seeks an Assistant/Associate Publisher to support the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief in all aspects of operating and furthering the mission of one of the most prominent independent literary presses in the U.S. Applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest along with a C.V. to: Position open until filled.

39.) Assistant Publisher Position, Tupelo Press, Dorset, VT

The Assistant Publisher works closely with the Publisher in planning, managing and executing the work of the Press.

The Assistant Publisher will assist the Publisher in managing:

• All aspects of book production, publicity, and distribution.

• Competitions and manuscript submissions.

• Sales and inventory.

• All aspects of the Press’s annual and long-range plans, as to their formulation and execution, including development campaigns.

• The preservation of relationships with publishing industry leaders, authors, funders, donors, civic leaders, and others in the nonprofit sector.

• Relations with the distributor responsible for the Press’s sales operation.

Professional Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this Publisher position will offer:

• Love of poetry, literary fiction and creative nonfiction as art forms, and familiarity with the world of writers.

• Some experience in the strategic planning, implementation and management of a publishing, literary or other similar nonprofit enterprise.

• A degree in a literary, humanities or business-related field, with relevant advanced training a plus.

• Some experience in the literary marketplace, with hands-on familiarity with the business of publishing.

• Familiarity with day-to-day fundraising, including foundations, corporations, individuals and endowments.

• Strength in writing, editing, and proofreading for publication.

• Computer literacy, with relevant expertise in Word & Excel. Demonstrated familiarity with database (Filemaker 7 & 9) programs a plus.

• The willingness to relocate to Western Massachusetts


• Salary will be commensurate with experience and salary history.

• The Press is committed to being an Equal Opportunity employer.

40.) Corporate Communications Manager, Vanara, Dayton, OH

41.) Internal Communications Manager, Imation, St. Paul, MN

42.) Int'l Marketing Manager, TGI Fridays, Carrollton, TX

To maximize the effectiveness of regional/local efforts by providing direct support to the Vice President of Marketing, International and to Franchise operations on global strategic marketing projects.

– Provide day-to-day marketing support and guidance to international markets outside of the US. Work with cross functional team and local markets to identify key consumer insights and business drivers, develop marketing plan based on these insights and market realities, assist markets in its successful implementation.

– Work with Consumer Insight, R&D, and Ad Agency to develop global marketing promotional turnkey programs

– Take the lead in developing various marketing toolkits and guide to assist and elevate the marketing excellence in the international markets.

– Comprehensive marketing analysis: sales/guest counts trends, customer tracking results, competitive activity, and develop key market and consumer insights and action plans.

– Assists VP of Marketing, in the strategic development of all research projects.

– Manages Ad and Research Agencies to ensure projects will meet deadlines and operate within budget, creative decisions are on target, and billing processes are followed.

– Working closely with Operations Department and Franchisees to achieve desired results of marketing efforts.

– Develops and strengthens franchise relationships via communication, proactive response to outstanding issues and concerns, and management of local marketing efforts in assigned markets.

– Monitors assigned marketing programs for results and measures performance of activities on a post analysis basis.

– Develops and delivers presentation to Executives as well as Company and Franchise Operators regarding Marketing projects.

Position Requirements:

– Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, COMMUNICATIONS, or related field. MBA a plus.

– 5-10 years of marketing and branding experience in consumer package good and/or restaurant industry.

– International experience strongly preferred

– Strong analytical skills, ability to conduct in-depth data analysis, develop strategic insights based on data and translate them in to marketing strategies and plans.

– Deep familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodology

– Ability to identify business issues, needs, opportunities and threats and develop strategy and address these emerging challenges and opportunities

– Ability to influence without authority (working with franchisee markets).

– Ability to think and communicate concisely and clearly throughout all levels of the organization.

– Demonstrated cross-functional leadership skill and work well in a team environment

– Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

– Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

– Ability to travel 40%.

Business Unit:

6CRWW – Carlson Restaurants Worldwide

If interested, please apply online at

43.) Director-Integrated Marketing/Communications, Reading Is Fundamental, Washington, DC

44.) Manager, Corporate Services & Communications, Scotia Capital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

45.) Communications Associate, National Academies Washington, DC

Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field, or equivalent knowledge with 1 year of related professional experience. Ability to operate with appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to successfully coordinate activities of outside contractors. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies’ departments, and external customers through effective communication. Excellent written and oral skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees. A minimum of 5 years of Web design and communication experience, and related project management experience desired.


The mission of Policy and Global Affairs is to help improve public policy, understanding, and education in matters of science, technology, and health with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, workforce and the economy. The division is particularly charged to identify and build synergy among the disciplines and issue areas, and to promote interaction among science, engineering, medicine and public policy. The division includes a range of standing committees and boards concerned with the vitality of the research enterprise in the US and abroad. In that connection, the units of the division focus particularly on the interaction of key institutions central to science and technology policy, on the standing of US research around the world and cooperation with Science & Engineering bodies in other countries, on the mission and organization of federal research activities, and on the sources of future manpower and funding for research.

The Communications Associate for the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) assists in the outreach and communication of unit activities and dissemination of related information or National Academies’ publications. Provides assistance and input to staff on communication and dissemination plans. Collaborates with staff to identify target audiences and appropriate vehicles for reaching those audiences. If applicable, plans the release of reports and organizes dissemination meetings and briefings. Participates in the establishment of guidelines and formats for communication materials.

Researches and drafts materials, articles, news items, and web content for outreach. Coordinates or collaborates with staff responsible for the web content activities. Produces and distributes items such as event calendars. May produce electronic newsletters and other web-based and email outreach tools.

Works with vendors to coordinate publication of materials and alternative products for dissemination, e.g., compact discs, videos, and other interactive and virtual products. Coordinates the work of vendors and contractors.

Represents the unit at events, exhibits, and meetings. Promotes meetings and events and sets up exhibit booths. Coordinates shipping, installation, and de-installation of items, as necessary. Handles logistics for these activities and provides on-site coordination during activities. Organizes volunteers.

Monitors effectiveness of outreach efforts and programs, including tracking event attendance and web traffic. Coordinates and tracks news coverage and other activities, prepares statistics and performs trends analyses, and provide feedback and recommendations to supervisor. May conduct surveys.

Investigates new resources/outlets for communicating the activities of the unit. Participates in networking activities, press outreach, and other publicity events. Works with related associations and organizations. Identifies and develops collaborative activities with professional groups.

Develops, updates, and maintains communication, outreach, and related databases.

Responds to inquiries and answers requests for information and/or reports.

May prepare and process related financial paperwork such as invoices and budget reports.

May identify donors for core dissemination efforts and help write proposal text for budgets. May coordinate event fundraising efforts, distributing and collecting forms, and working with the Office of Development to record and process donations.

May serve as unit communications representative on Academies-wide committees.

This is a part-time position

46.) Operations and Communications Associate, EMpower, New York, NY

47.) Communications Associate, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, Los Angeles, CA

48.) Communications Coordinator, AFSC, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

49.) Communications Associate, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Markham, ON, CANADA

50.) Communications Associate: Internal Communications & Marketing, HOOPP, Toronto, ON, Canada

51.) Public Affairs Rep I, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, San Antonio, TX

52.) Sr. Manager, Communications and Public Relations, Applebee's Services, Lenexa, KS

53.) MANAGER PUBLIC RELATIONS, Verizon Wireless, Greensboro, South Carolina

54.) Legislative Communications Associate, Washington Legislative Office, ACLU, Washington, D.C.

55.) Communications Associate / Senior Communications Associate, Fitch Ratings, NY, NY

56.) Social Media Marketer, Shake Interactive, Cape Town, South Africa

Shake Interactive are looking to increase their social media team based in our Cape Town office, working on top international brands.

Shake Interactive is a high quality, profitable and fast-growing multi-discipline digital and mobile marketing consultancy. Its expertise enables it to support agencies and brands, helping them to understand highly specialist areas of digital and mobile marketing, thus bridging the skills gap in the digital media industry.

Do you have a passion for the internet?.

Are you a creative thinker and back-up your ideas with actions that you and others (fellow team members) can implement.

We are happy to provide training with our experienced team, but a few prerequisites need to be met:

1. Having a knowledge of sites such as Digg, Reddit, etc

2. Spent time engaging in the top social media websites

3. Ability to create viral content

4. Understand how to network online and leverage that network

Above all, a passion for the internet.


Practical tasks include:

Blog commenting

Blog engagement (contacting authors and visitors)

Social network engagement on sites like Facebook and MySpace

Social news engagement on the likes of Digg and StumbleUpon

Creation of viral ideas in text, video or other format


Other personal tasks that will be good:

Someone who can work on their own ideas, and doesn't need set tasks

Understanding of how the web and online communication happens

Use online tools

Identify areas of opportunity and influences in niche markets online

Someone that is very web savvy

Willing to learn new ideas and not set on a certain method of doing things

Free to contribute your own ideas to projects and tasks



+27 21 447 2522

57.) Investor Relations Senior Associate, Sharon Merrill Associates, Boston, MA

58.) Associate/Full Professor and Lemuel Heidel Brown Endowed Chair, Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA

59.) Marketing Communications Associate, SurModics, Eden Prairie, MN

*** From Alex Berger:

Hello Ned,

Here is the link for this week’s jotw:

58.) Internal Communications Specialist, IKEA, London, UK

Our aim in IKEA is to “create a better everyday life for the many people” this includes both our customers and our co-workers. Our co-workers are one of the most crucial factors behind the continued success of IKEA and this is why we place great emphasis on co-worker development and communication.

We are looking for an Internal Communications Specialist to provide communications advice to

co-workers at all levels and to implement internal communications activities, so business messages are conveyed to over 10,000 co-workers in a timely and professional manner keeping the people focused IKEA culture alive.

You will be responsible for …

• the maintenance, management and operational integrity of a portfolio of Internal Communication Channels (electronic, broadcast, paper-based and face-to-face mechanisms)

• Driving the content planning, implementation and delivery of all internal communication content.

• Sharing best practice to enhance learning across the Internal Communications function e.g. the development of guidelines, templates, standard processes, policies etc.

You will be required to …

• Connect with people quickly in an outgoing, friendly manner.

• use persuasive communication skills to gain the interest and involvement of others in the work process

• A sense of urgency is needed, combined with getting work done in complete, accurate detail and in accordance with company standards and policies

• Sell ideas to others and the ability to train, teach and motivate a team

• Innovate and creatively look for new ways of working and imaginative approaches to communication problems.

In return you will be part of a leading global company that has a strong people focussed culture and places a stronger emphasis on personal development.

Company Portfolio

The IKEA story began in 1943 in the small village of Agunnaryd in Sweden, when founder Ingvar Kamprad was just 17. Since then it has grown into a major retail experience. With more than 250 stores in 24 countries and nearly 130,000 co-workers in 40 countries, the IKEA Group has annual sales worth more than 21 billion euros.

Company Benefits

• 35 statutory days holiday (inclusive of 8 Bank holidays) increases with length of service

• Subsidised food /drink: IKEA provides free fruit, free salad bar and a free healthy choice hot main meal every day

• Pension Scheme

• Staff discount on IKEA products

• BUPA medical and dental health care

• Life Insurance

• And many more ….

Location: London

Rate £ 30,000 to £ 38,500 (full-time) plus London weighting and benefits

Job Brief

To apply for this role please email your CV to Lois Blenkinsop, Information & Creative Services Manager, IKEA UK

59.) Associate Director / Senior Consultant – Strategic Communication, APCO Worldwide, Hong Kong, China

*** From Mark Sofman:

60.) Intelligence Community Strategic Communications Associate, Senior, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

Job Description

Key Role:

Work on engagements at a variety of government agencies as a consultant in the defense market areas, specifically the Army, to grow business and market opportunities. Provide senior functional and program leadership that will expand Booz Allen's presence in the Army business. Apply knowledge of strategic communications and well-developed consulting, business management, and leadership skills in the execution of a multi-faceted communications program area encompassing internal and external audiences. Provide thought leadership and creative insights to clients on complex strategic communications initiatives, serve as the project manager on strategic communications consulting engagements, and facilitate the hands-on design and delivery of consulting initiatives. Lead communications and change teams in supporting clients' business strategies, including pubic affairs, policy support, agency integration and cross-agency coordination, business transformation, strategy alignment, or other

initiatives. Manage assignments within budget and costs associated with client engagements in support of the financial objectives of the firm. Manage the complete capture of client engagement knowledge and ensure intellectual capital is developed and available. This position is located in McLean, VA.


Basic Qualifications:

-10+ years of experience with strategic communications

-Experience with working in the intelligence community

-Experience with strategic communications, including change management communications, organizational communications, public relations and public affairs, risk communications, IT transformation, public outreach, and marketing

-Experience with developing mid-level staff into leadership

-Ability to work with senior intelligence community executives and across the organization to facilitate the application of various approaches, frameworks, and methodologies

-TS/SCI with a polygraph required

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-MA or MS degree preferred; MA degree in Communications, Organizational Development, or Environmental Planning a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph is required.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/D/V.

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

61.) Manager, Strategic Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Manager, Strategic Communications.

Duties: Primary responsibilities include strategic communications and issues management with a focus on the President's Office. Heavy writing responsibilities. Work closely with the Vice President and Associate Vice President of Communications to identify and track emerging issues that may impact Penn. Conduct research and develop communications strategies that may include the drafting of position papers, talking points, statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, brochure copy, web content, speeches/remarks and other documents for the president and other senior executives. Write copy for other institutional projects as necessary.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 5 years to 7 years of experience as a professional writer or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience as an editor a plus. Experience in higher education strongly preferred. Excellent writing skills, particularly in the ability to write prose that is creative, well researched and well organized in a fast-paced environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines; ability to manage multiple concurrent projects; appreciation of and attention to detail and accuracy essential.

Contact: Interested applicants may submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples by searching for reference number 080825409 on the Penn HR website at

62.) Public Relations Manager, The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is a leading snack food company and the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products, with revenues of over $4 billion and more than 13,000 employees worldwide. The company markets such well-known brands as HERSHEY'S, REESE'S, HERSHEY'S KISSES, KIT KAT, ALMOND JOY, MOUNDS, YORK, JOLLY RANCHER, TWIZZLERS, ICE BREAKERS, and BUBBLE YUM as well as innovative new products such as SWOOPS and HERSHEY'S S'MORES. A lot more goes into the making of Hershey's success than just great ingredients. Behind our global reputation lies a history of innovation, a constant commitment to quality and leadership, and leading edge processes. Plus something even more special…the expertise and collaboration of our people.

Overview: Manages publicity initiatives by developing and implementing publicity plans and programs, including managing budgets, supervising outside agencies, and responding to media calls concerning said projects. Supports the Public/Corporate Affairs department through providing implementation support and coordination of employee communications program. Prepares internal communications corporate-wide by utilizing email and intranet technology. Supports Director, Product Publicity, by managing special projects. Supports the Chairman, CEO and President, as well as the Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Human Resources, by managing and overseeing special projects.

Responsibilities: Manage publicity projects for new production introductions, product launches, and special marketing programs/promotions. This includes working directly with marketing managers and agencies. Manage, develop and implement publicity plans. Plan and implement press conferences where applicable. Develop press kits, write press releases, define media markets and contacts and create publicity plans for marketing approvals. Conduct brainstorming sessions, maintain product budgets and deal with media calls regarding the publicity program. Responsibilities also include managing photographers, food stylists, designers, local and national TV, radio and print media to supplement the publicity program through media coverage. Provide on-air/live interviews as Hershey spokesperson with the media, pitching ideas to the media and following up with media calls after event. It involves managing the project through completion and reporting results of event. Act as liaison between marketing and agency, where applicable. Responsible for all decision making prior to marketing approval, and acting as on-site PR manager for out-of-town events.

Provide implementation support and coordination for the employee communications program. Provide ongoing support for existing communications tools to generate interest, deliver content, and improve face-to-face communications at all levels through skills training and performance management system accountability.

Prepare internal communications corporate-wide by utilizing email and intranet technology and capabilities.

Provide assistance to the Chairman, CEO and President; Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer, Human Resources; Director, Product Publicity; and Director, Corporate Communications, by overseeing and managing special projects such as new facility open houses; HET spokesperson training; environmental branding of facilities; Hershey Company employee/retiree meetings and events; special gifts for employees; and special meetings. This includes traveling where necessary, planning and processing of all aspects of project, selecting team and leading the team to completion of project


– Education: BA or equivalent experience in public relations or communications required.

– Experience: 4-8 years working in varied public relations disciplines, including print, video production, employee communications, internet/intranet, product publicity.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Contact: Interested in applying? Please apply online by going to .

Please note: When applying online, you will need to submit your resume and complete the questionnaire before your information is reviewed by the hiring team. We will only respond to qualified individuals.

63.) Outreach Specialist (Part Time), Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is seeking a Part-Time Employment Outreach Specialist to assist in coordinating the TransitChek Program. This employee participates in the implementation of transit incentive marketing and promotions programs.

Responsible for overseeing the employer outreach component of the transit voucher program, including the following: consultation meetings with employers interested in TransitChek, attending employer benefits fairs/symposiums and explaining the program to employers and employees.

Three years of professional experience with marketing and/or sales programs required.

This is a part-time position requiring 22.5 hours/week, and does not carry traditional employee benefits. Employee will receive $30/month in TransitCheks for commuting.

Contact: To view the complete job description, visit: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to .

64.) Director, Planning and Marketing, Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE

Beebe Medical Center is seeking a Director, Planning and Marketing. Beebe Medical Center, located at the beautiful DE beach resort in Lewes, DE, offers a truly unique work-life balance. Beebe is Proud to be Honored as one of the BEST in the BUSINESS 2008 – Large Companies*

Director, Planning & Marketing serves as the Director for Planning and Marketing. Be a key member of our strategic planning team; which includes public relations; marketing; internal & external communications. Bachelors required; Master preferred with a minimum five years management experience in medical/community health public relations.

Beebe Medical Center has experienced unprecedented growth with aggressive plans for the future. We are seeking a dynamic leader with a proven record of marketing success and dedication to promoting the hospital, patient care and community services. Outstanding compensation and benefits package to include relocation assistance.

* as surveyed by the Wilmington News Journal

Contact: Please visit our website for more information: Apply at Beebe Medical Center, 424 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE 19958 or Fax: 302-645-0965 or Apply online at: or Email: – EOE

65.) Global Intranet Communications Director, Astra Zeneca, Wilmington, DE

Astra Zeneca Plc is seeking a Global Intranet Communications Director with 7-10 years experience. AstraZeneca is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies active in over 100 countries with growing presence in important emerging markets. We are a 66,000 strong team working across international and technical boundaries, to create innovative treatments for some of the most significant and serious medical conditions.

Description: Under the direction of the Global Head of Group Internal Communications and in close coordination with IS senior leadership, this position will provide overall editorial direction on a global level to the company intranet and serve as Editor-in-Chief, directing company wide corporate content and working closely with existing site and content owners. This role will also be responsible for shaping the strategy for the intranet as the primary internal communications channel for the company and utilizing it to strategically shape company culture and behavior, drive employee engagement, and increase efficient access to information. This position will manage directly or indirectly a network of intranet webmasters across the company.

Major Responsibilities

– Develop and maintain editorial calendar for global news content (both proactive and reactive to company news) and manages day-to-day publishing to the site of breaking stories.

– Writes/edits material for global intranet news (home) page to support strategic business objectives. Maintains editorial guidelines for the intranet as a communications channel.

– Provide communications strategy input to IS regarding new media capability enhancements for the intranet including but not limited to employee 'Facebook' type directories; podcasting, blogging, video & audio capabilities.

– Lead intranet governance including landing pages; global news service; and governance of the intranet as our primary global internal communications channel.

Minimum Requirements:

– BS/BA degree in Communications, Journalism, or similar major-would consider IS technical background with the appropriate amount of communications experience

– 7-10 years experience managing web/intranet communication channels

– Experience with intranet management, content development, and governance

– Proficient writing/editing abilities for both web and print materials (English language)

– Demonstrated ability to build effective working, business relationships; able to influence and gain support from technical team

– Ability to lead project teams

The ideal candidate will have:

– Prior experience leading a global intranet for a multi-national company from a communications perspective.

– Familiarity with intranet technology and capabilities in order to interface effectively with IS, but this is not a technical role.

– Strong demonstrated ability in developing internal communications strategies for the intranet is desired.

Contact: For further details and to apply for this position, please search for this position under Corporate Affairs using our

66.) Executive Director, New Seasons, Clarks Summit, PA

New Seasons @ Clarks Summit, a Five Star Quality Care, Inc. community, is seeking a service-oriented individual to serve as the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include all aspects of operations including marketing, census development, community relations, implementation of policies and procedures, budget adherence and regulatory compliance.

Excellent skills in staff management, customer service, and team building are a must.

Prefer candidates with Bachelors Degree and 2 to 5 years experience in a management position in senior resident services. Five Star offers competitive salaries and attractive benefits.

Contact: Kathleen B. Sullivan at or fax 401-619-0322

67.) PR Account Supervisor, S. H. Jacobs & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

S. H. Jacobs & Associates is seeking a Public Relations Account Supervisor.

Our national public relations client is searching for an experienced Public Relations Account Supervisor with solid consumer media relations experience. You must have at least 4 to 6 years PR agency experience and a strong portfolio. Excellent communications skills are required.

Salary $60 to $90K.

S.H. Jacobs & Associates: Serious Candidates for Serious Companies

Official sponsor of The Philadelphia 4As 2008 Cannes Film Festival Tour

Contact: Send us your resume and we will set up a meeting to review your portfolio.

68.) Copywriter, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, Lafayette Hill, PA

The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA is seeking a Communications Manager to develop high-quality copy for Council newsletters, brochures, flyers, fundraising literature, internal and external publications, marketing campaigns and generate content for electronic media. This individual will collaborate with the Creative Director to ensure quality and timeliness of materials and copy edit Council materials for style, punctuation, and appropriate branding.

Responsibilities include development of internal relationships with key staff to develop story ideas that can become features in our publications or shared with Public Relations Director for release to the media. This individual will actively pursue a better understanding of GSEP and its mission as well as gaining a better understanding of the entire enterprise and the roles and drivers for each department.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or a related field, an understanding of graphic design and an appreciation of the interplay between textual and visual elements, aptitude for quick creative thinking with attention to detail within demanding deadlines, and a portfolio of writing samples that demonstrates the qualities mentioned above. This position is located in Lafayette Hill, PA and reports to the Creative Director.

Contact: Please forward cover letter and resume to Melissa Johnson at or fax to 215-487-6424.

*** JOTW Alternative Selection, submitted by Mark Sofman:

Moving up by going down?

69.) Cellar Manager, Edna Valley Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, CA

I can personally attest to the delightful scenery this place, between to two largest Finger Lakes

70.) Vineyard worker, The Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Ovid, NY

Job Description:

Full time vineyard worker, vineyard experience preferred, tractor/farm equipment experience required. Apply on line or at The Thirsty Owl Wine Company, 6861 Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521 or phone 607-869-5805. We are located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine region.

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

07.09.2008: 2345 LT: Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.

Four pirates boarded a container ship drifting from the poop deck. Pirates hit the duty watchman causing minor head injuries. Pirates escaped with ship’s stores. Port control informed via VHF. Later, the ship moved 30nm away from fairway buoy.

07.09.2008: 1020UTC: Posn: 12:46N – 045:54E: Gulf of Aden.

Pirates, in two speedboats, chased a bulk carrier underway. Owners contacted the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) for assistance. Duty officer at the PRC immediately informed the authorities to render necessary assistance and relayed the same to the master. Master advised to enforce anti piracy measures to delay / prevent boarding. The authorities advised the Centre that every effort was being made to send assistance to the vessel. At 1343, UTC master reported that pirate boats had stopped chasing and that vessel was continuing passage to destination port.

06.09.2008: 0950 UTC: Posn: 12:54.9N – 047:05.1E: Gulf of Aden.

A blue-hulled vessel was spotted at a range of 6 nm by a tanker underway. A small speed craft was released from the mother vessel and it started approaching the tanker. Alarm raised, speed increased, coalition warship contacted. Speedboat, with five persons armed with machine guns opened fire. When coalition warship and navy helicopter arrived, speedboat aborted attack and moved towards mother vessel. Tanker sustained damages. No injuries to crew. Tanker continued passage.

06.09.2008: 0707 UTC: Posn: 12:57.8N – 047:01.6E, Gulf of Aden.

About six pirates armed with RPG in a white speedboat approached a LPG tanker underway. Alarm raised, foghorn sounded, crew mustered and chief officer directed fire hose towards the boat. The pirates signalled to reduce speed and pointed RPG at the chief officer, who dropped the fire hose and entered the accommodation. Master increased ship speed to maximum and took evasive manoeuvres by giving large helm orders. This resulted in the speedboat rolling heavily, causing four pirates to fall overboard. The speedboat recovered the pirates and resumed chasing the tanker again. Mayday broadcast made and SSAS activated. UKMTO Dubai and IMB Piracy Reporting Centre informed. The Centre immediately informed the coalition forces. The speedboat came close to the tanker, but later gave up the chase and met up with a pirate mother vessel that was a raft with an orange cover. A passing ship informed that coalition warships were proceeding for assistance and were calling the tanker on VHF.

05.09.2008: 0510 UTC: Posn: 12:57.5N – 047:04.0E, Gulf of Aden.

A general cargo ship underway, noticed a blue coloured tug suspected to be a pirate mother vessel, towing a small boat. The small boat suddenly proceeded at high speed and approached the ship. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Four pirates, armed with RPG and automatic weapons fired at the ship in an attempt to board. Master increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Crew activated fire hoses and threw hard objects to hit the pirates. Pirates kept on firing at the ship and at 0600 UTC the pirates gave up the attempt and fled.

03.09.2008: 0930 LT: Posn: 14:27N – 049:40E, Off Al Mukalla, Yemeni coast, Gulf of Aden.

12 pirates, armed with automatic guns and RPG in a small high-speed craft attacked, boarded and hijacked a ship along with her 25 crewmembers. They stole crew personal belongings and all cash onboard. Further details are awaited.

03.09.2008: 1450 UTC: Posn: 13:36.8N – 049:13.16E: Gulf of Aden.

Two small boats attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Vessel increased speed and altered course to prevent boarding. The boats aborted attempt to board and moved away. A coalition warship arrived at location.

02.09.2008: 1853 UTC: Posn: 11:48.42N – 050:32.00E, Gulf of Aden.

A yacht enroute from Cocos (Keeling) islands to Aden, Yemen has been attacked and hijacked by pirates. Further details are awaited.

30.08.2008: 2300 LT: Posn: 06:48.6S – 039:32.3E, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Five robbers armed with knives boarded a container ship at berth. Two of the pirates tried to attack the duty AB on the forecastle, who informed the duty officer. Alarm raised and main engine started. Crew mustered. On hearing the ships whistle, the pirates released the duty AB and jumped overboard. No stores were stolen and no crew was injured. Port control was informed.

23.06.2008: off Somali coast, Somalia.

Pirates attacked and hijacked a yacht underway. They kidnapped its three crew members and held them on land for ransom. It is believed a ransom was paid for the safe release of the crew. All three crewmembers arrived safely in their respective countries. The yacht was believed to have been abandoned. A full report is awaited from the authorities.

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