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JOTW 49-2008

8 December 2008

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Issue number 763

“The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.”

– Irving Berlin

This much I know. There is a bleak forecast for business with the market meltdown cascading on to affect many of you. I’ve seen few jobs offered by recruiters. There are still jobs, but I do sense that companies will wait on making new hires to see where the economy is going. May the new administration will really bring about the promised “change,” but I am not so naive as to think the key players in the new administration is truly that much different than the last three or four. I am not making a political statement, just an observation.

This time of year can be bad news for some employees. Companies and organizations on a January to December fiscal year are making there budgets, and seeing expenses that are up and revenues that are flat, or down. That means the budgets have to be adjusted. In the first round of budget wickering, all the departments will find a few trips to cut, some expenses to forego, some upgrades or renovations to postpone, and trim the budget. But that may not be enough. So the next round may be some serious cuts, like some bonuses, or some services. That may not do the trick, either. So the last resort is to cut staff. The realization will come right about now, and so that means some people will get the pink slip at the worst time of the year, just before the holidays.

For those who are out of work and looking, beware the job interview where they tell you “We’re moving fast on this.” In my experience, few things happen fast at this time of year. Unless it involves a layoff.

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

*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Communications Manager, U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD

2.) Director, Corporate Communications, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, Minnesota

3.) SPRING 2009 COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP, Advancement Project, Washington, DC

4.) Communications Coordinator, YMCA of the USA, Washington DC

5.) Strategic Communications Writer, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

6.) Project Manager, United States Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Office of Strategic Planning and Communications, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

7.) Web Developer, KMA Direct Communications, Plano, Texas

8.) Communications Specialist, Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia, PA

9.) Director of Circulation and Marketing, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia, PA

10.) Recruiting Marketing & Event Coordinator, Executive Health Resources, Newtown Square, PA

11.) Communications Manager, City Year Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

12.) Journalist/Writer, Liquor, Hospitality & Miscellaneous Union (LHMU), Sydney, NSW, Australia

13.) Director of Communications, Public Agenda, New York, New York

14.) Broadcast Journalism, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

15.) Associate Editor, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

16.) Public Relations Specialist/Outreach (SME), Maden Technologies, Sunnyvale, California

17.) Communication and Social Integration Specialist for Incarcerated Youth, Movimiento Laicos para America Latina (MLAL), Bolivia

18.) Director Internal Communications & Community Relations, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

19.) Communications Officer, Whitlam Institute (within the University of Western Sydney), Parramatta, NSW, Australia

20.) Communication & Education Officer, Centre for Genetics Education , Sydney, NSW, Australia

21.) Director of Communications, U.S., Trip Advisor, Newton, MA

22.) Public Relations Specialist, Cruise Critic, The Independent Traveler, Inc., TripAdvisor, Newton, MA

23.) Public Relations Specialist, Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

24.) Learning and Communications Manager, Hivos: Twaweza, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 25.) Manager, Development and Communications, Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Tenafly, New Jersey

26.) Marketing Coordinator, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

27.) Director of Internal Communications, GMAC, Detroit, MI

28.) Press Secretary, Mcbryde & Partners, Washington, DC

29.) Web Content Manager – Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Washington, DC

30.) Assistant Vice President for University Communications, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

31.) US Pharma Internal Communications Manager, McKesson Pharmaceutical Corp., San Francisco, CA

32.) Encargado/a de Relaciones Publicas, Peace Brigades International, Washington, DC 33.) Public Affairs Specialist, Rural Housing Service, Department Of Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA

34.) Communication and Information expert, SOFRECO, Belgium

35.) Director of Marketing and Communications, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, New York, New York

36.) Vice President, Higher Education, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC

37.) Assistant Vice President – Media Relations, Widmeyer Communications, NY, NY

38.) Marketing and Clinic Coordinator, School/Church product line team, Alfred Publishing, Van Nuys, CA

39.) Publicist, New York Philharmonic, NY, NY

40.) PR/Publicist, Pinot, Los Angeles, CA

41.) Communication Intern, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, France

42.) Stagiaire Communication, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, France

43.) Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Chicago, IL

44.) Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Detroit, MI

45.) Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Minneapolis, MN

46.) Internal Communications Producer, iCrossing, San Ramon, California

47.) Online Managing Editor, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, Chicago, Illinois

48.) Internal Communications Internship, Verisign, Mountain View, CA

49.) Press Secretary, Office of Jared Polis, Washington, DC

50.) Web Content Manager, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, VA

51.) Vice President, Corporate Communications, Constituency Management Group, Weber Shandwick, West Hollywood, CA

52.) Senior Communications Officer, Mercy Corps, New York, NY

53.) Manager, Global Communications and Public Policy, Facebook, London, UK

54.) Vice President of Marketing Communications, ProFunds Group, Bethesda, MD

55.) Manager Group Advertising, Emirates Group, Emirates Group, Dubai, UAE

56.) PR and Corporate Communications, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Mumbai, India

57.) Head Coach Football, Yale University, New Haven, CT

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

The Summers Group

One-paragraph pitch

What do two large pharma companies, an Ivy League business school and New England’s top provider of real estate software have in common? They all retain The Summers Group to conceive and implement programs that move them toward their goals. Our publicity will enhance your image and drive your sales. Our employee communication will engage and inspire your teams. Our case studies will help turn your prospects into customers. And our speeches will change the way people think about issues important to you. Learn what more we can do to serve your needs. Visit www.summers-group.com or call Bill Summers in Basking Ridge, N.J., at 908.204.9994.

*** Army-Navy pranks:

Midshipmen and Cadets have been pulling pranks on each other for decades, especially around the Army-Navy game.

Here’s Army’s well-documented, taxpayer-responsible and environmentally conscience attempt at humor this year.

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=1539362

*** Navy’s response:

Navy 34-Army 0

Navy’s ranking among all college Div I teams in rushing offense:

http://www.cfbstats.com/2008/leader/national/team/offense/split01/category01/sort01.html

The Mids will play Wake Forest in the inaugural EagleBank Bowl on Dec. 20 in Washington, DC. This will be Navy’s their sixth straight bowl game appearance.

They said Army’s fullback was better than any running back Navy had faced all year. Army's Collin Mooney finished his record-breaking season with 55 yards rushing against Navy. Shun White, the game’s MVP, ran for 65 yards in one scoring play. White had 138 yards in the first half alone. Eric Kettani had 125 yards for the Midshipmen.

*** Hitler reacts to UW giving away yet another Apple Cup to WSU:

http://ballhype.com/video/hitler_reacts_to_the_2008_apple_cup/

(Caution: Hitler gets really upset in this video.)

***From Debbie Friez:

Hi, Ned,

Did you put this one in just for me, because you know I am a fanatic for the UND Fighting Sioux? —

50.) Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations, University of

North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

It's tempting, but I'm going to pass on living on the tundra, again. I am going to Boston to see the Fighting Sioux hockey team take on Harvard on Friday. Go Sioux!

Best,

Debbie

*** BCS DECLARES GERMANY WINNER OF WORLD WAR II

US Ranked 4th

After determining the Big-12 championship game participants the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.

“Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work–including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule–our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking.”

Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated “The US only had two major victories–Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren't influenced by head-to-head contests–they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event.”

German Chancellor Adolph Hiter said “Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks.” Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn 'style points' to enhance Germany's rankings. Hitler protested “Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces.”

The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented ” France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2.”

Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.

*** It's a Granite State Christmas!

http://www.cdfreedom.com/mediaplayer/class/track/id/2056019/index.php

*** I’ve culled some of my more recent defense –related articles and posted them at http://www.yourdefcon1.com/blog.

Check ‘em out.

*** Greetings from Kabul

Ned:

I just recently got connected to your newsletter and it is good

to see what is out there for life after the Navy. Currently here in

Kabul, Afghanistan, helping to standup the PA shop for U.S. Forces

Afghanistan. Great mechanism you have getting this info out. I think the

job that impressed me the most this week was the Distiller Diplomat in

New Orleans. Having spent a few years in New Orleans, it is an excellent

place for the job! All the best and hope you have an enjoyable holiday

season.

Take care,

V/r,

Jeff

CDR Jeff Bender

Deputy Public Affairs Officer

U.S. Forces Afghanistan

(Jeff, I'd love to get some commentary about your thought on communication in

Afghanistan for JOTW. I'm sure a distillery job will open up for you when you get back.

Let me know if there is anything the 10,000 communication professionals

in the JOTW network can do for you.)

Ned,

The job here is new, refreshing, rewarding, and yes, challenging. U.S.

Forces Afghanistan, USFOR-A, works in coordination with NATO's

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to conduct operations to

defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by building the Afghan National

Security Force and creating the security conditions to enable developing

effective governance and infrastructure development. Effective security

throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic

development for the people of Afghanistan (end mission statement).

General David McKiernan, serves both as the ISAF Commander and

Commander, USFOR-A. Assigning all U.S. forces under one commander

streamlines command and control and improves unity of effort. It ensures

unity of voice among U.S. leaders on matters concerning U.S. Forces

operating in Afghanistan.

OK, so what the organization looks like presently here in the PA shop

for USFOR-A is the director, COL Greg Julian; myself as the deputy

director of PA; director of media relations, COL Jerry O'Hara; director

of plans, LCDR John Gay; three additional Press Officers, LCDR Walt

Matthews, Major John Redfield, and MSG Melissa Rolan. And rounding out

the team of eight is GySgt Christian Harding who works in our Joint

Operations Center. Six personnel from the Joint Public Affairs Support

Element (JPASE), part of U.S. Joint Forces Command, are filling billets

on the Joint Manning Document (JMD) until services detail PA personnel

into the billets.

USFOR-A PA will eventually have 18 military personnel and 12 civilians

to include assessment/analysis, media monitoring, translators, web site

design/content, and DVIDS maintenance and synchronization. The PA shop

officially stood up in the beginning of October and should be

fully-staffed within a year.

Our job includes working closely with the Ministry of Interior and the

Ministry of Defence (their spelling not mine)to not only counter the

propaganda of the Taliban but tell the story of how the Afghan National

Security Forces (ANSF) are growing and able to take the role as security

leaders in their provinces, districts and villages. As the mission

statement discusses security, governance and development are the main

pillars in combating the insurgents. Bridges are being built to improve

the road systems, paved roads are replacing dirt and medical clinics are

being established to provide treatment to all Afghans.

There are currently 31,000 U.S. forces and over 31,000 alliance troops

in Afghanistan with the number of U.S. troops to grow within the next

six months. Three subordinate commands which make up USFOR-A are

Combined Joint Task Force 101 (RC-East, Security and Stability),

Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (Training the Afghan

Army and Police), and Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force –

Afghanistan (Foreign Internal Defense – mentoring Afghan Commandos).

Let me know if you have any further questions, happy to provide more

details as needed.

V/r,

Jeff

CDR Jeff Bender

Deputy Public Affairs Officer

U.S. Forces Afghanistan

*** These shoes rule:

Ned, we had a phenomenal response from the viral marketing campaign. In the first 12 days of existence our paylessgives.com website had 35,000 unique visitors from 100 countries with 100,000+ page views. More than 2,600 charities qualified for the grants and yesterday selected 630 to receive grant awards, balancing between charities in rural locations and large urban centers. We'll be notifying the charities tomorrow.

Thank you so much for your help on this. 65,000 kids will get shoes this December, and you are officially a member of the Secret Santa army.

Rob

Rob Hallam

VP Communication & Social Responsibility

Collective Brands, Inc.

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

Best known for his work with The Georgia Satellites, Dan Baird’s copywriter's chorus celebrates four forms of punctuation. Name them.

(Answer? The answer is posted now on the JOTW webpage. Visit www.nedsjotw.com. Read previous questions and answers at http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/JOTWRocknRollTriviaQuiz.)

*** Last week’s Rock n’ Roll trivia contest:

Jason King and Chris Herbert were among those who correctly guessed Pink Floyd.

From Mark Sofman: I usually change the station when I hear Pink Floyd (like wise with post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac). So I love this line from Martin Cruz Smith's novel, Wolves Eat Dogs, page 213, where his protagonist Arkady Renko goes out for a drink in post-disaster Chernobyl:

“He was afforded elbow room and a table while Vanko bought him a beer. The music was Pink Floyd, which some people thought they could dance to.”

*** Dazed and confused:

Ned,

I feel honored that you mentioned me in your JOTW newsletter today after I responded to your rock 'n roll trivia question last week. However, I was a bit confused (and I'm guessing other readers may have been as well) because instead of including my answer, you listed your own reply to the email I originally submitted. I'm assuming I was correct when I guessed the Dave Clark Five because I said if that was right, “I'd be 'Glad All Over,'” and you wrote back, “I guess you can have it any way you want it, as long as it isn't over and over and over again.”

Anyway, I just thought I'd clarify this, for what it's worth (which, by the way, makes me think that perhaps you should feature as a future trivia subject the group that performed “For What It's Worth,” Buffalo Springfield).

Chip Warren

(Ned was dazed and confused. Ned suffers from paste-haste. He was going to put something clever together, never got around it it and left the pieces sitting on the floor.)

*** What's the best Eggnog

Yeah, I'm no help. I have no recipe – I think it's lost to the mists of time – my wife's grandmother used to throw a big Christmas brunch for her Dooley clan at which the featured beverage was eggnog made from scratch – alas the only ingredient I can remember, aside from eggs, is the Jameson's Irish Whiskey. Slainte!

Mark Sofman

*** Newport:

Jeff Bennett and I ate at Bishop’s 4th Street Diner (http://www.yelp.com/biz/bishops-4th-street-diner-newport) in Newport on Friday, at the rotary near the Naval War College. We both had Johnny cakes. Although these corn meal pancakes are a pioneer staple and found in southern cuisine cookbooks, they are an East Narragansett Bay specialty, too. In fact, real New Englander cooks who do things the simple and old fashioned way know this dish has been around for centuries:

http://www.yankeemagazine.com/recipes/search/onerecipe.php?number=619

http://members.cox.net/jjschnebel/jnycake.html

http://www.kenyonsgristmill.com/home.html

The diner looked up the hill at the “SLOTS” casino that used to be J’ai A’lai. I remember going to the fronton and found the game fun to watch, especially when you bet two bucks on the game. I think J’al A’lai has lost what little popularity it has had in this country. It’s sort of like a cross between round-robin team hand ball on steroids and dog racing, except you can’t fix dog racing as easily.

My hotel, the Hyatt on Goat Island, was nice. Newport was cold and windy. My room looked out on the bay and the Jamestown Bridge.

*** Share your adventure with the YVNS network. Send to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com. Ned needs a December adventure tale.

*** The Bureau of Labor Statistics says last month’s job market report was the worst employment report in 30 years.

(Dec. 6) – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, “much higher than the 320,000 economists forecast.” BLS commission Keith Hall presented his report to the Joint Economic Committee this morning, and said that it was “one of the worst jobs reports” in the agency’s 124-year history…

*** Job losses in November?

http://ibdeditorials.com/IMAGES/cartoons/toon120808.gif

*** From Lee Thomas:

Folks ~ This is very likely my last year to sing with this group, so I wanted to make sure to invite you all. ~ C'Lee

The Stafford Regional Choral Society presents its annual Christmas concert at 7:00 pm, Sunday December 14, at Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road in Stafford. Mr. Joseph Eveler will conduct Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah with soloists and orchestra including the cherished favorite Hallelujah! chorus. The concert program will begin with arrangements of traditional Christmas selections and will feature performances by the 2008 winners of the annual SRCS music scholarship. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The 75 member chorus and orchestra is comprised of members from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George.

www.staffordchoral.org

*** Here are the job listings for this week:

*** From Judy Heise:

1.) Communications Manager, U. S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD

Summary: The Communications Manager promotes awareness and appreciation of the Institute to key constituents and through a wide variety of media channels. Under direction of the Executive Director of Communications, the Communications Manager shapes and executes the Institute's external and internal communications. The incumbent undertakes all traditional public relations activities including media relations, publications publicity and special event support. The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director of Communications, but also works very closely and independently with other department leaders.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

 Develops an aggressive media relations plan to achieve significant increases in awareness of, and appreciation for, the mission of the Institute.

 Builds a robust media list and cultivates such target audiences as journalists, those in the military, civilian defense leaders and Congressional staff members.

 Obtains widest possible visibility for USNI by placing Institute-associated people and products on TV and radio programs, on Internet web sites and in other media. Develops and pitches stories to national and local media; coordinates news conferences and appearances.

 Creates content for Institute web sites and Internet- and mail-distributed communication with USNI members

 Conducts quick, accurate research into topics on which the Institute will engage in public discourse. Provides resulting talking points to USNI spokespersons.

Qualifications: To perform successfully in this position an individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty with positive energy, speed, accuracy, and completeness. Representative skill-set requirements for the position are listed below.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Must be able to oversee subcontractors.

Education: Bachelors Degree in Communications or equivalent with minimum five (5) years experience working in the media relations field. Military service or federal government experience highly desirable.

Skill Sets & Experience Requirements:

Subject-Matter Understanding: Because the incumbent will be required to explain such issues to journalists and others, s/he must be aware of and conversant on global security issues and the various military and other organizations involved in defense operations.

Decision Making: All staff members are required to make daily decisions driven by an excellent understanding of strategy and a good expectation for measurable success. The type of work ranges from publicity for an author to promoting a conference. The incumbent must plan, organize, and prioritize workflow; maintain confidentiality and use discretion when handling sensitive information. The incumbent must possess a highly developed sense of judgment, tact, diplomacy, and be able to function independently.

Computer Skills: The incumbent must have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Moreover, s/he must be able to use and manage software employed for mass-distribution of E-newsletters and posting material to web sites, blogs, social networking sites, audio and video sharing venues and wiki sites.

Interpersonal Skills: The incumbent must possess the capability to interact effectively with a very involved and very well-educated membership, as well as all levels of the Naval Institute staff and external contacts – including Senior officials in the Department of Defense, and Flag and General Officers of the Military Services.

Contact: Ruth Ann Raup, Human Resources, U.S. Naval Institute, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis,MD 21402 / E-mail: rraup@usni.org / 410.268-6110 / Online at: www.usni.org

2.) Director, Corporate Communications, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, Minnesota

Preference given to those applicants who have earned the Accredited Business Communicator designation.

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=4983242

*** From Tia T. Gordon:

Hi Ned,

Hope all is well! See below opportunity. Please post in your next announcement.

Tia T. Gordon

Media Relations Consultant

Advancement Project

1730 M Street, NW, Suite 910

Washington DC, 20036

202/728-9558 (fax)

www.advancementproject.org

www.justdemocracyblog.org

3.) SPRING 2009 COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP, Advancement Project, Washington, DC

Advancement Project, a fast-growing, national racial and social justice organization has an IMMEDIATE opening for a creative, energetic communications intern for the Spring 2009 semester. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in racial and social justice issues.

Qualifications:

1. Must be at least a junior or senior in undergraduate studies or a graduate student pursuing a degree in communications, public policy, or similar field.

2. Ability to conduct media outreach such as drafting press releases and pitching stories to reporters.

3. Ability to conduct detailed research on a variety of topics using the internet, lexis-nexus and other research tools.

4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

5. Proficiency in Microsoft word and excel.

6. Bi-lingual skills (Spanish), experience in journalism and/or mass communications, and web/graphic design skills are plus.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently with minimum of supervision. The candidate must also have the ability to work under tight deadlines.

Salary: Paid

Hours: Part-time/Full-time

Please send resume, references to: tgordon@advancementproject.org or fax: 202-728-9558. No phone calls please.

*** From Lindsay Austin:

Hello,

Please post the position below on your website.

Thank you,

Lindsay Austin

Human Resources/Organizational Development

YMCA of the USA

101 N Wacker

Chicago, IL 60606

4.) Communications Coordinator, YMCA of the USA, Washington DC

The Government Relations and Policy Communications Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the communications efforts of the Government Relations and Policy department and supporting media relations efforts of the Chicago-based media relations team. This will involve working with the national press, print and broadcast to increase the visibility of the YMCA movement; manage and coordinate internal communications to YUSA and the greater movement in order to advance the advocacy efforts of the Government Relations and Policy department in Washington, D.C. This individual will also play a leadership role in developing and executing the partnership between YMCA of the USA and America on the Move to YMCAs nationwide.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Must live in the Washington DC area

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience in the field of Communications, Public Relations or Journalism

• Minimum five years prior communications experience in the government via Capitol Hill or the Executive Branch or in a complex public relations/national communications setting

• Experience in corporate, agency, government and non-profit public affairs environments a plus.

• Exceptional written, oral and written communications skills

• Proven experience in editing written material and press releases

• Experience working with the press, including good contacts and relations in the national media; strong track record of media placements.

• Knowledge and experience of strategic internal communications to a large movement or membership based organization (i.e. use of internet, extranet, magazines, newsletters)

• Proven experience in project management

• Ability to travel approximately 15%

• Commitment to the YMCA character development values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Demonstrates Results Driven Behavior: Demonstrates Results Driven Behavior that contributes to the long and short term goals of the Y-USA.

• Incorporates Best Practices into Daily Work. Practices and incorporates into daily work Best Practices for Y-USA and local YMCAs.

• Demonstrates Flexibility and Adaptability to Change. Accepts and incorporates new ideas and innovations into work processes and procedures; quickly learns new ways and methods of doing things and works through stressful situations with a positive demeanor.

• Enhancing and Enriching Y-USA Development and Skill Set. Open to regular performance feedback and opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods; effectively monitors own performance and behavior; influences others by modeling appropriate behaviors; encourages and listens to diversity of opinions and assists coworkers in projects and programs; participates and contributes to team activities.

• Communication Skills. Writes in a clear, concise manner that demonstrates a recognition and appreciation of the intended audience; clear and focused in oral communications; listens to others actively and effectively; clarifies information as required and anticipates communication opportunities.

• Relationship Building. Develops networks and builds alliances both inside and outside of the YMCA movement; collaborates across boundaries to build relationships and achieve common goals; works to build a shared vision with colleagues and others; proactively anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations; manages conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

• Assist/support local YMCAs with media relations/strategy around projects spearheaded by the Government Relations and Policy department

• Responsible for increasing the organization’s influence with and visibility in the print, radio, TV, web-based news media outlets;

• Coordinate issues management, message development and other communication needs of the organization.

• Manage, coordinate and write communications internally via newsletter, Exchange, etc.

• Write press releases, media advisories, speeches as needed.

• Work with Pioneering Healthier Communities project/provide strategic communications planning and execution

• Manage government relations and policy sections of various websites for YMCA (i.e. internal and external)

• Manage, plan and organize the America on the Move project

• Cultivate and manage relationships with the reporters, the editors, producers, and conduct proactive outreach to the national and special interest press in Washington, D.C.

• Coordinate public relations campaigns, orchestrate press events, develop and present story ideas to promote and advance Mission Impact objectives.

• Provide media coaching for staff and volunteer leaders

• Serve as media spokesperson.

• Work effectively in a team environment

EFFECT ON END RESULTS/ STRATEGIC IMPACT

This position is essential to ensuring that communications from the Government Relations and Policy Office remain timely and of a high quality.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience in posted range ($47,600 to $52,000)

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including health/dental/life, child care assistance, and 12% employer-paid retirement plan.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on-line at:

http://resumebuilder.webhire.com/resume_add.asp?company=ymca

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.

*** From Jim Kudla:

Ned –

Here's a great opportunity for posting on JOTW. Interested candidates should contact Karen Addison directly at kaddsion@sysplan.com.

Jim

5.) Strategic Communications Writer, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

System Planning Corporation, a scientific research and development firm serving the national security community, is seeking an experienced Strategic Communications professional to join its staff.

Candidates should have documented experience in and working knowledge of Government/Defense programs, understanding of defense medical programs is a plus. Candidate must have excellent research and writing skills and be able to communicate technical information orally and in writing. Strong Microsoft Office skills are required, especially PowerPoint, and some Adobe Acrobat.

Essential Job Functions

• Prepares and distributes fact sheets, news releases.

• Write copy for magazine, and other communication products for various audiences.

• Ability to write Web content, responses to congressional queries, media queries, congressional testimony.

• Ability to develop and communicate orally and in writing key messages to our audiences.

• Assists in the development and communication of information designed to keep our audiences informed of programs, policies and accomplishments.

• Researches data generates ideas and communications products based on strategic communication plan for the department.

• Assists in developing and coordinating strategic communication activities such objectives, and policies of the department.

• Ability to represent the department at conferences.

• Updates and maintains press kit documents including fact sheets, organizational profiles, and management biographies.

• Handles incoming media and Web queries and ensures requests are handled professionally, in accordance with department policy and within required timeframes.

• Ability to work in a fast paced team environment

• Ability to think creatively.

• Ability to work on multiple long and short term projects simultaneously

Basic Qualifications

• A Bachelors Degree with a communication concentration from an accredited college or university is preferred. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of education.

• Experience working with the DoD, military, psychological/social services or medical industry.

• Five or more years of experience in strategic communications, public affairs

• Experience working with strategic communications, public relations practices and procedures.

• Experience working with department products, services and appropriate subject matter experts (SMEs) for varied department information.

• SECRET clearance required.

Interested candidates should contact Karen Addison directly at kaddsion@sysplan.com.

6.) Project Manager, United States Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Office of Strategic Planning and Communications, Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID 9424.

Responsibilities

Under direction of a Division Manager or Program Manager, oversees and manages the operational aspects of an ongoing strategic planning and communications project. Plans and manages project to meet the objectives established by the contract underlying the project and is accountable for the performance and profitability of the project.

The candidate will manage a team of communications professionals who delivery technical writing, graphics, web, event planning, speechwriting, legislative affairs support, strategic planning and program management support to the United States Coast Guard's Acquisition Directorate Office of Strategic Planning and Communications.

The candidate will provide our customer with the ability to support strategic communications planning and implementation in a federal government acquisition office under tightly scrutinized stakeholder environment. The stakeholders include congress and their overseers (GAO), DHS and their overseers (IG), OMB and the media.

The candidate shall, at a minimum, provide support for the following tasks:

Be the central point of contact for tasking from our customer and manage the contractor support resources to best deliver products and services to our customer.

Lead the effort to establish communications plans as required and execute those plans.

Support the communications director with emergent tasking resulting from unforeseen events, media inquiries, or changes in strategy by senior leadership.

Write articles, talking points, speeches and web content as required.

Provide analysis and assessments based upon sound research to identify key topics of interest, concern, or intersection with Coast Guard Acquisition Programs.

Be familiar with the congressional budget cycle and have familiarity with Coast Guard congressional committees and overseers.

Provide our customer, the Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Senior Executive Leadership and other Coast Guard staff directorates, with research, analysis, and support in the areas of communications planning, public outreach, current events research, and analytical studies as they relate to Major Systems Acquisitions.

Qualifications

The project manager shall have knowledge and experience as follows:

A Masters Degree in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Advertising, Mass Communications, Creative Writing, Technical & Business Writing, Comparative Literature, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Marketing, Communications, Political Science, or Business

Five to eight years experience in managing a communications, public affairs team, and or legislative affairs in the federal government or private sector.

Five to eight years experience in planning and executing strategic communications plans for a major Government program. Note: strategic communications is defined as the proactive planning and implementation of conveying an organization's mission, goals, and objectives

Experience working with senior military or federal government officials to oversee strategy planning and communications development, execution, and implementation of planning.

Familiar with federal acquisition programs and processes.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Strong customer service orientation.

Effective organization skills.

Active Secret clearance is required

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

Org Marketing Statement

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

Closing Statement

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

7.) Web Developer, KMA Direct Communications, Plano, Texas

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=90044

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

8.) Communications Specialist, Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia, PA

To assume primary responsibility for writing and production of internal communications efforts including but not limited to the company newsletter (Blue Flame) and customer newsletter (Good Gas News). In addition, position assists PGW departments in the planning, creation, production and utilization of the materials and programs designed to communicate information about PGW's practices and policies to the general public, governmental agencies and other companies.

Job Requirements:

§ Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism or other related field of study with 3 to 5 years work experience writing a wide range of materials for general public readership or the news media; demonstrated ability to execute editorial prudence and process; equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable in lieu of degree.

§ Thorough knowledge and command of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

§ Thorough knowledge of and experience with copy, feature and promotional writing; coordination of publication production; desktop publishing, layout design, media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.

§ Strong written communication skills with the ability to effectively convey information geared for targeted readers as well as mixed audiences.

§ Strong verbal communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to build long-term constructive and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, vendors, management and outside agencies.

§ Strong computer skills with knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as desktop publishing programs such as Pagemaker and PhotoShop.

§ Must be familiar with all news media channels of communications; have detailed knowledge of major company operations; extensive experience in dealing with many kinds of people and organizations; and well-developed creative, analytical and writing skills.

Must be flexible with the ability to work smoothly under pressure producing high quality results on short notice.

Residency Requirement : All employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) must live in the City of Philadelphia for the duration of their employment. If a candidate does not live in the City of Philadelphia at the time of hire, he/she must move into the city within twelve (12) months of his/her hire date.

We offer a strong compensation package including relocation and great benefits. PGW is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/VAAP/EEO.

Location: 800 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Interested Candidates apply to: Susan.Grasso@pgworks.com

9.) Director of Circulation and Marketing, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Business Journal is seeking a Director of Circulation and Marketing to join our dynamic management team. Philadelphia is a fast growing market with five years of consecutive circulation growth. This position reports to the publisher and involves sales staff management and growing paid circulation. Responsibilities include producing results from the sales team; sales training; departmental budgeting, analysis and tracking; project management and timelining; development and implementation of grassroots marketing programs including association partnerships along with other guerrilla marketing strategies.

You are the ideal candidate if you:

– Are a high-energy sales and marketing professional who has a track record of producing results and exceeding goals with your team.

– Have a strong attention to detail, outstanding analytical and communication skills and the ability to successfully lead and motivate a sales team.

– Have an understanding of niche-market selling

– Are creative, focused, goal-driven, and love to dig in and solve problems with a high degree of responsibility.

– Circulation or media sales management background a plus.

Philadelphia Business Journal is part of American City Business Journals, a private company with 41 business journals across the country. Please learn more about us at philadelphiabusinessjournal.com or at www.acbj.com ( http://www.acbj.com/ ).

This FT position offers a competitive compensation package, benefits & 401k.

Contact: Qualified candidates please send persuasive letter, resume and earnings expectations to: Eric Bartholomew: ericb@bizjournals.com

10.) Recruiting Marketing & Event Coordinator, Executive Health Resources, Newtown Square, PA

Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Philadelphia region by Philadelphia Business Journal, Executive Health Resources, Inc. (EHR) is the only company that provides hospitals with 7-day a week teams of specially-trained, technology-supported Physician Advisors providing services focused on improving hospital revenue integrity and compliance. EHR Physicians provide hospitals and health systems with an outsourced operational and clinical resource to address their greatest financial and compliance challenges. EHR Physician Teams utilize a proprietary enterprise technology system to deliver Physician Advisor programs that minimize clinical denials, improve length of stay and throughput, and ensure Medicare and Medicaid compliance. EHR's Programs provide long term, measurable positive return on investment for its clients.

Located in Newtown Square, PA, EHR is currently seeking individuals to join its recruiting and marketing team. As a leader in the medical management industry, EHR recognizes and rewards its people for being its most valuable resource and the key to continued growth. EHR offers a full benefits package including Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and 401(k) Plan.

EHR has immediate opportunities for a Recruiting Marketing and Event Coordinator. If you are an experienced Marketing and Event Coordinator, with a focus in event planning and media planning, looking to work for a dynamic, innovative company that puts its employees first and provides an excellent compensation/benefits package, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Basic Function: The Recruiting Marketing and Event Coordinator is responsible for providing logistical support and professional assistance in the planning and execution of EHRs recruiting-focused meetings, events and promotions. Coordinator will be highly engaged in the development and updating of collateral, web and other materials and content as they relate to company recruiting efforts. Coordinator will manage recruitment advertising calendar and assist with the copywriting and creative development with support from external creative resources. The position is supervised by the PR/Recruiting Marketing Manager and the ideal candidate is able to work with a moderate level of direction.

Job Responsibilities:

– Support recruiting marketing manager with company-wide recruiting efforts, including the development of nursing and physician recruiting materials, development and oversight of recruiting event logistics and all associated materials, communications and giveaways

– Under supervision from the recruiting marketing manager, responsible for planning and coordinating special recruiting events including private and corporate functions, meetings, parties and other social events

– Executes print and online media plans, ensures all submission deadlines are met, and assists in overall media planning

– Assists with development and production of promotional items, collateral materials, classified advertisements and online job postings

– Oversees development of all recruiting-focused corporate signage

– Ensures accuracy and maintenance of the event archives, and all related paperwork

– Develops an understanding and solid working knowledge of Salesforce.com to assist in lead tracking and measurement of effectiveness of all recruiting efforts

Skills:

– Self-motivated and capable of working independently and in a team setting

– Problem Solver

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Well-organized and detail oriented

– Ability to multi-task and set priorities

– Professional

– Strong project management background

– Strong interpersonal skills

– Computer proficient with strong Microsoft Office experience

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM, with some evenings/weekends required. Travel as needed.

Education: Bachelors Degree

Experience

– 3-5 years of experience in marketing or related role required

– Event planning and media planning experience, preferred

Contact: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hbrenneman@ehrdocs.com. Refer to code: Mktg-01 when applying

11.) Communications Manager, City Year Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=236100004

12.) Journalist/Writer, Liquor, Hospitality & Miscellaneous Union (LHMU), Sydney, NSW, Australia

* Publications and campaigns

* Communications Team – LHMU National Office

LHMU is a campaigning, fast paced member-focussed union. It is a

progressive organisation committed to the improvement of the lives of

workers in diverse industries: hospitality, children's services,

property services, health and aged care, manufacturing, mining and

miscellaneous industries.

The union needs an experienced, skilled writer for:

* quarterly industry magazines

* campaign material including documents for members, industry

stakeholders and government

* e-newsletters and web news

Criteria:

* ability to write efficiently and effectively for a range of audiences

* experience as a writer and subeditor

* ability to work independently and in a team

* consultation and research skills

* accuracy, eye for detail to produce quality publications

* effective verbal and interpersonal communications skills

* commitment to social justice and unionism

Technical Skills:

* The position requires skills in Word, Outlook, InDesign and Photoshop.

The successful applicant will join an experienced, committed national

communications team currently based in Haymarket, Sydney. This position

is full time, flexibility possible. Salary and entitlement details are

available on application.

Inquiries to: contact: Bronwyn Ridgway, LHMU National Coordinator,

Communications and Strategies, email: bronwyn.ridgway@lhmu.org.au or

phone: 02-8204-3010 or 0419-721-704

Applications close: 12 December 2008

Interviews before 19 December for appointment 2 February 2009.

13.) Director of Communications, Public Agenda, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=235500007

*** From Denise Dowling:

14.) Broadcast Journalism, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago is looking for an instructor/assistant professor to teach broadcast journalism. This individual will teach broadcast news writing, broadcast news reporting, newscast producing, live reporting and will likely be involved with a weekly television newscast, produced by students. Familiarity with both radio and television news would be helpful.

Knowledge and skills of online journalism and new media are considered a plus for this position. We are looking for an innovative colleague who can both lead and contribute as our program grows and keeps pace with changing technology.

We will make the appointment as an instructor (contract) or assistant professor (tenure-track) level, depending upon the qualifications of the successful applicant. A master’s degree is required, a Ph.D. is preferred for the assistant professor appointment. We are looking for someone with significant professional experience, and prefer someone with a proven record of teaching and working with students.

The new School of Communication serves 700 undergraduates and will be housed beginning January in a new building in the heart of Chicago, a block from the Water Tower.

Please submit your application (including cover letter, vita and a list of at least three references), through the University website: www.luc.edu. Send other supporting materials to: John Slania, Chair, Broadcast Journalism Search Committee, c/o Doretha Tyler-Gant, School of Communication, Loyola University, 820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers #900, Chicago, IL 60611. For best consideration apply by January 12th. Applications will continue to be accepted until this position is filled.

For further information about Loyola University Chicago, consult the University website. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty.

Don Heider

Dean, School of Communication

Loyola University Chicago

820 N, Michigan Ave.

Lewis Towers #906

Chicago, IL 60611

312-915- 6558

*** From Angela Jacobs:

15.) Associate Editor, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Requisition 081153

General Summary:

Serve as a member of a team comprising writers, graphic artists, Web designers, photographers, and other editors, in the production of the bimonthly University of Chicago Magazine. Work closely with other members of that team and of the University community in writing and editing material for the Magazine and its supplements.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; a minimum three years of professional experience as a writer and editor of a daily, weekly, or monthly publication required; good interviewing skills, a well-developed writing style and voice and the ability to set and meet deadlines required; ability to work both independently and as part of an editorial team, with both the creativity to generate original ideas for the Magazine and the flexibility to adapt work to other team members' input required; time-management and follow-through skills to produce features and departments with minimal supervision required; demonstrated ability to conduct a wide range of research including the use of libraries, archives, databases, and the Internet, as well as firsthand field research required; knowledge of Microsoft Word required.

For more information and to apply:

http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=201845

To be considered, all job seekers must meet the requirements and apply online.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Angela Jacobs

Executive Recruiter

angela7@uchicago.edu

http://www.linkedin.com/in/angelajacobs

The University of Chicago

https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE).

16.) Public Relations Specialist/Outreach (SME), Maden Technologies, Sunnyvale, California

http://www.sologig.com/freelancers/fl_projectdetails.aspx?id=1011959

17.) Communication and Social Integration Specialist for Incarcerated Youth, Movimiento Laicos para America Latina (MLAL), Bolivia

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/281130/ads

18.) Director Internal Communications & Community Relations, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

http://www.diversity-jobs.com/view.php?job_id=287004

19.) Communications Officer, Whitlam Institute (within the University of Western Sydney), Parramatta, NSW, Australia

The Whitlam Institute within the University of Western Sydney exists for

all Australians who care about what matters in a fair Australia. We

bridge the historical legacy of Gough Whitlam's years in public life and

the contemporary relevance of the Whitlam Program to the development and

debate of public policy.

We are looking for a skilled and motivated Communicator to join our

small team at an exciting time in the development of the Institute and

its program.

If helping to build the Whitlam Institute's national profile, to develop

our support base and to manage our relationships with a growing group of

supporters, subscribers and donors is appealing, then we might just have

the job for you.

The Communications Officer will have high level personal and written

communication skills, administrative flair and a proficiency in computer

and web-based applications.

Ref No. 046/08; Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $67,214-$72,072pa

(comprising Salary, 17% Super & Leave Loading)

For further information, please visit our website http://www.whitlam.org

Position Enquiries: Eric Sidoti 02-9685-9386, email: e.sidoti@uws.edu.au

Closing date: 12 December 2008.

20.) Communication & Education Officer, Centre for Genetics Education , Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Centre for Genetics Education (http://www.genetics.edu.au), a

Statewide program of NSW Health based at Royal North Shore Hospital in

Sydney, is seeking an enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced

communications all-rounder. If you are keen to help promote genetics

education and information to as wide an audience as possible, then we

want to hear from you!.

Essential:

1. Tertiary qualification in science communication or related discipline

2. Demonstrated high level of verbal and written communication skills 3.

Excellent computer skills to develop professional and effective websites

and graphic images, using various software applications including

Photoshop, Imageready, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, WS-FTP

Professional & CorelDraw 4. Experienced in using a content management

system for website deployment 5. Web design skills including HTML, ASP,

CSS and Javascript.

6. Proven experience in planning and implementing communication

strategies

Desirable:

1. Knowledge of NSW Govt website style directive 2. Experience working

in a health education or health promotion setting 3. Experience in the

development, implementation and maintenance of a corporate identity

along with a sound understanding of design issues and solutions.

4. Experience in the design, production and printing of quality, cost

effective and innovative publications.

Application kits and further details available at:

http://www7.health.nsw.gov.au/healthjobs/Default.cfm?ID=1234&ID_HJJobs=6

2799

CONTACT: Dr Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Director, 02-9926-7324.

21.) Director of Communications, U.S., Trip Advisor, Newton, MA

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_expedia/external_tripadvisor/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=30240&localeCode=en-us

22.) Public Relations Specialist, Cruise Critic, The Independent Traveler, Inc., TripAdvisor, Newton, MA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8A0TT6W07KNYJRBM0S

*** From Susan Clizbe:

23.) Public Relations Specialist, Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau seeks a dynamic individual for specialized Public Relations work requiring: 1) an intimate knowledge of New Media/Web 2.0, and 2) the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. The position rounds out a small but extremely dedicated and professional staff responsible for increasing positive media coverage both of the destination and of the local tourism industry, which is Pinellas County's #1 employer.

Note: this is not a sales position.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in business or hospitality management areas, or graduation with an accredited associates degree, with additional industry experience and two (2) years experience in a sales position within the travel industry; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

Highly Desirable

Fluency in all facets of New Media and Web 2.0 trends, practices, and initiatives, including knowledge of basic website design and database management, social media/networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), podcasting, blogging, video editing, online photo management, etc. An *extremely* strong command of English and an ability to produce clear, concise copy in a timely manner for press releases, newsletters, etc. An easy-going demeanor and the ability to get along with sometimes challenging personality types. Ability to work effectively and efficiently—including nights and weekends, when needed—and the ability to “run with it” and complete tasks with minimal supervision. Knowledge of national and international media outlets, and a grasp of the relationship between editors, staffers, and freelancers. Public speaking skills and a positive attitude, as well as a passport, a driver's license and fresh, new ideas for successful PR outreaches. Position is in St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Salvador Dali Museum and America's #1 Beach.

Recruitment ID 802305A1

$48332 – 72498

Selection Procedure:

All interested candidates must complete and email a resume to PR@FloridasBeach.com.

24.) Learning and Communications Manager, Hivos: Twaweza, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/280790/ads

25.) Manager, Development and Communications, Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, Tenafly, New Jersey

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=236100002

26.) Marketing Coordinator, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=4995280

27.) Director of Internal Communications, GMAC, Detroit, MI

http://www.gadball.com/Jobs/Details.aspx?sid=22&jID=16788236

28.) Press Secretary, Mcbryde & Partners, Washington, DC

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/319109-12/c

*** From Sheila Skipper:

29.) Web Content Manager – Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Washington, DC

Originate, gather, write, and edit all content on Paralyzed Veterans of America's (PVA's) website to include the following: positioning the homepage as a key source for news and information; promoting PVA's mission, programs and advocacy agenda; making the website resource-rich and giving-friendly; interpreting and infusing brand intelligence into all aspects of the website, and making the site resonate more with stakeholders and target audiences. In addition, the incumbent will produce multi-media content and upgrade graphics and development new pages as needed.

Minimum of 5 years of experience writing editing news/features content for a wide range of audiences. A bachelor's degree in journalism or communication preferred. Experience in news gathering and planning with a keen sense of news and news worthiness. Familiarity with Apple/PC platforms and sophisticated knowledge of eCRM platforms (specifically Convio). Good working knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, CSS, Dreamweaver, Flash, and FinalCutPro. The incumbant must possess good project management skills and must have the ability to work with staff on all levels of the organization. To learn more about Paralyzed Veterans of America, visit www.pva.org Convenient Metro stops: Farragut West and Farragut North

Submit resume to: Mark Daley, Direct of Communication, Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

30.) Assistant Vice President for University Communications, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5010284

31.) US Pharma Internal Communications Manager, McKesson Pharmaceutical Corp., San Francisco, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JOLRYRIS7DX

31.) US Pharma Internal Communications Manager, McKesson Pharmaceutical Corp., San Francisco, CA

32.) Encargado/a de Relaciones Publicas, Peace Brigades International, Washington, DC

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7LRNBP

33.) Public Affairs Specialist, Rural Housing Service, Department Of Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77421739

34.) Communication and Information expert, SOFRECO, Belgium

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7LYLPU

35.) Director of Marketing and Communications, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, New York, New York

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/319563-163

*** From Laura Hamra:

Widmeyer is currently looking to hire two PR professionals. Can you please post the attached two job descriptions to your newsletter on Monday?

Laura Hamra

Vice President, Human Resources

www.widmeyer.com

Thanks!

36.) Vice President, Higher Education, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC

Widmeyer Communications seeks an experienced, senior professional to help lead its growing higher education practice. The ideal candidate will have worked at an agency as well as for an institution of higher education. A proven track record in strategic communications, education marketing, college admissions and/or enrollment management and crisis communications are key.

In addition to a grounding in higher education, successful candidates will bring solid new business development and management skills. The Vice President, Higher Education will provide client strategy, program development and crisis communication strategy. Project management skills and the ability to mentor and train a team of growing professionals are important attributes.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a full benefits package.

Innovative professional development and mentoring program.

Please email resumes to:

jobs@widmeyer.com

Reference: Higher Ed

Widmeyer Communications is an equal opportunity employer

37.) Assistant Vice President – Media Relations, Widmeyer Communications, NY, NY

Widmeyer Communications seeks to hire an Assistant Vice President for its New York Office.

Ideal candidates should have at least ten years of relevant media and strategic communications experience (including government/in-house communications and/or agency positions).

Deep experience in working with the media to land placements in print, radio, broadcast and online outlets is essential. A keen understanding of leveraging social media and web 2.0 tools to garner attention is also a must.

Candidates must be self-starters, creative, able to learn quickly and have a general understanding of key policy issues in the health, education, civic and cultural, and/or philanthropic arenas.

Pre-requisites for the position also include experience in managing clients, exemplary writing skills, and experience juggling multiple projects simultaneously.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a full benefits package. Please forward resume, along with cover letter, writing samples and salary requirements to:

Widmeyer Communications

jobs@widmeyer.com

Reference – Media

Widmeyer Communications is an equal opportunity employer

38.) Marketing and Clinic Coordinator, School/Church product line team, Alfred Publishing, Van Nuys, CA

http://www.getmusicjobs.com/marketing-and-clinic-coordinator-print-music-publisher-van-nuys-california-65858.htm

39.) Publicist, New York Philharmonic, NY, NY

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=77919849

40.) PR/Publicist, Pinot, Los Angeles, CA

Pinot is funkier than a mutha sucka. That pretty much sums it up. The whole concept of the band is to make people dance. It's all about the audience and partying as hard as you possibly can…

…now, with that being said, we are basically looking for a person or a group of people who can generate and manage publicity for this band. The general job of the position will involve creating a buzz about the band and figuring out how to promote and market the EXPERIENCE. You will be involved with party planning, promotion, coordination of events, publicity, and PR.

Qualifications/Salary

This job is for someone who is studying in or has a lot of experience/knowlege about publicity, public relations, and marketing/advertising. You need to have excellent language and grammar skillz, FOO!! It is also important that you fully understand what kind of direction the band is trying to take and become involved in that movement. You need to believe in the music and project 100% or else it just won't work.

We'd be happy to talk to you if you are seriously interested. Please contact:

Kristi Long

310.804.0590

booking@pinotfunk.com

http://www.barefootstudent.com/index/listings/page11525.htm?utm_source=SimplyHired&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=SimplyHired

41.) Communication Intern, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, France

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7LTM7M

42.) Stagiaire Communication, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, France

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7LYMZB

*** From Cathy McDermott :

Hi –

Could you please insert these jobs into your next issue of JOTW? Thank you!

Cathy McDermott

US Food & Drug Administration

Catherine.mcdermott@fda.hhs.gov

Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Opportunities in Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis (USAJOBS, Links below.)

43.) Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Chicago, IL

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77829142

44.) Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Detroit, MI

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77852498

45.) Public Affairs Specialist(s), US Food & Drug Administration, Minneapolis, MN

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77851980

46.) Internal Communications Producer, iCrossing, San Ramon, California

Job ID#: 69041

Job Description

The Producer is responsible for managing the deliverables during the creative phase of a project. The producer is the liaison between the creative team and the Delivery Management director/manager, but can also be client facing depending on the size and scope of the project.

A major responsibility is ensuring the creative tasks are completed on time and on budget. The ability to manage and motivate designers is also a key component of this job. A producer must have a thorough knowledge of the web, interactive tools and the current marketing landscape in order to inspire and lead the team through what can sometimes be difficult and frustrating schedules.

Major Job Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

Under limited supervision, individuals conceptualize, develop, and execute core branding and marketing strategies for clientele.

Drafts and finalizes statements of work, project plans, and project scope for creative efforts. Identifies and manages changes in project scope.

Demonstrates a firm understanding of the current marketing approaches and techniques utilized within the creative and marketing industry.

Participates and sometimes leads client and external interviews, workout sessions, team meetings, and solutions formulation

Performs quality assurance activities on project deliverables

Demonstrates advanced understanding of client business through project work and additional training or research

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of iCrossing Creative Producer concepts, methodologies, and tools

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of other iCrossing practices and solution sets

Leads subject matter discussions in client meetings and participates in client presentations

Demonstrates ability to work with client and project management on status, scope management, issue and conflict resolution, and change management

Works collaboratively with team members to develop solutions

Increases and facilitates communication across the team

Participates in team-related activities such as 360 reviews, annual reviews, and time & expense submission

Actively participates in team activities beyond direct responsibilities

Contributes to extranet and participates in the Creative Producer community

Attends internal and/or external training or brown bag sessions

Contributes to Discipline and/or solution set initiatives

Participates in recruiting activities by representing the company and our work

Helps to identify new and follow-on business development opportunities

Takes responsibility for developing major sections of large proposals, RFP responses, and presentations

Demonstrates ability to scope work with limited guidance

Skills/Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

3-5 years of relevant experience managing projects (preferably 1-3 years within an interactive, advertising or marketing agency environment).

Knowledge of MS Office and MS Project

High-level understanding of Photoshop, Flash, HTML and other web technologies a plus

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Must be detail oriented

http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/viewdetail.asp?joblistid=69041&cid=6071

47.) Online Managing Editor, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, Chicago, Illinois

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=90195

48.) Internal Communications Internship, Verisign, Mountain View, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J2LLNKXDR2Y

49.) Press Secretary, Office of Jared Polis, Washington, DC

http://www.democraticgain.org/networking/opening.asp?id=60735

*** From Erin Pressley:

50.) Web Content Manager, National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Alexandria, VA

Web Content Manager needed for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), an international trade association representing the $577 billion convenience and petroleum retailing industry. We have a Web site and subsidiary tradeshow sites in need of a deadline-driven, detail-oriented innovator to regularly post content and ensure consistency and energy across the site. We are a trade association, but we don’t want to look like one online.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Posting content to company Web sites, and creating new pages as needed.

• Maintaining content and brand image consistency across all Web pages.

• Working closely with the NACS IT team, especially the Director, Internet Strategy & Development, on content-related tasks and in developing/maintaining a forward-looking Web strategy.

• Regularly engaging with internal teams on idea generation and promotion of content.

• Using the sites to build personalized, integrated and strategic relationships between NACS and its external constituents, and support membership recruitment.

• Assisting in creation, distribution and brand consistency of e-newsletters such as NACS Daily News, international newsletter and other in-house newsletters.

• Providing and disseminating accurate statistics for site visitors and advertisements.

• Possible opportunity to write and generate ideas for blog, although this is not a writing position.

Qualifications:

• Three to five years of professional experience with a content-driven Web site.

• The ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment and juggle a variety of current and future assignments.

• An eye for perfection and knowledge of grammar and online communication techniques.

• Ability to create successful digital content experiences that integrate content from multiple sources.

• Knowledge of content management in Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server or a willingness to learn, as Sharepoint skills are a necessity for this position.

• Basic HTML experience required.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Erin Pressley

Vice President, Editorial

Email: nacsmagazine@nacsonline.com

Fax: 703-836-4564

Mail: NACS, 1600 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

51.) Vice President, Corporate Communications, Constituency Management Group, Weber Shandwick, West Hollywood, CA

http://jobs.adagetalentworks.com/JobSeekerX/ViewJob.asp?JobID=VvjGojQf%2BfEZqPcwCEu2yQomDZ4N

52.) Senior Communications Officer, Mercy Corps, New York, NY

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=86098

53.) Manager, Global Communications and Public Policy, Facebook, London, UK

http://www.facebook.com/jobs/

54.) Vice President of Marketing Communications, ProFunds Group, Bethesda, MD

http://jobs.adagetalentworks.com/JobSeekerX/ViewJob.asp?JobID=WuI0Ui3mlRKz70NBzmH0j%2ByeIp7m

55.) Manager Group Advertising, Emirates Group, Emirates Group, Dubai, UAE

http://dxbmiww99.emirates.com/hrrecruit/Adv_Details.asp?jobname=&txtJobNo=&hdnPage=3&advno=12358&LClass

56.) PR and Corporate Communications, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Mumbai, India

http://jobs.afaqs.com/perl/jobs/jobs_withapply.html?id=5547

*** Here is your JOTW Alternative Selection, contributed by Mark Sofman:

It's not often you see the Head Coach for an Ivy League football team listed on JOTW. They do mention that the job requires work on weeknights and weekends and travel, but no mention of the requirement to defeat Harvard.

57.) Head Coach Football, Yale University, New Haven, CT

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=&jobId=262066

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

26.11.2008: 0430 LT: Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.

Armed robbers in a small craft boarded a chemical tanker at anchor. They stole ship's property and escaped before the duty A/B raised the alarm. The craft was observed approaching another vessel. The tanker warned the vessel. The craft aborted the attempt and headed back to shore.

30.11.2008: 0528 UTC: Posn: 14:02.7N – 049:43.7E, Gulf of Aden.

Two pirate boats with three pirates in each boat attempted to intercept a passenger ship underway. Master sighted a gun on the second boat and later the pirates fired upon the ship. Master increased speed and the pirate boats were unable to follow the ship and aborted the attempt. UKMTO Dubai was informed.

29.11.2008: 0520 UTC: Posn: 12:20N – 044:11E, Gulf of Aden.

Two speedboats with ten pirates armed with guns and rockets attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Boats closed the ship’s bow and quarter. Master raised alarm, took evasive manoeuvres and activated fire hoses. After 25 minutes of chasing, the pirates aborted the attempt.

29.11.2008: 0300 UTC: Posn: 13:54N – 049:26E, Gulf of Aden.

Ten speedboats with 2 / 3 masked men in each boat came close to an oil tanker underway. One of these boats came very close and the pirates were sighted as carrying guns. Master raised alarm and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirate boats then moved away. A coalition warship was informed.

29.11.2008: 1950 UTC: Posn: 10:16.1N – 107:02.2E, Vung Tau outer anchorage, Vietnam.

Six robbers in a fishing boat approached a general cargo ship at anchor. Two robbers armed with knives boarded the ship. One of them threatened the duty crew with a knife while the other robber stole ship's stores. Later they jumped overboard and escaped in their boat with the stolen stores. Port control informed.

28.11.2008: 0447 UTC: Posn: 13:54N – 049:09E, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates attacked a chemical tanker underway. The tanker broadcast a distress message. A coalition helicopter arrived at the location but the pirates had already boarded and hijacked the vessel. They took the 28 crew as hostage. Further details are awaited.

24.11.2008: 0605 UTC: Posn: 14:11.72N – 049:59.5E, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates, in two speedboats approached and chased a bulk carrier underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres, activated fire hoses and raised alarm. Pirates opened fire but could not board due to anti piracy measures. Later the pirates gave up the chase. A coalition warship proceeded to render assistance.

*** Mark Sofman forwards this BBC story:

** 'Mummy, can I phone the pirates?' **

How a BBC reporter's 12-year-old daughter set up a scoop interview with the Somali pirates.

< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7754622.stm >

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