JOTW 50-2008


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SNA Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association is raising $30,000 to buy a modified wheelchair conversion van for Operation Second Chance to transport wounded warriors in and around Washington, D.C. to receive medical treatment and attend sporting events and entertainment. Our current total is about $13,000, but a large corporate donation has been received that has placed us over the half-way mark in achieving our goal of $30,000.

Visit https://www.navysna.org/Events/OperationSecondChance.asp to report your contribution to Operation Second Chance.

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JOTW 50-2008

15 December 2008

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Writer, United Service Organizations (USO), Arlington Virginia

2.) Web Communications Manager, United Service Organizations (USO), Arlington Virginia

3.) Communications/Advocacy Internship, The Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Washington, DC

4.) Public Affairs Specialist (Media Relations), District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC

5.) Communications Specialist, Center for Progressive Reform, Washington, DC

6.) Public relations intern, Columbia Association, Columbia, MD

7.) Manager, Public relations, Walter Reed BRAC Implementation Team, iAP Worldwide Services, Washington, DC

8.) Director of Development & External Affairs, University of Arkansas School of Law, University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas

9.) Corporate Communications Director, Fidelity National Information Services, Jacksonville, FL

10.) Public Relations (PR) Internship – Spring Semester, MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ

11.) Director, LMP Communications, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

12.) Communications Specialist, URS, Arlington, VA

13.) Communications Specialist, CMA Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

14.) Information and Communication Officer, Eurochild, Brussels, Belgium

15.) Consultant ,Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, VA

16.) Manager of Event Marketing, Senior, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

17.) News Editor (Assistant Director of Community Relations, SL-3), University Communications and Marketing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

18.) Marketing & Public Relations Consultant / Communications & Marketing / Medical Center, Fairview Red Wing Health Services, Red Wing, Minnesota

19.) Chair, Department of Communication, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

20.) Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager, DC Suburbs

21.) Senior Database Administrator, technology company supporting the communications/public relations industry, Alexandria, VA

22.) MediaWiki Specialist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

23.) Communication & Education Officer, Centre for Genetics Education Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

24.) Operations Coordinator & Field Communication Officer, Medair, Afghanistan

25.) Public Relations Representative, Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ

26.) Director, Outreach Communications, Winchester, VA

27.) Intern, Keppler Speakers, Arlington, VA

28.) Strategic Communications Liaison, National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IAP World Services, Livermore, CA

29.) External Affairs Officer, FEMA, Kansas City, MO

30.) Land & Resources Editor, APRS, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

31.) Assistant/Associate Professor, Communications/Media Studies, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

32.) Director of Communications, Association for Financial Professionals, Washington, DC

33.) Public Information Coordinator, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

34.) Senior Director Corporate Communications, Cephalon Frazer, Pennsylvania

35.) Senior Manager Product Communications, Cephalon Frazer, Pennsylvania

36.) Senior Marketing Manager, Destination Segment, Vail Resorts, Broomfield, CO

37.) Assistant Professor – Film and Video Production, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts

38.) Sports Reporter, Boston Red Sox, MLB.com, Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

39.) Marketing Manager, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

40.) Communications Director, Hazen and Sawyer, New York, NY

41.) Deputy Director – Global Health Communications, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington

42.) Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

43.) Division of Mass Communication, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

44.) Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Mass Communications, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

45.) Communications, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

46.) 2009 Ford Communications Summer Internship, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

47.) Public Affairs Coordinator, The American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, DC

48.) VP-GM/Consumer Health & Wellness-Marketing, Ketchum Public Relations, Washington, DC

49.) Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Department Of The Interior, Washington DC

50.) Public Relations Manager, Aloysius Butler & Clark, Wilmington, DE

51.) Marketing/Communications Officer, The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

52.) Public Relations Manager – Sport, MCT Marketing, Johanesburg, Gauteng,. South Africa

53.) Operations Manager, Frank Church Wilderness – Central Idaho, The Flying B and Root Ranch, Salmon, Idaho

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Writes quickly, clearly and adroitly. Edits for accuracy, logic and flow. Great proofreader. Has good understanding of attention spans of various audiences. Knows that even first-rate projects can get canned

at the last minute for less-than-satisfactory reasons. Broad knowledge of business, particularly oil, natural gas, chemicals and electric power. Comfortable with numbers and terms used by financial analysts. FON (Friend of Ned).

Gregory L. Clock, APR

gregclock@hotmail.com

281 703 8567

Greg Clock

281 703 8567

*** Lean times:

Ned,

Your somber intro is true, accurate and a not so welcome dose of reality.

Building value, proving value and sustaining value seem to be the buzzwords

I am hearing these days in relation to PR, marketing and communications.

The fact remains that hard times cause many to cut marketing and

communications positions. This is despite the fact that so-called 'soft

skills' such as communications skills are consistently in the top 5 keys to

success. This is a rallying cry that can help us measure or prove our value

in more tangible ways.

Not to take anything away from many of the fine people I've encountered in

my professional life, but the real 'movers and shakers' were more effective

and influential because they had good communications and marketing people

supporting them. The communications professionals sought opportunities and

matched the right people with the opportunity. In most cases, it's not

political or opportunistic…it's matching an information void with an

information source.

My current personal and professional mission is to increase the

measurability of what I/we do. Inches of ink don't matter if papers

continue cutting great, average, mediocre or (insert your term here)

reporters. We are looking at ways to measure the effects of new media, both

positive and negative. We recognize that media and messaging methodologies

are changing. Now we need to focus on measuring that, using new metrics.

If any JOTWers have very-lean-budget-year suggestions, tips or ideas, send

them on.

Heather Murphy

Pinal County

Director, Communications & Public Affairs

Heather.Murphy@pinalcountyaz.gov

*** Wounded Warriors:

Ed,

For the last several years, I have told my family that I didn't want anything for Christmas — a request that has been routinely ignored. This year, I emphatically told them again not to give me anything, that if I wanted something, I would buy it for myself. Alternatively, I gave them the names of three charities to which they could donate in my name. One of those is the Wounded Warrior Project, to which I will donate, as I did last year.

Thank you for bringing this great organization to people's attention. I tell others that regardless of their views on war or the military, men and women in uniform serve the nation, sometimes at great personal sacrifice, as the beneficiaries of the Wounded Warrior Project know all too well.

Charlie

Charles B. Henderson

Media Relations

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

(Thank you. Visit the SNA website (https://www.navysna.org/Events/OperationSecondChance.asp), which will take you to the Operation Second Chance site where the donations are received (SNA is not a charitable organization). For those warriors in recuperation, the chance to get outside and have some fun or enjoy a meal with friends is worth the $30,000 we will raise. I have heard that one corporate donor has made a very generous gift, and we are now more than half way to our goal of $30K to buy the wheelchair van.)

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

Don Thelan's Buffalo Motor Cars shop a chopped a 1933 Ford (with a 350-cid Chevy V-8 with a Camaro Z-28 hydraulic cam, a polished intake manifold with a single four-barrel carb, and a Turbo 350 transmission) which appeared in several videos for this still-touring-after-45-years band.

(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:

Not a single person correctly identified Dan Baird’s copywriter’s chorus:.

(Chorus) I love you period

Do you love me question mark

Please, please exclamation point

I want to hold you in parentheses

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

*** Bowl-a-rama

Football is a timely topic in December. Alas, the plethora of bowls seems to be getting out of hand, geographically as well as numerically. I recommend the new administration sponsor legislation that would prohibit bowl games north of the 35th parallel (in addition to outlawing the BCS). Boise, Toronto and Washington are all great towns but they don't lend themselves to outdoor sports around New Year's. I'm sure the Middies' chances would improve in Tampa, Tempe or, best of all, San Antonio!

Baylor bowl-bound in '09 —

Paul Hart, APR

San Antonio

(To qualify, all bowls must have a nationally televised parade.)

*** Jim Parsons thinks Army’s cammie uniforms are “spiffy.”

Ya gotta admit, Ned, Army's cammo uni's were pretty spiffy, even if it means another institution is now beholden to Nike.

Here are some other good numbers for you:

Virginia Tech 30 Boston College 12

In its 5 years in the ACC, VT has won the football championship 3 times.

Gobble Gobble!

JP

(I couldn’t see them. They were camouflaged.)

*** From Sarah Lundquist:

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/slideshow/12286710982008ArmyNavygame

*** From Debra Bethard-Caplick, MS, MBA, APR:

Hey Ned,

A fun clip. As the song requested, Army “wanted to get wasted” and they were: 34-0. Obviously there weren't any public affairs specialists in the bunch who would have caught the lyrics. Watching it made me think of the famous advice given by John Wayne's character in the movie, The Undefeated, as the debris missed the target by a wide margin: “Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon, windage and elevation.” Sailors would have taken the wind and downdrafts into account.

I normally root for Navy, as a nod to the fact that our sailboat is moored at Great Lakes NTC, but this year I was torn – my nephew is in the Illinois Army National Guard, and he's due to head for Afghanistan any day now. The 634th is finishing up at Fort Bragg now and due out any day. So it was a split this year.

Debra

(A split? Then I'm glad it was so close.)

*** From Lisalynne Quinn:

Ned,

I am looking for some samples of proposals that other marketing managers have worked with sales on. We have been doing the same thing for quite a while and are looking for some new formats, ideas, and guidance.

Do you think the JOTW network can help?

Lisalynne

(If you want to connect with Lisalynne, send to me at lundquist989@cs.com. If you have advice for her as well as the entire network, send to me and I post.)

*** Shuttle Diplomacy:

I turned in my rental car outside Logan International Airport in Boston

and hopped on the shuttle to take me to the USAirways Shuttle at

Terminal B. I was the only passenger. I chatted with the driver about

where I was from and the weather. His name is Louis. When he found out I was from

Washington, DC, he mentioned the pricey rooms for the inaugural. He

then remarked that President-elect Obama, who was descended from

slaves, would be moving into the White House, which was built by slaves.

I didn't know that, I told him, but added that Obama's father was

Kenyan, and not a slave.

We chatted about his homeland, Haiti. I told him that Haiti was one of

the first nations run by free blacks. Haiti's story is a sad one,

however, as that country has been unable to care for its people or

eliminate the corruption that has crippled government there.

“You have no idea what I came from,” he said. “I am so blessed that I

am here.”

We are both standing in the bus now. He returns to the driver's seat

and turns off the engine and comes back to stand next to me and resume

the conversation.

He shows me his University of Massachusetts Boston Student ID card. “I

am studying and will get a degree. Then I can go home to my country and

help my people. Every night in class when I sit down I look up and

thank God because I am so blessed to be there.”

Our conversation ends on a very positive note some time later. We both realize the

blessings we have. I thank him. He wishes me luck. I get off the bus

to catch my flight to Washington, and he sits back down, starts the bus and goes back to work.

Louis sees the blessings bestowed upon him. In the coming week we will once again share our annual JOTW blessing. Remember and be thankful that that which you have, and share some of that with others.

*** From Bernie Wagenblast’s Transportation Communications Newsletter:

Norfolk Southern New Media Team Exploring New Ways to Communicate

Link to story in NS Newsbreak:

http://www.nscorp.com/nscportal/nscorp/Employees/NS%20Newsbreak/2008/newsbreak1208.pdf (page 2)

*** Mike Sorohan, regarding last week’s jobs:

Hey Ned,

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

If someone gets this job, we can say, “He went to Jared!”

Mike

*** From Gwen Schultz:

Capt. Ned …

From your job report: “…employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, “much

higher than the

320,000 economists forecast.” “

Perhaps some of the jobs slashed should have included a portion of the

320,000 economists …

Still looking for that newspaper job here in southern South Carolina or the

Savannah area. Yeah, I know – good luck with that! Love freelancing, though,

particularly since I work for very good people who try hard to publish

reader-friendly as well as informative papers while the cost of newsprint

and ink rise and advertising revenues decrease. If only doing what I love

didn't mean not making money. The Mumbai job looks challenging … cricket,

anyone?

Have great holidays … And what else does one need to know about eggnog

other than Jamison's whisky?

Gwyneth “I'm still baking up a storm” [“Schultzie”] Saunders

(Missed you at the CHINFO Christmas Party last week.)

Rats! I KNEW I was missing bad jokes and tasty food somewhere …!

(Speaking of bringing baked goods…do you know the story of Santa Lucia day in Sweden?)

*** Santa Lucia Day:

Laura and I went to the Swedish Embassy on Friday for a reception celebrating Santa Lucia Day. This is an important part of Swedish folklore. Tradition is that the oldest daughter wears candles in her hair and brings breakfast to her parents. She wears candles on her head. The tradition honors Lucia, a young girl from Italy that came to Sweden spreading joy and love. She was burned for being a Christian. When she did not die in the fire, they stabbed her with a sword. So the young people in the villages wear white robes on this morning, and the girl who is Santa Lucia wears a red sash around her waist to symbolize the blood she shed. The boys wear white robes with cone-shaped hats with three stars, and carry wands with stars on them. They are called Stjärngossar, or Star Boys. The young people bring baked goods to their teachers on this morning of the longest night of the year (or just about). At the embassy, a procession of girls in white, led by candle –wearing Lucia, entered in procession singing this song:

Natten går tunga fjät rund gård och stuva; kring jord, som sol förlät, skuggoma ruva. Då i vårt mörka hus, stiger med tända Uus, Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Natten går stor och stum nu hörs dess vingar i alla tysta rum sus som av vingar. Se, på vår tröskel står vitklädd med ljus i hår Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Mörkret ska flyta snart urjordens dalar så hon ett underbart ord till oss talar. Dagen ska åter ny stiga ur rosig sky. Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia.

Which might translate to:

The night treads heavily

around yards and dwellings

In places unreached by sun,

the shadows brood

Into our dark house she comes,

bearing lighted candles,

Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia.

Laura and I sang this song in Italy, where it originated, in Italian, of course.

Sul mare luccia l'astro d'argento,

Placida è l'onda, prospero è il vento

Venite all'agile barchetta mia…

Santa Lucia! Santa Lucia!

The Swedish embassy served little saffron buns called lussekatter, a sort of spiced wine call glögg (which was gone before I could try it), and gingrr snaps called pepperkaker.

Have you been a part of some interesting folklore happenings? Share them with me and I will post in the next edition of “Your Very Next Step” newsletter which will come out this week. Send to lundquist989@cs.com.)

*** Here are this week’s jobs:

*** From Maggie Prado:

1.) Writer, United Service Organizations (USO), Arlington Virginia

The United Service Organizations (USO), the internationally renowned service organization which provides support for active U.S. military personnel and their families, has an opportunity for a talented Writer to join the Communications Department. This position is based in our corporate office in Arlington, VA.

Key Responsibilities: The Writer will produce feature articles for the USO magazine, articles for USO newsletters, copy for USO websites and social media pages, and copy for USO collateral materials used throughout the organization. In this position, you will be an independent contributor – conducting your own research, interviews, fact checking, writing and editing.

Requirements:

• A communications related Bachelor’s degree

• 3 to 4 years writing experience for a newspaper or magazine

• Proficient with following the AP style guide, using MS office and MAC OS X, Adobe CS4 and current desktop publishing programs

• Ability to interact and publish on social media systems

• Ability to learn Website content management programs to publish to USO websites, as well as learning Bronto and other e-mail publishing programs.

The USO is conveniently located in Arlington Virginia and offers a competitive benefits package. To apply, submit resume, salary requirements and two writing samples to jobs@uso.org (reference “ARL 22”) or fax to +1.703.908.6420.

The USO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

2.) Web Communications Manager, United Service Organizations (USO), Arlington Virginia

The United Service Organizations (USO), the internationally renowned service organization which provides support for active U.S. military personnel and their families, is currently recruiting for a Web Communications Manager.

This position is based in our corporate office in Arlington, VA.

Responsibilities:

• Manage the USO’s online presence via the USO website and social media to increase USO visibility and stakeholder engagement

• Manage the web-posting process by guiding and assisting content contributors in writing submissions for creating new web pages

• Create, edit and publish content (still and video imagery and text) to the USO website, intranet and Ning network site to ensure organizational updates are made in a timely manner

• Ensure the quality, integrity and accuracy of all information submitted for posting to the website

• Manage the USO’s social media engagement, including providing oversight for the USO’s Ning network and third-party social media engagement (e.g., Facebook, MySpace and YouTube).

• Prepare, coordinate and post online graphic and textual communications materials

• Design, test, administer, analyze and produce reports using online feedback and research surveys and other mechanisms, such as web metrics, media room metrics, customer satisfaction surveys, etc

• Manage USO’s online media room

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, English or other related field is required

• 3 to 5 years of experience (minimum); prior experience in web site content management

• Experience in executing online marketing tactics

• Experience with online communication and writing for the web medium.

• Proficiency with Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS4 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat)

• A full understanding of HTML authoring, CSS (cascading style sheets) and web development standards

• Strong project management and organizational skills, including extreme attention to detail

• Excellent communicator, with strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as a strong project management and organizational skills

• Ability to work in fast- paced and team-oriented environment and independently organize work resources with the capability to work on multiple projects and/or assignments simultaneously.

The USO is conveniently located in Arlington Virginia and offers a competitive benefits package. We invite interested candidates to submit resume and salary requirements to jobs@uso.org (reference “ARL 21”) or fax to +1.703.908.6420.

The USO is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

*** From Susan Whitmore:

I think you post internships — this comes with a small stipend. Would appreciate your posting it. Thanks much.

Susan

Susan Whitmore

Director of Communications

Campaign for America's Wilderness

202-266-0435

3.) Communications/Advocacy Internship, The Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Washington, DC

The Campaign for America’s Wilderness is seeking a Communications and Advocacy Intern.

The Campaign for America's Wilderness works with local state coalitions and advocacy groups to permanently protect wild places for generations to come by assisting them with political strategy, lobbying, historical research, grassroots organizing, and communications initiatives.

This internship will provide the participant with hands-on experience in an organization working to protect our natural heritage. The participant will learn the skills needed to become an effective advocate for the conservation of our last wild places, gain a greater understanding of federal wilderness policy, learn the ins and outs of advocacy communications, assist a network of local grassroots wilderness organizations, and be part of a dedicated team working to further the protection of our wild public lands.

Qualifications:

Students and non-students are invited to apply, though completion of at least two years of college coursework is preferred. The applicant should possess a strong interest in wilderness and in protecting public lands. Individuals should be self-motivated, willing to seek out new learning opportunities, and possess excellent verbal communication and writing skills.

Responsibilities:

The internship can be tailored to the interests and strengths of the applicant, but will focus on a combination of policy research, media and communications, legislative work, grassroots organizing and outreach, and using online technologies to promote wilderness.

Responsibilities will also include research assistance, data entry, developing outreach materials, calling supporters, and administrative duties.

Length, Location, and Compensation:

The internship will take place in our Washington, DC office, on Capitol Hill. We are looking for an intern to start in January and applicants must be available at least 25 hours per week. Students may be eligible to receive college credit; students should inquire of their schools specific requirements. A small stipend is available.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, letter of intent, and a one to three page writing sample to: info@leaveitwild.org.

For more information about Campaign for America’s Wilderness, please visit www.leaveitwild.org.

4.) Public Affairs Specialist (Media Relations), District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=78007611

5.) Communications Specialist, Center for Progressive Reform, Washington, DC

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=236600004

*** From Elizabeth Schroen:

Please distribute the following internship posting to your mailing list and web site. Thanks!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Schroen

Writer/editor

Communications and Community Relations

Columbia Association

410-715-3102

6.) Public relations intern, Columbia Association, Columbia, MD

Columbia Association, a nonprofit homeowners group in Columbia, Maryland, is seeking a public relations intern for the spring semester. Internships are unpaid, and students must earn college credit for the experience. The intern will gain valuable on-the-job experience and will act as an official member of the team. Interns with interest in TV production, writing, web communications and event coordination are encouraged to apply. E-mail a cover letter and resume to Kelly.Cooper@ColumbiaAssociation.com, Attn: Shelia L. Green, manager of Communications and Community Relations. Learn more about CA at www.ColumbiaAssociation.org.

*** Mark Sofman sends some serious jobs:

7.) Manager, Public relations, Walter Reed BRAC Implementation Team, iAP Worldwide Services, Washington, DC

https://iapws.recruitmax.com/main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=6920&sourceID=Indeed

8.) Director of Development & External Affairs, University of Arkansas School of Law, University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, Fayetteville, Arkansas

http://www.nationjob.com/job/UNAF2087

9.) Corporate Communications Director, Fidelity National Information Services, Jacksonville, FL

http://fidelityinfoservices.recruitmax.com/ENG/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=12945&szReturnToSearch=1&&szWordsToHighlight=&sourceID=DEA

10.) Public Relations (PR) Internship – Spring Semester, MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ

http://jobs-mwwgroup.icims.com/jobs/1202/job

11.) Director, LMP Communications, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

http://kp.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&portal=2101430233&job=000324&src=JB-10088

12.) Communications Specialist, URS, Arlington, VA

https://www.urs.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=34324&sid=567

13.) Communications Specialist, CMA Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5021017

14.) Information and Communication Officer, Eurochild, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.eurochild.org/en/about-us/vacanciesinternships/index.html

*** From Kris Hoegel:

Ned,

I would be interested in this position being advertised in your next publishing. We currently have one opening for a Communications Consultant in Alexandria, VA.

Thanks,

Kris Hoegel

Corporate Talent Manager

DHS & Civilian Agencies

F. 703-548-3724

11 Canal Center Plaza

Alexandria, VA 22314

www.robbinsgioia.com

As the premier provider of project management and consulting services, Robbins-Gioia, LLC has earned a worldwide reputation for providing measurable results to support the successful implementation of high-risk, complex endeavors. If you are a highly motivated, results-oriented individual who wants to not only create but implement leading edge strategies and solutions, Robbins-Gioia, LLC has the project management career you have been searching for.

15.) Consultant ,Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, VA

is currently recruiting for the following position:.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

* BA/BS in public relations, public affairs, journalism, marketing, law, or related communication field of study.

* 4+ years in one or more of these areas, with demonstrated knowledge on current communication tenets, concepts, and best practices. Optimal candidate should possess education, skills, and experience in the following areas: editing; writing/product development; research; communication strategy and planning; stakeholder identification; interviewing; messaging; design and layout; Web-based media; event support; executive communication/staff work; and measurement and evaluation.

* Strong writing skills. Able to comprehend, organize, and translate complex information in a clear and concise manner for varied audiences.

* Results/mission-oriented, and demonstrates a sense of urgency, commitment, and sound judgment in a fluid work environment.

* Demonstrates an ability to display patience and understanding of an ever-changing work environment.

* Effective critical analysis, problem-solving, and presentation skills.

* Responds quickly to unscheduled assignments in a timely and effective manner.

* Effectively anticipates organizational, program, leadership, and client needs.

* Good listener, fast learner, with effective time management, planning, and organizational/time-management skills.

* Demonstrates a propensity to develop a broad, strategic thinking mindset and draws linkages between related workplace/program dynamics.

* Team/people oriented with an ability to cultivate relationships, and use effective interpersonal skills to interact with senior program leaders, subject matter experts and colleagues on both government and contractor staffs. Also, able to give direction whenever necessary to all aforementioned personnel.

* Inquisitive and demonstrates proactive self-improvement through self-study and formal training.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

* Current Customs clearance or ability to obtain one required.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Range of duties include

* Gathering, synthesizing, interpreting, and sharing timely and relevant ACE program information to appropriate R-G personnel.

* Preparing ACE articles, news releases, briefings, talking points, speeches, newsletters, and other communication products for targeted audiences.

* Coordinating inputs to organizational Web sites.

* Editing communication and program documents for approval at a higher level.

* Responding to Internet inquiries from program stakeholders.

* Planning logistics and providing on-site support for trade conferences.

* Contributing to improved communication processes and procedures.

NOTE : There will be a writing test administered to final candidates.

Our world-class environment offers a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and educational assistance including 100% tuition reimbursement. Please complete the job profile at www.robbinsgioia.com and apply!

16.) Manager of Event Marketing, Senior, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=77986262

17.) News Editor (Assistant Director of Community Relations, SL-3), University Communications and Marketing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=9824

18.) Marketing & Public Relations Consultant / Communications & Marketing / Medical Center, Fairview Red Wing Health Services, Red Wing, Minnesota

http://www.nationjob.com/job/FARW426

19.) Chair, Department of Communication, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Communication to begin spring or fall 2009. The university seeks candidates who will energetically lead the department in continuing to build excellent undergraduate and graduate programs and will mentor faculty in teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in speech communication, mass communication, or journalism (news editorial and/or adv/public relations); outstanding record of teaching and research commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment; and effective leadership, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Located 95 miles east of Dallas in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, The University of Texas at Tyler has an enrollment of about 6,200 students. Tyler is the East Texas regional center for health care, higher education, and economic development, with a healthy media market. The Department of Communication offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For information visit the university web site at www.uttyler.edu and the departmental web site at http://www.uttyler.edu/communication/Communication.htm and the Patriot Talon newspaper web site at http://www.patriottalon.com/

For full consideration please submit (electronically as attachments, if possible) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a brief description of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of leadership philosophy, two examples of published research, and names and e-mail addresses of at least four references to Dr. Don McClaugherty, Chair, Department of Communication Search Committee, dmcclaugherty@uttyler.edu. Paper submissions can be sent to Department of Communication, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75799.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be prepared to furnish the university with proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an EEO Employer.

*** From Joe Perkins:

Ned,

Good afternoon sir. I have a job that I'd love to submit to you. Thanks for your help in advance.

20.) Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager, DC Suburbs

Our client, located in the DC suburbs, is in search of a highly qualified Corporate Communications and Marketing Manager.

Responsibilities

• Implements marketing and communications strategies and tactics to support business objectives

• Focuses marketing activities to drive sales of services and products, enhance the company's corporate image and position the company as a unique provider of scientific services to support the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices

• Partners with company business leaders to implement marketing and communications programs and activities

• Develops and maintains company-wide corporate branding and ensure consistent implementation of branding throughout the company including marketing messages, uniform graphic design standards and the implementation of appropriate measures to facilitate uniform use of corporate branding

• Implements a broad array of activities and programs including print and web advertising, proprietary conferences, production of appropriate printed materials, presence at relevant industry trade shows and conferences (including, but not limited to, the Drug Information Association annual conference and Partnerships with CROs)

• Selects and manages appropriate advertising agencies, public relations agencies, freelance copywriters, graphic designers, web designers and web programmers to support the company's marketing and communications needs

• Monitors mainstream media and pharmaceutical / biotech / medical device / health care trade media for news and information relevant to the business objectives and disseminates information to relevant company business leaders

• Supervises content development and updates to the company-wide intranet resource

• Manages the corporate marketing budget

• Travels 15-20% of the time to conferences and the Philadelphia area

Requirements

• Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred

• 5+ years of marketing experience, ideally in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology or drug development services company

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with an exceptional capability in developing effective interpersonal relationships

• Ability to write and edit copy for press releases, websites and a broad array of promotional materials

• Flexibility, creative thinking and the ability to address marketing objectives with a limited budget while leveraging cost-effective means to achieve ambitious promotional goals

• Well developed client management skills, as the position requires constructive interaction and responsiveness to internal and external clients

• Exceptional PowerPoint skills with the ability to transform broad messages and complex concepts into a concise set of visually appealing slides and accompanying talking points

• Strong ability to work well with others and operate in a “virtual” setting, as some colleagues are physically removed from the corporate headquarters

• Strong attention to detail, organization and follow-up is critical

The client is located in Bethesda, Md and is a pharmaceutical consulting organization. The salary range is $90,000 to $110,000.

Contact Joe Perkins

Profiles

217 N. Charles Street

4th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

p 410.244.6400

m 410.746.1849

f 410.244.6406

www.careerprofiles.com

Hi Ned,

I have a job that I'd love for you to post for me. The client is an IT company located in Alexandria, VA. The pay is between $90k-$100k. Thanks in advance for your help.

Our client, a technology company supporting the communications/public relations industry, seeks a Senior Database Administrator with extensive experience working with SQL Server 2000/2005.

21.) Senior Database Administrator, technology company supporting the communications/public relations industry, Alexandria, VA

Responsibilities:

• Participate in the corporate-wide SQL Server database administration and control in a high availability, clustered SQL-Server based environment

• Database capacity planning, maintenance, and enhancement identification.

• Application support including upgrades and enhancements.

• Design, create, enhance, review and execute DTS packages, stored procedures, triggers, and database schemas

• Implement, maintain, and document policies, procedures and standards to ensure security and integrity of test and production data

• Perform on-call duties and system implementations and upgrades that may occur after normal business hours and weekends as required to minimize business impact

• Provide technical guidance and mentoring to the Data Team

• Respond to client requests of data load and extraction as needed

• Generate reports per client request

Requirements:

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field

• Min 5 years of administrating and maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005

• Proven track record of timely project completion

• Expert level knowledge of T-SQL, Stored procedures, and DTS packages

• Expert level knowledge of Data Modeling (Physical and Logical) and Data Mapping

• Expert level knowledge of table normalization, optimization, and tuning

• Strong organizational skills

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Development DBA experience is a plus

• Programming background is a plus

• Microsoft certification (MCDBA or MCP in SQL Server) is a plus

Contact Joe Perkins

Profiles

217 N. Charles Street

4th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201

p 410.244.6400

m 410.746.1849

f 410.244.6406

www.careerprofiles.com

22.) MediaWiki Specialist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7M2LGJ

23.) Communication & Education Officer, Centre for Genetics Education Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia

The Centre for Genetics Education , 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.

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

Application kits and further details available at:

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

2799

24.) Operations Coordinator & Field Communication Officer, Medair, Afghanistan

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7M2JD3

*** From Kerry Ramirez PHR:

Good afternoon,

We would like to share the attached job opportunity with JOTW members via your weekly newsletter. Please let me know what else you need. Thank you!

Kerry

Kerry Ramirez PHR

Staff Programs Manager | Human Resources

Canyon Ranch

8600 E. Rockcliff Rd.

Tucson, AZ 85750

Ph. 520.749.9655 Ext. 4727

Fax 520.239.8519

klramirez@canyonranch.com

The Power of Possibility

Explore the possibilities at www.canyonranch.com

25.) Public Relations Representative, Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ

Overview

Canyon Ranch, the premier brand in the health and wellness industry with a mission to provide “the highest enjoyment of life” is searching for a talented, creative and caring director to be the communicator of our brand with external sources and media outlets. We offer our guests a transformational experience through our integrated disciplines of preventative medicine, behavioral health, movement therapies, nutrition, sport and fitness and spa and meditative practices.

Area of Responsibility

Primarily responsible for supporting the Public Relations Director in all Public Relations activities, including but not limited to contacting media sources; writing, producing and distributing press releases; responding to media inquiries; scheduling and coordinating media visits and photo shoots.

Primary Duties

• Writes, produces and distributes media-related materials including press kits, press releases, staff bios, fact sheets, etc.

• Responds to media inquiries and requests for information, photos and questionnaires.

• Schedules media interviews with Canyon Ranch staff and provides copies of resulting editorial coverage to participating staff.

• Schedules and coordinates media visits and media-related photo shoots, working with Public Relations contacts at Lenox, Las Vegas and other properties.

• Monitors media coverage; prepares and distributes coverage reports

• Conducts story/news placement activities as directed.

• Assists with the development and implementation of Public Relations plans, events and programs.

• Monitors and updates Press Room section of Web site with press releases, awards and distinctions, photographs.

• Provides assistance to media representatives who request visuals (photos and video).

• Drafts background documents on a variety of topics for review by director.

• Conducts research about publications and writers.

Qualifications

• Degree in Public Relations, Communications or Journalism

• Minimum six years experience in a PR agency or in-house PR department.

• Hospitality, tourism or travel experience is preferred.

• Must be able to appropriately present and represent Canyon Ranch to the media and all related audiences.

• Proficient in MS Office suite.

• Congenial and patient in all circumstances and able to work efficiently under tight deadlines.

• OR Any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

To apply, please visit www.canyonranchjobs.com

*** From Janice Roper-Graham, ABC, PMP:

Hi Ed:

Here is a posting for your next newsletter —

Thanks for all you do. 🙂

Janice Roper-Graham, ABC, PMP

Outreach Process Partners, LLC

Office: 888-677-0101, x701

Cell: 443-871-2308

Fax: 888-784-5441

www.opp-llc.com

26.) Director, Outreach Communications, Winchester, VA

Requires 10+ years of PR/Marketing communications experience in the

non-profit/government-sector with excellent listening, organizational

skills, and judgment. Must be both a leader and a do-er:

developing/vetting/implementing outreach strategy, writing brochures, press

releases, articles, powerpoint briefings, etc.-with support from a senior

graphic designer. Experience in government, IT, or disaster response

industries a plus.

Send email with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

HR@opp-llc.com. EOE

*** From Ellen Brody:

Hi Ned:

I would like to post this position for college interns. This is an unpaid postion requiring 20 hours a week. We will be happy to work with the colleges and universities to provide a program for which the students can receive academic credit.

Thanks-

Ellen Brody

27.) Intern, Keppler Speakers, Arlington, VA

Keppler Speakers offers an interactive learning opportunity for students and recent graduates looking to gain valuable skills in the travel and event planning industries. Interns will facilitate logistics for a wide variety of speakers from television news, politics, journalism and marketing. This is an unpaid internship. Interns must be available a minimum of three days a week, with a minimum of 20 hours of work completed each week. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter, (in a Word document or in PDF format) to: jobs@kepplerspeakers.com.

Keppler Speakers is located at:

4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 700

Arlington, VA 22203

*** From Beth King, APR, who got it from Gina Cadena:

28.) Strategic Communications Liaison, National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IAP World Services, Livermore, CA

IAP World Services, the master vendor of supplemental labor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has an immediate job opening.

This is a W-2 position located onsite at LLNL in Livermore, CA. All of our positions at LLNL have two requirements, at least 18 years of age and US Citizenship.

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Photon Science Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California has an opening for a Sr. Curriculum Specialist. The NIF and Photon Sciences Directorate which contains both the National Ignition Facility – a laser fusion experimental facility at LLNL – and other research and development facilities/activities. The NIF anticipates overall Project completion and the start-up of routine experimental operations in FY09. Under minimal supervision, this position provides a full range of advanced and complex communications skills in contributing to the development of relationships with internal and external resources to provide updated information on the NIF. This position reports to the Deputy Principal Associate Director.

Informational Facts about NIF

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a key component of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Stockpile Stewardship Program, whose purpose is to maintain the safety, reliability, and effectiveness of our nation's nuclear stockpile without underground nuclear testing. The NIF is crucial to the Stockpile Stewardship Program because it is the only facility that can create the conditions of extreme temperature and pressure—conditions that exist only in stars or in exploding nuclear weapons—that are relevant to understanding how our modern nuclear weapons operate. As such, the NIF's primary mission is to attain fusion ignition in the laboratory. Fusion ignition not only supports Stockpile Stewardship needs, but also provides the basis for future decisions about fusion's pote ntial as a long-term energy source. Additionally, NIF provides scientists with access to high-energy-density regimes that can yield new insight and understanding in the areas of astrophysics, hydrodynamics, material properties, plasma physics, and radiative properties.

National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world's largest laser. When completed in 2009, NIF will focus the intense energy of 192 laser beams on a BB-sized target filled with hydrogen fuel – fusing, or igniting, the hydrogen atoms' nuclei. This is the same fusion energy process that makes the stars shine and provides the life-giving energy of the sun.

The NIF and Photon Science Directorate within LLNL is looking for exceptional talent in the area of Facility Engineering and Construction. Our Directorate, which has over 1.4M square feet of laboratory, office and support space is undergoing a transformation. As we near the completion of the NIF project and position ourselves for the demands of on-going 24/7 technical operations, we anticipate scientific accomplishments with world changing impacts. Supporting these activities is our job – making sure our laboratories are properly configured, developing and installing new systems and designing and building new facilities are a key activity in the success of supporting these scientific endeavors. We are building a team to proactively define, design and build this necessary infrastructure. Our technical requirements are challenging – sometimes pushing the existing industry envelope for cleanliness, vibration stability and seismic requirements. Our work is very detailed and involves integration of systems within existing facilities where unknowns are often encountered.

Our work involves interfacing with the best and the brightest – scientists, engineers and operations staff. The team built to handle this work will be small, creative and have the opportunity to explore new means and methods, contracting approaches and strategies to provide infrastructure to meet our technical requirements on typically tight schedules and limited budgets.

If you are looking for work that is technically challenging and will have impact to our world as we know it– the NIF and Photon Science Directorate is the right home for you.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

– Cultivates and maintains relationships with editors, reporters, partners, customers, and vendors both internal and external.

– Develop list of best outside technical publications, magazines, other media to target with NIF information/communications

– Proactively leads the flow of information within and outside of NIF

– Technically leads and administers the presentation and representation of the organization to employees, the general public and news media.

– Develops and produces publications and brochures to define the NIF identity to employees, customers, and the broader community.

– Plans and implements public relations programs designed to create and maintain favorable public image for the organization.

– Works in concert with upper management in setting the short- and long-term strategic planning and marketing goals.

– Coordinates with the NIF/TID Production Services Group to complete video's for publication both internally and externally.

– Technically leads 3-D communication technology

– Proactive – ability to direct outside writers and coordinators as required for short turn-around projects

– Work closely with the NIF IT Technical Lead within the Production Services Group on portal updates

MARGINAL DUTIES

Organizes and carries out events to promote employee morale and community goodwill, such as speeches, tours, exhibits, etc.

Assists organization personnel in writing of speeches, letters, and articles which are to be made employees and the public.

Directs or participates in the writing, editing, and publishing of organization publications

May arrange interviews between the organization executives and the media.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

– Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business, Communications, Journalism or other relevant field.

– 5+ years Experience as a Publicist for a Government or highly scientific or experimental client

– Experience communicating with clear, accurate speech and writing. Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation skills, proofreading and editing capabilities required.

– Experience in Strategic Planning and Marketing in promoting the product/client – planning both short and long range goals

– Experience writing and gathering requirements for web content for a variety of end user desktop platforms, including: MAC, PC, UNIX and browsers Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

– Knowledge of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, DreamWeaver, HomeSite, PhotoShop, Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, JavaScript and FTP.

– Demonstrated initiative in solving problems, enhancing the quality of projects and tasks, and proactively recommending process improvements.

– Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and follow-through.

– Self-motivated, dependable, and flexible with strong work ethic.

– Ability and desire to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.

– Ability to work effectively and accurately under tight deadlines and stressful conditions

– Ability to support a 24/7 operation as required

DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

– Knowledge of the NIF, it's missions, and programs

– Knowledge of LLNL content management and review and release procedures.

– Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team

Thank you,

Gina Cadena

Employment Supervisor

IAP World Services

925-960-0369 ext. 367

fax 925-960-0371

cadena2@llnl.gov

http://iap.llnl.gov

*** From Heather Murphy:

Ned,

FEMA is looking for an External Affairs Officer for its Kansas City, MO office. The closing date for applications is 30 December.

Heather Murphy

29.) External Affairs Officer, FEMA, Kansas City, MO http://www.fema.gov/career/publicForward.do?action=View+Posted+Job+Listing&jobId=35329

30.) Land & Resources Editor, APRS, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

APRS is a successful and fast growing independent magazine publishing

company. We are seeking a person with a high level of editing and

writing skills who also has some knowledge of the Australian mining

industry.

The successful applicant will join our Brisbane office editorial team as

the Land & Resources Editor looking after mining and other

resource-related trade and industry titles.

Daily duties will include:

* Writing industry-specific feature articles

* Liaising with authors and image sources

* Editing and proof reading

* Content theme concepts and

* Industry networking

Some travel, conference and other industry related event attendance may

be required.

The ideal person will:

* Have exceptional communication skills

* Be able to work to deadlines

* Thrive under pressure

* Hold knowledge or experience in the mining industry in Australia

* Have a sense of humour

15 to 20 hrs wk; $20 p/h; Brisbane CBD location.

CONTACT: Holly Richardson, National Editor, APRS Pty Ltd, email

editor@aprs.com.au or phone 07-3210-2930.

31.) Assistant/Associate Professor, Communications/Media Studies, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=560&jb=4974426

32.) Director of Communications, Association for Financial Professionals, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27482676

33.) Public Information Coordinator, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

http://jobtarget.womcom.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=583&jb=5024489

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

34.) Senior Director Corporate Communications, Cephalon Frazer, Pennsylvania

http://jobs-cephalon.icims.com/jobs/1589/job

35.) Senior Manager Product Communications, Cephalon Frazer, Pennsylvania

http://jobs-cephalon.icims.com/jobs/1590/job

*** From Andrew Hudson’s job list:

36.) Senior Marketing Manager, Destination Segment, Vail Resorts, Broomfield, CO

http://prjobslist.com:80/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=5197,19051,0&S=oksphnqtvq

37.) Assistant Professor – Film and Video Production, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=560&jb=4960346

38.) Sports Reporter, Boston Red Sox, MLB.com, Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

About the Job

MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball, is seeking freelance and/or full-time columnists and reporters to help cover Major League Baseball. We're interested in candidates with solid reporting skills and a strong voice who are as well versed in writing about the sport off the field as they are about the games themselves.

Responsibilities include:

– Column writing from live games across the country, as well as the news of the day off the field.

– Non-column writing that helps feed the beast that is a 24-by-7 deadline cycle.

– Factual reporting; intelligent writing.

– Nuanced analysis and insightful commentary.

– Professional representation of our company inside and outside our walls.

– Multimedia experience a plus.

Qualifications include:

– Four-year degree preferred.

– Passion for the sport, as well as a thorough knowledge of the sport.

– Experienced in writing on deadline.

– Able to produce clean, crisp copy.

– Team player to work in field, as well as with editors.

– Good communicator and well-organized.

– Self-starter with a wealth of ideas.

– Willing to travel.

– Bilingual a plus.

“Due to the volume of applications for each position, MLB.com will only contact those applications who are selected to be interviewed.”

http://jobsearch.mlb.careers.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=76694308

*** From Bridget Serchak:

39.) Marketing Manager, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

The Chicago Public Schools is seeking a Marketing Manager (Professional IV). The Marketing Manager assists with the development, organization and implementation of outreach campaigns, marketing materials and corporate sponsorship programs designed to promote and support CPS.

Responsibilities include: Manages the day-to-day operations of corporate sponsorship activities. Assists in negotiating contracts between CPS and corporate partners; assists the Director of Marketing in implementing grassroots outreach

campaigns, such as the citywide Back-to-School campaign; assists the Director of Marketing in creating and distributing marketing materials, advertisements and publications; serves as a key contact between CPS and corporate partners relating to sponsorship program and assists Director of Marketing in identifying and packaging district assets. Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university. 5-7 years of sales, sponsorship, advertising, public relations, or corporate communications experience. Experience working in corporate communications or corporate relations at large institution or corporation. Strong organization, project management and communication skills. Strong negotiation skills. Knowledge of components and valuation of sponsorship packages. Experience targeting youth audiences, especially using new media channels. Ability to work cross-departmentally and collaboratively Salary range: $63m800- $89, 300. To apply go to: The HR website housing the posting is:http://www.cps-umanresources.org/Careers/per_bull.htm

40.) Communications Director, Hazen and Sawyer, New York, NY

Hazen and Sawyer is an employee-owned professional corporation providing consulting services in environmental engineering and science to the public and private sectors since 1951.

They offer planning, design, construction management, and startup/operations assistance in the fields of drinking water, water pollution control and specialty services.

Chaloner Associates is partnering with Hazen and Sawyer on a search for a Communications Director. To learn more about Hazen and Sawyer, please visit www.hazenandsawyer.com.

Job Description

Hazen and Sawyer has an immediate opening in their headquarter office in New York, NY for a Communications Director. This position will report to the Director of Strategic Planning and Development and will be responsible for the following:

• Draft, write, edit, proof, finalize, and distribute external marketing materials including company newsletters, brochures, posters, invitations, press releases, publication articles, and advertisements.

• Draft, write, edit, proof, finalize, and distribute internal communication materials including staff newsletters and announcements.

• Update and maintain content of company website and intranet site.

• Interview staff about projects and technical subjects to write features for a wide range of external and internal materials (press releases, newsletters, brochures, website, etc.).

• Approve ad copy and ensure correct and on-time ad placement.

• Identify and place articles in trade journals and publications.

• Approve logo and brand usage on third-party collateral and internet Web sites.

• Assist in the creation of templates and designs that adhere to the corporate design.

• Respond to inquiries and requests for communication materials.

• Provide communications support to other departments and offices.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must possess the following qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or related field.

• Minimum of five years of related experience. Marketing communications experience in professional services (engineering, architecture, construction, etc.) is preferred.

• Strong command of the English language with excellent writing skills and the ability to write clearly about technical topics.

• Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

• Superior organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment with all staff levels.

• Computer skills in MS Office, QuarkXPress, Corel Draw, Photoshop, and HTML.

Benefits

Hazen and Sawyer offers a competitive benefits program to meet employees' personal and professional needs. These benefits include Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision coverage, as well as a Retirement Fund and Flexible Spending Accounts. The Firm offers a generous tuition reimbursement program.

Hazen and Sawyer is committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity (EOE) in its recruitment, personnel policies and practices.

Contact:

AMY LAFOND | MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEW YORK | CHALONER ASSOCIATES

580 Broadway, Suite 1208 | New York, NY 10012

tel: 212.365.6645 | cell: 917.566.3910 | fax: 212.219.9213

amy@chaloner.com | www.chaloner.com

41.) Deputy Director – Global Health Communications, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=17489

42.) Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=560&jb=4911685

43.) Division of Mass Communication, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

The University of Montevallo’s Division of Mass Communication seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning Fall 2009.

The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, advise and mentor students and engage in appropriate creative/scholarly activities. Courses could include single and multi-camera video production in the studio or field, post-production, digital audio production, media convergence, broadcast journalism or other mass communication courses as needed. The candidate should have demonstrated skills in equipment setup and troubleshooting, systems installation and operation, and basic maintenance.

Terminal degree is required. ABD considered with firm completion date. Relevant professional experience a plus. Rank and salary commensurate with credentials.

Please submit online applications to Dr. David Callaghan, Chair, Communication Arts, at https://jobs.montevallo.edu.

The University of Montevallo is a public, liberal arts University. More information about our successful program can be found at www.montevallo.edu/mc.

The University of Montevallo is an AA/EO Employer.

http://aejmc.org/jobads/

44.) Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Mass Communications, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Mass Communications beginning August 17, 2009. The appointee must be able to teach undergraduate public relations courses as well as courses in some of the following areas: introductory mass communications; basic and advanced news reporting/writing; new media; editing and design; and media law. The appointee must also advise students; provide service to the university and community; and pursue scholarly and/or creative work.

To apply: Send a letter of application stating qualifications and expertise, completed Application for Employment form (see: http:/www.mnsu.edu/humanres/forms/unclassapp.pdf), a statement of how you value and can contribute to the diversity of our campus, current vita, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts to the address below. In addition, printed letters of reference from three professors, advisers and/or professionals need to be sent DIRECTLY to the Search Committee by the APPLICATION DEADLINE of March 2, 2009. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the three letters of reference are sent directly to the committee by the deadline. An official or certified copy of a transcript for the highest completed degree will be required prior to any interview as a finalist for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Send application materials to: Dr. Jane S. McConnell, Chair, Department of Mass Communications, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 136 Nelson Hall, Mankato, MN 56001.

For more information, see: http:/www.mnsu.edu/masscomm.

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer, and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

http://aejmc.org/jobads/

45.) Communications, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25334336

46.) 2009 Ford Communications Summer Internship, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI

http://www.mycareer.ford.com/jobDescription.asp?iSReqid=2161

47.) Public Affairs Coordinator, The American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, DC

http://philanthropy.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000585374-01

*** From Andrea Maurey:

48.) VP-GM/Consumer Health & Wellness-Marketing, Ketchum Public Relations, Washington, DC

Ketchum is a top five national and international public relations agency, with a staff of close to 1,000 people in 50 cities around the world. Ketchum has been named “Agency of the Year” four times in the last 10 years and most recently was cited as the second most admired PR firm in the U.S. by The Holmes Report, and the number three agency in overall client satisfaction by PR Week. Ketchum has five global practices including health, corporate, technology, food and branding. Ketchum's healthcare practice is regularly ranked nationally in the top two.

Opportunity

Ketchum Washington is looking for a leader in consumer health & wellness communications. The Vice President/Group Manager will be responsible for providing strategic counsel and overseeing $3 million+ consumer programs for consumer packaged goods. As well as manage a team that is currently growing. The VP/GM will help grow and oversee the Consumer Health & Wellness practice and serve on the management team for Ketchum's Washington office.

Profile

We are seeking a dynamic communications counselor who can successfully spearhead multi-pronged proactive campaigns and issues management while maintaining a supportive work culture for the talented team. The position requires someone who can think and implement creatively in a fast paced environment. Must be able to manage client relationships, analyze the environment and provide strategic counsel. Must also have experience working in a large agency with consumer goods.

Responsibilities:

* Serve as senior contact for clients, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of clients' business; develop strategy for implementing successful client programs and new programs simultaneously.

* Troubleshoot clients' problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate.

* Help account team(s) work effectively and in the best interests of client(s); maximize agency's network of resources to enhance client services.

* Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client media materials, byline articles, client correspondence and reports.

* Take a leadership role in new business proposal development and presentations; work with account teams to build incremental business.

* Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders; ensure team billability and account profitability.

* Begin to build a leadership role in outside organizations to increase Ketchum's visibility in marketplace and create new business opportunities.

Required Qualifications:

* Large agency experience within a consumer goods practice

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27351201

49.) Public Affairs Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Department Of The Interior, Washington DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=77918878

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50.) Public Relations Manager, Aloysius Butler & Clark, Wilmington, DE

Aloysius Butler & Clark is currently seeking the newest member to its

Public Relations team. The ideal candidate must have excellent

organization skills and be able to adapt to multiple assignments and

deadlines as well as an environment that changes frequently. This person

will be responsible for program development and execution, including

press release and media kit development, media pitching, event planning,

research and client service. Qualified candidates should also have

excellent writing abilities and be a self-motivated team player who is

eager to take ownership of their work and contributions. Agency or

healthcare experience is highly preferred.

Primary responsibilities:

– Draft and disseminate media relations materials, including press

releases, pitch letters and briefing documents

– Develop and maintain media contact lists and databases

– Research and maintain speaking/editorial opportunities and calendars

– Actively participate in agency development by assisting with new

business and managing agency PR initiatives

– Balance workload between accounts to ensure that all work is accurate

and completed on time and on budget

– Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate evening and

weekend events

Qualifications

– Bachelor degree in Communications or related field

– 3+ years of Public Relations experience

– Strong written and verbal communications skills and an enthusiastic

and professional approach

Contact: Qualified candidates should submit resume and salary

requirements to Maria Stearns, mstearns@a-b-c.com

51.) Marketing/Communications Officer, The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

19107, is seeking a Marketing/Communications Officer

POSITION SUMMARY: The Marketing/Communications Officer is responsible

for communicating the Foundations mission and messages locally,

regionally and nationally with impact to external and internal audiences

to create and maintain a positive Foundation image. The Officer, in

conjunction with senior staff, plans and implements all

marketing/communications activities, including advertising, public

relations, media relations, written and online communications, speakers

bureau, special events, and takes advantage of other opportunities.

Based on todays expanding electronic communications environment, the

officer is responsible for managing website content, ensuring its

accuracy and currency, expanding its interactivity and electronic

footprint.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

In collaboration with the President and assigned staff members, develop

a comprehensive strategic marketing/communication plan for external and

internal publics. Establish milestones within the plan to measure its

success. Implement, report on its effectiveness and re-evaluate on a

pre-determined basis.

– Acquire and maintain a thorough understanding of issues strategically

important to The Foundation and its stakeholders.

– Develop and maintain positive relationships with local, regional and

national media.

– Create opportunities to communicate Foundation messages by writing

effective news releases, op-ed pieces, and online postings. Pitch

relevant stories. Position the Foundation as a go to resource for

commentary.

– Manage the marketing/communication and advertising budget.

– Develop and oversee communications materials, such as the annual

report, newsletters, and special publications (e.g., applications

guidelines, marketing materials for prospective donors, invitations,

company letterhead). Development includes writing, designing, overseeing

production and distribution; determining appropriate delivery methods:

print, media, online, face to face.

– Manage The Foundations website content; ensure its accuracy and

currency; work with IT to expand its content and interactivity; create

new web opportunities as needed.

– Manage and develop internal communications; create distribution

vehicles to ensure the staff and board are current with all Foundation

messages, news and activities.

– Work with other Foundation departments to provide communications

assistance for donors and grantees, using appropriate messages and

distribution methods.

– Manage The Foundations brand to ensure its integrity by adhering to

Foundation standards and best practices.

– Manage and/or provide assistance for special event planning.

– Create and distribute news clips and maintain a print and broadcast

archive.

– Develop and manage a Foundation speakers bureau; create a standard

presentation; prepare and coach staff as necessary.

– Coordinate the distribution of news clips; maintain a print and

broadcast archive.

– Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM SKILLS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

– Degree in marketing/communications or related experience; 7 to 10

years relevant work experience.

– Demonstrated experience in business management.

– Proven strategic planning and messaging skills.

– Excellent ability to write and edit.

– Excellent written and verbal communication as well as graphic

skills.

– Excellent computer, IT and website technology skills, including

proven experience with social networking, viral marketing and other

interactive skills.

– Excellent presentation skills.

– Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal skills.

– Proven attention to detail and follow through and ability to

multitask.

– Local travel as needed.

Contact: Please send resume and salary requirements to

aswinney@philafound.org No phone calls.

52.) Public Relations Manager – Sport, MCT Marketing, Johanesburg, Gauteng,. South Africa

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Job/196/18/86064.html

*** Here is your JOTW Alternative Selection:

53.) Operations Manager, Frank Church Wilderness – Central Idaho, The Flying B and Root Ranch, Salmon, Idaho

The Flying B and Root Ranch are located in Idaho's remote

wilderness area. Two separate places with unique

characteristics. We provide seasonal lodging & dining

accomodations at each Ranch. We will also accomodate clients

with horse pack trips & hunts. Access is limited due to

locations. There is no road access. Most clients fly in by

small aircraft. Employees are transported by small aircraft.

Employees live on-site. It is an attractive plus to have a

manager with a pilot's license & airplane.

Qualifications of the Operations Manager include but are not

limited to: The Operations Manager is required to live on-site

at the Flying B Ranch during the main operating season,

typically part of March until just before Thanksgiving. Must

have experience in hiring staff & staff management. Ranch

quarters/work areas are tight and as a manager you need to keep

employee work quality and moral at the highest level. Each

Ranch has cabins for daily rental, a lodge for cooking/dining

and a small convenience type store. Therefore, there are normal

maintenance issues associated with buildings/power supply and

water supply that need to be attended to on a daily basis. Our

operation maintains a horse/mule herd of approximately 65 head.

The horses remain in the backcountry year round. The Ranch

produces enough hay to support the herd during the winter and

uses public grazing during the summer. The manager needs to

have farming knowledge and the ability to operate and maintain

farming equipment to produce that hay. Experience in herd

management – health/grazing & feeding/packing is a must. The

Operations Manager will work directly with and for the General

Manager in all aspects of Ranch operations. The Operations

Manager must be licensable under Idaho State Outfitting

requirements. All employees are subject to a background check

prior to employment.

FLYING RESORT RANCHES, INC

9 Hamner Drive

Salmon, Idaho 83467

Tammy Overacker

General Manager, DA

Flying Resort Ranches, Inc.

(208) 756-6295 (tel)

877-562-1129 (Toll-Free)

(208) 756-6378 (fax)

Fax For Resumes: 208-756-6378

Email For Resumes: tamflyingresort@centurytel.net

http://flyingresortranches.com/

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*** Weekly Piracy Report:

02.12.2008: 0230 UTC: Tema anchorage, Ghana.

Four robbers boarded an oil tanker at anchor. Robbers stole ship’s stores and escaped when noticed. No injuries to crew.

16.11.2008: 0945 LT: Posn: 05:34.53N – 005:22.39E, Warri river, Nigeria.

Several speedboats with heavily armed men approached a general cargo ship under pilotage. They fired warning shots into the air, ordered the pilot to stop the ship and demanded the gangway ladder to be lowered. The pirates boarded the ship and sailed it to a their rebel base where they anchored it. The 19 crew were taken ashore. The crew and ship was later released. No harm to crew.

06.12.2008: 1142 UTC: Posn: 06:42S – 046:58E, off southern Somalia (450 nm east of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania / 350 nm west of Seychelles islands)

Two pirate skiffs were seen approaching a container ship underway. The 2nd mate increased speed, raised alarm, activated fire hoses and mustered crew on bridge. The pirates fired upon the ship with guns and RPG. Master activated SSAS, DSC distress and increased speed to maximum. After some time, the pirates stop firing and the distance increased. The pirates reloaded their weapons and start firing again. For some reason, one of the skiffs slowed down and the other boat was just trailing without firing. Finally, the two skiffs stopped and aborted the attempted attack. No injuries to crew. A fire broke out on board the vessel due to the gunfire and RPG. A white hulled fishing boat-like vessel was sighted 10 nm away, which could be the pirate mother vessel.

06.12.2008: 0145 LT: Belawan outer anchorage, Indonesia.

Robbers boarded a chemical tanker at anchor. They broke the bosun store padlock and stole ship's stores. Attempt to contact authorities were futile.

03.12.2008: 0419 UTC: Posn: 12:59.49N – 047:41.56E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates, armed with automatic rifles, in a speedboat fired upon a chemical tanker underway. They tried to board the tanker twice, using a portable ladder, but were unsuccessful due to the evasive manoeuvres taken by the tanker. Pirates aborted the attempted attack after two hours. A coalition helicopter came to investigate.

01.12.2008: 2100 LT: Posn: 02:51.00N – 104:19.00E,7.3nm off Teluk Juara, east of Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.

Ten armed pirates boarded a tug underway. They threatened the master and crew with knives. Pirates tied up the crew with ropes and locked them in a compartment. They escaped with tug's and crew cash, documents and personal belongings. On 02.12.2008 at 0215 LT, the 2nd officer reported the incident to owners and owners instructed the master to sail the tug to Thailand. Incident reported to local police.

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SNA Wounded Warrior Project

The Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association is raising $30,000 to buy a modified wheelchair conversion van for Operation Second Chance to transport wounded warriors in and around Washington, D.C. to receive medical treatment and attend sporting events and entertainment. Our current total is about $13,000, but a large corporate donation has been received that has placed us over the half-way mark in achieving our goal of $30,000.

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