JOTW 52-2008


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IABC 2009 EXCEL Award:

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) invites nominations for the Excellence in Communication Leadership (EXCEL) Award, which annually recognizes a world-class leader who is not an IABC member but who exhibits leadership in fostering excellent communication.

The nomination deadline is 9 January 2009. Visit http://www.iabc.com/awards/excel.htm.

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JOTW 52-2008

29 December 2008

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Senior Communications Specialist, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Arlington, VA

2.) Onlline Executive Editor, National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C.

3.) Writer/Editor, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, City of Fairfax, VA

4.) Senior Director of Quality, Wal-Mart, Bentonville, AR

5.) Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Division, Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kansas City, MO

6.) Graphic Artist Intern, 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

7.) Digital Marketing Manager, Gogo Inflight Internet, Aircell, Itasca, Illinois

8.) SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, United States Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security, Miami, FL

9.) Public Affairs Specialist, US Geological Survey, Department Of The Interior, Reston, VA

10.) Marketing & Communications Manager, SmithBucklin Corporation, Washington, D.C.

11.) Assistant Professor, Public Relations & Digital Media, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

12.) Director for Marketing, Medifast, Inc., Owings Mills, MD

13.) Dir Marketing and Communications, Association For Facilities Engineering, Herndon VA

14.) Director, Communications, NACUBO, Washington, DC

15.) Director of Communications, International Partnership for Microbicides, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland

16.) Associate Director, Global Audit Communications, KPMG, Washington, DC

17.) Scientific Communications Director – Oncology, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ

18.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

19.) WEB EDITOR, Advanced Video Communications, Los Angeles, CA

20.) Expert national en communication pour le développement, United Nations Development Programme, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

21.) UN Communications Strategy Manager, United Nations Development Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

22.) Programme Communication Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, Namibia 23.) Web Editor, Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts

24.) Marketing and Communications Executive, NEXtCARE , Dubai, UAE

25.) Nutrition Communications Manager, Kellen Company, Washington, DC

26.) Web Editor, Lao Service, Radio Free Asia, Washington, DC

27.) Associate Manager, Internal Communications, Schering-Plough, Kenilworth,

NJ

28.) Manager, Internal Communications, Take Care Health System, Conshohocken,

PA

29.) Senior Communications/Marketing Communications Manager, Crawford

Communications Group, Cupertino, CA

30.) Communications Intern (Media), Malaria No More, New York, NY

31.) Co-host for Sports show, Vulcan Sports Media d/b/a WWZN 1510 The Zone, Boston, Mass.

32.) Sports Information Director, Montgomery Co. Community College, Blue Bell, PA

33.) Sports Information Director, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

34.) Sports Information Director, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

35.) Assistant Sports Information and Sports Web Director, Clarion University, Clarion, PA

36.) Public Information Director, City of Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD

37.) PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST), San Francisco Municipal Railway, San Francisco, CA

38.) Public Information Officer, City Manager's Office, City of Laredo, Texas

39.) Photography Internship, Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, New Mexico

40.) Web Editor, Olympus America Inc., Center Valley, PA

41.) Broadcasting Paraprofessional / Garden City High School, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, Kansas

42.) Female Radio Co-Host, Atlanta, GA

43.) PR Coordinator/Marketing Designer, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

44.) Freelance Writer/Project Manager, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

45.) Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA 46.) Manager Marketing Communications, Honeywell Process Solutions(HPS), Fort Washington, PA

47.) Senior Associate, Communications, Pew Environment Group, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

48.) Director of Marketing, Marketing & Communications, National Urban League, New York, NY

49.) Associate, Communications, Marketing & Communications, National Urban League, New York, NY

50.) Associate Editor- Firearms and Knives, F+W Media Inc., Iola, WI

51.) Media Liaison, The National Rifle Association of America, Fairfax, VA

52.) Editorial Assistant, AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM, the Official Journal pages of the magazines and American Guardian Television, The National Rifle Association of America, Fairfax, VA

53.) Assistant Editor, AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, The National Rifle Association of America, Fairfax, VA

54.) Department Head to lead the Department of Media and Theatre Arts, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

55.) Communications Project Coordinator, Hezel Associates, Syracuse, NY

57.) Faculty-College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

58.) Interactive Marketing Officer, National Headquarters, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY

59.) Communications Specialist, Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA

60.) Faculty – Communication Studies, Forensics (Two-Year Appointment), Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

61.) Travel Photographer, Frommer's Travel Guides, Hoboken, NJ

62.) TV 8 Intern / Production Assistant, Vail Mountain, Vail, CO

63.) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION (Strategic Communication), The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

64.) Senior Director, Marketing Partnerships – NBA China, Beijing / Shanghai, China

65.) Technical Writer, Collabera, Beaverton, Oregon

66.) Technical Writer, Acro Service Corporation, Chester, VA

67.) Technical Writer, Citrix Systems Inc., Santa Barbara, CA

68.) Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

69.) BINGO RECREATION AIDE, Commander Navy Installations Command, Mayport, FL

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Senior Graphic Designer: Yael Konowe brings more than 18 years of graphic design and production management experience to her clients. In that time, she has worked for a leading design firm (7.5 years), a national member association (8.5 years), and a variety of freelance clients spanning the profit and non-profit sectors. Her diverse portfolio includes the full scope of branding tactics (logos, style guides, collateral, stationery packages), magazines, conference materials, newsletters, direct response, trade show graphics and promotional items. Yael earned a BFA in visual communication from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Following a second round of downsizing at her previous employer, she is actively pursuing her next DC-area full-time opportunity (freelance projects also welcome) and can be reached at ykonowe@mac.com or 703-620-4484.

*** IABC Invites Nominations for 2009 EXCEL Award:

Who's the top CEO for communication?

When times are tough, true leaders rise to the occasion. Does your CEO or president demonstrate leadership through their strategic communication with employees and stakeholders?

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Excellence in Communication Leadership (EXCEL) Award annually recognizes a world-class leader who is not an IABC member but who exhibits leadership in fostering excellent communication. EXCEL winners consistently demonstrate vision and leadership in their commitment to effective business communication. Through their actions and examples, these executives have supported the communication profession and those who practice it.

The recipient of this prestigious award will give a keynote address at IABC’s World Conference in San Francisco on 8 June 2009.

The nomination deadline is 9 January 2009. For more information and to obtain a nomination form, go to http://www.iabc.com/awards/excel.htm

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

What do these songs have in common?

“Heart full of Soul” by the Yardbirds

“Games People Play” by Joe South

“Hooked on a Feeling” by B.J. Thomas

“Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones

“Cry Like A Baby” by the Boxtops

“Don't Come Around Here No More” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“Paper Sun” by Traffic

“Norwegian wood” by the Beatles

(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.)

*** Mark Sofman thinks Ned will enjoy this blog. He’s right.

http://www.facebook.com/n/?inbox/readmessage.php&t=1025509210045

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

Who played drums on the Beatles’ “Love me do?”

I thought this was going to be real tricky with the answer being Rod Blagojevich. But I guess he was a little young for that recording. Maybe he just played drums for Beatlemania.

Kirk Clear

*** The answer:

“Love Me Do” was recorded by the Beatles on different occasions with three different drummers:

• The Beatles first recorded it on 6 June 1962 with Pete Best on drums, as part of their EMI audition at Abbey Road Studios in London.

• By 4 September, Best had been replaced with Ringo Starr (producer George Martin did not approve of Best's drumming), and on that day the Beatles with Starr recorded a version again at Abbey Road Studios.

• One week later, on 11 September, the Beatles returned to the same studio to discover that Martin was dissatisfied with Starr's drumming, and they made a recording of “Love Me Do” with session drummer Andy White on drums while Starr played tambourine. As the tambourine was not included on the 4 September recording, this is the easiest way to distinguish between the Starr and White recordings.

First issues of the single, however, did feature the Ringo Starr version, which was also included much later on the compilation albums Rarities and Past Masters, Volume One. The Andy White version of the track was included on the Beatles' debut UK album, Please Please Me, The Beatles' Hits EP, and all subsequent album releases on which “Love Me Do” was included. For the 1976 single re-issue and the 1982 “20th Anniversary” re-issue, the Andy White version was used. The CD single issued on 5 October 1992 contains both versions. The Pete Best version remained unreleased until 1995, when it was included on the Anthology 1 album.

*** From Jake Poinier:

Hi Ned:

As they say in the radio biz, long-time reader, first-time caller. I hope the holiday finds you happy, healthy and busy…or relaxing if that's the prescription!

I've created a “FREELANCE FORECAST 2009” survey, and I'm hoping you'd be willing to give it a plug in your next JOTW. There are two surveys, one for freelancers (including writers, graphic designers, photogs, etc.) and a “Client Perspective” version for clients who hire freelancers. In other words, it's in very good alignment with your audience. The goal is to cultivate better information about what clients want from freelancers and vice versa.

What's in it for your subscribers? They get a copy of the final tallied results, including the results from the “Client Perspective” version, and they'll be entered into a drawing for a $100 iTunes or Staples gift card.

The freelancer survey is here: http://tinyurl.com/freelanceforecast2009 . In addition to completing it themselves, they're welcome to forward it to any fellow writers, graphic designers, etc.–the more the merrier!

The client version of the survey is at: http://tinyurl.com/clientforecast

Thanks very much for your time and consideration!

Best,

Jake Poinier

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

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*** The JOTW Holiday Blessing:

*** From S.M. :

How refreshing and patriotic and wonderful for you to send out the true meaning of Christmas greetings to your huge list of networked contacts!

Merry Christmas!

Sandra

*** From J.P.:

No, Ned it is only controversial to those who seek controversy. Too many of us now seek to abridge the rights of others to free speech–if that speech is in any way not politically correct. And yes, 'politically correct' is the proper name for that particular kind of intolerance that has elevated 'tolerance' to the stature of the Prime Virtue. I expect that this comment will create controversy as well. Those who preach tolerance need to practice it, especially towards those whose opinions are not “correct”.

But as for me, I see no problem with the Blessing…after all, no one was forced to read it, no one was forced to believe it, no one was forced in any way to comment, nor was anyone excluded from the sentiments UNLESS they themselves chose to be so excluded.

John

(This has nothing to do with forcing people to read it. I asked Pat to do what I ask him to do each year. I didn’t tell him what to say.

*** Job posting in “occupied territories”

Ned–

Amen to Howie Shaffer's comments!

As for job listing number 38…Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Always was, always will be. Thank god it was liberated in 1967 and the human rights of every resident restored, every house provided with clean running water and electricity, and medical care and social welfare benefits for every woman and child instituted for the first time in Arab history. Oh, yes, and thousands of desecrated Jewish graves cleaned up.

L

(No issues with me. Take it up with the UN. It's their job posting.)

*** Federal case:

Is there some hidden mystery or technique in applying to the federal jobs? I never seem to make it past the first cut.

S

(They're usually rigged for someone they already want, and the advertising of the job is a formality to meet the EEO requirement. The shorter the open period, the less chance the job is really “open.”

That said, you have to align your KSAs very closely. The first screening is done by HR functionaries who know nothing of what the job entails. They're looking for buzzword match-ups.)

*** From S.O.:

Ned,

I get the newsletter at 2 email addresses now. Can I subscribe at this one please? If I need to send an unsubscribe to an automated email address please let me know.

Happy Holidays!

(Yes. To unsubscribe, send a blank email from the account you want to terminate to JOTW-unsubscribe@topica.com.)

*** What am I doing wrong?

Happy Holidays Ned,

I am trying to subscribe, however, I constantly receive an email bounceback from sbuscribe@topica. What are the other ways that I can subscribe. Thank you.

(This is not a correct address: sbuscribe@topica. You need to send a blank email to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.)

*** Piracy:

Funny how piracy has become a bigger topic in the news recently…When I first started getting the jotw and reading to the bottom, I was wondering “Who the hell cares about some small-time attack on the other side of the globe?”

At least now I understand…

Scott Lowe

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creative thinkers. Register by 31 January 2009 for the lowest rates

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*** Holiday programming:

Our local independent TV50’s Christmas day programming consisted of video of a cheerful fire in a fireplace…all day long, with Christmas carols.

*** From Bridget Serchak:

1.) Senior Communications Specialist, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Arlington, VA

Medical Association is seeking a Communications Specialist for grant-funded policy/advocacy center focused on global HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Communications Specialist will develop, implement and coordinate Center communications plan, manage public relations firm, establish speakerʼs bureau of physician scientist experts, serve as editor of e-newsletter, and oversee publication development.

Qualifications:

College degree in English, journalism, public relations or related field. Minimum of five years of communications experience, including significant writing/editing experience, media relations, and publication management. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to juggle multiple projects on multiple deadlines. Knowledge of HIV and/or tuberculosis preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job based in Arlington, Virginia. Send Cover letter and resume via email or fax to hivma@idsociety.org or 703-299-8766. No calls please. Attention: Christine Lubinski

2.) Onlline Executive Editor, National Restaurant Association, Washington, D.C.

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3048541

3.) Writer/Editor, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, City of Fairfax, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3046369

*** From Ryan Loken:

This is one of the highest level positions I have sent out. We are looking for someone who is currently at a vp level with quality and product development experience. This is a high profile and exciting role. If you have or know someone who has experience in quality, product development, and leadership, please forward resumes to

ryan.loken@wal-mart.com

Please forward on to anyone you know that might be a fit or who is connected to someone that might be a fit. I have attached the job description for your review. Talk to you soon.

4.) Senior Director of Quality, Wal-Mart, Bentonville, AR

In order to provide the caliber of products that will deliver on the intended promise of the Walmart private brands strategy, the company is seeking a senior executive who will be charged with the development and execution of the products for the end consumers. This Senior Director will be the critical bridge between the creative chefs, engineers and product development who take products from concept to bench top and the plant operators who deliver the finished goods on spec, on budget and on time. It is the responsibility of the Senior Director of Quality to ensure that the entire line up of Walmart private brands meet or exceed the needs of the Walmart customer not only in terms of technical delivery of the specs, but even down to the appropriateness of the product design relative to the stated needs of the customers.

The Senior Director will need to balance both the art and the science of this role. He/she must have the creativity to look for unique ways to deliver on a winning concept with peers in product development, while incorporating the hard science of a proven quality executive managing a team of experts ensuring that each product delivers precisely on its specifications. This is a unique role because of the range of technical skills required, the range of categories covered and the range of leadership responsibilities.

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Quality leads the overall development and quality efforts across all of the company’s private brand categories. He/she will provide the leadership necessary (a) to ensure that the private brands offerings are top tier, of the highest quality and deliver against important consumer needs and (b) to set the overall strategy, standards and processes around quality assurance and customer service that will allow Walmart to deliver on the promise of their own branded products. Further, the Senior Director will:

Product Management

• Work with the Product Development organization, market research and private brands Brand Management to ensure that the portfolio of Walmart private brand products deliver important, unique and valued benefits to the company’s consumers.

• Challenge, where appropriate, each product’s ability to deliver on the essential customer needs identified in consumer research. Again, this role is not just about ensuring that the product meets the defined specifications, but rather ensuring that the product meets the defined needs of the consumer. The Senior Director is the Customer’s Advocate in the Walmart private brand’s system.

• Assure overall product excellence soliciting customer feedback through call centers/online, developing customer retention programs, overseeing execution of and measurement of customer centric programs necessary to build these brands.

• Develop a strong team able to ensure winning product designs and execution by setting annual goals and objectives necessary to achieve overall product plan, evaluating team managers on their performance, developing strengths and weaknesses of direct and indirect team members, and working to achieve overall team performance through solid communications and working relationships.

Product Quality

• Assure the overall quality and safety of WMS private brand products across all appropriate brands by measuring, assessing, and aggregating supplier, factory, and product rating against specific criteria; assessing, reacting to immediate safety concerns when necessary, including product withdrawals/recalls; following up to put preventive practices in place; benchmarking external industry practices; convening necessary experts to identify and act upon greatest risks and opportunities

• Drive quality improvements in products by holding suppliers accountable for the quality of their products; supporting suppliers in their efforts to identify opportunities and improve quality for Walmart customers and delisting suppliers when necessary.

• Improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of achieving quality goals through developing overall quality strategy; making use of most current technology, systems, processes and people; encouraging field Associate participation; employing statistical means of placing emphasis where greatest risks exist either in product type or history.

• Assure overall product excellence by soliciting feedback through call centers/online, developing customer retention programs and utilizing this input to improve quality programs.

• Develop a strong team able to lead necessary quality processes by setting annual goals and objectives necessary to achieve overall quality plan, evaluating team managers on their performance, developing strengths and weaknesses of direct and indirect team members, and working to achieve overall team performance through solid communications and working relationships.

• Assure that all private brand products (5,500) have measurable specifications by overseeing new product development specifications, highlighting missing specification of existing products, integrating with necessary systems and processes to help product design and brand merchandising, and acting on specification related quality opportunities.

Key Qualifications

We are seeking a product professional with solid experience in both product development and product quality. The ideal candidate will have first hand experience in the development and execution of product programs across a range of grocery categories and in the development and launching of new grocery products. In addition, the executive must have first hand experience in the management of a highly complex quality program in one or more grocery categories. Beyond these capabilities, the candidate must have the following:

1. Results – The successful candidate must have a proven track record of helping to build successful businesses. We are seeking individuals with a history of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.

2. Business Management – A full understanding of disciplines and analytical tools needed to identify and dimension customer behaviors and needs and the ability to translate those needs into successful product programs. They must have first hand experience with the development of business goals, objectives, strategies, and plans.

3. Product Development and Product Quality Experience – This is an executive with a full range of technical product development and product quality skills. This is not a role for someone to learn on the job. It is a massive undertaking with over 5,500 SKUs to date and more in the pipeline.

4. Leadership – This is not a job for a lone wolf. It is simply too complex a business. Success will be dependent on the executive’s ability to lead, manage and motivate a team of highly skilled professionals.

The executive must be self-starter, who is also capable of leading a cross-functional team. They must have the ability to marshal resources across the organization to accomplish business goals and the ability to quickly understand the nuances of how the organization truly functions and how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

Candidates must be fast learners. They must listen well, absorb and process important information, and quickly earn the respect and trust of others in a new environment through honesty, professional credibility and commitment to teamwork.

5. Discipline and Process – The executive must have proven experience in the development and execution of highly disciplined processes. In the case of both product development and quality it is imperative that processes are in place and performance measured with precision and discipline.

6. Communications – A high degree of interpersonal communications skills, both written and verbal, as well as strong negotiating skills.

7. Intelligence, Strategic Vision, and Agility – We are looking for superior problem solving skills. The candidate must have the ability to understand the business and anticipate future needs. The executive must be disciplined, but also must be able to adjust to the marketplace. They must have the ability to perform drill-down analysis and apply business knowledge to solve problems.

8. Action Oriented – Must have the ability to think broadly, yet manage the details. Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges. Able to act and react as necessary even if limited information is available. Not afraid to take charge of a situation when trouble comes, can overcome resistance and take unpopular stands when necessary.

9. Education – An undergraduate degree is required and a graduate degree in business, engineering or related field preferred.

Location and Travel

The role is located at the Bentonville, AR headquarters with travel to external manufacturing facilities a regular part of the role. Candidates should anticipate about 15% travel.

Professional Opportunity

This position is personally and professionally attractive because:

1. It offers an opportunity for the Senior Director to build a major new business in one of the most successful companies in history. This will take a special person, who is not afraid of big challenges.

2. It offers exposure to the top management and positions the successful executive for increased responsibilities throughout this global organization. The nature and complexity of this role will allow the successful executive to be considered for significant future professional growth.

3. It offers a wonderful lifestyle for the candidate and their family. The compensation package combined with the lifestyle available in the area will be quite attractive.

Please forward resumes to ryan.loken@wal-mart.com.

*** From Heather Murphy:

Merry Christmas, Ned. Here is a listing for a senior public affairs position in Kansas City.

Best wishes for a bright and prosperous 2009!

5.) Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Division, Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kansas City, MO

http://www.fema.gov/career/publicForward.do?action=View+Posted+Job+Listing&jobId=35440

6.) Graphic Artist Intern, 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

http://www.nationjob.com:80/job/NEMI265

*** From R. J. Moshay, who got it from Darren Waxman:

Ned,

Here's an opportunity for the JOTW network.

Excellent digital marketing opportunity in Chicago. May be a fit for someone in your network.

Have a blessed Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festival of Lights holiday!

Cheers!

RJ

Esteemed Friends, Family and Colleagues:

I apologize for the impersonal email. Aircell is growing so fast, I need all the recruiting help I can get (and my recruiter just vent on vaca)! I am reaching out to request your assistance locating a Digital Marketing Manager to lead the online effort for Gogo Inflight Internet.

In case you hadn't noticed 🙂 , Gogo is now available on three airlines – American, Virgin and Delta…and more will be taking off soon! It's an exciting opportunity for a digital marketing pro (details below). C omp and benefits will be competitive. Thank you for passing this along.

Enjoy the holidays and hope to catch up soon.

Darren

7.) Digital Marketing Manager, Gogo Inflight Internet, Aircell, Itasca, Illinois

Aircell (www.aircell.com) is the world’s leading provider of airborne communications. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell Network and its inflight portal, known as Gogo, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell’s vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight.

Gogo (www.gogoinflight.com), powered by Aircell, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true Inflight Internet a ccess. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access corporate VPN and more.

Position Location:

Itasca, IL (Chicago Area)

Reports to:

Director, Brand Development & Interactivity

Position Summary:

The Manager of Digital Marketing is responsible for leading the design, enhancement, infrastructure and continuing operations of Aircell and Gogo web, e-commerce, social media and e-mail marketing functions. This position will develop strategic goals and objectives for the Gogo web presence, will be sure it links with and leverages the Gogo Inflight Portal and will implement and coordinate all the online outreach and business building initiatives associated with the company’s key website and web marketing.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

o Direct the conceptualization, development, and implementation of gogoinflight.com with a focus on the development of dynamic and state-of-the-art web marketing and e-commerce tools

o Identify and assess web-based technologies and methodologies for continued revenue growth and customer acquisitionLead the company’s thinking in the areas of social networking, viral marketing and web-based “communities.”

o In cooperation with Portal product management and member marketing, help lead pursuit of web-based opportunities to enhance the company’s key initiatives with travel platforms (Orbitz, Travelocity, etc) and “influencer” capabilities.

o Manage the development and implementation of e-commerce e-mail, direct response/prospecting generation marketing plans

o Oversee Aircell’s search engine marketing/optimization (SEO/SEM) campaigns and programs

o In-depth analysis and reporting of website usability, functionality and user satisfaction

o Oversee the Aircell external corporate website and ensure that capabilities and content are aligned with the evolving needs of the business.

o Staff and manage a team of digital marketing professionals (campaign manager, production manager, social media manager)

Required Skills & Experience:

• 7-10 years of web/e-commerce consumer marketing management experience

• Deep knowledge of e-commerce, e-mail marketing and CRM technologies

• Previous experience managing sear ch engine marketing/optimization campaigns

• Demonstrated web marketing and web acquisition experience.

• Deep knowledge of and experience with search engine marketing/optimization

• Experience with web community, social networking and word-of-mouth.

• Familiarity with customer “engagement” and key “influencer” marketing thinking

• Previous experience developing and enhancing corporate websites

• Ability to define strategic opportunities and evaluate initiatives for long-term growth

• Proven leadership and people management skills and experience

• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

• Proven record of successfully engaging/managing outside vendor and agency resources.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Ma rketing or related field.

Compensation & Benefits:

Aircell offers a competitive salary and bonus compensation plan, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Resume's can be submitted directly to me at dwax man@aircell.com.

Darren R. Waxman

Director, Brand Development & Interactivity

Aircell

1250 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 500

Itasca, Illinois 60143

630-647-1482 [Office]

214-335-9999 [Mobile]

630-647-1682 [Fax]

www.aircell.com

Gogo® Inflight Internet: wi-fi with wings

www.gogoinflight.com

8.) SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, United States Coast Guard, Department Of Homeland Security, Miami, FL

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78003902

9.) Public Affairs Specialist, US Geological Survey, Department Of The Interior, Reston, VA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78231114

10.) Marketing & Communications Manager, SmithBucklin Corporation, Washington, D.C.

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3048493

*** From Herb Ritchell:

Hello Ned,

Here is a posting for a new public relations teaching position with

Loyola University Chicago. It is for Assistant Professor, Public

Relations & Digital Media, Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower

Campus.

Many thanks. If you need anything else, please let me know.

We wish you a very happy holiday.

Herb Ritchell

Director, Advertising & Public Relations Program

Loyola University Chicago

820 N. Michigan, #900 Lewis Towers

Chicago, IL 60611

phone 312-915-6528

fax 312-915-8593

email hritche@luc.edu

Here is the position description:

11.) Assistant Professor, Public Relations & Digital Media, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago invites qualified applications for an

Instructor or Assistant Professor position in Public Relations and

Digital/New Media in the School of Communication at the downtown campus.

The candidate should have a focus in public relations and digital/new

media in corporate, government or nonprofit settings. The applicant

should also be experienced in the conception, design and delivery of

messages through integrated new media platforms including social media,

mobile marketing, blogging, streaming video, podcasts, 3D virtual

worlds, SEO and Web sites.

REQUIREMENTS: The appointment may be as an instructor or assistant

professor (tenure-track) level, depending on the qualifications of the

successful applicant. A master’s degree is required. Ph.D. is preferred

for the assistant professor appointment. The candidate should have

significant professional experience with Digital/New Media. Candidates

with a record of teaching and working with students are preferred.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES include teaching undergraduate courses in public

relations, communication and technology, new media campaigns, and

integrated marketing communication, as well as developing specialized

courses in applications of new media. This position includes department

and university service as well as ongoing research and professional

activities. The starting date is August 2009.

Initial review of applications will begin on January 12, 2009, and

continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online at

www.careers.luc.edu with a letter of application describing their

experience and interests, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants

should send materials related to teaching experience, and include a

portfolio with samples of research or professional work. Three letters

of recommendation are also required.

Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to

Dr. Kay Felkins, Search Committee Chair, Advertising and Public

Relations, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago, 820 N.

Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611.

For further information about Loyola University Chicago and the School

of Communication, consult the University Web site: www.luc.edu. Loyola

University Chicago is a Jesuit Catholic university, an Equal

Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, with a strong commitment to

diversifying its faculty.

12.) Director for Marketing, Medifast, Inc., Owings Mills, MD

http://www.baltimorejobsite.com/Jobs/Director-fo-Marketing-Owings-Mills-MD-US-jp19212327.htm

13.) Dir Marketing and Communications, Association For Facilities Engineering, Herndon VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3050381

14.) Director, Communications, NACUBO, Washington, DC

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), is looking for an experienced, creative and enthusiastic Director, Communications to join its Advocacy and Issue Analysis department. If you are organized, intelligent, detail-oriented, motivated, and interested in developing and implementing NACUBO's communications plan, then this is the job for you!

This position is responsible for NACUBO's public/external communications plan. The incumbent will work with senior management and other staff to ensure the accuracy and consistency of NACUBO's external messages including speech writing for the President and CEO and some publications. In addition, the incumbent will have oversight for the E-Bulletin, some areas of the web and other duties as assigned. Incumbent must have excellent interpersonal skills, writing and verbal skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and the internet.

Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Seven to ten years experience in a senior association management role and strong supervisory skills. NACUBO offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a 35-hour workweek.

Please visit our website to learn more about “who we are” at www.nacubo.org. To apply, please visit our posting at NACUBO Recruiting and apply on-line. NACUBO is an EOE employer.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27511021

15.) Director of Communications, International Partnership for Microbicides, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland

http://www.pharmadiversityjobboard.com/view_job.php?post_id=68143

16.) Associate Director, Global Audit Communications, KPMG, Washington, DC

http://viper.jobhost.org/viewjob.php?id=442513

17.) Scientific Communications Director – Oncology, Novartis, East Hanover, NJ

http://careers.diversityinc.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=15274747

18.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

http://prod.itzbig.com/Jobs/huntsville/sam_houston_state_university/59845.html?cm=9&sr=simply&ch=3

19.) WEB EDITOR, Advanced Video Communications, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.employmentspot.com/job/web-editor_J3H74V6GB84D9JNMMQH/

20.) Expert national en communication pour le développement, United Nations Development Programme, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Closing Date – 09 Jan 2009

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

21.) UN Communications Strategy Manager, United Nations Development Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7MFHA5

22.) Programme Communication Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, Namibia

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7MGM2T

23.) Web Editor, Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts

http://supportingadvancement.com/community/JobPostings/tabid/65/forumid/14/postid/4030/scope/posts/Default.aspx

24.) Marketing and Communications Executive, NEXtCARE , Dubai, UAE

http://jobs.monsterindia.com/details/6611055.html

25.) Nutrition Communications Manager, Kellen Company, Washington, DC

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=86087

26.) Web Editor, Lao Service, Radio Free Asia, Washington, DC

Creative and innovative Web Editor needed for Lao Language Service, based in Radio Free Asia’s Washington, DC offices. This position reports to the Lao Service Director and works in conjunction with a team of Web professionals serving all of RFA’s Language Services.

Responsibilities Include

Selecting, promoting, and creatively packaging RFA’s Lao broadcasts on the Web.

Measuring and analyzing user traffic and feedback, and adapting Web content accordingly.

Contributing to on-going Web development with innovative features and solutions.

Programming high-level interactive features.

Staying current with developments in Internet best practices and technology.

Executing a variety of digital imaging functions such as image manipulation and photo and video formatting, editing, and publishing.

Proofreading and correcting scripts and ensuring that content complies with the journalistic style of RFA’s Web site.

Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualification

A creative team player with news writing skills and solid experience in Web technologies, who works efficiently under deadlines.

Fluent in spoken and written Lao and English languages. (Must provide writing samples.)

Experience (or substantial training) in Photoshop, video editing applications (WMM, Premiere and Flash), and writing HTML.

Demonstrated ability to manage projects, work independently, and accomplish day-to-day responsibilities with minimum direction.

Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in interpreting and applying RFA Web policies, procedures, and themes.

Prior journalism or writing experience preferred, as is experience working with content management systems such as or similar to Dreamweaver.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity

RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA.

RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to apply

Send resume with cover letter (making reference to Lao Web Editor position) via:

Fax to 202-530-7797; or

E-mail to: jobs@rfa.org

http://www.rfa.org/english/jobs/lao_web_editorDec-01212008230843.html

27.) Associate Manager, Internal Communications, Schering-Plough, Kenilworth,

NJ

https://jobs.brassring.com/EN/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?sec=1&partnerid=259&siteid=39&jobId=926385

28.) Manager, Internal Communications, Take Care Health System, Conshohocken,

PA

https://www2.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/TakeCare/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10714

29.) Senior Communications/Marketing Communications Manager, Crawford

Communications Group, Cupertino, CA

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=7F780356277C552CF1D6465F91789B7D.NA5_primary_jvm?org=CRAWFORD&cws=1&rid=187

30.) Communications Intern (Media), Malaria No More, New York, NY

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=86372

31.) Co-host for Sports show, Vulcan Sports Media d/b/a WWZN 1510 The Zone, Boston, Mass.

http://boston.kijiji.com/c-Jobs-TV-fashion-film-Boston-radio-AM-1510s-the-ZONE-seeks-co-host-for-Sports-show-W0QQAdIdZ95794300

32.) Sports Information Director, Montgomery Co. Community College, Blue Bell, PA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c2/job.cfm?site_id=1&jb=4983240&CFID=63436758&CFTOKEN=b25e9349a7494b0d-32A2137C-BF31-01CC-3E7107ABC9B236CC

33.) Sports Information Director, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA

http://www.higheredjobs.com/state/details.cfm?JobCode=175354576

34.) Sports Information Director, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ

http://www.higheredjobs.com/state/details.cfm?JobCode=175353280

35.) Assistant Sports Information and Sports Web Director, Clarion University, Clarion, PA

http://www.higheredjobs.com/state/details.cfm?JobCode=175353234

*** From Bridget Serchak:

36.) Public Information Director, City of Gaithersburg, Gaithersburg, MD

http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/documents/hr/PublicInformationDirector1290.pdf

37.) PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST), San Francisco Municipal Railway, San Francisco, CA

http://www.governmentjobs.com/view_job.cfm?JobID=147093

38.) Public Information Officer, City Manager's Office, City of Laredo, Texas

http://www.governmentjobs.com/view_job.cfm?JobID=52674

39.) Photography Internship, Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Are you willing to push yourself and your work? Driven to succeed as a photographer? Resourceful, creative, and hardworking? Photography interns will shoot everything from DJs to local politicians. Applicants must be flexible and ready to shoot! Send letter of interest to:

Larry Kohr, Art Director

Santa Fe Reporter

132 E. Marcy Street

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

artdirector@sfreporter.com

http://www.sfreporter.com/employment_and_internships/

40.) Web Editor, Olympus America Inc., Center Valley, PA

http://www.employmentspot.com/job/web-editor_J3H29N6TX85XD3390N7/

41.) Broadcasting Paraprofessional / Garden City High School, Garden City Public Schools, Garden City, Kansas

http://www.nationjob.com/job/GDPS401

42.) Female Radio Co-Host, Atlanta, GA

Need a female co host for a weekly hip hop radio show. Knowledge or appreciation of east coast and 90's golden era hip hop a VERY VERY BIG PLUS!! Must be able to hold an on-going entertaining conversation.

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/job-details/view/jobkey-8659.288424/jp-1/hits-493

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

43.) PR Coordinator/Marketing Designer, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is looking for a PR Coordinator/Marketing Designer to serve as an assistant to the Museums Assistant Director for Public Information.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This multi-faceted position will have divided duties. The coordinator will be responsible for the creation and placement of programmatic marketing materials, including the graphic design of print and web ads, promotions, posters, brochures, more. The coordinator will also work with local, national, and international media, writing press materials and promotional pieces.

QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS, plus 2-3 years of related experience, including graphic design, press release writing and media relations. Essential skills and abilities include good time management, flexible work habits, the ability to multi-task, self-motivation, good internet research skills, and solid writing and proofreading abilities. A proven working knowledge of InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop required; Illustrator is helpful. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. An interest in anthropology and museums, and an affinity for working in an academic environment, important.

SALARY: $18/hour for up to 35 hours per week.

Contact: TO APPLY: Send an email letter expressing your interest in the position along with a resume to Pam Kosty (pkosty@sas.upenn.edu) and cc: to Maureen Goldsmith (mgoldsmi@sas.upenn.edu). Deadline: ASAP, by January 9.

44.) Freelance Writer/Project Manager, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University, in Glassboro, N.J., is looking for freelance writers/project managers to produce newsletters (usually published twice a year) and annual reports for its various colleges. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of developing these publications, including planning, interviewing, writing, editing, coordinating photo shoots with the photographer and subjects, working with the designer and Rowan public relations personnel and deans, and interfacing with the printer, among other efforts. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a history of excellent writing skills and exceptional organizational/project management skills. Preference will be given to people with strong knowledge of South Jersey and higher education.

Contact: If you are interested in applying for this freelance position, please send a letter that includes your hourly rate, resume and three to six representative clips (hard copy only) by January 7 to: Dottie Comer, Office of Media & Public Relations, Bole Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, N.J. 08028. Media & Public Relations staff will contact successful applicants for interviews in early January. If you have any questions, please contact Dottie Comer at comer@rowan.edu.

45.) Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA

Gift of Life Donor Program, the agency responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues used in life-saving and life-enhancing transplants in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced public education professional.

You will lead all aspects of organizing, promoting, and managing programs and events associated with Increasing the awareness of and commitment to organ and tissue donation in the African American, Latino, Asian and other ethnic and minority communities, as well as within the religious communities, within service area.

You will cultivate relationships with community, ethnic, civic and cultural groups as well as media outlets to strategically integrate Gift of Life into all market segments within the service area.

Bachelor degree in related field plus three years experience with a non-profit organization, special interest or cause required. Multicultural programming experience preferred. Must possess demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and diverse volunteers. Ability to travel and work nights and weekends is required.

We are equal opportunity employer and support diversity in our workplace

Contact: To investigate joining the nations leading procurement organization, please submit resume to: HR, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123 Fax: 215-963-0702 Email: abrown@donors1.org

46.) Manager Marketing Communications, Honeywell Process Solutions(HPS), Fort Washington, PA

Honeywell is seeking a Manager Marketing Communications.

Honeywell Process Solutions(HPS) is a $2.5 billion strategic business unit that improves the productivity and profitability of industrial facilities on every continent around the world. With more than 10,000 employees in 95 countries. HPS offers a full range of industry-leading automation and control solutions and advanced software applications to vertical markets including Energy, Pulp & Paper and Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals.

We are seeking a Manager Marketing Communication to develop and manage the execution of the strategic marketing communications plan and budget for Honeywell Field Solutions in an effort to improve the promotion of the company, its products and services while furthering the company's sales objectives.

Duties/Responsibilities:

– Understands customer segmentation, customer needs and customer opportunities and how customers consume information and links this knowledge into the planning process.

– Consults with business unit leaders, product-line managers and functional leaders within the marketing communications team to insure a results-driven, integrated approach to the market place. Interacts with vendors and the global marketing communications team to produce promotional material and execute program activities.

– Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

– Develops and manage the execution of the strategic marketing communications plan.

– Improves the promotion of the company, its products and services while furthering the company's sales objectives.

Qualifications:

– Minimum of 8-10 years of marketing communications experience

– Experience in promoting automation control solutions

– Experience in executing multi-national communications campaigns

– Strong analytical skills

– Strong writing skills

– Bachelor degree in marketing or communications

– Strategic thinker with proven ability to achieve results

– Superb communication skills

– Business to Business Marketing Knowledge and skills

– Demonstrated success in building and maintaining high performance teams

– Prior experience creating global marketing plans preferred

– Candidate with domain expertise is a plus

Contact: Please apply online at https://honeywell.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl?ftlcompid=actOpenRequisitionDescription&ftlinterfaceid=requisitionListInterface&ftlcompclass=undefined&dropSortBy=1&ftlpageid=reqListAllJobsPage&actOpenRequisitionDescription.requisitionNo=1061976

47.) Senior Associate, Communications, Pew Environment Group, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

http://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/1092/job;jsessionid=F45268AE2AC6F369C7FB392E24E9B749

*** From Amber Jaynes:

48.) Director of Marketing, Marketing & Communications, National Urban League, New York, NY

Summary:

The National Urban League seeks a Director of Marketing in the Marketing & Communications department. The Director of Marketing will develop and implement strategies to communicate the organization's mission, programs, research, advocacy efforts and events to key constituents and through a wide variety of marketing channels. S/he undertakes all traditional marketing activities including promotions; media planning and buying; event support; and collateral design and development. The Director of Marketing reports to the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, but also works very closely and independently with other department leaders.

Traditional Marketing Responsibilities:

• Implement marketing and communications strategies and tactics to support organization’s objectives.

• Ensure consistent implementation of branding throughout the organization (departments and affiliates as needed) including marketing messages, uniform graphic design standards and the implementation of appropriate measures to facilitate uniform use of branding.

• Work with department leaders in negotiating strategic partnerships with the media.

• Manage the creation of content for Urban Influence magazine and its website.

• Develop and oversee communications materials, such as the annual

report, newsletters, advertisements, pamphlets, postcards, brochures, web design, E-blasts, and special publications (e.g., marketing materials for prospective donors, invitations). Development includes writing, overseeing production and distribution; determining appropriate delivery methods: print, media, online, face to face.

• Develop the theme, content, and marketing plan for events; manage and/or provide assistance for events.

• Manage appropriate advertising agencies, freelance copywriters, graphic designers, web designers and web programmers to support the organization's marketing and communications needs.

Digital Marketing Responsibilities

• Manage the organization’s online presence via the website, electronic newsletters and social media to increase visibility and engagement.

• Supervise website content development and updates to ensure the quality, integrity and accuracy of all information posted to the website.

• Create, edit and work with the IT department and/or contractor to publish content (still and video imagery and text) to the website to ensure organizational updates are made in a timely manner.

• Work with IT to expand the website’s content and interactivity; create new web opportunities as needed.

Education:

• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, English or other related field is required. Master’s degree a plus.

Experience:

• 5+ years of marketing experience, ideally at a non-profit organization or in government.

• 3+ years of print production experience and working with graphic designers.

• 2+ years of event management experience.

• 2+ years of digital marketing experience preferred.

• 2+ years of experience managing video production projects.

• 2+ years of experience targeting audiences of color, especially using new media channels.

Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

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

• Ability to write and edit copy for 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.

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

• Strong ability to work well with others with poise, tact and diplomacy. Ability to work cross-departmentally and collaboratively.

• Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

To apply, please visit our Employment Network at www.nul.org.

National Urban League is an Equal Opportunity Employer

http://careercenter.nul.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3052161

49.) Associate, Communications, Marketing & Communications, National Urban League, New York, NY

The Associate, Communications will assist the Marketing & Communications team in the execution of marketing strategy, objectives and initiatives. This position interacts externally with media, vendors, and contractors; and internally with managers across departments. To be successful, the candidate must be a strong communicator, output oriented, and able to operate effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will directly report to the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, but also works very closely and independently with other department leaders. S/He will play an important role in overall function of the team.

Core Responsibilities • Work closely with members of the department in executing project goals and tasks. • Act as the liaison between vendors/contractors and the fiscal department; responsible for processing invoices and managing contract processes. • Manage and develop internal communications; create distribution vehicles to ensure the staff is aware of departmental messages, news and activities. • Support media outreach, as assigned. • Create publicity reports; distribute news clips and maintain a print and broadcast archive. • Respond to queries from both press and public, as assigned. • Manage travel logistics for the department. • Event management and/or support. • Assist the Vice President, Marketing & Communications, with daily tasks of running the department including scheduling meetings and processing expenses. • Other tasks as assigned. • Some travel required.

Requirements

Education: • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, English or a related field, or the equivalent in education and experience.

Experience: • 5+ years of administrative experience. • 3+ years of marketing/media relations experience, ideally at a non-profit organization or in government. • 2+ years of event management experience.

Skills and Knowledge: • Strong organizational skills, including extreme attention to detail and deadlines. • Ability to work in a fast- paced and team-oriented environment. • Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships. • Strong ability to work well with others with poise, tact and diplomacy. Ability to work cross-departmentally and collaboratively. • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

To apply, submit cover letter & resume to Dale Y. West, Human Resources Department, National Urban League, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Please submit your resume online, or email recruitment@nul.org.

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2008

http://careercenter.nul.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3052167

50.) Associate Editor- Firearms and Knives, F+W Media Inc., Iola, WI

The Associate Editor serves as prepress project manager for Magazines assigned by the Editor, transforming raw manuscripts into printer-ready pages in a timely and cost-effective manner. Copyediting and photo editing are primary responsibilities, but the Associate Editor also works closely with authors and provides design and layout assistance to the Magazine Production Department.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a college degree in English or Journalism and at least one year of progressive editorial experience. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, team-oriented, self-starter able to manage several projects simultaneously under the pressure of tight deadlines. Experience in desktop publishing and an interest in collectibles is highly desirable.

If you are interested in applying for this position, submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to [http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/ApplyOnline/ApplyStart.aspx?el=true&Job_DID=J8F5BW6JN2H5RBM8NF7]. Please indicate position title, Associate Editor Firearms and Knives in the subject line of the e-mail.

51.) Media Liaison, The National Rifle Association of America, Fairfax, VA

http://www.nrahq.org/careers/jobs.asp#989

52.) Editorial Assistant, AMERICA'S 1st FREEDOM, the Official Journal pages of the magazines and American Guardian Television, The National Rifle Association of America, Fairfax, VA

http://www.nrahq.org/careers/jobs.asp#1078

53.) Assistant Editor, AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, The National Rifle Association of America, Fairfax, VA

http://www.nrahq.org/careers/jobs.asp#1073

54.) Department Head to lead the Department of Media and Theatre Arts, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

http://www.montana.edu/cgi-bin/msuinfo/fpview/f/8626-2

55.) Communications Project Coordinator, Hezel Associates, Syracuse, NY

http://jobs.syracuse.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=15031421

56.) Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization, Information Systems and Technology, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL

http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=175354513

57.) Faculty-College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=175354230

58.) Interactive Marketing Officer, National Headquarters, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, New York, NY

Reporting to the Director of Interactive Marketing, the Interactive Marketing Officer will be responsible for the ongoing production and maintenance of interactive properties (websites, blog, email newsletters, etc.) in support of organizational goals. The Interactive Marketing Officer will work with other members of the department to post copy, images, video and other multimedia assets to the websites and blogs; to format and send email communications; and to implement new interactive projects as needed. Primary responsibilities include:

• Use content management tools to update websites and blogs

• Use email marketing tools to implement newsletters and appeals

• Format images for online display

Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of three years of related work experience required. Must have ability to meet deadlines, work both independently and as a team member, and manage several projects at once. Must have attention to detail and design judgment, as well as excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PhotoShop, XML, and Flash required. Understanding of content management systems and cross-platform web development required. Graphic design background and familiarity with Convio CMS and eCRM highly desired.

http://www.unicefusa.org/about/jobs/#Interactive_Marketing_Officer

59.) Communications Specialist, Tufts Health Plan, Watertown, MA

http://jobs-tuftshp.icims.com/jobs/1945/job

60.) Faculty – Communication Studies, Forensics (Two-Year Appointment), Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

http://www.christianfacultyjobs.com/posting.php?jid=1642

61.) Travel Photographer, Frommer's Travel Guides, Hoboken, NJ

We are interested in working with published travel photographers. Please include any URLs where your images can be reviewed, tear sheets and stock lists of locations that you've shot in depth. We tend to select images that capture a slice of life that reflects a particular place. For a better idea of the types of images we prefer, simply take a look at any Frommer's Travel Guide.

If you are a photographer, submit your cover letter to:

Frommer's Travel Guides

ATTN: Photo Editor

Wiley Publishing, Inc.

111 River Street, 5th Floor

Hoboken, NJ 07030

http://www.frommers.com/about/about_jobs.html

62.) TV 8 Intern / Production Assistant, Vail Mountain, Vail, CO

The intern will gain a general overview of the television productions industry. Will be exposed to a broad spectrum of positions within the department, including but not limited to: production, camera operation, and audio. Will complete work as assigned to various positions working with the daily live show production. Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

Must be a high school or college student.

Must be willing to commit at least 6 weeks to the position.

No background in television is required, but must demonstrate an interest in learning more about the television business.

Must adhere to early morning call-time of 6:30am.

Strong communication skills are required.

A professional demeanor and appearance are required.

https://vailresorts.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl

63.) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION (Strategic Communication), The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

http://www.healthcommunication.net/Jobs.html

*** From Phillip Raskin:

Well, the Association may be cutting down in the U.S., but still some opportunities available to the general public (and, unlike last year, none of them involve playing center or point guard for my dear Miami Heat). Though this is overseas — sounded great until I saw the Mandarin requirement, but maybe a good way to test out the truly global scope of JOTW. Out of 10,000+ subscribers, SOMEONE has to fit the bill, no? I believe one would need more Chinese than just the words “Yao Ming,” though surely he'd come up in conversation.

Hope holidays are treating you well, and best wishes for you and your family for a terrific New Year.

— Phillip

64.) Senior Director, Marketing Partnerships – NBA China, Beijing / Shanghai, China

NBA seeks a Senior Account Director who is ready to be a critical contributor to the success of a unique and globally recognized professional sports league. The successful candidate will act as the account leader for several large strategic accounts, and will be able to add significant business value at the executive level of our clients. The Senior Account Director will lead internal NBA teams in the development and implementation of strategic integrated marketing plans and strategies for our clients. Ideal candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with clients, all internal NBA team members and site/industry executives. Must have excellent leadership experience, and will thrive on mastering the business models of multiple industries and be motivated by the potential of continued diversification.


Major Responsibilities

• Management of all existing marketing partner relationships, revenues and marketing activities, with a particular focus on developing and growing partner relationships

• Developing impactful marketing activation

• Managing and developing a team of account managers

Requirements:

• Requires bachelor degree, preferably with Degree in Advertising, Marketing or related field

• Minimum 10 years work experience and at least 6 years of which were with multinational companies

• Experience with sponsorship, marketing, media, brand management and/or consumer promotions

• Must be a recognized leader within an extended team, with proven ability to manage and mentor junior team members

• Must be a confident self-starter with a positive attitude, a team player, an innovative problem solver and able to manage multiple projects at once

• Needs to be attentive to detail, resourceful, work well under pressure and have strong communication skills

• Requires outstanding client-facing and presentation skills

• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required

• Love basketball, familiar with NBA branding and assets

• Fluency in English and Mandarin

• Overseas experience, particularly in North America, is preferred

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Yes/No: I have high proficiency speaking, writing, and reading both in English and Mandarin.

2. Yes/No: I have previous experience working in overseas markets.

3. Yes/No: I have at least 10 years work experience and at least 6 years of which were with multinational companies.

http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=22436

65.) Technical Writer, Collabera, Beaverton, Oregon

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8G4PN5YXD6ZZ4WMLH0

66.) Technical Writer, Acro Service Corporation, Chester, VA

http://www.acrocorp.com/cjobsview.asp?JobID=32919&jobgroup=IRM&src=jobcentral

67.) Technical Writer, Citrix Systems Inc., Santa Barbara, CA

http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_citrix/citrixonline_external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=20935&localeCode=en-us

68.) Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=175354186

*** JOTW Alternative selection:

69.) BINGO RECREATION AIDE, Commander Navy Installations Command, Mayport, FL

http://www.federaljobsearch.com/job.asp?cid=0&tid=41061866&no=2732003&retPage=%2Floc%2F173%5F1%2Easp

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

16.12.2008: 0740 LT: Posn: 03:43.3N – 007:13.8E: 41nm south of Bonny river, Nigeria.

OOW onboard a tanker drifting, observed two speed boats approaching it. Engines were started and crew alerted. Several bullets from automatic guns were fired towards the accommodation. The boats were white in colour. Each boat had at least nine pirates dressed in blue/white coveralls.

17.12.2008: 0424 UTC: Posn: 14:28N – 051:36E: Gulf of Aden.

Nine pirates in two speed boats chased and successfully boarded a heavy lift ship. The pirates were on the main deck and could not enter the accommodation. Ship sent a distress message to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre which was immediately relayed to coalition naval forces to render assistance. A Malaysian warship, in the vicinity, sent a helicopter, which arrived on the scene and opened fire on the pirates. Coalition naval forces informed that the warship was on its way to assist the ship. The pirates disembarked from the ship into a speed boat. Crew and ship are safe and proceeding to destination port.

16.12.2008: 0715 LT: Posn: 13:54N – 049:39E: Gulf of Aden.

Pirates boarded and hijacked the tug towing an un laden barge enroute to Port Klang Malaysia. Pirates are now sailing the vessel to undisclosed location in Somalia.

16.12.2008: 0904 UTC: Posn: 13:20.82N – 047:57.63E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates, in two speedboats armed with automatic weapons and RPG attacked and opened fire on a general cargo ship underway. Master transmitted mayday messages and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates managed to board and hijack the ship. Eleven crewmembers have been taken hostage. Further information is awaited.

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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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