JOTW 01-2009


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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. Does your CEO deserve it?

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

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JOTW 01-2009

5 January 2009

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Issue number 767

So begins the ninth year of the JOTW Newsletter and the JOTW network.

From New Year’s Eve’s Chinese food. Barbara's fortune cookie: “Be patient. The Great Wall didn't got build in one day.”

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Assistant Communications Director, Golf Association of Philadelphia, Wayne, PA

2.) Web Content Manager, Scott & White, Temple, TX

3.) Web Content Manager, The Option Institute and The Autism Treatment Center of America, Sheffield, MA

4.) Web Content Manager, Filter, Los Angeles, CA

5.) Technical Writer-Editor, Office Communications with the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (FE), Department Of Energy, Washington DC

6.) Outreach and Communications Officer – Volunteer, Africa Humanitarian Action, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

7.) Internet Communications Manager, The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C.

8.) Public Relations Manager, Microsoft Entertainment & Devices, Redmond, WA

9.) Senior Public Relations Manager, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Boston, MA

10.) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of PUBLIC RELATIONS, Lasell College, Newton, MA

11.) Vice President of Marketing, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Preston Washington 12.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Demographic and Economic Media Relations Branch, Public Information Office, U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters, Suitland, Maryland

13.) Public Relations Manager / Sr. Investment Writer, Russell Investments, Tacoma, WA

14.) MANAGER, ONLINE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, Recreational Equipment, Inc., Kent, WA

15.) INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Recreational Equipment, Inc., Kent, WA

16.) WEB CONTENT MANAGER, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA

17.) Web Content Manager, Alltech International, Washington, DC

18.) Vice President for Communications and Enrollment, Bates College, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

19.) Communications Officer, Georgetown University Medical Center; Office of Communications, Washington, DC

20.) Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation and Government Relations, Colby College, Waterville, ME

21.) ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Westbrook College Campus, University of New England. Portland, Maine

22.) ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS, Public Speaking, Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME

23.) Multimedia Specialist / PC Support Tech– User Services, Lasell College, Newton, MA

24.) Communications Manager, BPL Communication & Development, Public Library of the City of Boston, Boston, MA

25.) Loan Specialist Communications Program Specialist, Department Of Agriculture: Agriculture, Rural Housing Service, Casper, WY

26.) HR Communications Manager, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), Hoboken, New Jersey

27.) Content Specialist/Writer (PR Administrator II), J. RAY MCDERMOTT, Houston, TX

28.) Senior Graphic Designer, August Home Publishing, Des Moines, Iowa

29.) WEB CONTENT DEVELOPER – SENIOR, Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX

30.) Senior Online Content Developer, Lowe's, Mooresville, NC

31.) Director Of Communication, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Washington, DC

32.) Public Relations Senior Account Executive/Account Director, Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations, Chicago, Illinois

33.) Senior Study Director-Health Communications Research, WESTAT, Rockville, MD

34.) Media Relations Specialist, Apogen Technologies, Mc Lean, Virginia

35.) Media and Communications Consultant (short-term), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva, Switzerland

36.) ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY, CAPITAL Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations at FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

37.) Public Affairs Officer, St Mungo's, London, UK

38.) Director, Communications, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

39.) Manager, Employee Communications & Public Relations, Nuclear Operations Group, Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, VA

40.) Manager, Public Relations & Communications, B&W, Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA

41.) Public Information Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania

42.) Communications Analyst, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

43.) Vice President, Public Affairs, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, New York, NY

44.) Account Executive – Issues & Crisis Management, Ketchum Public Relations, New York, NY

45.) Assoc Director, Public Policy & Federal Relations, Daiichi Sankyo, Washington, DC

46.) Senior Account Executive, MWW Group, Inc., New York, NY

47.) Communications Planner, British Embassy, Washington, DC

48.) Director of Public Relations, Terranea Resort, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Lowe Hospitality Group, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

49.) Director, Public Relations, Lancome, New York NY

50.) Public Relations Manager, Harris Stratex Networks, San Jose, CA or Morrisville, NC

51.) Communications Specialist, Western Zirconium Plant, Westinghouse Electric Company, Ogden, UT

52.) Advocacy Officer, Médecins du Monde, Balti/Chisinau, Moldova

53.) Director of Public Relations, Check Point Software Technologies, Inc., Redwood City, CA

54.) Scale House Attendant, Waste Management, Phoenix, AZ

55.) Diver/Tender and Supervisor/Diver, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc, Murray, KY

56.) Bridge Tender l, Lafourche Parish, Houma, LA

57.) Bridge Operator, Municipal Services Agency, Sacramento, CA

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*** One Paragraph Pitch:

I am a social science professional with an educational background in an applied health field, international studies, and human rights. In addition to having international experience, proven leadership, and self-starter skills, I have strong professional and administrative experience. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe from 1999-2001, I demonstrated strong self-starter skills and the ability to excel with limited supervision while working in HIV/AIDS education and developing a library at a rural secondary school. As an AmeriCorps volunteer in New York City, I served as a case manager for homeless women ages 18-21, where I was responsible for identifying appropriate services for my clients and working with a team in order to assure objectives were being met. My other relevant skills and experience are outlined below:

• Project Management- I successfully supervised an international development project, starting an effective reading culture in an underdeveloped, rural African community by creating a library and teaching students and faculty how to use it. The library was so effective, it was extended as a community library.

• Public Affairs- Acting as an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Public Affairs at the Peace Corps recruiting office, I wrote newspaper press releases about outgoing and incoming Peace Corps Volunteers to increase public awareness and visibility. I also educated prospective volunteers on the application process and demonstrated excellent customer service skills in answering various questions from the public.

• Cross-cultural skills- My international work experience and world travels have contributed to my knowledge and analysis of global and cultural issues, such as the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.

Suzanne Newsome

suzanne.newsome@gmail.com

*** From Joy Piazza:

Missouri Association of Publications 2009 Ranly Awards Call for Entries

2009 Ranly Awards Call for Entries

The Missouri Association of Publications invites submissions from publishers of consumer magazines, internal and external newsletters, tabloids/magapapers, ezines, and websites, spanning consumer, B2B, healthcare, corporate, associations/coops, educational institutions, and government-sponsored publications. The competition includes 42 categories, 17 of which are new this year.

Entry Deadline: January 9, 2009

Entry Form http://www.missouripublications.org/

Awards Presentation

Thursday, March 5, 2009

5:00 Reception

6:30 Dinner and Awards Presentation

In conjunction with the MAP’s 5th Anniversary Publications Summit

Thursday and Friday, March 5 & 6, 2009

Holiday Inn Select Executive Center

2200 I-70 Drive S.W. (adjacent to the Columbia Mall)

Columbia, MO

Join your colleagues and friends for an evening celebrating the best in our industry at the 2009 Ranly Awards and Banquet!

About the Ranly Awards

The Missouri Association of Publications’ (MAP) Ranly Awards recognizes outstanding print and electronic publishing achievements. The competition includes 42 categories in the areas of magazines, internal and external newsletters, tabloids/magapapers, ezines, and websites, spanning consumer, B2B, healthcare, corporate, associations/coops, educational institutions, and government-sponsored publications.

The Ranlys are named in honor of MAP's founder and professor emeritus of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Don Ranly, Ph.D. A popular internationally recognized speaker and professor of journalism for 31 years, Dr. Ranly has authored numerous books and articles on writing and editing. In addition to MAP, Dr. Ranly is a frequent contributor to the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

About MAP’s Publications Summit

The Publications Summit is an annual professional development event sponsored by the Missouri Association of Publications (MAP), a Columbia, Missouri based non-profit organization, representing 340 professionals producing print and electronic publications in Missouri and surrounding states.

*** From Lee Thomas:

Ned ~ Was cleaning out my queue and came across an old issue of JOTW that I'd saved to reply to later … then forgot about. Upon opening it up again, I discovered the item below was what I'd intended to followup further on. My friend Germaine Broussard (aka the Cookie Lady) has been preparing treats for the troops since the beginning. She has a web site (www.trooptreats.com) where you can email her, snail mail her, make a donation via paypal, etc. I just spoke to her and she said she is always in need of notes, year-round, because every cookie package includes a note to the service member. The notes need to come without envelopes, as Germaine reviews every one for appropriateness. You can Google Germiane and get quite a list of her press clips, but this one —

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=16542 — is a good synopsis of what she's about. ~ C'Lee

*** Job listings:

Ned:

I thought that JOTW only provided info about job openings that were sent to it from the organization that was looking to fill the opening.

Not so?

Ed

(Job listings come from a variety of sources. Members of the network are a great resource, and many hiring managers and HR specialists submit listings on behalf of their companies. But I get jobs referred from other sources, too, and some I just stumble on to on the internet.)

*** 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

*** Three mischievous old grandmas were sitting on a bench outside a nursing home when an old Grandpa walked by. One of the old Grandmas yelled out saying, “We bet we can tell exactly how old you are.” The old man said, “There is no way you can guess it, you old fools.” One of the old Grandmas said, “Sure we can! Just drop your pants and under shorts and we can tell your exact age.” Embarrassed just a little, but anxious to prove they couldn't do it, he dropped his drawers. The Grandmas asked him to first turn around a couple of times and to jump up and down several times. Then they all piped up and said, “You're 87 years old!” Standing with his pants down around his ankles, the old gent asked, “How in the world did you guess?” Slapping their knees and grinning from ear to ear, the three old ladies happily yelled in unison: “We were at your birthday party yesterday!”

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

BP Offers Free Wi-Fi to Fuel Interest in Gas Stations

http://blogs.usatoday.com/technologylive/2008/12/bp-offers-free.html

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

This band still tours. But without Peter Green, Bob Welch, Danny Kirwin, Bob Weston, or Dave Brown.

(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

*** From Robin Bernstein:

Hi Ned:

As a drummer (and a female one, at that, lest your readers assume I'm

a guy!), I enjoyed learning the answer to the Rock-n-Roll Trivia

Contest question, “Who played drums on the Beatles Love Me Do.” I

vaguely knew of this story, but not all the details. Would love to

compare all three versions one of these days. Thanks for the info.

Robin Bernstein

WRITE TIME COMMUNICATIONS

http://www.write-time-communications.com

*** From Jack Papp:

Ned, the Love Me Do answer is partly wrong. It wasn't Andy White as the third drummer, but Alan White…current drummer for YES since 1973. He is a friend of mine. Alan also played drums on “Imagine” and on Harrison's “My Sweet Lord.” Alan was a young session drummer in London when Lennon “discovered” him. He also recorded and toured with the Plastic Ono Band. Jack

(?)

Ned, my bad…there is an Andy White…thought might have confused with Alan…all other facts about Alan are true. Damn Wikipedia!!! Hope you're enjoying the holidays. All the best for the coming new year. Jack

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*** The Surface Navy Association's Twenty First National Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia from 13 to 15 January 2009.

Online registration is available at www.navysna.org using the National Symposium link. Once on the site, please click on the registration tab. There are several registration options on this page.

Online registration will close at 1400 on Thursday, January 8, 2009. Anyone wanting to register after 1400 on January 8 must register in person at the Symposium.

*** Edit this!

Hi Ed,

I think your ” Onlline Executive Editor” needs a bit of editing!

Happy New Year!

Sheila Consaul

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

1.) Assistant Communications Director, Golf Association of Philadelphia, Wayne, PA

About the Golf Association of Philadelphia: The Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP) was originally established in 1897 by members of Aronimink Golf Club, Merion Cricket Club, Philadelphia Country Club and Philadelphia Cricket Club and is the sport governing body of amateur golf in the region.

The Association functions to benefit its 60,000 members and 136 member clubs in the Philadelphia region. The GAP also provides leadership, support and direction to foster the growth and development of the sport of golf.

Description

Provides communication expertise to the Golf Association of Philadelphia by:

Reviewing communication requirements for the GAP

Working with the Director of Operations to ensure awareness of programs

Produces and prepares brochures, posters, manuals for the Association

Reviewing the GAP media contact database to make sure information is current and contacting media outlets to obtain current information, as required

Helps in maintaining the GAP Web site by preparing written information and ensuring information is up to date

Work with staff to effectively distribute key messages to the media and public

Assists in preparing the GAP erevisions by:

Maintaining email database

Developing the written material for the erevision, in co-operation with other staff and volunteers

Assembling written material and sending the erevision when approved

Prepares communications events and products related to the GAP tournament schedule by:

Identifying and reporting on the necessary communications for each tournament

Developing an overall communication plan for the tournament season, including target audiences, communication products, timing and anticipated outcomes

Organizing specific news and communications events, when needed

Contacting local and provincial media to inform them of tournament happenings

Assisting media on-site with requests for information

Accompanying media on course to offer assistance and ensure GAP media guidelines are followed

Assists tournament operations as required

Organizes historical material of the Association by:

Developing a plan to chronicle the rich Association history

Researching event histories and chronicling them for easy reference

Maintaining and updating photo archives

Developing a source list to increase the Golf Association of Philadelphia archives

In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, the Assistant Communications Director will assist the Executive Director and Director of Operations.

Qualifications:

University or College degree with an emphasis in Communications or Public Relations

Prior experience in a communications

Excellent written and personal communication skills

Experience in Web site Management and skills in Web site design and organization

Experience in design and production of brochures, posters and other marketing tools

Conversant with fundamentals of the sport of golf

Must present a professional and personable face to sponsors, membership, tournament participants, Executive Committee and volunteers

Location: 700 Croton Road, Wayne, PA, 19087

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and qualifications – salary under review

Benefits: Include health insurance

How to Apply: The closing date for this position is 4:30p.m., Jan 18, 2009, with position starting March, 2009. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please forward a cover letter and résumé to:

Director of Operations

Golf Association of Philadelphia

P.O. Box 808

Southeastern, PA 19399

Attention: “Communications” or email résumé to memeno@gapgolf.org with “Communications Assistant” in subject line. For more information about the Golf Association of Philadelphia, please visit our website at www.gapgolf.org.

2.) Web Content Manager, Scott & White, Temple, TX

https://swt848.mycmsc.com/psc/swth8prdext/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=273823

3.) Web Content Manager, The Option Institute and The Autism Treatment Center of America, Sheffield, MA

http://www.jobkite.com/post_info.asp?id=442812

4.) Web Content Manager, Filter, Los Angeles, CA

http://jobs.nwsource.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=15284933&CMPID=273

5.) Technical Writer-Editor, Office Communications with the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (FE), Department Of Energy, Washington DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78320313

6.) Outreach and Communications Officer – Volunteer, Africa Humanitarian Action, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Closing Date – 09 Jan 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7MT9VC

7.) Internet Communications Manager, The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit consumer organization conducting innovative programs in nutrition, alcohol policy, and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation's largest-circulation health newsletter. CSPI strives to provide useful, impartial information to the public, represent citizens' interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies, and ensure that advances in science are used for the public's good. CSPI is supported by its 900,000 subscribers to Nutrition Action Healthletter and foundation grants.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is looking for a talented web developer to manage an exciting revamp and redesign of its high-traffic web site. The successful candidate for the will have a proven track record of developing or redesigning web sites, and will have experience migrating web sites into content management systems. Reporting to the director of communications, the Internet communications manager will coordinate a site-wide redesign, manage the work of outside vendors, assist program staff with online advocacy and campaigns, and manage regular updating.

Superior computer skills are required including HTML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator and other design applications as well as experience with databases, CMSs, and advocacy tools. Applicants should have a college degree and several years of experience. Background with political campaigns, social networking tools, and video editing would all be huge advantages.

Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy and smoke-free working environment. Please send your application materials, which should include a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest, résumé and web design samples, to:

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Attn: ICM

1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. #300

Washington, D.C. 20009-5728

Email: Jcaputo@cspinet.org

http://www.cspinet.org/about/jobs/200710231.html

8.) Public Relations Manager, Microsoft Entertainment & Devices, Redmond, WA

http://www.jobster.com/outreach/careers/Microsoft-Entertainment-and-Devices/jobDetails?hbxcmp=&hbxsrc=&i=BZNYU5Yyhw%3D%3D&i=BZNYU5Yyhw%3D%3D&opportunity=92129541

9.) Senior Public Relations Manager, Siemens Enterprise Communications, Boston, MA

http://careers.pennenergyjobs.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=14599509

10.) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of PUBLIC RELATIONS, Lasell College, Newton, MA

The Department of Communication at Lasell College in Newton, MA seeks an Assistant Professor of Public Relations for a Fall 2009 appointment. More senior rank will be considered based on experience and other credentials.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate courses in a range of areas including Introduction to Public Relations, Media Relations, Writing for Public Relations. Graduate courses could include: Corporate Communication, Principles of Public Relations, Media Relations, Health Communication, Community Relations, Public Relations in Non Profit Settings, Governmental Relations.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Public Relations is preferred; ABD or a Master’s degree in Public Relations or Communication with significant professional public relations experience will also be considered. Prior college teaching experience preferred. The successful candidate must be able to work cooperatively and productively with faculty, staff and students, show evidence of excellent teaching and student advocacy, professional development and productivity and a commitment to department and college service.

Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a cover letter, a philosophy of teaching, resume and names of three (3) references to:

employment@lasell.edu

http://www.lasell.edu/about/faculty_positions.asp

11.) Vice President of Marketing, TalkingRain Beverage Company, Preston Washington

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Lead the Company’s marketing, advertising, PR and Innovation initiatives in order to increase company’s sales through the creation of captivating/innovative packaging, good tasting products and new ways to enter the market.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.Help develop the annual business plan for Marketing/Product Development strategies for the company.

2.Develop brand differentiation strategies that combine value-added pricing with improved packaging and consumer support to increase the company’s profit margins.

3.Work closely with sales supporting their effort and providing clear avenues to market the product with the goal of increasing sales.

Packaging Design:

4.Continually identify new trends on packaging technology.

5.Work closely with vendors on new packaging development.

6.Interact with designers and graphics professionals to create innovative packaging designs.

7.Work closely with operations personnel to ensure success in the creation and launch of new products and actively participate in the transition from R&D to manufacturing.

Budget:

8.Develop annual marketing/product development budget, monitor and maintain all department spending within or better than budget.

9.Ensure analysis of variances for all budget line items are performed monthly. Create action plans for cost control and cost reduction as needed.

10.Continuously search for methods to improve cost per case by working closely with vendors to reduce costs etc.

11.Maintain up to date 3 year marketing plan for new products and strategies.

Productivity:

12.Continuously monitor Sales demand and objectives to ensure goals are met with Marketing’s help.

13.Ensure documented procedures exist for all marketing and product development activities; i.e. SOPs for new product development, testing, new product launching etc.

14.Continuously assess training needs and create comprehensive training plans for all department employees.

15.Continuously search for methods to improve efficiency and labor utilization.

Leadership and Mentoring:

16.Establish goals, identify priorities, provide direction, give the necessary tools and resources, pair responsibility with authority and recognize accomplishments in a timely manner.

17.Create a collaborative work environment that encourages participation and debate

18.Drive the pursuit of excellence by consistently and fairly holding all members accountable.

19.Improve the area of responsibility by planning, monitoring, and appraising job results, as well as implement training programs for the department.

20.Work with all departments and disciplines, (Accounting, Operations, Human Resources, Customer Service, Research and Development) to maintain and improve efficient inter-departmental communication and processes.

INTERACTION AND ENVIRONMENT:

Reports To: President

Supervises: (7) Director of Marketing, Marketing Assistant, Event Coordinator, Product Design, Graphic Design, & Product Development Coordinator.

Requirements PROFICIENCIES:

1.Excellent leadership and mentoring skills.

2.Excellent problem solving skills and root cause analysis.

3.Excellent understanding of product development and marketing and the manufacturing processes

4.Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image. Ability to prepare concise action plans and presentations.

5.Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.

6.Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

1.Bachelor degree in Marketing

2.Master Degree in Business Administration or equivalent (preferred).

3.At least ten (10) years of experience working as a leader in food marketing, preferably in beverages. Experience creating packaging required.

At Talking Rain we are not only dedicated to creating healthy innovative beverages, but we are also dedicated to our people. Along with starting a career with an exciting company you can grow with, we provide you with an excellent benefit package and a competitive salary. Are you interested in being apart of a healthy and active company? See our current openings below. Make sure to check back often, as new opportunities are continuously updated.

Human Resources

Human Resources Manager

hr@talkingrain.com

TalkingRain Job Opportunities

http://www.talkingrain.com/job-detail.asp?JobID=66#

12.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Demographic and Economic Media Relations Branch, Public Information Office, U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters, Suitland, Maryland

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78073315

13.) Public Relations Manager / Sr. Investment Writer, Russell Investments, Tacoma, WA

http://jobs.nwsource.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?searchType=advanced&categories=nwcategoryMarketing&location=&jobSources=Direct+Employer&lastUpdated=-7+days&sortBy=relevance&pageSize=20&view=Brief&jobId=14234399

14.) MANAGER, ONLINE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, Recreational Equipment, Inc., Kent, WA

These are exciting times for REI! Our business is stronger than ever, we’re opening new stores and leading the competition with our award-winning e-commerce sites. We have been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE Magazine for the eleventh consecutive year. We are looking for a Manager, Online Community Development to join and serve as a leader to our online team at our Corporate Headquarters in Kent, WA.

As a Manager, Online Community Development you will contribute to REI’s success by leading the Online Community Development team to attain REI’s business goals and grow REI’s competitive advantage as a leading retailer of quality outdoor gear and clothing, providing customers with trusted and accessible expertise and online community features.

You will have direct impact on the definition of the REI Online strategy by growing REI community activities with online features that connect people to the outdoors, deepen REI's relationship with members and customers and grow REI's competitive advantage as a leading, multi-channel retailer of quality outdoor gear and clothing.

JOB SCOPE:

Your responsibilities in this role include but are not limited to:

* Identifying and communicating key responsibilities and practices to ensure the organization promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership and teamwork to achieve business results.

* Supporting the implementation of company programs, procedures, methods and practices to promote REI key messages.

* Challenging and inspiring employees to achieve business results.

* Ensuring that employees adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.

* Overseeing training and development of employees and making effective staffing decisions.

* Conducting and ensuring the completion of performance reviews.

* Providing coaching, direction and leadership support to employees in order to achieve department, company and customer results.

* Establishing and maintaining visibility within the department.

* Monitoring operational statistics, reports, trends, variances and issues; and taking appropriate action.

* Promoting and fostering open communication and collaborative problem solving

* Ensuring direct reports are kept current regarding REI’s corporate and department business initiatives and objectives

QUALIFICATIONS:

* 2+ years experience in online community program management

* 5+ years of management experience, including strategy development and oversight; building and leading teams and managing the budgeting process

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, preferred

* Proven success as a manager building capacity of individuals and teams through effective employee development, involvement, communication and supervision efforts.

* Experience creating a strong, mutually supportive work spirit and culture where people are inspired to do their best.

* Skill in building trust and inspiring others.

* Management experience making effective organization and people decisions in a manner consistent with REI's values and ethics.

* Proven success delivering commitments and holding others to same.

* Success using business knowledge, innovative thinking and sound judgment in the solution of problems and the pursuit of business opportunities.

* Experience successfully planning, fostering and executing changes in support of the company direction

WORKING AT REI:

Recreation is our business, and REI offers a great work environment that balances hard work with time off to play. We offer an excellent compensation package, flexible benefits, an outstanding retirement plan, incentive program, relocation assistance, a generous merchandise discount to help you enjoy your free time, and – most importantly – a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are our fundamental employee values.

If you'd like to be rewarded for initiative, effort, and creative thought, come join us!

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://secured.kenexa.com/reiv35/newhr/jobdesc.asp?ID=3065&jobreq=3096

15.) INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Recreational Equipment, Inc., Kent, WA

Recognized for the eleventh time consecutively as one of Fortune Magazines “100 Best Places to Work”, at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), Recreation IS our business– and it shows in our fun and engaging culture. We have found long-term success through our commitment to inspiring, educating and outfitting for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship which has lead to our exponential growth as a multi-channel retailer and a leader in the outdoor industry.

Our Public Affairs Organization currently seeking a Manager of Internal Communications who will leverage their deep experience in Internal Communication to further enhance REI’s rich culture by connecting our employees through internal channels. This critical role will drive communication strategies that will give voice to our employees in support of REI’s culture of open and authentic communication. As the Manager of this team you will provide counsel and guidance to our executive team and organizational leaders on content and direction of all internal communications. This role will be influential in program design, charged with executing and managing internal communication strategies and communication programs that enlist employee support in successfully achieving the company’s goals; connect employees to the company’s values; build employee pride in the organization; and support REI’s position as a 100 Best employer.

Qualifications:

– Proven ability to create strategic communication plans and programs that positively align internal communications with business plans and company culture.

– Demonstrated expertise in understanding the needs of internal audiences and in delivering appropriate messages using a variety of vehicles.

– Proven ability to collaborate, align and influence at the executive level.

– Proven ability as a professional communicator, including excellent written and verbal communications skills.

– Demonstrated ability to write for a variety of audiences in an appropriate voice.

– Proven ability to communicate using a variety of vehicles.

– Demonstrated experience in successful two-way employee communication programs.

– Expertise in use of new and emerging communications technologies – i.e. New Media

– Accomplished in publication and Internet writing, editing, design and production processes.

– Demonstrated performance in communicating and shaping a strong and positive organizational brand via communications.

– Demonstrated success in effectively communicating with a widely dispersed employee base.

– Understanding of REI customer

Requirements:

– 7 – 10 years experience in corporate communications with an emphasis on strategic internal communications.

– Bachelor's degree in Public Relations/Public Affairs, Communications /Journalism or English.

– Previous experience with a retail organization preferred.

Recreation is our business, and REI offers a great work environment that balances hard work with time off to play. We offer an excellent compensation package, flexible benefits, an outstanding retirement plan, incentive program, relocation assistance, a generous merchandise discount to help you enjoy your free time, and – most importantly – a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are our fundamental employee values.

If you'd like to be rewarded for initiative, effort, and creative thought, come join us!

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://secured.kenexa.com/reiv35/newhr/jobdesc.asp?ID=3052&jobreq=3083

16.) WEB CONTENT MANAGER, NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA

http://jobs.amightyriver.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=14195519

17.) Web Content Manager, Alltech International, Washington, DC

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18.) Vice President for Communications and Enrollment, Bates College, Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

Bates College, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, seeks a vice president for communications and enrollment. The successful candidate, the first to take this role at Bates, will make a strong impact on the life and future of the college, leading strategic direction, planning and coordination for admissions, financial aid, communications and media relations, and career services. Responsible for overall strategic positioning for enrollment and communications, this vice president will lead the College’s efforts to recruit the most talented students and communicate with all critical audiences, both internal and external to the College. He or she will work with senior leadership to analyze and understand the competitive landscape of liberal arts education, tell the Bates story in strategic ways, and enhance the College’s culture of inquiry, evidence, and transparency.

Bates is an academic community known for its rigorous approach to the liberal arts and sciences, dedicated to strengthening the intellectual capacity and responsibility of each student. With a ten-to-one student-faculty ratio, the Bates experience features close collaborations in classrooms and laboratories and a tradition of student-faculty research. The Bates learning experience includes writing, research and independent inquiry starting with a first-year seminar and culminating with a senior thesis or project for virtually every student.

There are abundant opportunities for community-based research and service learning as well as strong programs in the performing and creative arts. Typically, two-thirds of Bates’ 1,700 students study abroad. Co-curricular life is rich: most students volunteer in the community, participate in club and varsity athletics, and almost all students participate in one of more than 90 student-run clubs or organizations. Alumni frequently cite the capacities they developed at Bates for critical assessment, analysis, expression, aesthetic sensibility and independent thought. About 40 percent of students participate in career internships, roughly two-thirds study overseas for a semester or a year, and more than two-thirds of recent graduates enroll in graduate study within 10 years after graduation. Bates was founded in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, and Bates graduates have always included men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.

Bates’ new vice president will be an established, senior educational leader with strong analytical skill, and great talent and finesse as a strategist and manager. He or she will be a practiced and nuanced communicator with an ability to work effectively with all the College’s many audiences. He or she will be familiar with all the areas reporting to this post, and have a proven record of achievement in at least one. An engaging, open and affirming personal style, as well as a demonstrated understanding of the essential relationship between diversity, inclusiveness and educational excellence is required. The ability to build bridges and work productively with a wide variety of people and offices is essential.

Bates is located in Lewiston-Auburn, twin cities of about 60,000 people in the heart of Central Maine. The beautiful 109-acre campus is midway between the coast and mountains and 140 miles northeast of Boston.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via e-mail to BatesVP@wittkieffer.com. Please do not apply online via this website. Material that cannot be emailed may be sent to:

Vice President

Bates College

c/o Witt/Kieffer

Attention: Robin G. Mamlet / Gaele McCully

2015 Spring Road, Suite 510

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

This search will be conducted with the utmost respect for candidate confidentiality. Inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Robin Mamlet at 630-575-8178 or Gaele E. McCully at (781) 564-2624.

Bates does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, or disability, in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or in the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff.

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19.) Communications Officer, Georgetown University Medical Center; Office of Communications, Washington, DC

The Communications Officer serves a critical function in a small but

busy communications office at Georgetown University Medical Center

(GUMC). The office handles external media requests and reports on

internal events and maintains an online newsletter that is updated

regularly in addition to a monthly distribution to faculty and staff

among many other responsibilities.

The Communications Officer responds to incoming media requests to

speak to GUMC faculty experts, and staffs on-campus photo shoots,

television, radio, and print interviews. He or she writes copy for and

maintains the online publication, the GUMC Update. The CO will write

and pitch news releases for GUMC as appropriate. Additional

responsibilities include answering the media phone line, writing

weekly communications reports, posting news releases and stories to

the website, and helping with photography for the GUMC Update.

The Communications Officer is responsible for hiring and supervising

student interns. These interns handle light administrative work,

assist with the GUMC Update as appropriate, maintain the faculty

experts database, as well as find, compile and distribute the daily

news clips for GUMC.

The ideal candidate will possess strong writing and editing ability,

exemplary interpersonal skills, and the maturity to handle sensitive

and sometimes confidential information. He or she will be

self-motivated and self-directed, and capable of handling multiple

tasks simultaneously. Attention to detail, good listening skills, and

an ability to establish priorities are critical to success in this

position. This is a position for an applicant with 2-4 years of

experience, preferably in the journalism, communications, health or

higher education fields.

To apply for this position please email gumccomm@georgetown.edu with

the subject line “Communications Officer”.

20.) Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation and Government Relations, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Foundation, and Government Relations the Associate Director of Corporate Foundation and Government Relations (CFGR) is a key member of the CFGR unit and the College Relations team. The Associate Director is responsible for implementing the objectives of the CFGR unit. The duties of the Associate director include: preparing proposal drafts and support documents; participating in the development of strategies for the presentation of proposals or other funding requests; providing primary oversight and support for the development and submission of faculty grant proposals and for proposals submitted to public (such as federal and state) funding agencies; preparing and submitting annual stewardship reports for grant-funded initiatives and endowed funds established with foundation awards; performing appropriate research into the philanthropic goals of and Colby ties with specific foundations and corporations; working closely with department chairpersons, other faculty, administrative officers of the College, volunteers, and development staff. The Associate Director of CFGR should have 3-5 years of fundraising or related experience. Additional qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree desirable; superb written, oral, and organizational skills; familiarity with liberal arts setting is expected; experience in technical writing or proposal preparation highly desirable; three to five years experience in public relations, development, communications, business administration, or related field desirable; high degree of self-motivation with attention to detail; appreciation of Colby’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it; an ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment; an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of humor.

Interested candidates please send one copy of a letter of application and one copy of a resume with the names and telephone numbers of three references to:

Search Committee – Associate Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations

Human Resources

Colby College

5500 Mayflower Hill

Waterville, ME 04901-8855

To apply electronically send to hr@colby.edu. If you choose to apply electronically you do not need to send duplicate copies by U.S. Mail. If your electronic materials are unreadable we will notify you promptly.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.

For more information about the College, please visit the Colby web site: www.colby.edu.

http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/assocdircfgr.cfm

21.) ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, Westbrook College Campus, University of New England. Portland, Maine

BASIC FUNCTION

Manages university communications and public relations on the University of New England Westbrook College Campus; works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to identify and carry out strategies to enhance the university’s visibility and reputation. Serves as managing editor of Nexus (the alumni magazine) and other university publications, including Institutional Advancement collateral materials as needed. Responsible for designing and executing a successful WCC media relations program that enhances the university’s profile in the Northeast and nationally, and aligns with strategic planning goals. Works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure that strategic planning goals and objectives are integrated creatively and consistently throughout all university communications vehicles. Will be a key communications partner in the university’s rebranding efforts and rollout plan.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Managing editor of Nexus, the university alumni magazine. Responsible for planning, editorial oversight, feature writing, and adherence to production schedule (three times annually).

Develop strong collaborative partnerships on the Westbrook College Campus to ensure a positive flow of communication between the Communications Office and others within the university community. Draw on personal relationships and interactions to reveal and share the unique stories of the university.

Manage university media relations on the Westbrook College Campus:

– Conceive and execute a public relations plan for WCC that integrates strategic planning goals and objectives and promotes activities and programs on WCC.

– Cultivate and maintain productive relationships with writers and editors locally, regionally and nationally.

– Identify, position and place stories and respond to requests for information, utilizing press releases, storytelling and personal contact to secure placement.

Responsible for communications related to CAS/CHP commencement, including script, program, publicity and photography.

Assist with communications and publicity for special programs such as Westbrook College Alumni Reunion, Deborah Morton Awards, Art Gallery and Maine Women Writers Collection.

Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to ensure the successful rollout and integration of UNE’s university-wide branding initiative.

Write WCC and/or Institutional Advancement collateral and campaign materials, as needed.

Take photographs, as needed.

Act in the place of the Director of Marketing and Communications in her absence.

Perform other communications duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Direction is received primarily from the Director of Marketing and Communications, with occasional direction from the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. For the most part, operates with great autonomy.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, marketing or a related field required. Five or more years of demonstrated success in communications and/or public relations, established and productive media relationships, and experience with print and web/electronic communications.

Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills; photography experience highly desirable.

Ability to develop strong collaborative partnerships and to earn trust within the organization. Must be able to cultivate and maintain productive relationships with faculty, staff, administrators and external audiences.

Demonstrated ability to design and execute a strategic and successful public relations program that raises the profile of the university beyond local borders.

Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously, to develop appropriate priorities, and meet strict deadlines.

Ability to effectively communicate university strategic decisions and messages to a variety of stakeholders.

Must be a self-starter, energetic and strategic thinker.

Familiarity with new media, and a strong customer service focus.

http://www.une.edu/hr/jobs/assocdirectcomm.asp

22.) ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS, Public Speaking, Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of 18 Graduate credits in the appropriate academic discipline or a related academic discipline. Master’s degree and experience teaching at a post-secondary level is preferred.

COURSES AVAILABLE

Public Speaking (Oxford Hills Area, WED. 4-7 p.m.)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a current resume including names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references immediately to: Judy Wilder, Dean of Academic Affairs, Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210, jwilder@cmcc.edu

Central Maine Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. For more information, please call (207)755-5233.

Barbara Owen

Central Maine Community College

1250 Turner Street

Auburn, ME 04210

bowen@cmcc.edu

http://www.cmcc.edu/jobs/faculty_jobs.asp?job=50

23.) Multimedia Specialist / PC Support Tech– User Services, Lasell College, Newton, MA

The Multimedia Specialist / PC Support technician provides first line support for all Audio / Visual needs of the College, including classroom multimedia equipment, special event setups, classroom video recording and subsequent editing as well as file streaming. Other general IT Help Desk responsibilities include answering the Help Desk line, troubleshooting software, hardware, email and networking problems either via the phone or on-site, and coordinating the lending of AV equipment. The Multimedia Specialist / PC Support technician is responsible for delivering the highest level of customer service to the Lasell Community.

Responsibilities: Coordinate, setup, operate and install Audio/Visual equipment for events and classes;

Provide support and maintenance to student computers labs and smart classrooms;

Answer the Help Desk line and enter calls received into job tracking system;

Work with the Lasell Community to provide first level support for all hardware, software, email, network, and Audio/Visual issues via the phone or on-site;

Support Windows operating systems, and MS Office Suite

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Perform PC Configurations

Provide user training as necessary

Coordinate setup and return of AV equipment

Perform any other duties assigned by the Manager of User Services, i.e. office

equipment moves

Light lifting and relocation of equipment

Qualifications: Experience with wiring Audio/Visual Systems

Experience using basic AV equipment, DVD players, TVs, video projectors, cameras, etc

Experience with MS Office Suites (2007) and Windows XP Professional

Working knowledge of: PC Hardware configurations and troubleshooting, working knowledge of Internet, working knowledge of MAC OSX

Basic knowledge of LAN/WAN Technology

Excellent telephone, communication and customer service skills

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;

Patience and experience in working with non-technical users and must be self-starter and a team player

For consideration submit resume, cover letter and three references to: employment@lasell.edu.

http://www.lasell.edu/about/staff_positions.asp

24.) Communications Manager, BPL Communication & Development, Public Library of the City of Boston, Boston, MA

A leading American historian has called the Public Library of the City of Boston “one of the five great libraries of the world.”

Well over 3.4 million people visit the Boston Public Library every year to use its collection of 6 million books. Another 4.6 million people connect with the BPL through its website www.bpl.org to take advantage of its many services and its growing collection of electronic resources, downloadable media and digitalized rare books and manuscripts.

Among its preeminent collections, the BPL holds several first edition folios by William Shakespeare; original music scores by Mozart, Prokofiev and others; and the personal library of President John Adams. In addition, the BPL is home to the renowned Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, which includes over 200,000 historic maps and 5,000 atlases documenting the evolution of the printed map.

Over 12,000 programs and classes attract thousands of residents from across the diverse neighborhoods and cultural groups that make up the city. Award winning online and in-library homework assistance sessions, ESL and literacy classes, are also a popular draw.

The BPL has almost 600 employees and has an annual budget of about $36 million. It is a department of the municipal government of Boston and a statutory charitable organization governed by a board of nine distinguished trustees appointed by the Mayor.

Position Overview

Provides leadership, vision, and sets the tone for a dynamic, customer focused Boston Public Library through all facets of internal and external communications, public relations, marketing, and graphic design.

Reports to

Library President or delegate

Scope of Responsibility

1. Plans, develops and implements strategy for communication of the Boston Public Library's mission, purpose, and service offerings to the community and its various constituencies.

2. Prepares official statements, strategies, and plans to promote customer service and community knowledge of the library's vision and service offerings.

3. Works closely with City to promote and market library services to the community.

4. Sets positive tone for clear and appealing communication to external and internal customers using a variety of promotional and media formats.

5. Determines effective public relations strategies for crisis communications and acts as media counselor to the President and the library staff. Serves as the official liaison of the library to the press in all media-related events.

6. Acts as official library spokesperson on issues affecting the library and is available on an on-call basis to the media to perform or coordinate interviews. Formulates or assists in developing official statements for the President and/or library staff..

7. Manages the design, production, and distribution of publicity-related materials for the media and the public including: press releases, fact sheets, media kits, brochures, newsletters, printed handouts, the website, public service announcements, advertisements, billboards, signage, etc.

8. Directs the look and vision of the library's website.

9. Participates in regional and statewide cooperative efforts to promote and market library services.

10. Uses current technology to communicate about the library and its programs to the staff, library customers, and the media.

11. Analyzes market data, target audiences and other demographic data to develop communication and marketing programs.

12. Manages staff including hiring, staff development, direction, discipline, and performance evaluations within the Communications operations. Manages the annual budget.

13. Performs related duties as assigned.

Competencies

– Ability to be customer focused, with vision of service excellence for customers.

– Ability to provide a creative and supportive environment that inspires staff to give enhanced service delivery.

– Ability to create and sustain a positive environment that values employees contributions, respects differences among staff and patrons, and ensures accountability of all staff to each other and the public.

– Ability to examine and improve library and work processes.

– Ability to communicate complex information.

– Ability to creates and manage change.

– Ability to approach work and people with dignity and respect

– Ability to manage resources effectively through planning, priority setting, human resource and financial management, and technical management.

Qualifications

1. Education – BA degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or an appropriate related field highly preferred. MLS preferred.

2. Experience – Requires a minimum of 5 years broad-based experience consistent with the duties of the position. Library experience highly desirable.

3. CORI – Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

4. Residency – Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/PM – 6

35 Hours per week

Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation. For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.

https://recruit.cityofboston.gov:8443/psc/prdcg/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

25.) Loan Specialist Communications Program Specialist, Department Of Agriculture: Agriculture, Rural Housing Service, Casper, WY

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Loan-Specialist-Communications-Program-Specialist-1431145.html

26.) HR Communications Manager, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), Hoboken, New Jersey

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5061609

27.) Content Specialist/Writer (PR Administrator II), J. RAY MCDERMOTT, Houston, TX

J. RAY MCDERMOTT is a world-class engineering, fabrication, project management and marine installation contractor. We've been providing service to and building well-rounded careers in the global offshore oil & gas industry for more that 50 years. Our projects range from deep water subsea facilities to the largest and most complex oil & gas production systems in the world. With operations in Louisiana, Texas, Mexico, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South America and West Africa, we can provide you with a world of experience. Our global presence provides tremendous opportunity worldwide. Join our team of extraordinary professionals committed to project execution excellence.

Award-winning Corporate Communications team seeks a strong, creative, self-motivated, big-picture- and detailed-oriented Writer.

Description

Assist Corporate Communications in the development of a wide range of writing and editorial projects for print/traditional and electronic media that increase awareness, knowledge and engagement among internal and external audiences.

Content Specialist/Writer has overall role of turning complex ideas and information into clear, concise, creative text, ensuring accuracy, effectiveness and consistency in verbiage and messaging throughout all communications.

Key Responsibilities

• Write, edit and proofread for a variety of communication vehicles and tools, including magazines, newsletters, speeches, presentations, sales collateral and web pages.

• Research and identify topics, recommend and write content.

• Conduct interviews and other research

• Fact-check and proofread for spelling, grammar, style and content.

• Assist in the development and production of communication projects as needed.

Experience Required

• Strong writing and editing skills with a high level of creativity.

• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English or Journalism, or equivalent demonstrated experience.

• Excellent interviewing, research and analytical skills.

• Ability to take raw information and turn it into clear, concise, compelling text.

• Understanding of stylistic differences in writing for various media and audiences/purposes.

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Attention to detail and quality, self-motivated, collaborative work style, deadline-oriented and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Skills

Preferred

• Two-plus years writing of a broad variety, including feature, interpretive, technical and news.

• Experience in a corporate or related environment.

• Experience/familiarity with Human Resources/Recruiting issues and communications.

• Experience/familiarity with the oil and gas industry.

• Exposure/familiarity with international audiences.

• Knowledge/familiarity in Web technology (publishing and content management).

• Knowledge of graphic design and printing/production processes.

• Experience with AP style.

Company Information

J Ray McDermott

757 N. Eldridge

Houston, TX 77079

Contact Information

Chas Garza (281) 870-5450

https://jrmcdermott.tms.hrdepartment.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jo…

cgarza@mcdermott.com

http://www.iabchouston.com/en/jobs/v/392

28.) Senior Graphic Designer, August Home Publishing, Des Moines, Iowa

http://jobs.magazine.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3045038

29.) WEB CONTENT DEVELOPER – SENIOR, Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8H4LR6S7RN0BDNXYHS

30.) Senior Online Content Developer, Lowe's, Mooresville, NC

http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_lowes/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=109361

31.) Director Of Communication, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Washington, DC

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is accepting applications for a Director of Communications. The position requires professional writing experience, well honed editorial skills, and the ability to develop and implement a communications strategy that includes all facets of the mass media (print, radio, television, and news media).

Please apply to J Mitchell at administration@uscirf.gov

For further information about the Commission visit our Web site at www.uscirf.gov.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27591881

32.) Public Relations Senior Account Executive/Account Director, Alpaytac Marketing Communications/Public Relations, Chicago, Illinois

http://www.sologig.com/freelancers/fl_projectdetails.aspx?id=1018523

33.) Senior Study Director-Health Communications Research, WESTAT, Rockville, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27586046

34.) Media Relations Specialist, Apogen Technologies, Mc Lean, Virginia

http://jobcircle.com/classifieds/1931621.html?source=indeed_090103

35.) Media and Communications Consultant (short-term), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva, Switzerland

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.

The ICJ is seeking a Media and Communications consultant for a period of three months, to increase the visibly and impact of the ICJ’s advocacy work, in particular in relation to launch of the ICJ Eminent Jurist Panel Report (EJP Report), which will be launched around February 2009. The consultant will primarily be responsible for the design and implementation of a visibility campaign in relation to the launch of the EJP report, in particular targeted at the US and the EU countries.

The consultancy will last three-months, with the possibility of extension dependent on performance and funding. Contract conditions will depend on professional background, individual circumstances (i.e. location), and experience of the candidate.

SERVICES EXPECTED

The consultant will undertake, under the supervision of the Director of the Global Security and Rule of Law Programme, the following tasks:

Coordinate and maximize visibility for the launch of the Eminent Jurists Panel report on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights (a global study of high-level experts on terrorism and human rights ? see: www.http://ejp.icj.org/);

Develop a high profile media campaign around the global report; in particular in the US and in the EU countries;

Lead promotion efforts in launch events (up to six events) garnering wide news coverage of the events;

Draft and disseminate op-ed pieces to be placed in key journals (at least 6 articles), particularly in the US and in the EU; set up interviews between panelists and leading media outlets in different countries;

Build a database of press contacts;

Other related media and promotions tasks (including web-based media).

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate is expected to have:

Relevant media contacts at international level (particularly in the US and in the EU) and significant experience in the field of public relations;

Proven experience in writing articles for leading newspapers, preferably in related fields;

At least five years communication and media work experience, including specific assignments related to human rights work;

Excellent communication (oral and written) skills in English, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations in a clear, concise style; additional languages (in particular French, Arabic or Russian an asset);

A Bachelor’s or higher degree in journalism, media and communication or related field;

Excellent interpersonal skills;

Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;

Willingness to travel.

DURATION AND REMUNERATION

The consultant will serve for a period of 3 months from 1 February to 30 April 2009. Compensation will be competitive and determined based on qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed with your CV/Resume (including a list of publications) and one published writing sample to Gerald Staberock: Ref: Consultant, Media and Communications

By email: gerald.staberock@icj.org

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries, thank you for your understanding.

Reference Code: RW_7MGLEC-3

http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1230130997592

Closing Date: Saturday, 10 January 2009

http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1230130997592

36.) ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY, CAPITAL Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations at FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

By order of the Chairman, the CAPITAL Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations at FCT, Abuja, requires the services of a young, creative, energetic and resourceful Nigerian to fill the position of ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY at its secretariat.

Skill set:

– Excellent communicator

– Good marketer

– Functional Knowledge of word processing, graphics, database and presentation packages (power point etc.)

– Eloquent, glaring confidence and charisma

– Ability to work with limited supervision

– A change agent

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Graduate in the social sciences or acceptable discipline from a recognized University.

– Not less than 3 years post NYSC Experience

– Not more than 35 years of age.

– Up to date Membership of the NIPR may be an added advantage

Applicants should forward CVs and copies of their credentials to the undersigned not later than March 14th 2008 at the address below.

The Secretary

NIPR Abuja (CAPITAL CHAPTER)

Suite F9, Fatima Plaza

Mambolo Street, Wuse Zone 2

Abuja, Nigeria

http://www.prnigeria.net/niprabjvacancy.htm

37.) Public Affairs Officer, St Mungo's, London, UK

We are looking for a PAO, to join our existing Public Affairs team, to help St Mungo's raise its profile among decision makers and political stakeholders, to contribute to the public affairs plan and promote the key messages that will deliver the organisation's public affairs objectives.

You should have experience of, or demonstrable interest in, working in a public affairs environment, and have a good knowledge of Westminster, Whitehall, the Greater London Authority and how they operate.

You should be educated to a degree level, fluent, confident and thorough a communicator – both orally and in writing – and an ability to target communications at a variety of audiences and individuals.

Permanent post – part time for 3 days per week (or 21 hours).

To Apply

For a full job description and to apply for this post please log on to http://www.mungos.org/careers/vacancies. If you are interested in the post and want to hear more about it please call Jessica Studdert, public affairs manager, on 0208 762 5697.

Closing date for this role is Monday 12th January 2009.

St Mungo's strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

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*** From Bill Seiberlich:

38.) Director, Communications, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP – Philadelphia, PA One of

Philadelphia's largest and most prestigious law firms is searching for a

Director of Communications. This position's primary roles are to

increase the national visibility of Ballard Spahr and create and direct

external marketing communications. This is a great opportunity for a

talented, energetic communications professional to help shape and direct

the PR and marcomm program of a growing national firm. Reporting to the

CMO and serving as part of the senior marketing team, this position's

primary responsibilities include:

– Media relations – Create and implement media relations plans and

develop press opportunities; provide strategic messaging and media

counseling.

– Marketing communications – Develop and oversee production and

distribution of marketing communications, including announcements,

brochures, and legal alerts; oversee Web site content. Direct (and help

draft) content, tone, and style.

– Standards and best practices – Help develop and oversee adherence to

brand identity guidelines; develop editorial standards; adopt editorial

and design best practices to ensure high quality, consistency, and

professionalism.

– Events/sponsorships – Supervise event planning and implementation.

– Management – Direct and manage staff of seven (including writers, PR

support, graphics support, and events team).

This position calls for strategic thinking and planning, hands-on

writing and editing, implementation, and design direction and oversight.

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of public relations, corporate

communications, marketing, writing, or other related experience. Law

firm, legal industry, or other professional services background is a

plus. A bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Journalism or a

related field is preferred.

Candidates must have outstanding writing and editing skills, an

understanding of visual identity principles and application, and

exemplary attention to detail. Also required are strong project

management skills and superb people management skills. Experience with

complex subject matter is an asset. Some travel required.

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

and welcomes candidates of all genders, races, and religions.

Contact: To be considered for this opportunity, please forward your

current resume, two writing samples and salary expectations by e-mail to

Gina M. Emery-Duplechan, Recruitment Manager, Ballard Spahr Andrews &

Ingersoll, LLP (emeryduplechang@ballardspahr.com — No phone calls

please). Candidates not supplying information regarding their salary

expectations will not be given further consideration.

39.) Manager, Employee Communications & Public Relations, Nuclear Operations Group, Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, VA

Job Description : The Babcock & Wilcox Company, a leading, global provider of energy products and services, is seeking a top-notch PR pro to play a key role on its award-winning communications team. The Employee Communications and Public Relations Manager will primarily manage communications for the company’s Nuclear Operations Group based in Lynchburg, Va. DOE Security Clearance (or the ability to obtain a clearance), as well as knowledge typically associated with a bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations or related field, are required. To learn more about our company – rich in tradition, progressive in rewarding its people, and visionary in its leadership – please visit www.babcock.com. To be considered for this position, please follow the instructions below.

Job Requirements : The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ demonstrated experience in planning and executing public relations programs, be both strategic and creative, have managerial experience as well as an exceptional portfolio of writing, communication plan development, special event planning, media relations and presentation abilities. Varied proficiency in messaging for print, electronic or interpersonal communications is required. Education : Bachelor's Degree.

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40.) Manager, Public Relations & Communications, B&W, Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide strategic direction for, as well as develop, publish and distribute, all internal print and web/portal communications (eg., newsletters, announcements, employee surveys, digital signage, “Say-It” program).

• Manage public and media relations activities and advise senior staff on relevant issues.

• Develop and maintain effective alliances with key industry leaders and government officials, trade and advocacy groups, and community groups.

• Liaise with Marketing and Sales to develop and produce brochures, videos, advertising, and sales presentation materials. Support trade show, conference and seminar planning (eg., theme, display and promotional development).

• Develop and maintain crisis communications plan and act as main media contact during emergency situations.

• Provide philanthropic direction for charitable donations, scholarships, etc.

Lead, coach and provide development opportunities for PR&C team members

Job Requirements : QUALIFICATIONS:

• In-depth knowledge of communications and public relations practices acquired through a minimum of five years related experience and complemented by completion of a post-secondary degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Relations.

• Extensive experience in dealing with the media and excellent vendor/resource evaluation skills.

• Strong leadership, communication and relationship building skills.

• Sound knowledge of communications-related technologies – eg., desktop publishing, photography, computer software, etc.

Membership in the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) or Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) an asset.

Please send your resume to: tldanielczak@babcock.com

Job Ref. No. B&W 83-2008.

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41.) Public Information Officer, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania

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42.) Communications Analyst, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

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43.) Vice President, Public Affairs, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, New York, NY

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44.) Account Executive – Issues & Crisis Management, Ketchum Public Relations, New York, NY

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45.) Assoc Director, Public Policy & Federal Relations, Daiichi Sankyo, Washington, DC

We currently have an opening for an Associate Director, Public Policy and Federal Relations in our Washington, DC Government Affairs Office. This position will be actively involved in the planning, development and execution of a wide range of plans and lobbying initiatives designed to advance Daiichi Sankyo’s policy positions with a variety of publics including the United States Congress, the executive branch of government, PhRMA and other biopharmaceutical trade associations, national health policy-makers, the medical profession, potential ally constituencies, and employees. This position will evaluate the political landscape and recommend action options and proposed policy positions on pending and emerging issues that could impact the growth and profitability objectives of the company.

Responsibilities: In this role, you will identify, analyze and monitor draft, pending, and enacted bills and key legislative, social, political, regulatory, and economic trends and other emerging issues that may affect Daiichi Sankyo’s overall business interests. You will assist in formulating issue briefs and proposed company positions for informational purposes and use in recommending to senior management potential courses of action and lobbying plans. You will establish relationships with members of Congress, their staffs, and other key health policy-makers, positioning the Company as a trusted informational and objective educational resource. You will be actively engaged in lobbying activities, and will represent the Company on committees, work groups, and at meetings of trade associations and other organizations of which the Company is a member. In this role, you will organize and lead cross functional meetings within the company to help formulate DSI positions on emerging legislative and public policy issues. Additionally, you will make presentations on legislative and policy issues before senior management, and help organize operational and fund-raising activities concerning the Company's Employee Political Action Committee. Responsibilities may also include preparing editorial material on relevant government affairs matters for the intra-company newsletter, representing the company at after-hours political events, and providing information on pending legislative matters to the General Counsel's Office, the CEO and other DSI representatives.

Education/Experience: Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree; Graduate degree in law, public policy, or public administration is preferred, depending on overall background. You must have at least 5 years of federal government affairs experience working either in the private sector or for an association in a lobbying capacity, in a staff position for a member of the U.S. Congress, or for an executive branch regulatory agency. You must have at least 3 years of advocacy and/or staff experience addressing pharmaceutical or biotech public policy/legislative matters (current or very recent experience in these areas strongly preferred). We are looking for someone with current familiarity with federal legislative and other public policy issues confronting the research-based pharmaceutical industry, as well as knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory rulemaking processes. Familiarity with the key congressional committees with primary jurisdiction over issues germane to the pharmaceutical industry, and knowledge of key players are essential. Strong political acumen and judgment, and commitment to top standards of integrity are critical. Additionally, you should demonstrate a proactive, energetic, time-sensitive, results-driven approach in carrying out assigned and assumed responsibilities, and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while assuming increased responsibility over time. Proficiency in Word and Power Point is required.

This position requires approximately 10-20% travel.

This job posting indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

For a complete list of open positions please visit www.dsicareers.com.

For additional information on Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. please visit www.dsus.com.

Daiichi Sankyo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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46.) Senior Account Executive, MWW Group, Inc., New York, NY

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47.) Communications Planner, British Embassy, Washington, DC

The British Embassy is seeking an energetic, forward thinking Communications Planner for its Communications Team to assume responsibilities critical to the Embassy's strategic communications objectives. The team serves as the public voice of the Embassy, explaining and championing British policies to the U.S. audience through Internet presence, positive media relations, and strategic communications campaigns.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Liaise with the Foreign Office, Prime Minister's Office and other government departments in London, and senior Embassy staff, including the Ambassador, to maintain a strategic forward plan of upcoming events

– Identify the key opportunities and risks presented by upcoming events, and ensure that the team factor these into their planning

– Support the Embassy's main spokespeople on high-profile issues

– Assist with the press and public diplomacy work of the network of British consulates throughout the US, and share best practice on their communications activity

– Foster relationships with a wide range of contacts to assist in strategic communications objectives

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

– At least two years experience in public relations and strategic communications, preferably with a governmental or international organisation (eg business, NGO)

– Experience in planning complex communications campaigns with a strong attention to detail

– Excellent team-working and interpersonal skills, including experience of working with senior level officials or executives

– Media handling skills including experience of arranging interviews and press briefings, and writing press releases and articles

– An interest and knowledge of foreign affairs

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A Visa holders. If you hold a Visa other than an A Visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

The British Embassy Network offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurances, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

To Apply:

Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted in a .doc (word) file format to careers@fco.gov.uk or by fax at 202.588.7622. Please note in the subject line of your email “Communications Planner.” Internal candidates should address their resumes through their Head of Group before applying. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The British Embassy Network is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. EOE/M/F/D/V

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27535446

*** From Bruce Williams:

48.) Director of Public Relations, Terranea Resort, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Lowe Hospitality Group, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

THE RESORT

The embodiment of the classic southern California lifestyle will be

coming alive June 2009 when Terranea Resort opens along 102-acres of

irreplaceable Los Angeles shoreline. Terranea is an Earth-friendly,

picturesque Mediterranean-style hotel and real estate community,

sensitively inlaid on the breathtaking site where Hollywood favorites

like Pirates of the Caribbean have been filmed. Terranea will offer

guests and owners spectacular oceanfront views from a world-class

spa, 2 miles of on-property hiking trails and a family friendly

nine-hole golf course with short game practice facilities.

THE BUSINESS

The design and development of Terranea Resort (“Terranea”) can be

attributed to the talents of the Lowe Destination Development under

the Lowe Hospitality Group, a division of Lowe Enterprises. For more

than 35years, Lowe Enterprises, (a privately held, Los Angeles-based

entity) has planned, developed and operated luxury resorts and

residential communities across the United States, such as the Resort

at Squaw Creek, The Reserve, and SunRiver Resort. For more

information about Lowe Destination Development (“LDD”), visit

www.lowedd.com ; .

As part of the Lowe Hospitality Group, Destination Hotels & Resorts

will manage the operations of Terranea Resort as well as the Ocean

Villas, Ocean Casitas and Ocean Bungalows at Terranea. Widely

recognized as one of the most accomplished resort management

companies in America, Destination Hotels & Resorts currently operates

30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs

across the nation. For more information about Destination Hotels &

Resorts, visit their website at www.destinationhotels.com

; .

OUR CULTURE

Destination Hotels & Resorts (“DH&R”) fosters a creative,

entrepreneurial and energetic work environment. We value passionate

people who love to be challenged and desire the freedom to contribute

to the overall success of the organization. Your role will be

integral to the success of our company. We strive to create a work

place Culture that values family, work life balance and community. We

help develop our associates and provide support for them to grow

their careers with DH&R. Our associates are proud to work here!

The Opportunity

To generate revenue for Terranea Resort and sustain the integrity of

the resort brand by working with the Vice President of Sales and

Marketing to develop and oversee the implementation of the annual

marketing, pr, e-marketing, direct mail and collateral plans. Oversee

all aspects of creation, development, implementation and management

of all branding, positioning, advertising, public relations,

collateral development and promotional programs for the resort

through internal efforts and direction of external agencies and

vendors. Providing direction and being the key contact for the

Resorts agencies and vendor relationships. Develop and implement an

on-going community relations program to support and enhance the

resorts efforts in the community. Work with VPS&M to ensure costs fit

within budget and review and report results on ROI for all programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Includes the following: (Other duties may be

assigned) 1. Maintain complete knowledge and documentation of all

resort history/services/features/programs/hours of operation 2. Stay

abreast of trends in the industry and provide direction for the

marketing team to take advantage of those trends 3. Promote positive

relations with guests, owners, employees and community 4. Write press

releases and maintain and distribute media kits 5. Monitor Reputation

Management Tool as well as travel review web sites daily and report

reviews and responses 6. Audit resort website and partner websites

such as ALHI or Starcite for content, photography and test form

fields 7. Monthly tracking and ordering of collateral throughout the

resort 8. Attend designated trade and media trips 9. Join local

charities and organizations as appropriate 10. Attend social,

industry and community events as appropriate 11. Maintain databases

of media, community, owner and client information.

12. Entertain media clients at hotel as necessary 13. Plan and

implement media visits and media tours 14. Work in conjunction with

other departments to determine and promote newsworthy packages,

promotions and events.

15. Develop relationships with other industry professionals to create

awareness of hotel in community/region.

16. Responsible for development of hotel PR crisis plan.

17. Maintain clippings and e-marketing reports regarding hotel

18 Direct response to donation requests, maintain donation database

and arrange for displays at appropriate charitable events 19. Arrange

and direct photo/video shoots as necessary and responsible for image

library 20. Maintain relationship with real estate marketing to

ensure program and cost synergies 21. Responsible for the “look and

feel” of every resort activity regardless of department planning

events 22.Perform special projects or assignments assigned by Resort

Executive Committee

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to

perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,

skill and/or the ability required.

1. Independent thinker with developed problem solving skills 2.

Ability to manage high volume, diverse workload and able to

prioritize and organize work assignments 3. Ability to promote

positive relationships with community, owners, clients guests and

staff 4. Ability to ensure confidentiality of guest, owner and hotel

data 5. Ability to work within a cohesive team or perform job

functions independently with minimal supervision 6. Ability to be a

clear thinker, analyze and resolve problems while exercising good

judgment 7. Creative and innovative 8. Focus attention to detail.

Proofing/re-writing other department's communications as needed 9.

Demonstrates consistent high level of professionalism 10. Must

possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 11. Ability

to remain calm and courteous with demanding/difficult situations 12.

Ability to balance time and work well with deadlines Skills and

Education Requirements 1. 3+ years upscale resort managerial

experience required, preferably 2 years in sales or marketing related

positions and/or advertising/public relations agency experience.

2. 4-year degree in business, marketing, advertising, public

relations, communications or management.

3. Excellent writing, communication and proof reading skills 4.

Computer skills to include word, excel, PowerPoint, photo shop, adobe

and database management

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49.) Director, Public Relations, Lancome, New York NY

The Lancome Public Relations Director serves a major role in the PR

Department by spearheading all makeup artist, celebrity and V.I.P.

outreach; overseeing the makeup category; overseeing all

fashion-related events and projects; and working with select

national, regional, online and broadcast media.

The PR Director position requires sound decision-making skills in

every area, from prioritization of tasks to the subtle nuances of

media relations to internal relations with marketing and management.

The position requires an individual with strong diplomatic skills, a

level-headed approach and the ability to make decisions that will

benefit the brand s overall image. Moderate Supervision required.

Job Requirements:

7-10 years experience in beauty PR or related field. Productive,

self-motivated, creative, team-oriented individual with strong media

relationships, go-getting attitude and excellent interpersonal,

written and verbal communication skills. Close attention to detail,

well-developed strategic, organizational and conceptual development

skills and pronounced ability to follow-through and complete multiple

tasks and goals. A talent for idea generation, thoughtful brand

communication and image/buzz-building. A passion for style, fashion

and trend-spotting. An affinity for the Lanc¿me brand and a belief in

its promise and products. Agency background a plus. L'Oreal USA is an

equal opportunity employer M / F / D / V.

With limited exception, candidates must be legally authorized to work

without employer sponsorship, both currently and in the future.

APPLY:

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50.) Public Relations Manager, Harris Stratex Networks, San Jose, CA or Morrisville, NC

Position Summary:

In this position, the individual will develop and execute global

media relations projects that include customer campaigns, major

product launches, industry events and corporate positioning projects

as required. The position will work most closely with the

corporation's executive staff, Marketing organization and selected PR

agency partners. Extensive experience in developing and executing

media relations strategy in a global environment is required.

Creativity, dedication and a collaborative style are highly valued

assets in the development of pitches and story angles.

Primary Responsibilities

Create the corporation's media relations plan and aggressively drive

programs that are aligned with the overall strategic objectives for a

global marketplace.

Collaborate with internal teams from executives to product marketing

to develop and outline media strategies for key launches and

campaigns as well as identifying additional communications

strategies.

Manage the press release pipeline. Motivate and encourage internal

sources to support PR targets including customer and regional market

announcements, new product launches and significant company

milestones.

Manage all PR agency relationships to meet company goals for media

exposure, market leadership and placement in targeted media outlets;

Assumes a measured approach to goals, objectives and results.

Develop pitches and story angles to set the company apart from its

competitors.

Optimize the use of media tools to identify new PR opportunities and

establish and build relationships with key media and industry

analysts, including print and online.

Provide first class media relations support for all company events

and trade shows.

Other responsibilities include writing press releases, updating media

contact database, hosting media calls, preparing media backgrounders

and key messaging documents, and media relations training and counsel

for internal staff.

Position can be located in San Jose, CA or Morrisville, NC

Requirements:

A degree in Business, Communications, or equivalent plus 6-10 years

of relevant work experience;

Prior experience of having worked with global teams would be

desirable;

Skilled in understanding print, broadcast and online media, with

demonstrated ability to analyze media trends and create strategic

media plans accordingly:, excellent relationship building and

interpersonal skills, and news production.

MBA considered advantageous but is not mandatory;

Excellent writing and editing skills;

Additional Competencies

Highly proficient in all PR practices and proven history of

establishing strong relationships with key media.

Proven ability to achieve results in a fast paced, global

environment.

Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational

skills.

Ability to managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Outstanding project management skills, including diplomacy, clear

communication style and employee development.

Ability to gain consensus among others. Negotiate both internally and

externally to ensure clear and consistent business and technology

press communication.

Ability to understand and communicate corporate objectives and

business strategies.

Able to identify key alternate ideas and suggestions.

Some travel is required.

APPLY:

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51.) Communications Specialist, Western Zirconium Plant, Westinghouse Electric Company, Ogden, UT

Job Responsibilities:

Westinghouse Electric Company, Nuclear Fuel, Western Zirconium Plant

in Ogden, Utah has an opening for an experienced Communications

Specialist. We produce and fabricate zirconium metal products for

national and international markets.

In this position a Communications Specialist will lead development

and implementation of business unit and Company marketing, employee

and executive communications programs.

Specific Desired Skills Qualified candidates must have:

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in non-technical field

such as Business Administration or Communications.

* Typically two to five years of professional experience.

* High level of knowledge in both technical and theoretical

applications of communications, broad understanding of Westinghouse

employees, products, services, market trends, strategic directions

and human resources issues.

* Facilitation skills

* Experience in a manufacturing environment

* Experience with media relations

General Job Function PURPOSE OF POSITION Lead development and

implementation of business unit and Company marketing, employee and

executive communications programs. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES *Essential

Functions Implement standards contained in Westinghouse Codes of

Business Ethics & Conduct. Ensure that all employees reporting to

this position are informed about the standards and related policies,

and enforce them within this supervised activity. *1. Develop and

implement marketing or employee communications programs that

integrate Company vision and values and support Company/business unit

objectives by analyzing various market conditions including long-term

sales potential, competition, customer perceptions, employee

sentiments and interests, and strategic implications. *2. Lead

executive communications efforts by researching, developing and

producing presentations, briefing papers, and speeches for various

audiences including customers, industry associations, and opinion

makers. *3. Advise management in matters relating to communication

effectiveness, style, and delivery techniques that enhance their

efforts. *4. Assist customer presenters, as required, in developing,

producing and executing effective presentations at

Westinghouse-sponsored functions. *5. Develop creative concepts and

media, meeting formats, and entertainment functions that enhance

communications efforts. 6. Advise and direct communications personnel

and less senior personnel on current and anticipated marketing or

employee efforts, communications practices and technologies, market

nuances, trends, and concerns. 7. Coordinate community relations and

volunteerism efforts to demonstrate Westinghouse as a good corporate

citizen. 8. Counsel customer contact personnel and first-line

managers on message structure and effective presentation techniques.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS I. KNOWLEDGE High level of knowledge in both

technical and theoretical applications of communications, broad

understanding of Westinghouse employees, products, services, market

trends, strategic directions and human resources issues. Bachelor's

degree or equivalent experience in non-technical field such as

Business Administration or Communications. Typically two to five

years of professional experience. II. PROBLEM SOLVING Develop

messages that strategically position both organization and senior

management personnel. Creative skills are vital, but also must be

tempered by budgetary and technical realities. Analyze and interpret

complex data from multiple sources in order to formulate effective

messages. Specific problem solving situations can include:

differentiating Westinghouse offerings from competitors; identifying

features, functions and benefits that appeal to customers;

determining product groupings and placements that provide synergy in

marketing efforts; balancing good news, bad news situations in

employee communications; planning and implementing employee

activities and recognition programs to satisfy diverse needs and

interests; evaluating cost vs. benefit of various marketing or

employee communications programs.

III. SKILLS OF PERSUASION Exceptional communications skills required

in both delivering external and internal messages, and in influencing

internal decision-making processes. Interface responsibility extends

to senior management, other Westinghouse unit personnel, customer

executives and high ranking community officials. Assertiveness while

negotiating and executing large, complex projects that require

cooperation of multiple organizations. Competence in human resources,

technical, commercial and strategic disciplines, while persuading,

negotiating and selling new or unconventional communication concepts

in order to achieve desired goal.

Benefits Westinghouse employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits

package including: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision

Insurance, STD & LTD, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending

Accounts, Savings Plan, Pension Plan and Paid Vacation. We also offer

a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of

Training and Development opportunities. Westinghouse is an Equal

Opportunity Employer

APPLY:

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52.) Advocacy Officer, Médecins du Monde, Balti/Chisinau, Moldova

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*** From Bridget Serchak:

53.) Director of Public Relations, Check Point Software Technologies, Inc., Redwood City, CA

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*** Mark Sofman offers up the JOTW Alternative selections:

I suppose my theme this week is “infrastructure”

54.) Scale House Attendant, Waste Management, Phoenix, AZ

The Scale House Attendant is the first point of contact for customers depositing material at a Recycle America Alliance Facility. In this highly-visual position, the scale house attendant will directly interface with customers, calculate payments, check loads, and ensure the safety of the customer and other employees through observation of safety rules and regulations.

Essential Functions:

-Greet customers, direct customers and other traffic, answer questions accurately.

-Correctly calculate payments for customers.

-Ensure that incoming loads are safe and do not contain any inappropriate material.

-Ensure that customers and employees conduct all business in a safe manner and wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

-Provide general upkeep of the Scale House.

-Complete all administrative tasks including regular filing and completing required reports.

-Keep immediate supervisor fully informed of all problems or matters requiring his/her attention.

-Attend company sponsored training and meetings as directed.

-Perform other duties as assigned, including data entry and minor customer service responsibilities.

-Approach all encounters with employees, customers and vendors in a friendly, service -oriented manner.

-Project a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, positive attitude that encourages customer confidence and reflects the professional image desired by Recycle America Alliance.

-Other special projects and tasks as assigned.

-Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge & Skills required):

-Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language used in the workplace.

-Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

-Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

-Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.

-Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. This is a very busy work environment and requires a person that can multi-task and work under pressure

-Strong ability to work well with people, under pressure and with stringent time restraints.

-Must have quick problem solving ability.

-Must have the ability to assimilate complete information, data, etc., from disparate sources and consider, adjust or modify to meet the constraints of the particular need.

-Must possess basic computer skills in a windows environment, including data entry and ten key.

-Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work and time.

-Ability to maintain good working relationships with coworkers, customers, and vendors.

-Ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and in a team environment.

-Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

-Ability to apply understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

-Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 4 or more hours per day. Frequent walking, bending and standing are required the rest of the working day.

-Some physical work, exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

-Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.

-Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with customers and other employees.

-Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, multi-line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, Fax machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.

https://wm.recruitmax.com/main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=7116&sourceID=Indeed

55.) Diver/Tender and Supervisor/Diver, Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc, Murray, KY

Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc, a leader in the inland commercial diving industry with many opportunities for advancement, is seeking to employ entry level and experienced diver/tenders as well as experienced inland supervisor/divers for full time positions. Applicants must either be a graduate of an accredited commercial dive school, or equivalent military dive school or possess an ADCI card. M.C.D.I. is an inland and coastal commercial diving company performing a wide range of interesting work including heavy construction, underwater bridge inspections, salvage, confined space entry work, and contaminated and potable water diving. MCDI works in many states throughout the year and travel is required. A wide range of benefits is provided including continuing education classes, a group insurance plan (including disability), paid holidays, paid vacations, and a retirement plan.

This employer is an equal employment employer.

To apply for this position, contact the Mayfield Career Center at 319 S 7th St Mayfield, KY or a local state Office of Employment & Training for referral information.

http://www.americasjobexchange.com/seeker/jobsearch/numbersearch?action=JobSearchViewJob&JobSearch_JobId=516576825

56.) Bridge Tender l, Lafourche Parish, Houma, LA

About the Job

THE LAFOURCHE PARISH Government Civil Service Department is accepting applications for a full-time classified position ofBRIDGE TENDER I to work in the Department of Public Works in Lockport. Less than high school education; and up to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and training in the basic operation and maintenance of bridge tendering and associated facilitation of marine vessel traffic. Must pass drug screen and physical. Four-day work week and full benefits package. Minimum salary: $7.50 per hour. Please visit the parish website at www.lafourchegov.org for full details and the job description. Applications are accepted at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex, 402 Green Street, Thibodaux, LA, the old Wal-Mart Building, 4876 Hwy. 1, Matthews, or at the Galliano Annex, 101 West 112th Street, Galliano. Deadline to apply is by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2008. Resumes received without applications will not be considered. EOE/ADA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=78304871

57.) Bridge Operator, Municipal Services Agency, Sacramento, CA

Under direction, operates and makes minor repair and adjustments to a motor-driven drawbridge; and performs related tasks.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge Of

– Basis knowledge of the functional nature of machines and the relationship of parts

– Coast Guard Rules and Regulations for the operation of boats on navigable waterways

Ability To

– Operate, service and adjust drawbridge mechanism

– Learn pertinent regulations of the U.S Coast Guard regarding movable span bridges and provisions of the California Vehicle Code pertaining to directing and controlling traffic

– Operate a two-way radio

– Keep records and make reports

– Remain calm in emergency situations

– Work extended periods of time without close supervision

– Tolerance of heights

Minimum Qualifications

Satisfactory completion of either the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadron Basic Boating Course and some experience in the operation and maintenance of electrically or mechanically operated machines.

Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to appointment because of the hazards of the job, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements:

– Ability to ascend and descend ladders and stairs at considerable heights over land or water

– Eye-hand coordination

– Normal vision or normal vision corrected by glasses, normal color vision, normal nighttime visual acuity, and normal hearing

License Requirements: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver¡¦s License may be required for some positions.

NOTE: Incumbents are subject to emergency and on-call work at other than normal duty hours.

Probationary Period: The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

http://governmentjobs.com/view_job.cfm?JobID=101306

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