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JOTW 02-2009

12 January 2009

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Issue number 768

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.

Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”

-Albert Schweitzer

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

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

*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Director of Communications, BIO Ventures for Global Health, Washington, D.C.

2.) Communication Coordinator, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia, PA

3.) Communication Intern, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, France 4.) Manager, Foundation & Corporate Relations, StoryCorps, New York, New York

6.) Internal Communications Manager, Makro, Manchester, UK

7.) MID-LEVEL PR EXECUTIVE, Sullivan Higdon and Sink, McLEAN, VA

8.) Media Specialist, International Foundation for Election Systems, Yemen

9.) Intern – Communications and Member Services, Communications and Field Services Department, Dairy Farmers of America, Fairlawn, OH

10.) Web Production Manager, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, New York, New York

11.) Sr. Manager, Recognition Programs, International Assoc. of Business Communicators (IABC), San Francisco, California

12.) Creative Service Manager, The kern Organization, Woodland Hills, CA

13.) Marketing Assistant, eCardio Diagnostics, The Woodlands, TX.

14.) Manager, Marketing and Communications, MaineHealth, Portland, ME

15.) Director of Government Affairs, Military Families United, Washington, DC

16.) Vice President, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC

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

18.) Marketing Associate, NASDAQ OMX, Rockville, MD

19.) Director, Corporate Communications, TIAA-CREF, New York, NY

20.) SPRING 2009 INTERNSHIP – PUBLIC RELATIONS, The Conran Shop, NY, NY

21.) PR Staff, Emmett & Smith, London, UK

22.) Public Relations Officer, The Holocaust Centre, London, UK

23.) Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Corporate Communications, Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, VA

24.) Web Products Specialist, Bit of Britain Saddlery, Oxford, PA

25.) Communications Manager/Strategist, World AIDS Campaign, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, or Cape Town, South Africa

26.) MANAGER, EXECUTIVE AND EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), New York, New York

27.) Production Coordinator, DPS Publishing, Adelaide, S.A., Australia

28.) Web Communications Coordinator, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Near Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

29.) Director of Alumni Affairs, Strayer Education, Arlington, VA

30.) Regional Marketing Manager, Strayer University, Lorton, VA

31.) Communications Team Leader, Area South, World Vision, South Africa

32.) Chief, Programme Communication, UNICEF, New Delhi, India

33.) Corporate Communications, Director, Edmonton Airports, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

34.) Senior Vice President, Leading public interest PR firm, Washington, DC

35.) Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Cause Force, Los Angeles, CA

36.) Project Manager/Social Media Platform/Websites, Ripple6, New York, NY

37.) Communications Specialist, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

38.) Sr Public Relations – India & Middle East , NVIDIA Graphics Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, India

39.) Communications Advisor, BAE Systems, Edinburgh Parks, South Australia,

AUSTRALIA

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

41.) Production Director, Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, North Carolina

42.) Director – Media Relations, University of California, Oakland, CA

43.) Marketing Communications Specialist, property & casualty insurance/reinsurance company, White Plains, NY

44.) Sr Manager, Thought Leadership & Executive Communications, Premera Blue Cross, Mountlake Terrace, Washington

45.) Public Affairs Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross, Washington, DC 46.) Scientific Research Graphic Designer, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), Blacksburg, VA

47.) Communication Specialist, United Nations Development Programme, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

48.) Senior Communications Advisor, City of Casey, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

49.) Information and Communication Officer (Arabic), NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq, Amman, Jordan

50.) Associate, Internal Communications, KPMG, Washington D.C.

51.) Assistant/Associate Professor, Advertising & Public Relations, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

52.) Community Information Officer, Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), Taylor, Michigan

53.) Assistant Professor of Communication, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI

54.) Practice Leader – Energy and Natural Resources Practice, DAVIES, Location Open

55.) Director of Entitlement – Energy and Natural Resources Practice, DAVIES, Santa Barbara, CA or Santa Monica, CA offices

56.) Senior Project Manager – Healthcare Practice, DAVIES, Santa Barbara, CA or Santa Monica, CA offices

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

58.) Assistant Professor Tenure Track, Media, Technologies & Culture, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA

59.) Communications Specialist, Accident Fund, Lansing, MI

60.) DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, American Red Cross – SEM Chapter, Detroit, MI

61.) Corporate Communications Manager, Central Pacific Bank, Honolulu, HI

62.) Corporate Communications Manager, Visa International, Dubai, UAE

63.) Corporate Communications/Public Relations, AstraZeneca, Delaware

64.) Assistant Professor of Communication, Communications, Communication & Media Studies, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

65.) Video Editor/Producer, Levick Strategic Communications, Washington, DC

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hi Ned!

I love the JOTW newsletter, and the networking that comes as a result of being a part of such a diverse group of communicators. However, I am finding it difficult to get a position in North Carolina, so I thought I'd try the One Paragraph Pitch (cue the drumroll!). Here goes:

My name is Megan Rothman, and I am an entry-level (I think) PR/Marketing/Communications professional with 2-3 years experience in the PR and Marketing fields. I may not have the extensive experience that many other applicants have, but I have more drive, passion and creativity than anyone else you'll ever find. I began as a public relations intern at The Franklin Institute (www.fi.edu), a non-profit science museum in Philadelphia, PA, where I worked on the blockbuster King Tut exhibit least year. I assisted with the exhibit opening events, including planning a press preview for more than 200 journalists and working a 1-hour live television shoot during the extravagant opening gala (whew! that one was a trip, let me tell you.). The pressure was intense, but I loved every minute of it. After my internship, the museum hired me full-time as their Public Relations Coordinator, but I was destined to migrate south. Since January of 2008, I have been sharpening my communication skills as a marketing writer at an agency. I have experience writing for both print and the web, and I also have extensive experience with web site management and updating.

So – here's what I'm looking for: event management, brand management, etc. I really think that marketing, and marketing events, are my calling. I am looking to fly; I need an employer who can help me spread my wings. I have a degree in Corporate Communication from Penn State and currently live in the Charlotte, NC, area. If you think your company can benefit from a young, energetic, postitive go-getter, please contact me. I am open to hearing about any position.

(Yes, I realize that was more than one paragraph, but good grammar dictates that it be so. Sorry!)

Thanks so much Ned (and the JOTW community)! Have a great day!

-Megan

Megan D. Rothman

megan.rothman@gmail.com

C: 704-942-6119

H: 704-699-0115

*** RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

In its second year, RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS is gaining a reputation as the conference to see both the forest and the trees. You get the big picture from stirring keynotes by leading-edge experts. And you get real-world practical advice through a hands-on pre-conference workshop, best practices panels and case studies by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts and practitioners. In addition, you get serendipitous insights and advice during the four expert-led Research Roundtables. And did we mention the fun and networking?

http://www.communitelligence.com/content/ahpg.cfm?spgid=355&full=1

*** Passengers, flight attendants subdue man claiming bomb

Los Angeles Times (1/8)

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-me-rapper-airline-bomb8-2009jan08,0,7307915.story

*** From Joy Piazza:

Missouri Association of Publications 5th ANNIVERSARY PUBLISHING SUMMIT and RANLY AWARDS

MARCH 5 & 6, 2009

HOLIDAY INN SELECT EXECUTIVE CENTER, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

The publishing association’s 5th Anniversary Summit features award-winning, highly rated, nationally and internationally recognized and in-demand speakers for the professional development of our members and others wishing to enhance the effectiveness of their print and electronic publications.

Compare our conference and hotel rates to other conferences featuring this caliber of speakers! We believe that you will not find a better combination: Tom Junod, Friday luncheon Keynote; Jim Spencer, Ranly Awards Keynote; Session Presenters: Don Ranly, Ph.D., Jacqui Banaszynski Tim Bingaman, Heather Mansfield, Gary Whitaker, Charlene Finck, John Fennell, Fred Parry, Sandra Davidson, Ph.D., J.D., Brant Houston, Jennifer Rowe, Reuben Stern, Mike McKean, Edward T. Biamonte, Jan Colbert.

For more information and to register, go to www.missouripublications.org

Thanks so much Ned!

Contact: Joy Piazza, Executive Director

573-239-7003

piazzajoy@missouripublications.org

www.missouripublications.org

*** Gold Quill:

Need to stand apart from the competition in challenging times? A Gold

Quill Award win may just be what you need. While demonstrating a return

on investment is important at any time, the pressure increases when

times get tough and expectations become more intense.

Fortunately, the IABC Gold Quill Award guidelines provide a framework

for effectively building measurement into each communication approach we

pursue.

On 14 January 2009 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time/1 p.m. Eastern Time, 2009

Gold Quill sponsor Towers Perrin will host a free web seminar on

developing your award-winning Gold Quill entry. The seminar will be

facilitated by Martha Terry, Communication Practice Leader at Towers

Perrin who will be joined by Gold Quill Chairs to discuss how to

strengthen the impact and results in communication-based on

award-winning entries from recent Gold Quill Award winners.

Register today at www.iabc.com/awards/gq/

Both IABC members and non-members may take advantage of this free web

seminar so forward this e-mail to anyone you know that has produced

outstanding communication work.

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

During the week ending Jan. 4, 1969, two of the top seven songs in the U.S. were #4 “Soulful Strut” by Young-Holt Unlimited on the Brunswick label, and #5 “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell on Capital. The other five songs had something in common. What was it? Bonus: Can you name any or all of the other top five songs and their artist(s)?

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

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

Fleetwood Mac

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

*** Have you experienced, or at least heard about a group of people who break through the ice and go swimming in winter, or something similar? Send your report to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com and he’ll cover all the insanity in the January issue of “Your Very Next Step.” You can subscribe for free by sending a blank email to yourverynextstep-subscribe@topica.com.

*** From Hwee Suan Ong:

World premiere of “Journey to Mecca”

“Journey to Mecca” is a film about Ibn Battuta’s journey to perform the haj; the fifth pillar of Islam, and an obligation that must be carried out at least once in the lifetime of every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

A 21-year old scholar, Ibn Battuta set off from his home in Tangier, and travelled some 3,000 miles to Mecca. Along the way, he met with a fellow brother, who became his protector, guide and friend. The film is a visual feast of breathtaking desert landscapes, and an unprecedented access to Mecca, the holy city that non-Muslims are not allowed to visit. “Journey to Mecca” presents real scenes of millions of pilgrims performing their annual haj. The sight is mesmerizing. And it is most dramatic to see millions of people from all corners of the world and all walks of life come together, and become equal, and one in the name of Allah.

“Journey to Mecca” held its premiere on the grounds of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on 7 Jan 2009. Ibn Battuta is regarded as the Arab world's greatest traveler who had traveled three times more than Marco Polo. After Mecca, he continued to travel, pursue knowledge and made friends from people throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. I hope this film travels far and wide too. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1019620323012.

*** Here are four articles I’ve had published you can read at www.yourdefcon1.com:

Book Review: SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE US FLEET 18TH EDITION

Book Review: Hill how-to – Step-by-step instructions for winning defense dollars

Book Review: STRIKE FROM THE SEA: The Royal Navy & US Navy at War in the Middle East 1949-2003

USS BRONSTEIN: The Little Combatant That Made Big Waves

*** Register for IABC's 2009 World Conference, 7-10 June in San Francisco

The preliminary conference program is online for IABC's annual World

Conference featuring some of the profession's brightest and most

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

possible (US$150 discount off the regular conference, conference/lunch

and conference/lunch/Gold Quill packages).

http://www.iabc.com/wc

*** Your Very Next Step:

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In this issue:

*** Ned finally got around to posting a few pictures from the ArrowCorps5 service project in Wyoming last summer. See them at www.nedsjotw.com.

*** Have you read your January issue of AFJ:

GOOD BUSINESS IS GOOD POLICY

BY EDWARD LUNDQUIST

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2009/01/3810243

*** Mat Matta told me about this event last week. Can’t believe I missed it:

In Washington, the National Press Club hosts Journopalooza, as four

bands composed of journalists from the Washington area compete for the

title of Best Reporter-Based Washington Rock Group. 8 p.m., National

Press Club Ballroom, 14th and F Sts., N.W.

*** Below is a message from Agnes Sokol (A&S '06) who is seeking volunteers in the DC area:

Dear Marquette Alums,

UNICEF's Tap Project, a campaign working to reduce the number of individuals without access to improved water sources is looking for volunteers in DC.

Starting on World Water Day 2009, March 22 through March 29, restaurants in DC and across the country will be asking their customers to donate $1 for the tap water which is normally served for free. All donations will go to support UNICEF water and sanitation programs in over 90 countries. The Tap Project is looking for volunteers who would be interested in supporting the Tap Project by recruiting restaurants to sign up, encouraging their friends, family and the public to dine and donate at these restaurants, and to join in celebrating the clean and accessible tap water available to us as an everyday privilege.

Register to become a Tap volunteer at: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.tapproject.org%2F

Check out the 2008 program highlights: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKl_ntJ06ra8%26feature%3Dchannel_page

Feel free to get in touch with Agnes Sokol with any additional questions.

Agnes Sokol

Tap Project DC Coordinator

agnessokol@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://630.544.0369

1.) Director of Communications, BIO Ventures for Global Health, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=239600005

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

2.) Communication Coordinator, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia, PA

Keystone Mercy Health Plan is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the Communication Coordinator opening in its Philadelphia office. Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 300,000 Medical Assistance recipients in southeastern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy Health Plan is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well, and build healthy communities. Its corporate parent partners are Mercy Health System and Keystone First, a subsidiary of Independence Blue Cross. For more information about Keystone Mercy Health Plan, please visit www.keystonemercy.com.

Responsibilities:

• Writing, editing, intranet/Internet posting, and research of corporate communication materials.

• Provide writing and project management support to Corporate Communications department as needed, including internal and external communications, special events, and other initiatives.

• Research, write, and edit corporate communications materials in accepted journalistic style requiring only minor editing. Serve as web team liaison for posting of communications on the Internet and intranet.

• Proofread all company communication materials as requested, offering suggestions, making grammatical corrections, and ensuring the company image, mission and values are maintained. Implement and apply our brand logos in all materials.

• Document and analyze data collected through Company events and employee/member surveys. Support national conferences and Market Expansion.

Qualifications and requirements:

• Bachelor’s in English, Communications, Journalism or Marketing preferred.

• 1-3 years of business communications experience preferred.

• Polished writing style and strong communications skills required. Strong writing skills and usage of grammar required.

• PC proficiency. Knowledge of graphic design programs a bonus.

How to Apply

Instructions for Application to a Posted Position:

1. Applicant must apply to a posted position by submitting a resume via email to humanresources@kmhp.com.

2. Attach a resume to an e-mail as a MS Word attachment, or cut and paste the resume text into the body of the email.

3. Applicant must reference the correct job title in the subject line of the email. If a job title is not properly referenced, receipt and processing of the resume will be delayed.

4. Applicant will receive an automated response when the resume is received. A Human Resources representative will contact an applicant if the particular skill set is a match to a current business need.

5. Applicants may also submit resumes via fax at (215) 937-5363, or mail to the following address:

Keystone Mercy Health Plan

Human Resources Department

200 Stevens Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19113

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

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7N4CPY

4.) Manager, Foundation & Corporate Relations, StoryCorps, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=239800019

6.) Internal Communications Manager, Makro, Manchester, UK

http://internalcommsjobs.com/viewjob.asp?strFrom=search&numStartRecord=&numJobID=3210

*** From Adam Konowe:

7.) MID-LEVEL PR EXECUTIVE, Sullivan Higdon and Sink, McLEAN, VA

The McLean office Sullivan Higdon and Sink, a full service advertising and public relations agency, seeks to add a mid-level PR executive.

The senior brand reputation counselor is responsible for the full scope of pubic relations activities including research, planning implementation and evaluation of communication programs. This position serves as a primary client liaison and performs both traditional and nontraditional public relations functions. This position also assists in managing online PR, including online product reviews and blogs, as applicable and assists in managing crisis communications needs related to brand or company activities.

Our accounts are exclusively business-to-business and business-to-government, primarily in the aviation, aerospace and defense industry. Experience in this realm is a plus; if not, a willingness to learn and embrace enthusiastically is a prerequisite.

A bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field is required, as well as five to seven years of PR agency experience, including direct client interaction.

The successful applicant will have a strong portfolio demonstrating the ability to pitch technology stories to mainstream national media. Excellent writing and phone skills are also a must. Occasional travel (primarily domestic) will be a component of the position. Applicants must be DC-area residents (no relocation) and U.S. citizens only (no dual).

To apply, please submit a cover letter including salary requirement, resume, and three writing/coverage samples to aerodefjob@gmail.com.

8.) Media Specialist, International Foundation for Election Systems, Yemen

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7N2M3J

9.) Intern – Communications and Member Services, Communications and Field Services Department, Dairy Farmers of America, Fairlawn, OH

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRKV&lr=cbcb_la&ff=21&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=J8G78N686D96C1VGGDP

10.) Web Production Manager, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=240200019

11.) Sr. Manager, Recognition Programs, International Assoc. of Business Communicators (IABC), San Francisco, California

Description: Direct all activities of IABC’s recognition programs – Gold Quill Awards, EXCEL award, Chairman’s award and Fellow selection.

Responsibilities: Manage relationships with volunteer committee members in developing strategic direction and action plans for Gold Quill, EXCEL, Fellows and Chairman’s Award with annual review. Develop annual budget for all recognition programs in conjunction with senior staff leaders that align with IABC’s strategic plan. With marketing/communication staff, create and implement marketing plan for each program

Specific duties include:

Manage the writing, production and distribution of the Gold Quill call for entries and nomination forms for EXCEL and Fellow awards with appropriate volunteer chairs

Recruit and manage Gold Quill regional/category coordinators and determine judging assignments

Support divisional/regional coordinators at local chapters during first tier Gold Quill judging; ensure finalist entries arrive in San Francisco by deadline

Organize and facilitate Blue Ribbon Panel judging in San Francisco in March (assignments, schedule, meals, room block)

Manage all communications to award entrants, finalists and winners (including fielding inquiries on the award process, entrant status and winner instructions)

Author external communication for recognition programs in various publications, e-mail including monitoring/updating web site copy for recognition programs

Provide case-studies and coordinate the publication of Gold Quill book with Knowledge Products staff

Direct and coordinate Gold Quill gala dinner and awards ceremony event at IABC world conference, including décor, food/beverage, script writing, video production, securing emcee/entertainment and awards

Post-event survey to determine improvements for the following year’s event

Select and recruit four speakers for Gold Quill case studies to speak at world conference

Manage the ordering and distribution of recognition awards for all programs

Oversee and manage EXCEL and Fellow committees including providing them with nomination information and scheduling a conference call to determine recipients

Select and recruit four speakers for Gold Quill case studies to speak at world conference

Manage the ordering and distribution of recognition awards for all programs

Oversee and manage EXCEL and Fellow committees including providing them with nomination information and scheduling a conference call to determine recipients

Qualification Requirements:

Proficiency and experience in program management with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with strict deadlines

Strong volunteer board or committee management

Relationship building and persuasive skills

Events-based or program marketing background preferred

Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills with collaborative work style

Superior organizational abilities with attention to detail

Solid verbal and written communication skills

International work experience and cultural sensitivity

Experience developing and managing budgets effectively

Ability to work under pressure with grace and diplomacy

Supervisory experience helpful

Excellent computer skills

Education Requirements

BA/BS degree required

Minimum related experience 5 years

About IABC: The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) headquartered in San Francisco is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 16,000 members in 70 countries and 100 chapters. For more information, visit http://www.iabc.com/.

Contact Person: Angela Franta

Email Address: afranta@iabc.com

Fax: (415) 544-4747

Apply URL: http://www.iabc.com

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5087365

12.) Creative Service Manager, The kern Organization, Woodland Hills, CA

http://www.mediajobs.net/Jobs/Creative-Service-Manager-Woodland-Hills-CA-US-jp19174444.htm

*** From Rachel Moore:

Ned –

We have an opening for a Marketing Assistant in eCardio's Marketing and Communications Department. Job description is below.

Sincerely,

RL Moore

13.) Marketing Assistant, eCardio Diagnostics, The Woodlands, TX.

eCardio Diagnostics, a leading provider of arrhythmia monitoring products and services, has an opening for a Marketing Assistant in the company’s Corporate Office based in The Woodlands, TX.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications and working closely with the Marketing Communications Manager, the Marketing Assistant will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management and operations of eCardio’s Marketing and Communications department.

Responsibilities:

• Fulfills and tracks requests for marketing materials from the national sales force.

• Manages the supply and tracks inventory of marketing materials and resources.

• Assists in trade show preparation, exhibit management and organization of online meetings and training sessions.

• Generates collateral for direct mail campaigns to current and prospective customers.

• Manages content posting on Company Web site and Intranet site.

• Provides administrative support to the marketing department, including coordinating travel arrangements, and preparing agendas and appointments.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational skills and will be comfortable working with employees across all departments, including the companyʼs clinical sales force. Self-motivated, independent and the ability to manage timetables and meet deadlines required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and sound writing skills are essential. Work experience in marketing, communications or public relations a plus.

Please email all resumes to hr@ecardio.com

eCardio Diagnostics, LLC

1442 Lake Front Circle

The Woodlands, TX 77380

www.ecardio.com

Contact: Melanie Arnett, Human Resources Specialist

14.) Manager, Marketing and Communications, MaineHealth, Portland, ME

http://www.mediajobs.net/Jobs/Manager-Marketing-and-Communications-Portland-ME-US-jp19504277.htm

*** From Brandi Kolmer:

Hi – Can you please add this to your job listings? Thank you!

15.) Director of Government Affairs, Military Families United, Washington, DC

Military Families United, the leading organization focused on military family issues, is seeking a Director of Government Affairs. This individual directs the organization's efforts to influence decision-making and policy development on defense, veterans, and military family issues at the local, state, and federal levels.

The Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for:

• Development and implementation of comprehensive policy and legislative strategies.

• Monitoring legislation and advising staff and board members on relevant policy issues.

• Working with communications staff to develop content for collateral materials and website.

• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with policy makers and other military interest groups.

The successful candidate must have extensive knowledge of current and emerging military-related policy issues along with a strong understanding of the legislative process. Experience working closely with federal, state, and/or local policy makers is required. Strong writing and public speaking experience is critical.

Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience in government and/or government relations. Hill experience strongly preferred; candidates with committee experience and/or Military Legislative Assistants for members representing districts with significant military presence will be given greater consideration. A bachelors degree is required and a graduate degree is a plus.

Please email cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Brandi Kolmer @ Brandi@MilitaryFamiliesUnited.org.

*** From Laura Hamra:

Hi Ned –

Can you please include the job description below to your next email listserv? The job is located in our DC office. Thanks!

Laura Hamra

Vice President, Human Resources

202.667.0901 x120

www.widmeyer.com

16.) Vice President, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC

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

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

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a full benefits package. Please forward resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@widmeyer.com. Reference – HE

Can you please add this one too? This position is located in our New York office. Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a full benefits package. Please forward resume, along with cover letter, writing samples and salary requirements to jobs@widmeyer.com. Reference – Media.

Director of Communication, Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2383320

*** From Sean Lane:

Ned,

Happy New Year! I would like to post a position to your site; we are currently recruiting for a Marketing Associate in our Rockville, MD Office.

The position we would like to post is below; Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Should you have any questions please feel free to call me.

Best,

Sean

Sean Lane

NASDAQ OMX

Direct: +1 212-401-8723

Mobile (or Cell): +1 646-233-6606

Personal Mobile +1 914-224-3840

18.) Marketing Associate, NASDAQ OMX, Rockville, MD

Dynamic Marketing Opportunity in a Fast Paced Environment

Are you organized, smart and creative? NASDAQ OMX’s Marketing Department is looking for a Senior Marketing Associate to join our team. You will have responsibility for marketing and communicating NASDAQ’s products and services in the fast-paced world of trading stocks and options.

Job functions include developing, managing and executing integrated marketing plans — using direct mail and email campaigns, developing website content and collateral/fact sheets, and providing other sales support. The Market Associate also provides marketing support for various conferences/events, e.g., designing invitations, premiums, promotional materials.

The position requires strong creative and writing/editing skills and the ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines. Working well in a team environment is a must: brainstorming with marketing teammates, fostering relationships with internal clients, and working closely with internal and graphics teams.

We’re looking for a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience in marketing communications. Agency experience, knowledge of social media, and/or background in the financial industry a plus. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus, benefits and an opportunity to receive stock options/equity.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to careers.cm@nasdaqomx.com. Please put the Job ID 8162 in the subject line.

The NASDAQ OMX Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

19.) Director, Corporate Communications, TIAA-CREF, New York, NY

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2382572

*** From Marisa Jones:

Hi Ed,

Hope you are well. Do you post unpaid internships?

If so, please find the internship info attached.

Thank you and Happy New Year!!

Best, Marisa

Marisa Jones

Media Relations Manager | The Conran Shop | Bridgemarket | 407 East 59th Street | New York NY 10022 USA | T +212 832 8735 | F +212 755 3989

Be Inspired – Visit our website at www.conranusa.com

20.) SPRING 2009 INTERNSHIP – PUBLIC RELATIONS, The Conran Shop, NY, NY

The Conran Shop is hiring a Public Relations intern for flexible15-20 hours per week. We seek enthusiastic and reliable individuals who are knowledgeable about public relations and interested in developing career skills. Unpaid; for college credit only. Intern will report to Media Relations Manager.

Job Details:

-Daily interaction with home and lifestyle editors

-Process product loan forms and pack products for editorial loans

-Release images for stories and reviews

-Track and maintain database of press clippings for print, online and TV media

-Maintain publicity achieved reports to be sent to management

-Assist with writing press releases and distributing press materials

-Assist with writing press pitches and distributing pitches

-Maintain and update press list

-Assist with creating timelines, budgets, and gathering proposals for special events as well as help oversee day of set-up and execution.

Skill Requirements:

– Basic knowledge of public relations from prior studies, internships or volunteer work

-Strong written and verbal communication skills

-A highly organized individual

-An independent thinker with the ability to prioritize tasks

-Microsoft suite computer skills

TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT:

Marisa Jones

Media Relations Manager

1.212.832.8735

mjones@conranusa.com

About The Conran Shop

One of the leading home furnishings retail businesses in the world, The Conran Shop, founded by Sir Terence Conran, opened in New York City in 1999. A retail destination for contemporary furniture and home accessories, The Conran Shop’s 22,500 square foot space is recognized for its inimitable mix of classic, contemporary, cutting edge and ethnic products. The store is located under the 59th Street Bridge at 407 East 59th Street at First Avenue, NYC, telephone (866) 755-9079. Stores hours: Monday through Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm. www.conranusa.com

21.) PR Staff, Emmett & Smith, London, UK

http://www.integratedpr.net/vacancies.h

22.) Public Relations Officer, The Holocaust Centre, London, UK

http://www.journalistjobs.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3728:-public-relations-officer-the-holocaust-centre-uk&catid=17:no-password-required&Itemid=29

23.) Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Corporate Communications, Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, VA

DeCA operates a world-wide chain of approximately 280 commissaries to provide groceries to authorized military personnel, retirees, and their families.

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Office of Corporate Communications.

Vacancy ID: DC231160

Closing Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Salary: $57,521.00-$74,772.00/Annually

Applications will be accepted from current, permanent, competetive service employees in the Federal government, Interagency Career Transistion Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, and veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service (VEOA).

Work Schedule: Full Time

May include irregular schedule, including nights and weekends.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

This position is subject to DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP).

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses will be paid.

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78388790

*** From Gina Kazimir:

In case anyone new to the field is looking for something, feel free to pass this on! — Gina Kazimir / PR Right Now

24.) Web Products Specialist, Bit of Britain Saddlery, Oxford, PA

In 2009, we are looking to expand our Internet Marketing Division and hope to bring on a specialist to focus on our online merchandising efforts.

Bit of Britain is looking for an individual to work in our Oxford, PA location who is self-motivated and works well in a fast moving environment. If you can handle multiple tasks and are a creative thinker, we want to hear from you!

The Web Products Specialist position requires someone who recognizes that quality online retail content (descriptions, pictures and graphics) is the most important component of a successful retail website.

The majority of time spent in this position will be creating web product presentations of name brand tack, equipment, and apparel collections. It will include collecting information, writing copy, entering data, as well as formatting and managing photos.

You will be required to conduct research, communicate with vendor representatives and objectively review and categorize merchandise to create strong product presentations that will help salespeople sell and consumers shop for these products.

This is an entry-level position with opportunity for growth within the company.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

• Strong writing, grammar and proofreading skills are a must.

• Proficiency with computers. We do not expect you to be a computer programmer, but do expect you to be an experienced computer and Internet user. We will train you to use our software. An understanding of web technologies is helpful. (Individuals who do not possess strong computer and Internet skills should not apply for this position)

• Knowledge of equestrian products and uses very helpful.

• Ability to juggle multiple projects and deliver against tight deadlines.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our team is varied and active, so good communication is key to your success in this role.

• Ability to work hard but also work smart – this means creatively identifying efficient processes and better ways of doing things.

If you are an individual who wants to join a company that is committed to outstanding customer service, innovations that delight consumers, and profitable growth for the company, its clients and its employees, please contact us.

Download and print an employment application. Mail the completed application along with your resume and cover letter to:

Bit of Britain Saddlery

141 Union School Road

Oxford, PA 19363

or Email your documents to: suzanne@bitofbritain.com.

25.) Communications Manager/Strategist, World AIDS Campaign, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, or Cape Town, South Africa

Deadline: January 16 2009

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/282506/ads

26.) MANAGER, EXECUTIVE AND EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), New York, New York

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5098279

27.) Production Coordinator, DPS Publishing, Adelaide, S.A., Australia

DPS Publishing is Australia's leading publisher in the aged care

industry, producing an annual publication for each state and the

nation's largest independent aged care website.

Due to expansion we are seeking a professional and experienced

production coordinator.

The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating the

production and data collection for both our print and web based

material.

You will have a sound knowledge of publishing in both print and web.

Strong skills in relevant software packages including MS Office, Adobe

Photoshop and preferably InDesign with experience in web/electronic

based publishing are required.

We are looking for someone who:

* Has excellent planning, organisation and time management skills

* Possesses outstanding communication skills

* Is able to adhere to tight deadlines

* Takes initiative to get the job done

* Can demonstrate an ability to keep a small business operating smoothly

* The confidence and maturity to work both with minimal supervision and

also as part of a small team

Any applicant who proceeds to interview stage will be required to

demonstrate advanced communication and computer skills.

The ideal candidate can work well under pressure, possesses an eye for

detail and delivers consistent high quality work. A pattern of

punctuality and sunny disposition will be viewed favourably.

Knowledge of the aged and community care sector will be an advantage.

We are offering a highly competitive remuneration package.

CONTACT: Heidi Williams, Publisher, DPS Publishing Pty Ltd, email:

heidi@dpsguide.com.au or phone: 08-8276-7999

Application closes 14 January 2009.

28.) Web Communications Coordinator, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Near Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5087190

*** From Heather Sabharwal:

For next week’s JOTW Communications Positions listing:

29.) Director of Alumni Affairs, Strayer Education, Arlington, VA

Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) is an education services holding company whose primary asset is Strayer University, a 116-year old institute of higher learning. With more than 42,000 students on 62 campuses in 12 states and the District of Columbia, and a plan to have campuses nationwide, it continues to fulfill its focused mission to make post-secondary, high quality, accredited education achievable for motivated working adults. The University has become one of the most respected adult-focused universities in America, and a leading provider of online education. While maintaining this outstanding, high academic quality, Strayer has become one of the most successful companies in the field of education and has posted superior financial performance over the last five years, resulting in a market capitalization in excess of $3 billion.

The Director of Alumni Affairs will develop strategic, goal-oriented plans for reaching, uniting and supporting Strayer University’s alumni. Director will play a critical role reconnecting more than 20,000 alumni back to the university. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Key Duties:

• Develops online, value-added programs to develop active Strayer University alumni communities

• Leverages Strayer University’s social networking sites to support and develop alumni communities

• Promotes, maintains, improves and fosters use of the Alumni Directory as online networking vehicle

• Manages Alumni Advisory Council activities including quarterly meetings, annual elections and regular communications

• Develops regional and local alumni outreach programs, including alumni presence at every campus

• Works with campus leadership to determine and execute the most effective alumni outreach programs.

• Works with publications director to develop content for quarterly electronic alumni newsletter “Connections”

• Oversees regular communication with alumni and responds to all alumni inquiries in support of fostering a strong alumni community

• Identifies alumni success stories for promotion in University publications and other media-related activities

• Develops annual alumni affairs operating budget

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in communications, public relations or alumni affairs.

Qualifications:

• Strategic thinking skills

• Exceptional project management abilities

• Superior written and oral communication skills

• Strong knowledge of database systems and social networking sites a plus

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Marketing or Public Relations. Related master’s degree is a plus. Seven to 8 years industry experience.

Candidates should send resume and cover letter to: recruitcc@strayer.edu

30.) Regional Marketing Manager, Strayer University, Lorton, VA

Strayer University seeks a Regional Marketing Manager to be based in Lorton, Virginia (a few miles south of Springfield, Virginia). This position is responsible for national marketing strategy development, planning, implementation and evaluation to ensure sufficient interest from prospective students and brand awareness throughout the U.S.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

On an ongoing basis, this position is responsible for:

•Developing quarterly lead budgets for the Global Region and measuring results against that budget.

•Participating in the development of a national marketing strategy and budget, implementing strategy within budget, evaluating results, and implementing changes if necessary.

•Partnering with an Internet advertising team that manages external vendors in order to generate Internet inquiries for Global.

•Facilitating projects with Global that involve external call centers, an internal Web Services team, and IT.

•Executing media buys (through media buying firm but may include some direct buying), evaluating and approving recommended buys, and managing relationship with media firm. May include television, radio, print, and directory advertising on a national basis or in select markets across the US.

•Providing marketing services to Global, including extensive campaigns, as well as copy and design support, to assist with Admissions and Student Support initiatives, with the support of a Remarketing Specialist and Creative Services team.

•Communicating regularly with Global VP and Admissions Directors to provide ongoing projections for inquiry delivery and to ensure that all customers are aware of and understand the marketing strategy. Assisting in the communication of marketing needs from Global departments to the marketing department.

•With Business Development, planning and coordinating aspects of Online/Global participation in conferences, expos, career fairs, and education fairs, and evaluating the results of such participation.

•Developing a thorough understanding of the national arena, including competitive situations, media mix, and Strayer’s brand awareness. Identifying problems and recommending solutions, as well as identifying new opportunities for increasing awareness and generating inquiries.

•Utilizing Talisma, the organization’s CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, to track results and improve the effectiveness of future initiatives.

•Working closely with other marketing managers to ensure sharing of best practices, coordination of company-wide projects such as overall marketing strategies and promotional material purchase and use.

•Facilitating in the opening of new call center locations as necessary.

•Assisting with script development for external and internal call center activities.

•Participating in weekly department meetings, Global meetings as requested or as needed, and marketing strategy planning meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

•Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, communications or related field; master’s degree preferred.

•Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in agency or in-house marketing department.

•Ability to manage multiple projects to timely and accurate completion.

•Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written documents and oral presentations.

•Some local and overnight travel (20%) required.

We offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package, including a 90% tuition discount, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.If you are seeking a growing organization, and the opportunity to exercise your creativity to meet the changing needs of a dynamic company, come join our team today by emailing your resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements to: sabrina.ican@strayer.edu. Please include the position title in the subject line of the email. Unfortunately, no relocation assistance is allocated for this position at this time.

No phone calls, please.

EOE

Deadline:1/19/09

http://www.strayer.edu/staff_career_opportunities

31.) Communications Team Leader, Area South, World Vision, South Africa

Deadline: January 19 2009

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/282681/ads

32.) Chief, Programme Communication, UNICEF, New Delhi, India

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/282457/ads

33.) Corporate Communications, Director, Edmonton Airports, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5098178

*** From AMY LAFOND:

Hi Ned,

Can you please post?

Thanks/Amy

AMY LAFOND | MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEW YORK | CHALONER ASSOCIATES

34.) Senior Vice President, Leading public interest PR firm, Washington, DC

Chaloner Associates is partnering with a leading public interest PR firm on their search for a Senior Vice President to join their Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates must have a strong network of the local players in progressive politics and a track record for securing new business in an agency setting.

An ideal candidate brings substantial experience in developing and managing the implementation of strategic communications programs for non-profit organizations, candidates, causes, foundations or progressive businesses. S/he will be expected to help lead the company to greater success through business development, client management, staff supervision and energetic, creative performance.

The Senior Vice President (SVP) is responsible for all aspects of management and administration for assigned clients and ensures clients receive excellent creative, high-impact, quality service. The SVP must attract and service major clients, must possess high-level issue expertise in his/her field, must provide clients with unparalleled funding and issue strategy counsel, and must manage and mentor assigned staff. The SVP is ultimately responsible for successful attraction and retention of client work. Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Client Relations:

• Supervising large practice areas from new business to managing large accounts

• Providing the highest level of substantive, strategic counsel to clients to foster a trusted advisor relationship with each

• Ensuring that work produced and disseminated by job team is of the highest quality

• Providing day-to-day oversight of the largest and/or highest profile client accounts

• Conducting strategic planning for individual organizations and issue movements

• Writing contracts, grant proposals, strategy memos, and foundation reports

• Overseeing the development of strategy documents, communications plans, memos, press kits, and other collateral

• Editing press materials, including press releases, fact sheets, and op-eds

• Editing and advising on the creation of research reports

• Conducting media trainings for clients and other spokespeople

• Advising on a range of public interest media campaigns

• Pitching key national reporters, senior level funders and potential allies

New business:

• Pitching and securing new business

• Meeting revenue goals established in advance with Managing Director

• Writing and reviewing proposals and budgets for new accounts

Staff Development/Firm Management:

• Managing and supervising job teams and individual staff

• Training and mentoring staff

• Developing professional development plans with each of the individuals supervised

• Managing the office in the Managing Director’s absence and taking an active leadership role within the office at all times

• Projecting hours needed from staff assigned to your accounts, working with other senior staff to distribute billable hours among junior staff if necessary

• Participating in regular strategy meetings with senior staff to determine organizational goals, growth, and vision

• Attending staff/job team meetings and providing input and feedback on business improvement, including client service, staff development, and office procedures

• Maintaining effective and efficient office structure through proper selection process and coordination with Human Resources to conduct effective resume screening, interviewing, hiring, and assimilation processes

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Advertising, Political Science or other applicable field, or demonstrated equivalent experience

• 10+ years experience public interest communications, or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for experience in advocacy/political public relations

• Demonstrated issue expertise in one or more of the following issue areas: Labor, litigation, education reform, environment, child welfare, and/or California politics and policy

• Experience in a public relations or advertising agency including firm understanding of client billing processes, client contracts and customer service

• Demonstrated ability to manage client accounts and budgets

• Well-established network of new business leads and contacts

• Demonstrated business development and political networking skills

• Demonstrated ability to pitch and land new business

• 10+ years demonstrated staff management and mentoring experience, including direct management of a staff of 4+ individuals at varying career levels

• Excellent news sense and political savvy, as well as knowledge of print and electronic news media

• Ability to juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines and meet schedules and assigned tasks in a timely manner

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, contractors, and media

• Experience writing proposals

• Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

• Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments

• Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Suite, Lexis-Nexis, as well as internet research skills

Qualified candidates with agency new business experience can send resumes to Amy Lafond (amy@chaloner.com).

35.) Social Media Marketing Coordinator, Cause Force, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.krop.com/jobs/g7k7r/

36.) Project Manager/Social Media Platform/Websites, Ripple6, New York, NY

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/6/9/69caa128dca27c13307d72961abf9f49@endecaindex&c=1&source=21

37.) Communications Specialist, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5097375

*** From Trinette Jackson

Regards,

Trinette Jackson

Human Resources

NVIDIA Graphics Pvt Ltd

Bangalore

38.) Sr Public Relations – India & Middle East , NVIDIA Graphics Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, India

You will participate in the development of the communications strategy and tactical planning for the Company and its lines of business. As a seasoned leader and creative thinker, you will manage the Public Relations of the company and assist in helping to grow the image of the Company within the Media in Middle East and India.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Providing strategic direction for PR activities and product positioning.

– Developing strong media and analyst relationships.

– Managing the implementation and operation of all Company PR programs in your region (e.g., announcements, product reviews, speakers bureau, industry analyst briefings, press tours)

– Managing the development of all PR related materials.

– Monitoring industry and PR trends and adopting best practices in a timely manner

– Managing content of press/awards section on region specific NVIDIA web site

– Monitoring editorial calendars to secure NVIDIA related offerings and technologies

– Managing product launch process with in-house events team

– Creating media alerts and press releases for the local market

– Managing relationship with local PR organizations of our T1 OEM/SB/Developers/Ecosystem accounts

– Tracking PR KPIs for the region to measure performance

– Releasing monthly press clippings to sales teams

Contact Person: Trinette Jackson

Contact Info: tjackson@nvidia.com

39.) Communications Advisor, BAE Systems, Edinburgh Parks, South Australia,

AUSTRALIA

PURPOSE OF JOB:

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Advisor will

develop, coordinate and implement communication activities and will

share responsibility for ensuring the consistent and accurate delivery

of BAE Systems Australia's key messages, brand and identity to key

external and internal stakeholders.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Managing effective development and delivery of external and internal

communications activities as directed by the Head of Communications

* Developing, coordinating and delivering effective media relations

activities as part of an overall communications strategy, including

preparation of media releases, responses, talking points and other

strategic documents

* Strengthening company links with trade, international, national,

metropolitan and regional media throughout Australia

* Assisting the team with the development, content and delivery of

electronic and web based media channels or methods

* Assisting the team with the production and distribution of internal

communications tools such as newsletters, company and general notices

and the 'Talking Business' product

* Managing and coordinating advertising schedules, including liaising

with external agencies and publications

* Liaising with and responding to requests from the UK Communications

function for input into global publications and initiatives

* Developing and managing marketing materials including company

brochures, videos, fact sheets, advertisements and company descriptors

* Assisting the team with the management and coordination of online

imagery, including photographs and videos

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE:

* Communications or public affairs related tertiary qualifications

* At least five years experience within the public relations,

communications or marketing sectors

* Excellent organisational, verbal, written and presentation skills

* Positive attitude and willingness to learn

* Proven ability to liaise with personnel at all levels of the

organisation, media and customer communities

DOWNLOAD: Position Description

For more information contact: Simon Latimer, Head of Communications,

phone: 08-8480-8759 or email: simon.latimer@baesystems.com

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2009.

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

Closing Date – 17 Jan 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7MZF8T

41.) Production Director, Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Charlotte, North Carolina

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=90544

42.) Director – Media Relations, University of California, Oakland, CA

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5100918

*** From Barry Piatoff:

Ned,

Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

43.) Marketing Communications Specialist, property & casualty insurance/reinsurance company, White Plains, NY

Our client is an established property & casualty insurance/reinsurance company. Headquartered in Bermuda, they are looking to add a high level “Marketing Communications Specialist” for their White Plains office.

Be responsible for marketing and communications initiatives. This includes developing content for the firm’s on-line and print media. Develop and execute marketing and communications plans, including marketing collateral, website content and support internal communications initiatives. Manage the company’s internet and intranet. Reports to VP, Communications in an entrepreneurial, teamwork environment.

Requires hands-on communications skills, technical writing and working knowledge of basic web content practices. We will share a detailed job description with you when we meet you.

Requires 5+ years marketing communications and content development. Stable work history. Insurance industry experience preferred but will consider people with financial communications background. Knowledge of content management software including Adobe Dreamweaver & Photoshop . Need HTLM knowledge. You should have a knowledge of the web but don’t need to be an expert.

Salary $80K-$100K + bonus potential. Full benefits from day one. Commutable from Manhattan’s Grand Central Station.

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

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

barry@peterbellassociates.com

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

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

No calls please. Local candidates only.

44.) Sr Manager, Thought Leadership & Executive Communications, Premera Blue Cross, Mountlake Terrace, Washington

http://jobs.prsa.org/c/job.cfm?t731=50741,50745,50757,50776,50778&t730=&t733=&t735=&t1841=&t732=&site_id=2170&max=25&jb=5087214

45.) Public Affairs Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross, Washington, DC

Closing Date – 16 Jan 2009

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

*** From Barry Whyte:

Hello,

Please find attached a job description for the position of Graphic

Designer at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute that we would like

included in your Job of the Week bulletin.

Applicants need to apply online through www.hr.vt.edu. The job posting

number is 081104.

Thank you for acknowledging the receipt of this message.

With best regards

— Barry Whyte

Strategic and Research Communications Officer

46.) Scientific Research Graphic Designer, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), Blacksburg, VA

Position Summary

As part of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Public Relations team, develops and produces scientific, biological and other research-related graphics and artwork for public relations projects and high profile multimillion-dollar grant and contract applications.

• Develops graphics for the Institute's research-based communications plan by providing appropriate biological and scientific designs and graphics for periodic publications (i.e., press releases, monthly newsletters, annual report, and presentations in both electronic and paper form.)

• Provides high-quality publication, presentation, and other materials containing art requirements in support of various on-going research projects and other staff at VBI.

• Develops high-quality graphics for public relations projects and large high-profile grant and contract proposals making recommendations for proposal layout and graphics with the aim of strengthening the proposal submission.

• Develops and supports scientific design plans for specific grant applications.

• Works directly with scientists and technical staff to create and execute research-driven biological and scientific graphics in support of the funded research grants and contracts.

• Develops and deploys web-based graphics incorporating a structure for disseminating web-based information for a diverse set of Institute and faculty-based research initiatives and funded projects.

Required Qualifications

• Experience with graphic or design software products and other computer software such as Adobe InDesign, PowerPoint and Photoshop.

• Experience developing scientific designs and graphics for a research or scientifically-based environment.

• Experience analyzing work requirements to determine appropriate methods and materials for each project.

• Experience producing high quality biological and scientific illustrations working with Macs (preferably Mac OSX), PCs, scanners, printers and other peripheral equipment.

• Experience with web design and producing graphics using traditional methods and materials; and design of web pages and components.

• Strong illustration, technical, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge or experience with Tufte Scientific Illustrations and/or Keynote.

Education:

• MS in Graphic Design, Art, or Life Sciences required. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Art, or Life Sciences and significant relevant experience may be considered.

How to Apply for this Job

Posting Number 081104 .

Interested candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting number 081104, and submit a letter of interest and CV upon applying.

Successful candidates invited for interviews will be required to have three recommendation letters sent by the author directly to the department as part of the application process.

https://jobs.vt.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1231379543208

47.) Communication Specialist, United Nations Development Programme, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Closing Date – 22 Jan 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7N3BT5

48.) Senior Communications Advisor, City of Casey, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

* Monthly RDOs

* Salary starts at $65,845 pa plus super

* South east suburbs

This is an outstanding opportunity for a public relations/communications

professional with extensive experience to work for one of Australia's

most innovative local government authorities.

Reporting to the Manager Communications, you will be part of an

award-winning team and responsible for delivering high quality

communication strategies and activities, providing high level media and

communications advice, writing and editing publications, and assisting

with events, displays and staff training.

The City of Casey is Victoria's largest municipality and one of the

fastest-growing in Australia with a population in excess of 238,000. It

is approximately 35km south east of the Melbourne CBD and conveniently

located just off the Monash Freeway and Princes Highway, next to

Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.

The municipality is one of the most diverse and beautiful in Victoria;

its five distinct geographic regions taking in both rural and rapidly

growing suburbs from the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges to the

coastal villages of Western Port.

APPLY NOW

Applications close 15 January 2009.

49.) Information and Communication Officer (Arabic), NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq, Amman, Jordan

Closing Date – 31 Jan 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7N2BWE

*** From Dolly Elizabeth Guerra:

Hi,

Could you kindly include below job posting in your next issue of Ned’s Jobs of the Week?

Many thanks!

Dolly

50.) Associate, Internal Communications, KPMG, Washington D.C.

When you’re building your career, you can’t let it be defined for you. You need to go where your skills, knowledge, and ambition take you—and where the action is. At KPMG you’ll have plenty of room to build a great career while you contribute to the combined knowledge and experience of our Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. At KPMG you’ll also have access to senior leadership, Career Development Architecture, and real opportunities to reach your career goals. KPMG is a great place to build your career. We are currently seeking an Associate, Internal Communications to join us in our Washington D.C. office.

Responsibilities:

• Assist KPMG’s Mid-Atlantic Area Internal Communications team with its day-to-day activities

• Help develop and execute local and area internal communications projects, programs, and campaigns connected with the firm’s strategic business initiatives

• Write and edit newsletters, news stories, employee profiles, and other written communications, under supervision

• Support the coordination of the area town hall meetings

• Act as a liaison with other departments within the firm including Human Resources, Marketing, Events, and Workplace Solutions

• Participate in Communications team projects, as requested

• Perform other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or comparable work experience

• One year of communications experience in a professional environment

• Demonstrated journalistic writing skills with an ability to develop clear, concise written communications

• Able to juggle priorities and remain flexible

• Professional team-oriented attitude

• Detail-oriented and very organized

• Strong computer skills and demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office; including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Able to work in a fast moving environment

• Strong editing/proofreading skills

• Willing to learn new skills as needed to support assignments

• Willing to work beyond regular hours, as necessary

• Excellent time management skills

KPMG offers and supports flexible work arrangements as well as part-time schedules. We also offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Interested? We strongly encourage you to apply online at www.kpmgcareers.com and search for requisition 19667 or click the job link below.

KPMG. A great place to build your career.

Contact Dolly Elizabeth Guerra (eaguerra@KPMG.com)

No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace.

51.) Assistant/Associate Professor, Advertising & Public Relations, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

http://www.mnyscherc.org/c/job.cfm?sort=date_&keywords=&t2768=37786&site_id=672&page=1&jb=5087414

52.) Community Information Officer, Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), Taylor, Michigan

http://jobs.prsa.org/c/job.cfm?t731=50741,50745,50757,50776,50778&t730=&t733=&t735=&t1841=&t732=&site_id=2170&max=25&jb=5100522

53.) Assistant Professor of Communication, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI

The Department of Communication at Saginaw Valley State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2009.

Teaching responsibilities include courses in specialty areas such as human communication theory, family communication, interpersonal communication and nonverbal communication.

All full-time faculty members teach 12 credit hours per semester. Part of each faculty member's responsibility includes teaching in University's general education program, which features courses in fundamentals of communication, public speaking and argumentation.

Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in the field of Human Communication; ABD may be considered

Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in the field of Human Communication

Position should begin in August 2009.

About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a baccalaureate and master's level university offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study and seven master's degree programs. One of the fastest growing universities in Michigan, SVSU has a current enrollment of over 9,600 students and has doubled the size of its physical facility over the past ten years to keep up with student growth. Situated on a spacious 782 acre campus, SVSU is conveniently located in the heart of the Tri Cities of Saginaw, Bay City and Midland. SVSU features a quality learning environment with modern facilities, including over $108 million in new construction added to its vibrant campus since 2003. For more information, please visit our website, www.svsu.edu.

http://www.michiganherc.org/c/job.cfm?keywords=&site_id=1915&sort=date_&page=2&t4244=37786&jb=5058336

*** From Susan San Martin:

Hi Ned:

A very Happy New Year to you! I’d like to post three new searches in this week’s edition. My client is DAVIES, a highly-regarded, national Public Affairs firm.

Thanks, Ned!

ssm

Susan San Martin

Principal

Plan B Communications, LLC

Executive Search and Consulting Services

www.planbcomms.com

susan@planbcomms.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/susansanmartinThe positions are:

54.) Practice Leader – Energy and Natural Resources Practice, DAVIES, Location Open

Description: As Practice Leader, the successful candidate will serve as primary strategist and business development lead for the Energy & Natural Resources practice group. He/she will enthusiastically promote the DAVIES brand while seeking speaking engagements, writing opportunities, seminar participation, and other venues to position the firm as an industry thought leader while identifying potential clients. An expert in the industry, the Practice Leader must have a deep understanding of common industry practices, business relationships, and business models and is expected to build a mature practice area and broader revenue base. 15 years or more experience in public affairs (an emphasis in grassroots preferred), public relations, crisis management, or media relations is desired. Essential duties and responsibilities for this role include: strategic counsel and client relationships; writing; research; media relations; industry relations; new business development; and team leadership.

Resumes and questions should be forwarded to Susan San Martin, Principal of Plan B Communications, LLC at susan@planbcomms.com.

55.) Director of Entitlement – Energy and Natural Resources Practice, DAVIES, Santa Barbara, CA or Santa Monica, CA offices

Description: As Director, the successful candidate will be the primary client contact for week-to-week activities, sifting through complex issues in a highly regulated, political environment to craft programs built around winning strategy and message. He/she will manage increasingly complex campaigns, direct and mentor staff, write and edit copy, and effectively lead the project team to deliver results while acting as the focal point for translating strategy and message into flawless tactical execution. 7 to 12 years experience in public affairs (an emphasis in grassroots preferred), campaigns management, public relations, crisis management, investor relations, or media relations is desired. Essential duties and responsibilities for this role include: client service; writing; research; public speaking proficiency; new business development proficiency; industry relations; media relations; account administration; and leadership/teamwork.

Resumes and questions should be forwarded to Susan San Martin, Principal of Plan B Communications, LLC at susan@planbcomms.com.

56.) Senior Project Manager – Healthcare Practice, DAVIES, Santa Barbara, CA or Santa Monica, CA offices

Description: The Senior Project Manager will be the primary client contact for week-to-week activities, leading and inspiring a team with insight and counsel. The successful candidate will create the vision for client projects and guide macro strategy adjustments to client programs. Success in continually building client confidence and serving as the main point of contact is the foundation of this role. 7 to 12 years experience in public affairs (an emphasis in grassroots preferred), campaign management, public relations, crisis management, investor relations, and/or media relations is desired. In addition to client services, additional responsibilities include: writing; research; public speaking proficiency; new business development proficiency; media relations; account administration; and leadership/teamwork.

Resumes and questions should be forwarded to Susan San Martin, Principal of Plan B Communications, LLC at susan@planbcomms.com.

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

Description

The Manager of Communications and Public Policy will provide creative and strategic communications support for all of Facebook’s efforts in the U.K. The successful candidate will be an excellent writer, with strong experience in developing and executing high-profile national communications efforts, managing press relations and handling corporate issues. The role is hands-on, and will manage proactive and reactive communications, from strategy to messaging to execution. This position is full-time and is located in Facebook’s London office.

Responsibilities

Develop and execute UK-specific communications strategies and initiatives to support Facebook’s product, Platform, monetization and policy efforts Interface and consult regularly with cross-functional teams across the company, many of whom are based in California

Drive positive coverage across a broad range of media, including consumer, business and advertising trade outlets

Protect and enhance the reputation of Facebook and its products

Support and manage the creation of press materials and customer/partner reference programs

Respond to and route incoming media requests from U.K. media

Manage agency support

Organize press briefings, media sessions, and events

Prepare briefing materials and manage executive spokespeople

Requirements

Minimum bachelors degree, post-graduate or professional degrees preferred

8-10 years professional experience, both agency and in-house preferred

Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of AP style writing preferred

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully

Experience in the Internet technology industry a plus Passion for Facebook essential

http://www.facebook.com/jobs/#/jobs/positions.php?id=480

58.) Assistant Professor Tenure Track, Media, Technologies & Culture, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA

http://www.norcalherc.org/c/job.cfm?sort=date_&site_id=730&t3169=37786&page=1&keywords=&jb=5076807

59.) Communications Specialist, Accident Fund, Lansing, MI

http://www.sologig.com/freelancers/fl_projectdetails.aspx?id=1018520

60.) DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, American Red Cross – SEM Chapter, Detroit, MI

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPATH=LF3U&je=myrec&APath=1.39.0.30.0&jrjob=true&sc_cmp2=10_JobMat_JobDet&Job_DID=J8B81F6DKNVMX3QC0CX

61.) Corporate Communications Manager, Central Pacific Bank, Honolulu, HI

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J3H1YB69JW17KL1K7ND

62.) Corporate Communications Manager, Visa International, Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP752-14 Visa International

The Role

The jobholder will also oversee the development and implementation of a corporate communications plan for Visa in North & West Africa, in conjunction with the Corporate Communications Manager in Cairo.

Principle Responsibilities

• Gain a detailed understanding of Visa's strategy and objectives for the Gulf in order to understand Visa's strengths and weaknesses as context to developing communication plans.

• Develop and execute a media plan for the countries outlined above in order to enhance Visa's corporate reputation, build the Visa pand and support business development by informing, educating and influencing stakeholders via the media.

• Gain a detailed understanding of issues affecting Visa's business environment and assist the Area Managers and Corporate Communication colleagues in developing mitigation plans to resolve issues and protect reputation.

• Actively participate in a Gulf public affairs strategy in conjunction with CEMEA Public Affairs specialists to build strong relationships with key decision makers and develop plans to influence/educate them as appropriate.

• Develop and maintain stakeholder maps to identify key decision makers/opinion formers and to form the basis of Visa's targeted communication plans.

• Support the Gulf's business development and pand marketing plans.

• Develop and execute financial literacy programmes for the region, which educate key stakeholders on a poad range of financial issues in order to accelerate sustainable electronic payment and enhance Visa's reputation.

• Develop and participate in Corporate Social Responsibility/ Investment activities.

• Support CEMEA Internal Communications by providing input into internal communication plans and help to implement local initiatives.

• Select and manage local PR and PA agencies to deliver high quality, cost-effective support Requirements

Requirements Required Experience

Significant prior experience in a public relations role within a commercial environment. The candidate should be able to demonstrate strong communications, technical and analytical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills to work collaboratively across functions.

Knowledge of the payments industry, in particular the card business within the banking environment, is desirable.

Key Competencies

The Jobholder is likely to have demonstrable and proven public relations experience, either in-house or agency, to include all aspects of media relations and public affairs:

• Fluent spoken and written English and Arabic

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work independently a rapidly developing environment

• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

• Proven commercial acumen

• Confident and Self-motivated

• Strong PC skills and high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

• Proven experience in dealing with media representatives at all levels

• Proven experience of managing PR agencies

• Knowledge and understanding of media channels

• Experience in dealing with and managing complex issues

• An understanding of regulatory environment

• Ability to advise and provide counsel to senior executives

• Ability to process financial information and to source relevant materials

• Knowledge of financial services industry an advantage

• Ability to work autonomously

• Experience in managing suppliers on time and to budget About the Company

About the Company Visa operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services pands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.

We offer a range of panded payment product platforms, which our financial institution clients use to develop and offer credit, charge, deferred debit, prepaid and cash access programs to cardholders. Visa's card platforms provide consumers, businesses, merchants and government entities with a secure, convenient and reliable way to pay and be paid in 170 countries and territories. GT

http://aljazeerajobs.com/jobs/vacancies/UAE/Corporate_Communications_Manager_129887.html

63.) Corporate Communications/Public Relations, AstraZeneca, Delaware

http://careers.astrazeneca-us.com/az/maine.d?s=601785102A791B42E0440003BA74ACCF

64.) Assistant Professor of Communication, Communications, Communication & Media Studies, Snow College, Ephraim, UT

http://www.tedjob.com/assistant-professor-of-communication-29573.html

*** From Julia Kalland:

We would like to post a job ad to your website

Thanks,

Julia Kalland

Administrative Assistant

Levick Strategic Communications, LLC

1900 M Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 973-1357 direct

(202) 973-1301 fax

(202) 674-4530 mobile

jkalland@levick.com

http://www.levick.com

www.bulletproofblog.com

65.) Video Editor/Producer, Levick Strategic Communications, Washington, DC

One of the nation’s top crisis public relations firms is seeking to expand its digital media team with the addition of a video editor/producer to its in house production team.

Qualified applicants will have demonstrated experience assembling and producing short films, web movies, Flash videos and other social media video content for a variety of clients.

Candidates must be proficient in the full suite of Final Cut Pro editing software as well as be experienced with using a Sony HD camera in coordination with professional lighting and sound equipment. Thorough knowledge of formatting and file compatibility is key, as well as extensive interest in, and experience with, designing custom video deliverables (concepts, storyboards, etc). Experience using Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) is also preferred.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a challenging and engaging working atmosphere.

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@levick.com.

Levick is an equal opportunity employer.

*** Maritime News from JOTW:

Captain of Korean Flagged Ship Sentenced

Hae Wan Yang, 54, of South Korea, was sentenced on Dec. 30 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to two months of home confinement in the United States and two years of supervised release for violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by knowingly failing to maintain an accurate Garbage Record Book.

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

28.12.2008: 1950 LT: Posn: 12:01.9S – 077:11.1W, Callao anchorage, Peru.

Ten robbers boarded a bulk carrier at anchor. They took hostage one duty crew and tied his hands and legs. Robbers stole ship's stores and property and escaped. Port control informed. A coast guard boat came and patrolled the area.

26.12.2008: Posn: 12:53.5S – 38:41.15W Bahia de Todos Os Santos, Itaparica marina, Brazil.

Two armed robbers boarded a yacht at anchor and assaulted the two crew members.

Robbers stole ship’s properties, cash and crew properties before escaping. The two

injured crew were given shore medical treatment. Authorities are investigating.

03.01.2009: 0305 LT: Posn: 03:49.6N – 077:09.4W, Buenaventura anchorage, Colombia.

One robber was sighted near the forward cargo compartment on a bulk carrier at anchor. Master raised alarm and mustered ship’s crew. Master reported to the coast guard. Later the man jumped overboard and escaped. Coast guard boarded for investigation.

04.01.2009: 05:40 UTC: Posn: 13:3.0N – 048:42.5E, Gulf of Aden.

Six pirates in one white coloured speed boat attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Three of these pirates were armed with machine guns and opened fire on the vessel. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres and contacted a coalition warship. Within 15 minutes a helicopter arrived at the location. The speed boats moved away on seeing the helicopter. No injuries to the crew and no damages to the ship.

02.01.2009: 0807 UTC: Posn: 13:42N – 050:39E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates in three skiffs attacked a tanker underway. They fired upon the tanker and attempted to board. Master raised alarm, contacted coalition warships, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. A coalition helicopter arrived and the pirates aborted the attempt.

02.01.2009: 0427 UTC: Posn: 13:11N – 047:32.5E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates in speed boats approached a tanker underway. One speed boat was spotted four nm and the other two were drifting seven nm ahead of the tanker. Master raised alarm, increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and crew activated anti-piracy measures. The first speed boat came within two meters of the stbd quarter and fired upon the tanker. Master saw five pirates armed with machine guns. Coalition warships contacted. Pirates aborted the attempt after five minutes.

01.01.2009: 0747 LT: Posn: 13:55N – 047:58E, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates attacked and hijacked a general cargo ship underway. 28 crewmembers taken hostage.

01.01.2009: 1230 UTC: Posn: 13:53N – 049:29E, Gulf of Aden.

Four pirates in a speed boat attacked a bulk carrier underway. They fired upon the ship with automatic weapons and attempted to board. Master raised alarm, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates aborted the attempted attack.

01.01.2009: 0337 UTC: Posn: 13:05N – 047:03E: Gulf of Aden.

Two skiffs approached a tanker underway and opened fire with automatic weapons. Master increased speed and made evasive manoeuvres, and sent a distress message via VHF radio. A warship and a helicopter were sent to assist the tanker. Upon seeing the warship and helicopter the skiff moved away.

31.12.2008: Posn: 13:8.0N – 47:27.0E: 1330 UTC: Gulf of Aden.

A bulk carrier underway was chased and fired upon by pirates in speed boat. Naval warships informed and attack was prevented. Further report is awaited.

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