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JOTW 04-2009

26 January 2009

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Issue number 770

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Communications Manager, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX

2.) Executive Director of Marketing Communications, Ashland University, Ashland, OH

3.) GPM/AD, BioOnc Marketing, Communication & Ops (BMaCo), Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

4.) Communications Officer, Concern, NY, NY

5.) Sr. PR Professional with Experience in Jewish/Israeli issues, 5W Public Relations, New York, NY

6.) Public Information Specialist, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Rosslyn, VA

7.) CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, Strategic Management Solutions, Bangalore, India

8.) Media Relations Manager, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

9.) Communication Specialist, L3, TFT, United Nations Children's Fund, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

10.) Marketing Communication Manager, Bayer, Raleigh, NC

11.) EU Public Affairs Manager, European Container Glass Federation, Brussels, Belgium

12.) Policy and Communication Assistant Health and Environment Alliance, Brussels, Belgium

13.) EU Communication and Project Manager, Re-use and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises Network, Brussels, Belgium

14.) Brand Communication Manager — Asia Pacific, BlackBerry – Research In Motion Limited, Singapore

15.) COPYWRITER, Singapore Condo Pte Ltd, Singapore

16.) Marketing Communication Specialist, Mercy Imaging Centers (MIC), Catholic Healthcare West Medical Foundation (CHWMF), Carmichael, CA

17.) Strategic Outreach Manager, TSA Office of Industry Outreach, RAM-Technical Services Group, LLC., Arlington, VA

18.) Manager (Marcoms), National Trade Union Congress, Singapore

19.) Senior Corporate Communications Executive, Vital.org, Ministry of Finance, Singapore

20.) Director of Communications and Public Relations, US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, San Diego, California

21.) Strategic Communications Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aberdeen, MD

22.) SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIS, Northeast Utilities, Windsor, Connecticut

23.) Director, Global Public Relations, Trane, Piscataway, NJ

24.) Latin American Marketing Communication Assistant, Anixter, Glenview, IL

25.) Communications Liaison, National Association of Realtors, Washington, DC

26.) Executive Producer – Washington Journal, C-SPAN, Washington, D.C.

27.) Senior Vice President, Jones Public Affairs, Washington, DC

28.) Senior Account Executive, Jones Public Affairs, Washington, DC

29.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS, Inc.), Rockville, MD

30.) Policy/Communications Intern (Unpaid, with expenses covered), Families Need Fathers, London, UK

31.) Marketing/Communication Specialist, Sensis, Syracuse, NY

32.) Journalist Assistance Program Associate, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, New York

33.) Public Affairs Intern, Lansons Communications, London, UK

34.) SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIS, Northeast Utilities, Windsor, Connecticut

35.) Director, Global Public Relations, Trane, Piscataway, NJ

36.) Public Affairs Specialist, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Long Beach, CA

37.) EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington DC

38.) Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute, London, UK

39.) California Communications Director, The Wilderness Society (TWS), Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

40.) California/Nevada Regional Director, The Wilderness Society, San Francisco, CA

41.) Charge(e) de Projet Radio pour une Unité Technique Multimédia, People Development, Dakar, Senegal

42.) Senior Writer/Editor, DaVita Inc., El Segundo, CA

43.) Executive Director, SCAN TV Community Media, Seattle, Washington

44.) Deputy Director of External Communications, Detica, Inc., a BAE Systems company, Arlington, VA

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

46.) Front-desk receptionist/administrative assistant, Association of National Advertisers, Washington, DC

47.) Marketing Communication Specialist – Creative Services, JPMorgan Chase, New York, New York

48.) Writing Specialist, Echo Media Group, Tustin, Calif.

49.) Media and Public Relations Officer, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester, United Kingdom

50.) Communications & Web Communications Intern, Save the Children Alliance, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

51.) Public Affairs Officer, World Vision, Westminster and Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

52.) Web Manager, Analysis Group, Boston, MA

53.) EDITOR III, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Baton Rouge, La.

54.) Editor – MyMobile Magazine and Website, iStart Publishing, Auckland, New Zealand

55.) On-Call Coach Operator, City of Norwalk, Norwalk, CA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

PR and Communications professional who delivers results that matter!

In todays ultra-competitive, fast-changing communications environment, it is essential to have an individual in place who can combined the traditional aspects of public relations with its most recent innovations to build a program that is constantly evolving to help you stay in contact with your target audiences. I have been very successful helping organizations develop their messaging and then identify the appropriate means and vehicles to communicate that message to their target audience. I also excel at the traditional PR work such as writing, editing, media training and strategy development. So if you need a fully developed public relations professional to ensure you are reaching your target audiences, be sure and contact me via email at rsheehy96@aol.com.

All my best!

Rick Sheehy

*** It was too cold to be poking around Crazy Ray’s yesterday, especially in my church clothes.

*** Ned’s upcoming travel:

Norfolk, Virginia, 21 Jan.

Orlando, Florida, 5-7 Feb.

London, UK, Feb 15-19

New London, Connecticut, 25 March

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19-24 April

San Francisco, California, 5-10 June

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*** From Mark Sofman:

A different kind of Job of the Week:

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*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

This performer has won fifteen Grammy Awards, several Emmy Awards, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Simpsons, and various MTV programs, and has appeared on MTV Video Music Awards shows side by side with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Flavor Flav. His MTV Unplugged album went platinum. This month he performed at the conclusion of the Macworld Conference & Expo. He once said “Anybody who thinks that war is romantic obviously hasn't gone through one.” Who is he?

(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:

Ned,

I don't know if you're taking answers for this week's rock 'n roll trivia question, but without looking at your website, I believe the correct response is Boston. The lead singer was Brad Delp, whose vocals helped popularize such regular staples of oldies rock stations today as “More Than A Feeling” and “Long Time.” The group's founder you referred to, who once worked for Polaroid, was named Tom Scholz.

I wouldn't exactly call Boston “one-hit wonders,” but as I'm sure you're aware, none of their subsequent albums ever reached the heights of their 1976 debut.

Chip Warren

Manager, Corporate Communications

UST Inc.

Stamford, CT

*** From Connie Eckard:

Ned:

Two points:

1) Aretha Franklin may be the first artist I have even heard of in the past 769 editions of JOTW.

2) Ray Jones' comments are the richest I have come across in a long time. Their richness is in their basics. He attributes networking basics to you and yet you were just wise enough to recognize them, practice them, and recommend them to those of us you come in contact with.

“Taking time to help your colleagues is the dues you pay for being a member of the profession.” That is SO rich. The professional who does not both believe and practice this is little more than a parasite.

“The Law of Unintended Positive Consequences.” This is equally profound and equally important to being just a decent human being.

Thanks for letting me be a shipmate on the Good Ship Nedwork.

Thanks for your support. –Connie

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*** From John Smith:

1.) Communications Manager, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX

Required skills: Current secret clearance. Excellent communications

skills with strong writing background. Well rounded communications

skills including media relations, marketing, special events planning.

Desired skills: Knowledge of the aerospace and defense industries.

Specific Job Description:

Lead Communicator for the Air and Missile Defense line of business

directly supporting the LOB vice president. Responsible for all aspects

of integrated communications including media relations, marketing,

employee communications, advertising, presentations, special events, etc

for the LOB. Attends missile flight tests for THAAD at the Pacific

Missile Range Facility in Hawaii and for PAC-3 at the White Sands

Missile Range in New Mexico. Responsible for development of

communications strategies for supporting new business capture and keep

sold campaigns.

Job Description:

Manages the development, planning, and conduct of public relations and

goodwill programs to improve and support company business objectives

with the public, industry, stockholders, and/or employees. Responsible

for coordinating subordinate employee recruitment, selection and

training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and

recognition/disciplinary actions. Oversees the planning, preparation,

writing and dissemination of information utilizing print and broadcast

media; magazines, speeches, scripts, intranet and Internet website.

Monitors the submittal of photographs; assigns and/or approves artwork.

Insures representation of the company at press conferences, briefings

and presentations on company issues. Directs the participation and

support of advertising campaigns, and/or edit material for organization

publications. May supervise work of outside consultants.

Security Clearance: Secret

Typical Minimums: Appropriate degree from an accredited college, or

equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience

and specialized training commensurate with assignment.

LMCareers Business Unit: ESS0385 MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL

Business Area: Electronic Systems

Department: Public Relations

Job Class: Public Relations

Level/Grade: E5K

Rate Range: 85172 – 141953

Job Category: Experienced Professional

Work Location: 1435:Dallas,TX, 1701 W. Marshall Drive, Grand Prairie, TX

Relocation: Available, Negotiable

Req ID 109471BR

Standard Job Code/Title L4325:Communications Mgr

Go to http://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/jobsearch_all.asp, and use Job

Req ID # above to find position, then follow directions for application.

2.) Executive Director of Marketing Communications, Ashland University, Ashland, OH

http://jobs.marketinghire.com/jobdetail.cfm?job=3063747

3.) GPM/AD, BioOnc Marketing, Communication & Ops (BMaCo), Genentech, South San Francisco, CA

http://jobpostings.gene.com/pljb/Genentech/external/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=19373

4.) Communications Officer, Concern, NY, NY

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

*** From David Gaspin:

Mr. Lundquist –

I would like to post the following position in your next JOTW newsletter. Please let me know if there is anything further that you need. Thanks!

David Gaspin

5.) Sr. PR Professional with Experience in Jewish/Israeli issues, 5W Public Relations, New York, NY

Senior Level PR Pro (AE – VP) with experience and knowledge in Jewish/Israeli political and social issues. This person will take ownership of key accounts by developing strategic communication plans, developing and approving press releases, agendas, pitches, recaps and other materials, and assisting clients in maximizing their relationship with the company. Qualified candidates will have at least 3 years experience in Media Relations, must be proficient in managing multiple accounts, must be well versed in Israeli/American politics and religious organizations, and must have contacts within the Jewish political and public affairs arena. Hebrew language knowledge is a plus. Please email resume and salary requirements to career@5wpr.com.

David Gaspin

Director, Human Resources

5W Public Relations

1120 Avenue of the Americas

7th Floor

New York, NY 10036

212-999-5585

www.5wpr.com

6.) Public Information Specialist, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Rosslyn, VA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78645700

7.) CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, Strategic Management Solutions, Bangalore, India

http://jobs.monsterindia.com/details/6687880.html

8.) Media Relations Manager, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

http://jobs.marketinghire.com/jobdetail.cfm?job=3063685

9.) Communication Specialist, L3, TFT, United Nations Children's Fund, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Closing Date – 29 Jan 2009

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

10.) Marketing Communication Manager, Bayer, Raleigh, NC

http://jobs.amightyriver.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=14791334

11.) EU Public Affairs Manager, European Container Glass Federation, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/feve.html

12.) Policy and Communication Assistant Health and Environment Alliance, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/heal.html

13.) EU Communication and Project Manager, Re-use and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises Network, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/rreuse.html

14.) Brand Communication Manager — Asia Pacific, BlackBerry – Research In Motion Limited, Singapore

Research In Motion Limited® (RIM)® is a world leader in the mobile communications market and has a history of developing breakthrough wireless solutions. RIM's portfolio of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies is used by thousands of organizations around the world and includes the BlackBerry® wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld™ product line, software development tools and software/hardware licensing agreements. RIM is seeking driven individuals who can take our wireless data products to the next level in the global wireless market. Are you ready to make a difference in the world of mobile communications with RIM?

As a part of the Corporate Brand Communications team, the successful candidate will apply their experience and understanding of the Asia Pacific market, and brand marketing, to help promote and protect the BlackBerry® brand internally and through our carrier and partner channels — within the fast-paced environment of Research In Motion (RIM). Projects will be delivered through results-oriented project-management, collaboration and relationship building with key internal stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Brand Communications Manager – AP Region will work closely with the Canadian Brand Communications teams and both the Asia Pacific channel organization and AP Business Marketing team. Responsibilities include promoting and reinforcing the integrity of the BlackBerry Brand. This includes messaging, positioning and developing brand tools in keeping with the company's market leadership position. Perform brand reviews on BlackBerry partner, carrier and internal materials including advertising, collateral and web sites to ensure consistency with BlackBerry brand guidelines. Assist in driving education and awareness of the BlackBerry brand by presenting the brand story and to other RIM teams and key stakeholders. Act as the Corporate Brand Communications representative in Asia for marketing projects where the Brand team's participation is required. Ensure completion in line with corporate standards, while meeting requirements of internal clients, on-time. Up-hold and reinforce BlackBerry brand integrity and compliance to identity standards.

• Fluent, written and verbal, in English and Cantonese or Mandarin

• Minimum 5 years marketing communications and/or brand experience in AP market

• Marketing degree or marketing diploma required

• Proven project management skills, ability to execute multiple projects on time & on budget

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• 2-3 years business experience in an agency environment an asset

• Software, computer or telecommunications industry experience preferred

• Strategic thinker, team player

To apply for the above position, please visit us at:

www.rim.com/careers

Or Email to:

apaccareers@rim.com

http://www.jobsdb.com.sg/SG/EN/Job.asp?R=JDBS130025301

15.) COPYWRITER, Singapore Condo Pte Ltd, Singapore

http://www.jobsdb.com.sg/SG/EN/Job.asp?R=JDBS129567001

16.) Marketing Communication Specialist, Mercy Imaging Centers (MIC), Catholic Healthcare West Medical Foundation (CHWMF), Carmichael, CA

https://chw.recruitmax.com/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=70176

17.) Strategic Outreach Manager, TSA Office of Industry Outreach, RAM-Technical Services Group, LLC., Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=78810387

18.) Manager (Marcoms), National Trade Union Congress, Singapore

http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/2009/1/n/20/2042822.htm?fr=J

19.) Senior Corporate Communications Executive, Vital.org, Ministry of Finance, Singapore

http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/2009/1/v/20/2043046.htm?fr=J

20.) Director of Communications and Public Relations, US-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, San Diego, California

http://jobs.marketinghire.com/jobdetail.cfm?job=3065973

*** From Mark Sofman:

21.) Strategic Communications Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aberdeen, MD

https://bah.taleo.net/careersection/10020/jobdetail.ftl

22.) SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIS, Northeast Utilities, Windsor, Connecticut

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5127586

23.) Director, Global Public Relations, Trane, Piscataway, NJ

http://pac.org/job/director-global-public-relations

24.) Latin American Marketing Communication Assistant, Anixter, Glenview, IL

https://www.pcrecruiter.net/pcrbin/reg5.exe?i1=PUBLIC&i2=175145420351103&i3=DETAIL&hash=1288994328&i5=&i6=1%2f22%2f2009%2011:58:04%20PM&i7=Latin%20American%20Marketing%20Communication%20Assistant&i8=&i9=&i10=&pcr-id=0Bd8fR%2bMGY7BwGJBY91MaRUbOzgDwRnfeFd1wWMY530Y8pLvjVJ3cX%2bQ2VGKf97urMJ%2fKB%2fpLRn6%0d%0axz4eBNJ%2fMB8%3d

25.) Communications Liaison, National Association of Realtors, Washington, DC

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/realtors.html

26.) Executive Producer – Washington Journal, C-SPAN, Washington, D.C.

http://www.washingtonnetworkgroup.com/index.php?tg=addon/1/form&idx=3&id_app=3&id_step=8&id_form=3&form_row=1673&popup=0&parent_id_form=1&parent_id_step=6&form_menu=&trt_step=1&form_value=Executive%2BProducer%2B-%2BWashington%2BJournal

*** From Judy Carson:

Hi Ned – Please include the following positions in your next JOTW newsletter. Thanks for your service!

Judy Carson

Jones Public Affairs, Inc.

Phone: 202-742-5261

Fax: 202-742-5260

Judy@JonesPA.com

www.jonespublicaffairs.com

27.) Senior Vice President, Jones Public Affairs, Washington, DC

Senior Vice President (Full Time)

Jones Public Affairs is seeking outstanding candidates at the Senior Vice President level with extensive communications experience, effective account management, strong team leadership, and a proficiency in program and new business development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Identify and develop new business opportunities and lead growth of existing accounts

• Effectively manage account teams and ensure appropriate delegation throughout team structure

• Utilizes areas of expertise, skills, knowledge to provide strategic counsel to agency clients, managing director, and teams

• Manages overall financial performance of accounts, leads efforts to develop and achieve company revenue and profitability projections

• Develops professional and management skills of their team, identifying project and training opportunities

• Drive positive work culture, serve as a positive role model and mentor for others at the agency

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in healthcare public relations, including agency experience

• Proven track record for providing strategic counsel/recommendations to clients

• Excellent leadership, management, planning, writing/editing and presentation skills required

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility and professional manner

EDUCATION:

• Bachelors degree or higher

Competitive salaries and great benefits are offered. Salary for this position is based on qualifications and experience. Travel may be required for this position (about 10% of time). Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to judy@jonespa.com or fax to 202-742-5260.

28.) Senior Account Executive, Jones Public Affairs, Washington, DC

Senior Account Executive (Full Time)

Jones Public Affairs is seeking a Senior Account Executive with communications experience, proven media relations skills, strong writing ability, and a willingness to learn about the healthcare, advocacy, and policy environments. The position requires project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Manage day-to-day account work, which may include: drafting a wide range of written materials, coordinating events, maintaining client and media contact and managing projects

• Act as a liaison between client, outside vendors and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (i.e., media, advocates, other interest groups)

• Manage implementation of events, such as press conferences, media briefings, advocacy and/or investigator meetings, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Communications experience (public relations, advocacy, or public affairs) with proven media relations skills (media outreach, project management, event execution, etc.) and strong writing ability

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexibility and professional manner

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage several tasks simultaneously and work both independently and as a team

• Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

• Willingness to learn about the healthcare environment

EDUCATION:

• Bachelors degree or higher

• Advocacy and/or healthcare experience preferred, but not required

Competitive salaries and great benefits are offered. Salary for this position is based on qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter judy@jonespa.com or fax to 202-742-5260.

Jones Public Affairs is a woman-owned, boutique healthcare public affairs agency that serves patient advocacy, pharmaceutical and government clients. Jones Public Affairs in an equal opportunity employer. Visit www.jonespa.com for more information on the firm.

29.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS, Inc.), Rockville, MD

http://jobs.marketinghire.com/jobdetail.cfm?job=3058636

30.) Policy/Communications Intern (Unpaid, with expenses covered), Families Need Fathers, London, UK

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/fnf.html

31.) Marketing/Communication Specialist, Sensis, Syracuse, NY

http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=768&ji=2319957&sn=I

32.) Journalist Assistance Program Associate, Committee to Protect Journalists, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org:80/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=241400029

33.) Public Affairs Intern, Lansons Communications, London, UK

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/lansons.html

34.) SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIS, Northeast Utilities, Windsor, Connecticut

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5127586

35.) Director, Global Public Relations, Trane, Piscataway, NJ

http://pac.org/job/director-global-public-relations

36.) Public Affairs Specialist, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Long Beach, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78807642

37.) EXTERNAL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=78799943

38.) Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute, London, UK

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/rtpi.html

*** From Vicki Ting:

To Whom It May Concern:

Good day. My name is Vicki Ting, and on behalf of The Wilderness Society, we would appreciate it if the Ned’s Job of the Week could circulate a job posting for our organization. We currently have 2 positions available, one for the California/Nevada Regional Director and one for California Communications Director. Both positions are available immediately, and the application closing date is Feb 16th, 2009.

Please see the attached job descriptions. We appreciate all of your efforts within this process.

Thank you very much and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,

Vicki Ting

39.) California Communications Director, The Wilderness Society (TWS), Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

SUMMARY

The Wilderness Society (TWS), founded in 1935, is a national non-profit conservation organization. The mission of The Wilderness Society is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. With more than 300,000 members and supporters, 170 staff, and an annual budget of $26 million, we are the largest and most effective public lands conservation group in the country. We seek a highly creative, skilled, and experienced communications expert to direct a broad range of regional communications efforts for the California/Nevada region. The Communications Director will be a key member of a dynamic, creative, and skilled team working to protect the wild landscapes of California and Nevada.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate has at least seven to 10 years experience in advocacy, environmental, and/or political communications work and a proven record of success with media relations and broader communications initiatives. He or she must have outstanding strategic instincts, excellent writing and speaking skills, and an ability to integrate complex scientific, legal and policy analysis into communications campaigns. Knowledge of the legislative process and public policy is helpful; experience with conservation, public lands and/or forestry issues is desirable. Experience working in California and/or with Spanish-language media is preferred. A strong conservation ethic, and proven familiarity with and use of new media to move issues, is essential. The ability to lead initiatives, juggle competing priorities and work effectively within teams and coalitions is important. The position is fast-paced and challenging, and offers a wealth of opportunity to diversify skills and experience, exercise leadership and pursue creative ideas. Some travel is required. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in communications, political science, environmental studies, or related field is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications Director is responsible for leading comprehensive communications efforts that advance The Wilderness Society’s national and regional agenda, including:

• Developing and implementing national and regional communications strategies and outreach campaigns;

• Crafting messages and media outreach materials including op-eds, press releases, fact sheets, and briefing packages for print, electronic and broadcast media;

• Creating or overseeing development of other communications materials such as web content, brochures, reports, alerts to members, and paid advertisements;

• Initiating and maintaining excellent working relationships with key media and effectively reaching out to new media audiences;

• Developing new messengers, through outreach and training, to effectively deliver conservation messages from diverse constituencies;

• Producing and managing media events such as radio tours, reporter conference calls, and one-on-one interviews;

• Working closely with local and regional partners on strategic advice, message work, and general grassroots assistance;

• Working to strategically leverage TWS resources, especially our original science and policy analysis;

• Translating scientific concepts into understandable material for a lay audience;

• Coordinating closely with other TWS staff, particularly the nationwide conservation communications team and the director of marketing, to fully integrate regional campaign communications efforts and strategies into nationwide priority campaigns;

• Improving message research, development and discipline;

• Assisting with membership communications as appropriate;

• Assisting regional program staff with media outreach, working with them to handle breaking news and develop future story concepts;

• Coordinating with TWS staff and outside consultants/vendors in support of assigned programs; and

• Managing budgets for applicable program communications efforts

START DATE: Immediately (application deadline February 16th)

This position will be located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance and a pension plan. The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer and diversity is a core value.

Please submit resume, cover letter, at least two writing samples, and references to:

Dr. Matthew Dietz

The Wilderness Society

655 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000

San Francisco, CA 94111

CACommDirector@tws.org

No phone calls, please.

40.) California/Nevada Regional Director, The Wilderness Society, San Francisco, CA

For over 70 years The Wilderness Society, a national non-profit conservation organization, has been at the forefront of nationwide efforts to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. The Society’s California/Nevada Regional Office has a long, proud history of successfully protecting the forests, deserts, mountains, and other wild places critical to the well-being of the people of California and Nevada.

The Regional Director is responsible for leading, managing, and inspiring a skilled and diverse regional team of 15 staff in the conception, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs aimed at achieving statutory and administrative protections for high priority wild lands in the region. The Regional Director will oversee strategic planning efforts and provide the necessary creativity and vision to ensure the region grows and adapts to new conservation challenges while remaining effectively integrated with the rest of the organization. The Regional Director must also play a pivotal role in cultivating and managing relationships with key partners in other leading environmental organizations and advocacy communities, as well as Members of Congress, state and federal government officials, regulatory agencies, and the media to maintain The Society’s strong and respected presence in the region. Substantial fundraising efforts are required of the position.

PRIORITY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Lead, manage, and inspire the California/Nevada regional team and promote its integration with The Wilderness Society's broader, multidisciplinary environment.

• Provide day-to-day supervision to regional staff, including: defining expectations, setting priorities, assessing results, encouraging professional growth, and cultivating a supportive, collegial team atmosphere.

• Provide the vision and strategic leadership to develop and implement an overall strategic plan for the region that allows for necessary growth, diversification of expertise, and new approaches to conservation.

• Guide regional staff in establishing and maintaining well-designed, effective advocacy campaigns for The Wilderness Society's priority work in the region.

• Play a leadership role in initiating, building, and maintaining collaborative relationships with key partner organizations as well as Members of Congress, state and federal government officials, and regulatory agencies.

• Working with Membership and Development staff, contribute significantly to fundraising efforts with philanthropic foundations, individual donors and other sources.

• Maintain a deep and thorough understanding of land conservation efforts in the region, as well as key national efforts. Ensure that the region’s perspective and concerns are understood by the rest of the organization.

• Travel as needed to ensure current knowledge of the region’s wild lands, develop relationships with partners and key players throughout the region, and maintain close coordination with regional staff in remote, field offices.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and experience:

• A substantial record of success directing advocacy campaign work in a highly complex, multi-layered, fast-paced environment.

• Extensive experience in environmental advocacy, public policy, grassroots organizing and/or public land conservation issues.

• Proven managerial excellence, including a track record for cultivating and retaining outstanding personnel and managing large, complex budgets.

• A history of successfully developing collaborations, alliances, and partnerships with key leaders among diverse ethnic and racial groups as well as other interests.

• A strong background in and familiarity with federal, state and local governments –both executive and legislative branches – and in public policy processes and institutions.

• Deep knowledge and understanding of environmental and political issues, environmental organizations, key government decision-makers, media outlets and significant funders in California and Nevada.

• Excellent writing skills and the ability to speak effectively in public.

• Successful experience working with donors, foundations and corporations to raise money.

• Extensive experience in effectively representing issues and positions to the media.

• Strong organizational and management skills and the ability to maintain an effective working environment while working under pressure.

INTERPERSONAL:

The ideal candidate would have one or more of the following leadership characteristics:

• The vision to lead and inspire a staff of outstanding professionals.

• A solid professional presence combined with proven management ability.

• In depth knowledge of public land conservation issues and a personal commitment to protect wilderness.

• Strong intellect, creativity, drive, and initiative.

• Superb organizational and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to diplomatically prioritize sometimes conflicting demands.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree, or its demonstrated equivalent, required. Relevant graduate work will be highly regarded.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance and a generous pension plan. The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or sexual orientation.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: February 16, 2009.

Please send resume and cover letter to Sara Barth, The Wilderness Society, re: Regional Director position, 655 Montgomery Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA 94133, or email to CANV_Regional_Director@tws.org.

41.) Charge(e) de Projet Radio pour une Unité Technique Multimédia, People Development, Dakar, Senegal

Deadline: January 30 2009

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/283478/ads

*** From Susan San Martin:

Hi Ned:

Plan B Communications has another search to post.

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/susansanmartin

Here are the details:

42.) Senior Writer/Editor, DaVita Inc., El Segundo, CA (no relocation available)

Plan B Communications, LLC is conducting a search for its client, DaVita Inc. The DaVita communications team is seeking a Senior Writer/Editor. This position requires ten years of experience in writing, editing, and design for a variety of communications vehicles and audiences.

The professional in this role will be a confident communicator with deep experience in both internal and external communications as he/she assumes responsibility for writing and editing for the broad range of DaVita audiences, including: internal readers through newsletters and intranet sites; and external audiences including physicians, facility personnel, and media outlets. The new Senior Writer/Editor will also assume responsibility for the production of key DaVita publications. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Director will collaborate with the Communications team and others throughout the company, to develop and implement an overall communications strategy that will advance DaVita’s reputation with both employees and external stakeholders.

The Essentials:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Communications degree strongly preferred.

Experience:

• Minimum ten years experience in Communications.

• Design, business writing, reporting, editing, layout, and project management experience.

• Healthcare experience preferred.

• Strong computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required; proficiency in Adobe InDesign (or PageMaker) preferred.

To Apply:

Please submit resumes and questions to Susan San Martin, Principal of Plan B Communications, LLC, at susan@planbcomms.com.

43.) Executive Director, SCAN TV Community Media, Seattle, Washington

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=242000014

44.) Deputy Director of External Communications, Detica, Inc., a BAE Systems company, Arlington, VA

http://pac.org/job/deputy-director-external-communications

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

http://www.publicaffairslinks.co.uk/mfu.html

*** From Carla Lochiatto, CAE:

Ned,

I received this from a colleague at another trade association. Can you add this to your next job list? Thanks!

-Carla

46.) Front-desk receptionist/administrative assistant, Association of National Advertisers, Washington, DC

Marketing and advertising trade association seeks a front-desk receptionist/administrative assistant to answer multiple phone lines; monitor various media sources and provide daily clip reports; attend and report on Congressional hearings; assist with editing, formatting and distribution of written materials; and provide general support to four-person staff. Basic understanding of Microsoft Office suite required. Applicant must have college degree and excellent organizational and writing skills. Please submit cover letter and resume to msalome@ana.net or fax to 292-296-1430, attn: receptionist/administrative assistant position.

47.) Marketing Communication Specialist – Creative Services, JPMorgan Chase, New York, New York

http://jobs.amightyriver.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=14061973

48.) Writing Specialist, Echo Media Group, Tustin, Calif.

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=624CF78B14434DECA0BA620472E289BC&nm=PR+Job+Mart&type=ESpotlight&mod=JobCenterPositions&mid=33D2DF7A247F475F99551226BA8AB6E9&tier=3&id=4A8E8D11BD99437F90EA337B59A54C0D

49.) Media and Public Relations Officer, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester, United Kingdom

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

50.) Communications & Web Communications Intern, Save the Children Alliance, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NGM48

51.) Public Affairs Officer, World Vision, Westminster and Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NFH2K

*** From Nicole P. O'Neil:

Hello,

I'd like to post this position in your newsletter if possible. All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to my attention at recruiter@analysisgroup.com. Please let me know if you need additional details. Thank you.

Nicole P. O'Neil

Recruiter

Analysis Group, Inc.

111 Huntington Avenue, 10th Floor

Boston, MA 02199

617-425-8113 (phone)

617-425-8001 (fax)

52.) Web Manager, Analysis Group, Boston, MA

Summary:

The Web manager is responsible for developing and managing the company website and online marketing efforts. On a strategic level, the Web manager will take a lead role in facilitating the website redesign process and will help develop plans for a search engine optimization program, analytics reporting, and site maintenance, as well as developing more innovative approaches to enhancing our presence on the web. On a more tactical level, the Web manager will oversee the maintenance and support of the corporate site; manage projects to enhance web systems, infrastructure, and content; optimize site accessibility and performance through search engine optimization; and monitor online traffic for analysis and ROI. The Web manager interacts with marketing colleagues, consultants, IT staff, and external vendors to ensure the overall quality of the website and other online marketing efforts on an ongoing basis. The Web manager also serves as liaison between marketing and technical staff/vendors.

This job is ideal for a highly-motivated candidate who has maturity, experience, and self-confidence, can provide ideas proactively and is committed to as a high level of customer service. The successful candidate will also enjoy hands-on technical problem-solving and execution that requires absolute thoroughness and attention to detail.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

 Maintain content, develop new pages, enhance functionality, and ensure overall quality and consistency throughout corporate site

 Work with content writers and graphic designer on site updates and additions

 Create documentation on current Content Management System and provide training to marketing department

 Collect, analyze, and report data on relevant website usage/traffic and usability statistics on a regular basis

 Optimize content and site structure for search engine visibility and ranking

 Maintain and refine onsite search engine

 Work with external developer to execute site upgrades and enhancements

 Create and deploy newsletters and announcements via email marketing system; provide testing, troubleshooting, and reporting

 Collaborate with marketing team members to leverage technology-based ways of communicating with clients, affiliates, and potential clients and employees

Relationships

 Report to Creative Director, Marketing

 Work closely with all members of the Marketing team including; Senior Writer on content and messaging; Marketing Managers on email marketing initiatives; CRM Database Administrator and Business Development Specialist to integrate website and CRM and help support business development; and with practice professionals and administrative staff to support practice-specific content needs

 Work directly with external CMS vendor and Website developer on support re upgrades, troubleshooting, and knowledge transfer

 Work directly with firm IT department on technical issues

 Work directly with individual consultants and practice teams to provide website metrics on business/marketing initiatives

Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical or creative field or equivalent is required. Five to six years experience in maintaining web sites is required. Experience supporting a marketing department in a professional services environment is strongly preferred.

Accuracy, attention to detail, and problem solving ability are critical. Position requires multitasking and outstanding organizational and time-management skills. Must be proficient editor and proofreader of content posted to the website, work cooperatively with marketing department and consulting staff to produce such material, and actively provide recommendations to improve website.

Software/Skill Proficiency Requirements:

 Candidates should have a high level of computer literacy skills including:

o Solid understanding of FTP, DNS, IIS, Firewalls;

o Expertise in MS Office Suite, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS;

o Knowledge of web standards and usability;

o Experience with Content Management Systems (Ektron preferred) is required.

 Additional experience that would be valued:

o Familiarity with Email marketing: using web-based service for mass email blasts; designing/coding email using HTML and inline CSS;

o Experience with podcasting/blogging; editing audio for podcasts and video for web.

Nothing in this Job Description restricts Analysis Group, Inc.’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that it can be terminated by the employee holding the position or by Analysis Group, Inc. at any time, with or without cause or notice. Analysis Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

53.) EDITOR III, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Baton Rouge, La.

Job overview:

Founded in 1885 and headquartered in New York City, Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) (www.pbworld.com) is a leader in the development and operation of infrastructure to meet the needs of communities around the world. The firm provides strategic consulting, planning, engineering, and program and construction management services to both public and private sector clients.

PB is seeking public relations professional to join Communications Team. The team has won PRIDE Awards, Silver Quill Awards, Transportation Safety Awards, Public Relations Society of America Awards, International Association of Business Communicators Awards, Press Club of New Orleans Awards, Southern Public Relations Federation Awards.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Communication Coordinator/Spokesperson will hold responsibility for public, media and political communications for transportation projects around Louisiana. Attend high-level meetings and preparing executive summaries and minutes, event planning, interaction with elected and state officials. Position will also support additional projects around the US as needed. Experience in crisis communication required. Salary commensurate with experience and includes comprehensive benefit package.

Job Requirements:

At least 5 years work experience in a corporate communications setting

Team player willing to add value to existing Communications team

Experience in design and implementation of public relations applications and procedures

Extensive knowledge using Microsoft Office applications

Proven ability to write AP-style press releases and pitch to media outlets

Existing relationships with Louisiana media and elected officials around Louisiana preferred

Experience in engineering, construction or other technical fields a plus

Must be prepared to show a portfolio which should show creativity, innovative campaigns and successful media pitching and writing.

Must understand communication strategy, ROI methodology, measurement techniques and big-picture objectives.

Experience in crisis communication

Experience as a public and media spokesperson preferred

Candidate should have professional appearance and ability to interact with the public, media and senior-level managers.

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://search0.smartsearchonline.com:80/pb/jobs/jobdetails.asp?job_number=8034

54.) Editor – MyMobile Magazine and Website, iStart Publishing, Auckland, New Zealand

MyMobile (part of iStart Publishing) is looking for an editor to join our team to manage MyMobile Magazine and Online.

You will need to be well organised, know how to meet deadlines, savvy with new technologies, and have a can-do attitude.

Previous journalist or editorial experience is preferred, but gadget freaks are also welcome, as long as you have proven you can string together a decent story. More important to this role is the right attitude to tailor content for the magazine and website, contain costs and provide platforms to build revenue.

You will also have to attend flash launch events, do media lunches, and play with the very latest phones, cameras, MP3s and other cool stuff.

If you want to fast-track your editing career while keeping a hand in writing and digital channels, then this is the chance you've been waiting for.

Contract preferred, but permanent options considered with a competitive rate offered to the right candidate.

Upper Symonds St location with secure covered parking.

Please submit your CV and covering letter along with a couple of recent examples of your work. Apply now or call as we'll be making a decision quickly.

Contact: Hayden McCall – General Manager, iStart Ltd (publisher of MyMobile magazine), 021-796-723 or hayden.mccall@istart.co.nz

*** This week’s JOTW Alternative Selection is for those who wait:

55.) On-Call Coach Operator, City of Norwalk, Norwalk, CA

DEFINITION: Drives a bus to transport passengers over an assigned route. Positions in this classification will be required to work a variety of hours including odd hours, split shifts, evenings, weekends, overtime and holidays.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision, skillfully operates a transit bus, van or para-transit vehicle on regularly assigned schedules, routes and on special trips. Picks up and discharges passengers at bus stops; assists passengers as necessary; maintains continual, courteous and effective public relations. Maintains time schedule; collects fares and issues transfers; accounts for all fares; provides information about the schedules to the public; is alert to traffic hazards. Observes all safety and traffic regulations; keeps records of daily operations; prepares clear reports; reports condition of transit bus or van at the beginning and end of the shift; and performs related work as required.

See: http://www.caljobs.ca.gov/scripts/runisa.dll?JOBSDETAIL:JobsDetail::9962212

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

15.01.2009: 0145 UTC: 06:05.37N – 001:15.68E, Lome anchorage, Togo.

Seven, armed robbers in a motor boat attempted to board a bulk carrier at anchor. Duty officer raised alarm and crew prepared fire hoses. Upon seeing crew alertness the robbers aborted the attempted attack. Port control informed.

15.01.2009: 0235 UTC: 06:05.37N – 001:15.68E, Lome anchorage, Togo.

Four robbers in a motor boat attempted to board a bulk carrier at anchor. Duty officer raised alarm and crew activated fire hoses. Upon seeing crew alertness the robbers aborted the attempt. Master heaved up anchor and proceeded to open sea for drifting.

12.01.2009: 0340 LT: Anchorage, Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Three robbers in a small boat approached a RORO ship at anchor. One of the robbers attempted to board via side ramp. Duty A/B shouted at the robber and raised alarm. The robber jumped off the ramp and escaped with his accomplices.

10.01.2009: 2300 LT: Fortaleza port, Brazil.

Four robbers in a boat approached a product tanker at berth. One of the robbers boarded the tanker using a hook attached to a rope. Duty A/B noticed the robber and raised alarm. The robber jumped overboard and escaped with his accomplices and ship's stores..

15.01.2009: 0415 LT: Posn: 10:14.97N – 107:04.02E, Vungtau outer anchorage, Vietnam.

Two robbers boarded a bitumen tanker at anchor. Duty A/B noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. The ship's whistle was sounded and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, robbers jumped into the water and escaped with ship's stores in a small boat.

14.01.2009: 1245 UTC: Posn: 13:02.18nN- 046:41.06E, Gulf of Aden.

Eight pirates armed with guns in two boats attempted to attack a tanker underway. Master raised alarm, sent distress message, contacted coalition warships and took evasive manoeuvres. A coalition warship responded and was ready to dispatch a helicopter. Pirate boats slowed down and aborted the attempt upon noticing the British security team at the bridge wings armed with axes.

13.01.2009: 0810 UTC: Posn: 12:24.5N – 044:57.7E, Gulf of Aden.

One boat with six pirates armed with guns / RPG chased a container ship underway. Pirates open fire with RPG. Two warships in the vicinity provided assistance to the vessel. After half an hour the attack was abandoned. The Russian warship chased the pirate boat but was instructed by Aden control not to interfere.

08.01.2009: 0030 LT: Posn: 01:44.58S – 041:29.7E, Kiunga, Kenya.

Heavily armed pirates in a speedboat came alongside a fishing vessel at anchor. They boarded the vessel and tied up all crewmembers. They stole cash, some valuable equipment and forced three crewmembers into their speedboat and escaped. Some of the crew swam ashore and reported the incident to the local police. The fishing vessel was brought back to Mombasa. Kenyan police are investigating the incident.

04.01.2009: 0335 UTC: Posn: 13:24N – 048:15E, Gulf of Aden.

Five pirates, in a speed boat, armed with machine guns attempted to board a tanker underway. Master raised alarm and the contacted coalition warships. The crew activated anti-piracy measures. Pirates came close to the tanker but were unable to board her due to running waters from the fire hoses. Pirates aborted the attempt.

02.01.2009: 0440 UTC: Posn: 13:13N – 047:32E: Gulf of Aden.

Two speed boats with pirates armed with guns and RPG chased a general cargo ship underway. The ship immediately contacted the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre for help. Duty officer at the, 24 hour manned, IMB Piracy Reporting Centre advised master to take evasive manoeuvres to delay and prevent boarding and then immediately contacted coalition naval forces for help. Two warships were dispatched. Meanwhile ship’s crew used various preventive measures and prevented boarding. Later, pirates aborted attempt and moved away.

02.01.2009: 1120 LT: Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates in a boat approached a general cargo ship underway. Master raised alarm, took evasive manoeuvres and contacted coalition warships. Pirates fired upon the ship with rockets and guns. Ship's crew fired rocket flares at the pirate boat which caught fire. Five pirates were apprehended by a coalition helicopter which arrived and shot at the pirate boat.

01.01.2009: 0730 LT: Posn: 14:21N – 050:34E: Gulf of Aden.

One skiff with six pirates approached a bulk carrier underway. Owners contacted IMB Piracy Reporting Centre for assistance. Duty officer immediately contacted the coalition naval forces to render assistance to crew and vessel. Meanwhile, ship’s crew enforced preventive measure and master reported sighting automatic weapons and RPGs in the skiff. Attack was aborted.

01.01.2009: 1405 LT: Posn: 14:47N – 051:47E: Gulf of Aden.

Two skiffs approached the bulk carrier from aft. Pirates in both skiffs were armed with automatic weapons and RPGs. Ship made evasive and preventive measures to prevent boarding. Pirates opened fire with automatic weapons at ship. One skiff came very close to ship’s port side. Due to aggressive preventive measures, the pirates aborted the attempted boarding. A warship arrived at location and detained the pirates who claimed that they were fishermen. Pirates threw their weapons into the water. Warship contacted vessel to obtain concrete evidence against the pirates.

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