JOTW 10-2009

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The Surface Navy Association Announces the First Annual Maritime Security Forum

March 25, 2009

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, Connecticut

“The Maritime Strategy: Working Together to Defend the Homeland”

Agenda and Registration Information is available at www.navysna.org or at http://www.navysna.org/CGForum/Index.htm

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JOTW 10-2009

March 9, 2009

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Public Affairs Officer, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, NAB Little Creek, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA

2.) Internal Communications, Associate Director – (TAS and Private Capital), Ernst & Young LLP, Secaucus, New Jersey/New York, New York

3.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, BAE Systems, WASHINGTON, DC

4.) Director, Marketing Communications, Harmony Information Systems, Reston, Virginia

5.) Editor, Content Manager, Farm Credit Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

6.) Public Relations Specialist, MathWorks, Natick, Mass.

7.) Communicator Sr. I – Project Leader/Writer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado

8.) Marketing Programs Manager – Japan, MathWorks, Tokyo, Japan

9.) Interns, Maloney & Fox, MY, NY

10.) COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE, NEA Foundation, Washington, DC

11.) Director of Development & External Relations, Partners in School Innovation, San Francisco, California

12.) Internal Communications Specialist, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

13.) Web Content Writer, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

14.) Senior Science Editor, Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

15.) Executive Editor/Senior Writer, Treasury &Risk Magazine, Summit Business Media, New York, NY

16.) Magazine Editor, APRS, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

17.) Communications Manager, Picerne Military Housing, Fort Polk, Louisiana

18.) Asst. Communications Mgr.-Corporate Communications, Marshall Consultants, LLC, Orrville, Ohio

19.) Media and Communications Manager, Minerals Council, Sydney, NSW Australia 20.) Proposal Coordinator, AECOM, Arlington, VA

21.) Public Affairs Specialist, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Chula Vista, CA

22.) Director of Communications and Marketing, The Mental Health Association of New York City, New York, New York

23.) Magazine Editor, Australian Medical Association (NSW), Sydney, NSW, Australia 24.) Director of Communications, PR, Intergovernmental Affairs, Housing Authority in Louisiana (offered by HR Anew), New Orleans, Louisiana

25.) Communications Assistant, International Women's Health Coalition, New York, New York

26.) Media Manager, Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services,

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

27.) Senior Marketing Communications Consultant, Major Financial Services Company, Boston, MA

28.) Media Communications Director (Business Litigation/Issues Manager I), Syngenta, Washington, DC

29.) Media Specialist, International Organization for Migration, Islamabad, Pakistan

30.) Intern – Public Affairs, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Wichita, KS

31.) Aerospace and Defense Public Relations Executive, Sullivan Higdon and Sink, McLean, VA

32.) Public Relations Account Executive, The San Jose Group, Chicago, IL

33.) Community Relations Officer, Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

(KLC), Broome, Western Australia, Australia

34.) Video Producer, Weber Shandwick, Los Angeles, CA

35.) Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Rockville, MD

36.) Senior Analyst, African Media/Development Communications, InterMedia, Washington, DC

37.) Marketing Consultant (WROE-FM), Green Bay, Wisconsin

38.) Public Affairs Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department Of Agriculture, Durham, NH

39.) IUNV Communication Specialist, United Nations Volunteers, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

40.) Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor, Rx Mosaic Health, NY, NY

41.) Corporate Communications Manager, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

42.) Public Affairs Specialist, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department Of Justice, New York, NY

43.) Writer, Public Affairs Advisor, CTG Global FZC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

44.) Employee Communications Manager, Fortune 500 company, New York, NY

45.) Junior Editor/Broadcast Designer, 22squared, Atlanta, Georgia

46.) Media Watch Project Intern, Global Conscience Initiative, Kumba, Southwest Region, Cameroon

47.) Creative Account Executive, Exemplar Strategic Communications, Falls Church, VA

48.) Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Field Policy and Management, Department Of Housing And Urban Development, Boston, MA/Atlanta, GA

49.) Director of Communications, St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX

50.) Manager, Communications, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA

51.) Interactive Designer, Lambesis Agency Carlsbad, California

52.) Public Relations and Ready Intern (unpaid), OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA, Philadelphia, PA

53.) Associate Media Manager- Portfolio, MillerCoors, Chicago, IL

54.) Director of Communications, CASEL, Chicago, IL

55.) Pest Trapper, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Clark County, Vancouver, WA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

As a seasoned high technology executive with both big company and start-up successes under my belt and an A++ list of references, I am now looking for my career-defining gig. Specifically I am seeking to be a part of a collegial group of high profile senior leaders who are collaborating to drive a business to huge wins in the market. While my most recent experience – as President of a $100M telecom hardware and software infrastructure company — includes broad corporate responsibilities such as turning around global engineering and manufacturing teams – my greatest expertise is in building and nurturing sales, marketing and product management organizations. Frankly, I am more focused on joining the right executive team then I am on scope of responsibility. Thus, while I am confident in my ability to serve at a CEO or COO level, I would be very excited to accept a senior level position with responsibilities within my more narrow areas of expertise. Most likely I would best fit into an early or mid stage situation where the founders and/or current management team need a new wave of talent, experience and energy to take the business to the next level. Perhaps of greatest interest to my next employer will be the fact that after a year-long mid-career “sabbatical” (with a few consulting assignments interspersed) I am full of energy and very much driven to get back in the fray and leverage all of my learning and experience, as a collaborative member of their senior executive team, to make a huge difference. My next endeavor may or may not be within the telecommunications sector where I have spent most of my career. I would welcome the opportunity to chat with anyone who might be able to point me toward an appropriate opportunity. While I am currently based in Northern Virginia, I am available for relocation. Ron Pyles, 703-757-8455, ron.pyles@verizon.net .. An overview of my strengths: Comprehensive fact-finder and situation framer; Decisive fact-based decision maker; Skilled consensus builder around tough decisions; Exceptional communicator; Builder of trusted relationships (customers, boards, employees); Recruiter, developer, nurturer and retainer of world-class teams; Driver of extraordinary bottom-line oriented results; Creator of customer-centric cross discipline environments

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

(Note: Ned has been told last week’s question was too easy, so…)

Seven of the first eight albums by this southern rock band went gold, and two of them platinum. To date they have issued more than 30 albums (including Greatest Hits and Anthology sets). The band got their break when the opened for Wet Willie and had a Capricorn contract two weeks later. Overnight they went from packed-out clubs to packed-out coliseums. Their self-titled debut LP sold 500,000 copies and went gold. Charlie Daniels has played fiddle on several of their songs. Two of the founding brothers in the band died tragically. Another founding member died of cancer two years ago. The band still performs more than 100 shows a year.

(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 Trivia Quiz:

Ned,

Re: Rock and Roll Trivia

Who else could it be except Reginald Dwight, otherwise known as Sir Elton John? Too easy, Ned.

Marge

(I didn’t see you trying to answer any of the hard ones.)

*** From Kevin Davitt:

I was juts listening to Tumbleweed Connection last week for the 1st time in about 20 years. I'd forgotten what a tremendous accomplishment it was.

I think Reg owned Watford Football Club at one point.

*** From Kate Armstrong:

Far too Easy, this week's trivia.

That would be Atlanta's adopted son, Sir Elton.

*** From Steve Handwerker:

PR MOVE OF THE WEEK — FedEx Kinkos gives away free resumes on March 10

For those who may have been victims of recent layoffs, FedEx Office is offering one day of free resume printing.

On March 10, the FedEx Corp. subsidiary will offer up to 25 free copies of resumes submitted and picked up inside a store for customers currently job hunting.

The resume can be submitted as a digital file or by hand during regular business hours to any of the more than 1,600 FedEx Office Print and Ship Centers in the U.S.

The resumes will be printed in black-and-white and on single-sided resume-quality paper.

As of January, there were 11.6 million unemployed Americans, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2009/03/02/daily29.html

*** From Hwee Suan Ong in Abu Dhabi:

My colleague just introduced me to BookCrossing – the act of releasing books “into the wild” and then following their journeys and the lives they touch. www.bookcrossing.com is the website that makes it all possible. Right now, there is some 750,000 BookCrossers from over 130 countries. Membership is free, and you need is access to the internet, a love of books, a sense of fun, and an interest to share books.

And all you have to do, is register your book at www.bookcrossing.com. This book will then be tagged with its own unique ID, so that you can track your book as it journeys through life. You will then label this book with its own unique ID, and then ‘release’ it somewhere for someone else to find it. You can release a book in the wild, for someone to pick it up by chance – gym, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, coffee shops, parks and all types of public transportation around the globe. Or you can ‘control release’ it by passing it on to someone you know. Once the next person ‘catches’ your book, they can track the book’s past by going into www.bookcrossing.com to retrieve its history through its unique ID that you would have written in the book.

I’ve just registered and controlled-release Rajaa Alsanea’s Girls of Riyadh (BCID#: 912-7006257).

Yalla – read, register and release a book at www.bookcrossing.com

(I will leave a book on the table at Starbucks in Virginia this week. Tell me when it gets to you in the UAE.)

*** Middle East Opportunities:

Suan also sends this:

hello!

there are job openings in the middle east – please pass this on to your friends in engineering/ energy sectors.

interested parties, please write to laith shaddad at lshaddad80@hotmail.com

cheers,

s

*** March 2009 is an IABC Worldwide Membership Month! This means that if you're a new or lapsed member who joins or re-joins IABC, we'll waive the application fee (US$40/CDN$44 for faxed/mailed/phoned enrollments; US$30/CDN$33 for Internet enrollments). Please remember: your application must be *received* at the San Francisco Headquarters office during the month of March to qualify.

Join now by visiting http://www.iabc.com/join or calling 1-800-776-4222.

*** Missing Link:

Hello Edward.

I am interested in the position of Chief Communications Officer at Bryn Mawr college listed in last week’s newsletter. I sincerely appreciate your sending me a contact with whom I may liaise to submit a formal application. Thank you for your help.

Kindest regards,

LP

(The listing I received had Tracy Welsh's name, but the version I posted did not link

to her email address. Here it is. 3668@imsearch.com .)

*** From Carl Savino:

There will be a Corporate Gray Job Fair for the Military Community at The Waterford in Springfield, Virginia on Friday, March 20. This job fair is FREE to all job seekers and is especially for transitioning and former military personnel. Civilians are welcome and encouraged to attend. A flyer for this job fair is attached. If you are willing to forward the message below to the subscribers to your website, it would be appreciated.

Carl Savino

Competitive Edge Services, Inc.

*** From Debra Bethard-Caplick, APR:

Yes! You Can Find a New Job in This Economy

“For Those PR Professionals Like Me in the Chicagoland Area Who Are Looking For Work, or Think You Might Be Soon”

What: Club/Group Meeting

Host: PRSA Suburban Chicagoland Chapter

Start Time: Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00pm

End Time: Tuesday, March 10 at 9:00pm

Where: Sheraton Suites

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=67790872703&aref=28110518

*** OPVs and naval security challenges in the Middle East – The Bahrain, Turkish and Indian perspective:

How are Middle Eastern forces updating their strategies on OPV, Corvette and

Fast Attack Craft? How can cooperation between these forces be enhanced?

Where do western forces fit into the picture? With the recent piracy attacks

pointing towards a growing asymmetric naval threat, how are naval forces

looking to cope with their naval security challenges in the Middle East?

Gather with your military and industry colleagues at Offshore Patrol Vessels

& Naval Security Middle East (21 – 22 April 2009, Abu Dhabi, UAE). The

agenda, including insights from the Royal Navy, US Navy, Royal Netherlands

Navy, Bahrain Coast Guard and Turkish MOD, is now available to download at

(www.defenceiq.com/ae/opvnavsec).

*** From Coach Larry Light:

Dear Friends and Acquaintances:

I recently wrote a piece about job searching, based on my experiences

with coaching people, and am proud to say the Orange County Register

put it in their “Handling Hard Times” blog on the Internet at:

http://economy.freedomblogging.com/2009/03/05/dont-be-a-snob-finding-a-job-requires-a-sales-pitch/

If anyone has comments or feedback, I'd love to hear and respond to it.

Warmly,

LARRY

*** Grant Writing Opportunity:

Dear Ned:

Georgetown University Medical Center is looking for some freelance grantwriting help for some NIH grants (stimulus package-related). The only prerequisite would be that they've written federal (preferably NIH) grant applications previously. The work would need to start immediately and would last at least through April.

Interested applicants may send resumes to me directly at lsc6@georgetown.edu with “stimulus” in the subject line.

Many thanks!

Laura Cavender

*** From Todd Stotler:

CAPT Lundquist:

Hope all is well with you and the family !!

ITA International is currently seeking to fill a vacant contractor position for a Public Affairs Officer that will be working at Naval Expeditionary Combat Command at NAB Little Creek. Do you know of any separated or retired PAO officers looking for employment in the Hampton Roads area?

1.) Public Affairs Officer, Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, NAB Little Creek, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA

If so, could you have them contact our Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Kelly Caccetta at kcaccetta@ita-intl.com or by phone at (757) 876-7735.

Thanks, Todd

W/r,

Todd Stotler

Technical Writer & FSO

ITA International, LLC

Fax: (757) 224-3651

http://www.ita-intl.com/

2.) Internal Communications, Associate Director – (TAS and Private Capital), Ernst & Young LLP, Secaucus, New Jersey/New York, New York

Preference given to those applicants who have earned the Accredited Business Communicator designation.

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5264320

*** From Marilyn Spence:

Ned,

Please submit the following opening on your Job of the Week web site.

Thanks,

Marilyn

Marilyn Spence

Northeast Regional Talent Acquisition Recruiter

BAE SYSTEMS

3.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, BAE Systems, WASHINGTON, DC

The Information Solutions Communications Executive will be expected to provide highly strategic and senior external environmental counsel including enhancing and establishing relationships with key opinion leaders and influencers. This will be done in consort and close relationship with other Functions so as to create a highly favorable environment for the company to achieve its goals, by creating awareness and appreciation for the company's contribution to its business sector and the local environment. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Public Affairs, the communications needs of a publicly-traded company, an awareness of the environment and positive reputation as a corporate leader which will allow the candidate to work closely with the President of the Line of Business, provide counsel regarding external stakeholder.

Partners with the LOB leadership in support of business requirements. Responsibilities include developing, managing, and executing stakeholder focused Communications Strategies and Plans that support LOB objectives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. A Commanding presence, knowledge and demonstration of expertise in systemic Communications planning, strategies, processes and execution.

2. The ability to see, understand and anticipate issues and provide effective communications counsel and strategy.

3. Establishes the translation of Communications Strategies into Tactics that are supported by the functional areas within the Office of Communications, including areas such as internal communications, earned media, paid media, community relations and communications services.

4. The ability to be regarded and engaged externally and internally as a senior organizational leader; the ability to help the LOB President to connect with external stakeholders, and as needed to represent the LOB President with a wide range of stakeholders (internal and external)

5. Demonstrate insight, counsel, strategy and execution of complementary Communications programs that lead and support integration strategies and tactics, and project their impact to the greater organization.

6. Know and understand the stakeholders who are reliant on the LOB including programs, projects, and products for success, and on whom the LOB is reliant for success.

7. Consult with the leadership across the LOB (Executives, BD, Program Managers, etc.) as well as the functional representatives (i.e. Government Relations, Human Resources) to identify areas for multi faceted Stakeholder related Communications Strategies and Plan that support LOB objectives.

8. Directs and mentors subordinate staff and directs the assignment of personnel to EI&S teams responsible for meeting project/program requirements.

9. Supports actions to increase the effectiveness of the Concept of Operations at off-site locations.

10. Implement the usage of metrics to gauge Functional and LOB organizational performance relative to stakeholder relations and communications effectiveness.

11. The ability to see and understand industry, social, political, and economic trends, and help translate their impact on the marketplace and the business.

Min. Education: Bachelor's Degree

Pref. Education: Master's Degree preferred.

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With 97,500 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded $31.4 billion in 2007.

People are the greatest asset in any Company …

BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment that challenges our employees to be remarkable and obtain their full potential.

We are an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer that understands the value of diversity and its impact on a high performance culture.

Join us …

Please apply on our website: http://www.baesystems.jobs/job_detail.asp?JobID=1470564

4.) Director, Marketing Communications, Harmony Information Systems, Reston, Virginia

The Director, Marketing Communications leads and executes promotional programs to external and internal audiences. The director ensures consistent positioning and messaging throughout all communications programs. Primary activities include developing and implementing the corporate marketing plan, managing day-to-day marketing operations, and driving external and internal communications. The position reports to the Vice President, Marketing.

Responsibilities: Drive development of creative and promotional strategy with a focus on demand generation

Develop, manage, and execute outbound marketing plan

Identify target markets, profile buyer demographics, and build lists

Implement key programs such as advertising, search engine optimization, direct mail, webinars, tradeshows and other events

Budget and calendar across the company

Provide reports, metrics, and analysis of marketing programs

Direct marketing communications

Write and manage collateral and other sales tools

Manage web site content

Maintain a style manual and enforce brand guidelines throughout the organization

Develop and support media opportunities and other public relations-related activity

Oversee internal communications efforts to employees

Supervise internal staff and manage external vendors and agencies

Qualifications: A minimum of eight years marketing experience in a business-to-business or business-to-government selling environment

Bachelor's degree in English, marketing, public relations or business

Track record of increasing experience managing direct marketing for a technology product in a niche market

Ability to independently execute all phases of marketing program development

Must demonstrate prior experience executing effective webinars and ongoing communications programs to build and mine the prospect database.

Ability to handle multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast paced environment

Must have prior experience using CRM systems for campaign and lead tracking.

A demonstrated ability to deliver quality lead generation programs on budget and on time, to include working with external resources

Must be self-directed and effective working independently, yet equally comfortable contributing in a team environment

Ability to deliver quality lead generation programs on budget and on time, to include working with external resources

Exceptional written and verbal skills

Creative and persistent problem solving skills

Ability to travel support the needs of the business

Contact Human Resources

Harmony Information Systems, Inc.

12120 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 500

Reston, Virginia 20190

main: 703.674.5100

fax: 703.674.5151

recruiting@harmonyis.com

http://www.harmonyis.com/Company/Careers/Reston–Virginia-Office/Director–Marketing-Communications.aspx

5.) Editor, Content Manager, Farm Credit Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5272213

6.) Public Relations Specialist, MathWorks, Natick, Mass.

The MathWorks has an opportunity for an experienced, results-oriented public relations (PR) professional. This individual will plan, execute, manage and measure the success of several key programs that are leveraged by a global PR team.

This person will also be charged with building and fostering relationships with key members of the media and analyst communities. This person will work closely with the technical and industry marketing groups to increase the awareness of The MathWorks and its products and to maintain the credibility of the MathWorks brand.

Responsibilities

Oversee the following public relations programs associated with key corporate and industry themes

• News Releases: Manage development and distribution process for product, customer, and corporate announcements. Manage media outreach campaigns. Develop global “Impact” reports and communicate results to internal audience.

• By-Line Articles: Manage the development and placement of contributed articles.

• Trade Shows and Conferences: Research and secure high level panel discussions and key note presentations. Develop and execute media outreach strategy. Develop global “Impact” reports and communicate results to internal audience.

• Feature Articles: Secure the prominent placement of The Mathworks and its products in key trade publications. Develop and manage editorial opportunities calendar. Brief and prep spokespeople for interviews.

• Customer Success Stories: Identify and strategically leverage MathWorks customers for PR activities.

• Media Tours: Coordinate all facets of global media tours. Develop “Impact” report and communicate results to internal audience.

• Develop measurable annual plans for PR programs.

Qualifications

• 5-7 years of public relations experience, preferable in high tech (within engineering community a plus)

• Skilled at building and fostering relationships with the media

• Experience working with or at PR agency

• Very organized and focused, ability to manage several on-going projects

• Strong verbal and written communications skills

http://www.mathworks.com/company/jobs/opportunities/Job-7092-Public-Relations-Specialist.html

7.) Communicator Sr. I – Project Leader/Writer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5264405

8.) Marketing Programs Manager – Japan, MathWorks, Tokyo, Japan

http://www.mathworks.com/company/jobs/opportunities/Job-7079-Marketing-Programs-Manager-Japan.html

*** From Bridget Serchak, who got it from Hal Bienstock:

My PR agency is looking for new grads for an internship opportunity. The position is based in NYC.

9.) Interns, Maloney & Fox, MY, NY

Maloney & Fox, a renowned PR agency with top-tier clients in food/beverage, consumer technology and fashion/luxury, is currently looking for interns to join in the fun. Strong written, verbal and organizational skills; social media and/or previous relevant work experience a huge plus. Submit resumes to mfinfo@maloneyfox.com. For more information, visit www.maloneyfox.com

*** From Gloria Lyons:

10.) COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE, NEA Foundation, Washington, DC

The NEA Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a resourceful, creative, technology-driven communicator to help us take our Web site and interactive communications to the next level and to support the Director of Communications. Responsibilities include:

• Updating and promoting Web site (soon to be re-designed)

• Creating and disseminating promotional materials

• Assisting with media outreach and supporting special events.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in communications or related field required

• 3-5 years experience in interactive communications including a full range of technology applications

• Detailed oriented and flexible

• Excellent verbal, written, organizational, and research skills

The NEA Foundation is an EOE. Competitive salary & excellent benefits. Send cover letter, 2 writing samples, salary history and resume to glyons@nea.org or mail to Gloria Lyons NEA Foundation 1201 16th Street, NW, Wash., DC 20036.

11.) Director of Development & External Relations, Partners in School Innovation, San Francisco, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=244900012

12.) Internal Communications Specialist, Canadian Blood Services, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5264454

13.) Web Content Writer, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

Discover our Web Content Writer position for yourself

The University's website is central to our communications to current

students. Having recently re-launched the site we are now looking for a

communications professional to coordinate our suite of publications to

current students to assist, enrich and develop the current students section

of the University's website. The aim is to better address the information

needs of current students and to enhance the sense of engagement with the

University.

This role will appeal to those with experience in developing

audience-centric content both via print, web and other channels and in

leveraging knowledgebase technology. This role will also identify practical

and innovative opportunities for improving other services provided by the

Student Contact team.

Vacancy Number: 10855.

The University has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications

from all qualified persons. Applications close Sunday, 15 March 2009.

For further information go to

https://www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

14.) Senior Science Editor, Washington University In St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

http://www.stlrherc.com/c/job.cfm?t4518=&t3960=&max=50&t732=&str=1&sort=date_&site_id=1916&t4513=&t4511=37786,37787&t3961=&page=1&t736=&keywords=&jb=5269497

15.) Executive Editor/Senior Writer, Treasury &Risk Magazine, Summit Business Media, New York, NY

http://www.sologig.com/Job/results/Confidential/Executive-Editor-Senior-Writer/US-NY-New-York/J8H7Y56B7M1R5WR3RLY.aspx

16.) Magazine Editor, APRS, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

APRS is a successful and fast growing independent magazine publishing

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

writing skills who also has some experience and knowledge of editorial

management processes.

The successful applicant will join our Brisbane office editorial team

looking after consumer magazine titles and resource-related trade and

industry titles.

Daily duties will include:

* Writing industry-specific feature articles

* Liaising with authors and image sources

* Editing and proof reading

* Content theme concepts and

* Industry networking

Knowledge of the Australian mining industry is an advantage. Some travel,

conference and other industry related event attendance may be required.

The ideal person will:

* Have exceptional communication skills

* Be able to work to deadlines

* Thrive under pressure

* Hold knowledge or experience in editorial management

* Have a sense of humour

Full time; Salary by negotiation; Brisbane CBD location.

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

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

17.) Communications Manager, Picerne Military Housing, Fort Polk, Louisiana

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5272194

18.) Asst. Communications Mgr.-Corporate Communications, Marshall Consultants, LLC, Orrville, Ohio

http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/careers/jobsearch/detail/jobId/16041338

19.) Media and Communications Manager, Minerals Council, Sydney, NSW Australia

* 6 month assignment (possibility of permanent position)

* High profile organisation

* Media and Communications focus

We are the peak body representing the $14 billion mining industry in NSW.

The industry is a world-class leader and innovator in environmental

management, OH&S, technology and corporate social responsibility. Our

advocacy and communications strategy aims to escalate awareness of the

industry's brand and value; ensure appropriate regulatory frameworks; and

identify and promote 'beyond compliance' best practice.

Reporting to the General Manager – Marketing and Business Development and

working very closely with the Chief Executive Officer, you will be an active

contributor to the voice of the industry.

Your excellent writing and verbal communication skills, capacity to learn

quickly and ability to work and produce a quality product under pressure and

within strict time lines, will serve you well in this position. Your

professionalism and capacity to engage with high profile media

representatives will be demonstrable.

Key duties include preparation of media releases, opinion editorials and

briefing papers; speech writing for the CEO and senior staff; fielding media

enquiries; identifying media opportunities; writing regular newsletters; and

media monitoring.

Previous experience in media/journalism or public relations (ideally in a

consultancy environment) is required.

This is a serious career development opportunity – so if you have the ideas,

experience, and 'can do' attitude, we would welcome you to our dynamic team.

Initially, this is a 6 month assignment, but with the possibility of a

permanent position.

Please email your application to: msapounakis@nswmin.com.au Initial

enquiries to Kerry Costanzo at phone: 02-9274-1418.

The closing date for applications is close of business Friday 13 March 2009.

*** From Mike Pina:

20.) Proposal Coordinator, AECOM, Arlington, VA

General Summary

Tracks and coordinates proposals for new business opportunities. Includes

development of the proposal calendar, supervising the proposal team in

meeting the proposal deadlines and providing inputs that meet AECOM's

quality standards. Proposal responsibilities will include filling roles

such as preparing cost and personnel documents, drafting qualifications and

management sections, etc. as required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinates all aspects of new business proposals. Oversees proposal

development process from kick-off through production and delivery.

Develops the proposal calendar and ensure deadlines are met.

Predicts and prevents bottlenecks in proposal development process by staying

abreast of all proposal components and allocating extra resources where

needed.

Responsible for ensuring client requirements of each solicitation are fully

satisfied.

Quality-controls proposal documents and components prior to production.

Support proposal efforts that s/he is not coordinating by serving various

support roles, including producing and submitting proposals.

Production responsibilities include desktop publishing, editing, and graphic

design.

Assists Manager of Proposal Coordination with additional tasks/initiatives

as assigned.

Qualifications required:

* 2+ years of experience in new business development in the

international development industry, particularly coordinating proposals for

USAID, MCC, World Bank, and other donors.

* Bachelors degree required; Masters preferred or equivalent

combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area.

* Knowledge of company's main clients (i.e. USAID, MCC, World Bank,

and other donors) and their requirements.

* Ability to write and verbally communicate clearly and concisely.

* Attention to detail.

* Proven ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks

successfully.

* Strong organizational and prioritization skills.

* Ability to travel and work overseas 2-3 weeks per year.

* Ability to work as an individual and as team leader and/or member.

* Must be authorized to work in the U. S.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as

related to the position's key technical qualifications, specifically

business development and proposal coordination. Email to linda.aines@

internationalink.net

Closing Date for Application: March 12, 2009

Sincere thanks for reviewing this position. I hope that if the requirements

do not match your profile that you will forward to your colleagues who may

be interested.

Sincerely,

Linda Aines

International Link Recruitment Services

Sudbury, VT

http://www.internat ionalink.net

Phone: 802-273-2330

21.) Public Affairs Specialist, Customs and Border Protection, Department Of Homeland Security, Chula Vista, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79640464

22.) Director of Communications and Marketing, The Mental Health Association of New York City, New York, New York

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=17902

23.) Magazine Editor, Australian Medical Association (NSW), Sydney, NSW, Australia

The AMA (NSW) is a member-based organisation representing the

medico-political interests of doctors. We are currently seeking a part time

Editor for our monthly news magazine and official journal, NSW Doctor.

The Editor is responsible for a wide range of tasks touching on all aspects

of production including:

* Ensuring that the magazine content meets editorial standards

* Determine in consultation with the Manager, Communications & Public

Affairs and other senior staff, the story direction and focus of NSW Doctor

* Making decisions regarding the content, layout and tone of the publication

including choosing subjects and themes for specific pages and issues

* Assigning stories to contributors, setting deadlines and ensuring that all

deliverables are finished on time

* Working with AMA (NSW) staff, Councillors and stakeholders to develop

story material and concepts

* Liaising with designers, photographers, printers and other key personnel

to ensure that the publication is compiled, laid out, edited, printed and

posted within arranged time frames

* Writing headlines, captions, news features, commentaries and other

editorial material for publication involving research for content and follow

up on story developments as necessary

Essential Requirements:

* Tertiary qualifications in communications, journalism or other relevant

field

* Previous experience with compiling and editing publications on deadline

* Previous experience in liaising with designers, printers and other key

personnel

* Strong attention to detail

* Self motivation and creativity

Desirable Requirements:

* Previous experience with publications of a professional association

* Previous experience in the health industry and/or awareness of health care

issues

Salary is negotiable commensurate on experience, qualifications and

attributes.

All applications must address the essential requirements of this position in

a covering letter accompanying their resume to recruitment@nswama.com.au

For a confidential discussion on this position, please contact Andrea Kunz,

Manager, Communications & Public Affairs on 02-9439-8822.

24.) Director of Communications, PR, Intergovernmental Affairs, Housing Authority in Louisiana (offered by HR Anew), New Orleans, Louisiana

http://www.nationjob.com/job/HRAN67

25.) Communications Assistant, International Women's Health Coalition, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=244800004

26.) Media Manager, Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services,

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

AO7 ($76,861-$79,608); Temporary vacancy for 6 months; Vacancy Number: 22720

Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services

Provide strategic advice in public relations, and manage the day to day

functioning and release of information from the media unit.

For further information regarding advertised positions visit

http://www.nt.gov.au/jobs or phone 1300-659-247.

The Northern Territory Government is aiming for an inclusive and diverse

workforce. All equal employment opportunity (EEO) groups are encouraged to

apply.

Vacancies close 13 March 2009.

*** From CHRISTINE SANTEUSANIO:

Hi Ned,

Could you post this job description on the next JOTW?

thanks!

27.) Senior Marketing Communications Consultant, Major Financial Services Company, Boston, MA

http://www.chaloner.com/financialservices09.html

28.) Media Communications Director (Business Litigation/Issues Manager I), Syngenta, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79752630

29.) Media Specialist, International Organization for Migration, Islamabad, Pakistan

Closing Date – 23 Mar 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7PR5SL

30.) Intern – Public Affairs, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Wichita, KS

You don’t just want a job. You want an opportunity to be part of something special. A career at Spirit AeroSystems is that and more. This is where employees every day are given the chance to Dream Big and Make It Fly!

Spirit is a recognized leader in the global aerostructures market. Our customers are some of the best known aerospace manufacturers in the business. That means our employees work with exciting technologies and materials to design and build some of the world’s most popular aircraft. If you are looking for a company where you can make an impact right away, sharpen your skills, and be part of a dynamic culture, Spirit is the place for you. Teamwork is essential. Diversity is more than just a slogan. Initiative and innovation are valued. Our employees are leaders in community involvement and civic responsibility. Our company has a reputation for strengthening the communities where we live and work.

Administrative Services consists of jobs that facilitate and support other occupations across the entire company. These jobs exist within most business units and geographic locations.

Responsibilities:

Assists with developing effective public affairs programs for community, education, government, customer relations, and communications. Assists with the implementation of public affairs programs responsive to local needs and aligned with overall objectives of the company. Interacts with internal and external networks to assess community needs, leverage resources, ensure performance to plan, and maximize investment outcomes.

Position Requirements:

Ability to work according to established policies and procedures.

Capability in handling multiple tasks, oversight of processes, and use of computing applications as needed to perform work. Outstanding planning, organization, oral and written communication, interpersonal skills and self-motivation.

Educational Requirements

Position requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA and actively working towards a Public Relations, Broadcast Journalism or relative degree.

http://www.nationjob.com/job/SPAE1586

*** From Adam Konowe:

Ned,

Could you run this in the next Defense Career Opportunities newsletter? Thanks.

31.) Aerospace and Defense Public Relations 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.

The successful applicant will have a strong portfolio demonstrating the ability to pitch technology stories to trade and general 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). A bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field is required, as is five to seven years of aerospace and defense PR experience.

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

Regards,

Adam Konowe | Vice President-Public Relations

“Let it snow.”

Sullivan Higdon & Sink | 6801 Whittier Avenue, Suite 301 | McLean, VA 22101-4549

p. 1-703-752-7847 | f. 1-703-752-7849 | m. 1-571-594-4484 | wehatesheep.com

adam.konowe@shscom.com

32.) Public Relations Account Executive, The San Jose Group, Chicago, IL

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=624CF78B14434DECA0BA620472E289BC&nm=PR+Job+Mart&type=ESpotlight&mod=JobCenterPositions&mid=33D2DF7A247F475F99551226BA8AB6E9&tier=3&id=85D54FEC0C774FB082E9BF1E4F7DBBF5

33.) Community Relations Officer, Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

(KLC), Broome, Western Australia, Australia

The Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (KLC) is a native title

representative body under S203AD of the Native Title Act 1993. It was

established in 1978 to represent the rights and interests of traditional

landowners in the Kimberley.

The KLC Land &Sea Management Unit (LSMU) works with Kimberley Aboriginal

people on Caring for Country policies with the aim of strengthening

partnerships and ensuring that Kimberley Traditional Owners can assert their

rights through the management, enjoyment and economic benefits of their

country.

An opportunity has opened up to join the Executive Unit at the Kimberley

Land Council. Based in Broome, you will be part of a small team that has an

enviable track record in securing tangible social justice outcomes for the

regional indigenous communities. KLC successes include native title

determinations covering 47% of the Kimberley, landmark agreements with major

development proponents and significant land and sea management initiatives

in the region.

The position of Community Relations Officer offers an exciting and

challenging career opportunity for a talented and highly motivated person.

You will be an integral part of the team delivering outcomes to Indigenous

people in line with their aspirations in relation to land, cultural

heritage, environmental management, economic development and securing an

on-going role in the future development of the region.

The Community Relations Officer manages the organisation's community and

media relations. They are responsible for advising on and preparing material

for the KLC's effective communication with its membership; providing

strategic advice on issues management in the media and for monitoring media

coverage of native title issues and other issues relevant to the KLC's work.

The Community Relations Officer also manages media inquiries, prepares media

releases and backgrounders, speeches and other public documents, undertakes

media campaigns and preparation of resource material including newsletters

and other publications.

The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and

demonstrated experience in implementing communications and media strategies.

They should also have previous experience with publishing software.

An attractive salary package and benefits will be offered to the successful

applicant, with commencement expected as soon as possible.

An application kit can be downloaded from the KLC website at

http://www.klc.org.au/employ.html

Further information is available by contacting Christine Robinson on

08-9193-6199 or christine.robinson@klc.org.au

Closing date: Monday, 16th March 2009.

34.) Video Producer, Weber Shandwick, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=624CF78B14434DECA0BA620472E289BC&nm=PR+Job+Mart&type=ESpotlight&mod=JobCenterPositions&mid=33D2DF7A247F475F99551226BA8AB6E9&tier=3&id=B08391D11E5F4DB19169EC4059BDF172

*** From Cathy McDermott:

Hi Ned -

Could you please insert this job into your next edition of JOTW? Thank you!

Cathy McDermott

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

35.) Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Rockville, MD

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79700424

36.) Senior Analyst, African Media/Development Communications, InterMedia, Washington, DC

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/286846/ads

37.) Marketing Consultant (WROE-FM), Green Bay, Wisconsin

http://www.nationjob.com/job/MDCM22

38.) Public Affairs Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department Of Agriculture, Durham, NH

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79692834

39.) IUNV Communication Specialist, United Nations Volunteers, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7PT9FH

*** From Ed Mangis:

40.) Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor, Rx Mosaic Health, NY, NY

Rx Mosaic Health offers pharmaceutical, biotech, device/diagnostic and OTC healthcare companies a unique way of looking at their marketing and corporate communications. We view ourselves as business partners who play a pivotal role in driving the value of client companies, their products and services, partnering with their teams to achieve overall business goals.

Our services include science and medical content management and editorial; clinical trial recruitment and retention strategies; professional and patient advocacy relations; direct-to-consumer PR; issues and crisis communications; in-house media relations expertise and systems including publication and presentation strategies and clinical and regulatory milestone support.

We are seeking a dynamic individual to fill an immediate need as a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor in our NYC office.

As a supervisor to the junior staff, the successful candidate will oversee and execute a variety of strategic public relations programs for clients. In particular, the person will plan, develop and manage multiple projects ensuring strategy and budget are within scope, building very strong relationships with clients and conducting proactive outreach to the media to forward the client’s objectives. This person will draw on their deep industry experience to craft key messages on behalf of the client and produce/edit compelling news releases and backgrounders.

The successful candidate will have 5-6 years of public relations experience, preferably in an agency setting. Also required are very strong media contacts in the Healthcare/pharmaceutical space as well as a demonstrated ability to write compelling news stories. Experience managing multi-faceted public relations programs is critical. Must have ethical pharmaceutical experience. Clinical trial recruitment is a strong preference. BS in marketing communications, journalism or related field.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to:

HResources@brodeur.com

Please indicate Rx Mosaic Health in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

41.) Corporate Communications Manager, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=624CF78B14434DECA0BA620472E289BC&nm=PR+Job+Mart&type=ESpotlight&mod=JobCenterPositions&mid=33D2DF7A247F475F99551226BA8AB6E9&tier=3&id=9621CE348548484E8897ED9F0441ECAC

42.) Public Affairs Specialist, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department Of Justice, New York, NY

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79630400

43.) Writer, Public Affairs Advisor, CTG Global FZC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

*** From Barry Piatoff:

Ned,

Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

44.) Employee Communications Manager, Fortune 500 company, New York, NY

Our client, a Fortune 500 company, has a high-growth communications position in midtown Manhattan. Your objective is to advance employee engagement and help employees better understand the missions and goals of the company.

You’ll manage the communications & events surrounding face-to-face meetings for CEO & C-Suite Events. Prepare communications plans, objectives and key messages for senior executives. Work with offices, both internationally and domestically, for events that executives will attend, by planning the details and writing and editing communications material . Develop and implement employee recognition programs. We will share a detailed job description when we meet you in-person.

Must have strong internal communications skills, some events and some face-to-face communications experience. Experience with variety of communications vehicles-Internet, video, print, videoconferencing, and knowledge of the strategic advantages of each.

Be very polished, professional, ambitious and able to work with senior executives. This should be the next step in your career path.

About 5-8 years experience. Salary $60K-$85K. Very good benefits. Up to 20% travel.

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.

45.) Junior Editor/Broadcast Designer, 22squared, Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=90911

46.) Media Watch Project Intern, Global Conscience Initiative, Kumba, Southwest Region, Cameroon

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NXDD4

*** From Patrick R. Riccards:

47.) Creative Account Executive, Exemplar Strategic Communications, Falls Church, VA

Exemplar Strategic Communications (www.exemplarpr.com) is looking for a creative account executive to join its new and growing organization. Responsibilities include building media lists, media outreach, relationship development, select writing projects, and assisting the CEO with new business and administrative responsibilities. Ideal candidate will have 1-3 years experience in public relations, with a comfort level talking with media, clients, and influencers and working in new media environments. Interest and/or background in education issues a plus.

Position offers some telecommuting flexibility, with main office located in Falls Church, VA. Compensation based on experience. Opportunity for performance bonuses and incentive bonuses tied to new business development.

This is a terrific opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new agency now entering its second year. We're looking for the right person to serve as an integral part of our continued growth and record of client successes.

For consideration, please submit resume and salary expectations to info@exemplarpr.com.

48.) Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Field Policy and Management, Department Of Housing And Urban Development, Boston, MA/Atlanta, GA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79607184

*** From Laura Perry:

49.) Director of Communications, St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX

http://www.healthcareershouston.com/JobSeekerX/ViewJob.asp?JobID=biqKszIDC1kcFNpwH%2B6S0bxWmn4

50.) Manager, Communications, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA

http://www.facebook.com/jobs/index.php

51.) Interactive Designer, Lambesis Agency Carlsbad, California

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=90935

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

52.) Public Relations and Ready Intern (unpaid), OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA, Philadelphia, PA

CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT is seeking a PUBLIC RELATIONS and READY INTERN (Unpaid).

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This position consists of public education, public information and promotional work coordinating various aspects of Ready Philadelphia, a public education campaign for emergency preparedness. The Ready Intern will assist with and annual roll out of the campaign, designed to influence the public to take responsibility for personal emergency preparedness.

The Ready Intern prepares drafts and disseminates the Ready materials. Work includes, but is not limited to, developing emergency preparedness messages; drafting press releases and media advisories; public service announcements, videos, PowerPoint presentations; updating emergency preparedness websites, assists with coordinating the materials for the Ready Philadelphia Speakers Bureau workshops and a variety of special events and exhibits; developing and maintaining working relationships with the media, corporate sponsors, and the general public; prepares press kits and pulling materials from inventory.

Overall goals are clear, concise communications and effective marketing to influence the public to take the necessary steps to prepare for emergencies, including how to shelter in place and how to evacuate.

This position reports to the External Affairs Manager/Public Information Officer.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to mitigate, plan and prepare for emergencies; educate the public about preparedness; coordinate emergency response and recovery efforts; and develop tools and identify resources to support the overall preparedness of the City of Philadelphia.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: Under the direction of the External Affairs Manager, the Ready Intern is responsible for a range of preparedness public information, education and promotional activities. Typical examples of work may include:

- Drafts letters to government officials and corporate sponsors.

- Prepares special event briefing documents and drafts talking points for city officials.

- Assists with the development of public information; researches and gathers information. Writes, edits, proofreads a variety of materials, such as fact sheets, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, ads, newspaper articles reports, websites, public service announcements and video products.

- Coordinates community outreach events. Works with advisory committees, civic associations, community, faith-based groups and special needs groups; and governmental officials. Attends community meetings, fairs, schools and other outreach events.

- Coordinates the Ready Philadelphia Speakers Bureau; develops PowerPoint presentations for various audiences.

- Monitors news coverage, prepares draft responses and follow-up when necessary.

- Maintains media and other essential contact lists.

- Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

KNOWLEDGE OF:

- English usage, grammar, rhetoric, punctuation and spelling; AP style guidelines.

- Methods and techniques of disseminating information to the public, and the print and electronic media.

- Techniques and practices of news gathering, interview techniques, speech writing and copywriting.

- Public relations principles and practices, and effective advertising techniques and practices.

- Various types of multimedia production and graphic design.

- Publishing programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and InDesign. Basic photography.

ABILITY TO:

- Prepare interesting and informative news releases, articles, talking points, bulletins, reports and other informational material.

- Evaluate various subject matter materials critically from the standpoint of listener, viewer or reader interest.

- Be sensitive to public perceptions.

- Organize special events or news conferences.

- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to make sound decisions.

- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

- Independently manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines in a rapidly changing work environment;

- Exercise discretion and judgment in the handling of sensitive matters; and ability to maintain confidentiality.

REQUIREMENTS

- Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or a related area.

- Previous work experience in an office setting is required.

- Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

- Must be willing to undergo a background investigation.

- Must be willing to participate in mandatory training.

Contact: Please send cover letter, resume, three writing samples, such as press releases, news letter articles, business correspondence or school papers (no creative writing samples), and present GPA to: liam.okeefe@phila.gov Application Deadline: March 20, 2009

53.) Associate Media Manager- Portfolio, MillerCoors, Chicago, IL

We're a new company with big ideas and innovations that can create new energy in the American beer business. We have great enthusiasm for the business and tremendous potential to improve it.

We'll do that through a combination of great brands, talented people, strong partnerships and the scale that our new company brings us.

We're building a true team of highly talented people who are passionate about the beer business, who love to win and learn, and who aim to amaze every customer by doing the little things that make a big difference.

We currently have an opening on our team for an Associat Media Manager.

MillerCoors is looking for a strategic media professional who can support media work of various brands.

This position supports the Portfolio Manager who manages the media planning/buying/stewardship of various MillerCoors Brands.

Will support the Manager on the larger brands and may take lead on certain components or smaller brands.

Requires a solid media planning background. Must have traditional media experience and prefer grass roots media background as well.

Also, knowledge of Interactive a plus.

Must have media agency or client media department experience.

This position works directly with brand marketing teams as well as manages projects with various media agencies; ensuring all appropriate internal and external guidelines are met (Audience Composition, Financial budget reporting, etc.)

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree; Media/Advertising Related preferred

Experience: 2+ – 5 years; Media planning experience either on agency or client side

http://www.jobster.com/outreach/careers/MillerCoors/jobDetails?hbxcmp=&hbxsrc=&i=Bd7gdQIoiA%3D%3D&i=Bd7gdQIoiA%3D%3D&opportunity=98492507

54.) Director of Communications, CASEL, Chicago, IL

CASEL is now accepting applications for a Director of Communications position. Information about the position responsibilities and qualifications, and application process are found below. For a printable version that also includes background information on our organization, click here.

Please submit your application before March 20, 2009 for fullest consideration.

Position Description

The Director of Communications is responsible for developing and overseeing a comprehensive annual strategic marketing/communications plan which captures CASEL’s institutional vision and identity through the disciplines of marketing, external communications, and public relations, and provides for specific marketing and public relations positioning and strategies that deliver key messages about CASEL and SEL to diverse audiences.

Reports to: Executive Director

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

8-10 years experience in issue-oriented marketing/communications, preferably in a not-for-profit environment associated with K-12 education.

Demonstrated experience in strategic marketing/communications planning and management.

Accomplished communicator, with the presentation skills to represent CASEL.

Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and publications management skills, together with demonstrated experience in e-communications, media relations and events planning and administration.

Capacity to multi-task in a time-sensitive work environment, and to work successfully in a fluid environment where flexibility, diplomacy, and a positive attitude are key.

Model social and emotional competence and ethical behavior

Primary Functions

Establish and implement CASEL’s institutional identity and editorial style as applied to all internal and external communications, products, services and training.

Formulate public and media relations strategies and tactics and develop print and e-media materials in support of those strategies.

Develop and implement marketing and distribution plans in support of products and training at the state and national level, and provide editorial, design, and production support to these functional areas.

Provide editorial, production, and distribution support for CASEL e-Blasts, briefs, annual reports, brochures, and other periodical and special purpose publications, in collaboration with CASEL professionals associated with these projects.

Provide strategic direction and oversight for look, feel, navigation, and content of CASEL’s web site, and supervise the work of web developers and other professionals associated with the site, and develops and implements marketing strategies to raise visibility and increase site traffic.

Develop annual communications work plans and budgets, monitor and assess progress on a quarterly basis, and identify and advocate for appropriate resources to implement the plan.

Provide oversight of all marketing/communications functions, ensuring the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of activities and materials.

Work closely with the Director of Development, Director of Program and the Executive Director to create and execute CASEL’s overall strategic plan.

Serve on CASEL leadership team to communicate what comprises a successful communications program and help lead organization; attend board meetings and special events to build relationships with board members, friends and donors.

Supervise communications staff and external vendors/consultants including designers, photographers, web developers, etc.

Compensation

Competitive salary, vacation and benefits package. CASEL is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply:

No telephone calls, please. Please e-mail search@casel.org with the following information:

Cover letter with salary requirements

Resume

Names and contact information for three professional references

CASEL

815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 210

Chicago, IL 60607

http://www.casel.org/about/jobs.php

*** The JOTW alternative selection is for those of us who need a total change of employment (thanks to that varmit Mark Sofman).

55.) Pest Trapper, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Clark County, Vancouver, WA

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

All of the following must be listed in your application, resume or cover letter.

* A trapper must be at least 18 years of age.

* A trapper is required to have a valid WA state drivers license and be willing and able to operate a motor vehicle.

* Interpersonal skills.

* Ability to read and produce maps a plus

DUTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

* Washington State Department of Agriculture is looking to fill several temporary Pest Program Trapper positions.

* A Trapper must be able to place, monitor and remove a minimum of 700 insect traps.

* Trappers will utilize maps and collect and record accurate data. A state vehicle is provided for survey duties.

* Trappers will be responsible for the safe and legal operation of their vehicles, effective placement and monitoring of their traps, and for maintaining good public relations.

* Trappers will collect data and maintain digital, electronic databases using a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

See: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/ShowJobDetail.aspx?JobID=WA1959091&RecordCount=1&Sender=JobIDSearch

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

02.03.2009: 0649 UTC: Posn: 12:09N – 045:33E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates armed with guns fired upon an oil tanker underway. Master reported to coalition warship and UKMTO Dubai and increased speed took evasive manoeuvres and altered away from the pirate boats. Later pirate aborted the attack. All crew safe.

27.02.2009: Cochin anchorage, India.

Robbers boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. They broke forward lockers and stole ship's stores and escaped.

26.02.2009: 0600 UTC: Posn: 12:11N – 043:31E, Gulf of Aden.

A group of armed pirates in three high speed boats approached and attempted to attack a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates aborted the attempted attack due to the evasive manoeuvres taken by the ship.

25.02.2009: 1030 UTC: Posn: 13:08.4N – 049:09.5E, Gulf of Aden.

Four pirates in a speed boat armed with rocket launcher fired upon a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm, sent distress message, took evasive manoeuvres. Crew activated fire hoses and threw empty bottles. Pirates aborted the attempted attack.

24.02.2009: 2157 LT: Posn: 12:01.2S – 077:11.8W, Callao anchorage, Peru.

Eight armed robbers boarded a container ship at anchor. They took hostage two shore employed security watchmen and tied them up. They broke into the forecastle store and stole ship's stores and escaped. One of the watchman managed to inform the duty A/B who raised the alarm. Crew mustered, searched the area and released the other watchman. Tramar port control and coast guard informed. Three coast guard personnel came onboard for investigation.

22.02.2009: 2340 UTC: Posn: 03:59.61N – 006:46.25E, 20.5 nm off Onne, Nigeria.

Five pirates armed with automatic guns in a high speed boat and two pirates in a fishing boat approached a product tanker underway. They opened fire at the bridge and attempted to board the tanker. Master raised alarm, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Due to the evasive manoeuvres, pirates aborted the attempted attack.

15.02.2009: 0315 LT: Posn: 01:17.7N – 104:10.1E, Malaysia.

Duty 3rd engr. onboard a bulk carrier noticed robbers escaping from the engine room. He informed duty officer on bridge. Alarm raised and crew mustered. After a search, it was revealed that five robbers boarded the vessel and entered the engine room. They threatened them with knives, tied them up and took the store room keys from them. They then stole engine spares and escaped. Later authorities arrived and investigated the incident.

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The Surface Navy Association Announces the First Annual Maritime Security Forum

March 25, 2009

United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, Connecticut

“The Maritime Strategy: Working Together to Defend the Homeland”

This event will bring Navy, Coast Guard, Industry, Inter-agency and International stakeholders together to discuss the Cooperative Strategy for 21st century Seapower and how it applies to maritime security.

Agenda and Registration Information is available at www.navysna.org or at http://www.navysna.org/CGForum/Index.htm

No cost to attend the sessions however advance registration is required. Tickets for lunch are $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.

Please visit our website or email navysna@aol.com for more information.

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