JOTW 11-2009


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JOTW 11-2009

March 16, 2009

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– Henry Ward Beecher

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1) Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Shaw AFB, SC

2.) Online Communications Director, AmericaSpeaks, Washington, DC

3.) Account Director/Vice President, Virilion, Washington, DC

4.) Security Consulting Manager, O'Brien's Response Management, Spring, Texas

5.) Public Relations Coordinator, R.W. Beck, Denver, CO

6.) Editor, New Voices Magazine and newvoices.org, New Voices Magazine/Jewish Student Press Service,New York, New York

7.) Regional Advocacy and Communication Manager, Save the Children Alliance, Kathmandu, Nepal

8.) Sr. Specialist – Marketing, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, VA

9.) Media Relations Specialist, Fishman Public Relations, Deerfield, IL

10.) Public Relations Specialist, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

11.) Public Relations Specialist, Iron Mountain, Boston, MA

12.) Public Affairs Assistant: Public Affairs, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington, DC

13.) Public Relations Assistant, Neiman Marcus, Bellevue, WA

14.) Public Relations Associate, simoneink, McLean, VA

15.) Public Relations Coordinator, Belmont Technical College, Saint Clairsville, OH

16.) Local Public Outreach and Media Specialist, Management Systems International, Sudan

17.) Public Relations Assistant, PWDNET, MURRAY, UT

18.) Marketing Communications Coordinator, TechnoServe, Washington, DC

19.) Formateur/Réalisateur TV, Search for Common Ground, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

20.) Creative Director, Copy, Momentum Worldwide, Chicago, IL

21.) Senior Corporate Communicator, AECI, Springfield, Missouri

22.) Public Relations Manager, Longwood Events, Boston, MA

23.) Thought Leadership Managing Editor, CGI Federal Thought Leadership Program, CGI, Fairfax, VA

24.) All Things Considered, Opinions – Editor, Internship, NPR, Washington, DC

25.) Assistant Producer-Newscast, NPR, Washington, DC, US

26.) Weekday Morning Meteorologist, WSOC/WAXN Television, Cox Television, Charlotte, NC

27.) Communications and Media Relations Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

28.) Public Relations Manager, Novell, Waltham, MA

29.) PR Manager, Established Professionals and Creative, Avid Technology, Tewksbury, MA

30.) Associate Director for Communications and Public Relations, The Kendal Corporation, Kennett Square, PA

31.) Media Supervisor, Digitas Health, Philadelphia, PA

32.) Internet Marketing Manager, Bullhorn, Boston, MA

33.) Manager, Marketing Communications, Boston-Power Inc., Westborough, MA

34.) University Relations Manager, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

35.) Sr Writer – Marketing and Employee Communications, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Raytheon, Billerica, MA

36.) Communications Specialist Marketing, Hound, Melrose, MA

37.) Communications Manager, Latitude Research, Beverly, MA

38.) Director of Media and Public Relations, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

39.) Vice Chancellor for Development & University Relations, Fayetteville State University, Chancellor's Office, Fayetteville, NC

40.) Senior Technical Writer/Editor, Support Systems Associates, Inc. (SSAI), Warner Robins, GA

41.) Editor, MomsLikeMe.com, Gannett, Nashville, TN

42.) Technical Writer Editor, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department Of Justice, Washington, DC

43.) Technical Writer / Editor, Automation Technologies, Inc., Fort Meade, MD

44.) Lead Technical Writer/Editor, CDI Corporation, Phoenix, AZ

45.) Director of Alumni Affairs, Strayer Education, Rosslyn, VA

46.) Promotions Writer-Producer-Editor, Liberty Sports Group, Pittsburgh, PA

47.) Director of Development and Communications, Union Settlement Association, New York, New York

48.) VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING, INTEGRATED HOSPITALITY COMPANY. MID-ATLANTIC

49.) Broadcaster, Persian Language Service, Radio Farda, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Prague, Czech Republic

50.) Technical Writer, ITT Industries, Lexington Park, MD

51.) Magazine Editor, Midwest Meetings, Brookings, SD

52.) Senior Writer/Editor, Intranet Communications, Ketchum, New York, NY

53.) Copywriter (Part-Time), Journal Broadcast Group, Wichita, KS

54.) Copy Editor, Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL

55.) Associate Editor, Best Events Magazine, Red 7 Media, Norwalk, CT

56.) Writer/Editor, AHC Media, Atlanta, GA

57.) Multimedia Writer/Editor, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

58.) Interactive Project Manager, Kurani Interactive Red Bank, New Jersey

59.) Photo Editor, National Publishing House, New York, NY

60.) Copy Editor, Bonnier Corporation, Orlando, FL

61.) Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Cephalon, West Chester, PA

62.) Managing Director, APCO WORLDWIDE, Rome, Italy

63.) Managing Editor – ESSENCE.COM, Time Warner, New York, NY

64.) Director- Marketing Communications, Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services, Springfield, VA

65.) Interactive and Graphics Designer, Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT

66.) Digital Marketing Manager, Burton Snowboards, Burlington, VT

67.) Assistant Product Manager – Forum Boots, The Program, Burlington, VT

68.) Public Affairs, OTSG/MEDCOM, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Va.

69.) SLOT AMBASSADOR, TREASURE ISLAND AT THE MIRAGE, Las Vegas, NV

70.) Scoop Host, Ben & Jerry's, Unilever, Waterbury, VT

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Have thoroughly enjoyed your weekly JOTW for several years. It's a great tool and resource for PA and communications folks. I hope that you can run this brief “One Paragraph Pitch” for me.

Thanks again for all you do.

Sincerely,

Jim Scott

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One Paragraph Pitch

Jim Scott — Public affairs / communications specialist seeking part-time position in Annapolis, Ft Meade or Columbia, MD area. Recently retired with 30+ years experience with federal government and private sector. In most recent job, I served since 1992 as the Director of Public Affairs for the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock, MD. Primary skill areas include media relations, community relations, communications strategic planning, internal/external communications, and writing/research. Please contact me via email scottjk@comcast.net or by phone 410-757-7029 or 410-897-7594.

*** Ned’s anticipated upcoming travel schedule:

New London, CT March 24-26

Abu Dhabi, UAE April 19-22

Mumbai, India April 23-24

Pune, India April 25-27

Bangalore India April 27-29

New Delhi, India April 29-May 2

San Francisco, Calif. June 3-10

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

*** WWPR March Brown Bag Lunch:

Employment Outlook & Pitfalls to Avoid from the Area’s Premiere Job Recruiters

When: March 31, 2009, 12 – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings Inc., 701 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20068

Attire: Business Professional

Sign up now to reserve your resume review spot with our expert panel of job placement professionals!

Panelists:

– Marie Gordon, Profiles

– Kathleen Lischgi, Aquent

– Ben Long, Travaille

– Ned Lundquist, ABC, Job of the Week (JOTW)

– Carol Palazzo, The BOSS Group

– Kate Perrin, PRofessional Solutions

In this economic downturn, more people are being downsized or left without enough freelance work. While everyone knows the market is lean right now, public relations and communications professionals need to get an edge on the competition and learn how to market themselves so they can have the confidence and tools they need to get a foot in the door, get hired or keep the job they’re in.

Hear from the leading creative staffing agencies on how to market yourself in this tough economy and avoid common mistakes that even the most senior professionals miss when trying to make a strong positive impression.

Learn how to present yourself so you increase your chances of being the one hired or being kept while others are let go. Make sure to bring your resume!

For further questions please contact Kendra Kojcsich, WWPR Professional Development Co-chair, at 202-973-2919 or kendra.kojcsich@porternovelli.com.

*** Join us for the next IABC/Washington Senior Communicators Council meeting on Thursday, April 2 at the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, DC (Dupont Circle).

The meeting will feature the Job of the Week “Dream Team,” led by Ned

Lundquist, ABC, and assorted cohorts, who will discuss networking in today's

economic environment. Ned and the Dream Team will present case studies and

answer your questions with professionalism, humor and a touch of style. A

light breakfast will be served.

If you have questions, contact Mike Sorohan, SCC chair, at 202/557-2855.

As always, the SCC is grateful to the people at the Alliance to Save Energy

for their generosity in hosting IABC events! IABC/Washington also appreciates the support of our 2009 chapter sponsor, Paul&Partners.

Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Alliance to Save Energy

1850 M Street, NW, Suite 600

Metro: Farragut North or Dupont Cir.

(Red line)

Washington, DC 20036

RSVP by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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*** JOTW Rock and Roll Trivia Quiz:

(Note: Ned has been told his questions have been too easy, so…)

This “gangster” broke into the AOR playlists while part of a trio. Actually, the original four-person band was opening for Cream in Detroit when a member quit, so they played as a threesome, and giving them a new distinctive sound they liked. They cut a couple of moderately successful albums, and opened for The Who during their 1970 UK tour. He walked away from the band a couple of albums later and barnstormed into a solo careers before joining – and transforming – a well-known super-group and taking them into life in the fast lane. He checked out of the aforementioned supergroup to cut a few more solo LPs, as well as touring with Ringo Starr. As a producer, he produced albums for Dan Fogelberg and Ringo Starr, and backed up songs by Don Henley, Steve Winwood, and Richard Marx, and performed with Kenney Chesney during that country artist's 2007 tour. He presented his 1959 Gibson Les Paul Sunburst to Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page; drew an assignment as a bit part actor on a sitcom; and has been known to put coded messages in his music. He is a college dropout, but his would-be alma mater gave him an honorary degree. His wife is the sister of a “Bond Girl” movie star who is married to a Rock Star. His next gig is March 15, 2009, in the Fargodome.

(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:

I saw MTB two summers ago at the Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam.. Gray doesn't do all of the singing anymore, but still a top-notch Southern Rock show!

SGM Steve Valley

*** Spartanburg :

Ned –

Really appreciate your newsletter. One of your items produced an interview for me last spring, but the position was ultimately not filled due to the … economy!

The rock trivia section has been especially fun. One minor and friendly correction: In the Marshall Tucker trivia, the town of Spartanburg, SC is misspelled. It's Spartanburg with an “a” rather than an “e”. Minor matter, of course, but the folks in SC probably don't feel that way.

For the record, I've only driven through Spartanburg. I'm from North Carolina.

Thanks again. I'm a consultant in Research Triangle Park in NC who continues to use your newsletter as a source for a more permanent situation.

Thanks

Tim Pittman

*** You verbed me:

Ned,

If Bryn Mawr College, a prestigious institution of higher learning, seeks to hire a chief communications officer who is well versed in bureaucratic nonsensical doublespeak, then LP is a great candidate because he or she seeks “a contact with whom I may liase.” I hope LP discovers that “liase” is not a verb. I’m not picking on LP – and I am not perfect — but I believe communicators should cease and desist converting nouns such as liaison and office (another popular “verb” as in “where do you office?”) into verbs.

I prefer not to be identified by name. Respectfully.

M

(Is somebody incentivizing you about this?)

*** Scroll down beyond the contents section to see the full listing:

Good morning!

I was directed to Ned's Job of the Week listing by a former college and I wanted to get a job description as well as some information about who to contact regarding job number 25 on his most recent list: Communications Assistant, International Women's Health Coalition, New York, New York. Thank you very much, I appreciate any information you could provide.

Thank you,

V

(This is what was posted in the newsletter today. It's all the info I have.

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

New York, New York

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

*** What’s in Ned’s font of knowledge:

I was going to give your a hard time about referring to me as a “varmit” thinking you misspelled the word. So I google it and I get this wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermin

“varmit” is acceptable. Where did you learn this? Newton? Milwaukee? On the high seas?

Cheers,

Mark

(Dagnabit. Cartoons.)

*** A date with destiny:

Perhaps I have dreamed this, but I thought I remembered that at the beginning of each year you sent your subscribers a calendar of events so that they could plan their yearly schedules. If that is true I'm looking for that information.

Thanks.

B

(I checked back through your dreams and found no such calendar of events. Sorry.)

*** This is going to disrupt my reading patterns:

I always read the Washington Post from back to front. Sports, then Business, Style, then Metro, and finally the front “A” section. Starting today, the Post is running the business section as a part of the A section, and eliminating the pullout business “D” section.

*** From Jayanti Menches:

Ned: Appreciate it if you would post the following IABC Washington

announcement in the next issue of JOTW.

Best Regards,

Jayanti

Call for Nominations – 2009 IABC-DC Pinnacle Award

The Greater Washington, D.C./Baltimore-area chapter of the International

Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Washington) is accepting

nominations for its 2009 Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award, annually,

honors a senior-level communicator in our region who exemplifies the

highest standards of professional excellence through consistent

achievement in linking communications activities to his or her

organization's or clients' goals, strategies, and objectives.

Significant recent accomplishments are taken into consideration, such as

communications management during a crisis, execution of merger

communications, or a program that achieved outstanding sales/fundraising

results.

March 20th is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Pinnacle

Award. There is no entry fee, and the application takes only moments to

complete.

For more information visit http://www.iabcwashington.org/

*** Subject: Re: Goodbye from: JOTW@topica.com

Sorry to bother you, but I got this email saying I had unsubscribed…but I did not unsubscribe. These days we're all a little more suspicious with all the phishing.

If I need to resubscribe, I will. I really appreciate the service!

Thanks, Ed.

Best regards,

Laurie

(Did you forward or share your email newsletter with anyone? There's an unsubscribe link at the bottom. If someone clicked on it thinking they could subscribe themselves, they will have unwittingly unsubscribed you.)

That's it!

I do share it with a select group of colleagues who are out of work. I thought I read that was ok to do – yes? I will resubscribe. Perhaps next time I will take off the unsubscribe link. Thanks, Ed.

: )

*** This is a very interesting discussion about the value of accreditation, posted on Shonali Burke’s blog, and shared here:

http://www.waxingunlyrical.com/2009/03/10/to-abc-or-not-to-abc/

*** 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.

*** There are three kinds of “man overboards”:

A Navy question/comment: My wife freaks out whenever she sees the Navy recruiting TV commercial with all the sailors and Marines lining the deck of an aircraft carrier (the Nimitz?). “What if they fall off???” she gasps. I assure her that won't happen. Any insights I can pass along?

p

(1.) There are three kinds of “man overboard” situations. One is an accident.

2.) Carriers are huge. They aren't that close to the edge that its dangerous. They man the rails only when entering or leaving port, which is calmer waters and at slower speeds, and they do so only for special occasions.

3.) If they are working on the edge or over the side for any reason they wear life jackets with “man overboard indicator” devices to find them if they fall.

4.) There are ships and aircraft (helicopters) that are performing “plane guard” duties during flight operations, a much more dangerous evolution than manning the rails.)

*** IABC/Brazos Valley – Seeing is NOT Believing with Suzanne Salvo

“Photo Ethics for Communicators”

Thursday, March 26 at 11:30am

Where: Epicures

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

http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=136030800243&mid=1f9aa9G236ee2e2G1b1dce3G7

*** 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).

*** Employee Communication Conference

IABC is offering an Employee Communications Conference at the Capitol Hilton

in Washington D.C. This conference was very well received when it was hosted

in the Pacific Plains Region, and the Heritage Region and Washington D.C.

Chapter look forward to having it held in our region April 30 – May 1. For

more information and to register, visit

http://www.iabc.com/education/ec/index.htm.

*** Marty Hauser and Ned talk baseball;

Ned: What kind of year will Beckett have?

Marty: Better than his trading card price in the magazine.

Ned: Will Schilling be back?

Marty: Schilling will go the way of the farthing and the pence

Ned: Is Shakey Wakey washed up?

Marty: He doesn't wash, he floats

Ned: Is Timlin toast?

Marty: A little burnt but edible/serviceable

Ned: Was Penny worth a dollar?

Marty: More like 63 cents

Ned: Will Dice-K roll this year?

Marty: Snake eyes

Will Smoltz be smokin'?

Marty: At his age, smoldering is more like it

Ned: So, how do you like the Sox pitching for 2009?

Marty: Its good, tho I think schilling is done. it's the offense that concerns me.

I still am not convinced they have replaced manny's bat and think pedrioa

and ellsbury may still be flashes in the pan

*** The March edition of Your Very Next Step is now posted at www.yourverynextstep.com.

*** Subscribe:

How do I get the Your Very Next Step newsletter?

Thanks,

AB

(Send a blank email to yourverynextstep-subscribe@topica.com.)

*** Waiting to exhale

By Kirsten Lambert

This is a resource from Ragan.com (http://www.ragan.com). Reprinted with permission.

Employers, candidates in nonprofit sector are holding their breath

A few years ago the job market was pretty good for communicators in nonprofits. Lots of organizations were hiring, and candidates often found themselves with multiple job offers.

But that’s not the case anymore.

If you’re finding yourself gasping for air — either stuck in a job you don’t like or unemployed, with few prospects — you’re not alone. Although there are jobs to be had, a lot of organizations are waiting to see which way the wind will blow.

But if you possess solid writing skills, as well as knowledge of new media, your credentials may help you float through the recession. And if you’re willing to consider academia or work overseas, your chances are even better.

The breeze has died down

Ned Lundquist, founder and publisher of Ned’s Job of the Week , says his newsletter’s job listings have definitely decreased recently.

Lundquist, who has been publishing his job-search newsletter since 2001, says submissions have slowed down. Although the supply hasn’t dried up altogether, there are recruiters and HR reps he hasn’t heard from for some time.

Not surprisingly, Lundquist has a fairly bleak employment outlook for the year.

“For 2009, the unemployment rate will go up, and those who are working will be grateful that they are still working. This is pretty much in all sectors,” he says.

“There will still be some jobs opening up,” Lundquist says, “but I don’t see a lot of them. And with those that do open up, it will be an employer’s market. They pretty much get to dictate the terms.”

Winds of change afoot

Nurys Harrigan, president and CEO of Chicago-based recruiting firm Careers in Nonprofits , agrees that it’s an employer’s market. She says nonprofits were much more active — expanding and replacing employees — at this time last year.

However, she’s a bit more upbeat when asked to describe her outlook for 2009.

“I describe it by saying that it will start slow and get a bit more active by August,” Harrigan says. “This is what my clients are planning for.”

When asked how the current job market compares with last year’s, Harrigan says, “Many more employers are in a ‘pause’ state, just waiting to see how the economy evolves by midyear before making a hiring commitment.”

North by northeast

Despite the slowdown, both Harrigan and Lundquist still see some activity.

Lundquist is quick to mention that the most recent edition of his newsletter still contains 50 job listings. He also points out that the number of jobs in his newsletter also depends on how much free time he has, because it’s an extracurricular activity.

Harrigan says that she currently sees entry-level and mid-level communication jobs in associations, as well as fund-raising positions. And, unlike in Chicago, many nonprofits in Washington, D.C., are still hiring. Lundquist echoes this sentiment, calling Washington “largely recession-proof.”

Finding ways to soar above the crowd

When asked what skills or background are in demand these days, Lundquist mentions an understanding of new media.

“Those things are still in demand, partly because people don’t know what to make of some of them,” he replies.

Harrigan cites a demand for candidates who can be flexible and take on multiple roles.

The answer may be blowin’ in the wind

Lundquist has noticed that colleges and universities are still hiring communicators. He points out that, in times of high unemployment, people often go back to school to expand their skills. If learning institutions see enrollment go up, they’ll need more people.

Lundquist also says there are still jobs overseas.

“Nongovernmental organizations and charitable organizations are working on things like malaria and literacy abroad,” he explains. “I don’t see that scaling back … if you’re trying to save people from hunger or refugees are being relocated, those needs continue.”

Salaries: not over inflated anymore

For those looking for a new job, salaries seem to have leveled off a bit.

In fact, an annual compensation and benefits survey conducted by the Association Forum of Chicagoland seems to indicate that some salaries have even dropped since last year. For example, the average salary for a communications manager (pdf) in a trade or corporate association (available in PDF format) has gone down slightly since last year: from $65,444 for 2007–2008 to $59,801 for 2008–2009.

Lundquist says he has seen annual salaries for mid-level communicators range between $50,000 and $100,000, while the pay for entry-level jobs has stabilized.

“A few years ago entry-level people had really high expectations for salary — I think unreasonably so,” he says. “The market is a little more rational now, in terms of entry-level salaries.”

Breathe in, breathe out

For those who have jobs, staying put might be the best strategy right now. But no matter what, Lundquist encourages people to expand their skills and beef up their credentials.

“This is a good time to work on a degree or accreditation,” he suggests. “If you’re not working, now you can do it; and it’s an investment in yourself.”

Get some fresh air

Lundquist also suggests belonging to a professional association such as the International Association of Business Communicators and going to meetings.

“At every IABC meeting, people have been offered work and connections are being made,” he says. “You’re not going to make them if you stay home.”

To get a copy of the 2008–2009 compensation and benefits survey from the Association Forum of Chicagoland, visit the Association Forum Web site . To sign up for Ned’s Job of the Week, send a blank e-mail to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.

How nonprofits might weather the storm

All nonprofits are not created equal, especially when it comes to the current job market. Some nonprofits are slashing budgets and laying off workers, just like corporations. Others are puffing along as usual, seemingly untouched by the global economic downturn. Here are some predictions for how various nonprofits will fare this year.

Advocacy groups: The fate of advocacy groups depends heavily on their issues as well as how they generate revenue. Those who cover operating expenses through their endowments may have a tough time, if they don’t have other substantial sources of revenue.

Associations: Individual associations may be less affected by the economy than some other nonprofits. In fact, associations that offer benefits such as education and accreditation may see membership levels staying the same or even increasing, because people need to network and keep their skills up to date in a difficult economy.

Charities: Unlike member-based organizations, which generally charge membership dues, charities tend to be quite dependent on donations. They often derive their revenues from corporate donors as well as individuals, so their finances could be bleak if their donor base is having financial problems.

Community organizations: As the name implies, they are quite dependent on the communities in which they operate. So communities that are the hardest hit by the recession — and are most in need of community services — may be those that suffer the most, in terms of finances and staffing.

Cultural institutions: Nonprofits such as museums and arts organizations could suffer the economy’s effects in two ways: 1) lack of donations and 2) lack of patrons.

Educational institutions: Schools of higher learning have traditionally been more stable than many other organizations during economic downturns. In fact, many people who are looking for jobs (or looking to keep their jobs) are going to school, either earning degrees or just taking a few courses. So academia may offer more opportunity than many other industries. However, the fate of a college or university often depends on endowments, which are invested in the stock market (and have therefore been shrinking).

Foundations: Like public charities, private foundations depend heavily on donations. Many of them exist because of large endowments, which are dwindling because of losses in the stock market. So some foundations are holding the purse strings a bit more tightly these days.

Health-care organizations: People will still get sick, so hospitals and other medical facilities may be some of the more stable employers. However, if unemployment rises and people lose their health insurance, they may start skipping doctor visits.

Religious organizations: Like other nonprofits, the fate of these groups is largely tied to where they get their revenue.

Trade groups: Like other member-based organizations, the fate of trade groups largely depends on their members (and, in this case, how their industry is coping with the economy).

*** Waiting to exhale:

Well, hell no it's not a safe place for communicators when nobody is donating and there's no budget to pay a PR person, let alone do anything innovative. It's sad. It's also sad in general because as more companies in the corporate sector lay off people and slash budgets, PR people are some of the most vulnerable. Everyone knows that it's hard for us to put a a value on what we do and it's even tougher to quantify the impact that our jobs have on the bottom line. We're looking at layoffs and I'm totally freaking out. It's no secret that when times are tough, business can usually get done, albeit not well, without having an in-house PR person. Not that it makes it right or that this logic is fair. But, it is what it is. I guess I figure that if I get the boot, they can take away my job, but not my dignity, education or experience. If I get to stay, it's a paycheck during a recession.

BK

*** E-mail list

Hello Ned,

I got your e-mail from my friend Tim Washer. I will be graduating college in May and am looking for marketing/communications/writing jobs and he forwarded me the JOTW e-mail you put out. I'd like to be put on the list and he said to shoot you a quick e-mail in order to make that happen.

Thanks for taking the time to add me.

Best,

Jonathon

(Just send a blank email to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.)

1) Military Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Shaw AFB, SC

Job Ref. No. 9849

Responsibilities

2.17. Historian Organizational Support: Providing the mechanism to learn from lessons

in the past and improve future mission performance.

2.17.1. Provides assistance in researching, writing, editing, and organizing

historical data.

2.17.2. Assists in maintaining historical files and repositories.

2.17.3. Assists in conducting interviews; historical studies and documenting

important deliberations and decisions.

Qualifications

Previous History Experience highly desired

Previous AFCENT experience highly desired

At least SECRET Clearance mandatory

Excellent writing skills mandatory

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions

company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the

Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial

customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion

brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval

architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems

engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology;

chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless

spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean,

Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer

sites and laboratories worldwide.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psc/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId=9849

*** From Susanna Haas Lyons:

2.) Online Communications Director, AmericaSpeaks, Washington, DC

The Director will lead and manage all online and mobile communications efforts for AmericaSpeaks and all its initiatives. S/he will also work closely with AmericaSpeaks senior staff and project managers to support offline marketing and communication activities through writing and media relations. AmericaSpeaks is a world leader in the field of citizen engagement and public deliberation. This new position will accelerate AmericaSpeaks’ integration of online and mobile tools with face-to-face citizen engagement strategies, to achieve an even greater depth and breadth of citizen participation in governance.

AmericaSpeaks is a world leader in the field of citizen engagement and public deliberation. This new position will accelerate AmericaSpeaks’ integration of online and mobile tools with face-to-face citizen engagement strategies, to achieve an even greater depth and breadth of citizen participation in governance.

For more than a decade, AmericaSpeaks has helped citizens influence many of the most pressing issues facing the public, including the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site after 9/11, the creation of regional plans for the greater Chicago and Cleveland regions, and the development of a recovery plan for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. AmericaSpeaks’ vision is to create new institutions that will link citizens to our nation’s policy making process.

For more information about AmericaSpeaks, visit www.americaspeaks.org.

This position is based in Washington DC.

Responsibilities

 Apply established and emerging technologies in AmericaSpeaks projects: engage participants in online and mobile environments, organize offline events, communicate with constituents, recruit project participants, and more.

 Maximize the organization’s reach online including website traffic, blog coverage, social network reach, etc.

 Write compelling content for a diverse audiences online and offline.

 Play a leadership role in organizational marketing and communications efforts to advance the mission of AmericaSpeaks and its projects.

 Develop and implement a strong email and online marketing plan to grow our membership lists, support business development, position the organization as a thought and practice leader, and support other key aspects of AmericaSpeaks work.

 Lead both front- and back-end processes of web development for organizational and campaign websites.

 Maintain and, where appropriate, create relationships with online partners, vendors, production personnel, designers, programmers and developers.

 Ensure integration and coordination between online activities and organizational strategy, programming, fundraising, and administration.

Qualifications

 While the position requires technical skills, the ideal candidate will be, first and foremost, an innovative, achievement-oriented web communications professional who thrives in an energetic, team-based environment.

 A minimum of 4 years experience managing complex online campaigns, preferably in a public policy advocacy setting and/or political campaigns.

 A commitment and passion for increasing the voice of citizens in policy-making on the most pressing issues of our day.

 Knowledge of online organizing practices, including social network and blogger outreach, as well as web skills such as basic HTML, CSS and image manipulation.

 Superior writing, strategic, visual, and speaking skills.

 Creative person and meticulous project manager.

 Understands the online political space and political blogosphere.

 Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals.

To Apply

Send application to Susanna Haas Lyons at shaaslyons [at] americaspeaks [dot] org. Please include the following:

 cover letter describing why you are interested in this work, summarizing why you should be considered for this job, and identifying your salary history and current salary requirements

 resume

 two writing samples

 telephone and e-mail contact information for three employment references

All attachments should be in PDF or Microsoft Word format and titled as follows “Lastname_Firstname_documentype”.

AmericaSpeaks is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse work force, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

http://www.americaspeaks.org/jobs

*** From Lauren Myrick at Virilion:

3.) Account Director/Vice President, Virilion, Washington, DC

As an Account Director, you would be responsible for leading a client

relationship and ensuring our team achieves the results our client

demands. Your role will require you to partner closely with key client

individuals, understand their organization's mission and goals, and

ensure that your team delivers phenomenal digital work and creates the

results needed to win.

RESPONSIBILITIES

. Lead client relationships and manage them for profitability

. Understand client organization, goals and objectives, and develop

strategic approach to assist client in reaching those goals, through

digital media and channels

. Provide team leadership and oversee day-to-day activities including

project planning, status reporting, and billing/invoicing

. Develop estimates and formulate pricing for all client work

. Coordinate staffing including identifying risks and building

contingency plans

. Ensure deliverables are at the highest quality and within budget and

time frame

. Continuously uncover and present innovative ideas to clients

SUCCESS FACTORS

. 4-6 years interactive experience

. 15+ years professional experience in marketing and related project

management in an agency or consulting firm

. Excellent written and oral communication skills

. Superior leader, motivator and manager of internal team members

. Superb skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and a working

knowledge of MS Project

. College degree; Master's degree a plus

. Public affairs and/or advocacy campaign experience a necessity

Send resume and cover letter to: jobs@virilion.com

*** From Tim O'Leary:

Ned, please post this job opportunity in JOTW and DEFCON 1

Best Regards,

Tim O'Leary

Vice President, Communications

O'Brien's Response Management Inc.

6620 Cypresswood Drive

Spring, Texas 77379

USA

toleary@obriensrm.com

www.obriensrm.com

4.) Security Consulting Manager, O'Brien's Response Management, Spring, Texas

We are a leading domestic and international emergency management, environmental and maritime security consulting firm seeking a qualified professional to join our Houston, Texas team. We currently have an opening for a Security Consulting Manager. The successful candidate will be a senior member of our consulting staff.

Candidate must be willing to occasionally travel on short notice.

Duties include:

1) Provide expertise to client companies in all areas of maritime security including, but not limited to, Security Plans, Assessments, Audits, Training, Grant Application, and Grant Administration.

2) Develop and implement a business plan to expand company’s service offerings to non maritime security related industries.

3) Manage a team of security consultants fully engaged with providing a well rounded suite of services to clients primarily in the oil and gas industry.

Candidate must have:

In-depth knowledge of MTSA, CFATS, and other security regulations.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Experienced in prioritizing multiple tasks and the ability to efficiently plan, organize, and coordinate a variety of activities.

Management experience with strong business acumen

B.S. degree in Engineering or Science preferred.

Send Resume to:

John McHugh

Executive Vice President, Compliance Services

O'Brien's Response Management

6620 Cypresswood Drive, Ste. 200

Spring, Texas 77379

281-320-9796 Main

281-320-9700 Fax

john.mchugh@obriensrm.com

http://www.obriensrm.com

5.) Public Relations Coordinator, R.W. Beck, Denver, CO

http://jobs.prsa.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=2170&jb=5293077

6.) Editor, New Voices Magazine and newvoices.org, New Voices Magazine/Jewish Student Press Service,New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=245600020

7.) Regional Advocacy and Communication Manager, Save the Children Alliance, Kathmandu, Nepal

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7PZF64

*** From Michael K. Lee:

I would like to post the following requisition for next week’s newsletter.

8.) Sr. Specialist – Marketing, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Fairfax, VA

Contact: Michael Lee (Michael.Lee@gd-ais.com), www.gd-ais.com

Support the execution of marketing campaigns for a Division within General Dynamics Advanced Information System. The position will be focused on homeland security and intelligence-related and classified or restricted capabilities, customers, programs and opportunities. While this position directly supports a Division, it requires working collaboratively across the company.

• Develop and coordinate a full range of marketing collateral, including brochures, datasheets, posters, briefings, and web sites.

• Work with trade show team to develop and execute company participation at trade shows, including branding, messaging, customer outreach and sponsorship execution.

• Support corporate media relations efforts.

• Manage budgets and contractor relationships.

• Measure the effectiveness and drive improvements in marketing.

Three – five years of progressively responsible marketing experience required, particularly in a defense, intelligence or high tech environment.

• Must possess excellent communications and organizational skills, strong editing and proofing skills, and the ability to prioritize.

• Strong writing and editing skills are required.

• Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism is required. Professional certifications a plus.

(Req # 20311)

Michael K. Lee

Technical Recruiter

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

12950 Worldgate Drive Suite 800

Herndon, VA 20170

Tel 703-668-3633

Cell 703-258-2855

Fax 703-481-6469

√ Check out our current job openings at: http://www.gd-ais.com/

9.) Media Relations Specialist, Fishman Public Relations, Deerfield, IL

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8E33L797K5X6T738G8

10.) Public Relations Specialist, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

https://jobs.gsu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails.jsp?time=1236851352694

11.) Public Relations Specialist, Iron Mountain, Boston, MA

https://ironmountain.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=7484&site_id=148

12.) Public Affairs Assistant: Public Affairs, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington, DC

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

13.) Public Relations Assistant, Neiman Marcus, Bellevue, WA

https://genie.mynmg.com/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=21172&p_spid=20261

*** Would you please include an announcement of the following opening at our firm in JOTW? Thanks for this tremendous service!

14.) Public Relations Associate, simoneink, McLean, VA

simoneink is a small boutique public relations firm that specializes in promoting luxury hotels and restaurants. Our primary focus is media relations; we do not engage in event planning or advertising.

We are seeking a full-time, salaried Public Relations Associate to join our busy team. Responsibilities, to be executed under the direction of the firm’s owner, will include:

• working with clients to develop press-worthy pitches and promotions;

• researching, writing, and editing press releases, newsletter articles, pitches, flyers, and other materials;

• responding to media inquiries, including fact-checking articles and sending out press kits and images;

• finding opportunities to promote clients and pitching journalists (primarily by e-mail);

• distributing pitches and press releases by e-mail and mail;

• coordinating press visits, making reservations, and organizing occasional group dinners or hotel stays;

• arranging interviews and photo shoots;

• monitoring websites for inclusion of clients;

• ensuring content on company website and associated blogs and online accounts is current; and

• other duties as assigned.

Because the firm is small, there is an administrative component to all employees’ positions. Associate will assist with administrative tasks, such as:

• maintaining contact information for journalists;

• assembling press kits;

• ordering magazines, newspapers, and videos;

• writing letters for owners’ signature and ordering flowers and gifts;

• filing;

• establishing and maintaining vendor relationships;

• keeping assistant informed of activities undertaken for inclusion in monthly reports for clients; and

• answering phones.

Associate is key to keeping office and clients organized and meeting deadlines, though clients are managed by firm’s owner. This position does not involve event planning or travel; it is not a supervisory position.

Successful candidate will be a motivated and committed self-starter. Job requirements include:

• 4+ years public relations experience;

• Bachelor’s degree;

• excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of MS Office and Internet research – social media and web editing experience strongly desired;

• ability to work at a fast-pace and juggle multiple priorities to meet regular, competing deadlines without sacrificing accuracy;

• superior writing and editing skills;

• creativity; and

• proactive approach.

Beautiful office is located in a quiet, suburban setting. We are not Metro-accessible. Compensation package includes health insurance and vacation and sick leave. No relocation assistance is available.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter (including statement of salary expectations), brief (1-page) writing sample, and résumé to simoneinkjob@hotmail.com. Responses that do not include a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.

Principals only. No phone calls, please.

15.) Public Relations Coordinator, Belmont Technical College, Saint Clairsville, OH

http://jobs.theintelligencer.net/Jobs/Detail.aspx?j=1412784-713858&rst=009

16.) Local Public Outreach and Media Specialist, Management Systems International, Sudan

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7PZP87

17.) Public Relations Assistant, PWDNET, MURRAY, UT

https://jobs.utah.gov/jsp/utahjobs/seeker/search/viewReferralInfo.do?src=gsm&joid=2200788757

*** From Payal Maheshwari:

18.) Marketing Communications Coordinator, TechnoServe, Washington, DC

General Information

TechnoServe is leading a movement that empowers people in the developing world to build businesses that break the cycle of poverty. Growing enterprises generate jobs and other income opportunities for poor people, enabling them to improve their lives and secure a better future for their families. Since its founding in 1968, the U.S.-based nonprofit has helped to create or expand thousands of businesses, benefiting millions of people in more than 30 countries. The Financial Times has rated TechnoServe one of the top five NGOs for corporate partnerships. Charity Navigator has also awarded its highest Four Star ranking to TechnoServe.

The Development Division — based in Washington, DC — positions and advances the mission by building increased levels of visibility and philanthropic investment. We seek individuals who share core cultural attributes of intellect and initiative, focus and reliability; plus a sense of humor, superior teaming and project management skills, and the ability to chart unfamiliar territory while juggling competing priorities.

The Communications Coordinator supports the TechnoServe mission by helping to run the division’s marketing and communication activities to increase visibility throughout the world. Please note Spanish proficiency is required.

Specific areas of responsibility and accountability

Provide support in the areas of public relations, communications, and outreach, including:

• Lead some communications campaigns

• Research, write and/or edit written materials, including copy for the website, annual report, client profiles, proposals, brochures, press releases and other fundraising materials and publications

• Develop print marketing materials (newsletters, annual reports, press releases, etc); this includes determining priority needs, and contracting and managing vendors such as designers, printers, etc.

• Communicate with staff, partners, and clients – and travel as needed to TechnoServe's country programs – to obtain information for use in marketing and fundraising materials

• Maintain and update website (likely to be for short term only)

• Maintain print marketing collateral and have it readily available for distribution

• Maintain photo and video libraries with support from Development Division Assistant and interns; contract photographers and videographers as needed

• Support production of multi-media marketing materials

• Perform selected online fundraising and PR activities

• Support production of communication and marketing materials for special events, both in the US and internationally

• Recruit and help manage interns

• Respond to general inquiries for information from field offices, media and other parties

• Conduct research for various marketing activities

• Perform ad hoc duties as needed

Requirements

• At least three years (can include substantive internships) of marketing/communications work experience; work in international development environment a plus

• Superior writing skills, including the ability to synthesize research materials into simple, clear language

• Excellent project management and organizational skills

• Communication and technical skills (facility with MS Office software required; at least some familiarity with Photoshop and web editing software highly desirable) for print and online publication production

• Ability to build and sustain productive relationships with work partners onsite and throughout the world; commit to and complete multiple endeavors; grasp and communicate the TechnoServe mission

• Undergraduate degree required; Spanish proficiency required

Travel

Domestic & international travel may be required

Reporting

Contact Information

All qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, salary history and requirements, two writing samples and three references to work@tns.org. Place position title in the subject line [Marketing Communications Coordinator]. Please include all documents together. No phone calls please. All submissions must be received by March 25, 2009.

TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.

19.) Formateur/Réalisateur TV, Search for Common Ground, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Closing Date – 23 Mar 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7Q2GH4

*** From Connie J. Mayse:

Hi, Ned. I hope all is well. I noticed this posting on LinkedIn:

20.) Creative Director, Copy, Momentum Worldwide, Chicago, IL

THE SEARCH

At Momentum, Creative Directors are more than smart. They're more than savvy, too. They're teachers, mentors and masterful communicators. The way a brand looks, feels, sounds and resonates is all on you-and you love it.

YOU, IDEALLY

Brands are your unabashed domain. For nearly a decade, you've made them resound across media ranging from in-store to experiential digital. You're a dot-connecter, naturally.

You can think like countless different consumers, understand what every one of them needs to hear-and deliver it. This you know: emotions make decisions; anything is brand-able; strategy and design should frontload the process.

For you, words are tools, nuance is everything and you wield the pen with panache. Whether you get a brief like a tome or a looser outline, you can navigate a direction.

The city is your stomping ground, and you find inspiration in everything. You can predict trends and know exactly why they're bound to burst into consumer consciousness. Art history and pop culture fill your brain, and you can pull the right reference without missing a beat.

When it comes to creativity, your visions are bold, but you can switch gears to explain, direct and sell with utmost linearity. Show us you can influence clients, bring giant projects to life with little supervision and sometimes make unpopular decisions.

YOU, IN PRACTICE

+ Develop strategic creative solutions that meet client goals-and

+ surpass them Provide creative expertise and leadership in executing

+ every step of the process Write up, present and sell concepts

+ internally as well as formally to clients Cultivate relationships with

+ internal account teams Manage, inspire and challenge teams of writers

+ and designers Multitask to creatively manage multiple assignments and

+ various timeframes and budgets Provide constructive feedback and

+ nurture every good idea Set a tone that's respectful, openly

+ inventive, collaborative and wildly creative Productively involve

+ yourself in selection, planning, training and any relevant HR matters

Momentum Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or sexual preference, national origin, religion, marital status, type of military discharge, or other legally protected categories as set forth in the applicable state, federal or local laws.

Apply online at www.momentumww.com

21.) Senior Corporate Communicator, AECI, Springfield, Missouri

http://jobs.prsa.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=2170&jb=5292083

22.) Public Relations Manager, Longwood Events, Boston, MA

http://www.hcareers.com/seeker/search/view?jobAdId=3FD54F3BDCD9B3F8

23.) Thought Leadership Managing Editor, CGI Federal Thought Leadership Program, CGI, Fairfax, VA

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1023519

24.) All Things Considered, Opinions – Editor, Internship, NPR, Washington, DC

(Typically offered in all three semesters)

Intern works with All Things Considered on commentaries and opinions. He/she will assist with writing headlines and building web pages. Ideal candidate is a news junkie with a flair for writing and the arts. Their first instinct is to go to the opinion pages and read op-eds and essays. He/she should have good news judgment, and writing experience. Experience on a school newspaper is very helpful; op-ed page editor of their school newspaper even better.

http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/intern/

25.) Assistant Producer-Newscast, NPR, Washington, DC, US

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=204686

26.) Weekday Morning Meteorologist, WSOC/WAXN Television, Cox Television, Charlotte, NC

http://www.coxenterprises.com/coxcareer/eRecruit.asp

27.) Communications and Media Relations Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on a 200-acre site in the hills above the University of California's Berkeley campus and is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. A leader in science and engineering research for 75 years, Berkeley Lab is the oldest of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories.

Summary

As a key member of the Department of Public Affairs, the Communications and Media Relations Manager is responsible for developing and leading communications and media relations plans, actions, and outcomes in support of the Berkeley Lab's strategic objectives. The incumbent in this position leads the execution of communications and media strategies aimed at advancing and strengthening the Laboratory's reputation as a center for science excellence and innovation. This position manages a staff of 5 professionals and a budget of approximately $1 million.

Key challenges of this position include:

Manage the Berkeley Lab's day-to-day news operation to promote news and information to local, national and international print, broadcast and online media, and internal audiences. Consults with researchers and other key contacts on how to best publicize and promote their activities and achievements to the news media and other communications sectors.

Ensure the quality and efficacy of story lines and editorial activities to both technical and lay audiences. Develop and implement various metrics that measure the value of the Communications and Media Relations (CMR) group to the Laboratory's success.

Oversee and lead the development of integrated website content using a variety of online vehicles. Directs posting of content that uses search-optimization techniques, content sharing, social media and emerging e-communication strategies to build traffic, public support for Laboratory science and related initiatives and audience awareness of their benefits.

Effectively deploy emerging media technologies and media marketing techniques and organize ongoing media training sessions for Laboratory leaders and scientists.

Serve as the primary contact for media inquiries and manage media events such as press conferences and dedications.

Serve on or lead cross-functional teams and assist the Head of Public Affairs with executing communications strategies, including those originating in other Public Affairs functional areas (e.g. Government & Community Relations, Creative Services, Center for Science and Engineering Education, etc).

Learn more about this opportunity and apply at http://cjo.lbl.gov/LBNLCareers/details.asp?jid=22720

Berkeley Lab is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate for this position will possess an advanced degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 to 15 years of relevant experience successfully managing a comprehensive communications and media enterprise for a scientific institute, government agency, research university or comparable organization. Demonstrated ability to both lead and manage programs and staff is essential along with a proven record of successfully developing, planning and implementing communications and media strategies that have had measurable effects toward advancing institutional priorities.

Additional critical success factors of this position include: extensive knowledge and understanding of modern communications tools and tactics; experience with shaping the direction of database architecture in service to the strategic needs of a communications and media relations enterprise; successful track record as a media liaison and with managing crisis communications; and proven experience with project, budget and personnel management. The successful candidate must be an expert communicator with excellent writing, editing, analytical, and communications skills including the ability to translate complex science into lay language. Demonstrated ability to build cohesive and collaborative working relationships with a variety of individuals across an organization is required as well as ability to design, develop, and effectively present briefings and reports to senior management. Appreciation and understanding of science and the importance of science literacy is key in ensuring that the incumbent understands the critical role of science in shaping society and finding solutions to global problems.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Apply URL: http://cjo.lbl.gov/LBNLCareers/details.asp?jid=227…

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5299810

28.) Public Relations Manager, Novell, Waltham, MA

http://www.superjobpost.com/jobs/16778_public_relations_manager_waltham_ma_

29.) PR Manager, Established Professionals and Creative, Avid Technology, Tewksbury, MA

http://avid.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=5255

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

30.) Associate Director for Communications and Public Relations, The Kendal Corporation, Kennett Square, PA

The Kendal Corporation is seeking an Associate Director for

Communications and Public Relations with 5-7 years experience.

Job Description: CONTRIBUTES TO PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE ORGANIZATION by

working with the Director for Public Relations & Marketing to coordinate

public relations and publications programs for Kendal Corporation,

Kendal Charitable Funds, Kendal Outreach LLC, and Kendal-related

operating and developing communities fostering the Kendal Values and

Practices. This position contributes to the awareness of Kendal and all

Kendal-related organizations thorough concept development, design and

copywriting of advertisements, collateral materials, presentations, and

compelling stories.

Job Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field with five years

experience. Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, word processing,

design, and production skills and experience for publications,

advertising and media placements, collateral and website development,

and presentations; attention to detail, organizational ability;

experience with public relations-media relations activities including

story development, creating media kits, and writing press releases ..

Excellent skills with Adobe's Creative Suite 2 (in-design, illustrator,

photo shop) and Quark or similar PC software.

1. SUPPORTS ORGANIZATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES by writing, editing,

producing, and overseeing printing of written and graphic materials used

by Kendal Corporation, Kendal Charitable Funds, Kendal Outreach, LLC,

and Kendal-related operating and developing communities; developing

corporate media plan and producing advertising as needed; assisting

project/community staff with producing ads and collateral materials as

appropriate; monitoring industry advertising; assisting Director in

monitoring marketing activities of each project/community to ensure

consistency with corporate values, approaches and brand image.

2. DEVELOPS THE KENDAL CORPORATION WEBSITE by working with the IT

department, Program Coordinator, and our website consultant with an

outcome of an up-to-date website that reflects Kendal's Values and

Practices

3. MAINTAINS VISUAL AIDS by producing and/or coordinating production

and cataloguing of visual and audio materials for P.R. and marketing

programs (slides, photos, graphics, etc.) for all Kendal entities as

needed.

4. MAINTAINS AND UPDATES Corporate style guide and manual necessary

to insure consistency in written and graphic presentation of the Kendal

brand.

5. MAINTAINS THE KENDAL CORPORATION MAILING LIST by working with the

Assistant for Public Relations, Marketing and Fund Raising to

appropriately develop a plan to update and expand.

6. INFORMS PUBLIC AND STAFF by writing, assisting or advising on

project and community press releases; providing materials for media

packet for corporation and advising project and community staff on

project-specific media packets.

7. ACCOMPLISHES SPECIFIC INFORMATION OBJECTIVES by helping to develop

and maintain positive relationships with constituencies-residents,

staff, board, prospective residents, donors, local community, aging

services, professional organizations, public officials, Friends

organizations and meetings.

8. COMPLETES PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS by

helping develop vehicles for educating, sensitizing the public to issues

in aging, Kendal projects and philosophy; help develop and implement

outreach programs. Act as a corporate resource for educational

programs.

9. ADVISES PROJECT/COMMUNITY STAFF ON DEVELOPMENT OF MARKETING AND

MEDIA PLANS WITH DIRECTOR by assisting in planning and leading marketing

seminars.

10. ADVANCES RELATIONS WITH ALL KENDAL COMMUNITIES by helping produce

marketing materials and educational pieces for all entities; making site

visits to each Kendal entity as needed.

11. CONTRIBUTES TO TEAM EFFORT by accomplishing related results as

needed.

Contact: E-mail your resume and cover letter to

AssocDirComm_and_PRSearch@kcorp.kendal.org

31.) Media Supervisor, Digitas Health, Philadelphia, PA

Digitas is seeking a Media Supervisor with 5-7 years experience.

Digitas Health is a next-generation marketing agency brand for

healthcare that provides a complete solution for demand generation,

demand servicing, and relationship building across channels and

audiences. Digitas Health connects its clients knowledge, advice, and

experience to peoples problems, conditions, and questions through

integrated marketing programs. Counting as clients many of the worlds

leading pharmaceutical, bioscience, and medical device companies and

brands, Digitas Health helps its clients help doctors, patients, and all

the people who care for them have better-informed conversations that

lead to better treatments and better results. With offices in

Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Boston, Digitas Health is an agency

brand of the Digitas family, a member of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe

S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0000130577, NYSE: PUB), the worlds fourth

largest communications group and second largest media counsel and buying

group.

Perhaps its the exposure to innovative technologies, world-class

resources and global reach. Maybe its the environment, including hip

office locations where we have frequent company-sponsored events. It

could also be the strong focus on career development with progressive

internal curriculum, training grants and a generous tuition

reimbursement program – or our support of creative expression. Possibly

its our efforts to support charities, both at the local and national

level. Maybe its the fantastic benefits and work/life balance (including

matched 401k, flexible work schedule, relaxed dress code, and loyalty

gifts.) But overall it is our remarkable, diverse, expert,

entrepreneurial employees that make Digitas Health an amazing place to

work.

JOB SUMMARY: This is a position that involves online media research,

planning and buying responsibilities for major brands within the

healthcare category. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial

spirit, excellent communication and negotiating skills, a team player

philosophy and solid understanding of the online medium. Healthcare

experience is also a plus.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Responsible for making online media plan recommendations

– Negotiating with third-party sites

– Implementing buys

– Optimizing and reporting on campaigns

– Working with research tools, rich media and third party ad-servers

– Present findings and recommendations to clients

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

– Minimum of a Bachelor's degree plus 5-7 years of experience

– Strong talent in communication and relationship building

– Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously

– Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills

– Must have strong verbal and written communication skills

– Detailed oriented

– Possess a team player philosophy

– Prioritization skills

– Communication skills (written and oral)

– Organization skills

– Attention to detail

– Computer skills (PowerPoint, Excel and Word)

Note: This job specification should not be construed to imply that

these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Performs

other duties (or functions) as assigned.

For more information about Digitas Health, please visit

www.digitashealth.com.

EOE

Contact: Apply online at

http://adrants.jobwink.com/JobApplyStep1.aspx?JobID=2533

32.) Internet Marketing Manager, Bullhorn, Boston, MA

http://www.hcp.com/content70626.html

33.) Manager, Marketing Communications, Boston-Power Inc., Westborough, MA

http://www.boston-power.com/manager-marketing-communications.html

34.) University Relations Manager, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

For the purposes of ACU’s Background Check and Self-Reporting Policy, this position is classified as security sensitive.

Exempt/Full time

The key principles of this job are to:

Support ACU’s Mission: Educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

Support ACU’s 21st Century Vision: By 2020, ACU will become the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders.

Scope: This position is responsible for developing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with our alumni, church leaders, school administrators, and other influential partners with the purpose of increasing university awareness, gathering market data, and creating a communication channel between the university and these key influencers.

I. Basic Responsibilities

Identify key influencers within religious and educational organizations and evaluate current relationship with regards to ACU.

Develop a strategic partnership with key influencers to increase awareness and goodwill for the university.

Identify ACU alumni in local geographical area that will assist in the communication flow between ACU and key influencers, as well as participate in local ACU events and awareness campaigns.

Capture, record and maintain information about key influencers in ACU’s contact management system.

Oversee attendance and ACU presence at key Public Relational Events.

II. Essential Duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

A. Identify key influencers within religious and educational organizations and evaluate current relationship with regards to ACU.

Define top target organizations for which we should strategically focus

Devote time to research and prioritization of target markets

B. Develop a strategic partnership with key influencers to increase awareness and goodwill for the university.

Assist in the strategy development of outreach initiatives

Build relationships with key influencers in religious and educational organizations through continual communication and collaboration of events.

Foster relationships with a designed follow-up procedure

C. Identify ACU alumni in local geographical area that will assist in the communication flow between ACU and key influencers, as well as participate in local ACU events and awareness campaigns.

Partner with development and alumni relations for annual outreach plans

Work in partnership with admissions and marketing to organize local events

Grow and develop an alumni volunteer network to assist in event promotion, planning and hosting

D. Capture, record and maintain information about key influencers in ACU’s contact management system.

Use ACU’s contact information system to communicate progress and crucial information on target market

Establish communication flow between admission counselors and key influencers for the purposes of targeted recruiting

E. Oversee attendance and ACU presence at key Public Relational Events.

Identify programs and events that ACU need attend

Represent ACU at key conferences and pertinent public functions in the market

III. Professional Development Requirements:

A. Skills

Strong sales skills. Must have the ability to differentiate ACU from the competition.

Strong people skills with a clear ability to build partnerships with alumni, parents, internal and external organizations.

B. Training Modules Required

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IV. Qualifications:

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. This position requires the employee to be a professing Christian and to be willing to support the Christian mission of ACU.

A. Occupational

It is a occupational qualification that the employee occupying this position be a resident of the Houston area.

B. Professional

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (ACU graduate highly preferred)

Knowledge and experience with contact management systems (Facebook, email, etc.)

Excellent communicator and strong presentation skills.

Strong time management skills are needed to handle the multiple tasks required for successful territory management.

C. Personal

High initiative

Dependable

High professionalism

Goal-oriented

V. Physical Demands

Ability to endure long periods of standing, walking and talking

Ability to travel extensively (up to 50%). Monthly return to Abilene for team work progress evaluation.

Handle stress well (high volume and high speed demands)

I understand that our mission at Abilene Christian University is to educate students for Christian service and leadership through the world. Because of ACU’s commitment to this principle and my commitment to God, people and learning, my actions will exemplify integrity, service, stewardship, involvement, and excellence.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please email your resume in MS Word, RTF, HTML, or ASCII text format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

20939-CJB-0@acu.hrmdirect.com

ACU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

http://acu.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=20939

35.) Sr Writer – Marketing and Employee Communications, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Raytheon, Billerica, MA

http://hodes.jobhost.org/viewjob.php?id=491143

36.) Communications Specialist Marketing, Hound, Melrose, MA

http://www.newyorkjobs.com/jobdetails.cfm?jid=725324

37.) Communications Manager, Latitude Research, Beverly, MA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8F6QV7695W7F3F7WD4

38.) Director of Media and Public Relations, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

http://jobs.prsa.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=2170&jb=4743856

39.) Vice Chancellor for Development & University Relations, Fayetteville State University, Chancellor's Office, Fayetteville, NC

http://jobs.phds.org/job/12960/fayetteville-state-university-chancellor-s-office/vice-chancellor-for-development-university-relations

40.) Senior Technical Writer/Editor, Support Systems Associates, Inc. (SSAI), Warner Robins, GA

http://ssai.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-24271.html

41.) Editor, MomsLikeMe.com, Gannett, Nashville, TN

Description

The person in this position will be responsible to nurture and grow the online community of MomsLikeMe.com through management of the site and related activities and promotions. To grow page views and meet established goals.

Responsibilities include:

Drive traffic to the site each day; encouraging discussion, photo submission and participation in events through forums. Provide promotional content for the site daily; write twice-weekly newsletters; manage continuous improvement of resources and functionality of site.

Reach out to and develop relationships in the community with organizations that can partner with MCM for content, discussions and resources. Use other social networking tools (facebook, Twitter, etc.) to market site to other users.

Manage forum leaders and develop other resources to encourage online discussions; promote site, provide customer service to online community; monitor and report traffic; monitor questionable discussion as necessary.

Work with marketing to develop and execute promotions that grow traffic and users on MLM. Design and manage smaller contests, surveys and giveaways on the site.

Coordinate with information center on weekly page with moms content and look for other opportunities to cross-promote print and online.

Participate fully in MLM events, both promotional events driven by MLM and grassroots events that come about on the site.

Requirements

Seven years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in newsgathering or editing, website management , marketing/promotion or a similar field required. Strong networking and public speaking skills.

Must be have general computer aptitude for multiple online applications, including phpBB, WordPress, Saxotech and browsers. Online social networking experience required. Intermediate Word and Excel required.

http://www.jobpath.com/CSH/Details.aspx?did=J8H3F46NFWFVPKRBXNC&csh=CSH_GANNETT

42.) Technical Writer Editor, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System, Department Of Justice, Washington, DC

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Technical-Writer-Editor-1502319.html

43.) Technical Writer / Editor, Automation Technologies, Inc., Fort Meade, MD

http://www.intelligencecareers.com/jobs/jobview.cfm?jobid=1485892

44.) Lead Technical Writer/Editor, CDI Corporation, Phoenix, AZ

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79920598

*** From Heather Sabharwal:

45.) Director of Alumni Affairs, Strayer Education, Rosslyn, VA

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

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

Key Duties:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Develops annual alumni affairs operating budget

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

Qualifications:

• Strategic thinking skills

• Exceptional project management abilities

• Superior written and oral communication skills

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

Education/Experience:

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

Contact:

Heather Sabharwal (Heather.Sabharwal@strayer.edu)

Director of Public Relations

Strayer University

Tel: 571-642-2965

www.strayer.edu

46.) Promotions Writer-Producer-Editor, Liberty Sports Group, Pittsburgh, PA

http://libertysportsgroup.catsone.com/careers/?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=70069

47.) Director of Development and Communications, Union Settlement Association, New York, New York

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=17945

*** From Mike Pina:

48.) VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING, INTEGRATED HOSPITALITY COMPANY. MID-ATLANTIC

Our client is a regionally focused owner operator of Hotels, Resorts, and

Restaurants. The company's portfolio includes seven hotels and resorts with

over 1600 rooms, and five high volume, free standing restaurants. The firm

employs over 2,000 associates. They are a significant player in a very

popular East Coast vacation area.

The Vice President of Marketing will:

.. Develop, implement, and analyze long term strategic marketing campaigns.

He or she will create and manage budgets, business plans, and operating

plans; review and adjust operating plans as necessary to ensure proper

utilization of the division and its interaction with other divisions. Design

and develop 100% of all creative, targeted, and response based regional

marketing initiatives (to include print, television, internet, email, and

direct mail marketing).

.. Effectively lead a tenured team of marketing and support staff to ensure

accountability, support profitability, and effectively utilize talents

within the regional team (maximizing associates thereby minimizing

turnover). Direct various outside service providers including ad agency,

public relations, and research.

.. He or she will develop programs directed at capturing available customer

expenditures for the company's enterprises. This may involve staging special

events working independently or in conjunction with local tourism marketing

boards.

.. Manage the company's relationships with on-line travel agencies, GDS

providers, and traditional travel trade.

.. Develop sophisticated revenue management programs directed at maximizing

revenue in both peak and non-peak seasons.

We are looking for a proven manager with 5+ years of specific experience in

hospitality marketing. The position requires strong marketing and business

acumen, results orientation, excellent communications skills, analytical and

decision making ability, ability to multi-task, and the ability to

coordinate the efforts of internal and external resource groups so as to

accomplish the program goals and objectives. MBA preferred, BA/AA required.

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $135-175,000 plus bonus and great benefits.

Apply at http://www.bristolassoc.com/

49.) Broadcaster, Persian Language Service, Radio Farda, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Prague, Czech Republic

Please quote vacancy number: BPE0608

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an independent, international news and broadcast organization, whose content on radio, Internet and television reach influential audiences in Russia, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Across our broadcast region, more than 30 million people enjoy and rely on RFE/RL programming. Through broadcasts in 28 languages, RFE/RL provides news, information and responsible discussion of domestic and international issues to countries where free and independent media are not permitted or not yet fully established.

RFE/RL is a nonprofit organization funded by the U.S. Congress. Corporate headquarters are in Washington D.C., but programming originates from our Prague operational headquarters as well as from bureaus in 19 countries.

We are currently seeking 6 Broadcasters for Radio Farda, our Persian Language Service, to be based in Prague, Czech Republic.

Fluent in both English and Persian, you will initiate, develop, produce, and deliver news and feature stories in Persian, working from international news sources or from original research and reporting, including interviews with persons in Iran.

Qualifications:

Professional fluency in English and PersianDemonstrated writing and analytical skills with broad knowledge of political, economic, and social structures of Iran and surrounding regions, as well as strong general knowledge of international affairs Minimum of 4 years journalism experience, preferably in broadcast medium Demonstrated strong commitment to journalistic integrity and objectivity A university degree in journalism, international relations, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience in one of these disciplines Proven ability to function effectively with people from widely different national and cultural backgrounds Knowledge and practical experience of radio broadcasting practices and techniques is highly desired Ability to read and understand other languages spoken in RFE/RL’s broadcast regions would be helpful, but is not required Excellent salary and benefits offered including relocation, housing, and comprehensive health insurance.

By replying to this advertisement or sending your CV and/or other personal data to RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, you are agreeing to having your data saved and managed by employees of the HR department of the company for possible future reference in full accordance with the law (no. 101/2000 Sb. regarding personal data protection). This agreement may only be withdrawn by a written revocation and remains valid until that date. However no longer than 5 years.

Thank you

Odpovědí na tento inzerát či zasláním Vašeho životopisu a případných dalších osobních materiálů do společnosti RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty dáváte souhlas ke zpracování a uchování Vašich osobních údajů dle zákona č. 101/2000 Sb., o ochraně osobních údaju. Tento souhlas platí až do jeho odvolání písemnou formou, maximálně však po dobu 5 let.

Děkujeme

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

E-mail: jobs@rferl.org

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Human Resources Division

Vinohradska 1

110 00 Prague

Czech Republic

Fax: +420-2-2112-3881

WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.

E-mail: DCjobs@rferl.org

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Human Resources Division

1201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036

Fax: +202-457-6962

To apply: Please quote vacancy number: BPE0608

http://www.rferl.org/jobs/detail/BPE0608.html

50.) Technical Writer, ITT Industries, Lexington Park, MD

http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=591&ji=2317557&sn=I

51.) Magazine Editor, Midwest Meetings, Brookings, SD

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1030582

52.) Senior Writer/Editor, Intranet Communications, Ketchum, New York, NY

http://www2.recruitingcenter.net/clients/ketchum/publicjobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=11335

53.) Copywriter (Part-Time), Journal Broadcast Group, Wichita, KS

http://jobs.journalbroadcastgroup.com/RadioJobs/tabid/536/ctl/Detail/mid/1213/xmid/28928/xmfid/24/Default.aspx

54.) Copy Editor, Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL

http://www.jobpath.com/CSH/Details.aspx?did=J8B1ZL6P4CK0Q5JXVNB&csh=CSH_GANNETT

55.) Associate Editor, Best Events Magazine, Red 7 Media, Norwalk, CT

http://jobs.foliomag.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=16500420

56.) Writer/Editor, AHC Media, Atlanta, GA

Leading biotechnology news publisher is looking for an energetic and adaptable writer/editor to help make us even better. The successful applicant will have experience as a clear and concise writer capable of providing insightful articles for a highly expert audience. The successful candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks, and not shrink under both daily and longterm deadlines. The position also may include online production work (Quark skills preferable).

Specific responsibilities:

Writes daily and longterm articles on the business of biotechnology

Coordinates production (layout and proofing) of a weekly publication, including layout and proofing

Coordinates with senior production editor on other production tasks

Key Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong organization and time management skills

An ability to juggle both short-term and long-term deadlines

A commitment to accuracy

Experience with online publishing software, especially Quark

An ability to take on new tasks and direction

A willingness to take on whatever news tasks that arise

An ability to work individually and as a member of a group.

http://www.georgiajobnetwork.com/jobs.asp?pagemode=15&jid=1662134

57.) Multimedia Writer/Editor, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland

http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000594904-01

58.) Interactive Project Manager, Kurani Interactive Red Bank, New Jersey

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=91011

59.) Photo Editor, National Publishing House, New York, NY

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J7X1DH6KLJ78LW8K2RM

60.) Copy Editor, Bonnier Corporation, Orlando, FL

Plum position for a top-notch professional copy editor. Work for a large, energetic, Orlando-based nationwide publisher of beautiful, high-end sports, lifestyle and travel magazines and websites.

Full-time staff copy editor, Bonnier Corp., Winter Park, Florida

Copy edit and proofread for a group of water sports, boating and/or lifestyle magazines and related materials. Job does not include layout design. Position reports to copy chief.

Required skills:

– Familiarity with AP Stylebook, Webster’s New World College Dictionary Fourth Edition and the use of in-house style sheets, and how they interrelate.

– Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style.

– Strong knowledge of copy editing online in Microsoft Word.

– Experience working with InCopy is a plus.

– Expertise in fact-checking using Google.

– Demonstrated ability to reword for clarity while maintaining voice.

– Proofreading abilities vital: Must ensure consistency and correctness in text, design, typography and all other visual elements of complex, highly illustrated page layouts with cutting-edge design.

– Fluency in written Spanish and French a plus.

– Flexibility to interact gracefully with the staffs of several publications, each with unique needs and audience.

– Must work fast and thrive on deadlines, with excellent ability to manage a varying workflow and juggle multiple assignments.

– Must be able to sit and use a desktop computer system for long periods.

– Must be able to read small type for long periods.

– Must be able to communicate effectively with copy chief and fellow employees.

Qualifications:

College degree prefered.

A minimum of two years’ copy-editing experience for magazine, newspaper and/or book publishing

Your current or immediately previous job must be as a copy editor for newspapers, magazines or books.

Applicants will be asked to take copy editing and proofreading tests.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=WORLDPUB&cws=1&rid=44

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

61.) Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Cephalon, West Chester, PA

https://jobs-cephalon.icims.com:443/jobs/1589/job

62.) Managing Director, APCO WORLDWIDE, Rome, Italy

The managing director is responsible for directing an office or region’s overall client projects, administration and new business development efforts. Responsibilities include directing the team resources in Rome, managing all aspects of client projects, directing and assisting with new business development efforts and maintaining influential contacts in the business and political community. The managing director reports to the regional CEO.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

Manage the office P & L and budgets

Approve office client contracts up to a specified value

Approve vendor contracts for non-billable, overhead expenses

Coordinate with finance, operations and human resources in the office

Make decisions regarding planning, staffing, organization, budgets, and overall operations, and execution of plans/policies/procedures

Nurture the office growth through:

Meeting new business development goals:

Build relationships within the APCO organization to drive inward and outward business for the office

Maintain and develop contacts with local and regional business and community leaders

Maintaining broad marketing/new business development efforts

Capitalizing on broad knowledge/contacts with the media, community and elected leaders to further the company’s and clients’ needs

Developing and supporting senior team members’ in marketing/business development

Plan and execute complex media, communication or reputation building strategies

Supervise project teams

Monitor projects, including budgets as-needed

Participate in overall firm business development, staff recruitment, training, supervision and retention

Mentor staff to enhance each team member’s abilities

Market APCO’s capabilities in Italy and internationally

Report problems and issues to general counsel or regional CEO as appropriate

Maintain 75% billability (6 billable hours per day)

Secondary Position Responsibilities:

Participate on community boards or organizations that enhance or further the business goals of the office or region

Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Standards:

Education: Undergraduate and or postgraduate qualifications in a related field required

Experience:

Currently a senior director or managing director as a corporate communication professional or public affairs practitioner in an international environment

Specialized expertise in practice area, for example, consumer goods, technology, health

Proven leadership capability

Experience running a P & L

People management skills

Fluent written and spoken English and Italian essential

MS Office skills

Competencies Required:

Client Service

Communication Skills

Writing

Research & Analysis

Critical Thinking Skills

Innovation

Initiative

Team Work

Planning & Organization

Business Development

Project Management

Financial Management

Strategic Thinking Skills

Professional Presence

Knowledge Seeking & Sharing

Office Environment: The physical abilities needed to perform the duties of this position, in addition to the office climate.

Office environment is general office setting

Domestic and international travel required

APCO WORLDWIDE INC. will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in order to enable them to perform the essential or primary duties for this position.

To apply for this position please email your CV and cover letter detailing your current salary and benefits to emeajobs@apcoworldwide.com. We regret that we will only contact those candidates shortlisted for the position.

http://www.apcoworldwide.com/content/Careers/jobs/europe_middle_east_africa_jobs.cfm#md-rome

63.) Managing Editor – ESSENCE.COM, Time Warner, New York, NY

http://blackent.careers.adicio.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=16503559

64.) Director- Marketing Communications, Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services, Springfield, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27719471

65.) Interactive and Graphics Designer, Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT

http://www.jobpath.com/CSH/Details.aspx?did=J8F4KJ6MCC9T1682C95&csh=CSH_GANNETT

66.) Digital Marketing Manager, Burton Snowboards, Burlington, VT

https://jobs.burton.com/careersNew/Careers.aspx?adata=ILqPy08n9faXvKQnCSd%2fyUw6s5E2EESRnBnFKvJfa6%2b%2bWAVhpAukBkoLmTe18setFUEx3B438yPFH7%2bPv%2bTFWkHhOpKF%2b6qc

67.) Assistant Product Manager – Forum Boots, The Program, Burlington, VT

https://jobs.burton.com/careersNew/Careers.aspx?adata=ILqPy08n9faXvKQnCSd%2fydv2r5K7sXqD1HS6nUZEF38fIDh25FsQB75B0uGlgmTd34i36Xu4tuZ1x%2bqwjTCUmyIe18LQ%2bQhM

*** From Ken Frager, who got it from Cynthia Vaughan:

Hey Ned,

Hope all is well. Here's one for the sharing.

Ken

Subject: Extraordinary Public Affairs Opportunity (UNCLASSIFIED)

68.) Public Affairs, OTSG/MEDCOM, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Va.

I'm hiring a 1035 YA02 (comparable to GS12/13) in the OTSG/MEDCOM public affairs office, Falls Church, Va.

It's an extraordinary opportunity to work with Army Medical Personnel

and to contribute to the education of internal and external audiences

about Army Medicine, our commitment to the well-being of Soldiers and

Families, and the numerous medical research initiatives that are in

place to help our Soldiers – on the battlefield and at home.

The work will revolve around staffing and coordinating responses to

media queries in concert with AMEDD strategic communication goals and

objectives; anticipating and preparing strategic communication plans and

products for hot topics; and working as part of the AMEDD Strategic

Communication Directorate in concert with Congressional, protocol,

plans, and history offices.

Please apply and send this to people you know who may be qualified

and/or interested in the job.

This is a remarkable time in our nation and it's the best time to be

part of the Army Medical Team!

Here is the link to the job; it closes on March 18th.

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79884720

v/r, Cynthia

Cynthia Vaughan

Chief, Public Affairs

OTSG/MEDCOM

703-681-0519

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

I wonder if they'll ever have jobs like this in Maryland. Do you think you get to wear a pirate costume for this?

69.) SLOT AMBASSADOR, TREASURE ISLAND AT THE MIRAGE, Las Vegas, NV

Job Description

It is the primary responsibility of the Slot Ambassador to effectively market, evaluate, recruit, establish and maintain a professional relationship with slot casino guests and to provide specialized attention to high-end guests. All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and property policies, practices, and procedures.

Specific Job Functions:

Market and recruit new guests to property

Establish and maintain a professional relationship with repeat guests to the property

Research and evaluate guest accounts using Players Club and or other software programs

Issue guest complimentary items in accordance with departmental and property standards

Research and resolve guest issues effectively and professionally

Protect the confidentiality of Company documents and files under immediate control

Greet guests, answer questions and be an informational resource regarding guest inquiries

Monitor assigned area and attend to guests needs including jackpot payments, providing a comfortable Experience for guests by answering basic property questions, provide information regarding rooms, restaurants and entertainment for the guests

Perform minor machine repairs

Accurately maintain a Cash Pouch involving Company funds

Verify and ID guests to ensure players are of the legal gaming age

Provide guests with Players Club information and solicit new members

Assist guests with inquiries and problems regarding Players Club and the Casino

Promptly answer in-bound telephone calls

Assist guests and Casino Hosts with requests in a professional and timely manner

Keep up to date on Slot Marketing activities and events at the property

Input player information into the Players Club system

Maintain a positive and friendly attitude toward guests as well as other employees

Perform all duties as deemed necessary for the success of the department

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Gaming experience preferred

Must have strong organizational skills

Ability to handle and cope with stress well and remain calm under pressure a must

Must have, or be able to obtain, Gaming Registration

A working knowledge of basic computer systems and Casino systems preferred

Excellent public relations, communication and speaking skills

Professional appearance and demeanor a must

Apply on-line @ www.mgmmiragecareers.com

70.) Scoop Host, Ben & Jerry's, Unilever, Waterbury, VT

https://recruitment.unileverservices.com//MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=15157&szUniqueCareerPortalID=d6165633-37e6-4b7c-a5a3-7dab4fbe206f

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

10.03.2009 0500 UTC: Posn: 08:06N – 059:11E: About 550 nm off Somalia.

Pirates chased a bulk carrier and opened fire with small arms. Ship made evasive manoeuvres and escaped the attack.

09.03.2009: 1800 UTC: Posn: 08:02N – 058:45E, About 530 nm off Somalia.

Pirates armed with RPGs and rifles in a skiff chased a bulk carrier underway and opened fire at it. Ship took evasive manoeuvres and prevented pirates from boarding. Later, pirates aborted the attack. Crew and vessel safe.

07.03.2009: 2330 LT: Kakinada anchorage, India.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier by climbing thru the hawse pipe. When sighted by duty watchmen, robbers jumped overboard and escaped with ship’s stores. Port control and agent informed.

05.03.2009: 0345 LT: Posn: 07:56N – 065:28E: about 900nm off Somalia coast, Indian ocean.

While underway, OOW onboard a bulk carrier noticed an unidentified and unlit target on the radar about 9nm on stbd bow. Target did not transmit AIS signal and did not respond to calls on VHF radio. About 45 minutes later, target Increased speed and headed towards vessel. Vessel took evasive manoeuvres and prevented target from getting closer. Later, target was noticed aborting the attempt and moving away. Vessel resumed passage on intended route.

04.03.2009: 0735 UTC: Posn: 12:17.9N – 044:09.9E, Gulf of Aden.

Five armed pirates in a boat approached a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and fired rocket flares. Finally, the boat aborted the attempted attack and passed on the ship's port beam at a distance of 0.4 nm.

03.03.2009: 0612 UTC: Posn: 13:02N – 048:43E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates armed with RPG and rifles fired upon and attempted to board a container ship underway. Master raised alarm, sent distress message and took evasive manoeuvres. A naval warship responded to the distress call and sent a helicopter. The helicopter fired warning shots and the pirates aborted the attempted attack.

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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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