JOTW 24-2009


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JOTW 24-2009

15 June 2009

www.nedsjotw.com

“Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.”

– Deborah Tannen

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In this issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Sr. Manager Naming Services Communications, VeriSign, Inc., Dulles, VA

2.) Entry-level Media Position, Nielsen, Tampa, FL

3.) Proposal Developer/ Technical Writer, Protection Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA

4.) Communications/PR Manager, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Atlanta, Georgia

5.) Internal Communications Associate Director, Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) and Private Capital, Ernst & Young, Secaucus, New Jersey

6.) Project Manager, Communications, Pew Center on the States, Washington, DC

7.) Manager-level communications position, Covance, Princeton, NJ

8.) Manager Public Relations & Communications, CIBA Vision Corporation, Duluth, GA

9.) Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Expert, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Crystal City, VA

10.) Communications Manager, Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program (OPEDCP), Columbus, OH

11.) Email Marketing Communications Specialist, Beyond.com, King of Prussia, PA 12.) HR Communications Analyst, Tyco International, Princeton, NJ

13.) Senior Manager, Deloitte, OIM Communications, Deloitte, Glenn Mills, PA

14.) Director, Media Relations, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

15.) Communications Associate, GREATER PHILADELPHIA URBAN AFFAIRS COALITION (GPUAC), Philadelphia, PA

16.) Manager, Communications, SCA AMERICAS, Philadelphia, PA

17.) Public Relations Intern, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, PA

18.) Reporter, FDAnews, Falls Church, VA

19.) Corporate Communications Manager, Solar Winds, Austin, TX

20.) Communications Specialist, Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

21.) Manager, Public Relations, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA

22.) Director, Search Engine Marketing, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA

23.) Corporate Communications Writer / Editor, Campus Support Center (Corporate Headquarters), Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA

24.) COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

25.) Public Relations Manager, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

26.) Content Editor, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

27.) Manager of Public Programs, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

28.) Community Outreach and Events Specialist, PayPal, Omaha, NE

29.) Health Communication Expert, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Beirut, Lebanon

30.) Communications Specialist, Analysts International, Coral Gables, FL

31.) Communication, PR and Fundraising Specialist, Welbodi Partnership, Freetown, Sierra Leone

32.) Director, Communications, SSD, ITT Space Systems Division (SSD) Headquarters, Rochester, NY

33.) Communications Manager, Scientific Ocean Drilling Programs, U.S. Implementing Organization (USIO) of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and the U.S. Science Support Program (USSP), The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington DC

34.) Executive Director, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

35.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Cellular South, Jackson, MS

36.) Communications Lead – Public Affairs, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia

37.) Media Relations Specialist, Laboratory Staff , Corporate Information Mgmnt, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

38.) CNN Public Relations -News team – Fall Internship, 2009, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

39.) Communications Specialist, OSPRO Systems LLC, Frazer, PA

40.) Internal Communications Specialist, Arrow, Englewood, CO

41.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dept. of Homeland Security, Atlanta, GA

42.) Public Affairs Associate, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

43.) Communications Specialist, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

44.) Internship, External Relations Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, Belgium

45.) Program Analyst (Office Management), Kratos, Port Hueneme, CA

46.) Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Lawton, OK

47.) Manager of Public Relations, PETCO, San Diego, CA

48.) Memberships and Communications Officer, Reuters – AlertNet, London, UK

49.) Government Affairs Spec Asc, Alion Science and Technology, McLean, VA

50.) Communications/PR Manager; Georgia World Congress Center Authority; Atlanta, GA

51.) Investment Writer/Editor – Financial Focus, Macquarie Securities Group, Sydney, NSW, Australia

52.) Senior Consultants – Healthcare and Technology PR, Weber Shandwick, Woolloomooloo, Australia

53.) VP Corporate Communications, AOL, New York, NY

54.) VP, Public Relations and Community Affairs, CIG, Indianapolis, IN

55.) Internal Communications Manager, Société Générale – UK, London, UK

56.) Medical Communications Leader, Pfizer, New York, NY

57.) Director of Web Site and Electronic Communications, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ

58.) Head of Marketing, NEA & Institutional APEA, ANZ Bank, Hong Kong, China

59.) Senior Manager Investor Relations, HJ Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, PA

60.) Vice President Global Development, Waggener Edstrom, Washington, DC

61.) Coordinator – Influential Monitoring & Measurement, Waggener Edstrom, Portland/Seattle

62.) Public Relations Manager, Starwood Hotels in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

63.) Grants & Communications Coordinator, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA

64.) Brand Coordinator and Brand Manager, 72andSunny, Los Angeles, California

65.) Advocacy Officer, Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), Kampala, Uganda

66.) Warden, Stanley Correctional Institution, Stanley, WI

67.) TABLE GAMES FLOOR SUPERVISOR, Tulalip Resort & Casino, Marysville, WA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Looking for the right opportunity in the Philadelphia/New York/New Jersey area:

Results-driven, strategic, and award-winning marketing/employee communications professional with 20+ years experience.

> Award-Winning Employee, Benefits & Marketing Communications Strategist

> Strategic & Tactical Manager

> Excellent Communication/Writing Skills

> Internal Communications Expert

> Client Account & Team Manager

> Excellent Staff Development

> New Business Development

> Training & Development Expertise

> Thought Leader & Implementer

> Change Management Consulting & Communications

> Executive communications writing and counsel

Contact: Donna M. Cusano-Sutherland dms81061@verizon.net

*** A born communicator:

http://www.snotr.com/video/2630

*** Connection:

Ned, It was good to see you at the world conference. How come your posted photos on JOTW didn't include Tasty Salted Pig Parts!!

– Kavita

*** Connection:

Ned.

It was a great pleasure finally to meet you at the IABC conference.

Check out Forrest's monthly e-letter on message development, assessing and

managing relationships and other communications research topics. You can

subscribe at: http://www.forrestwanderson.com/free.htm. To see past

issues, check his blog at: http://forrestwanderson.blogspot.com/.

Best wishes,

Forrest

Forrest W. Anderson

*** West Coast Trip:

I reported on my flight to SFO via Philadelphia in last week’s issue, and my one-day jaunt to Monterey and taking in the ballgame at Oakland. We stayed in the Marines Memorial Association hotel on Sutter St., a great value and a superb place to stay in San Francisco, right near Union Square. On Saturday the formally tired military people of San Francisco met there to observe the Battle of Midway. Gen. Conway, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, was the guest of honor, so our hotel was a very busy place.

The Saturday night leaders reception was at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, and the Sunday night reception was at the Ferry Terminal at the foot of Market. After hitting the round of receptions on Monday night, I joined up with Connie Eckard, ABC, IABC Fellow, Mary Ann McCauley, ABC, Mary Hlls, ABC, and our partners from Royal Roads University in Victoria, Zoë MacLeod, and David Black, at Annabelle’s, across the street from the Marriott on Fourth.

http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/_archives/2009/6/15/4222679.html

Our Tuesday night dine-around crowd went to China Eastern in Chinatown. Our dinner was swimming in a tank when we arrived. We ate family style. The most memorable dish was the jellyfish. I can’t say I ever had jellyfish before. Also good was the abalone and duck. My share with everything was just $42. http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/_archives/2009/6/10/4217005.html.

Eric and I left for the airport Wednesday morning, taking the BART. Trains to the airport come less frequently than I would have thought. I was flying on an upgrade, but the 1st class check-in line was long and only had two agents. The kiosk told me it was too late to check in, but the agent helped me and I just made the flight. Miraculously, the bags arrived in Oxnard when I did, having made the connection in LAX. My old shipmate, Jim Oldham, met me at the airport. “It’s a USS Cochrane tradition,” he reminded me.

I had a great visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Port Hueneme to talk about the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile, the Self-Defense Test Ship and Underway Replenishment.

I had to get to the airport very early on Friday for my 0600 departure to Dulles. The onramp to the 405 was closed coming off the 10 from Santa Monica. I tried going to Century City and turning around, got briefly lost, but couldn’t go south coming from the other direction, either. I had to go north on the 405 and pull a -turn. I was in plenty of time. LAX is busy early in the morning. My bag was thoroughly searched, swabbed and analyzed. I was number on the upgrade list, and couldn’t even get an economy-plus seat. I was in the very last row. The flight was early, my bags were the first ones off and I was home before my wife could kick out the Marine. Just kidding about that last part.

*** Do you have that special place you like to get away to for a respite from summer?

Send me your pics and I’ll post at the “Your Very Next Step” website (http://www.yourverynextstep.com/) under the category of “Where I'd rather be…”. Anna Willey just sent me a photo looking out over the lake from her cottage in Saskatchewan. And David carrithers shows us that special place…Bodega Bay.

What would you rather be looking at?

*** Introducing Effective Media Training … Online

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This self-study program provides spokespeople with tools and insights to manage exchanges with reporters to win-win outcomes, while applying risk management strategies to protect their reputation and their organization's.

The program consists of 10 audio-visual modules that vary in length from four to 13 minutes and cover a range of topics. Each module is accompanied by a five-question quiz. Spokespeople view the modules and complete the quizzes. Those who earn a combined score of 45/50 receive a Certificate of Completion for the program.

“The quizzes serve two purposes,” says Eric Bergman, ABC, APR, who designed the program and is also author of the train-the-trainer guide Media Training With Excellence: A Balanced Approach (http://iabcstore.com/prmediarelations/mediatraining.htm). “First, they force participants to listen to the information contained in the modules. Second, they help internalize the concepts taught. Testing has shown the program to be extremely effective at achieving both ends.”

The modules cover topic areas that include: Managing Polarization; Working With Reporters; Negotiating the Interview; Print vs Broadcast; and Managing Risk. “Participants have commented that the 'Managing Risk' module alone is worth the cost of the program,” Bergman says.

The program is extremely flexible and adaptable. Organizations can offer all modules to their spokespeople, or only offer specific modules. The online version can be used as stand-alone training, or offered in conjunction with “live” training — either in person or via teleconference.

“The original idea was to bring cost-effective media training to a wide geographic audience,” says Bergman. “And there is no better program available for doing that. But beyond that original aim, At Ease With the Media sets a new standard for media training that helps an organization's spokespeople create strategic outcomes from their exchanges with journalists.”

To arrange a “test drive” or live demonstration, or for more information, contact:

Eric Bergman, ABC, APR, MC

416-410-3273

jotw@ateasewiththemedia.com

*** From Janie Rutherford:

Ned,

Please post in your next Job of the Week if you would. I'll admit I'm

copying Heritage Region, but what the heck!

Thanks.

Janie Rutherford

Janie Rutherford

Communications Coordinator

State Library of Kansas

300 SW 10th, 343N

Topeka, KS 66612

785-291-3230

www.kslib.info

SQ 2009 Southern Region Committee

Calling all Southern Region Communicators

2009 Silver Quill Entries Due June 30

The IABC Southern Region Silver Quill 2009 Call for Entries is live at

http://southernregion.iabc.com/SQ_call.htm

Silver Quill Awards recognize excellence in business communications and

honor the outstanding tactics, strategies, work of communications

professionals.

Eligible projects are those with measurable results produced between

June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009. If the entry is a multi-year project or

program, only the materials related to this time period will be

considered.

IABC members and non-members in the Southern Region are eligible to

enter. IABC/Southern Regional includes: 28 chapters in 15 countries and

territories including the Caribbean, Trinidad, Tobago, and Barbados

chapters; and chapters in 14 U.S. states, including Alabama, Arizona,

Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, North

Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Why enter your work? For the thrill of Winning!

● Completing the Call for Entries is an opportunity to take a

critical look at your project, its goals, its outcomes and measurable

results.

● Judging and comprehensive evaluations by experienced

communication professionals – Accredited Business Communicators (ABCs)

and past Quill winners.

● And if you win……it's a great resume booster that will

distinguish you and your work.

*** From Greg Shields, APR:

But this will keep it cool.

http://tinyurl.com/ericdude

*** June 16-17, Chicago: Join us in Chicago when INNOVATING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT meets EXECUTING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Communitelligence presents two stimulating days of learning and sharing on the most essential aspects of employee engagement, HR and social media for internal communications. Topics range from “internal Facebooks and Youtubes,” to employee blogging, internal wikis, podcasts, mobile intranets and micro-sharing. Day 1 keynote Steve Crescenzo will present learnings from the 2009 E2E Communication Awards. Day 2 keynote, Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era talks about the future of the workplace. Innovating Employee Engagement takes Executing Social Media for Internal Communications to the next level. One trip, two great conferences, tons of ideas to take back to your office. Register today – use code nedspecial to receive $100 off your registration.

*** Increase your business, by making a website. An online presence for your

company helps you to reach your customers any where at any time.

An Internet website is an inexpensive marketing tool and a very effective media to market your products and services without much cost.

ISTA Graphics is an Internet presence-making company. Our team of experts provides Website Designing / Developing, Website Re-designing, Website Maintenances, Domain Name Registrations, Website Hosting, Email Solutions, Graphic & Logo Designing, Flash Designing, Profile CD making, Website marketing products.

info@istagraphics.com

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*** From Andrea Pineda:

1.) Sr. Manager Naming Services Communications, VeriSign, Inc., Dulles, VA

Brief Job Description:

Responsible for a broad range of public relations activities in support of VeriSign's Naming Services business. The position also works with investor relations, industry analyst relations and social media, in support of this business. This position will build and execute overall Naming Services comms with multiple external audiences, with a tactical concentration on educating press, analysts, consumers and the investment community on Naming products and services. The successful candidate also assists in the design and implementation of policies and programs to enhance the public image of the organization.

How to apply: Please visit our career page at https://verisign.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search for IRC129921.

Andrea Pineda

Senior Recruiting Coordinator

Human Resources

apineda@verisign.com

( 650-426-4675 (Direct)

VeriSign, Inc.

675 E Middlefield Road Mountain View, CA 94043

*** From Margot Myers:

Hi Ned: Thought I'd pass this along to you in case it hadn't reached

JOTW from some other source:

2.) Entry-level Media Position, Nielsen, Tampa, FL

Nielsen is recruiting for an entry level position to join the media

team at our campus outside of Tampa, FL.

The qualifications of the position include:

-Bachelor’s degree in statistics, market research, or social sciences

-Experience analyzing data using statistical software packages such as

SPSS or SAS

-Experience measuring radio audiences a big plus

Click on the below link for more information:

https://nielsen.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=21917

If you know of someone who would be a good fit, please send them my

way at jordan.lockwood@nielsen.com.

We offer a competitive compensation package. For more information our

benefits, go to www.thebenefitsofnielsen.com.

Senior Manager, Public Policy Communications, HIMSS, Arlington, VA

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=80934652

*** From Marcia Drucker:

Ned,

I found out about this opening today from Caroll Jorge, a recruiter at Protection Strategies, and thought I'd pass it on.

Regards,

Marcia Drucker

3.) Proposal Developer/ Technical Writer, Protection Strategies, Inc., Arlington, VA

JOB OVERVIEW:

Protection Strategies Incorporated is looking for a Proposal Developer/Technical Writer to work in our headquarters in Arlington, VA. This is a salaried position and periodically requires extended hours to complete a proposal in time for submission. The Proposal Developer will oversee the process from selection to award of the proposal. The person selected for this position must have the ability to communicate tactfully with senior executives and other senior officials such as contracting officers upon approval of the Proposal Director. Good organizational and administrative skills will be required for this position.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

– Assist Proposal Director in the preparation of various documents for Federal and State proposals.

– Create resumes for final proposal inclusion.

– Prepare in finished format Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs).

– Complete proposal final formatting, editing, and preparations for shipment.

– Ensure that proposal responses comply with RFP requirements.

– Search data bases to identify proposals that meet the size standard and forward to Proposal Director for approval.

– Assist in the preparation of oral preparations using PowerPoint or other software.

– Prepare RFP Questions on proposals for final submission to contracting officers after approval of Proposal Director.

– Analyze Requests for Proposal and develop compliance matrices.

– Assist in managing the entire opportunity life cycle: capture management, government contracting office liaison, pre-RFP release, formal-RFP release, and proposal submission.

– Coordinate data exchange between multiple teaming partners and clients.

– Develop proposal content from extrapolation of existing material or from interviews with subject matter experts.

– Develop graphics and special materials for proposal inputs.

– Perform copy editing and proofreading of all proposal content to rapidly produce clear and accurate documents.

– Develop, update, and maintain proposal information data resources such as resumes, past performances, contracts data, and technical and management plans.

– Ensure contracts wins are properly disseminated.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

– Minimum of 2 years experience in proposal development.

– Business writing skills.

– Proposal Pricing Skills.

– Ability to diplomatically and tactfully communicate both within and external to the organization.

– Demonstrated attention to detail.

– Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

– Skilled at developing working relationships with all levels of personnel.

– Strong research and analytical skills.

– Ability to work as a member of a team.

– Excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task.

– Ability to manage confidential information.

– Ability to work independently as necessary.

CLEARANCE: Top Secret clearance preferred but not required

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree from a fully accredited college. Business Administration Degree or English Degree is preferred

STANDARD TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED:

Expert level skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Visio

For more information about Protection Strategies Incorporated please visit www.protectionsi.com.

To apply to this position please send resume and writing sample to recruiting@protectionsi.com.

4.) Communications/PR Manager, Georgia World Congress Center Authority, Atlanta, Georgia

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5619795

5.) Internal Communications Associate Director, Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) and Private Capital, Ernst & Young, Secaucus, New Jersey

http://www.nationjob.com/job/ERYN899

*** From Holly Barnes Higgins:

6.) Project Manager, Communications, Pew Center on the States, Washington, DC

Overview: Pew Center on the States (PCS)

The Pew Center on the States (PCS) works to advance state policies that serve the public interest. PCS conducts highly credible research, brings together diverse perspectives, and analyzes states' experiences to determine what works and what doesn't as part of The Pew Charitable Trusts' broader effort to study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems affecting Americans.

PCS makes use of the basic tools required to help states explore and advance effective policies, regardless of the issue: credible, timely and user-friendly research; assessments of public support for change; strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to state decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders and the public; the capacity to bring together diverse perspectives and find common ground; and the ability to identify approaches that have proven successful elsewhere.

PCS tracks and measures how well states are faring in a range of important issues through 50-state assessments, policy briefs, case studies and report cards. Trends to Watch is an integrated research tool that showcases critical areas driving state policy in the 21st century. The Government Performance Project measures and grades states on how efficiently and effectively they operate, and helps states learn from one another to improve their performance.

Through research and a network of state-based partners PCS hones in on policy areas of critical importance to advance effective policy solutions. PCS operates major initiatives in early education, sentencing and corrections, and election reform. PCS also partners with other Pew projects in areas such as such as climate change and states' response to the foreclosure crisis. While these issues are quite different, the projects have several important elements in common. All are grounded in credible, rigorous, nonpartisan research, focus on pragmatic solutions, and shine a spotlight on states that have succeeded so that other states can learn about effective approaches. They also engage a diverse range of partners in the states and at the national level.

PCS staff have expertise in research, communications, convenings and coalition building; those engaged in issue-specific projects have deep substantive expertise.

Pew Center on the States – Children's Portfolio

Seven years ago, Pew established a national initiative to advance quality pre-kindergarten for all 3 and 4 year olds. Through the success of this campaign, now housed in PCS, Pew has established a strong reputation for successfully advancing smart state policies and practices that help young children become healthy, productive adults. Today, PCS has multiple efforts underway to advance critical issues for kids. All employ the same creative approach, disciplined message on the fiscal benefits of research-based investments, and sophisticated cross-state advocacy that have made our preschool initiative so effective.

In 2006, Pew joined with other funders to create the Partnership for America's Economic Success, a four-year effort to research the economic returns to investments in children prenatal to age five.

In June, we launched two new advocacy campaigns: to improve access to dental care for disadvantaged children and to expand proven home visiting services for at-risk families.

In addition, Pew expects to continue its pre-kindergarten campaign at full funding for another two years, with a phase-out period starting in 2011.

To make all of this work more effectively and capitalize on what we have learned through our preschool initiative, PCS is consolidating our kids-focused projects into one children's portfolio. The projects will work collaboratively, sharing experience and expertise across topic areas. Some staff will work across all projects, while others will be dedicated largely to a particular project but invited and expected to collaborate for the benefit of the overall portfolio. In addition, each project will work closely with, and benefit from, PCS' Research and Development unit and Communications staff.

Project Description: Pre-K Now

Pre-K Now was created as a part of a major grant-making strategy of The Pew Charitable Trusts. It was Pew's original vision to educate national and state leaders and the public about research-based policies that support voluntary access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-old children in this nation.

Pre-K Now's mission is to collaborate with advocates and policymakers to lead a movement for high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten for all three and four year olds. We pursue this goal by:

providing financial and technical assistance to advocates and other leaders in targeted states to educate policymakers and the public about the benefits of quality public pre-kindergarten programs;

strengthening the capacity and skills of early childhood advocates and state leaders to lead policymaker and public education efforts; and

waging a targeted effort to educate and mobilize key sectors of the public and policymakers at the national level about the severity of the American school readiness problem and the potential that high-quality pre-kindergarten for all has for addressing the problem and boosting K-12 student achievement for all children.

Position Overview

The Project Manager, Communications position offers a unique opportunity for an individual to contribute to exciting, high-profile initiatives. This position, based in Pew's Washington, D.C. office, will report to the PCS Project Director, Communications, Pre-K Now and will be part of Communications' project staff in a growing Communications department of the Pew Center on the States. The position will have a close working relationship with the Communications Manager of Children's Policy Group. The position will oversee Pre-K Now's communications staff (3) and supervise their day-to-day activities. The individual ensures that Pre-K Now's communications strategy is aligned with state and federal policy goals. The position will also contribute to the development and use of strong messages based on research and current polling data for other projects in the children's portfolio. The position requires strong strategic vision and planning, excellent leadership, writing, and editing skills. This position will also work in tandem with other PCS Communications colleagues to plan and execute integrated PCS strategies, campaign and outreach and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Communications Strategy:

Develop and implement communications strategies that support Pre-K Now's state and federal policy objectives and raise the organization's profile nationally and in targeted states.

Provide strategic advice and contribute to the communications efforts of other projects within the children's portfolio and other PCS projects.

Manages collaborative working relationships between PCT and PCS Communications to ensure strategic priorities around all communications activities are in alignment with Trusts goals.

Routinely evaluate Pre-K Now's messaging materials to take advantage of trends in pre-k coverage, current issues under debate or broader themes in the media climate.

Media Relations:

Manages the creation, development and implementation of effective national and state media strategies and campaigns that contribute to a well-defined media presence for PCS and Pre-K Now.

Ensure organizational message discipline through maintenance of messaging materials, regular staff media trainings and editorial review of all organizational products, including reports, media advisories, press releases, op-eds, speeches and presentations.

Generates positive media coverage in new and creative ways, effectively curtails negative press; manages overall reputation/image among election administration, academic, and policy community.

Builds working relationships with media targets to draft, pitch and ensure promotion of PCS' strategic priorities.

Actively monitors, tracks and circulates media coverage of PCS.

Publications and Web Communications:

Direct production of print, audio and video materials, including reports, articles, policy papers, fact sheets, and other communications materials and create distribution plans for these products.

Working with Web Manager, writes and edits Web materials, including summary pages, and page text.

Assist in developing and executing Web strategy that optimizes usage of online tools.

Other:

Manage Pre-K Now communications budget.

Oversee day-to-day activities of Pre-K Now communications staff responsible for media relations and Internet communications as well as those of related consultants.

Serve as primary liaison to Pre-K Now partners and allies for all technical assistance with communications.

Handle selection, hiring and management of outside public relations vendors.

Prepare materials for internal audiences and contributes to the work of other PCS team members through writing and editing of memos, board updates and strategy papers.

Ensure that internal and external audiences are kept apprised of PCS updates through informal newsletters, mailings and other vehicles.

Participate in conferences, seminars and other professional development activities to keep current in pre-k education issues.

Contribute to and participate in tasks of PCS as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and/or committees as needed.

Requirements:

A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in public policy or advocacy communications. Experience that demonstrates a high level of understanding of pre-k education and policy, including working with state policy makers, researchers, advocates and other stakeholders as well as knowledge of the current trends, principal theories, leading thinkers, major concerns and climate for change in the field is preferred.

Demonstrated understanding of a broad set of communications functions, roles and skills, including emerging technologies and tactics.

Exceptional written and oral communications skills. Able to synthesize material and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue and the means to address it. Proven experience drafting public media materials and other public documents including press releases, fact sheets, op-eds.

Strong management and leadership skills and experience in developing staff.

Ability to craft and articulate a vision and to identify steps and tactics necessary to achieve strategic goals.

Excellent political skills and judgment and demonstrated ability to create consensus among diverse groups of partners and allies.

Ability to thrive in a creative, fast-paced and highly professional corporate culture that emphasizes excellence, collegiality and teamwork.

Demonstrated time- and project-management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization. Ability to set priorities and identify resources.

Ability to work independently with limited supervision. Flexible and able to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams of both support and senior staff to meet project goals.

Strong systems skills including Microsoft office products required.

A minimum of a bachelor's degree; graduate degree preferred.

Travel

It is anticipated that the individual in this position will travel domestically and to the Trusts' Philadelphia offices as needed.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including a generous 401(k) plan, four weeks vacation and flexible benefit options.

Candidates are invited to visit the Trusts' Web site at www.pewtrusts.org, and PCS's web site at www.pewcenteronthestates.org.

http://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/1793/job?mode=view

*** From Ted Matthews:

Ned,

Here's a lead for a manager-level communications position w/Covance,

in Princeton, NJ. Item below is from a member of the senior PR

association I manage. –Ted Matthews

7.) Manager-level communications position, Covance, Princeton, NJ

Hello, everyone. You may know of hi-potential communications

professionals in the NY/NJ/PA who may be interested in an opening in

my team. The job will be based in Princeton, NJ. For more details, the

job is posted on our website –

http://www.covancecareers.com/searchJobs.php (Req ID: 16882BR)

8.) Manager Public Relations & Communications, CIBA Vision Corporation, Duluth, GA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81474947&aid=23052515&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10

9.) Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Expert, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Crystal City, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81384691&aid=23052374&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10

10.) Communications Manager, Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation Program (OPEDCP), Columbus, OH

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81396087&aid=23052515&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

11.) Email Marketing Communications Specialist, Beyond.com, King of Prussia, PA

Beyond.com, the world’s largest network of niche career communities, has

an immediate opening in our King of Prussia, PA office for an

experienced marketing professional to serve as an Email Marketing

Communication Specialist, to support the growth of our email marketing

program. Candidates must have the ability to develop high-impact email

content and optimize marketing email and other campaigns to drive our

brand and increase lead generation opportunities for the business.

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills and will be

expected to make decisions about timing and type of campaigns as well as

provide ongoing optimization recommendations. The position requires a

forward-thinking individual who is willing to go the extra mile on a

daily basis and wants to contribute towards the growth of the

organization.

Requirements:

– Savvy online marketer with at least 3-4 years of experience in

marketing internet products and services and at least 2 years of email

marketing experience.

– Excellent creative writing skills with ability to tailor call to

action messages to different market segments.

– Integrate content and graphic elements created for print campaigns to

email newsletter campaigns for fluid and consistent message and

branding.

– Experience creating email templates and managing the delivery timing

and methods.

– Understanding of best practices in email messaging and spam

regulations.

– Experience applying analytic insights to business practices to

improve marketing campaigns and results.

– Evaluate the effectiveness of online programs in relation to

marketing objectives, financial performance and the competitive

environment.

– Excellent communication skills & able to interface across the

organization to define projects & access data required to complete

projects in a high speed environment.

– Strong organizational skills with the ability to be self motivated

and handle numerous projects simultaneously; with a great attention to

detail, operates with urgency, focus and discipline.

– BA in Marketing, Communications or related field.

Contact: Please apply online at

http://jobs.westchesterjobs.com/Free/?jid=20233898

12.) HR Communications Analyst, Tyco International, Princeton, NJ

Tyco International is seeking a HR COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST (Job

ID:5582937) with 3-5 Years experience.

As one of the worlds leading employers, Tyco employs more than 115,000

people working in more than 60 countries. Tyco has more than $18 billion

in annual revenue with leading brands in high-growth industries. Every

day, we help make the world safer and more secure. We believe in the

importance of world-class talent, growing our business and driving

operational excellence while contributing to the world community.

Please consider joining us in the following position located at our

Corporate Headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey:

HR COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST

– Report to the Director of Compensation & Benefits Communications

– Responsible for managing Tycos HR Web site, planning and executing

online content to help advance objectives, extending and executing HR

communications initiatives on the Web. Drive site usage and improve

usability by enhancing the online experience.

– Manage a homepage calendar for articles, spot surveys and banner ads.

Develop and uphold guidelines and standards to ensure quality, accuracy

and relevancy.

– Conceptualize and write Web content, keeping the homepage fresh and

dynamic for a high-quality user experience to drive continued interest.

Engage a network of content owners across HR and work collaboratively

with technology resources to further the information architecture and

site expansion.

– Develop meaningful metrics to measure reach and effectiveness of

communications aligned with Web traffic patterns. Determine trends,

successes and opportunities to validate tactical direction.

– Accountable for the successful design, production, delivery and

administration of HR-related programs and services. Role includes

extensive copy writing, overseeing production management with external

vendors, agencies and printers.

– Collaborate with internal partners to advance HR information on other

intranet sites. Partner with external vendor site providers to ensure a

consistent high-quality experience.

– Manage Tycos central employee discount program.

Tyco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Requirements

– Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of direct experience in developing

internal communication programs for a large and diverse employee base.

– Proven written skills and project management experience.

– Prior Web content management and oversight experience.

– Human Resources and/or Corporate Services communications experience

Contact: Interested candidates, please apply online at:

http://www.jointhetycoteam-careers.com/tycointl/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=2317

13.) Senior Manager, Deloitte, OIM Communications, Deloitte, Glenn Mills, PA

Deloitte is seeking a Senior Manager, OIM Communications (Job ID

#5622298) with 7-10 years experience.

The Senior Manager, OIM Communications manages internal and external

communications for the Global Office of Information Management. The

successful candidate will play a lead role in determining how OIM is

perceived by internal and external stakeholders. Working closely with

the Chief of Staff and leadership team, this position works to enhance

the profile and understanding of OIM's business and value. This position

reports to the Senior Manager, Global Business Unit Communications and

maintains a client service relationship with OIM through accountability

to the OIM Chief of Staff within a matrix management structure.

Core responsibilities

– Develop detailed understanding of OIM's stakeholders and create

communication plans to address the information needs of stakeholders

working in multiple functions and 55 Member Firms in over 100 countries

– Work with the Chief of Staff, CIO, and leadership team to develop

high impact communications that improve stakeholder understanding and

perception of OIM

– Improve quality of communications vehicles used with stakeholders for

both regular updates and crisis / service impact messages

– Facilitate internal communications within OIM and foster an

environment of open, transparent communications

– Create guiding principles for effective communication and utilization

of available communication tools; Implement structured processes and

templates for effective communications with OIM employees

– Manage the Office of Information Management Deloitte Resources

intranet site. Ensure consistent, timely and brand-compliant updates to

ensure that both internal and stakeholders have access to news and

information about OIM and its services.

– Align OIM with DTT communications competencies, processes, branding

and related standards as described by DTT Communications

– Develop or assist with development of team, initiative, project and

OIM communication plans supporting internal change initiatives

– Manage an overall communication strategy for OIM teams and for the

department as a whole to support OIM-wide objectives and enhance

perceived value of its functions and services

– Direct activities of a Communications Analyst and .5 FTE in Deloitte

Region 10 (India) shared services organization to achieve objectives

stated above.

Job Requirements

– Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

– Excellent listening and facilitation skills

– BA/BS in communications, psychology, business administration,

information technology or related fields. MA/MS/MBA preferred.

– Strong virtual team skills required with demonstrated experience

working and influencing from a distance

– Strong understanding of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu operating

environment OR successful experience working in a comparable

professional services environment

– Advanced employee communications skills, including internal

communications, presentation skills, leadership communications and

ability to diagnose and recommend communication interventions to improve

business results

– Basic knowledge of information technology terms, concepts and trends

is required. The successful candidate will interact with a wide range of

technology professionals and must be able to effectively partner,

counsel and collaborate with these professionals to develop key

communications for a business audience.

– Ability to work effectively with executive leaders and technical

specialists. Must be able to develop effective relationships with all

levels of the organization to influence effective communication

practices.

– Ability to prioritize, multi-task and perform in a deadline oriented

environment

– Hands-on experience with web content management tools strongly

preferred.

– Advanced skills working with Microsoft Office 2007 applications

required

– Demonstrated understanding of social media concepts required. Direct

experience with one or more social media tools preferred.

– Ability to represent Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in a professional

manner in other professional organizations and peer industry

organizations is expected

– This is a highly independent roie. The successful candidate must be a

self-starter who can apply his/her knowledge and skills to fill the

responsibilities as described above with minimal guidance

– Ability to travel as required (anticipated travel less than 20%)

Contact: Neelima Paladugu at dttresumes@deloitte.com or online at

http://www.careers.deloitte.com

14.) Director, Media Relations, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Join the Wharton Team!

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania seeks a motivated,

experienced Director of Media Relations (Reference Number: 090526717) to

promote the Wharton brand. You will work with world-renowned faculty,

students and staff in an innovative, cutting-edge environment. We offer

excellent benefits, competitive salaries, professional development

opportunities, and a dynamic environment that supports diversity.

The Director of Media Relations oversees the Media Relations office

within the Marketing & Communications Department. Reporting to the

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, the Director will work

closely with representatives from each department to obtain a deep

understanding of faculty and their research, as well as colleagues from

around the university, and with the press. Direct and implement public

relations strategy as it relates to promoting the Wharton Brand in key

markets around the world, and lead the Wharton community as the key

communicator of our global thought leadership across numerous

disciplines. Focus on the impact and management of the Wharton brand in

popular press, various target student audiences, academia and web space

(social media). Manage the outside PR agency to support key projects as

well as staff (lead, mentor) to support implementation of key PR

activities. Serve as key media relations contact for the School

(Faculty, Issues, Events, etc). Act as liaison to Wharton and Penn

departments and serve as Wharton's communications crisis manager.

Responsibilities include:

– Provide regular counsel to senior staff and faculty; keep

institutional message on target; help to manage change; keep

organization efficient, well-positioned, and as central thought leader

in business education throughout the world.

– Anticipate, analyze, and interpret issues and opinions about the

university; develop a crisis management strategy; advise on sensitive

public issues; promote proactive stories.

– Create comprehensive strategic communications plans, and present them

to stakeholders

– Manage day-to-day media inquiries/responses as it relates to issues,

faculty research and other event support

– Work with marketing team to integrate plans across multiple media

types

– Manage and and mentor media relations staff. Project management and

People development.

– Manage agency relationships (domestically and globally)

– Tap into social networking resources and work with colleagues in

Online Media and Marketing to disseminate information and perform viral

marketing.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 7 years to 10 years

of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. A

seasoned professional with experience and expertise in media relations

in education, non-profit, government or related field preferred. Proven

ability to not only lead media efforts for an organization, but to also

manage and grow a team (proactive, web leadership, responsive,

strategic). Must have a strong understanding of multi-media and

expertise in the use of social networking tools and techniques.

Demonstrated ability to strategize, organize, articulate message, handle

crisis situations, and have the confidence of senior management. Must

have superior writing, verbal, interpersonal, and management skills;

experience as an organization's spokesperson and ability to think/speak

quickly about numerous topics a plus. A skilled leader who has

experience motivating, managing, supporting and encouraging

collaboration among a team of professionals including staff and

freelancers. Must be accomplished in a multidisciplinary, high volume

environment and have the ability to keep multiple projects moving

forward simultaneously while anticipating future demands and

opportunities. Demonstrated experience in building collaborative

relationships in a complex, decentralized institution. Must be able to

travel domestically and internationally. Background check required.

About the Wharton School: The Wharton School of the UniPennsylvania – founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school –

is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing

innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most

comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges

research and practice through its broad engagement with the global

business community. The School has more than 4,600 undergraduate, MBA,

executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 8,000 annual

participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of

more than 83,000 graduates.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is an equal

employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact: To apply to this position please submit resumes online at the

University of Pennsylvanias website -http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs (use

the reference code 090526717 to find this particular position). Please

be sure to note on your application how you learned about this

position.

15.) Communications Associate, GREATER PHILADELPHIA URBAN AFFAIRS COALITION (GPUAC), Philadelphia, PA

GREATER PHILADELPHIA URBAN AFFAIRS COALITION (GPUAC) is seeking a

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE reporting to the DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC) is a direct

service provider and a leader in the area of public policy, with an

annual budget of $40 million. Its vision is to partner with all

segments of the community to ensure that every person has the

opportunity for educational and economic success, and a secure and

healthy life. GPUACs mission is to unite government, business,

neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life

in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging

issues. GPUAC connects business, government, and community leaders to

drive positive change in social policies, services and products

affecting those who live in urban communities.

GPUAC is currently looking for a Communications Associate to join its

team. The individual selected for this position will assist the Director

of Communications in communications, marketing and media relations for

GPUAC and its CEO to advance the goals of the organization.

This position is part of the Advancement Department team comprised of

eight staff members. This team provides GPUAC leadership in fundraising,

communications, events, volunteer management, and boards and

committees.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communications:

– Write and edit a range of communications materials including press

releases, newsletter articles, correspondence, e-mail marketing, and web

copy.

– Manage production and printing of collateral materials.

– Produce PowerPoint presentations for the President, Board Members,

others

– Assist in special event planning and implementation

– Prepare minutes for board subcommittee meetings and other meetings.

– Maintain organizations photography archives.

Internal Communications:

– Assist with writing, design and production of internal staff

newsletter (Voices)

– Write and/or assist in writing and distribution of weekly e-outreach

to internal constituents (Priorities)

Media Relations:

– Identify and write press releases and feature articles; manage

production of press kits

– Assist in securing guests and/or preparing hosts for weekly radio

show, bi-monthly television show and other media. Maintain editorial

calendar for radio show. (Financial Voices and Inside Story)

– Photography, as assigned; submission to media

Web:

– Work with Communications Director on redesign of GPUAC website

– Write original web content and update existing Web site and Intranet

site using web authoring tool, track usage.

– Assist in writing, designing and broadcasting e-marketing campaigns

– Proactively manage and update new media web content, including video

streaming, photography, blogs, RSS, social marketing, and podcasting

sites.

– Manage web-based calendar.

– Other

– Track outcomes of media relations and marketing.

– PR/marketing for other projects, as assigned.

– Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

– Must have prior experience in public relations, marketing, media

relations

– Must have excellent oral and written communication skills;

– Must be highly organized with an ability to effectively manage

multiple projects and priorities; must be able to meet firm deadlines

– Must have strong interpersonal abilities;

– Must have the ability to develop and maintain relationships with both

internal and external clients;

– Must be flexible, able to quickly adapt to changing situations, and

have a positive attitude;

– Must be able to travel locally and work early morning and evening

hours if needed;

– Must have the ability to work independently an as a member of a

team;

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (including MS Word and

PowerPoint)

– Knowledge of Web Authoring Tools, HTML, Photoshop and Excel software

– Some knowledge of design helpful

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

– Bachelors Degree;

– At least one to two years of prior work experience in communications

field;

– Prior experience with media/public relations and graphic design

– Prior technical experience with website design and/or updating,

design of collateral materials, photography

Contact: Send cover letter, resume and writing samples with salary

requirements to: Sandra Higginbotham, Human Resources Department,

Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, 1207 Chestnut Street,

Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or at shigginbotham@gpuac.org or fax:

(215) 851-0514

16.) Manager, Communications, SCA AMERICAS, Philadelphia, PA

SCA AMERICAS is seeking a Manager, Communications reporting to the VP,

Communications.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Contributes to the over overall success of the

Company by developing and executing communication planning and

execution. Responsible for the development, organization, management

and implementation of corporate, employee and media communication

efforts including supporting company-wide development initiatives such

as corporate identity; both internally and externally, development of

Company culture through employee education and involvement, community

reputation and relations, and press and media relations. Assists with

global and divisional communications.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

– Support development of SCA Americas identity and reputation through

various communications channels which include but are not limited to:

memos and announcements, intranet content, presentations and road shows,

employee events and other communication vehicles

– Collaborate with VP Communications to review business plans to

identify communication needs and priorities

– Plan and execute strategic and tactical corporate, HR and media

communications in support of objectives

– Coordinate projects with outside vendors, including advertising

agencies, graphic designers, and printers.

– Determine best media vehicle to deliver and land key messages and

information

– Evaluates and monitors effectiveness through surveys, audits and

interviews

– Drafts and edits press releases and assists with planning and

coordinating press conferences as needed

– Work with corporate intranet infrastructure and serve as key content

editor

– Develop and support emergency response communication plans and

implementation

– Supports SCA Americas staff and Business Divisions by researching,

creating, drafting, editing and/or proofing internal communications and

presentations as needed

– All other duties as assigned

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree with emphasis in communication, public

relations, journalism or business equivalent. Masters Degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years in corporate/strategic communications, public

relations/affairs, media relations, marketing communications or related

disciplines with proven practical experience. Print, video, and event

production experience as communication tools a plus. Multimedia

experience and Internet/Intranet experience, preferably with evidence of

support of a website. Experience in a company with a manufacturing

component a strong plus.

SKILL: Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must.

Excellent organizational skills and strong PC skills (MS Office at a

minimum).

CORE COMPETENCIES:

– Customer Focus

– Drive for Results

– Ethics, Values and Integrity

– Functional/Technical

– Business Acumen/Organizational Agility

– Effective Team Player

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

– Intellectual Horsepower

– Strategic Agility

– Political Savvy

– Managing Vision and Purpose

– Comfort Around Higher Management

– Planning

Contact: Please apply online at

http://www.sca.com/en/Career/Vacancies/

17.) Public Relations Intern, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, PA

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. is seeking a Public Relations

Intern (Req ID 80633)

Company Description: We are one of the largest global suppliers of

healthcare equipment, renowned for innovative products, services and

solutions including diagnostic imaging systems, therapy equipment for

treatment and electromedicine and IT solutions to optimize workflow and

increase efficiency in the healthcare industry.

Siemens is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the

workplace.

Job Description: Reporting to the Director of Public Relations the

public relations intern will actively participate in a variety of

special projects related to public communications as an educational

experience.

Essential Job Function:

– Provide tactical media relations support as necessary including

arranging media interviews, responding to editor requests, preparing

press releases and other publicly disseminated materials.

– Leverage content for online press room (Internet and Intranet) and

assist in the management of posting materials and routine maintenance.

– Update and maintain PR Image library.

– Actively manage publication library and ensure department

subscriptions remain current.

– Monitor traditional and non-traditional media (online and offline)

for Siemens news.

– Prepare clip reports for business units and special events as

requested.

– Distribute (internally) press releases.

– Assist with external distribution of press releases and assist in the

management of media contact lists.

– Assist in organizing and maintaining the PR Shared drive.

– Work closely with PR team to support tradeshows and special projects

– Special projects as assigned by the Director of Public Relations.

– Provide general support including creating press kits, ordering

materials, answering phones, photo copying, filing securing conference

rooms, arranging meetings, etc.

Skills:

– Looking for a self motivator with high energy.

– Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines.

– Ability to write clear concise content in English.

– Strong proofreading skills.

– Attention to detail and organization skills a must.

– Skilled in Boolean/advanced online search techniques

– Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, MS Office

Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe Acrobat Standard, and

Photoshop.

– Web editing skills preferred

– Student or recent graduate with a Communications degree or related

area of study (i.e., English, Liberal Arts, Journalism, etc.).

Contact: Please apply online at

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_siemens/external/jobDetails.do?functionName=getJobDetail&jobPostId=286747&localeCode=en-us

18.) Reporter, FDAnews, Falls Church, VA

http://www.opajobs.com/jobs_details.php?FROM=main&AID=1107&sec=broadcast%20journalism

19.) Corporate Communications Manager, Solar Winds, Austin, TX

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81479039&aid=25022000&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10

20.) Communications Specialist, Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5622505

21.) Manager, Public Relations, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA

http://www2.jobirn.com/?q=Manager%2C+Public+Relations+jobs

22.) Director, Search Engine Marketing, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA

http://jobs.adagetalentworks.com/JobSeekerX/ViewJob.asp?JobID=dV5nnHRx8SUwAUdSmXiDlV5JJ8%2Bh

23.) Corporate Communications Writer / Editor, Campus Support Center (Corporate Headquarters), Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXGOO&siteid=sep_google_feed&Job_DID=J3G0CD6PFCB5SL5JBXN&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=12632e95708d48339588bffdd6b0d201-298270574-J6-5

24.) COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

http://www.elmuseo.org/jobs.html#crm

25.) Public Relations Manager, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

http://www.elmuseo.org/jobs.html#prmanager

26.) Content Editor, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

http://www.elmuseo.org/jobs.html#gala

27.) Manager of Public Programs, El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

http://www.elmuseo.org/jobs.html#crm

28.) Community Outreach and Events Specialist, PayPal, Omaha, NE

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81477115&aid=25022000&WT.mc_n=JSAHG10

29.) Health Communication Expert, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Beirut, Lebanon

Closing Date – 18 Jun 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7SPE94

30.) Communications Specialist, Analysts International, Coral Gables, FL

https://www.analysts.com/Careers/SearchOpportunities/Pages/OpportunityDetails.aspx?key=520222

31.) Communication, PR and Fundraising Specialist, Welbodi Partnership, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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

*** From David Albritton:

Hi Ned,

I hope all is well. Please advertise the attached opening for a Director of Communications for ITT’s Space System Division in Rochester, NY. The position can also be found by visiting this web link:

• http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=591&ji=2359324&sn=I&tf=JobDescriptionSSD.html

Qualified candidates should visit the web link to apply online and are asked to NOT send resumes and cover letters directly to me, as I will be traveling much of the next month.

Thanks Ned.

Kind regards,

David

32.) Director, Communications, SSD, ITT Space Systems Division (SSD) Headquarters, Rochester, NY

Overview

The Director of Communications is the senior communications and marketing counsel for the Space Systems Division (SSD) division of ITT Corporation’s $6 billion global defense group, leading all public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, corporate philanthropy, community relations, executive communications and trade show activities. Reporting to the Vice President, Communications of ITT Defense Electronics and Services, s/he is also a member of ITT SSD’s senior leadership team and responsible for the development and execution of strategies that will help the Rochester, NY.-based value center meet its business objectives in accordance with the ITT Vision and Values. The Director of Communications will oversee all communications activities for both the Rochester, NY headquarters location and a four (4) remote site locations in Clifton, NJ., Ft. Wayne, IN., Vienna, VA., and Boulder, CO.

Major Responsibilities

• Lead a team of five communications/marketing professionals.

• Position the ITT brand consistently and innovatively to all internal and external stakeholders in accordance with the corporate branding guidelines.

• Develop long-range and annual communications strategies and plans that are aligned with the company’s business objectives, address both external and internal audiences, and are executed within the department’s budget.

• Partner with the Vice President of Communications, ITT Defense Electronics and Services and colleagues at other ITT value centers to ensure that media relations strategies and initiatives are aligned and coordinated.

• Develop and implement a proactive media relations strategy to enhance relationships with local, national and trade news media, ensuring accurate coverage.

• Serve as primary spokesperson for all news media and provide training/counsel to other leaders who need to interact with the media.

• Draft and disseminate news releases, media alerts and other media materials in collaboration with Defense and Corporate Headquarters.

• Develop and maintain crisis communications plan and provide counsel to the organizational leaders on crisis communications and issues management.

• Manage external agencies to maximize synergies and enhance effectiveness of the communications function.

• Manage the content and design for both the external Web site and the employee intranet for the SSD value center.

• Work closely with senior leadership to coordinate, develop, edit and communicate messages to the various communities/constituencies across the internal organization with the goal of driving collaboration and alignment.

• Partner with Business Development to help them gain new customers and support current customers/distributors by developing/managing programs including, but not limited to, advertising, trade shows, collateral and customer communications.

• Partner with Human Resources to develop and implement an internal communications plan, including, but not limited to, employee newsletters, memos, all-employee meetings, executive speeches, and facility visuals/signage (both print and electronic).

• Plan and coordinate value center special events, such as press conferences, community recognition programs and employee appreciation events.

• Lead the value center’s philanthropy program in accordance with the corporate program.

• Serve as chairperson of the value center’s Community Service Steering Committee, developing and monitoring all local strategies and execution.

• Develop and monitor communications-related metrics to track performance of department.

• Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree; major in Journalism, English, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications preferred

• 15+ years of public relations/marketing communications experience

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to interact with all levels of management, news media, customers, and vendors; must be able to impact and influence others and work cross-functionally.

• Experience in leading and mentoring a team, to include external public relations and advertising agency personnel.

• Ability to work independently, with the utmost confidentiality and strong judgment

• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks/deadlines

• Solid understanding of corporate/business environment and strategic development.

• Experience and successful track record with relationship management of local, national and trade media. Active relationships and/or experience with defense media are highly preferred.

• Some international travel required.

http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=591&ji=2359324&sn=I&tf=JobDescriptionSSD.html

33.) Communications Manager, Scientific Ocean Drilling Programs, U.S. Implementing Organization (USIO) of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and the U.S. Science Support Program (USSP), The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington DC

http://www.opajobs.com/jobs_details.php?FROM=main&AID=1104&sec=pr%20communications

*** From Bridget Serchak:

34.) Executive Director, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers seeks an experienced business journalist to serve as its executive director, to begin no later than Sept. 1, 2009. SABEW, the nation’s largest organization of business and financial journalists with more than 3,200 members, is relocating to Phoenix, where it will be based at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. The executive director is expected to live in the Phoenix area.

SABEW’s executive director will supervise a small staff that deals with membership issues and keeps the Web site current with news of the organization and the profession; work closely with SABEW’s officers and Board of Governors, and serve as an ambassador to other journalism organizations, newsrooms and the larger world. The executive director is expected to help lead SABEW’s transformation from an organization grounded in print media to one that touches on all corners of the digital universe. Information about SABEW’s mission and strategic plan, are available at http://sabew.org/aboutsabew/index.php.

Among SABEW’s priorities are securing a stable endowment to support its activities, adding to the training it provides members and interacting with other groups of journalists and journalism educators.

Candidates should have at least 10 years’ experience, including supervisory responsibilities. Competency in multimedia and public speaking and familiarity with the world of nonprofits and fund-raising will be regarded as assets. So will a passion for member service. Salary and benefits compare favorably with those in leading journalism programs.

Applicants should send a letter and resume to bzhunt@bizjournals.com no later than June 15. (Letters of recommendation are not needed with the initial application; candidates who advance will be asked for three references.)

Direct inquiries to joshmills@optonline.net.

35.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Cellular South, Jackson, MS

https://www.cytiva.com/cellso/ext/detail.asp?cellso1275

36.) Communications Lead – Public Affairs, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5622513

37.) Media Relations Specialist, Laboratory Staff , Corporate Information Mgmnt, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 62770

https://ws35snlnt.sandia.gov/psp/applicant/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

38.) CNN Public Relations -News team – Fall Internship, 2009, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=Atlanta+%E2%80%93+CNN+Public+Relations+-News+team+-+Fall+Internship,+2009&c=Turner+Broadcasting&l=Atlanta,+GA&jk=080e303ad51852ac

39.) Communications Specialist, OSPRO Systems LLC, Frazer, PA

http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=101&dockey=xml/6/e/6ec869ce74a21b573749994addf960c3@endecaindex&c=1&source=20

40.) Internal Communications Specialist, Arrow, Englewood, CO

http://arrow.myvurv.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szUniqueCareerPortalID=89fa1e47-0952-46ec-b65d-0e692520beba&szOrderID=521

41.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dept. of Homeland Security, Atlanta, GA

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81453226

42.) Public Affairs Associate, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

http://hodes.jobhost.org/viewjob.php?id=585721

43.) Communications Specialist, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN

http://www.jobshq.com/search/?page=title&id=74&company_id=1280

44.) Internship, External Relations Unit, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, Belgium

Closing Date – 26 Jun 2009

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

45.) Program Analyst (Office Management), Kratos, Port Hueneme, CA

Job Description

Demonstrates knowledge, experience and ability in a wide range of tasks including a variety of technical documents, data analysis and organization of results.Must demonstrate the level of analytical skills necessary to conduct studies in a wide range of management areas, including the analysis of data and documenting conclusions, preparing recommendations suitable for presentation to higher level authorities, analysis of programmatic requirements to identify resources necessary to accomplish taks, coordinating and developing documentation necessary to meet programmatic requirements and providing management administrative support.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS — Bachelors degree in Communication or Journalism plus at least 3 years of practical experience in planning, organizing and directing public affairs programs, policies and procedures and systems for the U.S. Navy.

Ref #: 5073828788

Contact:

Toll-free: 866.606.KTOS (5867)

San Diego: 858.812.7300

info@kratosdefense.com

http://www.kratosdefense.com/externaljoblist/ExternalJobDescription.asp?src=&ID=1910

46.) Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Lawton, OK

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=81420194

*** From Greg Shields, APR, who got it from Julie Moore:

We have been retained by PETCO, a leading retailer in the pet food industry,

and wanted the opportunity to network with you. We are currently networking

for a Manager of Public Relations role. This position is critical to the

organization and reports directly to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Ideal candidates are willing to relocate to San Diego (PETCO Corporate

Headquarters) and will have the following skill sets, and or, experience:

Julie Moore

TalentVisor

www.talentvisor. com

jmoore@talentvisor. com

47.) Manager of Public Relations, PETCO, San Diego, CA

Manage the company's efforts to strategically promote and position the

company, its brands and its attributes in a favorable manner to key

constituencies. Build the Petco brand reputation, recognition and affinity

with customers. Serve as a spokesperson on proactive messages and manage

teams dedicated to:

* Brand reputation

* Support of merchandise and services

* Store traffic (ongoing and at grand openings)

* Sponsored events and celebrity appearances

* Trade and industry media relations

* Adoption shelters

* Support the Petco Foundation team where needed

Create proactive and integrated media relations strategy to strengthen

efforts for initiatives in support of company's business goals to reach

customers, influentials (eg. Vets & Breeders), vendors, pet industry at

large, investors.

Strengthen the company's reputation as a company that reaches out

proactively to media, directing proactive media response at all levels –

from local to national. Create a shared understanding of priorities for all

areas of the company.

Provide oversight for all message delivery on brand, merchandise, services,

Adoption activities. Be an integral team member of the brand re-launch,

helping to reposition the company in the marketplace beginning Fall '09.

Position requires an individual who is experienced in all facets of media

relations, including proven media relationships and has people management

experience, including directing those in a field marketing organization.

The individual also must be a team player with excellent communication

skills and able to build and maintain partnerships internally and

externally.

This individual must have an ability to foster a work philosophy and

environment that encourages creativity.

Specific Responsibilities

* Serves as a media spokesperson for the company and stores on larger

messages related to proactive outreach. Be proactive in establishing

relationships with key print and electronic media at national outlets.

* Key focus for 2009-2010 is the repositioning of the brand and

driving home our key points of differentiation

* Through PR channels affect an increase in new customer acquisition.

(new and existing stores)

* Though PR channels affect an improvement in PETCO BRAND recognition

and affinity.

* Demonstrate a comparable ROI on PR investments than competing forms

of marketing media.

* Craft a proactive strategy to identify and work with merchants and

key suppliers on merchandise- driven media relations.

* Work with marketing, media, merchants and vendors to create an

ongoing campaign to promote the value of premium nutrition, including

natural products.

* Mobilize third parties nationally to serve as third party

endorsement spokespersons where it makes sense, like Harrison Forbes.

Leverage our celebrity partners, eg. Ellen De Generes, Dick Van Patten,

Cesar Millan.

* Partners with other corporate functions to ensure the appropriate

use of a wide range of communication vehicles in the delivery of consistent

messages across audiences.

* Implement tracking methodologies to determine the value of our PR

media impressions and establish goals that we want to reach.

* Provide support and coordination for grand openings, marketing

initiatives, and events.

* Develop a much stronger outreach with shelters and communicate to

our consumers our strong support for animal adoptions.

* Stay abreast of new and emerging communication technology. Identify

new approaches for creatively reaching out to media. Understand trends and

developments to ensure that the company's services are consistent with

industry's best practices.

* Work with Social Media team to create strong brand image with

consumers.

* Work closely with our Corporate Communications team as well as the

Petco Foundation.

* Manage execution and research resources to extend reach of internal

team

. Identify and contract with outside agency or agencies to provide

strategic counseling and execution for issues. Fleishman Hillard is our PR

agency of record.

. Manage budgets and resources as designated.

Qualifications

Required

* Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in one public/media relations

* Communication skills, both oral and written, including “media

presence”

* Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with

media representatives

* Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, communications, public

policy, government or related field

* Ability to provide creative leadership and think strategically and

purposefully while managing a variety of projects

* Proven ability to motivate and manage teams cross functionally to

align behind a common platform; highly collaborative

* Strong problem-solving skills

* Ability to provide financial oversight for budgets

* Computer skills and ability to use technology to ensure consistent

and constant communication

* Passion for Pets

Preferred

* Agency, outside consultancy or internal PR experience

* Experience with retail organization

* Understanding of consumer products and services

Julie Moore

TalentVisor

www.talentvisor. com

jmoore@talentvisor. com

48.) Memberships and Communications Officer, Reuters – AlertNet, London, UK

Closing Date – 18 Jun 2009

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

49.) Government Affairs Spec Asc, Alion Science and Technology, McLean, VA

http://www.alionscience.com/erecruit/dsp_erecruit.cfm?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10339

*** From Sonja Johnson:

50.) Communications/PR Manager; Georgia World Congress Center Authority; Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5619809

51.) Investment Writer/Editor – Financial Focus, Macquarie Securities Group, Sydney, NSW, Australia

http://jobs.nni.efinancialcareers.com/job-4000000000533362.htm

52.) Senior Consultants – Healthcare and Technology PR, Weber Shandwick, Woolloomooloo, Australia

http://searchlight.cluen.com/candidateLogin.asp?GUID=&layout={AEF866B9-5906-43E8-9FF6-390AE0135E82}&compid={6886DFFF-371C-4050-81F3-AB2C25DD1993}&searchid={537BB9E9-9624-4C23-A30D-E33D00FC1910}&sfilter=1&position=&department=&state=&city=&region=&advanced=&TextString=&StartNum=1&att1=&att2=&att3=

53.) VP Corporate Communications, AOL, New York, NY

https://careers.timewarner.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?sec=1&partnerid=391&siteid=36&jobId=492024

54.) VP, Public Relations and Community Affairs, CIG, Indianapolis, IN

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8H2Q2715HG5DQQNXKX

55.) Internal Communications Manager, Société Générale – UK, London, UK

http://jobs.nni.efinancialcareers.com/job-4000000000533582.htm

56.) Medical Communications Leader, Pfizer, New York, NY

http://jobcircle.com/classifieds/2530602.html?source=xml_juju_090613

57.) Director of Web Site and Electronic Communications, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ

http://jobcircle.com/classifieds/2415475.html?source=xml_juju_090613

58.) Head of Marketing, NEA & Institutional APEA, ANZ Bank, Hong Kong, China

http://jobs.nni.efinancialcareers.com/job-4000000000535102.htm

59.) Senior Manager Investor Relations, HJ Heinz Company, Pittsburgh, PA

http://jobcircle.com/classifieds/2597145.html?source=xml_juju_090613

60.) Vice President Global Development, Waggener Edstrom, Washington, DC

https://jobs-waggeneredstrom.icims.com/jobs/3757/job

61.) Coordinator – Influential Monitoring & Measurement, Waggener Edstrom, Portland/Seattle

https://jobs-waggeneredstrom.icims.com/jobs/3820/job

62.) Public Relations Manager, Starwood Hotels in Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

https://starwood.taleo.net/careersection/10020/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=505637

63.) Grants & Communications Coordinator, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA

http://www.phillycreativejobs.com/job/job_detail.aspx?jid=13679&key=

64.) Brand Coordinator and Brand Manager, 72andSunny, Los Angeles, California

http://www.talentzoo.com/index.php?action=view_job&jobID=92494

*** From Robyn Naylor:

65.) Advocacy Officer, Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE), Kampala, Uganda

About Isis-WICCE

Isis-WICCE was founded in 1974 in Geneva, Switzerland to promote the cross-cultural exchange of skills and information to contribute towards women's empowerment. The organization relocated to Kampala, Uganda in 1993 in order to tap the voices of African women link their issues to the debates taking place at the international level. Isis-WICCE's mission is to promote justice and empowerment through documenting women’s human rights violations and facilitate the exchange of skills and information. Isis-WICCE operates primarily in Africa but its reach extends throughout South East Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America where women have been traumatized by wars.

Position description

As an advocacy officer, the successful candidate will promote and market Isis-WICCE’s program and services to different target audiences. In particular, the person will plan, develop and manage Isis-WICCE’s advocacy program working with senior staff to advance women’s human rights in conflict-ridden countries in Africa and internationally. The advocacy officer will also monitor developments in the area of women, peace and security and determine strategic areas for Isis-WICCE’s involvement.

The advocacy officer will draw on their experience to develop key messages, produce/edit compelling news releases, backgrounders and information kits to promote the organization’s work through media outlets and international organizations. The successful candidate will also train senior program staff on how to use advocacy tools and package information for dissemination at key conferences, meetings and in other networking arenas. The advocacy officer will work closely the program staff and perform any other tasks assigned by the Executive Director.

Requirements:

 A Masters degree in human rights, gender, development, communications, journalism, or other related fields.

 3-5 years of related advocacy work, preferably in an international organization.

 Experience in managing a multi-faceted advocacy and communications program.

 Strong skills using ICTs, Web 2.0, social media and other online engagement tools for advocacy.

 Experience working at different policy levels (national, regional and international).

 Awareness of all current and relevant policy contexts that apply to Isis-WICCE’s work.

 Strong skills in developing and packaging information for key target audiences.

 Strong networking skills with government bodies, civil society organizations, the international community and the media.

 An understanding of international frameworks (UNSCR 1325, UNSCR 1820, CEDAW, Beijing + 10)

 Strong media contacts and a demonstrated ability to write compelling news stories.

 The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

 Willingness to travel as required.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Isis-WICCE at program@isis.or.ug.

*** The JOTW Newsletter brings you alternative selections each week, for those of you who feel it is time for a significant change of career direction. These come from the rudderless Mark Sofman:

Some alternatives for you, Ned.

Adrift and without direction,

Mark

66.) Warden, Stanley Correctional Institution, Stanley, WI

http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=37730&jobid=37245&index=true

67.) TABLE GAMES FLOOR SUPERVISOR, Tulalip Resort & Casino, Marysville, WA

Job Duties:

1. Oversees Table Games in progress, customers, and employees in assigned area.

2. Safeguards company assets located in assigned section.

3. Issues playing cards and dice; reviews them for irregularities during shift.

4. Attends to any customer disputes arising within assigned areas.

5. Enforces rules and regulations of Casino Table Games.

6. Maintains proper table inventory through fills and credits.

7. Tracks and rates players.

8. Promotes guest service and employee relations.

9. Ensures employees receive proper training and direction regarding job duties, responsibilities, and performance.

10. General supervision of assigned section, i.e., games in progress, customers, and employees.

11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

http://employment.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/casino_bingo_positions.asp

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

09:06.2009: 0324 UTC: Posn: 3:53.7N – 009:32.3E Douala anchorage, Cameroon.

16 robbers armed with guns and knives boarded a refrigerated cargo ship at anchor. They attacked ship’s crew, damaged communication equipment and stole ship’s and crew cash and properties. Three crew members were injured. Master reported the incident to port authorities but no help was given. The following morning at 0745 lt, a military boat with officials came to investigate.

09.06.2009: 0224 UTC: Posn: 3:53.3 N – 009:32.2E Douala Anchorage Cameroon.

Armed pirates boarded a product tanker underway. They disabled the communication equipments, stole money and escaped. The 3rd officer was injured in the attack. Authorities contacted and arrived six hours after the incident.

07.06.2009: 0025 UTC: Posn: 13:03.2N – 048:54.0E, Gulf of Aden.

Four pirates armed with guns in a speed boat fired upon a bulk carrier underway. Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres, contacted coalition warships and crew activated fire hoses. Pirates made several attempts to board the ship and later aborted.

07.06.2009: 0035 UTC: Posn: 13:05.0N – 048:53.7E, Gulf of Aden.

Five pirates in a speedboat armed with guns approached a tanker underway and fired upon her. Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres, ship's whistle sounded continuously, contacted coalition warships and crew activated fire hoses. Pirates aborted the attempt due to the evasive action taken by the tanker.

06.06.2009: 0010 UTC: 2.5 nm east off Takoradi breakwater, Ghana.

Three robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier at anchor. They tried to open the forecastle store. Duty AB spotted the robbers and informed the bridge. Alarm raised crew mustered. Seeing crew alertness robbers jumped overboard onto a waiting boat and escaped.

04.06.2009: 2240 LT: Posn: 10:18.7N – 075:31W, Cartagena anchorage, Colombia.

Two robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. The robbers attacked a safety watch man who rushed into the accommodation and requested the duty officer for assistance. Master informed coast guard who came onboard for investigation. Robbers escaped. No injuries to crew. Ship’s stores stolen.

03.06.2009: 2006 LT: Posn: 12:00.6S – 077:13.3W, Callao anchorage, Peru.

Ten robbers in a boat attempted to board a container ship at anchor. Duty crew spotted the robbers, raised alarm and crew mustered. The robbers aborted the attempt upon hearing the alarm. Port control informed.

25.05.2009: 2000 UTC: Folawiyo terminal, Nispan jetty, Apapa port, Lagos, Nigeria.

Seven robbers in a boat approached a product tanker at berth. Two of the robbers attempted to board the vessel three times in less than 12 hours. Alert crew managed to chase the robbers away every time.

03.06.2009: 0245 UTC: Posn: Icoaraci inner anchorage, Brazil.

Five robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. They took hostage a duty watchman, tied up his hands and stole ship's stores. D/o did not get a response from the watchman and raised alarm. The robbers jumped overboard and escaped with stolen stores. Port control informed.

01.06.2009: 0245 LT: Posn: 01:19.23N – 104:15.89E: Singapore Straits.

About eight robbers armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier at anchor from stern. They entered into the engine room and tied-up the oiler. Robbers stole engine spares and escaped. The oiler managed to escape and reported to captain. No injuries.

31.05.2009: 1000 UTC: Posn: 13:29N – 043:01E, Red Sea.

Seven armed pirates in a skiff chased and fired upon a chemical tanker underway. Master increased speed, carried out evasive manoeuvres and contacted coalition forces. Yemeni coast guard dispatched their military boats and later a coalition helicopter arrived at the location. Crew safe. Ship sustained holes from RPG and automatic gun fire.

31.05.2009: 0020 UTC: BRITISH MALLARD: Posn: 12:59.7N – 048:42.3E, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates in a boat attempted to board a tanker underway. Ship raised alarm, sounded whistle, switched lights on, activated fire hoses, increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvres. Pirate boat came about 2 – 3 meters off the ship's side, fired upon her and aborted the attempt. No injuries to crew. Coalition warship informed.

*** Musical artist of the week: Disco Zombies

*** Ball cap of the week: IABC

*** Polo Shirt of the Week: MG (Got the MGB safety inspected on Saturday. We’re back on the road. See photo at http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/_archives/2009/6/14/4221489.html.

*** Coffee Mug of the week: Bonatt’s Bakery and Restaurant – Home of the Melt-a-Way

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