JOTW 09-2010


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JOTW 09-2010

1 March 2010

www.nedsjotw.com

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.”

-O.A. Battista

“I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”

– John Steinbeck

This is the award-winning free Job of the Week e-mail networking newsletter for professional communicators, dedicated to the positive unanticipated consequences of networking. JOTW is a cooperative service that relies on the contributions of its members, like you. We share job opportunities, news and information about the job market, as well as swapping stories about life's peculiarities. We connect you with others who are like you, and together we help each other. What a concept.

How does it work? First of all, it doesn't cost you a cent. If you find out about a job opportunity in communications, send it to me (lundquist989@cs.com), and I'll share it with the JOTW network. It's that simple. And we share dozens of opportunities each week. Did I mention it was free? Your friends can sign up by sending a blank e-mail

to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com. It's free for them, too.

You are among 11,453 subscribers in this community of communicators.

This is newsletter number 819.

This network is all about connecting communicators and sharing opportunities. And speaking of sharing, since the JOTW newsletter was started, more than 25,000 job opportunities have been listed and shared with members of this network. 27,907 to be exact, as of this morning.

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In this issue:

(To view these jobs, scroll down to the listings in the content of this newsletter)

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Director, Business Unit Internal Communications & Social Responsibility, Collective Brands, Inc., Topeka, KS

2.) DT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, Arizona Department of Transportation, Flagstaff, AZ

3.) Distribution Communications Manager, Lincoln Financial Group, Radnor, PA

4.) Senior Manager, Editorial Services, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, California

5.) Public Relations-Professional Services-Senior Account Executive, independent public relations firm, New York, NY

6.) Director Organizational Communications, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA

7.) Video Production and Design Coordinator, World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.

8.) Senior Social Media Editor, Macmillan, London, UK

9.) Development Grant Writer & Communications Associate, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Brooklyn, New York

10.) Director of Communications and Outreach, Just Vision, Washington, D.C.

11.) Staff Writer, National Apartment Association, Arlington, VA

12.) Associate Director, Corporate Communications, Dendreon, Seattle, WA

13.) Blogger-style journalists, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE, offered through SenTech, Bethesda, Maryland

14.) Writer/Editor, SENTECH, Inc., Washington, DC

15.) Events Editor, National Journal Group, Washington, D.C.

16.) COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Washington, DC

17.) Editor, The Washington Independent, Washington, DC

18.) State Communications Directors, Alliance for Climate Protection, Washington, DC

19.) Email Advocacy Writer, Oxfam America, Boston, Mass. or Washington, DC

20.) Web and Social Media Manager – National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Washington, DC

21.) Corporate Communications Summer Intern, Corning, Corning, NY

22.) Director, Global Social Responsibility, Henry Schein Inc., Melville, New York

23.) FREELANCE ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, ABC 7 Los Angeles, Glendale, CA

24.) Senior Media Relations Specialist, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

25.) Senior Employee Communications Specialist, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

26.) Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Americans for UNFPA, New York, New York

27.) Director of Advocacy, Americans for UNFPA, New York, New York

28.) Director of Public Relations, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

29.) Director, Brand and Marketing Strategy, NII Holdings, Reston, VA

30.) Director, Marketing Insight and Competitive Intelligence, NII Holdings, Reston, VA

31.) Director-Public Affairs, American Express, New York, New York

32.) Manager of International Public Relations, California Travel & Tourism Commission, Sacramento, California

33.) Director of Communications and Marketing, American Repertory Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

34.) JOURNALIST/BLOGGER: EUROPEAN SUBSEA INDUSTRY, New Wave Media, NY, NY

35.) DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR K-20 COMMUNICATIONS, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS, Washington, DC

36.) Online Community Manager, Brave New Films, Culver City, California

37.) Communications Specialist, University of Phoenix Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona

38.) Internal Communication Specialist, U.S. Marshals Service, Arlington, VA

39.) National Web Content Manager, U.S. Marshals Service, Arlington, VA

40.) Web Science Writer/Editor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

41.) Marketing Communications Manager, MR, GE, Waukesha, WI

42.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Millipore, Billerica, Massachusetts

43.) Managing Director of Connectional Relations, Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Florida

44.) Manager Corporate Communications, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX

45.) Sr Communications Manager, Premera Blue Cross, Mountlake Terrace, WA

46.) Manager, Brand Graphic Design, Spectra Energy, Houston, Texas

47.) Technical Writer, offered by Infinity Consulting Solutions, Piscataway, NJ

48.) Communications Coordinator / Operations Team Assistant, St. John's Well Child & Family Center, Los Angeles, CA

49.) Communications Coordinator: Green Jobs Campaign, Change to Win, Washington, DC

50.) MEDIA SPECIALIST (Graphic Artist), BOTANY/L&S, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

51.) Communications Specialist, Fannie Mae, Washington, DC

52.) Managing Editor, EmbodyHealth portal, Mayo Clinic Global Products & Services, Rochester, MN

53.) Manager, E-Communications, National Headquarters, American Lung Association, New York, New York

54.) Internal Communications Business Partner, T-Mobile, Hatfield – South East, UK

55.) Media Relations/Communications Director, American Heart Association, Memphis, TN

56.) Multimedia Journalist – Anticipated, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Washington, DC

57.) Multimedia Journalist-Fill-in Anchor, WLBZ-TV, Gannett, Bangor, ME

58.) Director New Media (Content Strategist), PBS, Arlington, VA

59.) Multimedia Journalist, EW Scripps, Kansas City, MO

60.) Marketing & Communications Manager, SmithBucklin, Washington, D.C.

61.) Advertising Account Executive, Boulder County Business Report, Boulder, CO

62.) PR Account Executive X4, offered by Creative Planet, Parktown North, Gauteng, South Africa

63.) Executive Director, Kalmar Nyckel foundation, Wilmington, Delaware

64.) Art Gallery Sales Assistant, Ventana Inn and Spa, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, Big Sur, CA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Dear Mr. Lundquist,

I just signed up for JOTW, having been referred by a friend. What a cool site! Thank you for doing it. So, here is my one paragraph pitch—I would greatly appreciate it if you included it when you have the opportunity:

Larry Kaplan (Los Angeles, CA, but willing to relocate) has transformational management expertise at a variety of organizations and companies in need of change and operating in challenging environments. He brings a thorough knowledge of how communities and their leaders work; is an excellent communicator and strategist; has a solid public affairs background; and can design and implement programs that resonate. Among his areas of expertise:

• Public Affairs Campaign Management

• Public Relations and Marketing

• Fund Development, Donor and Foundation Relations

• Program and Project Management

• Strategic Planning & Crisis Management

Thank you!

Larry Kaplan

Los Angeles CA

larry-kaplan@sbcglobal.net

(323) 662-9837

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*** IABC 2010 World Conference

Join more than 1,400 communication professionals from 40 countries at IABC's 2010 World Conference, happening 6–9 June in Toronto. Keynoters include Guy Kawasaki and the Kielburger brothers. Visit http://www.iabc.com/wc for program details and online registration.

*** JOTW Communication Professionals: Obtain Your Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner Certification

The Centre for Sustainability and Excellence, an international advisory, coaching, and training organization that specializes in sustainable development solutions invites JOTW readers to its Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop, a challenging 2-day course for professional communication, PR, and marketing professionals that enables participants to acquire skills and competencies required to become a qualified Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability practitioner.

The specialized training features CSR tools and framework needed to improve decision making, manage risks, measure performance, create and leverage partnerships, and develop and implement effective CSR strategies, reporting, and communication.

The two-day workshop includes:

• CSR and sustainable development concepts

• Global warming and climate change issues

• Future trends and legislation of CSR

• Climate change in the U.S. and worldwide

• The stakeholder approach and CSR

• CSR and responsible communication

• Global standards/models/guidelines and tools for practical CSR integration

(UN Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact)

• CSR/sustainability reporting

• CSR Action Plan (prerequisite for CSR practitioner qualification)

CSE’s Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) accredited and approved workshops will be held:

March 2010

– Athens, Greece 3/11 – 3/12 (CSR)

– Chicago, USA 3/25- 3/26 (CSR)

May 2010

– Athens, Greece 5/26 – 5/27 (Climate Change Leader)

September 2010

– Chicago, USA 9/13 – 9/14 (CSR)

October 2010

– Brussels, Belgium 10/21 – 10/22 (CSR)

The published price for the workshop is $1795. JOTW readers, mention Code R88-10 when you register for a 15% discount. Limited spaces, so register early.

Contact:

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info@cse-northamerica.org

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*** Time to get real, get authentic, get engaged – with Real SMM. Dave Van de Walle and the team at Area 224 are partnering with Jim Alexander from Socially Mediated to launch “Real SMM” – and JOTW readers can join in for the “Silver” package of unlimited access to training webinars and coaching sessions for one low monthly price: $97. Just use the official JOTW affiliate link here – http://realsmm.com/jotw and you'll be ready to go. Weekly webinars on industry topics in social media marketing, training sessions on the latest tools and strategies, and group “mastermind” sessions with others – there's something here for every corporate communications pro that needs to understand Social Media.

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*** Join up!

Edward,

I would like to be added to the Job of the Week e-Newsletter mailing list.

Thanks,

Melissa

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

*** The JOTW 2010 Survey:

The JOTW 2010 Survey officially ended yesterday with a total of 978 responses, an 8.3 percent response rate. This compares with 945 responses to the 2007 survey and 1,036 responses to the 2006 survey.

We have some awesome prizes which will be awarded to names drawn at random from among those who participated as a way of saying thank you.

*** Some Survey feedback:

– I look forward to Mondays and I appreciate the time and attention to making this valuable resource available

– I find that JOTW is one of the most concise, focused, pre-filtered, dependable job search tools available, which is why I don't often bother with some of the other tools out there.

– It's excellent!! Although I understand the importance of sponsorships to JOTW's future, I worry that the “clutter” they provide could turn off some subscribers and dilute its impact. I hope that any changes in that direction will be very measured. Ned, in lieu of sponsorships, would you consider accepting a Nobel Prize?

– I find the emails difficult to use. The way jobs are just listed randomly I find it hard to go through all of them. If they were categorized in some way like “Internal Comm,” “PR,” “Military,” etc. it would be easier. I just lose patience with it and delete the email. When I did apply back when I was actively looking I often found that jobs were old postings and were long gone.

– I have been a long time user and truly enjoy my addiction. I have posted positions and seen great candidates, and applied for a number of opportunities, but with less success. Ned's effort to ensure better opportunities in communications fields are truly appreciated.

– It's a simple idea that's brilliant.

– JOTW is the first resource I recommend to communications job seekers at any level, because it gives them a good picture of the job market and connects them with a community of communicators like no other network.

– The most fun and cutting edge information out there. Keep the fun in!

– I LOVE JOTW! I'd like to see hyperlinks in the emails. I'd probably spend more time reading them if they were more userfriendly.

– The breadth and depth of JOTW is astounding as is the quality. thank you!

– It's just a pleasure to browse – unpretentious.

– JOTW is well worth the read, every week, no matter how high your level of interest in a current job search. Ned's wit alone can start the week off right!

– It is still one of my favorites, very good humor and a true service to communicators everywhere looking for opportunities. Would like to suggest though, sending JOTW to more corporations, and have a corporate relationship with HR depts.

– Great job. Keep up the excellent work and I love the commentary.

*** What do you think communicators should do in the coming decade to change the world? (These are just a few of the 287 thought provoking responses from the JOTW Survey.)

– As communication methods become increasingly digital and less personal, I think it will be the responsibility of communication professionals to champion the importance of face-to-face, in-person interaction and discussion in the midst of the 'technological revolution'. Though these advancements have had many positive influences in revolutionizing the world and the way we communicate with one another, there must continue to be an emphasis on personal interaction. Who better to take the responsibility for this than those of us who recognize its value?

– Continue to improve communication between leaders and others…going both ways.

– Promote CONSTRUCTIVE communication. All the new channels have made it easy for everyone to speak out, but the noise level is much higher than the quality level. Worse yet, the spirit of dialogue has been mean-spirited and lacking any sense of constructiveness. I'm not sure how we communicators can do it, but I wish we could somehow get people to measure their words (figuratively, not literally) and spend more time exploring solutions than just crying about everything (and everyone) that's wrong.

– Be more honest, more realistic and more acutely attuned to what their customers want and need. And with the onslaught of social media apps & electronic “solutions” out there, I think people will want to revert to a calmer, more streamlined, and simple approach to living their lives, including how they're communicated with, how they buy products and services, etc. Communicators need to be focused on helping others clear through all the e-crap that's being pushed at them.

– Stop focusing on SELLING stuff (products, ideologies, fear, etc.) and start focusing on EDUCATING and EMPOWERING people to make decisions that enhance society as a whole, not just their narrow “universe” of people.

– Be considered as leaders in communications ANY communications. Use Social Media for good and work to make it available to all. Work with law enforcement, the technology, NGO's and other groups to provide honest and relevant communications on issues that mean something (i.e. Amber alerts, neighborhood disasters, accident avoidance, mass transit communications, etc). Push back on overuse and exploitation of the mediums by SPAMers and other.

*** From Dionne C. Clemons:

My name is Dionne C. Clemons. I teach public relations classes at Towson University. I would love to have PR professionals at all levels who work in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area come and speak to my classes. dclemons@towson.edu.

*** From CF:

Not sure if you get these job feeds weekly… worth signing up for (just email the guy).

CF

(I am the guy.)

*** From Connie Eckard, ABC, IABC Fellow:

Learn, learn, learn!

In honor of your birthday, I'll go turn in the rest of my income tax stuff. If I get enough back, I'll be in Toronto.

Happy Birthday (you don't look as old as George; but then he was Army).

Thanks for your support. –Connie

*** IABC/DC Metro Chapter Meeting – Down But Not Out: Job Hunting In A Recession

Event: IABC/DC Metro Chapter Meeting

Date: April 8

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza [www.crowneplaza.com

1001 14th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

(Intersection of K and 14th, NW)

Parking: $6 valet at the hotel

Metro: Orange/Blue Lines – McPherson Square (14th Street exit)

Cost: $40 for members

$30 for students

$45 for guests accompanying members

$55 for nonmembers

NOTE: Rates apply to registrations made online by midnight on Tuesday, April 6. Add $10 to registrations made online thereafter; $20 for event-day registration and walk-ins.

Down But Not Out: Job Hunting In A Recession

Times are tough for folks everywhere, including communication professionals in the Capital Region. But while signs of a recovery are increasingly more visible, finding that new job isn't easy. So what's next? How can we find a job in this new economic environment? What can we do to look better in the eyes of potential employers?

Join IABC/Washington for a discussion on HR, hiring practices in the communication profession and how job seekers can put their best foot forward.

This month, we present Ned Lundquist, ABC, brains behind Ned's Job of the Week [hyperlink to www.nedsjotw.com], a weekly portal featuring a listing of various communication positions from around the country, Heather R. Huhman [hyperlink to www.twitter.com/heatherhuhman ], founder and president of Come Recommended [hyperlink to www.comerecommended.com ], and Kate Perrin, president of Professional Solutions [link to www.PRstaffing.com ] and longtime member of the IABC/Washington.

Our panelists will discuss the current communication environment, the impact of the generational divide on our organizations, tips on using social media for a job search, and how senior professionals can remain competitive in the job market. Jakub M. Konysz (@jkonysz), PR manger at ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership [www.asaecenter.org] and co-VP of professional development for IABC/Washington will moderate the discussion.

*** Montana Action Figure!

Montana works in my office, in the cubicle next to me. He models the new Navy dress whites in Navy Times.

You can spin Montana aground for a 360 degree view at the following link:

http://www.navytimes.com/projects/flash/2007_09_19_NavyUniforms/

*** The JOTW January Caption Contest voting is closed.

Who wrote the best caption for Ned's photo, and thus deserves the prize?

Forrest Anderson 2 (8%)

Chuck Hansen 5 (21%)

Susan 0 (0%)

Great Voice 3 (13%)

avidadali 0 (0%)

Suzette Marie-Catherine Johnson-Kettenhofen 0 (0%)

cj 1 (4%)

Myra A. Jolivet 0 (0%)

kdavitt 4 (17%)

Mike Sorohan 8 (34%)

Total votes: 23

Mike Sorohan gets the prize. I’d like to thank all 23 people who voted. Or let’s say the people who voted such that there were 23 total votes.

Here’s what Mike won (not bad for 8 stinking votes):

From Dave Van de Walle

Area 224

Social Media Marketing | Strategic Communications

Three months Silver membership to Real SMM – Social Media Marketing Training from Area 224. Includes unlimited webinar access, archived sessions and our Mastermind group. PLUS, for the winner, we'll include a Social Media Diagnostic for their organization ($397 value) making the total value $688. (Any JOTW member or friend who wants Silver access can use this special link — http://realsmm.com/jotw — and get it for $97 a month. Price goes up for the rest of the universe to $127/month on March 1, but we'll keep the $97 price for JOTW cause we like y'all so much.)

Mike’s acceptance speech:

But seriously…I did it for fun. And because of my close relationship to Ned (we were both on the Apollo 18 flight), I hope that my winning does not cause eye rolls and rumors that I slept with him to gain favor…

*** From Carl Savino:

We will be hosting two MOAA / Corporate Gray “Security Clearance” Job Fairs in March and would appreciate your forwarding this email to individuals you are assisting with their job search and who hold a DoD security clearance of Secret or higher. Job Fair hours are 10 am to 2 pm with a free transition seminar starting at 9 am.

March 16 — BWI Holiday Inn in Linthicum, Maryland (near Fort Meade, NSA, etc.)

March 19 — The Waterford, Springfield, Virginia (near Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, etc.)

Pre-registration is encouraged through Corporate Gray Online, www.CorporateGray.com. By pre-registering for this event, “cleared” job seekers will receive confirmation and logistical details; they will make their resumes available in advance to the participating employers; and they will receive the Employer Directory the weekend before the event.

*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** From Hope Stover:

Hi,

I would like to post a job to your site. Thank you,

Hope Stover

Staffing Assistant

Collective Brands I Payless ShoeSource

1.) Director, Business Unit Internal Communications & Social Responsibility, Collective Brands, Inc., Topeka, KS

Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE: PSS) is a leader in bringing compelling lifestyle, fashion and performance brands for footwear and related accessories to consumers worldwide. The company operates three strategic business units which reach consumers through a powerful brand portfolio, sold at multiple price points and through diverse selling channels including retail, wholesale, ecommerce, franchising and licensing.

Collective Brands, Inc. includes Payless ShoeSource, a chain of more than 4,500 retail stores focused on democratizing fashion and design in footwear and accessories; Performance + Lifestyle Group (PLG), a premiere portfolio of lifestyle, athletic, and children's brands, including Stride Rite(R), Keds(R), Sperry Top-Sider(R), Robeez(R), and Saucony(R), sold primarily through wholesaling; and Collective Licensing International, the brand development, management and global licensing unit, with youth lifestyle brands such as Airwalk(R), Vision Street Wear(R), Lamar(R), and Sims(R), among others. Information about each of the Collective Brand's business units and brands can be found at http://www.collectivebrands.com.

Our world headquarters is centrally located in Topeka, KS, facilitating easy travel to all parts of the country. And, Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.

Position Overview

This position will lead the Internal Communications & Social Responsibility efforts for Payless ShoeSource, and Performance + Lifestyle Group (PLG), business units within the Collective Brands organization. .

The director will oversee a team that develops and distributes global communications targeted specifically at field leaders and store associates (approximately 30,000 employees across both business units, working in 4,800 locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central and South America) as well as communication needs for the Corporate groups within each business unit. This position requires a strong proficiency in communication and the ability to interact with/manage expectations of a large, diverse group of partners/clients (both inside the corporate office and in the field).

The Director position will serve as a key member of the communication and social responsibility team, who work together to passionately deliver consistent, well-aligned, accurate and timely communication content and strategies to support the needs of the company, its businesses and brands.

Responsibilities

Strategic

Drive business unit internal communication and social responsibility performance by developing and maximizing appropriate communication and social responsibility strategy, policies, processes and metrics. In addition, this person will develop current talent and build a strong talent base. Further, this position is responsible for providing seasoned senior level HR and business coaching and expertise, aligning organizational structure and processes with strategic business goals and increasing communication across functions

Communication

 Strategic planning – Leading/managing a cross-functional team, drive the process to develop communication plans to support the company’s seasonal business plans (i.e., promotional calendars, brand launches, etc.).

 Executive communication planning and execution for the Business Unit Presidents

 Manage production/delivery of communication via multiple channels (all printed and electronic communication, multiple languages)

 Metrics to improve communications – Maintain editorial calendar and metrics system to maximize planned messages and minimize communication errors. Use reporting data to develop recommendations for change.

 Manage and develop team of writers, project managers and the Kansas location copy center/mail room associates

 Channel development – Develop store intranet functionality based on associate usability and strategic need

 Annual Field Leadership Meeting content development and meeting planning

 Oversee exporting of retail communication best practices within the Payless business unit to the Performance & Lifestyle Group business unit

Social Responsibility

 Serves as a member of the cross-functional, cross-business unit social responsibility team (details of this will be set w/development of community involvement strategy in Q1)

 Sets social responsibility strategy and specifically our community involvement strategy for the business units.

 Oversees key programs in support of this strategy:

o Payless Foundation. Oversee management of the Payless Foundation

o Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids. Responsible for taking this program to the next level in terms of additional partnerships to increase program’s momentum and impact. Examples:

 ProCamps w/pro athlete and celebrity involvement

 Franchise relationships in the Middle East,

o Coordinates with the Performance + Lifestyle Group on both Business Unit and Brand foundations (e.g. , the Saucony Run For Good Foundation)

• Coordinates closely with the CBI Manager of Social Responsibility.

Qualifications

 Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, business or other related field

 15-20 years experience leading/managing a communications function, ideally in a retail organization; prefer candidates with experience in large, multi-unit organizations with highly dispersed workforces

 Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills

 Proven people management experience

 Strong experience managing both electronic and print media, including portal/website

 Project management skills

 Proven team player, able to build partnerships with cross-functional teams in a retail environment

 Required technical skills – Proficiency in use of all Microsoft Office software, including Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Sharepoint

 Foreign language skills (esp. Spanish and French) are not required, but experience managing multi-language communications/ translation services is desirable

Reports to: Vice President of Communication and Social Responsibility (75%); dotted lines to Division Senior Vice Presidents of Human Resources (25%)

https://talent.paylessshoesource.com/psp/P90HPYL/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=2850&SiteId=1001&PostingSeq=1

*** From Marnie Schubert :

Hello Ned,

I was just informed about this opening for a PIO with the Arizona Department of Transportation and thought it might be an ideal job for one of the JOTWers!

Thanks!

Marnie

2.) DT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, Arizona Department of Transportation, Flagstaff, AZ

http://www.azdot.gov/inside_ADOT/HR/PDF/DT_Public_Information_Officer_II.pdf

*** From Karen Brooks:

Good afternoon- I would like to submit the posting below for the Job of the Week listing. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

Karen

3.) Distribution Communications Manager, Lincoln Financial Group, Radnor, PA

Position Overview

This position contributes to maintaining and developing the visibility of the company and its strengths and capabilities among critical stakeholders, including senior leaders, employees, distribution partners, intermediaries, agents, media representatives, analysts/investors and other external centers of influence. Specific responsibilities include: develop strategies and supporting communications plans to promote business objectives of major distribution channels and collaborate across the business lines and integrated Marketing organization to achieve measurable results. Manage and set expectations and communications goals for a team of employees with matrixed responsibilities to multiple client groups. Serve as a communications advisor/coach for leaders and business spokespeople for media relations, internal and industry presentations, and other leadership communications matters. Provide distribution point of view on industry or company events and announcements and participate in crisis communications activities as needed. Assist on matters involving the firm's image and brand. Provide input and direction for thought leadership initiatives. Manage the measurement process for all communications activities to help assess effectiveness of message delivery and audience impact.

Major Responsibilities

• Assist with daily implementation of business unit communications plans and integrated Marketing plans. Contribute to plan development for special projects as they arise including setting parameters and back-end effectiveness measurements.

• Develop and manage strategies for responding to media requests for information from distribution channels. Network with communicators across the enterprise to fully leverage all media relations activities.

• Monitor developments within the industry and the enterprise, i.e. new product development or the impact of changes in the regulatory environment, and analyze them for business opportunities and/or threats to help shape messaging.

• Collaborate with team members to provide direction for third party vendor relationships required for the performance of communications duties (i.e. agencies, consultants, etc.) and all related budgetary considerations.

• Collaborate with business unit and enterprise media relations team members to create and implement enterprise-wide media and public relations initiatives to facilitate clarity and uniformity of key messages across various audiences.

• Contribute to the development and implementation of crisis communications plans for emergency situations and breaking company news, including the preparation of talking points, statements and Q&A, and any associated media training required for key leaders.

• Coordinate media messages and programs with internal communications messages and programs for consistency of messaging inside and outside of the company.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or public relations preferred.

• 10 or more years of financial services/insurance industry corporate communications experience or communications agency experience, with five or more years of experience in managing a team.

• Demonstrated experience in internal communications, external communications (including media relations), executive communications (including speechwriting) and communications strategy design and development.

• Demonstrated management skills suitable for leading a team of communications professionals and delivering measurable, high impact results for multiple projects with simultaneous deadlines; demonstrated project management and team-building skills; experience with both strategic planning and assessment.

• Ability to manage through ambiguity to reach consensus and deliver solid strategies and plans, and ability to implement strategies and plans in a matrixed environment.

• Demonstrated executive communications counseling skills, with equal effectiveness across a broad range of functions and levels within the organization (up to and including the CEO and Board of Directors), and a documented history of being a key influencer of senior management around communications strategies and messages.

• Experience as a media and public speaking/presentation coach for peers and senior leaders.

• Experience as a company spokesperson across a wide range of audiences from local print publications to national business newspapers, trade publications, electronic news organizations, public speaking engagements and in response to crisis situations.

• Demonstrated ability to see trends and synergies among multiple events and opportunities, and the confidence to promote corresponding plans with senior management.

• Insurance industry experience with focus on distribution channel communications a plus.

To apply, please visit www.lfg.com/careers. Click Search Available Positions. Select Click here to search for jobs & apply online. Register and search for job postings.

4.) Senior Manager, Editorial Services, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, California

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=19938

*** From Barry Piatoff:

Ned,

Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff

5.) Public Relations-Professional Services-Senior Account Executive, independent public relations firm, New York, NY

Our client is a midtown Manhattan based independent public relations firm. They specialize in financial services, professional services and corporate accounts. It’s a more relaxed atmosphere than most public relations firms and you’ll work with, and be mentored by, some very nice professional people.

They’ve gotten some new business and they’re looking to add a Senior Account Executive. Should have about 3-5 years public relations experience. Some of your time should have been spent working on professional services account, with the preference being law firm accounts.

Requires excellent oral and written communications skills. Must be intellectually curious, aware of the world around you and have a passion to work on professional services. A great chance to grow your career. Salary commensurate with experience.

Local candidates only will be considered for this position.

To be considered for this position, and other opportunities in public relations, communications and investor relations, e-mail your resume and cover letter (which should include your current base salary and any bonuses) to:

barry@peterbellassociates.com

Due to the volume of resumes received, we can only contact the candidates that best fit the specifications for this position. But be assured we did receive your information and that it is carefully reviewed by a member of our professional staff.

Please mention where you saw this job posting (namely, JOTW!).

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

6.) Director Organizational Communications, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J8A0P75ZWX0P5CZPJ56

7.) Video Production and Design Coordinator, World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=285900029

8.) Senior Social Media Editor, Macmillan, London, UK

http://econsultancy.com/jobs/senior-social-media-editor

9.) Development Grant Writer & Communications Associate, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, Brooklyn, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=139600039

10.) Director of Communications and Outreach, Just Vision, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=285600043

*** From Bridget Serchak, who got it from Jeff Lee:

The National Apartment Association in Arlington, Va., is hiring a staff writer. The job description is below. The position is writing and reporting-heavy; the person we hire will have a good opportunity to dig into a beat (apartments and real estate) and write about trends in operations and busines management. The staff writer will work with myself and the director of communications here. If you know any eager writers looking for work, please let them know they can contact me with questions or to get more information or they can just send us their application!

Jeffrey Lee

11.) Staff Writer, National Apartment Association, Arlington, VA

The National Apartment Association (NAA), America's leading advocate for quality rental housing, seeks a Staff Writer to help develop and produce NAA’s monthly magazine units, and various communications products for NAA.

This position reports to the Director of Communications.

Principal Accountabilities:

** Develop, research, collect, edit and write departments sections of units magazine and at least one industry-related feature article covering 1,000 to 2,000 words for publication in each monthly issue through own initiative, and using all available sources.

** Identify, write and edit industry-related fresh content for www.naahq.org site and NAA’s social media devices (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) on a weekly basis.

** Assist with editing and proofreading all other content for units magazine and other Communications Department projects.

** Provide customer service and accept administrative responsibilities related to these efforts and seize opportunities to provide excellent value-added customer service to members and potential members by responding to telephone inquiries, offering prompt responses to requests and conducting thorough follow up.

Required:

Bachelors Degree; minimum of 1-2 years experience working with a professional, printed publication. Position requires researching, interviewing, writing, editing, computer and organizational skills. Incumbent is expected to develop an understanding of the apartment and real estate industry and the issues that affect it.

Preferred:

Familiarity and skills in Quark Express and the Adobe Suite software. Knowledge of InDesign and PhotoShop recommended. Experience working for a monthly trade or newsstand magazine or daily newspaper or as a page designer for a daily newspaper or as Editor and Chief of a college newspaper or periodical.

Interested candidates, please reference 0001-09, Staff Writer and forward your resume, cover letter and salary history to: Human Resources, National Apartment Association, 4300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 400, Arlington, Virginia 22203 or e-mail to resumes@naahq.org. No phone calls, please. E.O.E.

NAA offers a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life, long and short term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), parking/commuting assistance, flexible spending account, vacation and sick leave.

12.) Associate Director, Corporate Communications, Dendreon, Seattle, WA

http://www2.recruitingcenter.net/clients/Dendreon/publicjobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10924&esid=az

*** More from Bridget Serchak:

13.) Blogger-style journalists, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE, offered through SenTech, Bethesda, Maryland

We are looking to assemble a team of technology-savvy / blogger-style journalists for a new digital press initiative being run out of the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Requirements:

– Newsroom / Desk reporting experience (local/ student/ specialty)

– Interest in energy, environmental and public-policy issues

– Experience with digital publishing platforms and technology

– Interest in New Media (video, audio, photos) reporting

– Demonstrated editorial experience

– Ability to manage multiple tasks and assignments in a deadline driven environment

Positions available immediately. If interested, please contact Lauren Cole; lcole@sentech.org or 202-256-4369.

14.) Writer/Editor, SENTECH, Inc., Washington, DC

SENTECH, Inc. is seeking a creative, energetic, resourceful, and skilled writer/editor.

Responsibilities include the following:

Researching, writing, and distributing energy-related stories for on-going public information campaign

Conduct story background interviews (phone and in-person)

Must meet daily and weekly deadlines

Reporting of program events and activities for review

Preparing media briefing documents

Traveling, as needed

Other duties, as assigned

EXPERIENCE

Candidates must provide multiple writing samples. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field with three (3) years of relevant work experience or Master's degree with one (1) year of relevant work experience in a related field is required.

Additional requirements are as follows:

General knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy preferred, but not required

Experience with digital content and distribution methods

Newsroom experience a strong plus

Proficiency in MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint the Internet and other relevant software; proficiency in MS Project preferred

Ability to demonstrate effective writing and communication skills

Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities with attention to details

Ability to multitask effectively

Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to update skills on a continual basis

LOCATION

This is a full-time, TEMPORARY (minimum 3-month) position in Washington, DC. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

http://www.sentech.org/careers.html#writer

15.) Events Editor, National Journal Group, Washington, D.C.

Atlantic Media Company, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the parent company of The Atlantic, National Journal and Government Executive magazines. Our publications reach an audience of over one million influential decision makers in the Washington policy community and across the nation.

The Atlantic Media Company is seeking a senior-level Events Editor to develop content and new partnerships for the National Journal Group’s event business. This position will require skills in both editorials conceptualization, talent booking, event execution, and sales, marketing and research in order to identify viable event partnerships.

Major Responsibilities Include:

• Lead content development for client/partner events including conferences, dinners, and speaker forums (in full collaboration with senior colleagues)

• Lead 'high touch' recruitment of all of the preceding within specific process deadlines

• Understand client/partner issues, objectives and goals and how they relate to event content

• Attend all such events and serve as an ambassador for Atlantic Media demonstrating poise, professionalism and full dedication to meeting client's/partner's event goals

• Prepare written summaries or event overviews following all events where the client/partner so desires

• Represent the 'event editing' function to prospective clients/partners as part of the sales and marketing process (in coordination with sales representatives who have principal relationship responsibility)'inspire informed confidence on the part of the prospective client/partner in Atlantic Media Company's ability to execute

Qualifications of Ideal Candidate:

• Acute understanding of political arena and the ‘business’ of Washington, D.C.

• Deep, bi-partisan contacts within the D.C. speaker circuit

• Minimum of 7-10+ years experience in media and politics

• Strong time-management and organizational skills, with ability to successfully manage multiple projects with varying deadlines simultaneously

• Meticulous attention to detail

• Negotiation / brokering skills

• Extensive knowledge of national and local current events, newsmakers and policy issues

• Ability to foster senior level client relationship and forge strong connections with strategic partners

• Capacity to work independently and under pressure, and to meet tight deadlines

Atlantic Media Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact kmosser@nationaljournal.com to be considered.

16.) COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Washington, DC

Active Midwestern

progressive seeks a communications director who is highly-organized, energetic

and able to meet deadlines. Duties include managing an aggressive

communications portfolio that includes earned media, new media, website

updates, and constituent outreach. Candidates must have excellent writing

skills, ability to multi-task and balance multiple policy issues, experience

with handling national and DC press. A familiarity with Chicago press is preferred. We are seeking a highly-organized and productive self-starter and a team player.

Please send resume and a writing sample to HouseComDirOpening@ gmail.com.

No calls or walk-ins please.

17.) Editor, The Washington Independent, Washington, DC

The American Independent News Network (AINN) is looking for an editor

to lead its national political news site, The Washington Independent. This organized, self-starting innovator will work with AINN’s national editorial team to manage the production of high quality, breaking news, covering Congress, elections, state and federal politics, national security and other key issues of the day.

The role’s key criteria for success is generating “impact journalism,” with reporting that demonstrably shapes the public debate and advances the common good. The Independent’s staff achieves this goal through a combination of aggressive reporting and tenacious, insightful blogging.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-4 years experience in editing and reporting political news online and will be intimately familiar with national politics. Salary commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include: -Drive an effective news agenda that captures the attention of elected officials, key decision-makers and other influentials.-Develop, assign and edit individual stories that speak to AINN’s mission of impact journalism. -Oversee editing of blog posts throughout the news cycle. -Manage team of accomplished, top-tier political reporters and track their story development. -Manage the functionality of the site, in conjunction with tech team. -Help promote the work and staff of the Washington Independent as needed with outreach team. -Work with AINN leadership to develop and aggressively pursue plans for enhanced ad -revenue and positive traffic trends. -This position reports to the AINN Senior Editor.

About the Organization: The American Independent News Network investigates and disseminates news that impacts public debate and advances the common good. To

accomplish its mission, the Network operates an independent online news network. For more about the American Independent News Network, please visit

http://www.tainews. org. Please send resume and cover letter to applications@ tainews.org

18.) State Communications Directors, Alliance for Climate Protection, Washington, DC

3 separate positions – FLORIDA, ARSKANSAS, MAINE

SCOPE OF WORK: Work primarily involves media outreach and earned media planning on behalf of the Alliance for Climate Protection to advance the Alliance’s goal of educating the public about the causes of and solutions to climate change. Work will also involve a portion of time spent on activities for the Alliance’s sister non-profit corporation, the Climate Protection Action Fund, to advance its goal of promoting

passage of strong federal climate change legislation during the current Congress.

Employment is “at-will” and indefinite with no minimum term. The salary for these positions varies based on experience and includes a generous benefit package. This position reports directly to the assigned state director and will work in close coordination with communications staff at the Alliance’s headquarters in Washington,

D.C.

DUTIES PERFORMED: Conduct outreach to media in assigned state, including television,

print, radio reporters and bloggers, – Act as an on-the-record spokesperson for the Alliance, – Train and direct surrogates, staff, coalition partners and others to speak on the record on behalf of the Alliance, – Plan and execute press conferences, town-hall meetings, and other press events, – Draft press releases, media advisories, letter-to-the- editor templates, op-eds and other content as needed. – Supervise and direct subordinate communications staff where necessary. NOTE: The duties listed are not intended to be all-inclusive.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Job requires a bachelor’s degree and communications experience with a political candidate, issue campaign, elected official or at a public

relations firm. Requires extensive written and verbal communications skills needed to motivate and communicate clear messages to members and the general public on the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis. Insurability and license requirement:

Possession of a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, the ability to be insurable under the Alliance for Climate Protection’s automobile insurance plan at the standard rate. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to communicationsjobs@ climateprotect. org. Please include the state and position you are applying for in the subject line.

The Alliance for Climate Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local,

state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

19.) Email Advocacy Writer, Oxfam America, Boston, Mass. or Washington, DC

Oxfam America is hiring an Email Advocacy Writer for its New Media team.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To retain and expand Oxfam America's eCommunity using online communications to engage constituents to fulfill Oxfam's mission to seek lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: – Draft all advocacy action alerts, action team event notices, and

volunteer emails to constituents. – Work closely with policy and campaign leads to develop compelling email advocacy messages across multiple campaigns in order to increase depth and breadth of online constituency engagement. – Collaborate with New Media Manager, Community Outreach Manager and advisors to help construct communication strategies to recruit, retain and mobilize activists – Manage online communications calendar. – Draft advocacy text messages for members of mobile constituent community, edit e-mail content as necessary. – Participate in New Media team planning and budgeting discussions. – Perform regular analysis of activism data, producing reports on efficacy of email appeals and online actions, tracking trends and using the data to suggest and test improvements in online communications. – Participate in online digital strategy and planning meetings – Provide other support to the New Media team as needed EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION: – The incumbent will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting the responsibilities of this position, demonstrating continuous learning of the field. – S/he will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work, will perform all duties appropriately for a multi-cultural environment, treating all persons with dignity and respect, and will be familiar with and committed to Oxfam America’s mission and

goals. – The incumbent will maintain familiarity with all of Oxfam's regional,

policy, and campaigning work through reading and discussions with relevant

staff and then use this knowledge to package Oxfam’s work in interesting and

compelling ways. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Education:- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Experience and Core Competencies: – Three to five years experience writing marketing copy for political, email marketing or advocacy-based campaigns – Experience with Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system,

database management, and list segmentation. Convio preferred. – Experience in managing multiple projects under strict deadlines – Knowledge of HTML – Strong writing skills. Preferred: – Knowledge of the field of non-profits and/or international development and human rights.

http://www.oxfamame rica.org/ whoweare/ jobs/available- positions/ email-advocacy- writer

20.) Web and Social Media Manager – National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Washington, DC

JOB SUMMARY: The Web and Social Media Manager creates and implements a

comprehensive web and new media strategy (using online, social media

and other tools) to strengthen NCRC's profile and image, increase

traffic to main and auxiliary websites, build relationships, and

increase the number of supporters. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Manages web and email marketing and communications, and other electronic messaging, Twitter, Facebook and Democracy in Action email blasts • Writes and coordinates the production of web and email-based content, including action alerts and policy updates • Manages social media campaigns and creates and tracks system for measuring e-advocacy successes • Develops performance measures to assess the scope, reach and impact of online and social media presence, and provide regular reports about this to staff. • Manages the NCRC suite of websites, including technical and content updates • Manages the NCRC listserves • Coordinates blog postings among staff • Develops strategies to cultivate blogger relationships and communications • Serves as the NCRC web master, and works with consultants for systemic updates and overhauls of the site. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Monitors trends in social media tools, strategies and applications,

and advise NCRC's Director of Communications on appropriate ways for

NCRC to apply this knowledge. • Develops efficient and effective interpersonal communication strategies including the use of email, voicemail, videoconferencing,

electronic publications and intranet enhancements. • Proactively supports and enforces NCRC's brand and communications standards and instructs staff as appropriate.

• Works with Communications and Development staff as needed to develop

ongoing web, marketing and fundraising strategies • Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: • College graduate or relevant work experience.

• A minimum of 2-4 years of experience in communications with competency using a variety of online/web tools and technologies. • High attention to detail.

• High initiative and proactive leadership. • Ability to learn and adapt quickly

• Ability to work to deadlines • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

• A demonstrated ability to use new media tools to communicate with and motivate target groups to take action. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and databases. • Basic knowledge of graphic design is a plus • Experience in website management utilizing Content Management Systems such as Joomla • Familiarity or experience with Web development and design skills including HTML, XML, and CSS a major plus. • Familiarity with SEO tactics, Goggle Ad Words, etc.

Samuel B. Smith

Office Coordinator

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

727 15th Street NW | Suite 900

Washington, DC 20005

Main: (202) 628-8866

Fax: (202) 628-9800

www.ncrc.org

21.) Corporate Communications Summer Intern, Corning, Corning, NY

https://corningcareers.corning.com/psc/PDGLHRER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=163710&SiteId=1&

22.) Director, Global Social Responsibility, Henry Schein Inc., Melville, New York

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1691&jb=6512220

*** From Bridget Serchak:

23.) FREELANCE ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, ABC 7 Los Angeles, Glendale, CA

ABC7 Los Angeles is looking for freelance reporters to work one or two days a week on a locally produced entertainment news program and Web site. Experience with producing, editing, and web posting a plus. Previous entertainment news experience preferred but not required, however a love of entertainment and pop culture is. Please send your non-returnable DVD or include video link.

https://disney.recruitmax.com/main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=230253

*** From Marge Kumaki:

Ned, please post both these openings from Public Affairs and Marketing, Washington Hospital Center. Thanks!

Marge Kumaki

Senior Editor, Public Affairs & Marketing

Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC

24.) Senior Media Relations Specialist, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Serves as the number two person in seniority in the Media Relations Office of the Department of Public Affairs and Marketing. Identifies news within Washington Hospital Center, develops the appropriate supporting materials, and proactively disseminates and “pitches” the information to the local, regional, national and international print and broadcast news. Provides limited service line marketing support to Hospital Center departments, and remains knowledgeable of video production, advertising and events planning.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Works closely with the clinical departments (including having a beat assignment) to remain informed of department activities as a means of identifying newsworthy stories and feature opportunities that will publicize and promote the hospital, its attending and staff physicians and nurses *

2. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with health care news media to foster positive and proactive coverage of clinical and business news as well as effectively reaching out to new media audiences. *

3. Writes a variety of documents, including: press releases and advisories, talking points, pitch letters, letters to the editor, opinion editorials, broadcast scripts, events scripts, direct mail and advertising or advertorial copy. *

4. Conducts research through database searches and accessing the Internet to support news being developed at the hospital.

5. Tracks and measures media coverage of the hospital on a daily basis, and disseminates summary analysis and information to appropriate staff. Monitors coverage of the hospital’s competitors and other health care news.

6. Maintains archives of hospital news featured in different media outlets.

7. Uses new communications tools, such as podcasts or vodcasts, to cross-promote hospital news via the hospital’s Web site.

8. Coordinates and manages news events, including press conferences, briefings, video tours, reporter conference calls, internet forums, teleconferences, etc.

9. Assists service line marketing as needed, including direct mail, advertising, events, brochures, etc. *

10. Works with the Director of Media Relations, Vice President of Public Affairs and other department directors to develop approaches for strategic press coverage.

11. Coordinates special projects as assigned by the Director of Media Relations and Vice President of Public Affairs.

*These duties are designated essential in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or radio/TV/film is required. Master's degree or APR certification is preferred.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE More than ten years experience of progressively more responsible experience as a journalist, public relations professional or video producer. At least three years of experience covering health care stories of a clinical and/or business nature. Must be highly skilled with computer technology and be able to operate the online media referral service and search on the Internet. Must be skilled at producing videos and/or setting up video conferences or satellite events. Must have a working knowledge of marketing mix and the role of media as well as other forms of outreach such as direct mail, events, advertising, etc.

ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE Approximately six to twelve months to gain familiarity with the Hospital environment, department routines and procedures, and the full range of job duties.

PROBLEM SOLVING Job requires a high level of problem-solving, due to the complexity of the situations encountered.

INTERNAL CONTACTS Internal contacts necessary to effectively advise, consult or counsel others to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or actions. Extensive internal contacts to effectively identify, package and disseminate news. External press contacts required to conduct this job in a superior and proactive manner.

INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT Work assignments require a high level of independent judgment that could significantly impact the prestige and positioning of the hospital, or could adversely affect the institution. Exhibit in stressful situations the ability to respond quickly and present situations to the hospital's advantage.

PATIENT CARE Job has little direct or indirect responsibility for patient care.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS Not responsible for supervising others.

CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE APR from the Public Relations Society of America preferred.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three (3) writing samples to abby.lipsitz@medstar.net.

25.) Senior Employee Communications Specialist, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Serves as the number two person in seniority in Internal Communications. Identifies communication opportunities within Washington Hospital Center, develops appropriate supporting materials and proactively disseminates information to internal constituencies (employees, managers, etc.) Provides internal communications support to Hospital Center departments as needed.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as managing editor of the Hospital Center employee newsletter. Determines content; oversees production process; manages contributing writers/photographers; writes, edits copy and takes photographs, as needed.

Works closely with Director/Chief Internal Communications Officer to develop and implement a comprehensive internal communications plan, designed to facilitate dialogue and information exchange within the Hospital Center environment.

Assists in planning and executing special events including town meetings, Hospital Week and other employee-engagement events.

Assists in the management and dissemination of information and messaging through various internal communication vehicles.

Researches, writes and selects appropriate vehicles to educate management and employees about key Hospital Center initiatives.

Serves as internal communications consultant to Hospital Center departments and organizations, as appropriate.

These duties are designated essential in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or communication is required. Master’s degree or APR/ABC certification is preferred.

Prior Experience: More than seven years of progressive job-related experience as a public relations/communications professional or copy writer/editor. At least three years of experience in health care industry preferred. Must have superior writing, verbal and interpersonal skills; strong editorial, proofreading and editing skills; be experienced in publications management and production; skilled in computer technology, creating databases and desktop publishing; ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and under stringent deadlines; ability to successfully work in both team settings and independently on projects; ability to think independently and develop strong communication solutions/recommendations; working knowledge of internal marketing and event planning; familiarity with Associated Press style.

On-the-Job Experience: Approximately one to two years to gain familiarity with the hospital environment, department routines and procedures, and the full range of job duties.

Problem Solving: Job requires a high level of problem-solving abilities to find creative, effective solutions to difficult human, technical, clinical or administrative problems.

Internal Contacts: Internal contacts necessary to effectively advise, consult or counsel others to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or actions. Daily and/or weekly interaction with department heads and managers; occasional interaction with Executive Staff.

Independent Judgment: Work assignments are generally received in the form of broad goals for areas of responsibility and requires considerable judgment regarding the interpretation of policies, development of procedures and selection of appropriate courses of action.

Patient Care: Job has little direct or indirect responsibility for patient care.

Responsibility for Work of Others: Not responsible for supervising others.

Certification/Registration/Licensure: APR from the Public Relations Society of America or ABC from International Association of Business Communicators preferred.

The duties reflected in this description do not preclude the assignment of others duties and responsibilities. They provide a general summary of the work required, and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three (3) writing samples to abby.lipsitz@medstar.net.

26.) Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Americans for UNFPA, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=286000002

27.) Director of Advocacy, Americans for UNFPA, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=285700008

28.) Director of Public Relations, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1691&jb=6512056

*** From Angelo Ioffreda:

Hi Ned,

NII Holdings, Inc. has two director-level positions in the marketing area that JOTW readers might find of interest. NII Holdings, Inc. a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America. The positions are located in Reston, VA. For information on NII see http://www.nii.com/about_us.html.

Hope that all is well with you.

Thank you,

Angelo

Angelo Ioffreda

Senior Director, Employee Communications

NII Holdings, Inc.

29.) Director, Brand and Marketing Strategy, NII Holdings, Reston, VA http://www.nii.com/nii2/JobsDetailsUser.aspx?reqnumber=10818MFM-001

30.) Director, Marketing Insight and Competitive Intelligence, NII Holdings, Reston, VA

http://www.nii.com/nii2/JobsDetailsUser.aspx?reqnumber=10818MFM-000

31.) Director-Public Affairs, American Express, New York, New York

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1691&jb=6520093

32.) Manager of International Public Relations, California Travel & Tourism Commission, Sacramento, California

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=1691&jb=6512154

33.) Director of Communications and Marketing, American Repertory Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=285900008

34.) JOURNALIST/BLOGGER: EUROPEAN SUBSEA INDUSTRY, New Wave Media, NY, NY

http://www.maritimejobs.com/JobShow.aspx?JobShow=103503

*** From Katie Test:

35.) DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR K-20 COMMUNICATIONS, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PUBLISHERS, Washington, DC

The Association of American Publishers is seeking a Deputy Director for K-20 Communications. This individual will work directly with the Executive Directors for Higher Education and School Division assisting with public relations, communications strategy and member services.

A successful candidate for the position will be, first and foremost, an excellent writer, editor and communicator. Understanding of general communications strategies and the legislative process on the state and federal levels is also critical. Candidates must be able to work under pressure, possess a flawless eye for detail, be flexible, organized and manage day-to-day office activities. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite required.

Sample daily activities include:

 Providing information to and supporting activities of AAP members

 Managing a national outreach and education program, including producing videos and presentations, coordinating legislator and community outreach, and traveling to make presentations to university leaders and policymakers

 Lead public relations committee initiatives and meetings

 Drafting press releases, newsletter articles, online content, brochures and other supporting collateral

 Responding to media inquiries

 Interacting with outside communication and legislative consultants

 Maintaining website content

A minimum of 6 years related experience is necessary. Capitol Hill press office or PR firm experience a plus. A bachelor's degree is required.

Please send letter, resume to bhildebrand@publishers.org.

About AAP

The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP’s more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. AAP’s Higher Education group represents the needs and interests of member publishers who produce instructional materials including textbooks and digital products and services for the post-secondary educational market. More information can be found at www.publishers.org and www.textbookfacts.org.

36.) Online Community Manager, Brave New Films, Culver City, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=285600015

37.) Communications Specialist, University of Phoenix Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona

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

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=6525763

*** From Alexis Fooshé:

Ned,

I hear you are the guru of all things communication-related. I have two job openings in my organization that I was hoping you might include in your next post.

Thank you Ned!! Cheers,

Alexis Fooshé

Chief, Internal Communication

United States Marshals Service

38.) Internal Communication Specialist, U.S. Marshals Service, Arlington, VA

Do you have a proven track record in employee communication, a pioneering spirit, and a desire for public service? Then join our team! As an Internal Communication Specialist working for the U.S. Marshals Service, you will work with Senior staff and managers to develop strategies to promote employee and internal communication; develop, write, and implement internal communication plans; write content for USMS publications; and measure the effectiveness of our internal communication program. Salary ranges from $74,872.00 – $115,742.00 USD /year. To apply, click here:

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86236003

39.) National Web Content Manager, U.S. Marshals Service, Arlington, VA

We are seeking a National Web Content Manager who will help us accomplish our law enforcement mission by building our web presence into an effective knowledge management and employee, media and stakeholder engagement tool. The ideal candidate will possess:

• Knowledge and awareness of how to best use the web as a communication channel;

• An ability to administer the ongoing operation and development of the Intranet and Internet Content Management System;

• The ability to clearly and consistently organize, manage, write, and present web content;

• The ability to analyze web site information, usage, trends, statistics; identify problems and suggest improvements to build the web into an effective knowledge management and employee engagement tool;

• Skill in the principles, methods, practices, and techniques of communication, public and employee outreach, including web design, web 2.0, and advanced publishing software; and

• Skill in management consulting; experience with and ability to work with managers and high level staff.

You will be part of our groundbreaking internal communication team, and the sky’s the limit as far as helping us harness the power of the internet and intranet to communicate and better accomplish our mission! Salary ranges from $105,211 – $136,771/year. To apply, click here: http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85897563

40.) Web Science Writer/Editor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

The Communications Department is searching for a Web Science Writer/Editor to join their team. This is a regular full-time position and is eligible for benefits.

Job Summary:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution seeks a Web Science Writer/Editor passionate about Web and science communications to conceive, produce, and edit content for the WHOI.edu Web site and to develop and maintain WHOI’s social media communications. The Web Science Writer/Editor will report to the Web Communications Manager and work closely with members of WHOI’s Web Group and Communications Department as well as Institution groups and individuals to evolve their presence on WHOI.edu.

Major Duties:

Maintain editorially the WHOI.edu Web site, including:

Creating and editing content ranging from descriptions of the Institution’s research, engineering, academic programs, and general activities to in-depth special features about specific research

Leading an effort to develop and maintain the Ocean Topics section of WHOI.edu that includes producing written and multimedia content that explains what a specific topic is, its relevance, and WHOI’s current research efforts

Working closely with WHOI’s Graphic Services to conceive and create graphical and multimedia content presented on the Web

Work closely with members of the Web Group to help groups and individuals at the Institution evolve their presence on WHOI.edu

Work closely with the Web Communications Manager to develop and maintain WHOI’s social media communications

Performs other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

Web communications or journalism, plus extensive science writing and editing experience

Proven ability to conceive, produce, and edit content online in a variety of ways, including the use of multimedia and social networking tools

Scientific literacy and demonstrated ability to engage the reader in complex subjects without compromising accuracy.

High-quality reporting, writing and editing standards while working to deadline

Resourcefulness in developing new editorial concepts that support the objective of advancing ocean sciences

Experience in and inclination for working in a team environment

A highly collaborative nature, yet also a self-starter

Ability to manage rapidly shifting priorities

Willingness to take intelligent risks

Facility in giving and receiving constructive criticism

Desirable Skills

• Understanding of Web information architecture

• Experience with multimedia editing tools

• Experience with Adobe Photoshop

• Experience with HTML, CSS, and working in Web content management systems

EDUCATION DESIRED:

Masters degree in writing, communications or journalism plus extensive and broad science writing and editing experience highly desired.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC – for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Applications are reviewed confidentially.

http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YWWY&sid=BAZDB&jid=FBFCXYW&site=Other%20positions&a=Ya5kVOjNOCU%253d&b=E2cDIyiHIag%253d

41.) Marketing Communications Manager, MR, GE, Waukesha, WI

https://xjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=784339

42.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Millipore, Billerica, Massachusetts

http://www.ihispano.com/job/employer/903625/view

43.) Managing Director of Connectional Relations, Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Florida

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=6520410

44.) Manager Corporate Communications, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX

https://baylor.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=168009

45.) Sr Communications Manager, Premera Blue Cross, Mountlake Terrace, WA

https://jobs.premera.com/psc/tamextprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=4574

46.) Manager, Brand Graphic Design, Spectra Energy, Houston, Texas

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=6512205

*** From Janet Falk:

Ned,

Please include in the next edition of JOTW enewsletter and have applicants contact Larry Wong at Infinity Consulting Solutions (lwong@infinity-cs.com).

Regards.

Janet

Janet L. Falk

From: Larry Wong [mailto:lwong@infinity-cs.com]

This position is located in Piscataway, NJ. It is a potential long term Temp position and will pay up to $60 per hour….DOE.

47.) Technical Writer, offered by Infinity Consulting Solutions, Piscataway, NJ

Description:

Researches and writes online content for a company's web site. Stays abreast of current industry standards and techniques to ensure effective content that achieves the organization's goals. Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May direct and lead the work of others. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit or department. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

MAJOR FUNCTION:

Write and edit a series of technical documents to support Storage Engineers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Coordinating with the technical writing team, write and edit documents, including such documents as: process flows, diagrams, projects and tasks, meeting notes, action items, project summaries and fact sheets.

• Establish contact with and gather information from Subject Matter Experts

• Research and document evolving products and services

• Take screenshots of online products and services

• Structure documents according to established standards

• Perform other documentation and project duties as needed

• Document specifications for new products

• Works closely with storage engineers to help track project

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

• BA in English, Journalism or Technical Writing, or a technical degree with appropriate writing experience

• At least four years of writing experience

• At least two years of experience working with engineers, technicians and other subject matter experts

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Visio and Project

• Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, PageMaker or QuarkExpress

• Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat

• Excellent communication skills in person, over the phone and in writing

SPECIAL SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES:

• Enterprise Storage Concepts

• Understanding of complex network diagrams

• Ability to coordinate documents from other technology groups

Contact Larry Wong [lwong@infinity-cs.com]

48.) Communications Coordinator / Operations Team Assistant, St. John's Well Child & Family Center, Los Angeles, CA

http://msn.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8C3156P4QHZB7S6M5C&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=28bf78ccfc82421aad53f152d195f3e4-320392076-wl-6

49.) Communications Coordinator: Green Jobs Campaign, Change to Win, Washington, DC

http://www.changetowin.org/about-us/job-opportunities/communications-coordinator-green-jobs-campaign.html

50.) MEDIA SPECIALIST (Graphic Artist), BOTANY/L&S, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Degree and area of specialization:

BA/BS in science (biology preferred) with expertise in graphic design or the use of contemporary software packages in producing digital media for research and instruction or BA/BS in graphic design or computer science with biological knowledge to understand the context of the graphic work being produced.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of two years in design, production, and use of graphic images including photography, and the processing of photographic images.

The applicant will have a minimum of two years experience in the fluent use of Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).

The applicant will have a minimum of two years experience in web page design. Experience with HTML, content management software such as Red Dot or Dream Weaver, etc. The possession of significant content management skills is necessary.

The applicant will have experience in live video production, including directing live-to-tape video, and lighting techniques and experience with the operation of video production equipment.

Applicants are also required to have experience with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, live video streaming (Quick Time, Real or Windows Media) and video compression software (Media Cleaner.)

Experience in distance learning technology is preferred.

Strong writing and editing skills, including editing for different media, i.e. web, blogs, formal reports, informational papers, donor letters, etc. is necessary.

Experience in training others in these skills is also desirable.

Experience in an educational/academic environment preferred.

Principal duties:

Blending technical skills and expertise in digital micro- and macro-photography, expertise in processing and manipulating digital images and knowledge of science, collaborate with faculty, researchers, instructional staff and graduate students to produce professional-quality digital media for use in research and instruction.

40% Develop digital media to serve the Department's instructional, research, and outreach missions. Design and layout brochures fliers, charts, diagrams, signs or graphs as needed for publications, grants, and promotional materials.

25% Design and maintain the Department of Botany's web site. Collaborate with faculty and work independently to create web-accessible educational materials. Assure ADA-compliance of education products developed.

20% Assist instructors in creating effective teaching media of varied forms and integrating these materials smoothly between page, screen, and web page. Develop innovative instructional videos and distance learning course material.

10% Assist staff in using technology to teach university courses that utilize distance technology, such as compressed video, satellite conferencing and ETN. Collaborate and consult with DoIT and Botany Staff as needed. Train students and reseach and instructional staff in the creation and effective use of digital media for instruction, research and outreach.

5% Keep abreast of emerging multimedia technologies for use in research and instruction. Participate on department, college, and campus committees. Miscellaneous.

A one year period of evaluation will be required.

Additional Information:

This is an 80% position. If applicable, please include url address in your application.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A period of evaluation will be required

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_063497.html

*** From Lynn Rykowski:

Hi Ned,

I'm hiring a Communications Specialist at Fannie Mae. Can you include in your weekly jobs newsletter, please?

Thank you.

Lynn Rykowski

Director, Communications

Fannie Mae

51.) Communications Specialist, Fannie Mae, Washington, DC

The link is below but it does not take you directly to the job.

http://www.fanniemae.com/careers/opportunities/careers.html. Please search for Communications Specialist – 26602

52.) Managing Editor, EmbodyHealth portal, Mayo Clinic Global Products & Services, Rochester, MN

https://www.applicationssite.org/recruit/servlet/com.lawson.ijob.RequisitionDetails?reqId=84619

*** From Jesenia Rodriguez:

Good afternoon,

Please post the attached vacancy.

Thank you.

Jesenia Rodriguez

Associate, Employee Benefits

American Lung Association

53.) Manager, E-Communications, National Headquarters, American Lung Association, New York, New York

Responsibilities:

The National Headquarters of the American Lung Association is seeking a Manager, E-Communications to manage e-communications initiatives and online special events for National Headquarters. Develop timely delivery of all e-communications and their seamless integration into the ALA National Web Site and LungNet.

Responsibilities include:

E-Newsletters: Develop and implement processes to improve efficiencies for all e-newsletter initiatives for National Headquarters including the sustenance of content and design and brand integrity. Develop and implement a process to resolve customer service issues. Develop a system that allows customers to opt-out of e-newsletters in accordance with CAN-SPAM laws. Manage localized stories to the new central Lung Association e-news offering, Fighting For Air Online. Provide strategic, technical and editorial assistance to content submitters (national or field staff), working closely with the Director, Corporate Communications to meet deadlines and implement content focus of each monthly issue. Contribute to content as needed. Develop and generate reports to help shape future refinements in strategy. E-Philanthropy: Manage the timely delivery of all e-mail campaigns as outlined in the year-round e-philanthropy calendar. Work with the Director, Creative Services, AVP Online Services and E-Philanthropy consultants to implement a calendar that integrates with the Communications and Marketing editorial calendar and institutes new segmentation strategies. Contribute to content as needed. Develop and generate reports to help shape future refinements in strategy. E-Cultivation: Develop ongoing online stewardship. Develop and implement an online Welcome series to be updated quarterly and incorporate conditionalized content for online donors and advocates. Social Media: Develop and edit social media content and updates on Facebook and other Lung Association social media properties as assigned.

Qualifications:

B.A., preferably with specialization in communications/computer science or related area. Three to five year’s experience in project management related to web development and online commercial services. Ability to work interactively with a wide variety of staff in gathering data and designing creative ways to present new information. Knowledge of MS Office 2000, FTP protocols, HTML coding, Adobe software, compression software. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Application Procedure:

Please send or e-mail letter of application and resume with salary requirements to:

Maria Vanegas-Zea

American Lung Association

14 Wall Street, Suite 8C

New York, NY 10005

E-mail: alahr@lungusa.org

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

*** From Laura Hassan at Melcrum:

54.) Internal Communications Business Partner, T-Mobile, Hatfield – South East, UK

Ref: 46964

Rate £ 40,000 to £ 50,000 (full-time) + bonus + car + pension

Job Brief As well as sharing the best of T-Mobile with our customers, it’s important that we keep our people up to speed too. That means everyone right across the business, but particularly our retail and sales people based throughout the UK as well as our head office in Hatfield.

Developing and rolling-out our internal communications strategy for these two terrifically important groups, this is a role you can really make your own. Co-ordinating a delivery team and working closely with the Retail Director, you’ll get to build upon and improve our existing communications, determine their effectiveness and apply that knowledge to future initiatives.

To meet the challenge, you’ll need plenty of internal communications experience. Ideally, you’ll have worked in a similar retail environment. But most important is that you’ve experience of delivering to a strategy and communicating to a widespread audience.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Then find out more and apply online.

Important notice:

We’ve been informed that some people are using the T-Mobile name to get information and money from potential candidates. At T-Mobile, we never ask for any money during the application process and all personal details should only ever be submitted to our careers website at www.t-mobile.co.uk/careers. If you do receive any emails asking for anything like this, please delete them immediately.

http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_tmobile/external/en/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=102323&localeCode=en-us

55.) Media Relations/Communications Director, American Heart Association, Memphis, TN

http://pac.org/node/3228

56.) Multimedia Journalist – Anticipated, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Washington, DC

http://dc-jobs.jobfox.com/entertainment-media/journalism/multimedia-journalist-anticipated/f1ed030a-7445-4d0f-9c77-0584844e9a9e

57.) Multimedia Journalist-Fill-in Anchor, WLBZ-TV, Gannett, Bangor, ME

http://www.wlbz2.com/company/jobs/story.aspx?storyid=20924&catid=19

58.) Director New Media (Content Strategist), PBS, Arlington, VA

JOB OBJECTIVE:

The Director, New Media will focus on making PBS.org the most popular destination for an audience looking to explore and engage in news and information. The best candidate will be a content strategist who understands how positioning and content packaging can grow traffic. Top priorities for this position are increasing uniques and time spent on PBS.org. This position is also responsible for maintaining a well-rounded editorial calendar, tracking and responding to click-throughs, helping define site features and tools, and driving users to key content areas.

The Director, New Media will have excellent editorial instincts and a marketer’s sensibilities. The role requires a sophisticated combination of news judgment, good writing, Web 2.0 skills, and analytics-based decision-making.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices; track and communicate results;

Home and topic page editing; promo writing;

Identify opportunities for audience engagement (chats, social media updates, etc); track and report results;

Work with Producer Products and Services in developing new tools;

Define best practices for user experience across PBS.org;

Participate in greenlighting practice; help establish best practices;

Develop, maintain and share editorial calendar for pbs.org;

Respond to breaking news by building in-depth packages;

Drive audience to high-priority content;

Maintain a consistent voice for the site through editorial choices, story placement;

Oversee topic pages, including any anchor blogs;

Communicate with stations about local content selections;

Constantly look for ways to improve user experience.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

5+ years experience as online editor or writer. Prior homepage editing experience preferred;

3+ years experience working with SEO strategies;

3+ years experience using social media tools such as blogs, chats and discussion boards;

Proven track record of increasing audience and engagement metrics;

Project management experience.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience is required.

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Excellent news judgment;

Exceptional writing skills;

Extremely comfortable with website publishing tools; familiarity with tools such as Word Press, Drupal and html;

Experience using website analytics in decision-making;

Photo editing experience a plus.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

http://www.pbs.org/aboutpbs/jobsdatabase/

59.) Multimedia Journalist, EW Scripps, Kansas City, MO

http://www.broadcastingrecruiter.com/listings/EWScripps012010.shtml

*** From Meredith Durr:

60.) Marketing & Communications Manager, SmithBucklin, Washington, D.C.

Brief description: The Marketing & Communications services unit (MCS) provides a variety of services to our client organizations, including branding, creative services, public relations, membership publications, and convention and event marketing that goes beyond the successful execution of program and campaign deliverables. Our team partners with association leaders and other volunteers to develop marketing and communication strategies that are based on solid research and analysis that support the overall objectives of the organization. We then measure the effectiveness of our efforts to continuously hone the optimal mix of marketing communication methods, tactics and resources.

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www3.apply2jobs.com/SmithBucklin/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showSearchInterface

Enter req#: MCSD-175

61.) Advertising Account Executive, Boulder County Business Report, Boulder, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=6633,24055,0&S=qpqphnqtvq

62.) PR Account Executive X4, offered by Creative Planet, Parktown North, Gauteng, South Africa

Our client a highly successful PR agency seeks the services of a PR account executive x4 on a 6 month contractual basis.

The executive will be responsible for the full public relations function on behalf of clients of the company. This includes ensuring that the communication plans that have been proposed and accepted by clients are implemented creatively and quickly. Firm and open relationships with clients and the media are essential and need to be developed and maintained. The executive will be responsible for maintaining and actively managing the allocated accounts both strategically and tactically.

1. Adhering to the administration required by the management, including consistency of all outgoing communications.

2. Actively managing the day-to-day running of retained clients business and maintaining regular contact with them.

3. This will include:

a. Following up any requests made by clients pertaining to communication.

b. Preparing for and attending status meetings with clients according to an agreed timetable.

c. Taking minutes and issuing accurate contact/status reports within 48 hours of the meeting.

d. Constantly seeking fresh communication ideas and angles and discussing these with clients.

e. Researching, writing, checking and issuing press releases using the correct format.

f. Following up the releases or angles presented to media on a consistent basis.

g. Maintaining up-to-date media and feature lists on behalf of clients.

h. Checking articles and disseminating as necessary.

i. Preparing quarterly reports on all activities undertaken and discussing these internally and with clients assigned to you.

4. Participate in the sourcing of leads for new business prospects.

5. Present the company's credentials together with other executives when requested to do so.

6. Assist in the preparation of strategic and tactical plans for clients.

7. Ensure that deliverables agreed to with clients are addressed and achieved.

8. Establish professional relationships with clients for purposes of retention of the business.

9. Develop and maintain relationships with key target markets such as journalists and analysts.

10. Generally act in a manner and with an attitude befitting the culture and status of the business and its associate companies.

11. Attend client functions as and when required

12. Develop and maintain a working relationship with all members of the team.

Performance goals – first three month probationary period:

a. Within the first two months be sufficiently familiar with the current clients to take the lead in managing them without further intervention

b. Within the first two months have a good knowledge of the key media for specific clients and make contact with the journalists as appropriate

c. Within month one write press releases and secure placement

Requirements

1. Strong client service skills

2. At least two to three years experience within a Public Relations agency, where you will have attained Account Management level

3. Media relationships must be very strong with the ability to create maximum exposure for clients

4. Commitment to a strong work ethic

5. Good written, verbal and listening skills

6. Ability to plan, organise and control work flows

7. Self-motivated and disciplined

8. Accountable and responsible

9. Good team player

Advantageous

– Qualifications are essential

– Minimum three to five years working experience essential

– Own transport with valid license a must!

– Must be able to write exceptionally well

Contact

Yolanda Gibbon

Creative Planet

011 486 4352

jobs@creativeplanet.co.za

*** JOTW Weekly Alternative Selections:

*** From Bridget Serchak, who got it from Timothy Nurvala

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is looking for a new Executive Director. As you may know, the Kalmar Nyckel was the Dutch-built ship that brought the first Scandinavian settlers to the United States in 1638. A replica of the ship was built several years ago and it has become Delaware's official “Goodwill Ambassador” sailing up and down the East Coast participating in maritime festivals and educational programs. There are plans this year to sail across the Atlantic and re-create the journey experienced by the first settlers. Long-term plans for the Foundation include reconstructing the original settlement (like a miniature Colonial Williamsburg) at the site of the ship's landing near Wilmington, Delaware.

They are looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial new leader who is a good organizer, can balance many projects simultaneously, and is adept at fundraising. It would be an ideal job for someone who has an interest in history, sailing, or anything related to Scandinavia. Let me know if you can think of anyone that might be interested. The job description is attached.

More information about the Foundation and the ship can be found on their website: http://kalmarnyckel.org/

63.) Executive Director, Kalmar Nyckel foundation, Wilmington, Delaware

Organization:

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation that owns and operates the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel, a full-size ocean going replica of the ship that bought the original Swedish settlers to Delaware in 1638. The Foundation’s mission is to create and provide experiential educational programs focused on Delaware’s unique maritime history and multi-cultural legacy as it relates to the economic, industrial, ecological and cultural development of the area. The ship also serves as a floating ambassador for Delaware promoting economic growth with a focus on tourism. The Foundation’s four-acre shipyard is an integral part of Wilmington’s riverfront development and the historic 7th Street peninsula area. The Foundation envisions transforming this underutilized site to a living history center – an exciting educational and tourist destination that will enhance the Foundation’s broader educational mission.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for directing all programs, initiatives and operations of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation as directed by its Board of Trustees and for consistently achieving of the organization’s strategic plan and financial objectives. The Executive Director manages four full-time and six seasonal employees as well as approx. 240 volunteers who operate and maintain the ship as well as support educational programming.

Qualifications:

 Proven executive level leadership experience required; at least five years management experience including supervision preferred.

 Demonstrated ability to raise operating and capital funds including developing funding opportunities, directing fundraising events and effectively soliciting grants.

 Significant non-profit leadership experience (employee or volunteer); demonstrated experience working with or on a Board of Directors.

 Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s level degree a plus.

 Familiarity with computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite and Quickbooks.

Critical Characteristics:

 A leader, who is organized, results oriented and self-motivated with a passion for the organization’s education mission and ability to drive the program forward.

 Demonstrated public relations ability including promoting the organization in the community, developing media attention, creating avenues for raising funds and soliciting volunteers for the organization.

 Excellent communication skills with stakeholders including employees, volunteers, board members, funding sources, local and state government and the community at large.

 Ability to create a team-spirit and motivate employees/volunteers to achieve results.

 Ability to work independently with an entrepreneurial spirit and a

realization that the success of the organization requires commitment

even beyond normal business hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

 Provide overall leadership, management and motivation to the organization and its employees/volunteers to achieve the organization’s mission in a manner consistent with its strategic goals and values.

 Support the Board of Directors to develop, implement and update the organization’s strategic plan; provide timely information regarding operations and of the organization.

 Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with community groups and organizations to better achieve objectives.

 Recruit, supervise and develop staff and volunteers and inspire a

team spirit.

 Ensure that adequate funds are available to accomplish the mission of the organization; specifically overseeing fundraising and grant writing.

 Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations and that sound human resource policies are in place and utilized.

 Perform marketing/public relations functions within the community to promote the organization and expand the organization’s exposure in the community including periodic reports and disclosures, networking at community events and public speaking.

 Manage financial affairs including budgeting, accounting, reporting and banking.

Salary Range: $80,000+, commensurate with employment history & experience

Special Requirements: professional references, drug testing

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation provides an equal opportunity smoke-free working environment.

We request all interested parties to send cover letters, resumes and salary history to Search Committee, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation. Email is preferable: execdirector@kalmarnyckel.org.

Please visit our website: www.kalmarnyckel.org.

64.) Art Gallery Sales Assistant, Ventana Inn and Spa, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, Big Sur, CA

The Art Gallery at the Ventana Inn and Spa is looking for an individual who has fantastic customer skills and a passion for art. The Art Gallery Sales Assistant is responsible for proactively selling art and retail merchandise; and ensuring the smooth daily operations of the gallery. Located in beautiful Big Sur, the Art Gallery At Ventana features the work of local artists and performances by local artists.

This is a part time position. Nights, weekends are a must.

Essential Skills:

• 1 year previous art education and/or experience in the art industry

• Excellent guest service skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers and the public.

• Previous sales experience in a retail environment

• Previous cash handling experience

• Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English (speak, read, write) with guests, co-workers and management to their understanding

• Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperation and work with a minimum of supervision.

• Punctual, regular and reliable attendance

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=JDVHOSPITALITY&cws=1&rid=3068

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

19.02.20010: 0530 UTC: Grove anchorage, Guyana.

Ten robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. Robbers caught a duty crew and threatened him with a knife at his neck. They entered into the forecastle and bosun store and stole ship property. Later the robbers locked the crew in the bosun store and escaped. Port authorities informed.

24.02.2010: 0240 LT: Vung Tau anchorage, Vietnam.

Three robbers boarded a bulk carrier at anchor using ropes with hooks. They attempted to enter the forecastle store. Duty crew spotted them and reported to OOW who raised alarm and sounded ship’s whistle. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a wooden boat. No injury to crew. No stores stolen.

15.02.2010: 2345 UTC: Posn: 18:34.93N – 072:22.30W, Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Robbers attempted to board an anchored landing craft. The alert master and duty crew managed to prevent the robbers from boarding the vessel. The crew and vessel safe.

14.02.2010: 0835 LT: Vishakhapatnam roads, India.

One boat with three robbers approached an anchored tanker from the port side. When the boat did not cross the bows the master raised the alarm. As the crew went forward to investigate they found two robbers onboard and a third attempting to board. The robbers fled as soon as they saw the ship’s crew. Port control informed.

14.02.2010: 0215 UTC: Posn: 17:37.7N – 083:21.6E, Vishakhapatnam anchorage, India.

Three robbers using ropes and a hook boarded an anchored LPG tanker from astern. When sighted the OOW raised general alarm and duty security patrol rushed to the poop deck. Robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Master informed port control and the Indian navy contacted via VHF radio.

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*** Musical artist of the week: Crowded House

*** Ball cap of the week: Toronto Blue Jays (presented to me by Karen Vahouny in Toronto at an IABC conference several years ago)

*** T-shirt of the week: Dragon Inn, Hilo, Hawaii

*** Coffee Mug of the week: Birds of Paradise (Laura and I were married under the largest white Bird of Paradise bushes I’ve ever seen, 20 or more feet high, in her back yard on Kauai.)

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“'Ike aku, 'ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana 'ohana.”

Translation: Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.

Explanation: Many native Hawaiians live with their extended family and family is the most important part of life for them. This saying teaches why they should put family first…In the Ohana or family, you know others and they know you, you help others and know you will be helped if there is anything you need.

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