JOTW 22-2010


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JOTW 22-2010

31 May 2010

“It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful.”

– Anton LaVey

Welcome to the JOTW network.

(A note about your JOTW delivery week: Tom and I were working as staff at the National Capital Area Council Boy Scout Centennial Camporee at Goshen Scout Reservation. We helped run the Ironman Challenge (canoe, bike, kayak, shoot, run). So I was out of pocket from Thursday through today. That’s why your JOTW came out late today.)

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In this issue:

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

1.) Media Relations and Outreach Internship, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston VA

2.) Web Content Developer (GS-1001-13/14), Office of Communications, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C.

3.) Principal, Capitol Partners, Inc., Washington, DC

4.) Internal Communications Officer, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France

5.) Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department Of The Interior, Milton, DE

6.) Senior Account Executive, integrated agency, Portland, ME

7.) Senior Copywriter Talbots Hingham, MA 9.) Vice President/Account Director-Corporate Public Relations, Ketchum Public Relations, New York, NY

10.) Director, Sponsorship Marketing, Raytheon, Waltham, MA

11.) Associate Director – Public Relations, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

12.) Development & Public Relations Coordinator, Fort Bend County Women's Center, Fort Bend

County, TX

13.) Communications Specialist II/Parktakes Editor, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax, Virginia

14.) Emerging Media Specialist, REI, Kent, Washington

15.) Art Director, Notre Dame Magazine, Office and Public Affairs and Communication, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

16.) Senior Strategic Communication Strategist, MPRI Alexandria (Pentagon), VIRGINIA

17.) Marketing Assistant, Acorn Media Group, Silver Spring, MD

18.) Senior Public Relations Specialist, Hyland Software, Westlake, Ohio

19.) Bilingual Web Designer, Creative Circle, Los Angeles, CA

20.) Account Director, KemperLesnik, Northbrook, Illinois

21.) Event PR/Media Manager, KemperLesnik, Northbrook, Illinois

22.) Account Director, KemperLesnik, Northbrook, Illinois

23.) CSR Senior Associate, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

24.) Manager, Online Marketing, Collections Etc., Elk Grove Village, IL

25.) Creative Services Manager, Daily Press, Newport News, VA

26.) Creative Copywriter, Haynes Furniture Company, Virginia Beach, VA 27.) Trade Show and Graphic Services Manager, MWV (MEADWESTVACO), Richmond, VA

28.) PR professionals (healthcare and technology/telecommunications), Environics Communications, Washington, DC

29.) Design Manager, The Conservation Fund, Arlington, VA

30.) Manager, Communications Strategy, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia

31.) Senior Specialist, Public Relations, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY, Atlanta, GA

32.) Director, Communication and Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

33.) Summer intern, Communications team, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Alexandria, VA

34.) Manager, Global Marketing Campaign Management, CSC, Falls Church, Virginia

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

The One Paragraph Pitch is still on hold until I can figure out where the backlog went.

*** Ned’s upcoming travel schedule:

June 5-9 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

June 14 Stockholm, Sweden

June 15 Goteborg, Sweden

June 16 Karlskrona Sweden

June 17 Copenhagen, Denmark

June 18 Stavanger, Norway

June 19 Washington, DC

*** DEFCON 1:

Hi Ned —

I wonder if you can help me out — I'm a former UTC employee and belong to that group of LInkedin. One of the group members wants to know how to find aerospace jobs and I thought of you and the other “hat” you wear. Could you please send me the link for the relevant job site so I can forward to the UTC guy?

Thanks for your help and for all you do.

Happy Memorial Day.

Cindy Starks


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*** From David Bretz:


Check out this 13 min video. Amazing. Could it be a glimpse of the future of the www and cloud computing?


You might find this interesting. The introductory video demonstrates some pretty amazing capabilities. After watching it I went to the website and tried it out — they still have some data gathering to do for the military stuff, but the operation of the site is very neat.

To go to the website to bookmark after viewing screencast, just go to .

*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** From Camille Haley:

1.) Media Relations and Outreach Internship, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston VA

Brief Description.

The Intern will have the opportunity to learn effective methods and strategies for organizing and

supporting an active employee team responsible for implementing an aggressive communications and media relations program.

The Intern will be expected to commit a minimum of 15 hours a week. Although unpaid, this internship may be eligible for educational credit.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston VA 20191

To apply, contact:

Communications Coordinator

Camille Haley

*** From Bridget Serchak:

2.) Web Content Developer (GS-1001-13/14), Office of Communications, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C.

*** From Josh Neiman:

3.) Principal, Capitol Partners, Inc., Washington, DC

Capitol Partners, Inc., a Washington, DC based, full service government affairs/lobbying firm is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as a Principal. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 to 7 years of Capitol Hill experience, excellent writing skills, a thorough knowledge of the legislative process, a strong Washington network, good contacts in their home state, a superior work ethic, and the ability to collaborate successfully in a team-oriented atmosphere. Transportation, defense, healthcare, energy, appropriations, or education experience preferred, but all specialties will be considered.

If you are looking for the opportunity to join a strong and successful team, please email a cover letter and resume to Salary is commensurate with experience. [Please indicate the source of this job lead as Ned's JOTW].

*** From Laura Hassan at Melcrum’s Internal Comms Jobs (

4.) Internal Communications Officer, European Science Foundation, Strasbourg, France

Job Brief The European Science Foundation (ESF) provides a platform for its Member Organisations to advance European research and explore new directions for research at the European level.

Established in 1974 as an independent non-governmental organisation, the ESF currently serves 79 Member Organisations, including Research Funding Agencies, Research Performing Organisations and Academies, across 30 countries.

Mission of the Position

In this position the key objective will be to develop, coordinate and implement an internal communications strategy for ESF and its Member Organisations. The Internal Communications Officer will be responsible for leveraging the ESF intranet platform, for creating content for internal channels, and leading innovative new ways of sharing information. Training and educating ESF staff on communication skills will be a key part of this role as will be communicating ESF values. The successful candidate will work closely with IT and the web manager in developing internal channels and with the Human Resources Dept. for employee communications. Strong writing and communication skills are a must in this role as is a good understanding of and affinity with science.

Position Responsibilities

This position will involve:

• Developing a strategic internal communications plan for the ESF;

• Designing and developing processes and content for all types of internal communications;

• Working with Head of Communications and Heads of Units / Science Officers to develop consistent communication about the organisation;

• Working closely with the Human Resources Department to ensure optimal communication regarding policies, staff changes, and change management;

• Working closely with IT and the web manager to develop an optimal intranet platform, ensuring efficient organisation of information;

• Writing content for newsletters, articles, key messages, internal announcements and policies;

• Supporting change communications;

• Developing new and innovative channels for internal communications, including a newsletter and internal events;

• Supporting communications with ESF’s Member Organisations, developing and improving channels and content;

• Working with Head of Communications to develop internal communication training on key messages and communication skills.

Profile and Competencies required

The successful jobholder should demonstrate the following competencies:

Specific competencies

• Degree in communications, marketing or English with an expertise in communications practices;

• Proven experience (3-5 years) in an internal communications role, including in-depth knowledge of various communication channels;

• Experience with innovative channels, social media and ways of communicating internally;

• Strong writing and presenting skills;

• Fluency in English, both written and spoken;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills;

• Experience with change communication planning and tactics;

• Experience and expertise in working with intranet platforms, both for content and architecture;

• Experience in working with and writing for online communication channels, such as HTML newsletters, web and intranet sites;

• Solid knowledge and experience of working with various software programmes such as Microsoft Office and ancillary tools (Power Point, etc);

• Affinity with science;

• Some journalism experience preferred;

• Experience with conferences optional;

• Some branding/marketing experience preferred.

Inter-personal competencies:

• Leadership qualities to drive innovation and lead change when needed;

• Ability to manage multiple projects while keeping priorities in mind;

• Ability to provide consultation to various stakeholders;

• Action-orientated, responsible and autonomous;

• Creative and willing to take initiative, continuously improvement-minded;

• Strong inter-personal and excellent communication skills within a multi-national context, including diplomacy and tolerance;

• Good self-organisational skills;

• Transparency in working and a team-orientated work ethic;

• Commitment to deliver on allocated tasks and respond in a timely manner to deadlines;

• Positive and constructive attitude;

• Capable of demonstrating the ESF’s values: Excellence, Openness, Responsiveness, Pan-European approach, Ethical Awareness and Human Values.

Employment conditions

This full time position is offered as a permanent contract preferably starting July 2010.

The place of work is Strasbourg, France.

The salary level will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate and will follow ESF terms and conditions.

Please send your application by 14 June 2010 to quoting the following reference IC-OFF

Interviews will be held in Strasbourg on 24 June 2010.

ESF welcomes applications from disabled candidates. ESF premises are fully equipped for disabled access.

We encourage both men and women with relevant qualifications to apply.

Further details at

5.) Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department Of The Interior, Milton, DE

*** From Scott White:

6.) Senior Account Executive, integrated agency, Portland, ME

Thanks to high marks in five key quality of life metrics, Portland, ME recently topped’s list of America's Most Livable Cities. The region earned high marks for income growth and culture; it also has low levels of crime and unemployment. Residents can afford the relatively high cost of living because of a 6.3% income growth rate over the past five years. Our client will consider relocation for a star candidate.

And there’s a fantastic integrated agency looking for an experienced public relations professional to join their growing team! We are seeking a Senior Public Relations Account Executive who is high-energy, thrives in a fast-paced, team environment and has the ability to juggle multiple projects at one time. The SAE will work on multiple accounts – consumer and B2B for national and local clients.

Candidates must have experience developing and executing PR strategy and be able to communicate it effectively to clients and to an internal team. The SAE will have frequent contact with senior executives at clients so strong communications skills are a must. Proven success building relationships with national, local and industry trade media and be able to craft and sell a story are also requirements. Social media strategies and tactics are also required. The ideal candidate will have five-plus years of agency or client-side experience.

Qualified and interested candidates should send their resume to Scott White –

7.) Senior Copywriter Talbots Hingham, MA

9.) Vice President/Account Director-Corporate Public Relations, Ketchum Public Relations, New York, NY

10.) Director, Sponsorship Marketing, Raytheon, Waltham, MA

11.) Associate Director – Public Relations, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

12.) Development & Public Relations Coordinator, Fort Bend County Women's Center, Fort Bend

County, TX

13.) Communications Specialist II/Parktakes Editor, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax, Virginia

Job Description

Fairfax County Park Authority in Fairfax, VA, seeks an original thinker with excellent communication skills to lead a creative and collaborative unit (video, photography, graphics, advertising sales/placement) as manager of Promotional Services Branch and editor of quarterly Parktakes magazine. Fast-paced, deadline-driven environment calls for adaptability, flexibility and occasional evening/weekend hours. Output will include features with strong marketing angle, video scripts, web pages, copy for brochures and other print publications and award nominations. This position also provides editing services for staff agency-wide, produces/edits management communications (reports, letters, talking points, etc.) and serves on division management team overseeing operations of nine RECenters, seven golf courses, two lakefront parks.

Starting salary $51,065.04; mid is $68,086.92

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications or related field plus five years experience in published writing required. (Commensurate experience may be substituted for degree.) Must have demonstrated ability in (1) interviewing and editing, (2) producing copy that is clear, concise, correct and compelling and (3) leading publications/promotions team.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in marketing/promotions and as general assignment reporter/writer. Ability to create various database reports for budget tracking and work flow efforts. Familiarity with basics of graphic design, experience with InDesign graphic software on a Mac, competency in digital photography and Photoshop.

Applications close June 19, 2010; job begins August 16, 2010

Check for instructions on how to apply on-line through AIMS, the county’s resume-building program. Resumes are not accepted by mail, e-mail or fax.


Contact Person: Daphnd Hutchinson

Email Address:

Phone: 703-324-8660

Fax: 703-324-3991

14.) Emerging Media Specialist, REI, Kent, Washington

At REI, we have a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you—it’s a great environment that balances hard work with time off to play. We’ve been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” since the award’s inception and continue to grow and thrive in a challenging marketplace. REI offers an excellent compensation package, flexible benefits, outstanding retirement plan, annual incentive program, and a generous merchandise discount to help you enjoy your free time.

The Emerging Media Specialist contributes to REI’s success by designing, implementing and supporting a diverse set of internal community, external social media and mobile programs, new upcoming mediums in support of REI’s overall multi-channel marketing strategy which deliver on REI’s brand promise with guidance from the Marketing Manager. This encompasses program management through execution including budgeting, tactical planning, resource management, creative development and recap analysis. Program examples may include (but are not limited to) social media features and online community on, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as mobile application creation and mobile content delivery. These programs drive multi-channel traffic, conversion and sales throughout the year, member acquisition and retention, and maintain the connection between REI and its members and customers. Responsibilities include relationship management between external and internal business partners and the authoring of annual marketing plans and program plans. The Emerging Media Specialist works cross-divisionally to guide the development and implementation of these programs within REI’s sales channels (retail and web) and throughout multiple advertising vehicles.

• Supports the development and communication of Annual Marketing Plans for emerging media programs to include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Corporate Blogging, Internal community and Mobile Applications.

• Supports the Marketing Manager in development of strategies and authors marketing program plans, both customer and employee-facing, in support of respective Annual Marketing Plans.

• Manages relationships with internal stakeholders and staff from concept through delivery of emerging media marketing programs.

• Partners with Brand Creative team to coordinate original content creation and/or 3rd party content acquisition throughout cross-divisional planning and execution phases, including recap and ROI analysis on content performance where applicable.

• Manages and maintains editorial calendar for the scheduled publication of content through internal and external social media channels.

• Partners with Seasonal Campaign Manager to ensure emerging programs are aligned and integrated with overall seasonal campaigns and other annual marketing programs. The integration of these programs is essential in delivering on REI's brand promise.

• Manages both external and internal business relationships with vendors, clients, strategic partners, and agencies.

• Evaluates partnership opportunities and proposals for strategic relevance, business need, and to ensure they are in-line with REI's core values.

• Accountable for the marketing budgets of all assigned programs and all associated components

Qualifications: • 2+ years experience in marketing communications or relevant field.

• 2+ years experience working in or with social media and online community

• Experience and demonstrated success with vendor and partner relationships in a retail business model.

• Demonstrated understanding of consumer behavior.

• Ability to effectively plan and execute marketing programs.

• Experience and demonstrated ability blending analytical and creative thinking.

• Bachelor Degree in Business Marketing or relevant field preferred.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office business applications.

*** From Kerry Temple:


A colleague familiar with your service/site suggested I try you on this.

Notre Dame Magazine, quarterly publication from the University of Notre Dame, is looking for an art director. Attached is the job posting/ad.


–Kerry Temple


15.) Art Director, Notre Dame Magazine, Office and Public Affairs and Communication, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

The University of Notre Dame ( invites applications for the Art Director opportunity within Notre Dame Magazine ( responsible for the look of the university's primary print vehicle through which it communicates with its 150,000 constituents. He or she does all page design and layouts, commissions and supervises the work of freelance artists and photographers, and manages the quarterly's production, from conceptual planning through printing. The Art Director works closely with the editor, helps design and manage the magazine's expanding website and serves the Office and Public Affairs and Communication by performing various design projects for AgencyND, the university’s print and web marketing communications group.

Specific duties involve the following:

– Conceptualize and design Notre Dame Magazine – This involves creating the high-quality look and feel of the quarterly publication to best reflect, strengthen and represent Notre Dame's image with its diverse audiences – and to then design and layout each issue according to those standards. The content and subject matter of this periodical provides various design challenges and requires a proper level of design sophistication and expertise, blending the institution's sense of tradition with its contemporary freshness and vitality.

– Commission and supervise the work of freelance artists, photographers and illustrators who contribute to the magazine – This involves identifying first-rate artistic contributors in various geographic locations from coast to coast and then directing their creative work and negotiating time and fee considerations. Each issue of the magazine contains about 70 images, almost all being original to the magazine. This also includes the art director contributing his/her own photographs and artwork as appropriate.

– Build each issue of the magazine and direct it through production and printing – Beyond page design, the design and art director performs those technical production tasks required to deliver each issue for printing and then works with the printer from prepress through proofing through press checks.

– Help design and manage the magazine's website – As the magazine bolsters its online presence, the art director will commensurately contribute his or her expertise and skills to its design, expansion and function.

– Take on and complete various design projects for AgencyND – This will involve, under the direction of the magazine editor and the creative director of AgencyND, performing various tasks for the agency, including collaboration and consultation, designing and seeing to completion assorted jobs and projects in support of the Office of Public Affairs and Communication, the division home to both Notre Dame Magazine and AgencyND.


The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus.

See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment accessible to a multitude of amenities sure to match your preferences. Enjoy them with a University community where a sense of belonging and engagement may be the most cherished feature of all. With many affordable neighborhoods, award winning school systems and of course world-class sporting and cultural entertainment options, there is literally something for everyone here –


The Art Director should be trained in the arts of visual communication with skillful competencies in both print and electronic media. A Bachelor's degree is required with a Master's preferable. The design and art director must be skilled in typography, photography, illustration and various forms of desktop publishing software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) necessary to create a magazine digitally. The standards of Notre Dame Magazine require a person with at least 5 years of experience in the design of print communication, preferably much of that time designing a magazine of substance.


Please apply online at to Job #10042 or visit For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

16.) Senior Strategic Communication Strategist, MPRI Alexandria (Pentagon), VIRGINIA

Position Description: MPRI is seeking a Senior Communication Strategist to support the US Army Chief of Public Affairs. The MPRI Washington, DC office provides strategic communications planning and program support to a variety of DoD and government customers. The successful candidate may assist a variety of clients, including the Army Chief of Public Affairs and the Executive Partnerships Division in the Office of the Director of the Army Staff. General responsibilities include: developing strategic level documents and communication campaign plans to assist in integrating Army actions and portraying a positive image of the Army, audience definition and requirements analysis, effective theme and message development, print product development and production, and electronic media development. Continually monitors the strategic environment for customer-relevant issues and opportunities, and provides strategic insight to customers aimed at aligning resources, improving communications effectiveness, and ultimately achieving strategic communications goals and objectives. The Strategist may work as the Project Lead for large, broad-based communication campaigns involving multiple audiences and sub-contractors. Strategist may act as the lead action officer for one or more major OCPA-sponsored symposia. Strategist responsible to synchronize content across all OCPA-sponsored information web portals. Strategist will be involved in content development for the Army Exhibit Program. Strategist will be involved in supporting and assisting OCPA leadership in the Strategic Communication Coordination Group process.

Requirements: The candidate will possess a sound, practitioner?s knowledge of government or corporate staff actions with emphasis on strategic communications. Candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, diplomacy, tact and the demonstrated ability to interact with and respond to senior leaders. Candidate must possess demonstrated initiative, creativity, resourcefulness and organizational skills to plan, integrate and execute multiple complex strategic communication initiatives involving key constituents, including: Congress, international, state and local agencies, internal and external publics, and the media. The position location is at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA and requires 10-15 years of government or related corporate experience (expertise in Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, Communications Metrics, and print and electronic media development). Army or Joint Staff experience is highly desirable. This position requires a bachelor?s degree. Master?s degree is preferred. Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) a must. Access and MS Project a plus.

Clearance: Secret Required

Additional Information: If you are interested in this or other MPRI positions COMPLETE OR UPDATE our Individual Information Form (IIF) and indicating this postion as one of interest. You can obtain a link to the IIF by clicking the link at the top of this page or through the link on our career page. +++ If you meet the criteria we will contact you via email with further instructions. +++ DO NOT SEND RESUMES unless specifically requested by separate email. +++ Former military personnel should be prepared to provide service documentation such as DD Form 214, ERB, or ORB upon request. +++ MPRI uses E-Verify to validate new employee eligibility to work legally in the United States. Be advised that evidence of U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residence Status, Visa, and Work Authorization is required. Non-U.S. Persons will be required to provide specific personal information in order for L-3 to obtain U.S. Government Export Authorization to access classified and/or controlled technical data.

Salary: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, direct deposit and more.

Contact: Dick Ray (Senior Technical Recruiter), Tel:703 664 2864

*** From Mary C. Miller, J.D., SPHR:

Please post the attached job. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you so much.


Mary C. Miller, J.D., SPHR

Director, Human Resources

Acorn Media Group

17.) Marketing Assistant, Acorn Media Group, Silver Spring, MD

Love working in public relations? Are you upbeat & energetic? A fantastic writer?

Acorn Media Group seeks an enthusiastic, energetic Marketing Assistant to work in the sales & marketing dept. The primary focus of the position will be to support the Senior Publicity Manager in generating comprehensive press coverage at both a corporate and a brand level.

Position duties include:

• Increase press coverage for Acorn Media, Acacia, and Athena DVDs, through outreach to print, broadcast, and online media;

• Develop strong relationships with and effective pitches to select press outlets;

• Research and write select DVD press releases and monthly release memos;

• Compile and organize weekly clip emails to staff, including scanning & archiving all press hits;

• Read fitness and women’s magazines and brainstorm non-DVD specific ways to get coverage for our talent as experts;

• Coordinate and track large press mailings through our distribution center;

• Maintain the Access press database, and research new press to add;

• Work closely with Acacia talent to seek out creative press opportunities, including keeping track of their travel schedules and fostering their relationships with key magazines; and

• Compile, research, and pitch press lists based on DVDs’ topics/content.

Position requirements include:

• Bachelors degree, preferably in a marketing-related field;

• Minimum 1 year experience working in a publicity department, ideally an entertainment or media company, or comparable experience;

• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including listening skills, coupled with a collaborative approach;

• Superb organizational skills combined with meticulous attention to detail; and

• Experience or personal interest in the mind, body, fitness marketplace, interest in British TV programming a plus.

Intelligence, curiosity, sense of humor, and engagement all necessary for success in our environment. Entrepreneurial attitude a plus. Enjoyable business-casual office in Silver Spring, MD. 1 block to Metro. Great benefits including liberal vacation/sick leave, 9+ legal holidays, birthday off with pay, medical/dental/vision insurance, and others.



8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 650

Silver Spring, MD 20910

To apply, you must submit the following to resume, cover letter, writing sample (press release preferred), and media placement examples. Submit as attachments in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format & put “mktg asst” in the subject line. Resumes submitted without the other required items will not be considered. No calls please. EOE.

*** Shawn Fergus, M.A., ECMp:

Thank you very much,


Shawn Fergus, M.A., ECMp

Public Relations Manager

Hyland Software

18.) Senior Public Relations Specialist, Hyland Software, Westlake, Ohio

Are you the proud owner of at least five years of experience developing and managing public relations campaigns? Do you enjoy building and maintaining relationships with media and other influencers, as well as the art and science of “the pitch?” Are you told that you’re a terrific writer? If you answered yes to all of the above, please consider applying for this position.

The Senior Public Relations Specialist will spend the majority of his/her time managing proactive public relations campaigns. Of course, this includes plan and message development, writing and the tracking and reporting of results. Perhaps the biggest part of the job though, and where the most skill is required, is media relations and pitching. So before applying, ask yourself, “Do I want to focus a large part of my time and attention on working and developing relationships with media?”

To learn more about this position, and to apply, go to:

19.) Bilingual Web Designer, Creative Circle, Los Angeles, CA

Multicultural agency seeking a talented, bilingual (English/Spanish) Web Designer.

You'll be responsible for a variety of interactive elements including websites, banners, emails and more. Your aesthetic should be bright and colorful.

Client list varies from Automotive to CPG to Tourism/Travel.

Skills include Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, HTML/CSS, JavaScript. Mac environment.

Juniors welcome! Please send your portfolio for review.


Requested Online Materials:


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View our web site:

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

20.) Account Director, KemperLesnik, Northbrook, Illinois

Organization Profile

KemperLesnik is a full-service PR firm. The agency serves clients in a

variety of industries, including but not limited to financial services,

hospitality, technology and sports. The mission of KemperLesnik is to be

a boutique public relations agency that executes cutting-edge PR

programs, delivers measurable results and provides high return on its

clients' PR investment.

Job Overview

KemperLesnik is seeking a highly-skilled, agency-trained senior PR

professional with experience in financial services, technology,

insurance and consulting. This person will lead many of the agency's

client relationships, oversee its staff and partner with the agency vice

president to implement an aggressive strategic growth plan.

Job Description

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

Create and execute award-winning PR programs

* Have knowledge of cutting-edge PR tactics

* Be creative and capable of brainstorming out-of-the-box yet

relevant ideas

* Be an execution expert – able to implement creative programs

effectively and efficiently

Demonstrate superior writing skills

* Be adept at creating strategies and other high-level PR documents

* Be skilled at editing written work and competent at teaching

others to improve their writing skills

Lead client relationships

* Manage clients at the highest levels

* Be a trusted advisor to clients by delivering sound guidance and

counsel and by steering the agency team to deliver significant results

* Be the authority on client industries and businesses

* Seek out and identify organic growth opportunities with existing

clients; secure organic growth

Manage and develop people to perform at the highest level

* Manage and develop agency team members

* Guide and teach team members to be the best PR practitioners in

the business

* Write and edit materials and teach team members to improve their

writing skills

In addition to the above, this person must be capable of managing many

projects, team members and clients at once. He/she must demonstrate an

unyielding passion for performance and success. He/she must desire to be

the best and to hold others accountable for being the best. He/she must

deeply desire to be an indispensable part of a core agency team that

works with passion to propel the KemperLesnik agency to become a widely

known and highly respected PR firm in Chicago.

Job Qualifications


* Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, journalism or sports

marketing; Master's degree preferred

* 10+ years of corporate and/or agency PR-specific experience

Compensation & Benefits


How To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Amy Littleton, vice

president at In the subject line of your e-mail,

be sure to include “Account Director – BSN.”

KemperLesnik is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

21.) Event PR/Media Manager, KemperLesnik, Northbrook, Illinois

Organization Profile

KemperLesnik is a full-service PR firm. The agency serves clients in a

variety of industries, including but not limited to financial services,

hospitality, technology and sports. The mission of KemperLesnik is to be

a boutique public relations agency that executes cutting-edge PR

programs, delivers measurable results and provides high return on its

clients' PR investment.

Job Overview

The Event PR/Media Manager will be responsible for executing dynamic

public relations programs for KemperLesnik's event clients, including

the company's premier event the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. The

selected candidate must understandsports and events and haveexperience

in media strategy development, media pitching, social media and news

writing. The candidate must have experience leading PR programs in

college sports and managing the onsite media operations of college

sports events.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

EA SPORTS Maui Invitational –

1. Maximize the media reach of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational while

maintaining the high quality image of the event

2. Handle all aspects of media relations while working within the

approved budget and with tournament management staff

3. Create and maintain media plan and timeline to cover all of the

below mentioned items

4. Act as ongoing contact for media inquiries throughout year

5. Establish and continue contact with national, regional and island

media (print and television) as well as with competing schools

6. Initiate story ideas and produce placements in leading national

sports and basketball media outlets before, during and after the


7. Create, issue and pitch press releases throughout year

8. Work with all eight participating school's SIDs and media to

include all our information, logos, graphics, etc, in each school's

media guide and on their web sites

9. Coordinate with local Hawaiian PR contact

10. Coordinate pre-tournament PR events at various school campuses

11. Write and edit official tournament program and assist with


12. Create and oversee all editorial and PR-related content for the

tournament web site

13. Coordinate all press credentialing for onsite press (national,

regional and island media as well as school media)

14. Coordinate all school radio outlets for live broadcasts

15. Coordinate and manage all working on-site media personnel (i.e.

stats crew, media room manager, runners, etc.)

16. Coordinate and manage all on-island tournament press conferences

17. Be onsite for 10-12 days to set-up, run and breakdown of media

room and press row operations

18. Complete wrap-up report inclusive of a) pre-event releases, clips

and social media result; b) during event releases, clips and social

media result; c) post event clips; d) summary; e) school radio

impressions; and f) other PR event measurements

Other events –

Provide public relations services, including:

1. Execute media relations efforts, including creating and pitching

story ideas for coverage

2. Write media materials, as needed

3. Execute social media campaigns

4. Coordinate press credentialing

5. Assist with on-site media management, including planning and

leading press conference

6. Measure and report on result

Job Qualifications


1. BA/BS, preferably in communications, sports administration or

related field

2. 3-5 years of PR experience working in college sports, preferably


3. Media relations proficiency

4. Excellent writing skills

5. Detail oriented, organized and able to manage time efficiently

6. Exceptional communicator, both written and verbal

7. A positive attitude with professional manner and appearance in all


8. A strong work ethic

9. True love of public relations

Compensation & Benefits


How To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Amy Littleton, vice

president at In the subject line of your e-mail,

be sure to include “Event PR/Media Manager – BSN.”

KemperLesnik is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

22.) Account Director, KemperLesnik, Northbrook, Illinois

Organization Profile

KemperLesnik is a full-service PR firm. The agency serves clients in a

variety of industries, including but not limited to financial services,

hospitality, technology and sports. The mission of KemperLesnik is to be

a boutique public relations agency that executes cutting-edge PR

programs, delivers measurable results and provides high return on its

clients' PR investment.

Job Overview

KemperLesnik is seeking a trained public relations professional to join

the agency as a senior account executive serving clients in the golf

industry. This person will handle numerous media relations campaigns

while directing junior staff for support. This person must excel at

media relations, writing, social media and team/client relations.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Implement communications strategies

* Manage daily account tasks and client requests

* Work as part of a four-person account team

* Spearhead successful media relations activities on a daily basis

* Lead social media activities for clients

* Write media correspondence, strategy documents, PR plans and other

agency/client materials

* Measure and report on program results

Job Qualifications


* Bachelor's degree in business, communications, marketing or

journalism; master's degree preferred

* 4-6 years of corporate or agency PR experience

* Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal

* Detailed media relations experience and a desire to conduct media

relations on a daily basis

* Passion for and knowledge of golf

* True love of public relations

* Strong work ethic

Software Knowledge Required:

* Microsoft Outlook – Advanced

* Microsoft Word – Advanced

* Internet Explorer – Advanced

* Microsoft Excel – Advanced

* Microsoft PowerPoint – Advanced

* Microsoft Access – Basic (desired, but not required)

Compensation & Benefits


How To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Amy Littleton, vice

president at In the subject line of your e-mail,

be sure to include “Senior Account Executive – BSN.”

KemperLesnik is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

23.) CSR Senior Associate, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

Looking to bring your 5+ years corporate communications experience,

passion for CSR programming and reporting, extensive project management

and client presentation abilities to a large agency with a stellar

reputation and great culture? Look no further! Send me an email today!

24.) Manager, Online Marketing, Collections Etc., Elk Grove Village, IL

Collections Etc. is a gift online and direct mail cataloguer with a unique and highly successful retail price point, offering almost every item for $20 or less. While the price point has changed slightly since the company's first mailing in the Fall of 1997, the merchandise, layout and services have continued to evolve and improve resulting in some of the industry's highest customer response and retention rates.

Located in the Chicago Northwest suburb of Elk Grove Village, IL, Collections Etc. has experienced enormous growth and continued success since its very first book. The privately owned company maintains an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, yet casual environment with a constant focus on taking care of its customers. Appealing merchandise, a value oriented price point and a strong customer focus have driven the company's success and explosive growth.

Job Overview

Fantastic opportunity for an individual to make a major contribution to one of the leading direct marketers of giftware in the US. At Collections Etc. ( we are growing our eCommerce business and areseeking an Online (E-Commerce) Marketing Manager to oversee an eCommerce team and lead our online marketing efforts. This newly created position will provide leadership in ecommerce strategic support, growing the company's online presence by utilizing industry best practices and innovations for customer acquisition, site performance and functionality, as well as customer retention. This hands-on management role is perfect for someone who loves to be at the center of it all.

Job Description


* Develops and executes plan to drive traffic and customer acquisition to meet company budget goals. This includes SEO, SEM, affiliates, shopping comparison engines, social media, email and any other appropriate, cost effective vehicles. Recommends strategic direction to meet market requirements for new online marketing initiatives.

* Owns the scheduling, coordination, and execution of all online publishing events for the website and related online marketing and merchandising campaigns and associated content.

* Coordinates development of strategic online marketing plans and marketing campaigns, aligning schedules, projects, budgets, and resources to meet expected results.

* Executes full lifecycle project management on ecommerce projects, including but not limited to, analysis and documentation of business requirements, functional and technical specs, scoping, scheduling, functional team handoffs and strategizing activities.

* Drives best practices for online marketing opportunities, processes and tools through continuous learning by keeping abreast of online trends.

* Provides credible, accurate forecasting of online marketing initiatives to senior management.

* Manages the online marketing budget to quarterly and yearly goals.

* Contributes to online content by recommending, testing, and implementing improved web usability, page flow, navigation, and content to support overall objective of increasing visitors' conversion rate.

* Manages reporting and analyses of marketing campaigns and programs; oversees web site analytics, monitors key web site metrics.


* Manages and provides leadership and developmental opportunities for direct reports including hiring, training, work assignments, and performance evaluations.

* Fosters team environment where associates feel they are valued and important members of the organization.

* Provides guidance on goals and objectives through clear, effective, timely, and constructive feedback to staff.

Job Qualifications


* Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or related discipline strongly preferred.

* An advanced degree is a plus. 5+ years in an online, B2C ecommerce environment.

* 3+ years in a supervisory/management role in digital marketing, with the ability to provide both strategic and tactical direction, as well as direct, hands-on execution.

* Experience managing a large online B2C website strongly preferred.

* Experience managing traffic-generating programs such as affiliate, SEO /SEM, online advertising, and other marketing programs.

* Experience managing website content development and activities associated with website launches/redesigns including menu architecture development and web page layouts and graphic designs.

* Demonstrated track record of delivering quarter over quarter success metrics gains through online acquisition and retention efforts.


* Strong continuous learning for self and others; keeps abreast of changes in current field and new technology. Desire to learn new techniques, skills, and principles as part of an aggressive e-marketing team. Superior written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.

* Strong web project management skills with the ability to direct agencies in development of usability, functionality and content development of web and email.

* Results oriented with good planning, organizational and time management skills. Handles multiple tasks in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. Delivers on commitments.

* Ability to build and lead effective teams; ensures cooperation between team and others.

* Flexible with the ability to quickly adapt and re-prioritize in a continuously changing working environment.

* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to draw conclusions and determine strategies based on data.

* Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, database programs, and report writing; knowledge of basic HTML and other web editing tools and browsers.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a pleasant, professional, progressive working environment, with a competitive compensation package, and a strong, comprehensive array of benefits to include medical, dental, vision and long-term-care insurance, 401(k), paid-time-off (PTO) program, tuition reimbursement, onsite fitness center, merchandise discounts, and more!

How To Apply


Applicants may send resume with salary history to: In the subject line of your e-mail, be sure to include “Manager, Online Marketing – BSN.”

*** From Kristy Wyngaarden:

25.) Creative Services Manager, Daily Press, Newport News, VA

To coordinate, supervise and function as a working member of the

Creative Services Team in producing superior quality sales materials,

in-paper ads and other promotional events and elements. The Creative

Services Manager will focus on growing brand awareness and audience in

support of our revenue and cash flow objectives. The position will

provide excellent internal and external customer service in support of

all Daily Press Media Group products and efforts including multimedia,

advertising, distribution, editorial and community service operations.

To collaborate with the Creative Services team's graphic designers and,

as needed, with Daily Press advertising and research specialists to

formulate concepts for high-quality advertisements and other materials

that effectively target each client's defined audience.

To write persuasive copy for advertisements, sales and marketing

materials, specialty publications and other elements that promote the

Daily Press and/or client businesses in a manner that engages readers

and compels them to take action.

To work with the Promotions Coordinator to identify and implement

outside marketing and promotion opportunities to help enhance or grow

our businesses.

To provide a system of controls that ensures Creative Services deadlines

and work produced is of the highest quality with minimal errors.

To assure the periodic comparison of performance against established

standards so that corrective actions are taken to ensure that total

results are in line with total objectives.

To coach, motivate and evaluate the performance of members of the group.

To aggressively recommend to management changes in staffing, equipment

or procedures needed to meet team objectives or that will streamline

processes or reduce expenses.

Bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, graphic arts or related

field plus six to eight years media experience in an advertising agency

or similar professional environment and a minimum of three years

supervisory experience.

Comprehensive knowledge of advertising principles, including familiarity

with varied product categories; print production methods (one, two,

three and four-color); computer graphics and page-layout applications.

Superior written and verbal communication skills and proven ability to

write creative, compelling advertising copy as well as possess knowledge

of word processing, design and presentation software.

Demonstrated abilities in project and personnel management, independent

thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal and analytical skills.

26.) Creative Copywriter, Haynes Furniture Company, Virginia Beach, VA

Haynes Furniture Company has an immediate opening for a Creative

Copywriter that possesses a high level of CREATIVITY, PASSION, and

ENERGY! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a 30 million dollar

in house advertising agency for Virginia's largest home furnishings


Responsibilities for this position include:

* Writing clear, persuasive, original copy for TV and radio

vehicles that reflects the company's brand voice and helps to drive

business results.

We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

* Dental, Health, Life, and Disability Insurance

* Vacation Leave

* Paid Holidays

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Employee Discount


The ideal candidate will possess:

* Minimum of 2 years experience writing and producing

results-oriented retail ad copy for television and radio (In house

agency experience is preferred);

* 4 year degree in Advertising, Marketing, or English;

* Must be deadline oriented and able to work within a production


Interested candidates should apply online via Careerbuilder or in person at 5324 VIrginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Make sure to include your salary history.

27.) Trade Show and Graphic Services Manager, MWV (MEADWESTVACO), Richmond, VA


As a member of MWV’s Communications Shared Business Service (SBS), you will be responsible for the planning, coordination and overall management of graphic assets and trade shows for MWV. In this role, you will also interface closely with the brand managers and marketing leadership in each business unit to ensure the successful execution management of resources and events.HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV

As the Trade Show & Graphic Services Manager, you will develop integrated communications plans for global trade shows, ensuring alignment of marketing leadership and brand managers and provide creative oversight of and manage all graphics and promotional materials for MWV’s trade show program; direct exhibit design vendors in the development of all materials from concept to completion. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate all direct customer promotions (emails, event invitations, follow-up, etc.) associated with trade shows

• Work with vendors to arrange space, literature, hotels, equipment rental, and set-up and dismantling of the exhibit; and planning and coordinating the routing of exhibits shipped

• Work with outside suppliers to maintain trade show properties inventory

• Work closely with communications staff to ensure alignment with all brand standards and internal processes

• Create and maintains annual budget and tracks actual expenses vs. budget for all trade show projects; aligns budget plans with each business’ brand manager

• Coordinate creation of samples, models and materials needed for exhibition

• Negotiate contracts and manage relationships with outside vendors, and prepare ROI evaluations of events

• Report information on cost-per trade show contact, audience profiles and representatives' comments

• Manage payment of exhibit fees for convention booth space, secure housing, and badge registration for MWV attendees

• Manage, maintain, and recommend continuous improvements for all booth properties and convention assets. Remain current on new trends in exhibit materials and design

• Maintain a thorough understanding of MWV products, markets, and customers; manage Communications graphic asset inventory, including photography

• Create and maintain graphic displays and video assets for MWV headquarters and Customer Experience Center


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field.

• Ability to lead individuals and/or groups and have strong organizational and analytical skills

• Minimum of 5 years of trade show management experience

• Knowledge and experience working with graphic resources

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as being a self-starter and independently motivated

• Capable of managing and completing multiple projects and priorities at the same time within a rapidly changing environment

• Strong teamwork skills, and the ability to engage and work with a variety of leaders

• Knowledge and experience in working with vendors, managing budgets, executing shows on a global level and ability to travel 25% is required


*** From Dave Groobert:


Can you please post in your next newsletter, thank you,

– Dave

28.) PR professionals (healthcare and technology/telecommunications), Environics Communications, Washington, DC

Environics Communications (, a full-service North American public relations agency, is seeking PR professionals with healthcare experience and professionals with technology/telecommunications experience for our growing Washington, DC office. Qualifications include strong writing skills; demonstrated success with print/broadcast/online media relations; experience with social media; exceptional attention to detail; and strong organizational/time management skills. Environics is a management-owned agency offering competitive salaries, benefits including fully paid health insurance and profit sharing, and a friendly, dynamic environment in which hard work is recognized and rewarded. Candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to No telephone calls please, and we regret that we are not able to acknowledge or respond to every inquiry.

*** From Kathryn Brown:


Can you please post this? Thanks. Great work on JOTW.

Kathryn Brown

The Conservation Fund

29.) Design Manager, The Conservation Fund, Arlington, VA

The Conservation Fund is a top American nonprofit that saves special outdoor places. For 25 years, our small and savvy team has helped protect more than 6.5 million acres of parks, wildlife habitat, community spaces, historic places and more. We’re a smart, energetic group of people who treat land conversation as our business – working effectively to get roughly 100 conservation projects done every year. Because we believe that a healthy economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand, we also invest in sustainable small business, train conservation leaders, and help communities plan for growth. For more on the Fund, see:

We’re looking for a creative and highly motivated Design Manager to design, develop and manage digital and some print materials that colorfully and consistently tell The Conservation Fund’s story. The Design Manager plays a critical role on a four-member team, reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications. This is an exciting opportunity to help the Fund transition from print to online storytelling, involving extensive use of photos and graphics, with some video. This position calls for someone who works well independently and as part of a team, with an eye for visual storytelling, attention to detail, high energy and a sense of humor. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is required. Solid understanding of the entire Adobe Creative Suite is preferable. Willingness to master new skills, including video editing/production using Final Cut Pro and some familiarity with our Drupal-platform website, is also desirable.

Qualified candidates have at least 3 years of relevant experience, including online photo and graphics research and editing, interactive media design, print design and project management. This position is located at The Conservation Fund’s headquarters in Arlington, Va.


–Research, edit and design online photos and graphic elements

–Develop and manage the Fund’s collection of images

–Oversee outsourced materials (annual report, quarterly newsletter) for digital and print

–Manage production of and provide creative direction for the Fund’s marketing materials

–Provide creative direction for the migration of information from print to online

–Work closely with the Fund’s online content manager to package information for different audiences

–Work closely with outside writers to marry visual elements with text

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should email their resume with cover letter and salary requirements directly to: Be sure to include the title of the position in your email’s subject line.

*** From Jack Duggan:

Ned –

Something for your lists….. Enjoy!

Walk in Peace – Jack

30.) Manager, Communications Strategy, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia

Conservation International seeks a communications professional for its Global Marketing & Communications Program. This position will support the coordination and development and implementation of communications strategies across its matrix style organization to that help achieve conservation outcomes for several key programs including climate, fresh water, food, health, culture, species contribution and marine. This individual will also support the development of communications strategies for high profile international conservation events to help ensure that key institutional objectives are achieved.


•As part of the communications strategy process, this position will convene and facilitate meetings across each division working on specific aspects of each program area to achieve consensus around institutional objectives, key messages, targets groups, and activities. This individual will then synthesis the data and will report out to and support the team leads within Global Marketing + Communications who lead development of the products required (web content, media, publications, and video) to achieve the desired strategic objectives.

•As strategy processes are implemented, this position will coordinate and facilitate semi-annual and post-event meetings with appropriate personnel to assess the effectiveness of strategies in achieving desired outcomes and adjust strategies as needed based on lessons learned.

•This individual will also sit on CI's institutional metrics team to support the institutional approach through which we monitor and evaluate CI's communications efforts.



•B.S. Degree in communications, the social/behavioral sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Health Education) or related field with working knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication for behavior change, social marketing, adult learning, participatory processes, and advocacy.

•3-5 years of progressively responsible work experience in strategic communication or outreach program design.

•Proven experience in facilitation, participatory strategic planning and participatory research methods and processes.

•Knowledge of the use and application of channels of communication such as written media, radio, video, web, publications, etc to achieve conservation objectives.

•Ability to work within a Matrix style organization and ability to deliver a strategy that incorporates objectives from multiple stakeholders.

•Strategic Thinking – Can identify a vision along with the plans that need to be implemented to meet the end goal. Evaluates situations, decisions, issues, etc. in the short, medium and longer-term.

•Analytical Thinking – Able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts, explore and evaluate them systematically. Able to identify causal relationships, and construct frameworks, for problem solving and/or development.

•Planning and Organization – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources requirements.


•Consensus Builder – Ability to take multiple sound and well-reasoned arguments and support consensus building. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreements or behavior change. Can identify key influencers in the organization and constantly develops and expands own sources of influence.

•Imagination/Creative Thinking – Is able to transform creative ideas/impulses into practical reality. Can look at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with creative solutions.

•Strong leadership skills with significant experience of effective facilitation of large-scale projects/events/productions and experience of facilitating diverse teams, including editorial and production teams.

•Experience digesting information into easy to read spreadsheets for distribution to key stakeholders.

•Collaborative Working and Managing Relationships – Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Is aware of, and shows understanding and respect for, other people's needs and actions. Values individual's differences and demonstrates a commitment to the understanding of knowledge sharing and informal learning for the benefit of the team. Has good interpersonal, negotiation and diplomatic skills.

•Resilience and persistence – Can maintain personal effectiveness by persisting at getting the job done and overcoming any obstacles while managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Can demonstrate an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy.

•Knowledge of Spanish, French and/or Portuguese is an asset.

APPLICANT SHOULD SEND: Cover letter, resume and CV.

Application Procedure:

Conservation International is committed to saving our environment. If you are able, please submit your application electronically! To apply, click here to submit your cover letter and resume. You may also send your application to: Conservation International Human Resources 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202 No phone calls please. Conservation International is an equal opportunity employer.


You can find out more about CI's benefits on our benefits page.

CI Values:

As we pursue our vision and mission, we are guided by these essential and timeless values:

•Passion: We are inspired by nature and cherish the diversity of life in all of its forms.

•Respect: We respect and trust each other, and we embrace our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.

•Integrity: We act with integrity and are accountable for our actions.

•Optimism: We are optimistic about the future of life on Earth and are confident that, with our partners, we will achieve unprecedented conservation results.

•Courage: We tirelessly pursue our vision, taking bold action and persevering through challenges.

*** From Deborah Higginbotham:

My Director of Public Relations, Erin Latimer, asked that I have the attached job posted on Ned’s Job of the Week Newsletter.

Thank you.

Deborah Higginbotham

Director, Human Resources

American College of Rheumatology

Atlanta, GA

31.) Senior Specialist, Public Relations, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY, Atlanta, GA


The Senior Specialist, Public Relations serves as a liaison to media, responding to media calls, providing information and/or arranging interviews with members and staff, drafting press releases, letters to the editor and other media correspondence, and reviewing daily clippings report for items of interest. Identifies opportunities for the ACR and REF to receive press coverage. Schedules ACR/ARHP/REF communication messages in Rheumatology Morning Wire. Works closely with the Director, Public Relations on all public relations campaigns, and supports other PR and media relations activities as appropriate.


• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related field

• Five years experience in a media or public relations setting

• Strong writing, proofreading and oral communication skills, and working knowledge of AP style

• Ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with a variety of individuals including the media, members, volunteers and staff

• Team player and self-starter with the ability to work independently, prioritize multiple responsibilities, and meet deadlines

• Ability to organize and exercise judgment in handling responsibilities and managing multiple projects

• Experience in an association environment highly desirable


• Serve as the primary liaison to the media, answering media calls, arranging interviews between the media and members or volunteers, following up on coverage.

• Works closely with the Director, Public Relations, on all public relations campaigns and may draft or edit copy campaign for various mediums (e.g., print, Web, radio, etc.), draft status reports, conduct research and present findings or campaign results.

• Prepares approximately 50 press releases annually for all major award recipients, new officers and directors, and for new initiatives or actions as appropriate. Drafts approximately 20 press releases annually translating research presented at ACR meetings for trade and lay press.

• Drafts Op-Eds, letters to the editor and other media correspondence.

• Organizes press conferences and manages the logistics for the on-site Newsroom at the annual meeting, including press credentialing and registration, arranging on-site interviews and monitoring press coverage of ACR/ARHP science during the meeting.

• Maintains a comprehensive list of member experts who can speak on various rheumatology-related issues, including finding or replacing member experts as needed

• Monitors daily news clipping services for news stories of interest to the ACR or REF, and alerts Director, Public Relations and/or other staff/volunteers as appropriate

• Maintains the online Newsroom (on the ACR Web site), and maintains files of press releases, media statements and press kits

• Identifies opportunities to promote ACR or REF activities in the media

• Reads Rheumatology Morning Wire daily, and schedules ACR/ARHP/REF communications messages in Rheumatology Morning Wire, drafting or editing messages for clarity and brevity

• Some travel, including but not limited to the ACR Annual Scientific Meeting, is required

• Any other duties as the Director, Public Relations or Senior Director, Communications, Marketing, and Membership may assign

The ACR provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The ACR complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or conducts business.


This is not a contract. The description and duties as they relate to this position are subject to change as reasonable business necessity dictates. In the event of such changes, a new job description may be created.

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

32.) Director, Communication and Marketing, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

*** From Meghann Scherrer:

Hi Ned,

I’m a huge fan and have been following you since 2002, when I landed my very own internship in DC with thanks to your fabulous listserv! Hopefully, I can share the wealth with some unwitting hopeful intern 

Meghann Scherrer

Communications Manager

Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)

Alexandria, VA

Here it is:

33.) Summer intern, Communications team, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), Alexandria, VA

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a non-profit association of 7,300 business owners in 42 countries, is seeking a summer intern to join our communications team.


The main function of the intern will be to create content for and edit a new business-focused blog. In this role, you will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the blog and will gain valuable journalism/communications experience, while working with entrepreneurs from around the world. This position will afford the intern numerous opportunities to network with the brightest minds in business, engage like-minded peers and expand his or her portfolio through Web-based journalism. Job specifics include:

– Researching the day’s business news topics

– Writing/editing business news-oriented blog postings

– Brainstorming and implementing unique content ideas for the blog

– Other functions to support the communications team as they arise


– Current college student or recent graduate with a major in journalism, communications or a similar field

– Excellent writing and communications skills, including creating copy for publication and a sharp editing eye

– Experience working with Photoshop, WordPress or other blogging programs is a plus, but not necessary

– Adept at leveraging social media platforms

– Ability to work 25-40 hours per week (we are flexible with scheduling)

This is an unpaid internship, but we are willing to work with college students to help them fulfill any requirements to receive course credit. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and any relevant supporting materials (i.e., writing samples, previous blogging experiences) to Ryan Meyer at

*** From Jeanne Hulse:

Hi. Please post the following job:

Thank you! Jeanne

Jeanne Hulse

Executive Recruiter


34.) Manager, Global Marketing Campaign Management, CSC, Falls Church, Virginia

The Global Marketing Campaign Manager will be responsible for developing and managing CSC's global marketing campaign management system (list and lead governance, campaign development and management, and reporting). The individual in this role will work closely with multiple field marketing teams, the interactive marketing team, and the CRM team to develop and manage email campaigns designed to engage our clients and prospects.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Support the development of a global marketing lead management process and implementation of supporting tools

• Design campaign templates within the email campaign system for email creative, list selection, landing pages and web forms

• Set up of program flow for single-wave, multi-wave, and nurturing campaigns in support of the field marketing organization

• Provide governance and oversight of a global client and prospect database assuring SPAM and opt-in/opt-out regulations and processes are followed

• Manage campaign reporting and ROI analysis across all online and offline campaigns registered in the system

• Train the field marketing organization on marketing lead and campaign management processes and available system resources

• Development and management of the marketing calendar within SAP CRM

• Requirements

• More than 5 years marketing experience managing marketing campaigns that are tied to a CRM system

• Direct experience managing marketing programs in SAP CRM

• Solid understanding of fundamental practices regarding SPAM and data privacy

• Bachelors degree in marketing preferred

• International experience a plus

• Strong analytical, communication, organizational skills

• Ability to establish influential partnerships at all levels

• Ability to solve problems effectively with a results oriented approach

• Strong program management, project management and implementation skills

• Strong analytical, communication, organizational, presentation and leadership skills

• Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

• Strong written and verbal communication skills, qualitative analysis skills, and project management skills required

How to respond: Please send resume to Jeanne Hulse,

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*** Weekly Piracy Report:

21.05.2010: 0230 UTC: Posn: 05:34.0N – 070:58.0E, Around 105 nm west of Maldives Islands, Somalia.

Eight pirates in a skiff cashed and attempted to board a tanker underway. Master increased speed, carried out evasive manoeuvres and sounded whistle and alarm. After chasing for about 45 minutes, pirates aborted the attempt and moved away.

20.05.2010: 1100 UTC: Posn: 00:46.2N – 068:26.4E: Around 1400 nm east of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Five heavily armed pirates in a skiff fired upon a bulk carrier underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres and managed to evade the attack. Crew and ship safe.

18.05.2010: 1700 UTC: Posn : 03:43S – 114:28E : Taboneo anchorage, Indonesia.

Five robbers on a boat boarded a bulk carrier at anchored. Master immediately report to the local authorities via VHF and mustered all crew on bridge. Local authorities managed to arrive on time and detain the robbers.

17.05.2010: 2140 UTC: Posn: 03:44.N – 009:21.1E: Douala outer anchorage, Cameroon.

23 robbers armed with guns boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. Crew properties and cash were stolen. The robbers kidnapped the Master and Chief Engineer. Local authorities informed.

16.05.2010: 2255 UTC: Posn : 03:44.2N – 009:24.59E: Douala outer anchorage, Cameroon.

About 10 robbers boarded a refrigerated cargo ship and opened fire with automatic weapons The robbers kidnapped the master and escaped.

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