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JOTW 34-2010

16 August 2010

www.nedsjotw.com

This is newsletter number 842.

“As long as the Fates permit, live cheerfully.”

~ Seneca

“Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again.”

– John Assaraf

Welcome to the JOTW network.

This is the often-talked-about, sometimes copied, but totally unique weekly, still publishing after all these years, award-winning JOTW networking newsletter for professional communicators…like you, dedicated to the positive unanticipated consequences of networking, or as we call it, “nedworking.”

This is a cooperative service, which means it requires everyone’s cooperation, and since you are part of everyone, yes, you, I’m looking at you, don’t look down at your shoes. Everybody has to share. How does it work? 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. Your friends can sign up by sending a blank e-mail to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.

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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. 29,770 to be exact, as of today.

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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.) Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Warren, MI

2.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Fort Knox, KY

3.) Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC

4.) Director of Internal Communications, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

5.) Web Content Producer, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

6.) Project Director/Strategist/Writer, KSA-Plus Communications, Arlington, VA

7.) Marketing and Communications Director, United Way of Greater Lorain County, Lorain, OH

8.) Behavior Change Communication and Community Mobilization Advisor, JHUCCP, Bamako, Mali

9.) Communication Staffer, Hello friends and colleagues, The Century Council, Arlington, VA

10.) Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental Washington, Washington, DC

11.) Writer – Sr Group Benefit Communications Advisor, NRECA, Arlington, VA

12.) Chief Communications Officer, Atlantic Philanthropies, New York, New York

13.) Web Technology Coordinator, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), Washington, DC

14.) Writer/Editor, Hispanic Outreach Multimedia, Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, Maryland

15.) Vice President For Research and Director of Climate Program, Population Action International, Washington, DC

16.) Associate Director of Corporate Communications for Draftfcb, New York, NY

17.) Account Supervisor – Healthcare and corporate communications, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

18.) Public Relations Manager – technology practice, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

19,) Marketing Internship, Communications & Programs Manager, Sister Cities International, Washington, DC

20.) Marketing Communications Associate, Kidango, Fremont, California

21.) Social Marketing Project Director Academy for Educational Development, Maputo, Mozambique

22.) Public Affairs Coordinator, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Denver, Colorado

23.) REGIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, FELD ENTERTAINMENT, Inc., Vienna, VA

24.) Manager, Editorial, Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles, CA

25.) Media Specialist NOC, United Nations Children's Fund, Harare, Zimbabwe

26.) Communications Manager, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

27.) Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Kelloggs, Battle Creek, MI

28.) Information and Communications Technical Officer (ICT Officer), United Nations Development Programme, Khartoum, Sudan

29.) Consultant Writer (International) for UNDP Sudan in Action -Information-Kit 2010, United Nations Development Programme, Khartoum, Sudan

30.) Financial Writer/Editor, Western Asset Management Company, Pasadena, CA

31.) Legal Writer, Bisnow Media, Washington, DC

32.) Instructor/Assistant Professor – Communication, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA

33.) Director, Membership Marketing (equivalent to Associate Vice President), American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

34.) Financial Writer, Cohen & Steers, Inc., NY, NY

35.) Communications and Advocacy Officer UNV International, United Nations Volunteers, Volunteer, Guinea-Bissau

36.) Assistant Vice President Communications, Development Office, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

37.) Director, Media Relations, Communications and Public Affairs, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

38.) Communications Specialist, Dakota Electric Association, Farmington, Minnesota

39.) Director, The Foundry, Sydney, NSW, Australia

40.) Marketing & Communications Director, TechnoServe, Washington, DC

41.) Online Marketing & Communications Manager, TechnoServe, Washington, DC

42.) Manager Investment Communications, offered through Morgan McKinley, Singapore

43.) Proposal Writer, North America, RADIUS, Bethesda, Maryland

44.) Editorial/communications positions, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL or Washington, DC

45.) Investment Communications, BlackRock, Plainsboro, NJ

46.) Manager of Communications, EnergyUnited, Statesville, North Carolina

47.) Southern Sudan – Strategic Outreach Advisor, American Systems, Southern Sudan

48.) Advocacy and Communication Specialist, United Nations Population Fund, NY, NY

49.) Public Relations Mentor, Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

50.) Editor/Designer (Publication of NDRMS), United Nations Development Programme, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

51.) Communications, PR and Donor Relations Specialist, Welbodi Partnership, London, UK

52.) Communications Manager, GE HITACHI NUCLEAR, WILMINGTON, NC

53.) DCA PRESS OFFICE INTERN, Department of Consumer Affair Press Office Intern, NYC, NY

54.) Communications Director, National Labor College, Silver Spring, Maryland

55.) Associate Director of Public Relations – Financial Products & Services, Bloomberg, NY, NY

56.) Deputy Director of Public Relations – Financial Products & Services, Bloomberg, NY, NY

57.) Writer, FOX NewsEdge, Fox News Network, NY, NY

58.) Farm Manager, Women for Women International, Rumbek, Sudan

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Ned,

The opportunity to do a three month (or longer) embed to Afghanistan and Iraq has come up, and I am looking for sponsors. Sponsors will get links on every story; logo and links where possible; push on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media; and credit/feature on videos done during the embed. As a final point of consideration, the sponsorship can go to Cooking with the Troops (http://cwtt.org), a

501(c)(3) public charity, as this comes under our Front Line Support effort, so that sponsors get not only the advertising benefits but the tax benefits of a donation as well. The stories will be posted to both Blackfive (http://www.blackfive.net the most read milblog in the world) and to Andrew Brietbart's Big Peace (http://bigpeace.com).

In addition, video is planned to be posted on YouTube and/or distributed by SOGmedia (http://sogmedia.net/). We are also looking to raise money to do a Cooking with the Troops food event as close to the front as we can. Sole sponsorship of that event is available as well. Anyone interested can contact me at ceo@cwtt.org and note embed sponsorship in the subject line.

Thanks,

Blake

C. Blake Powers

P. O. Box 37

Montmorenci, IN 47962

765-409-5646

ceo@cwtt.org

*** 2010 IABC Heritage Region Conference

Save the date for the 2010 IABC Heritage Region Conference October 17-19, 2010, in Philadelphia, Home of Independent Thinking. The conference will consist of approximately twenty 75-minute breakout sessions, and three in-depth 3-hour sessions on key topics affecting today’s business communicators.

http://heritageregion.iabc.com/2010-heritage-region-conference

*** Controversial pitch:

Is the one paragraph pitch a joke this week? If so, not funny. If not a joke…it's offensive and insulting to someone – like me – who is an educated, experienced corporate professional looking for work. Anything with “sex worker” in the mix would be flagged as inappropriate by HR and mindful managers.

H

(Ned: It is not a joke. It is not a typical request, but it is legitimate. It was sent to me by an individual–a PR practitioner–who is doing a performance as social commentary. The sex worker issue is a serious one, and I am not offended by someone who chooses to address it. I'll forward your comment to Leona and ask for her comment.)

Yes, it is a serious issue. I have worked in public affairs in both Ghana and Indonesia, where I dealt with the seriousness of the issue first-hand. I am also not offended by someone who chooses to address the issue. I also have friends and colleagues – nurses, doctors, researchers, NGO administrators – who work in various parts of Africa and India with women and children and HIV/AIDS…addressing sex work – and all types of sex

workers – is integral to the battle. The write-up reads simply as a bawdy romp for Fringe Fest – it does not read as a “social commentary” performance. An edit for this purpose – or a note proceeding – would have framed it better.

H

(Ned: I understand your point. I usually provide free license in the OPP. I'll send this to Leona. I am posting these comments, but just identifying you as H.)

Ned, I didn't post these as public comments, and they were not sent to you as such. Regardless of anonymity, I ask that you, respectfully, do not post them. I understand if you wish to ask the response of the list – but again, I do not wish to have my comments, regardless of anonymity, posted. Thank you.)

(Ned: I'm not sure I understand. I edit a newsletter. You respond as a reader. Those types of responses are appropriate to share and that kind of dialog is of interest to readers. By not including your name you have no connection to the thoughts and sentiments expressed.

And frankly, I still do not know your name.)

Leona replies:

I believe the reader's confusing the pitch with a job offer. Sex work is a daily reality for many Asian transgender women due to the rampant social discrimination. And more than 40% of transgender sex workers in Pakistan are HIV/AID positive. We can't sweep these issues under the carpet anymore.

She's entitled to her opinion. What's great is there's debate.

Cheers!

Leona

*** Reality TV Convention to Become 'Reality' in 2011

http://successfulmeetings.com/Conference-News/Event-Management-Compaines/Articles/Reality-TV-Convention-to-Become–Reality–in-2011/

*** To Whom it may concern,

We would like to post a position on your site. How do we go about doing that?

(Just send it to me (lundquist989@cs.com. Listings should include job title, organization or company, and a location. A brief description is optional, and a really long description is frowned upon. Include a link, contact info or specific instructions for a candidate to follow-up.)

*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** From Heather Murphy:

1.) Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Warren, MI

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=89864702

2.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Fort Knox, KY

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=89983671

3.) Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=90018419

4.) Director of Internal Communications, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College seeks a sophisticated professional with excellent writing skills to serve as the Director on Internal Communications. The Director of Internal Communications will research, write and edit written communications, reports and speeches for the President, and will also play a key role in coordinating and writing other important internal communications. The Director will ensure that every document he or she edits is well-written, accurate and appropriate in tone and style. The development of most documents, including presidential responses to incoming communications, will require collaboration with other offices and a deep understanding of the institution's goals and priorities. Fact checking to ensure accuracy and substantive editing will be important responsibilities. The Director of Internal Communications will work with key colleagues to develop the concept and content of projects, and will be responsible for creating project plans and meeting deadlines.

The Director of Communications must be an excellent writer with proven editorial, administrative and interpersonal skills. The position requires self-direction, attention to detail, creativity, the ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities and to work collaboratively. He or she must be knowledgeable about higher education and willing to master the details of administrative policy issues and to develop a thorough knowledge of Wellesley College, its programs and people. The ability to write in a manner that makes complex concepts accessible and difficult arguments compelling to different constituencies is essential.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum B.A. degree in Communications or English; advanced degree preferred and 5+ years experience. Significant understanding of institutions of higher education, or other relevant experience. Excellent strategic thinking skills and research and analytical abilities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. An ability to conceptualize the larger picture and a willingness to handle large and small details. Absolute confidentiality, professionalism and discretion. An ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

https://career.wellesley.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1282294852659

5.) Web Content Producer, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

Summary/Basic Function: Reporting to the Web Editor, the Web Content Producer works as part of a team to populate and manage the Wellesley College website and provide a lively and involving window onto the College's academic and cultural life. The Web Content Producer will play a key role in the ongoing development of content for the Wellesley site, related micro sites, e-newsletters, e-mail campaigns and other online communications. Projects will include content migration and revision; site updates; producing new content for a variety of formats including (but not limited to) blogs, polls, virtual tours, audio clips, and Flash greetings; and undertaking social media outreach and integration.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree and 2+ years experience in developing communications, creating Web content and launching projects. Excellent writing ability and comfort working with audio/video files and operating recording equipment. Understanding of the College's mission and willingness to interact widely across campus. Knowledge of current W3C Web standards, including HTML and CSS; familiarity with content management systems helpful. Must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

https://career.wellesley.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1282294960315

*** From Betsy Glick:

Hi Ned,

I saw this and thought it would be of interest to JOTW readers.

All best,

Betsy Glick

6.) Project Director/Strategist/Writer, KSA-Plus Communications, Arlington, VA

DC-area firm with national reach is looking for mid-level to senior pro (min. 6 years experience) to guide communications/outreach campaigns, print and web projects: plan, write, edit, manage multiple jobs, clients and teams. We need a creative problem-solver who writes with flair. We are the nation's premier communications company on education reform issues. We offer meaningful work, blue-chip clients, collaborative environment & profit-sharing. Send resume, cover letter, 3 writing samples to employ@ksaplus.com.

KSA-Plus Communications

2000 N. 15th St., Suite 200

Arlington, VA 22201

703-528-7100, x 114 (main)

www.ksaplus.com

*** From Connie Mayse:

7.) Marketing and Communications Director, United Way of Greater Lorain County, Lorain, OH

The United Way of Greater Lorain County envisions a healthy, prosperous and caring Greater Lorain County. We serve all of Lorain County, Ohio and Vermilion and Florence Townships in Erie County. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community through leadership, collaboration and resource development. Our United Way employs a dedicated team of individuals, offering an excellent salary and benefit package, including family health insurance, disability and life insurance and an employer-matched 401K retirement plan. We also offer a casual work environment and a flexible schedule.

We are looking for a full-time professional, strategic thinker and leader that enjoys working with a small dedicated team supported by an engaged citizen’s board and large base of volunteers. Develops, manages and executes the strategic marketing and communications plan, specifying target audiences, budget, goals, and activities. Additionally, writes, edits and coordinates all aspects of all external marketing projects, including: advertising, newsletters, annual reports, website development and maintenance, social network media platforms, direct mail and publication design and printing. Writes and distributes news releases to all media outlets. Duties include directing community relations activities and developing and maintaining key community relationships. Must be comfortable interacting with executives, community leaders and board members.

Minimum qualifications: BA in marketing, communication, journalism, public relations or closely related field with 3 to 5 years progressively responsible experience in the field. Excellent writing skills a must. Knowledge of Lorain County a plus.

Please send your resume with cover letter to pchamberlain@uwglc.net by 8/25/10. United Way of Greater Lorain County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

8.) Behavior Change Communication and Community Mobilization Advisor, JHUCCP, Bamako, Mali

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/321167/ads

*** From Bridget Serchak, who got it from Brandy Nannini:

9.) Communication Staffer, Hello friends and colleagues, The Century Council, Arlington, VA

One of our top communications staffers is moving back to her home state at the end of September. We are looking for someone with 4-5 years of experience in public relations and/or communications. If you know of anyone, please let me know and I will pass the job description along. We have been named by Washingtonian as one of Washington’s Best Places to Work and we have competitive salaries and excellent benefits. To learn more about The Century Council, please visit our website at www.centurycouncil.org

Thank you!

Brandy

Brandy Anderson Nannini (nanninib@centurycouncil.org)

Vice President, Government Relations

The Century Council

Arlington, VA

www.centurycouncil.org

10.) Director of Communications, Mandarin Oriental Washington, Washington, DC

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. is the region's premier hotel and part of a growing portfolio of luxury international properties in more than 15 countries, including five in the Americas, and a further fourteen hotels in development world-wide. Our award winning property, in the nation's capital, is situated on D.C.'s growing South West waterfront. Commanding monumental views, the property offers 400 guest rooms including 54 suites, extensive event space, two superb restaurants including our award winning AAA Five Diamond, CityZen, and the only Mobile Four Star Spa in the metro area. Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C. welcomes individuals who are guest centered and are committed to making a difference every day; continually getting better to keep us the best.

The Director of Communications will oversee all matters relating to media and public relations and other marketing communications for the hotel. Promote the image of the hotel through positive publicity, suitable collateral and appropriate awareness campaigns.

To ensure that the hotel receives regular exposure in local and international media though print, radio and television. To achieve the Public Relations goals and strategies as highlighted in the Hotel's Marketing Plan.

To create and distribute regular press releases highlighting new services, special promotions and the Unique Selling Points of the hotel.

To develop a wide range of press, media and local marketing contacts and maintain an effect database of contacts.

To co-ordinate all media visits are handled correctly, and a comprehensive and memorable stay is arranged for them tailored around their needs

To handle all in-coming press enquires are handled suitably and efficiently with the relevant information forwarded to them and that each journalist request is followed-up.

To handle press or media requirements arising from celebrities that are staying at the hotel.

In the absence of the General Manager or Resident Manager, a suitable spokesperson for the hotel is appointed to speak within agreed limits of authority.

To handle the communications component of crisis management.

Work with the relevant areas of the hotel i.e. F&B, Spa to create hotel promotions to increase business and generate media coverage, as highlighted in the hotel's Marketing Plan

Assist with the designing and writing of all promotional material.

Work with outside local organisations and stores to create special promotions.

Work with Frequent Flyer airlines partners to promote the hotel internationally.

Work with the DOSM to plan and co-ordinate the hotel's annual advertising plan and co-ordinate with the advertising agency on all matters related to creative and media planning.

With DOSM, plan and execute Direct Mail activity as per the hotel's Marketing Plan.

Ensure that hotel databases are maintained in an accurate and useable fashion using resources from departments responsible. To include food & beverage databases, media/press lists, spa database, guest history.

With DOSM, liase with design company to produce creative and quality mail pieces and work with mailing house to ensure highly targeted mailshots.

Ensure that all direct mail campaigns are quantifiable and produce assessments as to the success of each activity undertaken.

With DOSM, co-ordinate and oversee the production of existing collateral and the development of new promotional materials.

Ensure all hotel collateral is updated and current and manage inventory of all collateral.

To arrange and co-ordinate all requests for photo-shoots, filming and interviews and ensure they are handled according to hotel's procedure. Ensure that the hotel gains maximum, positive coverage where applicable.

Plan, organise and oversee all photography sessions for the hotel. These include major collateral photography, food and beverage shots and press release photos.

Ensure filing systems and photographic libraries are maintained in good order.

Organise photography for VIP visits, exhibitions and social functions.

Maintain press kits and photographic supplies.

Attend General Manager's cocktail receptions, annual parties and other social functions.

With DOSM, ensure that Marketing Expenses Budget is managed effectively.

To comply with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group standard polices and programmes.

To adhere to all Mandarin Oriental Boston procedures.

Other duties as determined by the DOSM.

Job Requirements:

– Must have at least 5 years of Communications experience in a five star hotel.

– Must have excellent communication skills.

Management Position? Yes

Entry Level Position? No

Work Permit Needed? Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.

Contact

Mandarin Oriental Washington

1330 Maryland Avenue, S.W.

Washington, DC, US 20024

Phone:(202) 554-8588

Fax:(202) 554-8999

Click here to apply: http://www.hcareers.com/seeker/search/view?jobAdId=27A78F601049B8C8

11.) Writer – Sr Group Benefit Communications Advisor, NRECA, Arlington, VA

https://careers.nreca.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?akRegionCode=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY_PAGE&akRegionApplicationId=800&OASF=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAHP=IRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL&transactionid=943009497

12.) Chief Communications Officer, Atlantic Philanthropies, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=305400018

*** From Maria Ibanez:

Please share the attached job opportunity with JOTW network. Thank you.

Maria Ibañez

Director of Communications

National Academy for State Health Policy

Washington, DC

www.nashp.org

13.) Web Technology Coordinator, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), Washington, DC

The Web Technology Coordinator will have overall responsibility of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) web needs. This position will be based in NASHP’s Washington, DC office and will report to the Director of Communications.

The candidate must have the following capabilities:

• Highly skilled, proficient and have a full command with the Drupal platform (a must)

• Successful in performing day-to-day website oversight, maintenance, monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting that provides a efficient level of usability and functionality for the user,

• Oversee website development, oversight of web properties, quality control, upgrades, functions, securities

• Knowledgeable with integrating/using social media and online communities.

• Communicate and articulate clearly with non-technical staff

• Well organized, dependable self-starter who can manage multiple projects at a time, work well in a results-oriented environment, manage competing priorities and deadlines, and work collaboratively and independently with minimal supervision.

• A forward-thinker who is creative, proactive, and eager to explore and implement innovative web-based strategies to support NASHP’s future and long-term organizational needs.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in related field required

• Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience (interest in health policy a plus, but not required)

• Demonstrated full command, expertise and proficiency with Drupal (customizing modules, theming, installing/activating features, functions, and other software tools)

• Experience developing social networking, online communities, and Web 2.0 applications

• Strong technical background with experience working in a Windows or MAC environment

• Must be able to write excellent code and applications that are modular and built for scale

• Solid front end web development skills with XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP development/coding using Drupal.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), and web event vendors such as WebEx, GoToMeeting, or ReadyTalk, and familiarity with using/interacting with content management database systems such as Sales Force, IMis, etc.

• Excellent communications skills (verbal and written), and strong organizational and interpersonal abilities

• Strong time management skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision to handle multiple planned and unplanned projects, shifting priorities and tasks under tight deadlines

• Very detail-oriented with the ability to effectively and efficiently multi-task, handle complex assignments, track and monitor all tasks and reporting using tools that are user-friendly, manageable and productive

• Ability to effectively use analytics and provide written reports and analysis to help NASHP understand web visits, user interests, needs and trends

• Ability to think critically and problem solve quickly. Explore and implement innovative strategies to support organization needs with confidence

• Must have an acute attention to detail, dedication to quality assurance and ability to perform thorough follow up as necessary

• Experience working with external communications and technology/web developers or vendors, and successfully integrating or streamlining services with cost-effective solutions

APPLY AT WWW.NASHP.ORG/JOBS. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

14.) Writer/Editor, Hispanic Outreach Multimedia, Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, Maryland

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=305800022

*** From Michael Khoo:

15.) Vice President For Research and Director of Climate Program, Population Action International, Washington, DC

Population Action International is recruiting a person with strong management and research skills to lead the organization’s program on reproductive health and population policy. The candidate would lead the organization’s research department and direct its climate change program.

The Organization

Population Action International (PAI) is an independent policy advocacy group working to strengthen political and financial support worldwide for population programs grounded in individual rights. It seeks to improve individual well-being and preserve global resources by mobilizing political and financial support for population, family planning, and reproductive health policies and programs.

PAI fosters the development of U.S. and international policy on important population and reproductive health issues through an integrated program of research, advocacy, and communications. PAI seeks to make clear the linkages between population, reproductive health, the environment, and development. Serving as a bridge between the academic and policymaking communities, PAI disseminates strategic, action-oriented research publications; participates in and sponsors conferences, meetings, and seminars; and works to educate and inform policymakers and international colleagues in related fields.

Founded in 1965, PAI has a staff of 33; its President/CEO is Suzanne Ehlers. PAI’s operating budget is $5.3 million.

The Position and its Principal Responsibilities

• Directs the research programs of PAI: Leads and collaborates with research team and cross-departmental leadership to create a strategic vision for the department and deliver a high-quality research program that helps achieve PAI’s organizational objectives. Produces research products strategically highlighting reproductive health and population-related issues related to the current policy environment at both global and country levels.

• Directs PAI’s Climate Change Initiative: Provides strategic guidance and management of PAI’s population, gender and climate change program. Engages the relevant departments and staff to enact a cross-departmental research and advocacy agenda. Oversees climate budget and planning process.

• Manages the Research Department: Oversees all functions of the Research Department and Climate Program including budget, planning, staff supervision and fieldwork. Prioritizes, assigns and directs work of department members; mentors research staff.

• Leads the Gender, Climate and Population Program (the Climate Program): Through a collaborative process sets strategic direction, oversees implementation and ensures objectives are met.

• Represents the Research Department as a core member of PAI’s leadership team: Participates in institutional strategic planning as well as the development and implementation of organizational policies, practices and procedures.

• Participates in Fundraising: Works with the Development and Advocacy departments to create funding proposals for new and existing research initiatives; contributes to writing and editing of all proposals related to Research Department work; presents to donors and potential donors.

• Represents PAI at national and international professional settings.

• Acts as a spokesperson for PAI’s research with media.

• Travels internationally and domestically.

Desired Skills, Experience, and Characteristics

• A minimum ten (10) years of experience, and preferably a doctorate degree, conducting population, reproductive health or related research, with the demonstrated ability to translate findings into policy and/or programming.

• Experience developing and executing strategic programs on reproductive health as well as on environment issues.

• Experienced in using research (both primary and secondary) to influence public policy.

• Credible publication record

• International experience strongly preferred, developing country work a plus.

• Demonstrated leadership, management and mentoring capabilities.

• Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to travel

Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. PAI offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Email resume, cover letter and salary history to Rachael Murray Rakestraw at rmr@popact.org or fax to 202-728-4177. Inquiries will be kept in strict confidence. Applications will be accepted until this search is completed.

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

16.) Associate Director of Corporate Communications for Draftfcb, New York, NY

About Draftfcb

Draftfcb is the first holistic, global marketing communications agency to operate against a single P&L, with a network that spans 96 countries and employs more than 9,500 people. The agency is driven by The 6.5 Seconds That MatterSM, a creative expression recognizing the brief period of time marketers have to capture consumers' attention and motivate them to act. With nearly 140 years of combined expertise, Draftfcb has roots in both consumer advertising and behavioral, data-driven direct marketing. It firmly believes there is no way to separate creativity from accountability, which it refers to as Return on IdeasSM. The agency is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG). For more information, visit www.draftfcb.com.

This is a great opportunity for a mid level corporate communications manager that is ready for the next step in their career. The New York-based Associate Director of Corporate Communications is a key member of the agency's Corporate Communications team and will provide strategic leadership in building and defending the agency's reputation both internally and externally, with a focus on the New York and North American operations, while supporting global initiatives in the network's major markets. This individual will report directly to the VP of Corporate Communications.

Requirements: Specific Duties

Work with senior Corporate Communications staff to develop and implement strategic communications plan targeting multiple audiences: Current and prospective clients and employees, industry at large, social media followers, IPG, the industry at large, reporters and bloggers.

Contribute to and oversee New York staff in the creation of press materials (Releases, Pitch Letters, Key Messages, Q&A), internal communications, industry and community outreach.

Provide strategic direction to Corporate Communications team as it relates to agency press list and editorial calendar.

Establish and grow relationships with key reporters in the advertising/marketing industry, as well as business and lifestyle press.

Regularly submit speaker proposals for agency executives to industry organizations; and take the lead in drafting speeches.

Draft and edit news items for internal global newsletter and Daily News Flashes..

Oversee production of local monthly local newsletter/memo from senior agency management.

Assist in the creation of department and executive presentations Oversee the planning and execution of internal and external events.

Edit and proofread agency communications prior to distribution

Position Requirements

Ability to think outside the box and provide unique communications solutions that raise the agency's profile.

Proven ability to interact with senior-level executives and press; strong interpersonal skills Ability to manage several projects at once and deliver results accurately and on schedule.

Ability to work well under pressure

Experience in project management, event planning and public relations/communications.

Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills.

Thorough understanding of AP style

Outstanding computer skills.

Ideal candidate will be fluent in one or more languages besides English.

Bachelor's Degree

7+ years agency/PR experience

To apply, click here http://is.gd/ebWuA – or contact Michelle McGowan

17.) Account Supervisor – Healthcare and corporate communications, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

Burson-Marsteller Chicago seeks a public relations pro with somewhere around 5 years of experience in an agency setting, deep expertise with pharma clients and ideally experience in internal communications, too.

This is a great position for a PR person looking for direct client contact, the opportunity to wear many hats, and provide PR counsel, strategies and tactics to a great group of clients. Send me your resume today! ashley.greene@bm.com

18.) Public Relations Manager – technology practice, Burson-Marsteller, Chicago, IL

Do you have somewhere around 10 years of public relations experience with an expertise in enterprise technology (B2B)? Have you always wanted to live in sunny warm San Francisco? Burson-Marsteller would like to speak with you. Please send me your resume today! ashley.greene@bm.com

*** From Frances Reimers:

19,) Marketing Internship, Communications & Programs Manager, Sister Cities International, Washington, DC

Job Summary

The Marketing Intern will be an integral member of the Communications team at Sister Cities International. He/she will assist with high-profile programs, marketing campaigns, daily operations, and the monitoring, development and maintenance of online content in a fast-paced communications department.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include writing and editing text for marketing pieces, the Web site, the e-newsletter and other publications, posting to the Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube accounts and other duties as assigned. Some public relations work may also be required.

Preferred Skills

• Must have marketing savvy, creativity, and forward thinking

• Must be self-motivated and proactive

• Social media/networking web site user

• Excellent written and verbal communication

• Organization and attention to detail

• Customer service and good phone etiquette

• Familiar with Microsoft Office programs

• Event planning and/or implementation experience a plus

• Previous paid marketing experience a plus

Requirements

• Resume and cover letter

• Two writing samples

Interns should be able to commit at least 15 hrs/week to the internship. Please submit your availability along with the requested documents.

To apply please send your resume, two writing samples, and a cover letter to freimers@sister-cities.org (put “Marketing Internship” in the subject line), fax 202.393.6524 (address your fax to Marketing Internship).

20.) Marketing Communications Associate, Kidango, Fremont, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=305300007

21.) Social Marketing Project Director Academy for Educational Development, Maputo, Mozambique

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=20656

22.) Public Affairs Coordinator, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Denver, Colorado

http://careers.cooperative.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=227&jb=7102677

*** From Casey E. Perlow:

Ned,

Attached is our job advertisement. Please post it in Monday’s newsletter.

Thank you,

Casey E. Perlow

HR Specialist

Feld Entertainment

Vienna, VA

23.) REGIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, FELD ENTERTAINMENT, Inc., Vienna, VA

FELD ENTERTAINMENT, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment, including Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey® Circus, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, and Feld Motor Sports is searching for a Regional Public Relations Manager.

This person is responsible for the overall public relations/publicity efforts in each local market of the designated region.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Develop market- and region-specific PR strategies and programs in coordination with the Region VP, Promoters and Corporate PR team.

Manage the overall implementation of the region's PR programs.

Hire, manage and evaluate local PR agencies and/or publicists in coordination with the Region VP, respective Promoter and Corporate PR team.

Serve as liaison between local publicist and touring unit, from program planning through the conclusion of the engagement.

Implement all corporate brand public relations campaigns, strategies and events via publicists in respective local markets.

In coordination with the Corporate PR team, assist corporate and touring unit with members of the national press when they cover stories in the local markets.

Serve as corporate spokesperson for matters with local and regional media including issues related matters in coordination with Corporate PR.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

College degree preferred (degree or related expertise in public relations, communications or marketing preferred.)

5-7 years of public relations experience with emphasis on strategic development and implementation of robust, multi-faceted PR campaigns. Experience at a public relations agency, live event marketing firm or in managing a public relations agency required. Experience with new media a plus.

Strong organizational, project and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple campaigns simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, while being fiscally responsible to approved budget.

Knowledge of the media within the Northeast region.

Experience with media relations, issues management and as a spokesperson, both on and off-camera.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to build professional relationships and work well with all personality types. Ability to interface with multiple levels of management within and outside an organization.

Professional, levelheaded capacity to make sound judgments and lead under pressure.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Team orientation; highly flexible and resourceful

Willingness to travel (approximately 40% of time)

For a complete description of the position, please go to our website: www.feldentertainment.com , or, to apply directly, please send your resume along with a cover letter detailing your salary requirements to hrjobs@feldinc.com. EOE.

*** From Damon Romine:

Ed,

Please post this on the next JOTW list. Thanks!

Damon Romine

24.) Manager, Editorial, Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles, CA

Manager, Editorial creates original publication and story concepts and copy and assists in the concept, design and execution of completed products. Responsible for meshing design and content concepts into cohesive publications and newsletters, plans, creates and executes external strategies and materials to meet various communications goals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conceptualize and create editorial themes and direction, and execute copy for Screen Actor magazine, member newsletters, and associated communications materials.

• Manage the creation and production of the Hollywood Call Sheet e-newsletter and print newsletter, NY Actor and all Branch print and electronic newsletters. This includes working closely with Guild staff to develop a coherent and creative editorial plan and to gather, edit and write photographic and editorial content. Oversee the review and approvals process and distribution of finished publications.

• Manages editorial development, writing and editing as necessary.

• Key creative and managerial role in the development of Screen Actor magazine including concept, story and page content development, writing and editing.

• Manage Guild’s style policies and update the organization’s style guide and editorial manual based on AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style and Industry and SAG preference and historical practice.

• Work closely with Director, Communications to serve as liaison between Communications Department and regional Branches.

• Support SAG media relations efforts as needed.

• Provide and shoot original photographic content as requested and necessary.

As needed, service all photos with proper captions as required to external and internal sources. Oversee and manage photo library.

Other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and/or Experience:

Undergraduate degree required. Major in Journalism or Communications preferred.

•5 years of related experience required. Combination of experience and education may be suitable. Preferred: Experience creating and editing e-mail/e-newsletters using HTML with inline styling.

For consideration please e-mail resume with salary requirements to jobs@sag.org

You must identify the position title in the subject line.

RESUMES SUBMITTED WITHOUT SALARY REQUIREMENTS AND POSITION TITLE IN SUBJECT LINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

NO CALLS PLEASE

For full job description, click here: http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J8G7CR6BRSWHVBB9424&siteid=cb_emailjob_US&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=80a4a80593814936b506448c95e3f2d5-335499942-wl-6

25.) Media Specialist NOC, United Nations Children's Fund, Harare, Zimbabwe

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88GB8F

26.) Communications Manager, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175457941

*** From Kristy Wyngaarden:

27.) Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Kelloggs, Battle Creek, MI

Kellogg's has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager, Internal Communications in Battle Creek, MI.

The Senior Manager, Internal Communications, supports various internal communications initiatives. Initially, the role will be dedicated to supporting Program Symphony, the reimplementation of the company’s SAP platform, and will serve as the lead communicator on this large-scale change initiative. Subsequently, the role will support internal communications for Human Resources and other functions.

This position provides strategic communications counsel and tactical support to effectively position and embed Program Symphony and other internal communications initiatives throughout the organization.

Develops and executes communications plans designed to support Program Symphony’s phased implementation approach. Plans should help drive increased understanding and support for Program Symphony, identify specific communications needed for various audiences/change stakeholders and address change-related implications, among other deliverables.

Drafts/produces a variety of communications, including intranet articles, key messages/Q&As, speeches and other scripts, decks, videos, and other general communications as required. Provides strategic and tactical support for change-management-related meetings and other events.

Helps ensure effective Program Symphony communications coordination as needed between Corporate Communications and regional communicators.

Evaluates the effectiveness of Program Symphony communications plans by implementing a measurement plan to ensure communications plans are achieving objectives.

Provides guidance and direction to contractors to ensure communications are strategic, accurate, relevant and reflect a tone/style consistent with Kellogg culture.

Effectively manages client and other working relationships.

Similar internal communications support will be required for other programs and initiatives after Program Symphony work is completed

Requirements:

o Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field with a thorough understanding of communications principles and practices.

o Must have minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible communications experience, preferably in corporate communications with a focus on employee communications/change communications. .

o Strategic and innovative thinker with the ability to see the big picture, while also being able to drive projects from development to completion.

o Excellent communication and project-management skills with very strong writing, proofing and editorial skills. Fluent in AP Style.

o Able to meet tight deadlines and to juggle multiple priorities, while flawlessly executing on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment.

o Ability to effectively partner with direct management, team members and clients and to work well with all level of employees is critical.

o Capable of understanding multiple audiences and able to develop content focused on specific employee needs.

o Possess a positive, can-do attitude and ability to provide excellent client service.

o Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications

http://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=494111&Lo_ID=25496&B_ID=5&Ad=0&D_ID=&Refer=http://www.kelloggcareers.com/

28.) Information and Communications Technical Officer (ICT Officer), United Nations Development Programme, Khartoum, Sudan

Closing Date – 26 Aug 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-889DLN

29.) Consultant Writer (International) for UNDP Sudan in Action -Information-Kit 2010, United Nations Development Programme, Khartoum, Sudan

Closing Date – 26 Aug 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-889FVG

30.) Financial Writer/Editor, Western Asset Management Company, Pasadena, CA

http://jobs.efinancialcareers.com/job-4000000000664819.htm

*** From Rozanne Weisman, who got it from Donna Christenson:

31.) Legal Writer, Bisnow Media, Washington, DC

Wanted: Stupendous Legal Writer. Will pay competitively. (Gulp.)

We’ve received many candidate submissions for our open Legal reporter position but haven’t made a decision yet. (Had you not noticed we’ve been publishing only infrequently since our last fine reporter suddenly got a Fulbright and chose India over us?)

We’re looking for a hyper-energetic, clever, fun-loving, reliable, darn good snappy writer who wants to join one of the fastest growing media companies in America. (We think that must be true, since we’re hiring.)

Not essential to be a lawyer (although we won't count it against you if you are); we’ll train you—or, better yet, you can ask your lawyer sources tons of questions which they can’t bill you for.

You can work from home much of the day—unless you're downtown interviewing the region's lawyers.

If you, or your cousin’s best friend, are interested, send us a c.v. Far more important: Read the last 10 issues of our Legal newsletter and mock up a few pictures and captions in a Word doc about issues, people, firms, or anything else that strikes your fancy in the legal field. Mimic our style as much as possible: under 125 words for each caption, clear theme sentence, lots of useful facts, fast-paced and conversational. Short does not mean fluffy or vague. Make it meaty, with relevant specifics and examples. Write it more like an insider sports column or blog than a dry, conventional newspaper. Humor is extra credit—well, as long as it’s funny.

You didn’t realize we put so much effort into this, did you?

We are now 40 employees in eight cities. Join us! Write: Careers@Bisnow.com.

The Bisnow Team!

Bisnow Media, 1323 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

32.) Instructor/Assistant Professor – Communication, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA

The University invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position in Communication for the spring 2011 semester, to begin January 15, 2011 and ending June 3, 2011.

Anticipated appointment level is Instructor step 1 or 2 ($22,397.62 – $23,517.50) for the successful candidate without a terminal degree or Assistant Professor, Step 2, $27,224.50) for the successful candidate with a terminal degree.

Responsibilities will include teaching news writing for the mass media (a convergence course), a specialty journalism course (sports writing or magazine writing especially desirable), and either an advertising or media studies course, depending on the applicant's area of expertise. Teaching load is 4 courses.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Communication or related discipline is preferred; ABD will be considered. Teaching experience and relevant professional experience are desirable.

In addition to the qualifications listed above, the successful candidate must be able to communicate well and perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

How to Apply: A curriculum vita, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference are to be directed to Dr. Douglas Campbell, Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Communication, 605 Robinson Hall, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin September 20, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts are required at the time of an on-campus interview.

An LHUP Application for Employment MUST be submitted with application materials for full consideration

Application Information

Postal Address: Dr. Douglas Campbell

Communication

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

401 N. Fairview St.

605 Robinson Hall

Lock Haven, PA 17745

http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175457685

*** From Judi Spann, APR, who got it from Shira Harrington:

I’m conducting a search for a marketing executive on behalf of the American Chemical Society and would appreciate referrals of qualified candidates. This is a complex role requiring innovative marketing strategies to recruit and retain members both domestically and internationally.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

 While ACS has long been recognized as a leader in direct marketing among scientific societies, they are now in search of outside (including corporate) marketing perspectives, particularly in the social media realm.

 As the position leads 34 staff (4 direct reports, 30 indirect reports), demonstrated experience managing at least 5 full-time staff is required.

 The ideal candidate will showcase 3 areas of experience – association, corporate and international. Candidates possessing all of these areas will be given priority consideration.

 With a highly tiered governance and internal staff structure, the ability to build consensus among diverse internal and external stakeholders is paramount.

**The job announcement is below my signature line, which you are free to share with colleagues or post on listservs. The full job description will be sent to qualified candidates.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and targeted towards an executive level. While relocation expenses are not covered, candidates from outside the DC area are welcome to apply.

NOTE: While the position is titled “Director” (owed to the absence of any VP titles in the division) it would benchmark at least at the Associate VP level in other large organizations.

RESUME SCREENING PROCESS:

As I will be attending ASAE’s Annual Conference next week, I will begin screening resumes on August 26th. Candidates are encouraged to use this time to craft thoughtful cover letters and resumes demonstrating their marketing campaign experience (as well as any overseas exposure.) Initial screening interviews will occur through September. Interviews with ACS will begin September 29th.

Thanks in advance for any referrals,

Shira

Shira Harrington

Managing Director,

Association & HR Practice

Armstrong Franklin

202-659-9270 (direct)

703-508-9573 (cell)

shira@armstrongfranklin.net

http://linkedin.com/in/shiraharrington

33.) Director, Membership Marketing (equivalent to Associate Vice President), American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

SUMMARY

The American Chemical Society (www.acs.org), an international professional membership organization with more than 160,000 chemist members and 2,000 employees, has been a recognized leader among scientific societies for best practices in direct marketing. With the advancement of social media and other cutting-edge marketing techniques, the Society is now seeking an innovative, business savvy marketing professional to expand its portfolio of marketing practices in order to capture the remaining potential domestic membership, retain its existing members, cross-promote products and services across sectors and expand into promising global markets.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a broad range of experience from association, corporate and international sectors, showcasing advanced knowledge of market research, pricing structures and revenue diversification. Innovative social media best practices from outside the association industry are highly desired. Specifically, experience implementing web-based tools such as mobile applications, podcasting and video streaming is desired in order to structure sustainable revenue generating programs that reflect current marketing trends.

The ability to build consensus among diverse internal and external key stakeholders, including a multi-tiered governance structure and highly motivated volunteer base will be critical to the adoption of new marketing initiatives. Additional leadership capabilities will be required to lead and manage a team of 34 staff (including 4 direct reports and 30 indirect reports). Notably, a portion of staff reside in Columbus, Ohio focusing exclusively on customer service activities. Ability to travel to Ohio and to other domestic, and potentially international, destinations is required.

REQUIREMENTS

 College degree in business/marketing related field or equivalent experience and advance business/marketing degree or equivalent experience

 12+ years of related experience including marketing and product management preferably within association, corporate and international environments

 Experience leading successful marketing campaigns

 Experience developing and implementing marketing/sales programs and strategies

 International experience strongly preferred (candidates demonstrating global awareness will be given priority consideration)

 Demonstrated experience leading and managing at least five (5) direct reports

 Experience building consensus among diverse key stakeholders during strategic marketing process

 Experience in marketing online content and experience in association product line sales and marketing.

TO APPLY:

This is a retained search. Candidates should send resume and cover letter (including salary requirements and marketing campaign experience) to Shira Harrington, Managing Director, Association & HR Practice, Armstrong Franklin at shira@armstrongfranklin.com with subject line: “Associate VP, Membership Marketing.” Initial screening will occur through mid-September. Interviews with ACS will commence September 29th.

* Note: official internal title of this role is “Director, Membership and Scientific Advancement Marketing”.

34.) Financial Writer, Cohen & Steers, Inc., NY, NY

http://jobs.efinancialcareers.com/job-4000000000660492.htm

35.) Communications and Advocacy Officer UNV International, United Nations Volunteers, Volunteer, Guinea-Bissau

Closing Date – 31 Aug 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88FGS6

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

36.) Assistant Vice President Communications, Development Office, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

The Assistant Vice President, Development Communications will be responsible for creating the strategy for all communications, stewardship, and events pertaining to development activities under the Advancement Office. This individual will create an integrated communications, stewardship and events plan for both ongoing fundraising and the university campaign that maximizes the effectiveness of efforts to engage and motivate alumni and donors at all levels. Additionally, he or she will oversee implementation of plan through management of high-functioning communications, stewardship and events teams while ensuring the consistency of messaging in all forums, in collaboration with university communications, and consistently measure impact of communications and donor relations efforts.

ACCOUNTABILITIES * Oversee the Advancement team’s overall development communications, stewardship and events efforts to promote the Campaign for Lehigh priorities, and to support the overall fundraising agenda.

* Provide oversight and direction to the Director of Advancement Communications and staff on planning and implementation of campaign marketing alumni engagement and direct mail materials, as well as other print and electronic fundraising publications.

* Create, implement, update and track effectiveness of integrated strategic communications, stewardship and events plans for the Campaign and the Development Office, including themes, strategies, tactics, deliverables, and timelines over multiple years.

* Work closely with Communications and Public Affairs, particularly in their oversight of the University’s marketing, media relations, overall website, magazine, and other campus communications activities; oversee the content strategy and development of the Alumni and Campaign websites.

* Oversee the direction of the University Events staff in order to optimize the use of events for campaign promotion, and in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors; ensure consistency in message and budget appropriateness in all Advancement events.

* Oversee the direction of the Stewardship staff in an effort to optimize opportunities with Lehigh’s donors and work with the staff to recommend, create and implement new stewardship models and processes for donors at a variety of levels, including those below $1 million.

* Serve as a member of the Advancement Management team; assist in preparing for and staffing of the Trustee Development committee; serve as the point person for all media issues, and step in for the Vice President for Advancement to handle information requests from the media.

QUALIFICATIONS 1. Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Communications or Public Relations required; Master's degree preferred.

2. Minimum of eight years work related experience required; a blend of development and communications experience a must.

3. Ability to complete projects on time and on budget, and report on status and progress. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.

5. Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

6. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND RESUME / CV TO:

Lisa Ryan (lryan@heymanassociates.com)

SVP/Managing Director

Heyman Associates, Inc.

11 Penn Plaza, 22nd Fl.

New York, NY 10001

http://cf.lehigh.edu/jobs/job_post_detail.cfm?PostID=490

37.) Director, Media Relations, Communications and Public Affairs, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Department / Position Website – http://www4.lehigh.edu/about/cpa.aspx

Job Family – Marketing/Communication

Job Function – Lehigh is seeking a Director of Media Relations. This position will manage the Communications Associate and will report directly to the Assistant Vice President of Communications. The ideal candidate for this job will be someone who has a passion for good stories, likes to work with good people, has an entrepreneurial spirit but enjoys working within a team and is very familiar with social media.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

* Develop, direct and execute media relations strategies and tactics

o Identify high-profile stories and angles that enhance recognition and visibility

o Secure placements in top national (consumer, business, science/research, trade) and regional media outlets

o Develop written and verbal pitch tools for use in media campaigns (e.g. pitches, op-eds, etc.)

o Monitor news and follow trends

o Identify university “experts” for pitches

o Respond to media requests, as needed

o Prepare faculty and key leaders for media interviews, as needed

o Act as a university spokesperson, when needed

o Assist in working with outside contracted resources e.g. freelancers or agencies, as needed

* Create an ongoing dialogue and relationship with faculty

o Determine key experts within university; meet to uncover news opportunities

o Maintain existing, and develop new, relationships with leading faculty and department heads to uncover news and identify opportunities

* Provide support in crisis/emergency situations to preserve and protect the reputation of the University and its leaders

o Support crisis communications and issues management efforts to preserve and protect the reputation of the university and its leaders

o Collaborate with senior leadership, providing counsel

o Assist in writing and distribution of sensitive messages for the media

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor's degree in Communication, Marketing or related field preferred

2. More than eight years experience in public relations or media relations required

3. Ability to complete projects on time and on budget, and report on status and progress

4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

5. Solid analytical, decision making and problem solving skills

6. Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, basic spreadsheets, and presentation software. Experience with Vocus a plus.

7. Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND RESUME / CV TO:

Gloria Jedinak

Coordinator

Communications and Public Affairs

Lehigh University

125 Goodman Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18015

gjj2@lehigh.edu

http://cf.lehigh.edu/jobs/job_post_detail.cfm?PostID=525

38.) Communications Specialist, Dakota Electric Association, Farmington, Minnesota

http://careers.cooperative.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&site%5Fid=227&jb=7066979

From Laura Hassan:

39.) Director, The Foundry, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Sydney-based Director needed for this employee communications business which stands as part of a global group.

This Sydney-based employee communications business stands within a global conglomerate. It consults for many of Australia’s key businesses on how to strategise and implement communications systems and protocols directed at employees.

As a Director your key responsibility areas would be to develop and present proposals, identify and develop new business, lead growth through marketing and development, coach and mentor a team and manage budgets.

An exciting overseas opportunity! To talk about it, first send your CV to The Foundry via best@the-foundry.co.uk

Ref: SC 507554

Rate £ 90,000 (full-time) Relocation package

www.the-foundry.co.uk

40.) Marketing & Communications Director, TechnoServe, Washington, DC

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-888QJQ

41.) Online Marketing & Communications Manager, TechnoServe, Washington, DC

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-888QLZ

42.) Manager Investment Communications, offered through Morgan McKinley, Singapore

http://jobs.efinancialcareers.com/job-4000000000658499.htm

*** From Mary Beth George:

Hi Ned,

Can you post this job? You have a wonderful site!

Thank you so much in advance.

On behalf of my HR Dept and colleague Katy DeHart, best regards,

Mary Beth George

43.) Proposal Writer, North America, RADIUS, Bethesda, Maryland

Due to our continued success as one of the world’s leading travel management companies, RADIUS – the global travel company has an exciting position open for a Proposal Writer based in our Bethesda office. The role of Proposal Writer requires a thorough understanding of the end-to-end process of RFP production and will involve collaboration with both internal and external personnel to gather and input technical information in order to deliver accurate and well written global RFPs.

The Proposal Writer will lead large business proposal efforts, including the following responsibilities:

• Prepare the business proposal to ensure compliance with RFP. Includes reviewing and analyzing RFPs for required business proposal components; identifying any discrepancies in requirements needing clarification by the client, and identifying potential risks for consideration by senior management.

• Develop bid strategies with the technical team in terms of competitive differentiators; team/staffing structure.

• Communicate all RFP requirements and deadlines.

• Coordinate closely with the technical team and Proposal Manager to ensure business proposal reflects the technical proposal approach and proposed configuration.

• Lead business proposal kickoff meetings, strategy sessions, and final review meetings before submission.

• Organize all sections of the business proposal and shepherd it through production to delivery. Includes carefully preparing each section and checking for completeness and overall compliance to RFP.

• Participate in debriefings with internal staff and continually identify and implement areas in need of improvement.

• Maintain, through periodic review and study, an in-depth knowledge of travel industry news, and other regulations that directly affect proposal strategies and budgets.

• Maintain and update content in a shared database to be used by other staff for talking points and best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

• 4-6 years’ experience in the proposal writing arena;

• Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills

• Strong planning and analytical skills

• Bilingual, preferably in Spanish and/or French

RADIUS maintains a casual work environment and respects a healthy work/life balance. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes company paid insurance, 401(k), and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with a global team of like-minded professionals.

If you believe you have the qualifications to be successful in this role, please respond to HR@radiustravel.com and indicate the job title in your subject line.

RADIUS – the global travel company is one of the world’s largest travel management companies with combined annual sales of over USD 19 billion. RADIUS is comprised of 90 travel agencies in 80 countries around the world with over 3,600 locations and is headquartered in the United States with regional offices servicing the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. Additional information is available at www.radiustravel.com.

*** From Bridget Serchak:

44.) Editorial/communications positions, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL or Washington, DC

The American Hospital Association is recruiting for 5 editorial/communications positions based in either Chicago, IL or Washington, DC. Check out their website for the specific postings and instructions on how to apply:

http://aha.hrmdirect.com/employment/openings.php

Web content editor (short-term temporary), Maryland Judiciary, Annapolis, Maryland

If anyone is interested in working a short-term temporary gig with no benefits but the flexibility to work from home or know someone who is, the Maryland Judiciary is looking for a web content editor. The Judiciary has thousands of pages of content that really needs to be re-written, edited, downsized, translated into regular peoplespeak. They prefer someone with a journalism background who is familiar with the writing style needed for the web. Contact: Angelita Plemmer, Director, Office of Communications and Public Affairs, State of Maryland Judiciary, Judicial Education Conference Center, 2011-D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Phone: 410-260-1564

Fax: 410-260-3560

45.) Investment Communications, BlackRock, Plainsboro, NJ

BlackRock is seeking a Vice President, Investment Communications within its Global Marketing department. The successful candidate will help develop communication and editorial strategy, conceptualize and author a range of investment-related marketing collateral, support the BlackRock brand and position the firm as a premier provider of market insight and thought leadership. The role will focus on the US Retail channel, but will also support other businesses as needed. The position is to be based at the company’s Princeton, New Jersey campus.

Responsibilities

• Manage content and production of regular and ad hoc market commentary and investor education materials through print and online delivery mechanisms. End products to include brochures, magazine and newsletter articles, white papers, portfolio manager Q&As and web content.

• Work directly with senior management, investment strategists and portfolio managers to conceptualize, outline and execute opinion-based marketing collateral addressing current economic and investment trends that are of interest to the firm’s clients.

• Collaborate with colleagues across functions (including other writers, creative services, compliance, eBusiness and other marketing teams) to develop best-in-class materials.

• Liaise with distribution channels (specifically US Retail) to ensure that investment communications materials are strategically aligned with the firm’s sales and marketing objectives.

• Identify trends and ideas for thought-provoking, topical, timely and market-centric content.

• Work on other projects as needed, including lending support to the team’s Product Communications group and the broader Global Marketing team.

Qualifications

• 7 to 10 + years of marketing communications experience, preferably within the investment management industry.

• Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal.

• Expert editorial skills, including the ability to write/adapt materials for various client types and levels of investment sophistication and to facilitate the transmission of complex ideas to non-technical audiences.

• Strong marketing skills, including the ability to anticipate and respond to changing client needs, manage multiple feedback streams and exercise sound judgment in incorporating feedback.

• Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage a large number of projects simultaneously.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact comfortably with senior executives, portfolio managers and channel marketing managers.

• Thorough familiarity with broad economic and investment topics, particularly as they relate to mutual funds and other financial products.

• Strategic and creative thinker with attention to detail and a focus on meeting client needs

• Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with flexibility in regards to changes in strategy and project plans.

• Strong team player.

• High energy, self-starter.

BlackRock is proud to be an E-Verify & Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BLACKROCK&cws=1&rid=6905

46.) Manager of Communications, EnergyUnited, Statesville, North Carolina

http://careers.cooperative.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=227&jb=7099116

47.) Southern Sudan – Strategic Outreach Advisor, American Systems, Southern Sudan

AMERICAN SYSTEMS is seeking a Strategic Outreach Advisor to assist the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) with their transformation efforts.

This position is located in Southern Sudan

The Strategic Outreach Advisor will be part of a team of advisors who will provide policy planning, human resources, financial management, and strategic outreach support to the Ministry of Defense (MOD)/ Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) affairs as a practical mechanism to enhance the MoD’s ability to consistently manage the transformation of the SPLA from a largely guerrilla force to a regular military operating under the MoD/SPLA affairs as the civilian authority within the GOSS. All advisors will be managed by the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Special Envoy to Sudan and the U.S. Consul General in Juba.

Duties:

• Provide guidance and expertise on setting up a policy planning office in the Ministry of Defense/SPLA Affairs.

• Provide advisory services to the Ministry of Defense/SPLA in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Communications.

• Responsibilities include assisting the ministry in: Crafting MoD and SPLA strategic communications, implementing outreach activities (on sight visits) that publicize the MoDs activities, organizing outreach activities to include coordinating ground and rotary transportation.

• Assist SPLA/M in developing detail-training outreach plans to support modernization efforts and operational objectives.

Qualifications:

• Candidate must have a minimum of eight years in government outreach experience specifically with military related activities or organizations.

• Prior experience working on Department of State or other Sudan related projects at a managerial level is desired.

• Demonstrated expertise in institutional capacity building, organizational development, training, and public outreach strategies – related to military organization and strategy and/or good governance activities.

• Degree in political science, public administration or related field.

• Excellent personnel and project management skills

• Must have overseas experience with African familiarization strongly preferred Arabic language capacity is desirable.

Click Here To Apply

https://americansystems.ats.hrsmart.com/cgi-bin/pm/click.cgi?job_id=6356

48.) Advocacy and Communication Specialist, United Nations Population Fund, NY, NY

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88DT5S

49.) Public Relations Mentor, Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Closing Date – 26 Aug 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88D5CU

50.) Editor/Designer (Publication of NDRMS), United Nations Development Programme, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Closing Date – 31 Aug 2010

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88E6QA

51.) Communications, PR and Donor Relations Specialist, Welbodi Partnership, London, UK

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88DLT5

*** From Kristin Tetreault, ABC:

We're currently looking for the executive level Communications Manager for GE-Hitachi Nuclear, which would be based in Wilmington, NC. While based in North Carolina, this is a global role that would handle both internal and external communications for the nuclear branch of GE. This person would have 2 direct reports, and would report directly to the Executive Director of Communications for GE Power & Water. GE is most interested in someone with around 10-12 years experience; an individual with experience in regulated industries would be ideal.

52.) Communications Manager, GE HITACHI NUCLEAR, WILMINGTON, NC

INTRODUCTION:

GE (NYSE: GE) is Imagination at Work – a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and advanced materials, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.ge.com and its blog at www.gereports.com.

GE Nuclear (www.gepower.com/nuclear/) is a global leader in nuclear energy. Today, nuclear energy supplies 16% of the world's electricity, avoiding the emission of about 2.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year that would otherwise be generated by fossil fuel solutions, such as supercritical pulverized coal.

GE has provided advanced and sophisticated technology for nuclear energy for over five decades. Three main product lines support this capability: advanced reactor technologies, nuclear services, and nuclear fuel cycle.

Together GE and Hitachi have built a solid foundation for a nuclear future. Formed by combining GE's and Hitachi businesses, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is a world-class enterprise with a highly skilled workforce and global infrastructure dedicated to serving nuclear industry.

Reflect a record of accomplishments that spans more than five decades, our nuclear alliance is recognized as the world's foremost developer of boiling water reactors, robust fuel cycle products and highly valued nuclear plant services. Executing a common strategy to create an expanded portfolio of capabilities, they are committed to serving the needs of our customers and their communities

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Global Communications – GE Power & Water

SUMMARY:

The Communications Manager provides leadership and oversight of the communications strategy of GE’s $1B, global GE-Hitachi Nuclear (GEH) Energy business. This individual will be a key member of the GE Hitachi Nuclear senior leadership team and will collaborate with business leaders, integrate multiple communication strategies, and work with the broader Communication team in GE Energy and GE Corporate to execute those strategies, both internally and externally.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

o Own, develop, and execute a wide variety of communication initiatives that support the strategic and operating goals of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

o Devise proactive public relations strategies and supporting programs to advance reputational and image goals in addition to business imperatives.

o Oversee communication with customers, sales teams, employees, local communities and other key audiences as defined by the business. Projects include employee communications, customer communications activities, business press relations, branding, product collateral, executive presentations, advertising & promotions, web content, volunteerism and events.

o Act as primary contact and spokesperson for the business in all media activities.

o Pursue opportunistic stories about GE and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, monitoring and leveraging daily news cycles in close coordination with rapid response operation.

o Serve as a trusted advisor to executive management and valuable member of Public and External Affairs team. Coordinate with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s government relations team as needed.

o Manage, lead, and develop a team of communication specialists who oversee both external and internal communications.

o Identify, select, and coordinate outsourced resources as needed to assist in execution of the above deliverables.

o Establish and manage communication budget for the business.

o Coordinate with and leverage resources from GE Energy and GE Corporate communications teams.

REQUIREMENTS:

o Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism, or other liberal arts degree.

o A minimum of eight years of experience in corporate communications or public relations.

o Proven ability to develop and implement communications campaigns.

o Ability to conceptualize, structure, write, and pitch compelling stories for wide range of audiences.

o Broad knowledge of print, video and web-production technologies.

o Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining a high quality of work.

o Proven change management, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

o Excellent business acumen.

o Strong oral and written communication skills.

o Ability to effectively interact at all levels of an organization.

For more information, please contact Heyman Associates:

T.R. Straub

Associate

Heyman Associates, Inc.

11 Penn Plaza, 22nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

212-784-2707

trstraub@heymanassociates.com

*** From Winnie Corton:

Good afternoon,

A former intern forwarded your email listing open positions to me. I am the Training & Recruiter for Consumer Affairs and we have an intern position open in External Affairs.

Attached is a word document for the Press Office Intern. Let me know if you have any questions or if you can not post it.

Thank you for your help.

Winnie

Winnie Corton

Training & Recruitment Coordinator – Human Resources

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

53.) DCA PRESS OFFICE INTERN, Department of Consumer Affair Press Office Intern, NYC, NY

The Department of Consumer Affair Press Office Intern will assist staff with a number of projects including:

*Assisting with press conferences as needed

*Responding to media inquiries as needed

*Drafting press materials, including press releases, media advisories, media statements and talking points

*Tracking pertinent media coverage of the Department

*Maintaining up-to-date media lists

*Researching data needed for press announcements

*Assisting in special Department projects as needed

Candidates for the internship should be prepared to devote at least 8 weeks to the position

JOB REQUIREMENTS

* Well-organized individual who wants to learn about media relations within the public sector.

* A commitment to excellence and confidentiality is required and expected.

* Excellent written, verbal, and phone communication skills a must.

* Strong research and computer skills required.

* Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet research and Outlook.

DCA and the City of New York is an equal employment opportunity employer

To apply: Email resume and cover letter indicating JVN Press Office Intern to: jobs@dca.nyc.gov (MS Word only).

*** From Amaya Tune:

54.) Communications Director, National Labor College, Silver Spring, Maryland

Working across all units of the College, the Director of Communications will be responsible for designing and implementing a clear and consistent message about the mission of the College and overseeing the communications strategies and materials needed to implement the strategy.

This is a hands-on position with shared support. The Director will coordinate external communications, including public relations, media outreach, and college publications. The successful candidate will work with Academic and Development departments on communications issues relating to branding and marketing, web communication strategies, and institutional advancement activities. Specific duties will include writing press releases, speeches, promotional and outreach material, editing/updating various publications, preparing presentations, proposals, talking points, letters, and other material as required to support the President and Trustees, as well as providing support for a variety of communication projects with executive staff members. Some travel and weekend work required. The Communications Director will also work in close cooperation with strategic constituencies on behalf of the College. This is an opportunity for an energetic, highly motivated communications professional to build a program from the ground up. This is a bargaining unit position in the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field, and at least 5 years experience designing and implementing a comprehensive communications program. The successful candidate will have superior organizational and writing skills, an attention to detail, a record of achieving results, and be a creative, flexible, goal-oriented self-starter who is able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented, results driven environment. The successful candidate will also be familiar with Microsoft Publisher or other current graphic design software. Some knowledge of html or java script and social media is desired. Background in the labor movement and higher education or non-profit sector is preferred.

National Labor College

Located on a 47-acre campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, the National Labor College is a fast-growing non-profit institution associated with, and supported by, the American labor movement, that provides a rigorous, high-quality online undergraduate experience for adult learners and continuing education programs for union members and leaders. Since becoming an upper division degree-granting institution in 1997, the National Labor College has awarded over 1,000 bachelor’s degrees in various labor studies fields. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Applications

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and writing sample and examples of prior work to: jobs@nlc.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but review of applicants will begin on September 15, 2010.

The National Labor College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

*** From John Clemons, ABC, APR, who got them from Maria P Russell, who got them from Ann Subervi, who got them from Pam Snook:

Hope this finds you well. Things are going so well at Bloomberg that I'm hiring! Any good candidates for the jobs below? Would love your advice.

Cheers,

Pam

55.) Associate Director of Public Relations – Financial Products & Services, Bloomberg, NY, NY

http://careers.bloomberg.com/hire/jobs/job26792.html

56.) Deputy Director of Public Relations – Financial Products & Services, Bloomberg, NY, NY

http://careers.bloomberg.com/hire/jobs/job26791.html

57.) Writer, FOX NewsEdge, Fox News Network, NY, NY

FOX NewsEdge is seeking a Freelance Writer who can hit the ground running.

• Requirements:

• Solid news judgment.

• Excellent writing and communication skills.

• The ability to work well in a fast paced and intense atmosphere.

• Flexibility to work daytime, evening and weekend shifts.

• Experience at a local affiliate is a plus

• Familiarity with server based video systems & newsroom style computer systems (i.e. iNews, ENPS) highly desired

Interested applicants, please send resume to:

Email: Resumes@foxnews.com

Fax: 212-301-8588

Mail: FOX News Channel/FOX Business Network

1211 Avenue of the Americas

ATTN: Human Resources/Jobs

New York, NY 10036

FOX News Network, LLC is an EOE.

http://careers.foxnews.com/2010/06/18/writer-newsedge-at-fox-news-network/

*** JOTW Weekly Alternative Selections:

58.) Farm Manager, Women for Women International, Rumbek, Sudan

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-88ABES

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*** Weekly Piracy Report:

18.08.2010: 0350 LT: Posn: 03:05N – 105:24E: off Mangkai Island, South China Sea.

Six pirates armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier underway. They entered the bridge and took hostage duty officer and AB. The pirates took the AB to the Master’s and other officers and crew cabins and stole cash and personal properties. They kept the Master hostage until they escaped.

17.08.2010: 0340 LT: Posn: 03:17N – 105:29E, 12.6 nm off Pulau Mangkai (Indonesia), South China Sea.

Six pirates armed with automatic guns and long knives boarded a product tanker underway. They entered the bridge, and tied up the 2/O and the duty A/B. They entered the master’s cabin and stole ship’s cash. Pirates escaped with ship’s properties, crew cash and personal belongings. Master reported the incident to an unknown warship in the vicinity.

17.08.2010: 0250 LT: Posn: 03:05N – 105:07E, off Pulau Mangkai (Indonesia), South China Sea.

Six pirates armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier underway. They entered the bridge and tied up the 2/O and the duty A/B. Pirates broke into the master’s cabin, tied up the master and threatened him with the long knives. They stole ship’s cash, properties and crew personal belongings and escaped. Master reported the incident to unknown warship in the vicinity.

16.08.2010: 0145 LT: Posn: 03:15.0N – 105:18.5E, 19nm off Mangkai island, South China Sea.

Pirates armed with knives boarded a chemical tanker underway via the poop deck. Master raised alarm, mustered all crew and announced through public address system. Robbers escaped empty handed.

15.08.2010: 0400 LT: Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh.

Pirates boarded a bulk carrier approaching the anchorage, via the stern, during heavy rain. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Chittagong port control informed. Coast guard boarded the ship for investigation.

12.08.2010: 1210 – 1245 UTC: Posn 01:26N-106:49E, 16nm north of DumDum islands, Indonesia.

Four boats approached a bulk carrier underway. Ship watch keepers activated fire hoses, showed signal light, increased speed and carried out evasive manoeuvres. Later the boats aborted the attempt and moved away.

12.08.2010: 1851 LT: Posn: 01:42.86N – 101:27.58E, Dumai port inner anchorage, Indonesia.

Two robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. Robbers threaten duty watchmen with knives. Duty officer noticed and raised alarm and contact port authorities. Robbers escaped empty handed.

11.08.2010: 0640 UTC: Posn: 13:35.92N – 042:38.10E: Red Sea.

A general cargo ship underway spotted a group of fishing vessels on the starboard side. From these four skiffs emerged and headed for the vessel at a speed of 20 knots with range 1.5nm. Ship raised alarm, mustered crew, coalition warship contacted and security team deployed flares. Two skiffs aborted while the other two continued to follow the vessel at a distance of 0.5 nm. The pirates were armed with guns and RPG. A military helicopter arrived and upon seeing the helicopter the skiffs aborted. Helicopter kept aerial watch until warship arrived.

11.08.2010: 1636 UTC: Posn: 04:05N – 006:45E, 2.5 nm off Bonny river fairway buoy, Nigeria.

Seven pirates armed with machine guns boarded a landing craft vessel underway. Master and C/O remained on the bridge and all the other crewmembers were instructed to lock themselves in a safe compartment. After a few hours when the crew came out of hiding they found the bridge unmanned. The pirates had kidnapped the Master and C/O to an unknown location. C/E informed the owners and managers. Agents reported the incident to the local authorities.

10.08.2010: 0330 LT: Posn: 01:19.4N – 104:14.7E, Pasir Gudang STS anchorage, Malaysia.

Unnoticed five pirates armed with pistols and knives boarded and entered the engine room of an anchored tanker. They tied up the duty motorman and stole some spares. Watch engineer found the motorman, untied him and informed the bridge who raised the alarm. Port control informed. Malaysia coast guard boarded the tanker for investigation.

03.08.2010: 0215 LT: Posn: 20:39.7N – 107:15.4 E, SE of Cailan Pilot Station Vietnam.

Robbers boarded an anchored container ship using ropes and hooks. They broke in the forward store and stole ship stores and property. Once spotted by crew the robbers jumped over board and escaped. Port authorities informed.

08.08.2010: 2320 LT: Posn: 12:11.604N – 45:43.604E, Gulf of Aden.

A general cargo ship underway was warned by a warship that three skiffs were approaching from astern at 20-25 knots. Ship raised alarm, mustered crew, switched off navigational lights, made evasive manoeuvres. Security team onboard the vessel identified the skiffs at a distance of 2 nm astern using night vision glasses. The warship requested flares to be fired from the port and starboard sides to try and identify the position of the skiffs. The warship later searched the area but no skiffs were located.

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