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JOTW 05-2011

31 January 2011

www.nedsjotw.com

This is newsletter number 863

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

– Aristotle

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In this issue:

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Internal Communications Manager, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH

2.) Communications/Graphic Design Specialist, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, ITT Defense Headquarters, McLean, Va.

3.) Change Management Communications Lead, Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE

4.) Communications Account Manager, USO, Arlington, VA

5.) Community & Public Affairs Coordinator, City of St. Charles, IL, City of St. Charles, IL

6.) Director of Creative Operations (marketing & online strategy), Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia

7.) Communication Strategy Director, Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia

8.) Public Relations Manager, Intel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

9.) Business Communications Manager – Fabric and Surface Care and Industrial Markets, Dow Advanced Materials, Philadelphia, PA

10.) Public Involvement Manager, URS Corporation, Phoenix, AZ

11.) Volunteer Programs Manager, Lockheed Martin, Maryland

12.) Communication Specialist (Media and Emergencies), United Nations Children's Fund, Geneva, Switzerland

13.) Internal Communications Manager, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH

14.) Director, Communications, AUSA, Arlington, Virginia

15.) Communications Associate, The Manoff Group, Arlington, VA

16.) Communications Officer, The Manoff Group, Arlington, VA

17.) Media and Advocacy Manager – Colombia, CHF International, Silver Spring, MD (Assignment will take place in Colombia)

18.) Media Relations Specialist II, TD Bank, Mt. Laurel, N.J.

19.) Communications Manager, National Club Association, Washington, DC

20.) Corporate Communications Manager, Amgen, Inc., West Greenwich, RI

21.) VP, Marketing, Clearspring, McLean, VA

22.) Audio-visual and Communication Intern, United Nations Development Programme, Beirut, Lebanon

23.) Corporate Communications Assistant, University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX

24.) Account Executive, Nevins & Associates, Hunt Valley, Md

25.) Senior Science Writer, Major Medical Center, offered by Chaloner Associates, Boston, MA

26.) Community Radio Resident Journalism Advisor, Internews Network Inc., Sudan

27.) Manager, Events Communications, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Washington, DC

28.) Behavior Change Communication Advisor, CHF International, Rwanda

29.) Communications Officer (Arabic/French), International Crisis Group, Brussels, Belgium

30.) Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations, Hallmark Channel, New York, NY

31.) Website Manager, American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC

32.) Communication and Advocacy Programme Officer, Independent Medico Legal Unit, Nairobi, Kenya

33.) Business/Technical Writer, CSC, Sterling Heights, MI.

34.) Manager – Business Communications & Public Relations, B&W Technical Services Pantex, LLC, Amarillo, TX

35.) Assistant Manager, Public Relations, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

36.) Behavior Change Communications Manager, Danya International, Inc., Rwanda

37.) Webmaster, ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, Alexandria, VA

38.) Undergraduate Intern – Corporate Communications, FINRA, Washington, DC

39.) Video Journalist, KLTV, Tyler, TX

40.) Communications Associate (Media), Catholics for Choice, Washington DC

41.) Communications Associate (Publications) Catholics for Choice, Washington DC

42.) Public Affairs planner and liaison, Communication Actions Group, Combined Joint Task Force 82, Operation Enduring Freedom, Civilian Expeditionary Workforce, Bagram AB, Afghanistan

43.) Proposal Editor – International Development, Land O'Lakes International Development, Washington, DC or Shoreview, MN, United States

44.) Communication Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, Asmara, Eritrea

45.) Media Relations Advisor, Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

46.) Manager – Marketing & Communications, Hawaii Pacific Health, Honolulu, HI

47.) VP, Senior Public Relations Manager, Christie's, New York, NY

48.) Communications Manager, SCA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

49.) HR Communications Manager, Tyco, Princeton, New Jersey

50.) Marketing Communications Manager, Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware

51.) Community and Public Affairs Coordinator, City of St. Charles, St. Charles, IL

52.) Senior Communications Director, large healthcare professional association, Northbrook, IL

53.) Account Executive, Sheffield Marketing Partners, LLC, Downers Grove, IL

54.) Marketing Editor: Interactive & Print, District Office, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs

55.) Writer Editor, Boeing, Annapolis Junction, MD

56.) Director of Public and Media Relations, The Conference Board, New York, New York

57.) Senior Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Humane Society Naples, Naples, Florida

58.) Online Operations Manager, Indeed, Austin, TX

59.) Marketing Communication Manager, Fluke, Everett, WA

60.) Marketing & Communication Manager, Land O 'Lakes, Inc., North Dakota

61.) Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing Strategy, Land O 'Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, MN

62.) Communication Coordinator, Sports Authority, Englewood, CO

63.) Associate Government Communication and Marketing Specialist, Gallup, Washington, DC

64.) Communication Lead, SDI International, Milwaukee, WI

65.) Communication Administrator, The Bartech Group, Bingham Farms, MI

66.) Asst. Manager Multi-Channel Marketing Communication, Nikon, Melville, NY

67.) Communication and Public Diplomacy Specialist – AIPMNH Program, Coffey International Development, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

68.) Senior Manager, Employee Communications, High tech company North of Boston, Mass.

69.) Communications Assistant, Virginia Blood Services, Richmond, VA

70.) Marketing & PR Director, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

71.) Primate Intern, Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA

72.) Aquatic Ectotherms Keeper, Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, TX

73.) Terrestrial Ectotherms Keeper, Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, TX

74.) Chimpanzee Keeper, Chattanooga Zoo, Chattanooga, TN

75.) Health Club Director, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Public relations & communications professional with solid experience in non-profit, government and agency settings in the U.S. and abroad. Spent the last decade handling media logistics for a major daily paper through two presidential election cycles and a couple of wars. Proven ability to work in dynamic, high-stress environments from war zones to daily newsrooms, and be extremely flexible as news breaks. Unique mix of communications, media relations and strategic relationship development. Specialized experience in human services/rights, housing, and international development. Would love to bring this experience to great non-profit, an agency working with social change clients, or other amazing organization!

Regan Conley

202-413-4951

reganconley@earthlink.net

currently Washington, DC based, but willing to relocate

(Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to lundquist989@cs.com.)

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*** Hey, social media gurus:

The February issue of Seapower magazine is out, and includes Ned’s story on “Crisis Tool – Social media can provide situational awareness during disasters…in 140 characters or less.”

See pages 10 through 14.

http://www.seapower-digital.com/seapower/spsample/#pg12

*** Leadership in Strategic Health Communication Workshop – June 5-24 2011, Baltimore, MD

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*** BRAND UP! with Area 224

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*** The power of the network:

Ted,

I enjoyed JOTW for the inspiration of jobs out there, but my favorite part was the pirate report! I unsubscribed simply because I got the job I wanted at the company I courted for over a year, but I'll recommend JOTW to anyone seeking employment.

Best regards,

CB

(Remember, the real value of the network is to help others find jobs. So when you get one of your own, you can help others by sharing opportunities with the others in our community.)

Oh, Ned, how true! My gracious networks will all benefit from my good fortune. Here's to paying it forward!

Thanks again for being such a lovely example of one of my most treasured values.

CB

*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** From Kimberly Herriott:

Hi Ed,

Huntington has a position that we would like posted to the Job of the Week Newsletter. I've attached the job description below. .

Thanks!

Kim

1.) Internal Communications Manager, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH

Brief Posting Description

This individual will be a strong connection for employees regarding the corporate Optimal Customer Relationships (OCR) agenda and will align to our change management strategies.

Detailed Description

• Develop internal strategic communications plan aligned to overall OCR and change management strategy and objectives

• The candidate will also have experience in developing executive speaking platforms including speech writing and presentation development for internal audiences

• Experience and knowledge in creating and maintaining an internal executive blog, podcast or other electronic forum a plus

• The role requires an ability to effectively manage and engage with executive internal clients, along with the organizational skills, creativity and tenacity needed to maintain aggressive and relevant internal and executive communications programs

• Ensure communications plan and timeline are integrated with other company, business strategy and business unit initiatives

• Develop content for communications vehicles by researching and being fully versed on Huntington’s business strategy and objectives

• Responsible for obtaining core content and positioning from senior leaders to ensure accurate and strategic communications

• Measure and analyze results of assigned activities and report to senior leadership documenting success and lessons learned around key messages as well as delivery vehicles

• Identifies opportunities and highlights risks; provides regular counsel and advise to senior leadership as appropriate

• Provide feedback on the needs and issues of the field/sales audience to influence corporate deliverables.

• Act on behalf of Corporate Communications at sales/leadership meetings and surface underlying concerns, trends and potential issues with team.

• Oversight of annual corporate communications calendar

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree in English, communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field is required, along with 7-10 years of professional communications experience (at least half of which involved significant internal communications for a medium to large organization)

• Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, goals, and project initiatives

• Experience on fast-paced, results driven team

• The ideal candidate will possess superior writing, editing, speech writing and/or presentation development, project management and problem-solving skills

• Experience utilizing and managing resources is a plus

• Candidate must be mature, professional organized, enthusiastic, creative, results oriented, innovative , have leadership presence and able to deal with ambiguity and tight deadlines while working effectively in a team environment

• Must be able to both speak and write clearly in English

• Highly developed strategic planning skills

• First-rate coordination, collaboration, organization and multi-tasking skills

• Thorough knowledge of sales organization and needs

• Experience identifying and measuring communications metrics

• Strong negotiation ability

• Microsoft, SharePoint and Web content management skills

• Demonstrated ability to interact and counsel senior executives compellingly

• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships across a wide group of colleagues ranging from junior to senior levels in corporate departments, business units, and affiliate managers

Additional Details

Job Posting Title IRC114291

Grade 73

EOE/M/F/D/V

This position does not offer relocation

Huntington does not accept solicitation from any Third Party Recruiter for any position.

Huntington National Bank

41 S. High Street

Columbus, OH 43287

https://essentialconnection.huntington.com:443/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=114291&p_spid=4268609

*** From David J. Albritton:

Ned,

I hope all is well. Please post this opening for a Communications/Graphic Design Specialist at ITT Defense & Information Solutions in McLean, VA. Position description attached and below.

Thanks so much!

Regards,

David J. Albritton

Vice President, Communications

ITT Corporation

Defense & Information Solutions

2.) Communications/Graphic Design Specialist, ITT Defense & Information Solutions, ITT Defense Headquarters, McLean, Va.

Overview

The Communications/Graphic Design Specialist will assist the Manager, Communications and a variety of executives within ITT Defense in conducting a broad range of communications activities for the $6 billion global ITT Defense & Information Solutions group. Duties will include communications support to include media monitoring, graphic design (print), company website updates, as well as support development of materials for domestic and international trade shows. Limited support for the business development organization will be required, as well. Candidate is required to have excellent communications skills, planning, time management and follow-through skills.

Major Responsibilities

• Serves as assistant to the PR manager with PR-related activities to include news monitoring and production of daily news reports.

• Updates the content for both the external website (http://www.defense.itt.com) and the employee intranet. Develops microsites; ensures web content is fresh.

• Designs print advertisements and collateral material for trade shows, ad sponsorships.

• Partner with Human Resources to create facility visuals/signage (both print and electronic).

• Must enforce strict company branding guidelines.

• Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree; major in Journalism, English, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications preferred. Candidate is required to present a comprehensive portfolio with web work and print graphics.

• Expert knowledge in: HTML, CSS, Adobe CS4/CS5, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Acrobat and Microsoft Office.

• Familiarity with design and layout using InDesign; image scanning and manipulation; creating graphs and art in Illustrator.

• Solid understanding of both print and web design. Solid understanding of current web design practices and web 2.0 technologies.

• Ability to work with both Mac and PC platforms.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to interact with all levels of management and vendors.

• Must be a self-starter that is capable of taking initiative.

• Must possess sound professional and creative judgment but also be able to take direction and feedback well.

• Must have a willingness to work in a highly collaborative environment.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks/deadlines with accuracy and speed.

• Experience with CMS software and file management systems.

Desired Skills

• Experience in photo research is preferred.

• Ability to create montages and collages is a plus.

• Familiarity of advertisers formats such as pre-roll, In-Stream video players, In-Page video players, Viral/Widget Expandable Players, Mobile Video, etc.

• Experience with Final Cut Pro or Premiere is a plus.

• Experience with After Effects or Motion is a plus.

• Experience with a professional grade 3D application is a plus.

• Experience with 4D or Maya is a plus.

• Understanding of search engine optimization as it relates to web design.

• Familiarity with social media as it applies to marketing.

Additional Information

• Qualified applicants should send their cover letter, resume, electronic portfolio and at least two (2) writing samples to: jane.khodos@itt.com.

Please put “ITT Defense – Communications/Graphic Design Specialist” in the subject line.

*** From RENEE N. CASTEEL:

Hi Ned,

We would like to post a position on your website, the details are below.

RENEE N. CASTEEL

Personnel and Recruiting

KIEWIT CORPORATION

3.) Change Management Communications Lead, Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE

Responsible for developing and executing communication strategies to support the company’s KieCore initiative, a large-scale change focused on improving companywide business processes and implementing SAP technology across all facets of the business. You will be involved in leading communication planning and execution as part of a global change-management strategy, and accountable for gaining alignment with leadership on communication goals and metrics to deliver business results.

Reference Number: 906170

To Apply: You can view and apply for this job at:

https://careers.kiewit.com/psc/careers/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=906170&SiteId=2&PostingSeq=1

4.) Communications Account Manager, USO, Arlington, VA

https://trak.baiworks.com/application/jobdescription.aspx?q=950RvukYzFCbc%2fMIQwGb41oT4mLVjFMrGi3RxeUzGgdM4SFxk4efZSwY%2bzkYnw8X

*** From Marnie Schubert [marnie.schubert@queencreek.org]:

5.) Community & Public Affairs Coordinator, City of St. Charles, IL, City of St. Charles, IL

Part-Time – 20 Hours Per Week

Job Description

As a member of the City Administration team, the Community and Public Affairs Coordinator is charged with developing, coordinating, and administering the community and public relations program of the City of St. Charles. Under direction of the City Administrator, plans and implements all community affairs strategies and initiatives for the City. Works to promote and enhance the positive image of the City with the community and its various constituencies. Exercising considerable independent judgment is essential in carrying out assignments aligned with direction from the City Administrator.

This position will determine needs, define goals, and prepare the budget to carry out the public information program. This position will research, write, edit, and develop a variety of print and electronic communications, provide journalistic skill in the planning, execution, and composition of publications, presentations, programs, news releases, and various related documents. Will also serve as City liaison between various community groups and general public, meet with community organizations and groups, and prepare talking points/fact sheets/speeches on City initiatives. This position will also coordinate information for City website, and attend City meetings, including Council/Committee meetings and intergovernmental meetings.

Requirements

Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of the organization, and the public. The ability to prioritize, organize, and use diplomacy and discretion are imperative. A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field, and five (5) years of Public Affairs experience, preferably in a governmental setting are required.

Salary

Starting salary commensurate with experience.

The position remains posted until 4:30 pm on Monday, February 14, 2011.

Apply on line at www.stcharlesil.gov. Resumes can be attached in the on-line application.

The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*** From Lorig Armenian:

The following positions are open at Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia:

Lorig

6.) Director of Creative Operations (marketing & online strategy), Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia

Responsible for a broad functional area encompassing the strategic and operational implementation of the company's online management, graphic design, advertising, conference management and brand coordination functions. Responsible for the development and execution of marketing initiatives, campaigns and communication efforts and for ensuring the smooth implementation of creative development and production processes across the broad spectrum of channels. Staff in this function may perform, coordinate or oversee activities such as: the design and production of print collateral, exhibits, advertising and promotion campaigns; development and management of websites and targeted web applications; evaluation and analysis of website user behavior for senior management; planning and production of promotional and informational videos; management of corporate brand standards and the application of those standards to new initiatives and program offerings.

(To apply, search for Job ID 206305 on the careers section of freddiemac.com)

7.) Communication Strategy Director, Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia

As account manager, the position is accountable for all services the External Relations division delivers to the Human Resources, Office of Diversity, and Corporate Relations & Housing Outreach business areas. Assists the business area clients in establishing communications strategies based on a deep understanding of the business and its customers and External Relations' resources. Develops the scoping document or assigns to the appropriate strategy advisor or project manager, based on a deep understanding of the External Relations team's capabilities and commonly used channels and deliverables. Provides communications counsel and builds or assists in building the strategic and tactical plans. Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers. Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to relationship. Ability to build strong customer relationships. Must have business and communications subject matter expertise. Proven ability to lead a team. Strong collaboration, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. Project management expertise. Ability to establish strategies based on the needs of the customer.

(To apply, search for Job ID 206304 on the careers section of freddiemac.com)

*** From Mark Sofman:

8.) Public Relations Manager, Intel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

http://bit.ly/e6dOHP

9.) Business Communications Manager – Fabric and Surface Care and Industrial Markets, Dow Advanced Materials, Philadelphia, PA

http://bit.ly/fl6LbC

10.) Public Involvement Manager, URS Corporation, Phoenix, AZ

http://bit.ly/hBQDrJ

11.) Volunteer Programs Manager, Lockheed Martin, Maryland

http://bit.ly/ey090c

12.) Communication Specialist (Media and Emergencies), United Nations Children's Fund, Geneva, Switzerland

Closing Date – 11 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DBSQM

*** From Kimberly Herriott:

Hi Ed,

Huntington has a position that we would like posted to the Job of the Week Newsletter. I've attached the job description below. .

Thanks!

Kim

13.) Internal Communications Manager, Huntington National Bank, Columbus, OH

Brief Posting Description

This individual will be a strong connection for employees regarding the corporate Optimal Customer Relationships (OCR) agenda and will align to our change management strategies.

Detailed Description

• Develop internal strategic communications plan aligned to overall OCR and change management strategy and objectives

• The candidate will also have experience in developing executive speaking platforms including speech writing and presentation development for internal audiences

• Experience and knowledge in creating and maintaining an internal executive blog, podcast or other electronic forum a plus

• The role requires an ability to effectively manage and engage with executive internal clients, along with the organizational skills, creativity and tenacity needed to maintain aggressive and relevant internal and executive communications programs

• Ensure communications plan and timeline are integrated with other company, business strategy and business unit initiatives

• Develop content for communications vehicles by researching and being fully versed on Huntington’s business strategy and objectives

• Responsible for obtaining core content and positioning from senior leaders to ensure accurate and strategic communications

• Measure and analyze results of assigned activities and report to senior leadership documenting success and lessons learned around key messages as well as delivery vehicles

• Identifies opportunities and highlights risks; provides regular counsel and advise to senior leadership as appropriate

• Provide feedback on the needs and issues of the field/sales audience to influence corporate deliverables.

• Act on behalf of Corporate Communications at sales/leadership meetings and surface underlying concerns, trends and potential issues with team.

• Oversight of annual corporate communications calendar

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree in English, communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field is required, along with 7-10 years of professional communications experience (at least half of which involved significant internal communications for a medium to large organization)

• Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources, goals, and project initiatives

• Experience on fast-paced, results driven team

• The ideal candidate will possess superior writing, editing, speech writing and/or presentation development, project management and problem-solving skills

• Experience utilizing and managing resources is a plus

• Candidate must be mature, professional organized, enthusiastic, creative, results oriented, innovative , have leadership presence and able to deal with ambiguity and tight deadlines while working effectively in a team environment

• Must be able to both speak and write clearly in English

• Highly developed strategic planning skills

• First-rate coordination, collaboration, organization and multi-tasking skills

• Thorough knowledge of sales organization and needs

• Experience identifying and measuring communications metrics

• Strong negotiation ability

• Microsoft, SharePoint and Web content management skills

• Demonstrated ability to interact and counsel senior executives compellingly

• Ability to establish and maintain working relationships across a wide group of colleagues ranging from junior to senior levels in corporate departments, business units, and affiliate managers

Additional Details

Job Posting Title IRC114291

Grade 73

EOE/M/F/D/V

This position does not offer relocation

Huntington does not accept solicitation from any Third Party Recruiter for any position.

Huntington National Bank

41 S. High Street

Columbus, OH 43287

https://essentialconnection.huntington.com:443/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=114291&p_spid=4268609

*** From Duke Smith:

14.) Director, Communications, AUSA, Arlington, Virginia

Large non-profit military association seeks Communications Director. This individual will continue current programs in developing a comprehensive communications program (print, broadcast, on-line and social media ) to enhance the public's understanding and awareness of the Association. Other responsibilities include coordination with DoD public affairs external and internal media activities at association events. Must be able to handle multiple assignments; travel required – passport necessary. Will attend Congressional hearings and write s articles used in outreach efforts. Will attend DoD press conferences and provides input to Government Affaiirs directorate. Will work closely wit all Association directorates in obtaining and publicizing pertinent information. Also responsible for exploring possibilities in new media publishing and social media networks. Will serve as the spokesperson for the Associaion on major issues of national security, defense and the Army.

Job Requirements

Must have minimum of ten years' experience in supervising news gathering and publishing or significant experience with militqry, political or corporate campaign activities and requires a strong national new media background

APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Contact Person: Merna Lipson

Email Address: mlipson@ausa.org

Phone: 7039072645

Fax: 7035259039

Apply URL: http://careers.ausa.org

http://www.rcjobs.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=11641&jb=7433504

15.) Communications Associate, The Manoff Group, Arlington, VA

Closing Date – 04 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DAQPF

16.) Communications Officer, The Manoff Group, Arlington, VA

Closing Date – 04 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DAQQV

*** From

Danielle Baron:

Hi Ned,

Hope this message finds you well.

I've been getting your newsletter for a few years and love it! So now that we have an job opportunity to share, I thought there would be no better place to post it. Our organization is based in Silver Spring, Md, but the assignment will take place in Colombia, thus Colombian citizens encouraged to apply.

Best regards,

Danielle

Danielle Duran Baron

Senior Communications Specialist

CHF International

Silver Spring, MD

Please see more details below:

17.) Media and Advocacy Manager – Colombia, CHF International, Silver Spring, MD (Assignment will take place in Colombia)

CHF International is seeking a Media and Advocacy Manager (MAM) for an anticipated USAID-funded program working with Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities in rural and urban areas to improve their socio-economic, cultural and political conditions. The MAM will be responsible for formulation and implementation of external communications strategies for pro ethnic (including Afro-Colombians and indigenous) advocacy and outreach through all kinds of social and popular media, particularly television. S/he will develop campaigns and strategies directed toward the general public, corporations and minority populations.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in media relations, journalism, marketing, communications or related field; Masters Degree preferred.

• Minimum of five years of experience working directly with media outlets in an international development setting. Experience working in Colombia and Latin America preferred.

• Experience planning and implementing organizational events that educate the public, press, as well as diplomatic, government, nonprofit and donor communities.

• Experience working with and managing PR agencies preferred

• Superior written and verbal communication skills.

• Solid computer skills including word and data processing to meet job specific reporting and communication needs.

• Fluency in Spanish and English, written and oral

Colombian citizens encouraged to apply

CHF International’s mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them to improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.

Thanks again for your help. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Danielle Duran Baron

Senior Communications Specialist

301-587-4700 ext 1821

CHF International

8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800

Silver Spring, MD 20910-3440 USA

301-587-4700 (phone)

301-587-7315 (fax)

www.chfinternational.org

Building a Better World since 1952

18.) Media Relations Specialist II, TD Bank, Mt. Laurel, N.J.

The Corporate and Public Affairs (CAPA) department at TD Bank is looking for a professional, experienced communicator to support external communications activities for TD Bank.

The Media Relations Specialist will contribute to the entire team’s efforts to seek positive, brand-supporting media coverage, through proactive and reactive activities, for TD Bank, bank executives as well as products and services.

The candidate will support Community Relations, Financial Education, Sponsorships, Foundation and HR/Diversity lines of business for TD Bank.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Draft and proofread high impact, creative media materials (news releases, media advisories, articles, etc.)

Develop and execute media relations strategies and tactics, as well as social media strategies as applicable

Develop highly targeted reporter and editor lists; concept creative solutions for enhanced outreach and visibility with media

Provide strategic communications counsel to business-line leadership, including counsel and communications management on issues

Schedules and directs a variety of photo shoots

Manages distribution of news to media in diverse ways

Good, solid writing is critical to this position

Write feature and by-line articles with minimal supervision

Have the ability to multitask and prioritize tasks

Help organize/attend press conferences and events

Use Internet and other research channels to source trends and news to support bank outreach; review corporate donation and sponsorship requests for media opportunities

Monitor, track and measure news coverage on a daily basis

Skills/Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Marketing or Liberal Arts

Minimum of 5-7 years media relations experience in a corporate communications or agency environment

Working knowledge of media relations and media software (i.e. Vocus)

Excellent writing and communications skills

Proofreading skills

Understanding of the media and how to work within their deadlines

Able to work independently but keep manager informed of topics and progress made

Able to produce quality work in a fast-paced environment and work with a team

Knowledge of AP style, drafting press releases and other media materials

Ability to develop and execute external communication plans and strategies

Ability to work with senior management

Exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to develop materials that will make an impact with intended audiences

Have a track record in media relations: targeting media, pitching and securing interviews and positive editorial coverage.

Ability to partner with and build consensus with individuals and teams

Familiarity with social media is a plus

Strong media contacts from Maine to Florida are a plus

https://tderec.ijob.com/recruit/servlet/com.lawson.ijob.RequisitionDetails?reqId=252518

*** From Cindy Vizza:

Thanks, Ned!

Cindy Vizza

Director of Communications & Knowledge Management

National Club Association

Washington, DC

19.) Communications Manager, National Club Association, Washington, DC

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Assists with researching, writing and editing NCA publications, periodicals, reports and website content. Also assists with graphic design for in-house projects.

Specific duties include:

• Write copy as needed for NCA communications, including print and electronic products.

• Assist in editing NCA periodicals and coordinate production process.

• Help develop annual editorial and production calendar, story ideas and editorial line-ups.

• Monitor website analytics and prepare related reports.

• Assist with social media communications, including Twitter and LinkedIn group posts.

• Assist in producing annual trends publication and other publishing projects, as assigned.

• Monitor daily news to track trends, compile e-digests and add resources to the database.

• Manage print-on-demand publishing account.

• Assist with graphic design needs for NCA materials prepared in-house.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: College degree in journalism or communications with a minimum of 5 years of related experience. Requires strong interviewing, writing, editing and proofreading skills and knowledge of AP Stylebook. Must have proven project management skills and able to handle tight deadlines and multiple activities and work within a team environment. Proficiency in Mac O.S., Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark Xpress, PowerPoint and Excel preferred. Website CMS, database and Westlaw knowledge helpful. Familiarity with private clubs or the golf industry and experience in trade associations a plus.

ABOUT NCA: Since 1961, the National Club Association (NCA) has served as the primary advocate for private clubs, representing their business, legal and legislative interests, while providing a wealth of invaluable resources to address educational needs of clubs related to operations, model club practices and effective leadership.

NCA offers a competitive salary with superior benefits, including employer-funded retirement plan, medical and dental insurance, and a 35-hour workweek. Close to Metro.

Cover letter listing salary range and writing sample must accompany resume. E-mail to jobs@nationalclub.org. No phone calls please. Only those candidates whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Local candidates only.

*** From Jennifer Gordon:

Thank you for posting our current opening.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Jennifer

Jennifer Gordon

Staffing Consultant

20.) Corporate Communications Manager, Amgen, Inc., West Greenwich, RI

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients.

Job Summary

Working with limited supervision, will be responsible for internal communications activities for Amgen Rhode Island (ARI) to support key business objectives, including communication planning, high-level project management and tactical execution.

Working closely with the site leadership and Senior Communications Manager, Human Resources, and the Corporate Communications team in Thousand Oaks, CA, will develop and execute communications programs that help ensure that staff at ARI are engaged, informed, and focused on key business objectives, and promote achievements among staff.

Reporting to the Site Head through the Senior Communications Manager, will be accountable to the respective leaders of the functions at the site and to Corporate Communications.

Build and maintain a close, collaborative relationship with staff in a variety of functional areas, as well as with other site and functional communicators to ensure alignment and integration of messages and initiatives.

Responsible for major internal/external business milestones and calendar of events that drive staff communications activities.

Manage social media initiatives and utilize all available communications technologies

Take complex technology and industrial principles and make them meaningful to staff through excellent communications and writing skills.

Research, draft and edit media in support of internal communication plans for organizational change initiatives, internal launch campaigns, and business unit/function internal programs

Effectively execute projects within a matrix environment, where multiple customers and stakeholders exist

Establish and maintain communications processes, standards and best practices within ARI

Partner with HR counterparts on a regular basis to understand how HR activities impact ARI staff

Help lead efforts for regular (quarterly, annual, biannual) all staff meetings and leadership meetings, including ensuring that key messages are in alignment with overall communications plan

Assist in developing internal presentations

Assist in executing staff events and activities

Assist in developing communications plans for leaders

Maintain daily news and information on ARI’s web portal and ensure timely communications of news and information for the site through a variety of media

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate degree

OR

Master’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience

OR

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of directly related experience

OR

Associate’s degree and 10 years of directly related experience

OR

High school diploma / GED and 12 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations and/or Marketing

5 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, strategic communications or equivalent

Organizational and problem-solving skills

Ability to network and build relationships

Project Management knowledge

Ability to communicate both internally and with external vendor

Strong experience with MS Office, Photoshop and desktop publishing, and video software

Social media management

Ability to use photography and video for compelling storytelling

Communication to a broad audience

Must be adept at communications technologies and stay abreast of new media technologies to deploy as needed to achieve department goals.

Ability to work with senior leadership.

Establish credibility with the leadership teams through knowledge of subject matter and processes, and effectiveness of communications and initiatives

Think strategically about Amgen Rhode Island communications and communications processes and then translate that strategic thinking into effective execution

Effectively coordinate and work in all types of teams

To Apply

As an EEO/AA M/F/V/D employer, Amgen values and encourages diversity in the workplace.

When you arrive at www.amgen.com/careers , please click on “Job Search” and then click on “Click Here to Search for Jobs”.

When the job search window appears, enter 7338BR in the “Search for” text box and then click on “Start Search”

When the position appears, select it, click on the “Apply” button and complete your application for the position

Req#: 7338BR

Communications Associate / Web Content and Reference Services

Associate, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8D9MGX

*** From Bhavna Dave:

Hello,

I would like to list a job in the weekly JOTW newsletter. Please let me know what information you need.

Attached is the job posting.

Thanks,

Bhavna Dave

21.) VP, Marketing, Clearspring, McLean, VA

About Clearspring

Clearspring is the largest online content sharing network connecting publishers, services and advertisers to audiences on the social web. Clearspring Audience Platform enables advertisers to reach the right users at the right time. We create and deliver custom audiences from influence and intent-based segments, improving the performance of display and video ad campaigns.

VP, Marketing

We're looking for a talented Marketing leader who is interested in working for the largest sharing platform on the web. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Marketing leader to build and develop the Marketing function and have a significant impact on the Clearspring brand, publishing and advertising aspects of the Clearspring business.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work with CEO and Executive Leadership team to evolve the brand and create a unified platform message

• Develop marketing and brand strategy and corresponding tactics to establish Clearspring as the thought leader in the industry

• Lift market exposure through different channels

• Play a pivotal role in developing promotions and campaigns and creating promotional materials for promotions and releases

• Manage and work with internal teams and external vendors to develop sales collateral

• Develop and provide insight into marketing analytics of promotions, campaigns, etc

• Build and lead the Marketing group as the company grows

Required Skills/Experience:

• At least seven years of proven marketing experience to include marketing analytics, building brand awareness, public relations, and promotions

• Bachelor’s degree or related experience required. BS in Marketing or BBA preferred

• Proven presentation, project management, negotiation and analytical skills

• Comfort and experience in a fast paced, start-up environment

• Proven excellent oral and written communication skills

• Proven attention to detail

• Proven experience in leading a team and working collaboratively across functions

22.) Audio-visual and Communication Intern, United Nations Development Programme, Beirut, Lebanon

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DGEEX

23.) Corporate Communications Assistant, University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX

http://kold.careers.adicio.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=34084954

*** From Cheryl Knauer:

24.) Account Executive, Nevins & Associates, Hunt Valley, Md

Hunt Valley, Md., PR and Marketing firm seeks account executive with 3 – 5 years experience. Strong media relations, writing, event planning and overall account management experience required. Job entails generating media coverage for clients, as well as press release, newsletter and website writing. Should be an aggressive self-starter with lots of ideas.

For consideration, please send resumes to kdurr@nevinspr.com.

*** From Christine Santeusanio:

Hi Ned,

Can you include this in next weeks JOTW?

thanks,

Christine

25.) Senior Science Writer, Major Medical Center, offered by Chaloner Associates, Boston, MA

Chaloner Associates is recruiting a Senior Science Writer to join the talented staff advancing philanthropy at a major medical center in Boston. If you are looking for a rewarding development career in a dynamic, successful and mission-driven organization, this position offers exceptional opportunities for professional growth.

The Senior Science Writer works with the Director, Major Gifts Communications, and major gifts officers to create high-quality fundraising proposals, case statements, event collateral, newsletters, e-communications and other development materials. We are seeking a creative, articulate and adaptable professional skilled at conveying complex science in clear, compelling prose.

Key responsibilities:

 Produce fundraising proposals, case statements and other fundraising materials working with senior development staff, medical researchers, physicians, medical nursing staff and other patient care providers.

 Develop brochures, event collateral and promotional literature as appropriate.

 Contribute to strategic communications plans for key fundraising initiatives.

 Execute special projects as directed.

 Work collaboratively with others within the Communications department.

Minimum requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience writing about clinical medicine as well as basic science.

 Superb writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.

 Keen understanding of professional scientific literature and the ability to make difficult concepts accessible to a broad audience.

 Success at collaborating with other professionals — especially fundraising professionals — and producing content that meets their needs.

 Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.

Contact: Tom Lutzy (tom@chaloner.com, 617.451.5170) or Jenn Marcotte (jenn@chaloner.com, 212.365.6645).

26.) Community Radio Resident Journalism Advisor, Internews Network Inc., Sudan

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DAA9C

*** From Tracy Cooley, APR:

Tracy Cooley, APR

Director, Events Communications

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

27.) Manager, Events Communications, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Washington, DC

Position summary: Assist in providing media and public relations support for business development conferences and the BIO International Convention. Leverage events to support baseline media tactics to advance agendas and promote all of BIO’s sections. Serve as initial contact and lead coordinator for potential media partnerships (e.g., advertorials, sponsorship opportunities, barters, etc.).

Essential job duties and responsibilities:

• Help implement and supervise press registration for events. Review and assist in approving registrations.

• Develop media plans and timelines and help track activities for events.

• Draft press releases and other press materials in support of events communications.

• Develop online content focusing on media at events and write event wrap-up coverage for blogs and online properties.

• Identify target media outlets and create media lists for individual events.

• Pitch media to cover and attend events.

• Assist companies in taking advantage of media opportunities at events.

• Assist in developing story angles for events.

• Provide crisis communications support if necessary.

• Track media coverage and create event evaluation reports.

• Provide onsite support to reporters at events.

• Assist in overseeing consultants surrounding event communications.

• Assist Vice President, Communication in identifying and securing non-traditional earned media or barter opportunities (e.g., special sections in print publications, content sharing opportunities with online properties). Assist in developing ancillary materials and promoting relevant opportunities to BIO members.

Knowledge and skills required:

• Excellent communications skills, including writing and speaking skills

• Excellent research skills, including problem-solving ability and attentiveness to detail

• Team player

• Familiarity with the Microsoft computing environment (for example, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Explorer)

• Familiarity with standard office machines

Education and experience required:

• Bachelor of Arts in communications or related field

• Experience in media relations for events preferable but not required

• 4-6 years experience in strategic communications and media relations

Reports to: Vice President, Communications and Director, Events Communications

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

1201 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 900

Washington, DC 20024

202-962-9200

http://www.bio.org

Email: hr@bio.org

28.) Behavior Change Communication Advisor, CHF International, Rwanda

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/328285/ads

29.) Communications Officer (Arabic/French), International Crisis Group, Brussels, Belgium

Closing Date – 11 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DHBDE

30.) Manager, Corporate Communications & Media Relations, Hallmark Channel, New York, NY

http://careers.naspa.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&max=100&site%5Fid=190&t730=&t735=151

*** From Nancy Gravatt:

Hi Ned,

Here’s the job posting:

Nancy Gravatt

Vice President, Communications

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

Washington, D.C

31.) Website Manager, American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC

Website Manager: Manage busy trade association’s website and AISI’s membership database. Play a leadership role for the website, working with staff in different departments to develop content for the web, including some training of employees on how to use the Database and the Website. Create pages and content for the Website within a content management system while maintaining its quality and consistency. Keep track of statistics and analytics of the Web site.

Requirements: 3 to 5 years managing a website; knowledge of HTML and content management software to create content and pages required; knowledge of Sitecore CMS a plus; knowledge of iMIS database is a plus; Experience working in a fast-paced communications department, that generates news releases and policy papers on a regular basis that require packaging for and posting to web. College degree in Communications or related field. Ability to work with vendors for hosting site and web development. Knowledge of the following software: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and the Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).

Send resume and short cover note to: Brenda Robinson (brobinson@steel.org)

32.) Communication and Advocacy Programme Officer, Independent Medico Legal Unit, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date – 04 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DEJW6

33.) Business/Technical Writer, CSC, Sterling Heights, MI.

https://csc.taleo.net/careersection/cscexternalcareersite/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=768074

*** From Tami Tam:

34.) Manager – Business Communications & Public Relations, B&W Technical Services Pantex, LLC, Amarillo, TX

B&W Technical Services Pantex, LLC is the management and operating contractor at the DOE/NNSA’s Pantex Plant. The company is charged with maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. It is also involved in plutonium pit storage, high explosives, engineering, and environmental protection.

The Opportunity: B&W Pantex is seeking a Manager of Business Communications & Public Relations to assume responsibility for external and internal plant communications to all interested stakeholders including the NNSA, local and federal officials, industry contractors, the Pantex workforce and national, local and trade media. This is an exciting opportunity allowing the right individual to take the initiative and develop an outstanding communications/public relations department with top level exposure.

Responsibilities:

• Establish and manage all activities of Business Communications department.

• Develop and manage 17 direct reports, representing exempt as well as non-exempt non-bargaining and bargaining personnel.

• Develop and publish both internal and external communications, aligned to all stakeholders including written, graphic and video graphic communications to include but not limited to; plant publications (Pantexan and Daily Pulse) and periodic plant accomplishments submitted to NNSA/HQ for publication or local media outlets.

• Support the General Manager and Deputy General Manager in developing plant wide communications relating to safety, performance and upcoming events.

• Coordinate development of periodic plant wide web-casts, to support accomplishments and announcements.

• Responsible for plant wide photography needs, for both classified and unclassified requests.

• Engage and integrate plant into the community through participation in various groups such as; the United Way, Economic Development Organizations, and the Chamber of Commerce.

• Setup and coordinate quarterly and annual senior manager off-site events.

• Coordinate communications/publications with NNSA/PXSO and NNSA/HQ

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Must be tactical and strategic, able to develop a product that speaks broadly to a wide range of stakeholders.

• Possess the personal skills and demeanor to be a public relations spokesperson, comfortable speaking to groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, city and other elected officials and the media.

• Knowledge of photography and videography and its importance in effective communications.

• Familiarity with NNSA, DOE and other government entities and an excellent understanding of how they function.

• Demonstrated success in the field of public relations and communications.

• Ability to handle the demands of both executive management and challenging client requirements.

Personal Attributes: TheThe successful candidate will understand the significance of Pantex’s mission and be excited about improving and growing communications both internally and externally. This person will be a self starter, equipped with proven skills in both communications and public relations and at least 10 years experience in the field. Individual must have or be able to obtain a “Q” Clearance.

Education: Bachelors’ degree in communications, public administration or business management is preferred. Will consider a degree in related discipline with relevant experience.

Compensation: The appropriate candidate will be offered an attractive salary as well as excellent benefits and relocation assistance.

Contact Information: This is considered a confidential executive search. All information exchanged related to this role is considered proprietary. All contact should be managed through:

Tami Tam

KeySource HCI

1330 Corporate Dr., suite 200

Hudson, OH 44236

330-342-5433

ttam@thekeysource.com

35.) Assistant Manager, Public Relations, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=65&jb=7596546

36.) Behavior Change Communications Manager, Danya International, Inc., Rwanda

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DFL9N

*** From Sabrina Kidwai:

Hi Ned!

Can you post this in JOTW for me?

For those interested in applying, please have them e-mail LeAnn Wilson, CFO at lwilson@acteonline.org.

Sabrina

p.s. By the way, I love JOTW! Thanks for putting this together!

37.) Webmaster, ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, Alexandria, VA

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinate and manage Web site content, both editorial and visual.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Employ variety of tools to ensure effective use of the website to achieve association’s goals

2. Create, develop, publish and manage website content

3. Serve as the Association’s in-house trainer for the content management system.

4. Perform maintenance and ensure accuracy of website content including maintaining a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties

5. Coordinate web projects across departments to ensure all site changes and additions are published in a timely manner

6. Track and report on all site metrics

7. Serve as editorial support for both online content and print materials as needed

8. Serve as back-up support for all social media outlets

9. Ability to travel to Annual Convention and other events, and occasionally work irregular hours as required.

10. Responsible for providing quality customer service in accordance with the ACTE Customer Service Standards.

11. Respond to member, nonmember and staff inquiries in a timely and courteous manner.

12. Other duties as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Staff in all ACTE departments.

External: ACTE state associations, Region and Division volunteer content contributors and other outside content contributors; Web hosting vendor and other programming contractors.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor’s or associate degree in English, journalism, communication or similar field; or degree plus equivalent experience.

2. A minimum of two years experience managing web content and publishing required.

3. Experience using content management system required; Ektron CMS experience a plus.

4. Advanced knowledge of HTML required.

5. Exceptional communication and organizational skills required.

6. Web redesign experience a plus.

7. A minimum of two years of editorial experience a plus.

8. Good sense of design, layout, use of colors.

9. Can problem-solve and work independently, manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and work within budget and deadlines.

10. Good people skills, a team player, ability to work effectively within a cross-departmental team and able to effectively communicate instructions and provide training.

For those interested in applying, please have them e-mail LeAnn Wilson, CFO at lwilson@acteonline.org.

38.) Undergraduate Intern – Corporate Communications, FINRA, Washington, DC

http://finra.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=19280

39.) Video Journalist, KLTV, Tyler, TX

http://kold.careers.adicio.com/careers/jobsearch/detail/jobId/32972650

*** From David J. Nolan:

40.) Communications Associate (Media), Catholics for Choice, Washington DC

Catholics for Choice is searching for a committed and media-savvy professional to work with the Director of Communications in promoting our mission interests. The job involves educating the public about reproductive choice, separation of church and state, and other relevant issues by developing and managing a strong proactive media program that advances the organization’s public relations activities. The ideal candidate will have three to five years experience in media relations or political communications; a proven record in placing stories and developing and maintaining high-quality press contacts; excellent written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail; high degree of computer literacy—word processing, desktop publishing, database management and webmaster skills; an ability to work productively under multiple deadlines; and an affinity for a fast-paced, product-oriented work environment. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to reproductive rights, women’s issues and progressive social policy. Knowledge of Catholicism desirable. Competitive salary and benefits.

http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/about/jobs/CommunicationsAssociateMedia.asp

41.) Communications Associate (Publications) Catholics for Choice, Washington DC

Catholics for Choice is seeking a full time writer/editor to join our busy communications department. S/he will help with the administrative process of producing and distributing a quarterly magazine and several other publications including liaising with authors, printers and other vendors. Tasks are wide-ranging and include overseeing the subscription process, assisting other writers on staff with research and drafting short pieces for publication. The ideal candidate will have three to five years experience in the workplace, be a stickler for detail with proven administrative and computer skills, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, a proven record of using a variety of research tools, online and offline, a love of investigative research and an ability to work productively under multiple deadlines. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in reproductive rights, religion, healthcare, women’s issues and progressive social policy. Knowledge of Catholicism desirable. Competitive salary and benefits.

http://www.catholicsforchoice.org/about/jobs/CommunicationsAssociatePublications.asp

*** From Duke Smith:

42.) Public Affairs planner and liaison, Communication Actions Group, Combined Joint Task Force 82, Operation Enduring Freedom, Civilian Expeditionary Workforce, Bagram AB, Afghanistan

http://www.cpms.osd.mil/expeditionary/cew-list.aspx?jFuc=Public Affairs

43.) Proposal Editor – International Development, Land O'Lakes International Development, Washington, DC or Shoreview, MN, United States

Deadline: February 12 2010

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/328173/ads

44.) Communication Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, Asmara, Eritrea

Closing Date – 04 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DBSJV

45.) Media Relations Advisor, Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=65&jb=7596563

46.) Manager – Marketing & Communications, Hawaii Pacific Health, Honolulu, HI

http://kold.careers.adicio.com/careers/jobsearch/detail/jobId/33894986

47.) VP, Senior Public Relations Manager, Christie's, New York, NY

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=65&jb=7589979

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

48.) Communications Manager, SCA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://www6.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_sca01.asp?newms=jj&id=23535

49.) HR Communications Manager, Tyco, Princeton, New Jersey

http://www.jobtarget.com/link.cfm?c=hOcR0SxcWGhX

50.) Marketing Communications Manager, Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.jobtarget.com/link.cfm?c=qrZWFlCPuPxE

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

51.) Community and Public Affairs Coordinator, City of St. Charles, St. Charles, IL

Organization Profile

Deserving of its reputation as the “Pride of the Fox River,” St. Charles is a premier community known for its historic downtown, significant architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, vibrant business and commercial areas, and progressive, innovative government. Located in the heart of the Tri-Cities area in bustling Kane County 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, St. Charles (population 32,276) is located along the picturesque Fox River.

Job Overview

Develops, coordinates, and administers the community and public relations program of the City of St. Charles. Plans and implements community affairs strategies and initiatives to promote and enhance the positive image of the City with the community and its various constituencies. Exercising considerable independent judgment is essential in carrying out assignments.

Job Description

This position will determine needs, define goals, and prepare the budget to carry out the public information program. This position will research, write, edit, and develop a variety of print and electronic communications, provide journalistic skill in the planning, execution, and composition of publications, presentations, programs, news releases, and various related documents. Will also serve as City liaison between various community groups and general public, meet with community organizations and groups, and prepare talking points/fact sheets/speeches on City initiatives. This position will also coordinate information for City website, and attend City meetings, including Council/Committee meetings and intergovernmental meetings.

Job Qualifications

Applicants must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills to interact with all levels of the organization, and the public. The ability to prioritize, organize, and use diplomacy and discretion are imperative. A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field, and five (5) years of Public Affairs experience, preferably in a governmental setting are required.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: Starting salary commensurate with experience. This is a part-time position that is budgeted for 20 hours per week. The salary range in $24.12 – $34.46/hr.

The position remains posted until 4:30 pm on Monday, February 14, 2011

How To Apply: Apply on line at www.stcharlesil.gov. Resumes can be attached in the on-line application. The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

52.) Senior Communications Director, large healthcare professional association, Northbrook, IL

Paladin is currently conducting a search for a Sr. Director of Communications

The Opportunity:

Our client, a large healthcare professional association, has developed a new role. This is a key role for the organization. This is an opportunity to advance the internal and external communications for the association.

In this role, the Director leads the core communications efforts across the organization. This is an opportunity to have a major impact on the organization’s continued growth and mission. It will provide an opportunity to work closely with the executive team and to influence the value the organization brings to its members.

The ideal candidate will have had prior communication management experience within the healthcare, physician or medical industry. They will have held had a senior-level communications role in either a large-scale not-for-profit member organization, a Fortune 1000 corporation, or with an agency that supported such clients. They must have prior managerial experience and the proven ability to not only manage, but to also mentor and to work as a team across the organization. In addition to managing, the Director will be a part of the project execution and must have strong writing skills.

This organization prides itself on having a diverse workforce and being dedicated to their members. The right candidate will have a strong internal drive to be responsive, customer focused, positive and high energy. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for healthcare and a personal connection to the work the members do to save lives.

Initiatives will include participation in current rebranding, executive communications development, website redesign projects, and social media efforts.

Job Functions:

– Negotiates service level agreements with internal teams to ensure timely delivery of required services.

– Leads speech-writing and presentation development

– Counsels senior member leaders and senior staff on effective communications strategies and tactics.

– Manages crisis media/issue intervention

– Leads the design, content-development and management, transparency and ease of use of the organization’s Web site.

– Leads the development, integration, and coordination of professional and social media strategy.

– Convenes regular cross-organizational communications and marketing strategy and planning meetings.

– Oversees staff communications training and ensures that the staff is oriented in the use of, and are consistent in implementation of the style guide.

– Defines and monitors metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of communications tactics.

– Monitors trends affecting communication and innovative approaches to communications.

– Relationship building with media representatives, health association and patient advocacy peers; management of vendor relationships.

Requirements:

– Ability to inspire confidence and deliver services to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations.

-Ability to synthesize complex information and create clear messages for audiences at varying levels of knowledge and interest.

– Skilled in effective multipurposing of content.

– Ability to prioritize across multiple demands and time lines.

– Excellent writing and editing skills.

– Creativity in messaging, targeting and making effective use of all available communications channels, including professional and social media.

– Willingness to execute as well as lead, as needed, to achieve objectives.

– Ability to explain communication strategy clearly and concisely.

– Ability to lead by influence and example when without clear authority.

– A high energy, positive “people person” with strong interpersonal communications skills and an effective, service-oriented team builder.

– Well-developed Web 2.0 skills.

– Ability to deliver quality within tight deadlines and under pressure.

Job Qualifications:

– Bachelors degree, graduate degree preferred

– At least ten years of strategic organizational communications experience. Cross-cultural communications experience is an asset.

– Experience in effectively delivering strategic communications support within a transformation context.

– Experience in managing a diverse organizational communications team and/or managing a network of freelance talent.

– Consulting background and/or experience in working in a member/staff environment.

– Experience in working in varied organizational communications service models.

– Knowledge of healthcare environment preferred.

To be considered for the position, send the following to: Jadey@paladinstaff.com:

– Resume (Word.doc)

– Brief overview of related experience

– Three references

– Salary target range (or salary history)

– Any samples/links/supporting documents that may provide insights into your fit for the role (optional)

If you are not a fit for this position but know others that may be – feel free to share this posting with your network. We are eager to find the right candidate for this client.

Paladin is a recruitment firm focused on Marketing, Creative & Communications talent. Paladin provides both flexible freelance staffing solutions and direct-hire recruitment services to leading corporations and agencies nationally. www.paladinstaff.com

53.) Account Executive, Sheffield Marketing Partners, LLC, Downers Grove, IL

Organization Profile

Sheffield is a boutique-marketing agency in Chicago’s West suburbs that specializes in messaging, video production and content development. We help organizations find their story and create compelling ways to package and tell it.

Job Overview

Sheffield Marketing Partners is seeking an intelligent, driven Account Executive who demonstrates exceptional attention to detail and strong writing skills. The qualified candidate will be passionate about storytelling, self-directed and able to work in a fast-paced, creative environment.

Job Description

The responsibilities of this staff position are:

1. Interface directly with the account team to write quality, value-rich and customized content that tells a story.

2. Interact with clients, participating in meetings and conference calls.

3. Provide proposal development; including estimates, and service support to the Sheffield account management team.

4. Participate in internal brainstorming sessions, bringing energy and creativity.

5. Support the marketing and communications team as required while ensuring work meets internal and external expectations.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Job Requirements:

1. BA/BS in Journalism, Marketing, Business Management or other related field.

2. 2+ years experience preferred.

3. Excellent writer with previous business or feature writing experience. Extensive writing samples required.

4. Ability to take complex subject matter and simplify in a compelling way.

5. Self-directed analytical thinker with exceptional written communication skills.

6. Professional and shows great attention to detail.

7. Proven ability to meet deadlines.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience.

Position Type: Direct-hire

Location: Northern suburbs of Chicago

Direct Reports: 4+ employees

Relocation: Relo is Available – out-of-state candidates will be considered

Job Code: 28919772

How To Apply: For immediate consideration, please send a resume and salary requirements to jcashman@sheffieldcompany.com. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. Thank you for your interest in this position and our company.

Sheffield Marketing Partners, LLC complies with all federal, state, and municipal laws that prohibit discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.

54.) Marketing Editor: Interactive & Print, District Office, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs

Under the supervision of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the incumbent develops and coordinates the development of college promotional materials and advertising. The Editor assists the sites and departments in the development and production of their promotional materials and advertising. Essential functions include promotional writing, creative concepting, marketing, training and technical assistance, college-wide photography, video, staff support, advertising and promotional materials. Key to the success of this role are great people and written communication skills and strong project management skills. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a communications or marketing related discipline, and 2 years experience. Training Opportunity available: if you have a bachelors degree and little or no experience and are willing to learn, do apply! CMC offers competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please submit three published writing samples (including promotional and editorial work). Writing samples should be submitted as one document, in Word, PDF, or jpeg format; web links are also acceptable. To submit the required letter of interest; a resume; a list of three professional references; and writing samples click here. This position remains open until filled with review of resumes to begin January 5, 2011. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce. Position Description: http://coloradomtn.edu/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2935393/File/HR_Job_Descriptions/Mrktng%20&%20%20Cmmnctns,%20Editor%207.10.pdf

55.) Writer Editor, Boeing, Annapolis Junction, MD

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56.) Director of Public and Media Relations, The Conference Board, New York, New York

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57.) Senior Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Humane Society Naples, Naples, Florida

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58.) Online Operations Manager, Indeed, Austin, TX

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59.) Marketing Communication Manager, Fluke, Everett, WA

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60.) Marketing & Communication Manager, Land O 'Lakes, Inc., North Dakota

Seeking a highly motivated, creative and professional individual to manage all marketing needs for an aggressive agricultural service center. Individual will also work with agronomy sales team to assist with preparations and scheduling of sales calls and grower meetings.

Role and Responsibilities

Roles responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Work with department managers to design, Implement, and facilitate annual marketing plan and budget

• Translate business objectives and strategies to develop brand portfolio objectives, strategies and plans to facilitate business growth

• Negotiating and purchasing local media to advertise company.

• Maintain and update website, social media, and other online media tools

• Develop promotional and advertising materials according to marketing strategies

• Assist sales force in scheduling and preparing for customer sales calls.

• Prepare materials and facilities for large customer meetings (i.e. Plot tours, update meetings)

• Field customer service calls for Agronomy Department

Education/Job Experience • Knowledge and experience in agricultural industry

Company Highlights • BS in Business, marketing, or related field or 2 years experience in marketing.

• Experience with social media and website maintenance

• Highly skilled in word processing, excel spreadsheets, power point presentations, and designing publications

• Must have excellent communication skills and maintain professional appearance

• Self-driven and creative mindset

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=142&siteid=5334&jobId=1171330

61.) Marketing Manager, Corporate Marketing Strategy, Land O 'Lakes, Inc., Arden Hills, MN

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62.) Communication Coordinator, Sports Authority, Englewood, CO

THE COMPANY

The Sports Authority is headquartered in Englewood, CO and is the largest full-line sporting goods retailer in the United States. The company operates 430+ stores in 45 states. The Company was established in 1928 and offers a comprehensive high-quality assortment of brand name sporting apparel and equipment at competitive prices.

MANAGEMENT & REPORTING STRUCTURE

The Communications Coordinator will report directly to the Manager of Communications.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Coordinate and support the operations communications efforts in the Field.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate, influence, and maintain communications delivered to the field (stores) to promote clear understanding and strong execution of corporate-sponsored programs (includes but is not limited to creating clear and concise weekly advertising communications).

Help plan and facilitate monthly store workload calendar.

Streamline the daily communications from corporate office to stores.

Act as a primary communications resource to our field and stores.

Maintain store information on sportsauthority.com.

Gather and maintain accurate new store information for several marketing vehicles.

Proof marketing materials from an operational perspective.

Ensure information is accurate, relevant and up to date on stores’ intranet site (Game Plan).

Prepare handbooks, schedule store conference calls, and other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Individual must possess creativity and excellent WRITTEN and verbal skills.

Must have above average computer skills; with knowledge of MS Office.

Knowledge of HTML and Lotus Notes preferred, but not required.

Must be detail oriented and very organized.

Great customer service skills, takes initiative, ability to work as a team and above average communication skills necessary.

Ability to work independently, have sense of urgency, be diplomatic, and make decisions keeping stores’ best interests a top priority.

Background in Advertising or Communications preferred.

Previous retail experience a must!

https://wfa.kronostm.com/index.jsp?SRCSEQ=postingSearchResults&locale=en_US&applicationName=SportsAuthorityReqExt&SEQ=jobDetails&POSTING_ID=12574832319

63.) Associate Government Communication and Marketing Specialist, Gallup, Washington, DC

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64.) Communication Lead, SDI International, Milwaukee, WI

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65.) Communication Administrator, The Bartech Group, Bingham Farms, MI

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66.) Asst. Manager Multi-Channel Marketing Communication, Nikon, Melville, NY

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67.) Communication and Public Diplomacy Specialist – AIPMNH Program, Coffey International Development, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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*** From Scott White:

68.) Senior Manager, Employee Communications, High tech company North of Boston, Mass.

Our client, located slightly north of Boston, is looking for a Senior Manager, Employee Communications to join their team. Local candidates only, please. This is a newly-created role.

We are looking for candidates who have the following experience:

• 8+ years of hands on work in an internal/employee communications function.

• Technology industry a plus but not a requirement.

• Company storytelling to employees – writing of releases and newsletters, having worked on online portals plus various other communications channels.

• Working with employees and stakeholders at all levels of an organization, including at the C-suite.

• Customer communications a major plus.

• Comfortable working as an individual contributor.

• Use of various social and new media tools to engage customers and employees.

• Monitor internal communications vehicle usage and make adjustments to boost engagement.

• Exemplary writing skills.

• A make-it-happen attitude.

• Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Resumes to Scott White – scott@hireminds.com

69.) Communications Assistant, Virginia Blood Services, Richmond, VA

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70.) Marketing & PR Director, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

The Marketing & PR Director answers to and works closely with the Executive Director, and interfaces with the staff, faculty and board members to integrate marketing into all aspects of programming and fundraising.

The Marketing & PR Director is a vital member of the staff whose position involves using creative, entrepreneurial and innovative thinking to give the Art Students League of Denver the highest visibility, positive perceptions and credibility locally and regionally in order to maintain and increase enrollment, membership and donor support. The position involves developing of membership and fundraising campaigns as well as incentive programs to also increase attendance of exhibitions, special programs and events. The Marketing & PR Director is responsible for the production of class catalogs, exhibition and event/program invitations, promotions, releases, ads, website design, social networking, e-newsletters and other communication tools. He/She represents the League at expos and events within the community, city, school, SCFD, Santa Fe Arts District and other marketing and community wide organizations.

All marketing/media materials for the Summer Art Market are produced by the Marketing Director. Knowledge of media and vendor negotiations is crucial to the position.

Candidate must have ability to work effectively and efficiently in multi-tasked,

multi-disciplinary position within a shared office space. Excellent communication, writing,

networking and people skills are essential to the position.

REQUIREMENTS

Education: Baccalaureate or Advanced Degree

Familiarity with visual arts and fine art terminology

Proven Skills:

* Developing and integrating Marketing Plans into Strategic and Development Plans

* Survey Monkey and other survey tools

* Development/Fundraising Marketing

* Creative writing, editing and critical proofing

* Producing catalogs, brochures and other marketing materials

* Social networking and internet marketing

* Art directing graphic designers

* Negotiating and working with printers & mail houses and other vendors

* Writing press releases and articles

* Media relations: contacts with media and negotiation skills

* Content management systems for website

* Art direction of website designers

* E-newsletters

* Collaborative marketing with other organizations and businesses

Traits and Strengths

The successful candidate will be a highly skilled and effective communicator, results-oriented professional and natural leader whose creative style results in positive organizational impact. Leading candidates will demonstrate success working with a wide range of people and possess superior organizational and communication skills. A desire to work in a fast-paced environment with regular interaction with many stakeholders is needed. Denver is a large and diverse urban community that requires someone who thinks creatively and enjoys working with people from many cultural backgrounds.

Salary: Full Time Position — Commensurate with Experience

Contact: Leona Lazar, Executive Director

Mail or Email: Resume, Three References and Portfolio Presentation

No Phone Calls

Email: director@asld.org

Address: 200 Grant Street

Denver, CO 80203

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=7454,26440,30860&S=ijkouioruwr#asl

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Deck watch keeper onboard an anchored livestock carrier noticed a robber on the forecastle deck. Duty officer informed. Alarm raised. The robber managed to escape before ship’s crew arrived on forecastle.

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