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JOTW 23-2011

June 6, 2011

www.nedsjotw.com

This is newsletter number 880

“As the Hawaiians say, Hele me kahau 'oli — go with joy.”

~ Gilbert M. Grosvenor

“Somehow, the love of the islands, like the love of a woman, just happens. One cannot determine in advance to love a particular woman, nor can one so determine to love Hawaii.”

~ Jack London

“We will not have a fire dance at tomorrow night’s luau. There is no Hawaiian fire dance. That’s Samoan.”

~ Charles Kaupu

This edition of Ned’s Job of the Week comes to you from the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

I am putting this newsletter out later than usual for many of you because there is a time zone difference between Hawaii and the East Coast.

*** Welcome to the JOTW network.

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. Your friends can sign up by sending a blank e-mail to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.

You are among 11,481 subscribers in this community of communicators.

This network is all about connecting communicators and sharing opportunities. And speaking of sharing, since the JOTW newsletter was started more than ten years ago, more than 30,000 job opportunities have been listed and shared with members of this network. 32,567 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)

1.) Multiple candidates at various positions, Public and Media Relations – Defense Industry, Xenophon Strategies, Washington, DC

2.) Editorial Assistant/Communications Coordinator, Mendez, England & Associates, Bethesda, MD

3.) Director, Public Relations, VWR International, Radnor, PA

4.) Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Loudoun County Government, Leesburg, VA

5.) Interactive Media Buyer/Planner, MeringCarson, Encinitas, California

6.) AE, Nevins & Associates, Hunt Valley, Md.

7.) Media/Communications Planner, The Buntin Group, Nashville, Tennessee

8.) English/Spanish Copywriter, SandersWingo Advertising, Inc., El Paso, Texas

9.) Intern, Internal Communications department, NII Holdings, Reston, Va.

10.) Page designer/copy editor, The Joplin Globe, Joplin, Mo.

11.) Account Executives, Inward Strategic Consulting, Boston, Mass., or Bentonville AR

12.) Assistant Director of Public Relations, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland

13.) USO Center Coordinator, USO of Metropolitan Washington, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA

14.) Social Media Community Manager, Acxiom, Foster City, CA

15.) Public Relations Manager, Acxiom, Little Rock, AR

16.) Communications Project Director, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar

17.) Health Branding Manager, SAIC, Mclean, VA

18.) Account Executive – Travel and Tourism client, BCF, Virginia Beach, Virginia

19.) Partnership Program Director, Fund for the Public Interest, Minneapolis, MN or Washington, DC

20.) Direct Mail Director, Fund for the Public Interest, Denver, CO

21.) Account supervisor, GYMR, Washington, DC

22.) Creative Services Director, Gas Station TV, Birmingham, Michigan

23.) Corporate Communications Intern, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia

24.) Freelance/independent contractor with experience in healthcare/pharma, The Halo Project Inc., NYC

25.) Communications Managers, Fortune 500 Company, Alabama and Louisiana

26.) Corporate Communications Project Manager, Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Kansas City, MO

27.) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, Revive Public Relations, Nashville, TN or Santa Barbara

28.) Handler Wanted – Winter 11/12, North Wapiti Kennels, Tawatinaw River Valley, near Perryvale, Alberta, Canada

29.) Sr. Planner, Electric Guitars, Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Scottsdale, AZ

30.) Wood Specialist, Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Corona, CA

31.) Ampeg Guitar Amp Product Speicalist, LOUD technologies, Woodinville, WA

32.) Product Marketing Manager – Guitars & Amps, Line 6, Calabasas, CA

33.) Guitar Technician, Hoshino (USA) Inc., Bensalem, PA

34.) Whitewood Assembly Technicians, Benedetto Guitars, Savannah, GA

35.) Final Assembly Technician, Benedetto Guitars, Savannah, GA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

20 year Broadcast Journalism Professional looking for work in communications.

My name is Tony Burke, and I am blessed with an award winning career in broadcasting, both radio and predominately television production and executive management. My last day as News Director at Comcast SportsNet in Washington DC was Friday May 20th, so I'm looking for a exciting new career. The communication areas I'm looking into are public/media relations, director of communications, corporate communications, marketing, as well as other communications careers that can utilize my experience. Would love to entertain any and all opportunities, so please email me at your convenience at ctburke95@yahoo.com. Thank you.

(Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to lundquist989@cs.com. You can pitch yourself or your business anyway you want, as long as it’s short and to the point.)

*** It’s 11:00 a.m. in DC:

I didn't receive my weekly JOTW email. I checked my junk mail filter and it isn't there. Is everything okay?

I.D.

(It’s 5: a.m. here in Hawaii. Cut me a little slack.)

*** Rock Graffiti

Do a Google Earth/Map search for Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii, and you will see just how much lava surrounds this area.

Chucks of white coral can be used to make graffiti on the black lava rock. You see thousands of them as you drive up the road through the lava fields.

http://www.dibblehistory.org/hawaii/waikoloawaimea.htm

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/North_America/United_States_of_America/Hawaii_State_of/Hawaii_Big_Island/Local_Customs-Hawaii_Big_Island-Lava_Grafitti-BR-1.html

*** Joplin

I posted a position in this issue for the Joplin Globe on behalf of Anne Kettenbrink, who used to work for the Globe. “I was a page designer there for 5 years, but left 2 years ago. I just returned from a 3-day stint helping out,” she told me. “This position is to replace the page designer who was killed in the tornado.”

I asked her if she could share a few paragraphs about her experience going back to Joplin. Her reply”

When I returned to the Joplin Globe this week, much was the same as I’d left it two years ago. The floor was still covered in the same green carpeting, the building still had the same ugly façade that was installed in the ’60s, and the orange and brown curtains still hung in the meeting room.

But the people were different. Always warm and welcoming, this time I was greeted with a hug by nearly every person. “How are you?” was no longer answered with the standard “fine” but with a listing of how much was lost in the catastrophic Joplin tornado.

I returned to Joplin not to pick up the splinters that were left of houses, or to hand out an endless supply of bottled water, but to help in the way that I knew how — design and paginate pages for a department that had lost one of its own in the storm. That had been my job for five years, sitting right next to what was now an empty desk with a dark computer. For three days, I was a substitute, getting back into the swing of things that I’d left years ago. I hope to go back in a few weeks to spell them again, if possible.

The storm made one thing evident: Nothing will keep Joplin down, especially not the Globe. The people there are committed to returning to normal, going about their daily business of reporting the news, not being the news. But they may need a little help to get back on their feet.

*** Ned’s upcoming travel:

June 5-6 Kawaihae Harbor, Island of Hawaii

June 6-9 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

June 9-14, IABC World Conference, San Diego, CA

July 1-7 Space Camp Turkey, Izmir, Turkey

July 8-10, SAUC-E, NATO URC, La Spezia, Italy

July 16-18, Robo-Sub, San Diego, CA

Aug 19, USS Constitution, Boston, Mass.

Aug 23-26, SNA West Coast Symposium and Open Architecture Forum, San Diego, CA

Sept 20-23 Offshore [patrol Vessels Conference, Hamburg, Germany

*** From Angelo Ioffreda:

Could you please promote these two upcoming IABC DC Metro events. Thanks,

Thank you,

Angelo

For Senior Communicators – The Delicate Matter of Financial Communications on June 7: http://www.iabcdcmetro.org/what-we-do/event_110315.html

June Chapter Meeting on June 8 – The New About Me – A Fresh Approach to Personal Branding: http://www.iabcdcmetro.org/what-we-do/event_110608.html

*** From GB:

I’m new to this. How do I post an open position?

GB

(Just send it to me…lundquist989@cs.com…job title, organization, location, and how to reply/respond.)

*** Ned asks for your thoughts, please, on Thought leadership:

Mary Hills, ABC, and I will present a senior seminar on thought leadership at the IABC 2011 World Conference in San Diego on June 14.

I’d like to get some thoughts from you:

What is your definition of thought leadership?

Who are some “thought leaders” in business today, and why?

What is the value to an organization to have people in leadership positions being outspoken or opinionated on issues?

Do you have examples of “good” whitepapers with an important point of view to put forward? Tell us why they are good.

Do you have “bad” examples of whitepapers that simply market an organization’s products or services? Tell us why you think they are bad?

Send to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

Anyone attending the conference is invited to join the seminar to continue the dialogue.

*** From Mary M. Hills, ABC:

Ned Lundquist and I will be facilitating a senior level seminar at this year’s IABC World Conference. The title of the session is : When “thought leadership” isn’t: the oxymoron of “subject matter experts.” (Session M17, Monday, June13, 3 – 4:15 p.m.). We will present data from primary and secondary research conducted to provide a base for seminar discussion. The seminar objective is to develop a world-class thought leadership model based on the research and input from senior level session participants. Please join us for a stimulating, though provoking dialogue.

See you soon,

Mary M. Hills, ABC, MComm, Six Sigma

Principal

HeimannHills Marketing Group

*** From Mark Sofman:

My hat's off to Bridget Serchak this week's Alt job(s) http://youtu.be/7fn7PKzf5tk

*** Since it's Stanley Cup time, here's an NHL trivia question.

What Boston Bruins defenseman led the NHL in plus/minus in 1967, the first season the statistic was officially tabulated?

Hint: In 1971, he finished his All-Star season with a plus/minus of +94, the fourth highest total in history.

(See answer below.)

*** Keeping in Current

Designing the next generation of integrated propulsion systems requires a team effort to update an old standard

MT (Marine Technology)

Published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

April 2011

Policy Briefing Pages 9-10

http://sname.digitalwavepublishing.com/Home/MT/201104

*** The May issue of Your Very Next Step is posted at www.yourverynextstep.com.

You can subscribe to YVNS for free by sending a blank email to yourverynexstep-subscribe@topica.com.

*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** From Michael Green:

I am hoping you could help promote a number of positions at our agency that I think would be of interest to your readers. I work for a PR agency called and we need multiple people immediately to assist with communications on behalf of a large defense-industry client based in Washington, DC that is interested in improving its stature among key decision makers. We are primarily interested in people who have handled PR surrounding defense/military/aerospace issues. Candidates can submit their resume to careers@xenophonstrategies.com.

Below is the full listing. Thank you so much. If you have any questions, please let me know.

-Michael

1.) Multiple candidates at various positions, Public and Media Relations – Defense Industry, Xenophon Strategies, Washington, DC

Xenophon Strategies is seeking multiple candidates at various positions within our agency to help manage external communications on behalf of a large defense-industry client. We are primarily interested in hiring people with a background working in defense, military and/or aerospace communications at a PR agency, defense company, trade association, the military, Congress, the news media or the Federal government. Excellent candidates with general experience in public relations, public affairs and crisis communications will also be considered.

Responsibilities include participation in client meetings and conference calls; development of communications strategy that improves the client’s reputation among Washington, DC decision makers; project and client account support; news media relations promotion and response; social media engagement; and crisis/issue management.

About Xenophon

Xenophon Strategies is a full-service strategic communications firm specializing in public relations, public affairs, crisis communications, advertising & advocacy and government affairs. Our firm has a diverse portfolio of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations and charities.

Xenophon Strategies staff members have wide-ranging backgrounds and expertise. Our team includes former congressional staff, state and federal government officials, public relations experts, journalists, political strategists, marketing professionals and media tacticians.

To submit your resume, email careers@xenophonstrategies.com.

*** From Suzie Galler:

Hi Ned,

I'd like to post a job opportunity on your listserv.

Thank you, Ned.

Kind regards,

Suzie Galler

Sr. Communications Officer

Mendez, England & Associates

2.) Editorial Assistant/Communications Coordinator, Mendez, England & Associates, Bethesda, MD

Small gov't contractor seeks self-motivated, detail oriented communications specialist to assist editor of bi-monthly newletter for large gov't agency. Must be strong proofreader with excellent writing and copy-editing skills, and a strong eye for design and layout, with an interest in international development and the environmental sciences. If you have strong communications skills, are easy to get along with, like to laugh while accomplishing your work, and are able to take the initiative to make things happen and work independently, contact me. Experience with layout, InDesign, and/or Adobe Illustrator is a plus but not required.

Please send resume, salary history and two writing samples to: sgaller@meawaters.com. Applications without writing samples will not be considered.

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

3.) Director, Public Relations, VWR International, Radnor, PA

VWR International, LLC, is a global distributor of laboratory supplies and services whose reach and range focus on customer value. Headquartered in Radnor, Pa., with worldwide sales in excess of $3.6 billion in 2010, VWR delivers a world of supplies and services that accelerate science through the distribution of a highly diversified product line to most of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With more than 150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities across the globe. VWR has over 7,000 associates, in more than 25 countries working to streamline the way researchers stock and maintain their labs. With a client base spanning North America, Europe and Asia, VWR is firmly positioned to maintain a strong global presence. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing on-site services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

In addition to being a part of a global organization, VWR offers its associates competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits designed to help them stay healthy, plan for the future, prepare for the unexpected and balance the demands of work and home. VWR offers an outstanding benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan with a generous company matching contribution; medical, dental and life insurance; short- and long-term disability; EAP (employee assistance program); flexible spending account (FSA); holiday/vacation time; work/life balance programs; education assistance; and a credit union.

At VWR, our associates are the framework of who we are and how we succeed. We value their accomplishments and offer long-lasting opportunities for growth and success. As a result, a substantial percentage of our associates have 10-, 20- and 30-year histories with VWR. Their loyalty reflects our ongoing commitment to offering great compensation, an engaging culture, and real opportunities for growth and success. VWR is a great place to work and we look forward to adding more outstanding members to our team.

Description:

Coordinates media relations and prepares external communications; Plans, prepares and relays information concerning the organization to the press and the wider community to gain understanding and acceptance for the organization; Develops and maintains lines of communication with media contacts and other external audience groups

– Responsible for creating and executing a national media relations program with the goal of publicizing VWR as a leader in lab science distribution.

– Develop corporate PR strategy and business plan for external audiences.

– Serve as an official spokesperson for VWR.

– Provide communications counsel to senior management, helping to enhance the company's success by applying proactive and reactive communications strategy, including crisis communications.

– Plan overall media relations for the strategic oversight of global PR agencies.

– Execute press outreach, media events, media calls, collateral, crisis communications support and press material development.

– Create PR programs that positively position VWR and align closely with marketing campaigns, using communications tools and practices.

– Prepare press releases, talking points, presentations and other communications materials for external audiences.

– Cultivate and maintain relationships with trade, local, and national media.

– Ability to identify global opportunities and obtain the information needed to create clear, compelling, and interesting stories (i.e. press releases, web copy, media pitches, and employee communications.

– Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

– Bachelors degree in communications, public relations or related field

– Minimum of 7-10 years of PR experience with a proven track record in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Experience:

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills, specifically including expertise in AP style.

– Ability to manage a network of global PR agencies; international media experience a plus.

– Strategic thinker who excels at coming up with original ideas and is able to execute.

– Ability to proactively identify communications opportunities and develop supporting programs.

– Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, both internally and externally.

– Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

– Ability to integrate PR programs to support marketing goals and programs; able to perform within an integrated team environment.

– Able to excel in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and able to take a positive team approach to working with external partners.

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, Internet Explorer, Powerpoint and other graphics and/or presentation software.

Resume Submissions To VWR From Third Party Recruitment Firms Will Not Be Considered

EOE M/F/D/V

VWR maintains a drug free workplace.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC. VWR International, LLC is aware of fraudulent e-mails referencing VWR job opportunities. Please note: VWR does not hire employees through e-mail solicitation and never requests any employee to cash money orders or send money to others. If you question the validity of a job, please visit www.VWRjobs.com.

Contact: Please apply online at http://tbe.taleo.net/NA5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VWR&cws=1&rid=2580

*** From Mark Sofman:

4.) Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Loudoun County Government, Leesburg, VA

http://wapo.st/lDsTHT

5.) Interactive Media Buyer/Planner, MeringCarson, Encinitas, California

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Interactive-Media-Buyer-Planner/101390.html

*** From Cheryl Knauer:

6.) AE, 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. Social media experience a plus. Job entails generating media coverage for clients, as well as press release, newsletter and website writing, and additional duties as assigned. Should be an aggressive self-starter with lots of ideas.

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

Cheryl Knauer

Account Executive

Nevins & Associates

7.) Media/Communications Planner, The Buntin Group, Nashville, Tennessee

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Media-Communications-Planner/107686.html

8.) English/Spanish Copywriter, SandersWingo Advertising, Inc., El Paso, Texas

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/English-Spanish-Copywriter/107677.html

*** From Angelo Ioffreda:

Hi Ned,

Would you mind listing these in the next JOTW?

Thank you,

Angelo

Angelo Ioffreda

9.) Intern, Internal Communications department, NII Holdings, Reston, Va.

Looking for a few good interns

NII Holdings’ Internal Communications department is looking for interns to assist with two major areas of work:

#1 Create an intranet. NII will be building a new intranet over the summer. The intern would support the lead for this project. This would involve a number of tasks including project management, writing for the web, setting up meetings, note taking, cataloguing information, moving content to the new site, working with IT, etc. Experience with the web or web content management systems preferred. Must have strong writing and organizational skills.

#2 Writing and editing support. NII produces a weekly e-zine to keep employees informed and engaged. The intern would write and edit short articles, post these on the intranet, and prepare the e-zine for publication. The role would also involve interviewing, providing writing support for other functions. Experience writing for the college newspaper, a website, or blog preferred. Looking for excellent writers.

Spanish or Portuguese language skills also preferred.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work on interesting projects in a fast-paced environment, or is interested in international business with a Latin American focus. These positions could lead to a permanent role with NII.

Interns must pass a background check and drug test.

About NII Holdings, Inc.

NII Holdings, a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a leading provider of mobile communications for business customers in Latin America. NII Holdings has operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile offering a fully integrated wireless communications tool with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct Connect(SM), a digital two-way radio feature. NII Holdings, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD and is a member of the NASDAQ 100 Index.

Visit the Company's website at www.nii.com.

Send resumes to Angelo Ioffreda (angelo.ioffreda@nii.com)

Phone 703.889.6239

*** From Anne Kettenbrink:

10.) Page designer/copy editor, The Joplin Globe, Joplin, Mo.

The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, an award-winning daily newspaper in Southwest

Missouri, is looking for an experienced page designer/copy editor for the

night design desk. The right candidate will be able to write compelling

headlines for local news and features sections, design eye-catching pages

under deadline pressure and have an eye for accuracy. Experience with

QuarkXpress, NewsEditPro, Adobe Photoshop and AP style preferred, as is

sound news judgment. Send cover letter, resume and clips to: Brent Fisher,

design editor, The Joplin Globe, P.O. Box 7, Joplin, MO 64802; or e-mail

bfisher@joplinglobe.com. The Joplin Globe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

*** From Allan Steinmetz:

11.) Account Executives, Inward Strategic Consulting, Boston, Mass., or Bentonville AR

We are seeking two account executives to join or growing firm. Inward is the single source for Internal Branding and Change Communications with proprietary processes and great global clients. One position is focused on training and event planning and the second is focused recognition and reward planning. Both are client facing roles with project management skills. For details go to our web site's careers page. Www.inwardconsulting.com

*** From Jessica Weglein:

Hi Ned,

MICA is looking for an Assistant Director of Public Relations (details in this link). Can you post on JOTW?

Thanks!

Jessica Weglein, Manager of Communications

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Baltimore, Maryland

12.) Assistant Director of Public Relations, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland

http://mica.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=25496

*** From Carole Chandler:

Hi Ned,

I have attached a new entry level job opening at USO-Metro.

Thank you!

Carole Chandler

Human Capital Advisors, LLC

Executive Advisory, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition

13.) USO Center Coordinator, USO of Metropolitan Washington, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA

USO of Metropolitan Washington is known worldwide as the premier service organization providing morale, welfare, and recreation activities for the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Locally, the USO of Metropolitan Washington serves one of the highest concentrations of military in the world providing activities, services and programs offered through airport centers, fleet centers, family and community centers, mobile center, orientation and intercultural programs, and celebrity entertainment

Basic Functions:

Assists Director of Center Operations with daily operation of USO Honor Guard Lounge at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall as well as programs and services for other honor guard units at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, 8th & I and TISCOM.

Maintains and fosters a positive working relationship with installation leadership and partners such as Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), housing offices and privatized housing officials, community services and various other organizations. Serves as the official USO-Metro representative and liaison at briefings and other meetings reporting on ALL offerings of the organization in the region.

Ensures that standard USO services and lounge services are conveniently available and promoted in the community served and that all populations eligible for service are represented in program offerings.

Recruits and maintains a robust volunteer work force to staff the center, carry out special interest groups and assist with special events. Provides regular training, orientation and recognition to volunteers.

Principal Accountabilities and Duties:

• Monitors and directs the day-to-day operation of the lounge to ensure that goals and objectives are met, supplies are procured, and that services are being accomplished efficiently and effectively.

• Interviews, trains, and schedules volunteers. Identifies/recruits volunteers to handle some administrative responsibilities.

• Ensures volunteers are used effectively, enhancing work environment and reducing the paid staff workload.

• Prepares written correspondence to keep volunteers informed.

• Prepares monthly statistical reports. This includes guest traffic and volunteer hours. Also prepares a monthly financial report, itemizing expenses and donations, both cash and in-kind products/services.

• Ensures that standard USO Services are promoted and available through Center operations. Programs include – The Guide to Washington and Baltimore; emergency housing and food assistance; distribution of tickets when available; infant car seat loaner program; holiday programs; support for Welcome Homes and Farewells; activities and events for families of the deployed; Movies on the Lawn; and United Through Reading.

• Ensures that lounge services including internet, Wi-Fi, video gaming, cable TV, reading materials and movie library are available to service members at times that meet their needs.

• Works with the local installation leadership and partners to create and deliver unique and tailored special events designed to serve the needs of the military in the centers’ community either in partnership with other military support organizations (such as MWR, Family Services, Units, etc.) or signature USO events.

• Provides advanced notice to military leadership and partners in coordination of efforts on military installations and invites their participation in all USO activities.

• Assists the programs and services department with the carrying out of USO programs when necessary or directed. Provides support to other USO-Metro events at other locations in the Metropolitan Washington area when needed and/or required.

• Receives requests for USO-Metro support and evaluates opportunities with Director of Center Operations.

• Prepares and delivers regular briefings to the command and speaks publically on the installation about ALL USO-Metro programs and services.

• Produces periodic publications (i.e. monthly newsletter, flyers, posters, etc.) that keep installation leadership/partners and community residents informed of USO-Metro sponsored programs, services and events.

• Makes regular updates to the organizational website regarding USO programs and services on the installation.

• Maintains current base statistics/information (i.e. how many live there, what commands on board, base strategic plans, etc.), as well as distribution list of base leadership, target community groups, command leadership, current customers. Assists with the distribution of information as well as the instruction of USO colleagues with appropriate POCs when appropriate.

• Maintains clean and safe center that presents the USO in a positive light to the community.

• Maintains standard operating procedures for the center and center volunteers that outline the continuity of programs and services.

• Maintains organized records, accurate financial records and accounting of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

• With the Director of Center Operations, seeks regular input and feedback regarding center operations and incorporates findings into future offerings.

• Attends organizational meetings and assists with programs when necessary.

• Other duties as assigned.

Areas of Competency:

• Polished communication skills with ability to interact well with the public, military and staff.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills with emphasis on creating and writing collateral material.

• Experience soliciting in-kind contributions in support of program activities.

• Highly organized, accountable, flexible and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks and remain calm in hectic situations. Must be able to use discretion and tact when dealing with sensitive issues.

• Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher. Become fluent in Volgistics volunteer management software.

• Excellent communication, event planning and organizational skills.

• Self-starter with attention to detail and solid ability to keep supervisor informed.

• Must possess good judgment and be able to work independently, while keeping supervisor informed.

• Must be high energy, possess a can-do spirit and be customer service oriented.

• Some work outside traditional hours.

• Customer service oriented. In tune with needs of military, volunteers and USO-Metro.

Education/Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing or social services preferred.

• Must be able to recruit, train and manage volunteers.

• Prior experience in a non-profit or military setting a plus.

• Knowledge of the USO and working with the military a plus.

Reports to: Director of Center Operations

Qualified and interested candidates may submit their resume to:

carole@humancapitaladvisors.com

*** From Casey Neese:

Hi Ned,

I hope you can include these two positions at Acxiom in next week's JOTW. Thanks for all you do.

Casey

14.) Social Media Community Manager, Acxiom, Foster City, CA

https://acxiom.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=57140

15.) Public Relations Manager, Acxiom, Little Rock, AR

https://acxiom.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=52260

16.) Communications Project Director, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=1&max=25&site%5Fid=65&sort=date%5F&jb=8112282

*** From Leo Faneuf:

Please post the following job on your next list for communications:

Leo Faneuf

Senior Recruiter

Health Solutions Business Unit

Health, Energy and Civil Solutions Group

SAIC

17.) Health Branding Manager, SAIC, Mclean, VA

The Health Solutions Business Unit currently has an opening for a Health Branding Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of an external marketing and branding strategy to further SAIC’s brand in the healthcare market. Specific responsibilities include:

• Develop and implement the team’s healthcare branding and marketing initiatives, with emphasis on a long-term branding messaging, advertising, marketing materials, public relations, trade shows and conferences, and other key communications.

• Partner with senior leadership on strategic planning to brainstorm new marketing, advertising, tradeshow, and public relations initiatives (including web and social media).

• Enable sales and revenue growth through strategic, measured branding and marketing initiatives to promote awareness of SAIC’s brand within the federal and commercial health markets.

• Collaborate with business development team and senior leaders to conceptualize and launch tactical marketing campaigns for strategic accounts.

• Manage and report on customer research, current market conditions, and competitor information.

• Develop and implement annual marketing plans and projects for new and existing service accounts.

• Develop all web and social media activity and messages.

• Monitor, review, and report on all marketing activity and results.

• Serve as liaison with marketing/advertising agencies.

• Direct all events and trade shows related to the brand.

• Build and manage a research/reporting process for tracking brand awareness, and industry and competitive intelligence.

REQUIRED EDUCATION / SKILLS:

• A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business communications, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

• Ten years of experience working in branding, marketing, and/or public relations.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Outstanding project and time management skills.

• Experience working with senior leadership to develop long-term branding strategy

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and implement all levels of tactical actions required to achieve strategic branding plan.

• Creative and strategic thinking skills, as well as the ability to relate and communicate with all levels of management and staff.

• Experience with government contracting environment and the healthcare industry preferred.

To apply to this position, please click on the following link or copy and paste it into your web browser:

https://cp-its-rmprd.saic.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szUniqueCareerPortalID=85&szOrderID=201351

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

18.) Account Executive – Travel and Tourism client, BCF, Virginia Beach, Virginia

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Account-Executive-Travel-and-Tourism-client/107632.html

*** From Shelley Vinyard

Hi,

We are hiring for two positions at the Fund for the Public Interest. Can you post these updated job descriptions? Thanks!

-Shelley

Shelley Vinyard

Toxics Advocate

Environment America

19.) Partnership Program Director, Fund for the Public Interest, Minneapolis, MN or Washington, DC

Description: Fund for the Public Interest (The Fund) is a national nonprofit organization working to raise money and increase visibility, membership and political power for the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.

We are looking for an experienced, innovative and ambitious candidate to oversee the Fund’s Partnership Program, which develops citizen outreach programs – primarily canvass programs – with other non-profits, and oversees our relationship with those partner groups. Examples of past and current partner groups include the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign and Save the Children.

The Partnership Program Director’s responsibilities are:

Networking and Marketing: Network and market the Fund’s citizen outreach services to potential partner organizations within the national public interest and non-profit communities.

Partner Acquisition & Negotiation: Identify and negotiate two new national partnerships over the next three years. Manage contracts with existing and potential partner organizations. Work with the Fund’s Canvass team to develop and manage test campaigns on behalf of new partners, including established outreach models (door to door and street canvass, voter registration) and experimental models. Create customized programs to meet partner needs.

Management of Partner Relationships: Manage the Fund’s relationship with partner organizations; maintain customer satisfaction with partners.

Organizational Building: Participate as part of the leadership of the Fund. Act as a liaison between the Fund and partner organizations. Help run trainings and staff recruitment drives.

Fundraising: Fundraise for the organization, through canvassing individuals and grantseeking.

Administration: Implement administrative systems including periodic reporting and invoicing to Fund departments and to partner organizations.

Campaign and Staff Management: Each summer the Partnership Program Director oversees a national event-based outreach program on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign.

The Partnership Program Director reports to the Director of Citizen Outreach for the Fund for the Public Interest.

Job Qualifications:

• Demonstrated commitment to the public interest, environmental protection, and social change.

• Three years of relevant professional experience, including experience managing staff and/or running a department, and fundraising — preferably canvassing or other citizen outreach.

• Exemplary communication and writing skills.

• Ability to represent the Fund to the public interest and non-profit communities.

• High level of aptitude with numerical analysis and Microsoft Excel

• Prefer experience in contract negotiation

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with relevant experience. An outstanding benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, parental leave, and a dependent care assistance program. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available. The Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Minneapolis, MN or Washington, DC

Application: E-mail your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and how you found out about the position to Jeff Sprague at careers@publicinterestnetwork.org. We’ll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.

20.) Direct Mail Director, Fund for the Public Interest, Denver, CO

Description: Fund for the Public Interest (The Fund) is a national nonprofit organization working to raise money and increase visibility, membership and political power for the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.

We are looking for an experienced, innovative and ambitious candidate to oversee the Fund’s Direct Mail Fundraising Department, which raises $1.5 million to $2 million annually for 60+ Public Interest Network groups, including USPIRG, Environment America, Toxics Action Center and Green Corps.

The Direct Mail Director will have a few major priorities guiding his or her work in the near future:

• Coming up with new strategies for direct mail’s role in a changing fundraising landscape, such as integration with online and email fundraising and recruitment of monthly givers.

• Improving the fundraising model, including letter content and mailing strategy. A significant part of this is working with our partner groups to best package their programs and organizational identity.

• Expanding the use of direct mail for acquiring new members and building lists for our partner groups.

The Direct Mail Director’s responsibilities are to:

• Develop fundraising messages and campaigns: consult with group directors and our creative team to choose the most effective messages and stories for each organization’s special appeal letters and membership renewals.

• Create and edit direct mail packages: write, edit and design direct mail fundraising packages. Steer and edit all copy going out to supporters.

• Track performance: analyze fundraising results and report regularly to partner groups and senior staff. Manage a large database of all mailings and results.

• Identify new strategies for expanding our membership and deepening support.

• Work closely with group directors, our Membership Services staff and outside consultants on mailing content and strategies. Work alongside the leadership of other Fund citizen outreach departments (Canvass and Telephone Outreach Project) to coordinate fundraising efforts.

• Manage staff: oversee the day-to-day management of an administrator and part-time, hourly staff.

• Oversee all administrative functions of the department: supervise large materials orders with multiple vendors, follow a complex fundraising schedule for several groups, keep mailings arriving on time, manage the departmental budget to ensure we are spending wisely to maximize fundraising net and reduce costs, pay the department’s bills.

The Direct Mail Director reports to the Director of Citizen Outreach for the Fund for the Public Interest.

Job Qualifications:

• Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and social change.

• 4-8 years of relevant professional experience, and a proven track record of running a department or large project. Overall relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, marketing, journalism or government settings.

• Exemplary writing and editing skills

• Strong attention to detail and organization, ability to meet deadlines.

• High level of comfort with quantitative assessments, numbers and spreadsheets.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with relevant experience. An outstanding benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, parental leave, and a dependent care assistance program. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available. The Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Denver, CO

Application:

E-mail your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and how you found out about the job to Jeff Sprague at careers@publicinterestnetwork.org. We’ll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.

*** From Patty Yu:

21.) Account supervisor, GYMR, Washington, DC

GYMR is seeking a strong account supervisor, 8 to 10 years communications experience. Agency background a plus; knowledge of health or social issues, strong writer/editor, media relations skills. Appreciate any referrals. Thank you! Contact me at pattieyu@gymr.com.

22.) Creative Services Director, Gas Station TV, Birmingham, Michigan

GSTV is looking for an exceptional creative person to lead all aspects of the Network's branding, ideation and executionfor all creativeservices.

Responsibilities:

The Creative Services Director isa uniquely talented individual to lead the creative services team and manage the company's:

Brand Image (consumer experience at the pump, website, social media platforms, marketing collateral)

Advertising (GSTV brand and promotional campaigns, sales pitches to prospective ad clients, and advertising developed specifically for ad clients to air on GSTV)

Creative production and workflow (GSTV's internal creative team and outside creative contractors)

In addition to managing these activities, the creative services director will also provide creative direction and be the lead writer for the group.

Develop and lead a boutique in-house ad agency for our television network.

Facilitate the entire creative development process, and act as a conduit for collaboration with the executive , sales, marketing, research and business operations teams.

Effectively manage internal cross-discipline teams, and external resources, as well as timing and budget issues for creative service related programs.

Responsible for the consistent successful execution of all creative projects from estimation through launch and maintenance.

Manage content partner relationships; continually evaluate GSTVs programming to attain the best viewing experience and most meaningful, engaging media opportunities for advertisers.

Ad and content production including script writing, budgeting, talent casting, location scouting, and set design/staging from pre to post production.

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong writing skills (should have written for the advertising industry at an ad agency, marketer or production company

Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills

Experience with art direction for ad campaigns

Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priority projects with strong attention to detail

Creative and/or production background at an ad agency, production house, film, interactive or broadcast/cable network preferred

Skilled people manager, and inspiring idea leader

5-7 years of experience

Mac/PC proficient, Photoshop, Microsoft Office programs, experience with social media a plus

Top candidates will have a BA/BS

Gas Station TV is a national television network broadcasting to 27 million monthly, Nielsen-audited, viewers fueling up at the pump. We are an innovative media, advertising and technology company comparable to the likes of Google and Facebook. Broadcasting from our Mission-Control Network Operations Center in downtown Birmingham, MI, GSTV engages the fueling consumer with programming from NBC News, ESPN sports, Access Hollywood entertainment, local weather and community events. GSTV delivers this captive audience to national, blue chip advertising clients like, but not limited to, General Motors, Bank of America, Jeep, Ford, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Walmart and Yahoo!

GSTV is fast-paced, high-energy, high-intensity, and high-growth. We work hard and we play hard. We only hire the brightest and hardest working individuals.

Gas Station TV is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law.

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Creative-Services-Director/107630.html

*** From, Michelle Steinle:

Hi Ned,

I'd like to submit the internship below for inclusion in your JOTW e-newsletter. Thanks in advance!

Michelle

23.) Corporate Communications Intern, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia

Description

Inova Health System (Falls Church, Virginia) seeks an unpaid intern to contribute to its employee communications efforts. The position offers tremendous opportunity to learn and grow, limited only by the candidate’s interest and ability.

This position supports the development and execution of strategic communications plans designed to promote an informed, engaged workforce. The intern is responsible for creating and disseminating messages via various channels to align employee efforts with health system priorities. The individual will write and edit content for print and electronic newsletters and be responsible for maintaining sections of the company’s intranet.

Responsibilities

• Gather, edit and post information to company intranet site using content management system

• Conduct outreach to internal stakeholders to help them understand the capabilities and benefits of the new intranet, then help them leverage the tool (e.g., by building a page)

• Create print communications, including flyers, posters, invitations and marketing collateral

• Write and edit articles for print and electronic employee publications

• Create slideshows, videos and interactive media as needed

• Help plan and implement employee town hall meetings

Qualifications

• Graduate or current student studying journalism, communications, marketing, healthcare management or human resources (graduate or undergraduate)

• Experience with content management systems or WYSIWYG web-editing software, some understanding of HTML preferred

• Proficiency with Adobe desktop publishing software, particularly InDesign and Photoshop; knowledge of Illustrator preferred

• Strong copywriting skills and previous experience translating complex information into clear, concise copy

• Strong project management skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize among various tasks

• Mature, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated and able to take direction

Applications

Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and 2 writing samples (300-500 words each) to michelle.steinle@inova.org.

About Inova

Inova Health System is Northern Virginia's leading not-for-profit healthcare provider. Since our beginning in 1956, Inova has grown from a single community hospital to a nationally-recognized, comprehensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities. Inova and its 16,000 employees work to improve the health of the diverse community we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research.

*** From Sedef Onder:

Hi Ned,

I’m looking for a freelance/independent contractor with experience in healthcare/pharma, and preferably NGO/non-profit to join our existing teams. Strategic media relations and placement is the core of what we’re seeking; familiarity with social media goes without saying these days. We’re interested in project work, but the right person driving the right results can land a more consistent gig. It’s a tele-commuting / virtual team role, which casts an even wider net. We’re a boutique creative services firm based in NYC, with a few PR clients. Interested parties should contact me at sonder@thehaloproject.com.

Please let me know whether I can post via your email/newsletter (which I’ve received for a very loooonnnng time. Though I’m starting to wonder whether you dropped me off the subscriber list some years ago…)

Thank you and my best,

sedef

N. Sedef Onder, The Halo Project Inc., NYC

24.) Freelance/independent contractor with experience in healthcare/pharma, The Halo Project Inc., NYC

Interested parties should contact sonder@thehaloproject.com.

*** From Laurie Mitchell, CPC:

Thanks, Ned, for posting this Monday 6/6.

Laurie Mitchell, CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant)

Laurie Mitchell & Company, Inc.

Marketing & Communications Executive Search

25.) Communications Managers, Fortune 500 Company, Alabama and Louisiana

Fortune 500 Company seeks seasoned community relations/crisis communications pros for rural locations in Alabama and Louisiana. Excellent compensation for this first step to corporate headquarters.

To be considered, please email your resume as a single Word file to MitchellCo17@aol.com. Put your cover note including current/last salary in your email message. We will contact all suitable applicants quickly.

26.) Corporate Communications Project Manager, Kansas City Life Insurance Company, Kansas City, MO

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=J8A3Q6608H5GWS30PKN

*** From Deb Kaufman:

Mr. Lundquist, here is a posting for your new JOTW installment.

Deb

27.) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, Revive Public Relations, Nashville, TN or Santa Barbara

TO: Director of Marketing & Business Development

THE POSITION

Revive Public Relations (www.revivepr.com) has an immediate opportunity for a Business Development Manager who will be charged with consultative selling and lead generation activities that will result in attracting new client engagements to the agency. The Agency focus is in the health services sector and includes major hospitals and health care systems, academic medical centers, physician organizations, health care industry associations, health care I.T., health & wellness companies, and industry associations. We are seeking a sales executive who has a passion for working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, who seeks to contribute to the growth of the firm through direct sales and business development efforts. Send resume to Deb Kaufman, email: deborah@healthcare-recruiting.com.

*** JOTW Weekly Alternative Opportunities…because there will come a time when you need a complete change of venue and circumstances:

*** From Sheila Consaul:

For your next JOTW – the bottom of the list of jobs.

Happy Memorial Day to you and all who have served. Thank you for everything you do for communications community in DC and beyond.

Sheila Consaul

Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 05:34:41 -0600

From: Karen Ramstead

Subject: Sled Dog Handler Wanted – Winter 2011/2012

28.) Handler Wanted – Winter 11/12, North Wapiti Kennels, Tawatinaw River Valley, near Perryvale, Alberta, Canada

We are looking for a handler for the 2011/2012 season. Position will run from around October to the end of March.

The duties include shoveling the dog yard daily, assisting with feedings, occasionally feeding on your own, assisting with kennel and dog maintenance, caring for the kennel in our absence, helping with hooking up and putting away dog teams, and generally helping the dogs and I get ready for race season.

Be aware that when I am up in Alaska – likely for 2 to 3 months this winter – you will be responsible for all aspects of caring for the remaining dogs in the kennel (likely 30 – 35 dogs) on your own, as well as looking after the house, yard and yourself.

You would need to be reasonably physically fit. That includes being able to carry 25 – 30 lb buckets for fairly good distance; able to wrestle very strong, excited dogs around; able to tolerate and work in very cold temperatures; comfortable with winter driving; and able to get up early in the morning without complaint (Mark already does enough complaining about that).

Be aware that this is not as glamorous a job as most people think. There are no days off, the work is hard, the pay sucks, and the weather can be brutal. After the first week, you will be scratched, bruised, stiff and exhausted. Things will only get worse.

In exchange you will get – a small monthly stipend, all your meals, your own cabin to live in (bathroom and kitchen facilities are in the house and shared with Mark and I), some scars, to work with some really cool dogs and stories that will last you a long time. We also have great hiking trails and in the winter cross country skis, snowshoes and dog teams to enjoy them. What better way to learn to run dogs then behind a team of Iditarod finishers?

Anyone crazy enough to be interested can contact me at

northwapiti@xplornet.com

Karen Ramstead

NorthWapiti Kennels

Best in Show and Iditarod Finishing Siberians

www.northwapiti.com

www.northwapiti.blogspot.com

*** From Mark Sofman:

29.) Sr. Planner, Electric Guitars, Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Scottsdale, AZ

http://bit.ly/mj2nTZ

30.) Wood Specialist, Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Corona, CA

http://bit.ly/jLRZg7

31.) Ampeg Guitar Amp Product Speicalist, LOUD technologies, Woodinville, WA

http://bit.ly/mCHOzE

32.) Product Marketing Manager – Guitars & Amps, Line 6, Calabasas, CA

http://bit.ly/jxbABm

33.) Guitar Technician, Hoshino (USA) Inc., Bensalem, PA

http://cb.com/jFn9ZC

34.) Whitewood Assembly Technicians, Benedetto Guitars, Savannah, GA

http://bit.ly/lDy2Ms

35.) Final Assembly Technician, Benedetto Guitars, Savannah, GA

http://bit.ly/j9PIpG

*** Read “Your very Next Step,” and get ready to step into your own adventure. Visit www.yourverynextstep.com to see the May issue.

Sign up for the free YVNS newsletter by sending a blank email to yourverynextstep-subscribe@topica.com.

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

25.05.2011: NS : enroute from Kuching to port Klang, South China Sea.

The tug towing a barge departed Kuching on 24.5.2011 with eta port Klang 30.05.2011.

The tug and barge failed to arrive at the discharge port and the owners attempt to contact the tug was futile. On 02.6.2011 the barge was located by a Malaysian warship. The crew members were rescued by a fishing vessel. The tug is still missing.

31.05.2011: 1300 UTC: Posn: 13:30N – 042:35E: Red Sea.

Pirates armed with automatic weapons in a skiff fired upon and boarded a bulk carrier underway. All crew retreated into the citadel and requested for assistance. A naval boarding team boarded and searched the vessel and rescued the crew. No pirates found onboard.

02.06.2011: 0335 LT: Jakarta anchorage, Indonesia.

Eight robbers boarded a container ship at anchor. Master raised alarm and ship’s crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. Investigation revealed few padlocks were opened and damaged. All crew safe and no stores lost.

02.06.2011: 0530 LT: Posn: 01:10N – 103:51E, Singapore Straits.

Five armed robbers boarded a general cargo ship underway. They stole ship’s cash and personal belongs and escaped. No injuries to crew.

29.05.2011: 1930 UTC: Posn: 16:38N – 096:15E, Yangon river NE anchorage, Myanmar.

Three robbers armed with knives boarded a container ship at anchor. Alert crew noticed the robbers and attempted to approach them. The robbers threatened the crew with knives and escaped with ship’s stores. Later at 2142lt, two more robbers attempted to board the vessel but seeing the alert crew, they aborted the attempt.

31.05.2011: 0437 UTC: Posn: 13:35N – 042:37E: Red Sea.

Six pirates in one skiff chased a chemical tanker underway with intend to hijack her.

Vessel took all anti piracy preventative measures resulting in the pirates aborting the attempt.

29.05.2011: 1150 UTC: Posn: 14:24.9N – 042:04.5E: Red Sea.

Two skiffs chased and fired upon a bulk carrier underway. The vessel sent SSAS alert, raised alarm and crew mustered in citadel. The security team onboard enforced anti piracy measures resulting in the pirates aborting the att0ack.

28.05.2011: 0345 LT: Posn: 05:52.55S – 013:01.78E: Democratic Republic of Congo.

While at anchor, OOW spotted two robbers on forecastle and alerted duty AB and sounded the ship’s whistle resulting in the robbers escaping. Attempts to contact the local authorities were futile. Upon investigation it was discovered, the robbers had boarded the vessel by using rope and hook. Nothing stolen.

26.05.2011: 1100 UTC: Posn: 01:11N – 103:56E: west of Batu Berhenti, Indonesia.

Pirates boarded a barge under tow and stole ship’s stores and escaped.

27.05.2011: 0001 LT: Posn: 01:10S – 117:16E, Samarinda anchorage, Indonesia.

Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the hawse pipe. They broke the padlocks on the bosun store stole ship’s stores. Duty AB spotted them and informed the duty officer who sounded the ship’s whistle resulting in the robbers escaping. Port control informed but no response.

*** Piracy calls on Iridium now free of charge

– As part of its anti-piracy initiative Iridium reports that it has made all calls from ships equipped with its communications terminals to the UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) centre free of charge, effective immediately.

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*** Trivia question:

Since it's Stanley Cup time, here's an NHL trivia question.

What Boston Bruins defenseman led the NHL in plus/minus in 1967, the first season the statistic was officially tabulated?

Hint: In 1971, he finished his All-Star season with a plus/minus of +94, the fourth highest total in history.

(Those of you who know will understand that I believe that Boston defenseman Bobby Orr is the greatest hockey player who ever lived. If you were Dallas Smith, who was on the other point on defense with Bobby, then you, too, might lead the NHL in plus/minus.

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1 Comment to "JOTW 23-2011"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    June 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Number 4, the Public Affairs and Communications Officer for the Loudoun County (VA) Government is a dead link. A fresh link is: https://www.jobaps.com/ldn/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=11&R2=A311&R3=229
    As of 6/6/11 they were still accepting applications. It's a good job with range exceeding 100K.

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