JOTW 25-2011


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JOTW 25-2011

June 20, 2011

This is newsletter number 882

“You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.”

— Robert Frost

“For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.”

– Homer

“I have as much experience being a father as you have being a son.”

— Ned Lundquist to his son

*** Welcome to the JOTW network.

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This network is all about connecting communicators and sharing opportunities. And speaking of sharing, since the JOTW newsletter was started more than ten years ago, more than 30,000 job opportunities have been listed and shared with members of this network. 32,663 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.) Director of Communications, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), Pasadena, CA

2.) Corporate Communications Specialist, PerkinElmer, Waltham, MA

3.) Programs Manager, PCI-Media Impact, New York, NY

4.) Public Affairs Communications Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX

5.) Social Marketing Specialist, Microfinance Opportunities, Washington, DC

6.) Vice President of Communications, Arcus Foundation, New York, New York

7.) Managing Editor, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Arlington, Va

8.) Public Relations Manager, Gameloft, San Francisco, California

9.) Communications Assistant, Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York, New York

10.) Strategic Communications Expert, CTG, Inc., Washington, DC

11.) Senior Account Executive, Communications Strategies, Inc., Madison, New Jersey

12.) Development Coordinator, Special and Community Based Events, Children's Hospital Foundation in Silver Spring, MD.

13.) Public Relations Manager, Wolters Kluwer, NY, NY

14.) Communications and Social Media Coordinator, Resource Foundation, New York, New York

15.) Manager, International Communications, Starbucks, Seattle, WA

16.) Communications Program Manager, Partner Communication and Engagement (Internal Communications), Starbucks, Seattle, WA

17.) Communications Associate-PR, Consumer Reports, Yonkers, NY

18.) Corporate Communications Assistant, Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN

19.) Senior Business Partner, Internal communications team, Rolls-Royce, Derbyshire – Midlands, UK

20.) Graphic Designer/Digital Production Artist, Creative Communication & Design, Wausau, Wisconsin

21.) Communications & Public Affairs Specialist, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Washington, DC

22.) New Media General Manager –, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina

23.) Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, San Diego, CA

24.) Corporate Communications Manager, Nestle Purina Petcare, Oakland, CA

25.) Associate Director, Product Communications, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

26.) Strategic Communications Consultant, Senior Job, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., San Antonio, TX

27.) Marketing and Communications Specialist, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, PA

28.) Digital Project Manager, Diccicco Battista Communications, Conshohocken, PA

29.) Marketing/Public Relations Professional, JPIexpo, Harrisburg, PA

30.) Global Communications Leader, GE Water & Process Technologies, General Electric, Trevose, PA

31.) Senior Manager, Communications Generalist, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Chadds Ford, PA

32.) Communications Consultant (Full-Time), Nemours, Wilmington, DE

33.) Director of Marketing & Business Development, Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, DE

34.) Public Relations Account Executive, Barton Gilanelli & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

35.) Vice President, Sr. Marketing Manager (Brand), Firstrust, Conshohocken, PA

36.) Communications Manager, Airgas, Radnor, PA

37.) Vice President, Communications, John Templeton Foundation, West Conshohocken, PA

38.) Sr. Web Developer, Kellwood, City of Industry, California

39.) Director of Communications, African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF), Kenya

40.) Content Marketing Specialist, PointBridge, Chicago, IL

41.) Communications Officer (Regional Online Communications), The World Bank Group, Washington, DC

42.) Chief Communication for Development, UNICEF, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

43.) Account Supervisor, PR Agency, Chicago. IL

44.) Communications Coordinator, SEIU, Chicago, Illinois

45.) Head of Office/VP/Senior VP, B2B PR Agency, Chicago, IL

46.) Digital Marketing Account Manager, Leapfrog Online, Evanston, IL

47.) Director/Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Fortune 100 global technology company, Milwaukee area

48.) Research Editor, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

49.) DIRECTOR-STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

50.) Communications Specialist, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

51.) Junior Interactive Project Manager, Flying Horse Communication, Portland, OR

52.) Knowledge and Communication Associate and Assistant, IT for Change, Bangalore, India

53.) Associate editors, China Monitor, Wilmington, DE

54.) Marketing Communications Associate, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., Rockville, MD

55.) Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Washington D.C. metropolitan area

56.) Account Executive, Shine Advertising Co., Madison, Wisconsin

57.) Coffee, Candy, Fruit & Nut Associate, Dean & Deluca, Washington, DC

58.) Certified Wireless Tower Crews, Skyhawk Wireless, Chicagoland, IL

59.) Lingerie Stylist, Every Body Bras & Intimates, Fayetteville, NY

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:



• Deep direct marketing experience in financial and technology industries

• Successful at aligning business priorities with business need to increase productivity

• Experience marketing products with strategic partners

• Experience implementing direct mail that increase revenue and reduce costs


• Strategic thinker

• A Positive influence. I love the role of the “Solution Provider.”

• Creative. I don’t even see the “box.”

• Passion for innovation and turning ideas into opportunities

• Consultative & collaborative


• Provide solutions that produce ROI for customers and the company

• Secure strategic relationships

• Lead projects and initiatives to streamline business processes and improve the bottom line

Atlanta, Georgia 30350

Phone: 404-217-6101

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

*** Graphically speaking:

Hi, Ned. In response to Jeff Neale's question, “Are you aware of anything similar to JOTW specifically for graphics professionals?”, he might try: or (a recruiter for freelance and contract positions). Either site has browsable job listings for creative professionals.

Best wishes,

Nancy Horisk-Sherr

*** Boston held another victory parade for the Stanley Cup-winning Boston Bruins on Saturday, and they brought the cup out onto the field at Fenway yesterday. It’s been a pretty good decade for Boston fans. Since like 2002 there have been three parades for the Patriots, two for the Red Sox, and one most recently for the Celtics. Officials say the crowd that turned out Saturday to salute the Bs was the largest ever for a Boston parade. There were no incidents of misconduct to mar the celebration.



Please find below, notice of a program that may be of interest to your subscribers. The notice can also be accessed and disseminated using the following link. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



The Reserve Officers Association cordially invites you to the following event:

Joint Reserve Component Communications Summit

Aug. 5, 2011

Minuteman Memorial Building,

One Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC

More than any time in recent history, service members of the Reserve Component now face a multitude of complex issues arising from their unique role as citizen warriors. Amidst a highly operational posture, the more than three million men and women of the RC depend on effective communication to inspire attention, support, and action on the issues impacting their civilian and military lives. Public Affairs Officers service-wide meet the challenges of this type of strategic communication on a daily basis. On 5 August, the Reserve Officers Association will host a one day Joint Reserve Component Communications Summit aimed at bringing public affairs professionals together to exchange experiences, strategies and formulate best practices to help them better communicate issues unique to the Reserve and Guard.

When: Friday, August 5, 2011

0800 – 1700

Where: ROA's Minuteman Memorial Building

5th Floor Ballroom

1 Constitution Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20002

Directions to ROA

Attend: Please visit the RC Communications Summit Registration Page.

*Registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

For more information please contact ROA's Director of Communications-

Keith Weller


*** From Bill Seiberlich:

I thought you might find this interesting (I did).

*** From Bill Spaniel, ABC:

The Accreditation Reception is posted on YouTube at

*** When Thought Leadership goes bad:

*** I asked for your thoughts on thought leadership. Here’s Mark Sofman’s:

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

OK, so I'm a cynic.

Too much of what's described as “thought leadership” is really just so much palaver and marketing spin that too often resembles campaign politics. You know the drill: professional politician “writes” a book, media praises/pans same (according to ideological bent) and the real message is “”I'm running for higher office because I lost my last job (due to a lost election or term limits) and I'm offering this bilge as my rationale for becoming ubiquitous for the next 18-24 months of the news cycle.”

Not enough “”thought leadership” explains the evolution of self-identified “leader's” thinking or even the executive decision making and concrete actions taken to attain “”thought leadership.” We've all read (and maybe written) at some point or another “thought leadership” essays that say high falutin' things, but when you check with the people on the ground you learn there's a big difference between the high concept “plan” and the reality of its execution where the work gets done.

In summary, “thought leaders” need to be seen doing things consistent with their “vision” not just bloviating about it.

*** Thinking of thought leadership:

I’ve posted a video of your thought leadership session at

Bill Spaniel, ABC

Santa Clarita, CA

(Thanks, Bill. It now has 1 view. Me.)

*** Here’s a question from Capt. Dave Waterman in Afghanistan:

In all your discussions and interactions have you come across a PhD communication program that does not involve a residency?

*** Okay, George…I was travelling…and rushed:

“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.”

If memory still serves, it's far more than “a time zone difference” … 'Aloha time' is a major culture clash with the mainland. Even Camp H.M. Smith ran on its own version of Aloha time.

George Drumbor

*** Better late than never:

Telling us this is late because you're in Hawaii is like rubbing salt into a wound, Ned.

Jim Brooks

*** CLARENCE CLEMONS DIES FROM STROKE: Clarence Clemons – the legendary saxophonist of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band – has died after suffering a stroke.

*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** From Brenda Rivas:


Please let me know if you can add our Director of Communications listing to your website. You can also forward to interested parties as you see fit.


Brenda Rivas

Director of Operations

National Hispanic Media Coalition

1.) Director of Communications, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), Pasadena, CA

About NHMC:

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a non-partisan, non-profit, civil rights and media advocacy organization dedicated to advancing American Latino employment and programming equity throughout the entertainment industry and advocating for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the American Latino community.

Established in Los Angeles in 1986, and currently headquartered in Pasadena, California, NHMC serves as a national organization comprised of statewide chapters that have a strong presence in the following states: California, New York, Arizona, and Michigan, and a virtual office in Washington, D.C.


The Director of Communications position calls for a very experienced individual responsible for developing and implementing an effective media and communications strategy to increase the visibility of NHMC and our advocacy and programs. The Director of Communications will develop and maintain NHMC’s relationships with national and regional reporters, increase placement in national, local and new media, and work with senior NHMC staff to achieve issues-based program objectives and win targeted advocacy campaigns. The Communications Director reports directly to the Executive Vice President. This is not an entry-level position.

Sample of Duties:

The Director of Communications performs a wide range of duties as assigned by the California and Washington, DC offices including, but not limited to:

• Developing and directing NHMC’s publicity, campaign communications and media strategy, programs, and message research and development.

• Developing and maintaining a comprehensive communications plan, with attention to developing the organization’s brand.

Directing outreach to and fostering relationships with national and local news media, including bloggers, television bookers, print reporters, columnists, and editorial staff.

• Facilitating media training for staff.

• Implementing use of new technology for publicity, campaign communications and media.

• Coordinating media strategy with national and local allied organizations.

• Directing strategies and activities to improve the public image and visibility of NHMC.

• Working with staff in D.C. and chapters to develop and hone messages and manage outreach to traditional and new media outlets.

• Organizing compelling news conferences, publicity, media briefings, and teleconferences.

• Executing rapid response for breaking news stories.

• Coordinating regular updates to key allies.

• Creating and maintaining excellent systems for tracking and reporting media placement and contacts.

• Working with NHMC staff to set communications goals, train staff in communications skills, and track and report on successes.

• Drafting press releases, blog pieces and newsletters.

• Updating and maintaining NHMC’s website.

• Fielding calls from press and directing them to the right spokesperson.

Minimum Requirements:

• Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others with minimal supervision.

• Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently.

• Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines.

• Extensive knowledge of organizing advocacy communications strategies preferred.

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including attention to detail.

• Demonstrated knowledge of electronic and print media systems, advertising techniques, production of printed and audiovisual materials.

• Demonstrated ability to manage effective relationships with staff, news media, and allied organizations.

• Strong track record working with new and traditional media.

• Ability to work quickly and cooperatively under pressure.

• Energetic outlook and commitment to our progressive mission and grassroots approach to change.

• A team orientation that combines collegiality and creativity to drive and motivate others.

• Familiarity with media and telecommunications issues a plus.

• Fluent written and oral Spanish-language skills preferred.

• Must be available for travel.

Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree required. This is not an entry-level position.

• Four plus years of experience in publicity, campaign communications, media relations, public affairs, or related work, including at least two years managing strategy, planning, and program development.

• Previous experience with non-profit or other advocacy organizations preferred but not required.

• Previous experience with organizing and civil rights action campaigns preferred but not required.

• Previous experience with website maintenance and administration.

• Previous experience with translating and writing press releases, newsletters, eblasts, and blog posts from English to Spanish.

Salary & Benefits: Salary for this position is commensurate with the successful candidate’s relevant professional experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health care coverage, retirement plan, paid vacation and personal days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

To Apply:

Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, salary history, and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to: Brenda Rivas Director of Operations NHMC 55 South Grand Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 E-mail: Fax: 626-792-6051 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: It is the policy of NHMC to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. All employment practices such as recruitment, selection, promotions, and other terms and conditions of employment are administered in a manner designed to ensure that employees and applicants for employment or services are not subjected to discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, disability, marital status, religious or political preferences or union affiliation. This policy is in accordance with State and Federal laws and reaffirms NHMC’s continuing commitment to both the spirit and intent of Equal Employment Opportunity laws and policies.

2.) Corporate Communications Specialist, PerkinElmer, Waltham, MA

3.) Programs Manager, PCI-Media Impact, New York, NY

Deadline: June 30 2011

*** From Kathy Thacker:


Just sharing a Communications Specialist position that's been posted since mid-March (below). Position hasn't been filled yet, though. We may have one other position to fill this summer in community education/events planning, another Public Affairs post that requires a fair amount of experience and writing ability.

– Kathy Thacker, Editor

Public Affairs Dept.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

4.) Public Affairs Communications Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Public Affairs Specialist reports to the Director of Public Programs, Web Services and Administration within the Public Affairs Department. This position will have a primary focus on providing strategic communications counsel and tactical implementation for the Bank’s internal communications programs by managing and implementing strategies, assuring that clear, consistent and accurate messages are provided to internal audiences and interacting frequently with business areas in the Dallas office and in the branches. The goal of this position is to raise awareness of the Bank’s strategic initiatives and increase employee engagement.

This individual is part of the Bank’s corporate communications team and while the focus of their duties is on internal communications, they will also be expected to work on communications to external audiences when required.


Writing, Content and Reporting

•Write, edit and prepare internal (and external when required) communications materials, including the Bank’s weekly e-newsletter, intranet content, feature stories for the quarterly employee magazine, and as assigned, official messages to employees from the Bank’s senior management.

•Provide strategic internal communications counsel to business areas.

•Collaborate with peers and colleagues in the Dallas office and in the branches to coordinate the communications for employee-centric events and activities such as March of Dimes, United Way and the Bank’s tutoring program to ensure consistent communication through various media, including electronic and print.

•Work closely with the Director to develop quarterly reports on the Public Affairs department’s goals and the Bank’s High-Priority Objectives.

•Evaluate and measure the effectiveness of communications programs and uses results to strengthen the planning and execution of future programs.

Web Services and Multimedia

•Serve as a member of the Web Services Team by providing content for the intranet, videos and participate in the public website redesign strategy.

•Work within a team to manage and facilitate the logistics of the Bank’s webcasting effort and social media strategies.

Public Affairs Support

•Manage the Bank’s signage program by coordinating content with the Graphics area and distribution.

•Provide guided tours to the public.

•Serve as a Conference Associate by providing counsel to Bank departments on planning programs, conferences, workshops and other meetings in the Bank and around the Eleventh District.

•Represent the Bank in community initiatives and participate in Federal Reserve System initiatives as assigned.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

•Excellent writing and editing skills with demonstrated ability to verbally communicate complex or technical information to the public.

•Must be able to exercise sound judgment independently.

•Must have the ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently.

•Ability to understand and conceptualize specific ideas and theories.

•Effective team player and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.

•Proven problem-solving skill

•Good PC skills and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Additional Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Understanding and knowledge of web content management systems, HTML and video editing software a plus

•Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)

•Knowledge of social media tools and best practices

•Meeting planning experience


•A Bachelors degree is required, preferably in communications, journalism, public relations or related area.

•3 to 5 years of relevant experience.

•Education and/or experience may be substituted

5.) Social Marketing Specialist, Microfinance Opportunities, Washington, DC

Deadline: June 30 2011

6.) Vice President of Communications, Arcus Foundation, New York, New York

*** From Debra Gersh Hernandez:

Hi, Ned:

Here's an opportunity for anyone interested in a managing editor's spot at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va. Thanks for sharing the news. (Note to applicants: I am not the job contact, just the messenger. Please follow the directions in the job description.)

Best regards,


Debra Gersh Hernandez

Communications Director

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

7.) Managing Editor, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Arlington, Va

The Reporters Committee is a 41-year-old non-profit association that does legal defense and advocacy work for journalists working in the United States. Its staff provides cost-free legal defense and research services to journalists and their attorneys throughout the United States, and also operates the FOI Service Center to assist the news media with federal and state open records and open meetings issues. The Reporters Committee is looking for an experienced journalist to work in the organization’s Arlington, Virginia, headquarters on a full-time, permanent basis. The managing editor will report to the Editor.


Three to five years of professional experience demonstrating progressively larger responsibilities as a multi-platform reporter, copy editor and content manager.


The managing editor will be responsible for:

• Ensuring that our publications are appealing to and understandable by our core readers — journalists who do not have special legal knowledge.

• Assigning and managing editorial work flow from interns and legal fellows.

• Serving as the primary editor of our single-topic guides and our daily news product.

• Updating the web site multiple times each day.

• Identifying media law topics that should be addressed in analytical pieces or in enterprise reporting projects, drawing from his or her experience concerning what newsrooms need to know about developments in free press law.

• Writing, editing and designing for the Committee's flagship publications, the quarterly magazine, The News Media & The Law; the weekly newsletter, News Media Update; and our daily weblog.


The managing editor must have:

• Command of AP style.

• Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including considerable experience writing and editing news stories.

• A strong track record working with new and traditional media.

• Goal orientation and attention to detail, as well as willingness to hold self and others accountable.

• Knowledge of photo-editing and document-design computer programs.

• Ability to work quickly and cooperatively under pressure.

• Substantial expertise in social-media trends, experience handling sensitive and confidential issues, and experience in website design.

• A team orientation that combines collegiality and creativity to motivate others.

• Energetic outlook and commitment to a free press.


A bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field – i.e. journalism, communications, English – is required. As part of his/her training for the job, the managing editor will audit a course on First Amendment/media law at one of the Washington-area law schools.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Full health benefits (including dental), as well as long-term disability and life insurance will be provided. Participation in 401(k) pension plan is available.


The deadline for applications is July 15, 2011. Send a compelling cover letter, resume, three samples of news stories written by you and three pages of web pages designed by you, along with a list of three references (with addresses and telephone numbers) to:

Lucy A. Dalglish

Executive Director

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Finalists will be tested on their editing skills. The managing editor will start on September 6, 2011. For more information about the Reporters Committee, go to

8.) Public Relations Manager, Gameloft, San Francisco, California

9.) Communications Assistant, Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York, New York

10.) Strategic Communications Expert, CTG, Inc., Washington, DC

11.) Senior Account Executive, Communications Strategies, Inc., Madison, New Jersey

*** From: Diana Kurnit:


Can you please post the following open position on your weekly newsletter?

Diana Kurnit

Associate Director, Special Events / Children’s Hospital Foundation /

Silver Spring, MD

12.) Development Coordinator, Special and Community Based Events, Children's Hospital Foundation in Silver Spring, MD.

13.) Public Relations Manager, Wolters Kluwer, NY, NY

14.) Communications and Social Media Coordinator, Resource Foundation, New York, New York

15.) Manager, International Communications, Starbucks, Seattle, WA

This job contributes to Starbucks success by developing and executing comprehensive communications strategies, tactical plans and tools that support the International business by enhancing, maintaining and protecting the culture, reputation, and positioning of Starbucks as the coffee expert worldwide. This job will develop cross-functional plans across international markets that include considerations for external and internal audiences, including media, partners (employee), CSR, civic and public policy stakeholders. This position will have a particular focus on external communications and Asia and Latin America markets.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Leadership – Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:

Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.

Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.

Planning and Execution – Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:

Plans and manages business unit/department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.

Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.

Business Requirements – Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:

Develops and implements processes for planning, updating, publishing, editing and archiving communications.

Maintains guidelines for the use of e-mail, voicemail and other communications tools to ensure efficient use of these resources.

Manages multiple projects that may cross business units in order to support more effective communications throughout the organization.

Manages the preparation of communications relating to operations, product changes and other initiatives to ensure that field partners and customers receive appropriate communications.

Monitors the quality and effectiveness of services received by the mailroom and other support teams.

Works with internal groups to ensure that content of communications are consistent.

Partner Development & Team Building – Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:

Challenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.

Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.

Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.

Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.

Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partner, business and customer results.


Summary of Experience

•Media relations (5 years)

•Corporate social responsibility experience (2 years)

•Project management (3 years)

•Writing experience (5 years)

•Management or supervision (2 years)

•International communications experience – living and working abroad preferred (2 years)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

•Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

•Ability to lead others

•Ability to train others

•Organizational skills

•Ability to develop and manage integrated strategic internal communications plans

•Ability to evaluate proposed initiatives based on knowledge of current marketing and operations needs

•Ability to work with all levels of management

•Chinese language skills – Proficiency in Mandarin or Cantonese preferred

•Systems development, integration role with international markets

•Matrix organization experience

•Ability to create consistency and influence across international markets

16.) Communications Program Manager, Partner Communication and Engagement (Internal Communications), Starbucks, Seattle, WA

This job contributes to Starbucks success through engaging and inspiring our partners by connecting them with the information they want and need. Clearly understands full context of Starbucks strategy and provides communications counsel to all levels of the organization to ensure we protect the brand and speak in one voice. Protects and enhances the Company's internal communication by leading the development and distribution of internal communications globally through multiple channels including digital, video and events. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

•Acts as an equal and assertive strategic partner to internal clients groups in the business and actively builds bonds with stakeholders beyond an information-share-only mode.

•Remains informed about political, social, and economic trends in key markets and represents and advocates the global point of view as key to future growth.

•Supports internal communication strategies and plans, including: planning, writing, editing, translation, facilitating, distributing and tracking of communication materials.

•Supports the preparation of communications relating to operations, product changes and other initiatives to ensure that partners, external communications and other stakeholders receive appropriate communications.

•Maintains an understanding of evolving communication channels and emerging forms of conversation and identifies internal and external resources and requirements for successful execution of communication campaigns.

•Actively scans for reputation risks and opportunities – and owns recommendations and elevation of them.

•Maintains an understanding of the news cycle, policy, environment, community and partner pulse and works with external communication groups to ensure that content of communications is consistent.

•Possesses the ability to be a subject mater expert across multiple projects that may cross business units in order to support more effective communications throughout the organization.

•Creates and supports implementation processes for planning, updating, formatting, publishing, editing and archiving communications.

•Ensures adherence to legal and operational compliance requirements.

•Pursues efficiencies in everything we do. Asks “What's the right thing to do?” vs. “How do we usually do this?”

•Effectively coaches Starbucks leaders on issues and presentation skills

•Supports a true team environment within Public Affairs and across functions

•Ability to drive priorities forward with limited guidance from supervisor.


Summary of Experience

•Internal or Corporate communications, preferably at a global, multi-unit retailer or an agency (5 years)

•Leadership in media or communications plan development and implementation within cross-functional environment

•Writing, editing and desktop publishing experience (3-5 years)

•Project management

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

•Demonstrated ability to apply general business knowledge and experience in a complex, fast-paced global environment

•Strong presentation, oral and written communications skills

•Strong editing and desktop publishing skills

•Effective budget management skills

•Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, agencies and partners across the organization

•Ability to develop and lead execution of effective communication programs and plans both internal and external within a department or business unit

•Experience in internal corporate communications, preferably at a multi-unit retailer or an agency

•Ability to be culturally sensitive and work with diverse groups of people

•Ability to interact effectively with regional or business unit leaders and communicate with all levels of the organization

17.) Communications Associate-PR, Consumer Reports, Yonkers, NY

18.) Corporate Communications Assistant, Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN

*** From Nicholas Stephenson at Melcrum:

19.) Senior Business Partner, Internal communications team, Rolls-Royce, Derbyshire – Midlands, UK

Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.

Everybody knows the name Rolls-Royce – a brand steeped in heritage and innovation. We apply excellence to everything we do, and the approach our Internal Communications function takes is no different.

Part of the Corporate Affairs function, internal communications has one common goal – to help management deliver the business plan and business improvements. In order to meet this goal the team is strengthening in number and capability and is fast becoming a centre of excellence within the organisation.

We are currently looking for a Senior Business Partner to join the internal communications team to act as a team leader for the function as well as leading internal communications for IT, linking in specifically with the drive to strengthen employee engagement across Rolls-Royce. This role has both strategic and operational content as you will ensure the Internal Communications strategy for this business area matches the strategic intent whilst ensuring that operationally as a function, this team is operating as its most effective level.

As the Internal Communications function continues to gather pace, build strategic impact and moves ever closer toward being a true centre of excellence, so Rolls-Royce can offer the successful candidate career development, continuous improvement and the opportunity to either grow within your specialism or diversify your skill set.

To join us please submit your CV and brief covering letter to quoting reference number 16051 as the email subject.

20.) Graphic Designer/Digital Production Artist, Creative Communication & Design, Wausau, Wisconsin

*** From Doug Church:

Hi Ned,

Thanks for your assistance in promoting this opening in JOTW.

-Doug Church

Director of Communications

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), AFL-CIO

21.) Communications & Public Affairs Specialist, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Washington, DC

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is looking for a strong writer and recent college graduate to assist our media relations and internal communications efforts in the entry-level position of Communications & Public Affairs Specialist.

This position is writing intensive and allows the incumbent’s work to reach a high level of visibility in the public in promoting NATCA's image and key messages, much of the time through the voices of local NATCA facility representatives, and also provides support for the Communications Department. The incumbent also performs a variety of functions to ensure effective communication of organizational issues and concerns, both internally and externally.


— Production of high volume of written communications and interfacing with the public and NATCA membership on all levels.

— Media relations, focusing on national and local media outlets as well as blogs and social media, and helping local NATCA facility representatives and other spokespersons to advance the organization’s key messages in both proactive and reactive roles.

— Contribute to the development of NATCA’s external messages and related strategies for implementation and evaluation of those messages.

— Assist top NATCA officials with preparing materials for internal union and public speaking engagements.

— Contribute written content for NATCA’s internal publications and online communication vehicles, including both print and electronic newsletters, and for the organization’s Web sites, including

Please send a cover letter and resume to NATCA Director of Communications Doug Church,

22.) New Media General Manager –, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina

23.) Senior Marketing Communications Specialist, BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, San Diego, CA

24.) Corporate Communications Manager, Nestle Purina Petcare, Oakland, CA

25.) Associate Director, Product Communications, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

26.) Strategic Communications Consultant, Senior Job, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., San Antonio, TX,-Senior-Job-TX-78201/1311670/

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

27.) Marketing and Communications Specialist, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown, PA

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network needs a full-time marketing and communications specialist who has strong written and verbal communication skills and experience with internal communications. This position also serves as the organization's web site and intranet content manager; e-newsletter editor, designer and list manager; and social media strategist. Must be familiar with Google Analytics, basic graphic design, Constant Contact, social media tools and Survey Monkey. Minimum of 5-8 years experience in marketing and/or communications, with a background in health-care preferred. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.

Contact: To apply, go to and click on “Careers” on the upper left part of the home page.

28.) Digital Project Manager, Diccicco Battista Communications, Conshohocken, PA

Diccicco Battista Communications, a 43 year-old branding agency in Conshohocken, PA is growing again. Our latest need is for a savvy, tenacious Digital Project Manager to not only guide, but help inspire our digital development projects. From email blasts to social media websites to SEO/SEM projects, we do it all. We're looking for someone to ensure we do it on time and on budget. The Digital Projects Manager will be responsible for working as a liaison between our account service and creative teams to deliver digital design and development projects for a group of clients that ranges from a regional chain of liquor stores, to an international pharmaceutical company.

Of course, any role with Projects Manager in the title requires the ability to plan and see through projects according to critical path and budgets. It also includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of all team members in order to deliver projects according to scope. But were looking for someone who lives and breathes digital. Someone who truly understands the technology and how to best exploit it for our clients. This is also an opportunity for you to put your own stamp on the process, leveraging your own experiences to implement the right system.


– Create scope and pricing estimates

– Develop a critical path and revise as needed

– Manage multiple projects concurrently from conception to delivery

– Identify and secure resources needed and work with our Creative Project Manager to assign individual responsibilities

– Clearly and effectively communicate project expectations to team members

– Regularly meet with project team members

– Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project

– Prepare deliverables for internal reviews and quality assurance checks and review before passing to client

– Interface with account service and client (when necessary) throughout all phases of projects

– Set and manage client expectations

– Communicate effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions

– Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships

– Keep project team well informed of progress and changes within the scope of projects

– Effectively communicate relevant project information to management

– Assist in new business proposals and presentations

Skills/Knowledge/Experience necessary:

– Working knowledge of all digital development work and technologies

– Excellent technical understanding of web based technologies

– Solid understanding of project management methodology including issue recognition/resolution and risk management

– Develop detailed work plans and specifications

– Unbridled willingness to grow and share

– Ability to work on multiple projects at one time

– Excellent organizational, written and communications skills

– Strategic planning and execution

– Strong, recent experience managing digital projects from beginning to end

– Advertising and marketing experience

– At least 2 years of digital project management experience

– Traditional Project Managers need not apply.

Contact: Please send resume and anything else that will make us want to hire you to

29.) Marketing/Public Relations Professional, JPIexpo, Harrisburg, PA

Experienced professional needed to manage multimedia marketing plans and audience development for large consumer events produced by Journal Publications Inc. Responsibilities include press releases, social media, web content development, media placement, sponsor relationships, customer service and event logistics.

Fast-paced office where multi-tasking is a must. Some evening and weekend work required. Candidates should have 2-3 years experience in public relations, marketing and event/meeting planning. Degree preferred. Word and Excel, problem-solving abilities, and superior organizational skills also required.

Contact: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Cathy Ashby, Director, JPIexpo, 1500 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 or email to:

30.) Global Communications Leader, GE Water & Process Technologies, General Electric, Trevose, PA

31.) Senior Manager, Communications Generalist, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Chadds Ford, PA

Endo Pharmaceuticals is a U.S.-based, specialty healthcare solutions company, focused on high-value branded products and specialty generics. Endo is redefining its position in the healthcare marketplace by anticipating and embracing the evolution of health decisions based on the need for high-quality and cost-effective care. We aim to be the premier partner to healthcare professionals and payment providers, delivering an innovative suite of complementary diagnostics, drugs, devices and clinical data to meet the needs of patients in areas such as pain, urology, oncology and endocrinology. For more information about Endo Pharmaceuticals, and its wholly owned subsidiaries HealthTronics Inc. and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, please visit

Summary of Purpose:

The senior manager, internal communications is responsible for developing and managing proactive communications programs that help to achieve Company and business-specific objectives for the GBU & Devices/Services business units .

Key Responsibilities:

• Serve as Corporate Affairs liaison to remote locations helping build message alignment with Corporate reputation plan/activities

• Work with GBU & Device/Services business segment leadership teams and cross-functional leadership teams to develop and support comprehensive, integrated communication plans and campaigns, to drive understanding of initiatives that support the execution of the business strategy

• Serves as a resource and consultant to enable the leadership team to utilize their communication tools and provide constructive feedback on their communication methods, style, and messaging.

• Assist in developing message platforms, Q&A, and internal communications that support execution of business strategy and enhance employee engagement.

• Manage third-party vendors, including public relations (PR) agencies, designers, printers and free-lancers, and associated budgets to ensure strategic and cost-effective use of services

• Conducts ongoing communication audits to evaluate effectiveness, receptivity, and recall of current communications and looks for innovative solutions to improve.

• Plans and manages key internal events like town halls, campus events, employee focus groups, etc. to ensure greater dialogue between employees and company.

• Effectively manage issues/crisis communications plans and assist with media activity.

• 30-40% travel required

Scope of Authority:

• This role supports internal and external communications at Endo

• Has the authority to act as company spokesperson for specific company initiatives in the absence of the Sr. Director, Corporate Communications; has the authority to represent the Sr. Director, Internal Communications in business meetings



• Ability to handle several projects at once, while paying close attention to details, Must be able to work with minimal supervision and have the capability to provide counsel to business leaders

• Ability to develop strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of the organization

• Media relations skills and experience with a proven track record of success; excellent writing/editing and interpersonal skills and strong presentation and negotiation skills

• Expertise in planning and implementing strategic communications – internal and external as well as change management communication


• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or public relations with 7-10 years’ experience in internal communications/public affairs/public relations in a pharmaceutical or medical company, or comparable PR agency experience


• Knowledge of traditional communications vehicles as well as new technologies

• Knowledge of the healthcare industry and pharmaceutical and/or healthcare services/device businesses

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. recognizes the advantages of a diverse workforce achieved through a commitment to equal employment opportunities.

To apply, go to:

32.) Communications Consultant (Full-Time), Nemours, Wilmington, DE

Nemours is seeking a Full-Time Communications Consultant with 3-5 years experience.

Nemours is dedicated to achieving higher standards in children’s health. We begin by caring for every child as if they were our own. For more than 70 years, this has been the Nemours Way.

Nemours began with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children. Our team of 4,200 dedicated Associates, including more than 420 pediatric physicians, has cared for millions of kids. But it’s the special way we care that’s made Nemours a trusted choice for families across the country.

Were more than a children’s hospital. As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is unique in the way we deliver care. We’ve made a promise to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Its a promise that extends beyond our nationally recognized clinical care programs to our integrated spectrum of research, advocacy, education and prevention services for all families in the communities we serve.

The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children – Wilmington, DE

Our 200-bed hospital offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 disciplines. Our internationally recognized magnet programs include blood and bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and solid organ transplantation. The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children serves thousands of children in the Delaware Valley, across the country and around the world.

To meet the needs of even more children, the duPont Hospital for Children will be expanding our pediatric intensive care unit with state-of-the-art technology. In 2011, we will also be breaking ground on a new inpatient pavilion that will include all private patient rooms, an expanded Emergency Department and patient family amenities.

BENEFITS: In addition to feeling good about what you do and where you work, Nemours Associates enjoy our comprehensive Total Rewards package. Here are just a few examples of the Total Rewards available to our full-time employees:

– Unique to Nemours: premium-free medical and prescription drug coverage to eligible dependents of full-time Associates

– Excellent retirement plan options

– Generous continuing education (CME) program

– A broad range of specialty programs

– Competitive salaries

– Excellent health and dental benefit plans

– Tuition reimbursement

Nemours is seeking a Communications Consultant to join our team in Delaware responsible for consulting on development and implementation of strategic corporate communications programs and business writing.

Additional Responsibilities:

– Work as part of a proactive marketing and communications team to strengthen employee understanding of and support for the organization's vision, mission and values.

– Advise and counsel Nemours leaders on communications issues and opportunities.

– Support the development of effective two-way communication throughout the enterprise, including the management and coordination of Delaware Valley Town Hall meetings.

– Business writing, editing and proofreading.

– Consult with Nemours leadership on the development and implementation of communications strategies, plans and programs.

– Support the creation and management of Nemours human resources communications strategy.

Job Requirements

– Bachelors degree in Communications (or related) field and three (3) to five (5) years of experience.

– Ability to work collaboratively with others, bringing a proven record of accomplishment as a professional communicator to the Nemours Marketing and Communication team.

– Superior writing, project management and planning skills.

– Superior listening and consultative skills and eagerness to learn and contribute to positive organizational change.

– Prior business communications experience in an agency or corporate setting.

– Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

– Up to 20% travel requirement.

Nemours is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Apply online at

33.) Director of Marketing & Business Development, Richards, Layton & Finger, Wilmington, DE

Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm, is seeking a Director of Marketing & Business Development.

Primary responsibilities include increasing the productivity and efficiency of attorney time spent on marketing and business development by analyzing sources and potential sources of business; building a more meaningful brand; involving lawyers in the business development process; attaining more collaboration among practice groups; and measuring the success of the business development program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

– Lead the firms marketing efforts through strategic planning and implementation, at the direction of the Business Development and Marketing Committee; oversee and manage the firms marketing team.

– Develop and implement individual and practice group marketing plans.

– Work daily with directors of the Firm, maintaining a high level of visibility and availability.

– Identify new sources of potential business.

– Plan and administer the marketing budget, tracking spending and ROI.

– Provide business development coaching and training to attorneys, in coordination with the manager of associate professional development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

– The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of strategic vision and business development success in a law firm setting.

– The position requires a college degree and at least five years of experience in professional services marketing. JD or MBA a plus.

– The ideal candidate will have proven ability to work with a marketing team, strong leadership skills and be technologically proficient.

Contact: To apply for the position, please submit via mail or e-mail your cover letter, writing sample and resume with salary history & requirements. E-mail:, or Mail: Richards, Layton & Finger, c/o Director of HR, PO Box 551, Wilmington, DE 19899

34.) Public Relations Account Executive, Barton Gilanelli & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

Barton Gilanelli & Associates seeks PR account executive with 1-2 years' consumer experience to handle new account. Must have solid writing, pitching and client skills, and be familiar with on-line media databases.

Approximate Salary: 2000.00 Per Month

Contact: Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

35.) Vice President, Sr. Marketing Manager (Brand), Firstrust, Conshohocken, PA

Firstrust is seeking a Vice President, Sr Marketing Manager(Brand) (Job ID: 2011-1122).

Objective: Lead the development and execution of Firstrusts marketing efforts that include: strategic planning, advertising, promotion, internal/external communications, web, direct, merchandising, market research, competitive expertise and people development.


– Partner with key business units to develop strategic goals and objectives that to drive measurable results.

– Create and develop strategies and executions that enhance brand equity resulting in attainment of business results.

– Work closely with advertising and public relations agencies to ensure appropriate creative direction, media planning is achieved and monitor delivery of appropriate results.

– Identify innovative opportunities that result in positive business results. Utilize marketplace dynamics to accurately predict demand.

– Manage all aspects of internal communications and events including monthly newsletter Connections, Managers Meetings, FirstNews announcements and corresponding initiatives.

– Drive the strategic and tactical implementation of Firstrust philanthropic initiatives, including community events and sponsorships.

– Develop and share in-depth knowledge of consumer and competitive perceptions, behaviors and insights that drive business results. Ensure organizational focus on delivering what is right for the customer.

– Effectively manage the appropriate areas of the marketing budget to ensure efficient and effective use of company resources that drive business results.

– Proactively lead team through the development of scope, roles, responsibilities and processes to deliver on-time, on-budget results.

– Champion a team culture that values diversity, attracts and develops leaders, drives personal accountability for business results and builds organizational knowledge and effectiveness

– Champions development of junior members of the Marketing team to enhance current and future organizational performance. Promote teamwork within the organization in order to foster long term growth.

– Assume additional duties as directed by the SVP Marketing and/or executive management.

Essential Functions: While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to drive a motor vehicle. The employee must move and position object/materials to set up corporate events etc. The employee must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. of materials to be moved to branches and events. The employee needs to communicate and exchange information with all levels of management, clients and outside vendors. The employee must apply and estimate analytical data for trends and reporting purposes.

Contact: Please apply online at

36.) Communications Manager, Airgas, Radnor, PA

37.) Vice President, Communications, John Templeton Foundation, West Conshohocken, PA

Founded by global investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the John Templeton Foundation is an intellectually diverse community committed to supporting scientific research and related cutting-edge discoveries on lifes big questions. This is a highly rewarding environment for individuals who possess a strong passion for our work and share in our mission.

Our commitment to fostering a dynamic and innovative employment experience extends beyond our workplace. Our benefits program is designed to provide the utmost care and well-being for our staff members and their families.

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, you will oversee all aspects of the departments activities, including management of an in-house team, handling day-to-day media relations, Web communications, special events, publications, internal communications and other related functions.

Central to the role is a deep interest in the John Templeton Foundation and its programs. In this role, you will promote and effectively communicate new programs and ongoing results of programs and projects of the John Templeton Foundation for maximum impact within key global constituencies. This includes the development of new methods of communication that are not merely unidirectional in scope, but which generate an expanding ongoing discussion among core constituencies, from within the Foundation itself to a quite wide variety of external constituencies and interested parties.

You will also have the responsibility for managing and motivating world-class external resources, including PR agencies, designers, writers, filmmakers, event managers and other external consultants. Regarding specific Foundation purposes, the John Templeton Foundation provides support for research and the dissemination of research in a variety of areas. Typically, projects involving research and dissemination do so in the context of different, specific big questions that lie within and at the intersection of multiple disciplines. More specifically, the Foundation supports work that seeks to uncover the fundamental nature of reality, including work in physics, biology, philosophy, theology, mathematics, and the social and human sciences. Key themes for further research in the social and human sciences include love, honesty, intellect, reliability, thrift, awe, generosity, gratitude, forgiveness, joy, wisdom, personal meaning and purpose. In addition, the Foundation supports research and programs in areas such as Freedom and Free Enterprise, Genetics, and the discovery and nurturing of Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Creativity.

The optimal candidate for this role holds a masters degree in journalism or communications, or related field of study, with at least a 10-year solid track record in PR/communications leadership. A strategic thinker plugged into best practices in communications, brand and reputation management, issue advocacy and advertising, along with an entrepreneurial commitment to expand these practices to the philanthropic world, is highly desirable.

Contact: To learn more about these opportunities and to apply for a specific position, please visit

38.) Sr. Web Developer, Kellwood, City of Industry, California

*** From Siobhaun Williams:

Hi Ned – great to see you briefly at the conference! Someone told me you informally circulate jobs of the day to fellow IABCers around the world -if that is the case would you mind circulating this for me? It was sent to me by a friend and colleague who is currently recruiting for this position. Hope you are back on the coast and enjoyed San Diego (I sure did..)

Cheers, Siobhaun

39.) Director of Communications, African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF), Kenya

AMREF is the largest health development organization based in Africa. Our headquarters are in Kenya, and we have programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. AMREF also has 12 offices in Europe and North America that share in the work to increase AMREF’s profile, to communicate what we do and why, and to raise funding for AMREF in Africa. AMREF employs over 800 staff in Africa and has an annual operating budget of approximately $ 70 million. For more information please visit our website

The Position

AMREF’s opinions on health issues affecting Africa are already being sought by national and international partners. The Foundation intends to build on this by further strengthening its profile and visibility as the leading African voice for better health in Africa. The Foundation also intends to support its international fund raising through aggressive and pro-active communications campaigns. This position is a key senior leadership and management position reporting to the Director General at AMREF Headquarters in Kenya.

The Director will:

o provide leadership to one integrated AMREF-wide communications team;

o ensure the formulation and delivery of a proactive external communications strategy for all of AMREF based on targeted priority audiences and on consistent and positive messages;

o ensure AMREF responds promptly and strategically to health issues raised locally and internationally using media opportunities for print, news media, film and TV;

o will work closely with the Directorate of International Fund Raising to ensure that AMREF is marketed effectively , in support of the Foundation’s fund raising strategy and plan;

o Provide advice to the DG of AMREF in all communications issues.

Management responsibility

For the direction, activities, staff and budgets of the communications directorate and for the communications strategy and annual work plan for AMREF Offices in Africa, Europe and North America. To lead and nurture an effective communications team for AMREF HQ, and to provide direction and close support for the communications teams in AMREF. To work closely with the Director of International Fund Raising and with the Fund Raising and Communications Committee of the AMREF Board.

Qualifications and key experience

The person will have:

a) a track record of success at senior level in communications in an international health related environment;

b) proven experience of building an organization’s profile and brand globally;

c) proven experience of building and delivering a communications strategy and plan across multiple stakeholders;

d) proven experience in developing a communications team in a multi-cultural, global organization with demonstrated leadership;

e) knowledge and/or understanding of Africa’s development needs;

f) a Master’s degree in communications or a related discipline;

g) working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

In addition the person will:

1. have significant professional experience of and cultural sensitivity to the needs of Africa and health development, and experience of the non-profit sector;

2. have an existing network of media contacts appropriate to this position and a proven track record of building effective partnerships with national and international media;

3. significant experience of new media and web-based projects and understand how to manage the risks and maximize benefits of such web-based initiatives;

4. strong skills and good judgment for tracking and monitoring media, key message development, strategic positioning, and issue management;

5. be an excellent thinker and communicator and be able to work with others to write high quality development pieces reflecting and promoting AMREF’s strategy and best practice;

6. have experience of developing and delivering a communications strategy across multiple stakeholders

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development nongovernmental organization based in Africa. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. With headquarters in Kenya, AMREF has programmes in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa. Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information visit our website

40.) Content Marketing Specialist, PointBridge, Chicago, IL

41.) Communications Officer (Regional Online Communications), The World Bank Group, Washington, DC

The Regional Online Communications Officer, a member of the VPU’s Regional Communications unit (ECAEX), manages day-to-day operation of the region’s select sites and the creation of additional unit-related content, including:

• Ensuring that each site is aligned with regional, network, topic, and country priorities, as well as the Bank’s web policies.

• Preparing and maintaining a web editorial calendar in coordination with regional, country and corporate communications staff.

• Overseeing the activities of the staff and contractors delivering the web program.

• Applying editorial process and approval workflows in the Bank’s web content management system.

• Working with the regional units in writing content or commissioning specific content to be written by online writers or staff elsewhere in the region and selecting content for translation.

• Overseeing and providing direction to writer(s), online producer(s), and others engaged in web publishing in the region.

• Reviewing and editing content prior to web publication.

• Reviewing and monitoring sites for quality and timeliness.

• Establishing and managing key performance indicators and reviewing web metrics reports; sharing results with the regional staff.

• Overseeing user research and determining audience needs; acting on audience feedback.

• Developing online campaigns (content, marketing) to target key audiences, and measuring success in achieving them.

• Managing and contributing to social media activities developed within the regional strategy.

The Regional Online Communications Officer supports the ECA Communications Advisor in raising the visibility and improving the structure of online communications in the region, particularly by:

• Translating strategic objectives for the region into online communication action plans.

• Implementing the online communication action plan, using social media, multimedia, and other tools where relevant.

• Implementing the region’s multilingual online strategy.

• Identifying opportunities for the region to use existing and emerging online tools; providing support and one-to-one training for current and emerging online communication channels.

• Participating in related web governance groups to represent the regional views, sharing knowledge, and ensuring good practices.

• Advocating and articulating areas of change needed on the Banks’ website for the region.

Selection Criteria

• Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, Information Management, or other related disciplines, with a minimum of 5 years (with Master’s) or 10 years (with Bachelor’s) of relevant experience.

• A minimum of five years’ experience in managing web sites, including writing and/or editing for the web.

• Proven writing and editing skills, with a strong command of English and an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style.

• Full knowledge and applied work experience of social media principles and Web 2.0 technologies.

• In-depth knowledge and understanding of project management concepts as they relate to the implementation of complex, multifunctional projects.

• Ability to initiate and manage a continuing editorial process and to conceptualize and execute the online packaging of content.

• Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and teamwork skills; demonstrated client orientation; sensitized in working in a diverse and multicultural environment.

• Ability to leverage online communication tools and methodologies (such as online monitoring, web analytics, or other online measurement tools) and to lead research efforts that identify and map project stakeholders or intended audiences, and to develop and analyze online communications performance indicators.

• Knowledge and applied work experience in social media principles and Web 2.0 technologies sufficient to execute, lead or advise others in assuring that upcoming online communication and audience engagement tools and channels are fully leveraged.

• Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure and capably handle/juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines. Experience working with cross-functional teams.

• In-depth knowledge of international trends and political/economic issues related to development.

• Experience producing for the web and a basic working knowledge of software packages for page formatting, image management, videos, and content preparation (HTML, Photoshop, and similar software preferred).

• Experience in search engine optimization and online marketing.

English [Essential]; French [Desired]; Russian [Desired]

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

42.) Chief Communication for Development, UNICEF, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Deadline: June 28 2011

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

43.) Account Supervisor, PR Agency, Chicago. IL

Ref # 0644

4-6 yrs. exp. Background in Corp. Comm. Written/verbal comm. skills.

PR agency in Chicago is expanding its corporate practice and will add Account Supervisor to be right hand to Managing Director and Sr VP. Position created because of growth and new business wins. 32 person office. Entrepreneurial spirit makes this agency an especially fun place to work at. Huge growth potential. Candidate will help to shape his/her job. Agency creates award-winning work for diverse clients from start-up companies to global brands. Open and collaborative culture.


Bachelor’s degree and 4-6, or up to 7-8 (at the top end) years of PR experience; agency experience preferred. Will consider candidates with combination of agency and non- agency backgrounds. Must have a strong background in corporate communications and solid corporate media relations contacts (traditional media and social). Expertise in reputation and issues management, internal and external communications and crisis communications.

Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong organizational and multitasking skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, facility to drive results and to consistently meeting deadlines.


Work on Chicago office and national accounts, including technology, consumer, B2B, health care and retail.

Collaborate with Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, to implement reputation management programs. Strong emphasis on media relations and writing. Hands on approach.

Active role in new business development, including RFPs and new business pitches.

Lead projects and direct staff when appropriate. Position will evolve as agency grows its client base. Unique opportunity for candidate to develop own job description according to individual talents and strengths.

Account Supervisor-Corporate Practice | Lynn Hazan & Associates


44.) Communications Coordinator, SEIU, Chicago, Illinois

Organization Profile

The Service Employees International Union ( is the fastest-growing union in North America, focused on uniting workers in the key service sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide. The 2.2 million members united in SEIU across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico work in three key service industries: healthcare, public services and property services.

Job Overview

Manage communications for coalition-based local union campaign for good jobs. Develop and coordinate communication strategy and message among local unions and community coalition allies.

Job Description

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

Campaign Communications:

• Develops message and message discipline among labor and community coalition partners

• Manages media relations in coordination with community coalition spokespeople

• Identifies and develops spokespeople for public speaking including media interviews

• Writes campaign talking points, speeches, press materials

• Develops campaign literature including leaflets, walk pieces, petitions, postcards, brochures, briefs and backgrounders

• Coordinates with New Media staff regarding online campaign needs including website content, list development, e-mail and texting

• Coordinates with Video Services staff regarding campaign video needs

• Manages campaign event communications, i.e. strategy, message, location, signage, visuals, materials, media outreach, spokesperson prep, event flow and agenda

• Coordinates communications with area union members

• Performs other duties as assigned


• Must be able to represent the campaign with local leaders, members, staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and a high level of professionalism.

• Interfaces with high level organizational and external contacts, including: A) SEIU officers, division leadership, International senior staff, project and program managers, field, political, and organizing directors, local union officers and staff; B) External: news media, politicians, government officials, partners and allies; and C) Vendors: design and production companies, consultants, pollsters, freelancers, video and multi-media producers, advertising agencies.

• Ensures that sophisticated choices are made about appropriate vendors and support services.

Decision Making:

• Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others without supervision.

• Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently.

• Must use a high level of judgment and discretion in resolving problems.

• Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling SEIU affairs.

• Must be able to work with International and local union elected leaders and senior staff in complex and sometimes politically sensitive situations.

• Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence.

• Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously and set and meet deadlines, and ensure that staff team does the same.

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.

• Five to eight years of related work experience or a combination of education and experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as well as experience working with community allies.

• Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.

• Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of literature, audiovisual, and online production process required.

• Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.

• Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills related to use of rapidly changing technology.

• Knowledge of unions or other advocacy organizations.

• Skill in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Requirements:

• Work is generally performed in an office setting, but job may require work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required to complete assignments.

• Long and irregular hours.

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits.

How To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to: In the subject line, be sure to include “Communications Coordinator – BSN.”

Contract opening, global co., Chicago, IL

Contract opening in Chicago-global co. needs Mk Pro for 3-6 mo project.-potential for full time. Combo of internal & external comm. B2B a plus


10+ years’ experience in internal and external communications and marcom. Need strong capabilities in B2B environment, preferably in financial or professional services. Must be a superb writer.


Tasks will range from routine operational activities (town halls, newsletters, copywriting, Intranet, etc.) to strategic initiatives (communicating strategy externally, sales support activities, change communications). Media relations experience an advantage but not essential as a core skill. Act with an eye to the long-term, beyond the length of this interim role.

Please forward your resume as a .doc, along with writing samples, and a detailed cover letter including hourly rate. Send materials to Anne Howard, Lynn Hazan & Associates, We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5402.

Contract Communications Manager | Lynn Hazan & Associates


45.) Head of Office/VP/Senior VP, B2B PR Agency, Chicago, IL

Reference # 0636

Award winning B2B PR firm, seeks accomplished Vice President/Senior Vice President to lead its Chicago office. Successful candidate has strong track record in financial services and B2B public relations. Must have significant agency experience. Experience developing and implementing thought leadership campaigns required. Excellent writing, talent and client management skills a must. Ideal candidate should have social media expertise.


• 10- 12 years’ public relations experience to include significant agency experience

• Expertise in financial services and professional services PR, especially in business to business

• Understanding of new/social media strategies and experience implementing programs in B2B space

• Significant media relations experience at national and trade media levels

• Ability to manage large teams and mentor team members

• Team-oriented

• Commitment to new business development and to growing Chicago office


• Manage large, complex financial services accounts, including insurance, asset management, commercial real estate and banking industries.

• Provide strategic client counsel and program recommendations in line with clients’ business goals and objectives

• Head up development of creative thought leadership campaigns. Create results-oriented implementation plans

• Play major role in content creation for clients. Demonstrated desire to be active member of account teams

• Take lead on all financial and professional services, and healthcare new business inquiries and opportunities. Develop initial responses and proposals. Lead pitch teams. Proactively seek new business opportunities for firm.

• Manage teams and supervise staff in the Chicago office

Please forward your resume as a .doc and detailed cover letter with your current salary. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5401. Your follow up will make a difference.

46.) Digital Marketing Account Manager, Leapfrog Online, Evanston, IL

Organization Profile

Founded in 1995, Leapfrog Online is the leading independent digital direct marketing firm in the country, developing programs for Fortune 500 marketers that find, convert and monetize the right customers. Offering a unique mix of online marketing strategy and services, a closed-loop technology platform and a performance-based compensation model, Leapfrog Online's customized programs deliver full operating control and completely align with Clients' strategic, operational and financial goals. This dedicated approach has driven profitable results for leading Clients in the Financial Services, Communication and Automotive industries.

Job Overview

Are you a proactive, solutions-focused, detail-oriented, response-driven marketer? Leapfrog Online is looking for an experienced Account Manager who has a solid understanding of the online consumer marketplace and response-driven tactics. The Account Manager should be comfortable thinking strategically in a continually evolving, dynamic environment.

Job Description

We’re not your average marketing company. We stake our business directly on the success of our products, our Clients’ business results, and ultimately, their satisfaction. A successful Frogger will always be thinking about business expansion opportunities and increasing Client satisfaction.

An Account Management role with Leapfrog requires collaboration with all internal departments to effectively develop, implement, manage and evaluate all initiatives that support Client and Leapfrog Online goals to drive growth. Using performance analytics, you are expected to recommend refinements and enhancements. You will also conduct web UAT and QA reviews, and coordinate review, feedback, changes and/or approval prior to final sign-off, in addition to helping develop full-cycle internal/external communications for programs and fully managing program implementation timelines.

Our Clients’ satisfaction is key, which means you must understand their marketing needs/strategy and communicate how data insights correlate with strategic objectives. You must be one step ahead, anticipating Client questions and needs, and have thought out potential solutions. Comfort developing and giving Client presentations, including data mining, data presentation, and competitor research is necessary, as is presenting at industry events. And yes, some overnight travel is required.

Leapfrog Online is a small company, and to feel at-home here, you need to thrive in a fast-paced environment, be self-motivated and a resourceful independent-thinker who works well independently and in a collaborative team environment. You should be able to manage upwards, and seek assistance when needed.

Job Qualifications

We require a bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field and 5 years of direct response marketing experience, with online customer acquisition experience being a plus. We’d also prefer that you have 5 years online account management experience, preferably in the Telecommunications industry.

Compensation & Benefits

DOE plus full benefits.

How To Apply

If you think this role sounds like a fit for you, please submit your resume, along with your salary history to:

Human Resources, Leapfrog Online, 807 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201

fax: 847-556-1468


47.) Director/Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Fortune 100 global technology company, Milwaukee area (relocation support provided)

A new comms strategy position for a Fortune 100 global technology company with 142,000 employees; The company seeks a highly experienced and business-focused communicator who can provide thoughtful, credible counsel to senior leaders and collaborate effectively with business units. Among key responsibilities: development and implementation of company-wide employee communication plans and messaging, lead the company's annual Vision Week program and manage the process for gathering employee communication metrics for quarterly and annual reports. Contact — Carol Carter- 805-967-0242

48.) Research Editor, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

UAB is looking for a research editor to create and launch a new research news website. The position reports to the media relations director and is responsible for research across campus. UAB is 21st in NIH funding, regularly scores among the best med and health schools and hospitals, but its research portfolio also includes archaeology, materials science, humanities and startups. Go to the UAB HR website and search “research editor.”

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49.) DIRECTOR-STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL^QPKjgJo2JtQZsa9E6tsS12AC4X3Ylnd/KvsIeOvl5rwA9PGA1sglnSIZuNCUN4hV&jobId=424562

50.) Communications Specialist, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO

Communications, which handles all integrated marketing for Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., has an opening for a graphic designer/communications specialist. See the link for more info and feel free to share this info with potential candidates.

Communications Specialist

51.) Junior Interactive Project Manager, Flying Horse Communication, Portland, OR

52.) Knowledge and Communication Associate and Assistant, IT for Change, Bangalore, India

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53.) Associate editors, China Monitor, Wilmington, DE

China Monitor Inc. is seeking associate editors to support specialty economic information services focused on China. The company, with offices in Delaware, Boston, and Beijing, has partnered with China’s leading center for economic research, CEInet. Services will include in-depth analysis and forecasts for China’s economy by industry, as well as timely analysis of new policies and major industry events.

Experience editing or writing on economics, business or finance is essential. A background including China-area studies or Mandarin language skills would be a plus. Journalism and copy editing training are highly desirable. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, ability to generate/edit graphics and work with content management systems are a big plus.

You will work creatively with teams of economists and technical translators, producing high-volume, tightly edited reports. High-energy entrepreneurial environment. Starting salary $40k. Job location is in Wilmington, DE.

Starting date and relocation assistance negotiable. Great opportunities for career growth and training. Please send your resume, cover letter, and contact information to

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54.) Marketing Communications Associate, NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., Rockville, MD

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit and

We are currently looking to fill a Marketing Communications Associate position for the Global Marketing Department in our Rockville, MD office.

The Associate will have primary responsibility for our time-critical email alerts. These alerts represent NASDAQ OMX’s most frequently used channel for communicating trading, regulatory and technical information to customers such as traders, technical personnel at trading firms and market data vendors. Responsibilities include:

• Organization, writing, editing of alerts for all NASDAQ OMX U.S. markets and Global Data Products.

• Trafficking of alerts for review and approvals among business contacts and legal department.

• Working closely with product managers/subject matter experts internally to gather and distill required information.

• Coding alerts in HTML within the NASDAQ OMX content management system.

Additionally, the Associate will support Global Marketing efforts by updating fact sheets and sales support collateral and assist team members in other marketing efforts. Specifically, the individual in this role will:

• Work with graphic designers to create facts sheets and other collateral.

• Work closely with web liaisons to post content and keep trader website up-to-date.

• Assist in various social-media marketing efforts for certain NASDAQ OMX products, including the drafting of Tweets, Facebook status updates, social media ad copy, blog articles and scripts for online videos.

• Review/proof team members’ marketing material.

• Write, update and maintain content for the NASDAQ OMX corporate website.

• Assist in preparation for trade shows and industry events, including responsibility for drafting conference descriptions and invitations, as well as coordinating collateral needs.


• Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with superior writing and editing skills.

• Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.

• Attention to detail a must.

• 1 to 3 years experience preferred, ideally with demonstrated communications skills.

• Agency experience or background in the financial industry a plus.

• Microsoft Office suite of applications preferred.

This is a regular full time position located in Rockville, MD. Desired start date is as soon as possible. As the selection and interview process is ongoing, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Link to job posting:

The NASDAQ OMX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees are treated without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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55.) Executive Director, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Washington D.C. metropolitan area

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is seeking an Executive Director with strengths in leadership, development, communication, and collaboration with a minimum of 10 years of related job experiences. NAAEE is the premier professional association for environmental educators in North America. We are seeking a motivated professional interested in strengthening the organization by increasing membership, promoting member participation, and capitalizing on emerging opportunities for the field of environmental education. Providing leadership in moving forward with the organization’s five-year Strategic Plan is also of key importance. The Plan was crafted using input from the Board, staff, members, non-members, and other stakeholders through online surveys, focus groups and interviews. An overview of the Strategic Plan can be found at

The Executive Director will work in NAAEE’s office in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with experience, in the range of $80-100K, depending on qualifications. The Executive Director is hired by the Board and reports to the President of the Board.

To apply, please provide a two-page resume, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter, not to exceed two pages, explaining your interest in the position and summarizing how your experience can ensure professional leadership and efficient management for NAAEE. Be sure to specifically address how you meet the qualifications and qualities outlined at Applications will be accepted from June 3 to June 30, 2011. Electronic submission is required. Only Word attachments are acceptable. Please put “Exec Dir Application” and your name in the subject line, and send your information to:

NAAEE Description

A nonprofit, membership organization with 501(c) (3) status, NAAEE advances environmental education and supports environmental educators in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. There are many faces to NAAEE, reflecting a core commitment to diversity of culture, geography, and viewpoints. For four decades our programs and services have supported members working in a variety of venues–including, but not limited to, local environmental education centers, schools, government agencies, and research and higher education institutions.

NAAEE is a unifying voice for environmental educators in Canada, the United States, and Mexico with a non-partisan commitment to environmental literacy as a powerful force for positive change in the world. Backed by research, our programs, products, and services support achievement of excellence in environmental education. Our members look to NAAEE to provide a dynamic forum for effective and innovative ways to achieve quality education, sustainable development, and social equality.

NAAEE focuses on promoting environmental education and on supporting and enhancing the work of environmental educators through the efforts of a 13-member Board of Directors, seven staff, and a strong volunteer structure that includes Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Committees do the work of the Board and Association, while SIGs (formerly Commissions) enable members to form interest groups and serve their own needs in the context of the practice of environmental education. NAAEE also works closely with a strong partnership network of state, provincial and territorial environmental education Affiliates.

56.) Account Executive, Shine Advertising Co., Madison, Wisconsin

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