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JOTW 04-2012

January 23, 2012

This is JOTW newsletter number 910


“The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


“A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche


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In this issue:


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


*** One Paragraph Pitch


1.) Director of Communications, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), Washington, DC

2.) Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies, The Public Interest Network, Denver, CO

3.) Account Supervisors, Account Executives: Communications Pros with B2B PR, Marketing Experience, Stern + Associates, Cranford, NJ and Cambridge, MA

4.) Media Relations Specialist, Charles Koch Institute, Arlington, VA

5.) Internal Communications Senior Specialist, Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE

6.) Corporate Communications Director, DDR, Beachwood, OH

7.) Online Communications Manager, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Geneva, IL

8.) Director of Marketing and Communications Catholic Theological Union at Chicago Hyde Park (university) section of Chicago, Illinois

9.) Event Manager, Miami Heat, Miami, FL

10.) Manager, Public and Media Relations, LeapFrog Solutions, Oakton, VA


11.) Medical Science Editor, ScienceFirst, LLC, Greater New York City Area

12.) Media Relations and Messaging Manager, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, Maryland

13.) Public Information Coordinator, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC

14.) Director of Development and Communications, Career Transition For Dancers, New York, New York

15.) Account Coordinator, ABRAZO multicultural marketing, Milwaukee, WI

16.) Director of Public Relations, UJA-Federation of New York, New York, NY

17.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (Public Affairs Director) GS-15, Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC

18.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (Deputy Public Affairs Director) GS-14, Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC

19.) Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11/12, Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC

20.) Senior Account Executive/Account Manager, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC


21.) Director of Projects, BBC Media Action, The Palestinian Territories

22.) VP – PR/Social Media, PGi, Atlanta, Georgia

23.) Sr. Proposal Manager AND Marketing Manager, IBTS, Ashburn, VA

24.) PR Associate, Seroka, Waukesha, WI

25.) Editorial intern opportunity, Foreign Affairs, New York, NY

26.) Online Campaigns and Marketing Lead, Beaconfire Consulting, Arlington VA

27.) Interactive Marketing Client Manager / Consultant, Beaconfire Consulting, Arlington VA

28.) Campaign Communications Writer/Editor, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

29.) Account Supervisor – CRM, full service agency, Chicago, IL

30.) Corporate Marketing Communications, Copywriter, Corporate Brand, Advertising and Creative Services team, Verisign, Reston, VA


31.) Manager Communications – Community Investment, Community College of Philadelphia Office of Marketing & Government Relations, Philadelphia, PA

32.) Communications Coordinator, Charon Planning, Warrington, PA

33.) News Writer, Merlin Media, Philadelphia, PA

34.) Senior Manager – Public Relations Communications, Ricoh, Malvern, PA

34.) Public Relations Account Executive, Braithwaite Communications, Philadelphia, PA

36.) Development Communications Specialist, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA

37.) Vault Services Specialist, American Savings Bank, Honolulu, HI

38.) Refrigeration Specialist, Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK

39.) Russian-Speaking Administrative Assistant, Wheelchair Wizards, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY

40.) Underground Miner, Cementation USA, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT


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*** One Paragraph Pitch:


I graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in marketing. During my undergrad studies, I spent a summer studying abroad and a spring break in El Salvador building homes through a program called Un Techo Para Mi Pais. That same year, I also raised money (in lieu of gifts for my 22nd birthday) to support Charity: Water, a non-profit that provides clean drinking water to countries that suffer from lack of the same. All of these opportunities have given me a great appreciation for the world and its occupants. In addition, I am also proficient in various computer software programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. I would love the opportunity to use my skills and experience to market a progressive organization. My previous work experience includes a part-time job that allowed me to use my social media and marketing skills to promote a real estate firm. I also have interned with a marketing firm and gained valuable marketing skills. I am willing to relocate anywhere in the United States. If you have entry-level marketing positions available, please contact me at

Thank you!

Samya Thangaraj


(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. There is no waiting list.)


*** From Joyce Lofstrom:




Hope you are doing well…I have a request in the note below that I would appreciate running in JOTW – if it fits your needs. Thanks so much. Joyce Lofstrom


I have been a subscriber of JOTW since 2002 and read it each week. I am not in search of a job, but wanted to ask readers their thoughts on job searching for new college graduates? Full disclosure: I am asking/networking for my son who just finished his MS in Leadership and Public Policy Studies; his BA is in Journalism and Political Science. I have been working with him as he pursues his first job, ideally in Chicago or DC..but really anywhere. We both know it is going to take time, and we need to reach out to our network of colleagues, friends and family. But, beyond that, I am interested in thoughts on what others recommend or have done to land that first job. It is always a daunting task, but one particularly challenging now. Any thoughts would be welcome in the spirit of selfish altruism.

Joyce Lofstrom, MS, APR
Director, Corporate Communications

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*** Top Five Placement:


JOTW now offers a new service called “Top Five Placement.” In addition to special “Can’t Wait” immediate blast announcements, JOTW will also offer to post your position in the top five jobs listed in the weekly newsletter for just $100.


JOTW will offer corporate and executive search recruiters the opportunity to post up to three jobs at a time for free. If you want to post more than three I suggest you send them out as a “Can’t Wait” posting.


Also, there has been customer demand to offer repeat listings. The JOTW policy is to list a job just once. That’s why your JOTW newsletter is so fresh every Monday morning. But, if you want to repeat your posting, you can pay to post your job at the top of the newsletter for several weeks in a row for $100 per week.


So, here’s the premium placement pricelist:


Can’t Wait posting — $300 per announcement for an many jobs as you want Can’t Wait posting — $300 per announcement for as many jobs as you want (You can also use a Can’t Wait announcement to promote your product or service)


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*** Let’s get to the jobs:


Top Job:


A JOTW “Can’t Wait” posting from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety


1.) Director of Communications, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), Washington, DC


The Director of Communications is responsible for Advocates’ communications and media program. Advocates was founded in 1989 and is a broad-based coalition of the leading consumer, health and safety organizations and the major property and casualty insurance companies and associations working together to prevent motor vehicle crashes, deaths and injuries. It is a highly successful organization whose views are sought out by national and local media on a multitude of topics related to safer cars, safer drivers and safer roads. The position reports to the President and Vice President and requires working with all other staff members.


Specific responsibilities include:

 Media relations, including writing press releases, articles, editorials and letters to the

Editor, and making pitch calls to the media;

 Responding to media requests for information and arranging interviews with senior staff;

 Special events management (such as national news conferences) including all logistics;

 Overseeing and updating materials on Advocates’ website in a timely matter;

 Writing and editing other publications and communications such as annual accomplishment reports, brochures, fact sheets, speeches, testimony, etc.;

 Developing and implementing media campaigns to support federal and state legislative efforts.

The ideal candidate possesses a bachelors degree in journalism, public relations or similar field and

has a minimum of two years of relevant work experience dealing with the media. Must be a strong writer,

be able to take the initiative on projects, and have the ability to juggle several assignments at once in a

fast-paced environment.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume to Judie Pasquini,


*** From Tiffany Isaacs:




I was hoping that you can help us get the word out about this a priority position The Public Interest Network is hiring for. Thanks as always for your help!




Tiffany Isaacs

Hiring Director

The Public Interest Network
Denver, CO


2.) Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies, The Public Interest Network, Denver, CO


Mission and Background: The Public Interest Network is a foundry for change organizations, creating or building dozens of long-standing, successful groups. Together, the groups of The Public Interest Network employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing.


Each group pursues its own strategy and agenda, with its own base of support. Yet all members of the network share a firm commitment to a model for success — one that emphasizes building stable, powerful organizations, embracing a tough-minded culture of accountability, and organizing to win measurable results. These results include hundreds of laws, policies and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and otherwise made corporations and government more responsive to the public interest.


Job Description: 500+ on-the-ground organizers run great campaigns and make a big difference across the country every day. The role of the Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies is to bring those excellent campaigns to life online, create original campaigns, get more people involved, raise the organizations’ visibility and make even more political change.


Key Responsibilities:

Organize 3 million people

· Start with our base of 1.8 million supporters of over 100 different groups.

· Respond to important moments – both national and local – from Occupy Wall Street to Save Walden Pond.

· Train and marshal the forces of 50+ experienced advocacy organizers across the country.


Salary and Benefits: Salary for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, retirement plan, dependent care assistance program, paid vacation and sick days, and parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

Qualifications: Two or more years of relevant experience and demonstrated significant achievement in new media or online organizing strategies and in creating and implementing persuasive campaigns. Experience advocating for projects to internal and external decisions makers.


Location: TPIN Director of Online and New Organizing Strategies will be based in Denver or Boston; other major cities may be considered for exceptional candidates.


Application: Apply online at

Direct your application to Marcia Eldridge, Internet Organizing Operations, The Public Interest Network. Please mention where you saw our job advertised.

*** From Regina Walsweer:


Please include the attached in your “Job of the Week” free e-mail newsletter.


Should you have any questions, please let me know.


Thank you,


Regina Walsweer

Office Administrator

Stern + Associates: Public Relations + Marketing + Digital


3.) Account Supervisors, Account Executives: Communications Pros with B2B PR, Marketing Experience, Stern + Associates, Cranford, NJ and Cambridge, MA


Why would you want to work with Stern + Associates? After hearing what our team has to say, why wouldn’t you!

· “Stern is a perfect mix of organization, creativity and team work.”

· “Coming into work every day makes me fall in love with public relations all over again.”

· “I’m provided with support, tools, insight and guidance in an optimistic and collaborative environment each and every day.”

· “Stern is my first job that is so much more than ‘just a job.’ It is a melting pot of collaboration, innovation and creativity that provides daily inspiration – helping make my ‘job’ a career I love.”

Those are just a few of the reasons why our team calls Stern + Associates home, and we’re looking for new talent to join our NJ location. If you have B2B PR or marketing experience and are seeking a dynamic new opportunity you can call home – without a hectic commute to the city – you could be the right match to work with our high-profile roster of business-to-business thought leadership and corporate clients.


Candidates should have agency experience and be skilled in strategic, integrated communications program development aligned with client business goals, servicing business-to-business PR/marketing accounts, generating in-depth strategic media coverage within top-tier business media outlets, and creating compelling written materials. Successful candidates demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to service, ability to lead account teams, provide hands-on support, pitch persuasively, and develop strategies to leverage results. Must exhibit deep understanding of worldly themes, news and events, and ability to generate creative and strategic opportunities aligned with client goals. Strong client relations, organizational and multi-tasking skills are required. New business development experience, understanding of digital analysis and SEO a plus.

Submit resume and cover letter to Indicate “PR Supervisor/Account Executive – Cranford” in subject line. No phone calls, please.


About Us

A vibrant, mid-sized public relations, marketing and digital communications agency with a stellar 26-year track record and locations in Cranford, NJ and Cambridge, MA, Stern + Associates is committed to professional development. We offer diverse training, learning and knowledge-based programs, and social and environmental initiatives. We cut through the complexities of the fast-changing media landscape with smart strategies and bright ideas that have resulted in strong client partnerships, many lasting more than a decade. Our Connected Communications® approach fuses the best of traditional media, digital, direct engagement and marketing strategies to generate measurable payoffs for our growing roster of national and international clients. Visit for more info.

*** From Bethany Regan:


Dear Mr. Lundquist:


Below is a job ad that I’d love to have posted on your site. Here’s the link to where it can be found online:

Many thanks in advance for your assistance!


Kind regards,

Bethany Regan

Human Resources Generalist

Charles Koch Institute


4.) Media Relations Specialist, Charles Koch Institute, Arlington, VA


Job Description:

The Charles Koch Institute seeks an experienced, enthusiastic media relations professional to contribute to the communications team. This position will be involved with all aspects of the Institute’s interaction with the media, including managing responses to media inquiries; creating and building relationships with the press; and strategizing and executing effective media outreach about the Institute’s programs, particularly the Economic Freedom Project (


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage responses to media inquiries
· Cultivate relationships with journalists and bloggers
· Monitor blogs of interest, current events, and media reports to identify pertinent topics and assess their impact on the Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation
· Develop media outreach strategies to traditional and online media regarding the Institute’s programs
· Build and maintain network of traditional and new media contacts for outreach efforts


· Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in communications, media affairs, or related field
· Proven ability to develop, execute, and evaluate media outreach strategies and tactics for both traditional and social media
· Established relationships with critical traditional and social media contacts on the national, regional, and local levels
· Experience in effectively responding to media inquiries
· Excellent interpersonal skills
· Superior writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail

Interested? Apply online at


*** From ELSA COTTO:




I have a job posting for an Internal Communications Senior Specialist for the Kiewit Corporation. The job description is attached as a PDF.


Thank you,



Corporate Recruiting


Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, NE


5.) Internal Communications Senior Specialist, Kiewit Corporation, Omaha, NE


Company Information


Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations.

With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee‐owned company operates through a network of offices

in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety

of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical,

building and mining. With 2010 revenues of nearly $10 billion, Kiewit’s workforce includes about 10,000

salaried and hourly staff along with more than 14,000 craft workers. Our corporate headquarters are in

Omaha, Nebraska.




The Internal Communication specialist is responsible for supporting Kiewit’s internal communication

strategy. Working closely with partners across the company’s business units, this person will help

manage messaging and communication strategies for employee engagement, and safety, Human

Resources and operations communication – while helping leaders and employees identify and address

communication gaps that are hurting company performance.


A successful candidate must be a capable writer and communicator, fast learner, adept at managing

multiple responsibilities at once, and able to work collaboratively with business partners at multiple

levels. Experience in employee communication and project management will be an important asset to

the candidate. Kiewit demands a person with high attention to detail and time management skills to

consistently meet deadlines. This role is based in Omaha, Nebraska.


Essential Functions:


– Serve an integral role in the development and execution of the company’s global internal

communication strategy to help Kiewit reach its business objectives and deliver against key


– Support the company’s overall safety and Human Resources business strategies through targeted

communication planning and execution to influence employee behaviors, inform employees about

key Kiewit people‐focused initiatives and improve operational performance.

– Develop and use effective, results‐focused internal communication tools as part of the overall mix of

solutions; ensure the consistent flow of key messages through all internal communication vehicles.

– Manage communication for key internal organizational changes by preparing and implementing

communication strategies and materials.

– Partner on key communication efforts with the change management team responsible for the

successful implementation of KieCore, Kiewit’s massive process improvement and ERP initiative.

– Research and employ key metrics to regularly assess the effectiveness of all internal communication.

– Serve as a valued writing resource for Corporate Communication, including delivering content for

the company’s Kieways magazine and Kieways 2.0 news source.

– Leverage and help manage key internal technologies – including the KiewitNetwork and internal

social media – to improve information sharing and collaboration.

– Work with operations, HR and communication teams across the company’s districts to enhance

internal communication skills and help drive better performance through employee engagement.

– Collaborate with other communication and creative disciplines to manage the company’s internal

brand and create an integrated, high‐performing internal and external communication team.

– Work with internal communication consultants and key outside writing and design vendors.




– More than 4 years of corporate communication experience, focusing on employee communication.

A bachelor’s degree is required (journalism, communication or related field strongly preferred).

– Experience working at a large, global company and/or experience working on employee safety and

HR communication is ideal for this position.

– Excellent writing skills and attention to detail. A portfolio of recent work is required.

– Proficient in MS Office Suite; including PowerPoint and Excel.

– Strong collaboration and client relations skills.

– Project management skills; the ability to take a project from concept to conclusion.

– Previous track record of successfully meeting deadlines and project expectations.

– Solid skills with peripheral technology such as digital cameras, scanners, printers and A/V


– Ability to work closely on a daily basis with internal and outside professionals on a project team.

– Ability to work non‐standard office hours, as necessary, and travel when required.

– An ability to measure internal communication effectiveness.

– Experience with a broad range of communication channels (e.g., written, social media, portal) and

able to use them strategically to influence and inform important stakeholders.

– Change management experience is helpful.


Personal characteristics:


– Strong written, oral, presentation and visual communication skills.

– A high level of intelligence; analytical problem solving, critical thinking, planning and organizing skills

(e.g., good at setting and achieving priorities, time management).

– Strong ethics that will reflect positively on the company.

– Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish credibility as a strong performer and can identify

positively with people at all levels of Kiewit.

– Thrives in a fast‐paced and changing environment; able to handle and manage change.

– A proclivity and willingness to deliver outcomes instead of output.

– Ability to learn quickly and help the organization think in new and innovative ways.

– Good listening skills.

– Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.




Corporate Recruiting


Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, NE 68131¬

(402) 342-2052 x2661 office

(402) 578-9825 cell


Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


6.) Corporate Communications Director, DDR, Beachwood, OH


*** From Kris Gallagher:


7.) Online Communications Manager, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Geneva, IL

About Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank provides nutritious food to more than 60,000 hungry neighbors each week through 665 network partners in the following 13 counties – Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago. NIFB acquires, gathers, handles, and distributes approximately three million pounds of donated, government, and purchased food each month through local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth activity centers and other food assistance sites.
Northern Illinois Food Bank is seeking an Online Communications Manager who will support communications functions that generate awareness and support of Northern Illinois Food Bank, with an emphasis on online communications. This role will be responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining online communications including email blasts, website, intranet and social media (Facebook). The person in this role must be creative, with a love for analytics and innovation. Prior experience managing online email campaigns with the Convio platform is required. Additionally, this person will be responsible for collecting statistics and developing reports on relevant hunger and poverty, and creating and maintaining organization presentations and videos. Additional responsibilities include writing and other communications support, as assigned by the Director of Communications.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop the food bank’s intranet, create strategy for use and procedures that allow for ease and consistent upkeep, work with other departments to ensure content is kept current.
· Develop a strategy for the website that compliments overall communications strategy, write web content, maintain website, ensuring content is current and relevant, and utilizing SEO.
· Compile reports specific to website activity.
· Identify opportunities for web and intranet enhancements.
· Develop a strategy for social media outreach; monitor and maintain Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Facebook page.
· Maintain and update statistical data across organization publications.
· Create and maintain organizational presentations.
· Working with Individual Giving Officer and Communications and Advocacy Manager, implement, monitor and oversee email marketing campaigns and provide reports on such campaigns.
· Ensure logo usage internally and with external partners follows organization’s graphic policy.
· Keep abreast of new technologies, their opportunities for enhancing communications outreach.
· Perform other duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
· Bachelor’s Degree in communications or related field.
· Three to five years’ experience managing web site communications and developing
electronic fundraising and communications outreach campaigns.
· At least one year experience working with Convio.
· Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point.
· Experience working with Sitecore®, or similar web content management software
· Working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization.
· Demonstrated understanding of social media, particularly Facebook, and its use to
promote businesses/organizations.
· Energetic team-player eager to contribute to expanding donor engagement through web
and social media platforms.
· Excellent written and oral communications skills.
· Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects.
· Attention to detail.
· Video-editing experience a plus.

How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements to:
Application Contact
Human Resources
Northern Illinois Food Bank
273 Dearborn Court
Geneva, IL 60134
Or Fax: 630-443-6916


8.) Director of Marketing and Communications Catholic Theological Union at Chicago Hyde Park (university) section of Chicago, Illinois


*** From Phillip Raskin:


Yes — be hated by the rest of the NBA! And all in the comfort of Biscayne Bay.


Miami Heat seeking an event manager. Anyone getting in has to at least be able to get me in to meet Dwyane Wade. Just for a sec to say hi …






9.) Event Manager, Miami Heat, Miami, FL


Overview: To advance, coordinate and manage events as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to: preparing and disseminating event outlines/worksheets, create and manage event files, create scaled drawings, staffing for designated departments and subcontractors coordinating physical equipment and production set up, completing event summary notes and compiling event billing.

Essential requirements: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from 4 year college or university.1-3 years experience and/or training in event planning and coordination. Ability to manage, monitor and coordinate multiple events simultaneously. Knowledge of planning and coordinating service requirements for entertainment, theatrical, industrial, educational and recreational events. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with lessees, employees and the general public. Plan, direct, and evaluate the work of others/subordinates. Prepare reports, correspondence, and maintain accurate records. Anticipate event related needs and supervise and service events from booking to load-out. Effective time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines are essential. Identify and anticipate potential problems and make necessary plans for corrective action. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and be familiar with Auto CAD. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.

*** From Mark Nelson:




LeapFrog Solutions is looking for a Manager, Public and Media Relations. Please post in your next newsletter. Thanks.


Mark Nelson
LeapFrog Solutions, Inc.
Oakton, VA


10.) Manager, Public and Media Relations, LeapFrog Solutions, Oakton, VA


LeapFrog Solutions, a woman-owned small business, strategic marketing communications firm on a fast growth track with commercial and government clients, seeks an experienced, motivated and energetic manager to oversee public and media relations efforts.


Following is the general nature and level of work to be performed.


Provides leadership and overall support to the account team in the day-to-day public and media relations support of a large government account with duties as follows:


· Leads public and media relations tasks including research, media monitoring, writing, media outreach, satellite media tours, multimedia news releases, media training, and social media engagement
· Develops strategies and tactics in support of the program’s public and media relations goals
· Creates and maintain extensive nationwide media lists and relationships with the goal to ensure all areas of media are targeted

Demonstrates experience in communications concepts and tactics, including media relations and social media
Provides a professional presence representing the client at conferences, trade shows, special events and other meetings
Integrates research and creative work concepts into account activity
Thrives as a contributor on a creative team that collaborates in addressing client challenges
Presents positive, flexible attitude that lends itself to effective client relations and service
· Manages projects with attention to detail, accuracy and quality while meeting established deadlines

Organizes and manages multiple responsibilities effectively
Demonstrates strong written and verbal skills
Demonstrates efficiency in word processing, reporting, presentation development and online research
Writes, proofreads, formats, and edits skills in accordance with style standards
Develops and manages schedules, budgets and resource plans
Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge and learning, and demonstrates continual improvement in communications skills
Navigates through an environment of constant change – and demonstrates ability to see and create opportunities with every change
· Provides general government contract support
· Attends creative team and account management meetings, staff and sales meetings, and others as requested

B.A. in public relations, journalism, communications or related field
· Experience writing for both Web and traditional outlets is preferred

7-10 years of public relations/communications experience
Account management experience
Familiarity working with government agencies
Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Ability to work as a team player and independently in a fast-paced environment
Maintain discretion when handling sensitive and confidential matters
Ability to travel 25-30% of the time

Public relations industry experience, commercial and government
Some branding, print, web and multimedia production and management experience and understanding
Excellent prior client management/relations experience
Multi-tasker, team player, personable and goals-driven
Attention to detail, deadlines, accounts
Positive, can-do attitude, flexible, organized

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter, resume and three writing samples to and place “PR Manager” in subject header. Candidates may be asked to complete a writing test. This is a full time position.

LeapFrog Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of LeapFrog Solutions, Inc. to provide opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veterans’ status.


11.) Medical Science Editor, ScienceFirst, LLC, Greater New York City Area


12.) Media Relations and Messaging Manager, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Silver Spring, Maryland


*** From Christina R. Burnett:


13.) Public Information Coordinator, Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC


Job Description:


The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a non-profit, professional association representing over 41,000 members working in the dynamic and multi-disciplinary field of science that deals with the brain and nervous system. Our staff of 80-plus is a highly dedicated group passionate about and proud of supporting the scientific research, advocacy and public education activities our members are engaged in. We work in a unique, award-winning, environmentally friendly building and offer excellent employee benefits. We foster a culture of creativity, initiative-taking and excellence, and seek highly motivated, bright, inquisitive, and energetic team players interested in contributing to the multi-faceted mission of the Society.


SUMMARY: The Public Information Coordinator helps project manage the production of publications and other resources that explain neuroscience research, its impact, and SfN’s role to key audiences, including the general public, primarily through a new online public information initiative called, which will launch in April 2012. Responsibilities include research and writing as well as coordinating scientific review of material, including images; developing and monitoring production schedules; ensuring that all activities are completed on time, to specification, and within budget; directing contracts with vendors; and coordinating the posting and distribution of material online and in print. In addition, the Coordinator responds to a broad range of inquiries from the general public and Society members and actively supports Media Relations staff.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (along with other duties that may be assigned):


• Develops and monitors timelines and production schedules. Also coordinates posting and distribution of publications online and in print.


• Works with writers, editors, and researchers to manage production of a variety of content, including online content, publications, and images, and helps coordinate scientific vetting process to ensure accuracy of materials. Also writes and copyedits material as appropriate, and responds to public inquiries on a broad range of neuroscience topics.


• Researches and obtains appropriate scientific imagery for use in articles and publications, and manages permissions for image use.


• Posts publications and imagery for the general public online via a content management system, and helps develop and contribute to other multi-media projects as appropriate.


• Coordinates vendor contracts, translation agreements, and order fulfillment for various publications and materials. Assists Public Information Manager in budgeting and administration.


• Supports annual meeting press room planning and event management; supports on-site press corps.


• Supports work of the volunteer Public Education & Communications Committee, which guides communications activity. Assists with the preparation and dissemination of materials for meetings and ongoing projects. Coordinates staff and volunteer travel.


• Serves as active team member of Public Information Department: works with other staff; helps report on department progress; and works effectively and responsively with volunteer leadership committees and individuals.


GENERAL DUTIES: Serves as an engaged and involved team member, respecting the varied experiences and perspectives of internal and external colleagues. Supports and actively builds an office culture dedicated to superior quality work and superior customer service that exceeds member expectations. Works within the team and among teams to ensure that decisions are made to further the organization’s goals.




QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional written and oral communication skills; superior organizational skills and attention to detail; collaborative style to work effectively with colleagues, other departments, and Society volunteer leaders and scientific reviewers. Proficient in effectively and independently managing projects and timelines, multi-tasking, and setting priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs. Skilled in Microsoft suite and familiar with database software, HTML, and social media like Twitter and Facebook. Ability to handle interpersonal situations with tact and professionalism.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, journalism, communications, business, or science; minimum two years of experience. Experience with project management and experience at a scientific or medical institution/organization or public relations agency a plus.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Excellent oral/written communication skills and knowledge of the English language.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Basic math required.


REASONING ABILITY: Must show good judgment, logic and strong analytical and reasoning skills. Also must be able to competently handle potentially controversial topics and situations.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be able to work as a collaborative team member.


Please forward your letter of interest, current resume, salary requirements, writing sample, and references by e-mail or mail to:


Human Resources, SfN

1121 14th Street, NW

Suite 1010

Washington, DC 20005

email:; Web:




The Society for Neuroscience is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and multicultural work environment. SfN welcomes applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or any other category protected by law.


14.) Director of Development and Communications, Career Transition For Dancers, New York, New York


15.) Account Coordinator, ABRAZO multicultural marketing, Milwaukee, WI


16.) Director of Public Relations, UJA-Federation of New York, New York, NY


*** From Tim Boulay:




There will be three postings on on Tuesday or Wednesday for positions in my office. Since two – the public affairs director and the public affairs specialist – will only be open for a week, I wanted to make sure that you received this in time for your Monday JOTW. The positions are wide open, with one caveat: APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENT/FORMER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES OR VETERANS.

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command operates approximately 110 noncombatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners. All the positions are in the Washington, D.C., headquarters, and the reason for the openings are two promotions and one retirement.



17.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (Public Affairs Director) GS-15, Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC


The incumbent is the command authority on public affairs and media relations’ matters, and is the principal advisor to the Commander on a wide range of public and media matters. Supervises and conducts all public affairs programs, including graphics and publications staff, for the Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). Oversees the planning, design, execution and evaluation of programs to inform and educate the public, both foreign and domestic, about MSC’s missions, activities and services. Works closely with national and international media representatives and is the spokesperson and releasing authority for the command. Serves as a member of the senior management team, develops strategic communications plans and oversees their implementation.
18.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (Deputy Public Affairs Director) GS-14, Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC


The incumbent is the deputy to Military Sealift Command’s director of public affairs, who serves as the senior public affairs specialist and principal communication advisor to the MSC commander. The deputy assists in overseeing a wide range of public affairs and media matters to plan, execute and evaluate a comprehensive communication program to inform and educate key audiences around the world about MSC’s missions, significant accomplishments and services. The incumbent teams with the public affairs director in overseeing all aspects of the public affairs office, providing administrative and technical direction, as well as strategic guidance to the public affairs staff. The incumbent reviews the staff’s work products to ensure consistency and accuracy, as well as compliance with established MSC, Navy and DOD policies and MSC communication objectives. Work products include a wide array of print, broadcast and Web-based media. The incumbent responds to high-level media queries on command matters or prepares responses to queries in coordination with the public affairs director, the MSC commander and/or other designated command spokesmen. The incumbent identifies and proposes strategic communication solutions for challenges faced by the command. This includes planning, developing and overseeing the development of a variety of public information products.


19.) Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-9/11/12, Military Sealift Command, Washington, DC


The incumbent will serve in the Military Sealift Command Public Affairs Office, which is responsible for planning and executing multi-faceted communication programs that reach both the MSC workforce and external audiences worldwide. The incumbent will write articles and press releases; respond to media queries; conduct proactive media relations campaigns; serve as media escort when necessary; monitor news coverage of matters impacting MSC activities; contribute articles to the command’s monthly newspaper; support MSC social media and Web efforts; edit material submitted by others; and assist in planning and executing MSC-related special events and observances. The incumbent may be required to travel within the continental United States or overseas in response to issues related to MSC’s wartime and humanitarian missions. The incumbent will work with the command’s subject matter experts to ensure that material developed is factually and technically accurate.


*** From Chris Messina-Boyer:


20.) Senior Account Executive/Account Manager, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC


Widmeyer Communications’ DC office seeks an account manager with three to five years of public relations/communications experience for its higher education practice. Strong writing and media relations skills and the ability to keep pace with rapid changes are a must. Established contacts at national media outlets and experience in and knowledge of higher education preferred. Agency or Capitol Hill experience a strong plus. Ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, excellent organizational skills, keen eye for detail, superior process and planning skills, and commitment to produce error-free products are key.


Responsibilities include day-to-day management of client project work, providing clients with strategic communications counsel, maintaining traditional and social media relationships, assisting in responding to RFPs, and identifying ways to grow current client accounts.


You will be working as part of an account team to deliver outstanding public relations, public affairs and marketing communications services to institutions of higher education as well as non-profit organizations and associations that support higher education.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits package including medical, dental and 401K. Please send resume, along with cover letter including salary history and requirements, as well as writing samples to:

Include Higher Education in subject line

We believe a diverse work force is a strong work force


21.) Director of Projects, BBC Media Action, The Palestinian Territories

Deadline: January 25 2012


22.) VP – PR/Social Media, PGi, Atlanta, Georgia


*** From Ron Cori:


23.) Sr. Proposal Manager AND Marketing Manager, IBTS, Ashburn, VA

Candidates can send resume with salary requirements to:


*** Jeff Carrigan,


24.) PR Associate, Seroka, Waukesha, WI


*** From Christy Hagen:


25.) Editorial intern opportunity, Foreign Affairs, New York, NY


Foreign Affairs is looking for an Academic Year Intern to join our editorial team.


The Academic Year Internship is a full-time paid position offering exceptional training in serious journalism. The ­intern works as an assistant editor with substantial responsibility. Previous ­interns have included recent graduates from undergraduate and master’s ­programs. Candidates should have a serious interest in international relations, a flair for writing, and a facility with the English language.


The Academic Year Intern works for one year, starting in July or August.


To apply for the 2012–13 academic year position, please submit a resumé, three writing samples, and three letters of recommendation by February 17, 2012.


We do not accept applications by e-mail. Only finalists will be interviewed.


Please send complete applications to:

Editorial Internships

Foreign Affairs

58 East 68th Street

New York, NY 10065

Tel: 212.434.9507




We have several marketing jobs open; thanks in advance for posting them!



Director of Client Services : Beaconfire
Beaconfire Consulting

Arlington, VA


26.) Online Campaigns and Marketing Lead, Beaconfire Consulting, Arlington VA (DC Metro area)

Send a cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good fit for this position — and for Beaconfire — along with your resume and salary requirements to


27.) Interactive Marketing Client Manager / Consultant, Beaconfire Consulting, Arlington VA (DC Metro area)

Send a cover letter describing why you believe you would be a good fit for this position — and for Beaconfire — along with your resume and salary requirements to

*** From Anne Merrill:


Dear Ned,

Could you please include this listing in your next JOTW?

Thank you,

Anne Merrill


28.) Campaign Communications Writer/Editor, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Contractor Position (DS-1082-12)

(salary range: $74,872-$89,846)


The Campaign Communications Writer/Editor works to seamlessly accomplish the objectives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s endowment campaign, From Memory to Action: What You Do Matters. The campaign will be publicly launched at the Museum’s 20th anniversary celebration in April 2013. Prior to the launch, the Museum is working to broaden awareness of and increase interest in its education outreach and genocide prevention efforts. The position will be the primary writer and editor for the Museum’s new membership magazine and development newsletter. The position will also play a key role in writing and editing materials to support the Museum’s marketing, fundraising, and membership efforts, including e-mails, print publications, advertising copy, collateral, and other materials.




Writes and edits material to present and interpret information on a variety of subjects relating to the Museum and the Holocaust. Uses knowledge of subject matter and prospective audiences to make suggestions on emphasis, style, tone, and presentation of all written materials. Writes, edits, and copy edits Museum communications that serve to educate, inform, and raise awareness about the Museum’s mission and programs of the goals of the endowment campaign.


Writes and/or rewrites specialized historical materials in terms general audiences can understand. Works with content providers on further development of materials, as needed.


Handles all phases of writing and editing materials on assigned projects, with a special emphasis on materials associated with marketing, fundraising, and membership, and with supporting the Museum’s 20th anniversary celebrations and endowment campaign. Serves as primary writer and editor for the Museum’s membership magazine and development newsletter. Ensures that all materials are of the highest quality in terms of content, accuracy, style, and format and are aligned with the rules outlined in the Museum Style Manual and other pertinent style manuals.


Researches, interviews, and collaborates with Museum staff, survivors, donors, and partners to write interesting, effective, and appropriate communication materials. Coordinates with outside freelancers and outside agencies as needed.


Ensures communication of an image consistent with the mission statement and the standing of the Museum as a whole.


Collaborates with Museum staff at all levels including, among others, the Editorial Director, Editor/Writer, Art Director, designers, Communications Director, and others in order to ensure the written and edited product is accurate, engaging, and effective.


Other duties as assigned by the Editorial Director and/or the Communications Director.




Comprehensive conceptual, writing, and editing skills in order to assist the Editorial Director and the Communications Director in developing engaging, accurate, and clear materials for both general and targeted audiences and audiences unfamiliar with the Museum and its mission.


Knowledge of the principles, methods, practices, and techniques of communicating information through a variety of media (e.g., newsletters, brochures, Web sites and other electronic publications) in order to present a variety of subjects and to write and edit materials tailored to specific audiences.


Sufficient knowledge of graphics and production standards and practices to ensure effective presentation of written and edited material.


Basic knowledge of the Museum’s history, mission, goals, and operations, in order to help conceive, write, and edit materials consistent with the Museum’s mission, goals, and objectives.


Working knowledge of the Holocaust, including basic historical context, the causes and events leading to it, general chronology, specific events, and both historical and contemporary significance in order to effectively assist the Editorial Director in developing materials.


Excellent skills in editorial judgment, strong command of grammar, and the ability to originate or rewrite copy under tight deadlines.


Familiarity with all stages of publications development, including conceptualizing editorial content, assigning and editing articles, reviewing layouts, and working collaboratively with art directors and graphic designers to ensure an optimal end product.


Familiarity with fundraising and public relations practices.


Ability to plan, organize, implement, and monitor assignments, or projects; manage time; achieve deadlines; and recognize and respond to changing priorities and circumstances.


Applications should be sent to by February 3, 2012. NOTE: This is a one-year contract position with option to renew.


29.) Account Supervisor – CRM, full service agency, Chicago, IL

30.) Corporate Marketing Communications, Copywriter, Corporate Brand, Advertising and Creative Services team, Verisign, Reston, VA

*** From Bill Seiberlich:


31.) Manager Communications – Community Investment, Community College of Philadelphia Office of Marketing & Government Relations, Philadelphia, PA


32.) Communications Coordinator, Charon Planning, Warrington, PA


Charon Planning, an employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm and recipient of The Philadelphia Business Journals Best Place to Work award for the past five consecutive years, is seeking a communications coordinator to support the efforts of their growing and dynamic communications department. Along with the responsibilities and skill requirements listed below, we are seeking an individual who is detail oriented with excellent editing skills, has the ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment, and is able to work independently and collaboratively with team members.


Responsibilities include:

– Assisting in the research, development, writing and design of innovative communications material for Employee Benefit Consulting clients, including employee/employer newsletters, ad-hoc letters, brochures and flyers

– Supporting internal staff communications needs, such as presentation and document editing and webcast/conference call setup

– Assisting with the development of marketing collateral such as ads and sample portfolios

– Writing and distributing Client Alert e-mails, as needed

– Managing client contact/mailing lists

– Formatting and distributing monthly wellness newsletters

– Assisting with content and maintenance of client self service web portals

– The candidate will be expected to develop a solid understanding of Charon Plannings consulting processes.

– Ensuring that all work adheres to appropriate branding, graphic and writing styles


Skill requirements:

– Experience with graphic design, page layout, photo editing and print processes

– Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

– Working knowledge of Dreamweaver desirable but not required.

– Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills


Education and experience requirements:

– A BS/BA Degree in English, Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing or related field

– Relevant work experience desired

– Knowledge of the employee benefit business is desirable but not required


We offer competitive salary and benefits.


Contact: Send resume and salary requirements via email to, or send to Charon Planning HR Department, 2600 Kelly Road, Suite 300, Warrington, PA 18976.


33.) News Writer, Merlin Media, Philadelphia, PA


Are you an award winning journalist seeking a new position? Do you have years of experience in a traditional newsroom? Do you have the training and talent to decide what people need to hear? Do you use jargon to demonstrate your competence in the language of news? Are you cynical, stubborn and committed to the playbook of traditional journalism? If so, you should send your materials to Michelle Komes-Dolge, News Director, WNEW-FM, Laurel MD.


We are currently staffing Philadelphia, and markets yet to be named. Let’s reinvent the news business together.


Merlin Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Contact: Are you willing to throw out the rule book? Can you write clear, colorful and interesting stories? Send something that blows us away to:


34.) Senior Manager – Public Relations Communications, Ricoh, Malvern, PA*D2D24F199EFBA4B1&__jbsrc=8AA530D1-1EC5-4871-843D-F38D45DDED45


34.) Public Relations Account Executive, Braithwaite Communications, Philadelphia, PA


Braithwaite Communications is a top-rated Philadelphia agency recognized for our creative and strategic approach to marketing, PR, and crisis communications. We are growing quickly and looking for a sharp account executive with 2-3 years of experience. Financial services experience is a plus.


We work with clients who are leaders and innovators in the business-to-business, technology, financial services, health care, pharma and consumer product sectors.


The firm specializes in developing and delivering stories worth spreading by redrawing the boundaries of traditional communications. Services include market research, branding and messaging, collateral and brochures, social media campaigns, corporate videos, direct response campaigns, website design & development and internal communications programs.


Requirements: Successful candidates will be smart and creative thinkers — high-energy news hounds, on top of todays issues, ideas and trends. Must be well rounded with superior writing and verbal skills. Must possess a natural ability to uncover or create news content that carries key marketing messages. Must have a knack for pitching and placing stories with print, broadcast and new media.


Must be fluent and familiar with business basics and marketing fundamentals — and a working knowledge of social media. Must be quick on your feet and fun to work with. Must command confidence from clients and respect from the media. The ability to juggle multiple tasks, working groups, issues, deadlines and clients is a given.


Environment: Braithwaite Communications is one of the regions fastest-growing public relations firms. Our open news-room office in downtown Philadelphia fosters team work, collaboration and fun in a fast-paced modern environment. We are known for our Marketing Boot Camp Sessions, Media Training Seminars, and Creative Brainstorming Workshops.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience — and outstanding opportunities for advancement.


Contact: Please contact Melissa Jordan at


36.) Development Communications Specialist, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA


*** JOTW Weekly alternative selections:


*** From Mark Sofman:


37.) Vault Services Specialist, American Savings Bank, Honolulu, HI


38.) Refrigeration Specialist, Anchorage School District, Anchorage, AK


39.) Russian-Speaking Administrative Assistant, Wheelchair Wizards, Inc., Ronkonkoma, NY


40.) Underground Miner, Cementation USA, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT


*** Weekly Piracy Report:


22.01.2012: 0300 LT: 01:42.3N – 101:27.4E: Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia.

Four robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored tanker. They entered the engine room, tied up the duty Engr. and stole ship stores. They took the duty Engr. to the stern disembarked into a waiting boat. No injuries to crew.


20.01.2012: 1045 UTC: Posn: 24:53.4N – 057:27.4E, around 95nm NW of Muscat, Oman, Gulf of Oman (Off Somalia).

Twelve pirates in a grey coloured skiff approached a tanker underway. As the skiff closed to the vessel ladders were sighted. Alarm raised, non-essential crew mustered in the citadel and the Master took anti-piracy measures. As the skiff manoeuvred towards the vessel the onboard security team fired warning shots resulting in the pirates aborting the attempted attack.


05.01.2012: 0446 UTC: Posn: 22:27N – 060:59E, Around 146nm SE of Muscat, Oman, Arabian Sea (Off Somalia).

Six pirates in a skiff approached a bulk carrier underway. Master contacted a warship in the vicinity when the skiff came to a distance of 2.5nm. Naval warship responded and a helicopter was launched. Alarm raised, non-essential crew mustered in the citadel and the Master took anti-piracy measures. Machine guns and a RPG were sighted on the skiff when it closed to a distance of five cables from the ship. The helicopter arrived on the scene resulting in the pirates aborting the attempted attack.


17.01.2012: 0632 UTC: Posn: 13:32N – 055:44E, Around 93nm NE of Socotra Island, Yemen (Off Somalia).

Armed pirates in a skiff approached a pipe layer vessel underway. The armed security team onboard showed their weapons and made their presence known. The pirates aborted the approach and moved away.


11.01.2012: 0340 LT: Posn: 01:17.0S – 116:48.0E, Balikpapan inner anchorage, Indonesia.

Three robbers armed with long knives boarded a tanker via the anchor chain. They were spotted by the duty A/B who reported to bridge duty officer. Alarm raised. The robbers stole ship’s stores and escaped in their waiting boat.


16.01.2012: 0705 UTC: Posn: 15:04N – 058:17E, Around 265nm NE of Socotra Island, Yemen (Off Somalia).

Lookouts onboard a tanker underway noticed six pirates in a skiff approaching their vessel at a distance of 3.5nm. At a distance of around 300 meters the onboard unarmed security team engaged the skiff with the LRAD and the non-essential crew members mustered in the citadel. The skiff fired at the vessel and continured to approach. The security team fired warning flares which landed close to the skiff. The pirates continued to approach and fire upon the vessel. However after the security team fired two more flares close to the skiff the pirates aborted but tailed the vessel for 15 minutes before heading towards a mother vessel in the vicinity.


09.01.2012: 2015 LT: Posn: 03:21.4N-007:12.9E, Around 80nm South of Bonny River Fairway Buoy, Nigeria.

A suspicous boat approached a drifting bulk carrier. Duty crew spotted the boat and raised alarm. The boat closed onto and fired upon the vessel. All crew retreated into the citadel. After nearly 12 hours the crew emerged from the citadel and found no pirates onboard. However, before leaving the pirates had ransacked crew cabins and had stolen cash and ship’s stores. All crew safe.


14.01.2012: 0800 LT: Posn: 01:24.28N – 104:42.09E, Around 12nm NE of Bintan Island, Indonesia.

Four robbers wearing masks, armed with choppers and knives in a boat approached an anchored container ship. Two of the robbers attempted to board the ship by climbing the anchor chain. Duty crew noticed the robbers and informed bridge who raised the alarm. Crew mustered and activated the fire hoses resulting in the robbers aborting the attempted boarding.


13.01.2012: 1940 LT: Callao Anchorage Area No.12, Peru.

Six robbers armed with long knives attempted to board an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain. Alert crew noticed the robbers, raised alarm and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped. Port authorities informed and the coast guard came for investigation.


12.01.2012: 0235 UTC: Posn: 01:37N – 046:00E, Around 43nm SE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Six pirates in a skiff approached, fired upon and attempted to board a naval auxiliary ship underway from the stern. The naval force-protection team from the ship returned fire in self-defense forcing the pirates to abort the attempted attack. The ship’s helicopter was launched to track the skiff and the pirates surrender. The injured pirates given medical treatment onboard the naval ship.


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