JOTW 06-2012

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JOTW 06-2012 February 6, 2012 www.nedsjotw.com This is JOTW newsletter number 912

“There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

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In this issue:

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*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Graphic Designer (12-103), IFPRI, Washington, DC 2.) Head of Web Communications (12-101), IFPRI, Washington, DC Deadline: February 10 2012 3.) Communications Manager, The Crucible, Oakland, California 4.) Account Supervisor/SAE – Professional Services & Public Affairs, Schneider Associates, Boston, MA 5.) Associate Director, Partnerships Marketing and Communications, Michael J. Fox Foundation, New York, New York 6.) Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist, Grantee TA Provider, FHI 360, Mozambique 7.) Sr. Associate, Internal Communications Editor and copywriter, Sapient, Chicago, IL 8.) Corporate Communications Manager, Zynga, San Francisco, California 9.) In-House PR Consultant, Avon Foundation for Women, New York, NY 10.) COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT , Small Town Energy Program for University Park, The Town of University Park, University Park, Maryland

11.) Account Executive, New Venture Communications (NVC), San Mateo, CA

12.) Marketing Communications Specialist/Copy Writer, Deltek, Herndon, VA 13.) Manager, Food and Nutrition Communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, South Denver, CO 14.) Communications Director, Institute for College Access and Success, Oakland, California 15.) Communications Director, Faith and Climate Change, Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power and Light, San Francisco, California 16.) Publications Manager, Federal Health Information Clearinghouses, Circle Solutions, Inc., Tyson’s Corner, VA 17.) Senior Science/Medical Writer or Science/Medical Writer, Circle Solutions, Inc., Tyson’s Corner, VA 18.) Strategic Communications Specialist, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. 19.) Communications Manager, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board 20.) Public Information Officer – City of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

21.) Public Information Specialist, Thurston County, Olympia, WA 22.) Public Relations Manager (9383), The American University, Washington, DC 23.) Marketing & Communications Manager, Dow Jones & Co. Inc., Princeton, NJ 24.) Senior Director Corporate Communications (Job ID: 77720BR), Walmart, Bentonville, AR 25.) Communications Director, Marketing + Communications Team, Teach For America – Staff, NY, NY 26.) Communications Manager with Design experience, The Creative Group, Costa Mesa, CA 27.) Writer/Corporate Communications, ISO New England, Holyoke, MA 28.) Magazine Editor, American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, VA 29.) Corporate Communications Summer Intern – Finance & Accounting Job, Pnc Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh, PA 30.) Marketing Communications Project Manager II, Kaiser Permanente, Burbank, CA

31.) Writer, Marketing Communications, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California 32.) Digital Media Specialist/Senior Account Executive, Linhart Public Relations, Denver, Colo. 33.) Executive Director of Public Relations, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia 34.) Community/Social Media Manager, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR 35.) Communication Coordinator (BST-PAX-333), Bowhead, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, Patuxent River, MD 36.) INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS SENIOR ASSOCIATE, Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, IL 37.) Account Supervisor – CRM, Chicago Illinois 38.) Briefing Center Manager, Deltek, Herndon, VA 39.) Associate Director, High Lantern Group, Washington, D.C. 40.) Communications Manager, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Alexandria, VA.

41.) Communications Manager, Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) – Strategic Programs (Req. #121096) – Oakland, CA 42.) Communications Manager, Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) – Infrastructure Program (Req. #121092) – Oakland, CA 43.) Graphic Designer, Trion, a Marsh McLennan Agency, LLC Company, Conshohocken, PA Qualified candidates can apply online at Trion.com 44.) Communications Service Specialist/Writer, Trion, a Marsh McLennan Agency, LLC Company, Conshohocken, PA 45.) Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP), The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD 46.) Public Relations Manager, SCOTTS MIRACLE GRO, Marysville, OH 47.) Associate Creative Directors- (2) Writer or Designer, Promotion Agency, St. Louis, MO 48.) Materials Development Manager, Federal Health Information Clearinghouses, McLean, Va 49.) Silent Auction and Marketing Internships (2 positions), The Heart of America Foundation, Washington, DC 50.) Grounds Maintenance Manager, ULINE, Pleasant Prairie, WI

51.) Collector 1, Wells Fargo, West Des Moines, IA 52.) Specimen Collector, All Medical Personnel, Keene, NH 53.) Luggage Resolution Coordinator, Spirit Airlines, Miramar, FL 54.) Baggage Runner, Plus Services, Washington, DC 55.) Baggage Handler/Ramp Operator, Delta Air Lines, Indianapolis, IN 56.) Freight Conductor, CSX, Hamlet, NC 57.) Cyber Forensic Investigator, Bank Of America, Addison, TX 59.) Mortuary Science Instructor, Pima Medical Institute, Seattle, WA 60.) Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer, Service Corporation International, Bastrop, TX

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*** One Paragraph Pitch:

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*** Let’s get to the jobs:

1.) Graphic Designer (12-103), IFPRI, Washington, DC Deadline: February 6 2012 http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/graphic-designer-12-103-ifpri -washington-dc-united-states

2.) Head of Web Communications (12-101), IFPRI, Washington, DC Deadline: February 10 2012 http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/head-web-communications-12-10 1-ifpri-washington-dc-united-states

3.) Communications Manager, The Crucible, Oakland, California http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=369000011

4.) Account Supervisor/SAE – Professional Services & Public Affairs, Schneider Associates, Boston, MA http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?job=9297380

5.) Associate Director, Partnerships Marketing and Communications, Michael J. Fox Foundation, New York, New York http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=369000019

6.) Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist, Grantee TA Provider, FHI 360, Mozambique http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/social-and-behavior-change-co mmunication-sbcc-specialist-grantee-ta-provider-fhi-360-moz

*** From Bridget Serchak:

7.) Sr. Associate, Internal Communications Editor and copywriter, Sapient, Chicago, IL

The Internal Communications editor and copywriter assists in the creation of professional-quality and compelling written communications for audiences within Sapient. As an editor, the individual creates the weekly company-wide newsletter, the Sapient Connection, which requires partnering with content contributors to refine and finalize articles, maintain regular updates to the Sapient intranet and internal social media platform. As copywriter, this individual provides regular communications support for internal and business teams to ensure compelling and clear stories about our work and our impact. He or she will also help create and execute against internal communications plans for our internal operations teams, specifically related to creating promotional text, related content, and video assets that are compelling, clear, and written in a Sapient tone. These communications campaigns include company-level initiatives, business unit communications, global shared services campaigns, recognitions programming, and change management activities. This role reports to the role of Manager, Internal Communications.

Specific job responsibilities include: Create and execute communications plans with internal stakeholders, including launch and change management communications for both email and intranet formats. Write compelling and clear copy to communicate internal initiatives in a way that is in-line with Sapient brand and tone. Serve as our intranet liaison with business users to understand requirements, negotiate approaches, provide training and content guidance, and troubleshoot when necessary. Concept and plan for video deliverables; capture, edit and deliver professional-quality pieces. Coordinate and edit the weekly Sapient Connection, which summarizes all the company’s happenings for the week and is sent to all Sapient people. Requirements: College degree required, Masters’ degree preferred Demonstrated excellent editing skills in a professional setting Portfolio of copywriting samples Proven ability to negotiate and manage stakeholder expectations Proven ability to manage content; providing the right content to the right people at the right time Sharepoint or CMS experience preferred including information design and basic HTML Proven professionalism and ability to meet deadlines in a high-energy environment Proven problem-solving orientation Expertise in editing and AP Style Experience with Photoshop preferred https://sapient.taleo.net/careersection/firstpass/jobdetail.ftl?job=83800

8.) Corporate Communications Manager, Zynga, San Francisco, California http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/jobseeker/job/9477817/

*** From Karyn Margolis :

9.) In-House PR Consultant, Avon Foundation for Women, New York, NY

Description PR Consultant will support the Senior Manager of PR & Communications in the implementation of the public relations program for the Avon Foundation for Women, a 501(c)(3) public charity affiliated with Avon Products, Inc. The position is an in-house, full-time consulting position. Consultant will work at the Avon Foundation’s headquarters in New York, NY, for three months up to a maximum of one year.

Main responsibilities Support PR & communications related to the Avon Foundation’s fund-raising events, including the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and its other breast cancer and domestic violence initiatives; draft communications materials; support social media initiatives; provide administrative support; collaborate with PR firm on all major initiatives and oversee firm’s work on the account, including monitoring and reporting. Plan and implement internal communications strategies for key Avon events/celebrations throughout the year. Handle media recaps and reports.

Qualifications – 2-4 years of PR experience; PR firm experience a plus and preferred – Experience drafting press materials – Experience using social media as a communications and marketing tool – Strong writing and editing skills

Avon is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. Full job listing posted here: https://avon.box.com/s/4lsu61cpqbkxh54teoko

Please submit resume and cover letter to Karyn.Margolis@avonfoundation.org. Subject line: Resume –First Name, Last Name

*** From Linda Dylla:

Mike,

I eagerly read your newsletter each week and finally have a job to contribute. Below is a posting from my town that might interest professionals in the Washington DC metro area. Hope this makes it in the upcoming newsletter posted on Monday.

Thanks, Linda Dylla, owner, White Horse Communications

10.) COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT , Small Town Energy Program for University Park, The Town of University Park, University Park, Maryland

The Town of University Park, Maryland in the greater Washington DC metro area is seeking a Communications Consultant to assist the Small Town Energy Program for University Park (“STEP-UP”), a 3-year program designed to achieve energy efficiency market transformation within University Park. The program will also serve as a roadmap for energy transformation in small towns across the US. STEP-UP includes a full suite of model activities for replication, including: energy audits and retrofits for homes, financial incentives, and local community delivery partners. More information about STEP-UP can be found at www.mystep-up.org. Bidders are presumed to have accessed and read the information on the website. Interested candidates should read and respond to the the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) url at ttp://mystep-up.org/news/request-bid-proposals-communications-consultant where the solicitation is posted. The Communications Consultant will serve as the lead for a number of communications activities related to STEP-UP, including: outreach to media, graphic design, editing, and event support. The Communications Consultant will also design and produce a number of case studies and profiles of STEP-UP participants, and will research and develop a repository of media, photos and videos related to STEP-UP. The full scope of expected communications services is found in Section 4 of the solicitation. Bids will be accepted until February 17, 2012 at 4 p.m. EST. *** From Robin Bectel :

Hi Ned – Can you post this next week? Thanks Robin Bectel

11.) Account Executive, New Venture Communications (NVC), San Mateo, CA Job Description: New Venture Communications (NVC) is looking for an account executive (AE) with strong experience and passion for media relations. This person should have either in-house or agency experience working with clients in the cloud, big data, social, and gaming markets or general IT. Working closely, and in tandem with, the agency’s staff and clients, the AE will have core responsibility for media outreach. In addition, the candidate will be involved in other aspects of a client account including content development, social media, research, and participation in strategy discussions, along with new business development support. There are no boundaries at New Venture and if you want to grow in your career, we will give you that chance. The ideal candidate should have 3-5- years of experience and must possess an affinity for writing along with solid verbal communications skills. You should have a passion for learning and listening and good organizational skills, be able to work independently and as part of a broader team, and have a basic understanding of how content and conversations are being leveraged in today’s social networking environment. Tech experience is also required, because this is the core of our business. We are looking for a candidate that can roll with the punches as things change quickly in our environment. The candidate must also be creative and fun loving, with a strong work ethic and great sense of humor. We’re looking for a top-notch performer who’ll also be a unique addition to our small but cohesive team. In a cover letter, the Candidate should outline specific media and campaign results, and provide writing and coverage samples. Candidate should also list salary requirements. Minimal travel required. Who we are: New Venture is a small, national boutique with a different approach. We focus on a small portfolio of clients, giving each one highly focused hands-on support from even our most senior team. We work with formative stage technology companies in the IT and clean tech markets, and we also work closely with a number of leading VC firms. This cross section of entrepreneurs and investors provides our team a unique, insightful perspective into trends and issues as well as a greater understanding of what it takes to build and grow leading companies. Our team is small and quick, with every team member sinking deeply into every aspect of every client program. There is no hierarchy, just a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and approach with limitless opportunities to try new things and collapse learning curves. This position is a great opportunity to gain a tremendous breadth of experience without being put in a box. Reply to: Robin Bectel (571-312-1448) or email careers@newventurecom.com *** From Mindy Wright:

12.) Marketing Communications Specialist/Copy Writer, Deltek, Herndon, VA

The Copy Writer is a member of the Marketing Communications team and works closely with the Product Marketing, Public Relations and Events teams. The ideal candidate will be an integral player in cross-functional teams that helps execute Deltek’s go-to-market and brand strategy. The Copy Writer function will include a range of projects, including collateral, advertising, product guides and overviews, e-mail marketing, Web pages, webinars, seminars, and events. The Copy Writer is responsible for written content within these promotional vehicles.

The Copy Writer will work with Deltek internal clients within the Information Solutions business unit to conceive, develop and produce effective promotional campaigns and marketing materials. This may include creating slogans, catchphrases, messages and supporting text. The Copy Writer will be involved in developing creative ideas and concepts in partnership with the product management, events and design teams. The effective candidate will familiarize him/herself with Deltek’s Information Solutions products and services (GovWin and Washington Management Group), the company’s target audience and its competitors’ activities.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter who has demonstrated success in a fast-paced work environment, proving they can meet critical deadlines. Deltek seeks the candidate with superior research capabilities, who had demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and wishes to be a major component in the success of an organization. F/T Salaried.

IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND RESUMES TO MINDYWRIGHT@DELTEK.COM.

*** From Gale Skinner, PHR:

13.) Manager, Food and Nutrition Communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, South Denver, CO

General Responsibilities: Guides and executes food and nutrition communications efforts on-time and on-budget. Strong story-telling and writing focus with a high degree of budgeting responsibility. Facilitate proactive outreach with state partners and national team while conducting successful food and nutrition programming.

Specific Responsibilities: -o- Serves as content developer and editor for the nutrition influencer program. -o- Executes outreach and education programs geared toward culinary professionals. -o- Provides guidance and feedback to appropriate agencies and consultants while executing food and nutrition communications programs. -o- Writes, edits and builds presentations and other materials while coordinating communications efforts within the food and nutrition team. -o- Tracks budgets for the food and nutrition communications programs in partnership with Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Communications. -o- Supports Digital Marketing Associate Director in executing online tactics reaching consumers and food influencers including updating food and nutrition outreach resources such as BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com. -o- Helps State Beef Councils and others in their food and nutrition outreach efforts. -o- Responds in a timely manner to information requests received from NCBA staff, state beef council and state cattle association staff, and industry stakeholder organizations. -o- Stays current with food and nutrition trends and identifies implications for food and nutrition programs. -o- Supports the Consumer Marketing team in presentation preparation. -o- Proactively adjusts plans to improve outcomes. -o- Stays abreast of new technologies and tools for communicating with influencers and consumers. -o- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

At least five (5) years of communications experience with public relations agency background preferred. Exceptional writing/editing skills, project management and relationship-building skills are essential. The candidate must be detail-oriented, flexible, self-directed and a team player. A Registered Dietitian and/or food and nutrition communications experience is preferred. S/he should be able to perform well under intense pressure or periodic heavy workloads. Proactively collaborates with internal teams and state partners. Must have honed presentation and communications skills and have a passion for working for America’s farmers and ranchers.

The position requires occasional travel, approximately once a month. The individual who is hired will be evaluated on the results of work performed and will be encouraged to grow within the department as well as the organization.

About NCBA: Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. NCBA works to achieve the vision: “A dynamic and profitable beef industry, which concentrates resources around a unified plan, consistently meets global consumer needs and increases demand.” Send resume, cover letter and salary history to gale790@msn.com. Gale Skinner, PHR PeopleData Solutions People Strategist & Recruiting Business Partner gale790@msn.com

14.) Communications Director, Institute for College Access and Success, Oakland, California http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=369000021

15.) Communications Director, Faith and Climate Change, Regeneration Project/Interfaith Power and Light, San Francisco, California http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=369000034

*** From Jean Picarelli Dzierzak:

16.) Publications Manager, Federal Health Information Clearinghouses, Circle Solutions, Inc., Tyson’s Corner, VA

The Publications Manager, Health Information Clearinghouses manages staff performance, directs the health education publications production schedule, and ensures quality and efficiency of the electronic and print materials development process. The Publications Manager assigns and tracks developmental and editorial work, monitors the effectiveness of the workflow, addresses workflow problems, and serves as the client’s key point of contact on the status of health education materials in process. The Publications Manager handles all management aspects of the science/medical writing team, including providing leadership, feedback, and developmental growth opportunities to members of the writing and editing team.

We require: A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 6 years of experience in managing staff, directing workflow, and managing projects—preferably in a health-related field—is required. Candidates must demonstrate the following skills: Ability to direct day-to-day activities and workflow to accomplish short- and long-term projects Excellent organizational and communication skills Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple deadlines across several staff members. Microsoft SharePoint experience preferred. Comfortable with all aspects of staff management, including recruiting, training, monitoring performance, team building, recognizing achievement, and addressing performance deficiencies Ability to think analytically and anticipate and address client requirements Circle focuses on health, criminal justice, and other social issues. We have supported federal, state, and private sector clients since 1980. Circle has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of Washington’s Top 25 women-owned businesses.

Besides our friendly corporate culture, we offer a beautiful modern office, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits. This position is a full-time, onsite position in Tyson’s Corner, VA.

Circle Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to employing a diverse and talented workforce. Circle Solutions, Inc. does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Please send resume to Jean Picarelli Dzierzak, Deputy Project Manager, Materials Development: jdzierzak@circlesolutions.com.

17.) Senior Science/Medical Writer or Science/Medical Writer, Circle Solutions, Inc., Tyson’s Corner, VA

Circle Solutions, Inc. is seeking a full-time Science/Medical Writer to join our award-winning team in Tysons Corner, Virginia. You will research, write, and update patient publications such as fact sheets and easy-to-read booklets on topics relating to diabetes and digestive, kidney, and urologic diseases. Because you will work with scientific experts, government officials, and busy teammates, exceptional interpersonal and communications skills are essential. We can only consider candidates who can work full-time, on-site, and also possess: • At least 5 years of science writing experience, including writing materials for both consumer and professional audiences, and adhering to a style guide. Writing samples are required. We will also test your writing and editing ability. • Proficiency with Plain Language writing principles • A Bachelors degree in health, science, health education, health communications, or a related field; Masters degree preferred • Competency with MS Office applications • A high comfort level for juggling multiple tasks under sometimes tight deadlines, including being available to work occasional evenings or weekends Circle focuses on health, criminal justice, and other social issues. We have supported federal, state, and private sector clients since 1980. Circle has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of Washington’s Top 25 women-owned businesses.

Besides our friendly corporate culture, we offer a beautiful modern office, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits. This position is a full-time, onsite position in Tyson’s Corner, VA.

Circle Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to employing a diverse and talented workforce. Circle Solutions, Inc. does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Please send resume to Jean Picarelli Dzierzak, Deputy Project Manager, Materials Development: jdzierzak@circlesolutions.com.

*** *** From Joan Buhrman:

Hi Ned!

I’m hoping you can list this job for me in next week’s JOTW email:

Joan Buhrman Manager, Strategic Communications American Geophysical Union www.agu.org

18.) Strategic Communications Specialist, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. https://jobs.agu.org/ext/detail.asp?jobid=aguorg206

*** From Leslie Ribakow

19.) Communications Manager, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Alexandria, VA.

The Communications Manager will plan, develop, edit and produce external communications materials including press releases, speeches, fact sheets, educational and training materials, annual reports, webinar and video scripts and PowerPoint presentations. The Communications Manager manages development of external communications elements of regulatory and market transparency initiatives, and serves as the primary communications professional for oversight and management of content on the MSRB’s two public-facing websites.

Interested Candidates Please Contact: Leslie Ribakow Arthur Diamond Associates, Inc. Executive Search Consultants 4630 Montgomery Avenue Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-9879 Direct 301-657-8876 Fax lribakow@arthurdiamond.com www.arthurdiamond.com

*** From Marnie Schubert:

For your JOTW readers!

Marnie

20.) Public Information Officer – City of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

$86,234 to $107,793 Annually Plus an excellent benefits package including City contribution to PERS.

The City of Pasadena is seeking a talented individual to manage the community outreach, media relations and public affairs programs of the City. The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Administration or closely related field and three years of full-time paid experience as a Public Information professional. For a complete job description with minimum requirements, or to apply on-line, please go to our website at: www.cityofpasadena.net/humanresources/currentopenings.asp

21.) Public Information Specialist, Thurston County, Olympia, WA

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Develops and administers a public relations/information program. Prepares and disseminates public information materials to build a positive awareness of County programs. Develops public information strategies for County programs based on internal and external communications needs of the program. Serves as staff consultant to program managers and division heads on public information activities. Plans, develops and produces written materials including fact sheets, displays, slide programs, brochures and other educational and promotional materials related to County programs. Coordinates speaking engagements in response to requests from citizens, the business community and cities, thereby facilitating a positive contact with Thurston County. May serve as liaison with news media and the general public, as assigned on specific projects. Proactive in building, developing and maintaining media relationships. Prepares news releases, speeches, radio and television announcements, and copy for pamphlets and brochures. Plans and coordinates events such as forums, workshops, meetings, and open houses; promotes knowledge of and the use of various County departmental services. Supervises the production of graphic materials; explains desired typography, illustrations, layouts, and other requirements to printers and other consultants. Develops and maintains an effective, positive working relationship with interest groups, public agencies, and the general public. Responsibilities include communications internally and externally in times of emergency or natural disasters.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field. Three years of professional experience in public relations, communications, marketing, journalism or related field is required. Current Washington State Driver’s License or have requested and obtained an appropriate accommodation. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Expression Web, PowerPoint and all Microsoft Office Programs. Familiar with Social Media and the use of other various mediums used to communicate both internally and externally.

DESIRED SKILLS: Extensive web experience, including but not limited to work with the various social media platforms. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to take communication points and convert them into desired product. Ability to recognize and address problems prior to escalation into larger areas of concern. Ability to take complex technical information and convert it into practical application. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with groups, agencies and diverse individuals. Ability to plan, organize, schedule and carry out multiple tasks. Ability to conceptualize and design public information materials. Knowledge of public policy and decision making processes. Ability to conduct opinion surveys. Computer, graphic art or photography capability. Ability to work across agency and jurisdictional lines. Ability to quickly and proactively develop talking points and relative themes on any given issue. Ability to work with a diverse audience of elected officials. Ability to efficiently and rapidly respond to media inquiries. Ability to work effectively in the high pressure environment of emergency and disaster communications. Ability to design publications that are effective and pleasing to the eye. Ability to write, edit and simplify messages from all parts of county government. A solid understanding of video production.

SELECTION PROCESS: To be considered for this position, please submit the following: • Application • Letter of Interest • Resume Submit application package to: Thurston County Information Desk, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Application package must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date listed above. Postmarks will not be accepted.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: A separate application must be fully completed for EACH POSITION for which you are applying. Resumes may be used to supplement an application, but may not be used in lieu of completing the application form. Copies of applications will be accepted only with an original signature. If a supplemental questionnaire is required, it must be submitted with your Thurston County application by the closing date. Applications are available online at www.co.thurston.wa.us. Applicants selected for interviews and/or testing will normally be called or otherwise notified within two weeks following the closing date on the employment bulletin. If you do not receive notification during this time period, you should assume you were not selected to be interviewed and will not be considered further for this position. Due to the large number of applicants for most positions, unsuccessful applicants are generally not notified. POSITION TITLE: Public Information Specialist DEPARTMENT: Commissioners CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2012, 5 p.m. POSITION #: 1330-03-R-00778 SALARY RANGE: $4,421.00 – $5,895.00 / month CONTACT PERSON: John Tennis, Public Information Program Manager PHONE #: (360) 709-3073

*** From Camille Lepre

22.) Public Relations Manager (9383), The American University, Washington, DC

The Public Relations Manager creates and implements proactive communications plans and activities and handles reactive media inquiries to support the university’s institutional and reputational goals. This position support two schools at AU, to be determined, and other institutional priorities. The PR Manager requires initiative, persuasion, organization, foresight, self-direction, leadership, collaboration, minimal day-to-day supervision, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

The Public Relations Manager will: • Develop and implement public relations plans that support the strategic plan and brand messaging. • Formulate proactive media relations strategies and story ideas to promote faculty research, faculty expertise, graduate programs, and select initiatives and events to national, local Washington DC, and trade/industry specialty media. • Write effective press releases, media advisories, and pitches. Write web articles based on news items, and other topics as assigned. Ensure a quality work product with little to no supervision. • Assess the daily media agenda and news cycle, story trends, and competitive opportunities, and proactively position and pitch faculty, student achievements and important programs to gain media coverage in target media outlets. • Develop, nurture, and expand relationships with a wide range of reporters at print, broadcast and online outlets to ensure that the schools are well positioned in stories. Utilize social media strategies to enhance relationships with reporters, and learn about public relations opportunities for AU. • Respond rapidly and appropriately to media requests in an active press office environment. • Publish to the media relations web site using the university’s web publishing/content management system. • Provide messaging, interview prep, and logistical support for media interviews and event coverage as necessary. • Report on activities and results, develops close working relationships with faculty, communications liaisons in the schools, and others as appropriate. • Other duties as assigned, including crisis communications and university-wide projects. Assist the Assistant Vice-President with projects, issues, and initiatives.

In addition, the PR Manager will: • Interact with deans, department heads, faculty, marketing/communications colleagues and other university staff, as appropriate. • Supervise and assign project work to one or more interns to support media relations and office priorities. • Collaborate with PR, Web, Photography, and Editorial colleagues on strategy, planning, work flow, and information sharing. • Serves in an on-call capacity on weekends, holidays and after hours, on a rotating basis and from time to time. • Serves as university spokesperson during a crisis and handles emergency/crisis communications, as needed. Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in English, public relations, or a related field is required. Minimum Requirements: – 5-10 years of media relations or public relations experience; can include some journalism experience – A proactive and client relations focus and attitude – Strong and polished written, verbal, and interpersonal skills – Mastery of common office computer software programs – Solid working knowledge of public relations best practices, strategies, systems and techniques for obtaining positive news coverage, both proactive and reactive, and the ability to develop strong relationships with key media outlets required. – Must demonstrate tangible success in developing and executing comprehensive communications plans and campaigns – Demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines under pressure, being both strategic and hands-on, and working well with peers and faculty or senior leaders – Experience in formulating and pitching story ideas and expert commentary, and writing for the media, university and/or web audiences – Ability to mine faculty work and school initiatives for newsworthy story ideas – Must think creatively, work with accuracy, and demonstrate judgment and professionalism with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a knowledgeable, persuasive, and timely manner – Must be able to handle conflict with tact Preferred Requirements: Experience working in higher education is a plus. Experience with web publishing is desired. Additional Information: The PR Manager will serve in an on-call capacity on weekends, holidays and after hours, from time to time and serve as university spokesperson during a crisis, as needed.

The successful completion of a background check will be required for this position. https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1802

23.) Marketing & Communications Manager, Dow Jones & Co. Inc., Princeton, NJ http://sales-jobs.fins.com/Jobs/180337/Marketing-Communications-Manager

*** From Mark Sofman:

24.) Senior Director Corporate Communications (Job ID: 77720BR), Walmart, Bentonville, AR http://bit.ly/xgBKZF

25.) Communications Director, Marketing + Communications Team, Teach For America – Staff, NY, NY http://www.idealist.org/view/job/bbfDw969m4w4/

26.) Communications Manager with Design experience, The Creative Group, Costa Mesa, CA http://sales-jobs.fins.com/Jobs/171292/Marketing-Communications-Manager-with -Design

27.) Writer/Corporate Communications, ISO New England, Holyoke, MA http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2498125

*** From Lisa Marsh:

Ed, Please post:

–Lisa M.

28.) Magazine Editor, American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, VA American Society for Training and Development’s Government Community of Practice has a cool position available for an editor who wants to do more than editing. Being the editor of the well-known and well-branded Public Manager magazine is a good job by itself. But ASTD’s focus on developing communities makes it even better. Here’s how we see this position, but the person coming in will certainly shape the role.

Functions

* Conceptualize, direct, and acquire print and electronic content that fits the overall editorial mission of a respected quarterly journal and new monthly e-newsletter for largely federal public managers. * Create and/or acquire content in the public management field as well as government learning and development. Content acquisition and development will include publications, conferences, workshops, digital content, and other product areas to meet needs of managers and executives in government. * Understand federal government challenges, public sector trends and individual concerns of public managers, such as budgets and technology use, and how to translate that into a content plan and editorial calendar. * Manage a volunteer writing, peer review and paid (but shared) editorial staff to develop the quarterly semi-academic and practical journal, web presence and the electronic newsletter. * Work with seasoned advisors and affiliates to identify experts, corral quality articles and conference speakers from volunteers in a timely manner, and see the full production cycle through to execution; serve as creative entrepreneur of practice, particularly in looking for partners and new business models. * Work closely with the ASTD sales and marketing department to identify links between editorial copy and revenue opportunities. Assist in finding ways to generate revenue through subscription and reprint sales, permissions, etc. * Moderate webinars and tape podcasts with thought leaders.

Qualifications

* Strong communication, editing and organizational skills. * Exposure to the government market (public affairs, human resources, learning, government clients, etc.) * Experience editing trade association or other publications on public leadership invaluable. * Ability to work independently and imaginatively in seeking out promising manuscripts. * Tenacity and creativity to see projects through to successful publication or presentation. * Willingness to be a team player with a can-do attitude; work well in a dynamic, fluid environment that offers a great deal of growth and opportunity. * Bachelor’s required/Master’s degree preferred.

This is a career-altering, multi-faceted job for the right candidate. Someone with content development, content acquisition, and business development exposure is idea. And web-based/social media expertise is a must. ASTD provides an outstanding compensation and benefits package. Located within blocks of the King Street metro in Old Town, ASTD helps with transportation costs (parking is free).

We appreciate all of our applicants, but are unable to return phone calls and emails requesting details on the status of applications or the position. Applicants who bypass the recruitment process are not considered.

ASTD is an EOE/M/F/D/V employer and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

We lead the industry. And our industry changes the world. Apply at http://www.astd.org/ASTD/jobs/ 29.) Corporate Communications Summer Intern – Finance & Accounting Job, Pnc Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh, PA http://student.fins.com/Jobs/181155/Corporate-Communications-Summer-Intern

30.) Marketing Communications Project Manager II, Kaiser Permanente, Burbank, CA http://sales-jobs.fins.com/Jobs/177641/Marketing-Communications-Project-Mana ger-II

31.) Writer, Marketing Communications, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2398499&trk=rj_em&ut=1WRhpxr-d3R R41

*** From Dina Alengi Storz:

I received your email address from Paul Raab. I understand you might be able to help spread the word that Linhart PR has a Senior Account Executive position open. Please let me know if there is a formal process I need to follow to post to the listserv. For now, I have attached the job description.

Thank you,

Dina Alengi Storz Linhart Public Relations

32.) Digital Media Specialist/Senior Account Executive, Linhart Public Relations, Denver, Colo.

Job Description We are seeking a Digital Media Specialist/Senior Account Executive to join the Linhart Public Relations Team in Denver, Colo. This individual will be responsible for planning and implementing integrated marketing and communication campaigns with a major emphasis on digital and social media activations for consumer and corporate clients.

Qualifications • Demonstrated track record of success developing and implementing social and digital media programs across various online channels including Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, etc. • Strong understanding of the current social and digital media landscape, the latest online behavior trends, as well as existing and emerging technology • Solid understanding of public relations, with experience in program planning, corporate messaging, media outreach, and project management • Minimum five years of integrated marketing/public relations experience, preferably in an agency environment but not required • Experience maintaining editorial calendars, developing, curating and

editing online content • Familiarity with content management programs such as WordPress and Drupal • Experience professionally representing brands both online and offline • Understanding of and experience with paid and organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to manage online reputations • Experience establishing, tracking and reporting social media metrics

and key performance indicators • Experience with issues management and crisis response • Client consulting and management skills with ability to prepare client documents, budgets, project plans and progress reports • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities • Ability to conduct research to support program and business development • Strong strategic thinking and planning ability • Exceptional written and oral communications abilities, including presentation skills

About Us Linhart Public Relations is an award-winning national public relations and digital communications firm based in Denver, Colo., named Small PR Firm of the Year for 2011 by PR News, and one of the top small company workplaces in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces. We serve clients nationally and regionally in a variety of sectors, focusing on marketing public relations, reputation management, digital communications strategies and employee engagement. Clients include Crocs, Southwest Airlines, Comcast, UnitedHealthcare, WhiteWave Foods, Horizon Organic Dairy, Celestial Seasonings, Johns Manville and Chipotle, to name just a few. We are known for high levels of client and employee satisfaction and a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture. Team members have worked for some of the best-known PR firms, including Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, Fleishman-Hillard, Golin/Harris, Ketchum, MSL Group, Ogilvy and Weber Shandwick; and for some of the most admired companies, including McDonald’s Corp. and Southwest Airlines. Linhart PR is a partner in Worldcom PR Group, a global partnership of independent PR firms with 107 partner firms in 91 cities on six continents.

What We Offer We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including: quarterly cash bonus based on firm profitability, 401(k) match, annual profit-sharing, excellent health and dental program, two weeks of paid time off to start plus an additional one week of paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s; extensive investment in professional development; strong rewards and recognition programs; and a fun, collaborative work environment, located in a historic loft-style building in Downtown Denver’s Theater District. To all of this, add Colorado’s unique outdoor lifestyle and attractions plus 300 days of sunshine per year.

We invite you to take the next step toward a rewarding, challenging career opportunity with an award-winning firm that has been recognized nationally as a great place to work. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume, cover correspondence with salary history and expectations and samples of your writing and digital work to: info@linhartpr.com.

33.) Executive Director of Public Relations, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/jobseeker/job/9475611/

34.) Community/Social Media Manager, Audubon Society of Portland, Portland, OR http://www.prichardcommunications.com/macs-list/Audubon-Society-of-Portland/ Community-Social-Media-Manager/ppj5qTvFDsHS#top

35.) Communication Coordinator (BST-PAX-333), Bowhead, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, Patuxent River, MD

Bowhead strives to hire and retain top quality employees because people are the measure of our company’s success. Bowhead is recognized for its integrity and the proof is in our employee base. To maintain this level of excellence, all Employees are subject to a Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program and verification of all post-secondary education listed on an Employee’s application and resume.

Employees must pass a Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening, and must follow all Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Requirements.

Bowhead must be able to verify all post-secondary education listed on an Employee’s application and resume, including but not limited to dates of attendance and degree/diploma awarded. Post-secondary education includes any courses taken through an accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree.

Bowhead is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties Bowhead is looking for a Communication Coordinator to support NAVAIR in developing, coordinating, implementing, and/or administering communication programs for internal and external audiences. The Coordinator will implement and administer a full range of communication products responsive to organization objectives, including presentations, publications, web pages, speeches and scripts. Duties will include: •Assisting with planning, process development and major initiative oversight. •Reviewing material intended for public release to ensure that it represents the best interest of the U.S. Navy and is consistent with established NAVAIR public affairs objectives and policies. •Planning, preparing, and disseminating information such as press releases. •Serving as an internal expert, consultant, and project manager and represent NAVAIR to external groups. •Supporting NAVAIR with professional communication planning, writing, photographic, and design skills. •Identifying various communication needs and implements complex communication plans. •Drafting and copy editing news releases and feature articles for media release. •Performing research, conducts interviews. •Writing and editing copy and obtaining release approval for resulting articles. •Writing speeches and scripts for senior NAVAIR officers. •Assisting in media and risk management training. •Designing and laying out marketing publications and monitors Web sites.

•Assisting with developing and implementing special events and exhibits.

•Developing and editing presentation materials. •Supporting publications with photographic services as required.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or other related field.

4 years of Communications experience.

Thorough knowledge and demonstrated experience of the Associated Press (AP) style of writing.

Ideal candidate would be familiar with NAVAIR and/or public affairs support.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a favorable NACI.

Required Experience

5 – 8 years of professional experience.

https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo& id=23&jobid=293111&company_id=15697

From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

36.) INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS SENIOR ASSOCIATE, Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, IL

Grant Thornton LLP is seeking an accomplished and highly motivated professional for the position of Internal Communications Senior Associate. The position will report to the Leader, Internal Communications at Grant Thornton LLP and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

This position will be instrumental in assisting the Marketing & Sales organization in reaching target audiences by streamlining its messaging for internal audiences. This social media savvy, technically inclined communicator will play an instrumental role in articulating the strategy and values of the firm, with a primary goal of bringing the culture of the firm to life.

The Internal Communications Senior Associate will be accountable for firm-wide homepage intranet content including podcasting and video production as well as writing/producing valuable content which furthers the strategy of the business. The primary focus is creating compelling materials that effectively communicate Grant Thornton’s strategy, values and market leadership.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Inventive, creative approaches to internal communications across all media;

Execute strategic internal communication programs utilizing a variety of tools including written material, social media, and the firm’s intranet site;

Proven writing skills;

Experienced in developing and maintaining editorial calendars;

Ability to work with, and provide direction to, freelance writers;

Creation of general and thematic PowerPoint presentations as required;

Actively contribute to the creativity of the Marketing & Sales organization and ensure a high level of collaboration across M&S as well as the firm’s lines of business. Qualifications

Required knowledge, experience and skills:

Strong technical skills, including knowledge of basic HTML, and strong social media aptitude including podcasts, video creation/editing, blogging, and more.

5-7 years of experience as a writer/strategic communicator;

Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal skills;

Ability to thrive in a highly-matrixed environment;

Ability to turn complex, technical language into accessible, compelling articles, blog posts and other materials;

Social media experience is required;

Excellent creative writing skills, and creative approach to communications; Editing and/or re-writing experience;

Strong communications research skills, and ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources.

Chicago(141) 175 West Jackson Blvd Chicago 60604 https://gt.taleo.net/careersection/gt_careersite_external/jobdetail.ftl?job= 36281&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#%2ETysR_kkZRks%2Emailto

37.) Account Supervisor – CRM, Chicago Illinois

Website www.thisisplanb.com Organization Profile We are a fast-paced, full-service Advertising Agency located in downtown Chicago that prides itself on delivering world-class creative works. The business model that has kept our agency growing steadily for ten years is “no-retainer, on-demand service,” which means we retain our clients and earn each project based on our track record of constantly exceeding clients’ expectations. We currently service B2B and B2C clients that include Fortune 1000 companies and top-tier National Brands. We are big enough to service our largest clients, but small enough to still do it cheaper, faster, and better than the agency giants. We offer full employee benefits, competitive salaries, and a highly desirable work environment. Job Overview We’re looking for a polished, strategic thinker with agency experience and solid project management skills. Because this position is a critical client-facing role, you need to be good on your feet and off the cuff. You’re someone who proactively hunts for the opportunities the clients often miss, and gathers the insights that drive smarter marketing. Job Description As Account Supervisor, you’ll oversee the fulfillment of a variety of CRM marketing campaigns, coordinating our agency’s efforts with a number of partner agencies, and working with creative teams to ensure client objectives are met. Key responsibilities will include proposal development, managing budgets, client presentations, campaign reporting to all levels of the organization, and billing. If you’re still nodding your head, please continue. Some of the CRM-related activities relevant to this role include: • Assist in mapping out lifecycle communications and develop plans for

both data-triggered and response-triggered follow-up communication • Leverage market-specific customer insights to provide list recommendations for targeting and customer acquisition • Assist in the development and analysis of customer loyalty initiatives, identifying quality customer groups based on their recency, frequency and value of purchase • Help establish A/B and multivariate testing process, working with the other team members and vendors on and off-line • Optimize data capture on and off-line for both new and existing customers in line with data projection guidelines Before throwing your hat in the ring for this opportunity, please review the requirements below to see if you qualify. Nothing says, “I lack attention to detail” like applying for a job for which you are not qualified. Job Qualifications Requirements: • 8-10 years minimum agency experience • Solid CRM marketing experience • Excellent project management skills • Exceptional communication skills, written and oral • Demonstrated management capability • Goal-driven and detail-oriented • Some travel required Compensation & Benefits We offer all of our full-time employees a full health and dental benefit plan, 401K, and very competitive salaries. How To Apply If you have a good understanding of CRM marketing principles, are comfortable with data, and can run a tight ship, shoot a brief cover letter and résumé to us at dropbox@thisisplanb.com with “Account Supervisor – BSN” in the subject line. *** From Mindy Wright:

Ned – Hi, if I can get this posted to your website that would be great. Thanks for your help. (this position is w/in our communications/marketing dept)

Briefing Center Manager F/T Salaried with Quarterly Bonus Location – Herndon, VA www.deltek.com

38.) Briefing Center Manager, Deltek, Herndon, VA

The successful candidate will demonstrate past success in the planning, marketing and execution of a world-class Customer Briefing Center, as well as expertise in corporate event management. Core competencies include: • Strategic, tactical and logistical customer briefing center support and event planning • Experience implementing successful briefing center programs with inside and field sales teams • On-site event management of internal and external events • Event/catering vendor negotiations and management • Development of Customer Briefing Center agendas and ongoing business

processes, policies and event follow-through • Measuring and reporting on briefing center success from a sales pipeline perspective and overall event budgeting, expense tracking • Superior interpersonal skills and experience interfacing with CxO-level executives

Duties and Responsibilities Define & Set Direction of the CBC • Develop and drive operating policies and programs for the Briefing Center to ensure a world-class environment for Deltek and its customers • Implement best practices around all CBC activities, agendas , programs and events • Market the CBC program internally to sales teams to ensure adoption • Work with the Business Units and Executives to develop strategic programs that support the Center’s sales objectives • Create and oversee effective agendas, resources and policies for briefings • Support corporate sales objectives by providing a professional product demonstration and meeting environment in which to conduct sales and marketing customer visit activity • Interface with Senior Management, Product Marketing, Business Unit Sales Teams

Manage Schedule and Operations • Manage daily schedule and operations of Briefing Center • Matrix management of facilities and IT staff that also support the Center (receptionist, IT support.) • Oversee and maintain responsibility for the center facility, including operating infrastructure, customer-focused logistics, and relationships with external and internal vendors (catering, transportation) • Work closely with internal groups: o Facilities: building maintenance, HVAC, construction, day porter, supplies, plants, reception support o IT: A/V and technology, scheduling tool o Corporate marketing: signage, gifts, etc. o Sales and Product marketing teams – event resources, logistic needs and speakers • Develop and manage briefing center operating budget • Define and maintain operational standards and processes • Compile, analyze and manage reporting of all significant metrics for

the center, including usage statistics and trends, evaluation scores, internal and external customer feedback • Assess program quality and performance; implement quality improvements

Qualify, Plan, Participate in Briefings (as required) • Qualify and schedule customer visits and prioritize meetings accordingly • Consult on meeting agenda development, presentation content and media needs • Ensure execution of all day-of meeting prep working with CBC support

staff (including welcome signs, name tags, table tents, coffee service, etc.) • Ensure all meeting logistics have been properly addressed by BU sponsor (travel, catering, A/V, etc.) Serve as customer welcoming host and provide on-the-spot support throughout the meeting for A/V, HVAC, catering, etc. Please send all qualified resumes to mindywright@deltek.com *** From Julie Pierce:

Please post this opening in your next JOTW.

Many thanks for all you do!

Best, Julie Pierce

39.) Associate Director, High Lantern Group, Washington, D.C. http://highlanterngroup.com/index.php/news/more/high_lantern_group_seeks_ass ociate_director/

*** From Leslie Ribakow

40.) Communications Manager, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Alexandria, VA.

The Communications Manager will plan, develop, edit and produce external communications materials including press releases, speeches, fact sheets, educational and training materials, annual reports, webinar and video scripts and PowerPoint presentations. The Communications Manager manages development of external communications elements of regulatory and market transparency initiatives, and serves as the primary communications professional for oversight and management of content on the MSRB’s two public-facing websites.

Interested Candidates Please Contact: Leslie Ribakow Arthur Diamond Associates, Inc. Executive Search Consultants 4630 Montgomery Avenue Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 301-654-9879 Direct 301-657-8876 Fax lribakow@arthurdiamond.com www.arthurdiamond.com

*** From Michelle Hillyer

Kaiser Permanente – IT Communications Positions

Named to the Computerworld Top 100 Best Places to Work, the Kaiser Permanente Information Technology (IT) organization is the team that powers the health IT leadership of Kaiser Permanente. Driving national news coverage and influencing the health care agenda in Washington, D.C., the technology strategies and innovations of this 5,500 person strong, multi-billion dollar technology division are at the forefront of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to help shape the future of health care. Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans.

41.) Communications Manager, Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) – Strategic Programs (Req. #121096) – Oakland, CA

The Communications Manager, Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) – Strategic Programs is responsible for creating and implementing communication strategies in support of Kaiser Permanente’s Infrastructure Management Group. As a key member of the IMG Communications team, the Manager will work in partnership with the Director for IMG Communications and leadership from the Infrastructure Management Group to deliver internal and executive communications services. The Manager will establish priority communications initiatives, create associated content and messaging, execute related deliverables, work across multiple stakeholder groups to gather the necessary information and input, and collaborate with the Director to manage high-profile, programs that support the overall success of the Infrastructure Management Group.

Please apply on Kaiser Permanente’s job site. (http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/jobs.aspx).

42.) Communications Manager, Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) – Infrastructure Program (Req. #121092) – Oakland, CA

The Communications Manager will deliver internal and executive communications services, establish priority communications initiatives, create associated content and messaging, execute related deliverables, work across multiple stakeholder groups to gather the necessary information and input, and collaborate with Infrastructure Program executives to manage high-profile initiatives. This includes developing and executing strategic communications plans in support of the Infrastructure Program organizational, operational and tactical plans & road maps; building and implementing stakeholder engagement programs that drive awareness of and influence over IP services and solutions; and serving as a strategic thought-partner with IP leadership.

Please apply on Kaiser Permanente’s job site. (http://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/jobs.aspx).

*** From Maggie Condon:

Please post the below two jobs in your next issue. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Maggie Condon Trion™ A Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC Company King of Prussia, PA

43.) Graphic Designer, Trion, a Marsh McLennan Agency, LLC Company, Conshohocken, PA Qualified candidates can apply online at Trion.com http://www.trion.com/community/employment/GraphicsDesigner_000.aspx

44.) Communications Service Specialist/Writer, Trion, a Marsh McLennan Agency, LLC Company, Conshohocken, PA Qualified candidates can apply online at Trion.com http://www.trion.com/community/employment/COMMUNICATIONSSERVICESSPECIALIST.a spx

*** From Dominic Francese:

Ned – for JOTW

Dear HCIP Alumni, Mentors, Sponsors, Host Offices, and Current Interns:

Please share this announcement with your university contacts and any prospective applicants. Thank you.

The National Cancer Institute is accepting applications for its 2012 HCIP class.

45.) Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP), The National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD

Applications for the 2012 term are due by March 6th. Apply online! See website for further details.

http://hcip.nci.nih.gov

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), the largest of the 27 institutes and centers comprising the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract and develop individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing. The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing. Six-month and one-year internship terms are available.

Successful Health Communications applicants have some science background as well as experience and/or education in any of the following areas: public health, epidemiology, public relations, health education, communications, science writing, statistics, social marketing, or journalism. Health Communications interns:

* Plan, develop, and promote cancer education programs and materials (including Web-based) for the public, cancer patients, or health professionals * Gain experience in pre-testing and evaluating cancer prevention and treatment messages, publications, materials, and programs that reach the American public * Participate in professional meetings and training seminars

Successful Science Writing applicants have a science background with the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into material suitable for a lay audience. Science Writing interns:

* Write fact sheets and press releases * Answer inquiries from the press * Attend and report on scientific meetings * Write feature length, creative articles on the latest, most important advances in cancer research * Participate in professional meetings and training seminars

Additional information about this program including an online application can be found by visiting http://hcip.nci.nih.gov/. If you would like hard copies of a program brochure to distribute or display, please reply to this e-mail with your mailing address and the number of copies you would like sent.

Please note: The HCIP has moved to an annual application cycle beginning with the 2012 term (application deadline March 6, 2012).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at HCIP-Contact@mail.nih.gov. If you are no longer the contact person for this program at your university/organization, please let us know and provide updated information.

Thank you for your continued support of the NCI’s Health Communications Internship Program. Health Communications Internship Program National Cancer Institute 6116 Executive Blvd., Ste. 502 Bethesda, MD

*** From Lindy O’Brien:

Could you please post this position on your site asap? I have attached the job description. Thank you, Lindy O’Brien

Lindy O’Brien Talent Acquisition The Scotts Miracle Gro-Company

46.) Public Relations Manager, SCOTTS MIRACLE GRO, Marysville, OH

The Public Relations Manager position is an integrated part of the public relations function reporting into the Public Relations Director. In this role the successful candidate will manage the regional and Hispanic media relations aligned with national PR plans, and synched with regional and Hispanic market needs for all SMG brands. These projects will provide a broad range of exposure to and experience in public and media relations, including activities such as translating, writing and editing, creating media lists, pitching to key regional news contacts, following up on pitches, monitoring coverage and acting as Hispanic spokesperson. While this position’s primary focus will be responsibility for regional and Hispanic media relations, it is also a part of the broader public relations team and may include project work on other initiatives.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities • Implementation, coordination and oversight of Hispanic news outreach

and activation. • Manage the development of media communication in Spanish for news outlets including broadcast (radio & TV), print, social, and online. • Will also be primary Hispanic spokesperson for public relations purposes. • General public relations to support overall SMG marketing teams. Knowledge & Skills • Fluent in both English and Spanish. Must be able to read, write, translate and speak in both languages. • Must have had on-camera Hispanic news experience. • Three to seven years experience in media relations and news pitching

to Hispanic outlets. • Key understanding of Hispanic culture; has requisite skills and in-depth knowledge of Hispanic cultural differences including regionality Education BA or BS degree in public relations, communications or journalism.

Work Experience Public Relations for brand or CPG including Hispanic. Three to seven years agency or company public relations directly with CPG brand experience driving Hispanic public relations and media relations for marketing initiatives or marketing programs.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

*** From Francesca M. Hoskins:

Hello,

I have listed a job posting below, if you could pass this job on it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Francesca M. Hoskins Lynn Hazan & Associates www.lhazan.com

47.) Associate Creative Directors- (2) Writer or Designer, Promotion Agency, St. Louis, MO

Ref #680 and #681

You are a writer or a designer with 6-8 years of consumer product experience who wants to work on world-class brands. Most importantly, you are a thinker who loves building brands. You are interested in bringing your talents to the hottest Marketing Communications firm in St. Louis. The experience you’ve had up to this point includes a little of everything; promotions, retail merchandising, packaging, shopper marketing,digital and more. You are well grounded, demonstrate discipline to an insight driven creative process, and have excellent client facing skills. Your workethic is second to none, and you care about your client’s success as much as your own. If this sounds like you please read on, we’d like to hear from you! Relocation stipend will be provided. Qualifications: • 6-8 years of Proven experience leading the day-to-day work for big and small brands. Beer, Wineand/or Spirits experience is strongly preferred. • Have supreme attention to day-to-day detail and the ability to communicate clearly when working with colleagues and clients. • You have demonstrated experience in overseeing day-to-day workflow, projects and teams. • Team Player, able to lead a team and willing to jump in and tackle the day-to-day work yourself. • You have a portfolio that demonstrates a thorough understanding of integrated marketing. Agency does not produce broadcast TV or radio, so these samples are not required. • Excellent presentationsskills along with an ability to articulate your thinking in a logical and insightful way. • Must bring a great attitude and know how to have fun!

Job Responsibilities: • You will work on national and regional campaigns, including food and beverage and CPG. • Day to day workflow with clients, staff, and projects. • You will participate and contribute to numerous brainstorming sessions as well as frequent client meetings. You are able to deal with the pressure of challenging deadlines, as well as possess a solution-oriented approach to difficult situations. To apply: • Please forward your resume as a .doc, along with samples/links, and detailed cover letter including salary. Refer to the position: Associate Creative Director Ref #680. • Please answer the following questions to accelerate the process. http://www.lhazan.com/content/index.php?q=contact • Send materials to ACDStLouis@lhazan.com, Attn: Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates. We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5401. Your call will make a difference.

*** From Jean Picarelli Dzierzak: Manager:

48.) Materials Development Manager, Federal Health Information Clearinghouses, McLean, Va

The Materials Development Manager (MDM), Health Information Clearinghouses manages staff performance, directs the health education publications production schedule, and ensures quality and efficiency of the electronic and print materials development process. The MDM assigns and tracks developmental and editorial work, monitors the effectiveness of the workflow, addresses workflow problems, and serves as the client’s key point of contact on the status of health education materials in process. The MDM handles all management aspects of the science/medical writing team, including providing leadership, feedback, and developmental growth opportunities to members of the writing and editing team. We require: • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. • A minimum of 6 years of experience in managing staff, directing workflow, and managing projects—preferably in a health-related field—is required. Candidates must demonstrate the following skills: • Ability to direct day-to-day activities and workflow to accomplish short- and long-term projects • Excellent organizational and communication skills • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple deadlines across several staff members • Comfortable with all aspects of staff management, including recruiting, training, monitoring performance, team building, recognizing achievement, and addressing performance deficiencies • Ability to think analytically and anticipate and address client requirements Besides our friendly corporate culture, we offer a beautiful modern office, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Circle Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to employing a diverse and talented workforce. Circle Solutions, Inc. does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please send resume to Jean Picarelli Dzierzak, Deputy Project Manager, Materials Development: jdzierzak@circlesolutions.com. *** From Carlamae Chavez: Hello Ned! I’d like to have the 2 internship positions below posted on your Ned’s Job of the Week newsletter. Thank you for providing this free service.  Carlamae Chavez 49.) Silent Auction and Marketing Internships (2 positions), The Heart of America Foundation, Washington, DC At The Heart of America Foundation, a national nonprofit, we uniquely combine volunteerism and literacy to provide children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. We put books into the hands of children in need while transforming school libraries in underserved communities into vital and vibrant centers of learning that become the heart of a school. Since 1997, we have provided children living in poverty with over two million library and take-home books, and engaged volunteers in more than one million hours of service to the community. In April 2012, The Heart of America Foundation will host its annual fundraising event, which showcases over 60 award-winning chefs hosting sweet and savory tasting stations, food demonstrations, a silent auction, and a highly acclaimed fashion show! All proceeds from individual ticket sales help The Heart of America Foundation provide thousands of books for children living in poverty in the DC metropolitan area. The Silent Auction and Marketing internships will run from January 2012 – May 18, 2012. Interns will be expected to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, 3-4 days a week (hours are negotiable) and the entire week leading to the event on April 23. The office is located inside the National Building Museum, at the Judiciary Square metro on the red line. The Silent Auction intern will be responsible for the following: • Research potential silent auction donors and mail out donation requests • Maintain a database of mailings, silent auction donors and winners • Track and catalog received donations • Develop packages for silent auction, create bid cards, auction guide

format and content, and other miscellaneous auction needs • Write descriptions for silent auction book • Manage silent auction process on night of event, including check out

• Finalize transactions to winning bidders during and post event • Generate and send thank you correspondences to silent auction donors

and winners during and post event • Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Events team for successful execution of event The Marketing intern will be responsible for the following: • Assist with design and production of event’s promotion materials • Maintain social media websites in order to promote the event • Create e-blasts and submit free event listings • Assist with implementation of event’s marketing plan • Generate and send thank you correspondences during and post event • Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Events team for successful execution of event Desired candidate is organized, has strong writing and time management skills and is able to multi-task. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. To apply, send a resume and 2 professional references to carlamae@heartofamerica.org – subject line, “INTERNSHIP.” *** JOTW Weekly alternative selections:

*** From Mark Sofman:

50.) Grounds Maintenance Manager, ULINE, Pleasant Prairie, WI http://bit.ly/x4GG0P

51.) Collector 1, Wells Fargo, West Des Moines, IA http://bit.ly/yhwhp5

52.) Specimen Collector, All Medical Personnel, Keene, NH http://bit.ly/wakYrd

53.) Luggage Resolution Coordinator, Spirit Airlines, Miramar, FL http://bit.ly/wyFADW

54.) Baggage Runner, Plus Services, Washington, DC http://bit.ly/xDcJ5m

55.) Baggage Handler/Ramp Operator, Delta Air Lines, Indianapolis, IN http://bit.ly/yEKIb1

56.) Freight Conductor, CSX, Hamlet, NC http://bit.ly/wKXQ3O

57.) Cyber Forensic Investigator, Bank Of America, Addison, TX http://bit.ly/wIVSOe

58.) Digital Forensic Examiner, ITT Exelis, Washington, DC http://bit.ly/wWW6co

59.) Mortuary Science Instructor, Pima Medical Institute, Seattle, WA http://cb.com/yf89XN

60.) Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer, Service Corporation International, Bastrop, TX http://bit.ly/Ah98lM

*** 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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