JOTW 08-2012


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JOTW 08-2012

February 20, 2012

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This is JOTW newsletter number 915

 

 

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 ~ Paul Theroux

 

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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.)  Online Marketing Specialist, 1800Hotels.com, Travel Leaders Group,

Alexandria, VA

2.)  Media Relations Manager, Macy’s Inc., Miami, Florida

3.)  Behavior Change Communication Officer, Medical Care Development

International, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

4.)  Communication & Consultation Correspondence Manager – Band 2B, Post

Office Ltd., Wealdstone, UK

5.)  Web Editor, P-3, UNICEF, Florence, Italy

6.)  Director of Marketing, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

7.)  Director, Marketing and Communications, American Association of

Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), Arlington, VA

8.)  Advocacy & Outreach Officer, Child Health, PATH, Washington, DC

9.)  National eHealth Collaborative Communications Assistant, National

eHealth Collaborative, Washington, DC

10.)  Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist,

Grantee TA Provider, FHI 360, Maputo, Mozambique

 

11.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Kansas City Life Insurance

Company, Kansas City, MO

12.)  PR/Communications Specialist, U.S. Global Investors, Inc., San

Antonio, Texas

13.)  LEGO Club Senior Writer, LEGO Group, Enfield, CT

14.)  Outreach Analyst, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Arlington,

Va

15.)  Communications Manager, Arcus Foundation, New York, NY

16.)  Director, Media Relations, The Community Financial Services

Association of America (CFSA), Alexandria, VA

17.)  Director / Manager Corporate Communications, SolomonSwann

International, Houston, TX

18.)  Corporate Communications Project Specialist, Ally Financial, New

York, NY

19.)  Vice President, Communications, Consumer Specialty Products

Association, Washington D.C.

20.)  SENIOR DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Cruise Lines International

Association, Arlington, VA

 

21.)  MANAGER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Cruise Lines International Association,

Arlington, VA

22.)  Director of Public Relations & Communications, Office of County

Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee, WI

23.) Communications Manager, Google Ventures, Google, Mountain View, CA

24.) Interim Head of Customer Acquisition and Demand Generation,

WellnessFX, San Francisco, CA

25.) PR Account Executive & Sr. Account Executive, Vantage

Communications, San Francisco

26.)  Dir, Communications, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Malvern,

PA

27.)  Junior Enrollment Communications Specialist, University of the

Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

28.)  Director of Media Relations, Franklin & Marshall College,

Lancaster, PA

29.)  Account Executive – Public Relations, Tierney, Philadelphia, PA

30.)  Vice President, Communications & Marketing, American Institute of

Architects, Washington D.C.

 

31.)  PR Director, ASICS America, Irvine, CA

32.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Boingo Wireless, Los Angeles, CA

 

33.)  Senior Writer, GCU News Bureau, Office of Communications and

Public Affairs, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

34.)  Corporate Communications Manager, First Generation, Allentown, PA

35.)  Senior Manager, Science Writing, American Society of Clinical

Oncology, Alexandria, Va

36.)  Aerodynamicist, Marussia Formula 1, Banbury, UK

 

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…and more!  Scroll down and see them all!

 

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ten slots. So don’t delay.

***  The January issue of Your Very Next Step is posted at

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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.

 

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***  3rd National Summit on Strategic Communications

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annual event attracts leaders in communications, public relations and

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universities and NGOs. The objective is to network and share solutions

to enhance engagement and increase the value of strategic

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***  IABC Philadelphia’s Insider Tips for Interview Success

 

Chris Barton, President of Barton Career Advisors, LLC, will teach

attendees how to better hone their interview skills.

 

Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

300 Delaware Avenue

(First Floor Conference Room)

Wilmington, DE 19801

 

Fee: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members and $10 Students (dinner included)

 

Register here:

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***  From Bernie Wagenblast’s Transportation Communications Newsletter :

 

Mass. warning signs rejected

 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill to place warning signs near New Hampshire’s

border with Massachusetts has fallen overwhelmingly short.

 

The New Hampshire House voted 285-16 against the bill on Wednesday.

 

Some New Hampshire Republicans proposed that signs be set up along

unmarked roads leading into Massachusetts, saying: “Warning:

Massachusetts Border 500 Feet.”

 

Supporters say the signs would serve to warn motorists they were

entering a state with different laws concerning seatbelts, helmets,

guns, knives, fireworks and cellphones amongst others things. The bill

allows businesses to sponsor signs.

 

Rep. Candace Bouchard, a Concord Democrat, said in her report for the

committee that the bill would not be a “message of hospitality” nor

would it be practical since not all roads crossing the border are state

roads.

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120216/NEWS0201/120219670/-1/FOSNEWS0409

 

 

***  SNA Maritime Security Forum

 

The Surface Navy Association

and the Coast Guard Cuttermen Association

 

Maritime Security Forum – March 14 2012

United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

 

The Surface Navy Association along with the Coast Guard Cuttermen

Association are

sponsoring our second Maritime Security Forum, entitled “Maritime

Security:

Guarding Our Country and Our Way of Life” to be held March 14, 2012 at

the

United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut.

 

This event will bring Navy, Coast Guard, Industry, Inter-agency and

International stakeholders together to discuss the Cooperative Strategy

for

21st Century Sea power and how it applies to maritime security. 

 

At this event we will examine the threats to America and its allies,

both

large and small. We will look into how disruptions to maritime commerce

have

global implications and how homeland defense begins far from our shores,

and

involves a broad spectrum of participants, each with vital capability

and

capacity.  We will see how armed services and civilian agencies

cooperate to

share information and act upon that information and how industry

contributes

to global maritime domain awareness.  We will show how technology,

operations, policy, and information sharing must be coordinated to

achieve

maritime security.

 

We are presenting leaders who can address operations, policy,

technology,

and above all the importance of partnerships to achieve maritime

security.

No individual service or organization can solely ensure maritime

security.

 

Details and registration for this thought provoking event can be found

at

http://www.navysna.org/CGForum/Index.htm.

Surface Navy Association

2550 Huntington Ave, Suite 202

Alexandria, VA 22303

 

***  Let’s get to the jobs:

 

***  From Tiffany Glass:

 

1.)  Online Marketing Specialist, 1800Hotels.com, Travel Leaders Group,

Alexandria, VA

 

Reports to: Director of Marketing

 

Job Summary:

 

1800Hotels.com is a recently acquired property of Travel Leaders Group. 

Travel Leaders Group is a privately held entity consisting of more than

a dozen brands that generate travel sales in excess of $16 billion and

employs a staff of 500 employees dedicated to provide profit enhancing

services to more than 6,000 company-owned, franchised and affiliated

travel agencies in North America.

 

We are seeking an Online Marketing Specialist to support the Director of

Marketing, other internal staff and the company’s Interactive Marketing

Agency of Record to help grow 1800Hotels.com into a multi-million dollar

enterprise at the cutting edge of travel ecommerce.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

•     Create and implement specific strategies and postings for all social

media outlets including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Groupon,

Four Square, Yelp, YouTube and more

•     Take initiative to help formulate strategies/plans around future

online marketing programs and opportunities

•     Understand the competitive landscape and identify opportunities to

grow and gain market share

•     Take ownership of assigned marketing initiatives and drive to

successful completion

•     Proactively evaluate, recommend and implement opportunities to improve

internal tools and processes

•     Assist with analyzing and track data to maximize the performance of

each campaign to achieve revenue, profit and growth goals

•     Track jobs and drive project management efforts (update project plans,

meeting minutes, status reports, and project documentation)

•     Coordinate with a wide range of people, including internal teams and

outside marketing agency in order to facilitate online marketing

initiatives

•     Work with finance on monthly budget tracking and reconciliation

•     Deliver scheduled and ad hoc reporting of results to all business

levels to communicate performance of interactive programs and

initiatives

•     Other duties as assigned

 

Education, Knowledge and Skills:

 

Job Specific Experience/Knowledge

•     Web savvy individual with broad knowledge of the Internet, search

engines, and e-commerce site functionality

•     1-2 years hands on experience in e-commerce /Internet marketing either

in a professional position or internship.

•     4-year BA/BS degree, preferably with exposure to marketing or web

related coursework

•     Understanding of the online advertising industry, ad-serving

technologies, industry trends, pricing models, campaign metrics and

optimization strategies

•     Knowledgeable with data and leverage analytics tools and resources

(Google Analytics) to understand and optimize the performance of

marketing campaigns

•     Passion for E-commerce

•     Knowledge of WordPress, HTML and CSS a plus

 

General Work Skills

•     Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic

business environment

•     Highly analytical and meticulous attention to detail

•     Excellent problem solver who can work independently

•     Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

•     Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•     Ability to work both individually and as part of a team

 

Contact:  humanresources@vacation-corp.com.

 

2.)  Media Relations Manager, Macy’s Inc., Miami, Florida

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/9573532

 

3.)  Behavior Change Communication Officer, Medical Care Development

International, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/behavior-change-communication-officer-medical-care-development-international-malabo

 

 

4.)  Communication & Consultation Correspondence Manager – Band 2B, Post

Office Ltd., Wealdstone, UK

 

To lead a team of between 9 and 13 people to ensure effective management

of all stakeholder and customer correspondence for the Network

Transformation project. To ensure Post Office Limited are fully

compliant with all stakeholder and regulatory procedures and controls

ensuring that the required standards are delivered to meet all

requirements in respect of the Code of Practice.

 

The Communication & Consultation Correspondence Manager will lead their

team through change, deploying the agreed code of practice, managing

external supplier relationships as required and to develop and maintain

appropriate management information systems.

 

With a ‘can’do’ attitude you will motivate your team and create an

environment of best practice and customer care.

Requirements  

•         To act as signatory for correspondence as required by the line

manager.

 

•         Developing and deploy processes to ensure relevant information

is gathered and that full and accurate responses are drafted.

 

•         Develop and maintain appropriate management information

systems to enable summaries to be produced

 

•         Ensuring that Business standards are met, e.g. Timescales,

level of response etc.

 

•         Building relationships across the business to support the team

goals.

 

•         To lead their team through change with a positive, ‘can-do’

approach

 

•         To act as a role model for the team and engage their team

members, so they feel that Network Services and Transformation is a

Great Place to Work

 

•         To motivate their team and create an environment where they

want to meet, and exceed, customer expectations

 

•         Provide effective leadership to ensure all above

accountabilities are delivered, consistent with the business values.

 

•         To lead their team and to ensure they are informed and

involved in all aspects of the delivery of the agreed service

specification and ensure that all elements of POL performance management

are in place inc. timely and quality 121’s, training etc

Where will you work?  

This role will be office based in Wealdstone.

 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package which includes an

opportunity to join our pension plan, 10% on target bonus potential with

additional stretch bonus potential and a generous holiday entitlement

starting from 25 days per annum.

 

Salary range from £23,000 to £27,000 per annum

 

We recognise the hard work and dedication of our colleagues by offering

a wide range of benefits which includes:

 

subsidised private healthcare cover

opportunity to purchase extra holiday

the option to purchase child care vouchers

colleague offers on Post Office products such as home phone/broadband,

insurance and credit cards

season ticket loan scheme

 

Closing date: 26th February 2012

 

Hours: 41 per week

 

This will be for a 3 year fixed term contract.

 

 For further information on Post Office careers, please click here to

access the Post Office career section website.The Individual Technical

Skills/Expertise

 •         Experienced manager, with a track record of delivering

results and improving performance within teams

 

•         Good skills in general management as well as analytical and

decision-making skills

 

•         A number of years experience in a customer facing environment.

 

•         Organised, able to prioritise work under pressure and tight

timescales. Strong time management skills to maximise personal resource.

 

•         A working knowledge of POL’s Tone of Voice programme or

similar Plain English knowledge

 

•         Forward thinking and creative in approach to work with the

ability to cultivate these skills in others.   

 

•         Strong computer literacy skills

 

•         Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate

with all levels of management.

 

•         Good presentation skills and experience of producing written

communications

 

•         Support the Manager to champion a customer-centric approach

allied with the business need to reduce costs

 

•         Motivated and enthusiastic to introduce change and achieve

success. Support the Manager to role model to team to cascade vision and

values of the business.

 

Leadership Behaviours

 

•         Self-motivated, organised and able to work within tight

timescales.

 

•         Good decision making skills and an effective relationship

builder both within own team and with others.

 

•         Able to role model cascade vision and values for the business.

 

•         The ability to champion a customer-centric approach allied

with the business need to reduce cost

http://rmg.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_postoffice08.asp?s=FQzByEJgTrIUzWwIro&jobid=94744,8657472323

 

 

5.)  Web Editor, P-3, UNICEF, Florence, Italy

http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/web-editor-p-3-unicef-florence-italy

 

 

6.)  Director of Marketing, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?job=9573008

 

***  From Jason D. King, ABC :

 

Ned,

 

This is my former employer. Please share with your group!

Jason D. King, ABC

Director, Communications & Media Relations

CTAM

 

7.)  Director, Marketing and Communications, American Association of

Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), Arlington, VA

http://www.aamva.org/aamva/DocumentDisplay.aspx?id={77409B42-ED35-41A3-ACA6-390EDC0B9326}

 

http://www.aamva.org/KnowledgeCenter/Tools/CareerCenter/AAMVAEmployment.htm

 

 

8.)  Advocacy & Outreach Officer, Child Health, PATH, Washington, DC

http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/advocacy-outreach-officer-child-health-path-washington-dc-united-states

 

 

***  From Meryt McGindley:

 

Hi Ned – Wanted to share this job announcement with you.  Hope you’ll

get it out to your great list.  Please let me know if you need any

additional information. 

Thanks! – Meryt McGindley, Communications Director, National eHealth

Collaborative

 

9.)  National eHealth Collaborative Communications Assistant, National

eHealth Collaborative, Washington, DC

 

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications Assistant

will be responsible for supporting the successful implementation of

National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC)’s communication, education, and

stakeholder engagement strategies.  The Communications Assistant will

have primary responsibility for managing an extensive stakeholder

database and implementing all stakeholder outreach campaigns, and will

be responsible for identifying participants, analyzing participation

trends and contributing creative strategies to increase stakeholder

engagement.  The Communications Assistant will play a role in expanding

NeHC’s online presence, including production and placement of innovative

multimedia collateral; management of website content, including creation

of some new content; and serving as community manager for NeHC’s

Collaborate online community.  The Communications Assistant will work

with the Communications Manager to monitor and respond to media and

blogs, and may be responsible for some media pitching.  The

Communications Assistant will also support the Senior Program Manager in

planning and production of the NeHC University professional education

program, including handling all class logistics and reporting. 

Additionally, the Communications Assistant may provide some logistical

and administrative support for the work of the Nationwide Health

Information Network Exchange.

 

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational skills, will

be a team player, will have a strong commitment to NeHC’s

public-oriented mission and goals, and will be highly comfortable in a

fast-paced environment.

 

Duties

 

•     Maintain an updated database of information regarding stakeholder

contacts, interests, affiliations and interactions

•     Track and analyze stakeholder participation trends in order to ensure

balanced representation across the stakeholder population

•     Implement strategies to increase NeHC’s interaction with stakeholders

and the participation of stakeholders in NeHC activities

•     Coordinate with NeHC program staff to implement various NeHC

initiatives, including production of NeHC University classes

•     Produce some web content and written materials for program marketing

and communication efforts (events, newsletters, surveys, etc.)

•     Regularly monitor and report on print and electronic media to identify

emerging or critical issues relevant to NeHC’s strategic priorities;

pitch media as directed

•     Monitor and contribute to NeHC’s social media identity in order to

increase NeHC’s brand and mission recognition and stakeholder

participation

•     Maintain and update content on NeHC website daily; monitor activities

of online community and various online registries

•     Produce innovative multimedia collateral, including videos, podcasts,

and other online content

•     Support the logistical and administrative needs of the Nationwide

Health Information Network Exchange

 

Qualifications

•     Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, public relations,

journalism, English, or equivalent.

•     Excellent writing, editing and communication skills required.

•     Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to detail and

design, and the ability to multi-task.

•     Comfortable with new media technologies and the social media

environment.

•     Experience working with website design and database software strongly

preferred.

•     Highly collaborative style; must enjoy working within a team

structure.

•     Strong appreciation for values of public-private partnership mission a

must; enthusiasm for start-up environment preferred but not required.

•     Some nonprofit, advocacy, or political work experience desired;

interest in health IT and healthcare reform a plus.

 

Location: Washington, DC

 

Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and 1-2 page

writing sample to mmcgindley@nationalehealth.org.

 

10.)  Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Specialist,

Grantee TA Provider, FHI 360, Maputo, Mozambique

http://www.comminit.com/job_vacancies/content/social-and-behavior-change-communication-sbcc-specialist-grantee-ta-provider-fhi-360-moz

 

 

11.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Kansas City Life Insurance

Company, Kansas City, MO

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRKV0A&ff=21&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=J8A3Q6608H5GWS30PKN

 

 

12.)  PR/Communications Specialist, U.S. Global Investors, Inc., San

Antonio, Texas

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/9558679

 

13.)  LEGO Club Senior Writer, LEGO Group, Enfield, CT

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2549077

 

14.)  Outreach Analyst, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Arlington,

Va

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=106833192

 

15.)  Communications Manager, Arcus Foundation, New York, NY

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?job=9586124&site_id=1691

 

***  From Shira Harrington:

 

16.)  Director, Media Relations, The Community Financial Services

Association of America (CFSA), Alexandria, VA

 

The Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), a high

profile national trade association serving a niche segment of the

lending community, is seeking an energetic, press savvy communications

professional to spearhead a proactive, substantive and political media

relations campaign. Showcasing the best practices of an industry that is

providing an indispensable service for many Americans who rely on

periodic short-term credit options, the next director will serve as an

on-the-record and on-camera spokesperson to positively respond to

misinformation in the public sphere. Position reports to Chief Policy

Officer.

 

CFSA is an organization dedicated to advancing financial empowerment for

consumers through small dollar, short-term loans. Now in its 12th year,

CFSA was established to promote laws and regulations that protect

consumers, while preserving their access to credit options, and to

support and encourage responsible payday advance industry practices.

 

Abiding by a strict code of ethics for its members (details of which can

be found on the Best Practices section of its website), CFSA is

dedicated to transparency and accountability in their members’

practices.

 

THE ROLE

•     Serve as official media spokesperson both on-the-record and on-camera

•     Produce and execute a proactive communications plan targeting

political media outlets and related stakeholders

•     Develop and coordinate messages among key state and federal government

affairs teams and produce collateral materials

•     Supervise two employees and manage an external public relations firm

•     Liaise with CEOs and communications professionals from association’s

member companies

•     Traffic in sensitive and confidential information

•     Respond rapidly in urgent and changing dynamic

REQUIREMENTS

•     Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field

•     Minimum 4 years experience on Capitol Hill, a federal agency or 2

campaign cycles as press secretary. Experienced in proactively gaining

visibility and/or responding to heavy media inquiries for an

underexposed / controversial issue or public figure

•     Strategic thinker, able to design and execute an aggressive public

affairs campaign

•     Possess familiarity and contacts with Washington, DC and national

media

•     Must have creative and tenacious work style, passionate about

achieving success and willing to put in extra hours to do so

•     Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills

•     Experience with Web 2.0 tools and basic HTML skills

•     Experience in the current new media modalities

 

COMPENSATION: $90,000 + benefits

 

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION: email resume and cover letter demonstrating

experience spearheading a proactive media relations campaign and/or

responding to heavy media inquiries to: Shira Harrington, President,

Purposeful Hire at shira@purposefulhire.com. This is a retained search.

 

17.)  Director / Manager Corporate Communications, SolomonSwann

International, Houston, TX

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRKV0K&ff=21&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=J8B49D6QBW7F3GXW7QW

 

 

18.)  Corporate Communications Project Specialist, Ally Financial, New

York, NY

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRKV0D&ff=21&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=J3H1D471JPQFGZSSTSY

 

 

19.)  Vice President, Communications, Consumer Specialty Products

Association, Washington D.C.

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2537614

 

***  From Clare Thomas Maher:

 

20.)  SENIOR DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Cruise Lines International

Association, Arlington, VA

 

Overview:

 

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest

trade association representing the $75 billion cruise industry, seeks a

strategic, high-energy and experienced individual to serve as the new

Senior Director of Public Affairs. This individual will play a key role

in helping to enhance the profile and reputation of the global cruise

industry at a time of high industry growth, increasing regulatory

complexity and rapid change. The position will report directly to the

Senior Vice President of Public

Affairs, and will be based in the Washington, DC area. For the right

person, this is a rare opportunity to play a central role in building a

public affairs function from the ground up; shape global industry

strategy at a critical juncture; and mix the fast pace of crisis

communications with long-term strategic initiatives that will provide

value to a dynamic and fast-growing global industry. A competitive

compensation package will be offered based on the candidate’s skills and

prior experience.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

This individual will play a leadership role in creating and driving the

full spectrum of public affairs capabilities, including:

• Media relations: Develop and execute media strategies, messages and

positioning; write press releases and other materials for use with

traditional and new media; handle media inquiries and serve as a

spokesperson.

• Stakeholder engagement: Develop outreach and engagement strategies for

key constituencies including maritime organizations, adjacent

industries, local communities and activist groups.

• Issues management: Develop long-term strategies to anticipate and

manage a complex array of reputational issues such as environment and

sustainability, safety and security, health, labor relations and much

more.

• Crisis Communications: Manage media and stakeholder strategies to deal

with unexpected news events impacting the industry.

• Government affairs and policy communications: Work closely with

industry members and outside counsel to achieve legislative and

regulatory goals at the local, national and global levels.

• Member communications: Oversee a variety of communications to member

CEOs, committee members and key executives.

 

Experience:

 

• 10-15 years of strategic communications and public affairs experience.

• Excellence in communicating ideas verbally and in writing.

• A proven ability to think and lead strategically, while operating at

the intersection of strategy and tactics.

• Proven success creating and leading multifaceted issue campaigns.

• Proven success managing and developing teams.

• Experience in a customer-focused capacity; ability to navigate complex

organizations and interests and achieve consensus.

• Familiarity with best practices and processes regarding issues

management, stakeholder engagement, thought leadership and association

management.

• Familiarity with the policymaking process at the national and

international levels; Washington/Capitol Hill experience a plus.

• Media relations and on-the-record experience; crisis communication a

plus.

• Maritime, cruise industry or other association experience a plus.

• B.A. or B.S. required, advanced education and journalism experience a

plus.

 

Attributes:

 

• A high-energy, independent self-starter with highly developed problem

solving skills; agency or campaign experience desirable.

• Builds relationships based on trust and results.

• Prioritizes and organizes to achieve the highest value outcomes.

• Enjoys and excels at analyzing issues and problems to achieve

solutions.

• Creates structure and progress in ambiguous and sometimes

contradictory situations.

• Possesses the ability to step up and assume greater leadership

responsibility; credible at all levels of management.

• Can attract, manage and develop great communications talent.

• Has excellent communications skills and instincts.

• Understands strategy while possessing a bias for action and

entrepreneurism.

• Constantly on the lookout for opportunities to drive excellence on

behalf of the function and the organization.

 

About CLIA

 

Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise

association dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise

industry. CLIA is composed of 26 of the major cruise lines serving North

America and operates pursuant to an agreement filed with the Federal

Maritime Commission under the Shipping Act of 1984 and serves as a

non-governmental consultative organization to the International Maritime

Organization, an agency of the United Nations. CLIA was formed in 1975

to promote the special benefits of cruising and in 2006 merged with the

International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), a sister entity created in

1990 dedicated to participating in the regulatory and policy development

process of the cruise industry. CLIA exists to promote all measures that

foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment, educate,

train its travel agent members, and promote and explain the value,

desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience. In

2010, CLIA member lines carried over 15 million passengers, and forecast

a passenger total of 16 million in 2011, another record. At the same

time the industry continues to commit to the future, with 12 new ships

in 2010, and

another 14 new ships in 2011, for a total investment of more than $10

billion.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and/or biography to

cliasearch@highlanterngroup.com.

 

21.)  MANAGER, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Cruise Lines International Association,

Arlington, VA

 

Overview:

 

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest

trade association representing the $75 billion cruise industry, seeks an

experienced individual to serve as the Manager of Public Affairs. This

individual will play a key role in helping to enhance the profile and

reputation of the global cruise industry at a time of high industry

growth, increasing regulatory complexity and rapid change. The position

will report directly to the Senior Director of Public Affairs, and will

be based in the Washington, DC area. For the right person, this is a

rare opportunity to play a central role in building a public affairs

function from the ground up; shape global industry strategy at a

critical juncture; and mix the fast pace of crisis communications with

long-term strategic initiatives that will provide value to a dynamic and

fast-growing global industry.

 

A competitive compensation package will be offered based on the

candidate’s skills and prior experience.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

This individual will be part of a dynamic team charged with creating and

driving the full spectrum of public affairs capabilities, including:

• Stakeholder engagement: Develop outreach and engagement strategies for

key constituencies including maritime organizations, adjacent

industries, local communities and activist groups.

• Member communications: Develop a variety of communications to member

CEOs, committee members and key executives.

• Issues management: Assist on managing issues such as environment and

sustainability, safety and security, health, labor relations and much

more.

• Presentations and writing: Assist the senior staff in creating

presentations, speeches and other written communications.

• Government affairs and policy communications: Support government

relations staff and outside counsel to achieve legislative and

regulatory goals at the local, national and global levels.

 

Experience:

• 5-10 years of relevant experience; D.C./Capitol Hill or agency

experience a plus.

• Excellence in communicating ideas – particularly in writing.

• Experience in creating communication plans and executing against those

plans.

• Familiarity with multiple communication platforms, such as social

media and multimedia, and a proven ability to use those tools to drive

communication objectives.

• Maritime, cruise industry or other association experience a plus.

• B.A. or B.S. required.

 

Attributes:

• Strong writing skills.

• Highly organized and highly responsive.

• Independent thinker and self-starter.

• Possesses a customer-service orientation.

• Demonstrates a bias for action and entrepreneurism.

• Constantly on the lookout for opportunities to drive excellence on

behalf of the function and the organization.

 

About CLIA

Cruise Lines International Association is the world’s largest cruise

association dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise

industry. CLIA is composed of 26 of the major cruise lines serving North

America and operates pursuant to an agreement filed with the Federal

Maritime Commission under the Shipping Act of 1984 and serves as a

non-governmental consultative organization to the International Maritime

Organization, an agency of the United Nations. CLIA was formed in 1975

to promote the special benefits of cruising and in 2006 merged with the

International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL), a sister entity created in

1990 dedicated to participating in the regulatory and policy development

process of the cruise industry. CLIA exists to promote all measures that

foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment, educate,

train its travel agent members, and promote and explain the value,

desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience. In

2010, CLIA member lines carried over 15 million passengers, and forecast

a passenger total of 16 million in 2011, another record. At the same

time the industry continues to commit to the future, with 12 new ships

in 2010, and another 14 new ships in 2011, for a total investment of

more than $10 billion.

 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and/or biography to

cliasearch@highlanterngroup.com.

 

***  From Jeff Carrigan:

 

22.)  Director of Public Relations & Communications, Office of County

Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee, WI http://ow.ly/8Xmfe

 

***  From Kristopher Kelly:

 

23.) Communications Manager, Google Ventures, Google, Mountain View, CA

https://hoojobs.com/job/694

 

24.) Interim Head of Customer Acquisition and Demand Generation,

WellnessFX, San Francisco, CA

https://hoojobs.com/job/655

 

25.) PR Account Executive & Sr. Account Executive, Vantage

Communications, San Francisco

https://hoojobs.com/job/683

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

26.)  Dir, Communications, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Malvern,

PA

http://bit.ly/ytthq3

 

27.)  Junior Enrollment Communications Specialist, University of the

Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is seeking a Junior

Enrollment Communication Specialist reporting to the Associate Director

of Enrollment Communication

 

The Junior Enrollment Communication Specialist implements email

campaigns, social media strategy and new media initiatives supporting

recruitment, application, admission and enrollment. The Enrollment

Communication Specialist oversees the Undergraduate, Graduate and

Transfer Admission web presence and social media activity.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

– Manage undergraduate, graduate and transfer recruitment and admission

email communications campaigns.

– Responsible for creating and expediting targeted email blasts as

outlined in the current communication plan. Monitor and update Associate

Director on effectiveness of campaigns.

– Assist Associate Director in development of communication campaigns.

– Launch/maintain active social media presence on sites like Facebook,

Twitter, YouTube, etc.

– Prepare reports to update Enrollment Management on usage statistics.

Analyze content and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into

recommendations and plans for revising social media content.

– Coordinate exports and uploads from student information system to

email vendor on a daily/weekly basis. Maintains data integrity.

– Review and edit undergraduate, graduate and transfer modules of the

USciences website.

– Serve as back-up for several processes in Enrollment Management.

– Recruit, train, mentor and manage staff and student workers for blogs,

video content, etc.

– Vendor management.

– Other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience:

– Bachelors Degree specializing in media/marketing

– 2+ years of experience in the field, or ability to demonstrate

equivalent experience through a professional/personal/academic

e-portfolio.

– Proficient with Microsoft Office suite

– Customer Service experience plus experience in online

marketing/advertising/public relation strategies preferred.

– Application Instructions:

 

USciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

 

28.)  Director of Media Relations, Franklin & Marshall College,

Lancaster, PA

 

Franklin & Marshall College seeks an energetic and detailed-oriented

strategist to serve as director of media relations. The director is part

of a team of College leaders entrusted to protect and promote the

mission and image of F&M.

 

Reporting to the Vice President for Communications, the director of

media relations will facilitate external coverage of the College – and

especially of its academic, scholarly and intellectual life – by taking

advantage of the full range of media platforms and opportunities for

engagement. The director must demonstrate a superb level of integrity,

accuracy, diplomacy, intellect, diligence, discretion, and communication

and decision-making skills. Developing strategies that reach beyond

traditional print media to incorporate use of video, Web, social media

and other resources in the Office of College Communications is a key

element of the position. The director will manage projects in a

collaborative work environment. He or she must keep supervisors and

other key campus members informed, and must solicit appropriate input

before acting. He or she must be an excellent writer, editor and

communicator.

 

The director of media relations coordinates a range of public and media

relations matters including but not limited to: managing inquiries and

interest in the College from the news media and the community;

cultivating international, national and local media relationships;

producing and distributing news releases and other pertinent media

materials; providing media management for special and high-level College

events; providing strategic analysis and expert consultation, training

and decision-making regarding College media relations; supporting

faculty and staff efforts to appear in the media; and writing news

items, including breaking news and feature stories. Along with the Vice

President for College Communications, this position also supports the

emergency communications functions of the institution, and has

occasional night and weekend on-call duties.

 

Prior experience working with news and media issues in a public

relations capacity is required.

 

Essential Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

– At least five years of successful journalistic experience in a news or

public affairs setting.

– Strong writing and verbal skills.

– Evidence of initiative and news judgment.

– High levels of creativity, organization and tact.

– Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines.

– Understanding of the full array of media tools, including print,

broadcast, social media and Web; familiarity with Web content management

systems.

– Strong interpersonal skills; ability to form lasting relationships

with sources and media contacts.

– Event planning and management skills.

– Ability to handle highly sensitive information.

– Ability to work with a diverse group of people and to accept direction

from multiple supervisors.

– Broad interest in and understanding of higher education issues.

– Full proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

– Advanced degree.

– Experience in newspaper journalism.

– Mastery of Associated Press writing style.

– Familiarity with working with social media platforms.

 

Contact: Visit www.fandm.edu/jobs. Applications must be submitted

online, including a cover letter, resume with employment history, three

professional references, and three published work samples: news release,

feature article/profile, and an announcement or release reflecting

“breaking news” written on deadline. Please note that PDF’s or Word

documents indicating the date and source of the publication are

preferred. Candidates invited to interview on campus will complete a

writing and editing exercise.

 

29.)  Account Executive – Public Relations, Tierney, Philadelphia, PA

 

Overview: An account executive (AE) is often positioned as the

day-to-day contact for the client and media. While daily job tasks may

include responsibilities that are also expected of an AAE, the AE should

be more proactive with the client and media. All materials developed by

an AE must be reviewed by a senior account executive or higher prior to

distribution.

 

Account Management

– Train and manage assistant account executive (AAE) and account

coordinator (AC); review first draft materials and provide feedback to

AAE and AC

– Understand client goals and objectives

– Become familiar with the client, its competitors, and the marketplace

in which it competes

– Write tactical plans, proposals and other correspondence to be

reviewed by supervisor(s)

– Be able to present and defend agency recommendations to client

– Understand budget concepts (retainer vs. project vs. fee-for-service)

– Know your clients budgets and work within budgets

– Potentially juggle multiple accounts

 

Media Relations

– Be familiar with the media who cover the client and marketplace in

which the client competes

– Develop story ideas to bring to senior account management that are

suitable for pitching to media

– Write press releases to be reviewed by supervisor(s)

– Understand all of the tools available to practitioners (matte

articles, video news releases, audio teleconferences, press conferences,

satellite media tours, clipping services, video monitoring services,

event management companies, etc.)

– Serve as a contact for the media

 

Client Relations

– May serve as day-to-day contact

– Share industry trends and competitive intelligence proactively with

client

– Be able to provide analysis of media coverage, per client preferences

– Keep account team informed of client correspondence (e.g., if you take

a client call, distribute an e-mail to the team providing brief overview

outlining action steps, if any)

– Provide added value ideas to supervisor(s) to present to client

 

Salary requirements must accompany resumes to be considered

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and value diversity in our

workplace.

 

Contact: Please submit your resume to: Tom Cannizzaro, Director, Human

Resources at opportunities@tierneyagency.com

 

30.)  Vice President, Communications & Marketing, American Institute of

Architects, Washington D.C.

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2429805

 

31.)  PR Director, ASICS America, Irvine, CA

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/c/job.cfm?job=9585650

 

32.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Boingo Wireless, Los Angeles, CA

 

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRKV0E&ff=21&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHP0DM6X3H0N5JRPCF4

 

 

***  From Carol Ollendick:

 

Good morning. I’d like to post the attached job to your website. Please

let me know if you have any questions, thank you.

 

Carol Ollendick

Recruiter

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

 

33.)  Senior Writer, GCU News Bureau, Office of Communications and

Public Affairs, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

 

Job Description:

 

The Senior Writer works collaboratively within the News Bureau team to

produce and coordinate a variety of electronic and printed

communications vehicles targeted at students, faculty and staff. These

include GCU Today (news.gcu.edu), the University’s primary breaking-news

site; GCU Today Digest, a daily news summary that is distributed at

midday to faculty and staff; GCU Today Magazine, a quarterly print

publication serving campus and online students; and newsletters for each

of the University’s seven colleges.

The Senior Writer reports on campus news of all varieties. This includes

events, academics and student life. The Senior Writer also assists with

internal communications to students, faculty and staff. Work normally is

routed to the Communications Manager, who heads the News Bureau team,

for approval.

The Senior Writer possesses strong reporting, interviewing and writing

skills, displaying an eagerness to cultivate contacts on campus among

administration, faculty, staff and students. This is a position for a

self-starter with creative ideas, someone passionate about telling the

stories of a fast-growing University. Circulation among the University’s

various constituencies is required, and evening and weekend work is

occasionally needed. Familiarity with the University and its culture is

expected. A premium is placed on an ability to work quickly and on

deadline, producing high-quality, accurate, timely writing on a

consistent basis.

The Senior Writer also is expected to assist with the maintenance of the

GCU Today site (which is set up on a WordPress template) and to shoot

and post photographs as needed. The Senior Writer also will assist with

the coordination of special project components, such as the Info Hub

kiosk in the Student Union.

The Senior Writer also researches communications tools and methods

successfully implemented at competitive institutions, offering ideas and

suggestions that help the team remain current and responsive to changing

communications priorities, options and technologies. 

 

Requirements:

•     Bachelor’s degree required (Journalism, Communications or Marketing

degree preferred)

•     Plus 5 years of journalism or communications experience

•     Demonstrated experience in writing for a variety of audiences

•     Excellent reporting, interviewing and writing skills

•     Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, changing environment

•     Availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

•     Demonstrated  experience of AP style

•     Experience in formatting and distributing electronic publications

and/or developing web content a plus

•     Experience using camcorders and still cameras a plus

•     Learns computer language/design techniques as necessary to create new

communications options and modify existing publications and sites as

needed 

•     Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet navigation, a variety of

Internet browsers and Internet tools 

 

*Relocation expenses are not covered by GCU.

 

Contact:

Carol Ollendick

Recruiter

Grand Canyon University

3300 W. Camelback Road, Phx, AZ 85017

602-639-6543 Office

480-270-3937 vFax

1-800-800-9776 ext. 6396543 Toll Free

Carol.Ollendick@gcu.edu

 

34.)  Corporate Communications Manager, First Generation, Allentown, PA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?IPath=JRKV0O&ff=21&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHP45F6VYCD40LP01QC

 

 

35.)  Senior Manager, Science Writing, American Society of Clinical

Oncology, Alexandria, Va

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=106828362

 

***  JOTW Weekly alternative selections:

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

36.)  Aerodynamicist, Marussia Formula 1, Banbury, UK

http://bit.ly/AbReec

 

 

***  Weekly Piracy Report:

 

15.02.2012: 1650 UTC: Posn: 09:57N – 076:02E, Around 2.5 nm South of

SPM, Cochin Anchorage, India.

About 20 robbers in two boats approached an anchored tanker and

attempted to board her. The lookout crew noticed the robbers, raised the

alarm and crew mustered. The robbers aborted the attack upon seeing the

crew alertness and moved away.

 

14.02.2012: 1930 LT: Posn: Around 35 nm of Masirah Island, Oman (Off

Somalia).

12 pirates armed with guns in a 20 feet dhow, brown in colour, name

written as Hander, attacked and boarded a fishing vessel while engaged

in fishing activities. They took hostage eight crewmembers, stole their

personal belongings, cash, 2 drums of diesel and all food items

available onboard the fishing vessel and escaped. No injuries to crew.

The fishing vessel reported the incident to Omani authorities. The dhow

with pirates onboard was reported to be operating South West of Masirah

Island.

 

07.02.2012: 1300 UTC: Posn:16:00N-062:26E, Arabian Sea (Somalia)

Pirates attacked and hijacked a Bulk Carrier underway. Pirates sailed

the vessel towards Somalia coast. Further information awaited.

 

12.02.2012: 0220 LT: Posn: 20:40N – 107:14E, Cailan Outer Anchorage,

Vietnam.

A gang of seven robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier using a hook

and a rope. Duty A/B noticed the robbers and informed bridge who raised

the alarm. All crew mustered. The robbers threatened the duty A/B with

knives, broke the forepeak store lock and stole ship’s stores.

Crewmembers tried to stop the robbers but they threw knives, sticks and

iron rod at them and started lowering the stolen stores into their boat.

The Master stopped the crew from confronting the robbers as some of them

were armed with pistols. The robbers escaped with the stolen stores in a

small motor boat. Master attempted to contact the port control but

received no response.

 

13.02.2012: 0250 UTC: Posn: 04:43N – 003:44E, Around 110nm south of

Lagos, Nigeria.

Eight armed pirates boarded a drifting bulk carrier awaiting berthing

instructions. The pirates took hostage Chief cook and forced him to take

them to Master’s cabin. They fired 20 shots to force open master’s cabin

door. Pirates fired two shots at Master and removed ship’s safe from the

cabin. Then the pirates tried to enter Chief Engr cabin. During this the

Chief Engr attempted to escape through cabin port hole window by using

two bedsheets tied together to climb down from the port hole. During

this attempt, he fell through and as a result of serious injuries he

died. Later, the pirates took the Chief cook along until they went into

their boat and ordered him to runaway . A French warship which was in

the area and received the IMB PRC broadcast warning went to the aid of

the vessel. A boarding team boarded the vessel and the warship escorted

her to Lagos port. On arrival at the inner anchorage Lagos port the

authorities boarded the vessel and provided medical assistance to the

crew. Later all 18 crew members and bodies of Master and Chief Engr were

taken ashore. The authorities are investigating the case.

 

11.02.2012: 1913 UTC: Posn: 05:11.5N-003:27.1E, 74nm south of Lagos

fairway buoy, Nigeria.

A general cargo vessel underway noticed on radar two boats approaching

from astern. As the boats closed they fired upon the vessel. Alarm

raised and crew mustered in a safe area. The boats chased the vessel for

around 25 minutes before aborting and moving away. All crew safe. Ship

sustained gun shot damages.

 

09.02.2012: 1300 UTC: Posn: 18:44N – 061:32E, Around 180nm SE of Masirah

Island, Oman (Off Somalia)

C/O onboard a container ship underway noticed two suspicious boats in

the vicinity. He informed the Master and started tracking the boats. It

was observed that a red hull fishing vessel and a white skiff were

chasing the ship. The skiff was observed to be doing around 19 knots.

Alarm raised and anti piracy measures taken by Master and crew. As ships

speed was greater than the skiff the distance between them increased and

the skiff slowed down and stopped after 45 minutes.

 

10.02.2012: 0400 LT: 07:06.5S – 112:39.8E, Gresik Port Inner Anchorage,

Indonesia.

Robbers boarded an anchored general cargo ship, stole ship’s stores and

escaped unnoticed. Incident was reported to the local authorities.

 

09.02.2012: 1402 UTC: 04:57.7N – 002:16.7E, Around 83nm South of

Cotonou, Benin.

Pirates boarded and hijacked a product tanker drifting whilst awaiting

orders and sailed to an unknown location. Further report awaits.

 

06.02.2012: 1135 LT: Posn: 12:44N – 043:19E, Bab El Mandeb, Red Sea.

Three skiffs with six to seven pirates in each skiff chased a general

cargo ship and approached within 200m with intent to board. The vessel

enforced anti piracy measures and contacted warship on VHF. The skiffs

aborted the attack.

 

***  Ball cap of the week:   Imperial Beer – Costa Rica

 

***  Coffee mug of the week:   Loyola University of Chicago School of

Communication

 

***  T-shirt of the week:   Pura Vida

 

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