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JOTW 32-2012
August 6, 2012
This is JOTW newsletter number 930

“Things of the spirit are what count: brotherhood – in a day when there is too much hatred at home and abroad; cheerfulness – in a day when the pessimists have the floor and cynics are popular; service – in a day when millions are interested in getting or grasping, rather than giving”
— E. Urner Goodman
Founder of the Order of the Arrow

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on
– Harry Nilsson “Lean on Me”

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*** A JOTW Can’t Wait posting:

Media Relations Manager, HMSHost, Bethesda, Maryland

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In this issue:

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*** One Paragraph Pitch
1.) Media Relations Manager, HMSHost, Bethesda, Maryland
2.) Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator (Senior Manager), U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA
3.) Vice President, MTV Communications, MTV Networks, New York, NY
4.) Public Relations/Communication Specialist, The Knowland Group, Washington, DC
5.) Senior Manager, Public Relations, Tendril, Boulder, CO
6.) Government Relations, Civil War Trust, Washington, DC
7.) Head of CMSO Communications, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois
8.) Product & Corporate Communications Manager, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois
9.) Admin Assistant, paid intern, CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, Bethesda, MD
10.) Development Associate, United Cerebral Palsy, Washington, DC

11.) Regional Corporate Communication Consultant, Aquent, Miami, FL 12.) Internal Communications Coordinator, Lincoln Financial, Radnor, PA, US
13.) Information Systems Communications Program Manager, Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA
14.) Product Manager, Elections and Politics, Azavea, Philadelphia office
15.) Web Design Coordinator, Gore, Elkton, MD
16.) Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Meals On Wheels Delaware, Wilmington, DE
17.) Public Relations & Social Media Associate, IP & Science, Philadelphia, PA
18.) Public Relations Manager, Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Newark, DE
19.) Corporate Communications Manager, Sallie Mae, Newark, DE
20.) Managing Director, Communications, Worldcom, Philadelphia, PA

21.) Senior Writer/Editor, Marketing & Communication, Marquette, University, Milwaukee, WI
22.) Assistant Professor in Corporate Communication and Public Relations – August 2013, Department of Strategic Communication, J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
23.) Director, Communications and Corporate Marketing, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
24.) Brand Marketing Manager-Copywriter, Fiksu, Inc., Boston, MA
25.) Corporate Communications Intern, Battelle, Columbus, OH 26.) Director, Corporate Communications, Land O’ Lakes, Minnesota 27.) Communications Specialist, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA
28.) Senior Marketing Director, Corporate and Product Communications, Juniper Networks, California
29.) Manager Strategy Alignment & Communications, Scotiabank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada﹠-communications-jobs
30.) Marketing & Communication Intern, BlueTech Research, Mahon, Cork, Ireland

31.) Media Buyer, planitretail, LLC, Windsor, Connecticut
32.) Director of Communications, Eaton Corporation, Irvine, CA
33.) Executive Assistant, Corporate Communications, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
34.) Manager, Corporate Communications, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV 35.) Director, Corporate Communications, Land O’ Lakes, Minnesota
36.) Marketing Campaign Manager, ICF International, Fairfax, VA
37.) Marketing Campaign Specialist, ICF International, Fairfax, VA
38.) Salad Bar Clerk, Redner’s Warehouse Market, Easton, PA
39.) Product Specialist, Lettuce, Nunhems, Salinas, CA
40.) Culinary Extern – Taverns, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

41.) Tortilla Maker, Cafe Rio, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
42.) Cheese & Charcuterie Associate, Dean and Deluca, New York, NY
43.) Salami Maker/Part Time, Chop Butchery, Portland, OR
44.) Part-Time Taste Tester, Gustatec Corporation, North Brunswick, NJ

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…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Long-time JOTWer Ken Jensen has published “No Joy” as an ebook on Kindle. Drawing on his years of experience in aviation and with Homeland Security, Ken has crafted a tense thriller that races around the globe to a suspenseful conclusion with a weapon of mass destruction set to kill nearly 100,000 people. Check it out at

Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to You can pitch yourself or your business anyway you want, as long as it’s short and to the point. There is no waiting list.

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By Edward Lundquist
Seapower Magazine
August 2012

*** Real people talk

As technology advances, the IABC Southern Region wants to remind communicators that real people do still talk and it’s an integral part of our profession. To help communicators remember to engage their customers on a personal level, the Southern Region is reaching out to communicators across the globe to bring them to Charleston, S.C., for our regional conference on Sept. 26-28, 2012. Mark this great communication event on your calendar. More information is available at

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11-17 August – San Diego, CA
30 August – 5 September-Copenhagen / Lystrup / Frederikshavn, Denmark
22-26 October – London, UK

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*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** A JOTW Can’t Wait posting:

1.) Media Relations Manager, HMSHost, Bethesda, Maryland

HMSHost, global hospitality leader, is seeking a media relations manager to develop relationships with key media and airport general managers around the country, plan and implement public relations campaigns, grand openings, lifestyle and human interest news, and product launches. Will research/write press releases/media materials, build media lists, track editorial calendars Requires bachelor’s related degree, 2-4 years related experience, ability to travel, strong communication, interpersonal, Microsoft Office, organizational, problem-solving skills.
HMSHost offers an excellent compensation package, including comprehensive benefits. Qualified candidates may apply online at:

***From Mark Sofman:

2.) Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator (Senior Manager), U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA

3.) Vice President, MTV Communications, MTV Networks, New York, NY

4.) Public Relations/Communication Specialist, The Knowland Group, Washington, DC

5.) Senior Manager, Public Relations, Tendril, Boulder, CO

6.) Government Relations, Civil War Trust, Washington, DC

7.) Head of CMSO Communications, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois

8.) Product & Corporate Communications Manager, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois

*** From

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Ready for another top notch student.
Open next three weeks, thru 8/20.

9.) Admin Assistant, paid intern, CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, Bethesda, MD

The position is an Administrative Assistant doing the full range of duties in a very active Office of Communications for a well-respected government agency. We are seeking a candidate with commitment to a communications career as demonstrated by strong experience and class work in areas of communications, journalism, public relations, social media, marketing and/or public affairs.
Work includes press event and program planning, logistics, staging, support; ushering media news releases through assignment, development, approval, distribution processes; social media development, tracking; contact development and tracking; video scripting, production and distribution; internal staff and external media relations; and much more.

Good organizing skills, writing ability, with special interest in anyone with excellent Spanish writing ability.

Must be a current student. Temporary position pays at GS 3-4 level based on education and experience. Flexible start/end with allowance for class time. Will need resume prior to interview, transcripts and proof of school enrollment will be required from candidate. Background investigation and fingerprints will be required for designee. Closing for this semester:
August 20, 2012.
Contact: Alex Filip, Office of Communications, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 301-504-7783

*** From Alicia Kubert Smith:

Hi Ned,

Could you please share the following position in next week’s newsletter?

Many thanks,

10.) Development Associate, United Cerebral Palsy, Washington, DC

United Cerebral Palsy seeks an energetic individual with an entrepreneurial mindset to join its national External Affairs team. The external affairs department is responsible for development, marketing and communications, and programmatic efforts; as Development Associate, the individual will support UCP’s fundraising operations, reporting directly to the Director of Development and working as part of the broader External Affairs team. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing a long-term career in development.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Giselle Pole, Director of Development, at

11.) Regional Corporate Communication Consultant, Aquent, Miami, FL

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

12.) Internal Communications Coordinator, Lincoln Financial, Radnor, PA, US

13.) Information Systems Communications Program Manager, Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA

About our Company

The leading health insurer in the Philadelphia region, Independence Blue Cross is a company in motion, continually refining our processes and products to offer the best value to our more than 3.1 million members nationwide. As a pacesetter in the dynamic health care industry, Independence Blue Cross is not only a leader, but also an innovator, growing and expanding into new markets to enhance the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve.

Independence Blue Cross is hiring a Information Systems Program Manager to lead internal and external communications for transformational, organization-wide initiatives that impact people, processes and systems. The Program Manager will establish and manage cross functional communications team to support program communications.

Responsibilities include:
• Serve as project manager to establish timelines and requirements for communications to ensure progress towards objectives, budget, timeline, and deliverables.
• Establish, refine, and execute the corporate transformation project communications strategy in conjunction with program, internal and external communications leads.
• Attend transformation project functional and competency meetings to gather key messages and supporting information to generate program communications.
• Ensure consistency in messaging, tone, style and timing in collaboration with internal and external communications.
• Write a wide range of communications materials, e.g. key points, articles, presentations, etc., related to the CPT across all audiences in alignment with existing communications channels and processes.
• Eight (8) or more years of progressive corporate internal/external communications setting.
• Two (2) or more years of prior management or project management.
• Expert level knowledge of internal and external communications such as planning, writing and editing. Extensive knowledge of corporate internal and external communications methods that includes key messaging, presentations, and articles, etc.
• Working Knowledge of project implementation related to multidimensional communications across multiple business areas.
• Basic Understanding the health care insurance industry and functions.
• Demonstrated project or direct management acumen.
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate team consensus for courses of action, client relationships, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to develop basic understanding of all transformation activities and interdependencies.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Independence Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

To Apply:

14.) Product Manager, Elections and Politics, Azavea, Philadelphia office

Azavea is seeking an energetic, fast-learning, and creative person to join our team as a Product Manager for our products and services related to elections, politics and open government. If you want a place to grow, learn and share your passion for democracy and open government, this is it. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Azavea is a small (about 30 people), customer-focused company that develops web and mobile software projects that serve the public interest, using geographic data visualization and analysis to aid decision-making and build communities. We are looking for talented, enthusiastic people who are interested in working in a growing company and contributing to a range of geography-related software projects. This position is particularly focused on our work related to elections, politics and open government, a few examples of which include:

o DistrictBuilder: – An open source web app for engaging the public with the legislative redistricting process.
o Cicero API: – A global web API for finding legislative districts, searching for elected officials, and generating maps of districts.
o Online Citizens Guide: – Online app to find polling places and elected officials.
o Redistricting The Nation: – Catalog of compactness metrics for local, state and national legislative districts in the U.S.
o OpenDataPhilly: – An open data catalog for the Philadelphia region that was later released as the open source Open-Data-Catalog and is now used in several cities around the world.

What do we mean by a ‘Product Manager’? We are looking for a person that combines a mix of talents, skills, and common sense. While we have a fairly open-ended definition for this position and realize that many types of individuals could fit it, we are looking for someone with attention to detail and excellent communication, writing and networking skills, a good technical background and a passionate interest in elections, politics, global democracy, and open government. This person also has the energy and drive to inspire their colleagues to attain objectives, pursue excellence, and grow Azavea’s presence within the open government and democracy communities.

Your activities will focus on our activities related to elections and politics, in particular the Cicero and DistrictBuilder products. These activities may include the following:
o Manage customer relationships
o Manage partner relationships
o Cultivate current, potential, and new customer relationships
o Manage Cicero database maintenance and expansion
o Manage Cicero development roadmap
o Define, monitor and report on key metrics
o Define tactics, strategies and milestones for improving key metrics
o Craft outreach and business development strategy
o Collaborate with Community Evangelist to cultivate an active community of developers using Cicero
o Collaborate with Community Evangelist and Spatial Analysis team to participate in events, conferences and forums to promote Azavea’s elections and politics products and services
o Develop feature specifications for new Cicero features
o Prioritize and track tasks for Cicero team
o Prepare price quotes and proposals for prospective Cicero customers and partners
o Create project status reports, budgets and cost proposals
o Facilitate team meetings and keep product team informed
o Remove impediments to teams operating productively.
o Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
o Work with other members of management and executive team to prioritize features and manage project budget
o Mentor team members to support their learning and professional growth.
o Communicate effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
o Identify areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.

Here’s what we’re looking for
We are not looking for people with a particular set of degrees or specific professional background, but we are looking for someone with the following attributes:
• Interest in elections, democracy and international relations
• Entrepreneurial: we want someone that is interested in building and managing successful internet products and communities of users
• Strong networker: you love to connect with people with shared interests in fair elections, politics and open government. You are not afraid to work a room, listen to projects with which people are engaged and then bring that knowledge back to your team to improve the products and services you manage.
• Curiosity about data and the patterns contained in large databases
• Technical background : you’ve interacted with software and large data sets in some context – that might be oceanography, weather, chemistry or retail, but you understand data
• Resourceful: you are willing to take the materials and tools at hand to get things done
• Strong research skills: can you find a needle in the Internet haystack?
• Ability to write and speak about technical topics to both colleagues and non-technical audiences.
• Passionate attention to detail
• Customer service skills

A plus:
o Some experience with desktop GIS tools (Esri ArcGIS)
o Knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Adwords
o Some experience designing or building software – this doesn’t mean that you are a software engineer, but it would be good if you have collaborated with developers and have a good grasp of how software is built

About Azavea
Azavea is a B Corporation (look it up) that develops innovative, web-based software that uses maps and geographic data to solve complex, interesting, and novel problems. We serve a broad range of clients including governments, non-profit organizations, universities, and businesses. We have particular expertise in natural resources, planning, elections and politics, crime analysis, and cultural resources, but we are engaged in a wide range of other interesting projects. We believe we can make a difference through geographic information technologies and each of our client projects, products and pro bono engagements showcases this commitment.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including: performance bonuses, health, dental, vision, retirement plan, flexible hours, and more. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and value diversity in our company and do not discriminate based on race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

Our Philadelphia office is a bright loft space designed for collaboration. It is located near Reading Terminal Market, Chinatown, public transit and other amenities.

View the job description on our website:

To apply, please fill out the questionnaire (found on our website at and send your responses, cover letter and resume to Rachel Cheetham-Richard at We will not consider applicants who have not filled out the questionnaire.

This position is available in our Philadelphia office.

15.) Web Design Coordinator, Gore, Elkton, MD
Job #: 122228

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Through our product leadership, we’ve been changing lives and changing industries, including medical devices, fabrics, electronics, and manufacturing, for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit to find out.

Job Description
Gore Industrial Products manufactures a diverse portfolio of filtration, venting, and processing products that improve performance and reliability in industries including telecommunications, chemical processing, electronics, automobiles, fuel cells, disk drives, and semiconductors. Our portfolio of consumer products is engineered to provide high performance and unparalleled service life. We are looking for a Web Marketing Production Coordinator to join our Marketing Communications team in Elkton, MD.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, you will support the Web Marketing Specialists and Marketing Communications Generalists in the Industrial Products Division (IPD) with website updates and additions, plus other e-marketing activities.

The ideal candidate will:
• Be passionate about providing web marketing support for products that are the highest quality in their class
• Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams
• Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
Responsibilities include:
• Working in conjunction with Web Marketing Specialists and Marketing Communications Generalists to:
o Update, revise, and maintain IPD websites and other web-based applications
o Prepare, refine, and execute multiple e-marketing programs, including promotional landing pages, banner ads, and e-mail marketing
o Proactively communicate project status, creative and approval processes, timeline issues, and other issues/needs
• Implementing strategies for search engine optimization (SEO)
• Maintaining technical documentation as necessary
• Ensuring that all content and translations are approved through the Marketing Review system
• Maintaining the divisional project database to ensure that schedules are followed and statuses are current
• Working on special marketing projects as needed
Required Job Qualifications
• 3+ years experience maintaining and updating web sites and e-marketing campaigns
• Working knowledge of:
o Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS
o Graphic and media files
• Understanding of online marketing principles and practices
• Ability to create, modify and test web content and a variety of e-marketing tactics
• Demonstrated success managing multiple assignments with competing deadlines
• Proficiency with Windows-based PCs and solid working knowledge of standard Microsoft applications
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Solid track record of organizing work for efficiency and accuracy

Desirable Job Qualifications
• Hands-on experience with Fatwire’s Content Server application
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

EEO/AA Employer

All applicants should apply using link:

16.) Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, Meals On Wheels Delaware, Wilmington, DE

Main Objective: To develop, execute and maintain marketing and public relations strategies to meet Meals On Wheels Delawares objectives.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
– Oversee the Marketing for all special events, fundraising and awareness campaigns, developing the marketing plan, implementing marketing strategy, reviewing progress and reporting to Executive Director
– Manage the productivity of the marketing plans and projects
– Monitor, review and report on all marketing activity and results
– Spearhead volunteer recruitment and awareness events; conduct follow-up research to track effectiveness
– Write and distribute press releases and maintain relationships with local and regional media
– Work with outside vendors in creation of marketing collateral for events, campaigns and other initiatives
– Create in-house collateral for multiple internal and external uses
– Oversee the printing and distribution of all printed & physical materials
– Oversee any and all external advertising placements, in accordance with the Marketing Plan, both paid and in-kind.
– Collaborate on the development and supervise the content, management & maintenance of the Meals On Wheels Delaware website
– Create and maintain a strong social media presence for Meals On Wheels Delaware
– Oversee the content for email blasts and target audience marketing campaigns.

– Business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualification
– Experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining marketing strategies

Technical marketing skills
– Proven experience in customer and market research
– Experience with relevant software applications (MS Office, Adobe CS, database software)

Key Competencies:
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Organization and planning
– Problem analysis and problem-solving
– Team-leadership
– Formal presentation skills
– Persuasiveness
– Adaptability
– Innovation
– Effective decision-making

Contact: Please email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Mari Considine, Executive Director at

17.) Public Relations & Social Media Associate, IP & Science, Philadelphia, PA

IP & Science is part of Thomson Reuters and is seeking a PR & Social Media Associate (MAR00003077)

We are looking for a PR & Social Media Associate for the IP Solutions team in our Philadelphia, PA office. This person contributes to driving the global Public Relations and Social Media programs for the patent and trademark businesses in North America and EMEA.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:
– Contribute to the writing, editing and distributing of press releases, byline articles, media alerts, etc.
– Build and maintain press lists
– Monitor media and news feeds; compile weekly and monthly reports of coverage and metrics
– Pitch press/media to secure coverage
– Develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with relevant media from local, national, international, business and trade press
– Monitor, respond to, and initiate messages via social media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and the blog, in order to build greater awareness for messages
– Follow industry publications/blogs to track activity and discussions
– Respond to media inquiries in a timely and thoughtful manner
– Support the development of product and business-related case studies, press releases, reports, byline articles and infographics
– Assist with the development of the annual PR and social media plans for IP Solutions
– Track PR expenses
– Support the development of thought leader material by coordinating and executing lead-generating webinars, including finalizing the agenda, securing speakers, promoting and hosting the event, and producing post-webinar metrics
– Support events, exhibitions and meetings on an as-needed basis, to ensure their successful outcome
– Track editorial calendars for target publications and identify ways our offerings can fit within listed topics
– Perform other PR, social media and event-related activities as needed

We are the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals, providing customers with competitive advantage. Intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. We deliver this must-have insight to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

About the IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters: The IP & Science business is a global provider of information solutions to assist professionals at every stage of research and development and ensure they maintain and extract maximum value from their intellectual assets.

IP & Science is part of Thomson Reuters (, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Scientific information solutions can be found at

– Bachelor’s degree required, with PR and social media experience in an agency or corporate setting-large company preferred
– 2-3 years previous work experience in PR and social media
– Demonstrated success coordinating public relations projects and generating press coverage, including pitching media and securing product reviews, trend stories and profile pieces
– Experience using/managing social media accounts, driving leads through social media and producing social media metrics
– Experience working with PR industry vendors and services a plus, such as PR Newswire, Vocus, Cision/Bacon’s Information, MediaMap and others

– Able to work independently in a global organization, yet also contribute to the overall team strategy and goals
– Excellent verbal and written communicator; able to concisely convey complex concepts in a decipherable manner
– Excellent editing and proofreading ability
– Exceptional news judgment
– Excellent attention to detail, critical thinking, judgment and decision-making ability
– Self-starter with strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
– Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix environment with a dynamic range of people
– Mastery of MS Office suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance – and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

Contact: Please apply online at

18.) Public Relations Manager, Produce Marketing Association (PMA), Newark, DE

PMA’s Mission: To connect, inform and deliver business solutions that enhance members’ prosperity.

Mission: The Public Relations Manager is responsible for enhancing the PMA brand and communicating PMAs compelling value by developing and implementing of proactive, multimedia public relations strategies, integrating those strategies into various PMA corporate, PMA Foundation for Industry Talent, marketing and other communications plans, and promoting PMA activities, events, positions and news to the associations members, trade press and consumer media and other key audiences. The Public Relations Manager also supports the associations issue and crisis communications efforts.

Relationships: The Public Relations Manager works under the general direction of the Director of Public Relations. The Manager also works closely with Marketing and business team members to develop and execute Public Relations plans, and with various PMA departments when executing projects, plans and other activities. The Manager also works with PMAs Web team to coordinate multimedia operations.

Contacts: The Public Relations Manager builds and maintains working relationships with trade publications staff, vendors and consumer press. The Manager also has contact with PMA members, potential members, government agencies, industry promotional organizations, health and educational institutions, and other external organizations in the produce and related industries.

Responsibilities and Duties: Support strategic and tactical Public Relations planning activities under business plans (45%): Guide association efforts to use new media to engage industry and influencers. With Marketing, continue to research social networking opportunities and use of Web. 2.0 tools to support Public Relations campaigns; Incorporate multimedia (e.g., audio and video) into PR toolkit when applicable; Incorporate Web. 2.0 tools (e.g., virtual press conferences, blogs, discussion boards, etc.) into Public Relations toolkit when applicable. Draft Public Relations components of marketing plans supporting PMA events, membership, products, services and other revenue generators tying back to PMAs business plans and year-round value; Draft Public Relations plans to support non-revenue generating clients, including government relations and public affairs, international programs, technology and standards, foodservice and floral; Coordinate client project meetings as appropriate; Represent department at client team meetings; Serve as consultant to PMA staff. Manage media relations activities in support of PMA corporate communications and clients (internal and external), including (40%): Produce and/or coordinate content to support the associations goals, objectives, events, products and services; Develop and maintain relationships with media; Supervise freelance network and edit using AP style guidelines, manage proofreading and distribute press releases, advisories, letters to the editor, articles, blogs, feature stories and other media communications. Coordinate provision of guest columns provided to trade publications, including editorial planning, writing, review and submission; Work with part-time Public Relations Specialist to pitch story ideas and follow-up on releases to targeted media contacts/outlets; Field media calls, and identify and work with appropriate staff subject matter experts to ensure follow-up; Manage press relations and press room operations at PMA meetings and events, as needed; Coordinate and support media events as needed; Use in-house tools to maximize efficiency for proper targeting. Other client support (5%): Manage others for non-media activities, including researching, writing and editing of scripts, speeches and other communications. Support department administration (5%): Negotiate estimates and manage efforts of freelance writers and other vendors with the Director of Public Relations; Assist with annual planning and budget development. Maintain professional skills (5%): Attend professional meetings, workshops, seminars and continuing education classes as appropriate; Maintain professional affiliations as appropriate.

Measures of Success Success in this position will be determined by the quantity and quality of media coverage generated that positions PMA as an industry leader; effective member communications that result in enhanced awareness and retention; and the successful integration of public relations/communications with marketing and business development plans that result in greater media inquiry.

Skills, Abilities, Knowledge: Able to work with minimal supervision Think conceptually Prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously Adaptable Highly organized; detail oriented; able to meet deadlines Understand the interrelatedness of public relations, marketing and business development Positive customer service attitude Excellent interpersonal skills Strong writing skills Knowledge of Associated Press editorial style Ability to contribute to collaborative culture Resourceful, able to react quickly, work under pressure, and solve last-minute problems

Minimum Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications or journalism.
– Three to five years of experience in business communications
– Proven excellence in writing, editing, proofreading, and public speaking
– Computer and Web literate (Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint; HTML editing software such as Contribute; blogging software such as WordPress)
– Experience in the produce/food industry desirable
– Travel: 1-3 trips per year

Contact: Please apply online at

19.) Corporate Communications Manager, Sallie Mae, Newark, DE

Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae helps turn education dreams into reality for 25 million customers. With products and services that include college savings programs, scholarship search tools, education loans, insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments

JOB SUMMARY: The Corporate Communications Manager develops and executes communications plans to earn informed media coverage of Sallie Mae’s products and business. Operating in a fast-paced environment, the manager develops strong knowledge on business topics, researches and writes news releases, identifies trends, and pitches potential story ideas. He/she monitors news coverage of saving and paying for college topics, develops relationships with media, and positively represents the company to external parties. The manager researches, vets, and recommends media opportunities. He/she writes messages and prepares executives for interviews. The manager coordinates the online newsroom and builds knowledge of new communication strategies, as well as other projects as assigned.

1. Media Relations Liaison
– Serves as a liaison with business, personal finance, education, consumer and college and high school journalists and bloggers.
– Addresses incoming inquiries from media and other external parties. Researches and coordinates response.
– Seeks opportunities to strengthen and build relationships with relevant print, online, and broadcast media.
– Conducts media outreach on assigned saving, planning and paying for college topics.
– Identifies and plans opportunities such as online chats and speaking engagements
2. Researching and Writing News Releases and Other Content
– Writes news releases, website content, and key messages on assigned saving, planning and paying for college topics and corporate business news.
– Develops and executes media relations plans to publicize public service messages and products. This strategic and comprehensive plan includes timing and topics for news releases and story-pitching activities.
3. Online Corporate Newsroom Coordinator
– Manages media- and corporate-related content on corporate websites.
– Researches and writes stories showcasing customer success

– Bachelor’s Degree – Communications or Journalism preferred
– Five to seven years experience in a corporate communications/public relations position or public relations agency, ideally related to financial services
– This experience must include: researching and writing news releases, creating media lists and pitching media, strategic planning, and message development
– Demonstrated experience in developing relationships with media
– Experience in researching media opportunities and preparing and coaching spokespersons for interviews
– Ability to identify trends and newsworthy issues
– Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills as well as attention to detail and strong computer skills

– Experience in financial services or higher education
– Familiarity with saving for college instruments, financial aid process and student loans
– Fluency with banking terms, personal finance concepts and math skills
– Experience in crisis communication
– Experience with social media and other emerging media
– Knowledge of website content management systems or HTML
– Audio, photo and video editing experience
– Existing network of media contacts
– Experience as a spokesperson with print, broadcast, and online media
– Presentation skills

Sallie Mae is a federal government contractor. Should this position support a government contract, now or in the future, the successful candidate will be subject to a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment for public trust or sensitive positions.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

Sallie Mae is a drug free workplace.

Contact: Please apply online at

20.) Managing Director, Communications, Worldcom, Philadelphia, PA

Worldcom is seeking a Managing Director, Communications with 10 – 15 Years Experience

The Worldcom Public Relations Group, the largest partnership of independent public relations firms in the world, is looking for a Managing Director and Administrative/Communications Assistant to help run this worldwide organization as it enters a new era of dynamic growth and visibility.

The Worldcom Group Board will select the new managing director by the late Fall of 2012 with employment and transition with the current chief operating officer taking place during the first half of 2013. Following the hiring of the Managing Director in November 2012, applications will be taken for the Administrative/Communications Assistant.

Worldcom is now in its 24th year and has partner agencies in 108 offices in 96 cities on six continents grouped into three regions: America’s, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia Pacific. Partner revenue in 2011 was $228 million (USD) and partner firms have 2,000 total employees. The organization is comprised of firms in all public relations and marketing communications practice areas, including Worldcom partners with integrated agencies offering public relations, digital and advertising services. Partner firms share public relations “best practices;” exchange firm management procedures; collaborate on new business opportunities; and meet as a group yearly with regional meetings annually.

Worldcom seeks a dynamic, seasoned public relations, business, management or professional association leader who can assume the role of Managing Director to run the organization while helping to elevate its image and brand and represent it in the international public relations community. The winning candidate will demonstrate the ability to help grow the organization, increase its market presence and awareness, and establish a strong revenue base that enables the delivery of enhanced services to partners to help them to compete more effectively local, regionally and on a global level.
We are looking for the best person regardless of where he or she might be located around the world, but the person needs to be accessible to all of our regions, whether in-person, via phone or online, and possess an understanding of the international business arena.

The Administrative/Communications Assistant will support the Managing Director and possess budget management, event planning, and communications skills to handle many daily partner requests and carry out tasks surrounding meetings, information requests, etc. It will be vital that these two people can work very effectively as a team.

Deadline for applying for the managing director position is August 15, 2012. Please attach your current resume and include a one page description/essay of why you want the role and what specific vision, ideas and qualities you would bring to the position.

A special Worldcom committee will screen all applications and create a list of 5-10 candidates the position. We will then conduct phone and/or videoconference interviews in late summer, create a short list of 2-3 finalists; and hold in-person interviews in the Fall of 2012. We will then make recommendations to the Group Board in late Fall of 2012 and select and contract with the Managing Director in November of 2012.

Thank you for your interest in The Worldcom Public Relations Group. On behalf of the organization we look forward to hearing from you by August 15, 2012.

Contact: Please apply online at

21.) Senior Writer/Editor, Marketing & Communication, Marquette, University, Milwaukee, WI


Position Overview The senior writer/editor researches, writes, edits and contributes to the development of strategic university communications, including interactive/multimedia projects, usually in a journalistic style. The senior writer/editor digs for stories across campus, identifies good vehicles to carry them, and then writes and edits them for publishing on all of Marquette’s communication properties. The senior writer/editor works with assigned beat(s) on campus to identify opportunities for internal and external promotion of events, programs, faculty research and student initiatives. The senior writer/editor provides project management and oversight, and serves as a copy editor for a myriad of pieces.

Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities Write for and co-edit university websites and publications, researching stories across campus, identifying appropriate communication vehicles, and then writing and editing them for publication across Marquette’s communication properties. Assist the editor of Marquette Magazine in the creation and publication of the quarterly print edition. Serve as liaison with assigned campus beat, working collaboratively to identify opportunities for internal and external promotion of programs, faculty research and student initiatives. Serve as a project manager, including establishing timelines, collaborating with designers and photographers, and coordinating contributions from campus departments or external writers. Proof and edit publications and marketing collateral produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication to reflect appropriate messaging, quality and conformance with university style.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
Requires 5-7 years of experience in a communication, public relations or journalistic role.
Strong understanding and knowledge of Marquette mission and Catholic, Jesuit identity.
Strong networking, interviewing, research and organization skills.
Proven record writing in-depth feature articles, editing magazine-style publications and writing for the web.
Will successfully collaborate in a team environment and will continually work to learn and master the latest trend in higher education writing communication.

Department Marketing & Communication
Job Open Date 06-25-2012
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Finalists will be asked to submit writing samples and complete a writing test.
Posting Number 0601613

22.) Assistant Professor in Corporate Communication and Public Relations – August 2013, Department of Strategic Communication, J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Employment Status: Full-time
Position Status: Regular
Closing Date
Position Type: Faculty

Position Overview The Department of Strategic Communication in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a teaching and research concentration in corporate communication and public relations. Opportunities for leadership also exist within the department and college. Position begins August 19, 2013.

The Diederich College includes majors in advertising, broadcast and electronic communication, communication studies, corporate communication, journalism, public relations and theatre arts. A $28 million gift from the Diederich family has made possible renovations of Johnston Hall- the college’s home, laboratory and studio technology and generous support for faculty development and travel.
Essential Functions Successful candidates should be able to teach courses in the Corporate Communication major such as: Issues in Corporate Communication, Corporate Writing, Corporate Rhetoric or Corporate Social Responsibility. The candidate should also be able to teach selected courses in the Public Relations major such as: PR Principles, PR Writing, PR Strategies, PR Campaigns, PR Management or Crisis Communication and establish and maintain a research agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, engage in rigorous research, contribute to the digital communication focus of the college, advise undergraduate and graduate students and provide service as requested to the college and/or university.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Earned doctorate or a terminal degree. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Applicants should have a Ph.D. in communication or closely related field with knowledge base in corporate communication and public relations and should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and high quality research. Knowledge of digital technologies and social media will be a plus. Professional experience in corporate communication or public relations is preferred.

Department College of Communication
Job Open Date 05-24-2012
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants In addition to a cover letter and a resume, please include the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Posting Number 0601597

*** From Pamela M. Schumacher:

23.) Director, Communications and Corporate Marketing, The Joint Commission, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

To assist in the interpretation of the Enterprise mission, programs, and policies of The Joint Commission as established by the Board of Commissioners and major operating divisions, to the communities and publics served by The Joint Commission in order to gain their interest, understanding, goodwill, support and respect. Key focus is enhancing the reputation of The Joint Commission. Directs corporate marketing and market research, facilitates the creative exchange of marketing tactics among the organization’s marketing professionals and serves as the chair of the enterprise Brand Management Council. Provides strategic marketing direction to corporate marketing activities and guidance to the marketing professionals who are assigned to various Strategic Business Units. Requirements A master’s degree in communications and/or marketing. Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in public relations/communications management, preferably in a health care environment. General knowledge of accreditation and/or Health Care industry. Exceptional business, project management and presentation skills.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Strategic and creative thinker who can always be mindful of how to positively position The Joint Commission. Thoroughly understands how the press works and has the ability to cultivate strong working relationships with members of the press. Interpersonal and public speaking skills necessary to interact proactively and effectively with key stakeholders. Excellent written communication skills necessary to effectively prepare, edit and ensure the professionalism of the editorial content of communication materials. Able to plan, organize, and direct the activities of a large staff. Understanding of marketing concepts including the use of social media and the internet to the organization’s positive advantage. Works well in teams and is consistently respectful of others.

To apply, go to the website*90F091DFFE5F5F09.

24.) Brand Marketing Manager-Copywriter, Fiksu, Inc., Boston, MA

25.) Corporate Communications Intern, Battelle, Columbus, OH

26.) Director, Corporate Communications, Land O’ Lakes, Minnesota

27.) Communications Specialist, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA*A4AF4363ED7A37AA

28.) Senior Marketing Director, Corporate and Product Communications, Juniper Networks, California

29.) Manager Strategy Alignment & Communications, Scotiabank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada﹠-communications-jobs

*** From Donna Vincent Roa, PhD, ABC, CSR-P:

Ned, can you post this listing in JOTW? Thanks!

30.) Marketing & Communication Intern, BlueTech Research, Mahon, Cork, Ireland

Main Objective: Provide general and ongoing support for the BlueTech Research marketing and communication portfolio with a specific emphasis on video editing, managing and organizing the BlueTech Research YouTube site, embedding videos into the BlueTech Research website, creating composite video stories using the available footage, and promoting the video and audio (e.g., Webinars) holdings across the web.
Background: The intern will support our Vice President of Marketing & Communication and Marketing Coordinator in implementing the corporate marketing and communication strategy. BlueTech Research has a rich library of video footage and audio assets. The Marketing & Communication Intern is responsible for product evaluation, editing, adding open and closing segments, in addition inserting music at the beginning and end of the product. The Intern will upload the final products to YouTube and other on-line channels, add appropriate tags and links, and work to ensure proper search engine optimization. The intern will also be involved in the development of email direct marketing campaigns.
Ideal Candidate: Undergraduate or Masters degree in marketing, communication, public relations, environmental science communication, or business with an emphasis on marketing. Prefer candidates with a strong interest in water technologies and water issues. Candidate is expected to design and complete a final project that will have a direct impact on a BlueTech Research marketing and communication business objective.
Application Requirement: CV/Resume, transcript, and two recent writing samples.

Director Supervisor: Senior Research Analyst.
BlueTech Research International Intern Program – Summary Details
Office Location: Bldg. 1000, City Gate, Mahon, Cork, Ireland.
Internship Focus Areas: Science & Engineering; Marketing & Communication.
Internship Duration: Minimum – 3 months; maximum – 6 months.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
School Credit: Can be facilitated, if required.
Start Date: First or second week of September.
Fall Semester Application Cutoff Deadline: August 17, 2012.
Spring Semester Application Cutoff Deadline: November 30, 2012.
Summer Application Cutoff Deadline: April 26, 2012.
Travel Expenses: Airline ticket, economy class reimbursed by BlueTech Research.
Living Allowance: To be determined and arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Estimated Housing Costs in Cork: Ranges from €300 to €500 per month.
For More Information:
Phone: +353 21 2409133
North America: 604 676 3581

31.) Media Buyer, planitretail, LLC, Windsor, Connecticut

*** From Donald J. McGrath:

Hello Ned,

I am recruiting for a communications pro to lead the function in our $1.7 billion Aerospace business. Would you be kind enough to add this to your job board and newsletter? We are hoping to attract a talented pro with some good Aerospace experience. My old pal, Jim Fetig, recommended that I reach out to you. Please see the job description below.



Donald J. McGrath
Senior Vice President – Communications
Eaton Corporation
Cleveland, Ohio

32.) Director of Communications, Eaton Corporation, Irvine, CA

Job Description

Eaton Corporation is currently looking for a Director of Communications in our Irvine, CA location. This is the Headquarters location for the Aerospace Group. We are looking for an exceptional communications leader to advise and support the leaders of Eaton’s Aerospace Group in the strategic management of communications between the organization and its key stakeholders (employees, customers, channel partners, local communities, government, and trade and business media), in close cooperation and partnership with Eaton’s Industrial Sector and Corporate Communications to ensure alignment and consistency in objectives.

The essential functions of this role include:

A. Counsel and advise functional and operations leaders on the management of communications issues; provide counsel, advice, and tools to the leaders to help them become better communicators; set Group-level communications policies consistent with corporate ones; ensure group adherence to all communications policies, philosophies, and processes
B. Develop internal and external communications strategies for the Group which support business objectives; implement the corporate communications strategy at the Group level to help build “One Eaton” and to extend the Eaton brand.
C. Manage the execution of corporate branding and visual identity strategies in the Group; contribute to the development of strategies and standards
D. Establish and maintain tools and processes for two-way communication with key internal and external stakeholders (internal announcements, speeches, presentations, newsletters, brochures, customer success stories, surveys, web-enabled tools, videos, special events, etc); integrate a variety of communications tactics and disciplines for maximum impact
E. Proactively identify issues, potential crises and opportunities the Group, and develop and implement strategies for managing them; support the Industrial Sector and Corporate Communications in the management of corporate-level issues and crises
F. Develop and implement a media relations program for the Group; prepare written materials such as news releases, holding statements and Q&A documents; serve as chief spokesperson for the Group.
G. Develop and implement business unit-wide employee communications plans and programs to support business goals, and build and strengthen organizational culture
H. Oversee and coordinate all marketing communications efforts across the Group including advertising, trade show participation, marketing literature, etc.; ensure cost efficiency and compliance with corporate standards across all marketing communications activities
I. Develop strategies to inform and maintain positive relationships with Government officials at the local, state and Federal levels.
J. Develop and/or manage content and ensure appropriate brand positioning on the internet and intranet
K. Demonstrate fiscal accountability in budgets and cost-benefit analysis of communications activities. Effectively manage staff and external consultants/vendors.
L. Design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research programs with key stakeholder groups
M. Serve as a member of the Eaton Communications Council; facilitate regular two-way communications at the Industrial Sector and corporate-level and with other operating groups, and ultimately build a world/class communications function in Eaton

The preferred criteria for this role include:

A. Experience in the Aerospace Industry
B. Master Degree in Communications, Journalism, and/or Business
C. Capable of working through multiple levels and functions within a globally matrixed organization.
D. Entrepreneurial and creative mindset

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

A. Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, and/or Business
B. Minimum 10 years experience as a generalist communications professional including all aspects of both internal and external communications.
C. 5 years of experience as a member of an organization’s management team or as a strategic counselor to management.
D. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Required Functional Competencies:

Knowledge of communications theory and practice: Understanding of communications as a two-way process and its use in influencing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors; broad exposure to and understanding of the integrated disciplines of the communication function (i.e. media relations, employee communications, branding and corporate identity, financial communications, marketing communications, community relations); ability to provide communications counsel to the company’s leaders

Strategic communications planning skills: Ability to: define communications objectives which are aligned and in support of business objectives; analyze and interpret information, business conditions, stakeholder positions and other variables in order to develop a framework for strategic communications; define strategic and measurable objectives; adjust the strategy in response to or anticipation of changing conditions; design and conduct both quantitative and qualitative research

Project management skills: Ability to: lead the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects according to established processes; serve as a consultant for internal and external customers

Excellent verbal and written communications skills: Ability to: synthesize complex information; understand the needs and interests of target audiences; define and articulate messages; generate effective and compelling content for a variety of vehicles (news releases, articles, Q&A documents); create and edit copy; develop and deliver effective presentations

Issues management: Ability to: anticipate emerging issues that have the potential to impact revenue or reputation; reconcile differences in internal opinions on how to respond to issues; persuade others of the need for action; devise and lead response plans

Government Relations: Ability to develop and manage relationships with key Government officials. Ability to track and influence legislation that is important to the Aerospace Operations.

Crisis communications management: Ability to: anticipate potential crises; develop and implement crisis communications plans and procedures; respond to urgent and threatening situations; apply experience; immediately mobilize and deploy resources

Knowledge of graphic design and production: Understanding of graphic design including composition, color, imagery, motion, and sound across the spectrum of communications vehicles and successful experience with the production processes for those vehicles
Knowledge of new communications technology: Successful experience with new digital media as communications tools and an understanding of their potential role in reaching strategic business objectives

AutoReqId 50216BR
Business Function Communications
Division Aerospace Division
Level Minimum 10+ Years
Travel Required Up to 50 percent
Relocation benefit provided? Yes (US/PR Only)


Donald J. McGrath
Senior Vice President – Communications
Eaton Corporation
1111 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 USA
fax: +1 216 479-7158

33.) Executive Assistant, Corporate Communications, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

34.) Manager, Corporate Communications, Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV

35.) Director, Corporate Communications, Land O’ Lakes, Minnesota

*** From ANNA B. SMITH:

Hi Ned. ICF International has two excellent opportunities available on the Marketing team. Both of these positions are based out of ICF’s corporate headquarters in Fairfax, VA. Interested candidates can learn more about these positions and apply online using the links below.
36.) Marketing Campaign Manager, ICF International, Fairfax, VA

37.) Marketing Campaign Specialist, ICF International, Fairfax, VA

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*** Weekly Piracy Report:

30.07.2012: 0140 LT: Posn: 06:02.5N – 001:16.5E, Lome Anchorage, Togo.
Five robbers in a wooden boat approached an anchored chemical tanker. Alarm raised, crew mustered in the citadel and Togo navy notified. The robbers aborted the attempt and moved away upon seeing the navy patrol boat approaching. Later at 0312 LT, another two boats with 16 robbers approached and came alongside the vessel from both sides and were observed to investigate the fending arrangements around the vessel. Togo navy failed to respond to calls made by the vessel. Alarm raised and continuous ship’s whistle sounded resulting in the robbers moving away.

02.08.2012: 0230 LT: Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.
Five robbers armed with long machetes and knives boarded a chemical tanker. Three crew members were taken hostage and their hands were tied. The robbers stole engine spares and escaped. No injuries to crew.

27.07.2012: 0200 LT: Between Kudat port and Bangi Island, Sabah, Malaysia.
Pirates in a speed boat attacked and hijacked a tug towing a barge while en-route to Samarinda, Indonesia. The pirates placed the 12 crew members in a life raft and set them adrift. The hijackers sailed the tug and barge to an unknown location. The 12 crew members were rescued by the Philippines Coast Guard. The tug and barge are still missing. Upon receipt of this report, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre Informed all authorities in the region and transmitted a satellite broadcast to ships in the Asean Region and South China Sea.

31.07.2012: 0340 LT: 03:49.4N – 077:09.7W: Buenaventura Anchorage, Colombia.
Three robbers on a black motor boat boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They broke padlock at forecastle paint store and forward store. They were noticed by duty crew who informed the duty officer on bridge. Alarm raised. Robbers jumped into the water and escaped in the waiting boat. Coast Guard informed. Upon investigation it was discovered ship’s stores were stolen.

13 to 20 July 2012: During passage in the Malacca Straits.
An accommodation barge under tow by a tug from Penang to Pasir Gudang port arrived at anchorage and dropped anchor. Shipyard representatives boarded the barge and later the tug. They informed the tug Master that the cargo on the barge’s deck had been pilfered. It is suspected the theft may have taken place while on passage. A police report was lodged.

27.07.2012: 0030 UTC: Posn: 06:00N – 001:17E, Around 8nm of Lome, Togo.
Robbers in three boats approached and attempted to board an anchored tanker. Master raised alarm and crew activated fire hoses towards the boats. The robbers used rain coats and continued their attempt. Master heaved up anchor and proceed further away from the location. Togo navy informed.

28.07.2012: 0400 LT: Posn: 07:11.85S – 112:43.57E, Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Two robbers armed with knives boarded a berthed chemical tanker. Ship’s property was stolen. Later, crew caught the robbers and recovered the stolen items.

22.07.2012: 0610 LT: Posn: 01:06N – 103:28E, Karimun Transhipment Anchorage, Indonesia.
Robbers in a long wooden boat boarded an anchored tanker and entered the engine room. Engine room crew informed bridge and the alarm was raised when 3/Eng was chased by a robber with an iron rod. The robbers stole engine spares and escaped in their boat. Incident reported to Karimun Pilot Station and to the Coast Guard via local agent. Coast Guard officers and two port patrol officials boarded the tanker for investigation.

17.05.2012: 1845 UTC: Posn: 04:39.2N – 004:45.2E, Around 45nm Offshore Escravos, Nigeria.
Pirates armed with guns approached a landing craft doing 7 knots. Master raised alarm, stopped main engines and instructed all crew into the citadel. Unfortunately by the time the pirates boarded only four of the eight crew had retreated into the citadel. The pirates tried to gain access into the citadel by using hammers and firing automatic weapons but luckily could not enter the citadel. After nearly 10 hours in the citadel when the crew emerged they saw the remaining crew were badly beaten and all the cabins looted. Once the engines were restarted and the vessel was underway the duty officer again noticed a speed boat with armed pirates approaching. All crew retreated into the citadel and the pirates once again tried to gain entry into the citadel. When the crew emerged after around six hours they found nearly all the bridge equipment destroyed. Master managed to contact Escravos terminal and sailed towards it.

27.07.2012: 2330 UTC: Posn: 06:05N – 001:18E, Lome Anchorage, around 3nm SxE off breakwater, Togo.
D/O onboard an anchored chemical tanker noticed on radar a wooden boat approaching at a speed of five knots. Lookouts directed the search light towards the approaching boat and 12 armed robbers were identified. Alarm raised and ship’s horn sounded but the boat continued the approach. All crew except duty officer entered the citadel. The D/O tried to call Togo navy without success. After alerting other ships in the vicinity the D/O retreated into the citadel as the robbers boarded the vessel using ropes and hooks. After several attempts to contact the Togo navy directly and later with the assistance from other ships in the vicinity, the D/O finally established communication with the navy and informed them of the boarding. After around 30minutes the a Togo navy boat arrived, confirmed no other boats in the vicinity and informed the D/O to check accommodation and then other areas of the ship. Once the crew established that no robbers onboard the navy personal boarded the vessel, did a complete search of the vessel and took statements from the crew. Nothing stolen and no damages to the tanker.

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