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JOTW 34-2012

August 20, 2012

www.nedsjotw.com

This is JOTW newsletter number 932

 

“Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

 

***  Welcome to the JOTW network.

 

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***  This week’s top job:

 

Account Manager/Consumer Media Relations Expert, IMRE, Baltimore, MD

 

See below for details.

 

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***  The general JOTW policy is to submit three listings per corporate recruiter or executive search firm submission.  If you have more than three listings, I suggest sending out a Can’t Wait posting.

 

In this issue:

 

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

 

***  One Paragraph Pitch

 

1.)  Account Manager/Consumer Media Relations Expert, IMRE, Baltimore, MD

2.)  State Affairs Manager, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN

3.)  Public Relations & Corporate Communications Manager, ABC Carpet & Home, New York, NY

4.)  Director, Corporate Communications, Rayonier Inc, Jacksonville, FL

5.)  Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Bilingual (Chinese/English), INVISTA S.à r.l., Wichita, KS

6.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Rite-Hite, Milwaukee, WI

7.)  Public Relations Director, Christian Dior Couture, New York, NY

8.)  Communications Manager, H. D. Smith, Springfield, IL

9.)  Public Relations, Gray | Squire, New York, NY

10.)  Senior Director, Enterprise & Leadership Communications, Pfizer Inc., New York, NY

 

11.)  Communications Manager, Pearson, London, GB

12.)  WRITER, California State University, Long Beach, CA

13.)  Junior Account Representative, California State University, Long Beach, CA

14.)  Manager, Public Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association, Washington, DC

15.)  Social Media Account Manager, BConnected, Appleton, WI

16.)  Communications Manager, Walgreens, Deerfield, IL

17.)  Photographer, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

18.)  Advancement Associate, Engagement Communication, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

19.)  MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTANT PART-TIME POSITION (20 – 30 HOURS PER WEEK), The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), Arlington, VA

20.)  Director of Corporate Communications, American Air Liquide, Houston, TX

 

21.)  Account Supervisor/Director, Walker Marchant Group, Washington, DC

22.)  Corporate Communications Coordinator, Arbella Insurance Group, Quincy, MA

23.)  Communications Director, Lamar Electric Cooperative, Paris, Texas

24.)  Senior Investment Communications Advisor, NRECA, Arlington, VA

25.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Twitter, San Francisco, CA

26.)  Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, IHS, Englewood, CO

27.)  Copywriter, Nutrisystem, Fort Washington, PA
28.)  Social Media & Community Analyst/Moderator, Nutrisystem, Fort Washington, PA

29.)  Corporate Communications Strategist, NFI, Cherry Hill, NJ
30.)  Communications Manager, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Coatesville, PA

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

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

33.)  IT Communications Specialist, ACE USA, Philadelphia, PA

34.)  Vice President of Marketing Communications, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Philadelphia, PA

35.)  Associate Director, Donor Relations, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

36.)  Managing Editor, Nerve.com, New York, NY

37.)  Web Editor, The Sovereign Society, Delray Beach, Florida

38.)  Managing Editor, Marketplace, Los Angeles, CA

39.)  Senior Analyst, Social Media, SocialSphere, Inc, Cambridge, MA

40.)  Media Relations Specialist, HRmarketer.com/Fisher Vista LLC, Aptos, CA

 

41.)  Account Executive, Public Relations – Sports/Lifestyle or Food, Double Forte, San Francisco, CA

42.)  Manager of PR, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Torrance, CA

43.)  Senior Vice President – New York Office, Fenton, NY, NY

44.)  Account Executive, Red Banyan Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL

45.)  Utility Pole Inspector, Utilimap Corporation, Orlando, FL

46.)  Volunteer Pole Vault Coach, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department, Norman, OK

47.)  10-meter South Pole Telescope Winterover, University of Chicago, NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station, Antarctica

48.)  Utility Pole and Piling Trader, Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Portland, OR

49.)  Pole Barn Framers, Trillium, Lake Geneva, WI

50.)  Polish Housecleaner, Georgetown, Washington, DC

 

***  Weekly Piracy Report

 

…and more!  Scroll down and see them all!

 

***  One Paragraph Pitch:

 

Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to lundquist989@cs.com.  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.

 

***  Opportunities and risks

Frail Arctic is challenge for Coast Guard, Navy

By Edward Lundquist

August 2012

Seapower magazine

http://www.seapower-digital.com/seapower/spsample#pg28

 

***  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 http://2012.iabcsoreg.com.

 

***  Stand Out

 

A new section of Ned’s JOTW website called “Stand Out” is available for those who want to stand out in job searches compared to the competition. Go to http://www.nedsjotw.com/jotw/stand-out/ and look around. New content will be added every week as a free service to everyone who visits Ned’s JOTW website. “Stand Out” is researched and written by Woody Goulart. Since 1996, he’s been a trusted authority on coaching people and organizations on best practices for using the Internet to reach target audiences.

 

***  Ned’s upcoming travel:

 

30 August – 5 September-Copenhagen / Lystrup / Arhaus / Frederikshavn, Denmark

24-28 September – La Spezia, Italy

22-26 October – London, UK

 

***  Your Very Next Step newsletter is posted for June 2012

Visit www.yourverynextstep.com.

 

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***  Pirates with targeted stakeholders and measurable communication objectives?

 

Good evening, Ned! My name is Sara Collins and I’ve been a happy subscriber to the Job of the Week newsletter for years. I so appreciate your service and the time and effort you put in to “Ned-working” us all!

 

I’ve always hoped to find something to share (other than a job lead!) that would make me worthy of joining the smart folks who contribute the fabulously interesting tidbits at the top of the JOTW, and I think (hope!) that this might be it:

 

From Reuters: “RPT-FEATURE-Africa’s pirates have demands – and letterhead, too”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/13/insurance-pirates-idUSL2E8JA9JS20120813

Communicating pirates! It has you written all over it!

Enjoy! And thank you for what you do!

Sara Collins

 

Sara L. Collins

Communications Professional

www.linkedin.com/in/saracollins68

 

***  Let’s get to the jobs:

 

***  This week’s top job is from Dave Imre:

 

Ned-

 

We have an opening in our Baltimore office for an Account Manager – Consumer Media Relations Expert.  Thanks for sharing with your JOTW community.  We have more information on our web site http://imre.com/careers/

 

Dave

Davei@imre.com

 

1.)  Account Manager/Consumer Media Relations Expert, IMRE, Baltimore, MD

 

General Summary

 

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Home Building, Account Manager will supervise and provide overall leadership and development of account team in the planning, recommendation and implementation of proactive communication initiatives and media relations for various consumer H&B clients.

 

Principle Responsibilities and Duties

 

Confers with client to assess needs and leads the development of overall client strategic plans and goals. Serves as a primary contact and liaison between the agency and clients. Specifically, Account Manager will serve as a primary contact for day-to-day work and budgets assigned to existing work.

 

Supervises and provides overall leadership and direction in recommending short-term and long-term goals andobjectives for clients. Leads client teams in planning and developing programs and services consistent with client’s mission and strategic plans.

 

Manages and supervises the work of account teams. Provides career development and coaching to account team members and direct reports.

 

Responsible for the fiscal management of assigned client budget. Accountable for the development, management and evaluation of operating budget, and for achieving objectiveswhile operating within budgeted expense targets.

 

Assists in the selection and manages outside contractors related to client work. Partners with Creative, Emerging Media, Sports, Sustainability and Social Marketing practice areas/departments to develop outputs for clients.

 

Ensures that the client and agency comply with all copyright laws, confidentiality issues and ethical standards within the profession.

 

Supervises account teams in the planning and organization of client special events, open houses, dedications, displays and exhibitions.

 

Represents agency in various professional societies or other associations deemed appropriate by SVP, president or chief operating officer.

 

Assists in seeking/landing new business opportunities for the agency.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

 

Position requires exceptional oral and written communications skills and knowledge of modern media and public relations techniques and procedures in order to coordinate public affairs activities, develop media relations, and analyze and report results. A bachelor’s degree in mass communications, public relations, English, journalism or a closely related field.

 

Work requires knowledge of public relations (traditional and social) and marketing strategies and evaluation techniques, and skills necessary to deal effectively with clients – normally acquired through 8 or more years of related work experience, preferably in an agency.

 

Ideal candidate will have strong, existing relationships with consumer media outlets and producers/reporters who work at those outlets. IMRE is looking for these existing relationships to leverage across the entire Home & Building business unit, as well as the PR practice across the agency.

 

Work requires strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with and manage a variety of internal and external personnel, to represent clients to various groups, to propose goals and objectives, and to lead and direct subordinate staff.

 

Position requires problem solving and conceptual skills to recommend approaches and methods; to plan, coordinate, and evaluate communications activities; to prepare reports and analyses; to project trends and developments in the field; and to recommend short-term and long-range goals and strategies based on such.

 

Position requires exceptional attention to detail on all client deliverables. This includes outstanding editing skills and the ability to keep up with client demands for flawless execution across all deliverables (written or otherwise).

 

Position requires ability to keep up with very fast paced clients. In addition to a very fast paced working environment, Account Manager needs the ability to absorb and apply vast amounts of information, detail, etc.

 

Position requires strong organization skills to keep up with tremendous amounts of emails, documentation, etc.

 

Position requires the ability to commit to a moderate to heavy travel schedule at times.

 

Position requires ability to work beyond traditional 9-5 work hours on occasion. Account Manager will often need to handle calls over lunch, in the morning or in the evening. Account Manager is expected to answer emails promptly, which may require working early or late in the day.

 

Working Conditions

 

Normal office environment, where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise, or smoke.

 

Account Manager will be based out of Baltimore, MD office.

More information

http://imre.com/careers/

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

2.)  State Affairs Manager, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, IN

http://bit.ly/QJvZfD

 

3.)  Public Relations & Corporate Communications Manager, ABC Carpet & Home, New York, NY

http://bit.ly/QJw9Us

 

4.)  Director, Corporate Communications, Rayonier Inc, Jacksonville, FL http://bit.ly/QJwlDc

 

5.)  Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Bilingual (Chinese/English), INVISTA S.à r.l., Wichita, KS

http://bit.ly/QJwwya

 

6.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Rite-Hite, Milwaukee, WI

http://bit.ly/MAd6j2

 

7.)  Public Relations Director, Christian Dior Couture, New York, NY http://bit.ly/MAdaPC

 

8.)  Communications Manager, H. D. Smith, Springfield, IL

http://bit.ly/MAdiyH

 

9.)  Public Relations, Gray | Squire, New York, NY

http://bit.ly/MAdoGv

 

10.)  Senior Director, Enterprise & Leadership Communications, Pfizer Inc, New York, NY http://bit.ly/MAdrSB

 

11.)  Communications Manager, Pearson, London, GB

http://bit.ly/MAdxts

 

***  From Erica Zuñiga:

 

Hi,

 

I have two positions at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor that we would like to post on http://www.nedsjotw.com and include in the newletter.

 

The positions are listed below.

 

Thank you,
Erica

 

 

Erica Zuñiga, HR Generalist

Human Resource Services

California State University Long Beach, CA

 

12.)  WRITER, California State University, Long Beach, CA

 

Position:

The California State University is the nation’s leading public university system providing an affordable, accessible, high-quality college education to students for 50 years. The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, has an exciting opportunity available for a Writer to be responsible for supporting the Communications Department by providing editorial and marketing writing support for print, online and digital communications projects.

 

Duties:

Under direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications, the Writer will:

•             Write copy for websites, web pages, social media sites and online projects

•             Write copy for e-newsletters and employee updates;

•             Write executive communications including executive profiles, correspondence, e-mails, newsletters and other communications;

•             Write copy for marketing

•             Research and gather information from Communications Department and departments throughout the Chancellor’s Office as well as CSU campuses and other sources;

•             Interview employees, executives and others within and outside of the CSU system;

•             Proofread and fact check copy for websites, web pages, digital communications (such as e-newsletters), print publications, marketing material and other print and digital collateral;

•             Work with Sr. Web Manager, Sr. Communications Manager, Art Director, Communications Account Supervisor and other colleagues in Communications Department to understand intent of communication including target audience, expected measurable results, production schedule, timelines and coordination of information;

•             Make recommendations for best type of communication to develop;

•             Participate in and sometimes present department’s services in various venues.

 

Requirements:

This position requires:

•             Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or related field required along with 4-5 years writing, editing and proofreading experience;

•             Previous experience in educational/academic setting or publishing preferred;

•             Superior writing skills including journalistic writing and creative writing;

•             Superior copy editing skills

•             Familiarity with using social media channels for business, including how to create and deploy effective social media marketing campaigns;

•             Superior proofreading skills;

•             Experience in research, fact-checking;

•             Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

•             Clear and articulate  communicator who can interact well with all levels of staff and present ideas in a clear, compelling and persuasive way;

•             Career-oriented professional looking to grow as a leader and as part of the Communications team

•             Superior customer service

•             Ability to work under deadlines, multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously;

•             Experience and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style;

•             Proficient in MS Word or Office applications, and working knowledge of HTML/Dreamweaver.

Hiring Range: $4,167 – $5,000 per month

Requisition # 000872

To apply go to: https://cmsweb.calstate.edu/HCOPRD/jobs.html

And reference Job ID 872

 

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU, Office of the Chancellor, is an EEO/ADA employer

 

13.)  Junior Account Representative, California State University, Long Beach, CA

 

Position:

The California State University is the nation’s leading public university system providing an affordable, accessible, high-quality college education to students for 50 years. The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, has an exciting opportunity available for a Junior Account Representative to assist with  managing projects through production and working with clients on project management. Additionally, the account representative will assist with writing content for the Chancellor’s Office employee newsletter, intranet and other communications and provide administrative support to the assistant vice chancellor of communications, department managers and staff.

 

Duties:

Under direction of the Senior Communications Manager, the incumbent will:

•             Serve as first point of contact for department with clients and assist clients with project requests;

•             Assist with database updates, enhancements, research and support; provide training to clients using department templates and educate and enforce branding standards;

•             Assist Communications account supervisor when absent

•             Serve as department’s ambassador,  make presentations on our job processes and branding guidelines at Communication’s forums, open houses, showcases and/or department staff;

•             Maintain filing system of project back-up, maintain and showcase project samples;

•             Contribute content as assigned for various editorial projects;

•             Assist with administrative tasks including travel, budgeting, billing, note-taking, phones, and related duties.

Requirements:

This position requires:

•             Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field (or equivalent combination of experience and education); candidates pursuing a graduate degree preferred;

•             Five years progressively responsible administrative experience in a communications or production environment (ad agency, marketing organization, printer, publications department) with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;

•             Able to work outside of normal business hours;

•             Customer service experience, ability to negotiate with clients and good interpersonal skills;

•             Strong problem-solving skills;  comfortable taking initiative, being assertive, making decisions and implementing process improvements;

•             Ability to exercise sound judgment, handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines;

•             Strong presentation skills and ability to effectively communicate;

•             Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills; must be a good researcher who is familiar with using different resources to find and fact-check information;

•             Experience working with budgets is preferred;

•             Proficiency with both Macintosh and PC platforms and the following software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SnagIt, Acrobat Pro;

•             Familiarity with common management systems such as PeopleSoft,

•             Familiarity with SharePoint, working in a Windows environment and experience using the Internet for conducting research are highly desirable.

Hiring Range: $3,469 – $3,750 per month

Requisition # 000871

To apply go to: https://cmsweb.calstate.edu/HCOPRD/jobs.html

And reference Job ID 871

 

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU, Office of the Chancellor, is an EEO/ADA employer.

 

***  From Michael Mitchel:

 

14.)  Manager, Public Affairs, CTIA – The Wireless Association, Washington, DC

 

CTIA – The Wireless Association is an international nonprofit membership organization representing the wireless communications industry.  CTIA is seeking a Manager, Public Affairs to assist the Assistant Vice President (AVP) in the development and management of robust internal and external communications initiatives that benefit CTIA, its core mission and the wireless industry.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING (OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED):

1.     Internal & Public Communications

a)     Coordinate with CTIA departments to produce and maintain industry topic overviews, talking points and issue briefs for placement in Industry Topics section of ctia.org, “Members Only” section of ctia.org and for internal reference.

b)     Develop issue-oriented outreach such as ctia.org content, other digital materials or other collateral to effectively communicate wireless industry positions on relevant topics, particularly with regard to public policy.

c)     Coordinate with AVP of external communications to identify effective placement of wireless industry policy content and maximize its effectiveness with supplemental creative assistance from CTIA IT Department and Creative staff within Public Affairs.

d)     Identify external placement opportunities (traditional and online media) for wireless industry policy promotional materials and coordinate placement of such materials.

e)     Generate regular internal communications among CTIA staff and CTIA membership.

 

2.     Media Relations

a)     Help generate and execute creative ideas for proactive media outreach with regard to CTIA and wireless industry policy positions and initiatives.

b)     Formulate, write and distribute news releases and other press materials to reporters, analysts and CTIA members.

c)     Respond to media requests for information regarding wireless industry policy positions and fulfilling media requests for general information.

d)     Manage media lists for both traditional and online outlets with appropriate reporters and contact information.

e)     Direct and coordinate media aspects of CTIA events, such as press conferences, Hill events and policy campaigns.

 

3.   Message Marketing

a)     Point person to develop collateral (posters, brochures, novelty items, etc.) in regard to wireless industry initiatives and issues and CTIA-logo items.

b)     Coordinate with CTIA departments and Public Affairs department to design and produce materials related to CTIA and association-related background material, issue briefings and policy developments for internal use and external audiences (e.g., members of Congress, FCC staff, etc.)

 

4.   Trade Show

a)     Assist media room and CTIA booth operations, and content production as directed by AVP of external communications.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

At least 3 years experience in public relations or communications.

4 year college degree is required

Must be proficient in writing press releases and other public relations materials in AP style. Knowledge of online editorial outreach (including SEO and SEM) a plus. Experience at a PR agency strongly preferred.

 

Resume & cover letter with salary requirements to HR@CTIA.org.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

 

***  From Jeff Carrigan:

 

15.)  Social Media Account Manager, BConnected, Appleton, WI

http://ow.ly/d01i8

 

16.)  Communications Manager, Walgreens, Deerfield, IL

http://ow.ly/d2N4b

 

17.)  Photographer, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

http://ow.ly/cU6aJ

 

18.)  Advancement Associate, Engagement Communication, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

http://ow.ly/cTZXW

 

***  From Melinda Semadeni and Cyndi Paul:

 

19.)  MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTANT  PART-TIME POSITION (20 – 30 HOURS PER WEEK), The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), Arlington, VA

 

This is a 3 – 6 month (possibly longer)  opportunity for a senior undergraduate or graduate student to collaborate with ASPPA’s media relations and marketing team on a broad range of communications activities in the following areas:

 

MEDIA RELATIONS

 

•             Assist with media outreach (media lists, research, contact through social media etc)

•             Maintain and excerpt news clips for daily emails and monthly ASPPA in the News digest

•             Track and manage media statistics  and prepare analysis

•             Assist in monthly ASPPA video shoots

•             Assist in the writing of media advisories for ASPPA events

•             Assist with media registrations

•             Proof submissions for ASPPAnews.org

SOCIAL MEDIA & & ASPPANews.org

 

•             Track analytics and gather statistics (page views, SEO, keywords, etc.) for ASPPAnews.org

•             Creative brainstorming for design and photo elements for ASPPAnews.org

•             Assist in maintenance of ASPPAnews.org

•             Assist in the development and design of materials for ASPPAnews.org

•             Market research and trend analysis for connecting with journalists through social media

EVENTS

 

•             Assistance with materials for ASPPA and non-ASPPA related events; help with onsite media registration and assisting with on-site media requests. Inviting media (by phone and email) to conferences and other events.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

•             Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

•             Proficiency in Social Media

•             Awareness of current events, particularly those of policy and politics

•             Familiarity with WordPress CMS and Basecamp project software

•             Knowledge of media database and analytics software a plus

•             Background in Personal finance or Retirement planning a plus

 

If you are looking for a paid temporary opportunity with a dynamic, non-profit company with a great working environment, rush a cover letter, your salary requirements/history, a writing sample and your resume by contacting HR_ASPPA@sbcglobal.net.  No phone inquiries, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

ASPPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Based in Arlington, The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 10,000 retirement plan and benefits professionals that serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. ASPPA members are administrators, actuaries, advisors, attorneys, accountants and other financial services professionals who provide consulting and administrative services for qualified retirement plans. We welcome you to visit our site at www.ASPPA.org

 

http://jobs.prsa.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=2170&jb=10745255

 

20.)  Director of Corporate Communications, American Air Liquide, Houston, TX

http://www.job.com/my.job/jobdisplay/page=jobview/pt=2/key=133648793/

 

***  From Janice L. Conner:

 

21.)  Account Supervisor/Director, Walker Marchant Group, Washington, DC

 

A Washington, DC based boutique Public Relations and Public Affairs firm is recruiting for an Account Supervisor/Director level position.

 

The Account Supervisor/Director is responsible for developing high level strategic public relations plans and client programs. This person will supervise client accounts and should have excellent written and verbal communications skills.

 

We are looking for a skilled leader who is highly regarded by clients and staff.  An ideal candidate will be an experienced strategist, strong writer, team leader and self-starter.  In addition, the candidate should have well developed organizational skills with strong attention to detail and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

Candidates interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to dc.pr.resumes@gmail.com.

 

22.)  Corporate Communications Coordinator, Arbella Insurance Group, Quincy, MA

https://arbellainsurance-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=167&company_id=16346

 

23.)  Communications Director, Lamar Electric Cooperative, Paris, Texas

 

The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years of proven senior management or communication experience, preferably in the rural electric cooperative program. It is preferred that the successful candidate hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the challenges of being a communications director. The salaried position will report directly to the General Manager.

 

Candidates should have proven experience preparing written documents and be proficient with computer applications used in the communications field. Skills needed to make informational presentations to community organizations and groups is required.

 

Lamar Electric has a comprehensive benefits program with competitive salaries. The cooperative values its employees, fosters employee development and rewards employee achievement.

 

Individuals wishing to apply should prepare a cover letter, resume and recent salary history using Microsoft Word and submit them as attachments to jerry@lamarelectric.coop no later than August 24, 2012.

http://www.jobtarget.com/link.cfm?c=YeQvcxsENjPU

 

24.)  Senior Investment Communications Advisor, NRECA, Arlington, VA

www.bit.ly/MEELza

 

25.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Twitter, San Francisco, CA

http://www.job.com/my.job/jobdisplay/page=jobview/pt=2/key=134178339/

 

26.)  Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, IHS, Englewood, CO

https://ihs.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1221577

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

27.)  Copywriter, Nutrisystem, Fort Washington, PA
http://www.nutrisystem.com/jsps_hmr/careers/jobs_listing.jsp

28.)  Social Media & Community Analyst/Moderator, Nutrisystem, Fort Washington, PA
http://www.nutrisystem.com/jsps_hmr/careers/jobs_listing.jsp

29.)  Corporate Communications Strategist, NFI, Cherry Hill, NJ

Under the direction of the Vice President of Marketing, the Corporate
Communications Strategist is responsible for the management and
administration of internal communications and events, development and
distribution of external public relations material, local community
relations, professional recruiting support, and website development and
maintenance for the supported businesses.

Responsibilities:
- Design, manage, and implement internal communications materials and
campaigns in support of the marketing and internal communications
strategy, ensuring access, relevance, and consistency
- Develop, recommend, and implement an internal communications strategy

- Coordinate with Marketing to develop strategic marketing
communications plans, support advertising campaign development, and
write public relations material for all business divisions
- Coordinate all media requests, interviews, and public relations
activities
- Prepare materials and participate in relevant trade shows, events
(non-profit & internal), and associations supporting the logistics and
supply chain industries.
- Support local talent recruiting efforts through development of
branded recruiting materials in coordination with Talent Acquisition
- Support Human Resources in all employee communications including
developing material for new employee orientation and onboarding
- Serve as the primary interface for website development and
maintenance of the business and employee intranet
- Recommend platform for internal communications and champion these
vehicles and manage internal corporate news engine in the form of
announcements, newsletters, etc
- Provide strategic public relations counsel
- Ensure consistency and distribution of internal messaging,
consolidating disparate communication from various groups and offices
- Develop relationships with relevant media contacts, community
members, public affairs offices, and other organizations
- Ensure consistency of messaging and brand excellence
- Edit and proofread communications prior to distribution internally
and externally
- Complete all marketing tasks and special projects as assigned by the
VP of Marketing and/or Marketing Strategist

Requirements
- BS or BA degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Public
Relations, English, or related field, MBA preferred
- At least 7 years of progressive communications experience
- In-depth knowledge and experience in internal and external
communications, marketing/advertising media development, and public
relations
- Substantial experience developing and implementing communications
objectives, strategies, and tactics to meet various stakeholder
communications needs
- Demonstrated ability to write news releases, develop print and
electronic advertising media, interact effectively with outside agencies
and media representatives, and to create effective internal
communications
- Must be a proactive self-starter with exceptional interpersonal and
organizational/project management skills
- Must be able to develop and maintain beneficial relations with
internal and external stakeholders, including employees, senior
management, external customers, and third-party suppliers and service
providers
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Content Management
Systems a plus
- A consummate team player and professional who can manage matrix
supervision and multiple priorities
- Previous experience managing people
- Solid media relations experience and demonstrated news coverage
placements
- Experience managing special events and media tours independently
- Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on
deadline
- Ability to follow through on assigned tasks with limited supervision

- Attention to detail and ability to edit and proofread
- Excellent time management and organizational skills

Contact: Please apply online at
https://www9.ultirecruit.com/nfi1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*5BC48AEA6E31983F&__jbsrc=B4FF925C-066B-4C6A-B41F-ED92DA169608

30.)  Communications Manager, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Coatesville, PA

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a United Technologies company, is
seeking a Communications Manager (Job Code: 104491-02).

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a world leader in the design and
manufacture of advanced helicopters for commercial, industrial and
military uses. Sikorsky helicopters are used by all five branches of the
United States armed forces, along with military services and commercial
operators in more than 40 nations. Based in Stratford, Connecticut, USA,
Sikorsky has outlying facilities in other Connecticut locations as well
as in Florida and Alabama.

Sikorsky Global Helicopters (SGH) in Coatesville, PA has a current
opening for a Communications Manager for a site of 800 employees. This
position will be responsible for managing and executing our
communications plan as part of a division-wide strategy to ensure the
appropriate message is sent to our internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:
- Create and maintain the SGH-PA’s communications plan
- Developing and implement a strategy to convey SGH-PA mission, vision,
objectives, regular updates to the employees of SGH-PA
- Deliver key internal and external news to stakeholders including key
customer deliveries, organizational announcements, key performance
metrics, productivity gains, EH&S, ACE and employee achievements on a
weekly and monthly basis.
- Manage or Assist in Managing the United Way Campaign
- Share accomplishments with company headquarters in Stratford, CT for
publication
- Deliver internal communications material, such as All Hands meetings,
Management messages and other internal announcements as determined by
the HR Manager or the GM.
- Lead volunteer efforts in the community and determine yearly
community relations plan
- Support customer visits, including customized presentations, tour
coordination and post-tour employee communications.
- Plan, with employee volunteers, employee engagement activities on a
regular basis
- Creating standard processes around internal and external
communications as well as public relations activities
- Create press releases as needed (minimal)
- Liase with corporate communications in Stratford, CT to provide
content for global newsletters and internet
- Coordinate efforts for the SGH-PA monthly newsletter
- Create a local plasma screen solution for SGH-PA
- Manage content for the SGH intranet

Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, or
related field plus 6-10+ years of professional experience in
communications is required.
- Proven track record in delivering employee-focused communications is
essential, with an understanding of broader stakeholder relations.
- Proven ability to lead cross-functional projects to promote internal
initiatives, employee involvement, diversity, and change communications.

- Strong interpersonal and team skills.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Efficient project management abilities.
- Strong IT skills.
- The ability to multi-task and work well under deadline pressure.
- Experience with all forms of internal and external communications,
electronic communications, and communications measurement.
- Experience interacting with and counseling senior executives.
- MS Office skills are required.

This position will report directly to the General Manager. Position may
include some supervisory responsibilities of a temporary employee.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer.

Contact: Please apply online at
http://www.utcjobs.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=3174817&user_id=&emid=3640

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

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, the
Vice President, Communications will oversee all aspects of the
departments activities, including managing an in-house team, playing a
vital role in the creation and management of new, much more innovative
communications approaches and deliverables, and contributing
substantially to the Foundations overall media strategy implemented
through the JTF communications staff and attuned with the particularly
large range of external stakeholders. In the context of JTF program
development, one key role will be to manage or facilitate the work of
external consultants in communicating the mission of the Foundation.
This group may include but is not limited to filmmakers, writers,
designers, public relations experts or other external consultants.

Overall, central to the role of this Vice President, is a deep,
personal, resonant interest in the John Templeton Foundation and its
programs. From this vantage point, the Vice President will promote and
effectively communicate new programs and ongoing results of programs and
projects of the John Templeton Foundation for maximal, enduring impact
within key global constituencies. This includes the critical development
of new methods of communications that are not inherently limited in
scope, but which generate an expanding ongoing discussion across
multiple audiences and even self-generating initiatives among core
constituencies – from within the Foundation itself to a quite wide
variety of external constituencies, interested parties and not
previously interested persons. This broader, enhanced dialog will help
move the big ideas and findings driven by JTFs work toward cultural
relevance and infusion.

Primary Areas of Responsibility
- Provides innovative vision leadership in the area of JTF
communications, including long range planning, strategic goal setting,
positioning, and tactical leverage of emerging social and intellectual
trends, especially in the service of increasing enthusiasm for the
concept of Humility-in-Theology, for both in the short term and
long-term (e.g. vision mainstreaming). (10%)
- Provides leadership of highly strategic large scale communications
initiatives that span appropriate disciplines and incorporate the
spirituality context, especially relevant to specific JTF departments.
This would include, for example, communications activities related to
the many dimensions of the 2012 quadruple Feature Year activities.
(15%)
- Articulates clearly and promotes JTFs mission to a wide range of key
global audiences in line with the greater awareness and grand
conversations driving all efforts. (10%)
- Skillfully manages media relations and crisis management, including
effective and timely communications in response to those who
misunderstand, misrepresent, or who are hostile to the JTFs purposes and
activities, especially regarding the nature of discoveries Sir John
envisioned for the Foundation. (10%)
- Demonstrates strong leadership presence and day-to-day management of
all communications staff, internal processes, and priorities, including
the development of new processes and business methods for the
communications department. (35%)
- Provides effective sourcing, negotiation, and oversight of various
external business relationships, such as engagement of content editors,
programmers, and other communications contractors that work in relation
to the core responsibilities of this position. (10%)
- Creates, plans, and manages the departments overall annual budget.
(5%)
- Serves as the Foundations chief spokesperson on matters pertaining to
communications, worldwide. (5%)

Qualifications: Criteria & Relevant Skills
- Masters Degree and related experience in journalism, communications,
or related field of study.
- Led communications efforts for a benchmark foundation that aligns
with JTFs aspiration and mission.
- Career experience should include operating in a culture that openly
addresses spirituality and discovery, displaying a comfort with the
subject matter and no hesitation introducing such concepts or findings
regularly into conversations.
- Track record of high creativity, achievement and breakthrough
endeavors in the use of scientific standards for measuring the level of
connectivity of intended audiences.
- This, ideally, should include at least ten years of leadership
experience in the context of communications.
- Track record of leading, inspiring and motivating high performance,
committed teams.
- Well-versed in best practices in communications, brand and reputation
management, issue advocacy, and advertising, with an entrepreneurial
commitment to expand these practices within the context of the
philanthropic world. Knows how to extend and advance the JTF brand in
order to expand the base of potential grantees and to increase the
visibility of JTF to much broader audiences.
- Strong personal interest in the Foundations mission.
- Willingness to relocate and serve as a visible, present member of the
JTF leadership team.
- The demonstrated ability to earn the trust and respect necessary to
serve as a valuable contributor within a high capacity leadership team.

Personal Characteristics/Behaviors
- Must be a humble, ethical and patient leader who fosters mutual
respect and builds rapport across a broad range of stakeholders.
- Experienced presenting strategic initiatives within a context of
religion/theology and is comfortable with a spiritually inflected tone
in communications.
- Brings the intellectual gravitas and credibility that enable him/her
to bridge the space between religions, academia and business.
- Displays the confidence and proactive interest to engage the JTF
Program Staff on topics like…What got funded and why?; What are the
actual research outcomes?; What should we be promoting and to whom? and
finally, What didnt work and why?
- Operates within a framework of thrift and resourcefulness and, as a
result, earns respect throughout the organization as a solid and capable
steward.
- Intellectually and emotionally driven by being an integral part of
exciting, culturally-relevant discovery.

The John Templeton Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that
encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. The
Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit organization, serves diverse organizations
and is committed to building high-performing teams that mirror the
communities we serve.

Mission Statement: The John Templeton Foundation serves as a
philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of
human purpose and ultimate reality. We support research on subjects
ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity,
forgiveness, love, and free will. We encourage civil, informed dialogue
among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts
and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and
new insights.

Our vision is derived from the late Sir John Templeton’s optimism about
the possibility of acquiring new spiritual information and from his
commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The
Foundation’s motto, “How little we know, how eager to learn,”
exemplifies our support for open-minded inquiry and our hope for
advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.

Web Site: www.templeton.org

Contact: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume
to: templeton@bridgespan.org

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

Barton Gilanelli & Associates, a twenty-seven-year-old Old City
Philadelphia PR firm, seeks a proactive Senior PR Account Executive to
work on a fun and exciting national consumer account. Requires heavy
media contact (so if you dont enjoy pitching, dont respond).

REQUIREMENTS:
- 5+ years national PR experience (agency preferred)
- related bachelor’s degree (minimum)
- history of building and sustaining positive client relationships
- track record of successful media outreach
- strong writer
- proven ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks
- strategic thinker
- team player

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
- media contact and story placement
- generate new ideas and opportunities
- develop plans and recommendations
- write pitches, correspondence, releases and reports
- heavy client contact

Contact: Respond with letter (with salary history) and resume to
frank@bartgil.com Submissions must include the following
information: salary history; years of direct pr experience; and
specific pr activities. Submissions not including this information will
not be considered. Please no calls.

33.)  IT Communications Specialist, ACE USA, Philadelphia, PA

ACE USA is seeking an IT Communications Specialist (Job Requisition #
300004).

Never settle for less. ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating
division of the ACE Group of Companies, offers more than 170
sophisticated property, casualty, risk-management, and accident and
health products and services through retail brokers.

The ACE Group of Companies is one of the world’s leading global
commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance
organizations, with 16,000 employees worldwide and offices in more than
50 countries.
ACE serves the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses of
all sizes in a broad range of industries. We also provide specialized
insurance products-such as personal accident, supplemental health and
life insurance-to individuals in select countries. Our reinsurance
operations include both property and casualty and life companies.

IT Communication Specialist is responsible for the planning and
execution of global communication strategies to support major IT change
initiatives. This includes content development and maintenance of
IT-focused, SharePoint-based regional sites for end-users; supporting
the implementation of Jive, a social intranet for the enterprise; the
rollout of major IT projects and initiatives; and serving as point
person for day-to-day communication.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Develops and executes IT change communications strategies to inform,
engage, support, and promote acceptance of new technology
implementations.
- Ensures effective implementation of corporate standards and
guidelines for IT communications.
- Develop and execute communication plans and messaging for internal
communications
- Coordinates all IT-related communications projects impacting
employees.
- Develops content for communication channels, as necessary, to support
IT change initiatives.
- Identifies opportunities and develops solutions to enhance
communication channels ease of use and user experience.
- Works directly with the SharePoint development team within the global
organization to ensure consistent site structure and organization of
content to effectively support the IT organization.
- Manages all IT-related content for the SharePoint site.
- Recommends the implementation of new functionalities to communication
tools, to enhance user friendliness and interactivity of content. Tracks
and analyzes traffic statistics for periodic reporting and review of
content effectiveness, including scorecard preparation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
- BS/BA required
- 5- 10 years experience in a large global corporate setting with
emphasis on providing strategic communications counsel to IT internal
business segments
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Demonstrated writing and editing capability
- Working knowledge of content management and collaboration tools
- Strong influence, negotiation and presentation skills
- Strong project management skills; ability to multi-task and
prioritize
- Superior interpersonal skills; ability to interact professionally
with senior levels of management
- Results-oriented with good judgment, planning and analytical skills

ACE offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive
benefits package including life, health and dental, vision, a generous
retirement savings plan, disability coverage, stock purchase plan,
flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and business casual
dress. ACE is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions
are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national
origin, disability, handicap, marital status or any other status or
condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide
occupational qualifications apply.

For additional information about ACE or its services, please visit our
website http://www.acegroup.com/

Contact: Please direct any questions regarding this opportunity to
Donielle Jackson at Donielle.jackson@acegroup.com In order to be
considered an applicant for employment with ACE, all applicants must go
to ACEs website at http://www.acegroup.com/Careers/Career (Job
Requisition # 300004) to apply for the position(s) of interest and
complete an online application. If you do not complete the online
application, you will not be considered an applicant in accordance with
ACEs policy.
34.)  Vice President of Marketing Communications, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Philadelphia, PA

The Organization: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association is one of 19 state and
regional promotion organizations working under the umbrella of the
United Dairy Industry Association. We are the local affiliate of the
National Dairy Council and the American Dairy Association.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association is
supported by more than 7,200 dairy farmers in the Mid-Atlantic region
through the dairy checkoff program. We work closely with Dairy
Management Inc. and regional counterparts to bring a fully integrated
promotion program to the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Position: This newly created role will be responsible for strategic
planning, creating, implementing and measuring success of a
comprehensive marketing communications and public relations programs
that will enhance the Organizations and the dairy industrys image within
the consumer marketplace. Develops and oversees the implementation of
traditional media and social media programs, materials and services in
the area of marketing communications and public relations. Directs the
efforts of the marketing communications and public relations staff and
coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with strong
collaboration with other members of the senior management team. Promotes
ongoing strategic change.

The Requirements: Minimum of 8 years experience in marketing,
communications or public relations with demonstrated skills, knowledge
and experience in the design and execution of all areas of marketing
communications and public relations programs, preferably in the
not-for-profit or association sector. Food industry experience strongly
preferred. Bachelors degree in journalism, marketing or public
relations. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and
personal sales skills. Experience developing and managing budgets.
Proven experience hiring, training, developing, motivating, supervising
and appraising staff. Demonstrated successful experience writing &
editing press releases, making presentations, managing consultants and
negotiating with the media. Experience overseeing the development of
publications, website and social media initiatives. Computer literacy
in word processing, data base management and page layout. Commitment to
working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams. Strong
verbal and written communications skills. Ability to manage multiple
projects at a time. Out-of-town, overnight travel is required. Required
to work out of the corporate office 2-3 days per week.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact: Please email resume with salary history and salary
requirements to VpMarCom2012@milk4u.orgVisit us at www.dairyspot.com

 

35.)  Associate Director, Donor Relations, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania

http://www.jobtarget.com/link.cfm?c=YhDWuLuhQ4XJ

 

36.)  Managing Editor, Nerve.com, New York, NY

http://www.nerve.com/jobs/managing-editor

 

37.)  Web Editor, The Sovereign Society, Delray Beach, Florida

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Web-Editor/134438.html

 

38.)  Managing Editor, Marketplace, Los Angeles, CA

http://americanpublicmedia.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-322283.html

 

***  From Kris Kelly:

 

39.)  Senior Analyst, Social Media, SocialSphere, Inc, Cambridge, MA

https://hoojobs.com/job/991

 

40.)  Media Relations Specialist, HRmarketer.com/Fisher Vista LLC, Aptos, CA

https://hoojobs.com/job/998

 

41.)  Account Executive, Public Relations – Sports/Lifestyle or Food, Double Forte, San Francisco, CA

https://hoojobs.com/job/945

***  From Hannah Hovivian:

 

Hello,

 

We have a new position we would like to post on your site. The job description is attached. Please let me know if you need any other information.

 

Thank you.

 

Hannah Hovivian

 

42.)  Manager of PR, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Torrance, CA

 

Direct and manage all aspects of Honda Division national public relations activities including new model launches, promotion of Honda business initiatives and communication on key issues including recalls, sales performance and marketing initiatives. Generate positive coverage of American Honda products and generate positive news media sentiment towards Honda in general.

Responsibilities:

•             Develop manage national Honda PR business plan.

•             Coordinate with cross functional marketing team, to execute PR communications strateg

•             Supervise public relations staff

Qualifications:

•             Minimum of 10 years of automotive PR experience at the corporate level, with experience managing a staff of PR professionals.

•             Established media contacts and strong reputation with the automotive press.

•             BA in marketing, communications, journalism, or public relations or related field. Strong working knowledge of public relations strategies, tactics, functions and tools.

•             Strong working knowledge of the automotive industry, various auto manufacturers, key auto industry issues.

•             Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. The ability to credibly articulate automotive technologies, vehicle operation and vehicle dynamics to the automotive enthusiast media.

•             Extremely strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and cultivate strong internal and external working relationships

•             Ability to effectively create and manage a departmental business plan and budget is a must.  Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style.

•             Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

 

Contact:  Hannah Hovivian (hannah_hovivian@ahm.honda.com).

 

***  From Chelsea Brownridge:

 

43.)  Senior Vice President – New York Office, Fenton, NY, NY

http://www.fenton.com/careers/senior-vice-president-ny/

 

44.)  Account Executive, Red Banyan Group, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Red Banyan Group is a public relations and strategic communications firm based in South Florida. We combine substantive understanding of complex issues across multiple industries with the experience and skills to deliver results for our clients. We are seeking an Account Executive to add to our fast-paced, fun and growing team.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit:

http://www.redbanyangroup.com/our-team/career-opportunities/

 

***  JOTW Weekly alternative selections:

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

45.)  Utility Pole Inspector, Utilimap Corporation, Orlando, FL

http://bit.ly/QJvwdE

 

46.)  Volunteer Pole Vault Coach, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department, Norman, OK

http://bit.ly/QJwRB7

 

47.)  10-meter South Pole Telescope Winterover, University of Chicago, NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station, Antarctica

http://bit.ly/QJx6Mx

 

48.)  Utility Pole and Piling Trader, Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Portland, OR

http://bit.ly/QJxpa4

 

49.)  Pole Barn Framers, Trillium, Lake Geneva, WI

http://bit.ly/QJxACb

 

50.)  Polish Housecleaner, Georgetown, Washington, DC

http://bit.ly/QJyajv

 

***  Weekly Piracy Report:

 

09.08.2012: 2100 LT: Posn: 22:09.1N – 091:44.5E, Chittagong Inner Anchorage, Bangladesh.

About 10 robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored container ship from the stern. They held one crew member and threatened him with long knives and stole ship’s stores. OOW lost contact with the duty crew and raised the alarm. All crew were mustered and they rushed to the aft mooring station. Upon seeing the crew alertness, the robbers released the duty crew and escaped with the stolen stores.

 

10.08.2012: 0100 UTC: Posn: 08:30.0N – 013:32.7W, Freetown Outer anchorage, Sierra Leone.

Three robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Alert D/O sighted the robbers and raised the alarm. Crew mustered and Master informed port authority and local agent. Seeing crew alertness the robbers escaped with stolen stores. All crew safe.

 

06.08.2012: 0230 LT: Posn: 06:00.30S – 106:53.59E, Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Four robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They broke open the aft store and stole ship’s property. Duty O/S spotted the robbers, raised alarm and ran after the robbers. While the O/S was grappling with two of the robbers, the other two robbers jumped into the water with the stolen ship property. On seeing the other crew approaching, the remaining two robbers jumped into the water and escaped with their accomplices.

 

21.07.2012: 0540 LT: Posn: 31:09N – 029:48E, El Dekheila Port, Egypt.

Six robbers in two boats approached a berthed bulk carrier from forward and aft during cargo operations. Without boarding the ship, the robbers were able to cut away and escaped with two head and stern line eyes. Luckily vessel remained alongside and the crew members were able to re-moor the vessel.Port authority informed.

 

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 persons 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 persons moving away.

 

02.08.2012: 0230 LT: Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.

Five robbers armed with long machetes and knives boarded an anchored chemical tanker. Three crew members were taken hostage and their hands were tied. The robbers stole engine spares and escaped. No injuries to crew.

 

Sitrep amended as of 13 August 2012

27.07.2012: 0230 LT: Between Kudat and Bangi Island, Sabah, Malaysia.

Six 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 on 01.08.2012 near Cotabato City, Philippines. The tug and barge were located on 03.08.2012 at General Santos, Philippines and detained by the authorities for investigation.

 

31.07.2012: 0840 UTC: Posn: 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.

 

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