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JOTW 35-2012

August 27, 2012

www.nedsjotw.com

This is JOTW newsletter number 933

 

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

– Soren Kierkegaard

 

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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.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC

2.)  Senior Public Affairs Representative, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

3.)  Manager of External Communications, Commodities & Commercial Markets, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

4.)  Internal Communications Manager, Platts, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

5.)  Coordinator, Corporate Communications, University Health System, San Antonio, TX

6.)  Manager Corporate Communications, CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, RI

7.)  Science Editor- Biology, American Institutes for Research, Washington D.C.

8.)  Head of Communications, Perfect Sense, Reston, VA

9.)  Senior Content Director, Perfect Sense, Reston, VA

10.)  Senior Media Buyer, Ocean Media, Huntington Beach, California

 

11.)  Strategic Communications Project Manager, DRT Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC.

12.)  Director, Corporate Communications – Human Resources, Depository Trust & Clearing, New York, NY

13.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, First Citizens, Columbia, SC

14.)  Communications Intern, HealthyWomen, Red Bank, NJ

15.)  Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Glenview, IL

16.)  Senior Director of Communications, AFPM, Washington, DC

17.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, EADS North America, Herndon, VA

18.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of State, Arlington, Virginia

19.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of State, Arlington, Virginia

20.)  Senior Account Executive, Kathy Schaeffer and Associates, Inc. (KSA), Chicago, IL

 

21.)  External Relations Coordinator, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

22.)  Communications Specialist, Education Northwest, Portland, Oregon

23.)  Executive Communications Manager, Cambia, Portland, OR

24.)  Video Production Coordinator – Marketing Operations, Professional Bull Riders, Pueblo, CO

25.)  Creative Associate-Graphic Designer/Web Developer, AMG National Trust Bank, Englewood, CO

26.)  Graphic Designer, Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority, Centennial, CO

27.)  Public Affairs Manager, Communications and Community Relations Office, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD

28.)  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, BLUE BELL, PA

29.)  Publisher and Senior Research Communications Advisor, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada

30.)  Africa Research and Consulting Director, InterMedia, Nairobi, Kenya

 

31.)  Director, New Media, International Youth Foundation, Baltimore, MD

32.)  Chief of Party, Cambodia Technology and Media Program, IREX, Cambodia

33.)  Vice President Asia Programs, Internews, Washington, DC

34.)  Director of Communications, Novo Foundation, New York, New York

35.)  Account Director, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, MN.

36.)  Account Group Manager, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, MN.

37.)  Account Executive, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, MN.

38.)  Communications Consultant 4, Digital Channels Group, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA

39.)  Customer Communications Senior Manager — Infrastructure & Reporting, JPMorgan Chase, Wilmington, DE

40.)  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Newspaper Support Services, Inc. (NSS), Wilmington, DE

 

41.)  COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Newspaper Support Services, Inc. (NSS), Wilmington, DE
42.)  Proofreader, Cadient Group, King of Prussia, PA

43.)  Social Media Coordinator, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, Doylestown, PA

44.)  Public Relations Mgr., Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA

45.)  DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ

46.)  Marketing Communications Coordinator, Ashley, Inc., Havre de Grace, MD

47.)  Graphic Designer/E Media Specialist, American Printing Co., Birmingham, Alabama

48.)  Vice President of Communications, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC

49.)  Member Evangelist / Recruiter at SocialMedia.org, GasPedal, Austin, Texas

50.)  Community Manager at SocialMedia.org, GasPedal, Austin, Texas or Chicago, Ill.

 

51.)  Operations Manager at SocialMedia.org, GasPedal, Austin, Texas

52.)  Sr. Program Manager (PR & Communications), Speck Products, Mountain View, California

53.)  Manager, Brand and Consumer Marketing Communications, NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Florida

54.)  Senior Publicist, Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, Inc., New York, New York

55.)  PR Coordinator, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Chicago, Illinois

56.)  PR Account Executive – government technology, Advice Unlimited, Olney, MD

57.)  Male underwear model, FU e=fu8 Underwear, NY, NY

 

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…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.

 

***  Landing on the moon

 

I was the Massachusetts representative to the Pepsico National Explorer Space Seminar during the Apollo years.  We spent a week at the Kennedy Space Center and saw every aspect of NASA’s manned and unmanned space programs, including standing on top of the Saturn V rocket in the White Room where the astronauts would board the next Apollo mission.  One of our visits was to the training center where NASA trained astronauts to pilot the Lunar Landing Module—or LEM—to land on the lunar surface.

 

This simulator facility had a topographical relief map of the lunar surface suspended from the ceiling.  Cameras would move sideways or up and down based on the LEM pilot’s commands.  As the LEM got closer to the surface, the camera would get closer to the relief map, so the pilot would see what the cameras saw.  Just before landing, the camera would lose focus to simulate dust being kicked up by the LEM’s rocket motors.

 

This was very cool.  But I walked around the back of this control room while the rest of my colleagues watched the cameras on the training mission.

 

There it was, in the back.  The Lunar Landing Module.  The door was open.  I climbed the ladder, and inside there was a man flying the spaceship.  I could look out of the windows in front of him and see the moon’s craters and other features getting closer as we “descended.”

 

I did what any young person would do.  I asked him if he was an astronaut.  He said that he was.  So I asked him for his autograph.  He said.  “Sure.  Just a minute.  I’ve got to finish landing on the moon.”

 

Just then there was a shout.  “Hey!  Get down from there.  You’re not supposed to be up there.”

 

They rushed me back with the rest of my crew.

 

To this day I do not know which astronaut it was.  But he nearly landed me on the moon.

 

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***  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 July 2012

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***  Pole position:

 

Hi Ned!

 

I hope you’re doing well. I noticed that the jobs listed from 45-50 are all “pole” related. Is that for real?

 

I thought it was pretty funny when I read it a second time 🙂

 

Thanks,

RB

 

(Just trying to be pole-ite and pole-itically correct.)

 

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***  From Rob Hallam:

 

Ned, couldn’t help but notice the Twitter job posting in this issue.  Do

candidates have to describe their resume in 140 characters or less? 🙂

 

***  Let’s get to the jobs:

 

***  From Selam Assefaw and Phil Cogan, APR:

 

Hello,

 

Please see attached AD for a Public Affairs Specialist. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thanks, Selam

 

Selam Assefaw

Account Manager,

Office of Human Resources

Export-Import Bank of US

 

Hi Ned,

 

We’re looking for a talented writer with social media expertise to join the Office of Communications at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

 

Here are details of the job announcement that is posted at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324039800

The job is open to both current Federal status employees and those without Civil Service status (i.e., All Sources)…

 

We are hiring initially at the GS-9 level, with promotion potential to GS-12.

 

Phil

 

1.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324039800

 

***  From Justin Gioeli:

 

Good afternoon Ned,

 

My name is Justin Gioeli and I am a HR and Recruiting Coordinator for The MITRE Corporation. I would like to post a recently opened communications job on your website for your Job of the Week listing.

 

Thank you,

 

Justin Gioeli

HR & Recruiting Coordinator

The MITRE Corporation

 

2.)  Senior Public Affairs Representative, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA

 

Req ID   18703BR

 

Key Functions: Play a key role in executing MITRE’s outreach activities, including community relations, media relations, government relations and community volunteer programs. Cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with media, community, business groups, government agencies and representatives. Support and lead specific initiatives, including outreach communications, community events and community programs. Help identify and forge strategic partnerships that support corporate business objectives and reinforce brand identity. Analyze needs and develop and implement strategies in support of external objectives.

 

Desired Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree/master’s preferred

 

Required Education/Experience: Bachelor’s, plus 6 years of experience or the equivalent in job-relevant work experience

 

Required Skills: Ten years PR experience, including media management and community relations. Experience in cultivating relationships in Washington, DC market. Must have established media contacts. Excellent critical thinking skills; strong analytical ability; excellent oral and written communication skills; project management skills. Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.

 

Desired Skills: Experience in defense industry and/or corporate public affairs.

 

Security Clearance Level: Secret

Contact Information

–              Name/E-mail: Angie Morris – aam@mitre.org

–              Telephone #: 703-983-2794

 

https://jobs.brassring.com/en/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^KgZNjAkcbH3Q6yRW1RF92gX93yZXF3aQQslobJ/8W355cEDMm6FGrA==&jobId=1277130

 

***  From Pat Wood:

 

Hi, Ned,

 

We have two mid-level, New York-based communications positions – one external, the other internal – open within the Commodities & Commercial Markets segment of McGraw-Hill.  Our “job ads” are listed separately below so that you can list them individually in next week’s newsletter.

 

Many thanks for your help in spreading the word.  Please call me if you have any questions.

 

Best regards,

 

Pat

 

Pat Wood

Senior Director, Communications

Platts, The McGraw-Hill Companies

New York, New York

 

3.)  Manager of External Communications, Commodities & Commercial Markets, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

 

PR pro with strong media relations and social media skills sought for McGraw-Hill’s Commodities & Commercial Markets segment.  Report to the segment VP of Marketing & Communications and be part of a collegial communications team for McGraw-Hill Construction, Aviation Week, J.D. Power & Associates and commodity information provider Platts.  Develop and implement a coordinated, sustained, communications effort to promote the branding and business initiatives of Commodities & Commercial Markets businesses in both domestic and international markets.  The successful applicant will have 5 to 7 years agency or corporate experience.  Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with a sense of urgency; top-notch writing, verbal and media skills; and a passion for delivering high quality results and building corporate reputations.

 

For a full job description and to apply online, please go to https://MH.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=24577.  Candidates who wish to be considered are advised to submit a cover letter and writing/placement samples as well as a resume.

 

4.)  Internal Communications Manager, Platts, McGraw-Hill, NY, NY

 

Top-notch writer/editor sought for internal communications role at Platts, a leading global commodity information provider and McGraw-Hill business.  Report to the head of communications and be responsible for managing a weekly newsletter, building a new intranet, supporting senior executive communications and introducing new employee engagement programs.  Five to seven years’ experience in a combination of journalism and employee communications preferred.  Fastidious attention to detail, a nose for news, and the ability to synthesize and communicate complex information absolutely required.  Experience with web content management systems, a global perspective, and knowledge of commodities a big plus.

 

For a full job description and to apply online, please go to: https://mh.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=25135. Candidates who wish to be considered are advised to submit a cover letter and writing samples as well as a resume.

 

5.)  Coordinator, Corporate Communications, University Health System, San Antonio, TX

http://www.ihispano.com/job-search/coordinator-corporate-communications.5424017.html

 

6.)  Manager Corporate Communications, CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, RI

http://jobs.cvscaremark.com/rhode-island/corporate/jobid2717159-manager-corporate-communications-jobs

 

7.)  Science Editor- Biology, American Institutes for Research, Washington D.C.

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=3561623

 

8.)  Head of Communications, Perfect Sense, Reston, VA

 

We are looking for a dynamic, creative Public Relations Director to manage all media and industry relationships for our company.  You will be responsible for developing and maintaining positive media coverage and establishing our company in the web and mobile product development industry.  You will work alongside the Perfect Sense executive team to define and execute our overall public relations strategy and will be a key information source for increased awareness of our company and our work.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Create a multi-year, successful strategy to promote our work and leverage contacts to advertise us to the technology and product industry.

• Work with clients to develop mutually-beneficial PR campaigns.

• Develop campaigns to support product introduction and offerings.

• Write and distribute press releases to advertise our products.

• Select and secure speaking engagements at conferences and events for the executive team to participate in.

• Analyze and measure results of PR campaigns.

• Continuously engage with executive team to gain understanding of developments in the company and the company’s objectives.

• Assess, and potentially develop, the Company’s PR capability and content products as a revenue driver.

 

Requirements:

• At least 10 years of strong experience in media relations with a technology or product company.   Prior agency experience working with technology clients is strongly preferred.

• Prior experience as a Company spokesperson.

• Enthusiasm and passion for the role and the company.

• Proven experience launching successful PR campaigns for web and mobile products, and delivering those programs on time and on budget.

• Ability to understand technology and communicate with both a tech savvy and non-tech savvy audience.

• Mastery of social media strategies and the role of online press and social media in a successful PR program.

• Solid organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• BA/BS required, Masters preferred.

http://www.perfectsensedigital.com/careers#Head of Communications

 

9.)  Senior Content Director, Perfect Sense, Reston, VA

 

We are looking for an online content editor to join our team and work with our clients. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, self-motivated individual with an eye for exceptional content, excellent communication skills and a strong attention to detail. This is an exciting opportunity to work with our clients to shape their brand and editorial voice.  This candidate will also develop SEO strategies to ensure our client’s sites are highly visible.

 

Responsibilities:

•Must be able to write multiple stories each day.

•Participate in the daily copy workflow by suggesting stories and prepping news stories and video.

•Execute slideshows and other writing projects.

•Implement SEO best practices on all article pages and content features.

•Produce new editions of portal, blogs and site sections.

•Edit stories as needed, improving clarity and style

•Assist in the development of consumer-friendly content as needed that remains audience-friendly.

 

Desired Skills & Experience:

•Bachelors degree in Journalism or similar field.

•5+ years working experience in online journalism.

•Very strong writing skills and previous experience with CMS, SEO concepts, social media and promotion.

•Solid understanding of HTML, Photoshop and blog-publishing platforms.

•Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment.

•Extensive knowledge of social media sites and ideas on how to engage our audience.

•Endless energy and ideas for premium, reliable and trustworthy content, and a passionate drive to maximize its visibility and impact on readers.

http://www.perfectsensedigital.com/careers#Senior Content Director

 

10.)  Senior Media Buyer, Ocean Media, Huntington Beach, California

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Senior-Media-Buyer/112055.html

 

***  From Linda Wood:

 

Hello Ned,

 

I have not used your JOTW  service before but Barb Mendoza, DRT PM and retired Navy Master Chief Journalist – Command Master Chief, suggested I give it a try. Please post our Strategic Communications PM job opening on your next JOTW List.

 

Thanks very much,

 

Linda

 

Linda Wood

Senior Recruiter

DRT Strategies, Inc.

571.319.4200

lwood@drtstrategies.com

www.drtstrategies.com

 

11.)  Strategic Communications Project Manager, DRT Strategies, Inc., Washington, DC.

 

DRT Strategies, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for a Strategic Communications Project Manager for a (Federal Government Client) project based in Washington, DC.   Requires  10+ years of experience in Strategic Communications planning and delivery, experience with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), emergency preparedness exercise planning communications and a Secret Clearance. Please send your resume to careers@drtstrategies.com.

 

12.)  Director, Corporate Communications – Human Resources, Depository Trust & Clearing, New York, NY

 

Lead the strategic planning, development and coordination of DTCC’s human resources marketing and communications programs for its employees globally.  Oversee the development and deployment of the DTCC employer brand across all communication and marketing programs, including compensation and benefits, recruitment, performance management, employee learning & development, leadership development, employee relations, health and safety, wellness, and all other related disciplines. Manage global and regional nuances as marketing and communications materials are developed.

Create, design and manage HR marketing and communications programs and products; recommend the media best-suited to influence, engage and educate employees and target recruits.

 

Write and distribute HR marketing and communications materials; fully leverage all media and communications channels in support of the respective program objectives.

 

Responsibilities:

Tailor and target messages to meet unique needs of a variety of leadership and employee audiences; consider external stakeholders such as the participant community, regulatory groups, Boards of Directors, industry associations and community organizations.

 

Consult with management, business units and divisions to leverage strategic corporate campaigns and priorities and translate them into compelling, motivating communications geared towards employees and potential employees.

Participate in developing, modifying, and executing company policies which affect immediate operation(s) and may also have company-wide effect.

Partner with HR leadership team on communications matters concerning functional areas, divisions and/or clients.

Coordinate with other areas of marketing and communications (e.g., media relations) and HR to ensure alignment in communications/messages.

Ensure alignment and consistency with DTCC enterprise brand strategy.

 

Position Requirements:

 

A minimum of 10 years of HR communications / corporate communications experience.!

Undergraduate degree in Communications or related discipline; Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Working knowledge of HR programs and practices across compensation, benefits, leadership development, training/education, recruitment, performance management and related disciplines.

Experience leading strategic initiatives with global impact.

Outstanding written and oral communications skills.

Creative design experience and expertise in designing/developing materials across media (e.g., print, electronic, web/portal, broadcast, social media).

Strong influencing skills; ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to anticipate and identify complex business needs and recommend solutions to complex problems .

 

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DTCC&cws=1&rid=4724

 

13.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, First Citizens, Columbia, SC

http://woio.careers.adicio.com/jobs/detail/50770306/1791

 

***  From Erin Graves:

 

Hi Ned,

 

Can you share this internship posting with the JOTW list?

 

Thanks!

Erin

 

Erin Graves

Director of Communications and New Media

HealthyWomen

 

14.)  Communications Intern, HealthyWomen, Red Bank, NJ

 

Do you love coming up with the perfect 140-character tweet? Do you have a passion for women’s health and public relations?

 

If so, come join us! Our growing, independent women’s health organization needs a PR intern to support our communications team. We’re looking for someone who is:

•             A strong writer in both online content development and traditional PR

•             Active in social media (using 2 or 3 of the usual suspects: WordPress, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, etc.)

•             Web 2.0 savvy – you stay up to date on the latest news, trends and memes

•             Familiar with media relations (developing media lists, pitch letters, contacting media)

 

Day-to-day responsibilities will include monitoring news for current women’s health news and trends, developing the social media editorial calendar, sharing pertinent updates on HealthyWomen’s Facebook page and Twitter feed, and helping the Director of Communications as needed.

 

This unpaid, part-time internship is available for the Fall 2012 semester. Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply (note: college credit may be awarded where applicable).

 

Application: Please email a resume (include relevant social media URLs) along with a cover letter explaining your interest and experience to kagnello@healthywomen.org.

 

15.)  Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Glenview, IL

http://www.job.com/my.job/jobdisplay/page=jobview/pt=2/key=134838263/

 

16.)  Senior Director of Communications, AFPM, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32535192

 

17.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, EADS North America, Herndon, VA

http://www.job.com/my.job/jobdisplay/page=jobview/pt=2/key=134412942/

 

***  From Jim Finkle:

 

Captain Ned – Here are two (2) PA Specialist positions in the Dept of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. 1=GS-12 and 1=GS-13. Thanks. Jim

 

18.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of State, Arlington, Virginia

 

Salary: $74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

Series and Grade: GS-1035-12

Open Period: Thursday, August 16, 2012 to Monday, August 27, 2012

Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time

Who May Be Considered: Public

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324254200

 

19.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Department Of State, Arlington, Virginia

 

Salary: $89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

Series and Grade: GS-1035-13

Open Period: Thursday, August 16, 2012 to Monday, August 27, 2012

Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time

Who May Be Considered: Public

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324257600

 

***  From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

 

20.)  Senior Account Executive, Kathy Schaeffer and Associates, Inc. (KSA), Chicago, IL

 

Kathy Schaeffer and Associates, Inc. (KSA) (www.ksapr.com), an award-winning Chicago public relations firm specializing in public affairs-oriented public relations, is growing. We’re looking for a strategic, talented and enthusiastic Senior Account Executive to work with our association, nonprofit and corporate clients.

 

KSA and its clients look toward the Senior Account Executive for ongoing strategic communications counsel, high-level writing and project management. At KSA, we offer a fast-paced environment with a front-row seat for the some of the most vital public policy issues of the day. The Senior Account Executive is a member of the KSA account team and reports to the Account Supervisor.

 

KSA specializes in issues-oriented communications for associations, nonprofits and corporations that communicate about policy and advocacy in the public arena. Founded in 1994, our award-winning firm is privileged to represent clients who meet the gold standard in their industries. Our team has earned a reputation for first-rate strategic thinking, excellent client service, exceptional writing and generating results through effective communications and media outreach campaigns.

 

KSA won the Publicity Club of Chicago’s annual Platinum Award in 2010 for excellence in communications. The firm’s culture is entrepreneurial, and each team member works to live up to the firm’s tagline: Smart … Passionate … Ingenious.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

Key duties of this position include:

 

Playing a key role in strategizing and implementing multi-faceted public relations campaigns.

 

Taking ownership of and managing multiple simultaneous projects and account details, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.

 

Continuously pursuing and consistently demonstrating excellence in grammar, spelling and fine writing.

 

Regularly writing original documents whose purposes are to persuade the reader, such as: memos or pitch letters to creatively convey the client’s position; memos or e-mails to introduce a novel concept or communications idea to a client; and scripts, talking points or news media materials that demonstrate the originality and/or news value of a topic.

 

Helping to plan and lead team efforts at events such as news conferences, focus groups and media training.

 

Searching for new ways to communicate the client’s messages through traditional and new media.

 

Supporting the firm’s new business development efforts through networking, and writing proposals and presentations.

 

Qualifications

 

The KSA Senior Account Executive must be a strong writer, a consistent idea generator and a keen strategist. The person must be able to understand the communications needs for a variety of clients and excel in a team atmosphere. At KSA, the Senior Account Executive has daily contact with clients, and has to meet and anticipate the client’s needs. At KSA, our team members do more than act as order-takers for clients. We understand what’s important to our clients and exceed their expectations on a daily basis.

 

At KSA, we’re “news junkies” who think it’s fun to follow current events and are cognizant of the major players in the political world and business community. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the Chicago media market, established media relationships, and the ability to recommend how KSA can best use communications to position its clients. And, the person must possess a strong understanding of social media and its growing importance in every communications campaign.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience in media, social media and issues-oriented public relations, and will have at least 3-5 years of public relations/public affairs experience, preferably in an agency.

 

To Apply for the Position

 

We offer an extraordinary opportunity to the right person to develop skills and grow professionally. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Anyone interested in applying for this job should forward a cover letter and resume to hr@ksapr.com.

 

***  From Mac’s List:

 

21.)  External Relations Coordinator, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University,  Portland, Oregon

http://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Portland-State-University-Maseeh-College-of-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/External-Relations-Coordinator/pkT97NSRZjBQ/

 

22.)  Communications Specialist, Education Northwest, Portland, Oregon

http://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Education-Northwest/Communications-Specialist/p9Qjt7Q23DdV/

 

23.)  Executive Communications Manager, Cambia, Portland, OR

http://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Cambia/Executive-Communications-Manager/pJPsT4wjpLVG/

 

***  From Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List:

 

24.)  Video Production Coordinator – Marketing Operations, Professional Bull Riders, Pueblo, CO

 

Local Candidates Only

 

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

 

The Video Production Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Editor/Producer to effectively manage the internal needs for video content for our live events and external events, as well as the day-to-day management and distribution of digital video content on official PBR websites. The successful candidate will manage relationships with partners, including some of the largest broadcast and online video distribution companies in the world, and work aggressively to assist in the development and execution of appropriate strategies to help expand the reach of the sport, both in traditional television and online media.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

TRADITIONAL

* Support video need of editors, producers, sponsors and broadcast partners

* Current PBR event awareness with ability to identify rider/bull/sponsor figures.

* Perform footage research for editor and creative team.

* View, log and tag raw footage while adhering to existing metatag scheme.

* Assist in the production of television commercials.

* Create rough cuts based on creative/editorial scripting and instruction.

* Produce daily status reports of footage routing both internally and externally.

* Manage, track and catalog digital media on network drives, servers and local computers.

* Provide quality control for all incoming and outgoing media.

* Prepare clips and produced pieces for broadcast based on individual station specifications.

* Track inventory of of internal and external media.

* Video Library Asset Management Archival and Cataloging.

 

ONLINE

* Manage the PBR’s digital video content, including obtaining edited content from video creators, uploading on-demand video to PBR websites, mobile apps, social channels, and third-party websites, as well as making appropriate strategic decisions regarding what video(s) should be featured and where.

* Develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the sport to ensure the most appropriate pieces of video content are being delivered.

* Manage the PBR’s expanding partnership with external video distribution partners, as appropriate.

* Assist in video content strategy development, monitor trends and analyze metrics, and assist in making recommendations to improve future strategies.

* Manage the PBR’s YouTube presence, including uploading and featuring content on the channel, promoting the channel and claiming relevant user-generated content.

* Provide reports on a weekly, monthly and annual basis, helping measure the successes of video content on PBR websites, mobile apps, social channels, as well as third-party websites.

* Support the creation, editorial and production of digital video content.

* Assist in the development of a weekly distributed content schedule.

* Become familiar with the official PBR.com website content management system, and assist with video for web content management.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

* Proficient in Microsoft Office software — Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.

* Exceptional knowledge of video-editing and post-production software (Avid or Final Cut Pro and After Effects/Adobe Creative Suite).

* Strong understanding of digital video file types, compression techniques and how each affects video quality on the web.

* Deep understanding of currently used broadcast video and audio codecs.

* Familiarity with content management systems, ad-serving platforms, digital best practices, measurement tools, as well as current digital trends.

* Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, time-sensitive sports environment.

* Ability to work independently on assigned projects as needed;

* Strong ability to interpret data and make strategic decisions based on data analysis.

* Strong creative sense and vision.

* Demonstrate strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

* Ability to independently maintain and troubleshoot video production equipment.

* Ability to relocate, travel, and work weekends, nights as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:

* Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, film and video or related field.

* 2+ years of relevant experience in digital media, preferably in sports.

* 2+ years of relevant experience in a television production/editing environment.

 

3-5 years relevant experience preferably in digital media and/or sports.

 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

 

1. Give some examples of technical pieces that you’ve put together.

2. Give examples of where you’ve worked independently on an editing project?

3. What are your salary expectations?

 

http://pbrnow.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/jobs.cfm/Technical-Services?supcat=1769#47192

 

25.)  Creative Associate-Graphic Designer/Web Developer, AMG National Trust Bank, Englewood, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=8542,29001,0&S=ilnotioruwr#j1

 

26.)  Graphic Designer, Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority, Centennial, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=8542,29001,0&S=ilnotioruwr#j4

 

27.)  Public Affairs Manager, Communications and Community Relations Office, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD

 

The employee in this class has the responsibility for successful operation of the Commission’s Public Affairs Group and serves as a Commission spokesperson. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Community Relations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans, manages and coordinates the Commission’s Public Communications Strategic Plan and programs;
  • Manages the development of public communications policies and standards, reviews policies for their effectiveness and recommends changes.
  • Manages development and oversees operations of various social media platforms.
  • Represents WSSC to the public in Commission activities;
  • Disseminates information on the Commission’s activities to the news media, governmental entities, various stakeholder groups the general public, others as deemed necessary;
  • Conducts a variety of research and news-reporting activities;
  • Writes editorial responses and bylined articles;
  • Coordinates and implements press conferences and media events (groundbreaking/ribbon cuttings);
  • Works with Web Content Administrator and IT on the development of website and website content;
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Work is generally performed in a normal office environment, at WSSC remote locations and on outside work sites whenever the media is present.
  • These could be during inclement weather and at odd hours.
  • During crises and emergencies extended hours, including nights and weekends are required.
  • Responds to on-site incidents 24-hours/seven days a week on a rotating basis.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of public relations, communications principles and procedures;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, techniques and objectives of public relations as applied to government agencies;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of strategic planning principles, techniques and objectives;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the internet, social media and other modern communications techniques as they pertain to public relations;
  • Ability to manage the work of professional and support staff; sensitivity to the problems confronting the Commission and its image in the community and ability to establish and maintain a highly favorable working relationship with employees and the general public;

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, public affairs, communications, journalism or related field.
  • 10 years of progressively responsible communications experience to include public relations, speech writing and strategic planning and including 3 years supervisory/management experience.

PREFERENCE(S):

  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • On-camera experiences as a spokesperson or reporter.

NOTES: Position open until filled.

 

http://www.wsscwater.com/home/includes/_rlvid.jsp.faces?_rap=jobOpeningBean.jobDetails&_rvip=/includes/openings.jsp&openingID=13-0017

 

*** From  Katelyn E. Johnson:

 

Good Afternoon,

 

I would like to post the Marketing Communications Manager position at Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton in Blue Bell, PA on your website. A brief description is below, and a full job description is attached. Resumes can be sent to staff_recruiting@nldhlaw.com.  If you need any additional information, please let me know.

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

 

Katie

 

Katelyn E. Johnson

HR Recruiter/Assistant

Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton

 

28.)  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, BLUE BELL, PA

 

The firm has an opening for an experienced Marketing Communications Manager in our Blue Bell, PA office. Reporting directly to Director of Marketing, the role of the Manager is to oversee and implement marketing communication and publicity activities for firm and practice areas. Additional responsibilities include developing clear communications to accurately establish the firm’s brand in the marketplace and creating copy that is in line with firm’s brand in marketing materials, website and internal communications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of website content, including practice area descriptions, cases studies and biographies.
  • Proactively identify media opportunities and article placements for firm and its attorneys with targeted publications; maintain relationships with media contacts.  Identify speaking opportunities for attorneys.
  • Serve as liaison with firm’s public relations agency on publicity campaigns.
  • Support attorneys in creating and editing of external communications, including e-alerts and articles.
  • Execute firm’s directory submission process.
  • Guide attorneys in the development of white papers and practice group newsletters, providing editorial and content guidance.
  • Drive and implement social media strategies for Twitter, LinkedIn and other identified tools.
  • Assist in the creation of presentations and responses to RFPs/panel requests.
  • Ensure proper messaging of firm brand in all communications.
  • Work with other members of the firm’s marketing team in the development of materials for marketing initiatives and firm events.
  • Perform other special projects as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Minimum of seven years of progressive experience, preferably in a professional services environment.
  • B.A. in Marketing, Communications, English or similar field.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Strong project management experience and organizational skills.
  • Proven history of establishing relationships with senior professionals, meticulous writing skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Excellent research skills and knowledge of social media.

 

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: staff_recruiting@nldhlaw.com.

 

Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

29.)  Publisher and Senior Research Communications Advisor, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada

http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/publisher-and-senior-research-communications-advisor-idrc-ottawa-canada

 

30.)  Africa Research and Consulting Director, InterMedia, Nairobi, Kenya

http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/africa-research-and-consulting-director-intermedia-nairobi-kenya

 

31.)  Director, New Media, International Youth Foundation, Baltimore, MD

http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/director-new-media-international-youth-foundation-baltimore-md-united-states

 

32.)  Chief of Party, Cambodia Technology and Media Program, IREX, Cambodia http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/chief-party-cambodia-technology-and-media-program-irex-cambodia

 

33.)  Vice President Asia Programs, Internews, Washington, DC

http://www.comminit.com/ci-classifieds/content/vice-president-asia-programs-internews-washington-dc-united-states

 

34.)  Director of Communications, Novo Foundation, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=389100025

 

***  From Cheri Johnson:

 

Ned:

The Weber Shandwick food and agribusiness team has three positions open in Minneapolis, MN. If you are interested or want more details, please contact Cheri Johnson at cjohnson2@webershandwick.com.

 

Cheri Johnson

Account Supervisor

 

35.)  Account Director, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, MN.

http://bit.ly/SnrEmJ
36.)  Account Group Manager, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, MN.

http://bit.ly/MHMXi4
37.)  Account Executive, Weber Shandwick, Minneapolis, MN.

http://bit.ly/Psqu95

 

***  From Bridget Braxton

 

38.)  Communications Consultant 4, Digital Channels Group, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, CA

 

You have the skills and the passion to make a difference.  At Wells Fargo, we’re with you. Our supportive environment enables our team members to build relationships with each other, our customers, and our communities.

 

Job Description

 

Wells Fargo’s Digital Channels Group is on the leading edge of financial services innovation. With more than 21.1 million online customers and 8.5 million mobile banking customers, we’re looking for an exceptional media relations practitioner to help the PR team contribute to the next frontier in banking. The qualified candidate will be responsible for advancing proactive PR and executive advocacy to elevate the visibility of DCG among consumer technology advocates, media and additional external stakeholders. This is a great opportunity for seasoned communicators who want to gain significant experience contributing to a key inflection point in banking and join a positive, collaborative team.

 

Job duties:

 

•             Developing and executing an ongoing, measurable proactive PR pitch program

•             Driving a well thought out speaker’s bureau and thought leadership program

•             Writing/editing complex and/or sensitive communications to support business goals enhancing the reputation of Wells Fargo

•             Consulting/influencing senior leadership to serve as executive advocates in Wells Fargo’s story-telling efforts

•             Serve as a trusted advisor to internal clients and communications colleagues

•             Develop strategic, measurable awards program

•             Manage customer testimonials for proactive PR campaigns and launches

•             Consulting with communicators across the enterprise to advance the DCG story

 

•             Contributing to corporate or group-wide work streams and/or initiatives as needed

 

Basic Qualifications:

6+ years communication experience

Minimum Qualifications

 

•             6  years experience in media relations

•             Proven track record developing and placing proactive PR pitches

•             Excellent verbal and written skills

•             Strong executive presence/influencing skills

•             Strong collaboration skills

•             Self starter with ability to grasp complex business issues quickly

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

•             Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field

•             Financial and/or consumer technology public relations experience

•             3-5 years PR agency experience

•             Relationships with top-tier business press and/or consumer technology media

 

Join our team. Visit our careers site at wellsfargo.com/careers and search by Requisition #3650342 to apply.

 

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

39.)  Customer Communications Senior Manager — Infrastructure & Reporting, JPMorgan Chase, Wilmington, DE

https://jpmchase.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1184220

40.)  MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, Newspaper Support Services, Inc. (NSS), Wilmington, DE
http://newspapersupport.jobinfo.com/description.php?jid=9906375&rcid=1035622

41.)  COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Newspaper Support Services, Inc. (NSS), Wilmington, DE
http://newspapersupport.jobinfo.com/description.php?jid=9906374&rcid=1035622

 

42.)  Proofreader, Cadient Group, King of Prussia, PA

https://cadient-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=151&version=1#.UDImNcewaHs.email

 

43.)  Social Media Coordinator, Anthony & Sylvan Pools, Doylestown, PA

https://hoojobs.com/job/1014/social-media-coordinator/

 

44.)  Public Relations Mgr., Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?jobid=113298574

 

***  These are from Dan Tipton, via Bill Seiberlich:

 

45.)  DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ

http://www.cpgjoblist.com/html/v2/details.php?id=41860

 

46.)  Marketing Communications Coordinator, Ashley, Inc., Havre de Grace, MD

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.aspx?jobid=113255058

 

47.)  Graphic Designer/E Media Specialist, American Printing Co., Birmingham, Alabama

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Graphic-Designer-E-Media-Specialist/134439.html

 

48.)  Vice President of Communications, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=32527082

 

***  From Andy Sernovitz:

 

We have a few social media jobs at SocialMedia.org in Austin and Chicago.

We’re also hiring operations, admin, and design folks too.

Thanks, Ned!

Andy Sernovitz

49.)  Member Evangelist / Recruiter at SocialMedia.org, GasPedal, Austin, Texas

 

SocialMedia.org’s Member Evangelist team finds new potential members and encourages them to join our unique community. We work with the heads of social media at hundreds of the greatest brands in the world to help them get great at using social media to connect with customers, create great products, and provide amazing service. We have a non-traditional, respectful, and commission-free sales program that uses a team approach to meet our goals. Our team enjoys finding ways to build long-term relationships and lifetime happy customers. This is a full-time position in our Austin office.

All the details are at: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?bj=oLMzWfwM&s=jotw

 

50.)  Community Manager at SocialMedia.org, GasPedal, Austin, Texas or Chicago, Ill.

 

SocialMedia.org Community Managers encourage conversations and personal connections between our members. We work with the heads of social media at hundreds of the greatest brands in the world, helping them collaborate on how to use social media to connect with customers, provide amazing service, and be more successful. You’ll facilitate fascinating conversations with some of the brightest minds in the field. You’ll welcome our new members and get them comfortable and participating. (We’re not consultants or an agency, and we don’t do campaigns or technology. We aren’t hiring social media doers. We’re hiring community leaders to support people who do those things.) These are full-time positions in our Chicago and Austin offices. Learn more at socialmedia.org/jobs.

http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?bj=oLMzWfwM&s=jotw

 

51.)  Operations Manager at SocialMedia.org, GasPedal, Austin, Texas

 

GasPedal, the company that runs SocialMedia.org and WordofMouth.org, is looking for an experienced administrator to work directly with our VP of Operations to manage our office and daily operations. You’re the proven office linchpin and leader who everyone can count on to keep an organization running smoothly. We need a process-driven thinker who can help organize and execute dozens of daily functions. You will manage vendors, key back-office processes, office technology, some accounting, and supervise the administrative staff. This is a full-time job in our Austin office. Learn more at gaspedal.com/jobs.

http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?bj=oLMzWfwM&s=jotw

 

52.)  Sr. Program Manager (PR & Communications), Speck Products, Mountain View, California

http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/jobseeker/job/10736373/

 

53.)  Manager, Brand and Consumer Marketing Communications, NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Florida

http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/jobseeker/job/10736129/

 

54.)  Senior Publicist, Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, Inc., New York, New York

http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/jobseeker/job/10726017/

 

55.)  PR Coordinator, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Chicago, Illinois

http://jobs.prweekjobs.com/jobseeker/job/10718954/

 

***  From Sandy Evans Levine:

 

Ed,

 

Please post the following job? many thanks!

 

Sandy Levine

President, Advice Unlimited

www.adviceunlimited.net

 

56.)  PR Account Executive – government technology, Advice Unlimited, Olney, MD

 

Immediate opening: need to be great at pitching media, strong writer, self-motivated. Small boutique PR firm serving amazing technology providers selling to the government: send resume to slevine@adviceunlimited.net.

Learn more at http://www.adviceunlimited.net/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=7&Itemid=34

 

***  JOTW Weekly alternative selections:

 

57.)  Male underwear model, FU e=fu8 Underwear, NY, NY

 

Seeking hot male underwear model for real ad campaign

 

This is a real photo shoot, w/a professional photographer, real makeup artist in a real studio.

 

We hope to do a photo shoot & short commercial, We are looking for a very hot male model who wants to be a part of this new line.

 

You must be very defined & ad campaign gorgeous.

 

This is for a legitimate line; there is no nudity required, you will be wearing underwear in all photos.

 

You must sign a model release form.

 

You will have the rights to use the images for your own portfolio.

 

Please see http://fuunderwear.com to familiarize yourself w/the brand.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to be the face & body of the FU e=fu8 line, pls submit your complete model stats (age, height, weight, etc) & photographs for consideration.

 

If selected, you can be 1 of the face/body of this new line (think Brooke Shields, Marky Mark & Kate Moss).

 

No phone calls please, email only & we will contact you if interested.

 

Salary/Wage: TBD

Status: Temp/Contract

Shift: Days, Nights, Weekends

 

• Location: Manhattan, West Village

 

• Post ID: 28908427 newyork

 

http://newyork.backpage.com/Auditions/seeking-hot-male-underwear-model-for-real-ad-campaign/28908427

 

***  Weekly Piracy Report:

 

21.08.2012: 0230 UTC: Posn: 09:15.9N – 013:58.3W, Around 23nm SW of Conakry Port, Guinea.

Seven armed robbers in a fast boat approached an anchored general cargo ship during heavy rain. Six robbers boarded the vessel and entered the bridge by firing at and breaking the bridge windows. They took hostage the electrical officer, second officer and third officer, tied their hands and took them to the Masters cabin. They then ransacked the Masters, Chief Eng, 2/Mate, 3/Mate and 2nd Eng cabins, stole cash and other valuable belongings and escaped in their waiting boat. 3/Mate received slight injuries on the face when he was hit during the incident. The Master contacted Conakry port control but no response received.

 

03.08.2012: 2220 LT: Posn: 03:46N – 006:40E, Around 45nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Pirates armed with AK 47 approached and boarded an anchored barge. They opened fire on the vessel. Two naval personnel killed and two naval personnel injured. The pirates stole vessels property and cash and kidnapped 4 crew members before escaping. Incident was reported to Nigerian Navy and Bonny Station. Naval personnel were deployed to secure the barge. Negotiations in progress for the safe release fo the 4 kidnapped crew members.

 

17.08.2012: 0430-0500 LT: Posn: 21:52N – 091:42E, Kutubdia Anchorage, Bangladesh.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ship’s stores from the poop deck and escaped unnoticed. The theft was noticed by duty crew during routine rounds. Port Control and Coast Guard were informed.

 

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.

 

***  Ball cap of the week:   Royal Navy

 

***  Coffee mug of the week:   Surface Navy Association

 

***  T-shirt of the week:   Svedens’s Cape Cod Fresh & Smoked Seafood

 

***  Musical guest artist of the week:  Dommin

 

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