JOTW 35-2013


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2013 IABC Heritage Region Conference

 

Elevate your game at the 2013 IABC Heritage Region Conference October 13-16 in Indianapolis, IN.

 

www.iabcheritageconference.com

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JOTW 35-2013

September 2, 2013

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This is JOTW newsletter number 981

 

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving:  To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

 

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

***  Today is Labor Day, a holiday in the U.S., and the “end of summer.”  So, accordingly we went camping out in the George Washington National Forest, not far from the Shenandoah National Park and Luray caverns.  My highlights were the wild turkeys, and the barred owls that called to each other and came closer and closer until they started making a different call altogether.

 

This why your newsletter was delayed today.

 

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***  Top Jobs:  Stand above the rest.  Your job can be right here, at the top of the weekly JOTW newsletter.  Top job placement costs $100 per job per week.  To be on top, contact Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

 

This week top job:

 

1.)  PR and Community Relations Manager, Enviva, Bethesda, MD

 

***  If you find out about a job opportunity in communications, send it to me (lundquist989@cs.com), and I’ll share it with the JOTW network.

 

***  The JOTW network is built upon cooperative principles.  Share, and reap the benefits.  And it feels good to help others.  I call it selfish altruism.  But this also means you need to contribute.

 

***  In this issue:

 

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

 

***  One Paragraph Pitch

 

1.)  PR and Community Relations Manager, Enviva, Bethesda, MD (TOP JOB!)

2.)  Director of Communication, Writers Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3.)  Senior Account Executive, Beauty, Coburn Communication, New York, New York

4.)  Online Communications Manager, Center for Effective Government, Washington, D.C.

5.)  Reporter, Residential real estate and transportation, Pacific Business News, Honolulu, Hawaii

6.)  General Manager – Corporate Communication Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA

7.)  Manager, Communications and Marketing, Gateway to College National Network, Portland, Oregon

8.)  Creative Account Manager, Pacific Public Affairs, Seattle, WA

9.)  Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Courion, Westborough, MA

10.)  Account Executive/Digital Strategist, Gray Digital GroupSan Antonio, Texas

 

11.)  Account Executive, Inner Circle Labs, San Francisco, California

12.)  Strategic Marketing Communications Director, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

13.)  Junior Account Executive, Prichard Communications, Portland, OR

14.)  Communications & Development Coordinator, Asia Catalyst, New York, New York

15.)  Account Executive or Senior Account Executive, Miller PR, Los Angeles, CA

16.)  PR Account Executive, Kwittken & Company, New York, NY

17.)  Sr. PR Account Executive, Kwittken & Company, New York, NY

18.)  Public Relations Coordinator, Project Management Institute Inc., Newtown Square, PA

19.)  Public Relations Account Executive, Cashman & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

20.)  Communications Specialist, Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, King of Prussia, PA

 

21.)  Copy editor/page designer, Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon

22.)  Regional Media Relations Manager, AmeriHealth Caritas, Philadelphia, PA

23.)  Senior Account Executive, Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA

24.)  Account Executive, Lifestyle, Kaplow PR, New York, NY

25.)  Senior Account Executive, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Washington D.C.

26.)  Media Manager, WorldatWork, Washington, DC

27.)  Corporate Communications Specialist/manager Job Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, IL

28.)  Senior Designer/Art Director, 3 Advertising, Albuquerque, New Mexico

29.)  Reporter, The Silver City Sun-News, Silver City, New Mexico

30.)  Associate Director of Communications, Covance, Indianapolis, IN

 

31.)  Senior Communications Specialist, Kansas Health Institute, Topeka, KS

32.)  Account Director – Public Relations, Top NYC PR Agency, New York, NY

33.)  Online Communications Manager, Arcus Foundation, New York, NY

34.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Covance, Princeton, NJ

35.)  Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Mississippi State University, MS

 

***  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.  Submit yours today!

 

***  Two big things happened this past week.  The old house in Harwich Center on Cape Cod was sold.  The closing was Monday the 26th.  My mother bought that house in 1937.

And they towed away my 1988 Volvo DL wagon on Thursday the 29th.  I bought that car a few weeks after my son was born in 1987.

Cleaning out the attic in the Harwich house was a glimpse into the lives of my grandparents who lived there in the 1950s and 60s.  I found old checks, invoices, and all the research carefully conducted by my grandfather when he planned and built the garage and additions on the house and renovated the kitchen.  We wouldn’t even attempt to light the oven in recent years, but that kitchen was Architectural Digest-worthy in the mid-50s.  There were the brochures from the various hotels and attractions that my grandfather studies when planning road trips, such as to Williamsburg.  The maps look familiar, but you can just imagine the paucity of superhighways in those days.  And there were the cards and menus and letters from the cruises they took, including their move to the Balearic Islands for a time, a decision they reversed, returning to the Cape for retirement.  There were shoes, clothes, and books; all smelling like that attic has always smelled.  There were space heaters that looked like high tech satellite communication devices, all with frayed wires and broken plugs, and guaranteed to start a fire if you plugged them in.  There was a strange grinder, which turned out to be an antique coffee grinder, and worth a few bucks on ebay.  It was junk that had no value, and it was a life time of priceless memories all at the same time, excavated layer by layer like an archeologist and brought to the garage.  The garage had its own stuff, including toys from several generations.  Later we would take most of it to the thrift shop at the Methodist church in East Harwich.  They didn’t want the toys, or the Readers Digest condensed books.  Or old heaters with bad plugs.  Turns out Cape Cod houses are full of them.

Then there was the car.  It has been a dependable if inelegant mode of transportation, mostly to get me to and from the Metro station.  The miles don’t pile up as fast any more, what with newer cars in the driveway and garage, and the Volvo relegated to the street.  My kids don’t want to drive it.  The seats are cracked.  The carpets are worn and torn.  The A/C hasn’t worked for a few years, and in fact yopu can’t turn off the heat.  The radio is pretty useless and the speakers have fallen behind the door panels.  It’s scratched, faded, and shows where I’ve strapped the canoe to the roof.  Dozens of Boy Scouts have sat in that car on the way to many a camping trip or other adventure.  When my son told me that all the lights on the instrument panel had come on at the same time I figured it was time to invest my money in a new car for me.  I’m worth it.  Could the Volvo be repaired?  Probably.  But there are many reasons why the time has come to move on.  When I cleaned out the back, and under the seats, I found parking receipts from IABC meetings, tickets to Adventure World, and programs from Orioles-Red Sox games.  There were newspapers, umbrellas, lots of score cards from putt putt golf, pogs (remember them?),  cassette tapes, fishing bobbers, Deep Woods Off, Lotte Coolmint gum from Japan, reading glasses/sun glasses/broken glasses/glasses cases, a fire extinguisher, a hatchet, a checklist from some Scout who obviously rode in my car to a camping trip (fresh sock, underwear, money for lunch…), money (dollar bills, a pile of coins), years of registrations/emissions inspection reports/safety inspections/insurance cards/repair & maintenance records, handkerchief, socket wrench, pens and pencils, a watch, gloves,  and a Smokey the Bear pin.

***  Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:

 

October 19  Bath, Maine

 

November 3-5  Provodentiales, Turks and Caicos Islands

 

December 9-11 Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

***  The August issue of “Your Very Next Ste,” Ned’s travel, adventure and outdoors newsletter is now posted at http://www.yourverynextstep.com/

 

Here you get a choice when it comes to the many volunteer and employment opportunities featured in the July issue:

 

Are you interested in our migrant work in Virginia, Maryland or our long-term woodpecker work in California?

 

***  On the JOTW alternative selection last week:

 

Hooters Girl! Now there’s a career option every parent would be proud to see their college grad pursue. You threw that in there just to see if anyone was reading, didn’t you?

 

Thanks for all the work you do on behalf of job seekers and communications professionals around the world. And for those who are just looking to wing it.

 

Susan

 

Susan H. Burnell, APR

 

***  Visit the IABC Heritage Region Conference website: http://www.iabcheritageconference.com/.

 

***  Communicate Your Message–Across complex cultures, contexts, mediums, and audiences

 

Northeastern University’s MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication teaches you to develop, manage, and deliver global communications. Offered online and on campus.  Learn more at

http://pages.northeastern.edu/13MSCOCJOTWO.html

 

***  Stand Out

 

“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. “Stand Out” is researched and written by Woody Goulart.

 

***  Battle of Lake Erie Bi-Centennial

 

In September of 1813, during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry of the U.S. Navy and his crew of 557 brave patriots prevailed over the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio. Two hundred years later, we will come together to celebrate Perry’s victory, our nation’s sovereignty and the enduring peace between nations.

 

Visit http://battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com/ and come see this pivitol event in history come alive for you and your family!

 

Events run 8/29/2013 to 9/10/2013 at Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

  • Tall Ships Battle Re-Enactment
  • Ohio State Marching Band
  • Grammy Nominated Iris DeMent in Concert
  • Tall Ship Windy day sails
  • US Brig Niagara on-board tours
  • Reenactment Village
  • Concert series in park gazebo

 

http://battleoflakeerie-bicentennial.com/

 

***  Here are the jobs for this week:

 

This week top job:

 

1.)  PR and Community Relations Manager, Enviva, Bethesda, MD

 

Enviva is a leading supplier of sustainable wood biomass fuel in the United States and Europe. The company’s mission is to become the preferred partner and supplier of sustainable biomass fuels to industrial and energy utility customers seeking to improve the environmental profile of their operations through reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Enviva has been supplying wood chips and wood pellets to customers in the United States and Europe since 2007. Enviva’s operating facilities represent more than 750,000 metric tons per year of annual capacity and by 2014, the company will have added one million additional metric tons of capacity in the mid-Atlantic region.

Enviva is looking for an experienced PR and Community Relations Manager to work at its corporate headquarters in Bethesda, MD with extensive travel to Enviva’s facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The PR and Community Relations Manager will report directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications and will be responsible for the broad categories of Communications, Media and Community Relations.

Responsibilities:

Communications Strategy:

•          Refines and implements Enviva’s communications strategy for existing and new facilities; understanding local issues, public attitudes and varied communication environments.

•          Presents high-level communications strategy and plans to the Executive Management Team on a regular basis.

Media Relations:

•          Defines, develops and implements effective media strategies that contribute to a well-defined media presence for Enviva both within the US and overseas.

•          Serves as one of the Company’s spokespersons to local, national and international press.

•          Monitors, tracks, and circulates relevant media coverage to Marketing and senior management as appropriate.

•          Writes and edits communication materials such as press releases, pitch memos, op-eds, and letters to the editor.

Community Relations:

•          Manages overall Company image among relevant local community, business and non-profit groups.

•          Plans and manages community outreach activities with local businesses and non-profits to effectively promote the Company’s initiatives.

•          Attends and speaks at community meetings, public hearings and civic events.

•          Monitors and tracks local community and political events that may impact the Company’s facilities.

Qualifications:

The PR and Community Relations Manageris a key role within Enviva. The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field;      MBA or MA in Communications strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of eight years of relevant Communications      experience working within one or more of the following: public relations      firm, commercial real estate firm, a private sector firm and/or political      campaign.
  • Ability to speak and build a relationship of trust with      local, national and international press agencies.
  • Must have attention to detail and strong writing,      speaking and presentation skills.
  • Must have the charisma and gravitas to influence change      within local communities as well as with national and international      audiences.
  • Complete ease with and understanding of MS Office Suite      and extremely strong interpersonal and business acumen skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight      deadlines and high intensity work environment.
  • An understanding and appreciation for the renewable      energy industry, particularly biomass, is ideal.

Compensation will consist of a competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, go to http://www.envivabiomass.com/careers/ and submit your cover letter and resume to PR and Community Relations Manager #2013-1081.

Enviva is an equal opportunity employer.

2.)  Director of Communication, Writers Guild of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/jobseeker/job/14581396

 

3.)  Senior Account Executive, Beauty, Coburn Communication, New York, New York

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/14546934/

 

4.)  Online Communications Manager, Center for Effective Government, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=435200043

 

5.)  Reporter, Residential real estate and transportation, Pacific Business News, Honolulu, Hawaii

http://www.journalismjobs.com/job_listing.cfm?jobid=1523436

 

6.)  General Manager – Corporate Communication Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA

http://www.employmentcrossing.com/lcjsjobdetail.php?akey=c7b72ad7e5107b320c664767f4b1370c&utm_medium=ESPJPF

 

7.)  Manager, Communications and Marketing, Gateway to College National Network, Portland, Oregon

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=435500001

 

8.)  Creative Account Manager, Pacific Public Affairs, Seattle, WA

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/14611520

 

9.)  Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Courion, Westborough, MA

http://www.courion.com/careers/jobdescription.html?id=1543

 

10.)  Account Executive/Digital Strategist, Gray Digital GroupSan Antonio, Texas

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/networks/vertical/job.cfm?site_id=65&job=14419616

 

11.)  Account Executive, Inner Circle Labs, San Francisco, California

http://careers.prweekus.com/jobseeker/job/14547100/

 

12.)  Strategic Marketing Communications Director, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/14580681

 

13.)  Junior Account Executive, Prichard Communications, Portland, OR

 

We’re a small agency of five people looking for a superstar who we can trust to deliver superior work to our clients. We work with top tier foundations and leading nonprofits across the United States focused on health and human services. The ideal candidate is passionate about these issues.

 

Job Description:  The Junior Account Executive supports the management and development of online communications for clients of Prichard Communications. This individual must have exceptional customer service and critical thinking skills and be creative, organized and results driven, with an understanding of how traditional and nontraditional media operates.

 

The Junior Account Executive runs pieces of accounts and supports account teams in providing deliverables to clients on sometimes tight deadlines and with limited resources.

 

The position begins with a three-month probationary period, just so we can get to know each other.

 

Start Date:  October 28, 2013

 

Hours: This is full-time position working in downtown Portland. The Junior Account Executive must work in the office, Monday through Friday. Some after hours work is required.

 

Annual Salary:  $30,000-$35,000

 

Supervisor:  Jennie Day-Burget, Account Director

 

Benefits:  A generous benefits package is available to permanent, full-time employees including health, dental, 401(k) employer contribution, sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays.

 

Clients:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mac’s List

Others as needed

 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Monitor online conversations and compile weekly review summaries
  • Conduct research on account-related issues as assigned
  • Track trends, usage tips and new tools in social media
  • Contribute to and publish internal and client blogs
  • Track and analyze monthly analytics, including website views and social media growth
  • Interface with clients and vendor partners; coordinate client activity, schedule meetings, and attend support calls as assigned
  • Provide strategic insight within client team
  • Assist in the drafting of work plans and project timelines for accounts
  • Assist with client trainings
  • Manage and direct assigned pieces of intern’s work
  • Assist in the creation of PowerPoint presentations
  • Manage an editorial calendar for social media platforms
  • Develop and execute intermediate PR and campaign tactics, such as:
  • Help with the identification and pitching of reporters and bloggers
  • Oversee production of blogger lists
  • Write blogger pitches and other online content
  • Manage customer service for clients as needed
  • Attend at least two networking events/month

 

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience; strong preference given for agency experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Superior customer service and critical thinking skills
  • Experience publishing Web pages and blogs in WordPress or similar CMS
  • Professional experience managing social media platforms
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and internet research tools such as RSS Feeds and Hootsuite
  • Working knowledge of how to manage public relations projects and generate exposure effectively via tools including SEO, blogs and social networks
  • Ability to execute on multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with varying levels of company staff, clients, contractors and media
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in the agency environment
  • Experience working with and supporting nonprofits across the U.S.
  • Familiarity with Adobe products like PhotoShop and InDesign

 

Application Guidelines/Contact:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Jennie Day-Burget at JuniorAE@prichardcommunications.com no later than September 16, 2013.

 

Salary: Annual Salary: $30,000-$35,000

 

https://www.macslist.org/macs-list/Prichard-Communications/Junior-Account-Executive/pH09x2zKhRVh/

14.)  Communications & Development Coordinator, Asia Catalyst, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=435200036

 

15.)  Account Executive or Senior Account Executive, Miller PR, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=6826062

 

16.)  PR Account Executive, Kwittken & Company, New York, NY

http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qI29Vfwy&su=fmI9VfwS&page=Job%20Description&j=oPTwXfwV

 

17.)  Sr. PR Account Executive, Kwittken & Company, New York, NY

http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?k=Job&su=fmI9VfwS&c=qI29Vfwy&j=oSTwXfwY

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

From Bill Seiberlich:

 

18.)  Public Relations Coordinator, Project Management Institute Inc., Newtown Square, PA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=JHL3TT79CHV0XDPBP3H

 

19.)  Public Relations Account Executive, Cashman & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

 

Cashman & Associates, a full service Public Relations and Special Events firm specializing in upscale lifestyle brands, is seeking a full time Public Relations Account Executive for its headquarters in Philadelphia,PA.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3 to 5 years minimum experience

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

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Detail-oriented and resourceful.

• Strong writing and verbal communication skills.

• Capable of managing and overseeing multiple projects at a time.

• Creativity and ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

• Social media knowledge and management ability.

• Work evenings and weekends as events require.

Duties to include but are not limited to:

• Responsible for the creation, implementation, and successful execution of strategic public relations and marketing plans for clients primarily in the lifestyle industry.

• Serve as primary day-to-day contact for clients.

• Develop a full range of written materials including press releases, media advisories, biographies, fact sheets, captions, shoot sheets, and pitches to support public relations campaigns.

• Cultivate and maintain relationships with local, regional, national, and trade print, broadcast, and online media.

• Pitch creative, timely stories to local, regional, national, and trade print, broadcast and online media in order to gain exposure for clients.

• Contribute creative and newsworthy ideas to the agency and clients to garner media attention and secure coverage.

• Engage
consumers by managing and communicating as a client representative on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and others.

• Assist with client marketing initiatives including: off-site events, website maintenance, collateral development, and branding.

• Advise clients on opportunities to partner and engage with local, regional, and national non-profit organizations.

• Plan and execute media-specific events including media dinners and press conferences.

• Manage outreach to media to attend events and provide media with on-site assistance.

• Serve as media liaison for client events including coordinating pre-, day/night-of, and post-event press.

• Prospect new business opportunities for Cashman & Associates including writing proposals, attending new business meetings, responding to RFPs and communication follow-up.

• Attend networking events as a representative of Cashman & Associates in order to increase awareness of Cashman & Associates’ services.

• Prepare weekly project updates for Nicole Cashman.

• Prepare monthly status reports for all clients.

• Track media placements for all clients and create clippings and ongoing reports of media successes.

• Monitor and distribute articles relating to PR practices and industry news.

Cashman & Associates offers competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical, dental and optical coverage, short-term disability insurance, generous vacation time, 401k (eligible after 1 year of employment) and free employee parking.

To apply:

Email or fax your resume and salary requirements to alex@cashmanandassociates.com or 215-627-1059.

 

20.)  Communications Specialist, Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, King of Prussia, PA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=JHT4HD6S7X75S9HXKTC

 

21.)  Copy editor/page designer, Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1486447

 

***  From Michelle Davidson:

 

22.)  Regional Media Relations Manager, AmeriHealth Caritas, Philadelphia, PA

 

The Regional Media Relations Manager reports to the Director, Media Relations and is responsible for the development and execution of a strategic, regional media relations strategy in the print, broadcast and social media space supporting an assigned regional area or markets. For the assigned regional area or markets, this position will be responsible for strategically driving AmeriHealth Caritas’ coverage, brand, and reputation regionally and nationally.

 

In addition, the Manager is responsible for the direct or indirect supervision of media relations specialists and/or external writers in various AMFC lines of business.

 

Job Responsibilities:

–   Identify and develop opportunities to raise the profile of AmeriHealth Caritas brands with target audiences in mainstream and trade media

–   Work with line of business leaders and marketing and development team to develop the strategy for and to implement media campaigns for AmeriHealth Caritas’ major corporate growth and marketing initiatives

–   Monitor target publications to identify the interests of journalists and AmeriHealth Caritas alignment with key propositions and messages

–   Maintain a database of press coverage

–   Build media measurement program

–   Develop relationships with media and handle media outreach strategies for optimal results

–   Serve as on-the-record spokesperson for the company

–   Devise media opportunities for national and regional placement

–   Craft FAQs, talking points, media statements, fact sheets, backgrounders, op-eds, and bylines

–   Monitor industry for issues that may impact the company or its line of business

–   Develop issues management strategies, statements, talking points and Q and A, as needed

–   Execute on crisis communications plans, as needed

–   Orchestrate media for special events/community relations

–   Advise senior leadership and team members on strategies to communicate major news

 

Other Skills:

–   Demonstrable record of success in achieving press coverage

–   Previous experience in crisis/issues management

–   Established relationships with general and trade health media preferred

–   Broad experience and understanding of health care and, preferably, managed care and Medicaid

–   Demonstrated top-notch interpersonal communications and relationship-building skills, team spirit and leadership drive.

–   Outstanding media relations skills

–   Superior written and verbal communication skills

–   Demonstrates aptitude for understanding complex issues and ability to translate and simplify them for key audiences

–   Ability to work under deadline pressure

–   Solid understanding of broad industry issues

–   Creativity, accountability, discipline & integrity

–   Ability to write compelling press releases

 

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to kvalcin@amerihealthcaritas.com..

http://highwirepr.theresumator.com/apply/cYDZJt/Account-Manager.html

 

23.)  Senior Account Executive, Highwire PR, San Francisco, CA

http://highwirepr.theresumator.com/apply/wz2j4U/Senior-Account-Executive.html

 

24.)  Account Executive, Lifestyle, Kaplow PR, New York, NY

http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/viewdetail.asp?joblistid=206466&cid=6191

 

***  From Courtney McCarron:

 

25.)  Senior Account Executive, Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, Washington D.C.

http://www.rhstrategic.com/2013-sae.html?goback=%2Egde_167914_member_269023894#%21

 

26.)  Media Manager, WorldatWork, Washington, DC

http://jobs.prnewsonline.com/jobseeker/job/14546359/

27.)  Corporate Communications Specialist/manager Job Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, IL

http://www.jobdiagnosis.com/index.php?option=com_neorecruit&id=126895836&task=offer_view&Itemid=87

 

28.)  Senior Designer/Art Director, 3 Advertising, Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.talentzoo.com/job/Senior-Designer-Art-Director/143335.html

 

29.)  Reporter, The Silver City Sun-News, Silver City, New Mexico

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1524604

 

***  From Jan Burleigh

Hello,

 

If possible, we would like to post the 2 attached job positions. If you need any other information, please let me know.

 

Thank you so much!

 

Jan

 

Jan Burleigh

 

30.)  Associate Director of Communications, Covance, Indianapolis, IN

 

The Associate Director of Communications will support the Research and Development Business and will be an adjunct member of the leadership team. The position will set and execute the communications strategy for the business, advancing the BU’s business priorities, while ensuring alignment with company vision and priorities. The position will act as an internal expert and consultant providing coaching and counseling to the key BU senior leaders in matters related to communication and ensure that communications is integrated into the leadership decision making and planning.

This position is also responsible for setting the direction and executing an integrated communications program, as necessary. This is NOT a Marketing position.

Relocation Assistance Provided!

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute overall      communications strategy and plans to employees to contribute to      organization’s operational effectiveness.
  • Interact with key stakeholders      (meetings, one-on-ones, organizational “listening”) to be proactive in      counseling on group and BU-specific communication needs.
  • Continuously look for ways to      improves BU communication processes and identify critical communication      opportunities.
  •  Lead and direct employee communications      projects and programs, to include, but not limited to:
    • General senior management       communications
    • Change communications       strategies and implementation plans.
    • Support BU strategic client       communications efforts, including development of communication messages,       materials, etc.
    • Assist in media/public       relations and crisis management situations specific to BU.
  • 20% travel to US/Europe required

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • BS in business or      communications/public relations
  • 8 to 10 years communications      experience in global      corporation
  • Proven track record of      interacting and partnering with senior leadership and working with virtual      teams
  • Significant Experience with      internal corporate communications required
  • Solid experience in dealing with      media (national and local) and managing crisis/issues
  • Agency Experience a plus
  • Strong communication (oral and      written) skills
  • Solid experience in change communications
  • Strong project management and      organizational skills
  • Excellent leadership and people      skills (team-orientation/ relationship building)
  • Ability to work in lean      environment and manage through ambiguity
  • Challenges traditional thinking      and brings “creative ideas” to the table
  • Proven ability to high-pressure      and fast-paced environment
  • Understands importance of      integrated, iterative implementation
  • Comfortable with dealing with      external stakeholders, including media, agencies and business groups
  • Proficiency in computer      applications essential to presentations and communications (Powerpoint,      design software)

Willing and able to travel Europe/US (at least 20%)

 

Because of our passion and drive, Covance attracts the kind of people whose contribution has resulted in our exceptional growth. Once a part of our talented team, our employees stay at Covance to work in an environment that encourages career development, allows them to work alongside respected colleagues on challenging projects and provides a diverse global culture.

 

There is no better time to join us!

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

 

http://jobsearch.covance.com/37027-jobs.aspx

 

***  From Kemi Ijaola:

 

31.)  Senior Communications Specialist, Kansas Health Institute, Topeka, KS

http://hoojobs.com/job/1647/

 

32.)  Account Director – Public Relations, Top NYC PR Agency, New York, NY

http://hoojobs.com/job/1652/

 

33.)  Online Communications Manager, Arcus Foundation, New York, NY

http://hoojobs.com/job/1637/

 

34.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Covance, Princeton, NJ

 

The Corporate Communications Specialist is 70% external focused with a large administrative responsibility. Ideal candidate will have 6-8 years experience.

Please note: This is a corporate communications position – not a marketing position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

– Offer insight and understanding about using new and emerging social media technology to strengthen public awareness of key issues among target stakeholders.

– Research and produce fact sheets, executive bios, FAQs, talking points, presentations, key message platforms, position statements and other media materials.

– Develop and maintain core corporate communications materials tools, including press kits, photo and video library, media lists, online newsroom, staff expert list, etc.

– Deal promptly with media requests for responses, research, quotes, photos, interviews, etc.; monitor the corporate communications voicemail and inbox.

– Maintain and use topic-specific media lists/database.

– Manage PR Newswire and e-mail distribution of press releases; post press releases to website.

– Track company, competitor and industry media coverage; and develop media coverage reports. Identify and apply the best tools and technologies to measure and analyze results.

– Independently edit and occasionally draft material for news media, internal publications, the website, and intranet. Showing good judgment and solid copy editing skills.

– Oversee photography assignments for annual conferences, annual report, etc.; ensure photographic coverage of newsworthy company events/activities.

– Serve as backup to the internal communications manager, editing and occasionally drafting, intranet copy, newsletter stories, etc.; posting material to the intranet and other similar duties in the internal communications manager’s absence

– Assist with coordinating special events (teleconferences, town halls, community relations activities, etc.) as needed.

– Assist in the development and implementation of strategic communications plans.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Minimum Required: BA

Level of education required (or experience level which may be substituted for level of education.

Professional designations / certifications/licenses required.

•Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or related field

•A minimum of six to eight years’ experience in media relations, corporate communications or journalism required

•Outstanding judgment, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills; must communicate effectively and persuasively with all levels of the organization and in a variety of environments

•Excellent grammar, spelling, copy-editing, and proofreading skills; knowledge of AP style highly desirable

•Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Internet research

•Experience with Vocus PR or similar system highly desirable

•Hands-on knowledge of current and emerging social media platforms; strong sense of curiosity and eagerness to learn new tools and communications forums.

•Detail- and customer service-oriented; work well in a team environment.

•Demonstrates creativity, flexibility and a proactive approach to work; strong analytic, problem-solving, organizational and time management abilities

•Ability to manage multiple projects and work well under deadline pressure

•Background experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or in a B2B environment is a plus.

•Ability and willingness to (minimally) travel domestically or internationally.

.Other required work-related experiences.

Because of our passion and drive, Covance attracts the kind of people whose contribution has resulted in our exceptional growth. Once a part of our talented team, our employees stay at Covance to work in an environment that encourages career development, allows them to work alongside respected colleagues on challenging projects and provides a diverse global culture.

 

There is no better time to join us!

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

http://jobsearch.covance.com/41125-jobs.aspx

 

***  From Terri Johnson, ABC, APR:

 

35.)  Assistant Professor of Public Relations, Mississippi State University, MS

 

Job Length/Status and Application Deadline: This is a full-time, 9-month, faculty position requiring the successful candidate to teach, conduct research, and fulfill service requirements.

Review of applications will begin September 16 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Description and Details:

Department Profile

The department (http://www.comm.msstate.edu) is one of the largest on campus. Currently over 550 majors are in concentrations of Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre. Approximately half of these students are in the Public Relations concentration.

The department enjoys strong faculty and student relationships with The Reflector student newspaper, the University Television Center, WMSV campus radio station, and numerous internship sponsors. Student organizations are offered in various concentration areas in the department. Faculty also are involved with enhancing select Communication programs on the MSU campus in Meridian, as well as teaching online courses.

Graduates have demonstrated success in various graduate programs and by working in diverse locations throughout the country in multiple specialty areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Public Relations Concentration with approximately 300 majors. Courses may include Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Production, Public Relations Case Problems, Principles of Public Relations, Research in Public Relations & Advertising, as well as the capstone course, Public Relations in Organizations. The candidate should be familiar with Adobe products and comfortable working in a Macintosh environment. Summer teaching, as well as online teaching opportunities, may be available. The ability to teach courses in other concentrations is a plus.

All assistant professor positions are tenure track. The typical course load for an assistant professor with an active research agenda is three courses per semester. During the first year of employment, a special additional course equivalent reassignment per semester for tenure-track positions may be granted (for an overall 2-2 load), thus encouraging the individual to initiate a strong research program. Summer teaching is often available, but is not guaranteed. All tenure-track faculty are expected to teach effectively, conduct appropriate research, and participate in service.

Research is defined by the university, college, and department in a broad context. Excellence in research or creative achievement must be established by critical peer evaluation, using standards prevailing in the discipline.

Service includes advising majors and student organizations, developing curriculum, and serving on committees. Service activities within the community and professional disciplines also are recognized as aspects of faculty achievement.

More information on promotion and tenure is available at http://www.msstate.edu/web/faculty_handbook/handbook.pdf or from the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for the rank of assistant professor must possess a Ph.D. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. ABDs will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in public relations is preferred for
all candidates. The APR credential is also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

The successful candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through scholarship and service. See above for overall duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Abilities to complete typical teaching, research, and service responsibilities as outlined elsewhere are necessary.

Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or group affiliation, age, disability, or veteran status. MSU is an AA/EO employer.

The department seeks to expose students to an array of cultures and teaching styles. Diversity is valued in the department, and minority candidates and Phi Beta Kappa members are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants must apply online at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu by completing the Personal Data Information Form. Applicants also should submit a cover letter, current vitae, statement of research accomplishments and goals, evidence of effective teaching, all transcripts, and three recommendation letters to Search Committee Chair, Public Relations Search Committee, Department of Communication, P.O. Box PF, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

More Information Source: Dr. John Forde, APR, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Communication, jforde@comm.msstate.edu or 662-325-8033, http://www.comm.msstate.edu

 

Instructor of Public Relations, Mississippi State University, MS

Description and Details:

Department Profile

The department (http://www.comm.msstate.edu) is one of the largest on campus. Currently over 550 majors are in concentrations of Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre. Approximately half of these students are in the Public Relations concentration.

The department enjoys strong faculty and student relationships with The Reflector student newspaper, the University Television Center, WMSV campus radio station, and numerous internship sponsors. Student organizations are offered in various concentration areas in the department. Faculty also are involved with enhancing select Communication programs on the MSU campus in Meridian, as well as teaching online courses.

Graduates have demonstrated success in various graduate programs and by working in diverse locations throughout the country in multiple specialty areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Public Relations Concentration with approximately 300 majors. Courses may include Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Production, Public Relations Case Problems, Principles of Public Relations, Research in Public Relations & Advertising, as well as the capstone course, Public Relations in Organizations. The candidates should be familiar with Adobe products and comfortable working in a Macintosh environment. Summer teaching, as well as online teaching opportunities, may be available. The ability to teach courses in other concentrations is a plus.

The typical course load for an instructor is four courses per semester. Summer teaching is often available, but is not guaranteed. All faculty are expected to teach effectively and participate in service.

Service includes advising majors and student organizations, developing curriculum, and serving on committees. Service activities within the community and professional disciplines also are recognized as aspects of faculty achievement.

More information on promotion and tenure is available at http://www.msstate.edu/web/faculty_handbook/handbook.pdf or from the department.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates for the rank of instructor must possess at least a master’s degree with a concentration in Public Relations.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in public relations is preferred for all candidates. The APR credential is also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through scholarship and service. See above for overall duties and responsibilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Abilities to complete typical teaching and service responsibilities as outlined elsewhere are necessary.

Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or group affiliation, age, disability, or veteran status. MSU is an AA/EO employer.

The department seeks to expose students to an array of cultures and teaching styles. Diversity is valued in the department, and minority candidates and Phi Beta Kappa members are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants must apply online at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu by completing the Personal Data Information Form. Applicants also should submit a cover letter, current vitae, statement of research accomplishments and goals, evidence of effective teaching, all transcripts, and three recommendation letters to Search Committee Chair, Public Relations Search Committee, Department of Communication, P.O. Box PF, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

More Information Source: Dr. John Forde, APR, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Communication, jforde@comm.msstate.edu or 662-325-8033, http://www.comm.msstate.edu

 

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Five robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Three of the robbers caught the duty A/B, threatened him with knife on his neck, took his walkie-talkie and tied him up. The robbers broke the lock of forward store and began to steal ship’s stores. While the robbers were busy stealing the ship’s stores, the duty A/B managed to free himself and reported to the D/O at bridge. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped with the stolen stores. Incident reported to port control.

 

***  Ball cap of the week:  Richland Masonic Lodge #283 – F&AM (Thanks Connie!)

 

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***  Polo-shirt of the week:  “Team Longrunner” Unmanned Surface Vehicle – Zycraft

 

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