JOTW 09-2014


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2014 Gold Quill Awards

Check out the Gold Quill website to learn about all 47 entry categories, find one that suits you, and to submit your entry. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

http://gq.iabc.com/info/

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JOTW 09-2014

March 3, 2014

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This is JOTW newsletter number 1,007

 

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”

– Mae West

 

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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.

 

***  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, visit www.nedsjotw.com)

 

***  One Paragraph Pitch

 

1.)  Director of Communications and Grants Management, VCCA, AMHERST, VIRGINIA

2.)  Director of Communications, Vitamin, Baltimore, MD

3.)  Public Relations Intern, Vitamin, Baltimore, MD

4.)  PR and Marketing Position, Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC

5.)  Paid internship, Office of Communications at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , Bethesda, MD

6.)  Communications Director, Northeast Charter Schools Network, ALBANY, NY

7.)  Social Media Editor, WITF, Harrisburg, PA

8.)  Digital Employee Engagement Manager, Unilever, Kingston upon Thames, UK

9.)  Digital Communications & Web Operations Director, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC

10.)  Senior Executive Communications Manager (Consultant), M Squared Consulting, San Jose, CA

 

11.)  Sr. PR Account Supervisor, Diffusion, New York, NY

12.)  Communications Director, North Star Fund, New York, New York

13.)  Illinois Marketing and Communications Director, Stand for Children, Chicago, IL

14.)  Communications Director, Campus Compact, Boston, MA

15.)  Director Internal Communications, Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY

16.)  Temporary full-time and part-time designers/copy editors, GateHouse Media, Downers Grove, IL

16.)  Reporter, The Pioneer Group, Big Rapids, MI

17.)  Strategic Communications Specialist, Anesthesia Services, P.A. (ASPA), New Castle, Delaware

18.)  Copywriter, Softmart, Inc., Downingtown, PA

19.)  Communications Associate, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences , Villanova University, Villanova, PA

20.)  Marketing Communications Associate, VWR, Radnor, PA

 

21.)  Marketing Coordinator, VWR, West Henrietta, NY

22.)  Communications Intern, Demos, NY, NY

23.)  Online Communications Consultant, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, New York

24.)  Consultant, Writer & Editor, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, New York

25.)  Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Illumina, San Diego, CA

26.)  Public Information Intern, State of Ohio, Bowling Green, OH

27.)  Assignment editor, NBC News Chicago bureau, Chicago, IL

28.)  Experienced freelance writer , LRG Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.

29.)  Communications Director at the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC

30.)  Intern – Corporate Communications, Integrys Business Support, LLC, Green Bay, WI

 

31.)  Reporter/videographer, WMTV, Madison, WI

32.)  Communications and Marketing Coordinator, YWCA York, York, PA

33.)  Junior Afrikaans Copywriter/Translator/Proofreader/Editor, Ayanda Mbanga Communications, Cape Town, South Africa

34.)  Visa Communication Specialist, Special Issuance Agency (SIA), Serco, Boston MA

35.)  Promotions coordinator, WJMK-FM, Chicago, IL

36.)  EXTERNAL AFFAIRS INTERN (Unpaid), OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA, PHILADLEPHIA, PA

37.)  Public Relations/ Communications Internship-Summer 2014, Discovery Communications, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

38.)  Editor, 22nd Century Media, Orland Park, IL

39.)  Global Communications Intern, Baxter, Deerfield, IL

40.)  Senior Graphic Designer, Boulder Brands Inc., Boulder, CO

 

41.)  Sr. Graphic & Web Designer, netDirectMerchants, Boulder, CO

42.)  Corporate Marketing/Graphic Design Specialist, Pilgrim, Greeley, Colorado

43.)  Communications Internship (Summer 2014), Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Hershey, PA

44.)  Part-time sports anchor/reporter, WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI

45.)  Marketing/Public Relations Intern, The New Teacher Institute, Biloxi, MS

46.)  Reporter, Nashville Business Journal, Nashville, TN

47.)  Communications Internship, American Progress, Washington, DC

48.)  Communications manager, City of Bloomington, Bloomington, IL

49.)  Director of Communications, Portland Cement Association, Washington, DC

 

51.)  Account Supervisor Social & Digital Media, FleishmanHillard, Boston, Mass.

52.)  Vice President Social Media, VOX Global, Washington, D.C.

53.)  Communications Analyst, GRANITE SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, Tampa, FL

54.)  COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR,  International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, DC (CD can be located anywhere in the world through telecommuting)

 

(You can find the jobs descriptions and/or links at www.nedsjotw.com.

 

***  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!

 

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

 

March 10-13, Boston, Mass.

 

March 17-18-19, Accra, Ghana

 

March 25-26-27, Monterey, Calif.

 

April 11-13, Boston/Bath, Maine

 

June 9-10, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

June 11-12, Bahrain

 

***  2014 Gold Quill Awards

 

With less than a month before the final deadline to enter the 2014 Gold Quill Awards, it’s time to get a move-on if you haven’t started your entry! Last year we recognized more than 275 communicators for their hard work and strategic thinking, and in 2014 we hope to give even more professionals the chance to show off their expertise.

 

Check out the Gold Quill website to learn about all 47 entry categories, find one that suits you, and to submit your entry. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

http://gq.iabc.com/info/

 

***  Your Very Next Step!

 

The February  2014 YVNS newsletter is posted at http://www.yourverynextstep.com/2014/02/23/your-very-next-step-newsletter-for-february-2014/.

 

***  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.

 

***  Toronto and IABC. World Conference is just around the corner.

 

8–11 June 2014

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada

 

Bring your passion for being a better communicator to Toronto this June for the 2014 IABC World Conference. As you explore the vibrant ethnic neighborhoods, the Toronto Islands and Casa Loma, the culture, beauty and history of this cosmopolitan city will captivate you.

 

With seven tracks with more than 60 breakout sessions, plus five general sessions, World Conference offerings can help you reach the next stage of your career. Explore new ideas on:

•Career Building

•Crisis Communication

•Research and Measurement

•Strategic Leadership and Business

•Marketing and Advertising

•Reputation and Brand

•Employee Engagement

 

Register Now!

http://wc.iabc.com/

 

***  Let’s get to the jobs:

 

***  From Pat Valdata:

 

Hi Ned,

 

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts has a communications opening. It is located in the beautiful countryside between Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Really nice work environment, and lovely people.

 

Cheers,

Pat

 

1.)  Director of Communications and Grants Management, VCCA, AMHERST, VIRGINIA

http://www.vcca.com/main/sites/default/files/job_desc_1_31_14_0.pdf

 

***  From Judy Heise:

 

2.)  Director of Communications, Vitamin, Baltimore, MD

 

You’ve spent several long, hard and fun years cutting your teeth at an agency. You came in on the bottom rung. And now? Now you’re handling your business, knocking out marketing plans, managing client projects and getting sh*t done.

 

You’ve been curious lately. And you’ve found yourself asking, “What’s next for me in this industry? How can I take what I’ve learned and continue growing?”

 

Hello. We’re Vitamin. We’re looking for you and we have the opportunity you’ve been dreaming about. We’re running 11 years strong and we’re ready for someone like you to join our team, take on key responsibilities and help further our business growth.

 

Interested? Let’s talk corporate culture.

 

We respect your personal time just as you respect our time. Weekends? We rarely work them, unless we have a fun event to manage. During the week we arrive at the studio around 9 a.m. and head out around 6 p.m., often leaving earlier if workload is on schedule. We work hard and smart while we’re here so that we can enjoy life outside of work too.

 

Candidate Requirements

 

We’re looking for someone with excellent skills in writing, editing, verbal communication, leadership and team-building. More than 5 years’ experience at an agency or in a corporate marketing department. Someone who has led and been responsible for strategic planning and implementation of non-traditional and traditional marketing-communications programs. Market sector experience in banking, accounting, health / human services, architecture, engineering, construction, non-profit and/or hospitality is a plus.

 

Responsibilities

 

Develop, lead and implement a range of non-traditional and traditional communications strategies under the service offerings of public relations (e.g., media relations, crisis communications), SEO/SEM, social media and advertising (e.g., media buying/planning, copywriting, Adwords). Additional responsibilities include:

 

•Writing strategic marketing-communications plans and managing/handling implementation, such as writing briefs, managing deadlines, etc.

•Developing key messaging.

•Ensuring the proper and consistent integration of clients’ messaging across all marketing channels (including online).

•Delegating, supervising and conducting assignments, as well as reviewing, revising and approving work prior to client delivery.

•Monitoring progress and evaluating results.

•Managing and growing client relationships.

•Participating in new business pitches and proposal development as needed.

•Assisting with the review and evaluation of personnel performance.

 

The Director of Communications will report directly to the president/CEO.

 

Benefits

We offer great employee benefits, including 2 weeks of paid vacation (plus an extra week off at the end of the year), health benefits with dental and vision included, a 401(k) retirement program with employer match, Takeout Tuesdays, bonuses for performance and random acts of kindness.

 

To Apply

Email your resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary requirements to Amanda Karfakis. Use the subject line: Director of Communications.

 

* No phone calls

* Vitamin does not reply to submissions that do not meet the position’s criteria

* This position does not apply to freelancers or recruiters

 

About Vitamin

 

Vitamin®, the “Cure for the Common Brand®,” is the mid-Atlantic’s first boutique design-web-public relations firm focused on nourishing brands through a best practices, all-in-house approach to creating cohesive identity, print, interactive and PR programs. Vitamin’s client list includes regional and national companies in diverse fields, including built industry, banking, education, healthcare, restaurant/ hospitality, non-profit and search/staffing. Vitamin is certified MBE/DBE by the Maryland Department of Transportation.

 

http://vitaminisgood.com/company/careers/director-of-communications-at-vitamin/

 

3.)  Public Relations Intern, Vitamin, Baltimore, MD

http://vitaminisgood.com/company/careers/looking-for-the-right-pr-interns/

 

***  From Kristina Larson:

 

Can you please include in your next edition? Thanks!

 

Kristina

 

4.)  PR and Marketing Position, Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC

 

Plans, coordinates, and executes communications plans and activities for more than 6,500 employees. Writes, edits, and coordinates production of internal communications, such as newsletters, weekly emails, publications, intranet, talking points and other channels. Plans and manages special events as assigned. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Business, English or related field required, with 4-5 years of experience.

 

To apply: visit http://childrensnational.org/careers/job-search.aspx and search for Requisition Number 13527

 

***  From Alex Filip:

 

Ned,

 

Now for Summer!

 

NOTE: The USAJobs link offers no details about Office of Communications duties. It is just a “Summer Intern Support Function” application process. Below is a better description.

 

Thanks,

 

How ‘bout them Warriors over G-town!

 

Alex

 

Here are details:

 

5.)  Paid internship, Office of Communications at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , Bethesda, MD

 

The very active Office of Communications at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda has an opening for a summer student intern. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to a communications career as demonstrated by strong experience and class work in areas of communications, journalism, public relations, social media, marketing and/or public affairs.

 

In addition to a growing focus on social media from new website developments to tweets, work includes press event and program planning, logistics, staging, support; ushering media news releases through assignment, writing, development, approval, distribution processes; social media development, tracking; contact development and tracking; video scripting, production and distribution; internal staff and external media relations; and much more. Good organizing skills, writing ability, with special interest in anyone with excellent Spanish writing ability.

 

Must be a current student. Temporary position pays at GS 4-7 level based on education and experience. Flexible start/end dates with allowance for class time. Offices are three blocks from Bethesda Metro stop. Will need resume prior to interview. Transcripts and proof of school enrollment will be required from selected candidate. Background investigation and fingerprints will be required for designee. Please go to USAJobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363085000 to apply for Office of Communications position. DEADLINE is Sunday, March 9.

 

Contact: Alex Filip, Office of Communications, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission AFilip@cpsc.gov, 301-504-7783 if you have questions.

 

6.)  Communications Director, Northeast Charter Schools Network, ALBANY, NY

http://www.bridgespan.org/Nonprofit_Jobs/Position_Details.aspx?jobId=10905

 

7.)  Social Media Editor, WITF, Harrisburg, PA

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=8385611&t=1

 

8.)  Digital Employee Engagement Manager, Unilever, Kingston upon Thames, UK

https://unilever.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&searchExpanded=true&job=1400041E

 

***  From Laurel Parkhurt:

 

9.)  Digital Communications & Web Operations Director, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC

http://hoojobs.com/job/1849/

 

10.)  Senior Executive Communications Manager (Consultant), M Squared Consulting, San Jose, CA

http://hoojobs.com/job/1851/

 

11.)  Sr. PR Account Supervisor, Diffusion, New York, NY

http://hoojobs.com/job/1862/

 

12.)  Communications Director, North Star Fund, New York, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/7829-communications-director

 

13.)  Illinois Marketing and Communications Director, Stand for Children, Chicago, IL

http://www.bridgespan.org/Nonprofit_Jobs/Position_Details.aspx?jobId=10877

 

14.)  Communications Director, Campus Compact, Boston, MA

http://www.compact.org/events-jobs-grants-more/jobs/communications-director-national-campus-compact-office/21189/

 

15.)  Director Internal Communications, Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY

http://careers.regeneron.com/tarrytown/communications/jobid4011988-director-internal-communications-jobs

 

16.)  Temporary full-time and part-time designers/copy editors, GateHouse Media, Downers Grove, IL

 

GateHouse Media/Downers Grove, IL seeks temporary full-time and part-time designers/copy editors who can produce attractive and compelling newspaper pages as well as clean up copy and sharpen headlines; must use page design software and a centralized front-end system to lay out pages from beginning to completion, publish final stories to appropriate Web sites, provide a final read of all copy submitted for a variety of publications and work with local editors across the country to continually improve the look and content of the papers; some candidates may be invited to transfer when the operation is moved from Downers Grove to Austin, TX in 2014.  Apply online at http://ghm.applicantstack.com/x/openings.  EOE

 

16.)  Reporter, The Pioneer Group, Big Rapids, MI

 

The Pioneer Group (Big Rapids ,MI) seeks a reporter who understands scanner traffic, knows the urgency of braking news, understands the importance of community journalism, can turn in-depth feature stories and investigative pieces, wants to flex FOIA knowledge and learn new skills, and can handle the crime and courts beat.

State/regional candidates preferred. Clips and resume to Jim Crees, editor-in-chief, at crees@pioneergroup.com.

 

***  From Amber Schooley:

 

Good afternoon.

 

Anesthesia Services, P.A. would like to post a job on Job of the Week.

 

This is a Strategic Communications Specialist position located in New Castle, Delaware.  I have attached the posting for your convenience.

 

All resumes can come directly to me at aschooley@aspa-de.com.

 

Thank you and have a great day.

 

Amber Schooley

Human Resources Generalist

New Castle, DE

 

17.)  Strategic Communications Specialist, Anesthesia Services, P.A. (ASPA), New Castle, Delaware

 

Anesthesia Services, P.A. (ASPA)  is currently seeking a Strategic Communications Specialist to join our group.  The objective of the Strategic Communication Specialist is to deliver ASPA’s vision, mission, and goals clearly to internal and external stakeholders.  The Specialist regularly works with senior leadership to develop a communications and marketing strategy that reflects business practices, audiences, and voice of ASPA utilizing both traditional and new media to promote ASPA as a leader in Perioperative Services.

 

Responsibilites:

 

•             Promote intra-company awareness of clinical and administrative team functions and a cross-pollination of ideas and efforts.

•             Oversee development and distribution of both internal and external content.

•             Oversee the ASPA website and linkage to company development and promotion.

•             Continuously seek the most innovative tools and processes to distribute news to media and the public.  Develop cost/benefit proposals when needed to advance recommendations.

•             Develop and maintain a public relations calendar.

•             Set expectations and identify new media/public relations opportunities for signature events.

•             Creates and implements an appropriate social media presence consistent with ASPA’s strategic goals. Creates, manages, and grows ASPA’s presence across social media channels. (i.e. LinkedIn).

 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or related discipline with a thorough understanding of communications principles and practices.

Two (2) years experience in a similar position.

 

About the Organization:

 

Anesthesia Services, PA (ASPA) is a Delaware based practice that was incorporated on  February 2, 1987. Since inception, the practice has been the exclusive anesthesia provider with Christiana Care Health System (CCHS), a 1,000 bed tertiary care level one regional referral center, which provides an ideal setting for state-of-the-art treatment.  The goal of ASPA is to not only maintain, but to continually strive to exceed its present standards of excellence in patient care. The group believes that working together in a spirit of collegiality, mutual respect, and goodwill has contributed to its continued success.  Anesthesia care is delivered to the community via an Anesthesia Care Team approach so that all patients are cared for by a highly trained certified registered nurse anesthetist medically directed by an anesthesiologist.  The group is comprised of approximately 41 anesthesiologists and over 90 CRNAs and an administrative support team. The educational backgrounds of our physicians cover a highly esteemed curriculum. Residencies include Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Columbia/Presbyterian, and Yale New Haven. Our physicians are certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and our CRNAs are certified by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

 

Contact Amber Schooley at aschooley@aspa-de.com.

 

***  From Bill Seiberlich:

 

18.)  Copywriter, Softmart, Inc., Downingtown, PA

https://careers-softmart.icims.com/jobs/1077/copywriter/job

 

19.)  Communications Associate, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences , Villanova University, Villanova, PA

https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/6448

 

20.)  Marketing Communications Associate, VWR, Radnor, PA

http://jobs.vwr.com/job/Radnor-Marketing-Communications-Associate-Job-PA-19080/46143000/

 

21.)  Marketing Coordinator, VWR, West Henrietta, NY

http://jobs.vwr.com/job/West-Henrietta-Marketing-Coordinator-Job-NY-14586/45341000/

 

22.)  Communications Intern, Demos, NY, NY

http://www.demos.org/job-opportunities#CommIntern

 

23.)  Online Communications Consultant, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/7762-online-communications-consultant

 

24.)  Consultant, Writer & Editor, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/7761-consultant-writer-editor

 

***  From Christina Lim:

 

Hi Ned,

 

Could you post the attached job to the JOTW list?  All resumes can be directed to Christina Lim at clim@illumina.com.

 

Thanks,

Christina

 

Christina Lim

Director, Employee Communications

Illumina

 

25.)  Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Illumina, San Diego, CA

 

Imagine cancer becoming a chronic disease that’s managed like diabetes.  That’s what we’re enabling at Illumina.  Our mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome.  Our technologies are being used in multiple areas that affect our health—from cancer research to agriculture to microbial studies to reproductive health and more.  Become part of the team that is enabling groundbreaking discoveries every day.

 

Description

In partnership with the Director of Employee Communications, the Senior Manager of Employee Communications at Illumina will lead the strategic development and execution of global internal communications activities that positively reflect the company’s culture and enhance employee engagement. This position will have supervisory responsibilities and will assist in the growth and development of the overall team.

 

This person will assist with implementing a global employee communication strategy for Illumina’s 3,000+ employees.  Additionally, this individual will work with leaders throughout the organization, across multiple functions and business units, to build communication programs that enhance employee engagement, shape and reinforce culture and support Illumina’s business objectives.  This position is primarily focused on developing the infrastructure and processes necessary to scale the team to support a growing global organization.

Specific programs this position will be responsible for include:

 

•             Applying knowledge of the latest communication technologies and tools to execute communication strategies to multiple audiences through electronic, face-to-face and social media.

o             Managing the company intranet, including:

–              The overhaul of the company intranet (to be delivered to the business by the end of 2014)

–              Adoption of and improvements of the intranet over time

o             Developing and implementing a social collaboration strategy for internal communications

o             Overseeing digital signage program

•             Establishing/improving and building adoption for core communication programs

o             Documenting, formalizing and socializing communication processes across a dispersed network of business unit/function communicators.

•             Developing communication toolkits that help enable the organization to communicate more effectively and efficiently

 

A deep understanding of core communication fundamentals are a must:

 

•             Develop leader and employee messages aimed at inspiring, informing, and engaging employees.

•             Establish a role as a strategic counselor with the company’s businesses, regions and functions to assess communications needs and develop appropriate solutions

•             Serve as a responsive, quality-focused trusted partner for communications needs throughout the company

•             Lead the development and execution of global internal communications activities including high-quality written, video and audio collateral (i.e.: plans, presentations, messaging, talking points, Q&A, web content, patient profiles)

•             Creating and maintaining effective channels for eliciting employee feedback to ensure communications meet the needs and expectations of employees

 

o             Providing ongoing and meaningful measurement reports to determine communication effectiveness.

•             Plan and execute employee events (i.e.: quarterly employee meetings, special events, etc.)

 

This position requires a talented, experienced, positive, professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment where priorities can shift quickly.  Must be flexible and able to take on multiple priority projects at once and deliver on-time and within budget.  Must be familiar with best practices in employee communications.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or a related field and a minimum of 5 – 7 years previous experience in a communications role or related field.  Experience must include:

 

•             Basic graphic design and HTML skills.

•             Familiarity with content management systems and social collaboration platforms

•             Working directly with a CEO, vice president or member of the executive leadership team in a communication capacity

•             Event planning and execution

•             Video development and production

•             Change communication

 

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strengths in:

 

•             Strategic, global thinking, planning and decision-making

•             Confident, independent interactions with senior management

•             Commitment to quality and attention to detail

•             Responsiveness, multi-tasking and balancing customer demands while meeting or exceeding multiple deadlines

•             Ability to calmly respond to unexpected issues and crises

•             Analytical thinking

•             Presentation and speaking skills

•             Accountability for results

•             Learning business issues to communicate them in simple, effective ways

•             Passion for employee communication and supporting an organization committed to changing the world

•             Event planning and execution

•             Video development or production

 

All resumes can be directed to Christina Lim at clim@illumina.com.

 

26.)  Public Information Intern, State of Ohio, Bowling Green, OH

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/state-of-ohio–2/public-information-intern?i=7&location=146345

 

27.)  Assignment editor, NBC News Chicago bureau, Chicago, IL

 

The NBC News Chicago bureau seeks an experienced and highly motivated assignment editor (Job #14069BR) who can coordinate with producers, with senior producers, with writers and with reporters in the general production of news content for broadcast and the Web; must coordinate the gathering and feeding of news materials, effectively research/coordinate/implement coverage of breaking news and ongoing stories, find and book characters who help define a story, can organize/set up/coordinate elements for all platforms, can make and maintain contacts with affiliates, can make effective use and monitoring of social media sites and the Web, can participate in daily network-wide conferences, can pitch story ideas, can organize and maintain the desk log/story digest/who’s where to reflect changes, can establish and maintain working story and contact files, can watch and interact with all platform personnel and can put together a story coverage plan; must have a solid working knowledge of microwave and satellite trucks and solid working knowledge of TV production.  Apply online at www.nbcunicareers.com.  EOE

 

***  From Randy Ford:

 

28.)  Experienced freelance writer , LRG Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.

 

A D.C.-based public affairs agency supporting nonprofit and public-sector clients has an immediate need for an experienced freelance writer. The ideal candidate has a background in journalism but is a well-rounded writer who can also assist with marketing, web copy, annual reports, business development, copyediting and other projects. The anticipated initial workload is approximately 50 hours per month and may increase. Submit a resume and three recent writing samples of various project types to rford@lrginc.com.

 

29.)  Communications Director at the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC

http://www.bridgespan.org/Nonprofit_Jobs/Position_Details.aspx?jobId=10991

 

30.)  Intern – Corporate Communications, Integrys Business Support, LLC, Green Bay, WI

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/integrys-business-support-llc/intern?i=4&location=145805

 

31.)  Reporter/videographer, WMTV, Madison, WI

 

Experienced reporter/videographer who is versatile, works fast, is accurate, understands enterprise reporting, can bring fresh ideas to the assignment desk on a daily basis, can edit what you shoot, can tell the story over-the-air and on all other platforms effectively and is a social media innovator.  DVD/online link (preferred) and resume to the WMTV Personnel Dept., 615 Forward Dr., Madison, WI 53710 or e-mail personnel@nbc15.com.  No calls.  EOE

 

32.)  Communications and Marketing Coordinator, YWCA York, York, PA

http://ywcayork.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-554327.html

 

33.)  Junior Afrikaans Copywriter/Translator/Proofreader/Editor, Ayanda Mbanga Communications, Cape Town, South Africa

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Job/196/22/200249.html

 

34.)  Visa Communication Specialist, Special Issuance Agency (SIA), Serco, Boston MA

http://jobs.serco-na.com/boston/communications/jobid4999061-visa-communication-specialist-boston-ma-jobs

 

35.)  Promotions coordinator, WJMK-FM, Chicago, IL

 

CBS-owned WJMK-FM, Chicago seeks a part-time (20-25 hours/week) promotions coordinator (Job #16340BR and 16339BR) for a classic hits-formatted station who can assist in the on-site coordination of remotes/personality/appearances/station events, is energetic/efficient/capable of multi-tasking, can do contest winner fulfillment/mailings/database entry/Web site maintenance/listener correspondence, is a proven team player, can work a flexible schedule that includes days/evenings and weekends and is proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.  Apply online at www.cbsradio.com/careers.

 

36.)  EXTERNAL AFFAIRS INTERN (Unpaid), OFFICE OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, CITY OF PHILADLEPHIA, PHILADLEPHIA, PA

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW

 

The External Affairs Intern will assist in developing long-term strategic communications and crisis communications planning activities for the Office of Emergency Management and with the implementation of Ready Philadelphia, a public education program designed to influence the public to take responsibility for personal emergency preparedness.

 

The External Affairs Intern work will include, but is not limited to, coordinating meetings with public information officers from various city agencies, and from the private sector as well, drafting public information messages for sample press releases, public service announcements, an emergency text alert system and social media networking sites for various scenarios; developing and revising PowerPoint presentations, documenting the various public information systems available in various departments for disseminating information; and drafting internal protocols for the usage of various public information systems. The intern will maintain a current database of media contact information and other lists as needed. The intern may also be responsible making videos on how to prepare for emergencies, videotaping press conferences, public events and training. Revising OEM’s website, developing content for a Ready Philadelphia App, assists with coordinating the materials for the Ready Philadelphia Speakers’ Bureau workshops and a variety of special events and exhibits; developing and maintaining working relationships with the media, corporate sponsors, and the general public; prepares press kits and pulling materials from inventory.

 

This position reports to the Deputy Director for External Affairs or his/her designee.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to mitigate, plan and prepare for emergencies; educate the public about preparedness; coordinate emergency response and recovery efforts; and develop tools and identify resources to support the overall preparedness of the City of Philadelphia.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK

 

Under the direction of the External Affairs Manager, the External Affairs Intern is responsible for a range of public information activities. Typical examples of work may include:

•             Drafts correspondence to government officials, private industry representatives and corporate sponsors.

•             Prepares meeting agenda and meeting minutes.

•             Develops policies for approving messages for various public alert systems, and usage policies for social media networking sites.

•             Assists with the development of scripted messages for various scenarios.

•             Develops PowerPoint presentations for various audiences

•             Prepares special event briefing documents and drafts talking points for city officials.

•             Assists with the development of public information; researches and gathers information. Writes, edits, and proofreads a variety of materials, such as fact sheets, pamphlets, brochures, press releases, ads, newspaper articles reports, websites, public service announcements and video products, website and Ready

 

Philadelphia App.

•             Coordinates community outreach events. Works with advisory committees, civic associations, community, faith-based groups and special needs groups; and governmental officials. Attends community meetings, fairs, schools and other outreach events.

•             Monitors news coverage, prepares draft responses and follow-up when necessary.

•             Maintains media and other essential contact lists.

•             Videotapes press conferences, special events and training.

•             Produces new videos on how to prepare for emergencies.

•             Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

•             English usage, grammar, rhetoric, punctuation and spelling; AP style guidelines.

•             Methods and techniques of disseminating information to the public, and the print and electronic media.

•             Techniques and practices of news gathering, interview techniques, and copywriting.

•             Public relations principles and practices, and effective advertising techniques and practices.

•             Various types of multimedia production, graphic design and desktop publishing.

•             Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Windows Movie Maker).

 

ABILITY TO:

 

•             Prepare interesting and informative news releases, articles, talking points, bulletins, reports and other informational material.

•             Evaluate various subject matter materials critically from the standpoint of listener, viewer or reader interest.

•             Be sensitive to public perceptions.

•             Ability to work effectively under pressure and to make sound decisions.

•             Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

•             Independently manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines in a rapidly changing work environment;

•             Exercise discretion and judgment in the handling of sensitive matters; and ability to maintain confidentiality.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

•             Currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, media/journalism, marketing, public relations, digital arts and multimedia design, public safety, emergency management or related fields.

•             Previous work experience in an office setting is required.

•             Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

•             Must be willing to undergo a background investigation.

•             Must be willing to participate in mandatory training.

•             Must live in the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley region with easy access to public transportation or the ability to drive to work.

 

PAY RANGE:  This is an unpaid internship.

Please send cover letter, resume, three writing samples, such as press releases, newsletter articles, business correspondence or school papers (no creative writing samples), video samples and present GPA to: joan.przybylowicz@phila.gov.

 

37.)  Public Relations/ Communications Internship-Summer 2014, Discovery Communications, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/discovery-communications-inc–19/public-relations-communications-internship-summer-?i=2&location=145356

 

38.)  Editor, 22nd Century Media, Orland Park, IL

 

22nd Century Media (Orland Park, IL) seeks a multi-talented editor who can produce a high-quality and hyperlocal publication each week, has an entrepreneurial spirit, can cover locale vents and meetings, can dictate and plane for front-page packages, can shoot photos, can work quickly and effectively on breaking stories, can work with other editors and freelancers, is detail-oriented, is a team player, has lots of energy, has a creative mindset, must be proficient in Microsoft Suite, Adobe InCopy, grammar, spelling and AP style.  Three clips and resume to bill@opprairie.com.

 

39.)  Global Communications Intern, Baxter, Deerfield, IL

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/baxter–17/global-communications-intern?i=4&location=151971

 

40.)  Senior Graphic Designer, Boulder Brands Inc., Boulder, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9280,30013,0&S=inntmioruwr#j022414_1

 

41.)  Sr. Graphic & Web Designer, netDirectMerchants, Boulder, CO

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9280,30013,0&S=inntmioruwr#ndm

 

42.)  Corporate Marketing/Graphic Design Specialist, Pilgrim, Greeley, Colorado

http://andrewhudsonsjobslist.com/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=9280,30013,0&S=inntmioruwr#j022414_5

 

43.)  Communications Internship (Summer 2014), Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Hershey, PA

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/hershey-entertainment-resorts-company–4/communications-internship-summer-2014?i=5&location=152012

 

44.)  Part-time sports anchor/reporter, WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI

 

Part-time sports anchor/reporter with at least two years experience who is a strong writer, has good news judgment, presents well, is an excellent writer, has a solid understanding of producing sportscasts, knows libel law, can deliver live reports smoothly, has a high work ethic and standards, can meet deadlines, is detail-oriented, knows newsroom communities, can write and report accurate and visually interesting stories on a variety of sports, can generate story ideas, can cultivate sources, can produce and time sportscasts, can perform on-air presentation of stories, can anchor sportscasts, can represent the station at community events, is willing to travel on a moment’s notice and can perform other duties as assigned; tape and resume to Bill Berra, VP/News-Wisconsin,  WTMJ-TV, 720 E. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53212 or e-mail wberra@todaystmj4.com; see complete details of all job postings online at www.journalcommunications.com.

 

45.)  Marketing/Public Relations Intern, The New Teacher Institute, Biloxi, MS

http://www.internmatch.com/internships/the-new-teacher-institute/marketingpublic-relations-intern?i=1&location=150758

 

46.)  Reporter, Nashville Business Journal, Nashville, TN

 

The Nashville (TN) Business Journal weeks an aggressive reporter with at least four years experience to chase the deals, follow the development and cover the commercial real estate industry; the area is poised for explosive growth, developers and corporate tenants are on the move and the reporter must be relentless in chasing news and building relationships with sources; must be allergic to getting beat and produce high-impact breaking news and compelling enterprise that is rich with information to business leaders; must marry traditional journalism strengths with online and social media savvy and thrive on a fast-paced environment in which you can innovate and lead.  Clips and resume to Lori Becker, editor-in-chief, at lbecker@bizjournals.com.

 

47.)  Communications Internship, American Progress, Washington, DC

http://www.americanprogress.org/about/jobs/52362/communications-internship/

 

48.)  Communications manager, City of Bloomington, Bloomington, IL

 

The city of Bloomington, IL seeks a communications manager who can assist the city council and city departments in communicating with city residents, stakeholders and employees.   Pay $62,230 to $93,345.  Apply online with a completed city application and resume at www.cityblm.org.  EOE

49.)  Director of Communications, Portland Cement Association, Washington, DC

http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Portland-Cement-Association/jobs/Director-Communication-310836bd33377d5e

 

50.)  Director, Corporate Communications, Interval International Inc., South Miami, Florida

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?sc_cmp1=js_jrp_jobclick&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHS4H36RM29J1WDGT13&showNewJDP=yes

 

51.)  Account Supervisor Social & Digital Media, FleishmanHillard, Boston, Mass.

http://fleishmanhillard.com/job/account-supervisor-social-digital-media-boston/

 

52.)  Vice President Social Media, VOX Global, Washington, D.C.

http://fleishmanhillard.com/job/vice-president-social-media-washington-d-c/

 

53.)  Communications Analyst, GRANITE SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, Tampa, FL

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?sc_cmp1=js_jrp_jobclick&APath=2.21.0.0.0&job_did=JHQ5GF6KV3ZZZHN5NJ1

 

54.)  COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR,  International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, DC (CD can be located anywhere in the world through telecommuting)

http://www.icahdq.org/news/CommDirector.asp

 

 

***  Weekly Alternative Selections:

 

None this week

 

***  Weekly Piracy Report:

 

032-14  24.02.2014: 2245 LT: Posn: 22:15.8N – 091:43.2E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.

 

Ten robbers in an unlit wooden boat armed with knives approached an anchored chemical tanker. Two robbers boarded the tanker using grappling hooks and stole ship’s stores and property. The duty A/B noticed the robbers and informed the bridge. Alarm raised, ships whistle sounded and crew rushed to the location. Seeing the alert crew, the robbers jumped overboard with the stolen items and escaped in their boat with their accomplices.

 

031-14  20.02.2014: 0150 LT: Posn: 04:54.0S – 011:49.2E, Pointe Noire Anchorage, The Congo.

 

Robbers boarded an anchored supply ship using a piece of rope. They stole ship’s properties and escaped when the duty crew spotted them.

 

030-14  20.02.2014: 1140 LT :Posn: 21:00N – 091:37E, Around 25nm off coastline, Bangladesh.

 

A tug towing a general cargo vessel underway noticed five fishing boats approaching the general cargo vessel. Two fishing boats came alongside and pirates boarded the vessel and were seen lowering the ship’s property and stores. At the time of the incident the vessel under tow was not manned as it was underway for scrap.

 

***  Ball cap of the week:  Baylor (Thanks to Paul Hart)

 

***  Coffee Mug of the week:    NAVSEA Warfare Centers Dahlgren – Where the Hell is Dahlgren, Va?

 

***  T- shirt of the week:  NedsShirts- Airbrushed Originals (Thanks, Connie!)

 

***  Musical guest artist of the week:  The Click Five

 

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