JOTW 11-2014


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2014 Gold Quill Awards

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JOTW 11-2014

March 17, 2014

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This is JOTW newsletter number 1,008

 

“When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.”

– Swahili saying

 

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***  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.)  Executive Director, Merliance, Cutchogue, NY

2.)  Director of Development & Communications, Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket, Massachusetts

3.)  Director of Marketing and Communications; Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; Tacoma, WA

4.)  Vice President of Strategic Communications, Missouri Foundation for Health, St. Louis, Missouri

5.)  Intern Ball Aerospace Corporate Communications, Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO

6.)  Media Relations Manager, FOLIOfn, Inc., McLean, VA

7.)  Executive Assistant – Corporate Communications, Russell Tobin & Associates, New York, NY

8.)  Director, Corporate Communications Walt Disney | Burbank, CA

9.)  Multimedia Manager, Department of Public Policy & Communications/Managing Editor, New York PhilanthroPost, Philanthropy New York, New York, New York

10.)  Corporate Communications Professional, Mohawk Industries, Dalton, GA

 

11.)  Senior Communications and Public Affairs Specialist, Minneapolis Public Schools – Minneapolis, MN

12.)  Director of Public Relations & Enterprise Community Management, Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN

13.)  Public Relations Manager, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Houston, Texas

14.)  Vice President of Corporate Communications, Drillinginfo, Austin, TX

15.)  Full Time Real Estate PR Administrative Assistant, Mynor and Associates, Bethesda, BD

16.)  Public Affairs Manager, Cruise Lines International Association, Arlington, VA

17.)  Creative Director/Copywriter, Revo Brand Group LLC, Minneapolis, MN

18.)  Marketing & Communications Manager (PT), Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, CA

19.)  Marketing and Communications Manager, Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, California

20.)  Digital Account / Project Manager, Centerline Digital, Raleigh, NC

 

21.)  Communications and Web Content Coordinator, University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, Maryland

22.)  Senior Counselor/VP, Jetstream PR, Plano, TX

23.)  Communications positions, Alley Cat Allies, Bethesda, MD

24.)  Public Affairs Manager, National Council on Aging (NCOA), Washington, DC

25.)  Director of Development and Communications, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County PA, West Norriton, PA

26.)  Writer, Mkt  Communications – Content Publisher, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., Harleysville, Pennsylvania –

27.)  Public-Relations-Manager, Unisys, Blue Bell, PA

28.)  Communications Sr. Associate Job, Unisys, Bangalore, India

29.)  Communications trainee, Unisys, Mexico City, Mexico

30.)  Developer – News Development Team, News UK, London, UK

 

31.)  Public Relations Manager (Sr.), ING Financial Services, Windsor, CT

32.)  Marketing Communications Manager, Lubrizol, Brecksville, OH

33.)  Communications Specialist, Department Of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts

34.)  Account Coordinator, Racepoint Global, Washington, DC

35.)  Communications Intern, Office of  Communications, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

36.)  Communications Director, National Association of State Foresters Industry, Washington, DC

37.)  Farm and Ranch Manager, Cassidy Turley, Indianapolis, IN

38.)  Agriculture Field Inspector I (Livestock Inspector), State of Oklahoma, Payne, OK

39.)  Laboratory Technician – Mars Fishcare, Mars, Pennsylvania

40.)  Breed-to-Wean Production Technician, The Maschhoffs, Eagleville, MO

 

41.)  Seafood Processor – Herring, Silver Bay Seafoods, Sitka, AK

42.)  Aquarist-Yawkey Gallery, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

 

(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:

 

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Newsletters
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www.talentedwordsmith.com

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***  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 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

 

August 18-19-22, Tacoma, Wash.

 

August 22, 23, 24, San Diego, Calif.

 

November 3-6, Nassau, Bahamas

 

***  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/.

 

***  From Paige Brown:

 

In August, 2013, I started conducting a wide online survey of science journalists and bloggers to better understand why and how science research is translated into news. Nearly 1,000 science journalists and bloggers participated in this survey last year. As a continuation of a science communication project for my PhD research at Louisiana State UniversityI am now introducing Part II of this survey – a follow-up to answer more questions and confirm some intriguing results from Part I. (But you needn’t have participated in Part I to participate in Part II now!)

 

If you are a journalist, blogger, freelance writer, magazine writer, TV producer, radio announcer, podcast producer, or anything in between, I’m asking you to participate in this online survey. By participating in this survey, which only takes 15 minutes to complete, journalists, bloggers and other communicators can help me understand when and why science makes its way from research publication to news story.

Once you’ve completed this survey, you will also have the chance to read an abstract and summary of the results from Part I, which have now been submitted for publication. I will also hopefully be blogging about the results of Part I and Part II soon at Scientific American blogs!

To participate, simply copy and paste the following URL into a new browser window:

https://lsucommunications.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czOl353cN333tQN

***  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

 

The 2014 IABC World Conference is full of opportunities for you to grow professionally. This year’s Employee Engagement track not only fosters personal growth, but encourages you to become the kind of leader who inspires others to greatness.

 

Our sessions include an exciting presentation on the neuroscience of employee engagement that provides all-new insights into the minds of your staff. You’ll learn why brains resist change and what to do about it when change is necessary, how our brains are wired to be social, and the five domains that can lead to employees being engaged or disengaged.

 

Learn more about all the sessions taking place at the 2014 IABC World Conference, June 8-11 in Toronto, Canada

 

Register Now!

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***  Let’s get to the jobs:

 

From Donnell Brown:

 

Hi, Ned. Please include this job posting in your Job of the Week email. Thank you!

 

Donnell Brown

Executive Director, Merliance

When you think of Long Island, think of merlot!

 

1.)  Executive Director, Merliance, Cutchogue, NY

 

Merliance Seeks Executive Director

 

Merliance—the alliance of Long Island producers of quality merlot and merlot-based blends—seeks an Executive Director to run our nonprofit trade association. Our Executive Director will work from home on a part-time basis (approximately 16 hours/week), ensuring our organization runs smoothly, gains stature and new members, achieves our marketing and research goals, and annually produces our cooperative blend, also called Merliance. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, capable of/comfortable with working independently from home, has good communication and people skills, and excellent organizational and project management skills. Please have at least 5 years’ prior experience in PR/marketing/communications, and Web and social media skills. Experience in the wine industry is preferred, and experience in grantwriting is a plus. To request a detailed job description and/or apply, please send resume and cover letter to Donnell Brown, dbrown@longislandmerlot.com.  To learn more about Merliance, visit www.longislandmerlot.com.

 

2.)  Director of Development & Communications, Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket, Massachusetts

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/8189-director-of-development-communications

 

***  From Sonja Johnson:

 

3.)  Director of Marketing and Communications; Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; Tacoma, WA

http://careers.ises.com/jobseeker/job/17012270/Director%20of%20Marketing%20and%20Communications/__company__/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25

 

4.)  Vice President of Strategic Communications, Missouri Foundation for Health, St. Louis, Missouri

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/8050-vice-president-of-strategic-communications

 

5.)  Intern Ball Aerospace Corporate Communications, Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO

https://careers.ball.com/psc/HCMPCG91/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=655538

 

6.)  Media Relations Manager, FOLIOfn, Inc., McLean, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=131445052

 

7.)  Executive Assistant – Corporate Communications, Russell Tobin & Associates, New York, NY

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?Job_DID=JHN60K6PT2Y9BNMJLPW

 

8.)  Director, Corporate Communications Walt Disney | Burbank, CA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&jobid=168949

 

9.)  Multimedia Manager, Department of Public Policy & Communications/Managing Editor, New York PhilanthroPost, Philanthropy New York, New York, New York

http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/jobs/8210-multimedia-manager-department-of-public-policy-communications-managing-editor-new-york-philanthropost

 

10.)  Corporate Communications Professional, Mohawk Industries, Dalton, GA

https://manufacturing-mohawk.icims.com/jobs/15516/corporate-communications-professional/job

 

***  From Uma Thangaraj:

 

11.)  Senior Communications and Public Affairs Specialist, Minneapolis Public Schools – Minneapolis, MN

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/12638671

 

12.)  Director of Public Relations & Enterprise Community Management, Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11619162

 

13.)  Public Relations Manager, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Houston, Texas

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/11663488

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

14.)  Vice President of Corporate Communications, Drillinginfo, Austin, TX

http://bit.ly/1dW6cAW

 

***  From Sasanna Strozier:

 

Good evening,

 

I am sending this job posting for Mynor & Associates. We are looking for a Full Time Real Estate Administrative Assistant. The applicants can submit the information to the email in the post. I have attached the posting for submission.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sasanna Strozier

Marketing ATL – Ishidos

Best Agent Business

 

15.)  Full Time Real Estate PR Administrative Assistant, Mynor and Associates, Bethesda, BD

 

Mynor and Associates, a small, but top producing real estate team, is looking for a detail-oriented, problem solving, tech savvy professional to join its growing team! We are looking for someone who wants to learn more about the real estate business and help us grow.

 

Are you a fast learner? Are you flexible and willing to do a bit of everything? Are you a problem solver? Do you have a positive attitude and and the ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment? Are you learning based? If this sounds like you, we would love to talk to you!

 

Marketing Functions to Include Blogging, Social Media and Email Marketing

 

Blogging

 

Candidate must have a knack for writing, essentially breaking industry information down to the consumer level while sustaining the company’s voice across all blog content.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Writing (summarizing articles) and curating various types of articles on a wide range of topics for our blog.
  • Optimizing content for search engines and lead generation.
  • Conducting analytical projects to improve blog strategies/tactics.
  • Growing blog subscribers and expanding the overall blog’s reach.

 

Social Media

 

Candidate will manage, leverage, and grow our online social media accounts by creating and implementing strategies and tactics that improve our social media presence.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Managing all social media platforms for the business.
  • Creating and evaluating social media strategies.
  • Monitoring, responding to, and communicating with our online community.
  • Developing new methods to engage customers on social platforms.
  • Growing the company’s social media reach.

 

Email Marketing

 

Candidate will be expected to develop and track email campaigns to ultimately increase our business’ email marketing success.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Managing email campaigns from start to finish, including creation of pieces, planning, testing, evaluating, and reporting.
  • Developing and optimizing lead nurturing campaigns.
  • Segmenting contact lists and personalizing emails.
  • Keeping up to date with practices and standards in the email marketing industry.

 

Transaction Coordination

 

Exceptional organizational skills are essential. Candidate must be able to successfully manage his/her time, keep his/her workspace clutter-free, prioritize projects and stay on top of his/her schedule.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Preparing template real estate agreements and coordinating signing of said agreements.
  • Ensuring paperwork is compliant with the broker’s requirements.
  • Creating a time line of important dates for the different parties involved to follow, such as deadlines for loan and inspection contingency removal.
  • Scheduling appointments and inspections.
  • Entering listings on the MLS.
  • Creating advertisements online, posting photos and videos of available properties.

 

Client Communications

 

Candidate must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Implementing marketing plans.
  • Assisting in establishment of long-term relationship with clients.
  • Organizing client-oriented events.
  • Individual and mass communication efforts.
  • Preparing and/or coordinating the production of collateral marketing materials.
  • Identifying sponsorship, speaking, award and PR opportunities.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of marketing initiatives.
  • Maintaining our database

 

Property Management*

 

Candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of two beach rental properties; including advertising the properties, explaining advantages of location and services and ensuring the property is in good working order.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Promoting the rentals in various websites.

Responding to inquiries.

Filing and organizing lease agreements.

Collecting and recording rent payments.

Creating work orders for maintenance technicians and cleanings.

Paying properties’ expenses and reimbursing deposits.

 

* This portion of the job is very turn-key and easy to learn.

 

Our team takes pride in working hard, but having fun at what we do. We are very passionate about our work and want the person who takes this position to take ownership and feel the same way over their assigned areas.

 

We want to know more about you! We know time is valuable and we don’t want to waste yours or ours, please send us a resume and cover letter detailing your salary requirements and why you think you would rock this position! E-mail: mynor@mynorandassociates.com.

 

***  From Kemi Ijaola:

 

16.)  Public Affairs Manager, Cruise Lines International Association, Arlington, VA

http://hoojobs.com/job/1873/

 

17.)  Creative Director/Copywriter, Revo Brand Group LLC, Minneapolis, MN

http://hoojobs.com/job/1874/

 

18.)  Marketing & Communications Manager (PT), Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, CA

http://hoojobs.com/job/1876/

 

19.)  Marketing and Communications Manager, Center for Ecoliteracy, Berkeley, California

http://jobs.prsa.org/jobseeker/job/16653678/

 

***  From Emily Gamiel:

 

Hi!

 

I am interested in posting a job to your board. Please let me know if you need any additional information.

 

Thanks,

Emily

 

Centerline Digital

Raleigh, NC

20.)  Digital Account / Project Manager, Centerline Digital, Raleigh, NC

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Digital Account / Project Manager to join our rapidly growing team. The ideal Project Manager has four or more years of work experience, with at least two years of direct project management experience. In this role, you will take ownership of several client relationships and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

You will be responsible for driving projects through the full lifecycle – from inception through completion – while ensuring that timelines, budgets, and client expectations are met. Attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, critical thinking, and creative problem solving are keys to success in this role.

Centerline is a fast-paced and collaborative environment where no two days are the same. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial nature and has experience with managing digital marketing campaigns.

Required background and skills:

  • 4+ years of work experience, with 2+ years of direct project management experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mastery of basic applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as proficiency with online research and Gmail.
  • Proven record of success within a deadline-driven environment.
  • Positive outlook, sense of humor and a solution-oriented approach.
  • Experience in an agency setting is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

Where to apply: centerline.net/careers

 

21.)  Health Communications Specialist, Food and Drug Administration, Department Of Health And Human Services, Silver Spring, Maryland

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/364280600

 

***  From Kelly E. Blake

 

The University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, Maryland is hiring a Communications and Web Content Coordinator.  Apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/25037.

 

The position will be open until filled.

 

Thank you for for posting this to the Job of the Week newsletter and website.

 

Best regards,

Kelly

 

Kelly E. Blake

Director of Communications

University of Maryland School of Public Health

College Park, Maryland

 

21.)  Communications and Web Content Coordinator, University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, Maryland

 

The Communications and Web Content Coordinator for the School of Public Health (SPH) will assist with the implementation of the School’s communications and public relations programs in an effort to: strengthen and advance the School’s identity and reputation; promote and maintain a favorable perception of the School among general public, academic, public health and government audiences; and help ensure that the School’s recruitment, partnership and development goals are more efficiently achieved. The Communications and Web Content Coordinator will report to the Director of Communications and will also work closely with SPH leadership to build and maintain a strong marketing and communications program for the UMD School of Public Health. This position will play a significant role in managing the School’s online presence and serving as a liaison to the SPH community and to website hosting staff on issues related to the Drupal-based websites.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

 

1) Website Maintenance and Enhancement: Manage and contribute to the growing

online presence for the School of Public Health and its departments and centers,

including the new Drupal-based websites (launching in Spring 2014), social media

accounts, online advertising and multimedia (audio/video/photographic) content

production. The goal is to ensure timely, accurate, attractive, and highly usable sites with a consistent look and feel. Tasks will include analysis of web analytics and web marketing strategies. (35%)

2) Writing, Editing and Design: Plan, write, edit and produce communications (print, electronic, web, video, etc.) for the SPH and its departments and centers, including newsletters, recruitment materials and event-related content. (30%)

3) Training and Customer Service/Support: Serve as the liaison to School of Public

Health faculty and staff on issues related to website maintenance, troubleshooting and updates. Consult with clients about needed design updates and provide training

support for staff and faculty responsible for updating sites in Drupal environment.

Serve as the liaison to the university’s Division of IT office on technical website issues and to the website vendor who is building the new Drupal-based SPH website. (25%)

4) Administrative Coordination: Provide coordination for meetings of the SPH

communications committee to consist of key faculty and staff throughout the school.

Provide supervision for student workers supporting SPH communications. (10%)

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

• Bachelor’s degree in related field – journalism, marketing, communications, English, graphic design, public relations, etc.

• Minimum two years of professional experience in communications, public relations

and/or web content management.

• Excellent written, verbal, editing, interpersonal, management and organizational skills.

• A proven ability to support successful communications programs utilizing writing,

graphic design, event production, web development and electronic communications.

• An ability to independently manage competing priorities in a complex and dynamic environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

• Previous experience with web content management, particularly in the Drupal opensource

environment, is highly desired, as well as experience with front-end website

development, including: HTML, CSS, JQuery, and Javascript. PHP and MySQL

experience a plus.

• Design skills and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and

InDesign

• Social media and video production and editing experience

 

About the School of Public Health:

 

The mission of the University of Maryland School of Public Health is to promote and protect the health and well-being of the diverse communities throughout Maryland, the nation and the world through interdisciplinary education, research, practice, leadership and public policy. Built on a foundation of disciplines that originated over 150 years ago with the formation of the University of Maryland, the School of Public Health was founded in 2007 and received full accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2010. We are the only accredited school of public health at a public university in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia region, offering an affordable education with outstanding professional development opportunities.  Our school is entering into a partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus to create a collaborative School of Public Health. Part of the “MPowering the State” initiative which seeks to strategically link programs on both campuses, the “collaborative school” will expand educational opportunities and facilitate collaboration in public health research and service by linking our School of Public Health with the Master of Public Health program in the School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

 

Apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/25037.

Position open until filled. For best consideration, apply by March 31, 2014.

 

***  From Tony Katsulos:

 

Hey, Ned …. when you get a chance for an upcoming JOTW cycle, below is a position we’re posting at Jetstream PR. Thanks – Tony

Tony Katsulos

President & Founder

Jetstream Public Relations, Inc.

5068 West Plano Parkway, Suite 295

Plano, TX

 

22.)  Senior Counselor/VP, Jetstream PR, Plano, TX (DFW area)

 

Tired of the stressful, big-agency rat race? Looking for more latitude and the fulfillment that comes from building strong client relationships? Jetstream PR is seeking a driven, senior PR counselor to join our entrepreneurial firm that specializes in supporting B2B/technology clients, with an emphasis in healthcare IT, software and telecom. At least 10 years of public relations experience is required, with significant and recent PR agency experience preferred, including being the primary principal leading accounts and counseling client executives. Candidates who currently are in a PR agency supervisory or leadership role are desired. Knowledge of hospitals and healthcare technology is ideal, and all candidates must be self-motivated, take a personal interest in their client work, and have superior project management skills. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the agency, both in serving strategic clients and aiding in the firm’s ongoing business development efforts. Above all, Jetstream is looking for candidates who will take seriously the agency’s commitment to quality and delivering value to our clients, balanced by our focus on everyone at Jetstream having fun in our relaxed, decidedly un-corporate environment.

 

Skills required include:

 

  • Proven and highly flexible writing skills.
  • Strong knowledge and everyday use of AP Style.
  • Adept at developing a wide variety of content, from press releases to marketing collateral and website copy.
  • Experience supporting client trade shows from marketing content development to securing, coordinating and staffing onsite news media briefings.
  • Fanatic attention to detail.
  • Ability to advance multiple projects simultaneously.

 

Send resumes to careers@jetstreampr.com. Please, no phone calls or unscheduled visits.

 

***  From Nancy Horisk-Sherr:

 

Hello, Ned! I saw this job announcement from Alley Cat Allies and thought I’d share for JOTW…

 

Regards,

 

Nancy

 

23.)  Communications positions, Alley Cat Allies, Bethesda, MD

 

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. An engine for social change, Alley Cat Allies was the first organization to introduce and advocate for humane methods of feral cat care, particularly Trap-Neuter-Return, in the American animal protection community. [More at http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=616]

 

***  From Ellen Greenwood:

 

Hello,

 

I am hoping you will put this in Ned’s JOTW. Please let me know if you need additional information.

Thank you!

 

Ellen

 

Ellen Greenwood

Operations Manager

Staffing Advisors

 

24.)  Public Affairs Manager, National Council on Aging (NCOA), Washington, DC

 

Position

Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the Public Affairs Manager will lead media relations and outreach activities to position NCOA and NCOA-S as a trusted national voice and source of valuable information on aging. The Public Affairs Manager will identify and cultivate relationships with journalists in print, broadcast, and online media; spot news and story opportunities; and devise promotional strategies that call positive attention to the work of both NCOA and NCOA-S. The Manager will work closely with senior staff to support their efforts to promote websites, influence public policy and legislation affecting seniors, and spotlight innovative programs and solutions to the media. The Manager will be a confident self-starter and mission-motivated professional who will become a brand champion for NCOA’s values, programs, and expertise.

 

Organization

 

For over 60 years, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization, has worked to improve the lives of millions of older Americans, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. NCOA’s social impact goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

 

NCOA Services (NCOA-S) is a nonprofit subsidiary of NCOA, and its mission is to improve the health and economic security of millions of older adults and help make NCOA an enduring organization. NCOA-S is a social enterprise that partners with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations to develop creative solutions to address the challenges of aging in America and bring them to scale nationwide.

NCOA’s Operating Principles

All employees are expected to abide by the Operating Principles promulgated June 2008: (1) Striving for Excellence in all that we do, fostering critical thinking and creative action. Welcoming and embracing innovation every day, not afraid of taking risks, trying something new, or adapting to a changing world. (2) Have respect and care for all and good stewards of our resources and opportunities. (3) Achieve shared goals by building an environment of collaboration in which everyone is expected to contribute. (4) Committed to a trusting and respectful work environment that: values honest and open communication, recognizes individual differences and points of view, and ensures the fair treatment of everyone.

Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Director of Communications, and in support of NCOA’s strategic priority to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020, the Public Affairs Manager will plan and implement:

 Organizational News Promotion

  • Identify news opportunities to promote the work of NCOA      and NCOA-S.
  • Develop key messages for all external media      opportunities.
  • Write press releases, statements, blog posts, and      op-eds.
  • Develop additional creative content to promote      websites, programs, and advocacy positions to a diverse audience      nationwide.

 Media Relations

  • Leverage the expertise, signature services, and thought      leadership of NCOA and NCOA-S to develop story ideas for the media.
  • Distribute/pitch story ideas with the goal of raising      the profile of NCOA and NCOA-S and increasing public awareness of their      websites, programs, signature services, and advocacy efforts.
  • Cultivate relationships with key journalists in the      fields of aging, health, economic security, Medicare, and public policy.
  • Promptly respond to unsolicited media inquiries to tell      the story of NCOA and NCOA-S.
  • Arrange interviews for in-house thought leaders.
  • Create, manage, and execute in-person and online media      events.
  • Monitor and respond to relevant news online and      offline.
  • Develop and execute a plan for analyzing media coverage      to track results and identify emerging threats and opportunities.
  • Continuously work to improve public affairs efforts      based on results, metrics, and best practices.

Internal Communications

  • Work closely with NCOA’s Senior Director of Product Development      & Strategy to leverage media opportunities to promote signature      websites and programs for older adults and caregivers.
  • Work closely with NCOA Public Policy & Advocacy      staff to actively promote NCOA’s positions on federal policy and      legislation affecting older adults, position NCOA as a trusted national      voice on key issues, and engage constituents in advocacy actions.
  • Manage/protect the reputation of NCOA and NCOA-S in      case of inaccurate or critical reports.
  • Assist in preparation of talking points or written      answers and provide coaching or support during interviews.
  • Serve as spokesperson when needed.

Leadership Visibility

  • Support the Director of Communications in      creating/implementing visibility strategies for senior NCOA and      NCOA-S leadership that align with overarching communications strategies.      This could include facilitating interviews, developing blogs, and      researching/preparing talking points.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion for NCOA’s mission of improving      the lives of millions of older adults.
  • At least five years of experience in public relations,      media relations, communications, and/or journalism, with      impeccable writing and reporting skills (samples will be      requested).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with      ability to serve as spokesperson.
  • Solid understanding of the current news media      landscape, with contacts in leading U.S. online, national, regional, and      local news outlets.
  • A passion and demonstrated success with proactive media      outreach, including effective story development/pitching to journalists      that resulted in positive coverage.
  • Experience with media relations/social media tracking      and measurement tools and working knowledge of best practices in      analytics.
  • Experience and appreciation for the role of social      media in public/media relations and its ability to drive mainstream media      attention and web traffic, as well as manage reputation.
  • Strong writing skills with ability to blog/write and/or      ghost write in support of NCOA thought leaders.
  • Collaborative, organized project management and work      style to support the needs and goals of NCOA and NCOA-S staff and      programs.
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines, as      well as creatively solve problems and look for efficiencies and ways to      improve NCOA’s communications and systems.
  • Solid understanding of advocacy, federal legislation,      and public policy and working knowledge of today’s biggest challenges      facing people aged 60 and older a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, public      relations, communications, marketing, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; knowledge of      Meltwater, Salesforce, Blackbaud Luminate, and/or KnowWho a plus.

ADA Specifications

 

Requires the ability to speak, hear, and use hands to operate standard business equipment, including computers and other relevant technology.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, responsible accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

 

To Apply for the Public Affairs Manager:

Simply email your resume to resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “Public Affairs Manager – NCOA /2014-1763” in the subject line of the email. You can also visit us online at www.staffingadvisors.com/jobs.

 

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28.)  Communications Sr. Associate Job, Unisys, Bangalore, India

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29.)  Communications trainee, Unisys, Mexico City, Mexico

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30.)  Developer – News Development Team, News UK, London, UK

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***  From Mark Sofman:

 

31.)  Public Relations Manager (Sr.), ING Financial Services, Windsor, CT

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32.)  Marketing Communications Manager, Lubrizol, Brecksville, OH

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33.)  Communications Specialist, Department Of Veterans Affairs, Bedford, Massachusetts

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***  From Alexandra Horowitch:

34.)  Account Coordinator, Racepoint Global, Washington, DC

 

Due to our exceptional growth, we are looking for a talented Account Coordinator to manage the daily needs and activities of our clients.  If you consider yourself one of the best in public relations, we would love to talk to you.

Racepoint Global Account Coordinators are responsible for working collaboratively with account team(s) to execute deliverables and tactics as specified within client programs.  ACs provide critical support to the account team(s) with overall administrative, accounting, organizational and presentation support.  This position requires pro-active, well organized individuals with enthusiasm and motivation to succeed in a fast pace environment.

The successful AC candidate will have strong written and oral communications skills, a dedication to consistently meeting deadlines, paying close attention to detail, be able to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver the highest quality work.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 0-1 year of public relations, public affairs, advocacy or communications experience
  • Demonstrated social media expertise
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills, effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and execute effectively
  • Ability to manage client resource materials
  • Ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Proficient in MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Hill and/or political campaign experience a plus
  • Interest in working on a variety of legislative and regulatory affairs, grassroots and issues-management campaigns

Please send resumes to hr@racepointglobal.com

 

35.)  Communications Intern, Office of  Communications, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC

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36.)  Communications Director, National Association of State Foresters Industry, Washington, DC

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***  Weekly Alternative Selections:

 

***  From Mark Sofman:

 

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38.)  Agriculture Field Inspector I (Livestock Inspector), State of Oklahoma, Payne, OK

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***  Weekly Piracy Report:

 

040-14  06.03.2014: 1912 UTC: Posn: 04:11N – 005:44E, around 30nm WxS of Brass, Nigeria.

 

Seven pirates in a speed boat approached a drifting supply vessel and hijacked it. They took the crew as hostage and used the vessel as a mother vessel to look for other vessels to hijack. After around 20 hours when no suitable vessel was found the pirates stole the crew and ship’s properties and escaped. Some crew who were beaten up during the hijack.

 

039-14  09.03.2014: 0135 LT: Posn: 09:56N – 076:09E, Kochi Anchorage, India.

 

Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored product tanker. D/O spotted the robbers stealing ship’s stores and raised the alarm resulting in the crew members approaching the location. Seeing the alert crew, the robbers jumped overboard with the stolen stores and escaped. Master reported the incident to the Port Control.

 

038-14  06.03.2014: 0130 UTC: Posn: 04:44.4S – 011:44.9E, Pointe Noire Anchorage, The Congo.

 

Two armed robbers boarded an anchored general cargo ship using a rope. They stole ship’s properties and escaped when the duty crew spotted them.

 

037-14  07.03.2014: 1630 UTC: Posn: 14:20N – 053:19E, Gulf of Aden.

 

Three skiffs chased and approached a Ro-Ro ship underway. Master raised the alarm, contacted the UKMTO and broadcast a Mayday message. All non-essential crewmembers mustered in the citadel, and vessel took anti-piracy preventive measures as per BMP4. The on board armed security team fired three red flares when the skiffs closed to the ship resulting in the skiffs aborting the approach. A military helicopter and a warship came to the location to assist.

 

036-14  06.03.2014: 0538 LT: Posn: 01:09N-103:30E, Nipa Transit, Singapore Straits.

 

While underway Master on board a crude oil tanker heard over the VHF a vessel reporting a robbery incident. Hearing this the Master ordered his crew to secure the accommodation. While locking the entrance to the steering gear room a crewmember was approached by three robbers with knives and threatened while two more robbers were seen exiting the steering gear room with stolen ships property. As the robbers escaped the crew reported to the bridge and the Master raised the alarm and informed the authorities. All crew safe.

 

***  Ball cap of the week:   MOAA (Thanks, Connie!)

 

***  Coffee Mug of the week:     Maidstone State Park – Vermont  Forests, Parks & Recreation

 

***  T- shirt of the week:   Old is Cool (Thanks, Connie…I mean, really.)

 

***  Musical guest artist of the week:   Hank Ballard and the Moonlighters

 

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