JOTW 13-2018


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JOTW 13-2018

March 26, 2018

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,745


“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.”

– W. Somerset Maugham


This edition of JOTW comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.


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None this week.


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


***  Here’s the link for the JOTW newsletter on the website:


***  One Paragraph Pitch:








I love helping organizations tell their stories. For me, what we do begins and ends with storytelling and audience. Often, I research, write, and edit web content, recently helping Perfetti Van Melle (, the famous candy manufacturer of Mentos and Airheads, re-launch its US website, and 3D titanium manufacturer Norsk Titanium re-envision its site ( I also help companies use their pasts in current campaigns and initiatives, which led to researching and writing the content for Norsk’s one-room museum at its US headquarters and earlier working with Kimberly-Clark on its 125th anniversary, which resulted in a book published by a university press. Ghostwriting is another strength, anything from full-length business books or memoirs to thought leadership pieces. My latest book – among 29 either written or edited – is a critically-acclaimed biography of Marvel icon Stan Lee.


For more information, please check out my site ( or LinkedIn ( Contact me at or on my cell: 850.273.2393. Let’s work together to tell your organization’s story!


Bob Batchelor


***  Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to   You can pitch yourself or your business anyway you want, as long as it’s short and to the point.  You can include a photo, too! There is no waiting list.  And it’s free!  Submit yours today!


***  New JOTW Survey Identifies the Hottest Trends in PR and Corporate Communications


The 2018 JOTW Communication Survey was conducted in partnership with Sword and Script Public Relations.


Here’s some of the reporting about the survey:

  • Survey: Communicators pinpoint the hottest trends and tactics

Respondents identified storytelling, content marketing and ‘thought leadership’ as preeminent PR strategies in 2018 and beyond.

By Robby Brumberg

Ragan Report

  • New survey reveals 2018’s hottest PR trends, challenges and tools

By Bulldog Reporter

  • Budget Cited as Top PR Challenge

By Jon Gingerich

O’Dwyer PR


Please let me know what you think about this survey and the results.  You can contact me at


***  From Kim Plyler:



Edward “Ned” Lundquist Discusses the Importance of Communication Across the Globe



***  National Summit on Strategic Communications


May 7-8, 2018

American University, Washington, DC


Download the new Summit brochure [] and complete conference program. Register [] with Discount Code JOTW15 and save 15% off standard registration rates.


***  IABC World Conference:


3-6 June 2017

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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


13 April                                                 Singapore

17 April                                                 Malaysia

25 April                                                 Taiwan

May 9-14                                             Seattle, WA/Athol, ID

May 30-31                                           Ottawa, Canada

June 2-3                                               Montreal, PQ, Canada

June 4-8                                               Chania, Crete, Greece

June 21-29                                          Vienna, Austria

Jul 30-Aug 4                                        Bloomington, IN

Aug 21-23                                            San Diego, CA

Aug 27-29                                            San Diego, CA

Sept 25-27                                           Rotterdam, Netherlands

Oct 9-10                                               Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


***  Your Very Next Step!



Your Very Next Step newsletter for January / February 2018

Issued yesterdayfrom Stavager, Norway


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***  Here are you JOTW job opportunities for this week:


1.)  Manager, Media Outreach, Rewire.News, Telecommute (DC Metro), Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC


2.)  North American Manager, Digital Solutions, The Airline Pilots Association International, Herndon, Virginia


3.)  Motions Graphic Designer, The NBCSports Group, NBCUniversal, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut


4.)  Executive Assistant/Communications Coordinator, Ball Brothers Foundation, Muncie, Indiana


5.)  Public Relations Account Executive, RLM Public Relations, New York, NY


***  From Steven Goldsmith, APR:


Thanks for sharing this Ned!


Steven Goldsmith, APR

Director, Public Relations

Corporate Communications

Wyndham Vacation Ownership

Orlando, FL


6.)  Public Relations Manager, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Orlando, FL


7.)  Public Relations Manager, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, California


8.)  Editorial Director, Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, New York


9.)  Director of Communications, Success Academy Charter Schools, NY, NY


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


10.)  Sr. Consultant, IT Communications, Lincoln Financial, Radnor, PA


11.)  Internal Communications Manager – HR & Employee Engagement, Triumph Group, Berwyn, PA—hr-%26-employee-engagement/job


12.)  Head of Corporate Public Relations, Vanguard, Malvern, PA


13.)  Director of Communications, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, New York


14.)  Senior Communications Advisor, Oncor Electric Delivery, Dallas, TX,


15.)  Senior Manager, Communications, The Hershey Company, Hershey, PA


***  From Shaira Shelton


16.)  Communications Manager, Travelport, Atlanta, GA


Job Description:


When you work at Travelport you can make a difference to the millions of people who travel around the world.  As a Communications Manager, you’ll be joining a team that’s responsible for telling our tech and transformation story more effectively in the external media.


The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and executing an external PR and Communications plan to promote the company’s leadership in technology.  This will include media relations, company events, thought leadership campaigns, senior executive profiling and crisis communications.


The person will be a communications professional working closely with executive leadership teams to develop communications strategies and increase awareness with all stakeholders. This role will work closely with a global communications team and interact with colleagues across the company including executive, marketing, the technology group, internal communications, partner and customer-facing teams.


Main Responsibilities


  • At the direction of the VP PR and Communications, manage communication programs ensuring consistent messaging, creative execution and measurable outcomes.
  • Maintain contact with national and international media to promote Travelport’s tech story
  • Implement a media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Work closely with numerous stakeholder teams including executive management and marketing teams to develop creative, integrated programs utilizing both traditional PR and social media.
  • Develop existing media relationships and cultivate new contacts within business and industry media as well as in relevant tech industry networks.
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests.
  • Create content for press releases, bylined articles, presentations, media statements, FAQs, blogs and abstracts.
  • Work closely with the VP PR and Communications and any agencies to create and execute communications strategies.
  • Monitor, measure, analyze and communicate PR results.
  • Build relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry and economic trends affecting clients and incorporate trends into relevant story angles.
  • Act as an ambassador for Travelport to promote and inform internal stakeholders of key media coverage and ensure consistency among corporate spokespeople.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience; in house or agency Public Relations within tech industry. Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and international levels.
  • Strong evidence of written and verbal communication; story-teller, bringing technology company transformation to life to wide global audiences.
  • Digital and Social Media experience; subjects to follow and how we can intervene, managing our presence in social media.
  • Established track record in media relations, issue/crisis communications management, and spokesperson training.
  • Possesses strong relationships with both local and international business and industry media outlets.
  • Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews.
  • Successful at managing stakeholders at all levels of an organization (including senior executives), as well as media, partners, customers.
  • Creative, collaborative and organized approach to identifying opportunities and solving problems.
  • Strong ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
  • A self-starter with proven ability work with various levels of an organization and discipline for setting goals and driving results.
  • Ability to travel based on business need is required.
  • Fluent in English required and Spanish preferred.


Travelport provides distribution, technology, payment and other solutions to the global travel and tourism industry. In short, we enable the world to search, share, buy and sell travel. The Global Communications team has a crucial role to play in this.  You’ll be surrounded by a group of self-driven, energetic individuals who collaborate constantly to achieve success.


This is a genuine chance to develop your career and your skills with a business that cares about its people and a culture where your voice will be heard.


Take the opportunity to go further by applying today!



17.)  Director of Marketing and Communications. Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, Illinois


18.)  Communications Director, City Manager’s office, City of Fairfax, Fairfax VA


19.)  Assistant Manager, Domestic Communications – Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Los Angeles, California


***  From David Helfenbein:


Hi – can you please share? Thanks!!




David Helfenbein


20.)  Public Relations Account Executive, Main & Rose, New York


21.)  Social Media Associate, The Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL


22.)  Strategic Communications Manager, National Indian Child Welfare Association, Portland, Oregon


23.)  Communications Associate, The Art League, Alexandria, VA


24.)  Social Media Associate/Specialist, Amtrak, Washington, DC


25.)  Communications Specialist, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, San Leandro, California


26.)  Senior Editor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


27.)  Communications Specialist, HASNA INC., Washington D.C.


28.)  Director, Internal Communications, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Houston, TX


29.)  Account Executive, Consumer PR, DBC Public Relations, Washington, DC,29_KE30,50.htm


30.)  Programs & Communications Manager, Project Coyote, Mill Valley, California


31.)  Public Relations Senior Account Executive, Merritt Group, McLean, VA


32.)  Director, Content Marketing, Macmillan Publishers, New York, NY


33.)  Communications Coordinator, College Summit, Washington, DC


34.)  Publicity Manager, HUP, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States


35.)  Social Media Internship, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Indianapolis, IN


36.)  Deputy Communications Officer, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC


37.)  Professional Relations and Operations Associate EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies, Diegem, Belgium


38.)  Communication ManagerLocations, Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd. (7043), Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Beijing, China


39.)  North America Communications & Public Affairs Leader, Ethicon Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Somerville, NJ or Cincinnati, OH.


40.)  Communications Associate, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Flexible (Telecommute or Washington, DC


41.)  Executive Director of University Communications, The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.


42.)  Public Relations & Communications Manager, Aerotek, Hanover, MD


43.)  Communications Specialist – International Space Station, Boeing, Houston, TX


44.)  Publisher, Tri Lakes Newspapers, Branson,  Missouri


45.)  Communications and Publications Coordinator, National Association of Schools of Music, Reston, Virginia


46.)  Manager, Publicity and Marketing – Sasquatch Books, Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA


47.)  PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command, Department of the Air Force, Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts


48.)  Communications Specialist, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., DC


49.)  Communications Officer, United Nations Foundation, Washington, DC


50.)  Director of Communications, Optima Health, Sentara Healthcare, Virginia Beach, VA


51.)  Editor, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Massachusetts


52.)  Communications Specialist, LIUNA – Laborers’ International Union of North America, Washington, D.C


53.)  Communication for Development Specialist, (P4) – UNICEF – Kampala, Uganda


54.)  Communications Manager, Malaria Consortium, London, United Kingdom


55.)  Marketing Communications Administrative Assistant, United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, Hartford CT


56.)  Communications & Community Engagement Assistant, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


57.)  Marketing and Communications Coordinator EMEA, Emerson Electric Co., Elyria, OH


58.)  EMEA Communications Manager, DuPont™ Danisco®, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, DowDuPont Specialty Products, DowDuPont, Madrid, Spain (Western Europe/flexible)


59.)  Internal Communications Specialist, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Copenhagen, Denmark


60.)  Global Marketing Communications Manager- Medical Segment, DuPont, DowDuPont, Wilmington, DE


61.)  Manager Internal Communications — Information Technology, The Hague, Netherlands


62.)  Digital & Social Media Advisor, East Asia, Menara Shell, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


***  Your JOTW alternative selection(s) for this week:


63.)  Visitor Experience Associate, The National Air & Space Museum, Antenna International, Washington D.C.


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


051-18   General Cargo   16.02.2018: Night hours: Posn: 06:44.21N – 122:23.50E: Off Sibago Island, Philippines.


Armed persons in a boat approached a general cargo ship underway. Alarm raised and distress calls made. The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) immediately responded by dispatching its naval boats. As the armed persons attempted to board the ship the crews poured hot water on the perpetrators who fired upon the ship, injuring one crew, before aborting the attack. The PCG boarding team provided medical assistance to the injured crew.


050-18   Bulk Carrier         15.03.2018: 0530 UTC: Posn: 12:01.8S – 077:11.2W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.


Four robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Alarm raised and crew mustered. The robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. A search was carried out. Incident reported to the local agents.


049-18   Bulk Carrier         17.03.2018: 1640 UTC: Posn: 38:51.2 N – 118 36.6 E, Caofeidian Anchorage, China.


Three robbers, in a small boat, approached an anchored bulk carrier and attempted to board using ropes attached with hooks. The crew noticed the robbers, informed the Master and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped empty handed.


048-18   General Cargo   16.03.2018: 0800 UTC: Posn: 03:57.0N – 006:42.5E, Around 36nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.


Armed pirates attacked and boarded a general cargo ship underway. Alarm raised and all crew retreated into the citadel. The Owners contacted the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre and requested for assistance. The Centre immediately informed the Nigerian Navy who dispatched patrol boats to assist the ship. The IMB PRC liaised with the Owners and the Navy on the incident. The Naval personnel boarded the ship. No pirates found onboard. The crew emerged from the citadel and sailed to a safe port along under the Naval personnel’s escort.


047-18   Product Tanker 20.02.2018: 0145 UTC: Posn: 06:17N – 003:13E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.


Duty AB onboard an anchored tanker noticed six robbers boarding and notified the OOW. Master informed, ship’s horn sounded, alarm raised and crew mustered in the citadel. The onboard Safety Advisor established communication with the Nigerian Navy patrol boat in the secure anchorage area and requested for immediate assistance. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped in their small black skiff. The patrol boat proceeded towards the tanker and tried to chase the speed boat. The crew emerged from the citadel. Upon investigation, the ullage caps of some oil tanks were found opened. Nothing reported stolen.


046-18   Refrigerated Cargo          09.02.2018: 0600 UTC: Posn: 03:40N – 006: 45E, Around 48nm SSW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.


Heavily armed pirates attacked, fired upon and boarded a refrigerated cargo ship underway. A crew member was injured due to the firing. The pirates kidnapped four crew members, stole ships property and cash and escaped. The remaining crew sailed the ship to open seas.

***  Ball cap of the week:  Salt Lake – Utah


***  Beer mug of the week:  BAE Systems


***  Polo-Shirt of the week:  MPRI


***  Musical guest artist of the week:  Hot Tuna


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