JOTW 15-2018


National Summit on Strategic Communications

May 7-8, 2018

American University, Washington, DC

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JOTW 15-2018

April 9, 2018

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,747


“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”

– Leo Buscaglia


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


***  Welcome to the JOTW network.


This is the award-winning free Job of the Week e-mail networking newsletter for professional communicators, dedicated to the positive unanticipated consequences of networking, or as we call it, “nedworking.”  JOTW is a cooperative service.  That means JOTW relies on the contributions of its members, like you.  We share job opportunities, news and information about the job market, as well as swapping stories about life’s peculiarities.  We connect you with others who are like you, and together we help each other.  What a concept.  Did I mention it’s free?


***  To submit a job for sharing on JOTW, please provide the job title, organization or company, and location and send it to Ned at   Provide a link or contact info so people can check out your listing or follow up if interested.


***  Posting a job is free.    Recruiters can submit up to three jobs for free.  Each job listing may be posted once in the newsletter for free


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***  This week’s Can’t Wait postings:


None this week.


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***  This week’s Top Job:


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:


What distinguishes me? It is the unique experience of working across industries, including non-profit, as a communication strategist while navigating responsible leadership success. From strategy to tactics, through each experience, I have excelled by applying my strong work ethic along with passion and skill in communications. As an independent strategist, I have built credibility and visibility in the marketplace with partners such as Schering Plough, IKEA North America, City of New Rochelle, New Rochelle Public Library and Westchester Medical Center, among others. I enjoy developing and implementing strategy and tactics for programs and campaigns, conducting media relations as well as event production, including for fundraisers and galas.


Previously, I was a presidential appointee in the Clinton Administration, managing both domestic and international public affairs. Prior to that, I was an award-winning producer for CBS News. Contact me at or on my cell 203.257.5649.


My best,



Lorraine Dowdey


203 257 5649 mobile


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***  Special March 32nd edition:


Thank you for all the kind feedback regarding the annual JOTW special March 32nd issue.  Please know that Mike Sorohan richly deserves a huge share of the credit, unless you didn;’t like, in whuch case it’s all my fault.


***  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 here 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


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Do you have any interesting travel and adventure stories, tips, suggestions, adventures or destinations to share?  Send to Ned at for the next issue of YVNS.


Are you a subscriber.  It’s free.  Send Ned an email (to telling him you want to subscribe.


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


1.)  Editor/Senior Editor for Congress, Washington & Politics Desk, National Public Radio (NPR), Washington, DC


2.)  Internal Communications Director, FMR LLC, SMITHFIELD, RI


***  From Samantha Donaldson:


Good morning Ned,


We are hiring for a marketing associate at the Partnership for Public Service. Could you please include this posting in next week’s JOTW?


Thank you!


Samantha Donaldson

Communications Director

Partnership for Public Service


3.)  Marketing Associate, Partnership for Public Service, WASHINGTON, DC


4.)  Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President (COO/EVP), WETA, Arlington, VA


5.)  Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing – Springfield, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc., Springfield, VA


6.)  Lead Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health And Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia


7.)  Social Media & Communications Manager, American Alliance of Museums, Arlington, VA


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


8.)  Communications Specialist, H&M Shared Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Henkels & McCoy Group, Inc. (HMG), Blue Bell, Pennsylvania


9.)  Corporate Communications Manager, External, Radial, King of Prussia, PA


10.)  Strategic Communications Writer, PJM Interconnection, Audubon, PA


11.)  Communication Specialist, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH


12.)  Internal Communications Manager, CVS HEALTH, WOONSOCKET, RI


***  From Belinda Mager:


Good morning,


We are hiring a Social Media Coordinator in our press office.


Thank you for sharing with the JOTW network, if possible!



Director of Digital Media + Communications

NYC Department of Sanitation


13.)  Social Media Coordinator, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY


14.)  Communications Coordinator, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, New York, New York


15.)  Public Relations Specialist, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Irving, Texas


16.)  Senior Publicist, Harvard University Press, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


17.)  Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


18.)  Senior Communications Officer for Alumni Affairs and Development, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


19.)  Manager Social Communications, HASBRO, PAWTUCKET, RI


20.)  Senior Manager, Advocacy & Communications, VillageReach, Seattle, Washington


21.)  Communications Associate, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington, DC


22.)  OPB Radio Seeks Fill-In Host/Announcers, Oregon Public Radio (OPB), Portland, OR


23.)  Director, Communications, American Heart Association, Manchester, NH


24.)  Director of Communications, American Heart Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma


25.)  Director, Research Communication, Michael J. Fox Foundation, NY, NY


26.)  Director Communications, American Heart Association, Providence, Rhode Island


27.)  Grossman School of Business Lecturer in Business Communications, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


28.)  Communications Senior Consultant, Internal and Executive Communications, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC


29.)  Communications and Outreach Manager, Brown University, Providence, RI—Outreach-Manager_REQ143345


30.)  Marketing: Communication and Social Media Specialist (Core, YRFT), Intrawest, Stratton, VT


31.)  Marketing Communications Coordinator, Cumberland Marketing, Kingsport, TN


32.)  Digital Communications Internship – Summer, Fuse, LLC, Burlington, VT


33.)  Communications and Marketing Coordinator, New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc., Concord, NH


34.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Intralinks, Waltham, MA


35.)  Digital Marketing Communications Intern, Revision Military, Essex Junction, VT,39_KE40,57.htm


36.)  Communications Manager, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA


37.)  Dir, Employee & Culture Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA


38.)  Marketing Communication Specialist, EDCO Products,Hopkins, MN


39.)  Marketing and Communications Manager, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St Johnsbury, VT


40.)  Communications Associate, Coptic Orphans, Fairfax, VA


41.)  Public Relations Specialist (Union), National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC


42.)  Lifetime Publicity Assistant, A+E Networks, Los Angeles, CA


43.)  International PR/ Junior Publicist, A+E Networks, NY, NY


44.)  Marketing and Communications Manager 3, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA




46.)  Director of Strategic Communications, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA


47.)  Communications Coordinator – University of Massachusetts, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA;jsessionid=4B6DCF7C68F7901A4580A8D960C3F907?JOBID=93467


48.)  Director of Communications, Marketing, and Web – College of Natural Sciences (CNS)., The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA


49.)  Talk Show Producer, Talk of Iowa and River to River, Iowa Public Radio, Iowa City, IA


50.)  Communications Coord, El Camino Hospital-Mountain View Campus, Mountain View, CA


***  From Sue Klima:


51.)  Senior Communications Consultant (Fusion Cell/Global Health Support), Akoya, Falls Church, VA


Looking for a highly strategic communicator who can analyze communications processes and messaging across a large organization and help drive more integrated, on-target, effective internal and external communications. This person will serve as senior communications consultant to the Director of Communications for the Defense Health Agency and will also support the Military Health System’s global health activities. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the policy and operational issues of the Military Health System.


The position requires a bachelor’s in communications or related field and 10+ years of experience in communications. Responsibilities will include developing senior leader talking points, forecasting communications issues for the organization, conducting analysis of market needs and product and message success, and creating and implementing communications plans.


Please submit resumes to:   No phone calls accepted.


52.)  Social Media Manager, Akoya, Falls Church, VA


Looking for a social media professional who understands social media within the context of a government organization’s strategic communications efforts and can audit, plan, and manage a social media program on a communications contract for the Defense Health Agency at the Department of Defense. The social media manager will work as part of a team of communication planners, writers, and media experts that support all communications activities for the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency. The qualified candidate must be experienced in activating social influencers, analyzing and recommending new social media channels and tactics, developing social marketing plans, and helping develop themes for messaging, preferably in a health care environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of experience in social media
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills and the ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Health care or Department of Defense experience a plus


Please submit resumes to:   No phone calls accepted.


53.)  Communications Planner and Marketing Consultant (National Capital Region), Akoya, Falls Church, VA


Looking for a seasoned communications professional to serve as communications planner and marketing consultant for the Military Health System’s enhanced multi-service market in the National Capitol Region (D.C., Maryland, Virginia). Responsibilities include:


  • Developing internal and external communications plans about quality general and specialty care services at military treatment facilities in the National Capitol Region (NCR)
  • Managing the NCR Market Communications Workgroup
  • Developing senior leader talking points
  • Managing NCR brand and logo
  • Developing toolkits for NCR staff education and outreach
  • Co-producing and planning video and digital content
  • Serving as a point person for the collection and dissemination of communications products for military treatment facilities in the NCR
  • Identifying communications needs and shared opportunities to improve coordination between the Defense Health Agency and the NCR
  • Collaborate with communications leads in other enhanced multi-service markets in the Military Health System to share best practices and materials



  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications or a related field mandatory.
  • Ten years’ experience in communications positions (agency or corporate)
  • DoD experience a plus
  • Extensive and proven strategic communications planning experience with identified measured results accomplished
  • Experience in writing and creative direction
  • Extensive experience working with senior leaders
  • Demonstrated ability to handle diverse assignments, sometimes with short turnaround; coordinate with team members and clients as directed; complete assignments on time working closely with client liaison.


Please submit resumes to:   No phone calls accepted.


54.)  Communications Specialist, ExxonMobil, Bangalore, India


55.)  Communication Specialist, State Street, Quincy, Massachusetts


56.)  Manager, Marketing & Communications, Association Forum, Chicago, Illinois


57.)  Producer, Afternoon Drive – Central Time, The Ideas Network, Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, WI


58.)  Summer Journalism Internship, Wisconsin Public Radio, Eau Claire, WI


59.)  Director of Communications and Marketing, Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria, VA 22314


60.)  Copy Editor/Writer, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Indianapolis, IN


61.)  Communications Coordinator, Health New England, Springfield, MA


62.)  Communications & Marketing Manager, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, Virginia


63.)  Advertising Copywriter, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC


64.)  Associate Director of Communications and Marketing, NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina


65.)  Temporary Staff-Public Communications Specialist, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC


66.)  Outreach & Marketing Specialist, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Springfield, MA


67.)  Marketing and Communications Specialist, Large Urology Group Practice Association, Chicago, Illinois


68.)  Public Information Officer, Idaho Division of Human Resources, Twin Falls, ID


69.)  Marketing Communications Manager, Nearex, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


70.)  Marketing And Communications Manager, Complete Payroll Solutions, Springfield, MA


71.)  Communications and Content Strategist, American Massage Therapy Association, Evanston, IL


72.)  Public Information Officer II, Texas Department of Transportation, Brownwood, TX


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


73.)  Specialty Instructor – Group Excercise, City of Maricopa, Maricopa, AZ


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


068-17   Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker              03.02.2018: 1639 UTC: Posn: 03:29.40N – 006:36.42E, around 60nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Around 10 to 12 armed pirates in a high-speed boat, chased and fired upon a tanker underway. Alarm raised and non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. Due to the Master’s evasive manoeuvres and the presence of the onboard Naval armed team the pirates aborted and moved away. Incident was reported to Nigerian navy. All crew was safe.


067-18   Bulk Carrier         04.04.2018: 2005 UTC: Posn: 00:15.41S – 117:34.18E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier during cargo operations, broke into the forepeak store, stole ship’s stores and escaped unnoticed. The crew noticed a suspicious boat in the vicinity and notified the OOW who raised the alarm. On searching the ship, the theft was identified. Agent and Port security officer informed.


066-18   Product Tanker 08.01.2018: 2305 UTC: Posn: 06:19.15N – 003:20.35E: Around 5.6nm SW of Lagos, Nigeria.

Two robbers boarded an anchored tanker engaged in STS operations. Upon being noticed by the crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. On searching the tanker, the crew found a hose near a cargo oil tank and concluded that the robbers had boarded to steal cargo. Incident reported to the naval patrol boat. All crew are safe. No cargo reported stolen.


065-18   Bulk Carrier         04.04.2018: 0650 UTC: Posn: 00:03.88N – 050:58.34W: Around 6nm NE of Macapa Port, Brazil.

Two robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty AB noticed the robbers and immediately informed D/O who raised the alarm, sounded the ship’s whistle and alerted the crew on the PA system. Seeing the alerted crew the two robbers escaped in their speed boat. On searching the ship, nothing reported stolen.


064-18   Tanker  31.03.2018: 0520 UTC: Posn: 13:58.1N – 051-25.3E, Gulf of Aden.

Two skiffs with two armed pirates in each skiff chased and closed in onto a tanker underway. Alarm raised and crew mustered. When the skiffs closed in to around 100m from the tanker the pirates fired upon the tanker. The armed guards onboard the tanker returned fire, resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away. All crew safe. Ship sustained minor damage due to the firing. Ladders sighted in the skiffs.


063-18   Product Tanker 28.03.2018: 0400 UTC: Posn: MRS Terminal, ALPHA-Jetty, Lagos Port, Nigeria.

Two robbers boarded a berthed tanker. Duty watchman on routine rounds spotted the robbers trying to hide near a forward cargo tank dome with a flexible hose. D/O notified. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped. Two skiffs with eight robbers were seen moving away from the tanker. The Terminal Watchman and Jetty Duty Officer immediately boarded and searched the tanker. Nothing reported stolen.


***  Ball cap of the week:  Gone Fishin’


***  Coffee mug of the week:  Marine Corps Gazette 2004


***  Polo-Shirt of the week:  Birdwatchers General Store – Orleans, Mass. 2006


***  Musical guest artist of the week:  Sabrina Carpenter


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***  Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

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National Summit on Strategic Communications

May 7-8, 2018

American University, Washington, DC

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