JOTW 18-2018


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JOTW 18-2018

April 30, 2018

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,749


“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”

– Chinese Proverb


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?


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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:


None this week.


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***  National Summit on Strategic Communications


May 7-8, 2018

American University, Washington, DC

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***  IABC World Conference:


3-6 June 2017

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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


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 March / April 2018

By Ned Lundquist

This edition of YVNS comes to you from Tawau, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia.


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


***  From Jason Dumont:


Hi Ned,


Thank you for all you do. I’ve been a subscriber since 2006 and had the pleasure of meeting you in D.C. in 2008.


Please include the following job in next week’s newsletter.


Thank you,


Jason Dumont


1.)  Corporate Communications Intern, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., San Rafael, California


2.)  Manager, Communications, CAQH, Washington D.C.


3.)  IDC Culture & Communications Coordinator, Facebook, Menlo Park, CA


4.)  Manager, Communications, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada


5.)  Communications Director, DC Bureau, CBS News, Washington, D.C.


***  From Lauren Donovan:


6.)  Policy Communications Manager, ZERO TO THREE, Washington, DC



7.)  Director Global Communications & Media Relations, Walmart, Bentonville, AR


8.)  Sr IR & Corporate Communications Specialist, Retrophin, San Diego, CA


9.)  Director of Public Relations, Fortinet, Sunnyvale, CA{2d93e2cd-e8ff-4f05-9add-e7ebdfde7481}&bid=326&LAN=en-US


10.)  Sr. Public Relations Specialist, Dakota Consulting, Washington, DC


11.)  Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, Safe Horizon, New York, New York


12.)  Communications/PR Internship, Corporate Image, Cape Town, South Africa


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


13.)  Marketing Coordinator, Morgan Properties, King of Prussia, PA


14.)  Digital Designer, WSP, Ephrata, PA


15.)  Communication Intern, DLL, Eindhoven, Netherlands


16.)  Chargé de Marketing / Communication (H/F), DLL, Le Bourget, France


17.)  Director, Marketing & Communications, The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI), Philadelphia, PA


Job Description: Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Marketing and Communications serves as a member of NDRI’s Executive Management Team (EMT) and provides leadership, planning and execution for the organization’s strategic communications, content marketing, public relations, and digital marketing, including SEO, SEM, PPC and social and traditional media strategies. He/she is responsible for the development, review and editing of material for the production and execution of NDRI print and digital publications to ensure compelling, targeted content, distinctive artistic appeal, consistent quality, clarity and timely release. He/she oversees all aspects of the production of these materials and publications and will work with contractors involved in the production process including but not limited to designers, printers and mail houses. The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development, execution and management of all aspects of search marketing, including campaign development, expansion, optimization, reporting and recommendations for website improvement based on data analysis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy multi-channel marketing and communications strategies to position NDRI as the world leader in the procurement and distribution of human biospecimens.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans to support existing programs as well as new product/program introductions.
  • Ensures effective control of marketing results, and take corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives fall within designated budgets.
  • Develop and implement competitive intelligence methods to monitor NDRI’s market share in the procurement and distribution of human biospecimens.
  • Direct and expand areas of marketing and communications as related to customer experience for digital marketing, customer experience, exhibits, web site and social media, press releases, media advisories, exhibits, white papers, webinars, videos, etc.
  • Create a unified brand front by facilitating consistency in messaging in all materials throughout the organization.
  • Leverage Subject Matter Experts and Executive Management Team for analysis and optimization of meeting NDRI’s supply/demand needs to elevate awareness of organization’s mission and work to key stakeholders.
  • Provide talking points, FAQs and other materials as needed to prepare executive team and senior leadership for external communications.
  • Design and develop of all proceedings and publications resulting from NDRI sponsored meetings and conferences.
  • Maintain editorial control on all marketing and public relations collateral that is released on behalf of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with writers, printers and designers and other vendors to produce materials, including contract negotiation and management.
  • Manage public relations activities, preparation and placement of ads, articles and interviews about NDRI.
  • Manage Google Analytics and Google Ad Words accounts, including dashboard, filtering and goals.
  • Develop, implement and monitor organizational marketing policies and procedures and communicate these across the organization.
  • Offer an internal “client service” experience demonstrating the ability to manage priorities while maintaining strong relationship with internal, cross-functional team members.

Salary/Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field with a minimum of 7 years of experience successfully managing communications and marketing functions.
  • Google Analytics Certification preferred.
  • Ability to actively and thoughtfully listen to and incorporate ideas to influence strategy and shape content.
  • Skilled at identifying and seizing opportunities for an organization to reach key audiences.
  • Demonstrated success in crafting a substantive and cohesive set of messages for an organization, which have been successfully communicated to key audiences and resulted in a measurable difference (e.g., elevated profile, broader visibility, increased funding, or donor support) to the organization.
  • Proficient knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and email marketing software programs.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with digital marketing, social media, and content marketing; expert in specialized software for social media management and email marketing.
  • Demonstrated writing and editorial experience; ability to manage the production process from assigning and editing written materials, to design, layout, printing and delivery.
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully with other employees; function as a team player; and accept constructive suggestions for improving job performance.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, at times under tight deadlines.
  • Competence in Microsoft computer programs including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Expert in project management practices and software.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Experience in the biomedical research and/or health-related fields necessary, with experience in non-profits and/or professional associations a plus.
  • Salary – $75,000-$80,000

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should email resume to


18.)  Communications Director, Calvin Klein, NY, NY


19.)  Internal Communications Manager, Risk Management Solutions, Newark, CA


20.)  Editorial Intern – SA Cricket, Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa


21.)  Specialist, Media & External Affairs, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC


22.)  Sr Lead Communications Specialist, Entergy, White Plains, NY


23.)  Digital & Social Media Communications Manager, Mars, Incorporated, McLean, VA


24.)  External Communications Associate Director, Mars, Incorporated, Guangzhou, China


25.)  Communications Specialist, Royal Canin, Mars, Incorporated, Cologne, Germany


26.)  Communications Rep Level 3, Butler Aerospace & Defense, Bethesda, MD


27.)  Junior PR Executive, NETFLORIST PTY LTD, Johannesburg, South Africa


28.)  Director, US Communications, The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Washington D.C.,


29.)  Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Heart Rhythm Society, Washington, District Of Columbia


30.)  Sr Public Relations Specialist, MetLife, New York, NY


31.)  PR – Senior/Group Account Director, Lauren Shantall Communications, Cape Town, South Africa


***  From Linda Parker


32.)  Communications Director, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Washington, D.C.


Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a leading U.S. advocate for the Global Fund and its mission to end the three epidemics. We work to:

  • Engage U.S. policymakers and influencers in the Global Fund’s lifesaving work by highlighting the significant returns on U.S. investment in global health;
  • Educate U.S. audiences on the Global Fund’s innovative, efficient and transparent approach to global health funding; and
  • Convene stakeholders across government, advocacy, private sector and faith-based organizations to lead outcome-oriented discussions on how to work strategically toward ending the AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics.

Working in a fast-paced environment, the Director of Communications leads the Communications Department and is responsible for advancing Friends of the Global Fight’s communications goals, most broadly to showcase Global Fund messages to policymakers, Washington-based global health advocacy partners, and the media that influence them. This work includes internal and external communications, policy-based communications, management of research publications, media outreach, overseeing events, and maintaining partnerships and communications with key stakeholders. The Director of Communications reports directly to the President and is a member of the senior management team.



o             Grow the brands of both Friends of the Global Fight (Friends) and the Global Fund in the U.S. via activities such as editorial content, media outreach, policy briefs, infographics, social media, speaking engagements and events.

o             Manage relationships with key U.S. reporters covering global health, international development and politics.

o             Ensure Friends’ collateral materials are useful, timely, succinct, visually engaging, and of the highest caliber.

o             Lead a strong, capable Communications Department.



Brand growth

o             Drive the tone, messages, branding, design and outreach for Friends’ communications, in collaboration with the Friends team.

o             Develop and support high-level speaking engagements for Friends and Global Fund executives.

o             Strategically organize events that will maximize the profile of the two organizations.


Media relations

o             Develop and implement proactive earned media strategies related to announcements, events, publications and spokesperson opportunities.

o             Working closely with the Global Fund, craft reactive media strategies, including crisis communications plans, as necessary.

o             Liaise with counterparts at partner organizations to ensure collaborative messaging and outreach.

o             Ensure media relations work is properly documented and archived.


Collateral materials

o             Oversee the production of collateral materials including: newsletters, holiday cards, event-related documents such as signage and speaker remarks, media briefing sheets, presentations, reports to Friends’ Board of Directors and op-eds.

o             Oversee the editing process of materials including:

  • policy papers;
  • development-related materials such as grants and informational tools;
  • Friends’ website; and
  • infographics.

o             Drive additional traffic to Friends’ website and content.


General communications

o             Create communications strategies in conjunction with the Friends communications and policy teams.

o             As appropriate, create and refine core messages; incorporate into collateral materials for all relevant stakeholders.


Leadership responsibilities

o             Manage the Senior Communications Manager and the Communications Manager.

o             Manage consultants, such as website and design vendors and communications experts.

o             Create, revise and closely monitor a budget designed to fully support Friends’ communications priorities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

While the Communications Director will lead a team of two others, this person must also be comfortable directly handling projects such as media relations, editing of policy papers and articles, partner relationship management and written communications. The ideal candidate would have the following qualities:

o             Strong leadership, management and staff mentoring skills

o             Impeccable written, oral and interpersonal communications skills

o             Ability to translate complex policy ideas into an accessible and understandable format

o             Superior organizational skills and a strong capacity to multitask

o             Capacity to be flexible and creative in the face of challenges

o             Ability to be an effective team player

o             Adobe Creative Cloud expertise is a plus.


Education and Experience

o             Bachelor’s degree is required.

o             10-15 years of communications experience required, including experience with policy-oriented communications and media relations, as well as knowledge of global health.

o             Experience working with and managing C-Suite executives, staff members and consultants required.


To apply, please send cover letter, résumé and a short writing sample to   Submissions without all three components will not be considered.  No phone calls, please.


Friends of the Global Fight is an equal opportunity employer.


33.)  Director of Policy Communication, Gordley Associates, Washington, DC


34.)  Communication Director, Washington Environmental Council, Seattle, WA, USA


35.)  Digital Marketing and Communications Manager, Meals on Wheels America, Arlington, VA


36.)  Communications and Public Affairs Coordinator, National Trade Association, Washington, DC


37.)  Media and Communications Strategist, American Association of University Professors AAUP, Washington D.C.


38.)  Sr Communications Manager, T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA


39.)  Internal Communications Manager, Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, CA


40.)  Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist, Clorox, Oakland, CA


41.)  Paralegal II (Marketing Communications/MarComm area), Clorox, Oakland, CA


42.)  Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications, OpenText, San Mateo, CA


43.)  Sr. Communications Specialist, OpenText, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


44.)  Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google, Sunnyvale, CA


45.)  Program Chair, Communications, University of Maryland University College, Largo, MD


46.)  Public Relations Specialist, Metra Electronics Corporation, Daytona Beach, FL


47.)  Marketing & Communications Manager – Multifamily Capital Markets, Freddie Mac, McLean, VA


48.)  PR Account Manager, The African Story Teller, Johannesburg, South Africa


49.)  Director of Development and Community Relations, The Diversity Center, Santa Cruz, CA


50.)  Director, Internal Communications and Storyteller – Digital, Capital One, Vienna, VA


51.)  Director, Communications & Marketing, Meridian International Center, Washington, DC


53.)  Digital Communications Manager, Exelon Corporation, Washington, DC


54.)  PR Executive, The Homemakers Fair (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa


55.)  Director of Communications — Corporate Initiatives, Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C.


56.)  Business Development Communications Specialist, CIBC Mellon, Toronto, ON


57.)  Vice President for Marketing and Communications, National Women’s Law Center, Washington, DC


58.)  Vice President of Marketing and Communications, National Turkey Federation, Washington, District Of Columbia


59.)  Consultant-Corporate Communications, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN


60.)  Vice President of Communication and External Relations, Catholic Extension, Chicago, IL


61.)  Communications Advisor – Infrastructure Planning & Design, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, Canada


***  This week’s alternative job selections:


None this week.


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


076-18   General Cargo   21.04.2018: 0534 UTC: Posn: 03:48N – 006:50E, Around 38nm SSW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Armed pirates boarded a general cargo ship enroute from Takoradi, Ghana to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, kidnapped 11 crew members and escaped. The incident was reported to the Nigerian Navy and a patrol boat was sent to the location. Naval personnel boarded and searched the ship, and found three crew members onboard. The ship sailed under the escort of the patrol boat to a safe location.


075-18   Offshore Support Vessel              21.01.2018: 0001 UTC: Posn: 04:00.8N – 009:40.3E, Douala Port, Cameroon.

Two robbers attempted to board a berthed utility vessel via the scaffolding installed at the stern. The Duty Watchman noticed the robbers and informed the security guard on board who fired a warning shot, resulting in the robbers aborting the attempted boarding and escaped. Port authority informed.


074-18   Bulk Carrier         21.04.2018: 1300 UTC: Posn: 00:14.33S – 117:35.07E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Robbers in a boat approached an anchored bulk carrier and attempted to board via the anchor chain. Duty crew directed lights towards the robbers and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted their attempt and escaped in their boat.


073-18   Bulk Carrier         20.04.2018: 1900 UTC: Posn: 00:14.33S – 117:35.07E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Robbers in a wooden boat tried to board an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain. The crew noticed the boats and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped.


072-18   Bulk Carrier         18.04.2018: 1800 – 2200 UTC: Posn: 00:15.29S – 117:36.70E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ship store’s and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds..


***  Ball cap of the week:  Tawakoni ATF 553


***  Coffee mug of the week:  Promenade Hotel, Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia


***  Polo-Shirt of the week:  FEMA


***  Musical guest artist of the week:  The Impressions


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