JOTW 23-2019


The IABC Heritage Region Communication Conference

Sept. 22-24, 2019

Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan



JOTW 23-2019

June 10, 2019

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,804


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

– Nelson Mandela


This edition of JOTW comes to you from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


***  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


I request that you do not send pdf files that I have to copy and reformat.  I prefer you provide your very brief job description in an email rather than an enclosure.  Please limit the size of your position descriptions (generally to 500 words or less).  “Can’t Wait” blast email priority listings are $300, and “Top Job” placement is $100.  Just send to me at


***  This is a cooperative service.  It relies on your participation and contribution.  As you receive the benefit of this free newsletter, you should also send in jobs you learn about.  This is especially the case when there are job listings in the companies that you work for.


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***  This week’s Can’t Wait postings:


None this week.


Can’t Wait jobs:  These jobs are forwarded to the entire list as soon as they are received, and do not wait for the Monday newsletter, and are posted prominently on the JOTW website.  Then they are posted first in the weekly JOTW newsletter.  Can’t Wait postings cost $300.  Contact Ned at


***  This week’s Top Job:


None this week.


Top Jobs:  Stand above the rest.  Your job can be right here, at the top of the weekly JOTW newsletter.  Top job placement costs $100 per job per week.  To be on top, contact Ned at


***  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:








Hello! I’m an innovative, agile and results-driven communications professional with 20+years of experience, looking to serve an organization in a new professional adventure!  I offer 360-degree communications experience – corporate reputation, crisis management, public relations, and public affairs – with full business acumen on how communications impacts overall business objectives and ROI. My experience includes senior-level communications work (both internal and external) in the following environments – global public relations agencies, leading a national 501c4, and running a global in-house corporate and internal communications department – working throughout various time zones, cultures and communicative environments. Industry experience includes health/wellness, healthcare, financial services, technology and NGOs. Please feel free to contact me at or 917.747.6879 (cell) for more details and with any leads or referrals. Thank you! Bobbie Wasserman.


***  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!


***  The 2019 JOTW Communications Survey:


Check out the second annual survey of more than 200 communications professionals surfaces trends and best practices in corporate communications and public relations, conducted in partnership between Ned’s Job of the Week (JOTW) and Sword and the Script Media.


***  Stand Out



Rely upon proven tactics to move ahead of competitors in your career and job search. Visit the Stand Out section of Ned’s JOTW website today.


***  Register for the 2019 IABC World Conference in Vancouver


From 9 to 12 June 2019, more than 1,000 of your peers will gather to discuss what’s new and what’s next in communication.  The 2019 IABC World Conference takes places at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Hyatt Regency Vancouver in the heart of a world-class city filled with plenty to do and see before and after the conference.


***  The IABC Heritage Region Communication Conference

Sept. 22-24, 2019

Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan


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


June 6-10                                             Vancouver, BC, Canada

June 10                                                 Seattle, WA

Aug 5-7                                                 Los Angeles, CA

Aug 21-23                                            San Diego, CA

Sept 4-6                                               Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 25-27                                            Kuwait City, Kuwait


***  Your Very Next Step!



Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2019

By Ned Lundquist

This edition of YVNS was sent to our readers from Yellowknife, North West Territories, Canada


The March / April 2019 issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is now available online


  • Lots of travel and adventure news, vacation ideas, tips and features.
  • 12 cool volunteer opportunities
  • 23 travel/conservation/adventure jobs

Check it out, because your next adventure begins with your very next step.


“Your Very Next Step” adventure/outdoors/conservation newsletter, published by Ned Lundquist, is a cooperative community, and everyone is invited, no…encouraged, no…urged to participate.   Share your adventures with the network today!  Send to


To subscribe to YVNS for free: Join our Google Groups Listerv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned and email and he’ll get you on the list.  Contact Ned at


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 your JOTW job opportunities for this week:


1.)  Director Communications, Provide Food & Water Sustainably, The Nature Conservancy,  Arlington, VA, US


2.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, Audible, Inc., Newark, New Jersey


3.)  Communications Manager, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Seattle, Washington


4.)  ERC Content & Communications Specialist, Services, Inc., Seattle, Washington


***  From Jim Faukner:


5.)  Corporate Communications Manager, ACCO Engineered Systems, Pasadena, CA


6.)  Director of Corporate Communications & Brand PR, Perdue Farms, Salisbury, MD


7.)  Director, Employee Engagement & Communications, CPP Investment Board, Toronto, CA


8.)  MANAGER, INTERNAL CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, The Starbucks and Nestle alliance, Nestlé USA, Seattle, WA


9.)  Media Relations Manager, Nestlé Middle East, Dubai, UAE


10.)  Internal Communications Specialist, Nestlé Ukraine and Moldova, Kiev, Ukraine


11.)  Director, Public Relations and Brand Experiential, Wingstop Restaurants, Inc., Dallas, TX, US


12.)  Corporate Communications Director, Veritas Investments Inc., San Francisco, CA


13.)  Public Relations and Marketing Intern, Medical Eye Care Center, Houston, TX


***  From Sarah Cerasani:


Hi Ned!


I am an internal recruiter with Sears Holdings and I am working with Missy Pomerantz, a Senior Director of Communications and PR who is hiring a PR Manager for the team. I was hoping  to post this role with you per your directions below. I’ve attached the JD, please let me know what else you need from me. Thank you!!




Sarah Cerasani

Senior Recruiter, Corporate Talent Acquisition

Sears Holdings Corporation

Hoffman Estates, IL


14.)  PR Manager Sears Holdings Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL


The Manager, Public Relations is responsible for developing and executing programs that drive positive news, awareness and relevancy for Sears, Kmart and Shop Your Way businesses and brands.


The PR candidate will manage media relations and social influencer engagement through ongoing communications and content development around integrated retail, product launches, brand news and seasonal promotions. You will also serve as key programmatic development and relationship contact for Sears and Kmart purpose marketing partners.


This is a dynamic opportunity to help communicate the transformation stories for both Sears and Kmart. This role will ensure that PR and social influencer engagement strategies are seamlessly integrated as part of the overall marketing communications mix. The successful candidate must possess a strong understanding of the changing media landscape and more broadly defined role of PR today.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Serve as key point of contact for designated product categories on all brand and format communications issues and activities.
  • Identify key target communications audiences and develop strategy for reaching individual stakeholders, e.g. members, customers, key vendors, influencers, etc.
  • Help develop key messages for brands and services to leverage across PR activities.
  • Create public relations plans for business or product categories including strategies, tactics and measurements for success.
  • Help develop purpose marketing campaigns, driving internal and external communication and awareness; manage
  • Partner with marketing and merchants to inform overall plans with PR concepts and concerns.
  • Develop plans for special events supporting key initiatives; oversee implementation and ensure brands are best represented.
  • Develop programs to leverage vendor PR efforts and any relevant vendor activities.
  • Maintain vendor relationships and identify ways to leverage their activities to best support designated businesses, e.g. trade shows, special media events sponsored by the vendor, etc.
  • Leverage all related sponsorship opportunities and identify ways to increase customer awareness for the programs among members– look for synergies across all Sears and Kmart sponsorships.
  • Manage communications between merchants, stores design & team as relates to PR activities and all related concerns.
  • Help establish agreed-to metrics for success and apply to all programs.
  • Manage social influencer engagement programming and integrate efforts with other activities.
  • Routinely coordinate external communications with the internal communications team to drive awareness and support of PR programs/activations.


Job Requirements:


  • Understanding of retail environment and passion for business
  • Understanding of media that drives customer decisions
  • Proven strategic communications professional with superior professional writing, editing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Solid understanding of the media and passion for all things pop-culture
  • Public relations agency and corporate experience
  • Experience with social media and blogger activations
  • Experience in strategic planning, budget management, communications counseling, media relations and issues management
  • Keen understanding of industry and consumer trends
  • Effective cross-functional team leader
  • Articulate, smart decision maker, and able to think clearly under pressure
  • Experience and confidence in working with senior level executives



Sarah Cerasani

Senior Recruiter, Corporate Talent Acquisition

Sears Holdings Corporation

3333 Beverly Road, A4-145A-A

Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

O (847) 286-4795


15.)  Corporate Communications Manager, WunderLand Group, Stamford, CT


16.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Nelnet Diversified Solutions (NDS), Madison, WI / Lincoln, NE / Highlands Ranch, CO


17.)  Senior Advisor, Communications, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Toronto, CA


18.)  Specialist, Operations Communication, Walgreens, DEERFIELD, IL


19.)  Communications Associate, UCB, Atlanta, GA


20.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Volvo Cars, Rockleigh, NJ


***  From Serena Gleklen:


21.)  Graphic Designer, The Clyde Group, Washington, DC


The Graphic Designer will work on a wide range of client and new business projects–from tactical executions of proposals and client collateral to more comprehensive concepting for major communications campaigns. In this role, you will be given accelerated career opportunities, including the opportunity to build strategic creative thinking across account teams and new business. You will have a healthy mix of creative development, concepting and production responsibilities. You’ll be an important part of cultivating a developing creative environment alongside the leadership and Clyde account teams.


22.)  Communications Assistant, City of Burnaby, Burnaby, BC, Canada


23.)  Sr Corporate Communications Associate, TARGET, Minneapolis, MN


24.)  Corporate Communications Coordinator, VanderHouwen, Portland, OR


25.)  National Marketing & Communications Manager, Orkin Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


26.)  Editor Full-time (Contract), Yesler, Wayne, Pennsylvania


27.)  Public Relations Specialist, Energy Transfer Partners, NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania


28.)  Community Manager, Wawa, Media, Pennsylvania


29.)  Marketing Communications Manager, Quicken Loans, Detroit, MI


30.)  Communications Specialist, HOK, Toronto, ON


31.)  Marketing Communications Project Specialist, Frontwave Credit Union, Oceanside, CA


32.)  Corporate Communications Senior Professional, Morgan Stanley, New York City, NY


33.)  Communications Specialist – Strategic Content Writer (Term), Port of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC{7F965BA7-49A9-4F65-AF3E-A8B055492477}&LAN=en-US


34.)  Director of Hockey Public Relations, New Jersey Devils, Newark, NJ,35_KE36,53.htm?jl=3249867256


35.)  Corporate Communications Director, Protective, Birmingham, AL


36.)  Communications Specialist, ChargePoint, Scottsdale, Arizona


37.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Plymouth Meeting, PA


38.)  ommunications Specialist – Digital Media, City of Lenexa, Lenexa, KS


39.)  Corporate Communications Content Creator, Cooper Tire, Findlay, OH


40.)  VP, Corporate PR and Financial Communications, ICR, Inc., New York, NY,-LLC/jobs/VP-f9831993b14b4b0b


41.)  Corporate Communications and PR Manager, Janus Henderson, Denver, CO –


42.)  Multimedia Communications Specialist, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS


43.)  Writer and Communications Specialist, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS


44.)  Marketing and Communications Specialist, UM Wireless, Grand Rapids, MI


45.)  Director, Corporate Communications, naviHealth, Brentwood, TN—director-corporate-communications/job


46.)  Principal Consultant, Communications and Collaborations, Compugen Inc. Vancouver, BC


***  This week’s alternative job selections:


None this week.


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


073-19   19.02.2019: 1345 UTC: 03:41.36S – 114:26.46E, Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.

While carrying out routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier, duty crew noticed the forecastle store door broken into and ships properties missing. Incident reported to Taboneo Port Control. Marine police boarded the vessel to investigate and collect evidence.


072-19   31.05.2019: 0525 UTC: Posn: 00:03.27N – 050:58.93W, Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.

Six persons armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain. Duty AB on routine rounds spotted the persons and immediately informed the Master, who raised the alarm. PA announcement made, whistle blown, and all crew mustered. A search was carried out. Ship’s crew found the paint store room’s lock broken and ship’s stores reported stolen.


071-19   28.05.2019: 1852 UTC: Posn: 05:59.8S – 105:57.8E, D6 Berth, Cigading Port, Indonesia.

Duty watchman on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed two robbers in the steering gear room and immediately informed the OOW who sounded the ship’s whistle and PA announcement made. On searching the vessel, ship’s crew found the steering gear room’s lock broken and ship’s engine spares stolen.


***  Hat of the week: Praha


***  Coffee mug of the week:  UCE Birmingham


***  T-Shirt of the week:   LaCrosse Loggers


***  Musical guest artist of the week:   Roky and the Aliens


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***  Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

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