StratCommWorld – 11th Strategic Communications Conference
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*** StratCommWorld – 11th Strategic Communications Conference
June 1-2, 2020 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC
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*** Here are your JOTW job opportunities for this week:
1.) Communications Intern-Carnivores-Minnesota, Wildlife Science Center, Stacy, Minnesota
2.) Communications Officer, LONDON CITY MISSION, London, UK
3.) Organizing and Outreach Coordinator, Association of Northwest Steelheaders, Milwaukie, OR
4.) Communications Assistant, Corporate Communications, External Relations Directorate, King’s College, London, UK
*** From Bill Seiberlich:
5.) Internal Communications Specialist, SKF USA, LANSDALE, PA
6.) External Communications Specialist, Ascension, Exton, PA
7.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Carpenter Technology Company, Philadelphia, PA
8.) Communications Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
9.) Corporate Communications Coordinator, RailPros, Inc., Irving, TX
*** From David J. Albritton:
Greetings from GM Defense. I have an opening for a Director, Communications and ask you to post the position on Ned’s JOTW – see attached.
Thanks in advance.
David J. Albritton
GM Defense LLC
10.) Director, Communications, General Motors Company, Washington, District of Columbia
About GM Defense:
General Motors has been a proud supporter of the U.S. military for more than a century. From supplying goods and materials when our manufacturing might was called upon during the First and Second World Wars, to operating as GM Defense from 1950 to 2003, GM has answered America’s call in support of the Department of Defense. Returning to the national security space in 2017, GM Defense is again backed by the power and scale of our parent company.
Leveraging GM’s global design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, as well as the benefits of a global supply chain, GM Defense provides an unprecedented combination of world-class scale and fast-to-market flexibility. Delivering cutting-edge advancements in integrated vehicles, power and propulsion, autonomy, mobility, and security solutions to our customers, we are GM Defense.
Why Work for Us:
The GM culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open workspaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. We are proud to support employee volunteer interests and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.
The Director, Communications will lead communications, public affairs, and media relations initiatives within the newly-created General Motors Defense LLC (GMD) organization within General Motors Company. This is a critical role for the new company and requires a candidate who is proactive, action-oriented, creative, a skilled writer, and willing to quickly immerse him/herself in the business to produce results.
This person is primarily responsible for the development and execution of the GMD communications strategy in support of business priorities, and must collaborate with a wide range of government, business, and communications leaders to drive both an active strategic and tactical approach to media relations across the organization – ensuring GMD plans, messages, and executes in a manner that gains the most visibility and results for the organization. This individual must have the executive presence to influence and drive action across a diverse set of internal and external constituents, and the agility to multi-task in an ever-evolving environment.
In addition, this professional will manage external consultant relationships, as required, including those pertaining to trade show involvement.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- GMD campaign strategy: create and execute a comprehensive and holistic communications strategy that supports GMD business objectives
- Media relations: serve as the primary GMD media relations liaison with key aerospace and defense, technology, and business media; partner with corporate public relations to engage top-tier press, as needed. Additional media related responsibilities:
o Spokesperson: serve as a spokesperson for select media inquiries
o Social media monitoring & engagement: develop and execute a strategy for engaging with key press and other influencers via social media vehicles; gather and report back key intelligence
o Daily News Digest: create a daily digest of relevant aerospace and defense news stories for sharing with GMD and other leaders
o Media Training: serve as primary media trainer and coach for business spokespeople
- Messaging/Content Development: partner with integrated communications leads and the brand journalist to hone campaign messaging as appropriate to support public affairs activities; serve as staff writer and content creator (e.g., backgrounders, presentations) to support these efforts. Additional content responsibilities:
o GMD website: manage all aspects of GMD website
o Story development: identify and develop storylines that support GMD business priorities, and/or communicate the organization’s technology/innovation leadership; determine appropriate assets (e.g., video, multimedia, Web, etc.) necessary to drive coverage, increase awareness and educate stakeholders about GMD capabilities; partner with internal teams to develop assets and execute programs
o Press releases: conceptualize, draft and finalize announcements; drive announcement outreach strategy
o OpEds and Bylined articles: work with GMD leadership to develop themes to support successful content placement; write/identify resources to write articles, etc.
o Third party and thought leader: partner with GM Communications, GMD Government Relations, and GMD Business Development to engage think tanks and other third parties in support of key GMD pursuits and programs
o Trade show support: lead overall global tradeshow planning and management, to include media strategies for press briefings, content for shows, and targeted outreach for multi-program shows
- Market Dynamics/Major Milestones: Drive ongoing proactive responses to market dynamics (e.g., geopolitical issues, Department of Defense activity) with communications strategies that mitigate threats and/or bolster supportive positioning. Additional milestone requirements:
o Measurement & reporting: identify appropriate resources for measuring public relations activity
- Corporate & other GM business PR: serve as GMD liaison to GM Corporate Communications, as well as other businesses; partner with other PR leads to drive “one company” opportunities
- Vendor Relationships: manage third-party vendor relationships (PR agencies, consultants, etc.)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, organizational Communications or related disciplines
- Eight-10+ years of defense-specific public affairs/relations experience or combined public relations/journalism experience with at least four years in a defense corporate or agency public relations environment
- Must possess and exhibit exemplary writing skills, organizational skills, a solid grasp of public relations strategies, and an understanding of media relations tactics
- Must identify experience influencing defense, national security, and/or government focused contributors in a fast-paced work environment
- Must show experience supporting communications in a global environment
- Must show experience with maximizing reach through social media platforms
- Must be solution oriented, showing results and the ability to develop and execute strategic communications plans
- Must be able to simultaneously manage multiple projects from conception to completion
- Must meet deadlines under pressure in a changing, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
- Must possess excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills
- Must show a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task with impeccable attention to detail
- Must have experience managing external and internal vendor relationships and working within defined budget parameters, including the negotiating of contracts to achieve budget goals
- Travel required (~20-30%)
Additional Desired Qualifications:
- Aerospace, Defense, national security industry and/or federal civilian government agency communications experience is highly preferred
- International public relations experience is a definite plus
- Experience working on national or international tradeshows is highly desirable
- Management experience and the ability to interact with/influence/staff varying levels of leadership is ideal
- Ideal candidate is a positive and candid self-starter who enjoys working with others in a cross-functional environment and is also able to think and operate autonomously, strategically, and tactically to ensure duties are achieved while new opportunities are developed
- The candidate enjoys building programs, developing people, and educating an organization about the power of effective internal and external communications
- Being able to quickly become knowledgeable about the GM Advanced Technologies, Product Development and planning processes and portfolio of offerings related to GMD, including engineering, design, propulsion systems (electric and traditional), is essential for success
The full job listing can be found on the GM job board:
Candidates should apply for the position online, but also send their resume and cover letter to the attention of the GM Defense Vice President of Government Relations & Communications:
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*** From Rachel Maleh:
Hi Ned: Thank you in advance for posting our job!
Operation Lifesaver, Inc
26.) Manager of Education, Training & Volunteer Support, Operation Lifesaver, Inc (www.oli.org), Washington, DC
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*** From Kristina Baumler:
Hope you are doing well. Please share this great opportunity for a seasoned PR pro to join my team at CGI Federal in Fairfax, VA.
30.) PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, CGI Federal, Fairfax, Virginia
31.) Director, Media Relations, National Retail Federation, Washington, DC
32.) Communications Manager, Coptic Orphans, Fairfax VA
33.) Manager, Business Communications, AmerisourceBergen, Conshohocken, PA
34.) Marketing & Communications Associate, Coalition for Rainforest Nations, New York, NY
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*** From Mac’s List:
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38.) Communications and Administrative Associate, Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO), Portland, Oregon
39.) Vice President – Investor Relations, Public Relations and ESG, Meritage Homes, Scottsdale, AZ
40.) COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), Washington, DC
41.) Manager, Internal Communications, The RMR Group LLC, Newton, MA
42.) Senior Communications Coordinator, Grassroots International, Boston, Massachusetts
43.) Communications And Media Specialist, The National Academies, Washington, DC
44.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Naval War College, Department of the Navy, Newport, Rhode Island
45.) Communications Consultant – Public Safety Operations, Mission Critical Partners, Washington, DC
46.) Internal Communications Manager, Technology, Vistaprint, Waltham, MA
47.) Manager, Content Marketing, Mile High United Way, Denver, CO
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49.) FSO Communications Lead-263712, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
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51.) Firmwide External Communications Director, Pwc, Las Vegas NV
52.) Director, Internal Communications9/19/2019, MKS Instruments, Andover, MA
53.) Public Affairs Specialist (Social Media), Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health And Human Services, Silver Spring, Maryland
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55.) Internal Communications Consultant, MassMutual, Boston / Springfield, Mass.
56.) Corporate Communications Manager, GENENTECH, Vacaville, CA
57.) INTERN – SITE SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS, GENENTECH, South San Francisco, California
58.) Social Media Strategist, United Way of King County, Seattle, WA
59.) Bentley Brand Communications Specialist, Audi Of America, Reston, VA
60.) Communications Coordinator, Communities United for Police Reform, New York, New York
61.) Senior Director, Marketing & Comunications, United Way California Capital Region, Sacramento, CA
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63.) Corporate Communications Lead, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Greensburg, IN
64.) Manager-Public Relations, American Honda Motor Co., Torrance, CA
65.) Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Honda Aircraft Company, LLC, Greensboro, NC
66.) Brand and Communications Manager, North America, Philips, Cambridge, MA
67.) Public Relations Vice President, Technology/Automotive, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, New York, NY
68.) Estágio em Atendimento – PR, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Sao Paulo, Brazil
69.) Financial PR Account Manager, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
70.) Director, Media Relations, MPAA, Washington, DC
71.) Associate – Corporate Communications (Social Media), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Hong Kong
72.) Communications Executive, Archetype, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
73.) Senior Director, Communications, MPAA, Washington, DC
74.) Chargé de marketing et communication, Aston Carter, Chatillon, France
75.) Communications Manager, TRC Companies, Inc., Lowell, MA
76.) Internal & Executive Communications, Senior Manager, Everbridge, Burlington, MA
77.) Interim Development Officer, Corporate Relations and International Coordination, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, New York, New York
78.) Communications Assistant, Community Health Center of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
79.) Copywriter & Marketing Communications Executive, Q-dees, Selangor, Malaysia
80.) Communications Associate, Every Mother Counts, New York, New York
81.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST (COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST), Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, Washington, District of Columbia
82.) Corporate Communications and Brand Management, Malaysia, Bosch Group, Selangor, Malaysia
83,) Communications Project Manager, Credit Suisse, New York City, New York
84.) Mgr. Corporate Communications, National Gypsum Company, Charlotte, NC
*** Your JOTW alternate selection for this week:
85.) Seasonal Shorebird Technician (anticipated start date is in April 1st with an end date in August 31st), Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, The Trustees of Reservation Nantucket, Massachusetts
86.) MALT WAGON DRIVER, seasonal (June – August), Midwest Dairy, Saint Paul, MN
87.) Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner and NRCS Partner Biologist, The Xerces Society, Portland, Oregon
88.) Internal Communications Leader, Baker Hughes, London, United Kingdom
*** Weekly Piracy Report:
031-20 05.03.2020: 1246 UTC: Posn: 05:36.13N – 002:20.38E, Around 45NM SSW of Cotonou, Benin.
Six armed persons boarded a product tanker underway. Distress signal activated and regional authorities notified. All non-essential crew mustered in citadel. The Benin Navy responded, boarded the tanker and rescued the crew. One crew reported missing.
030-20 27.02.2020: 1630 UTC: Posn: 01:10.65N – 103:25.84E, Singapore Straits.
Duty lookout onboard the bridge of a bulk carrier underway noticed four unauthorized persons near the accommodation block. Alarm raised, crew mustered and Singapore VTIS notified. Hearing the alerted crew the unauthorised persons escaped. The Singapore Coast Guard boarded the vessel for inspection. On searching the vessel, nothing was reported stolen.
*** Ball cap of the week: Naval Support Activty Naples
*** Coffee mug of the week: USS Kitty Hawk CV 63
*** Sweat Shirt of the week: 816 Squadron – Royal Australian Navy
*** Musical guest artist of the week: McCoy Tyner
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