JOTW 16-2020


StratCommWorld – 11th Strategic Communications Conference

June 1-2, 2020 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC

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JOTW 16-2020

April 20, 2020

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,846


“Bewildered, bewildered, you have no complaint. You are what you are, and you ain’t what you ain’t.”

– John Prine


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


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***  One Paragraph Pitch:








Hi I am Mike Petosa and live on Staten Island in New York. I have a laptop, wireless internet connection, and a VOIP phone and am able to work from my residence. I am open to “work from home” positions.


As for my background, I am bilingual in Italian and have customer service experience from one of my previous positions at Newark Airport. After my airport experience I decided to change careers and get into my first passion which is broadcasting so I was hired as a Board Operator in radio and have engineered and produced shows and was hired as a DJ at two stations with two different formats. If you have a remote position I will be happy to be considered for it.


Perhaps a Traffic & Continuity position that calls for commercials and promos to be inserted into logs for television broadcasting operations. Looking forward to your invite to further discuss a possible role for me. Thank you!






Michael C. Petosa



***  From Lindsay Baker:


Hi Ned,


With many internships being canceled for students across the nation due to COVID-19, our team at wanted to reach out to you to share our College Internship Series that may aid students who are now freshly back on the market searching for an internship. Our series includes a guide to internships, a networking, and mentorship deep dive, as well as tips and tricks to nail a resume and cover letter. Please take a look below:


College Internship Series


How to Land an Internship:


Networking and Mentorship Deep Dive:


Resume and Cover Letter Tips and Tricks:


Our ultimate goal is to help students through this trying time by providing the resources they need to ensure their future successes.


We appreciate your consideration and hope to join together in this time of unknowns.


Thank you,


Lindsay Baker

Outreach Coordinator


Seattle, WA


***  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!


***  StratCommWorld – 11th Strategic Communications Conference

June 1-2, 2020 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC






Updated for 2020 and the decade ahead, StratCommWorld is the

new name for the annual Strategic Communications Summit.


Use Discount Code “JOTW” and save 10% off Early Bird Rates!


Homepage:  https://StratComm.World






Bob Grupp has sent this note regarding the conference and the current global health situation:


I am hopeful that by June, with the arrival of Spring and success with current mitigation efforts, the outbreak of COVID-19 will have subsided and that StratCommWorld 2020 can convene on June 1-2 in Washington, D.C.


Timing may be everything. With so many events cancelled for 30- to 60-days, we may have a unique opportunity at StratCommWorld. If the situation improves by June as we all hope, and StratCommWorld convenes as scheduled, then we want to be ready. So, we are actively seeking additional speakers and topics that will maximize learning from this unprecedented global crisis.


We are in contact with the Press Club which has been closely monitoring concerns surrounding coronavirus. The safety and security of the Press Club’s business clients like us, guests and staff have been and always will be their top priority.


If government regulations, Press Club decisions or common-sense dictate, we will postpone and reschedule StratCommWorld to another date.


Meanwhile, we will continue monitoring the situation as it unfolds, and hope and pray for a speedy conclusion to the flu season.


Thanks for your understanding and ongoing support.


***  3rd annual JOTW communications and PR survey.


Watch this space for the results.  Coming soon!


And congratulations to our gift card winners.


  • Ed Clough $100
  • Mark Weinberg $50
  • Jamie Favreau Boudrie $25


It pays to participate!


***  Stand Out



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***  IABC Virtual World Conference

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In light of the recent changes brought about by COVID-19, the IABC World Conference will now become a fully virtual event. It’s our aim to provide you with an experience that creates connection, learning and fun with an exceptional virtual experience. With the theme “Shift: #AreYouReady” and an eye toward the latest trends, solutions and ideas, the conference will explore the newest challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession.


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




***  Your Very Next Step!





Your Very Next Step newsletter for March / April 2020

By Ned Lundquist

This edition of YVNS was sent to YVNS readers from Springfield, Virginia.


The March / April 2020 issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is now available online




Lots of travel and adventure news, vacation ideas, tips and features.

8 cool volunteer and internship opportunities

21 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.


Fellow travelers and wonder-seekers…


I like to include content in YVNS that encourages us to get out and see the world, experience nature, and connect with our fellow human beings all over this magnificent planet.  This is an unsettling time, however.  My family and I should be in Singapore right now, on our way to Bali.  But, instead, like you, we are home and hunkered down for the duration of the stay-at-home directives.  For now, we can read about places we’d rather be.  And we can always dream.


Share your bucket list with your fellow next-steppers.  Send me a list of the five places you really want to go to and the things you want to do and I’ll share in the YVNS newsletter.  It’s okay to dream right now!  Send your bucket list to Ned at



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


1.)  Communications Director, Peloton, NY, NY


2.)  Assistant Director of Health Communications, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA


3.)  Communications and Program Coordinator, Clackamas River Basin Council, Gladstone, OR


5.)  Public Affairs Officer/Strategic Communications (Stakeholder Manager, Remote (temporarily available, COVID-19), Mission1st, Fort Belvoir, VA–strategic-communications-%28stakeholder-manager%29/job


6.)  Public Affairs Specialist (Digital Media Strategist),GS-1035 -14 (MP), Office of Finance and Operations, Department of Education, District of Columbia, District of Columbia


7.)  Conseiller en communication, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Montreal, QC, Canada


8.)  Head of Policy & Safety Communications, Reddit, San Francisco, CA


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


9.)  Communications Specialist, County of Delaware, Media, PA


10.)  Manager of Communications, Trustees of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


11.)  Communications Manager, Nike, Beaverton, OR


12.)  Marketing and Communications Intern, Rainn, Washington, DC


13.)  Jr. Manager, Corp Citizenship & Comms, Direct-to-Consumer and International, The Walt Disney Company, São Paulo, Brazil


14.)  SOCIAL MEDIA VISUAL CONTENT CREATOR, RJM Technologies, Inc., Washington, DC,-Inc./Job/SOCIAL-MEDIA-VISUAL-CONTENT-CREATOR/-in-Washington,DC?jid=DQ69cfca72f9c8f04643703900d32f0341


15.)  Breakthrough ACTION Editor/Copywriter, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Washington, D.C.


16.)  Business Communications Manager, Major League Baseball (MLB), New York, NY


17.)  Communications and Digital Learning Specialist, Banyan Global, Washington, DC


18.)  Digital Tools and Communication Intern, Data & Tech team, Danone Nutricia Research, Danone, Utrecht, UT, Netherlands


19.)  External Communications Manager, Specialized Nutrition (SN), Danone, Hoofddorp, NH, Netherlands


20.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, Principia Biopharma, South San Francisco, California


21.)  Senior Corporate Communications Manager- 12 Month Contract, Deloitte, Dublin, Ireland


22.)  Assistant Professor/ Instructor of Digital Media/Mass Media, School of Communication and Mass Media, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO


23.)  COO Communications, AVP, State Street Corporation, Boston, MA


24.)  Director of Communications, One Family Christian Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana


25.)  Executive and Employee Communications Manager, Advanced Micro Devices, Santa Clara, California


26.)  Account Director – Pharmaceutical Communications, Surf Search, San Francisco, CA!/e7ee002e-1bf1-4be9-8281-f3e8cdc9bdbe/detail


27.)  Director, External Communications, Invenergy, Chicago, IL


28.)  Communication Officer – Associate CDD (M/F) – AEW, Natixis Intégrée, Paris, Ile-de-France, France


***  From Roderick Anderson:




We at the Office of Inspector General for the Dept of Commerce are hiring for a Senior Telecommunications Advisor.  This is a senior level (SL) position, with salary range of $131,239 to $197,300 Open to the public Posting will be open through April 22



Roderick Anderson


29.)  SENIOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC


30.)  Content Marketing Coordinator, Nestle Nespresso, New York, NY


31.)  Manager Communications, Nestlé, Arlington, VA


32.)  Communications Project Manager, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Saint Louis, MO


33.)  ALTERNANCE Communication interne/externe H/F, Danone, Amphion Les Bains, France


34.)  Senior Communications Manager, DC Action for Children, Washington, D.C.


35.)  Communications Manager, TRYING TOGETHER, Pittsburgh, PA


***  From Claire Moore:




I hope this message finds you safe and well. Please find the job announcement attached for a Manager of Storytelling and Engagement Communications position here at Families USA Foundation to be posted in the JOTW newsletter and website.


Please let me know if you have any questions!





Claire Moore

Events & Operations Coordinator

Families USA Foundation



36.)  MANAGER, STORYTELLING AND ENGAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS, Events & Operations Coordinator, Families USA Foundation, Washington, DC


Do you boldly color outside of lines, or feel constrained by boxes? Great! We welcome outside-the-box thinkers — in fact, we favor those who enjoying creating new boxes with altogether new ideas and possibilities!



Since 1981, Families USA Foundation has been a leading national voice for health care consumers.  Through our long-standing relationships of consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we have remained steadfast in our mission – Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable healthcare and improved health for all.  We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system.



Families USA (FUSA) is searching for a talented, creative communications professional who understands the power of storytelling and engagement to put health care issues front and center, spark movements, win hearts and change minds. This is a fantastic opportunity to manage a renown storytelling program that is central to FUSA’s communications work. The Manager of Storytelling and Engagement Communications is an essential member of the organization’s sophisticated communications team and helps advance policy solutions by amplifying the lived experienced of America’s health care consumers, supports a robust media relations function, and helps translate consumers’ stories for social and digital media content.


In this role, you will build and maintain storytelling partnerships with mission-focused organizations; search for health care consumers to interview; interview consumers to determine how FUSA should best catalog their experience for FUSA’s publications and content; manage the storytelling database ensuring the database is current and reflects the breadth of FUSA’s various story types; curate stories and find creative ways to showcase those stories for our programs and products, and opportunities to share stories with Families USA’s stakeholders, which include media, partner organizations, and members of Congress.


You will assist the Senior Manager of Communications, Senior Director of Communications, and other FUSA staff in promptly filling requests for consumer stories, or requests to speak to consumers about their health care experiences.


The success of your work will be assessed according to annual metrics and milestones, and an annual evaluation.


Our ideal candidate:

  • Is an experienced communicator who is passionate about storytelling as a form of advocacy and policy lever;
  • Will honor the privilege of storytelling with excellence and integrity;
  • Has a solid understanding of how storytelling falls within and interacts with the larger integrated communications;
  • Can be a smart tactician and a smart strategist, and understand the difference;
  • Will “own” the storytelling function fearlessly, uphold it as a critical component of Families USA’s broad and far-reaching work;
  • Will work collaboratively with a team-first spirit;
  • Has sound news judgement;
  • Inherently knows what a good story is; and
  • Is humble, kind, and maintains a high level of integrity.


We value intelligence and ambition, but equally important to us are a commitment to excellence, ethics, compassion, and a strong desire to make health care better and more accessible for all through storytelling.



Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, digital communications, English, advertising or related field is required.  5-7 years of communications experience is required.  Previous storytelling and/or engagement experience.  Bi-lingual capability is a major bonus (English-Spanish).  Experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp.  A passion for social justice and for the mission of Families USA.



We offer a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment that allows staff to reach their full potential. We offer an extremely attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability and life, 403(b), 3+ weeks’ vacation, nine (9) Federal holidays and our offices are closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, onsite fitness center, and many more exciting benefit programs.



We encourage qualified candidates to apply online at Families USA’s careers website and include in your application: your cover letter, resume and desired salary.  Cover letter and resume will also be used as writing samples.  Direct hire only – no recruiters.  EEO.


37.)  Marketing and Communications Manager, North America, Kuehne Nagel, Jersey City, NJ


38.)  Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health And Human Services, Silver Spring, Maryland


39.)  Reporter, ALM Media Properties, LLC., Hong Kong, China


40.)  Expedition & Community Outreach Coordinator, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA / Menlo Park, CA / Honolulu, HI desired


41.)  Social Media and Outreach, Ocean Recovery Alliance Los Angeles, CA


42.)  Communication and Outreach-R3, Saltwater Inc., Woods Hole, MA or Narragansett, RI


43.)  Corporate Communications Director, TikTok, New York, NY


44.)  Regional Communications & Public Relations Specialist, VHB, Vienna, VA


45.)  Internal Communications Manager, UnitedHealth Group, Canonsburg, PA


46.)  Director, Policy, Advocacy & Communications for Africa, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa–Policy–Advocacy—Communications-for-Africa_B014188-1


47.)  Deputy Director Communications, Africa The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa–Africa_B014553


48.)  Deputy Director – Country Program Advocacy and Communications, Ethiopia, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—Country-Program-Advocacy-and-Communications–Ethiopia_B013615-1


49.)  Senior Communications Specialist – Executives & Events, Sheetz, Claysburg, PA


50.)  Digital Marketing Specialist, Big Marlin Group, Gilbert, AZ


51.)  Creative & Web Designer, Big Marlin Group, Gilbert, AZ


52.)  Communications Specialist, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


53.)  Senior Director, Communications, New Relic, Portland, OR


54.)  Employee Channels & Content Communications Manager, LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION, Bethesda, MD


55.)  Director of Communications GS15, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Fairfax County, Virginia


56.)  Senior Public Information Officer – Communications, Department of Environmental Quality, Raleigh, NC—communications-raleigh-north-carolina/2269267583


57.)  Internal Communications Manager, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Baltimore, MD–Communications-Manager_0040126-4


58.)  Public Relations Specialist, Harkins Theatres, Scottsdale, AZ


59.)  Director, Public Relations, American Public Education, Inc., Manassas, VA




61.)  Director, People and Culture Communications, Corporate Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ—NJ—US/Director–People-and-Culture-Communications–Corporate-Affairs_R1524261-2


62.)  Director, Corporate Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ—NJ—US/Director–Corporate-Communications_R1519101


63.)  Director, US Immunology Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ—NJ—US/Director–US-Immunology-Communications_R1518797


64.)  Outreach Specialist, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), Wilmington, DE


65.)  Communications Manager, Wake Island National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach Government Solutions, Wake Island, HI


66.)  Vice President of Corporate Communications, Workiva, Ames, Iowa


67.)  Senior Communication Specialist,  CSK Inc., Yongin, Republic of Korea


68.)  Media Relations Specialist, Peoria Unified School District, Glendale, AZ


69.)  Senior Communications Specialist, AETNA, Tampa, FL


70.)  Director, Communications – Commercial Business and Markets, AETNA, Hartford, CT / Wellesley, MA / New YorK, NY


71.)  Communications Specialist, AETNA, Cumberland, MD


72.)  SUPERVISORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Baltimore, Maryland


73.)  Communications Officer, The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Duluth, MN


74.)  Staff photographer/writer, Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, AZ


75.)  Director of Communication, Raybourn Group International, Indianapolis, Indiana


76.)  REPORTER, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, Nebraska


77.)  Multimedia jounalist, Statesville Record and Landmark, Statesville, North Carolina,


78.)  Chief Communications and Public Diplomacy Officer, British Embassy, Washington, DC


79.)  Marketing & Communications Manager, Friends of the Children, Portland, OR


80.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Weed Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Medical Command, Department of the Army, Fort Irwin, California


81.)  U.S. Corporate Communications Specialist, Nexteer Automotive Corporation, Saginaw, MI


82.)  Internal Communications Specialist, PenFed Credit Union, McLean, VA


83.)  Operations and Communications Manager, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Charleston, WV


84.)  Shared Services Media Relations and Communications Specialist, The University of Vermont Medical Center, South Burlington, VT


85.)  Senior Communications Manager, Constellation Brands, San Francisco, California


86.)  Senior Communications Advisor, Ontario College of Pharmacists, Toronto, ON, Canada


87.)  Assistant Director of Health Communications, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA


88.)  Corporate Communications Director, Boral, Roswell, GA


89.)  Communications Manager, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, Michigan City, IN


90.)  Senior Manager, Employee Communications, Aflac Insurance, Columbus, Georgia


***  Your JOTW alternate selections for this week:


91.)  Seasonal Site Leader Positions, Copperhead Environmental Consulting, Fort Knox, KY


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


050-20   13.04.2020: 1910 UTC: Posn: 14:36.06N – 120:52.16E, Manila Anchorage, Philippines.

Two robbers in an unlit boat approached and boarded an anchored container ship. Duty OS on routine rounds noticed the boat and raised the alarm. Crew mustered and moved forward. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped with ship’s properties. No injuries to crew. Incident reported to VTMS.


049-20   09.04.2020: 0330 UTC: Posn: 02:34.05S – 080:06.68W, River Passage Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Eight armed robbers in two speed boats approached a container ship underway. Master raised the alarm, and activated the SSAS. The robbers fired warning shots, managed to board the ship, and opened 15 containers. When the search lights were directed towards the robbers, they opened fire towards the bridge. Port Control and Coast Guard notified. The robbers stole part of the cargo and escaped. Later, the Coast Guard boarded the ship for investigation. No injuries to crew.


048-20   04.04.2020: 0206 UTC: Posn: 18:37.5N – 093:19.7W, HSP Platform, Offshore Dos Bocas, Mexico.

Crew onboard a pipelaying vessel noticed a boat with eight armed persons approaching at high speed. Alarm sounded, accommodation locked down and all crew mustered. As the boat approached from the stern it started firing at the vessel. Using the thrusters the Master was able to prevent the boat from coming alongside resulting in the boat aborting and moving away. Port Control notified via VHF and a patrol boat was dispatched to the location.


***  Ball cap of the week:   COMNAVFORKOREA USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)


***  Coffee mug of the week:   Djibouti


***  T-Shirt of the week:   Boston Strong


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


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