JOTW 43-2020


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JOTW 43-2020

October 26, 2020

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,870


“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”

– John A. Shedd.


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


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***  The 2021 IABC Gold Quill Awards





The 2021 IABC Awards Committee is now accepting entries for the Gold Quill Awards.


Enter your outstanding work to mark moments of excellence and purpose as we rise above adversity, celebrate milestones, advocate for a worthy cause, launch new programs, create, sustain, develop, uplift.


  • 8 October 2020 – Launch of the Gold Quill Awards on our IABC website
  • 8 January 2021 – End of the Early Bird Rate
  • 20 January 2021 – Deadline of entries
  • 1 February 2021 – Late deadline of entries (with surcharge)
  • February to March 2021 – Evaluation
  • April 2021 – Announcement of winners
  • May 2021 – Preparation for the awarding
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***  From Woody Goulart:


If you are like millions who are seeking employment in the wake of the contagious virus, there is insightful free online information for you. (produced by JOTW blogger Woody Goulart) shows you how you can successfully start audio and video streaming over the internet from where you now are living without traveling to an external workplace or employer location. The website contains suggestions for real-world strategies and tactics you can put to use to generate revenue through the use of today’s proven streaming audio and video channels.


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


1.)  Communications Coordinator, The Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY


2.)  Digital Media Communications Manager, National Mining Association, Washington, DC


3.)  Communications Assistant, The Olana Partnership, Hudson, NY


4.)  Senior Communications Manager, Opendoor, San Francisco, CA


5.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense, Garmisch, Germany


6.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Webco Master, Sand Springs, OK


7.)  Director Corporate Affairs, Public Affairs Council, Madison, WV


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


8.)  Director of Marketing & Communications, Moving Traditions, Elkins Park, PA


9.)  Director of Communications, Alliance for Decision Education, Bala Cynwyd, PA


10.)  Corporate Communications Leader, Trinseo, Berwyn, PA


11.)  Marketing Communications Specialist, The Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland, Ohio


12.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, FirstBank & Trust, Abingdon, VA


The First Bank and Trust Company is seeking a Corporate Communications Specialist to work in the Marketing Department in Abingdon, Virginia. Responsibilities include leading the Bank’s overall internal and external communication efforts, developing comprehensive communication support for the different lines of business within the Bank, and fostering community and media relationships.

A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism is required. A minimum of 5 years in Bank Marketing/Communications or 10 years in a related field is preferred. The applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint and related software. Internet content management experience is preferred.


The ideal candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. The ideal candidate must possess a passion for writing, be attentive to detail, have good decision-making and analytical skills, be able to work independently, and able to meet strict deadlines. EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran


Please send Cover Letter, Resume and digital writing sample to


13.)  Communications Director (or Lead), KIWA (Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance), Los Angeles, CA


14.)  Communications And Stakeholder Specialist, US Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC


15.)  Digital Media Communications Manager, National Mining Association, Washington, USA


16.)  Communications Specialist, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Huntsville, Alabama


17.)  Digital Communications & Social Media Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio


18.)  Senior Communications Advisor, Law Society of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


19.)  Federal Capture Manager/Proposal Lead, Government Accounts, Sage Communications, McLean, Virginia


20.)  PR Account Manager, Public Relations, Sage Communications, McLean, Virginia


21.)  Public Relations Account Coordinator, Sage Communications, McLean, Virginia


22.)  Manager of Communications, Central Electric, Mitchell, South Dakota


23.)  Communications Specialist, Meyer Memorial Trust, Portland, OR


24.)  Public Affairs Specialist (Social Media), Peace Corps, Washington, District of Columbia


25.)  Associate Director of Marketing & Communications, JHU School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


26.)  Communications Specialist, Mitre Corporation, McLean, VA


27.)  Marketing Communication Executive, Agensi Pekerjaan & Perundingcara Bright Prospect Sdn Bhd, Johor, Malaysia


28.)  Communications Coordinator, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Milwaukie, OR


29.)  Senior Communications Manager for Strategic Messaging, Executive Chamber Of New York State, New York, NY


30.)  Communications and Marketing Specialist, Texas Association of School Boards, Austin, Texas


31.)  Head, Seqirus Communications (Sr. Director), CSL Plasma, Summit, NJ–kMvXW3KHU_o9kQmktw


32.)  Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Washington, District of Columbia


33.)  Public Communications Specialist, Senior, Army Futures Command Communication Team, Bowhead / UIC Technical Services, Alexandria, VA / Fort Eustis, VA


34.)  Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society, Washington, DC


35.)  Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Alcoa USA Group, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


36.)  Communications Director, City of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA


37.)  Outdoor Marketing and Communications Manager, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV


38.)  Assistant Professor, Communication, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


39.)  Marketing Comm/PR Specialist 3, Oracle, Cincinnati, Ohio


40.)  Communication Director, Foot Locker, New York, NY


41.)  PA/WV/OH Strategic Communications Businesses Class Manager, HDR, Charleston, WV


42.)  Senior Communications Coordinator, HDR, Rosemont, Illinois / Indianapolis, Indiana


43.)  Strategic Communications Director, Transportation Business Group (TBG), HDR, Omaha, Nebraska


44.)  Senior Director, Culture, Communications and Engagement, TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Oak Brook, IL


45.)  Deputy Director, External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC


46.)  Communications & Development Coordinator, Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Holderness, NH–development-coordinator-holderness-new-hampshire/3336168875


47.)  Lead Strategic Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, DC


48.)  Lead Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, DC


49.)  VP Digital Client Communications Product Manager, US Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Westerville, Ohio


50.)  MASS COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST,  Louisiana Educational TV Authority/Louisiana Public Broadcasting, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA


51.)  Communications Specialist, IC Thrive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


52.)  Director, US Policy Communications, Bristol Myers Squibb, Washington, DC


53.)  Director, Communications, Precision Strategies, Washington, DC


54.)  Employee & Leadership Communications Specialist, Siemens, Malvern, PA


55.)  Manager, Industry Communications, U.S. Travel Association, Washington, DC


56.)  Communications Officer, Stichting North Star Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya


57.)  Janssen Senior Manager of Communication & Public Affairs, Johnson & Johnson, Taipei City, Taiwan


58.)  Communications & Development Associate, Partnership for the National Trail System, Washington, DC–development-associate-washington-district-of-columbia/3568857766


59.)  Outreach and Equity Programs Specialist, Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC


60.)  Director of Regional Marketing and Communications, Concentrix, CINCINNATI, OHIO


61.)  Communications Specialist, Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


62.)  Director, Internal Communications, Ciena, Hanover, MD


63.)  Director, Internal Communications, Williams, Tulsa, Oklahoma


64.)  Change Management and Communication Specialist, RHB Banking Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


65.)  Communications and Outreach Director, The Pacific Institute, Oakland, CA


66.)  External Relations Associate, Ed Trust West, Oakland, Calif.


67.)  Director of Public Engagement, Instacart, Washington, D.C.


68.)  Public Relations and Communications Assistant, Paramount Solutions, Roseville, California


68.)  Communications Lead – Sales Enablement, Yelp, Remote


69.)  Internal Communications Specialist (HR), Yelp, Remote


70.)  Manager, Marketing & Communications, RNI, WVU Hospitals, Morgantown, WV


71.)  Area Manager External Affairs, AT&T, Long Island City, Queens, NY


72.)  Internal Communications Specialist, CloudBees, Littleton, WV


73.)  PR and Communications Manager, Bonaventure, VA


74.)  Publications Specialist. American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Falls Church, VA


75.)  Senior Communications Specialist/Communications Specialist (2 vacancies), Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC


76.)  Senior Communications Leader, Bed Bath & Beyond, Union, NJ


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


77.)  Hourly Check Station Operators, Colorado State University (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML), Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


145-20   15.10.2020: 2340 UTC: Posn: 09:22.4N – 013:44.2W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Ten persons armed with guns and knives in two blue coloured boats approached and boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and authorities informed. The persons aggressively and violently ransacked all cabins and escaped with cash and crew personal belongings. A Coast Guard vessel came and remained with the ship will daybreak.


144-20   17.10.2020: 2055 UTC: Posn: 04:16.19N – 001:24.31E, Around 112nm SSE of Lome, Togo.

A tanker was attacked by pirates while underway. All crew managed to retreat into the citadel. Togo Navy notified and a patrol vessel was dispatched to the location. The Togo Navy team boarded the tanker and a search was carried out. Once deemed safe, the crew emerged from the citadel and the tanker was then escorted to a safe port. All crew reported safe.


143-20   05.10.2020: 0815 UTC: Posn: 18:39N – 072:37W, Around 5.4nm NNW of La Salle, Haiti.

Three armed robbers boarded a drifting bulk carrier and stole ship’s stores. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Incident was reported to port authorities.


142-20   17.10.2020: 0534 UTC: Posn: 03:46.96N – 008:41.88E, LNG Terminal, Punta Europa, Equatorial Guinea.

Five persons armed with rifles boarded a berthed tanker. Crew mustered in the citadel. One crew reported kidnapped. Local authorities notified. Remaining crew reported safe.


141-20   17.10.2020: 0630 UTC: Posn: 12:01.11S – 077:11.85W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Duty officer onboard a tanker noticed a suspicious light near the forward store and asked the duty watchman to investigate. As the duty watchman approached, he was taken hostage and tied up by the robbers who stole his personal belongings. The robbers released the duty watchman before escaping. Duty officer and Master informed. Alarm raised and a search was carried out. Incident reported to the port authorities and local agent.


140-20   13.10.2020: 1530 UTC: Posn: 01:16.55N – 104:15.06E, Singapore Straits.

Three robbers armed with a steel bar boarded a tanker underway. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and immediately informed the OOW. Alarm raised and all crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped. Vessel and crew safe.


139-20   15.10.2020: 0436 UTC: Posn: 09:16.15N – 013:46.51W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Duty OOW onboard and anchored tanker noticed a boat with four persons armed with guns approaching. Onboard armed military team notified. As the boat approached the tanker, the armed team fired warning shots resulting in the boat moving away. Incident was reported to the Port Authorities.


138-20   09.10.2020: 0245 UTC: Posn: 06:26.7N – 003:22.8E, Apapa Bulk Terminal Ltd. (ABTL), Lagos Port, Nigeria.

During heavy rain, armed robbers in two boats approached and boarded a berthed product tanker engaged in cargo operations. Deck crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. The discharging operations were suspended, all access doors were locked and crew mustered in the citadel. Port Control informed through VHF CH12. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped. A Nigerian Navy Officer boarded the tanker for investigation. Nothing reported stolen.


***  Ball Cap of the week:   USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)


***  Coffee cup of the week:   Sea World


***  T-Shirt of the Week:  Marquette


***  Musical guest artist of the week: Spencer Davis


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The 2021 IABC Gold Quill Awards


Enter your outstanding work to mark moments of excellence and purpose as we rise above adversity, celebrate milestones, advocate for a worthy cause, launch new programs, create, sustain, develop, uplift.



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