JOTW 49-2020


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JOTW 49-2020

December 7, 2020

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,876


“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

– Aldous Huxley


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


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


1.)  Digital Media Internship, MCR, Huntsville, AL*


2.)  Public Affairs Specialist II, HBB Division/Detachment 12, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, MCR, Boston, MA*


(* Note:  I work for MCR.  If you are qualified and interested in any of the MCR positions above, send your resume to me (at when you apply and I’ll also contact the hiring manager on your behalf.  I am entitled to an employee bonus if you are hired.)


3.)  Campaign Development Communication Officer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


4.)  Associate Director, Policy Communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Washington, DC


5.)  Press & Information Officer (Communications), European Union Delegation to the United States, Washington, DC


6.)  Senior Manager Corporate Communications, Government of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia


7.)  VICE-PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL RELATIONS, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


8.)  Manager, HR Communications and Projects, Icahn Automotive Group, Philadelphia, PA


9.)  Program Manager, Communications, PCORI, Washington, DC


10.)  Director – International Public Affairs, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


11.)  Vice President, Communications, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC


12.)  Communications Manager, Mars, Sydney NSW, Australia


***  From Chris Abel:


Hi Ned. Long time subscriber…first time job poster. I have two open positions I’m currently searching for. Thank you in advance.


Chris Abel

Principal Manager, Media – Social & Traditional

Corporate Communications

Southern California Edison


13.)  Media Relations Advisor, Southern California Edison, Ventura/Santa Barbara, CA


14.)  Media Relations Senior Advisor, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, CA


15.)  Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


16.)  Head Communication, APAC, Dare Energy, Taipei, Taiwan


17.)  Corporate Communications Manager, SilverChain, Victoria, Australia


18.)  Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager, Randstad Australia, St Pauls, NSW, Australia


***  From Cait DeBaun:




A posting for your newsletter, thanks!


Cait DeBaun

Director, Media Relations

American Gaming Association

Washington, DC


19.)  Director, Media Relations, American Gaming Association (AGA), Washington, DC


The American Gaming Association (AGA) seeks a Director, Media Relations to manage the AGA’s earned media efforts and industry narrative. As an integral member of the strategic communications team, the director is primarily responsible for telling gaming’s positive story and defending industry interests in trade, regional, and national media outlets. Reporting to the senior director of strategic communications, the director works to promote the dynamic gaming industry through proactive communications efforts. We are looking for a team player with strong self-management skills who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate is a strong writer, interpersonal communicator, and strategic thinker with experience working at an association, agency, or on Capitol Hill.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Media Relations: Develop and implement strategic and creative approaches to earned media efforts for the association, including:

  • Build and maintain relationships with reporters, editors, and outlets.
  • Pitch and secure regular coverage in trade, regional, and national outlets to advance the industry narrative, ensure AGA inclusion in topical news coverage, and advance storylines that support AGA advocacy efforts.
  • Create, manage, and implement comprehensive communication campaigns to promote AGA’s research program.
  • Write and edit error-free, compelling media materials including, but not limited to pitches, messaging, press releases, advisories, letters to the editor, op-eds, and guest columns.
  • Monitor gaming industry news across traditional and social media to understand trends and appropriately follow-up when relevant.
  • Manage all incoming inquiries on a timely basis by determining relevance, recommending appropriate response, and navigating internal approvals.
  • Oversee media monitoring efforts to identify actionable trends and ensure accurate representation of AGA messaging and research.
  • Prepare messaging and materials to brief AGA spokespeople for all media opportunities.
  • Speak on background and on the record, as needed, to frame the industry’s narrative.
  • Build and maintain media lists.

Event Communications: Lead strategic media relations and messaging for AGA events, including:

  • Develop and implement strategic media plan for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
  • Manage G2E external public relations agency, ensuring timely engagement and quality product.
  • Ensure AGA interests are represented with G2E Asia and G2E Asia @ the Philippines media relations activities in reviewing materials, plans, and related activities.
  • Oversee media relations efforts related to ad hoc AGA events, including strategy, messaging, and implementation.

Other Duties

  • Contribute to social media management and engagement activities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with media relations counterparts at member organizations.
  • Serve as a resource across the association for messaging and communications counsel.
  • Support the Strategic Director, Strategic Communications and Responsibility and Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications with ad hoc media and communications projects.

Experience, Education & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five or more years’ experience leading media relations and communications activities.
  • Preferred background with an association, agency, or on Capitol Hill.


  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to tailor a message to a variety of audiences.
  • Concise, persuasive writer with demonstrable experience in writing and placing op-eds, letters to the editor, and thought leadership content.
  • Proactive leader with strong project management skills including the ability to effectively juggle multiple, shifting priorities.
  • Superior organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective presence with senior-level leaders.
  • Command of AP Style, Cision, TVEyes, and WordPress.

About the AGA

The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers, and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.

Located in downtown DC, we offer the opportunity to work on behalf of a dynamic industry and fantastic benefits, including competitive pay; generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave; 401(k) retirement plan; comprehensive, company-paid healthcare; cell phone coverage; and monthly metro benefits.



Submit cover letter and resume to

Cait DeBaun | Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Responsibility

American Gaming Association


20.)  Vice President, Healthcare Communications, Ogilvy, Washington, DC


21.)  Vice President, Communications, Whiteboard Advisors, Washington, DC,29_KE30,49.htm?jl=3474148000


22.)  Vice President, Communications and Marketing, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC


23.)  Director, Corporate Communications, Optus Australia, Singtel, Sydney NSW, Australia


24.)  Communications Specialist, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota


***  From Eleanor Grams:


Thank you! Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information for the posting!




25.)  Communication & Advocacy Fellowship, Global Health Corps, East & Southern Africa


Description: Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization building the movement for health equity. Among our 40+ paid fellowships for July 2021 – July 2022, we have multiple high-impact communications & advocacy placements in East and Southern Africa. Check out our available roles here.


26.)  Associate Vice President for University Marketing & Communications (UA21003), Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN


27.)  Assistant professor of communication studies, The Communication Studies department, Davidson college, Davidson, North Carolina


28.)  Director of Sustainability Communication, Mars, McLean, VA


29.)  Vice President, Communication Research, Strategy and Outreach, Fors Marsh Group, Arlington, VA


30.)  Communications Manager, University Communications, University of Chicago (UC), Chicago, IL


31.)  Director of Development and Communications, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Jamestown, New York


32.)  Communications Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts


33.)  Senior Manager Corporate Communications, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Joondalup WA, Australia


34.)  Marketing/Communications Director, Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles, California


35.)  Director of Strategic Communication and Engagement, Kansas Health Institute, Topeka, Kansas,


36.)  Head of PR & Communications, 益群創意股份有限公司, Yiqun Creative Co., Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan


37.)  Senior Director, Global Product Communications, Alexion, Boston, MA


38.)  Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Alexion, Boston, MA


39.)  Director, US Communications, Alexion, Boston, MA


40.)  Senior Account Executive – Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Barboni Strategies, London, IK


41.)  Director Of Communications, nterstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), Washington, District of Columbia


42.)  Communications and Marketing Manager, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky


43.)  SUPV PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Pacific Air Forces, Department of the Air Force, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska


44.)  Internal Communications, Communications Strategist, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado


45.)  Vice President of Marketing, Communication & PR, PharmD Live, Washington, DC


46.)  Internal Communications Associate Director, Greenwich Biosciences, Carlsbad, CA


47.)  Media Relations Director, American Friends Service Committee, Washington, D.C.


48.)  Head Communications for Global Pharma Technical Operations, Roche, Basel, Switzerland


49.)  Communications Advisor – Public Relations, Desjardins, Aurora, Ontario, Canada


50.)  Marketing and Communication Manager, Silex Investment Partners, Geneva, Switzerland


51.)  Communications Associate, Holton-Arms School, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland


52.)  Digital & Communications Manager, CeaseFirePA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


53.)  Social Media Manager, Hadassah, New York, New York


54.)  Director of Communications, Alliance for Justice (AFJ), Washington, DC


55.)  Senior Media Relations Program Manager, OneMain Financial, Baltimore, MD


56.)  Senior Marketing & Public Relations Specialist, Banner Health, Phoenix, Arizona


57.)  Corporate Communications Manager, 荷蘭商海尼根股份有限公司台灣分公司, HEINEKEN Taiwan, Xinyi District, Taiwan


58.)  Community and Communications Manager, Friends of the River, Sacramento, California


59.)  Information and Graphic Designer, Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada


60.)  Vice President of Information Technology, Communications & Cooperative Services, Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Texarkana, Arkansas


61.)  Director of Communications, Food Forward, Flexible / North Hollywood, California


62.)  Senior Medical Writer, Havas Lynx Group, Manchester, UK


63.)  Digital Communications Associate, Washington Regional Transplant Community, Falls Church, VA


64.)  Community Support Specialist, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Washington, DC 20022


65.)  Federal Communications Director, DataRobot  Washington, D.C.


66.)  Manager, Global Communications Pharma Solutions & EN North America, Roche, Florham Park, NJ


67.)  Press Assistant, Policy Communications, AMAZON, Washington, DC


68.)  Communications Specialist, Texas Rural Water Association, Austin, Texas


69.)  Communications and Engagement Intern, AARP , SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA


70.)  Senior Communications Manager, Farm Journal, Farm Journal Foundation, Washington, DC


71.)  Associate Professor or Professor/Chair, Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University, Greensboro, NC


72.)  Communications Coordinator, Riverside Innovation Hub, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN


***  Your JOTW Weekly Alternative Selections:


73.)  Campground Attendant, Headwaters Lodge and Cabins, Flagg Ranch Company – Summer 2021, GRAND TETON LODGE COMPANY AND FLAGG RANCH COMPANY, Vail Resorts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming


74.)  Tongan Translators, Work From Home, Appen, Tonga, Oceania


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


172-20   02.12.2020: 1303UTC: Posn : 03:11N – 005:01E, Around 85NM South West of Brass, Nigeria.

While underway a tanker was approached and fired upon by pirates in two skiffs. Alarm sounded, SSAS activated, evasive manoeuvres conducted and all crew mustered in the citadel. After chasing the tanker for some time the pirates aborted and moved away.


171-20   29.11.2020: 2220 UTC: Posn: 01:16.4N – 104:15.5E, Singapore Straits.

Unnoticed, robbers boarded a bulk carrier underway, stole ship’s spares and escaped. Incident reported to VTIS.


170-20   30.11.2020: 0300 UTC: Posn: 09:21.8N – 013:42.4W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Six robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored general cargo vessel. The robbers stole ship’s properties, cash and crew personal belongings before escaping. All crew safe. Incident reported to the Port Authority.


169-20   16.11.2020: 0320 UTC: Posn: 03:32.7N – 006:09.4E, Around 45NM SSW of Brass, Nigeria.

Eight pirates armed with assault rifles in a speed boat boarded a general cargo vessel underway. The pirates stole ship and crew properties and kidnapped five crew before escaping.. Remaining crew proceeded to a safe port.


168-20   27.11.2020: 0140 UTC: Posn: 04:53.27N – 001:41.61W, Takoradi port Anchorage, Ghana

Duty watchmen onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed two unauthorised persons on the forecastle deck and immediately informed the bridge. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped without stealing anything. Incident reported to Port control


***  Ball Cap of the week:   USNS Brunswick JHSV 6

***  Coffee cup of the week:   Managed Objects

***  T-Shirt of the Week:  U.S. Naval Submarine Base – New London – CT

***  Musical guest artist of the week: Darlene Love


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***  Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)



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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