JOTW 23-2021


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JOTW 23-2021

June 6, 2021

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,900


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge


This edition of JOTW comes to you from  Key West, Florida.  After 462 days…I flew in an airplane.


***  Welcome to the JOTW network!


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This issue of JOTW represents the 1,900th edition of this newsletter.  I was a journalism major, but I’m pretty sure that’s a big number.


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?


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***  This week’s Can’t Wait postings:


None this week.


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***  This week’s Top Job:


None this week.


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***  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:










I am Craig Muckle, an award-winning career corporate communications professional specializing in media relations, corporate spokesmanship, government and community affairs, strategic and executive communications, and crisis and reputation management.  My collective experience within five major organizations spans 35 years, the majority in trusted management roles with oversight of direct reports and/or providing strategic counsel to executive leadership.  My colleagues and superiors consistently acknowledge writing, collaboration and the desire to take on challenges as my greatest attributes.  I have also worked as an Adjunct Professor at Howard University teaching Basic and Advanced PR Writing courses and Advanced PR (campaign) classes.  Additionally, I have served on numerous non-profit boards including two Chambers of Commerce (chairing both), led various committees, and planned and hosted a wide range of events.  At present, I am working to launch a podcast focusing on PR issues and opportunities, along with providing PR services for several non-profits.  I am seeking a Communications leadership position in any organization, particularly one interested in being engaged in creating change toward social and racial equity.  I can be reached at with referrals or suggestions.  My LinkedIn profile is


***  Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to   You can pitch yourself or your business any way you want, as long as it’s short and to the point.  You can include a photo, too! There is no waiting list.  Or, if there is, the queue is pretty short.  And it’s free!  Submit yours today!


***  IABC World Conference 2021






It’s About Time


Join us online 28-30 June for the 2021 IABC World Conference, a virtual experience centered around the theme “It’s About Time.” Focusing on our collective strength and ability to impact the world around us—acknowledging the continuous, evolved state of change we’re wading through each day—we’ll discuss what’s next and how we’ll set about accomplishing “it,” no matter what “it” is to you.


It’s about time for…


New Perspectives






It’s about time we get together, don’t you think?


***  Free defense industry jobs newsletter


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


6-10 June                             Key West – Miami, Fla.

11-21 September                 Newport Beach, Calif. / Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii / Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii


***  Your Very Next Step!




The latest issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is available online NOW!


The May/June 2021 issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is now available

By Ned Lundquist

This edition of YVNS was sent to YVNS readers from Key West, Florida.




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

8 cool volunteer and internship opportunities

25 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 Listserv.  If you are already a Google Groups member, just sign up for the “Your Very Next Step” group.  Otherwise, send Ned an 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.


***  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.)  Head of Communications and Digital Engagement, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Cambridge, MA


2.)  Senior Communications Advisor, Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


3.)  Director of Communications and Marketing, Northwest School, Seattle, WA


4.)  Internal Communications Director, Blackboard, Reston, Virginia


5.)  Communications Manager, NEO Philanthropy, New York, New York


***  From Angela Lapre:


Hi Ned – This came across my feed, passing along.


Have a great weekend!




6.)  VP of Communications, Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, PALO ALTO, CA


7.)  Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Buffalo, New York


8.)  Communications Officer, Korean American Community Foundation, New York, New York


9.)  Associate Director, Communications, ORIX USA, New York, NY–Communications_R0002119-1


10.)  Director, Investor Relations, Private Credit Funds, ORIX USA, New York, NY–Investor-Relations–Private-Credit-Funds_R0002185-1


11.)  Public Relations Manager, iQ 360, Work from home, Maryland or Washington, Dist. Columbia


***  From Thy-Ann Nguyen:


HI Ned,


Below is a job opening we have at CURA Strategies to include in your next newsletter. Thank you!




Thy-Ann Nguyen

SVP, Managing Director

CURA Strategies

Arlington, VA


12.)  Account Executive / Senior Account Executive—Health Care, CURA Strategies, Arlington, VA


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


14.)  Director of Communications, Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse, New York


15.)  PR + Communications Specialist, Bromwich & Smith Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada


16.)  Director, Media Relations, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA


17.)  Communications Advisor – Writing Specialist, Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


18.)  Global Rewards Communication Manager, Lenovo, Morrisville, PA


19.)  Global Integrated Communications Manager, Lenovo, Morrisville, PA


20.)  Internal Communications Senior Specialist, Lenovo, 北京(Beijing), China


21.)  Communications Manager, Debt Free Justice Campaign, Arnold Ventures, Houston, Texas or Other


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


22.)  Sr Communications Specialist, PECO Energy, Excelon, PHILADELPHIA, PA


23.)  Director of Internal Communication Strategy & Engagement, Fishawack Health, Horsham, PA (or Remote)


24.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Novocure, Malvern, PA


25.)  Brand & Communications Marketing Coordinator, Harsco Corporation, King of Prussia, PA


26.)  Account Director / Senior Account Director – Medical Communications, Fishawack Health, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom (or fully remote)


27.)  COVID Publications Specialist – Medical Communications, Fishawack Health, Dublin, Ireland


28.)  Associate Communications Officer, Yale University, New Haven, CT


29.)  Senior Director, Public Affairs, Energy, FTI Consulting, Inc., Washington, DC


30.)  Anchor/Investigative Reporter, WCPO, Scripps, Cincinnati, OH—WCPO/Anchor-Investigative-Reporter–WCPO_JR025818-1


31.)  Manager A – Information & Assistance Officer (Public Affairs), Shelby County Government, Memphis, TN


32.)  Social Media Specialist, Arcadia Power, Washington, DC,DC?jid=4f8a46ccedb87033


***  From Adam Sidel:


Thanks Ned!


33.)  Senior Copywriter (Full-time), offered by Brainstorm Creative Resources, work from home for a DC-area employer


34.)  Communications and Engagement Consultant, Forty1-Vitiello, North Brunswick Township, NJ


35.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, Houston, TX


36.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, Wawanesa Insurance, San Diego, California (and other California locations)


37.)  Social Media Specialist, Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg, MB / Calgary, AB / Toronto, ON / Vancouver, BC, Canada


***  From Sue Klima:


38.)  Senior Writer, Rack-Wildner & Reese, Inc., dba Akoya, Washington, DC


Akoya, a small, woman-owned strategic communications company with offices in Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time-Senior Writer to support the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Chief Procurement Officer in Washington, D.C. Work in this position can be accomplished through a combination of telework and periodic onsite support.


  • Provide all researching, writing, editing, proofreading, and creative conception for reports, press releases, fact sheets, website text, presentations, executive talking points, strategic communications and marketing plans, and executive briefings, as assigned
  • Revise text and recommend changes in scope, format, and content to ensure conformance with established standards
  • Research information needed to support projects, gather resources, and develop compelling content tailored to the target audiences and purpose
  • Evaluate data and work with graphic designers to develop clear visual and verbal interpretations of key trends and concepts
  • Work with graphic designers and project team members to develop designs and text layouts
  • Manage all aspects of projects assigned and perform quality control on all interim and final deliverables
  • Serve as the client point of contact for assigned projects in daily meetings and other engagements, employing strategic thinking, thought leadership, and tactical approaches to solving client problems
  • Serve as lead planner for complex, long-term client initiatives, while supporting other team members with tactical and administrative tasks
  • Manage scheduling and documentation of interviews with key vendors and government customers to gather key metrics for procurement process improvements


Required Competencies

  • Ability to project a polished, professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Self-directed and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Awareness of and commitment to brand management policies and strategies
  • Ability to work both independently and in coordination with other writers/editors as required to accomplish projects and taskings
  • Excellent technical and policy writing competency, including ability to construct short, sharp, and strong sentences
  • Ability to work with technical experts and analysts, comprehend and analyze technical data, and use storytelling and visuals to create meaningful, compelling communications for various audiences and stakeholders
  • Ability to think strategically and perform complex data analysis
  • Tolerance for high-stress, dynamic environments, with the ability to multi-task and quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Proficiency in appropriate software and applications (PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook, Excel, etc.) to execute contract requirements
  • Willingness to incorporate feedback and strive for continual learning
  • Excellent client relationship management skills and the ability to understand and anticipate client needs
  • Ability to prove the value and success of communications strategies and tactics through meaningful metrics
  • Facility with use of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience in a strategic communications, public relations, or marketing client-facing role
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, Journalism or equivalent (Minimum of 5 years plus Master’s Degree)
  • Must be able to pass a Public Trust Clearance


The following experience is highly desirable:

  • Awareness of the Federal procurement environment
  • Familiarity with the Department of Homeland Security
  • Strong analytics background



  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off


This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job Type: Full-time

For information about Akoya’s core capabilities, client portfolio, and employee benefits, visit


Please submit resumes to:  No phone calls accepted.


39.)  Strategic Content Specialist, Windmill Microlending, Ontario, Canada


40.)  Communications Manager, Australia, Morningstar, Sydney, Australia–Australia_REQ-019840-2


41.)  Associate Video Producer, Marketing & Communications, EMEA, Morningstar, London, UK–Marketing—Communications–EMEA_REQ-020658-1


42.)  Communications Manager, Issuer Relations – Corporate Experience, Morningstar, Toronto, Canada–Issuer-Relations—Corporate-Experience_REQ-020412-2


43.)  Communications Associate, New Virginia Majority, Alexandria or Richmond, Virginia (Flexible)


44.)  Director, Public Relations, Arizona Coyotes, Glendale, AZ


45.)  Content and Media Relations Specialist, eyrise B.V., Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany, Veldhoven, Netherlands


46.)  Director, Global Site Communications, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey / Kenilworth, New Jersey / Rahway, New Jersey / West Point, Pennsylvania


47.)  Senior Specialist, Employee Engagement & Communications, Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey / North Wales, Pennsylvania


48.)  Communications Officer-Marketing and Communications, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


49.)  Senior French Marketing Manager, HubSpot, Paris, France


50.)  Corporate Communications Manager, HubSpot, Cambridge, Massachusetts


51.)  Senior Multimedia Communication Producer, Hadassah, New York, New York


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


53.)  Communications Manager, Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), Flexible (DC Metro), Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC


***  From Jennifer Hall:


54.)  Mid-Level Strategic Communications Role, CLS Strategies, Washington, D.C.(Remote)


CLS Strategies is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications firm with a 25+ year track record of helping clients manage complex, high-stakes environments. We specialize in public and government affairs, regulatory, legislative, legal and crisis matters.


We are looking to hire an energetic, hardworking and organized individual for a mid-level position. Ideal candidates are driven self-starters with the ability to grasp complex subject matter quickly and work well within teams. Candidates must possess strong writing and research skills, have experience in media relations, and the ability to formulate creative communications strategies and messages. Ideal applicants have at least several years of professional experience working on Capitol Hill or political campaigns, at a PR agency or association, or in journalism.


Responsibilities for this mid-level position include:


  • Contributing to strategic planning for multiple account teams and interacting with clients
  • Assisting in the day-to-day execution of client work for multiple account teams
  • Managing specific projects and work streams for multiple account teams
  • Writing, including op-eds, talking points, memos, social media content and other communications materials
  • Pitching stories, establish/cultivate media relationships, organize press events and other media relations activities
  • Supporting firm leadership in business development, including writing proposals and participating in pitches


We offer a competitive salary and benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance plus a 401(k) retirement savings plan. For more information about the company, visit

CLS Strategies. We don’t just raise the issue. We raise the game.


Our company continues to work-from-home during the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore this full-time position will be a remote opportunity. In the future, we expect to return to an office environment, but in a more flexible fashion.


CLS Strategies has a long and proud record of promoting within, therefore your mid-level opportunity with us may lead to more responsibility and advancement. If you thrive on the challenge of finding solutions to complex challenges and want to join our team, please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to with “Mid-Level Role” in the subject line.


55.)  Senior Thought Leadership Writer, SalientMG, Remote


56.)  Press Secretary, Ohio Democratic Party, Columbus, OH


57.)  PAO Public Marketing Outreach SME, KATMAI, Quantico, VA


58.)  Vice President of Social Media, National Football League (NFL), Culver City, CA


59.)  Communications Director, Frito-Lay North America (FLNA), PepsiCo Foods North America, PepsiCo, Plano, Texas


60.)  Director, Media Relations, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA


61.)  Digital Media Manager, Jennifer Brunner Committee, Columbus, OH


***  Your JOTW Alternative selections for this week:

62.) Fall WOMEN’s+ Chainsaw Crew Member, Southwest Conservation Corps, Durango, Colorado

***  Weekly Piracy Report:


057-21   29.03.2021: 1850 UTC: Posn: 06:00.4S – 106:53.7E, Jakarta Anchorage, Indonesia.

Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored container ship noticed two robbers on the poop deck with two sacks. The AB shouted and flashed his torchlight at the robbers. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped immediately. A search was carried out. Ship’s engine spares were reported stolen. Incident reported to the local authorities, and the coast guard boarded the ship for investigation.


056-21   31.05.2021: 1930 UTC: Posn: 04:33N – 002:23E, Around 104nm South of Cotonou, Benin.

Armed pirates in two skiffs approached and boarded a fishing vessel. They ransacked the vessel, kidnapped five crew and escaped. The remaining crew reported the incident to the Authorities and a Ghanaian patrol boat escorted the vessel to a safe port. Crew reported that a mother vessel was sighted in the vicinity.


055-21   23.05.2021: 1647 UTC: Posn: 01:16.37N – 104:16.49E, Singapore Straits.

Duty engine crew onboard a bulk carrier underway noticed unauthorized persons in the engine room. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Suspecting the persons to be still on board, the vessel anchored at the OPL. At daybreak, a full search was carried out. The vessel continued her voyage once it was determined that no unauthorized persons were onboard.


***  Ball cap of the week:                            Naval Media Center – Washington, DC

***  Coffee cup of the week:                       United Club

***  T-shirt of the Week:                             2006 19th USNA NESA JAMBO

***  Musical guest artist of the week:       Rokotto


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***  Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)



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