JOTW 12-2018


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JOTW 12-2018

March 19, 2018

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,744


“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

– Henry Ford


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


***  Welcome to the JOTW network.


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?


***  To submit a job for sharing on JOTW, please provide the job title, organization or company, and location and send it to Ned at   Provide a link or contact info so people can check out your listing or follow up if interested.


***  Posting a job is free.    Recruiters can submit up to three jobs for free.  Each job listing may be posted once in the newsletter for free


I request that you do not send pdf files that I have to copy and reformat.  I prefer you provide your very brief job description in an email rather than an enclosure.  Please limit the size of your position descriptions (generally to 500 words or less).  “Can’t Wait” blast email priority listings are $300, and “Top Job” placement is $100.  Just send to me at


***  This is a cooperative service.  It relies on your participation and contribution.  As you receive the benefit of this free newsletter, you should also send in jobs you learn about.  This is especially the case when there are job listings in the companies that you work for.


***  To sign up for JOTW’s new Google Groups list, send an email to Ned at and request to join the new listerv.  If you receive this as an email from, then you are on this list.


***  This week’s Can’t Wait postings:


None this week.


Can’t Wait jobs:  These jobs are forwarded to the entire list as soon as they are received, and do not wait for the Monday newsletter, and are posted prominently on the JOTW website.  Then they are posted first in the weekly JOTW newsletter.  Can’t Wait postings cost $300.  Contact Ned at


***  This week’s Top Job:


None this week.


Top Jobs:  Stand above the rest.  Your job can be right here, at the top of the weekly JOTW newsletter.  Top job placement costs $100 per job per week.  To be on top, contact Ned at


***  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 a dual-accredited public relations and communications professional with 20+ years of experience and proven success in many different fields including health care, higher education, associations, state government and agency work. I am looking to switch gears from the “corporate” world to a consulting (or full-time) position working remotely. I am most interested in strategic communications planning, executive/CEO communications and counsel, crisis and media communications, writing and editing…..but am open to a number of possibilities that allows me to bring value to an organization with my skillset while also bringing me joy in what I do. While I’d like to work remotely as much as possible, I am also able to travel anywhere on short notice as needed.


If you have any ideas or contacts for me, please feel free to check out my Linked In profile at: or contact me directly.


Judi Spann, APR, CPRC

Spann Communications Strategies, LLC



***  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!


***  New JOTW Survey Identifies the Hottest Trends in PR and Corporate Communications


The 2018 JOTW Communication Survey was conducted in partnership with Sword and Script Public Relations.


All subscribers we invited to participate, although we were looking for active communicators in the U.S. Most respondents are employed full time but many are open to a conversation about a new position.  More than half or 55% said they’d be open to new opportunities.


We encouraged participation with a few gift cards that would be awarded by a random drawing of those who took the survey.  We received about a three percent response rate.  Most respondents were senior in-house or corporate communications professionals with extensive experience in the field.


Some of the key findings:


  • Less budget to do more. Most respondents – 63% – cited budget as their top challenge, even as business and employers expected PR pros to do more and add to a growing list of duties.  A majority (51%) said they expect their budget to remain the same over the next year.


  • Hiring and firing agencies. When corporate communications hires an outside agency, most (54%) say they do it because they need an extra pair of hands.  Another 50% noted that expertise or a specialty was a compelling reason to seek outside help.  When communications agencies are fired, the top reasons can be traced to the a trio of cost (79%), service (50%) and results (40%).


  • Hot PR trends and tactics. Respondents identified storytelling (79%), content marketing (71%) and thought leadership (67%) as the trends or tactics that would be more important in the next 12 months. While no trend or tactic earned 50% or more of the votes for “less important” or “much less important,” there are three that earned the most: press releases (34%),  white papers (35%) and award programs (39%).


  • Some communications tasks are getting harder. 51% said media relations is getting harder; 50% say organic social media is getting harder; views vary on whether or not PR measurement is getting harder – 38% say harder, while 20% say easier and still 37% say about the same. Sentiment analysis suggests while digital channels are easier to track there are more things to track, which requires time and consensus.


This survey demonstrates the value of the JOTW network, and suggests that the network would be a useful group for subsequent surveys.  If you would like to partner, contact me at


Frank Strong is the architect of this survey.  You can read about the survey at Frank Strong’s blog:


The full report is available here:


You are welcome to use the data or slides, but please attribute the sopurce of the survey as the Job of the Week Network and Sword and Script Public Relations.


Please let me know what you think about this survey and the results.  You can contact me at


***  National Summit on Strategic Communications


May 7-8, 2018

American University, Washington, DC


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***  IABC World Conference:


3-6 June 2017

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


***  From Greg McCormick


2018 Heritage Region Conference


The IABC Heritage Region is seeking speakers for its 2018 Region Conference, November 11-13 in Richmond, Virginia.


Suggested topics cover nearly 20 content areas of interest to business communicators. Topics may be strategic or tactical and targeted at the senior-level, mid-career level, or entry level or for a combination of business communication career levels.


RFP information is posted at: under the “Calling All Speakers” tab at the top of the page.  The deadline to submit proposals is TODAY – Monday, March 19.


Key Points

  • Prospective speakers DO NOT need to be members of IABC or IABC Heritage Region
  • Prospective speakers need experience presenting before an audience/class of more than 25 people
  • Prospective speakers must provide references with contact information
  • Past speakers have been from the United States, Canada and Europe
  • IABC and IABC Heritage Region is an inclusive professional association of business communicators. We welcome individuals with diverse perspectives and experience.

Email submissions to with the email subject line: 2018 Heritage Conference Proposal.


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


13 April                                                 Depart Washington

15 April                                                 Arrive Singapore

16 April                                                 Visit CTF 73/CNLGWP; MSC Far East

17 April                                                 Visit RMN – Lumut, Malaysia

18 April                                                 Attend DSA – Kuala Lumpur

19 April                                                 Visit PP aboard USNS Mercy – Port Klang

20 April                                                 Travel to Tawau, Sabah

21 April                                                 Visit PP aboard USNS Fall River

22 April                                                 Travel to Sandakan, Sabah – Visit RMN

23 April                                                 Visit RMN Sandakan, Sabah

25 April                                                 Visit Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

26 April                                                 Visit RCS Ta-Han (ex-USS Tawakoni (ATF 114)) (Taiwan)

May 9-14                                             Seattle, WA/Athol, ID

May 30-31                                           Ottawa, Canada

June 2-3                                               Montreal, PQ, Canada

June 4-8                                               Chania, Crete, Greece

June 21-29                                          Vienna, Austria

Jul 30-Aug 4                                        Bloomington, IN

Aug 21-23                                            San Diego, CA

Aug 27-29                                            San Diego, CA

Sept 25-27                                           Rotterdam, Netherlands

Oct 9-10                                               Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


***  Your Very Next Step!



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


1.)  Senior Account Executive, Financial Services Public Relations, BackBay Communications, Inc., Boston, MA,-Inc./jobs/Senior-Account-Executive-c992917194708e68


2.)  Marketing and Communications Director, National Association of Women in Construction, Ft. Worth, Texas


3.)  Senior Communications Specialist, Benefis Health Systems, Great Falls, MT


4.)  Communications and Outreach Specialist, Benefis Health Systems, Great Falls, MT


5.)  Internal Communications Coordinator, Ascent, Hoffman Estates, IL


6.)  Marcom Specialist, Banjo, Park City, UT


7.)  Experienced News Analyst, Banjo, Park City, UT


8.)  News Analyst (Entry-level), Banjo, Park City, UT


9.)  Communications & PR Manager, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Columbia, Maryland


10.)  Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Montana Conservation Corps, Bozeman, Montana


11.)  Sr. Social Media & Corporate Communications Specialist, TEKsystems, Inc., Commack, NY


12.)  Marketing Communications Specialist, Dover Federal Credit Union, Dover, DE


13.)  Marketing & Communications Assistant, Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, Aptos, CA


14.)  Public Relations Manager, Walden University, Columbia, MD


15.)  Marketing & Communications Manager, Iora Health, Boston, MA


16.)  Digital Marketing Manager, Iora Health, Boston, MA


17.)  Communications Coordinator / Education-focused Public Relations Firm, Larson Communications, San Francisco, CA


***  From Sue Klima:


We are currently seeking a Communications Strategist/Planner to support the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Virginia






Sue Klima

Director Business Operations


Pittsburgh, PA


18.)  Communications Strategist/Planner, Akoya, Falls Church, VA


We are currently seeking a Communications Strategist/Planner to support the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Virginia


Seeking a highly strategic communicator who can analyze communications processes and messaging across a large government organization and help drive more integrated, on-target, effective internal and external communications. In addition to being responsible for developing communications strategies, content, and products around various health (particularly global health) and policy topics, this individual will lead the communications team in establishing key performance indicators and metrics for all work performed on the contract. The individual must have experience relating quantitative and qualitative data to an organization’s communications goals and providing analysis and advice to the client on changes in strategy that would improve performance. Must have an understanding of the Military Health System and/or the Department of Defense. Must have knowledge of social media management tools, including Sprout Social and Sprinklr, and digital monitoring platforms, including Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and Meltwater, Cision or comparable software.



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant work experience
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills, and have the ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media, including the ability to analyze data in this space
  • Healthcare communications experience a plus


Please submit resumes to:   No phone calls accepted.


19.)  Manager of Communications, Security Industry Association, Silver Spring, Maryland


20.)  Internal Communications Specialist, Barnes & Noble College, Basking Ridge, NJ


21.)  Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, PBS, Arlington, VA


22.)  Marketing Specialist, UAB University Relations, Birmingham, AL


23.)  Internal Communications, Lead Strategist, LMI, Tysons, VA


***  From Olga Haygood:


Hi Ned,


I have been following you for many years and subscribed to your awesome newsletter.


I am hoping you can share the below account management job opportunity with our agency in the next run. We are eager to get some good candidates for an exciting new, multi-faceted client.


Thanks in advance!


Olga Haygood

Managing Director,

J Walter Thompson INSIDE


24.)  Associate Account Executive, J. Walter Thompson INSIDE, Washington, D.C.


25.)  Communications Manager, Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers, Tallahassee, Florida


26.)  Communications Manager, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Manassas, VA


27.)  Marketing Communications Specialist 2, Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, PA


***  From Sheila Taylor:


28.)  Public Relations Manager – Infrastructure, Stantec, Toronto, Ontario/Boston, Mass./New York, NY/Phoenix, Ariz.—infrastructure/job


29.)  Internal Communications, Principal Specialist, Boehringer Ingelheim, Duluth, GA


30.)  Executive Vice President, Communications, Signal Group, Washington, DC


31.)  Market Communications Division Director, APA The Engineered Wood Association, Tacoma, Washington


32.)  Director, Strategic Communications and External Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


33.)  Communications Manager, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Darien, Illinois


34.)  Communications Coordinator, Appraisal Institute, Chicago, IL,26_KE27,46.htm


35.)  Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, PBS, Arlington, VA


36.)  Chief Communications Officer – Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana


37.)  Manager, Communications, International Trademark Association (INTA), New York, NY


38.)  Senior Communications Manager, UPPAbab, Rockland, MA


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


39.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, GODDARD SYSTEMS, INC., King of Prussia, PA


40.)  Digital Communications Specialist Job, Arkema, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania


41.)  Marketing Director, Sila, King of Prussia, PA


42.)  Creative – Copy Editor (Duration: 6 Months), Solugenix Corporation, Los Angeles, CA—copy-editor/job


43.)  Assoc VP of Strategic Communications, Clemson University, Clemson, SC


44.)  Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Solugenix Corporation, Irvine, CA


***  From Mac’s List:


45.)  Marketing & Communications Coordinator, National Psoriasis Foundation, Portland, Oregon


46.)  Content Specialist, Audigy, Vancouver, Washington


47.)  Sr. Copywriter/Creative Strategist, Advantis Credit Union, Milwaukie, Oregon


48.)  Communications Consultant II, Unum, Portland, ME/ Chattanooga, TN—ME—Portland/Communications-Consultant-II_808757-1


49.)  Corporate Communications Executive, SECURITIES INDUSTRY DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (SIDREC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


50.)  Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Freddie Mac, McLean – VA


***  From Mac’s List:


51.)  Director of Corporate Communications, Vail Resorts, Broomfield, CO


52.)  Communications Manager/Copywriter, PORCHLIGHT REAL ESTATE GROUP, Denver, CO


53.)  Multimedia Communications Intern (PAID), The Bell Policy Center, Denver, CO


54.)  Communications Supervisor, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


55.)  Manager of Communication and Public Relations, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, California


56.)  Marketing & Communications Coordinator, JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam


57.)  Communications Director, City of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN


58.)  Internal Communications Manager (Manager II) (Non-Civil Service), City of Dallas, Dallas, TX


59.)  Communications Specialist-Part Time, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA


60.)  Television Producer (Seasonal), Belmont Park, Elmont, New York


61.)  Director of Marketing and Communications, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia


62.)  Communications Manager, City of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Park, MN


63.)  Public Relations & Communications Assistant – Entry Level, FD Solutions, San Antonio, TX


64.)  Group Corporate Communications-Assistant Manager / Senior Executive Group Corporate Communications-Assistant Manager / Senior Executive, LGB Group/Taliworks Corporation Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


65.)  Part-Time Associate, Media Relations, Chicago Cubs, Chicago, IL


66.)  Public Relations Specialist, BlenderBottle, Lehi, UT


67.)  Digital Marketing Specialist (PT), BlenderBottle, Lehi, UT


68.)  Director of Marketing and Communications, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Concord, California


69.)  Communications Coordinator, California Closets, Richmond, CA


70.)  Director of Communications, BLUM Center, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


71.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Systems Technology & Research, Huntsville, AL


72.)  Design Director- Corporate Communications, Shaw Industries Group, Inc., Dalton, GA—Corporate-Communications_R-75333-2


73.)  Director of Communications & Marketing, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, Tampa, FL


74.)  Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Madcap Coffee Company, Grand Rapids, MI


75.)  Corporate Executive, Group International Marketing & Strategic Communications, KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Sarawak, Malaysia


76.)  Deputy Editor and Senior Content Strategist, Edison Electric Institute, Washington, D.C.


77.)  Director of Communication,, San Mateo, CA


78.)  Communications Manager – Wealth Management, New York Life Insurance Company,  New York, NY


79.)  Director of Communications, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA


80.)  Public Relations Specialist / Foster Coordinator, West Valley Humane Society, Caldwell, ID


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


81.)  Outrider, Track, Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga, NY


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


045-18   Product Tanker 06.03.2018: 1000 UTC, Posn: 04:05N – 006:57.0E, Around 21nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Pirates, armed with guns, boarded a product tanker approaching the Bonny Fairway Buoy. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and all crew mustered in the citadel. Nigerian Navy notified and patrol boats were immediately deployed to assist the vessel. As all crew were secure in the citadel, the pirates were unable to take any hostages. They damaged some navigation and communication equipment and escaped. Later, the Master and crew emerged from the citadel and took back control of their tanker and sailed to a safe port. All crew safe.



***  Ball cap of the week:  The Great Race 2012 Spring camporee – Old Dominion District Old Dominion


***  Coffee mug of the week:  Navy League of the United States – Sea Air Space


***  Fishing-Shirt of the week:  AFFTA Congressional Casting call


***  Musical guest artist of the week:  Cash Cash


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Edward H. Lundquist, ABC, IABC Fellow

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Springfield, VA 22153


+1 703 455-7661 (home office)

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

– George Bernard Shaw


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