JOTW 35-2020


The July / August 2020 issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is now available online



JOTW 35-2020

August 31, 2020

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 1,862


“I simply can’t build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death… I think… peace and tranquillity will return again.”

– Anne Frank


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


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None this week.


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None this week.


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***  One Paragraph Pitch:


None this week


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




***  Your Very Next Step!



Your Very Next Step newsletter for July / August 2020

By Ned Lundquist

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


The July / August 2020 issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is now available online




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

5 cool volunteer and internship opportunities

28 travel/conservation/adventure jobs


Check it out, because your next adventure begins with your very next step.

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


1.)  Communications Manager, Center for Economic and Social Rights, New York, New York


2.)  Account Manager Corporate Communications, EPM Scientific, South Brunswick Township, NJ


3.)  DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER MARKETING, Headspace, Santa Monica, CA


4.)  Communications Coordinator, Community of Vermont Elders, Montpelier, VT


5.)  Communications Specialist, Nexthink, Boston, MA


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


6.)  Director of Communications, Commissioners’ Office, Montgomery County, Norristown, PA


7.)  Marketing Communications Manager, The Institutes, Malvern, Pennsylvania


8.)  Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer Communications, Merck, North Wales, Pennsylvania


9.)  Senior Communications Analyst, FIS, Jacksonville or Orlando, FL


10.)  Communications Assistant, Fuego, Atlanta, GA


11.)  Communications Manager, Alliance for Justice, Washington, DC


12.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Department of Defense Education Activity, Department of Defense, Peachtree City, Georgia


13.)  Community Engagement Specialist, United Way Bay Area, San Francisco, California


14.)  Marketing and Communications Officer, The Sustainable Fibre Alliance, Remote-based (UK)


15.)  Communications Coordinator, San Jose Public Library Foundation, San Jose, CA


***  From Christy Weir:


Hello Ned,


I hope this note finds you well!  I wanted to share the attached job description for consideration in your next jobs newsletter. I’m looking to hire two junior roles on our Global Health Communications team at Special Olympics.  We are hiring two Media and Influencer Relations Specialists on the team who possess a passion and interest in pitching health media and have already started building relationships with health media.  I’m looking for candidates that have 1-2 years experience in public relations.  Although remote now while we are all working from home, these positions will be based in Washington DC once our office re-opens.


Please see attached for the job description.  Strong candidates can apply directly to me on


Thanks so much for your consideration!


Kind Regards,



Christy Weir (

Senior Director, Global Health Communications

Special Olympics

Washington, DC


16.)  Media and Influencer Relations Specialist for Global Health Communications (Two Positions), Special Olympics, Washington, DC




This position will provide direct public relations and communications support to the Global Health Communications team. You will work directly with senior team members to develop pitch angles and place stories, follow media coverage and trending news in healthcare, and draft press releases, media alerts, and fact sheets.  You need to understand how public relations works and have an aptitude for storytelling. You should have at least one to two years of public relations experience (agency or in-house) and have established relationships with health outlets and with health reporters at consumer lifestyle and business outlets.  If you do not have relationships with core health media, relationships with general news media will be considered. Writing samples and examples of successful and recent media outreach will be expected.  Experience with Cision and crisis communications is not a requirement, but preferred.


The position will, at times, require managing sensitive information in a confidential manner. The Specialist will work collaboratively across all departments within Special Olympics and across all regions, with strategic partners, athletes, celebrity Ambassadors, and the general public in person and by telephone.


Note: We will be hiring two specialists on the Global Health Communications team.


Primary Responsibilities: Provide high-quality, reliable support for communications functions across the Health Department.  Specific duties include the following:

  • Execute successful national and international media relations
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests
  • Create content for press releases, media alerts, byline articles and keynote presentations
  • Maintain exceptional writing and editing skills and consistently deliver strong content for use in media relations and through Special Olympics owned channels
  • Advise on social media engagement
  • Develop error-free partner correspondence and reports based on monitoring of trends, media and social media coverage, etc.
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate public relations results
  • Work seamlessly with social media team and help deliver content
  • Create and oversee editorial calendar of different media relations opportunities
  • Manage vendors
  • Provide communications support across the department in helping book travel, provide event support for communications team and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, journalism or related discipline and relevant media relations experience
  • Hands-on team player with ability to execute media projects
  • Demonstrated understanding of public relations and media landscape
  • Ability to pitch and secure media in national and international print, television and radio outlet, including online outlets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and detailed project management skills are required
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to details, and the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative environment while independently managing projects
  • Initiative with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement
  • Ability to work with minimum oversight
  • Ability to occasionally work beyond regular business hours including occasional travel for administrative support



  • Understanding of and commitment to the Special Olympics movement – possesses a keen understanding of the history and purpose of the Special Olympics movement.
  • Innovator – approaches the work environment looking for opportunities to improve. Willing to take risks to challenge the idea of “business as usual”. Willing to try a well thought out idea without fear of failure. Understands failure is an opportunity to learn.
  • Leadership – passionate about the people side of the business. Understands the idea that leadership is an attitude. Invested in the training and development of others, regardless of the reporting structure. Sees leadership as an opportunity to give each employee the greatest opportunity to succeed and be the best person they can be.
  • Change Agent – ability to generate new ideas and then build consensus around them to help the organization change for the better.
  • Relationships – sees relationships as an opportunity to change minds. Capable of building lasting interactions with people at every level of the organization across multiple functions.
  • Communication – excellent verbal and written communication skills at all organizational levels. Understands that part of effective communication is effective listening.  Listens to “understand”.  Able to build a case to achieve consensus and persuade others.

Reports to: Senior Manager, Global Health Communications

Strong candidates can apply directly to me on


17.)  Marketing Communications Rep / Communications professional (Contract), METASYS TECHNOLOGIES INC., Bridgewater, NJ


18.)  Director, Public Relations and Communication, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Jefferson, Georgia


19.)  Public Affairs Specialist (Web Team Lead), Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, District of Columbia


20.)  External Affairs Partnership Manager, Ziply Fiber, Beaverton, OR


21.)  Communications Manager – Public Relations & External Communications, Sparklight, Phoenix, AZ


22.)  Integrated Marketing Communications Manager, Danaher, Dallas, TX


***  From Mac’s List:


23.)  Digital Communications Designer, Creative Communications, PATH, Seattle, Washington


24.)  Communications and Outreach Manager, Central Oregon LandWatch, Bend, Oregon


25.)  Admission Communications Manager, Reed College, Portland, Oregon


26.)  Movement Communications Director, Wikimedia Foundation, Remote, San Francisco, CA


27.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys and the Office of the U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice, Honolulu, Hawaii




29.)  Communications & Engagement Director, South Yuba River Citizens League, Nevada City, California


30.)  Senior Analyst Marketing Communications, Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, PA


31.)  Manager of Marketing and Communications, Public Risk Management Association, Alexandria, VA


***  From Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List:


32.)  Director of Communications and Marketing, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, City and County of Denver, Denver, Colorado, US


33.)  University Communications Officer, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Gunnison County, Colorado


34.)  Associate Director, Federation Communications, The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Centennial, Colorado


35.)  Director Technology Communications, Prudential, Newark, NJ


36.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Army Installation Management Command, Department of the Army, Natick, Massachusetts


37.)  Marketing Specialist, Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries, Inc., Waco, TX


38.)  Executive Speechwriter, Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, NY


39.)  Member Communications Specialist, North Georgia EMC, Dalton, Georgia


40.)  Vice President, Health Public Affairs, Edelman, Washington, D.C.


41.)  Campaigns & Communications Manager, Campaign for National Parks, London, UK (initially home-based)


42.)  HEAD OF PR, FitXR, New York, NY


43.)  Senior Communications Planner, Ministry of Justice, London, England, UK


44.)  Head of Business Communications – Public Affairs & Communication, U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, MN


45.)  Sr Communications Strategist, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA


46.)  Marketing Communications Coordinator II, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC., Salt Lake City, Utah


47.)  Strategic Communications Partner, Citizens Financial Group, Pittsburgh, PA


48.)  Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (Director, Office of Strategic Communications), Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury, Vienna, Virginia


49.)  Corporate Communications Director, Lendlease corporation, New York, NY


50.)  Director, Communications, Sodexo, Gaithersburg, MD


51.)  Corporate Communications Manager (Bowie-Remote), Kaseya, (Remote) Bowie, MD


52.)  Strategic Communications Director, Poudre Valley REA, Fort Collins, CO


53.)  Communications Officer, Ocean Conservation Trust, Plymouth, Devon, UK


54.)  Public Affairs Specialist, Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Kansas City, Missouri


55.)  Manager, Research – Corporate, Public Affairs, and Messaging, Global Strategy Group, New York, NY


56.)  Spokesperson/Public Relations Manager, WalletHub, Washington, DC


57.)  Editor, WalletHub, Washington, D.C.


58.)  Content Writer, WalletHub, Washington, D.C.


59.)  Cultural Public Relations Manager, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN


60.)  Manager, Strategic Communications, Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, TN


61.)  CRM STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGER, Sweaty Betty, Fulham, London, UK


62.)  Associate Project Manager, Corporate Communications, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Tallahassee, Fla.


63.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Dun & Bradstreet, Livingston, NJ


64.)  Communications Officer (Project Support), Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK


65.)  Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Pine Gate Renewables, Charlotte, North Carolina


66.)  Director, Strategic Communications, The Glover Park Group, Washington, District Of Columbia


67.)  Vice President of Communications, Bank Policy Institute, Washington, DC,32_KE33,54.htm?jl=3589340848


68.)  Communications Manager, Internal Communications, UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN US


69.)  Communications Associate, Office of the State Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Hartford, CT


70.)  Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, SunPower, Austin, TX


71.)  Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications, The School of Journalism & New Media, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi,


72.)  Marketing and communications director, PLTC, GHSCO, Chemonics International, Arlington, VA


73.)  Marketing Communications Executive, Energy Saving Trust, London, UK


74.)  Vice President – Communications, Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville, FL


75.)  Communications Strategist, Missouri Farm Bureau, Jefferson City, Missouri


76.)  Vice President / Community Engagement and Risk Communications ProfessionalAccount Supervisor, Healthcare Public Relations, Ogilvy, New York, NY—community-engagement-and-risk-communications-professional/job


77.)  Vice President, Healthcare Communications, Ogilvy, Cambridge, MA


78.)  Account Director, Ogilvy, San Francisco, CA


79.)  Director- Communications, Daikin Applied Americas, Plymouth, MN


80.)  HEAD OF CONTENT, Oura, San Francisco, CA


81.)  Communications Manager, ECMC Foundation, Los Angeles, California


82.)  Director Employee and Executive Communications, New York Power Authority, White Plains, NY


83.)  Vice President, Communications, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO


84.)  Operations and Communications Manager, Champlain Area Trails, Westport, NY


85.)  Public Relations Communications Manager (14-month maternity leave beginning November 2020), lululemon, London, UK


86.)  Director of Communications, Science Philanthropy Alliance Palo Alto, CA (remote optional)


87.)  Director, Marketing Communications US, CooperVision, Rochester, NY


88.)  Manager, Corporate Communications, AMN Healthcare, Coppell, TX


89.)  Vice President, Corporate Communications, MWWPR, New York, NY


90.)  Account Executive, Corporate Communications, MWWPR, New York, NY


91.)  Senior Account Executive, Corporate Communications, MWWPR, New York, NY / Washington D.C.


***  Your JOTW alternate selections for this week:


92.)  BLASTER – Entry Level, Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., Newport News, VA


93.)  Asset Manager, VISTA Technology Services, Mt. Weather, VA


94.)  Part-time Senior Tour Guide, Niagara Power Project, New York Power Authority, Lewiston, NY


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


111-20   13.08.2020: 1700 UTC: Posn: 13:46.63N – 120:58.61E, BBTI Terminal, Batangas, Philippines.

Two robbers in a boat approached a berthed chemical tanker. One robber armed with a knife attempted to board the tanker via the stern mooring rope. Deck watchkeeper noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped in their boat. Port Authorities and Coast Guard informed.


110-20   11.08.2020: 2015 UTC: Posn: 01:42.8N – 101:27.8E, Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia.

A robber boarded an anchored tanker using a hook attached to a rope. Alert duty crew noticed the robber along with two other persons in a wooden boat and raised the alarm. Hearing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped without stealing anything. Port Authorities informed through the local agent.


***  Ball Cap of the week:   PMRF Barking Sands, Hawaii


***  Coffee cup of the week:   Keweenaw Coffee Works – Get Roasted (Thank you, Ki,!)


***  T-Shirt of the Week:  Anchorage Northern Knights – CBL


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


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***  Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka’puana

(And So The Story Is Told)



The July / August 2020 issue of Your Very Next Step newsletter is now available online


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