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January 22, 2024

The Free Job of the Week Newsletter

This is JOTW newsletter number 2,027


“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

– Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1739


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


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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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Your Very Next Step newsletter for November / December 2023


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22 travel and adventure news, vacation ideas, tips and features.

5 cool volunteer and internship opportunities

43 travel/conservation/adventure jobs


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

1.)  Director of Communications & External Affairs, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, England


2.)  Channel Marketing Communication Director​/ in EMEA, Fortinet, Inc., California, MO


3.)  Assistant Director – Office of Communications, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Washington, District of Columbia


4.)  Senior Director, External Communications, RWE, Chicago, IL


5.)  Director of Communications, Missouri State High School Activities Association, Columbia, MO


6.)  Communications Manager, Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, Chicago, IL


7.)  Communications Director, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Rio Rancho, NM


8.)  Communications Manager, Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, St. Louis, MO


9.)  Internal Communications Director, Riveron, Chicago, IL,32_KE33,40.htm


10.)  Director of Agency Marketing and Communications, Children, Youth & Families Department, Santa Fe, NM


***  From Sandra L. Rodriguez:


Hi Ned,


My communications team at Wolf Trap Foundation is growing!


Thank you,



Sandra L. Rodriguez

Director, Communications

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Vienna, VA


11.)  Assistant Director, Digital Communications, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA


12.)  Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist & Writer, TrueBlue, Tacoma, WA


***  From Bill Seiberlich:


13.)  EH & S Communications (Remote), TE Connectivity, Berwyn, PA


14.)  Internal Communications Manager, Globus Medical, Audubon, PA


15.)  PR Specialist, Vanguard, Malvern, PA


16.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, Leaf Home, New York, NY


17.)  Marketing Program Manager ( Healthcare ), Staples, Framingham, Massachusetts


18.)  Organic Social Media Manager, Quill, Staples, Lincolnshire, Illinois


19.)  PR Vice President, Internal Communications, Allison Worldwide, Chicago, IL


***  From Will Bohlen:


Here is a great job from First Solar. Thanks!


Will Bohlen


20.)  Manager – Corporate Communications & External Relations, First Solar, Washington DC / Perrysburg, OH / Decatur, AL


First Solar reserves the right to offer you a role most applicable to your experience and skillset.

Basic Job Functions:

The Corporate Communications and External Relations Manager will help manage relationships with key external stakeholders that are positioned to influence First Solar’s environment and shape its reputation. The Manager would help safeguard and build First Solar’s reputation by engaging with stakeholders including the press, think tanks and NGOs, industry analysts, and others. This role will involve, but is not limited to:

  • Articulating First Solar’s story in the media through compelling news and thought leadership.
  • Mapping and understanding the media and stakeholder landscape in the United States and in key international markets.
  • Managing the company’s Press Office.
  • Supporting, when necessary, the execution of First Solar’s global issues and crisis management protocol.
  • Establishing relationships with key journalists, industry and think tank analysts, and other important stakeholders in the United States and internationally.
  • Ensuring full alignment with First Solar’s public advocacy efforts in the United States and internationally.

The associate will:

  • Be a creative thinker and a skilled problem-solver.
  • Be audience focused, developing a deep understanding of First Solar’s external stakeholder environment and the cultural nuances that come with having a global presence.
  • Be frugal and capable of effectively managing budgets and resources without compromising on quality, impact, or agility.
  • Rapidly develop a solid understanding of First Solar’s corporate priorities and growth strategy, applying these insights to the evaluation and delivery of projects and assignments.
  • Be organized and balance creativity with process.
  • Embrace and live First Solar’s values, effectively collaborating across functions, demonstrating agility in the face of a rapidly evolving operational environment, and ensuring full accountability and ownership for mission-critical tasks.


  • Bachelors’ degree
  • 7+ years of Public/Media Relations experience, including experience in an agency/consultancy environment; international/multi-market experience strongly desirable; journalism experience advantageous.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Fluency in English with strong writing skills.
  • Expertise in developing content for the media and an established track record in delivering thought leadership-led programs.
  • Issues and crisis management experience.
  • Understanding of and presence in social media.
  • Technology/Industrial/B2B experience; familiarity with the renewable energy industry advantageous.
  • Extensive experience in managing, anticipating the needs of, and providing robust counsel to multiple stakeholders.
  • An affinity for numbers and complex technical stories.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen and be curious.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial mindset combined with strong planning and project management capabilities.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to shifting priorities and work demands.
  • Self-motivated and capable of independent thinking/direction.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Skilled at managing by influence.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating external and cross-functional internal resources located across multiple time zones.
  • Ability to think with a Global Mindset, with an understanding of cultural and linguistic nuances.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage First Solar’s media relations program – with a focus on the US business/mainstream media.
  • Support First Solar’s stakeholder engagement program, which is focused on think tanks, NGOs, industry analysts, and other influential groups.
  • Establish and build strong relationships with key journalists, positioning First Solar as the go-to source for insights and commentary on the solar industry.
  • Manage external resources in the United States and internationally.
  • Establish strong working relationships with First Solar’s Audience Engagement, and Content and Creative Services groups, as well as the communications leads for the company’s manufacturing, supply chain, product, and technology groups, enabling integrated, multi-channel storytelling.
  • Work closely with internal and customers’ Public/Government Affairs functions delivering media relations counsel in support of advocacy programs, from grassroots up.
  • Help manage global issues and crisis management plans, response protocols, and resilience testing.
  • Manage Press Office operations.
  • Manage and optimize the global Media Relations budget, ensuring disciplined spending.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to Director of Global Brand, Corporate, and Marketing Communications.
  • This position is expected to evolve to have direct reports.


  • 20% – 30%

Estimated Salary Range:

  • $106,000 – $140,000 Annually

US Physical Requirements:

Office Physical Requirements:

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. To best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required.


21.)  Director of Communications & Special Programs, Special Olympics Wyoming, Casper, WY


22.)  Director for School of Communication, Illinois State University, Normal, IL


23.)  Senior Communications Manager – Education, KC Civic & Evaluation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO


***  From Lisa Williams:


24.)  Manager, Business Development and Accounts, Taft Communications LLC, Trenton, NJ


25.)  Project Manager, Communications General, ABBVIE, Lake County, Illinois


26.)  Manager, Corporate Digital Brand Communications, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc., Cambridge, MA–Corporate-Digital-Brand-Communications_R-15756-1


27.)  Digital Media Communications Specialist (11556), Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, NM


28.)  Associate Director for Communications, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee


29.)  Marketing & Public Relations Intern, Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, IL


30.)  Corporate Communications Specialist, AAA Washington, Bellevue, WA


31.)  Digital Communications & CRM Specialist, University Communications, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA


32.)  Marketing & Communications Lead, Groundworks New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM


33.)  Servicing Communications Specialist, System One, Augusta, Maine


34.)  Protocol Group Leader (Communications & External Affairs Mgr 4), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM–external-affairs-mgr-4/0a981b26-6c1f-45e7-b4d8-178e0e5dadcb


35.)  Director of Communications, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart (DASH), Offered by Next RC, Inc., Omaha, NE


36.)  Assistant Director or Director of Creative Content and Communications, Horizon League, Indianapolis, Indiana


37.)  Communications Coordinator, Leadstack Inc., San Francisco, CA


38.)  Corporate Communications Manager, Celestica Inc., California, MO


39.)  Director, External Communications, WEX Inc., Portland, Maine


40.)  Assistant AD/Director for Creative Strategy and Social Media, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas


41.)  Outreach and Communications Coordinator, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine


43.)  Communications Content Specialist, Northeast Wilderness Trust, Montpelier, Vermont


***  Alternative selection for the week:


44.)  Nuclear and Delivery Systems Strategist, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC


45.)  Predator Biologist, Wildlife Innovations, San Diego, CA


***  Weekly Piracy Report:


009-24   03.01.2024: 1840 UTC: Posn: 01:03.20N – 103:40.53E, Singapore Straits.

Five robbers armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier underway. They entered the engine room, took hostage the 3/E, blindfolded him, secured his hands, and punched him on his forehead and forced him to kneel. The robbers stole engine spares and escaped. The 3/E managed to enter the engine control room. Alarm raised, and a search was carried out. Incident reported to VTS. Upon anchoring, the Singapore authorities boarded the ship for inspection.


008-24   14.01.2024: Night Hours: Posn: 06:05S – 012:15E, Soyo Anchorage, Angola.

Unnoticed, thieves boarded an anchored offshore supply vessel, stole ship’s properties and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds in the morning hours.


007-24   12.01.2024: 1830 UTC: Posn: 01:43.30N – 101:25.73E, Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.

Duty security patrol onboard an anchored tanker noticed five unauthorised persons attempting to board and immediately notified the OOW. Alarm raised, resulting in the persons aborting and moving away. Nothing reported stolen. The incident was reported to the port control and the pilot station.


006-24   09.01.2024: 1830 UTC: Posn: 01:03N – 103:39.6E, Singapore Straits.

Five robbers armed with a knife, boarded a bulk carrier underway. They took hostage and tied up one of the crew. Alert crew raised the alarm and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s engine spare parts. Incident reported to Singapore VTIS.


005-24   03.01.2024: 0001 UTC: Posn: 08:44.4S – 013:18.2E, Luanda Anchorage, Angola.

Three robbers in a canoe approached and boarded an anchored fire fighting vessel. They stole ship’s properties and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds in the morning hours.


004-24   04.01.2024: 1314 UTC: Posn: 05:52N – 057:14E, Around 455nm SE of Eyl, Somalia.

A bulk carrier underway was approached, fired upon and boarded by seven pirates in a skiff launched from a mother vessel. The pirates were armed with machine gun and rocket launcher. Master raised the alarm, contacted local authorities, activated SSAS and all crew mustered in citadel. As Indian navy warship responded to the distress and dispatched its helicopter to locate the vessel. The warship arrived at the location and the naval boarding team searched the vessel. Once the clearance was given, the crew emerged from the citadel and regained control of the vessel. All crew safe.


003-24   01.01.2024: 1945 UTC: Posn: 02:33N – 008:14E, Around 45nm South of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Six pirates armed with guns boarded a tanker underway and opened fire on the bridge to gain access. They kidnapped nine crew members including the Captain and Chief Engineer. Remaining crew sailed to a safe port after the pirates departed and reported the incident to the Authorities.


***  Watch Cap of the week:                      Boston Bruins

***  Coffee mug of the week:                     Safety

***  T-Shirt Shirt of the Week:                  National Eagle Scout Association – U.S. Naval Academy

***  Musical guest artist of the week:     Cake


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