Friday, February 6, 2009

NY/ DC--Special Assistant to Senator Charles Schumer

Special Assistant to Senator Charles Schumer


Office of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer
Special Assistant

The Special Assistant serves as the primary staffer to the Senator
during his travel throughout New York State. Based in New York City,
the Special Assistant will: travel regularly with the Senator;
coordinate with legislative, press and regional staff; advance
events; and serve as principal liaison to community leaders and
monitor special projects. This job requires excellent oral and
written communication skills, strong attention to detail, willingness
to travel regularly, and an ability to work in an exciting, fast-
paced, team-oriented environment.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full federal benefits
package included.

To apply, please send resume to Max Young at

DC-Public Relations Director- AAA

Job Title Public Relations Director
Employer AAA
Posted 01/22/09
Job Description

This position will be responsible for creating strategic public relations plans for association's public affairs activities and issues; working with national media by pitching news stories; managing Washington D.C. public relations staff; and serving as a national spokesperson on sensitive crisis communications projects. This position, although based in Washington D.C., does report to the AAA National Office in Orlando, Florida.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and 8-10 years of experience in Public Relations or Journalism. Experience in electronic news media is also required. Ideal candidate will be capable of representing AAA on network news and interview programs, morning talk shows, etc. Established national media contacts is highly desirable.

For consideration, please submit resume and salary requirements to . EOE M/F/D/V.

DC--Vice President of Communications--The Heritage Foundation

Job Title Vice President of Communications
Job Contact Email
Employer The Heritage Foundation
Posted 01/30/09
Job Description

The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. Since its founding in 1973, Heritage has grown to employ more than 250 staff members and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


The Vice President of Communications reports directly to the COO and is The Heritage Foundation’s top communications official. In this capacity, the VP of Communications is responsible for implementing Heritage’s marketing strategy across multiple communication channels including print, broadcast, and digital media by building and leveraging relationships with news executives and media opinion leaders. The Vice President is also responsible for protecting and enhancing Heritage’s reputation and public image, assuring that all communication efforts achieve the highest standards of excellence, are sensitive to our unique markets and strategy, and contribute measurably to Heritage’s vision, mission and success. Advises the President and Executive Vice President on Foundation-wide communication matters including internal and crisis communication.


Strategic Planning
# The Vice President of Communications plays a full role in the Foundation’s overall planning activities, developing goals that advance the Foundation’s mission and complement the goals of other departments.
# Establish department priorities, prepare and monitor the department budget, provide overall direction for staff activities. Public Policy/ Foundation Priorities
# Serve as primary spokesperson and counsel on institutional communications matters.
# Serve as Heritage Foundation communications ombudsman.
# Maintain strong professional relationships with news executives and media opinion leaders, and represent Heritage at appropriate journalism industry functions.
# Monitor industry developments to assure that Heritage products are available to the media as needed using the most compatible technology for each market segment and individual news organization.
# Implement foundation-wide marketing strategies for Heritage key issues and programs in coordination with the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Management
# Enhance the professional and career development of department managers and staff through effective training, mentoring, and performance evaluations. Reward and motivate managers and staff by using bonus and merit increase budgets effectively, and by developing promotion opportunities.
# Responsible for overseeing the functions, budgets, goals, and employees of all reporting departments including personnel management, compensation, and career development.
# Recommend department staffing levels, and oversee recruitment of high-quality staff to fill approved positions.


Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field. Experience: Minimum 10 years combined communications and media relations experience; five years management experience. Management: Strategic planning, goal setting, budgeting, staffing, performance counseling, mentoring, career planning. Communication: Superior writing, editing and public speaking skills a must. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and Outlook; internet fluency.

Special skills/requirements:
# Extensive national media contacts, with heavy emphasis in D.C. and New York
# Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America

Submit resume and cover letter to:

DC- PUBLIC AFFAIRS ASSISTANT--American College of Emergency Physicians

Job Contact Fax 202-728-0617
Job Contact Email
Job Contact Address 1 2121 K Street, NW
Job Contact Address 2 Suite 325
Job Contact City Washington
Job Contact State DC
Job Contact Zip 20037
Employer American College of Emergency Physicians
Posted 02/02/09
Job Description

The American College of Emergency Physicians is a national medical specialty society serving 27,000 members and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Our public affairs division is located in downtown Washington, DC, and has an immediate opening for a public affairs assistant.

Responsibilities of this position consist of providing administrative support to the Congressional Affairs Director, Federal Affairs Director, Political Action Director and Quality Measures/HIT Director; supporting committees, taskforces and section activities as assigned; serving as the contact for membership, governmental agencies, health and business organizations, 911 Legislative Network, NEMPAC & health industry PACs, and general public; acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating information on legislation and regulations affecting emergency medicine.

Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree or equivalent work related experience; one year executive assistant, secretarial, staff assistant, or hill experience including 50wpm typing, operations of office equipment, and filing; proficient in a Windows environment and with Outlook, and familiar with Excel, Word, Internet research, and grassroots/PAC database software.

This position reports to the DC Operations Manager. We offer a competitive salary, paid insurance plans, retirement plan, paid parking and more. Forward your resume, salary history and requirements to DC Operations Manager, ACEP, 2121 K St NW, Suite #325, Washington DC, 20037; FAX (202-728-0617); e-mail: We are an equal opportunity employer offering a tobacco-free environment. Visit our website at .

DC--New Media Communications Manager--Center for Democracy & Technology

Job Title New Media Communications Manager
Job Contact Email
Employer Center for Democracy & Technology
Posted 02/02/09
Job Description


The Center for Democracy and Technology is a non-profit public interest group, based in Washington DC and San Francisco, CA, dedicated to keeping the Internet open, innovative and free. CDT is one of the world’s premier Internet, technology and civil liberties advocacy organizations, working at the cutting edge of policy issues concerning free expression and privacy in a digital age. For more information please visit .


The Center for Democracy and Technology is seeking a highly skilled writer and editor to serve as its New Media Communications Manager. You must have the ability to write clear, compelling prose in different styles, voices, and tones for multiple audiences. As CDT expands its Internet presence, the new media manager will play a key role in writing and editing content as well as managing CDT's presence in social networks and the blogosphere. The candidate will be expected to identify new and creative ways to bring CDT's message to a broader audience online. The new media manager will work closely with the Director of Communications and other senior staff to ensure that CDT's message is adapted properly for new media vehicles. Working with the Communications staff you will also take part in creating multimedia packages that calls for proficiency using video, photography and audio hardware and software. New media manager will also be responsible for monitoring the media and pitching story ideas to editors. The new media communications manager will also function as managing editor of CDT's PolicyBeta blog.


Writing and Editing:
# Press releases, blog posts, special reports, Op-Eds, columns
# Provide editorial support for staff issue experts
# Managing Editor of PolicyBeta, CDT's blog
# Scripts and storyboards for multimedia content
# Online campaign content
# Daily message generation using new media tools, such as Twitter

New Media Management
# Build and manage CDT's online new media efforts for social networks, Web 2.0 communication tools (such as Twitter) and online forums
# Monitor and manage CDT's presence in social networks and blogosphere
# Seed new media sites, blogs and forums with messages highlighting CDT mission and publications

# At least 2-5 years experience in journalism, public relations or social media
# Degree in related field
# Superlative written communication skills
# Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with an ability to prioritize effectively
# Experienced multimedia skills, both in content creation (video, photography, audio) and editing/content creation software
# Excellent communication, attention to detail and interpersonal skills
# Experience developing and pitching story ideas to editors and reporters.
# Comfortable in a busy, team environment and be adept at prioritizing multiple projects within tight deadlines


Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT also offers excellent benefits, including health care and dental coverage, retirement plan, and generous vacation and parental leave.


Please send and email explaining your interest in the position, along with a resume, and two-three writing samples to Deadline: February 20, 2009.

The Center for Democracy and Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability.

DC--Center for Democracy & Technology--Web Producer

Job Title Web Producer
Job Contact Email
Employer Center for Democracy & Technology
Posted 02/02/09
Job Description


The Center for Democracy and Technology is a non-profit public interest group, based in Washington DC and San Francisco, CA, dedicated to keeping the Internet open, innovative and free. CDT is one of the world's premier Internet, technology and civil liberties advocacy organizations, working at the cutting edge of policy issues concerning free expression and privacy in a digital age. For more information please visit .


The Center for Democracy and Technology is looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our growing and dynamic Communications Department. Reporting to the Director of Communications, you will manage our online presence and advise and assist with our online campaigns. We are currently beginning an overhaul of our web presence (including a new CMS and a new design) and the Web Producer will have an opportunity to shape an online strategy for CDT as we improve our capacity for online advocacy. Overall, we are hoping to find a Web Producer with creative ideas to help further the CDT message.

# Oversee migration to new Drupal CMS
# Work with outside contractor to ensure quality of migration to new CMS
# Liaison with contractor during last phases of website overhaul, oversee development
# Implement content strategy for CDT's website
# Manage existing content, including updates
# Develop summaries of material to make content easier to find and understand
# Ensure content is well edited and complete
# Monitor and build website traffic
# Engage our constituents through the use of innovative web tools and social media
# Design and implement interactive tools for use on CDT's website as well as externally
# Collaborate with issue area teams to create new web tools and widgets that further our advocacy and educate the public
# Maintain and utilize our CRM in collaboration with the communications director to engage and inform our Activist List and other mailing lists
# Create multimedia content in collaboration with communications team and issue area experts
# Design, create and distribute multimedia packages
# Create graphics or new websites for web campaigns and website
# Training and technical support for staff
# Administration of website, including upgrades and editing content
# Technical assistance for staff members, including basic help with the new CMS and CRM

# Experience with Drupal
# Experience with multimedia, web, and blogging
# Experience shooting video, photography and audio recording
# Experience using video, photography and audio production software
# Strong communication and project management skills


Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT also offers excellent benefits, including health care and dental coverage, retirement plan, and generous vacation and parental leave.


Please send and email explaining your interest in the position, along with a resume, to Deadline: February 20, 2009.

The Center for Democracy and Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability.

DC-Press Secretary---Office of Congressman Doc Hastings

Job Title Press Secretary
Job Contact Email
Employer Office of Congressman Doc Hastings
Posted 02/03/09
Job Description

Congressman Doc Hastings seeks pro-active Press Secretary. A minimum of 2 years press experience and knowledge of Capitol Hill required. Responsibilities include writing press releases, responding to press inquiries, pitching stories, and producing columns, opinion pieces and newsletters.

Please email resume and cover letter to: No calls please.

Silver Spring, Maryland --Manager, Digital Publicity--Discovery Communications

Manager, Digital Publicity - 8741
Discovery Communications
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 United States
Last Updated: 01/29/2009
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time
Job Code: 8741

Job Description

Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Through TV and digital media, We are the home of: Discovery Channel • TLC • Animal Planet • The Science Channel • Planet Green • Discovery Health • Military Channel • HD Theater • Discovery Times • Discovery Kids • Discovery Home Channel • Fit TV • • • • OWN. We are seeking candidates for the position of Manager, Digital Publicity in our Silver Spring, MD Headquarters.

Position Summary:

Support communications activities for the US Business Group of the Discovery Corporate Communications department. The US Business Group provides communications outreach for the following departments: Domestic Distribution, Advertising Sales & Marketing, Digital Media, Commerce and Consumer Marketing. The group also supports other business initiatives for Discovery’s US networks and brands as needed. The Manager, Publicity reports to the Director, Communications, Corporate Communications and supports other team members and network Communications teams on various projects.


1.Monitor commentary re Discovery businesses and brands on online social networks, key blogs and forums.
2.Engage in or drive discussions related to company's business priorities on blogs and social networks.
3.Coordinate and execute (in conjunction with and as assigned by network PR teams), top-tier program/online promotables to influential blogs, communities, fansites and social tools such as Twitter and Facebook.
4.Educate communications counterparts on uses of social media platforms.
5.Stay constantly abreast of changes in social media outreach, the latest platforms pitfalls and opportunities.
6.Maintain of digital awards and events calendars.
7.Coordinate key industry award submissions including Emmys, Webbys, etc.
8.Draft executive personnel announcements and bios.
9.Domestic Distribution/Ad Sales PR support.
10.Other press release writing, editing and traditional PR outreach as needed.

To be considered for this position, please visit our website at:, click on careers@discovery and search for requisition number: 8741.

Discovery Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer



* 5-7 years of hands-on communications and media relations work experience in a progressive digital environment.
* Demonstrated experience in digital outreach (blogs, online communities) and use of social networking tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to promote business objectives.
* Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
* Must be an independent, strategic and creative thinker who is a strong team player (no job is too small or too large) and willing to take on additional responsibilities as necessary.
* Ability to cultivate and sustain strong relationships with members of the media and with coworkers.
* Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
* Willingness to travel.
* Legal right to work in the United States.
Contact Information
Contact: Kim Hepner
Phone: 240-662-6103
Address: 1 Discovery Place
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
United States

Portland, Oregon-CRC Communications Manager -- Oregon Department of Transportation

CRC Communications Manager
Oregon Department of Transportation
Location: Portland, Oregon 97209 United States
Last Updated: 01/23/2009
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time
Job Code: OCDT9854

Job Description

The Oregon Department of Transportation was established in 1969 to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. ODOT develops programs related to

Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.

The Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Project is a joint effort between the States of Oregon and Washington designed to address the regional congestion and mobility problems facing the I-5 highway system crossing over the Columbia River between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. The two states are working together to develop comprehensive solutions for improving safety, reducing delays and congestion, improving transit service, as well as bicycle and pedestrian travel.


The CRC Communications Manager plans, develops and executes the public affairs and public information program for the CRC Project, both ODOT and WSDOT. Responsibilities include building internal and external relationships with stakeholders, performing outreach and overseeing the coordination of outreach efforts of others associated with the project. It is also responsible for developing and leading both the short and long-term formulation and implementation of public affairs strategies for the CRC Project. This highly political project will address socio-economic and geo-environmental impacts to people, businesses, neighborhoods, historic sites, Tribes, special interest groups, etc. The position will identify, draft and recommend courses of actions and/or policies that best address and resolve public affairs related issues in a manner that will support and advance the CRC Project’s goals and objectives. This position is located in Portland, Oregon.

As a CRC Communications Manager you will:

· As a member of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Management Team, speak on behalf of the CRC Project to citizens, news media, civic groups, and others to provide a consolidated perspective on issues, and answers to questions.

· Take an active role in policymaking based on in-depth knowledge of the Oregon Department of Transportation, Washington Department of Transportation and region regulations, strategies, operating policies, plans, programs and projects as a member of CRC management team.

· Develop, implement, lead and continuously adapt a comprehensive, coordinated Strategic Communications Plan and public affairs program through all phases of the CRC Project for ODOT and WSDOT. Commit resources and personnel time to public relation related projects and activities that will enhance and promote CRC related goals, objectives and timelines.

· Develop, implement, monitor and adjust communications and public outreach strategies that focus on constituent relations involving high priority information campaigns and projects. These are frequently politically sensitive and involve stakeholders with a multitude of agendas that often conflict with each other and the objectives of the project/s.

· Keep all affected levels of management, supervisors, peers and subordinates informed of CRC public affairs activities, issues and actions.

· Full description of job duties can be found at


Position Qualifications include: WWW.ODOTJOBS.COM2/4/2009

· A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree, and five years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs; OR

· Eight years experience directly related to the position under recruitment; five of the eight years must have been at the professional level.


Search: OCDT9854

Position is open until 11:59 PM,

Novato, California-Media Relations Manager--Fireman's Fund Insurance Company

Media Relations Manager
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Location: Novato, California 94998 United States
Last Updated: 01/16/2009
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description


Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is seeking an experienced communications professional for the role of manager, media relations. This person will support the company’s communications as it pertains to its various property and casualty insurance lines. He/she will work with business unit executives and the marketing department in building comprehensive, executable, and measurable PR programs that support the company’s business objectives.


* This person is involved in all stages of communications initiatives -- from concept formulation and message development and senior strategic counsel to execution and results-oriented evaluation.
* Candidate should have familiarity with tactics including developing media pitching opportunities, media briefings, and an editorial calendar of story opportunities.
* The manager will write and edit media-related communications materials to include press releases, talking points, fact sheets, questions and answers, media statements and other information to support company news and announcements.
* Acts as a spokesperson to the media when necessary.
* Responds to media inquiries, provides interviews and coaches internal clients and executives as appropriate.
* Handles special projects and additional responsibilities as assigned


* Minimum five years relevant experience in public relations or media relations with demonstrated track record of executing successful media campaigns and events is required.
* Must have particular strength in creative planning and building media relationships.
* Agency and in-house experience preferred.
* Strong organization, leadership and project management skills are required, as well as outstanding communication, writing, editing, and media relations skills. Financial services background required; insurance background preferred.
* Experience working with senior executives preferred.
* Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field required.

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to

Beverly Hlls, CA-Director of Communications – MySpace International

Director of Communications – MySpace International
Location: Beverly Hills, California 90210 United States
Last Updated: 01/16/2009
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Social Networking is one of the hottest sectors on the web in recent years. has emerged as the definitive leader in this space and is the number one highest trafficked site on the Internet in four years since launch. Our users use MySpace to meet friends, find and listen to new bands/music, blog, plan events, play games, and participate in user forums and groups. MySpace, with over 200 million users, has revolutionized the way people interact and plan their social lives.

The in-house communications team, as the steward of the brand voice, is responsible for the definition and execution of all aspects of brand communications with external media, influencer, analyst, industry and trade audiences. The team oversee a highly proactive MySpace media bureau as well as all public relations functions for the company including strategic planning, campaign definition and execution, programming and content PR, international expansion and crisis communication.

Director of Communications – MySpace International
This individual will be responsible for the effective, timely and proactive flow of communication between MySpace global HQ and the International communications team and territories. Working in close contact with the VP of International Communications, the ideal candidate must be able to effectively manage an extensive international PR network and to deliver, localized and relevant communications for all MySpace territories.

This person will have a concrete history of taking visible action to provide, directly or indirectly, high-quality public relations. Knowledge of top tier international media outlets and deep vertical/specialty experience would be particularly important in any of a number of areas including: social networking, online media & technology.

Job Description:
The MySpace International communications team is looking to add a highly motivated team member dedicated to international public relations. The position will reside within the MySpace in-house communications team which oversees the MySpace communications strategy, media and speakers bureau, as well as content launches (MySpaceTV, Mobile, Music, Comedy, Film, etc), international expansion, crisis communication, analyst relations and programming (Secret Shows, The List, Secret Stand-Up). This individual will be responsible for related proactive media outreach, industry relations, and will report dually to the VP of International Communications and the VP of Global Communications based at HQ.


o Work in close collaboration with global MySpace PR, VP of MySpace International, International PR and marketing teams—domestic and abroad—and international, local staff.
o Heavily focused on day-to-day international media outreach and strategy.
o Oversee international communications strategy for global releases
o Working with international marketing and PR teams—both domestic and abroad—to strengthen relationships with local media and industry influencers.
o Draft, Update and distribute international/global focused MySpace news and events to national and international media including: (print, online/ blogs, broadcast)
o Arrange international interviews with key members of MySpace executive, product and development personnel with strategic media outlets.
o Operating alongside marketing department to determine assets, upcoming projects, content, user activities with PR potential and/ or in need of PR support.

o 5-8 years of related PR & corporate communication experience.
o PR agency or in-house related work experience mandatory.
o Strong global PR experience and relevant client experience essential.
o BA/BSA degree in journalism, communications or equivalent.
o Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
Contact Information
Contact: Christina Kennedy

NY. NY- Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor

Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor
Company Confidential
Location: New York, New York United States
Last Updated: 01/13/2009
Job Type: Employee
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Sector-leading public relations firm seeks Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor for Financial Technology Team.

This position would suit someone with between 5-10 years' experience working in financial PR or journalism and will focus equally on three elements: client relations, media relations and writing. You will work with several of our flagship clients and really have a chance to make an impact on strategy.

Media contacts, superb writing skills and financial technology experience are required. Energy, excellent communications skills and a professional attitude are a must.

Salary based on experience + benefits.

Please email a cover letter, salary range and resume to


5-10 years experience in financial PR or journalism

Financial technology experience

Excellent writing skills

Media Contacts

NY, NY--Campaign and Publicity Manager, Represent Agency

Campaign and Publicity Manager, Represent Agency
(APPLY BY FEB 13, 2009!)



Represent is a public relations and advocacy agency serving clients working in the public interest. We create and execute in-depth, customized communications and organizing campaigns on behalf of authors, publishers, foundations, NGO's, grassroots non-profits, activists, filmmakers, artists, and others working for a more just society.

We are small enough to be fleet-footed, highly creative, and closely attentive to each of our clients, but big enough to be able to offer expertise across a wide range of services and to be tapped in to diverse networks of media, opinion leaders and decision-makers.

Represent will soon launch an innovative global social justice-oriented news and culture website as well as a nationally-broadcast TV show, creating additional opportunities for growth and career development for the right candidate.

We're based in the vibrant, creative hub of DUMBO, Brooklyn.


The Campaign and Publicity Manager will be responsible for managing Represent's publicity and organizing campaigns. She or he will work with Represent's wide base of clients, promoting their work in the grassroots and in the mainstream and independent media.


1. Work closely with director and staff to develop and execute strategic organizing and communications plans for clients.

2. Develop and execute work plans and schedules by which to track progress on campaigns

3. Manage relationships with clients, providing strategic counsel and weekly reports to them on an ongoing basis

4. Work with in-house staff and freelance writers to develop press materials for clients including, but not limited to: press releases, bios, sample interviews, blog posts, op-eds, etc as needed.

5. Pitch, follow up and book key media via phone and email to secure interviews, reviews and features for clients in traditional and new media

6. Work with in-house staff and freelance writers to conceive and create collateral materials for clients such as: teaching guides, activist toolkits, pamphlets, fact sheets, one-pagers, etc.

7. Promote client work to networks of campus and community groups working on related issues

8. Build and maintain relationships with range of grassroots organizations

9. Stay abreast on news stories and identify hook opportunities for clients

10. Develop and maintain outstanding relationships with key traditional and online media contacts

Additional Qualifications:

Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience.

Three to five years experience in publicity and/or grassroots organizing.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong organizational and project management skills and a proven track record in managing multiple projects at the same time.

Strong dedication to social and environmental justice issues. Strong ongoing relationships with grassroots and/or campus organizations working on social justice issues preferred.

Strong relationships with media including blogs and online media.

Experience with Mac OSX and software including Microsoft Office, Cision (formerly Bacon's), and Basecamp (or similar) strongly preferred.

Must be very responsible, solutions-oriented, creative self-starter.

Salary and Benefits:

Represent Agency offers very competitive salaries commensurate with experience, full health and dental insurance coverage, and generous sick leave and paid vacation.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in social justice communications to: No phone calls please. All applications must be received by February 13, 2009.

DC- WestGlen Communications--Senior PSA Project Manager

Looking for a rewarding job? In the Senior PSA Project Manager
position, you will help nonprofit organizations communicate their
important messages through managing public service announcements
(PSA) campaigns. In this position, you will use your creative side to
help nonprofits position their messages for optimum success, and
you'll feel rewarded when you see your strategy pay off.

WestGlen Communications is a leading distributor of PSAs to
television, radio and print outlets nationwide. The Senior PSA
Project Manager will:
• Work with Director and senior management to develop campaign
• Forge and maintain strong relationships with clients.
• Work closely with internal and external teams to launch and
track multiple campaigns.
• Monitor and analyze the progress of each campaign.
• Assist sales team with closing new business.

The perfect candidate is proactive, energetic, a strategic thinker
and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Candidates must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously,
have very strong communication and client relations skills, have
superior attention to detail and be resourceful in problem-solving
day-to-day issues. 3-4 years of PR or project management experience
preferred. Previous work with nonprofits, on PSA campaigns, or in
TV/radio public affairs a plus.

For more information on WestGlen's PSA services, please visit:

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter and
salary requirements via email to Karen Crow, Director of PSA Services
( No phone calls, please.

Chicago-TC Public Relations--Innovative Entrepreneurial Public Relations Professionals

Attention: Innovative Entrepreneurial Public Relations Professionals (Chicago)
Reply to: [?]
Date: 2009-02-02, 11:11AM CST

TC Public Relations, a boutique PR firm located on Michigan Avenue, seeks a full-time public relations specialist to join our team of bright professionals. Our clientele is made up of high-caliber business leaders, law firms, authors and publishers, and we also provide specialized service to Christian markets. This is your opportunity to let your public relations proficiency shine.

A public relations pro at TCPR is more than a press release pontiff and pitch person. Our specialists have entrepreneurial spirit, know how to keep clients happy as clams and can dance around new media like Michael Jackson in his glory days. We are looking for a responsible, accountable and results-driven professional who wants to learn and grow in a positive, supportive environment.

The ideal candidate should be:
• A PR professional with 2- 3 years public relations experience
• Able to create, implement and account for a public relations campaign
• Work to grow business with current clients and prospects for new business
• Self-motivated problem solver
• Excellent communicator – written and verbal

Other qualifications:
• Thorough knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office suite
• Experience with ACT! and Cision MediaSource preferred
• Experience in smaller office environments

Required Education: Qualified applicants will have a college degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications or related field.

Hours: Full-time, typically 40 hours a week schedule, Monday to Friday with additional hours on occasion.

Start Date: First quarter 2009

Benefits: Paid major holidays and paid time off after three months of employment; allowance for health insurance.

Advancement Potential: After the first year, position is designed for advancement into more significant client assignments and working on new client development.

Submissions: Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume to:

Thomas Ciesielka
TC Public Relations, Inc.
333 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1810
Chicago, IL 60601 Email:

PA- Communications Staffer - Part-time--Democratic incumbent County Executive in NW Pennsylvania

Communications Staffer - Part-time

Re-Election campaign for a Democratic incumbent County Executive in NW
Pennsylvania is seeking a part-time Communications Staffer to assist with
the dissemination of the campaign message via the campaign website, video
and printed communications, and the media at large. Responsibilities
include: writing press releases; creating and maintaining relationships
with the media; providing input in updating the website; among others.
Qualifications: Excellent writing skills; must be motivated & responsible;
must possess team-work skills; willingness to work on evenings & weekends
when needed; ability to meet deadlines; and previous political/campaign
communications/media/press experience is highly desirable. Position to be
filled ASAP. For more information or to send resume, contact John at:

DC-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -Board of Elections and Ethics



Seeking qualified applicants for Executive Director of the District of
Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics, an independent agency. Incumbent
serves as the primary management official, directs program operations and
support activities associated with election operations including the conduct
of elections and agency administration. Provides leadership and direction
to subordinate divisions in the areas of voter registration and services,
administration and support. Represents the Board in the management of
financial, material, and personnel resources, including administering the
agency's independent personnel authority; providing oral or written support
information for formal hearings and meetings by providing specialized oral
or written backup information; assists the Board and the General Counsel in
developing legislative proposals affecting agency operations in the
delivery of elections services.

Advanced degree in policy administration and/or law preferred; work
experience in governmental organization(s) and election processes; and
comprehensive background in election administration, organizational
development, administration and supervision. Applicant should possess the
ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

Excellent salary and benefits. District of Columbia residency requirements
may be required.

Submit a cover letter addressing requirements of the position, a resume
detailing educational background, experiences and salary history to: Linda
Johnson, P.O. Box 731, Washington, D.C. 20044 or email
no later than February 27, 2009. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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NY, NY- Communications Officer for International Affairs--The Century Foundation

Communications Officer for International Affairs

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: New York , New York, 10021, United States
Posted by: The Century Foundation
Job Category: Communications, Public relations
Language(s): English
Job posted on: January 27, 2009
Area of Focus: International Relations, Media and Journalism
Type: Full time
Last day to apply: March 28, 2009
Last updated: January 27, 2009

The communications officer for international affairs would work within the foreign policy program and the Public Affairs Office working from Century's New York City or Washington, D.C. office. The communications officer's primary responsibilities would be promoting fellows, ideas, and product of The Century Foundation’s international affairs programs to various audiences, including national and international media (print, broadcast, and web), U.S. political and foreign policy communities, the United Nations community, governmental agencies and NGOs, and university faculty and students.

Responsibilities Include:

• Assist in implementing strategic plans and programs for engaging the attention of priority audiences to Century Foundation policy contributors and product related to international affairs in support of the organization’s vision, strategy, and goals.
• Promote Century Foundation fellows, reports, events, and activities to various audiences, including national and international media
• Field media requests—including on very tight deadlines— and maintain contact databases, organize resources, and assist reporters and commentators
• Keep abreast of current events or trends in areas of interest for the international affairs program team and suggest strategies for highlighting Century Foundation expertise in those areas through events, releases, press briefings or other activities
• Contribute, as team leadership determines appropriate, analysis and commentary in web-based media
• Contribute to planning and execution of events
• Plan and write promotional materials, including press releases, media advisories, invitations, and brochures
• Contribute to content for the Web site, including scripts for video highlight reels
• Develop and maintain relationships with relevant journalists
• Develop and maintain relationships with counterparts in other organizations that focus on foreign policy and international affairs
• Compile media lists and contribute to database and mailing list maintenance
• Help track and disseminate Century Foundation publicity


• Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)
• Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with issues related to foreign policy or international affairs
• Superior verbal and written communication skills in English; working skills in another U.N. official language desirable
• Demonstrated success in public relations, media, or communications fields in issues related to U.S. foreign policy or international affairs
• Prefer at least five years experience in media and/or public relations capacity for organizations, agencies, or campaigns advancing ideas or actions for public policy
• Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work under pressure
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines
• Strong computer and Web research skills
• Collegiality and demonstrated commitment to team work
• Knowledge of media research vehicles (e.g., Lexis Nexis and media guides)
How to Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and salary history in the body of the email (no attachments please) to with the title of the position in the subject line. Writing samples are optional, but preferred. Competitive salary based on experience. Excellent benefits package. No calls please.


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DC- Director of Communications--Hispanic College Fund

Director of Communications

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20005, United States
Posted by: Hispanic College Fund
Job Category: Communications, Marketing, Public relations
Language(s): Spanish
Job posted on: January 28, 2009
Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Community Service and Volunteering, Education and Academia, Media and Journalism
Type: Full time
Last day to apply: March 15, 2009
Last updated: January 28, 2009

Summary of Position:

The Director of Communications for the Hispanic College Fund devises and implements an overall, national strategic plan for communications, marketing, and media relations activities. Primary responsibilities include brand management, public relations, and community relations.

Essential Job Functions:

-Devises and implements a strategic plan for integrated communications, marketing, and media relations activities. The strategic plan will encompass solidifying HCF’s brand identity, raising awareness of HCF programs, and strengthening HCF’s internal communication
-Cultivates meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences including the media and key influencers to favorably position the organization’s image
-Works with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
-Works with media teams from corporate sponsors to optimize the HCF/sponsor relationship
-Serves as communications advisor to HCF’s leadership in response to various public policy and advocacy issues that could affect its interests and constituents
-Manages HCF’s brand across internal departments and external audiences. Ensures consistency of brand in all forms of communications including print, electronic, and web materials
-Oversees development and approves all print and electronic communications, marketing collateral, as well as associated outside vendor relationships. Writes standard language to be used in marketing media, including the annual report.
-Conducts interviews and writes articles highlighting students, leadership and program staff for publication in online and print media
-Exercises judgment about which media opportunities to pursue, coordinates with the appropriate staff to organize, and prepares talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed
-Develops and maintains a database of media contacts and actively engages and manages press attendance and coverage surrounding programs, events, and other projects
-Recruits and coordinates volunteer public relations committee members (local press representatives) for the Hispanic Youth Institute focusing on local newspapers, cable TV, and methods of communicating within separate communities
-Keeps committee members informed and motivated through regular contact, and helps with training.
-Responsible for website content, as well as social media outreach
-Performs other tasks and duties as required

Additional Qualifications:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

-Bachelor’s degree required. Majors in journalism, communications, public relations, English/writing preferred.
-3 to 5 years of work experience in a PR/communications capacity
-Proficient at using Microsoft Office applications and ease in learning new IT systems
-An innovative thinker who takes initiative and has a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
-Possesses the knowledge, intellect, temperament and flexibility to work effectively in a fast-paced, collegial and energetic environment
-Experience with new communications media such as social networking sites, blogs, e-newsletters, and others
-Fluent in Spanish
-Experience working with a diverse population and staff

How to Apply:
Please send resume and writing sample to No phone calls please.

DC- Campaign for Youth Justice: Communications Associate-- 30K

Communications Associate

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20005-3444, United States
Posted by: Campaign for Youth Justice
Job Category: Communications, Database management
Salary: $30,000
Last day to apply: March 29, 2009
Last updated: January 28, 2009
Type: Full time
Language(s): English
Job posted on: January 28, 2009
Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Media and Journalism

The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is accepting applications for a Youth Justice Communications Associate. The position is ideal for recent graduates who are interested in getting public communications experience with a social justice focus. We seek fellows interested in supporting juvenile and criminal justice reform and issue campaign organization and management. The Communications Associate will support the Campaign’s communications efforts and work directly with the Media Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support Media outreach activities:
• Write press releases, opinion editorials, and stories for CFYJ newsletter;
• Monitor local, state, and national media outlets for cases of juveniles transferred to adult court, and for coverage juvenile justice issues more broadly in courts and legislatures;
• Pitch stories to reporters about potential changes to the juvenile justice system, new research in the field, case profiles and events sponsored by CFYJ and its affiliates.
• Assist with CFYJ’s external communications efforts, including presentations to public officials, conferences, opinion polling, and events;
• Assist in production and promotion of CFYJ’s radio show

Manage the CFYJ website:
• Maintain web page infrastructure and post updates to pages(web-programming skills not required);
• Monitor site technical performance;
• Coordinate the distribution of CFYJ e-communications including the weekly news roundup;
• Serve as the main point of contact;

Manage Connect for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) project and website:
• Oversee and support website users;
• Conduct periodic updates and evaluations of the website;
• Manage the design of future versions (no web-programming skills necessary);
• Serve as liaison to the consultant who designs and maintains the CFYJ database;
• Develop materials for communications outreach activities;
Additional Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will possess:
• Excellent writing and oral communications skills;
• A proactive, creative and flexible attitude;
• Ability to work with a team;
• Prior experience and/or coursework in communications, media or journalism;
• Basic computing skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office and web research);
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and short writing sample to:
Communications Associate Selection Committee
Senior Manager, Marketing and Publications

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: New York, New York, 10021, United States
Posted by: Asia Society
Type: Full time
Language(s): English
Job posted on: January 28, 2009
Area of Focus: Communications Access and Infrastructure, Media and Journalism, Museums and Historical Societies
Salary: negotiable
Last day to apply: March 29, 2009
Last updated: January 28, 2009

Asia Society, a prestigious, global, cultural, educational, non-profit seeks a Senior Manager, Marketing & Publications that will be responsible for the overseeing of marketing strategy across the organization, including advertising, promotion, community outreach, audience analysis, brand extension projects, institutional publications and signage, and other related special projects and initiatives.


•Responsible for setting strategic direction for advertising communications. Oversees media buys and works with various divisions developing marketing strategies.
•Promotes and oversees Asia Society branding, coordinating with in-house and/or freelance design resources, and global centers.
•Leads the production and distribution of institutional publications and other promotional original content--including story generation, writing, and editing of publications such as Asia Society’s News and Events Magazine.
•Represents Asia Society in marketing and outreach relationships with a variety of community, arts, Asian American, media and other organizations.
•Identifies new promotional vehicles, ranging from traditional to new media and social marketing possibilities
•Oversees the planning and monitoring of marketing budgets.
•Manages and supervises the Marketing and Publications Manager in the implementation of marketing campaigns, and communication and liaison work with various departments to manage marketing workflow.
•Other duties as assigned.


•College degree and 4-5 years of relevant work experience in advertising, strategic marketing and related communications. Managerial experience preferred
•Very strong writing, editing and project management skills. New media skills a plus.
•Dependable team player who takes the initiative on projects, follows through on detail, and works well under pressure and on deadline.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office, basic Photoshop and Illustrator and imaging technology.
•Strong interest in Asia and Asian cultures.
How to Apply:
For benefits information go to:

Send cover letter and resume indicating position reference code (0916) and salary requirements to:

HR Manager
Asia Society
Box 0916
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Fax: 212-452-1422

Washington, DC- Democratoc Member of Congress- Press Secretary

Democratic Congressman seeks an experienced, energetic and creative Press
Secretary to work in an aggressive, fast-paced press operation.
Responsibilities include media strategy development and implementation to
continue to raise the Member's national profile. The Press Secretary will be
responsible for all facets of daily press operation including; serving as
primary spokesperson for national and local media, coordinating press
conferences, pitching story ideas, legislative action and events, and
drafting statements, releases, speeches, opinion editorials and responses to
articles. The Press Secretary must also seek innovative ways to increase the
Member's visibility, including expanding the use of the Member's website and
other on-line resources and developing/maintaining effective relationships
with national and local media. The ideal candidate will have previous
Capitol Hill experience, extensive media contacts and background working
with both print and electronic media, excellent oral and written
communications skills, and the ability to work in a high pressure
environment while juggling multiple tasks. Interested candidates should send
cover letter, resume and three writing samples to

Washington DC- Press Secretary- The National Governors Association

Job Description:

The National Governors Association (NGA) seeks a press secretary to serve as a member of the communications team. The person selected for this position will work under the direction of the Director of Communications to implement communications strategies and handle media relations in support of NGA and the NGA Center for Best Practices initiatives, projects and day-to-day activities.

Works with Communications Director to develop communications strategies that support the goals of NGA and the nation's governors. Coordinates public relations efforts focusing on NGA's legislative activities.

Develops media-focused materials, including press kits, op-eds, press
releases, background pieces and statements.

Helps coordinate communications activities related to NGA activities,
including pitching events to media and coordinating editorial

Handles media relations for NGA press conferences and media events and
responds to media queries.

Assists with content development and management of online communications.

Provides media support for NGA Center activities as needed.

Provides on-site staff support for NGA Winter and Annual Meetings.

Performs other duties in the Office of Communications, as required.


• College degree in journalism or related field and three years of media
relations experience.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.

• Experience in or knowledge of state government and policy issues.

• Demonstrated ability to write, proofread and edit.

• Ability to work in bipartisan political environment.

• Strong proficiency in standard software applications, including Outlook,
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as Web-based communications.

Salary to mid seventies commensurate with experience. Resume must be
submitted online at

New York, NY- Director of Marketing and Communications, Pop!Tech-100K

Position Title

Director of Marketing and Communications, Pop!Tech

Company Profile

Pop!Tech is a path-breaking non-profit organization working at the vanguard of thought leadership and social innovation. We are well-known for our visionary annual conference, our thriving community of thought-leaders and influencers, our compelling digital content, and our breakthrough social innovation programs. Our mission is to accelerate the positive impact of world-changing people, projects and ideas. For more, see

Position Summary

Pop!Tech seeks an experienced, passionate and creative Director of Marketing and Communications who will guide the development, implementation and execution of strategic, high-impact communications and marketing campaigns for both Pop!Tech and its corporate partners. These campaigns will often be centered on breakthrough initiatives that use new tools and new technologies in addressing the most pressing challenges humanity faces. Pop!Tech is a small organization with a tremendous impact, and significant, and very senior corporate relationships. The right candidate will combine a deep understanding of strategic communications, and creative and highly “hands on” personality, and a passion for changing the world.


Brooklyn, NY

Reports To

Executive Director

Core Responsibilities

· Partner with core management team to provide strategic leadership and help guide development of rapidly-growing, highly-innovative non-profit

· Effectively articulate and attractively position Pop!Tech’s programs to key audiences, including the Pop!Tech community, press, potential sponsors/funders, thought leaders, social innovators and others

· Write or oversee creation of key communications including press releases, Web copy, e-blasts and organizational collateral

· Lead Pop!Tech’s media relations efforts – with the support of an outside

· PR agency – and drive a stream of strategic press coverage across a wide array of media

· Increase Pop!Tech visibility and network engagement through innovative, low-cost marketing and communications programs

· Oversee and expand Pop!Tech blogger corps

· Help grow Pop!Tech online community by leveraging digital platforms such as,, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

· Work with executive director to identify and help secure high-value media partnerships

· Work with Pop!Tech partners to ensure they realize communications goals and positive brand exposure

· Track communications and marketing outcomes for impact and report results

Ideal Candidate Profile

This position requires an articulate spokesperson with a strategic mindset, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a passion for Pop!Tech’s world-changing work. The ideal candidate must be driven, outgoing, and have 5-10 years experience in marketing, communications, PR and/or public affairs.


Base salary to 100k, commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Send CV and cover letter to Please mention MarCom Director in the subject line.

Lisa Witter
Chief Operating Officer
FENTON | communications
260 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor New York, NY 10001
Assistant: Arleen Troy

Washington, DC- Campaign Director/Chief Strategist

Campaign Director/Chief Strategist

Salary: Based on Experience; benefits included
Education: Master (MA, MSW, etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, United States
Posted by: Advancement Project
Job Category: Advocacy, Communications, Marketing, Public relations, Research
Language(s): English, Spanish
Job posted on: January 14, 2009
Area of Focus: Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Media and Journalism, Voting, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
Type: Full time
Last day to apply: March 15, 2009
Last updated: January 14, 2009

Campaign Director/Chief Strategist

Advancement Project seeks a campaign director/chief strategist to lead our effort to build public understanding of the issues surrounding proposals to create and protect an affirmative right to vote.

Advancement Project’s Right to Vote Initiative:
Most Americans would probably be surprised to learn that there is no provision of U.S. law that affirmatively guarantees citizens the right to vote. No such right is explicitly guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the 1965 Voting Rights Act or any other federal legislation. The Supreme Court majority in the Bush v. Gore case concluded: "the individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States." Without a federal guarantee of the right to vote, states use their control over this basic citizenship right in a patchwork quilt of arbitrary rules. Advancement Project’s arduous efforts to protect voting rights have revealed the need for a consistent, uniform method of registering and voting that is guaranteed and protected by the federal government. Over the past two years, Advancement Project and others have explored options for guaranteeing voting rights in federal law and ending practices that unnecessarily disenfranchise voters.

Campaign Director Job Description: The ideal candidate has experience in advocacy and/or legislative development, and a passion for voting rights. The campaign director will oversee the development and implementation of domestic activism and movement building for Advancement Project’s Right to Vote Initiative. Experience in the following is key: community outreach, organizing, and legal analysis. The job requires an enthusiastic self-starter who can manage and inspire a campaign team.

Roles of the Campaign Director/Chief Strategist:
•Coordination of Legal Analysis – work closely with Advancement Project’s Power and Democracy and Communications Directors, Co-directors, board members, other key staff, and allies to develop legal analysis and reform concepts.
•Community Outreach – create a diverse constituency of support for the right to vote.
•Strategic Planning – Develop and implement a 50- state plan to educate the public and build public will for an affirmative right to vote.


•Four-year college degree, with a Master’s degree preferred, with at least 5 years of
campaign experience at a senior level;

•Strong background in traditional organizing and e-advocacy as well as involvement in new media;

•Background in developing and executing domestic campaigns;

•Prior supervisory experience, preferably in a non-profit setting;

•Strong network among the institutions and individuals involved in advocacy and campaign work on civil/voting rights issues;

•Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects;

•Demonstrated success working in a campaign environment and ability to work with flexibility and collegiality;

•Exceptional communication skills, especially writing and public speaking;

•An advanced understanding of the interrelationship between policy, the legislative and executive branches, the media, and grassroots networks;

•Advanced understanding of advocacy campaigns and the media is essential;

•Adept team player with good interpersonal and managerial skills;

•A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment; and

•The ability to organize, develop, and execute creative strategies in a fast-paced and demanding setting.
How to Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position to, subject line “Campaign Director/Chief Strategist.”

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. Advancement Project is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or sexual orientation.
This position is located in Washington, DC.