Friday, October 31, 2008

How Did I Get Here?

The British Embassy seeks a Senior Press Officer to assist the Deputy Press Secretary in overseeing media relations. The successful applicant will pro-actively ensure coverage of the British Government's foreign and domestic policies to U.S. media audiences. At least two years media experience dealing with foreign policy, government or politics, at a national/international level is required. U.S. citizens, U.S. green card holders, or “A” visa holders may apply.

The American Psychological Association has their minds set on hiring a junior Information Architect/User Experience Designer to assist with their website redesign and more. Website usability and usage analysis appear to be the primary areas of responsibility. Cool thing about the APA website – when you type in a bad/expired link, they posit the existential question: “how did I get here?” Please keep that feature in place if you get the job.

The Public Relations Professional at the American Society of Interior Designers responsible for the strategic communications and media relations of the Society. They’re looking for someone “fluid with exceptional written, verbal, relationship and overall communication skills.”

ProLiteracy champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. They need a DC-based Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs to manage advocacy issues, representing the group before Congress, federal policymakers and other organizations.

Metro (aka the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority) has doors opening on the right for a Government Relations Officer (note: you’ll have to search further within link). . Eight years of experience in government and/or government relations and the ability to address sensitive issues at the Federal, state or local level are required. Job closes Nov. 28, pay range is $80k-$120k.

Fleishman-Hillard has an immediate opening for a Hispanic Outreach Specialist for work on one of the firm’s largest accounts related to technology and United States immigration and border security issues. Fluency in English and Spanish and a strong understanding of Hispanic culture and community are required, along with 2-5 years of relevant experience.

The nice folks at the American Physical Therapy Association need someone to manage federal/state government affairs, payment policy and grassroots. The Vice President, Government and Payment Advocacy will also participate in senior staff meetings, oversee the PAC, and write for association publications.

Stateside Associates has openings for Legislative Associates to research state legislation and politics for corporate and association clients. State legislative staff experience is a must supporting major corporations and associations in their state lobbying efforts. Starting salary is in mid-high $30k area; benefits include beverages, seated massages and hockey tix.

PR stalwart Ketchum has a spot open for a Vice President, Public Affairs to lead and supervise various account teams and staff. Developing additional revenue opportunities is also part of the equation, of course.

Tired of taking your work home with you at night? Perhaps you would feel differently if you were a Media Manager for Total Wine & More in Bethesda. You’ll implement media/advertising plans, and rigorously track and compare the results. A minimum of seven years relevant experience is required.

Friday's job-search resource brings you yet another entrant into the job-listing consolidation biz - the oddly-named FlipDog. Relevant search categories here would seem to be public relations, advertising, non-profit and government jobs.

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