Friday, November 14, 2008

Garage Band

We start this rainy Friday with a diversion from our usual public affairs beat – an offering for any of you HR types who have stumbled onto this site; perhaps you would be interested in controlling the purse strings at the Federal Reserve as their Compensation Supervisor. (search under the “all” category at the bottom of the linked page – and forward to second page from there). Two items to note – first, the job closes Saturday, Nov. 15 – and secondly, a different listing we found for this job notes a salary range of $89k to $142k.

The Library of Congress/Congressional Research Service wants to add an Energy Policy Specialist to their collection. Chosen candidate will prepare analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on energy related public policy issues – also participate in CRS seminars, workshops, and programs for committees, Members, and staff. Compensation range: $115k-$149k – apply by Monday, Nov. 17 – announcement number: 080313.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is advertising Internship opportunities in communications, government affairs and policy research. Apply by Dec. 15 for the Spring semester (January-May).

SRA specializes in consulting work related to national security, government and global health. Search for Mid-Level and Senior Consultant positions requiring experience in media relations, marketing, and communications strategy design; messaging and branding development, using requisition number 20896BR. They also appear to have a wealth of non-public affairs-oriented positions available, as well.

The American Red Cross seeks a Senior Communications Associate to help promote the work of the Red Cross (and International Red Cross/Red Crescent), and in particular, their Measles Initiative and other international development programs and disaster responses. Duties include Writing and editing stories, creating and maintaining press kits, press releases, fact sheets, speeches, etc. Spanish language skills are preferred, and knowledge of Mac editing systems (including Final Cut, Fission, and even Garage Band!) will also be helpful. Search under communications area of interest, or enter keyword 7387BR.

Don’t fancy yourself as an aspiring policy pro or K Street habitué? More of the high-energy marketing type? Perhaps you shoul look into an Entry Level Account Executive gig with CORConcepts, a McLean-based marketing firm specializing in innovative customer acquisition and retention methods. Even if you aren’t interested in this kind of work, their website is entertainingly out there – especially this slice of backstory - along with an offbeat Career Builder listing.

Human Rights First is looking for a Media Relations Director to contribute to and manage the media components of an integrated communications strategy for the organization. Journalism, communications, public relations, or similar background is desired, as is a tenacity in reaching out to reporters to introduce them to Human Rights First and their issues. Also, they’d like a sense of humor and collegiality. Apply by Nov. 21.

Ketchum PR has an immediate opening for a Vice President for their Public Affairs practice (search under their Washington DC location). The usual senior-level brew of account supervision, new business development and overall leadership is what you’ll be expected to serve up there.

Altria offers a Co-op/Intern position in their DC office. They are looking for candidates who possess superior analytical, written and presentation skills with the ability to conduct research and assess and utilize information in a strategic fashion – and who can pass a drug test, too. You can also find this job by going to Altria’s optimistically-named site, and searching the DC location. PR Internships in Richmond may also be available.

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association would like to welcome a new Associate Director, Policy Communications/Media Relations to their Pennsylvania Ave. ranch. The hired hand will build media relationships, manage spokespersons, and write/edit for assorted publications vehicles and channels. Agriculture background a plus. They also have a slot for a Government Affairs Staff Assistant for what appears to be primarily reception and administrative work.

What: Web Developer – Who: anonymous company – Where: DC-based - How: via Robert Half Technology (search under DC location, other opportunities also available) – How Much: $45k-$55k.

Friday’s job-seekers resource – an extensive list of useful sites courtesy of the National Association of Schools of Public Administration.

Bonus Coverage: Are you more specifically interested in public affairs jobs related to the energy industry? Check out our fledgling corporate partner Energy Advocacy + Communications Jobs for career opportunities in the DC area and beyond.

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