Friday, January 16, 2009

Everybody Loves Raytheon

The Slate Group – an online publishing cabal operated by the Washington Post Co. – is looking for a Public Relations Manager to provide high quality, effective, and far-reaching PR for their family of sites; we’ll do our small part by highlighting their fine outlets: Slate, The Root, SlateV, Foreign Policy, and The Big Money.

Raytheon has a Public Relations Manager III slot in their Arlington location. Requirements include extensive media/PR skills, along with the ability to assess, determine, develop, apply and supervise the execution of media relations strategy for any aspect of Raytheon’s operations, including crisis communications. You can find some older DC-area PR opportunities (along with opportunities nationwide) by looking under the public relations category at their cheerfully-named site.

The Association of Air Medical Services is looking to add a Government Relations Manager for federal legislative and regulatory advocacy work, especially relating to aviation/transportation and/or health care issues, along PAC management work. Note to the camera-shy: they have the spot for your photo already waiting for you.

No time to waste – the folks at Altria note an “immediate need” for a Manager of Constituency Relations to develop and manage strategic plans for Hispanic constituent outreach, and to generate friendly business, social, opinion-leader, and political support for their legislative/regulatory aims. Alternate search tools: search here using job req. 10200BR, Government Affairs “sub-function,” or DC location

Feel like going postal? A healthier alternative might be going Postal Regulatory Commission as their Media Relations Specialist. Successful candidate will coordinate internal and external communications activities, including media relations, press releases, congressional testimony, speeches, studies, briefing papers, and the like. Annual compensation will buy you somewhere between 171,000 and 276,000 first-class stamps. Job ID: PRC 06-03 – apply by Jan. 30.

Ketchum is looking to bolster their health-related practice areas through new Vice President/Group Manager, Consumer Health & Wellness and Senior Account Executive, Consumer Healthcare hires. They also seek Vice President and Account Executive candidates for their Public Affairs practice.

Yahoo! is hitting the search box to find a Legal Public Policy Director. Their desired result: an imaginative team player and superior advocate to help manage intellectual property, telecom, human rights, privacy and other issues. Law degree preferred, along with Hill experience.

Bonus diversionary coverage: putting together the listing above caused me to wonder what results would spring up from entering "Legal Public Policy Director" in Yahoo!’s main search engine? Among the results relevant-to-our-mission here, or at least interesting to me:
TechNet describe themselves as a bipartisan, political network of CEOs and Senior Executives promoting technology and innovation. They seek a Political Coordinator – either DC or Silicon Valley-based – for fundraising, PAC management, event planning, and research.

The ONE Campaign, a high-profile and even glamorous global nonprofit organization advocating African and developing-world aid/relief, is looking to add multiple Assistant Director, US Govt. Relations teammates to the roster. Duties include advocacy on global health, education, economic development and related issues before Congress, NGOs, and other interest groups.

International energy giant BP is in search mode for a Director of Government Affairs to lobby Congress and federal agencies on issues including alternative energy and climate change. Five-to-ten years government affairs experience, and proficiency in energy and enviro issues are among chief requirements. The previous link might prove a bit dodgy, so you can also look here, via US Communications & External Affairs positions in advanced search, or by using job req. 3838BR.

It’s finally time to put that Ph.D. and experience in advanced research in economics, statistics, or public policy to work – specifically, as Director of Social Policy Research and Analysis for the Children’s Defense Fund. The bright new job-holder will define and lead research activities and statistical analyses that serve as the intellectual anchors of CDF’s policy advocacy/programs, and advise senior management and other staff on how to effectively present this complex data to the public.

Friday’s job-searcher’s nugget is the listing of Capitol Hill opportunities via Congressional Quarterly.

Programming notes: expect minimal or possibly non-existent content from DCPA+CJ on Martin Luther King Day and Inauguration Day – we will return in full force on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Our second intern-intensive blowout, featuring Summer 2009 offerings – Three Days of the Intern – is tentatively set for Jan. 23-25.

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