Friday, February 27, 2009


An anonymous leading international news media organization is seeking an experienced Managing Editor who reads, writes, and speaks fluent Arabic and English. This individual will manage all broadcast/internet news staff, provide quality control, direct assignment editors, and lead major program projects.

VoterPunch needs a U.S. Congress & Public Policy Writer/Expert to write vote descriptions for their searchable database – in particular, folks who are lucid and succinct (ok, we’re out). And, they’re pretty emphatic – looking for SOMEONE WHO HAS THIS INFORMATION DOWN COLD, and is an EXPERT ON CONGRESS (and NOT JUST SOMEONE WHO HAS AN INTEREST). Pay “works out” to about $30/hr.

Staying on the caps-lock beat: “You must have be an EXCELLENT WRITER!!!!” if you want to be a Media Analyst with the maybe-typing-too-fast folks at Strategic Pioneers (or perhaps one of their clients - it's not crystal clear to me). Also MUST be able to work in environments of the fish-bowl and intense varieties. Foreign policy experience, and French, Chinese, Japanese language skills also a bonus. Salary noted in $64-$68k range on this page.

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy. If you’re looking to make a move to Kennedy country (Boston, to be specific), then the Public Relations Manager slot at Jobs for the Future might be your thing. One of your current cubicle comrades is certain to give you the magic sphere pictured at left at your going-away party.

Does the future (or Boston) frighten the hell out of you? Maybe the History Factory is more your speed, especially if the cool-sounding title Senior Idea Engineer is appealing enough. You’ll help clients explore communication opportunities and other uses for their heritage and demonstrate art-of-the–possible creative thinking.

The Heritage Foundation notes a trio of opportunities available these days:
We’re playing detective today – we think the trade association serving suppliers to the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries referenced in this President opportunity is likely this group. Qualifications sought include 10+ years experience with proven related leadership, intellectual, visionary, and executive management experience at a VP or higher level.

The DC office of GolinHarris is looking for a Vice President to lead strategic communications efforts on a consumer education campaign for a large federal government client. To succeed in helming this broad-based undertaking, GH thinks you’ll need at least 8+ years experience in project/client relationship management and national public relations agency and government account experience.

The Institute for Humane Studies has multiple Summer Intern opportunities. Apply by Apr. 1.

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is looking for a Senior Director, Environmental Affairs to staff their Consumer Products Policy committee, develop strategies to address policies related to environmental and chemicals management, and advocate GMA positions to legislators and regulators.

Computer Sciences Corporation has an opportunity for an Intern/Marketing Communications Assistant Professional for May/August servitude. You can track it down here, using job # 09001XZ, if previous link is uncooperative.

A prestigious nonprofit organization has an immediate need for a Public Relations Specialist who can travel to conferences, meetings and conduct occasional on-site visits, along with some research-related responsibilities. Pay is in $60k-$64k range. AppleOne is leading this hunt.

Here’s a fairly fresh opportunity at Georgetown UniversityProgram Assistant for Communications and Operations in their Dept. of Reproductive Health, providing admin and program support to both the Director of Communications and the Administrative Officer. GU will shower you with $38k-$48k a year for your efforts.

The National Industries for the Blind are in search of a Director, Communications to develop and implement marketing/corporate communications projects, process strategies, and brand-building efforts. Compensation in the $100k-$120k range. You can also search here.

SAIC would like to engage a Military Communications and Outreach Strategist. Winning hire will develop and implement strategic outreach/communication initiatives and promote Army leaders and issues to corporate and nonprofit organization execs.

And, finally, you could always fall back on your high-school experiences and serve as a Hall Monitor at Winters Mill High School (Westminster, MD). Pay is in the $17k-$28k range. No running in the halls. HEY!!! NO RUNNING !!! I MEAN IT!!!

Our job searcher’s resource du jour –

Coming tomorrow on DCPA+CJ: some background on what we’re doing here.

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