Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, it's raining - and we're even a little late with today's public affairs and communications jobs. On the plus side, it's just 103 hours until 5:00 p.m. Friday. Now, how about some previously-referenced jobs closing this week:

Brookings Institution
Online Communications SpecialistApr. 20

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Public Affairs Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID DEU-09-45 – Apr. 20

Office of Financial Stability:
Dept. of Homeland SecurityPublic Affairs Specialist/Assoc. Director of Communications – $73k-$113k – job ID DHSHQ09-2028DE – Apr. 22

National Labor Relations Board
New Media Specialist – $102k-$143k – job ID 09-036 – Apr. 24

The Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service has a call out for an Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator. Pay is in the $35k-$38k range; you should probably check to see if the “term position through June 30, 2009” note is accurate.

The Center for Responsive Politics, tireless sleuths on the trail of money's influence on U.S. politics, is seeking a Communications Director to serve as their chief communications strategist, spokesperson, and the editor of the their blog and various reports. Applications will be considered immediately; and a May 8 deadline is also noted.

JPMorgan Chase is looking for a Government Relations Director (search DC location or job req ID 090018183) to represent JPMChase with federal government officials and foreign government officials in DC – presumably including some of these folks.

Writer/editor/proofer/designer types might be interested in this Director of Publications opportunity with healthcare nonprofit National Quality Forum. Can also search here, if link proves intractable.

The National Resources Defense Council has a fresh Director of Government Affairs opportunity – the usual blend of government-relations experience, leadership, communications, and professionalism is what they seem to want.

SAIC communications related jobs include:
  • Communications/Public Affairs Specialist (use req ID 145109) – supporting the Naval Sea Systems Command Enterprise Resource Planning Program
  • OCIO Communications Lead – coordinating the internal and external communications initiatives for the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. We could not find this on main SAIC career site (although we only gave it an admittedly half-hearted try).
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is looking for a Program Director candidate to direct, manage and supervise the analytical and production activities of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program. Experience/knowledge of the public policy community and the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, as well as the public policy/budget process and the field of science and technology policy is required.

An unknown Herndon-based group gives us this pretty terse request for a Communications Director.

EEI Communications, the self-described premier Metro area publications company, is searching for a Team Leader – preferably of the outstanding variety – to coordinate publication, editorial and multimedia support services for one a government client. They have temporary opportunities for proofreaders, web savants, graphic designers and others.

The Working for America Institute, an AFL-CIO affiliate, wants you to work for them as Director of Communications – that is, if you’re the kind of bright hire who can map out a comprehensive communications strategy, redesign WAI and WAI’s AFL-CIO Center for Green Jobs’ communications function, and build and manage a strategic communications program

And, speaking of the world of labor – AFSCME seeks two Communications Assistants, on a temporary basis, in Jefferson City, MO. Just promise us you’ll come back to group house in Mount Pleasant when you’re done, ok?

National Public Radio is looking for a Multimedia Marketing Associate to help craft materials for stations to grow the size and loyalty of the listening audience. The ideal candidate will be someone with a excellent knowledge of NPR News and other programming who is willing to immerse her/himself in that content and pull together tight promotional materials for stations nationwide.

NPR also seeks a Digital Health Correspondent/Editor with at least 10 years’ experience as a reporter or editor covering national health and science feature and news stories. Experience blogging on health matters also helpful.

Want to intern at the Case Foundation? – click on their explicitly-titled link for intern info on their Interactive Strategies and Social Innovation Teams. Apply by May 1.

Verisign – the folks behind internet names and registrations – are looking for an experienced PR pro to serve as Senior Manager, Naming Services Communications (search Dulles, VA location or job ID IRC129921). Experience required includes previous media relations experience with a technology or consumer company and 10+ years PR experience at publicly traded company, which includes crisis management, international and public policy experience.

The good people at Goodwill Industries have a spot waiting for a Communications Specialist in their Rockville offices.

Private healthcare providers PinnacleCare have an opportunity for a Public Relations Director who can build relationships with newspaper, magazine, TV journalists and online/social media at all levels – and who loves the thrill of seeing the coverage they secure in print or on screen. Position can be based out of Baltimore or New York.

Monday's job search resource - Heather Huhman's Entry Level Careers blog with the DC Examiner. She also has a helpful Twitter feed.

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