Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Beer Gardening at Night

Finally visited the Westover Beer Garden last night; pretty excellent – and a shout out to the estimable author of the finest work available on travel and time-passing in Turkmenistan: Unknown Sands, who recommended it.  Honorable mention for the good folks at the Japanese Auto Clinic in Arlington, who have (we hope) finally fixed a vexing oil leak issue in the DCPA+CJ-mobile.

Widmeyer Communications has two Senior Account Exec posts to fill in their PreK-12 Education practice group – an agency background and experience related to PreK-12 education issues move your CV to the top of the pile.

Americorps/VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) – staffers sought for one year terms, starting in November, in these areas – $16k annual stipend, health benefits and possible educational award and/or loan forbearance/deferment – FB
We have it on good authority that the Herald Group is still looking to fill this Policy Public Relations Intern post – current undergrad w/ an interest in communications, politics, & policy particularly sought.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks an experienced Media Relations Coordinator – duties include writing press releases and blog posts, pitching story ideas and responding to reporter requests, maintaining media-related databases, web site updates and media monitoring.

Capitol Hill
Rail giant CSX Corp. seeks Director of Communications/Media Relations – 10 or more years of experience in communications or related discipline in a corporate or agency setting required – apply by Oct. 17
National Restaurant Association (scroll to find)
The Galapagos Conservancy seeks Digital Marketing Manager to be responsible for creating, overseeing, and executing all email, social media, and other online multi-channel marketing initiatives – apply by Sept. 30

The World Resources Institute seeks staff to support their new New Climate Economy program: Director of Strategic Communications and Communications Manager – DC, London or Beijing locations possible

National Education Association
Share Our StrengthImpact Communications Intern – experience w/ Microsoft Sharepoint required; proficiency shooting video on DSLR camera systems and/or editing on Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro 7 a plus.

Land Trust Alliance
The National Women's Law Center is seeking an Online Outreach Associate to work on its This Is Personal campaign – one year term

New since just last week w/ our friends at Ketchum:
MERSCORP, the folks handling electronic tracking of mortgage ownership/servicing nationwide, seeks highly experienced Director of Communications – Reston Town Center location

Washington Humane Society

Dept. of LaborPublic Affairs Specialist – $74k-$97k – job ID: DE-13-HRC-OPA-300 – apply by Sept. 24

Alliance to Save EnergyDirector of Government Relations – $90k-$130k pay grade noted on application page – knowledge of energy, environment and/or climate change issues at the federal and/or multi-state level is highly desirable.


Anonymous said...

Nice REM reference...

Gordon said...

Mystery consumer product association - Communications Intern - paid position

A Washington, DC-based national trade association, representing a large consumer product industry, is seeking a paid intern to primarily assist the communications department. The office is metro accessible. The position begins as soon as possible.

Job Description:

The communications intern will help with media monitoring, writing projects, research, association events, and other online and organizational projects, including administrative duties when necessary. This position may also be called upon to help with legislative tracking and research on public policy positions.

The communications intern will have the opportunity to work on projects involving internal and external communications, as well as legislation and regulations of concern to the organization’s members. The ideal candidate is a mass communication, journalism or public affairs/relations undergraduate or graduate student interested in communications and public relations from the perspective of a policy-focused association. Good organizational and communication skills, intellectual curiosity and a respectful and professional attitude are required. Must be able to juggle multiple deadlines and work independently. The ideal candidate will be willing to jump in and help with any association needs.

Compensation & Availability:

This internship will be a part time, paid position, with the possibility of continuing through the Spring 2014 semester. The association will work with the candidate to form the schedule.


• Must be currently enrolled in a communications-related degree program at an accredited college or university

• Strong academic record

• Previous communications internship experience

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Familiarity with Associated Press (AP) style and customary public relations writing

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and Outlook

• Self-starter; ability to meet tight deadlines; strong attention to detail

• Must be 21 years of age at time of internship to apply

To apply, please send a resume, college transcript and recent writing sample to with the subject line “communications intern.” Deadline for applications is Sept. 25, 2013.