Friday, February 27, 2015

Flying Down to Rio ...

.... well, actually, São José dos Campos, but close enough right?  Or there's always Honolulu, or London, or Milwaukee, if those are more your thing.  It's Friday, so dream a little.

The Solar Energy Industries Association has a fresh Press Officer & Communications Manager post available for candidates with 5-7 years of full-time press and media experience, preferably involving state or federal policy issues for a policymaker or advocacy group.

Executive Assistant sought with at least three years’ experience in assisting top-level executives and demonstrated passion for organization and scheduling in a fast-paced and high-energy environment by unnamed think tank – $50k-$60k – search managed by TRAK Services

CLS Strategies has a fresh call out for Senior-level Professionals, with the bar  set at 6+ years of experience in public affairs and/or corporate/crisis communications, along with strong writing skills, digital fluency, relationships with key media, and the ability to formulate creative communications strategies and messages – Managing Associate, Digital also available

Latest opportunities at the Pew Research Center:
The Hatcher Group is seeking a graduating senior with outstanding writing, editing, traditional media and social media skills to be a Summer Intern of the paid variety – Bethesda or Baltimore, MD location.

BLJ Worldwide, an international PR & public affairs firm, seeks a fluent bilingual English and Spanish speaking Account Manager to support clients that include foreign governments, non-profits, and corporations.

American Psychological AssociationDirector, Political Action Committee – 3-5 years of political action committee or other relevant fundraising experience required

A lot of new opportunities noted with the Pew Charitable Trusts:
Office of Personnel ManagementPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – job ID: 15-189-LMW-DE – apply by Mar. 11

Microfinance mainstay FINCA seeks Communications Specialist with 5-7 years of relevant experience as a communications professional, preferably in an international environment, as well as web development & social media skills.

Sierra Club
How about a DC-based aviation industry opportunity that could (theoretically speaking; not actually mentioned in description) take you for occasional visits to the Brazil-based corporate HQ?  Maybe even in one of these?  Stop dreaming and start applying for this Specialist, Media Relations post opportunity with Embraer – we’ve also found a Fort Lauderdale, FL-based listing w/ that title, as well.

Dept. of JusticeCongressional & Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – job ID: JP-15-061 – apply by Mar. 6

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
AMEX International, Inc., a DC-based international development company, seeks Legislative Assistant supporting USAID's Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs – apply by Mar. 6

Conservation International
American UniversitySenior Director, Content & News for WAMU 88.5 FM

… and, finally: did your last employer expect you to treat them like a king or queen?  Your next one might well do the same, albeit with a more legitimate claim for such attention should you be tapped as – Chauffeur with the Office of the Lord Chamberlain, Royal Household – £23k-£24k – London, UK – apply by Mar. 8

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Crosscut Strategies, LLC - Director

Crosscut Strategies, a strategic communications firm working with start-ups, large companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, and other sectors, is seeking a Director to join our team. The Director will be responsible for overseeing one or more client accounts, and managing all aspects of the account, including day-to-day client interactions, strategic planning, media relations, and crisis communications.

The ideal candidate will have 5 to 7 years of experience in political communications, press, or private sector media relations, including on-the-record experience. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, capable, and smart candidate to be a part of a small team at a growing firm. Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and which YouTube videos of baby animals are the cutest. Seriously.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Experience managing a team and working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.
• Ability to multi-task, work quickly to meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments at once.
• Previous work experience in campaigns, advocacy, strategic communications, or a related field.
• Significant on-the-record experience, as well as experience developing relationships with reporters.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard professional software.
• Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.

Desired Skills and Qualifications
• Experience producing materials for public distribution, conducting policy and media research, overseeing vendors and outside contractors, and coordinating media events.
• Experience in the private sector, either with a communications firm or an individual company.
• Experience using social media campaigns to reach target audiences.
• Strong familiarity with the health care and technology sectors as well as federal and/or state policymaking processes.
• Experience working in a client-facing role for a communications firm managing multiple accounts, similar experience in an alternate setting, or experience working in the private sector.

Responsibilities include:
• Day-to-day management of client accounts, including working closely with client representatives to implement communications programs.
• Representing the client to media and other stakeholders, including serving as an on-the-record spokesperson as needed.
• Supervising junior staff and contractors, and coordinating with Crosscut Strategies’ senior team.
• Developing and implementing comprehensive media strategies to support client goals – including public policy campaigns, corporate and business communications, consumer media engagement, and other initiatives.
• Drafting and editing press releases, fact sheets, speeches, talking points, presentations, strategy memos, and other communications documents.
• Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.
• Participating in new business development, including research and proposal preparation.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to