Monday, May 11, 2015

There's a New Chief in Town (well, sorta)

Hello Monday!  We remain in M-W-F[+S] mode for this week (and the next, we imagine).  And, with that, don't forget your [+S]unday run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Search under United States & Washington for this recent Corporate Communications Officer opportunity with Abu Dhabi's Eithad Airways –minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a busy communications environment desire; background in aviation or travel industry preferred.

Want to work on issues like abolishing the death penalty, taking action on climate change, and protecting worker rights? New Heights Communications wants to hear from you as an applicant for this freshly-available Account Exec post – while this is a telecommuting position, they prefer someone DC-based for occasional f-2-f collaboration & unwinding.

R-H Strategic is currently casting about for a Senior Account Exec/Account Exec with 3-6 PR experience, preferably in an agency supporting technology organizations, as well as demonstrated success in media relations

Obama campaign consultancy and self-assessed next-generation grassroots firm 270 Strategies seeks sharp-writing Communications Associate with at least two years of PR/media relations experience; background in campaign ops & familiarity with political communications preferred.

National Press FoundationProgram Manager – $35k-$45k – duties include logistical support, marketing & content development, and broadcast/webinar coordination for events & educational programming for their journalist constituency.

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology is looking to hire a Meeting & Events Intern – part-time, paid ($12/hr) position – travel to sunny San Diego in January for annual convention is also part of the bargain.

CTIA-The Wireless AssociationPublic Affairs Intern – applicants with academic or practical backgrounds in journalism, mass media, communications, public relations, public affairs and radio and television broadcasting preferred – apply by May 15

New since our late-April finds at the Council of Foreign Relations:
American Association for the Advancement of ScienceCommunications Associate – significant internships and/or at least one year of work experience demonstrating a high degree of research and organizational skills required; familiarity with best practices in media relations preferred

Opportunities with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, self-described as a Quaker lobby in the public interest:
Office of Naval ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $89k-$118k – job ID: NE51035-04- 13968254H096616D – apply by May 12
Children’s National Health System – searches managed by Development Guild
This Director of Corporate Giving opportunity with College Summit is new since our late-March check-in – search managed by Nonprofit HR

Also via Nonprofit HR, we find this temporary/contract-status Communications Associate opportunity with a mystery Alexandria-based trade association – minimum of two to four years of experience managing websites, and developing/ writing & editing content required

National Public Radio
Un-named DC PR firm has Senior Director and Vice President slots to fill – healthcare experienced preferred for both openings.

The artist formerly known as Rock Creek Strategic Marketing now goes by the name of CHIEF, which was formerly the name of their brand consultancy unit – and they have some desks to fill, it would appear:
Virginia TechAssistant Director of Government Affairs – seeking candidates with experience working and interacting with senior colleagues & with elected officials – Blacksburg, Va. – apply by May 15

See you again Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council is looking for a Development Director and a Development Intern at their Bethesda, MD office (on the red line Medical Center stop, 20 min from DC). To apply e-mail Cover Letter and Resume to Debbie Marino at

Gordon said...

HDMK - Communications Intern

The Intern will support HDMK leadership in executing communications campaigns for a variety of public policy clients in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. The intern will conduct legislative research for the firm's clients, monitor and cover Congressional hearings, compile daily news clips, build media lists, and draft communications materials. The intern will be responsible for handling some administrative and office duties.

The intern will receive a monthly stipend.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
• Communications experience a plus
• Proven ability to manage multiple short and long-term projects in a fast paced environment
• Effective time management skills
• Strong research, writing and communication skills
• Resourcefulness, drive and initiative
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, under considerable pressure and tight deadlines

To Apply
Please email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

Gordon said...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants - Area Public Relations Specialist, Restaurants + Bars, Mid-Atlantic

Position Summary: To implement public relations strategies and tactics that maximize the impact of Kimpton’s Mid-Atlantic restaurant story in print, broadcast, online and other media on a national, regional and local level.

Company Description: Based in San Francisco, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants developed today’s industry-leading business model combining boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants. Founded in 1981, the company has a rich history of innovation, leadership, and success in creating flagship restaurants helmed at one-of-a-kind properties. Kimpton operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants in 30 major U.S. cities, including seven restaurants in Washington, D.C. and Old Town, Alexandria.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is looking for a superstar Restaurant + Bars Public Relations Specialist to help tell the story of the Mid-Atlantic area’s seven one-of-a-kind restaurants. The candidate will provide day-to-day public relations support, including message development, PR writing, media responses, and media tracking in addition to assisting with special projects, event coordination, social media support and photo shoots. In addition to supporting ongoing PR strategies, the Specialist will play an active role in identifying media opportunities and brainstorming PR initiatives. The ideal candidate is a curious food-lover and team player with a positive attitude who can tease out interesting stories in everyday experiences, operate well in a fast-paced environment, and diplomatically follow through with important tasks.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Assist with public relations projects and events by researching, writing, editing and disseminating press releases, media advisories and other press materials.
• Assist with basic media needs including information requests, interview coordination, media dinners and product drops while maintaining press-ready background materials including fact sheets, restaurant materials and photography organization.
• Research and brainstorm creative PR initiatives based on industry trends and media opportunities.
• Support PR efforts and coordination of external charitable events and internal promotional events, including paperwork coordination, media distribution and assistance on-site.
• Establish & maintain productive professional relationships with key members of the media, including local, regional, trade and national outlets.
• Coordinate internal PR meetings with restaurant teams, including meeting agendas and recaps.
• Monitor media trends & press clips, including maintaining monthly media placement reports, uploading select clips to national databases, communicating coverage with internal stakeholders, and coordinating the placement of key clips on restaurant websites.
• Maintain department planning calendar and up-to-date media lists.
• Support local social media strategies with calendars, research and ideas to help restaurant teams manage implementation.

Qualifications and Skills Required

• 2-4 years of professional public relations and/or marketing and events experience in a public relations agency, corporation or national non-profit, ideally within the restaurant industry.
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, business or a related field.
• Stellar written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to excel in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to work as a part of a team, including nights/weekends as needed, and periodic travel.
• Detail orientation with excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
• Proactive and resourceful problem solving capabilities.
• Fluency in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
• Interest in food, local dining scene & larger culinary trends.

Resumes to

Gordon said...

Squared Communications - Executive Assistant to the CEO

Boutique communications firm Squared Communications seeks a motivated and proactive self-starter to support our CEO as Executive Assistant. This position is responsible for overall management of the CEO's calendar, meeting and presentation follow up, and support for the day-to-day operations of the CEO.

To apply, please email with your resume and cover letter.


· Maintains executive's appointment schedule by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel

· Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data and graphics

· Welcomes guests, suppliers and clients by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries

· Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner

· Prepare executive expense reports on a monthly basis, working with the CFO

· Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems - content management

· Provide requested support to other members of the organization's team

· Responsible for other related administrative duties such as restocking office supplies, photocopying, faxing, developing briefing books


· Bachelor’s degree preferred

· At least one year of admin experience in a professional office setting

· Must be tech savvy, creative, and fast paced

· Strong level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and a content management system

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to switch gears and frequently reprioritize

· Must be proactive in anticipating executives’ needs and must consistently demonstrate a strong sense of urgency

· Required to interact effectively and efficiently with all levels of employees

· Ability to work successfully in a high pressure and deadline driven environment

Gordon said...

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Public Relations Intern, Mid-Atlantic Region—Restaurants + Bar

Location; Washington, D.C.

Job Description
The Public Relations Intern is responsible for providing organizational and creative support in the area of public relations to the Regional PR Manager and PR Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The candidate will support day-to-day administrative needs in addition to special projects. Kimpton is looking for a bright, creative, energetic, self-motivated professional with a passion for the food and beverage industry. The intern reports directly to the Area PR Manager.

• Assist with department media monitoring and clip reporting and management of department resources including social media lists, media database, etc.
• Attends internal PR meetings and assists in note keeping and distribution.
• Assist with public relations projects through research, brainstorming with PR Manager and PR Specialist and pitching out stories.
• Work on local social media efforts, including monitoring of restaurant Facebook and Twitter pages.
• Occasional external and internal event coordination and onsite assistance.
• Assists with media reservations, media requests, photos shoots, etc.
• Keeping up to date with local restaurant news.

Desired Skills and Experiences:
• Available to work up to 20 hours/week.
• Majoring in or have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, business or a related field.
• Prior PR internship or relevant leadership experience is plus, including food and beverage industry knowledge and/or experience.
• Strong communications skills with a team player attitude.
• Extremely detail oriented, creative, self-motivated and super organized.
• Willingness and flexibility to hit the ground running.
• Resourceful and a skilled researcher.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop.
• Proficient in social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
• Photography skills a plus.

Resumes to