Monday, June 22, 2015

... simmering. Lovely. Just _____ great. Thanks.

Well, here's a fine way to start the week: We can confidently conclude that modern extinction rates are exceptionally high, that they are increasing, and that they suggest a mass extinction under way.  Well thanks for that, Washington Post, and for a forecast for this week's weather that starts with the word simmering.  Lovely. Just _____ great.  Thanks.

Greece remains in flux, members of the hate community helpfully weigh in on Charleston shootings, and young Darth Vader is racing fast towards the dark side of the force. Frankly, this week we are all Dustin Johnson.  All we've got is good luck, stay in the shade, and we hope today's set brings you something useful – and don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this scorching damn week.

We'll start with this very fresh Associate Communications Manager, Media Advocacy post with the American Heart Association – at least 2 years of experience in communications, PR, media relations and/or journalism sought, as well as knowledge of healthcare policy issues.

The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks Communications & Knowledge Management Division Director with at least 10 years’ experience in managing the overall communications function of an international organization or company; substantive experience with a research organization highly desirable – see also main career page.

The Managed Funds Association, representative of the hedge & managed futures fund sector, is currently seeking a s seeking a Fall 2015 Communications Intern to assist in the day-to-day research, writing and digital operations of its active press shop – $13/hr

Food Allergy Research & EducationSenior Vice President, Marketing & Communications – seeking candidates with 15+ years experience in marketing & communications with at least 5 years in a senior role – note: application email address appears to be missing an all-important rDevelopment Associate post also available

We’re a little surprised we haven’t checked in with the team at Porter Novelli since mid-March:
Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsResearch Assistant, International Research Dept. – familiarity with research and/or health sciences terminology desired

American Wind Energy AssociationGovernment & Public Affairs Associate – 2+ years of relevant experience in a trade association or other challenging professional environment desired.

Leadership for Educational Equality
Ketchum is in search mode for an Associate Digital Strategist, Online Paid Media with experience running paid advertising campaigns on Google AdWords, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Taboola, Outbrain & other online networks – Intern, Social Marketing also freshly available

Points of Light
BCS, Incorporated, a management consulting firm that specializes in energy & environment, national security, international development, and health, has opportunities available (scroll to find) for Communications Specialist and Strategic Communications Specialist positions

These appear to be new from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America since our early-May drop in:
Earth JusticePolicy & Legislation Intern – Fall 2015

Washington Area Women’s FoundationDevelopment Associate – familiarity with complex databases, such as Raiser's Edge, is required – apply by July 10

Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$82k – apply by July 2

A small, unidentified agency in Alexandria seeks PR/Media Relations Manager for freelance post that could run through the Fall; national media pitching experience a must – search managed by Creative Circle

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Apple seeks ambitious, detail-oriented journalists with an obsession for great content & mobile news delivery for Editor positions in Santa Clara, CA; here's some background on their foray into the news production space.

Democracy InternationalCommunications & Outreach Assistant – 2-3 years of experience supporting communications/PR functions, including social media activities

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of AmericaDigital Media & Communications Manager – seeking candidates possessing 4+ years’ experience with content management systems, broadcast email marketing systems, social media platforms, graphics & photo editing software, and CRM/contact databases.


Gordon said...

UNFOLD - Director of Sales

Our mission is to break down barriers for creating policy change. We provide advocacy organizations, trade associations, and corporate clients with a roadmap for effective legislative and regulatory engagement. Combining traditional data, media aggregation, and human expertise, the Unfold platform helps organizations achieve their policy goals. Join us to transform the world of advocacy and lobbying!


Unfold is looking for an ambitious self-starter to lead our DC sales efforts. You must have relationships with advocacy organizations and trade associations, have a deep understanding of what it takes to create legislative policy change at the state and federal level, and be a vocal and pro-active brand ambassador for Unfold. You will be responsible for closing sales and guiding sales strategy for Unfold. This position reports to the CEO and allows for remote work as long as you are located within the DC area. This is an exciting opportunity to join a young company in a leadership position.

--Develop and implement strategic sales plans to achieve goals in conjunction with management
--Identify prospects, cold call and email, deliver presentations, negotiate pricing, coordinate on-boarding of new customers
--Maintain a high volume of daily prospecting calls and emails
--Deliver in person and virtual pitches
--Customize and develop sales materials
--Maintain a high level of customer service and follow on while negotiating and closing deals
--Contribute to overall company strategy and vision
--Regular involvement in product planning and prioritization
--Accurately forecast, track, and report revenue


--2+ years government relations/advocacy experience preferred
--Previous sales experience and/or strong relationships with trade associations and advocacy organizations required
--Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills, including over-the-phone consultative selling
--Self-motivated and results driven
--Good organizational ability, strong attention to detail, proven time management skills
--Passionate about selling technology and what it can do for society
--Bachelor’s Degree required


Competitive Base + Commission package, 50k-60k. Significant equity offered.


To apply please email with a cover letter and resume.

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Sunshine Sachs - Account Manager

Sunshine Sachs is hiring for a position that will be responsible for managing a variety of clients out of the DC office, including international nonprofit, events and consumer accounts. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their work, thinks out of the box, understands that a pitch is not a blast and loves to work hard and have fun in the process. Along with having a drive to create positive social change, the ideal candidate should have PR experience in DC, excellent established media relations skills and a strong awareness of current affairs.

About Sunshine Sachs:

Sunshine Sachs is a full service communications firm with a scope reaching well beyond the capabilities of a traditional PR firm. Sunshine Sachs is built on the notion that good ideas have the power to change the world we live in, shape our cultural conventions and create new models of success in every industry. Our clients include the most notable brands and personalities spanning entertainment, fashion, music and sports. We also represent some of the world’s most impactful nonprofits and political mainstays, content creators and innovators.

Desired Skills & Experience:

-5+ years working in PR
-Ability to work with others in a small team environment
-Experience managing multiple clients or projects simultaneously
-Enjoys leading a small team and constant collaboration
-Strong core communication skills including media relations, writing, editing and persistence
-Excellent speaking and writing skills to handle daily pitching and reporting
-An established rolodex of press contacts, both mainstream and in DC, across broadcast, print and online; including news, business, lifestyle/culture, tech and entertainment
-Proficient in Microsoft Office and quick learner with new software.
-A strong understanding of utilizing online and network-based tools for research, asset archiving and database purposes
-Eager to work on a small but growing team, brings energy, enthusiasm and desire to support a growing business
-Social media savvy
-Detail oriented
-Desire to over-deliver rather than meet expectations
-Creative thinking and a problem-solving attitude

Please email / Account Manager in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.