Wednesday, June 24, 2015

We're Keeping Our Cool Today

... or, at least we hope to.  Busy day, get much done, solve problems, apply for job, OK?  Yes, good.

Population Action InternationalSenior Communications Officer – existing relationships with reporters covering sexual & reproductive health, population and & environment a plus.

Hillel International seeks Communications Director who knows how to reach different audiences through various media channels & get their message out loud and clear; an understanding of the Jewish community is preferred. 

American Federation for ChildrenNational Deputy Communications Director –  5+ years of experience in communications, media relations, political campaigns, or news reporting required.

World Food Program USA seeks Major Gift Officer to qualify, cultivate, solicit & steward individual donors.

Capitol Hill
Duty First ConsultingCommunications & Marketing Strategy Specialist – 8+ years of experience in strategic communications, public relations, or social marketing required; previous engagement at a PR agency, non-profit, healthcare organization, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and / or a government contractor is preferred

AmtrakEditor/Document Publisher supporting the Amtrak OIG – as you might expect, extensive writing & editing experience is required.

NBC Universal (search DC location, except as noted, or use job #)
Department Of The InteriorWriter/Editor – $90k-$118k – apply by June 26

Scroll to find Communications Specialist and Strategic Communications Director posts with the speedy-sounding team at Xcelerate Solutions

Open Society FoundationsProgram Officer, Human Rights Initiative – at least 7-10 years of relevant work/education experience desired – apply by July 14

Virginia Commonwealth University – Outreach & Social Media Specialist – part-time – $10/hr – Richmond, Va. – apply by June 30

Partnership for Public Service – see also main career page
You’ll be one of the chief spokespersons for the snazzy Audi brand as General Manager, Communications with the Herndon-based crew at the Volkswagen Group of America – no word as to whether you'll get one of these as your company ride.

Alliance for JusticeDirector of Development – demonstrated experience with and knowledge of progressive donor community (individuals and foundations) and progressive issues required – search managed by S+R Consulting

AdvaMedDirector, Public Affairs, Digital Advocacy & Social Media – seeking candidates with 7+ years experience in public affairs with extensive experience in & knowledge of digital media, including social media channels and website management; medical device or other health care related experience preferred.

UNICEPTA, a global operation specializing in strategic media monitoring, media analysis, and social media monitoring, seeks part-time Coding Assistant/Media Researcher to analyze English-language media clips (print, online, TV and radio) & enter details into a database program – starting at $15/hr

One America News Networkvarious production, news-gathering & reporting opportunities noted as available

Providence Hospital FoundationDevelopment Coordinator – seeking candidates with 5+ years of

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.


Gordon said...

CQ/Roll Call - Researcher, BillTrack

Are you a congressional nerd, policy wonk or political junkie? If so, you should know that CQ/Roll Callseeks a researcher for its Research team to help compile information from (and on) areas such as the Congressional Record, Federal Register, House and Senate floors, government personnel, congressional events and other Washington news events. This individual will work with other team members to ensure the comprehensiveness and accuracy of CQ Roll Call content. The position requires exceptional accuracy & attention to detail, as well as the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Successful candidate will have good communication skills with strong grammar skills & computer familiarity, and the ability to multi-task and handle tight deadlines without sacrificing attention to detail and precision. Database experience a plus. Experience with Congress is preferred. Flexibility to work late is necessary, as you will be covering the Senate and House when they are in session, gavel-to-gavel.

1. SUMMARY: A Research and Content Development researcher is responsible for the timely and accurate production, publication and maintenance of various CQ Roll Call databases, external data feeds and other content to provide CQ Roll Call with superior federal, state and local data. The job requires a strong attention to detail, thoroughness, and an understanding of the legislative process and internal operating systems.

2. ACCOUNTABLE FOR: Research and Content Development researcher is responsible for:
• Quickly & accurately collecting, processing, coding & publishing legislative data, documents, amendments, schedules, transcripts, bill information or other data as assigned by a manager when Congress is in session. This will require late hours/weekend work.
• Respond to and act on client questions or requests for information, documents, transcripts or other data in timely manner.
• A demonstrated understanding of operational tools, procedures and troubleshooting.
• Working with editors to build professional skills.
• Cultivating relationships with congressional sources and government agencies for informational, journalistic and document source purposes and helping colleagues do the same.
• Contributing to the larger newsroom’s newsgathering efforts.
• Any and all other duties as assigned.

3. DECISION RIGHTS: A Research and Content Development researcher is expected to contribute ideas about product priorities and what data may need additional work as well as ideas about how to improve operations and CQ products.

• Providing subscribers with complete, timely coverage of error-free, quality legislative information within set deadlines and consistent with CQ Roll Call style.
• Developing an understanding of the CQ Roll Call databases and the procedures for updating that content.
• Successful development of knowledge of CQ Roll Call legislative tracking products and legislative procedures.
• Successful balancing of long hours and a capricious congressional schedule while juggling multiple assignments.
• Only considering a task complete once he or she has confirmed the content’s successful posting to or other specified CQ Roll Call product.

• One year of experience with the federal government, politics, legislative policy or Capitol Hill.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Top-notch researching skills plus a attention to detail and organizational abilities.
• Ability to work on multiple projects while working long hours and meeting strict deadlines.
• Familiarity w/ Congress/legislative process and preferably some knowledge of congressional operations, procedure and policymaking.
• Ability to develop sources, gather info & process content consistent with CQ Roll Call style.
• Basic knowledge of HTML, the Internet, Microsoft Office and electronic media.

Send resume/cover letter directly to hiring manager, Pat Joy:

Gordon said...

ASGK Public Strategies - Interns - Fall 2015

ASGK Public Strategies, a national public affairs and communications firm, is seeking highly motivated, career-oriented students and entry-level professionals for Fall 2015 PAID internships starting in September. We are committed to preparing our interns for successful careers in advocacy, government, business, marketing, public relations and public affairs. Candidates will provide support across client accounts, with job responsibilities that may include:

•Conducting research for new business proposals and existing campaigns
•Creating and/or updating stakeholder, influencer and media lists by identifying new and relevant contacts
•Tracking news for relevant coverage across client portfolios, as well as participating in sentiment monitoring via social media
•Assisting with development of written materials, such as digital communications, letters to the editor, stakeholder communications, etc.
•Proofreading documents for staff members
•Assisting in the development of presentations

Internship length and time commitment is flexible, however the ideal candidate will be available to commit full time. This position can be paid or taken for course credit.

Ideal candidates will:

•Be a recent college graduate or pursuing an advanced degree in a relevant field (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, English, etc.)
•Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
•Have a proven ability to work quickly and decisively to meet deadlines, troubleshoot and manage multiple projects at once
•Contribute to office organization
•Maintain high level of professionalism with clients and co-workers

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Michael Johnston, Associate

About ASGK Public Strategies:

ASGK Public Strategies is a nationally recognized communication management firm that was founded in 2002 by Eric Sedler and David Axelrod. Headquartered in Chicago, ASGK specializes in research-driven communications using techniques that have been derived from the most sophisticated political campaigns. The firm provides services in the fields of corporate communications, public affairs, media relations, issues management, advertising and digital communications to private sector and nonprofit organizations seeking to influence stakeholder opinion.
For more information on ASGK, please visit

Gordon said...

Ogilvy Government Relations - Executive Assistant

Top lobbying firm Ogilvy Government Relations is looking for an Executive Assistant to senior management in the firm.

Responsibilities include supporting three Principals, handling day-to-day logistics, managing schedules, organizing meetings and conference calls, and arranging business travel, including duties such as:
--Coordination of client CEO visits to DC and preparation of detailed schedule for hill and/or administration meetings.
--Liaison to Congressional offices and White House administration, organizing meetings with clients about legislative and regulatory concerns.
--Tracking legislative activity for clients, monitoring congressional hearings and votes on a variety of legislative issues and reporting to clients on areas of interest.

--Strong organization and communications skills, both verbal and written
--A “can do” attitude, attention to detail, pride in performance, and a team player attitude are critical assets.
--Congressional scheduling experience a plus. Position is located in Washington, DC (near metro). Salary commensurate with experience

Interested candidates please contact Rawson Hart --