Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get on These

Yes, the weather's getting nicer, but postpone your mid-Summer indolence until at least Thursday happy hour, OK? 

PDK International, a professional association for educators, seeks Director of Communications & Brand Management with 7+ years of relevant communications, media relations & marketing experience – apply by Aug. 5

Large-scope association management & consulting firm Kellen seeks Public Relation/Public Affairs Account Supervisor with at least five years relevant experience that includes work in issues management, regulatory affairs, and PR campaigns.

The Council on Foundations seeks Communications Associate with solid writing/editing, research, social media & relationship-building skills – graphic design & video production skills a plus – Crystal City location

FHI 360, an international development nonprofit with wide-ranging expertise, seeks Communications Intern for substantive (and paid) work in social media, writing/editing, web-updating and other areas – experience w/ Wordpress preferred.

Capitol Hill
Virginia Dept. of TransportationSenior Communications Specialist – $56k-$100k – spokesperson experience a must – apply by Aug. 21 

Multicultural PR agency in Arlington seeks Vice President of Public Relations/Communications – at least 15 years of combined PR & community outreach experience required, as is fluency in Spanish – search managed by Creative Circle

National Committee for Quality AssuranceMedia Relations Manager – 5+ years of experience in a corporate communications environment or similar experience in health care journalism desired – see also main career page

  • Senior Communications Coordinator – DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, or Richmond
  • Writer – supporting marketing & business development activities – same locations as noted above, plus Tysons Corner and New York
DAI Communications Specialist supporting USAID’s Center for Development Innovation – writing, editing & social media skills required

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under LawCommunications Officer (scroll down) – expertise in advocacy campaigns, technology management, online fundraising, email communications, list building, content development, social networking, media relations & event planning sought – apply by July 31 

Planned Parenthood
Drohan Management Group Social Media Assistant – Reston Town Center-adjacent location 

Federal Communications CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – apply by July 31

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.


Gordon said...

American Association for Homecare - Communications Associate

Application Deadline: August 5, 2015

This is a full time position. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to

Position Summary:

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is seeking a Communications Associate to help advance AAHomecare’s mission of strengthening access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes.
We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, good people skills and a collaborative mindset. This position requires previous experience at an association, preferably at least three years in communications or marketing.

Essential Accountabilities:
• Develop content for, write and design weekly member newsletter.
• Setup and distribution of all member/industry alerts and emails.
• Day to day management of AAHomecare social media channels.
• Develop and implement marketing plans for webinars and non-dues revenue programs.
• Manage member marketing benefits, such as newsletter ads.
• Track communications metrics.
• Manage Powerpoint design for AAHomecare presentations.
• General assistance with press releases, drafting memos, proofreading and other basic communications functions.

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Experience in communications with an association is required.
• Proven ability to frame complicated issues in simple and relatable messaging.
• Ability to proofread and edit at the highest level.
• Understanding of or experience with basic principles of professional social media management.
• Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and use different types of technology.
• Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
• Experience with email marketing tools such as Mail Chimp, Constant Contact or similar preferred.
• Graphic design skills with Adobe Indesign or Photoshop are a plus.

About AAHomecare:

AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. AAHomecare members serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other home medical equipment, therapies, services, and supplies in the home.

Gordon said...

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.

Gordon said...

CLS Strategies - Interns

CLS Strategies, a mid-sized Washington, D.C. – based communications firm, is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2015 semester (September – December).

CLS Strategies serves a range of clients – including Fortune 100 corporations, high-profile individuals, foreign governments and international organizations, trade associations and non-profits. Some need to protect their reputations from intense threats. Others are trying to shape new laws. All are looking for creative, outside-the-box solutions that bring together politics, public policy and media/communications.

Interns are an integral part of CLS Strategies. They monitor the media for breaking news and relevant commentary, research public policy issues, attend briefings on the Hill and at local think tanks, plan and execute events, provide administrative support and assist with strategic thinking for a broad range of domestic and international clients. The small size of our firm allows interns to work closely with senior staff members and provides opportunities for substantive work.

Candidates must be able to juggle a range of tasks and work well under pressure. Previous office environment experience and a major in communications, public relations, journalism or political science is preferred, but not required. Foreign language proficiency, especially in Spanish, and social media expertise are pluses.

This is a paid internship to begin in September. College credit can also be given in lieu of pay. Start and end dates are negotiable. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for a full (5 days/week) or part-time (3 days/week) internship.

Interested applicants should e-mail a PDF copy of your resume and cover letter to with the subject header “Fall 2015 Intern Application.” Please be sure to include your name in the file names. For more information please visit