Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sweet, Indeed

No Tuesday specialty programming today; we hope to get back to that routine next week.   A lot of fine jobs, though.

The Global Development Incubator works to advance and scale social impact; your place in this enterprise could be as Communications Associate for AgEnterprise (pdf) – DC or New York

This Associate Director, Federal Government Relations post with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is new since our mid-November check-in – 5 years legislative and/or advocacy experience desired, as well as knowledge of tobacco or healthcare issues. 

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue seeks Public Safety Information Officer with at least 5 years as a media or communications professional or first responder communicator – $71k-$118k – apply by Jan. 8

Join the sweetest staff in Washington, the National Confectioners Association, as Manager of Digital Content & Web Development – fun bonus: you get an @candyusa.com email address.  Sweet, indeed.

Society for Neuroscience
National Immigration ForumDevelopment Assistant – 2-4 years of development-related experience & strong writing skills desired – apply by Jan. 15

Tennessee Valley AuthorityDirector, Federal Government Relations – DC-based – extensive knowledge of the executive and legislative branches of the federal government including legislative and procedural processes required, as well as ability to effectively work with high-ranking public officials – apply by Jan. 15

Placement agency Staffing Now appears to looking for a Public Relations Associate of their very own – 1-3 years experience, proficiency in social media and public speaking skills may merit you consideration.

Opportunities with Compassion & Choices, a group working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life:
Z Communications seeks a rock star, full-time publicist with the energy and ability to successfully book spokespeople on radio, TV, online shows and with bloggers for their Broadcast & Social Media Specialist opportunity.

The Solar FoundationCommunications & Outreach Specialist (pdf) – at least 4 years of experience in the communications field desired

Here is a very fresh Press Secretary opportunity with the International Republican Institute – your 7+ years related work experience should demonstrate a successful track record in media relations

U.S. Holocaust Museum
Mystery employer, deemed reputableCommunications Coordinator – freelance basis – familiarity with HTML, WordPress, SquareSpace or Adobe Creative Suite a strong plus – search managed by the Creative Group

The Association of American Medical Colleges seeks Senior Web Editor for their Careers in Medicine channel – knowledge of web content management systems, social media tools & implementation of web development projects desired

General Dynamics Mission SystemsSenior Director, Strategic Communications – seeking candidates with min. of 15 years of hands-on management experience in strategic communications or marketing particularly in a defense, intelligence or high tech environment

SAICPublic Affairs Specialist supporting the U.S. Cyber Command – minimum 5 years of experience in as a DOD public affairs specialist desired

CQ/Roll Call
Parkinson Foundation of the National Capitol AreaDevelopment & Communications Coordinator – strong writing & interpersonal skills, as well as familiarity with desktop publishing software required – Jan. 31

Association for Research in Vision and OphthalmologyOnline Communications Manager seeking candidates with 2-3 years’ hands-on experience in a website content management system (preferably Ektron, which we are actually familiar with from a long-bygone job) & social media platforms in a professional environment

…. and finally, ESPN is still trying to achieve lift-off for its African American-focused The Undefeated web property, and we suppose this call for a DC-based Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation is a sign they are still moving ahead – at least 7 years experience in print & digital journalism required, including at least 5 of them as an editor.


Gordon said...

Revolution - Communications Coordinator

Revolution is seeking an energetic and talented communcations professional to support the strategic communications team at Revolution, a Washington, D.C.- based venture capital firm focused on building disruptive, technology-enabled businesses. The firm is led by prominent industry leaders Steve Case, Ted Leonsis, Donn Davis, Tige Savage, and David Golden.

This individual will report to and support the communications director on day-to-day activities including communications strategy, media relations, writing, researching, and social media to help raise the profile of Revolution’s Growth and Ventures teams and their respective investments. The communications assistant is a 90-day contract position with the opportunity to convert to fulltime.

Specific responsibilities will include:

• Provide overall support for the communications team and their initiatives where needed.
• Contribute in team discussions and brainstorms to help generate creative and innovative communication ideas.
• Create briefing materials to help executives prepare for events and media interviews.
• Monitor and track media developments related to Revolution entities and its partners.
• Help develop the monthly newsletter and maintain subscriber lists.
• Regularly update speaking opportunities and conference calendar.
• Research media outlets and develop press outreach lists as appropriate.
• Provide support to the organization’s social media efforts.


• One to three years of experience in communications; experience working on Capitol Hill or in an agency setting a plus
• Experience in assisting with the development of communications plans and strategies and managing media relationships
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate Revolution messaging
• Time management and prioritization skills
• Strong personal initiative, good judgment and impeccable ethics; desire to succeed in a demanding, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
• Interest in learning about being a communications professional, entrepreneurship and the venture capital industry.
• Interest and familiarity with social media tools.
• Positive attitude is a must!
• BS/BA required

About Revolution LLC

Launched by Steve Case in 2005, Revolution invests in people and ideas that can change the world. The company's mission is to give people more choice, control and convenience in the important aspects of their lives - and build significant companies in the process.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to meredith.balenske@revolution.com

Gordon said...

Economic Innovation Group - Research and Policy Intern - paid position

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation.


EIG’s Research and Policy intern will contribute to EIG’s policy, research, communications, events and administrative activities. Interns will engage in all areas of EIG’s operations and work directly with EIG’s Executive Team and staff on a wide variety of projects and topics. Interns will have a unique opportunity to contribute to policy and advocacy efforts impacting U.S. economic growth and new business and job creation.

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited, to the following:

· Policy research and congressional bill tracking;
· Researching and writing in-depth reports and briefing memos;
· Assisting with events and outreach efforts;
· Monitoring online conversation in EIG issue areas; and
· Supporting administrative and operations activities.


The successful candidate must be a self-starter with a background in congressional relations, economic policy, and/or political communications. Excellent research and writing skills, as well the ability to handle multiple tasks under short deadlines, are essential qualities.


Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduates.


The internship will start ASAP and run through Friday, June 3. You will be expected to work 40 hours a week, and will be paid $600 per week.


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Milica Cosic with the subject line “EIG Spring Research and Policy Internship.”

Milica Cosic
Manager for Operations and Administration
Economic Innovation Group