Monday, April 11, 2016

Bot Poetics

Tuesday update: no new post today; see you again Wednesday.

We're not going to morph into a "hey, did you read this?" operation any time soon, but we'll make the rare exception for this terrific survey of poetry-generating twitter bots.

And, speaking of things that seem to appear almost automatically, don't forget yesterdays set of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Crosscut StrategiesAssociate – 1-2 years’ experience, facility with social media applications and Familiarity with health care, health care policy, technology policy & related issues desired., a tech community-supported group working on issues including immigration, education & investing in innovation, seeks DC-based Press Intern post; we’re told this is a paid position, as well – Organizing Intern posts also available in other major U.S. cities.

In addition to the Director of Marketing & Communications post we noted Friday, we’re told that ZERO/The End of Prostate Cancer is actively looking to fill all of these:
Environmental & sustainability advocate Ceres seeks Senior Associate, Communications to join the team in Boston, MA – your 4-5 years of experience and background in environmental & sustainability space desired – several more recently-added program leadership & support opportunities noted in Boston HQ, along with a couple in San Francisco, CA

US-China Business CouncilDigital Editor/Manager, Communications & Publications – broad communications, editing/writing & social media skills desired – Mandarin language skills a plus

Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineDigital Project Manager – 5+ years of experience managing full life cycle web & digital marketing projects desired

Development/fundraising opportunities available with Odell, Simms & Lynch, Inc.
American Heart AssociationDirector of Development/Heart Walk – seeking candidates with minimum 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in special event fundraising with a voluntary health agency or similar group – Glen Allen, Va.

Human Rights Campaign – temporary posts
Communities in SchoolsDirector, Digital Strategy – at least seven years working in management-level digital positions desired

The FrameWorks Institute, a nonprofit think tank that designs, conducts, interprets, and explains communications research to advance the resolution of social problems, seeks a Researcher (pdf) with significant experience in conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research and analysis; PhD preferred – apply by Apr. 29

World Wildlife FundCommunications Director, Oceans – at least 10 years’ related experience required

World Vision
Here’s a very fresh Director, Media Advocacy post for the American Cancer Society suited to candidates with 10+ years of professional experience in media/public relations, journalism, or related field; knowledge of cancer and/or other health care issues preferred.

Mystery employer Junior PR Coordinator – freelance to full-time – up to $20/hr – ability to effectively write for a news audience plus great proofreading skills & keen eye for formatting desired – search managed by Creative Circle

George Washington University
Healthy Babies Bright Futures seeks Communications Manager to support their efforts to limit toxic exposures for the unborn and young – flexible/work-at-home location – apply by Apr. 18

The first three weeks are unpaid. If you do a good job, then you will be paid an hourly salary. – That’s the challenge that MELTZ Communications is laying down for Intern candidates; strong writers/editors preferred.

McLean Bible Church
U.S. Conference of Catholic BishopsDirector of Public Affairs – minimum 10 years related professional experience required, along with sound knowledge and understanding of Catholic Church theology, structure and hierarchy.

Fresh opportunities with Ogilvy PR since our late-March check-in:
Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist/Rollout Coordinator – $77k-$119k – apply today, Apr. 11

Alion Science & TechnologyCommunications Specialist (search marketing job family or job # 22226) – part-time opportunity working on-site at Pentagon working on news-gathering/clipping in support of the US Navy CHINFO.

Society for Human Resource ManagementIntern, Media Affairs – Summer 2016 – for current full-time students only.

… and finally – there’s one more post at George Washington University that we believe deserves its own place in the sun: Greenhouse Manager overseeing the daily operations of the rooftop greenhouse that is being installed on the 8th floor of the Science and Engineering Hall – greenhouse experience & biology or botany academic experience preferred – here’s your new location; not sure if/how it’s affiliated with this other lovely slice of GW greenery – apply by Apr. 14


Gordon said...

Thurgood Marshall College Fund - Director of Strategic Communications

Washington, DC

The Director of Strategic Communications supports the organization's communications plan by developing and implementing national, regional and local media relations programs focused on Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Serves as the organization’s primary contact to the news media and ensures the planning, direction, implementation and measurement of all strategic media relations and communications efforts. Develops and implements a national media communications strategy to increase the visibility of TMCF as subject matter experts, in addition to enhancing TMCF’s reputation as the premier organization supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.

DESIRED SKILLS and experience

Combine your education and media/communications experience with the following skills and abilities:

· Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

· 4-6 years experience in public affairs, including extensive experience pitching to reporters and media outlets

· Very strong writing ability

· Online media experience preferred

· Previous experience in the education and/or non-profit industry preferred

· Team player, with the confidence and diplomacy to take the lead and guide other departments and/or individuals when necessary

· Proven ability to generate earned media

· Strong project management and organizational skills

· Strategic yet creative thinker, self-starter, cool under pressure and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

· Ability to meet deadlines

Ideal start date in July 1. Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to

Gordon said...

30 for 30 Campaign - Communications Intern

The 30 for 30 Campaign is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that the unique needs of women living with and affected by HIV, including transgender women, are addressed in the national HIV response through education, advocacy and policy analysis. For more information, please visit:

Position: Public Health Communications Intern

Description: The Public Health Communications Intern will oversee (under the supervision of the Project Director), social media, including, twitter and facebook posts, to maximize engagement with the public and key public policy advocates and in order to elevate attention for issues impacting women living with HIV. The 30 for 30 Campaign seeks a task-oriented, dynamic and well-written communications expert committed to improving the public’s health. This position will also work with the Project Director on potentially more traditional media, like press statements.


--Update and maintain 30 for 30’s social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting Facebook updates and twitter
--Assist in planning, writing and managing e-blasts and e-newsletters
--Design flyers, minor graphics, invitations and other marketing material
--Update the organization’s website regularly
--Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications
--Prepare weekly reports and maintain regular contact with supervisor
--Other duties as assigned


--Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
--Undergraduate degree completed in public relations, communications, public health or related field
--Working toward graduate degree in public health or public policy
--Possesses excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
--Previous internship or job in public relations or public health, strongly preferred
--Ability to work well independently, and within a team. Knows how to approach projects in a collaborative manner
--Commitment to organization’s mission and social justice

Start Date: June, 2016

Hours: 5-8 hours/week

Duration: 3-5 months

Compensation: Approximately $1,400 stipend (per semester)

To Apply: Please a send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Melissa Torres-Montoya at