Sunday, October 18, 2015

Take Another Look at These

Previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Metropolitan Police Dept.Director of Communications – $107k-$150k – Oct. 19

Overseas Private Investment Corp. – Public Affairs Specialist/Staff Writer & Social Media – $52k-$82k – Oct. 19

Washington Area Women’s FoundationCommunications & Grants Manager (pdf) – Oct. 19

Union of Concerned Scientists
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
British Embassy
 DHS/Customs & Border ProtectionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – Oct. 22

HHS/Health Resources & Services AdministrationLegislative Analyst – $52k-$68k – Oct. 22

International Finance Corp.Head of Business CommunicationsOct. 22

League of Conservation Voters Ohio Campaigns Director – Columbus, OH – Oct. 22

Montgomery County Public Schools
Director, Public Information & Web ServicesOct. 22

Open Society Institute Events AssociateOct. 22

American Farm Bureau Federation Program Assistant (pdf) – Oct. 23 

Corporation for National & Community Service Senior Legislative Aide – $75k-$95k – Oct. 23

Ducks Unlimited
Senior Water Policy AdvisorOct. 23

George Mason UniversityDirector of Communications, Law SchoolOct. 23
Loudoun County Animal Services – Community Relations Manager – $44k-$63k – Waterford, Va. – Oct. 23

Senate Office of the Legislative CounselStaff Attorney – $76k – Oct. 23

University of Maryland Assistant Director of Development – College of Behavioral Sciences – $52k-$66k – Oct. 23

This week Anthony Bourdain & Parts Unknown take on funky, forward-moving & frustrating San Francisco.


Gordon said...

Crosscut Strategies, LLC - Director

Crosscut Strategies – a strategic communications firm working with start-ups, large companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, and other sectors – is seeking a Director to join our team. The Director will be responsible for overseeing one or more client accounts, and managing all aspects of the account, including day-to-day client interactions, strategic planning, media relations, and crisis communications.

The ideal candidate will have 7 to 10 years of experience in political communications, press, or private sector media relations, including on-the-record experience. Experience in health care or on health care-related issues – especially digital health – is a major plus.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated, capable, and smart candidate to be a part of a small team at a growing firm. Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and which YouTube videos of baby animals are the cutest. Seriously.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent writing and editing skills.
• Experience managing a team and working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.
• Ability to multi-task, work quickly to meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments at once.
• Previous work experience in campaigns, advocacy, strategic communications, or a related field.
• Significant on-the-record experience, good relationships with the media, and experience developing relationships with reporters.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard professional software.
• Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.

Desired Skills and Qualifications
• Experience producing materials for public distribution, conducting policy and media research, overseeing vendors and outside contractors, and coordinating media events.
• Experience in the private sector, either with a communications firm or an individual company.
• Experience using social media campaigns to reach target audiences.
• Strong familiarity with the health care and technology sectors as well as federal and/or state policymaking processes.
• Experience working in a client-facing role for a communications firm managing multiple accounts, similar experience in an alternate setting, or experience working in the private sector.

Responsibilities include:
• Day-to-day management of client accounts, including working closely with client representatives to implement communications programs.
• Representing the client to media and other stakeholders, including serving as an on-the-record spokesperson as needed.
• Supervising junior staff and contractors, and coordinating with Crosscut Strategies’ senior team.
• Developing and implementing comprehensive media strategies to support client goals – including public policy campaigns, corporate and business communications, consumer media engagement, and other initiatives.
• Drafting and editing press releases, fact sheets, speeches, talking points, presentations, strategy memos, and other communications documents.
• Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.
• Participating in new business development, including research and proposal preparation.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to

Gordon said...

World Food Programme - Communications Officer

The Communications Officer, a consultant position in Washington, DC, will assist the Senior Spokesperson with World Food Programme's US communications strategy, with a strong focus on social media activities and youth outreach. Key duties will include:

Social Media
• With guidance from WFP headquarters, identify opportunities to engage the public through social media, with a goal of building a community for engagement, raising awareness and fundraising
• Manage the US components of WFP’s main Facebook account, main Pinterest account, main Google+ account, and WFP’s Twitter account for Students
• Identify potential partners and opportunities to increase WFP’s community in the US and support social media marketing programs, such as youth outreach
• Write blogs to promote WFP’s work and posting them to our website and our social media communities

Traditional Media
• Manage our outreach to print magazines in the US, seeking pro-bono space for WFP’s critical public service announcements
• Prepare articles for WFP’s Students and Teachers blogs
• Assist the Senior Spokesperson in arranging media interviews and speaking opportunities for senior WFP officials, as well as in securing general media coverage of WFP’s news developments
• Assist with the timely preparation and distribution of communication materials, such as news releases to the media and information packets for special meetings and events
• Perform other duties as required

• Support efforts to build partnerships that help WFP educate and engage target audiences, with a particular emphasis on young people and youth-focused media outlets
• Help keep WFP visible at events in Washington that affect our work or that of our key stakeholders
• Liaise closely with the Universities Fighting World Hunger movement and the (University) Presidents United to Solve Hunger organization
• Support traditional and online outreach during major campaigns

Essential Requirements
• University degree in Communications, Marketing, International Relations or other related field
• At least three years of post-graduate professional experience with social networking, blogging or other social media outlets and/or working with youth outreach
• Committed user of tools like Facebook, Twitter and social communities, with passion for digital media
• Working knowledge of MS Office and Photoshop
• Strong writing, presentation and communications skills, including ability to write punchy blog-friendly copy as well as well-crafted news releases and web stories;
• Ability to work independently, as well as to organize, assess and coordinate the work of others
• Ability to work harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
• Written and oral proficiency in English.

The consultancy position is in Washington, DC, and the successful applicant will be hired on a local basis. Interested persons with relevant experience should send a resume, cover letter and list of references by October 27, 2015, to No application considered without cover letter.