Friday, March 13, 2020

Goodbye to All That

Hello Friday job-shoppers and welcome to the final regular edition of DCPA+CJ!

As noted earlier, I am ending this 11+ year, 3,074-post (good grief, that's amazing) enterprise because it's time to reduce the sitting-in-front-of-a-computer hours in my life.  I doubt my days will come to resemble a Michelob Ultra commercial, but I think getting some more exercise and outside-time will follow.  I've enjoyed hearing from so many people over the years that have found a job through the blog or at least made their search a little easier and more fun. Folks seemed to like it, and that's why I've kept with this odd-but-fulfilling hobby.  Thanks for the job-submissions and all the kind words.

This is (most likely) the last regular edition of the blog.  I do plan to run a list of all the previously jobs with pending deadlines in one post on Sunday – and I'll probably write some job-searching advice and a big set of relevant job-board links in the next couple weeks.

Feels a little weird to be signing off right in these unsettling times, but otherwise it's been great. Good luck in your job-searches & all things and feel free to drop me a line if you ever feel like chatting.

Now, on to the jobs; a lot of direct-to-us submissions lead the set.

Open internet advocate Public Knowledge is seeking a Policy Advocate/Counsel with substantial experience in competition, communications, technology or copyright law and policy; a JD can substitute for some of the experience – we’re told they are keeping the job open past the currently noted deadline.

Strategic communications cabal Kivvit is in search mode for:
Social good-focused public affairs firm Freedman Consulting has let us know they are actively recruiting for these (scroll to find):
Our Own Voice/National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is actively recruiting for these (scroll to find):
The Patient Access Network Foundation is seeking a Content & Social Media Manager (pdf) with 3-5 years of experience writing compelling and persuasive copy on behalf of clients or an organization for online channels & managing/contributing to its social media presence.

Education advocate/resource Learning Heroes is looking to fill these roles:
Our friends at public affairs firm kglobal have passed these along:
Jolt supports Latinos to make change and have a say in how the Lone Star State runs; your spot in that effort would be as Communications Director – 5+ years’ communications & fluency in Spanish required – Austin or Dallas, TX – search managed by Democracy Partners

The Corn Refiners Association has shared Summer 2020 Intern (scroll to find) opportunities in government relations, food policy, trade policy, and environmental policy – paid positions.

Squared Communications is seeking a starting-ASAP PR Intern for a range of media relations, research, and support duties – $15/hr

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has let us know they are seeking a Summer 2020 Intern to support their SciLine resource for journalists – paid position – we also see an Editorial Coordinator post supporting their Science Advances team – both posts note an Apr. 8 deadline to apply

Brookings InstitutionStaff Assistant supporting the USC-Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy – at least one year of  relevant experience required; conference planning experience and background in a research, policy, or academic setting preferred.

Georgetown University
Recent searches via Talent Market:
Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsInternational Communications Manager, China Program & Media Relations – 5+ years relevant experience required; understanding of political and media environment in China & Mandarin language skills preferred – DC-based
Washington Post
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Nature Conservancy
Resources for the FutureMedia Specialist/Assistant – seeking candidates with 1-5 years of experience in journalism, media relations, communications, or a field related to RFF’s research.

American University
British Embassy
Atlantic Media
Heritage Foundation
Center for American Progress
Pew Research CenterData Science Assistant – experience conducting & communicating on data science required.

Pew Charitable Trusts
Conservation InternationalCorporate Climate & Ecosystem Resilience Manager – 4-6+ years of relevant corporate sustainability and/or conservation experience sought.

Burson Cohn & Wolfe – New York
American Gas AssociationGovernment Affairs Intern – available now; paid position

American Forest & Paper Association
University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
… and finally: maybe a chill part-time gig is what you need now – we think the Phillips Collection and this part-time Shop Associate post there could fill that bill – $14/hr

… and finally, part 2: Director of Communications for the FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation & Research seems like a job for these times (a pretty great job, too), and an apt note to go out on – $131k-$197k – apply by Mar. 24

Best wishes for a safe & happy weekend and another 20,000 days beyond that from your favorite™ public affairs jobs resource. We'll see you around.


Unknown said...

Hey! I just wanted to say thank you for keeping this blog up for so long. I have been job searching for 6 months, but I was referred to this blog two years ago by a friend and have found it to be an integral part of my daily routine both now and then. While it is sad to see you go, I am happy you now have more spare time to do other things. Wishing you all the best moving forward!

Anonymous said...

Farewell, Gordon! Thank you for everything!

Ameesha said...

Thank you for all these years of work! I've checked it regularly ever since coming to DC 8 years ago <3

Michael Schmidt said...

Wow. Thanks for keeping this going - huge effort. All the best and enjoy the extra time.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for everything! Sad to see you go, but hope you enjoy the time off. Stay healthy and safe!

E.F.F. said...

Wow! I don't even live in DC anymore and I still check this blog every now and again to see what's available in case I decide to move back. :) I've found two jobs through this blog and just want you to know that your work has been hugely appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to see you go, but incredibly grateful for your generosity in updating this blog and spreading bits of hope and opportunity. I too have followed it closely over several years, with it leading to 1 job and many other ideas as I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Thank you. Go Nats.

Trevor said...

You're amazing! I've checked this page almost weekly for the past 5 years. Thank you for all that you've done, I found my first job out of college on this page and it's been an amazing resource ever since. Hoping we can come together as a community during this trying time as people scramble for jobs and new graduates enter the workforce to keep this page going.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you pass the torch and sell the site

Penelope said...

This website might have been able to make $15k per year with ads...

Brian Wagner said...

Thanks for everything Gordon, you were an invaluable resource over the years.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. <3

Carol in SF said...

Oh, no! Your website was such a good-energy mainstay all these years. It made me want to move to WDC. I even think you might live near my friends in Alexandria. I loved that you didn't design it. And you curated the jobs a bit.
You have so much traffic to this site, right? Maybe something can be done with it.
Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed visiting and learning about opportunities. Thank you so much for dedicating so much of your time. Your passion to help others really came through on the pages. Best of luck!