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Communications Manager, Potomac Communications Group

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

Job description:

Potomac Communications Group (PCG) is looking to expand its team with the addition of an energetic communications manager to support client work related to energy, infrastructure, science, technology and engineering.

Candidates must have at least four years of relevant work experience in communications, public relations or public affairs. In addition, candidates should have knowledge and experience with:

– Media Engagement: Developing media lists, pitching media and crafting media plans

– Writing: Knowledge of AP Style; ability to write press releases, media pitches, op-eds, bylined articles and blog posts.

Experience dealing with issues in energy, infrastructure, science or technology is considered a plus. Management experience is also considered a plus. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate specific achievements in leading projects or managing teams.

The manager will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day tasks, managing junior staff, interacting with the client and developing materials. Managers can expect to work closely with all staff levels at PCG and work in all focus areas. The manager will typically work with four to six clients on a wide variety of projects. Sample projects include developing and implementing media engagement plans, drafting articles or press releases, managing the development of new client websites and working with our in-house graphics department on the development of infographics.

Candidate must be detail oriented, yet able to juggle multiple clients and projects in a fast-paced setting. Ideal candidate will also have a personal drive to succeed and a commitment to providing quality service to our clients.

Benefits:

PCG offers great growth potential; a competitive salary and performance-based bonus; paid benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, and 401k matching; generous vacation and maternity/paternity leave; life and disability insurance; healthcare flexible spending account; corporate smartphone; parking/metro transit subsidy; and telework days.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, two writing samples and a cover letter to job@pcgpr.com. In your cover letter, please tell us about the unique contributions you can add to our team and client work.

Communications, Associate Vice President , AVP

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

CBA is a cutting edge trade association representing America’s retail banking industry.  We work on issues that impact things people talk about over the dinner table – your student loan, your car loan, your home loan, your small business.  Our 69 member banks employ 1.6 million people and have combined assets of $12.8 trillion or about 75% of consumers banking assets in the U.S. … three-quarters of our members hold assets at more than $10 billion. We work with Congress, regulators, the administration and the national press corps.

Ideal Candidate: Highly motivated professional with exceptional judgment and proven track record of dealing with national print and broadcast media.

Responsibilities include:

Management of all day-to-day media outreach and activities; identifying and executing visibility opportunities for CBA and its senior leadership (senior staff, board chair), securing high profile print and broadcast placement, cultivating ongoing relationships with bookers, producers, reporters, editors, bloggers, related business and trade publications, and industry analysts and experts; responding to editorial calendars and reporter requests; assisting with both high-level rapid response including letters to the editor and opinion pieces.

Lead in rapid response; drafting statements, talking points, press releases, social media, and web content.

Daily management of CBA’s Smartbrief news round-up, social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and You Tube, and general press monitoring, providing alerts to the CBA Team. Weekly drafting and management of CEO’s blog/newsletter content.  Drafting remarks /Power Points for CEO’s public speaking.

A successful candidate also will work with the CBA team to promote externally CBA’s expertise, its banking school, its annual conference – CBA LIVE, and other core functions of the organization.

Five-seven years’ experience with government, financial and/or political media and a fresh rolodex of print and broadcast contacts in D.C. and New York are required.  Familiarity with the Dodd-Frank Act is a plus.

Candidate also will serve as a liaison to one of CBA’s 11 committees.

Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills are required as well as the ability to collaborate with member institutions and fellow financial trade associations in a fast moving environment.  This position requires the candidate to be a team player.

Equal parts humor, integrity, compassion, and patience are necessary to address the practicalities of the job.  Candidate should be hard working, possess a positive attitude, and never sees a job or detail as too small.

This position reports to the EVP, Communications and Marketing and works very closely with the President and CEO of CBA and as well as with dynamic, engaging government relations and regulatory affairs team members.

About CBA
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is the trade association for today’s leaders in retail banking – banking services geared toward consumers and small businesses. The nation’s largest financial institutions, as well as many regional banks, are CBA corporate members, collectively holding two-thirds of the industry’s total assets. CBA’s mission is to preserve and promote the retail banking industry as it strives to fulfill the financial needs of the American consumer and small business.

Please send resume and stellar cover letter to:

Jeannie Bunton

EVP, Communications and Marketing, Chief of Staff

Consumer Bankers Association

jbunton@consumerbankers.com

Digital Communications Specialist – Federal Railroad Administration
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

This position is located in the Office of Communications, within the Office of the Administrator at the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The office is responsible for managing external affairs including media relations, and outreach and communications with the railroad industry, rail labor organizations, manufacturers, suppliers, shippers, state DOT’s, and the general public to promote broad understanding and acceptance of FRA’s mission and programs.

You will serve as the designated point of contact for advancing and expanding the agency’s social media presence. The ideal candidate will develop and execute a social media strategy for implementation through various social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, etc. The ideal candidate will have the ability to produce strategically minded, creatively written content that marries flawless grammatical mechanics with a keen visual sensibility. Is a creative writer with a command of the English language who can convey a message in 140 characters. In addition the candidate will monitor FRA’s social media channels and advise senior leadership on plans to improve engagement.

This position is eligible for ad hoc telework (on a supervisor approved intermittent basis) in accordance with FRA’s Telework Policy (FRA Order 3600.3b) and implementation plans.

A writing sample will be requested from applicants who are determined as qualified and referred to the selecting official.

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Director, Communications, Better World Campaign — United Nations Foundation

The Better World Campaign is seeking a savvy, ambitious, senior-level communications strategist with a passion for strengthening the U.S. role in global affairs.

The Better World Campaign (BWC) works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. BWC engages policymakers, the media, and the American public alike to increase awareness of the critical role that the UN plays in world affairs and the importance of constructive U.S.-UN relations.

The Better World Campaign advocates for a strong, effective, and fully-funded UN system. The BWC Communications Director will be responsible for creating a public narrative that supports the organization’s advocacy objectives, including the timely payment of U.S. dues to the UN and the appropriation of voluntary contributions to key UN programs. BWC mobilizes public support for a stronger U.S.-UN relationship through innovative online campaigns and provides strategic communications and issue management advice to UN leadership.

Working with members of the Better World Campaign and the UN Foundation’s Public Affairs Team, the Communications Director for the Better World Campaign will develop and coordinate the implementation of a strategic communications plan that supports the accomplishments of BWC’s programmatic and financial objectives.

The Communications Director for Better World Campaign is a member of both the UN Foundation Public Affairs team and the Better World Campaign. The Communications Director will report to both the Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs and to the President of the Better World Campaign.

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Vice President for College Relations & Marketing — Washington College

Washington College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for College Relations and Marketing. Among the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a proud history of educating leaders since its founding in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College provides a truly distinctive education to a student body of more than 1400 undergraduate students.

Washington College is located in historic Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, 90 minutes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The College takes full advantage of its proximity to the nation’s capital and to the educational and co-curricular opportunities presented by the Chesapeake Bay. The College has established three centers of excellence which highlight key aspects of its identity: the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Center for Environment & Society, and the Rose O’Neill Literary House. It is also home to the Sophie Kerr Prize, the nation’s largest undergraduate literary prize.

How to Apply
When applying please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through their on-line portal.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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