PR/Communications & Social Media Jobs 10.6.11

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Marketing Content Writer and Producer – Aflac – GA
Global Public Relations Senior Writer – Bain & Company, Inc. – CA
Public Relations Account Executive – Diamond Public Relations – FL
Vice President – Confidential – NY
Publicist, Online & Broadcast Media – MagicBullet Media, Inc. – NY
Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs – University of Virginia – VA
Chief Public Affairs Officer – American Red Cross – NC / SC
Communications Manager – Bauer Hockey Inc. – NH
Director, Communications & Marketing Group – American Optometric Association – MO
Sr. Communications Specialist – Delta Dental – MI, OH & IN
Director of Communications & Public Relations – Special Olympics Connecticut – CT
VP of Engineering – Stark Aerospace – WA
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Constituent Communications – Financial Accounting Foundation – CT
Associate Manager of Communications – Hulu – CA
Director of Marketing & Training – DukeNet Communications, LLC – NC
Chief of Communications and Media Relations – American Bar Association – DC
Corporate Communications Manager – Dow Jones & Co. – NY & NJ
Human Resources Communications Specialist – Aerojet – CA
Vice President of Development – Laurel House – CT

Deputy Communications Director
Preschool California

• Work with communications director to maintain and build relationships with print, broadcast and online media and strategically pitch stories about early learning.
• Maintain and build spokespeople database and brief spokespeople on messages and talking points for interviews as needed.
• Working with communications director, serve as media contact for local events and statewide releases as needed.
• Monitor media coverage of issues related to early learning and help analyze outcomes of campaigns and media efforts.
-Writing and Messaging
• Work with communications team to develop and refine strategic messaging communicating Preschool California’s policy priorities.
• Draft press releases, media advisories, op-eds, letters to the editor and other documents.
• Collect local success stories that support Preschool California’s policy priorities and shape them for effective use in media pitches, outreach material and policy reports.
• Participate in strategic planning for communications team.
• Assist communications director and other teams with special time-sensitive projects as requested.

• A bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of five years professional experience, including three or more years in communications.
• Communications/media experience, including:
o developing messages and materials targeted to diverse audiences;
o work with media;
o good news sense;
o familiarity with campaign environment and political issue advocacy; and
o ability to represent the organization in public settings.
• Ability to formulate strategic communications plans.
• Ability to work effectively within and across teams.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills including public speaking.
• Availability to work in Oakland and willingness to travel.
• Willingness to take initiative.
• Excellent project management skills and attention to detail.
• Advocacy experience and affinity for communications and public interest a plus.

Deadline to Apply: Thursday, October 13, 2011.
Preschool California, a project of Community Initiatives, is proud to be an EEO employer committed to building a diverse workforce. To be considered, please email a cover letter and resume to “Hiring Coordinator” at Please use “Deputy Communications Director” in the subject line. Please, no calls.
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Social Media Coordinator
International Business Times

Location: San Francisco
Salary: Competitive
Duration of Position: So long you’re performing
Work Schedule: Full Time

Social media coordinator position for aggressive, passionate and dynamic people with writing and marketing talent.
The ideal candidate must:
> Be familiar with the latest social technologies and services
> Possess demonstrable experience in planning and executing successful social media marketing initiatives
> Exhibit creativity, knowledge and the ability to leverage new social media activities to achieve our goals
> Be able to humanize the IBTimes brand, allowing readers to feel like they are not just receiving the news, but also have the ability to respond to us and engage with us
> Have ability to actively engage and stir community conversations
community development, building and management
> Help reporters find sources, moderate comments, respond to questions and complaints
> Drive key metrics, specifically site traffic and viewers
> Drive an integrated experience across social media platforms
> Identify and manage social media opportunities and create materials in support of driving awareness, engagement and lead generation
> Guide clients in adopting social media strategies

Required Qualifications:
> US college degree, preferably a bachelors degree in journalism, marketing, new media, arts or mass communications
> 1-3 years agency experience, with at least one year experience in social media
> Familiarity with the planning, design, creation and management of social accounts and micro-sites
> Consummate professional with good writing, marketing and communication skills
> Understands SEO techniques, including but not limited to use of back links and keywords, and their relationship to creating a story
> Strong proficiency in Internet research

Interested applicant must send prior writing/reporting sample(s) together with resume. Applications may be sent to with SFTECH-SMC in Subject line.
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Phoenix Arts Museum
Public Relations Manager

Phoenix Art Museum seeks an experienced Public Relations Manager to plan, organize and develop public relations programs and campaigns to increase awareness of and promote the Museum locally, regionally, and nationally. The Public Relations Manager must be an articulate and personable leader with a deep interest in the arts, an appreciation of the mission and programs of Phoenix Art Museum, and the ability to communicate them to diverse individuals and groups and speak with authentic passion.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Public Relations Manager works closely with the Museum Director and the Director of Marketing and Public Relations to:
Develop and implement public relations plans, timelines, and program activities;Lead media relations including storyline development and media pitching;Write, edit and proofread press releases, newsletters, public relations plans, advertising plans, press kit materials, creative copy, etc.; Gather materials, write, edit, and proofread and manage production (with graphic designer) of quarterly members magazine, and annual museum publication;Plan, develop, and execute public relations events; Cultivate relationships with partners across the Valley to assist the Museum in all marketing and public relations goals; Serve as liaison to any agency that is contracted for special exhibitions or event public relations. For further information about the museum and a more detailed job description, visit the website at

Job Requirements:
5 years public relations experience, preferably in an agency or museum;
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communications, journalism, or related field;
The ability to develop public relations and promotional materials such as bylined articles, op-ed pieces, press releases, pitch letters, news alerts, press kit materials, position papers, and strategic documents;
The ability to successfully build strong partnerships and interpersonal relationships with both internal and external customers;
A high degree of creativity, energy, and initiative to analyze marketing situations and needs and recommend appropriate public relations tactics;
Handle high-pressure situations in a calm, authoritative and effective manner.
Benefits and Salary:

This is a full-time position and includes: health and dental insurance; life insurance; LTD coverage; a Museum-funded pension plan; vacation, holiday and sick pay; Museum membership; and great discounts at Museum Store, Café, and other cultural organizations in the Valley. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume and salary history to job code PRSA-PRM:

Publications/Media Relations Representative
Raytheon, Tucson

Responsible for the planning and execution of Public Relations and Media Relations to support the company’s business goals. Serves as an account manager for assigned product line / functional customers and works as a subject-matter expert for external communications. Develops and maintains strong relationships with journalists worldwide. Provides counsel to and collaborates with company leadership to positively position RMS products and executives in the news media and other communications channels. Develops innovative ways to communicate through social media tools. Works as part of an assigned Communications matrix team with members of Employee Communications, Digital Communications, Video, Photo and others, to produce written messaging and other deliverables. Works closely with team members and other subject matter experts across the business to build integrated communications plans that increase positive external exposure for Raytheon Missile Systems.

Must exhibit good judgment and demonstrated success working independently as a strategist and business partner. Solid experience working with the Microsoft Office suite as well as familiarity with web-based communications tools. Knowledge of and proven application of public relations, marketing and other communications practices. Advocate of public relations discipline in a full-service communications environment. Must possess expert-level writing skills. Demonstrated experience maintaining solid internal relationships and strong brand image practices. Strong work ethic along with excellent interpersonal, strong leadership and teamwork skills. Demonstrated experience working effectively with people at all levels across the organization. Occasional travel within the U.S. and internationally.

Required qualifications:
-At least 7 years of direct communications experience with an emphasis on public relations and media relations
-Expert-level writing skills, solid grasp of English grammar and working knowledge of Associated Press style
-Demonstrated expertise writing for web and print environments. Experience developing press releases, fact sheets and media advisories
-Proven experience interfacing with customer constituencies that result in development and execution of successful external communications campaigns
-Understanding of the Armed Services and Department of Defense
-Flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment as well the ability to manage multiple priorities
-Self starter possessing good judgment and demonstrated success working independently as a strategist and business partner
-Experience working in a direct as well as a dotted-line relationship
-Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining relationships with, journalists, customers, and executive leadership
-Strong work ethic along with excellent interpersonal, strong leadership and teamwork skills
-Ability to work in a remote location while leveraging resources across the country and the company while keeping all informed
-Demonstrated experience working effectively with people at all levels across the organization

Preferred qualifications:
-Established network of relationships with defense trade journalists and military Public Affairs officers
-Previous military Public Affairs experience
-Accredited Public Relations certification
-Current Secret Clearance

Required education:
Bachelors degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism or other related field.
Please note: If Interested please go to and apply to Requisition 20894BR.

Raytheon is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Contact Person: Eric Edwards
Email Address:
Phone: 520.794.5175
Fax: 520.665.7576
Apply URL:

RIESTER seeks a PR Account Executive in its Phoenix office

-3-6 years experience in a public relations role, including agency, corporate or community-based organization environment
-A passion for media relations outreach: writing story pitches, news releases and the ability to generate original story angles on an on-going basis
-Experience conducting media outreach to regional and national news outlets, such as newspapers, magazines and broadcast outlets
-Strong written communication skills
-Press materials
-Presentation (creation in PowerPoint or Keynote)
-Social networking writing (posts, blogs, video captions, photo captions etc.)
-Email communication writing (subject lines, headline, body copy)
-Plan writing
-Writing for websites and familiarity with content management systems.
-Strong verbal communication skills
-Client presentations
-Internal team presentations
-Ability to build relationships with stakeholders, from members of the news media to bloggers and social media influencers etc.
-Experience in developing and writing quarterly, topic-specific or yearly public relations plans with a strategy and specific tactics
-Ability to monitor industry trends and then apply findings into tangible action for Clients
-Ability to collaborate and support digital teams with website development and initiatives in social media platforms (strategy and execution).
-Strong project management skills
-Ability to develop and manage blogs, twitter profiles, Facebook pages, and RSS feeds
-Understanding/interest in social networks/platforms, online community forums and social media PR tools (online newsrooms, SMPRs, etc.)
-Problem-solving; original-thinking; roll-up-your sleeves spirit with the ability to meet deadlines
-Bachelors degree in a related field is required

-PR Plan fulfillment and execution.
-Daily regional and national news media outreach and relationship management.
-On-going development of original story ideas and pitches.
-Industry trends monitoring and ability to apply findings into tangible action for Clients.
-Collaboration and contribution to strategic planning.
-Collaborate with digital teams on website development and initiatives in social media platforms.
-Daily Client management (phone calls, documentation etc.)
-Stakeholders/influencers outreach via multiple channels

Privately owned, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with offices in Los Angeles and Salt Lake. This position is located in Phoenix.
Competitive benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k,paid holidays, vacation & more
Unique, legendary culture
Fun, fast paced work environment

Why RIESTER? RIESTER has been motivating people to become passionate about and get involved with issues that matter. These roots as Brand Activists TM remain the foundation of our business today. Creating and believing in our client’s purpose, and caring about the sustainability of their brand’s success, has led RIESTER to become one of the largest independent advertising and public relations firms on the Western United States. Today, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to help businesses address important challenges in today’s vastly changing world.


Please send cover letter along with resume to:

Encore Senior Living Community Relations Coordinator

Job Description
Encore Senior Living is currently seeking an experienced Community Relations Coordinator for our specialized Alzheimer’s care community Encore Senior Village in Phoenix, Arizona. Applicants must have sales and marketing experience, and have experience with senior living and background knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease.

The Community Relations Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works closely to successfully place residents. Primary job functions include all aspects of the sales process including handling inquiry calls, cold calling, conducting tours, follow-up calls and communication, lead management software updates, and closing the sale. Equally important is an understanding of community outreach and networking, lead generation, public speaking and market research.

Job Requirements:
Two plus years experience in healthcare sales and marketing preferred
College or Associates degree preferred
Computer skills, particularly with Word, Excel and navigating the Internet
Comfortable with the senior population and Alzheimer’s disease
Excellent communication and time management skills
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to You can also apply for this position on our Career Page at The closing date for this position is October 24, 2011.

Contact Person: Peggy Ulland
Email Address:

Crosby Wright Director of Public Relations
Crosby/Wright, a boutique PR agency in Scottsdale that has been specializing in luxury brands for more than 20 years, is accepting resumes for a Director of Public Relations.

Responsibilities include:
* Supervising, creating and helping execute all PR campaigns for 10+ agency clients.
* Leading a team of account executives and support staff in providing senior level strategy.
* Managing your own assigned clients, many of which will include the agency‚s top accounts.
* Mentoring of PR staff inclusive of employee reviews, hiring, editing and approval of materials, leading weekly PR meetings, etc.
* Assisting Agency President with new business acquisition, creating contracts and new business proposals.
* Overseeing the marketing of the agency brand.
* Managing and fostering relationships with all PR clients.

Potential candidates must have 6-9 years agency experience, management experience and interest in luxury brands. Send resumes and salary requirements to

Learn more about Crosby/Wright at

Skills / Requirements
Potential candidates must have 6-9 years agency experience, management experience and interest in luxury brands

Make a Wish Foundation Internal Communications Manager

Jobing Description
The position serves as the Foundation‚s manager of internal communications systems for the nationwide network of national and chapter offices, including e-mail and Internet channels and platforms. Serves as primary curator, editor, and organizer of information and facilitator of community among internal constituencies, including the national office and chapter staff and leadership.

Skills / Requirements
This position requires a Bachelors degree or higher in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field. At least five years‚ direct communications experience in one or any combination of the following: internal communications, corporate communications, public relations. Experience in corporate communications, journalism, speech writing, online community building/management, blogging, and social media is preferred. Strong computer skills, with familiarity in using Microsoft Office suite applications, multimedia, e-mail, Internet, and social media. Exceptionally strong writing and editing, demonstrated by a portfolio of written public relations or journalism materials. Strong verbal and interpersonal communications skills. Ability to handle multiple projects under deadline. Organized and detail-oriented. Team player

For immediate consideration, apply on line at Send resume and cover letter in Word format attention: Human Resources, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America.

Sr Manager, National Promotions in Phoenix, AZ at PetSmart
This position is responsible for developing, leading and implementing the national promotional marketing strategy for PetSmart.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. This position will supervise 3 direct reports, which include a marketing manager and 2 associate marketing managers.

• Leads ideation, validation and development of themed promotional strategy and annual marketing calendar.
• Develop and execute in-store planner & sales event marketing from initial ideation to final store presentation.
• Leads strategy and development of annual circular plan in coordination with marketing and merchandising, including both digital & print tactics.
• Partner in signage development and execution, as well as cross-functional lead for promotional sign strategy & allocations.
• Work with Promotional Effectiveness/Merchandising Marketing/Merchandising to align promotional offers in order to maximize program effectiveness & efficiency.
• Work cross-functionally within Marketing team and Banfield to maximize partner communication, program participation & impact.
• Lead partnership with Canada and Puerto Rico marketing teams to ensure cohesive marketing strategies, annual plans & execution.
• Play a key role in the development of external promotional advertising messaging (TV, Radio & Email).
• Conduct competitor/competitive analysis; review on market trends and opportunities.
• Conduct promotional pre/post sale promotion event analysis.

• Work cross-functionally (Marketing, Merchandising, Store Operations) in a professional and collaborative manner – ability to enlist team buy-in/support in order to maximize program participation and ensure flawless execution
• Able to develop vision and formulate strategy based upon changing marketing dynamics and market needs
• Leadership & Mentorship
• Give presentations to senior management on key program updates, results, and key insights
• Able to lead and grow a team, even in the midst of heavy tactical execution
• Analytical Skills
• Summarize key program results; Make recommendations for program improvement/course correction where needed
• Synthesize large amount of data into the key actionable insights
• Communication/Collaboration Skills
• Project Management
• Ensure programs are executed on schedule and at/under budget
A bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Business is required (or related field); and a graduate degree is preferred. Eight to ten years of experience and a track record of managing successful marketing initiatives.

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Director of Social Media, Razorfish- San Francisco
Social Media Director, Univ. of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Mich.
Social Media Manager, Entertainment Arts- Los Angeles, Calif.
Director of Social Media, TrueAction Network – New York, N.Y.


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