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Current positions

Account Coordinator – Maxwell PR

Are you a news junkie, creative writer, integrated thinker and good team player curious about popular culture and consumer trends? Maxwell PR+ Engagement, a Portland-based agency building national brands for purpose-driven companies, wants to hear from you. We’re currently seeking a curious, enthusiastic and savvy PR account coordinator to support our food and beverage teams.

http://www.maxwellpr.com/join-our-team

Internal Communications Officer – Mercy Corps

The Internal Communications Officer will bring creative new approaches to implement an internal communications strategy that communicates agency vision; shares executive perspectives; promotes internal dialogue and strengthens Mercy Corps’ culture in a global workforce of 4,000 in over 100 offices. Mercy Corps helps people in the world’s toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, our programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. To apply go to: bit.ly/1BHSFeB

Clinical Assistant Professor of Communications – WSU

Professional (clinical) candidates will have earned a master’s degree before the date of hire with at least three years of professional experience in a related area. Successful candidates will be expected to advise undergraduate students and serve as a liaison with the professional community and other outside constituents.

Requirements include ability to teach undergraduate classes in one or more of the following areas: digital advertising, copy writing, media planning, quantitative research methods, consumer insights and branding or strategic campaign planning and management. Please note, this position is not eligible for employment sponsorship through Washington State University. For more information, contact Brett Atwood, Clinical Associate Professor, batwood@wsu.edu.

Preference will be given to candidates committed to Edward R. Murrow’s legacy of integrity, innovation and courage, and with one or more of the following attributes:

* Professional experience across multiple media platforms

* Knowledge of software applications relevant to the position

* Five years of work experience

* International experience

* Evidence of successful teaching experience

* Demonstrated experience with quantitative research

* Ability to contribute to a professional online MA program in Strategic Communication

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure

Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references and apply online at www.wsujobs.com. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding.

Marketing Communications Specialist – Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon

You’re creative and talented. You work across multiple platforms. You love challenges and a job that is never the same two days in a row. And you like being part of a team that keeps raising the bar and striving for excellence.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, join a team of award-winning professionals and play an integral role in the communications and marketing program on a dynamic campus that is a regional leader in education and healthcare.

The Marketing Communications Specialist for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) Ministries Corporation works as part of a collaborative, professional and high-performance team of professionals who have won awards for their work across the country. The incumbent develops high-quality communications materials that showcase programs, people and events and drive engagement among internal and external audiences.

Working on a beautiful 43-acre campus in Beaverton, the team provides marketing and communications support for Valley Catholic School (Oregon’s only Catholic pre-K through grade 12 educational system and a three-time winner of the Oregonian Cup for excellence) and Maryville (offering long-term skilled care, outstanding short-term rehabilitation, memory care and an Alzheimer’s unit). The team also supports the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Community and the SSMO Foundation.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer and working closely with the campus Multimedia Specialist and Graphic Designer/Photographer, the incumbent is responsible for content creation (development, writing, editing and distribution) for marketing materials including websites, online newsletters, social media, magazines, news releases and advertisements.

As part of their responsibilities, the incumbent will:
* Assess communications needs and use best practices to plan, execute and evaluate communications programs and materials.
* Demonstrate originality, creativity, and sound judgment to develop appealing and appropriate messages.
* Serve as writer/editor for online newsletters, magazines, ads and other materials. Ensure accurate and error-free content by fact checking and proofing for grammar, punctuation and readability.
* Create and post web and social media content that is accurate, timely and engaging.
* Work with the graphic designer and multimedia specialist to develop graphics, illustrations, photographs, video and other multimedia formats to support communications goals and objectives.
* Track emerging technologies and new trends (social networking, media sharing, etc.) and aesthetics in popular culture.

Skills
* Ability to research, plan, execute and evaluate communications programs and products from messages to measurement.
* Superior written and oral communication skills; skill in interviewing, writing, editing and proofreading.
* Ability to achieve goals independently and work well in groups.
* Ability to successfully assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands to meet established deadlines, often under tight deadlines. Ability to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
* Strong attention to detail and project management skills.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external colleagues, contacts and clients/stakeholders.

Knowledge
* Grammar and punctuation rules for print, web and social media; Associated Press Stylebook guidelines and other journalistic standards.
* Digital and print design, layout and production standards.
* Project planning and management principles.
* Proficiency in social media and web analytics.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, and WordPress are highly desirable. The incumbent will also use the Finalsite web content management system; training will be provided.

Education
* Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or a related field.

Experience
* 2-5 years successfully working within a communications/marketing/public relations environment.

Compensation

This is a full-time salaried position with a salary range of $37,000-40,000. Compensation also includes full benefits: medical/vision insurance (that covers naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage therapy); choice of PPO or HMO dental insurance; an employee assistance program; cell phone discount programs; and a generous employer match for retirement account contributions.

To apply, please send a resume, a link to an online portfolio (or three examples of communications products you have created), and three references (at least one from a former supervisor who is willing to discuss your past performance) to hr@ssmoministries.org.

 Designer – Hands on Children’s Museum

The award-winning Hands On Children’s Museum is the premier family learning destination in the South Puget Sound region and the most-visited children’s museum in Washington State serving 300,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s beautiful facility is located on Olympia’s East Bay waterfront and is the centerpiece in a cluster of environmentally sustainable projects that include LOTT’s WET Science Center and the East Bay Public Plaza. The Museum’s mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity and learning through a fun, hands-on approach. The facility includes exhibit galleries, classrooms, a café, gift shop, staff offices and a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center. Hands On offers a wide range of educational programs including preschool, summer camps, field trip workshops, seasonal special events, private event rentals and numerous family support group programs.

Position Overview

We’re looking for a creative and skilled designer to lead the development of a varied array of communications pieces, which includes print and digital media. This key position must work well with others, work quickly with limited direction and have professional experience in production design, website design and writing, social media and photography. Must possess ability to think strategically about the brand across multiple platforms, including print, digital, mobile, social media and broadcast.

The Graphic Designer/Creative Coordinator reports to the Communications Manager and coordinates closely with the Director Team as well as managers in all Museum departments. The position must work well in a team setting with significant design input from many stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

* Plans, conceptualizes, designs, produces and manages visual materials and digital content such as the quarterly newsletter, fliers, posters, banners, ads, brochures, logos, signage, display materials, e-mail marketing, web and social media material for all Museum activities and events. Also responsible for some writing and must have good editing skills.

* Serves as creative lead and consults with Museum managers and directors to identify desired outcomes, creative direction, concepts and budgets for assigned projects and campaigns. Ensures the Museum’s brand integrity and will establish brand standards.

* Works with Communications Manager to oversee the design development, regular updates and maintenance of the Museum’s website, e-mail marketing and social media.

* Coordinates the printing/production process to ensure quality, inspects proofs for accuracy and quality.

* In close coordination with Communications Manager, manages project deadlines, evaluates vendors and printers, works within budget constraints and reports production progress during the design/production process to appropriate parties.

* Obtains photographs, artwork and illustrations that may be used in assigned projects.

* Coordinates the proofing and approval processes with department or project leads for assigned projects.

* Will design and establish graphic or photo libraries and properly maintain digital records

* Assists in creating exhibit models and illustrative materials, using tools such as computers, digital cameras, video recorders and their associated software if needed

* Keeps up to date on latest consumer and competitor trends

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

* BA or AA in graphic design, equivalent art school training or combination of school and work experience

* Must have three or more years of progressively responsible experience in graphic design and creative supervision

* Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign as well as the Microsoft Office Suite

* Nonprofit or education setting experience is highly desirable

* Knowledge of HTML and web design

* Demonstrated, outstanding skills in: project management, organization, problem solving and budgeting

* Excellent communications skills including writing and editing skills. Must be able to receive constructive criticism and design feedback. Ability to meet rigorous deadlines

* High capacity to achieve superior results working both independently and as a member of a creative team in high-pressure situations.

* Must have schedule flexibility to work around occasional evening programs and major museum events

* Strong work ethic, values team setting and possess a great sense of humor

HOCM is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants can send resumes and cover letters to: employment@hocm.org.

Image3D – PR Coordinator

Image3D is looking for an energetic person who can put a spotlight on its fun, retro products by coordinating PR activities and media outreach that increase the company’s visibility with both consumer and corporate customers. For anyone interested in building a career in marketing/communications, this position provides the opportunity to work under a PR veteran who will help you build strategic and tactical skills that are highly marketable—all while building a work portfolio and being well compensated for your time.

The most important thing in PR is having a great story and a fun product to talk about, and Image3D has both. The company was founded by the foremost 3D photographer in the world, who took many of the iconic images that we have all seen in View-Master toys. Image3D allows anyone or any company to star in their own custom 3D reels and viewers. Companies use them for marketing and sales campaigns—and much more. And people use them as a way to show off treasured family photos—and much, much more.

As PR coordinator, you will plan and conduct media outreach to publicize the company’s existing and new products, using creative pitches to get journalists’ attention and turn that into media coverage that generates sales for Image3D.

Previous PR experience is a plus but not required. Current/recent students in communications-related degree programs also a plus.

Work environment, hours and compensation:

· This job will be conducted remotely with regular in-person and phone check-ins as needed.

· This is a project-based position; initial scope is 60 hrs/month for a trial period of 3 months.

· At the end of the trial period, we will collaboratively evaluate results, and determine scope and direction of project continuation, if any.

· $25/hr, independent contractor status.

Required skills:

· Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Excellent attention to detail and follow-through

· Ability to problem-solve and manage multiple priorities simultaneously

· Demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative

· Self-directed and able to work well as part of a small team

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Lisa Miller, careers@image3d dot com. No calls please.

Clinical Assistant / Clinical Associate – WSU College of Communications

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University invites applications for two full-time positions. Rank will be at either the Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate level, depending on experience. Contract terms are negotiable as either a 9-month contract or an 11-month contract, and will begin either January 1, 2016 or August 16, 2016.

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is the newest college at Washington State University, having been elevated to college status on July, 1, 2008, representing the University’s commitment to increase the College’s impact as a signature program for the University and the state of Washington. The College offers undergraduate, master’s and PhD degrees and state-of-the-art teaching, research and production facilities, including the 19-station NW Public Radio network and two PBS TV stations. Washington State University, a member of the Pacific-12 conference, is among the 108 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of “very high research activity.” We are a land-grant institution with an enrollment of 28,000 students. Washington State University has 200 undergraduate programs and more than 60 Master’s and 47 Doctoral programs offered through 11 colleges and the Graduate School.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will teach classes in the on-campus undergraduate strategic communication sequence (public relations and advertising) and the online master’s program in strategic communication. They will serve as a liaison with the professional community and other outside constituents. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and master’s level classes in one or more of the following areas: digital advertising, copy writing, mobile messaging, creative media strategies, professional digital content promotion, consumer insights and branding or strategic campaign planning and management. For more information, contact Stacey Hust, Associate Professor, sjhust@wsu.edu.

Required Qualifications

* Master’s degree in Communication or related field before date of hire

* Five years of professional experience in advertising or public relations

* Expertise in either creative work or digital and social media

* Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in one or more of the following areas: digital advertising, copy writing, mobile messaging, creative media strategies, professional digital content promotion, consumer insights and branding or strategic campaign planning and management.

* Ability to serve under-represented groups and to contribute to WSU’s diversity goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates committed to Edward R. Murrow’s legacy of integrity, innovation and courage, and with one or more of the following attributes:

* Professional experience across multiple media platforms

* Knowledge of software applications relevant to the position

* International experience

* Evidence of successful teaching or training experience, especially in an online setting

* Demonstrated experience with basic quantitative data analysis and research methods

* Communication experience in a health or science-related field

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure Direct inquiries about the search to Stacey Hust, Associate Professor, sjhust@wsu.edu. Send a cover letter summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references and apply online at www.wsujobs.com. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled and is subject to available funding.

 Paid Internship – Women in Insurance and Finance (WIFS)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Provides general office support to non-profit professional women’s organization

* Available to do freelance for members (if candidate desires)

* Assists President with all aspects of project management;

* Provides administrative assistance to the Communications department in graphics, keeping deadline schedule and communicating to board and general membership

* Assists in public relations efforts with social and traditional media distribution and follow up

* Maintains and makes monthly updates to the Media Clips Log; and keeps information current in the CRM database;

* Assists with research, proofreading;

* Generates content and oversees distribution process for the membership e-newsletter and member blog;

* Assists the public relations and marketing board members writing of press releases and newsletters and editing of video clips as assigned;

* Any other duties as assigned.

Key Experience and Qualifications:

* This is a learn as you go internship.

* Basic knowledge in digital media a big plus

* Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced office environment with the ability to receive instructions, prioritize and follow through on multiple assignments;

* Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;

* Strong organizational skills; ability to organize and compile reports;

* Proficient in Microsoft Office products;

* Dependability and professionalism is a must.

Must have flexibility to work evening and weekend hours on occasion as assigned.

$15/hour hours TBD

Please send resumes and letters of interest to:

mara@woloshin.com

and lucy@in-novacreative.com

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Internal Communications Manager

Contact Christine Prockish for additional information – christine@pnwsearch.com

This position is a part of the HR Leadership Team and will also be expected to actively engage with other departments regarding internal and external communications as addressed herein.

The primary focus and time commitment of this position are both internal and external communication activities and initiatives that pertain to employees, operations and the culture. This role is an active participant in positively and supportively communicating the strategic plan and the culture change efforts through the various communication processes and other leadership development efforts. In accomplishing the duties and responsibilities of the role, as well as the individual goals of the position, all facets of media may be utilized as relevant to the scope of the role. This will include verbal, written and electronic communications internally, but also similar communication approaches with external messaging, such as the press or community groups. When potential crossover with public relations or marketing occurs, the expectation is that the Internal Communications Manager will work collaboratively to address and resolve that overlap.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

o Participating as a member of the HR Leadership Team

o Participating in communication aspects and collaboration with HR related activities, e.g., coordination with HR staff on some specific project or task

o Presenting communications-related training to sites and departments as a specified segment of the leadership training process

o Maintaining internal news, updates and community involvement

o Serving as contact for any media survey requests only as specified, e.g., Best Company to work for in Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine

o Participating in HR related communications and efforts relative to ongoing culture change, e.g., Social Media activities and use

o Collaborating employee survey and results communication and followup

o Coordinating Town Halls and similar large group internal communication as requested

Internal Communications

o Developing and maintaining E-news, including writing and coordinating articles, updates, etc.

o Developing and maintaining The Company news, including writing and coordinating articles, updates, etc.

o Editing internal and appropriate external communications to ensure effective communication, persuasive impact, clarity of message, and professional substance and format as appropriate for each individual communication

o Serving as liaison and point of contact with IT staff on internal communications aspects of company intranet

o Collaborating and assisting on internal announcements relative to various company changes, staffing, etc.

o Assisting benefits and other departments on effective internal communications, ongoing messaging and updates

o Coordinating internal use of logo deployment

o Serving as one point of contact for distributing media inquiries, forwarding those media inquires consistent with our the Executive Team’s primary areas of focus and expertise; with the understanding that front desk is also to develop the ability to immediately redirect to the appropriate executive

Community-Oriented Activities

o Communicating and collaborating on specific internal employee activities with various community groups and activities, e.g., The Company Gives Back

o Coordinating corporate giving at each plant, including gathering input on each plant’s community activities and commitments

o Coordinating employee giving campaign, including training for site coordinators, internal communications and related activities

o Participation in the communication process for Sons & Daughters Program

o Participating in internal company meetings and events as specified, e.g., Christmas Luncheon

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

· Assist with ongoing recruiting efforts, e.g., touring spouses for job candidates

· Serving as internal consultant for drafting internally focused communications by departments, sites, etc.

· Engagement as requested in Executive Team discussions relative to broadening communications related technology

· Serve as one conduit for collecting employee input on The Company related activities and decisions through input and responses received via intranet and other internal communication forums

· All other tasks, duties and activities as assigned by the Vice President of Human Resources and Labor or the Executive Team

Qualifications

· Four year degree, preferably in a verbal or written communications related field

· A minimum of three years experience in internal communications or a related profession

· Ability to independently draft written communications that are effective across a wide audience range

· Ability to actively engage in solution and results oriented discussions, and relative communication of actions and decisions

 

Account Coordinator – The Hoffman Agency

Your Story Starts Like This

You’re ready to start your career in PR, and you want to make sure you find the right place to nurture your ambitions. You want to have fun and to make sure your voice is heard.

The Hoffman Agency is an international public relations and integrated marketing communications company that crafts stories to build brands.

We are seeking intelligent, ambitious account coordinators with a passion for storytelling, learning and a commitment to excellence. Must have a sense of humor and appetite for working in a positive team environment.

If you like where the story is leading, read on.

The Plot Thickens: Job Description

The typical account coordinator at The Hoffman Agency will be assigned to a number of client accounts to provide team support. In other words, you get to jump in with both feet on assignments such as:

* Media relations: Monitor editorial opportunities and flag them to the team, research media contacts, compile media contact lists for pitching and create reporter briefing sheets

* Social media: Research for and draft content to submit to client social media platforms

* New business: Pull together preliminary research to contribute to new business pitches

* Spirit committee: Be part of the Hoffman spirit committee to help plan company events or special treats

* Draft press releases

* Write media pitches and reach out to reporters with pitching content

* Create PowerPoint presentations for client speaking programs

* Compile monthly metrics reports and end-of-the-month reports for client billing purposes

Flexibility and willingness to go up and beyond the call of duty is highly valued and rewarded.

A competitive salary package and career advancement opportunities will be offered to the successful candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and salary history to resume@hoffman.com.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

Account Executive – The Hoffman Agency

Greatness begins with a single step in the right direction

You’ve made a good start on your career. Now you want to move up, learn and take on more responsibility. You have a solid grounding in agency life and are ready for your career to take off.

The Hoffman Agency is an international public relations and integrated marketing communications company that crafts stories to build brands.

We are seeking intelligent, ambitious account executives with a passion for storytelling, learning and a commitment to excellence.

If you like where this story is leading, read on.

The Plot Thickens: Job Description

* Play a key role in writing pitch documents, creating social media content and pitching media

* Support leadership for client, time and people management

* Contribute to client satisfaction while effectively managing resources for multiple accounts

Attributes of the Protagonist (That’s You)

* Creative

* Team player

* Accountable

* Leader

* Entrepreneurial nature and attitude

* Passionate about public relations and writing

* Passionate about technology/social media

The Hero’s Background: Qualifications

* B.S./B.A. in Communications or Journalism

* At least 2 years of public relations experience (agency experience is preferred)

* Adept with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

* Experience in leading regional technology-related projects is preferred

* Superior writing and verbal communication skills

* Experience in and a passion for digital and social media communications a plus

* An enterprising and curious mindset

* Possess an entrepreneurial nature, passion and can-do attitude

A competitive salary and career advancement opportunities will be offered to the successful candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and salary history to resume@hoffman.com.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

Senior Account Executive – The Hoffman Agency

You are not intimidated by technology. You have a background in consumer tech, enterprise software, telecom or semiconductor accounts.

The Hoffman Agency is an international public relations and integrated marketing communications company that crafts stories to build brands.

This is a chance to learn, grow and advance in communications by working with some of the brightest minds in PR.

If you like where this story is leading, read on.

The Plot Thickens: Job Description

* Play a key role in day-to-day management of all components of multiple-client PR programs

* Drive the process and take ownership and leadership for client, time and people management

* Measure and manage client satisfaction while effectively managing resources for multiple accounts

Attributes of the Protagonist (That’s You)

* Creative

* Team player

* Accountable

* Leader

* Entrepreneurial nature and attitude

* Passionate about public relations and writing

* Passionate about technology/social media

The Hero’s Background: Qualifications

* B.S./B.A. in Communications or Journalism

* At least 4 years of public relations experience (big agency experience is preferred)

* Adept with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

* Experience in leading regional technology-related projects is preferred

* Superior writing and verbal communication skills

* Strong interpersonal and time management skills

* The ability to multi-task, thrive in a fast-paced environment and think strategically

* Experience in and a passion for digital and social media communications a plus

* An enterprising and curious mindset

* Possess an entrepreneurial nature, passion and can-do attitude

A competitive salary and career advancement opportunities will be offered to the successful candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and salary history to resume@hoffman.com.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

Account Manager – The Hoffman Agency

You have a passion to lead

Accountability makes you happy. Being in the thick of the action and making a difference are exhilarating for you. You relish the opportunity to advise clients and solve difficult problems while working in collaboration with some very smart and experienced teammates.

The Hoffman Agency is an international public relations and integrated marketing communications company that crafts stories to build brands.

We are seeking high-energy, ambitious account managers who love working in a collaborative environment and have a passion to lead.

This is a chance to learn, grow and advance in communications by working with some of the brightest minds in PR.

If you like where this story is leading, read on.

The Plot Thickens: Job Description

* Play a key role in day-to-day management of all components of multiple-client PR programs with speed and accuracy

* Drive the process and take ownership and leadership for client, time and people management

* Measure and manage client satisfaction while effectively managing resources for multiple accounts

* Effectively maintain a network of media contacts

* Demonstrate ability to grow existing accounts

* Develop competitive analysis

* Interface with internal and external constituents in a friendly and professional manner

* Maintain proactive attitude, responsibility and perspective that continually advances the quality of client service

* Engage and assist in the agency’s growth

Attributes of the Protagonist (That’s You)

* Creative

* Team player

* Accountable

* Leader

* Entrepreneurial nature and attitude

* Passionate about public relations and writing

* Passionate about technology/social media

The Hero’s Background: Qualifications

* B.S./B.A. in Communications or Journalism

* At least 5 years of public relations experience (agency experience is preferred)

* Adept with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

* Experience in leading regional technology-related projects is preferred

* Superior writing and verbal communication skills

* Strong interpersonal and time management skills

* The ability to multi-task, thrive in a fast-paced environment and think strategically

* Experience in and a passion for digital and social media communications a plus

* An enterprising and curious mindset

* Possess an entrepreneurial nature, passion and can-do attitude

A competitive salary and career advancement opportunities will be offered to the successful candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and salary history to resume@hoffman.com.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

Account Director – The Hoffman Agency

You have a passion to lead

Accountability makes you happy. Being in the thick of the action and making a difference are exhilarating for you. You relish the opportunity to advise clients and solve difficult problems while working in collaboration with some very smart and experienced teammates.

The Hoffman Agency is an international public relations and integrated marketing communications company that crafts stories to build brands.

We are seeking high-energy, ambitious account directors who love working in a collaborative environment and have a passion to lead.

This is a chance to learn, grow and advance in communications by working with some of the brightest minds in PR.

If you like where this story is leading, read on.

The Plot Thickens: Job Description

* Play a key role in day-to-day management of all components of multiple-client PR programs with speed and accuracy

* Drive the process and take ownership and leadership for client, time and people management

* Measure and manage client satisfaction while effectively managing resources for multiple accounts

* Effectively maintain a network of media contacts

* Demonstrate ability to grow existing accounts

* Develop competitive analysis

* Interface with internal and external constituents in a friendly and professional manner

* Maintain proactive attitude, responsibility and perspective that continually advances the quality of client service

* Engage and assist in the agency’s growth

Attributes of the Protagonist (That’s You)

* Creative

* Team player

* Accountable

* Leader

* Entrepreneurial nature and attitude

* Passionate about public relations and writing

* Passionate about technology/social media

The Hero’s Background: Qualifications

* B.S./B.A. in Communications or Journalism

* At least 7 years of public relations experience (agency experience is preferred)

* Adept with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

* Experience in leading regional technology-related projects is preferred

* Superior writing and verbal communication skills

* Strong interpersonal and time management skills

* The ability to multi-task, thrive in a fast-paced environment and think strategically

* Experience in and a passion for digital and social media communications a plus

* An enterprising and curious mindset

* Possess an entrepreneurial nature, passion and can-do attitude

A competitive salary and career advancement opportunities will be offered to the successful candidate. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and salary history to resume@hoffman.com.

We will contact all shortlisted candidates.

Associate Specialist, Corporate Social Responsibility – Banfield

The Associate Specialist, Corporate Social Responsibility will assist with the development and implementation of Banfield’s CSR program, initiatives and overall corporate giving as well as help raise awareness for the various ways in which Banfield gives back to the community at large.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

· Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.

· Assist with the administration and implementation for signature Mars programs (i.e., including Mars Volunteer Program and Mars Ambassador Program), while tracking and managing budget items.

· Assist with the development and management of volunteer and practice-sponsored community events such as preventive care clinics and FutureVet partnerships and presentations.

· Assist with the development, writing and management of Banfield’s annual community impact report.

· Manage CSR and volunteer story content development including writing and reporting for internal and external communication vehicles such as the Banfield associate magazine, the Banfield intranet and website, partnership newsletters, among others.

· Provide coordination and oversight of Banfield’s associate volunteer base, including managing year-round volunteer and team building opportunities and tracking and reporting on volunteer hours as well as overall impact to the practice and the community.

· Assist with the development, management and tracking of shelter services in support of year-round partnerships as well as time-bound partnerships relative to hospital grand openings and training opportunities.

· Support the coordination and development of any new Banfield CSR programs and initiatives that align with Banfield’s overall CSR mission and vision and support Banfield’s charitable arm—some of the work may include spending a portion of daily work supporting Banfield’s charitable arm initiatives and overall programs.

· Assist with disaster relief coordination, deployment and reporting on response initiatives that align with external partners and sponsorships.

· Assist with external communications project coordination and support as related to CSR and community based initiatives.

· Assist with the development of creative briefs, project briefs, assisting with presentation materials and developing measurement reports after various initiatives are completed.

· Other job duties as assigned.

Position is open until filled. To apply, please visit our website and submit both a cover letter and resume: https://banfield.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=CEN000FD

Communications Specialist, Internal Communications – OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a Communications Specialist Internal Communications

Salary range: $61,338-92,113/yr. Apply online ASAP by visiting www.ohsujobs.com. Click “Search for Jobs.” On the resulting page, enter IRC46674 in the search field.

Minimum qualifications include:

– Bachelor’s degree in communications, creative writing, journalism or a related field.
– A minimum of five years of experience in corporate communications.
– Experience communicating about quality and process improvement programs (e.g., Lean) and compliance.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Exceptional skills in online community management.
• Excellent skills in building web pages using HTML and CSS.
• Excellent skills in using WordPress.
• Excellent skills in building templates and using email marketing software to achieve campaign objectives.
• Excellent skills in analyzing and interpreting web, email, and campaign data.
• Ability to quickly learn and easily use new software.
• Strong familiarity and comfort with at least one content management system.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to adjust to change quickly, to learn on the fly, and to write in a variety of formats.
• Excellent team player who is also capable of self-direction.
• Strong skills using a variety of applications, and ability to learn new applications quickly.
• Knowledge of Lean or related performance improvement tools and methods.

Specific duties include:

– Writes and post original articles; also solicits and edits content from others.
– Fosters productive online dialogue by encouraging active engagement in online communities by OHSU leaders, faculty, employees and students. Monitors, moderates and responds to online comments.
– Effectively selects and uses technical communications platforms, including those needed to produce blogs, email campaigns, and intranet content. The specialist is responsible for identifying the best platforms, developing content and campaigns aligned to the platforms and training and mentoring a network of other internal communicators in using these centralized tools.
– Ensures that engagement goals are met by analyzing internal communications data using analysis tools and uses the information it to improve communications practices throughout OHSU.

OHSU is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Intern – Veracity

What is Veracity?

Veracity is a small agency that takes pride in creating engaging marketing campaigns that help our clients get noticed. We put our story-telling hats on to uncover how we can break through the clutter. Then we get busy putting the most appropriate marketing discipline — whether that is social media, traditional advertising, online marketing, public relations or new website development — to work for our clients.

Why Should You Care?

Making coffee will only get you so far. Sure, you’ll always need to do that kind of work as you start (or switch) careers, but this small, client-centric firm needs help on the real work. We’d rather have you writing press releases, organizing photo shoots and proofing creative briefs than wasting your talents on errands.

You’ll learn a ton shadowing us as we work with long-term, engaging clients such as Windermere Real Estate, Hallmark Resorts and the hot digital marketing community of SEMpdx. We are looking to grow and would always rather promote from within.

Grow up with us at Veracity.

Details

This is an estimated 10 week (20 hours/week) paid internship (stipend). A combination of working independently (remote) and in person with Veracity staff will be required.

Be sure to let us know about any specific skills or experience you have, including (but not limited to): press release writing and other PR functions, social media management (including tools used), graphic design, web development (including platforms/CMS), photography, copywriting, email marketing, SEO/SEM, other marketing software usage. Writing samples and/or links to work samples are mandatory.

To apply: email your qualifications and at least one writing sample to jobs(at)trueveracity.com. Please let us know if you intend to earn credit for this internship.

Communications Director – Portland Water Bureau

The Portland Water Bureau is seeking a Communications Director to manage and oversee communications functions for the bureau with a strong emphasis on long-term strategic efforts. This position will work closely with the bureau’s executive management team, assigned staff and the office of the Commissioner-in-Charge to develop appropriate and consistent messaging in accordance with bureau strategic plans, long-term planning documents and regulatory requirements to enhance and sustain the bureau’s water supply, public health, and stewardship mission. Management responsibilities include supervision and assignment of duties for three public information staff (including the bureau’s public information officer); communications program evaluation; and budget development and monitoring for the communications section. Direct duties are focused on the development and implementation of long term communication strategies in close coordination with bureau leadership and staff who conduct external outreach and communications. The position will also function, at times, as a principal spokesperson for the bureau in response to media or public inquiries; share responsibility for after-hours media response and coordination and; participate as needed in emergency response efforts by the bureau. The successful candidate for the position will be trusted to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of local community issues and sensitivities.

Application Guidelines/Contact: Only on-line applications are accepted. Applications must be submitted by: Mon. 06/01/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time For questions contact: Teresa Dahrens; Teresa.Dahrens@portlandoregon.gov; 503-823-4516

Salary: $74, 734.00 – $100, 443.00 Annually

Application Url: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm