Archives For March 2014
John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in public health consulting, is recruiting a Communication Director in the Health Services Division. The Communication Director will primarily support the AIDS.gov project, as well as other JSI projects. AIDS.gov is a national project through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy. This project communicates HIV prevention, testing, and treatment information through a variety of new media channels.
The Communications Director will provide strategic thinking and leadership in the areas of communication, marketing, and new media across the AIDS.gov project. She/he will also develop and implement the AIDS.gov communications and marketing strategies, manage the project’s external communications and media relations, oversee the development of communications products with team members, and help to ensure internal and external communications on the project. The Communications Director will be the communication liaison to the AIDS.gov Director and report to the Managing Director of AIDS.gov. This position is based in JSI’s DC office.
Communications Strategy and Message Development
In collaboration with project team, develop and implement a comprehensive communication vision and strategy to promote and support AIDS.gov activities, including Awareness Days and other key events. Identify priority audiences and communication strategies to reach those audiences through appropriate communication channels, including new media. Ensure consistent, high quality delivery of communications messages.
Print, Electronic, and Media External Communication
Provides oversight to the AIDS.gov blog activities including managing of new media staff, federal agency staff, and Communication Coordinator Marketing.
Oversee the development and dissemination of press releases, web content, social networking content, stories, and promotional materials to support AIDS.gov activities, including campaigns.
Ensure coordination of communication activities with New Media Strategist, Project Coordinator, Partnership Specialist, other AIDS.gov team members, and AIDS.gov technology partner.
Report on project deliverables through weekly, monthly, and quarterly project evaluation activities.
Additional activities as needed.
Master of Public Health, Communication, or related field.
· Minimum of five years of experience working in and knowledge of HIV at federal, state, local levels.
· Ability to work in fast-paced, high intensity, complex work environment
· Extensive experience working with communities of color.
· Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, often with short notice and tight turn-around time.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills with client and team members.
· Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people and constituencies.
· Strong writing skills (PSAs, speeches, etc.) in public health and governmental contexts.
· Knowledge of social marketing and communication strategies for public health programs.
· Experience and enthusiasm for new media and its application in public health programs.
· Knowledge of HIV prevention, testing, treatment/care, and research issues.
Michelle Samplin-Salgado, MPH
John Snow, Inc.
44 Farnsworth St.
Boston MA 02210
Kinetic Hi Fi, a local, online talk radio station, hosts 27 live talk and music shows interspersed with a mix of local and popular music for your listening pleasure. They are expanding and looking for COMM students to assist in their growth. Please check out their website: www.KineticHiFi.com and contact Boyd Stough at Boyd@KineticHiFi.com to learn about the role you can play!
Check out Kinetic Hi Fi’s write up on Citizen Journalism.
The team at MWW in NYC is expanding and looking for qualified candidates for quite a few communications positions.
Click here to view the available job positions and descriptions.
American Lung Association is the charity of choice for the 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run on April 5th and are recruiting 100 volunteers to help out the morning of the race. The volunteer role is to switch out recycling bins at the start line. This means volunteers need to be there early (about 5:30am), but will be done early as well (probably 10 or 10:30am). Students can email Melanie (a CofC alum!) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship Opportunity: The AroundCampus Group
Summer Sales/Marketing Internship
Three things to know about our Internship:
1) We begin with our nationally-recognized, week long training program May 8-14. Training is located in Chapel Hill, NC and provides a solid foundation for your summer. It is an expense-paid training program that covers many topics relevant to sales, marketing and advertising.
2) This is a paid internship.
3) It is not a desk job – you’re going to be working face to face with local business owners to talk to them about advertising in the COC student planner, online, and on our App.
AroundCampus, the leading campus media and marketing company in the U.S., offers a paid summer sales internship to college students. As a Sales Representative you will:
- Consult one-on-one with local and national businesses in your college market about their advertising platform
- Sell and market advertising space in your campus publication, and the Award-Winning Around Campus website and mobile app
- Attend a week-long sales training program through the Nationally-Recognized Sales Foundations Academy – an expense- paid training on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus
- Develop skills on managing a territory, prospecting, building rapport, and closing the sale
- Enhance interpersonal communication, time-management , and confidence
- Gain experience working as an individual and in a team environment
- Work full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30
The experience you gain this summer will make you stand out from the rest in today’s overcrowded job market.
AC has several Career Partners who hire students directly from our internship program. They include:
•Bloomberg B.N.A •Grainger •TEKsystems •Cvent
•Wolseley •Edward Jones •Enterprise Rent-a-Car •Victaulic •CDW
•ADP •Federated Insurance •KCI •Paycom •Tom James
Interested candidates should apply online ASAP at www.aroundcampusgroup.com/os-apply to begin the interviewing process. Spots on the team are filling up quickly!
*You must have YOUR OWN Housing and a Vehicle in Charleston in order to apply for this internship.
The College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina and John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at Winthrop University have collaborated in providing students with an exciting new leadership opportunity in 2014. The second annual NEW Leadership™ South Carolina Summer Institute is designed to teach women leadership skills, provide an opportunity to interact with leaders in local/state/national politics, and expose them to public affairs so that they might consider careers in public service.
Despite recent gains, South Carolina ranks 49th in the nation in the percentage of women in its state legislature, and women are underrepresented on public boards and commissions. It is essential that the next generation of women is ready to serve in every facet of public life.
Approximately 30 college women will be chosen for the NEW Leadership™ South Carolina class of 2014. The principal criterion for selection is interest in, and commitment to, women’s political leadership. We encourage women of all ideological perspectives, fields of study, regions of the state, ages, and racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds to apply. Undergraduates attending college in South Carolina or South Carolinians attending college elsewhere are eligible. The program is open to undergraduates and graduate students.
The Summer Institute will be held on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill SC from May 17-21, 2014.
The website for the application is: http://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/westforum/ApplicationForm.pdf. You will find additional information about the NEW Leadership™ program and application forms at http://www.winthrop.edu/westforum/default.aspx?id=27390. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.
Our communications intern, Abbie Geddings, is leading the CofC Student United Way Chapter by planning activities for students to get involved in the community.
The upcoming volunteer opportunity is at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge on March 29th at 10:30 a.m. Students will be cooking for the cancer patients and doing some spring cleaning to spruce up the house and make it feel like home. To RSVP, students can email email@example.com by Monday, March 17th.
The Reynolds Group, a food and lifestyle PR agency in Charleston, is looking for interns for the upcoming summer semester. If you’re interested in a hands-on internship in an agency setting with some of Charleston’s most renowned chefs, restaurants and businesses, TRG can offer great experience! They’re looking for an outgoing, motivated individual that’s ready to dive in head first. You should have strong writing skills, familiarity with social media, and be creative, driven and most of all—hungry!
Interns are expected to work at least 20 hours a week, but can design their own weekly schedule. Please send an updated resume and writing samples- anything you think best shows off your skills!
Interested students should send resume and relevant materials to Ms. Rachel Adams, Account Coordinator, The Reynolds Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charleston Weddings magazine are in search of their next great editorial intern for a program running now through May. Through the internship, interns have the chance to work on one of their three annual issues from start to finish, and play an integral role is the production of the magazine. In addition, they leave with multiple published clips and experience working online, with social media, and on fashion shoots—so lots of practical experience in the publishing industry.
Interested students need to send their resume and relevant materials to Ms. Molly Mutter, Editorial Assistant, Charleston Weddings, at email@example.com