Associate Director of Communications, Editor of Rhodes Magazine

Rhodes College is seeking a creative thinker with excellent editing, writing and storytelling skills, and extensive print and online magazine publishing expertise, to assume the position of Associate Director of Communications and Editor of Rhodes magazine. The Associate Director, Editor will develop, direct and manage the editorial and graphic design of Rhodes magazine, which publishes three times a year (fall, winter and summer) and has a circulation of 20,000.

The magazine is one of the primary engagement tools that support the relationship between the College and its alumni, parents and friends. Reporting to the Director of Communications in the Office of Communications, the Associate Director, Editor is part of a collaborative team that promotes a wide range of news and information related to Rhodes College.

The Associate Director, Editor will also assist with the development of editorial content for a wide range of additional print publications, as well as the college’s website and social media platforms.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a leadership role developing the editorial content and managing the creative direction of a magazine.
- Preference will be given to candidates with education or professional experience in news journalism and experience with higher-education communications.
- The desired candidate will demonstrate: the ability to assimilate and communicate information on a broad range of topics; editorial skills, including excellent interviewing, writing, story editing and copy editing; excellent command of Associated Press writing style; the ability to help manage and lead a creative staff; and a familiarity with all aspects of both print and online publishing, including contracting with vendors and overseeing postal requirements.
- Being an alumnus/a of Rhodes College is not a requirement for the position, though alumni are particularly invited to apply.

Candidates invited to interview on campus will complete a writing and editing exercise.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. For a complete job description and to apply online, please visit http://jobs.rhodes.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

For more information about Rhodes please visit our web site at http://www.rhodes.edu.

PR Account Exec, Red Rover Memphis (Full-Time Job)

Public Relations Account Executive, Red Rover, Memphis (Full-Time Job)

Webhttp://www.redrovercompany.com/

RedRover, a growing Memphis, Tennessee marketing, public relations and sales consulting firm is seeking a Public Relations Account Executive with 7+ years experience (1) in a similar role at an agency, (2) in a similar freelance capacity, or (3) in a corporate environment.

Selected candidate must have a proven track record of generating measurable results. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, English, communications or related field preferred.

The position requires someone with a broad public relations background with the ability to both conceptualize a public relations strategy and execute on it independently. Selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Writing press releases and preparing information for the media
  • Identifying a client’s target audiences and determining the best way to reach them
  • Responding to requests for information from the media
  • Helping clients communicate effectively to the public including the delivery of media training
  • Drafting speeches and talking points
  • Arranging interviews for clients
  • Establishing and maintaining strong media relationships
  • Developing and delivering client and media pitches
  • Completing budget estimates
  • Concepting public relations campaigns
  • Planning and promoting special events

Account executive will be responsible for both generating new clients (in collaboration with others on the team) and handling client work generated by management.

Candidates with strong established Memphis media relationships and exceptional pitching skills will be given special consideration.

The selected candidate must have an entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic. Special “soft” skills sought:

  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Must demonstrate tremendous initiative in identifying and exceeding client needs
  • Must have exceptional follow-through skills and be well organized
  • Should have excellent people skills and the ability to work with a wide range of clients
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership abilities

RedRover offers career advancement opportunities and competitive compensation including bonus program, healthcare benefits, generous paid time off (PTO), and a dog-friendly environment. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume, with compensation history for the last three positions (required for consideration), by email to careers@redrovercompany.com or by mail to: RedRover Marketing AE Posting, 415 S. Front Street, Suite 121, Memphis, TN 38103. No phone calls or unscheduled office visits please.

Chief Photographer, WMC-TV Memphis (Full-Time Job)

CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER, WMC-TV MEMPHIS (FULL-TIME JOB)

LOCATION: Memphis

CONTACT: clintmoore@wmctv.com.

WEB:  www.wmctv.com

DESCRIPTION: WMC TV, the NBC station in Memphis TN is looking for a Chief Photographer to help lead its staff of photojournalists. This position will require you to work with and manage expectations of the staff, including professional improvement in their shooting and storytelling capabilities. The ideal candidate will also be a creative and dedicated photojournalist in their own right, someone who has the ability to shoot and edit memorable TV News packages and do multiple live shots, and who has at least 5 years of professional experience. This person will also work with the News Operations Manager on new technology and server based play out systems for the news department. A previous management role in a newsroom a plus.

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume to: clintmoore@wmctv.com.

WREG Account Executive


Title: WREG Account Executive

Location: Memphis

Website: wreg.com

Description: Full time position

Contact: business@wreg.com

Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for the retention of current business and the development of new business as evidenced by the attainment of sales goals in total revenue & emphasis revenue.
2. Sells special projects that generate new business.
3. Develops relationships with multiple level contacts at both agencies and advertisers in order to better understand the business objectives and advertising strategies of clients in order to help them achieve their objectives through effective use of electronic media.
4. Develops and successfully executes aggressive growth action plans, overcomes obstacles, continuously improves client relationships by adding value, enhances profitability and increases revenue by fully leveraging the station’s unique advantages.
5. Makes sales presentations to all classifications of advertisers to obtain orders for advertising time and use of commercial production facilities.
6. Co-ordinates internally the actual purchase of advertising time, placement of the schedule and availability of production material.
7. Schedules and makes marketing presentations in conjunction with Sales Manager/Marketing Research using station research materials.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Three to five years media sales exp. & college degree preferred. Nielsen, One Domain, TNS , Internet/Convergence sales and Marshall Marketing experience a plus. Need a proven track record of new business development plus ability to grow business by developing marketing solutions and creative ideas. Need to have excellent written, verbal and organizational skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Must possess a Tennessee Driver’s license (or be able to get one).
Physical Requirements: Eyesight to do sales research and verbal skills used in conversation. Ability to drive a vehicle, put together displays. Dexterity to operate keys and buttons on computers, and telephones. Ability to lift tapes, sales packages and other objects up to 20 pounds and over where needed. Exposed to all kinds of weather in connection with making sales calls on clients.

To apply:
Send resume to Sales Manager: Fax 901-543-2339. Email business@wreg.com. Closing date is 7/22/2012.

Director, Crisis Communications at FedEx

Title: Director, Crisis Communications

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.fedex.com

Description: Plans, organizes, directs and controls Crisis Communications for FedEx Corporation.  Proactively engages, advises and collaborates with senior management of FedEx Corporation and its operating companies on the development and implementation of strategic communications programs to anticipate, plan for and effectively respond to crises that potentially threaten the reputation and brand of FedEx. Directs a professional staff responsible for helping formulate such programs and effectively executing them.  Leads FedEx response team in crisis situations under supervision of the Corporate Vice President, Global Communications and Investor Relations. Formulates strategy and directs staff to respond to certain operational situations involving FedEx Corporation and its Operating Companies, including, by way of example, service disruptions, lawsuits, accidents, security related issues, labor relations, legal allegations involving employees, etc.

Qualifications: Master’s degree preferred. Significant experience in a large, multi-national organization developing strategies for reputation and brand protection. Hands-on experience in crisis communications, especially in operational environments. Extensive knowledge of print and electronic media outlets, including either existing relationships or the ability to quickly build effective relationships with influential journalists likely to cover such issues involving FedEx. Demonstrates sound judgment and operates calmly in high-pressure short-deadline situations. Strong knowledge of digital and social media and experience in managing fast-breaking online issues effectively. Extensive knowledge of labor organizing strategies and tactics and experience in labor-management interaction. Demonstrated ability to quickly craft and articulate strong positions, messages, and statements regarding developing issues. Excellent human relations, negotiations, project management and communications skills, including very high levels of writing and verbal communication skills.

Bachelor’s degree/equivalent in marketing, communications, business administration or related field.  Significant related professional experience in communications or related environment. Demonstrated successful management experience. Excellent human relations, communications and problem solving skills.

To apply: Apply online.

Title: The Fulbright Commission in Berlin’s — Berlin Capital Program 2012 for young American journalists and journalism from November 25 to December 2, 2012

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/berlin-capital-program/

Description: A grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a per diem allowance for meals, lodging, and local travel. The program has been designed to foster transatlantic relations and to promote professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S. It offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. The program consists of an intensive series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in English.

Contact: specialprograms@fulbright.de

Qualifications: Applicants must:

* have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport
* reside in the U.S.
* be a graduating senior or Masters degree student in the field of journalism or communication at a U.S. university,
OR be a young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field, and
* demonstrate relevant background and professional interests

To apply: The program description and the Application Form can be found on the Fulbright Commission in Berlin website at http://www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/berlin-capital-program/

Applications are welcome until June 6, 2012.

Managing editor at St. Louis Beacon/Nine Network of Public Media/St. Louis Public Radio

Title: Managing editor

Location: St. Louis

Description: The Managing Editor will lead the creation of a Center of Public Media — an innovative and groundbreaking collaboration in 2012 election coverage using the resources and reach of the St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Public Radio and the Nine Network of Public Media. The work will engage St. Louisans on-air, online, and in person, and may extend after the election with continued coverage of issues and politics. The Center will focus on local and state races and issues and on how St. Louisans affect and are affected by the national election. The hire term is through December 2012 with the prospect of continued engagement contingent on funding.

Goals of the Center include:

  • Foster understanding and give voice to voters’ concerns;
  • Explain how political issues affect individuals;
  • Disclose the influence of money and interests on the political process; and,
  • Check candidates’ assertions and positions against facts and reality.

Responsibilities:

  • Instigate and manage an innovative strategy for distinctive coverage, drawing on the thinking of the three public media organizations and the public.
  • Manage some staff directly and coordinate work of others to maximize the impact and efficiency of the effort.
  • Find new ways to make this work useful and relevant to voters, using broadcast, digital and other tools for outreach.
  • Maintain project plans, assist in monitoring progress and evaluation of project
  • Contribute to and coordinate the development of written documents and the framing of Center impacts and outcomes
  • Other duties aligned with the outcomes of the Center

Qualifications:

  • Instigate and manage an innovative strategy for distinctive coverage, drawing on the thinking of the three public media organizations and the public.
  • Manage some staff directly and coordinate work of others to maximize the impact and efficiency of the effort.
  • Find new ways to make this work useful and relevant to voters, using broadcast, digital and other tools for outreach.
  • Maintain project plans, assist in monitoring progress and evaluation of project
  • Contribute to and coordinate the development of written documents and the framing of Center impacts and outcomes
  • Other duties aligned with the outcomes of the Center

To apply: Application deadline is May 15. Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples and references via email to:

The Nine Network of Public Media
Managing Editor
Attn: Human Resources Manager
3655 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108
jobs@ketc.org

Media Relations/Communications Professional at American Heart Association

Title: Media Relations/Communications Professional

Location: Memphis

Website: http://www.heart.org/

Description: The American Heart Association gives you the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Our mission is ‘Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke’. Join an organization that was voted ‘One of the Best NonProfits to Work For’ three years in a row!

The Memphis office is seeking an experienced Media Relations/Communications professional to develop and implement communications plans promoting key initiatives in the Memphis market. Primary responsibilities include pitching local media stories, implementing public relations campaigns, securing media sponsorships, grassroots marketing and organizing media events.

Join us in saving lives! Be passionate about your job. We offer excellent benefits including: medical/dental insurance; company paid life insurance; short & long term disability; flexible spending accounts; 12 paid holidays per year; generous vacation and retirement contribution plans, and a smoke free work environment.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Public Relations/Journalism or related field required. Minimum of 3-5 years related experience, along with demonstrated working experience with media and brand management is also required.

NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE. Our recruitment system does not accept faxed or hard copy resumes. You will receive an automated response notifying you that your application has been received. Only those that are selected to interview will be contacted directly.

To apply: Apply online.

Junior Strategist at Rising Tide Interactive

Title: Junior Strategist

Location: Washington

Website: http://www.risingtideinteractive.com

Description: Rising Tide Interactive is seeking a junior strategist/digital ninja to join our digital ad firm in Washington D.C. We’re a small firm doing big work, so we need somebody who’s able to pick up a little bit (or a lot) of everything, from analyzing engagement metrics to developing ad creative to writing media plans. In return, you’ll have the opportunity to play a substantial role in some of the top tier races of the 2012 cycle while learning the ins and outs of digital political advertising. Also, we’ll pay you.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Partners on the development and deployment of digital advertising campaigns
  • Performing research
  • Monitoring available inventory on a variety of ad networks and content distributors
  • Creating and updating ad reports
  • Coordinating production of media plans
  • Monitoring ongoing campaigns and adjusting bids and placements

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of HTML, Excel, and graphics software (Photoshop, Fireworks and/or Illustrator)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, frequently under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to Democratic candidates and causes
  • Passion for politics
  •  Experience with Flash development and web content management systems is preferred but not required.

To apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to jobs@risingtideinteractive.com. No calls please.

Public Affairs Assistant at The Millennium Challenge Corporation

Title: Public Affairs Assistant

Location: Washington

Website: http://www.mcc.gov/

Description: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support economic growth and poverty reduction in carefully selected developing countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. Key MCC operating principles relating to the award of grants include emphasis on economic impact, reward for performance, partnership with recipient countries, and focus on results. Eligible countries are invited to develop and submit grant proposals to MCC for consideration. MCC will seek to enter into a Compact for assistance with those countries that submit quality proposals for poverty reduction through economic growth.

The Congressional and Public Affairs Division (CPA) is seeking a Personal Services Contractor to serve as a Public Affairs Assistant. The purpose of the work is to identify, analyze, and make recommendations to enhance the distribution of critical information and materials to staff. Completed reports and recommendations influence decisions by higher-graded staff or managers
concerning administrative or program operations. Details of the position requirements are provided below.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with coordination, organization, and planning of strategic agency events, including news conferences, receptions, ceremonies, public meetings, and photo opportunities. Prepares communications materials for public events.
  • Assists Press Director with coordinating various media requests; prepares press kits and other press materials. Monitors press coverage of MCC and prepare clips packages for distribution to internal stakeholders.
  • Designs and implements social media strategies and platforms targeting specific audiences to build traffic to MCC’s site. Develops and provides an accurate accounting of MCC’s social media audience and outreach, with procedures to collect and aggregate relevant traffic information and statistics.
  • Assists Communications Director with developing communications materials to help promote MCC results. Will serve as liaison with MCC’s Threshold Program division to produce success story content for website and public collateral.
  • Monitors and updates a comprehensive database of public affairs contacts to coordinate and plan strategic communications campaigns and events.
  • Respond to inquiries from individuals, public officials, and constituent groups on sensitive and complex issues.
  • Provides administrative support to the Managing Director of Public Affairs as needed

Qualifications:

  • This position is limited to U.S. citizens or legal, permanent resident with five years of residency history due to security background clearance requirements.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Public Affairs environment.
  • Knowledge of Public Affairs operations sufficient to develop and disseminate critical program information to a variety of sources.
  • Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification and consolidation of informational materials.
  • Skill in applying organizational program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations.
  • Communication skills to obtain information and discuss issues and operations with supervisors and employees.
  • Knowledge and skill with the following software applications or industry standard tools and techniques
    • Maximizing social media engagement on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
    • Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, InCopy, and Illustrator
    • Microsoft Office suite, including SharePoint
    • online email campaign platforms, including MailChimp
    • media research tools, including Cision and LexisNexis
    • graphic and web design

To apply: Read more about this posting here.