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JOB LISTING: Windows Web Services & Content writer for Microsoft

Microsoft’s Windows Web Services & Content Team is looking for an experienced writer who can combine good writing with social media and multimedia skills to write about the latest technologies out of Microsoft and how it can help in people’s every day lives.

The job is based in its headquarters in Redmond.

More details are here.

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Job Posting: Senior Community Service Employment Program National Director for the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

General Responsibilities: Reporting to the President and CEO, the SCSEP National Director serves as a member of NAPCA’s senior management team and is responsible for all non-executive administration, operational direction and management of the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for the overall management, supervision and operations of the NAPCA SCSEP program including oversight of all project site and headquarter performance and staff.
  • Provides staff development, training opportunities and performance evaluations in keeping with NAPCA Personnel Policies and Practices for employment and training of Project Directors and related staff.
  • Responsible for monitoring all project site performance to ensure that all Department of Labor goals are met in a timely manner.
  • In collaboration with President and CEO and CFO, prepares annual budget and is responsible for monitoring all grant expenditures, assuring that expenses are reasonable and allowable under funding source and NAPCA guidelines, and within budget limitations and levels.
  • Writes the annual grant, reports, correspondence, articles and other materials as required by funding sources and the President and CEO.
  • Remains up-to-date with program policies, regulations, procedures and guidelines from funding sources and trains supervisees in same.
  • Prepares comments and position papers on policy issues and program concerns for oral and written presentation as required.
  • Oversees development and maintenance of management information systems for aforementioned programs which produce accessible, accurate, efficient, up-to-date, comprehensive and readily retrievable computerized information, records and reports in the following areas: program participants, program operations, federal regulations and requirements, fiscal records and budgets, and correspondence.
  • Collaborates with NAPCA senior managers to ensure that computerized information systems are compatible with and complementary to other information systems within the organization.
  • Prepares quarterly program report for NAPCA senior managers to ensure that computerized information systems are compatible with and complementary to other information systems within the organization.
  • Prepares quarterly program report for NAPCA Board of Directors in a timely manner.
  • Represents NAPCA at meetings and conferences that require out of town travel approximately 20 percent of the time on duty
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree and two years experience in human services or related field or, Bachelor’s degree and five years experience in related field.  Documented Management and supervisory experience, knowledge and skills.  Verifiable excellence in written and oral communications, and interpersonal relationship skills with particular reference to technical report writing.  Professional interaction and experience with: employment and training programs; compliance with: employment and training programs; compliance with government funded programs; human services, particularly with Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  Excellent organizational skills.  Valid driver’s license.  Capacity and willingness to travel extensively and nationally.

Work Hours:

Normal work hours begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. daily except for holidays.  Normal lunch period is one hour taken between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Occasional work is required outside of normal work hours and will be compensated per NAPCA Policies and Procedures.

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Job Opening: UW Director of Marketing and Communications (Open Until Filled)

Reporting directly to the Dean and Vice Provost, the Director works closely with the Associate and Assistant Deans, Director for Advancement, and other GS staff to define and powerfully convey key messages to both internal and external constituencies in order to further the Graduate School’s strategic goals.  The Director also serves as the primary liaison between the GS and UW Marketing and ensures that communications tactics and event/marketing collateral align with University policies and best practices. 
             Collaborating with the schools leadership and staff, the responsibilities of the Director of Communication and Marketing will include:
             Craft and implement strategies designed to increase the visibility of graduate education and research at the UW, and of the Graduate School as a leader in UW graduate education.
             Serve as senior writer/editor on key projects, which may include reports, policy briefs, articles, news releases, faculty/student success profiles, newsletters, speeches/talking points, op-ed pieces or educational materials. As appropriate, aid resource development in constructing proposals or donor collateral. Provide staff consultation on other initiatives.
             Lead the development of a multi-year strategic communication/marketing plan for the Graduate School.  Align communications opportunities (key print/web publications and reports, media relations, philanthropic communications) with the need to build interest and support among key constituencies (students, faculty, staff, administrators, legislators, higher education associations, foundations and major donors, key political targets, the media, institutional peers/competitors, etc.).
             Develop or refine strong, consistent asset messaging for use in all strategic communications, such as print and web, university relations, media relations, and donor relations. Target messages, tone and style to resonate with the interests of different audiences. Creatively utilize quantitative and qualitative assessment data to highlight the measurable value of graduate students and faculty to broader intellectual, social, and economic development.
             Lead development of the schools Web site as a strategic component of  the schools marketing and communications plan, including design, content development, and tactics for electronic outreach. 
                This position provides opportunities to work with a team whose goal is to provide high quality graduate training that serves to prepare individuals for a wide variety of productive careers and positions of leadership.  Recent results of the National Research Council study of Research Doctorate Programs show that numerous UW programs rank among the best in the country. Requirements:

          Bachelor’s degree and a substantive background in communications and/or marketing including the following experience and capabilities:
             A minimum of three years professional experience leading a variety of advocacy, communication and/or marketing programs (The Director must be both a strategist and an operative.  
             Superior writing and editing skills, particularly for marketing and philanthropic purposes. Demonstrated ability to write in a style and voice suitable to different audiences.  The position will require writing engaging news stories for the general public, compelling promotional and philanthropic pieces for alumni and donors, as well as nuanced position papers and proposals for legislators and targeted community stakeholders.
             Experience with computer software programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and design programs, such as InDesign, PageMaker, and PhotoShop.

        Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
        Desired:      A masters degree in communication or a related field.
Application Process:
        Part of the application process for this position includes completing an on-line cover letter assessment as well as the Employment Eligibility Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select “Apply to this Position” on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until the assessment is complete.
              The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. <>  To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or <> .


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Jos Posting: CNN Director of Programming

CNN is on the hunt for a programming executive to oversee Atlanta based programming and news operations. Details are as follows. If you have an interest and match the qualifications, please email your resume and cover letter to AND apply online at <>  req # 115529.

Duties: The Director of Programming, CNN/US, is the network’s primary programming executive in Atlanta, responsible for making all newscasts emanating from CNN headquarters winners in their time periods. While this position has a strategic focus, it requires hands-on requiring an ability to articulate a vision for CNN programming success and an appetite for getting intimately involved to ensure CNN is first with the most accurate information and arresting presentation of news. Experience managing significant budgets is also required.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in journalism or related field. Experience may be accepted in lieu of degree. Proven track record of covering breaking news; expert level experience in packaging day to day news coverage; proven track record in beating the competition through quality journalism; 5 years management experience. Incumbents must have demonstrated excellence in the following competencies: leadership, communication, interpersonal, analytical, and the ability to produce quality programming.

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Reboot Your Career Workshop – March 13, 2009

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Application deadline is FRIDAY, March 6.

This coaching session is limited to 10 participants and will be led by former senior producer Doug Kim, who is now managing editor of Microsoft Office Online.

From Doug: During this intensive workshop on repositioning yourself for a new career, we’ll assess goals, talk about how to market your skills to new industries and start working on revamping resumes. When we’re done, you’ll emerge with a new, focused strategy for the next
phase of your career. Bring a current resume and a laptop, and be prepared to share your career goals with your fellow participants. (What happens in the workshop stays in the workshop.) We’ll also have a guest appearance by Microsoft content management executive Jessica Reading.

This kind of intense coaching routinely costs $400. AAJA Seattle will offer this on a deeply discounted basis: $25 to members laid off in the past three months (or at imminent risk, like Seattle P-I members) and $40 to other members. This is a service for AAJA members only. We will make this available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will have coffee and pastries on site.

Preregistration is required. Please check with National if you are unsure about whether your membership is current. The phone number for AAJA National is (415) 346-2051.

To apply for the workshop, send your resume to with “Reboot Your Career” in the subject line and drop off your check made payable to “AAJA” in a sealed envelope at The Seattle Times (attention: Nicole Tsong, AAJA chapter treasurer). The address is 1120 John St, Seattle, WA 98109.

You will be sent confirmation once your payment is received as well as details on the session’s location.

Act today! These 10 slots are filling up fast!

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