Heifer International Seeks Public Relations Senior Specialist

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Heifer International
Public Relations Senior Specialist
Little Rock, AR

Function:
The Public Relations (PR) Senior Specialist builds domestic and international awareness of Heifer International and its mission to end hunger and poverty. The PR Senior Specialist builds relationships with and responds to inquiries from local, regional, national and international media. The PR Senior Specialist is responsible for expanding in-country and domestic media relationships, cultivating opportunities for thought leadership, and creating campaigns and pitches that inspire individual and community action to end poverty. Strong writing and pitch skills, as demonstrated by samples or portfolio, are required.

Responsibilities:
1. Increase general awareness of Heifer International, both with domestic and international audiences.
2. Develop and execute public relations strategies and campaigns to inspire a movement to end hunger and poverty.
3. Respond to and initiate media contacts for interviews and information; research and facilitate relationships with all media – local, regional, national and international.
4. Provide media training and coaching; appear on television/radio and participate in print interviews and events on behalf of the organization.
5. Write and edit press releases, media advisories, news wire releases, talking points, position statements, speeches and scripts.
6. Maintain crisis communication procedures and advise on responses, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Global Communications and Public Relations Manager.
7. Track and analyze reports on media impact in support of overall awareness; inform Heifer staff about significant press coverage; coordinate collection of historical and current records of media alerts, news releases and media coverage.
8. May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years job related experience.

Preferred Requirements:
• Master’s degree plus seven (7) years job related experience.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
• Knowledge of public relations and workings of all forms of media.
• Knowledge of Heifer’s programmatic work and international development issues.
• Strong writing, editing and presentation skills.
• Negotiation skills including listening and persuading. Ability to identify public relations organizational threats.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
• Proven communication and leadership skills with the ability to coach and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
• Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
• Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
• Ability to confidently give presentations and impromptu speeches to a wide range of audiences, including board members, executive members, local to international media.
• Ability to motivate team members and coordinate work with multidisciplinary teams.
• Ability to effectively plan, prepare, and present material and speeches for publication that conform to prescribed style and format with impeccable attention to detail.
• May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods of time, as well as occasional bending and lifting.
• Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
• Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
• Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to lift from floor to waist and carry up to 20 pounds (9 kilograms).

Please visit heifer.org/careers to apply. Heifer International is an AA/EOE.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Seeks Communications/Social Media Specialist

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Position Title: Communications\Social Media Specialist

To apply for this position, please scroll down to the ‘Apply for this position’ box near the bottom of this page.

Position Details
Department: DIGITAL SERVICES Posting #: 3017209
Category: Professional Date Posted: 6/29/2015
Days/Shifts: Mon – Fri (Days, 8am-5pm) Employee Type: Full Time
Location: Little Rock
Position Summary

The Communications/Social Media Specialist reports to the Manager of Digital Services and supports the ACH Strategic Plan by promoting the hospital through internal communications, various printed publications, digital platforms and media relations. This position is also responsible for organizing internal communication plans including but not limited to the distribution of content via email and intranet.

Position Duties
1. Serves as editor and coordinator of internal and external publications and communications plans for the hospital including Vital Signs newsletter, Vital Signs eNews, hospital wide communications and brochures.

  • Works with Advisory Boards to plan content appropriate for the intended audience of each publication following mentorship of Senior Media Relations Specialist.
  • Serves as writer/editor of the Vital Signs internal monthly newsletter.
  • Plans and conducts necessary interviews.
  • Writes and edits articles for internal communications; securing approval from stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Marketing Specialist/Designer to coordinate layout and graphic elements of publications.
  • Oversees distribution of assigned publications on schedule.
  • Manages the Vital Signs eNews mailbox, internal communication tool and any other internal-focused digital properties.
  • Distributes approved, hospital-wide communications from ACH Leadership and/or as part of an overall project-level communications plan.
  • Writes and edits text for hospital brochures and other printed materials as assigned.
2. Produces and writes content for ACH’s digital platforms supporting the ACH Strategic Plan.

  • Works with Media Services Manager and Media Services team to plan, produce and write video content for ACH’s digital platforms.
  • Uses “point and click” camera for photography supporting news stories as assigned.
  • Collaborates with Physician Service Line Marketing Specialist and Patient Experience Marketing Specialist in developing marketing communications news and information (original online content) to support ACH’s growth strategy.
  • Cultivates a relationship with assigned key stakeholders throughout the hospital.
  • Responsible for writing and editing webpage content.
  • Supports ACH’s Social Media strategy, led by Manager of Digital Services, by assisting and recommending content for the editorial calendar and writing/producing original content supporting the ACH Strategic Plan.
  • Publishes approved content to ACH’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, etc.).
  • Monitors subscriber comments and responds when appropriate.
  • Monitors key performance indicators on social media accounts.
  • Alerts ACH Director of Marketing Communications and Branding, as well as other appropriate leaders, of concerns posted or emerging issues for troubleshooting/service recovery on ACH’s social media platforms.
3. Writes news and feature stories supporting the ACH Strategic Plan, the hospital’s growth strategy, and various hospital initiatives for external release concerning ACH and its related entities.

  • Acts as daytime contact for media inquiries and escorts media during on-campus visits following mentorship of Senior Media Relations Specialist.
  • Maintains contact with ACH department managers, physicians, and the Physician Service Line Marketing Specialist, to generate news leads, while researching marketplace trends to develop future story opportunities.
  • Establishes and maintains media contacts to generate targeted news stories throughout Arkansas and surrounding region.
  • Uses journalistic experience and knowledge of hospital resources to research, write and oversee timely distribution of press releases promoting ACH personnel and services.
  • Secures approval from all appropriate persons in a timely manner.
  • Notifies Manager of Digital Services, Director of Marketing, Communications and Branding, and ACH Administration of scheduled media stories.
  • Coordinates media interviews, scheduling ACH personnel and securing parental consent for featured patients.
  • Uses CISION for media monitoring, providing news clips to key stakeholders, Innertube monitors on campus and archildrens.org, while supporting monthly/quarterly CISION monitoring reports for media valuation and competitive analysis.
4. Researches marketplace and external publications to determine current medical issues and trends for opportunities to publicize about ACH key initiatives, Signature Programs, and others.

  • Maintains membership in a professional organization related to public relations.
  • Reviews industry publications, websites and other resources for current medical issues and trends.
  • Researches other leading health care organizations and companies’ internal communications efforts related to print and Web.
5. Serves as hospital spokesman and media contact when on call.

  • Takes 24-hour PR call and carries PR beeper on a rotation basis.
  • Uses judgment based on knowledge of hospital and ACH policy to respond to media inquiries.
  • Answers all media inquiries as soon as possible after inquiry is received.
Position Qualifications
Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university Field of Study: Journalism, English or Public Relations Required

Experience Requirements

1 year Experience in the media or communications field preferred, preferably in health care. experience preferred experience Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements

Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) (Certification) Preferred

Skill Requirements

Excellent written and oral communications skills Required
Ability to adapt to new and emerging communication technologies to enhance ACH’s ongoing media relations efforts. Required
Ability to work under tight deadlines Required
Strong interpersonal skills Required
Experience with content management tools. Required

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity – Stand Frequently
Physical Activity – Walk Frequently
Physical Activity – Sit Frequently
Physical Activity – Use hands to touch, handle, or feel Regularly
Physical Activity – Reach with hands and arms Frequently
Physical Activity – Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend Occasionally
Physical Activity – Talk or hear Regularly
Physical Environment – Inside Office Environment / conditions Regularly
Physical Environment – Wet or humid conditions (non-weather) Occasionally
Physical Environment – Outdoor weather conditions Occasionally
Physical Environment – Extreme cold (non-weather) Occasionally
Physical Environment – Extreme heat (non-weather) Occasionally
Physical Environment – Infectious disease Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight – Up to 10 pounds Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight – Up to 25 pounds Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight – Up to 35 pounds Occasionally
Noise Level – In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be: Moderate

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Delilah Devlin Releases Second in Night Fall Book Series

Truly Madly Deadly

A no-nonsense cop with no time for romance, Darcy suddenly finds herself embroiled in a steamy love triangle between her mortal partner and a handsome vampire. Going from abstinence to wantonness, she’s unable to resist the two men’s relentless seduction or her own sensual curiosity about a vampire’s special kiss. @delilahdevlin ‪#‎NightFall http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZVQNPAK

Until recently, award-winning romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she’s missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation—the better to feed her hungry muse!

For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it’s comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now—writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation.

Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 100 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.

She is published by  Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Spice, Kensington, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County Seeks Development Coordinator

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The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County (SPSF) is seeking a Development Coordinator to join our team. SPSF serves low-income, single parent college students in Pulaski County by providing scholarships and support services.

The Development Coordinator will be responsible for all facets of coordination and the day-to-day management of all fundraising efforts including database management and stewardship. SPSF uses the Benevon model of fundraising to engage the broader community and build individual support for our mission.  The individual we are seeking must be detail oriented and ready to work as a team member. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Major responsibilities include

  • Coordinate and manage all facets of organizational fundraising
  • Responsible for all facets of donor database management including reporting and logistics
  • Coordinate all aspects of event and donor follow up
  • Participate in public relations and civic engagements as needed
  • Coordinate and manages volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and proficiencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years development experience preferred
  • Nonprofit experience and/or higher education experience is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (word, excel, powerpoint), Dropbox, and familiar with Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • QuickBooks experience is preferred
  • Must be detail oriented and willing to work flexible hours during peak times

Salary commensurate with experience.  Please email resume and cover letter to info@spsfpulaski.org or mail to SPSF Pulaski, P.O. Box 925, Little Rock, AR 72203.

Closing date is July 8, 2015.

City of Little Rock Seeks Commercial Real-Estate Agent for 12th Street Station

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The City of Little Rock is looking for a commercial real-estate agent to assist in determining the market rate and recruit tenants for over 7,000 square feet of mixed use space in the 12th Street Station located at 3917 W. 12th Street. If you are interested please contact Frederick Gentry at 371-4480 or fgentry@littlerock.org
Bid 15148 12th St Police Station Mixed Use Space – Revised 6-19-15

Mass Enthusiasm Seeks PHP Developer

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PHP Developer

We’re looking for a solid PHP developer to join our team!

Requirements:

  • Friendly personality with no ego.
  • Intermediate to advanced PHP skills.
  • Basic HTML/CSS markup skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced Javascript.

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Experience with git source control.
  • Experience with any PHP framework.
  • Experience with developing websites in any content management system. (WordPress, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, etc.)

Full time. Salary negotiable based on experience.

We offer 2 weeks vacation after a year of employment, 50% paid health insurance and a casual work environment. Not to mention 9 great people who treat each other like family. :-)

No remote work. You must be available to work in office during normal business hours.
Send resume and contact information to jobs@inthooz.com.​

Associated Press Seeks Newsperson/Data Reporter

Newsperson/Data Reporter

Location: District of Columbia-Washington   Expertise: Editorial-Graphics, Editorial-Investigative Reporting, Editorial-Multimedia: Content, Editorial-Multimedia: Design Position ID: 10065575   Level of Job: Professional/Specialist # of Openings: 1   Type of Job: Full-time Certification: None   Job Category: News/Editorial Education: Bachelors or equivalent   External Expiration Date: 7/16/15Opened Date:              6/16/15


Description

The Associated Press is seeking a Newsperson/Data Reporter with superior data and investigative journalism skills to join its Pulitzer-winning Washington D.C. data/investigative team.

We’re looking for someone who can develop, pursue and write original stories based on sources, documents or data to drive the most significant and impactful journalism for Page 1, and is comfortable collaborating on the biggest stories with small teams of colleagues. This team pursues ambitious long-term projects but also at times pivots to advance AP’s fast-paced coverage of major breaking news on deadline. We were first to discover Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server in her home, investigated the Sony hacking, Amtrak crash, Newtown shootings and Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, and exposed the FBI’s secretive air force of surveillance planes hidden behind shell companies.

The successful candidate will significantly strengthen the team’s ability to find, compile, scrape, acquire, ingest and analyze rich data from government, commercial and other sources to help distinguish AP’s journalism for customers in print, online and broadcast. If you don’t know what WGET or an API is, this job is not for you. Working expediently under deadline is required. We work closely with editors and reporters across AP’s national and international staff, along with AP’s legal team, photographers, video journalists, graphic artists and other data reporters. Show us what we don’t know, and impress us with ways to work smarter and better.

Qualifications:

Strong reporting and data skills with proven track record at breaking news. Must be comfortable working in SQL, Excel. Mapping experience with ArcGIS, QGIS or alternatives a plus. Working experience required with LexisNexis, FEC data, PACER, DocumentCloud, AWS, EDGAR, SOPR/LDA, GuideStar, FARA, FPDS. Some programming in Ruby, Perl or other scripting languages required. High-level experience with U.S. Freedom of Information Act, state open records laws required.

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. for any employer is mandatory.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
  • Outstanding communications skills, including the ability to cooperate with and work with reporters and editors remotely.
  • The ability to work in multiple formats and/or as part of a team that includes editors and reporters working in multiple formats.
  • The ability to adapt to a fast-changing news environment and provide support at critical times to AP reporters on deadline.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

– See more at: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AP&cws=1&rid=4361#sthash.8MnF0aMD.dpuf