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02/10/09 … from Joan Dumaine:

This site could be good resource for our alumni – It has a variety of possibilities. It’s similar to but more media centered.
Terry from LHH sent it out. I just started to look things up. Joan
Marketing/Editorial Assistant
BAYARD INC., – New London, CT
Marketing/Editorial Assistant Needed for local Publisher. Write creative marketing copy for fax and email campaigns, direct mail packages, inserts and flyers. Manage marketing calendar and meet deadlines for fax and email campaigns. Editorial skills required include excellent writing and proofreading skills, ability to work independently and with…
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Joan Dumaine offers this:

Company: ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORDReq’d Experience: Not Specified
Location: US-CT-HartfordBase Pay: N/A
Employee Type: Full-Time Employee
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Administrative-Publications Assistant
Hartford CT2269905
Qualified self starter possessing good clerical, customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with writers in obtaining copyrighted material for publication of booklets and other printed materials. AS degree in a related field, proficiency in Indesign, Photoshop, all Microsoft applications as well as page layout and website maintenance, are required. Interested candidates send your resume to: HR Director, 134 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06105 or fax (860) 241-0827.
Published in the Hartford Courant on Sunday, 2/8/2009


The Rare Reminder is looking to expand its news coverage and is seeking an editor, full-time, based in Rocky Hill. They are looking for people eager to get out in the field, make contacts, etc.
Resume, salary requirements, and two writing samples or tear sheets to [email protected] (attn.: Kristen Chenette, no calls)


The Office of Communication is currently looking for an assistant to work with our Web Specialist.

Details of the position follow. Thank you!

Sharon Scorso
Budget Manager
Office of Communication
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

860 768-4597
860 768-4378 (fax)


Web Assistant (Temporary June 2009)
The University of Hartford Office of Communication seeks a Web assistant to work with the department’s Web specialist in the coding, design, and building of Web pages. This temporary position will start immediately and continue through June 30. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (35 paid hours per week, one hour lunch break daily). This is an on-site position.
Experience in hand coding HTML, CSS, Web 2.0, Dreamweaver, Photoshop required. Familiarity with Macintosh and PC environments, databases and ASP preferred.
Compensation is $20/hour. Submit resume to Sharon Scorso at [email protected]

01/12/09 This from Drew Crandall, local Public Relations pro:

* As you know, there is significant crossover between PR professionals and journalism. WVIT-TV 30 (NBC) in West Hartford is looking for a News Reporter. Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews, produce the content in the field, write and voice the story, and present the story live as scheduled on a designated newscast. Work with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce station news packages. Produce additional video and graphic presentations as requested. Contribute story ideas for key series pieces and lead stories for daily news programs. Research and write scripts for news content. Select video and coordinate the editing and graphic design production for material that appears on-air. Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories. Build relationships with the community and community leaders for the purpose of developing connections to story leads. Participate in station-sponsored events and all assigned special promotions projects. To apply, please visit and click on the jobs/careers link. This will take you to the GE online job bank. While you’re there, check out other job openings at GE!

* There is also significant crossover between PR professionals and development. Container Recycling Institute in Glastonbury is looking for a part-time Development Director. For details, email [email protected] or visit and go to job CT 2262713.

* There is also significant crossover between PR professionals and overall marketing and sales management. Colt’s Manufacturing in Hartford is seeking an International Sales & Marketing Manager. For details, visit and go to job CT2262741.

Don’t “cross crossover” positions off your prospective job list! If the truth were known, most of us have experienced one or more crossovers during our careers. Virtually no careers these days are straight lines. They have some crossover curves to them. Maybe it’s a good time for a change and a new challenge that’s still related to your core talents, interests, and needs.

Happy Job-Hunting!



Drew Crandall, Editor
Public Relations Society of America
CT Valley Chapter
30 Lafayette Square, Suite 118
Vernon, CT 06066

12/11 I’m sure the pay is horrendous at the Glastonbury Citizen
and the hours are bizarre, but there could be some real fun to community
weekly journalism (and a way to keep a thumb in the biz until things
Respected Glastonbury (CT) area weekly newspaper seeks responsible,
highly-motivated, self-starting reporter to cover two small towns.
Duties include covering town government and writing human-interest
feature stories. Health insurance, 401K. E-mail resume and writing
samples to [email protected]

12/8 Yale is looking for a communications pro, Colin Poitras says:

Here’s one close to home – and there is already a Courant connection on campus with Bill Hathaway!

Manager — Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Yale University

General Purpose
Manage strategic planning, development and execution of all communications initiatives and focused outreach functions of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity; work closely with Senior Faculty to identify a full range of communications needs; ensure those needs are met; oversee the development and execution of an ambitious media relations strategy to increase the Rudd Center’s national and international visibility and reputation.

Essential Duties
1. Develop and manage implementation of comprehensive, strategic communications plan to promote the Rudd Center.
2. Seek, identify and leverage media opportunities, collaborations, placements and contacts to promote the Rudd Center and the Center’s faculty members.
3. Develop story ideas, prepare releases or other background materials to implement those stories; creatively pursue placement of media coverage of same.
4. Execute creative, targeted media outreach strategies in concert with Rudd Center academic and policy initiatives, as well as existing communication vehicles (website, publications, multimedia, etc.). Ensure all print and electronic communications are aligned with the Center’s brand strategy.
5. Responsible for widespread dissemination of Rudd Center content.
6. Responsible for measures to publicize and substantially increase user traffic to Rudd Center website and other communications outreach programs such as newsletter, seminar series, blog and iTunes podcast series.
7. Identify information that draws public interest and promotes public awareness of the Rudd Center’s role as an internationally recognized leader in policy-relevant scientific research. Demonstrate the capacity to understand the significance of this information and place it before the public in an accessible and compelling form. Work with faculty, administrators and staff at the Rudd Center to further public understanding of their activities. Coordinate with other public relations staff from across the University to achieve that goal through press releases, University publications, webcasts or other mechanisms.
8. Respond to inquiries from the news media, government and advocacy groups and the public. Utilize independent research of background information in the development of effective response strategies; articulate that response via personal interviews or written responses.
9. Develop and maintain regular contact with media representatives in a manner that enhances the efficacy of media relations.
10. Serve as liaison to local, regional and national educational, legislative and community-based groups.
11. Supervise and cultivate rich, collaborative relationships with global print and broadcast media.
12. Understand and leverage new media and secure multi-dimensional coverage through a variety of leading-edge media formats and channels.
13. Develop brand strategy and work to ensure the brand is aligned with the Center’s strategic plan.
14. Serve as key player in all Center initiatives; work as liaison with external agencies and internal administrators and academics.
15. Lead and supervise communications team, including Media & Communications Manager and Communications Assistant.

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field and six to eight years work experience in communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Education & Experience
1. A strong background in electronic communication, including the Web and e-mail. 2. Strong understanding of modern communications technology and electronic constructs, systems and processes such as websites, databases, server networks, search engine optimization, multi-media and information architecture.3. Preferred: Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field.

Skills & Abilities
1. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, QuarkXpress, InDesign and Macromedia Creative Suite.
2. Strong organizational and managerial skills.
3. Demonstrated creativity, accountability and initiative.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Federal government regulations require us to gather and maintain information on job applicants by race and gender.

New Haven, CT
Employment Type
Full Time
Commensurate with experience
ADMINISTRATIVE JOBS, Academic administration, Institutional administration, Business / financial management
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Yale University

12/7/08 The newest item, a PR job for a nonprofit in Middletown:

Vivan Martin, coordinator of the CCSU journalism program, has an opening for a tenure-track position

Central Connecticut State University seeks tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach introductory and advanced courses in reporting and writing in a new Journalism major expected to begin Fall 2009. Responsibilities may also include supervising student media. Four course teaching load per semester, with opportunity for release time for research. Additional responsibilities include committee work, participation in conferences, and publication. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field; specialization in one or more of the following: digital journalism/new media, photojournalism, journalism history, and media law and ethics; and, teaching experience and evidence of publication and professional activity required. A secondary specialty and/or recent employment in the field of online news preferred. Credentials and experience substantially comparable to the above will be considered.

Preference will be given to applications received by December 16, 2008. To apply, please complete the Applicant Cover Page at and submit it along with a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, sample publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Vivian Martin, English Department, CCSU, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050.

Jim Cirilli of Data Capture Solutions in Manchester is looking for people with reporting/research/investigation or sales skills to identify companies that might need his company’s services and products. The firm specializes in bar-code scanning equipment used in inventory control, etc. — like UPS uses to track packages. Essentially the job entails talking to companies about their work-flow or supply chain problems, then reporting that back to sales reps and lining up the right execs to approach for a sale. He’ll provide training and can provide more details.

Liz Halloran offers this:

For job searchers willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C., area and who are considering jobs outside journalism, here’s a terrific resource:
This is a registration site, and costs $5 a month – and an additional $5 to join. But it contains an exhaustive, constantly updated list of jobs available on Capitol Hill, in government agencies, and in both the for- and non-profit sectors.
Lots of jobs where journalism experience would be a valuable asset.
Best, Liz Halloran

This from Stephanie Reitz:

Subject: open position at UMass Medical School
>Hello, folks.
>I’m sending this to those of you in my address book who run in circles
>that are likely to include a couple possible candidates for a position
>we have open here at UMass Medical School. Our office is seeking a new
>full-time staffer to help with the Medical School’s publications and
>communications plans. Below is the position description. I would
>appreciate it if you could forward this to any professionals you can
>think of who have the appropriate skills and interest to work in a very
>busy office where we create award-winning publications for the Medical
>School and many of its components. It’s no exaggeration to say that
>every day brings something new–a new challenge, a new topic in science
>or health care, new students and faculty to interact with, new ideas.
>If you or anyone you know is interested in this position, here’s the
>link on the Medical School’s HR site, which provides an online
>mechanism for applying:
>AB01E1C3 Think about the people you know and forward this to any who
>might be a good fit

New from Paul Marks via Drew Crandall:
#1: Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications

The Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications will serve as a key member of the company’s Marketing and Communications team and as a member of the company’s Marketing and Communications Strategic Council. This individual will develop and execute integrated communications plans that consider all internal and external audiences for key company-wide initiatives. In addition, this individual will oversee financial communications, including quarterly earnings results announcements and internal initiatives to raise employee financial literacy. This individual will also spearhead executive communications focusing on leadership communications both internally and externally.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Media Relations, the individual will work in close concert with senior level executives, including the company’s CEO, COO and CFO, and with investor relations, employee communications and the company’s overall media relations team, setting communications strategy and ensuring consistency of message throughout all channels.

All interested parties, please express your interest to [email protected]

#2: Director, Property-Casualty Communications:
Personal Lines & Small Commercial

The individual selected for this position will be responsible for helping to manage all external and internal communications activities related to major businesses of The Hartford’s property-casualty company: personal lines and small commercial insurance. This individual will provide strategic and tactical leadership related to promoting The Hartford’s business and products in these areas through external communications, including public relations programs, media relations and communications through agents and brokers.

This individual will also be responsible for managing the many internal communications responsibilities related to the segment and its many employees and stakeholders. Through this person’s efforts The Hartford should be able to point to successes, both external and internal, which help to grow the company’s business through effective communications. Because this person serves as an advisor to the segment and business unit leaders and to the company’s communications leaders and other executives, it is important for this individual to be able to develop a firm grasp of how The Hartford does business in these areas and bring to the job a demonstrated track record in managing complex external and internal communications challenges.

All interested parties, please express your interest to [email protected]

#3: Executive Speech Writer

The Executive Speech Writer will report to the Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications and will be responsible for developing strategic communications for members of the Office of the Chairman, with a primary focus on the chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief financial officer. The position will require the ability to interface and effectively interact with and provide guidance to executives at the highest level within the organization.

This individual will be a part of the strategic media relations group which manages the company’s corporate media relations efforts, ranging from announcing the company’s quarterly financial results to securing speaking opportunities for executives and acting as spokespersons for the overall organization on a wide variety of topics, among other activities.

All interested parties, please express your interest to [email protected]

Happy Job-Hunting!


1) photogs and graphics folks should contact him about some possible freelance work at Pratt & Whitney.

[email protected]

And this one:
Someone there may be interested in this recently posted Yale job which seems to pay up to $75K.

Original Posting Date 02-Oct-2008


Department Academic and Scientific Affairs

University Generic Title Public Relations Officer 1

Posting Position Title Staff Writer

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular
Salary Grade (Min/Max) < > 23Work Week Standard – 37.5 hrs (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Work Location Medical School Campus

Worksite Address 135 College

Position General Purpose Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Program at Yale, with close association with the Program Administrator, develop and implement strategies to promote community awareness and educational programs concerning cutting edge research supported by WHRY; identify and generate relevant information to specific funding sources for grant or program support of WHRY’s efforts; coordinate public affairs for the WHRY program.

Essential Duties 1. Generate highly-polished, well-written materials for the public that translate highly scientific medical research into easily readable and understandable text. Write portions of grant applications; research information supporting applications for funding.

2. In collaboration with the Executive Director, design, develop and implement new strategies for providing research-based educational information on women’s health to the general public and funding agencies. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the program’s volunteer community advisory council, identify and obtain financial support for research and program related activities. Communicate regularly with the community advisory council; attend council meetings to coordinate outreach and funding-related goals.

3. Collaborate with the program coordinator in identifying and obtaining financial support for scientific program-related activities. Provide research necessary for effective solicitation of donors and foundations to support the work of the Program.

4. Develop and oversee the Program’s annual fund-raising campaign.

5. Develop and provide presentations on topics related to the goals of the Program and women’s health research to members of the general public for the purpose of raising awareness about women’s health and the research supported by the Program. Plan, oversee and participate in the selection and introduction of speakers for the WHRY monthly workshop series and for the Program’s larger conferences.

6. Provide written content for the Program’s newsletter, web site, information pamphlets and promotional materials. Conceptualize, develop, write and edit materials promoting the Program for a variety of audiences.

7. Develop and maintain contact with advocacy groups and legislative offices collaborating with the Program to ensure the continued presence of the Program in the community, state and nation. 8. Serve as spokesperson for the Program on a variety of issues once protocol has been cleared.

Education and Experience 1. Bachelor’s Degree and three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Education and Experience 1. Two years of related work experience with demonstrated competence in this field.

Skills & Abilities 1. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

2. Excellent interpersonal skills.

3. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once.

4. Self-starter; ability to meet deadlines working independently.

5. Strong computer skills; experience in database, web, publishing and photoshop/graphic software.

6. Public relations skills; writing skills.

7. Writing skills with the capability of translating scientific information into materials that connote the serious and important findings of research, yet are easily read by the public.

8. Preferred: Experience with Power Point, Publisher, web software and Photoshop/graphic software.

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

This from Glen Harris:

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More from Michele Jacklin:

Communications Director
Building with Books
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
And this from Drew Crandall:

The only PR-related opening I spotted in yesterday’s Courant was the Public Information & Outreach Representative at CT Transit in Hartford. This position has been open a good chunk of this summer. For details, email [email protected] or visit and go to Web CT2215422. They are accepting resumes until the job is filled.

From Meg Dupont:

Wonder if folks are thinking about opportunities overseas? I am, but am looking out of the news biz. But in looking at job websites overseas, I see some cool-sounding opportunities in newspapers/media.
Such as:

From Kim Martineau:

I heard unofficially that Quinnipiac is looking to hire someone in its PR department. (I don’t think the job is posted yet) but FYI…

This from former policital columnist Michele Jacklin:
Over the weekend, I got a notice about this job vacancy. It would involve a move, but at least it’s in Massachusetts. I tend to hear about higher education communication jobs, though most of them require computer skills that reporters and editors typically don’t have. Nonetheless, when I hear of communications jobs, I’ll send along the notices.

A couple of other job sites that are pretty good: and They’re not necessarily journalism jobs but they post interesting job openings in communication, public relations, teaching and the nonprofit sector. And don’t forget about the state of Connecticut. Go to the state of Connecticut web site, Department of Administrative Services and look under job openings. Although there’s a state hiring freeze, some agencies are filling positions anyway. One other thing — both the University of Connecticut and the UConn Health Center have their own job sites. You can register online to receive weekly listings of job openings from both places. Again, they’re obviously not journalism jobs, but some are communication and writing jobs. Yale University also maintains its own jobs web site. You have to register online.
–Michele Jacklin

And this from former copy editor Rick Stewart:
The Standard-Examiner here in Ogden, Utah is hiring a part-time page designer/copy editor, but if you know of anyone interested (no benefits, lousy pay), call me asap … rick stewart 801-920-4096 (cell) 801-625-4225 (work) …
And this from Bernie Davidow:

Poynter. Colleen Eddy, who used to work here, is director of the Poynter Career Center. “ What to Do After Being Laid Off” is one of an extensive backlog of columns you can find on her site. The center also offers a host of career services. Find our more at this FAQ. Or read the introduction on her home page.
Editor & Publisher. E & P’s “job market” site is broken down by categories including “search jobs,” “post your resume,” “career resource center.”
American Society of Newspaper Editors. ASNE maintains a “Newspaper Job Resources” page with up-to-date links to jobs sites.
New England Newspaper Association.This link will bring you to a listing of newspaper job openings throughout New England.
Detroit Free Press. Here’s a jobs page from the Detroit Free Press, complete with a Q&A column called “Ask the Recruiter” and plenty of links.
JournalismJobs. The name says it all, but here’s the explanation taken from its website: “ was founded in August 1998 by Dan Rohn, a former copy editor and writer with The Washington Post, editor with America Online, and Washington, D.C.-based stringer for Money Magazine. is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs, and receives between 2.5 to 3 million page views a month. can be found online at AOL Keyword:”
The usual suspects, in no particular order:,,, craigslist (Hartford area jobs), Yahoo! HotJobs, JobCentral,
University of California/Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism job postings. A diverse list, both geographically and career-wise, including a couple of Connecticut jobs openings. And, if you want to move to Bekeley, there’s this: “Multimedia Fellow (2) … Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism seeks two experienced journalists with extensive multimedia skills to help coordinate a new School-based research and educational project to develop digital news and information sites for under-served communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
Society of Environmental Journalists. Has a journalism jobs site with lots of links. Plus, a colleague on July 22 passed along these two media job openings from the Environmental Defense Fund: Media Director, International Program; and Media Director for Living Cities Program, New York City Headquarters, Environmental Defense Fund.

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