Thursday
Jun222017

PRSA and IPR Partner to Relaunch the “Public Relations Journal”

Combined Venture Provides Content-Rich Expertise for the Public Relations Profession

 

NEW YORK (June 21, 2017) – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the nation’s largest
professional organization serving the communications community, and the Institute for Public Relations
(IPR), an independent, nonprofit foundation focused on research applicable in communications practice,
announce their commitment to providing communications professionals with actionable research
through a joint journal publication branded as the “Public Relations Journal.”


Public Relations Journal is a free, web-based, open-access, peer-reviewed, indexed quarterly academic
journal offering the latest public relations and communication-based research. The Public Relations
Journal will publish original research articles, commentaries, research-in-briefs and case studies in a
variety of formats including content and articles by academics or practitioners who examine public
relations in depth and/or create, test or expand public relations theory.


“IPR is pleased to collaborate with PRSA to provide a comprehensive online publication focused on
research that matters to the profession,” said Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR, President and CEO of IPR.
“The Journal will serve as a source for key academic research studies for professionals to incorporate in
their day-to-day practice.”


“We welcome the opportunity to partner with IPR to leverage their extensive knowledge and create a
dynamic, research offering designed to meet the needs of public relations practitioners, scholars,
students of public relations and other industry professionals within the disciplines of communication
and business,” said PRSA 2017 Chair Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA.


Both PRSA and IPR will work together to select an Editorial Board of a mix of senior public relations
professionals and academics from their list of reviewers and other experts in the field. PRSA and IPR will
search through an open call for a new Editor-in-Chief. The application deadline is August 1, 2017.
“The partnership on the Public Relations Journal underscores the commitment PRSA has made to
engage industry partners and provide new programming and resources that speak to the core of its
membership,” said PRSA CEO Joseph P. Truncale, Ph.D., CAE.


Today’s Public Relations Journal will provide its readership with the most relevant topical research and
insights through an open website platform primarily residing on the Institute for Public Relations
website. The current issue of the newly combined journal and past issues of the former Public Relations
Journal and Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations can be accessed at
http://prjournal.instituteforpr.org/


About the Public Relations Society of America


PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community. The
organization’s mission is to make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more
connected through all stages of their career. PRSA achieves this by offering its members thought
leadership, innovative lifelong learning opportunities to help them develop new skills, enhance their
credibility and connect with a strong network of professionals. The organization sets the standards of
professional excellence and ethical conduct for the public relations industry. PRSA collectively
represents more than 30,000 members consisting of communications professionals spanning every
industry sector nationwide and college and university students who encompass the Public Relations
Student Society of America (PRSSA). Learn more about PRSA at https://www.prsa.org


About the Institute for Public Relations


The Institute for Public Relations is an independent, nonprofit research foundation dedicated to
fostering greater use of research and research-based knowledge in corporate communication and the
public relations practice. IPR is dedicated to the science beneath the art of public relations™. IPR
provides timely insights and applied intelligence that professionals can put to immediate use. All
research, including a weekly research letter, is available for free at www.instituteforpr.org.


Media Contact Information:


PRSA Contact:


Troy P. Thompson, Digital Communications Associate
(212) 460-1464
troy.thompson@prsa.org


IPR Contact:


Sarah Jackson, Communications Manager
(352) 294-1633
sarah@instituteforpr.org

Wednesday
Jun142017

Try the Risotto w/Asparagus & Mushrooms


by 

  


 Risotto - is not a hard dish to make at all...it requires that once you begin - you stay by the stove to continue stirring - The trick to the creaminess is the constant stirring that allows the rice cook. 

 For this recipe you will need:  Carnaroli Rice - different and distinct from Arborio rice.  It comes from the province of Vercelli, in the Piedmont region in Northern Italy, has a higher starch content and is a bit longer than its cousin. Many in Italy refer to this rice as "superfino" (super fine) or as "The King of Rices". 

This dish is most common in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy which is just south of the Piedmont region.  As you might imagine - it is the combination of both the Emilia and the Romagna regions.   It is considered one of the jewels of Europe and has the 3rd highest GDP per capita in Italy.  ER is a major cultural and tourist destination as it contains some of the greatest renaissance cities including Modena, Parma and Ferrara.  It is also home to the auto makers:  Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati. 

Ingredients:  Carnaroli Rice, butter, onion, mushrooms,  asparagus, Prosciutto di Parma, couple of ripe roma plum tomatoes, lite cream, beef broth, Parmegiana Cheese. 

Start by dicing the onion, slicing the mushrooms and dicing the tomatoes.  Set aside.  Now blanche the asparagus in salt water and then cool in an ice bath to halt the cooking.  Cut the tips and set aside.  You will not be using the stalk. 
 In a pot - bring 8 cups of beef broth to a boil and then turn down to simmer. 

 In a  separate pot - on med heat - melt the butter - 3/4 stick or so.....(can never use to much),   add the diced onion and sauté until soft and golden.   Now add the rice - 1/2 - 3/4 of a lb or so... and prosciutto. Stir and cook for about 3 to 5 mins....You want the rice to take on a toasted color.  (like golden brown).  Now - one ladle at a time add the broth to the rice and stir...allowing the rice to absorb the broth before adding another ladle

After the 3rd ladle - add the mushrooms & continue cooking.   After about 15 mins....the rice should be aldente and you will still have some broth left over....(you should have used about 5 ladles of broth) no worries....that's ok. 

Next add the asparagus and the diced tomatoes.  You really only want some color from the tomatoes - you do not want it to be 'tomatoey'.  Mix well and cook for a couple more mins....Now add about 1/4 cup of lite cream - again mix well.   Taste the rice - check that it is aldente ...Do not add salt - If you are satisfied - add 1/4 stick of butter and a couple of handfuls of parmegiana cheese.  Mix well and serve immediately in warmed bowls.  (If you think it is not creamy enough - feel free to add another ladle of broth.)

 
Buon Appetito.
Tuesday
Jun132017

More than 150 CEOs Make Unprecedented Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

 

 

Largest Ever Cross-Section of CEOs Agree to Exchange Best Known Actions on Diversity and Inclusion

 
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ will Improve Corporate Performance, Drive Growth, and Enhance
Employee Engagement


NEW YORK, JUNE 12, 2017 – A group of more than 150 CEOs from some of the world’s leading
companies have signed on to the
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven
business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. By signing on to this
commitment, CEOs are pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and
experiences are welcomed and respected, where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and
inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations via a
unified hub,
CEOAction.com, in an effort to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


A growing body of research reveals that stronger business outcomes directly correlate with diverse teams
and inclusive workplace environments.
In a 2016 report, researchers from seven universities concluded
that while diversity increases innovation, promotes higher quality decisions, and enhances economic
growth, the benefits of diversity are often not fully realized. This research is further supported by a new
report from the
Center for Talent Innovation, a nonprofit think tank, which found that when employees can
discuss the topic of race relations at work, they feel significantly more included and that their ideas are
heard and recognized. Unfortunately, the report also found that more than two out of three employees are
currently uncomfortable discussing race relations, and 29 percent feel it is never acceptable at their
company to speak about experiences of race-based bias. Understanding this dynamic, and other
dynamics related to diversity and inclusion, is why the signatories of the
CEO Action for Diversity &
Inclusion™
have committed to take action, and in turn, improve corporate performance, drive growth,
and enhance employee engagement.


“We are living in a world of complex divisions and tensions that can have a significant impact on our work
environment. Yet, it’s often the case that when we walk into our workplace – where we spend the majority
of our time – we don’t openly address these topics,” said Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner of
PwC and chair of the steering committee for the
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. “CEOs across
the country understand this isn’t a competitive issue, but a societal issue, and together we can raise the
bar for the entire business community. By sharing best known actions and programs, we are helping to
create a more inclusive environment that will encourage all of us to bring our greatest talents,
perspectives, and experiences to the workplace.”


The
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusionis led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from
Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York
Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents more than 50 industries, all 50 US States, and
millions of employees globally. Each signatory has committed to taking the following steps to increase
diversity and foster inclusion within their respective organizations and the larger business community:


1. Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes
difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion
:
Companies will create and maintain
environments, platforms, and forums where their employees feel comfortable reaching out to their
colleagues to gain greater awareness of each other’s experiences and perspectives.
By
encouraging an ongoing dialogue and
not tolerating any incongruence with these values of
openness
, companies are building trust, encouraging compassion and open-mindedness, and
reinforcing their commitment to a culture of inclusivity.


2. Implement and expand unconscious bias education: Companies commit to rolling out and/or
expanding unconscious bias education within their companies in the form that best fits their
specific culture and business. By helping employees recognize and minimize any potential blind
spots, companies can better facilitate more open and honest conversations. Additionally, the
initiative will be making non-proprietary unconscious bias education modules available to other
organizations free of charge. This training will live on the unified hub,
CEOAction.com.

 3. Share best known—and unsuccessful—actions: Companies commit to working together to
evolve existing diversity strategies by sharing successes and challenges with one another. This
will include creating accountability systems within their companies to track their progress and
share regular updates with each other in order to catalog effective programs and measurement
practices.


The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusionis a step toward advancing diversity and inclusion in the
workplace. Starting today, anyone can visit
CEOAction.com to learn more about this effort and watch for
updates on future activity. Current signatories—and others who are interested—can use this website as a
hub for information sharing, idea generation, and program development. In the fall, the signatories will
convene for the first ever
CEO Action for Diversity & InclusionSummit to assess initial progress,
understand fundamental gaps, and determine the next phase of this work. Companies that currently are
not implementing the elements of the pledge can use the hub and Summit as an opportunity to learn from
others that are already doing so, while companies that are already implementing some or all of the
actions can use this platform to drive greater engagement within their own programs, submit best known
actions as well as mentor others on their journey.


CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ steering committee quotes:

 
Accenture North America CEO Julie Sweet:
“The need for innovation to grow, compete, and transform
has never been greater – and we believe diversity is essential to driving this innovation. Our commitment
is unwavering and we remain laser-focused on speeding the pace of our progress to continue creating an
environment where everyone feels they belong.”


BCG Senior Partner and Managing Director Joe Davis: “Diversity is not a ‘nice-to-have’ – it is key to
delivering superior results for our clients. Coming together with other CEOs and leaders to share our
efforts and learn from one another through collaboration will drive the cultivation of more diverse and
inclusive workplaces and enhance economic growth.”


Deloitte US CEO Cathy Engelbert: “We believe in the importance of building strength through diversity
and cultivating an inclusive environment where all of our people feel valued for who they are. By breaking
down barriers, finding common ground, and providing a platform for shared experiences, employees will
be empowered to be their authentic selves and express their greatest talents to do their best work and
reach their full potential in every aspect of their life.”


The Executive Leadership Council President and CEO Ronald C. Parker: “Diversity and inclusion in
the workplace are key drivers of business innovation and economic growth. We must ensure that our
workplaces keep pace with the constantly changing demographics of our country and open pathways for
diverse experiences, perspectives and talent to drive growth opportunities and an even stronger set of
leaders in business and beyond.”


EY US Chairman and Americas Managing Partner Steve Howe: “EY’s longstanding commitment to
D&I is paramount, especially in today’s social climate. We recognize that our strength comes from our
diversity. The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
pledge enables us to work with other business
leaders who are also committed to creating inclusive cultures that value people’s unique perspectives to
drive innovative solutions — and a better working world for us all.”


General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford: “As industry leaders, we are seizing the opportunity to help drive
meaningful change in the communities we serve. Acting now and having open conversations about

diversity and inclusion in the workplace will empower our people to deliver their best work which will
undoubtedly lead to greater business.”


KPMG US Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie: “Inclusion and diversity are an intrinsic part of who we
are and we are committed to ensuring that our inclusive culture remains in place so that all of our people
have the opportunity to succeed and achieve their full potential. This cultivates an environment of
dialogue and action, spurs innovation, and empowers our talent to drive quality for the capital markets,
our clients and in our communities.”


New York Life CEO and Chairman Ted Mathas: “Fostering a work environment that supports diversity
and inclusion is a responsibility every business leader shares. But embracing different perspectives and
opening ourselves to new ways of seeing the world is a responsibility we all share. The CEO Action for
Diversity & Inclusion
provides an opportunity to learn from each other, engage more people, and
strengthen our society as a whole."


Procter & Gamble Chairman of the Board, President and CEO David Taylor: “We have a proud and
growing tradition of advocating for dialogue and action that drives progress – and issues of diversity and
inclusion are no different. By working side-by-side with others to address these challenges head on, we
believe we can create better workplaces and stronger communities where all people are welcome,
valued, and respected.”


For a list of the signatories that have signed on to the
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, visit
CEOAction.com.


For more information on the
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ or to get involved, please visit
CEOAction.com.


About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance
diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 150 CEOs of America’s leading
organizations, the commitment outlines actions that participating companies pledge to take to cultivate a
workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel
comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and
unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at
CEOAction.com and connect
with us on
Facebook: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction.


Press Contacts:


Megan DiSciullo
Megan.disciullo@pwc.com
(609) 903-4394


Damon D. Jones
Jones.dd@pg.com
(513) 983-0190

Saturday
Jun102017

Career and Internship Opportunities - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Calif.; Plano, Tex., New York, Washington, D.C.

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA


June 10, 2017
 
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 
Please circulate these opportunities to your networks.
 
Warm regards,
 
Bill
 

 
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Public Policy Manager
Los Angeles
 
From Ms. Olivia Lee via APALS.
 
Job Description
Public Policy Manager
Founded in 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the nation’s leading regional business advocacy organizations. We’re a fast-paced public policy department with a
mission of improving the economic prosperity and quality of life throughout Southern California. Our work revolves around policy development and advocacy at all levels of government,
coalition building and providing maximum value to our members. For more information, visitwww.lachamber.com.
 
Position
The public policy manager is in the Public Policy Division of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and reports to the vice president of public policy. This is a full-time (40 hours per week),
Exempt level, salaried position. Benefits include: Vacation Time; Sick Time; Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); Long Term Disability; Life Insurance, 401(k) and
commuter/transportation benefits (Metro TAP and Metro-Link Corporate Program).
 
Job Description
·         Manage issue development, with an emphasis on transportation, energy and environmental policy, for the Chamber and advise the Vice President of Public Policy on setting the
·         Chamber’s public policy agenda.
·         Serve as an advocate for the Chamber on the federal, state, regional and local levels of government through coalition work, direct lobbying, and grass roots organizing.
·         Responsible for effectively representing the Chamber, its board of directors and members before elected officials and general public.
·         Staff the Chamber’s public policy councils as assigned as well as special task forces and industry councils as needed.
·         Track issue development and legislation at assigned jurisdictions, as well as maintain regular interaction with key elected officials and their staff.
·         Develop issue messaging and communications strategy in coordination with the Chamber’s marketing & communications department and fellow stakeholders.
·         Contribute to the development of the Chamber’s external communications (website, weekly member communications, newsletter and media)
·         Perform other duties as assigned by Vice President of Public Policy
 
Requirements
·         Bachelor’s degree required;
·         Minimum of three years’ experience in related field
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Significant experience in project management, policy analysis and issue development
·         Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player
·         Ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality
·         Demonstrated ability to work well with volunteers and staff at all levels
 
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The Los Angeles Area
Chamber of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires:
·         Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.
·         Requires reliable transportation to attend off-site meetings and events.
·         Requires attending early morning and late evening meetings and events.
·         Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.
·         Positions in this class typically require: reaching, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, standing for long periods of time and repetitive motions in computer use.
·         Requires learning and adapting new software.
 
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated topromoting a culturally diverse workforce. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
 
Email resumes to Jessica Duboff, Vice President of Public Policy, jduboff@lachamber.com
By Friday, June 23rd.
 

 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Senior Telecommunications, Technology and Media Fellow
Washington, D.C.
 
From Ms. Josie Thomas, EVP/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION  
Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow 
Organizational Profile:
Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC (Advancing Justice-AAJC) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. To achieve our mission, we engage in policy advocacy, research, public education, community capacity-building/mobilization and litigation strategies to advance public policies that enable Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities to reach their full potential and address unfair and discriminatory structures and institutions that systematically deny Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities their civil and human rights.
Based in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice-AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation. With our affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multi-racial democracy.
 
Title: Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow
Reports to: Vice President, Policy and Programs
Term: Immediately
Status: Full time, Exempt Employee, 40 hours/week.
 
Position Summary:
The Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow (“Senior Fellow”) will be primarily responsible for developing and providing public policy research, strategies, analysis, and education on telecommunications, technology, and media diversity. An advocate for fair and equal representation of Asian Americans in the media and fair and equal access to telecommunications and technology law and policy, the Senior Fellow will work to advocate for reforms that will benefit the broader Asian American community.www.advancingjustice-aajc.org
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning 
·         Act as thought partner to the Vice President, Policy and Programs on issues related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity.
·         Work closely with the Executive Team, all organization staff, and board of directors to provide leadership and direction in setting budgets, program goals and strategies, advancing new ideas and innovation that align with our organizational mission and strategic plan.
 
Plan and Strategize Activities Related to Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Diversity 
·         In consultation with the Vice President, Policy and Programs, identify, organize and implement strategies related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;
·         Work with key legislators and executive branch officials to advance fair laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies that benefit the Asian American community;
·         Provide public policy research and analysis on issues related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;
·         Monitor and analyze legislation, regulations, and other policy developments; prepare testimony, comments, and other relevant material;
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic communications plans related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity; including providing content support, responding to press inquiries and making public speaking appearances as necessary and appropriate.
 
Develop, Implement and Maintain External Relationships and Partnerships 
·         Build and maintain excellent relationships with affiliates and the relevant legal and advocacy groups within the civil rights and Asian American communities nationally and locally;
·         Develop community education materials; conduct community outreach and education;
·         Coordinate program planning and implementation with Advancing Justice-AAJC affiliates to identify areas for potential legislative or administrative reform.
 
Fundraising 
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of a development supported growth strategy for telecommunications, technology, and media diversity, including the identification of donor prospects through work with peer organizations and other professional contacts;
·         Assist with fundraising, grants management, and relationship management with funders and supporters;
·         Work with the finance and development teams to craft project budgets and contribute to the development of grant proposals relating to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;
·         Provide content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.); and
·         Attend meetings with prospects/donors as necessary and appropriate.
 
General AAJC Roles  
·         Live and exhibit the Core Values of Advancing Justice-AAJC, by contributing to an environment that promotes trust, teamwork, and transparency among staff, board, National Advisory Council, affiliates, and community partners.
·         Contribute to, establish and follow policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of Advancing Justice-AAJC are implemented.
·         Participate fully in, and lead decision- making processes; understand outcomes and be accountable for decisions made in, or affecting his/her area.
·         Understand the values and principles of Advancing Justice-AAJC and apply them fully in work responsibilities.
·         Participate in other activities and serve on ad hoc committees as requested.
·         Attend and contribute to Advancing Justice-AAJC and board of directors meetings.
·         Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.
 
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Education and Experience:
·         Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Public Policy or a Juris Doctorate Degree preferred.
·         Two-three years of relevant experience working in government or an advocacy organization preferred.
 
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
·         Ability to operationalize vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, and exercise good judgment.
·         Successful track record of forging alliances, working in coalitions, and moving people to take collective action.
·         Facilitative and collaborative leadership style with strong people skills.
·         Experience working with diverse groups from various sectors ranging from grassroots to policy institutions.
·         Fundraising experience, including building and developing relationships.
·         Excellent communicator and writer with experience as a spokesperson who can articulate messages to different audiences, including the media.
·         Strong supervisory skills and experience with proven ability to manage, coach and mentor staff and work collegially with management team members.
·         Ability to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments is necessary.
·         Knowledge of telecommunications, technology, and media diversity issues, particularly as they pertain to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
·         Experience navigating administrative and legislative processes.
·         Must have the ability to plan, organize, and help to oversee a comprehensive program.
 
Application Process: 
Send resume with references, short writing sample and a cover letter to Hiring Manager athiring@advancingjustice-aajc.org.
 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC is an equal opportunity employer.
 

 
McDonald’s
Federal Government Relations Director
Washington, D.C.
 
Job Description
McDonald’s is more than the world’s largest chain of quick service restaurants, serving millions of customers in over 100 countries daily. Under the leadership of CEO, Steve Easterbrook, we are building a better McDonalds that will make delicious, feel-good moments easy for everyone.

McDonald’s seeks a Federal Director for its U.S. Government Relations team. The position will lead external engagement with the federal government community in Washington, D.C., including elected officials, Administration officials, regulatory agencies and other organizations seeking to impact public policy development at the federal level.   This position will focus primarily on health, agriculture, nutrition, food safety and environmental issues.   This position will be a member of the Corporate Relations team, led by Global Chief Communications Officer, Robert Gibbs. The position reports to the U.S. Government Relations Vice President and will work closely with both Federal Relations Director for Workforce & Tax, issues and DC-based Government Relations Manager.

The Director, Health & Nutrition, will develop and execute a proactive strategy for establishing McDonald’s positive interaction in health & food policy.   S/he will develop and implement a stakeholder engagement plan designed to position the McDonald’s system positively with key administration officials, lawmakers, staff, regulatory agencies and other policy makers.   The Director will interface with key internal (owner-operators, GR and other departments, corporate and regional management) and external stakeholders (trade associations, legislative consultants, other industry professionals) to develop an effective, integrated communication strategy.  S/he will assist in forming coalitions, lead initiatives and directly advocate before relevant stakeholders.  S/he will work closely with the Director of Tax/Workforce to plan, coordinate and execute the activities of the federal U.S. government relations team in the areas of outreach, events, message development, issue management, influencer engagement, policy communications and thought leadership. As part of the Corporate Relations team, this person will value brand reputation, understand drivers of brand reputation and work to manage reputational attacks that could impugn business growth.  This person will work as part of a team to ensure that policy and reputational objectives align and support corporate and U.S. business goals. The position will be based at McDonald’s DC offices. 

The successful candidate will possess significant political acumen and have established federal government relations expertise and strategic planning capabilities. S/he will have a deep knowledge of public policy and regulatory affairs will impact the McDonald’s business.  Strong writing, presentation and relationship-development skills are essential as this position requires communication to a variety of audiences.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to analyze and leverage a range of data, and to asses risk and opportunity to make strategic decisions.
 
Responsibilities
·         Develop and implement a plan for proactively establishing productive relationships with key stakeholders and lawmakers in the health, nutrition, Ag and food safety space.
·         Develop strategies to positively impact federal regulatory and legislative issues facing the McDonald’s system.
·         Advocate and work with third party groups to address system priorities.
·         Establish and maintain a sophisticated political network.
·         Maintain and advocate for McDonald’s in trade associations; use trade associations to reach McDonald’s business and advocacy goals.
·         Develop and implement plans to successfully coordinate key outreach tactics in Washington DC, including, but not limited to, a fly-in, staff briefings, meet-and-greets and informational testimony
·         Partner with regional staff to amplify local government relations efforts initiatives.
·         Help direct field activities when grassroots action is necessary to influence legislation.
·         Assist in developing and maintaining communication pathways with operator leadership, regional leadership, and senior management, advising them on all matters relating to local legislation and public policy issues of interest.
·         Work closely with state and local staff and provide information, advice and perspective concerning federal government leadership, policies and activities.
 
Minimum Requirements
Basic Qualifications
·         BA/BS degree in Political Science/Government, Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications or related area
·         10+ years of experience in federal government affairs
 
Preferred Qualifications
·         Experience in Congress/federal government agency as well as private sector
·         Familiarity with industry preferred
·         Campaign and lobbying experience a plus
·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills
·         Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with constant change
·         Detail-oriented, self-starter and good team player
·         Creative thinker, solid experience in concept to execution of new ideas
·         Solution oriented problem solver
·         Networking and relationship-building skills are imperative
·         Ability to influence others outside direct line of control, management
·         High level of strategic focus, planning, perspective
·         Excellent writing and presentation skills
 
For more information and to apply, visit:
 

 
Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)
2017 Summer Internship – Intern
New York
 
From Mr. Fields Jackson, Jr., founder and CEO, Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
 
Description
Cosmetic Executive Women, (CEW) a non-profit professional organization with over 9,000 executives, both women and men, in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries.  Located in Chelsea, CEW has an opportunity for a 2017 Summer Internship.
                                                                                                           
Requirements
Job Responsibilities include:
·         Venue shipping coordination, messengers, packing and managing all shipped or couriered items to/from event (working within budget)
·         Order and track inventory of event specific supplies (including signage) and “bring to” lists
·         Oversee and execute all event collateral for on-site and CEW management
·         Manage, maintain and file all Event Binders
·         Manage content of events supply and beauty closets, arrange for periodic clean-outs and reorganization as needed
·         Oversee all event registration (both online and onsite); member/attendee troubleshooting with Events Assistant
·         Handle event related member/attendee phone inquiries
·         Maintain industry event calendar
·         Process invoices
·         Provide administrative support to Director and Events Department
·         Manage volunteers at events
·         Pre-event, work closely with Events Assistant & Sponsorship Development team to confirm sponsor guest names and gift bag products
·         Qualified candidates must be highly organized, detailed oriented, manage multiple priorities, projects and deadlines, work well independently as well as within a team, and demonstrate proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook.
Compensation
·         Up to 20 hours per week, flexible schedule as long as hours are worked between 10 AM and 6 PM,Monday-Wednesday & 8 AM and 5 PMThursday. $11.00 per hour. Internship will start as soon as possible and end in late August.
Contact
Applicants please send resume and cover letter to sfortunatti@cew.org.
 
CEW is an equal opportunity employer.
 
CEW members are a global community of over 9,000 men and women representing all aspects of the beauty industry. CEW brings its members together at every stage of their careers. With unparalleled access to industry leaders to network, learn and exchange ideas – we are moving our members and the industry forward. 
 
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American Express
Summer Intern, Corporate Communications
New York
 
From Mr. Fields Jackson, Jr., Founder and CEO, Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
 
Description
Summer Intern, Corporate Communications
American Express is seeking a summer intern. The intern role sits in the Corporate Affairs & Communications organization and will provide internal and external support to the Risk & Information Management group ("RIM") and executive office for the President, Global Credit Risk & Information Management. The RIM group is responsible for driving industry-leading outcomes in credit and fraud write-offs, as well as big data capabilities across all American Express businesses and geographies.
 
The types of projects you'll work on:
·         Support the Corporate Communications team on a variety of summer projects, including:
·         RIM internal communications programs, including writing and editing employee announcements, managing and updating content on employee intranet site, and assisting with Quarterly Town Hall production.
·         Prepare RIM leadership team for internal and external speaking opportunities related to fraud risk management, big data, and machine learning.
·         Draft speaker biographies
·         Research potential speaking opportunities
·         Create target list for 2017-2018
·         Brainstorm content and help write session abstracts
·         Assist with briefing speakers before events
·         General support for other corporate initiatives; benchmarking against competitors, pulling background articles for interview preparation, researching issues for executive event prep documents.
The type of experience you can expect:
·         Experience working for a Fortune 500 company
·         Experience adapting and communicating complex and technical information to a variety of audiences
·         Experience with executive and internal communications
·         Experience creating press materials and executive interview briefs Qualifications
Requirements
·         Rising senior or recent graduate
·         Minimum 3.0 GPA
·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create connections across functions and levels
·         Excellent written and verbal skills
·         Strategic thinking skills
·         Some experience developing and implementing creative PR and communication programs
·         Self-starter with excellent project management skills
·         Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
SUMMER PROJECT
·         Square Feature on Global Information Management (GIM)- Center of Excellence
·         Center of Excellence for companywide employee intranet, "The Square."
·         Work closely with Chief Data Officer & Global Information Management team members to conceive and develop a story idea that enhances employees' understanding of how GIM enables better, faster, smarter data decisions at the Company.
·         In partnership with Square Editorial team, manage the script and production of an engaging video and/or visual content to accompany the story.
·         Draft executive communication to all RIM Employees promoting the story after it's published.
·         Tags: USUndergrad ReqID: 17007105 Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
 
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Toyota
Product Marketing and Strategy Analyst-TMS003S1
Plano, Tex.
 
Overview
 
Who we are
Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us. 
 
Who we’re looking for
Toyota’s Vehicle Marketing and Communications Department is looking for a passionate, qualified and highly-motivated Product Marketing and Strategy Analyst.
 
The primary responsibility of this role is to be the subject matter expert for a Toyota vehicle series.
  
Reporting to the series’ Vehicle Marketing and Communications Manager/National Manager, the person in this role will support the Marketing department’s objectives by creating and executing fully integrated marketing strategies for their responsible series including cross-organizational alignment with internal and external stakeholders.
 
What you’ll be doing
Key responsibilities of this role will include performing at a high-level in the required competencies by:
 
Marketing Strategies (50%)
  • Define target customer by conducting and coordinating analytical research and applying those findings to create tailored strategies that communicate clear and compelling brand messaging
  • Provide deep insights through analysis of internal data and market research to create compelling stories that drive strategic decisions
  • Demonstrate agility by using multiple data sources, finding data patterns, and extracting actionable insights both at the aggregate and segmented consumer level.
  • Integrate user research, market analysis, and interdepartmental feedback into product requirements to ensure products  meet customer needs’
Vehicle Operations (30%)
  • Develop and manage detailed, product specifications documents used in the development of consumer facing collateral materials, digital assets, quick reference guides and training materials
  • Maintain continuous, 360-degree understanding of series features, specifications, customers, competitors, communications targets and segment dynamics.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis to support team objectives. This may include pricing, sales performance, and ROI analyses.
 
Marketing Communications (20%)
  • Interface with agency teams and provide project management oversight for campaign and creative asset development, ensuring process milestones and budget requirements are achieved
  • Develop brand awareness strategies in all aspects of integrated marketing communications: advertising; production; traditional media; social media; digital marketing; content marketing; lead generation; reporting; measurement
 
Qualifications
 
What you bring
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

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