Subject: Career and Scholarship Opportunities - Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, San Francisco, Calif.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Houston, Tex.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:57PM
Administrator

 

 
Greetings from New York!
Here are a few job opportunities and a special sports journalism scholarship opportunity.
All the best,
Bill Imada

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Wells Fargo
Communications Senior Manager, Southern California 
Los Angeles

Deadline to apply: April 30, 2018.
From Mr. Paul Gomez, VP - Corporate Communications, California & West Coast Regions, Wells Fargo.
JOB DESCRIPTION 
Leading a team, this newly created position reports to the VP of Corporate Communications, West Coast Region and will focus on promoting and protecting Wells Fargo’s reputation through creative storytelling and collaborating with multiple lines of business, proactive external placement of executives and stories, strategic media relations, and internal and external communications planning. This position will be located 333 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles and does not offer relocation. 
Specific responsibilities include: 
  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans that incorporate internal and external media, social, executive and branded channel communications 
  • Create a master regional narrative, update on regular basis, and leverage with communicators and other stakeholders 
  • Identify proactive external engagements to advance storytelling and best position executives and company
  • Seek opportunities to fully leverage internal and external channels to tell and amplify our story 
  • Serve as a trusted and strategic advisor on messaging, reputation and issues management, media relations, and crisis communications 
  • Track and measure results of plan to ensure that results are in line with intended outcomes and business objectives 
  • Develop and maintain solid working relationships with key local print and broadcast journalists 
  • Develop strategic responses to media inquiries and provide heads-up notifications to leaders as appropriate Partner with other Corporate Communications teams and across other business lines of Wells Fargo to ensure coordination, consistency, and efficiency of resources.
The Regional Communications team is responsible for internal and external storytelling, encompassing our corporate narrative, developing and executing a strategic communications plan, creating an executive thought leadership platform, cultivating and managing relationships with key media outlets, providing media coaching and training, collaborating across the broader communications team, and measuring results for continuous improvement opportunities. 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • 10+ years of communications experience in one or more of the following disciplines: public relations, media relations or corporate communications 
  • 4+ years of management experience.

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Experience leading, high-performing geographically dispersed, cross-functional teams within a matrix organization 
  • Experience developing integrated communications strategies and plans that align with business objectives  Experience with issues management and crisis communications 
  • Experience prepping and counseling senior executives for high profile/high stakes media interviews  
  • Experience presenting information in a manner that persuades, educates, and enhances understanding at all levels 
  • Experience developing compelling content and leveraging multiple channels for creative storytelling 
  • Experience building strong relationships and working across large organizations. 
Interested Parties: 
Visit our careers site and search Job Opening ID 5401445 to apply.
For further information and to apply, visit:
 https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/
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Health Net
Local Government and Public Affairs Manager
Woodland Hills, Calif.

From Ms. Carol Kim, VP - Community Investments and Public Affairs, Health Net.
I am looking for a strong candidate to join my team as a Local Government and Public Affairs Manager for Health Net, based in Woodland Hills. Reporting directly to me, the manager will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with local elected officials and their staff; effectively collaborating with internal business leaders and cross-functional teams, particularly the Medi-Cal business; and developing key talking points, messaging, and collateral on Health Net’s value proposition. Candidates with experience in managed health care and established LA County relationships are strongly preferred.
 
All candidates must apply online:  www.centene.com/careers

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Asian American Journalists Association
AAJA Sports Task Force
National AAJA Convention, Houston

From Mr. Cary Chow, Anchor/Report, ESPN (via Ms. Kathy Ko Chin).
In an effort to promote newsroom diversity and perspectives, the AAJA Sports Task Force is offering 2 free scholarships/stipends to attend the AAJA National Convention in Houston from Aug 8-11 for free! Please share with anyone who might benefit from this scholarship worth $900! But apply soon as the deadline is the end of the month.
WHAT:
For the 3rd consecutive year, the AAJA Sports Task Force is pleased to offer one scholarship to a current college student interested in sports journalism, and one scholarship to a recent college graduate (within 3 years) to help cover expenses related to travel, accommodations, and registration fees for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston, August 8 - 11, 2018. The scholarships, $900 each, are made possible thanks to Don Yee (of sports talent agency Yee & Dubin Sports, LLC.).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (explain journalism experience – if any – academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need)
  • Essay (1,000-2000 words) –What do you hope to accomplish as a journalist and how has your ethnicity/cultural background helped to shape these professional goals?
  • References (names and contact information)
HOW TO APPLY:
There are 2 versions. One for students, one for grads. Details listed on AAJA’s website: https://www.aaja.org/jimmie-suey-fong-yee-scholarship
 
Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018
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Padilla
Project Coordinator - SMS Advisors
Minneapolis, Minn.

From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, HR Contractor, Padilla.

Are you detail-oriented and like to understand "how things work"…from people to process and ultimately to business strategy? If so, our Project Coordinator role may appeal to your sense of curiosity.  This is a hands-on, collaborative entry into our research team, supporting day-to-day activities for multiple projects and coordinating efforts of project team members.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with and provide support to Operations team members during all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Translate client requirements to project plan.
  • Participate in project launches, internal meetings, and project post-mortems.
  • Assist Operations staff in project pricing activities such as procuring 3rd party bids and entering data in pricing application.
  • Work with clients and/or vendors to procure sample databases.
  • Conduct CATI quality checks of telephone vendor surveys and web quality checks of online surveys.
  • Monitor the quality of telephone interviews; monitor survey quotas.
  • Assist in the development of interviewer training materials.
  • Assist in the development of study reports.
  • Work closely with 3rd party suppliers to ensure projects remain on time and on budget. 

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.
  • Above average MS Office skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure while completing tasks on time, on budget.
  • Initiative, patience, diplomacy.
 
Performance Indicators:
  • Ability to manage priorities and resources in a high volume, client-driven environment.
  • Facilitation, coordination, scheduling and managing of internal and external resources on all production issues.
 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • four-year college degree; Psychology, Sociology, Economics or other research-related major preferred
  • 1-2 year(s) experience in a project coordinator/management role

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

For more information and to apply, visit:
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Padilla
Account Executive - FoodMinds
San Francisco

From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, HR Contractor, Padilla.

FoodMinds, a division of Padilla and an award-winning food and nutrition consulting and communications company, has an immediate opportunity at the Account Executive level in its San Francisco office.  The position provides the opportunity to work on large-scale nutrition and sustainability communications programs for high-profile brands, trade associations and organizations.   

Qualified candidates will have experience managing the day-to-day aspects of communications programs with strong attention to detail. Candidate experience is preferably in the areas of food, nutrition, health, and/or agriculture public relations, including working with government agencies and non-government organizations, as well as with food, nutrition, health, and policy thought leaders, stakeholders and various constituencies.  Expertise in managing influencer outreach programs is preferred.  

The right candidate also will have experience monitoring food and nutrition science, policy and industry events and news to shape communications strategies.   They should also have experience working with teams to manage multiple projects and responsibilities, and the ability to identify and anticipate client needs, ensure flawless execution of details and deliver projects on time and within budget.

Candidates should have 2 to 4 years of experience within a fast-paced food and nutrition communications setting. Registered dietitian and/or advanced degrees in communications, business, public health, nutrition or policy is preferred, but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

For more information and to apply, visit:
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Padilla
Designer - Creative
Minneapolis, Minn.

From Ms. Victoria Gibbs, HR Contractor, Padilla.
We need help. We need you. 

We need a graphic designer; someone with 3-4 years of experience and in search of an opportunity to both apply and grow their skills in strategic thinking applied to brand, campaign, and communications.

What we do have already is a dynamic creative team within Padilla. We are a fully-integrated, cross-office collection of writers, designers, developers, strategists, producers, production artists and external partners creating world-class, award-winning work.

Responsibilities:
Primary duties will be split between print and digital mediums, the designer will work on a variety of projects including identity and brand development, print campaigns/collateral and infographics as well as interactive assignments such as social media graphics and digital marketing campaigns.

Designers primarily produce materials using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, but proficiency in creating sophisticated template designs within Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Keynote programs is also important.  The designer should also have experience in creating press-ready production files and an understanding of printing and digital technologies.

The designer should seek to grow, learn and experiment with new and innovative ways to solve client problems, and how to turn those solutions into innovative creative executions.  Minimal travel may be required.

Competencies
  • Problem Solving/Analysis – engage with internal team and assignments to understand client business challenges and project goals.
  • Financial Awareness – approach design opportunities with an eye toward cost effectiveness and value for each promotional dollar expended.
  • Communication Proficiency – demonstrate writing skills and the ability to communicate how design solutions align with strategic goals.
  • Self-Development – keep learning and seeks to share with teams to improve the agency.
  • Motivated - demonstrate willingness to go above and beyond, putting in hours beyond the normal business week in response to project urgency or in assuring the highest quality of work.

Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, advertising or equivalent creative background
  • 3– 4 years agency experience as an associate designer or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record in design with strong work samples in print and interactive mediums
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate design thinking and strategy
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with time constraints
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote and Microsoft Word & PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with internal and external partners
  • Openness to receiving and interpreting design feedback
  • Professionalism and awareness with regard to time, costs and deadlines

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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