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Getting Ready for the Readiness Review
Thursday, April 26, 2 p.m. CT
A free webinar for SPRF members featuring Michael Tullier, APR, Communications & Marketing manager, Auburn University Office of Development.
Learn how to gain the experience you need to present a well-rounded body of work, as well as how to put your best foot forward and clearly communicate what you know to the Readiness Review panel. Space is limited to 25 dial-in participants and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your spot, contact SPRF VP of Accreditation Jody Seal, APR at email@example.com. Access instructions will be provided prior to the webinar.
Mike Vallante, chief of staff to the Co-Chairman at Republican National Committee, will speak at PR:RECHARGE on Tuesday April 17 in Huntsville, Alabama. He’ll argue that earned media, not paid, has changed the dynamic of the Presidential race. In his opinion, this is the first Presidential race where paid political advertisements have not been responsible for majority influence. He’s fully prepared to back up that argument with specific examples and colorful “behind the scenes” commentary.
PR:RECHARGE takes place April 15-17, 2012 in Huntsville Ala., hosted by the North Alabama chapter of PRCA. SPRF members can register at the member price and are eligible for early bird discounts — register before March 8 and you save $50!
Vallante’s session is sure to be fascinating no matter which side of the political aisle you occupy, and we will all discover tactics to make our messages compelling and decisive. He’s a strong addition to the conference lineup for PR:RECHARGE, which you can see on the official website. You can also keep up with conference updates on PRCA’s Facebook page.
Entergy Corporation seeks a Communications Manager in its Baton Rouge, La., location. This position is responsible for developing and directing all internal and external communications for Entergy Louisiana/Entergy Gulf States, including advertising, media relations, employee communications, public relations, and community relations programs. Duties include:
• Provide strategic communications counsel to management executives.
• Act as company spokesperson when appropriate.
• Write news releases, speeches, talking points and briefing papers for top management and field customer service managers.
• Plan, coordinate and implement special events and projects.
• Work with department members in driving results for integrated marketing plans and perform additional duties as assigned by the director.
• Must have a 4 year college degree in journalism, public relations or related field.
• At least eight years of communications work experience, corporate experience preferred.
• Management/leadership skills.
• Must be able to handle a high degree of stress and be on call 24 hours a day.
Apply online at: www.entergy.com/careers. Click on job postings and enter Job Requisition Number #110471. Salary range is $90,000 to $134,000.
Entergy, a Fortune 500 company, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants and are the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.
The CPI Group seeks an experienced promotions manager for a local television station in Columbus, Miss. The ideal candidate must be experienced, creative, energetic, and have the ability to manage the promotions department. This person will be a part of a team responsible for the development and execution of promotional strategies for on air, web, and social media. In addition, this person will be a part of a team responsible for all sales promotions for the primary station as well as two digital channels.
1. The ideal candidate must possess a minimum of five years of experience working at television station and / or a video production department; marketing department; or, in a university setting in a supervisory role in a marketing/promotion/creative services department OR as a senior promotion producer.
• Must have a winning attitude and a commitment to excellence and quality promotion
• Must have proven skills of collaborating with News Director, News staff and station personnel.
• Must be highly creative, a compelling writer and be able to use research to meet station goals of growing an audience.
1. Work closely with General Manager and News Director in the development of long-term promotional strategies and tactical implementation.
2. Responsible for on and off-air station promotion and digital implementation as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts.
3. Focus on news product
4. Supervise creative staff in brand, image and daily topical promotion.
All applicants must thoroughly complete an online application; pass a drug screening; a background check; and complete the following skills tests:
o Advertising / Marketing Writing Sample
o Persuasive Writing Sample
o Office Reasoning – People Management
o Office Reasoning – Project Event Planning
A resume is required.
For more information about this position, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All company names remain confidential.
Apply online at http://awsc6.aspadapt.com/CPIWSC/quicksearch/jobdetails_view.jsp?reference=272177&apply=yes
The Southern Public Relations Federation wants to help PR students “Get to the Point” at our annual conference in Point Clear, Ala., October 2-4, 2011. To do so, we’re offering discounted student rates to the full conference and special student-only sessions on Sunday scheduled to not interfere with classes.
These pre-conference, student-only sessions are led by experienced and accomplished public relations professionals who will provide tools and direction to create a professional network, as well as equip you to be the consummate professional that will set you apart as you begin your career.
It all begins on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 2011, followed by the SPRF annual conference. Other registration options include an opportunity to network with public relations professionals at the opening reception or attend the full conference.
Find out more at the conference website.
Make a point to be one step ahead of the crowd as you look forward to your career and “Get to the Point.”
The West Alabama chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama holds its annual PR Toolbox for Nonprofits on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Tuscaloosa. This workshop caters to nonprofit organizations, specifically in the West Alabama counties.
The daylong event features speakers from successful nonprofits and PRCA West Alabama members in each session. The topics include:
- Getting your story covered in traditional media
- Social media options to build an organization
- Creating a successful public relations plan
The keynote lunch speaker will be Stephen Black, president and founder of Impact Alabama, a highly successful statewide nonprofit organization that works with university students and local communities to implement projects to realize systemic change throughout the State of Alabama.
The day will conclude with the opportunity for free one-to-one consulting for nonprofits with public relations professionals from PRCA. Participants will be able to consult with these professionals on topics such as communication planning, social media, pitching stories to traditional media and implementing PR campaigns.
Registration, which is $25 per person and includes lunch and materials, is available at prcawa.com. For more information contact Teri Henley, VP Projects, PRCA/WA at email@example.com.
The Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) is currently soliciting proposals for the design, CMS development/recommendation and site maintenance for its website, including membership database and records archive, at www.SPRF.org.
Download the Request for Proposals for more information.
Proposals are due via email to SPRF VP/Communications Kristie Aylett, APR, by Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, and a vendor will be selected by Oct. 5, 2011.
This year’s SPRF conference Oct. 2-4, 2011, in Point Clear, Ala., is sure to be the premier professional development event for communications professionals and students throughout the South. Hear from nationally acclaimed speakers, learn tangible tools to get results, and network with colleagues from across SPRF’s four-state region. Examine best practices and case studies and get on camera with interactive media training.
Eric Morgenstern, APR, Fellow PRSA, will be the opening speaker for the conference. As CEO of Morningstar Communications in Kansas City, Mo., he established a philosophy of “Think Excellence, Not Difference” to enable employees and clients to become leaders. He is one of only 15 SAGE (Strategic Advisors for Growth and Excellence) Counselors, within the Counselors Academy section of the Public Relations Society of America. Eric frequently delivers keynote presentations to national, regional and local audiences on the topics of leadership, marketing and communications.
A popular workshop leader and mentor to many SPRF members, Joe Trahan III, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA, returns to the SPRF conference after an absence of several years to offer the keynote session Tuesday morning. Dr. Trahan has nearly 30 years of public relations/affairs experience in governmental, association, and educational and non-profit public relations. Dr. Trahan is retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), and a former Commander of the 314th Public Affairs Operations Center located in Birmingham, Ala. Since 1998, he has superbly trained more than 3,500 people yearly in media relations throughout almost all of the United States. England, Norway, France, Belgium, Paraguay, Mexico and the Netherlands.
In addition to speaking at the general sessions, Morgenstern and Trahan will lead break-out sessions to help conference attendees further hone your skills.
Early bird rates are only $275 for SPRF members and $300 for non-members, if you register by July 31. Wait until August and those rates are $25 more. Those who wait until September pay the full registration rate of $350 for members and $375 for non-members. Students can attend the full conference for only $150.
Click here for more information and to begin the registration process.
The Department of Communication at Mississippi State University seeks applicants for an instructor position beginning August 2011. The department consists of almost 550 undergraduate majors in five concentrations (Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre).
A master’s degree in the communication field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness are required. Salary and benefits are competitive. For a summary of employee benefits, click here.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the activities below. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the department based on curricular needs and background of the faculty member. Departmental instructors typically teach four classes per each fall and spring semester. There is an expectation that this instructor will teach four online courses each semester. Additional summer, overload, and intensive classes may also be available.
Service may include advising majors and student organizations, developing curriculum in consultation with other faculty, and serving on committees. It is expected that this faculty member will work with other faculty in the department and colleagues in Academic Outreach and Continuing Education to increase online enrollments for the position to remain funded.
Teaching experience and work experience in one or more appropriate communication fields are preferred for this position. The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the field and a willingness to participate collegially in a broad department. Colleagues must be able to communicate that knowledge in the classroom environment to students as well as to other important groups through service.
More specific information is available about the position and department at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu or http://www.comm.msstate.edu.
Apply directly to the department by submitting an application letter, current vitae, evidence of effective teaching, all transcripts, and three recommendation letters to Instructor Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, P.O. Box PF, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
Initial screening of applications will begin July 8, 2011. Applicants must complete the online Personal Data Information Form as well that is located at http://www.hrm.msstate.edu. Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or group affiliation, age, disability, or veteran status. MSU is an AA/EEO. Minority candidates and Phi Beta Kappa members are encouraged to apply.
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The PRCA West Alabama chapter meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m. at the University Club, corner of Queen City Avenue and University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa, unless otherwise noted. Meals are $15 for members and $20 for guests.
For more information, visit the chapter website.