Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1,000 Jobs Available for Atlanta Teens / Atlanta Govt Agency Needs Employers Looking for Interns

The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency needs to place 1,000 students by June 1st. The application deadline is April 16th. Students please apply at the locations on the flyer. The agency also needs employers that can use interns. Employers can contact:

Deborah Lum
City of Atlanta
Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
Executive Director
(404) 546-7824 (O)
(404) 739-4134 (F)


JOBS: United Way, Nordstroms, The Knot Inc, CBS Television, Spelman College, NABJ, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Newell Rubbermaid

Data Manager, Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (OIRAP), Spelman College
Maintenance Technician, Spelman College
Database Coordinator, Spelman College
Assistant Scheduling Coordinator, President’s Office, Spelman College
Communications Internship, Marketing and Communications, United Way
Director, Global Organization Development (Process/Systems), Newell Rubbermaid
Senior Manager, Organization Development, Newell Rubbermaid
Director of Brand Strategy, OshKosh B'gosh
Creative Director, Osh Kosh B'Gosh
NABJ Associate Members Task Force- Jobs Site
Sales and Marketing Director Sought, NABJ Journal
Account Manager, Communications 21
Managing Editor, Susan Tabak, LLC
Program Officer, Partner Relations & Community Outreach, Black AIDS Media Partnership / Greater Than AIDS Campaign
Online Community Manager, Brave New Films
Director, Digital Strategy, Empower Media Marketing
Director, Blue National Summit Conference, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Marketing and Creative Services Manager, Design-Build Institute of America
Agency Partnerships Director, The Better Advertising Project
Marketing Project Facilitator - Fashion Rewards, Nordstroms
Public Relations Director, The Knot Inc.
Public Relations Manager, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Inc
Publicist, Entertainers & Athletes Group
Director of Public Relations, BCF
Publicity Assistant, CBS Television

Data Manager, Office Of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning (OIRAP), Spelman College
Job Code: FP-0261

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The function of the Data Manager is to build, organize, maintain and make available specialized data marts for the department to support ad hoc queries, reporting, and institutional research and assessment.This position is responsible for producing an electronic, on-line Fact Book and executive decision-support system, as well as a repository of departmentally-authored reports and studies.The Data Manager has the general responsibility for maintaining and updating the department’s web presence and on-line resources.The Data Manager serves as an expert/liaison to MIT and the campus in a larger data warehouse project. This position is required to produce scripts and programs to support data marts, ad hoc, and research requests; as well as produce and publish in conjunction with office staff routine or specialized OIRAP reports.

Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems and five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
Technical and professional certifications related to Oracle database management and operations plus work experience with information technology in higher education is preferred.
Duties require the ability to work independently and manage projects with minimal supervision.This position requires highly developed technical, coordination, and project management skills.The Data Manager is expected to interact effectively with both technical and managerial personnel and be able to present highly technical information to very diverse audiences.

This position requires knowledge of PL/SQL and supporting applications, such as PL/SQL Developer, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Crystal Enterprise, Oracle Warehouse Builder.
Web site programming experience with scripting languages and software packages such as PHP, XHTML, JavaScript, Cold Fusion also is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Maintenance Technician, Spelman College

Facilities Management and Services (FMS)
Full -Time, Non-Exempt (12 months)
Job Code: FM0387
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Excellent opportunity available for an experienced Maintenance Technician. Responsibilities include the maintenance, minor repair, and up-keep of plumbing fixtures and electrical devices and appliances in all campus facilities and the immediate grounds. Some minor carpentry work is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform minor repairs and/or replacement of plumbing fixtures, valves, and other devices as required;
· Perform minor repairs and/or replacement of electrical fixtures, devices, and appliances as required;
· Perform minor carpentry work as required to repair windows, doors, hardware, screens, and furniture ;
· Provide exemplary customer service to internal and external customers;
· Observe and report, any and all defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on the facilities using the work order system procedure;
· Assist in coordinating major repairs, painting, and setting up of all facilities within scheduled periods;
· Communicate, as directed, with administrative staff (host of the event) on functions scheduled that may require special furnishing arrangements and other duties that may be required;
· Inspect all buildings on a routine basis and assure that deficiencies are corrected;
· Assist as required and cooperate with all trades people and custodians in the performance of day to day duties and responsibilities.
Our ideal candidate profile will include:
High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of five (5) years of experience required. Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize effectively, be able to interact in a diverse community, and adapt to changing situations.
Good oral and written communication skills required, with the ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, technical procedures and procedure manuals. Must have the ability to speak effectively when interacting with the public and the entire Spelman community.
Must possess beginner computer software skills using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel). Must be able to utilize email systems such as Lotus Notes/Outlook.
Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Database Coordinator, Spelman College
Office of Advancement Services
Full-Time, Non-Exempt (12 months)
Job Code: FC0204
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The incumbent in this position will help ensure the optimal management, administration and utilization of the Institutional Advancement module of the Banner database. Will also, develop, document and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the collection and entry of data as well as ensure the accuracy and integrity of that data. Plus, create and run reports using Banner, Crystal, Excel, Access, as well as other reporting tools.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Supervise the daily entry of data into Banner and enter data as needed
Develop, document and implement policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the IA database

Work with MIT to resolve Banner system problems, improve system efficiency and implement new releases of software
Create and run a wide range of ad hoc and standard reports requested by IA staff and other offices on campus, many of which require advanced technical skills
Produce mailing lists for institutional publications and departmental mailings
Produce annual donor honor roll with assistance of Gift/Pledge Specialist
Work with appropriate staff to generate and send pledge reminders
Supervise student and contract workers entering data into Banner
Work with the Director on the development and implementation of Banner training for staff
Maintain up-to-date documentation of policies and procedures relevant to the execution of the position’s duties and responsibilities as well as develop and recommend methods and policies that contribute to the improvement of those functions
Design and implement appropriate computer and/or manual systems to ensure the accurate, timely and efficient execution of all duties and responsibilities
Handle supervisory responsibilities for one or more positions in the department; does not include work study students
Our ideal candidate profile will include:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and five or more years of professional experience directly related to database management and reporting plus prior fundraising experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and work well within a collaborative team environment. Attention to accuracy, details, and superior organizational skills are required.
Good oral communication skills are required to interact with the division staff, donors, managers, and the general public.
Must have advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Access. Must be proficient in the use of computers, e-mail, and relational databases and reporting tools. Experience using fundraising software preferred.


Assistant Scheduling Coordinator, President’s Office, Spelman College
Full-Time, Non-Exempt (10 Month)
Job Code: FC-0964
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
Join the President’s team at Spelman College. We have an excellent career opportunity for a talented administrative professional to manage the President’s calendar and to perform other administrative responsibilities of the office.
Coordinate the President’s appointment calendar. Schedule appointments; develop detailed trip itineraries based on travel schedule and nature of trip.
Create and coordinate the schedule for President’s Driver. Arrange out-of-state ground transportation to ensure all travel needs are met. Coordinate media-related events involving the President with the office of Public Relations. Compose and draft correspondence at the direction of the Assistant to the President.
Our ideal candidate profile will include:
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have a minimum of five years of experience managing an executive’s calendar. Must demonstrate exemplary customer service in the execution of duties. Must be detailed oriented, and possess excellent organizational skills. Must be flexible and able to adapt to last minute changes, and able to handle multiple tasks. The ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise tact and diplomacy, work independently, and demonstrate good judgment while interacting with internal and external customers are crucial for success in the position. Must show initiative and professional demeanor.
Independent judgment is necessary to plan, prioritize and organize workload with attention to detail.
Excellent oral communication skills are required when providing information and responding to questions from students, employees and the general public in one-on-one or group situations. Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence and procedure manuals plus compose memos, letters, and emails. Good proofreading skills are essential.
Working knowledge of Meeting Maker Calendar Program preferred. Ability to perform intermediate to advanced level word processing skills using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Word perfect that includes intermediate level skills plus creating brochures, PowerPoint presentations, create formulas, charts and graphs. Must be internet savvy and have experience with Lotus Notes/Microsoft Outlook.


Communications Internship, Marketing and Communications, United Way
$10 per hour or Academic Credit
Note: Internship is 20-40 hours each week for the summer

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is looking for an intern to assist the marketing and communications staff in organizing, writing and editing projects for internal and external publics. The intern will assist in writing key documents such as news releases, backgrounders, memos, talking points and messaging, media reports/summaries and others items as needed. Job duties also include contributing to department planning, supporting public relations initiatives including event planning, and delivering ideas that demonstrate solid thinking regarding strategies and tactics.

Public relations, journalism, communications major or recent graduate preferred; good academic performance and excellent written and oral skills; knowledge of AP style; ability to work independently; attention to detail

Email cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Malika White, mwhite@unitedwayatlanta.org. No phone calls please.


Director, Global Organization Development (Process/Systems), Newell Rubbermaid
Senior Manager, Organization Development, Newell Rubbermaid

Atlanta, GA

Director, Global Organization Development
The Director, Global Organization Development (Process/Systems) is a key member of Newell Rubbermaid’s global organization development team. Reporting to the Vice President, Global Organization Development, this role will serve as the global leader for process/systems training and optimization. This includes the design, development, implementation and ongoing support/sustainment of global process/systems training and optimization efforts to enable sustainability – e.g. SAP, Windchill/Product Life Cycle Management, Talent Management/Performance Management, CRM, Sales & Operations Planning, Forecasting, etc.
A degree in organizational development, training & performance support, change management (or related) or directly relevant business experience is required. Master’s degree preferred.

To view a more detailed description of this opening, click here and search Senior Manager, Organization Development.
To apply, please contact Sophie Klatt, sophie.klatt@newellco.com. Please let Sophie know that you were referred by TrainingPros.

Senior Manager, Organization Development
The Senior Manager, Organization Development is a key member of Newell Rubbermaid’s global organization development team. This role is responsible for developing and implementing OD/Change strategies and plans to support Newell Rubbermaid change and performance improvement initiatives.
A degree in change management, organization development, human resources, communications (or related) or directly relevant business experience is required. Master's degree preferred.
To view a more detailed description of this opening, click here and search Director, Global Organization Development.
To apply, please contact Jackie M. Hagen, jaclyn.hagen@newellco.com. Please let Jackie know that you were referred by TrainingPros.


Director of Brand Strategy, OshKosh B'gosh

*Atlanta, GA *

Job Description:

Serves as the keeper of the brand by maintaining brand integrity across
product lines, store presentation, communication (including e-mail,
catazines, advertising, etc.) and all other internal and external
communication as it pertains to the brand. Develops brand strategy and
marketing plans across the organization.

Develops deep and continual insight into brand customers, prospects, and
competitors through ongoing analysis of customer information, including
database behavior, market research, etc.

Collaborates across functional areas and channels to execute wholesale
account specific marketing initiatives and monitor their results. Monitors brand health & performance, and supports the development of new brand
tracking initiatives.

Leads the brand strategy, analytics, planning & day-to-day management of
marketing planning & execution. Collaborates closely with all relevant
Marketing departments (Creative Services, CRM, E-Commerce, Retail, Retail
Marketing, PR, etc.) to integrate all marketing & media mix plans.)


Visits key accounts

Communicates with agencies ok key accounts


Sets market research goals, in collaboration with Brand Leader and head of
Marketing, to identify and track market trends in the business

Produces competitive analysis materials comparing the brand with its key
competitors and industry leaders

Participates in key sales and marketing presentations as necessary.

Develops monthly and quarterly reports for management.


Strong project management, presentation and writing skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – a relationship builder.

The ability to work cross-functionally, in both leadership and team member

A business leader and a calculated risk taker that promotes respect,
credibility and trust throughout the organization.

Strategic thinker & creative marketer. Innovation and vision in the area of
Brand Development/Brand Management.

Analysis skills to present data, develop deep insight, summarize findings,
draw implications, and propose recommendations for future development.

Bachelors Degree required

10+ years of Marketing experience required



Creative Director, Osh Kosh B'Gosh

*Atlanta, GA *

Job Description:

Establish the creative direction for the OshKosh brand and develop creative
solutions to support the marketing initiatives.

Creative Director will take design from concept to presentation to execution
for all branding to include: packaging, in-store signage, promotional
graphics and marketing communication.

This position also establishes style guides, develops templates and provides
creative support and direction for implementation and distribution of
marketing materials.

This Creative Director must be a strong leader and collaborator and work
cross-functionally across many departments, i.e. OshKosh apparel designers
in New York.

Creative Director will interact with necessary teams to understand business
objectives and develop creative strategies.

He/she will present concepts, design and implement approved concepts through
creation of final art for production.

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Creative Marketing
in Atlanta.

Brand Development Contribute to the strategic and creative development of
the OshKosh brand to include brand positioning, design direction and
marketing communication.

Packaging & Labeling Design packaging materials for OshKosh product.

Be inspired by the product, know the consumer and take concepts from design
to production.

Manage design and production schedules.

Licensing Work with OshKosh licensees to maintain proper brand standards.

Develop a collaborative work process to ensure quality of output.

In-store Presentation Develop and execute the OshKosh environment for our
wholesale accounts to include: visuals, signage, fixturing and other
in-store graphics.

Retail Promotional Graphics Design production-ready materials to support our
retail store promotions — including signage, visuals, window graphics and
perimeter graphics.

Marketing Collateral Develop retail and wholesale marketing collateral
including direct mail pieces, coupon promotions, email communications, sales
tool kits, mailers and advertising layouts.

Guides & Templates Establish creative standards, style guides, templates,
fixture plan-o-grams, signage indexes and additional instructional formats.


A qualified applicant for this position will have a strong knowledge of
print production and visual presentation; photoshoot art direction and
coordination a plus. He/she must be organized, self-motivated,
collaborative, detail-oriented and able to independently manage a project
from conception to production. This candidate must be able to effectively
manage multiple projects, work within demanding deadlines, maintain a high
quality of creative output and continuously seek ways to improve processes
within functional areas. Excellent presentation, written and verbal skills
are important as well as the ability to take creative direction and meet
deadlines. Minimum Qualifications A 4-year degree in Graphic Design and 7 to
10 years combined experience in Brand Marketing, Graphic Design and Visual
Merchandising is required. Advanced skills using InDesign, PhotoShop and
Illustrator is required as well as experience with Microsoft Office.



NABJ Associate Members Task Force- Jobs Site


Sales and Marketing Director Sought, NABJ Journal

NABJ is seeking a Sales and Marketing Director to work on ad sales, sponsorships and special projects for the NABJ Journal. Our organization greatly values its print journalists, the early guardians of NABJ who set us on a course of increasing diversity and jobs for black journalists.

We are seeking a director who will be creative in envisioning profit centers, working with the Managing Editor to allow participation from colleges and universities and promoting the goals of NABJ. It is our goal to remodel this distinguished publication on an immediate timetable and to help fuel professional training.

Our award-winning Journal features Pulitizer Prize winning writers and offers a wealth of untapped market potential, reaching more than 3,000 people and published online three to four times a year.

The director will set up the structure for this plan, including regional assistant directors if desired. This is a commission-based position with financial details to be negotiated. Interested candidates should send their resumes and one-sheet of ideas to email nabjjournal@gmail.com. NABJ membership is a plus.


Account Manager, Communications 21

c21 is seeking a talented Account Manager for part-time or full-time work.
If you are fearless, a marketing strategist, a rock-star writer, a proven
pitch artist, a social media dynamo and can manage the fast pace of
day-to-day account management, we want you to apply. Responsibilities
include copywriting, media relations, social media strategy and execution,
e-mail marketing, promotion development and coordination and special events.
Accounts include B-to-B, B-to-C and nonprofits and cover a variety of
industries. Candidate should have 2-3 years of experience in an agency
setting and a college degree in PR, marketing or a related field. AP
knowledge strongly preferred.

How to Apply:

Send resumes with salary requirements to Elyse Hammett – vice president, via
ehammett@c21pr.com. Visit communications 21 on the web to learn more -


Managing Editor, Susan Tabak, LLC

*New York*

Job Requirements

Susan Tabak, LLC is a growing fashion and luxury multimedia company. We are
hiring a full-time Managing Editor for SusanTabak.com. This person will be
part of an outstanding team that is shaping SusanTabak, LLC into an
influential, go-to voice in the global fashion community. Based in New York,
the Managing Editor will be responsible for the following:

- Generating creative, high-impact story ideas

- Creating, overseeing and delivering against the site's editorial calendar,
incorporating strategic consideration of regular site features, video
content, occasional newsletters, and sponsored partnership events

- Analyzing site data and using it to plan and deliver content effectively

- Sourcing, assigning, editing and proofing contributions from freelance
writers, photographers and paid and unpaid interns

- Writing original content and conducting occasional interviews for

- Creating occasional email newsletters for subscribers

- Selecting and styling artwork

- Monitoring site comments

- Assuring that the SusanTabak.com social media voice and presence is
consistent with the brand

- Identifying opportunities to partner with and/or link to other
industry-relevant organizations, in order to increase brand visibility

- Representing Susan Tabak, LLC from time-to-time at fashion events

About the Managing Editor:

- Candidates for this position will first and foremost breathe fashion,
luxury and style. They will love the discovery of the new and the chic
around the world and around the web, and they will have an up-to-date
working knowledge of the fashion media universe, offline and on

- They will be imaginative, passionate, outstanding writers and have at
least five years experience in fashion publishing

- They will have at least three years online publishing and editorial
experience, with a proven record of producing appealing online content

- They will have strong familiarity with web publishing and measurement
tools and applications

- They will have a strong understanding of social media, especially as it
pertains to fashion

- Candidates must be expert communicators, exceptionally well-organized, and
self-motivators, who thrive in a start-up environment

- They will have 2-3 years experience hiring, building, motivating, and
leading teams of freelance writers, full- and part-time interns, and
creative contributors (photographers and videographers)

- The ideal candidate will also have firsthand experience in or familiarity
with European/international fashion industry

This is an opportunity for an ambitious, entrepreneurial, creative talent to
join in and contribute to the growth and success of an emerging multimedia
brand. The Susan Tabak, LLC leadership team is a collaborative one. The
Managing Editor will be a key strategic member of the team and have the
opportunity for meaningful growth with the company over time.

Interested candidates should send their resumes, a brief cover letter and
3-4 relevant writing samples to: info@susantabak.com. Please state Managing
Editor -- SusanTabak.com in the subject line. Applications should be
submitted by March 15, 2010. No phone calls please.

About Our Company To learn more about Susan Tabak and Susan Tabak, LLC,
please visit the information pages located at the bottom of the home page of

Program Officer, Partner Relations & Community Outreach, Black AIDS Media Partnership / Greater Than AIDS Campaign

*Entertainment Media Partnerships Program*

*Menlo Park, CA*

The Program Officer provides programmatic support to the Foundation’s
domestic public health information campaigns conducted in partnership with
media companies in the United States. A primary focus of this position will
be work related to the Black AIDS Media Partnership / Greater Than AIDS
campaign. The selected candidate will report to the Associate Director for
Strategy & Management, and work as part of a small, fast-paced team.
Significant domestic travel. The position will manage at least one intern, as well as relationships with key outside contractors and consultants.

For more information about the Program visit:
http://www.kff.org/entpartnerships/ and http://www.greaterthanaids.org


Media Partner Relations: Provide day-to-day strategic and operational
support to ongoing partnerships with major media companies. This includes
ongoing partner cultivation and communication, strategic outreach to secure
commitments and follow-up on collaborative opportunities, and other duties,
as assigned.

Community Outreach: Maintain and/or cultivate relationships with key
constituencies, including select state/local health departments, AIDS
service organizations, corporate partners, and other community organizations
/ non-profit groups. Oversee the re-distribution of campaign content,
community kits, and other direct-to-audience materials. Draft newsletter
and other electronic communications, including website updates. Maintain
database of community partners.

Promotions & Special Events: Working collaboratively with media and
community partners, develop and execute promotions strategies to reach key
audiences and / or reinforce campaign messages. This includes developing
special initiatives with existing or new partners to generate visibility for
the campaign, as well as managing the campaign’s representation at select
special events, conferences, and other related activities.

Contracts & Budgeting: Help to negotiate and execute contracts and memoranda
of understanding (MOUs) with media partners, external contractors, ad
agencies, content partners, etc. Monitor contract and rights compliance.


Bachelors degree; advanced degrees in business, marketing / communications
or social science discipline welcomed;

Minimum 5 years prior experience in marketing and promotions, new media, or
comparable experience required;

Prior experience in public health or pro-social sector encouraged;

Evidence of exceptional project management, teamwork and leadership

Highly organized and efficient with time;

Strong written and presentation skills;

Experience working with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel;

Ability to coordinate and manage complex and multi-faceted projects with
outside partners and under tight schedules.

Please forward cover letter, resume, and any relevant examples of work and
references. No phone inquiries please.

HR-Program Officer, EMP

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

2400 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Fax: (650) 854-8037

E-mail: jobs@kff.org

No phone inquiries please.

Online Community Manager, Brave New Films

*Culver City, California *

A community manager is the voice of the company externally and the voice of
the members internally. The value lies in the community manager serving as a
hub & having the ability to personally connect with the customers (humanize
the company), & providing feedback to many departments internally
(development, PR, marketing, customer service, tech support, etc). The
primary focus of the Community Manager will be communicating with members in
order to grow both participation and donations.


Creatively and proactively assist members

Serve as the initial point of contact for members (inc inbound requests)

Identify and analyze issues, patterns and trends in comments, requests, and
member activity (donations, actions, video viewing)

Transfer the information to the appropriate departments so that they can
respond accordingly.

Author blog posts, articles, podcasts, and videos relating to the overall
work/accomplishments of the company

Establish metrics & report on them on a monthly basis including

Identify & engage advocates and donors

Proactively escalate issues, observations, opportunities, and insights to
the executive team.

Communicate issues, opportunities and insights to the company at large.

Stay up to date on new social media tools, best practices and how other
organizations and companies are using them, so that the company can continue
to be an early adopter of these technologies.

Participate in professional networking by following the prominent bloggers
and online writers & attending events.

Engage and motivate Company’s most active online advocates & ensure that
their efforts are recognized.

Grow the donor base from members. Establish a plan on how to grow giving

Establish a stewardship plan for thanking members

Maximize member communication at all touch points – web strategy

Encourage internal communication & embracement of member principles

Provide a business plan for 2010 online community plan including a budget

Develop and teach guidelines to ensure that Company’s online outreach is
both effective and consistent with the organization’s image and overall
communications strategy.

Ensure that company has a human face to communications and the community

Actively respond to and interact with the consistent community members.


You love helping people and find it rewarding to solve people’s problems.
Then you love to proactively use that experience to make the whole service

You like working hard and thrive on the excitement of a goal oriented team

You are an independent, creative self-starter who loves running with things
while keeping everyone inside and outside the company in the loop.

You love to write & enjoy sharing your ideas with others.

You spend a lot of time online and stay up-do-date on new, fun things out
there for web savvy users as well as regular people.

You enjoy learning & are curious!

You are punctual and meet deadlines

You can multi-task

You are an excellent communicator

You love Facebook and Twitter

You have worked with an email provider to set up and deploy communications

You have at least 2 years experience in online fundraising

We are an equal opportunity employer. Please also send a writing sample.

Application Instructions

please email Jim Miller at jim@bravenewfilms.org

Director, Digital Strategy, Empower Media Marketing

*Cincinnati, OH*

Position Summary: Our Digital Strategy Director ensures leading edge
strategic thinking is applied to clients’ media/marketing plans and helps
lead the Strategy Team to create a truly integrated marketing strategy.
She/he collaborates and partners with other Empower divisions and teams to
develop innovative communication strategies in order to meet clients’
marketing goals. The Digital Strategy Director will leverage their deep
understanding on how to execute web promotions, email programs, website
development and Digital creative to manage Digital marketing projects and
mentor staff.

Strategy, Strategy, Strategy: develops valued partner relationship with
client’s senior level counterpart; does Client Discovery Process (gathering
all marketing information and historical learning); understands the client’s
consumer/customer through Empower’s Target Insight Engineering’s and Impact
Moments Planning processes; understands the client’s marketing objectives
and develops (and measures) Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Objective
(ROO) and/or other measurement metrics; develops effective digital media
strategy; execute digital marketing programs that include online promotions,
email management, digital creative and website development; jointly handles
unfamiliar problems, situation, or issues; presents annual client P&L,
compensation agreements, and oversees account profitability.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. Minimum 7 years professional experience developing
digital marketing strategy, project managing digital programs and online
advertising campaigns. With demonstrated experience in:

• Creative ability and passionate interest in creating powerful digital
marketing plans that meet client objectives, by incorporating digital and
emerging media and in collaboration with clients and internal teams

• Strong, effective business professional communication and client
presentation skills; preferred previous experience in presenting to clients
from an agency perspective.

• Solid understanding of traditional marketing principles and how they apply
to the digital medium.

• Strong understanding of digital marketing and success factors.

• Project managing all components of digital marketing and media executions
such as project kick-off, timelines and budgets, contracts, flowcharts,
recommendations, presentations, and analysis.

• Effective use of research tools define target audiences and optimize
marketing and media plans.

• Demonstrated development and negotiation skills in online advertising,
co-marketing/partnership programs and integrated campaigns.

• Researching, identifying and compiling competitive insights to guide and
optimize digital marketing efforts.

• Accurately defining, scoping, pricing and managing digital programs and

• Delivering projects on-time and on-budget.

• Preferred 7 or more years experience in client-centered, agency
environment (i.e. fast-paced, client or brand-centric professional

SEND RESUME TO: Empower MediaMarketing 1111 St. Gregory St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 Fax: 513.719.6536 http://www.empowermm.com jobs@empowermm.com

Director, Blue National Summit Conference, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

*Chicago, IL *

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is a membership
organization of independently owned insurance companies and is the strategic
leader behind the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) brand, one of the most
recognized brands in America and the choice of over 100 Million Americans
for their healthcare coverage. There are 39 Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
across the country and internationally which depend on BCBSA's consulting
and operational support, enabling them to move proactively to gain a
competitive edge in their respective markets.

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is a membership
organization of independently owned insurance companies and is the strategic
leader behind the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) brand, one of the most
recognized brands in America and the choice of over 100 Million Americans
for their healthcare coverage. There are 39 Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
across the country and internationally which depend on BCBSA's consulting
and operational support, enabling them to move proactively to gain a
competitive edge in their respective markets.

The Director is responsible for the content, operational, logistical, and
financial success of our Conference Services business. This person owns the
development of and successful execution of the National Blue Summit, our
annual conference, and other conferences for Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans.
Responsibilities include strategic direction, people/project management,
tactical execution and delivery of the department initiatives. The director
provides leadership to multiple project teams, guides direction of
development approach, manages resources and assures high quality products.

NOTES: US Residents Only

Required Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field

Minimum 7 years leadership experience in successful execution of event
management logistics and national conference experience, including
sponsorships, contract negotiations, exhibit/vendor sales, speaker selection
and management. Association experience and professional meeting planner
certification preferred

Minimum of 7 years staff management and development

A proven record of measurable accomplishment in developing and
administering conference and education programs, including strong financial
execution and management

Ability to multi-task and thrive in challenging situations that require
creativity, innovation, drive and commitment

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Strong knowledge of all onsite operations, including AV, staging, production
and exhibitor management

Experience successfully managing external consultants, agencies, vendors and

Demonstrated success at working under deadlines, with tight time frames, and
with excellent project management skills, managing a wide variety of
projects and diverse skill sets

Team orientation and inclusion: success in directing staff and the ability
to communicate the appropriate level of information to keep team members
appropriately informed

Preferred Basic Qualifications

Advanced degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Extended

Association experience and professional meeting planner certification

Proven successful track record in building relationships to mobilize program
adoption and implementation

Hospitality industry knowledge a plus

Outstanding written and verbal communications skills

The ability to work well in a matrix environment, and proven partnership
with clients

Exceptional hands-on project management skills, having worked with both
creative and conceptual projects, managing complex issues in a changing
environment, and providing measurable solutions that are delivered on-time
and on-strategy

BCBSA employs more than 1,000 of the best strategic thinkers in the health
insurance industry and offers a dynamic work environment, competitive
compensation package, work/family balance, a diverse workplace, and much
more! Here’s your chance to make your mark on the future of healthcare.
Bring your skills and talents to an organization committed to providing the
most advanced technology and services.

Please apply online and reference job number 09-149


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


Marketing and Creative Services Manager, Design-Build Institute of America

*Washington, DC (metro *accessible)

About Design-Build Institute of America

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) was founded in 1993 in response
to the emergence of design-build and integrated project delivery as a
significant force in the design and construction industry. From its
headquarters in Washington, DC, and network of regions throughout the U.S.,
the Institute provides a forum for all participants in the design-build
process, owners and practitioners alike. DBIA is the center of expertise for
integrated project delivery, advocating best practices, crea....more info

Job Description

DBIA seeks an energetic, flexible, and highly motivated individual to fill a
Marketing & Creative Services Manager/Associate Director position (depending
on experience). The incumbent must be able to manage multiple priorities,
work well under pressure and tight deadlines, and integrate well within a
team environment that emphasizes mutual respect and collaboration, and where
the common goal is organizational and individual success. Applicants who do
not work well in a team environment need not apply.

The primary focus of this position is to plan, design, develop and implement
both short and long-term creative and marketing campaigns that have an
impact on the organization’s ability to generate both membership and
non-dues revenue. The successful applicant will create and develop
campaigns for membership development & retention; education, conferences as
well as our publication DATELINE. In addition, this position will analyze
data for trends or conclusions and present results and recommendations to
the Director, Membership Development.

The Marketing & Creative Services Manager/Associate Director will develop
relationships with current and prospective members, related organizations,
and potential partners in order to increase involvement in and awareness of
DBIA products and services. The incumbent will work closely with management
to establish, maintain and improve member relationships. This individual
will have direct contact with industry leaders via phone calls, meetings,
written correspondence and attendance at trade shows. This position demands
the ability to influence through written and verbal skills, and the ability
to simultaneously address multiple projects and challenges.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of developing, creating and
implementing organization-wide strategic marketing campaigns; must be able
to create cohesive branding messages; determine relevant product and service
offerings; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; high
energy; ability to self motivate and motivate others; manage industry
outreach and events; and have a passion for communicating the benefits of
great products and services.

Send resume with cover letter including salary requirement and/or history to


Bachelor of Arts or Sciences preferred (or equivalent educational

Demonstrated awareness and competency with Microsoft-based computer programs

Adobe Programs: InDesign; Photoshop; Illustrator

Excellent oral, written, organization, presentation and independent workload
management skills.

Quick learner and problem solver

Travel required

Ability to work well in a team environment

Send resume with cover letter including salary requirement and/or history to


Agency Partnerships Director, The Better Advertising Project

*NYC or San Francisco, Ca., NY*

• Do you want to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, high growth startup?


Better Advertising, a Warburg Pincus funded startup in the Online Behavioral
Advertising compliance space, seeks a hands on, client focused, technical
account manager with prior ad serving and/or sales operations experience in
a digital media environment to lead our interactive agency partner

In this high profile role, the candidate we hire will combine their current
technical account management skills, along with prior online ad trafficking
or sales ops experience to drive relationships with key ad agencies,
ensuring that our product meets their specifications, and educate clients on
behavioral advertising privacy issues and risk mitigation issues.

Based out of our midtown Manhattan or San Francisco office, this is a unique
opportunity for you roll up your sleeves and spearhead agency relationships
while helping to be a vital liaison between our product development and
sales teams, for our game changing online behavioral advertising compliance


• Interface with key ad agency decision makers to evangelize Better
Advertising’s technology platform.

• Spearhead our ad agency partner channel by functioning as the primary
point of contact and providing superior client management.

• Educate agency counterparts on behavioral advertising privacy issues and
risk mitigation issues.

• Understand Better Advertising’s business platform to solve problems and
identify areas of opportunity in both organizational processes and technical

• Develop and extend Better Advetising’s relationships within each Agency

• Maintain decision making map for each agency

• Drive specific leads to Better Advertising sales team

• Extract and translate business requirements from ad agencies into product

• Support and help drive all design program meetings, including one on one
follow-up sessions and working sub-groups.

• Conduct data analysis to help make strategic and tactical decisions.

• Participate in product team de-briefings (normalization of client
feedback, integration into specs as appropriate)

• Internal and external written deliverables (client facing and internal
product specifications)

• Design metrics and analytical methods to understand business problems and
work cross functionally across the organization to lead solution

• Set meeting agendas and coordinate meeting logistics.


• Minimum 5 years experience in a client-facing role providing online ad
agencies with superior client management in support of data and technology
focused solutions. (Ad serving, behavioral ad technology)

• Solid technical understanding of online behavioral targeting solutions.

• Proven problem solving and negotiation skills.

• Data and business analysis skills.

• Well respected amongst agency professionals with the ability to
effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of
agency management.

Prior experience in online ad trafficking a must including;

• Intimate knowledge of how data is leveraged in online advertising

• Experience implementing enterprise level online behavioral targeting

• Familiarity with contemporary ad trafficking interfaces. (i.e. DFA)

Prior Sales Operations experience in the online advertising industry

• Direct experience in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and proposal
generation process including analyzing, conducting research, writing,
formatting, editing and compelling responses.

• Ability to take the lead and be the technology subject matter expert and
support agency counterparts and our sales teams thought the sales cycle.

Solid project management or business analysis background in a fast paced
technology driven environment including:

• Extensive experience reading or generating product specs, translating
client needs into product specs, writing Business Requirement Documents and
Functional Specification Documents to assist in product development

• Strong analytical, problem solving and quantitative skills.

• Familiarity with systems development methodologies and practices.

• Deep experience with Excel and PowerPoint is a must. HTML and SQL are a

• Superior organizational skills to tracking details and disciplined
follow-up to drive group progress.

• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

• Bachelor’s degree in Data Analysis, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering,
Economics, Business or related field required. Master’s degree is a plus.

What we offer to you:

• A unique opportunity to roll up your sleeves, work with online advertising
industry veterans and enhance your skills in a growing, fast paced

• Accessible and open-minded leadership.

• Highly competitive salary, generous bonus, and paid time off.

• Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision and 401K.

• Attractive Stock options that give you the potential to participate in the
success of our fast-growing company!

• Great work environment – where you can make an immediate impact, learn
from peers and have fun!

Are you ready to apply?

We invite you to enhance your career and have fun by applying for our
Director, Agency Partnerships position at Better Advertising. Please send
your resume to careers@betteradvertising.com and reference, “Director,
Agency Partnerships” in the subject line.

About Us:

Better Advertising is a NY based technology startup funded by leading global
private equity firm Warburg Pincus and led by established veterans of the
media, privacy, and online advertising industries. We develop cutting edge
technology that fosters transparency in the online behavioral advertising
industry amongst consumers, brands, ad agencies and online ad networks. For
more information, please visit our website http://betteradvertising.com


Marketing Project Facilitator - Fashion Rewards, Nordstroms


Nordstrom is a fashion specialty retailer founded on a simple idea: offer
each customer the best possible service, quality, value and selection. We
are looking for a talented person to support the strategic growth of the
Fashion Rewards project in benefits development and customer experiences.

When you join the Nordstrom Credit team, you help make shopping at Nordstrom
a more convenient and satisfying experience. Our team is comprised of
talented people who provide Nordstrom customers with easy and reliable
payment options through Nordstrom fsb, a federally chartered thrift. Here,
your passion for service supports our efforts to build lasting relationships
with our customers.

The ideal marketing project facilitator is motivated, detailed, and
results-oriented. If you share our love for the customers we serve, the
merchandise we sell and the work we do, this is a place for you to build a
rewarding career.


Work with Nordstrom Marketing teams and business partners (internal and
external) to create, develop and implement unique shopping packages to
support Fashion Rewards on a quarterly basis

Support the coordination and execution of key store-focused benefits
including Designer Preview, Design Your Own Shopping Party and other focused
events as they relate to Fashion Rewards; act as a resource for store
execution teams

Evaluate and escalate partnership opportunities

Identify business goals, strategy, project requirements and resources.

Communicate with team members to ensure that all customer communication
channels are utilized to promote customer benefits

Contribute to the development of strategies for improving results and
targeting high potential customer segments

Implement initiatives relating to high spend customer touch points

Evaluate and report on deliverables of assigned projects, focusing on cost
implications, quality and timing impacts to scope or project timelines

Perform post-project analyses including ongoing review of campaigns with
relevant communication of results to various stakeholders

Outline and monitor reporting requirements to measure project results and
other customer data reporting needs


Bachelor's degree in business or related field or equivalent combination of
related education and experience is required (Bachelor's degree in marketing
is preferred)

Minimum 3 years of marketing project management experience with a track
record of achieving excellent results is required

Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required

Ability to apply strategic thinking skills to set objectives, conceptualize,
implement and coordinate marketing programs from start to finish

Ability to understand brand strategy and translate to all customer
communication channels

Ability to apply strong presentation, organizational and communication

Highly analytical; ability to research questions and review facts to make
accurate decisions

Since 1901, Nordstrom has offered a wide variety of quality apparel, shoes
and accessories for men, women and children at our stores across the
country. We're proud to be named to FORTUNE™ Magazine's list of '100 Best
Companies to Work for.' We believe this recognition comes from our desire to
empower our employees to set their sights high and deliver exceptional
service to customers.

As a Nordstrom employee, you can feel confident that your health and
well-being are among our highest priorities. We offer a comprehensive,
flexible employee benefits package that includes medical/vision and dental
coverage, a generous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(K)
savings and profit sharing plan and much more.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse

The above information on this definition has been designed to indicate the
general nature and level of work performed by employees within this
classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
required of employees assigned to this job. No Visa Sponsorship available
for this position.



Public Relations Director, The Knot Inc.

*New York, New York *

Job Description

If you are an innovative forward-thinking, self-motivated, creative, PR
professional with lifestyle and fashion experience and a passion for
weddings – then this is your dream job.

The Knot, Inc. seeks an outstanding individual to fill its Public Relations
Director position.

Must have keen communication skills, a love of writing and creative
brainstorming, and drive to work in an extremely active and
deadline-oriented public relations environment – a passion for weddings is a

A few key accountabilities/deliverables for our PR Director include:

· Developing media strategy, as well as execution of media relations
plans across multiple brands and platforms.

· This includes story development, top tier media pitching & fostering
strong media relationships.

· Strong emphasis on developing/executing integrated marketing campaigns
and strong awareness of online media tools are also required skills and

· The Director leads team in conceptualizing and delivering compelling,
integrated PR and Marketing campaigns across all brands and platforms
ensuring synergies between digital and broadcast/print content and is
responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of digital media plans that
drive annual growth in site visitor and member rates.

Other Necessary Attributes/Skills/Experience:

· Minimum 8-10 years experience in public relations/media relation with a
strong focus in online media and integrated program development.

· Candidates must have strong and established relationships with major
broadcast and print media contacts and proven success in working with
national media.

· Proven expertise in key digital media disciplines/tools, with a deep
understanding, integrated pr campaigns and social media

· Must have working knowledge of how to effectively access and
communicate metrics and impact of digital pr campaigns and initiatives

· Must have strong time and project management skills - with the ability
to handle multiple priorities

· Excellent communication and presentation skills required

· Track record of working with cross disciplinary groups within an

About The Knot Inc.

The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com) is a leading lifestage media
company targeting couples planning their weddings and future lives together.
Our flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource,
reaching over a million engaged couples each year through the #1 wedding
website TheKnot.com. Extensions of The Knot brand include The Knot national
and local magazines, The Knot books (published by Random House and
Chronicle), and television programming bearing The Knot name (aired on Style
Network and Comcast). The Company’s subsidiary, WeddingChannel.com, is the
most visited wedding gift registry website. The Nest brand focuses on the
newlywed lifestage with the popular lifestyle website TheNest.com, a home
decor book series with Clarkson Potter, and The Nest magazine. The Bump
brand focuses on the pregnancy and first-time parenthood lifestage with
TheBump.com website and The Bump local guides. Also under The Knot Inc.
umbrella are WeddingTracker.com, GiftRegistryLocator.com, party-planning
site PartySpot.com, teen-oriented PromSpot.com, and local baby services and
community site Lilaguide.com.

Job Requirements

This position requires someone who shows great attention to detail, has
excellent organization and writing skills and can be proactive in following
through with deadlines for media. The ideal candidate must have and
undergraduate college degree and experience at a public relations agency,
corporate/in-house, or in journalism.

To apply please send your cover letter, salary requirements and resume in
the body of an email to: jobs@theknot.com


Public Relations Manager, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Inc

*Tallahassee, FL *

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is looking for a Public Relations Manager to
become an important part of a growing, dynamic team of public relations
practitioners. This person will manage the Chamber’s extensive media
relations activities to ensure messaging and brand are consistent.


Responsibilities include developing campaigns, building relationships with
journalists, writing news releases/letters to the editor, organizing
editorial board meetings and preparing spokespersons. Outstanding
written/verbal/organizational skills and a desire to win are critical to
succeed in our fast-paced, competitive environment. Candidates must have a
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or related field and at
least three years of full-time communications experience. Crisis
communications and emerging media experience are a plus.

If you want to make history and help build Florida’s next economy, send
cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Cindy McCray, Benefits



Publicist, Entertainers & Athletes Group

*Playa Vista, California*

Contact Person: Denise White

Email Address: eagsportsmgmt1@aol.com

Job Description

Entertainers & Athletes Group (EAG) is a full service sports agency
specializing in marketing, publicity, and management of high level athletes.
We are looking for smart, resourceful, reliable person to work as a
publicist. We have a client list that boasts many of the NFL’s preeminent
athletes. Please refer to website for additional information on firm.

Job Requirements

Ideal candidate should have strong contacts in the PR and sports arena, be
creative, a team player and an excellent writer. Should be able to pitch
multiple platforms (online, print, TV, radio), be organized and in tune with
all information and trends pertaining to our sports clientele. Must have
knowledge in the NFL, NBA, and professional boxing. Ability to use and
navigate Cision and other PR research tools, as well as strong computer
skills – MS Office, Publisher, Outlook, etc are a must. Candidate should be
self-starter, enthusiastic, resourceful, knowledgeable. Ability to
multi-task is a must. Ability to handle a high pace work environment and
stressful situations.

Salary is starting at $48,000-52,000 (Depending on experience). Plus
commission and medical benefits. No phone calls please. You MUST have 2-3
years of PR experience excluding internships. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY unless you
have 2-3 years of PR experience.


Director of Public Relations, BCF

*Virginia Beach, Virginia*

Job Description

Brand Communications Firm in Virginia Beach, VA seeks Director of Public

BCF is an award-winning PR, marketing, branding and new media firm located
in Virginia Beach, VA, with a satellite office in Paris, France. We are
seeking a Director of Public Relations with substantial personnel-management
experience to help lead our PR initiatives and seven-member PR team. We
specialize in marketing products and experiences that are emotionally
connective and generationally informed. Current national, regional and
international clients include the Virginia Beach CVB, Virginia Tourism
Corporation (Virginia is for Lovers), the British Virgin Islands, Massimo
Zanetti Beverage USA (Chock full o’Nuts, Hills Bros. coffee brands),
Kingsmill Resort & Spa, the Discovery Channel, the Virginia Aquarium &
Marine Science Center, Bumps for Boomers of Aspen, CO, America’s Snowboard
Team, Fredericksburg Area Tourism, Gatlinburg, TN Department of Tourism, and
Naples/Marco Island/Everglades, FL.

The successful candidate is a highly focused, organized, detail-oriented
person with considerable depth in national public relations experience,
preferably in the travel and tourism and consumer products categories. The
candidate must be an excellent communicator who can seamlessly interface
with executives, top-tier press, senior and junior team members, and agency
management. The candidate must be a highly creative thinker, with
demonstrable experience implementing and managing successful PR programs
with measurable results. Additionally, strong writing and communications
skills, and the ability to absorb information quickly are essential. This
candidate also has great mentorship abilities in order to inspire and grow
its immediate team.

The candidate is results-driven and must have previous success in garnering
superior national media coverage. Extensive knowledge of national print and
broadcast, online media, and effective experience with social media,
guerilla marketing, and all forms of new media must be demonstrated. He or
she works seamlessly with other disciplines within the agency and has
expertise in creating integrated campaigns and programs that exceed clients’
expectations and generate trackable ROI.

The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of solid PR agency
experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or
other similar discipline and at least two years PR/Marketing experience in
travel & tourism.

If you are hard-working, passionate about your profession, highly creative
and strategic in your thinking, and willing to go the extra mile of an
exceptional PR professional, please email your resume and salary history to
the contact listed below.

Salaries are commensurate with experience. References required.

How to Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Mary Pannullo,
Director of New Business, at mpannullo@boomyourbrand.com.

Job Requirements


A minimum of 10 years of experience in public relations, preferably at a
full-service agency.

Management of the PR staff comprised of senior and junior members

Create PR plans, proposals, media pitches, press releases, articles and
other press and marketing material and engage in high-level client
correspondence – strong written and verbal skills are mandatory

A love of media, and savvy about who’s covering what in print, broadcast and
online media

Participate in new business strategy, proposal writing and presentations.

Strong creative writer, able to articulate from different perspective, tones

Able to suggest strategies for media placement and follow through with the
needed research and contact

Able to plan and manage Client Budgets, and help develop client budgets
where PR is one facet of a multi-discipline effort

Self-directed and comfortable working in a fast-growing environment

Apply URL: http://www.boomyourbrand.com

Publicity Assistant, CBS Television

CBS Television Distribution is seeking a Publicity Assistant to join the Los
Angeles-based corporate publicity department. Daily duties include
collecting and distributing press clips, updating the corporate press
website and handling photo requests as well as administrative duties such as
answering phones, handling expenses and booking travel. Candidates must have
a strong interest in public relations, preferably a degree in
communications, public relations or journalism; one year of related
experience; strong organizational skills; and the ability to multitask in a
fast-paced environment. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and
Outlook Send resume and cover letter to: CTDpublicity@ cbs.com

Director of marketing/communications for the Clinton Global Initiative,
thought you might find this interesting!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Share & Preserve Our Stories Through StoryCorps

My girl Kiplyn let me know about this great opportunity to share and preserve the important stories of our lives. If you're not familiar with StoryCorps, then you're missing out. These touching audio vignettes airing on public radio are real stories told by real people about someone who has had a profound impact on their lives.

StoryCorps' mission "is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, over 50,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web."

Kiplyn has interviewed her mom and dad and will interview her aunt in a few weeks. If you have lost a loved one whose life you'd like to document, gather a friend, sibling or family member to share their story via the interview. In Atlanta, they are especially interested in African American voices recording at the StoryCorps booth throughout the summer at the WABE studios.

But there are booths located throughout the country to tell the stories of diverse groups of people. If you cannot sign up on the site, please use the stand-by feature--this is the way Kiplyn obtained an appointment to interview her mom.

You will receive a digital copy of the interview. As well as being housed at the Library of Congress, the recordings will be preserved at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History.

I'm encouraging my family to participate. Please consider documenting your family history through this program, as well.

Here some links to a few of the stories.

Judge Olly Neal and his daughter Karama

“I spotted this book that looked rather risqué...”

Judge Olly Neal tells his daughter, Karama, how he discovered African American author Frank Yerby while cutting class and hiding out in the school library.

Recorded in partnership with the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Little Rock, AR.

Hear this story

Sharon Holley and her husband Kenneth

“I had a real extensive comic book collection.”

Sharon Holley, a retired librarian, tells her husband, Kenneth, about preparing for her career at an early age. Holley operated Harambee Books and Crafts, a community black bookstore, for 29 years in Buffalo, NY.

Recorded in partnership with WBFO in Buffalo, NY.

Hear this story

Please call, visit sign up to share your story: StoryCorps or WABE.

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