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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

6:30PM - Do Write for money! Get paid to blog in the DC area

Hmmm, money for writing things online that are eagerly read? I think I know some people with this talent!

*hem hem* This involves writing about environmental issues. You know, that major cause of injustice and generations of war that most of fandom ignores. Also, there's a Warnings challenge: the writing must all be "G" rated. ;-) But - money for mad writing skillz! On a blog! How cool is that?!?!?!


Water Words That Work, LLC is recruiting a group of bloggers to write about four topics for residents of the Washington, DC metro area. If you can answer "yes" to the following questions, then this opportunity may be for you:

Do you know (or want to learn) how to keep the snappy articles coming? Can you build a loyal audience of regular readers, and engage them on your blog, on Facebook, and via Twitter? And -- would you enjoy writing about one of the following topics -- with a pollution prevention/water conservation twist:

Public works -- water, gas, electrical, and transportation infrastructure:


Lawn and Garden Care:

Raising children (from a woman’s perspective):

Our bloggers will be independent contractors. You will set your own hours, work from the location of your choice, and use your own equipment. You will earn a fixed payment based on a minimum monthly volume, plus additional payments for traffic, subscriptions, and other performance benchmarks. Payment can exceed $1,000 per month.

Each of these blogs will be sponsored by county and city governments who are working together to engage their residents in a new and exciting ways. The project is a pilot -- each blogger will be contracted to write for 6 months. After that, the sponsors will evaluate the effort and determine whether to continue.

We seek self-starters who can:

• Find topics and produce articles that engage readers in these topics

• Get noticed -- and linked to -- by other bloggers in the space

• Extend the blog conversation into Facebook and Twitter

• Periodically repeat pollution prevention/water conservation messages that the sponsors want to get out

• Ensure the blog content and commentary reflect well on the sponsoring governments

We will look favorably on candidates who live in the DC metro area and who can demonstrate their passion for the topic in question -- but we will give priority to candidates with a demonstrated track record building thriving blogs.

How to apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and samples of relevant work experience to:


Eric Eckl

Water Words That Work, LLC

(703) 635.4380

"Make a Splash With Your Communications"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

12:34PM - Boston-area job opening, PT, seasonal, administrative

Saw the following this morning - probably pays for crap but it's an awesome cooperative-style company. Certainly right for one of the many underemployed, administratively skilled people of fandom:

Operations Assistant: The Operations Assistant is a seasonal, part-time position with the Trade Team to perform administrative duties such as order taking and bookkeeping assistance. The Operations Assistant reports into the Trade Team Operations Manager and is responsible for daily order taking from customers as well as other administrative duties defined by the Operations Manager. This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week that is seasonal (May through September/October). Some weekend hours will be necessary. RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a multi-cultural organization. Please visit for more information.

Laura Edwards-Orr
Marketing and Communications Manager
Red Tomato
1033 Turnpike St.
Canton, MA 02021

Saturday, January 16, 2010

6:54PM - Job posting for webwise communicator for conservation group

I decided I'm tired of seeing great-looking jobs that aren't in my area or field or whatever, and just passing on by instead of sharing the info with my fellow fans! Especially because some of my flist are, like me, looking for a better job (or *a* job) or might be. So I created a free comm called [info]fandom_jobs for us to share info when it comes our way, or ask about the kind of job we're looking for, or whine about the one we have. I'm also posting it to [info]ecofans as it's an environment-related job.

Besides, wouldn't it be neat if all the best jobs were held by fans? :D *visualizes the Obama family at a con, in costume*

The job announcement below came my way via a posting to the "Environmental Communication Network" list-serve by Eric Eckl. Eric is a good guy, who has an env'l communications consulting business in the D.C. area. It's one of his clients doing the hiring, as he says, so he might well be able to give some additional info, but certainly the CPB/ACB groups mentioned would have good info online that would be the best place to see more about who they are, and what they might be looking for.

Deadline: Jan 29. Location: region of Washington, D.C., USA. Other aspects of note: it seems they may only want a cover letter, CV/resume, and two work samples (much less than a lot of job apps require!)

Eric wrote: One of my clients is hiring a senior level position for conservation communicators! Please feel free to apply or forward.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a qualified individual to plan, implement and coordinate all aspects of communication for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). The CBP is the federal/state partnership responsible for leading the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.

The Director of Communications is responsible for and oversees the operation of the Communications Office (staff of two), including strategic planning, media relations, event planning, internal communications, outreach and website activities and other communications needs for the CBP partnership. The CBP is a partnership of federal and state agencies responsible for leading the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort. The director will coordinate and centralize public communications, ensuring that stakeholders and the public receive consistent and coherent messages about the partnership's effort.

For the complete job announcement, point your browser to:

The Director of Communications position is located at the CBP office in Annapolis, Maryland. The salary is competitive and includes a full benefits package. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume, cover letter and two work samples to no later than Friday, January 29, 2010. Please include “Director of Communications” in the subject line.

Eric Eckl
Water Words That Work, LLC
PO Box 2182
Falls Church, VA 22042
AIM/LinkedIn: ericeckl

"Make a splash with your communications"

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