Some events and some leads

October 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment

Today’s post will be an abbreviated one, but I have a few events and a couple of job leads to mention.  And please be in touch about successes in job-hunting land!

*The first event is an invitation from the good folks at SmartBrief, which is launching a new SmartBrief on Your Career in November. They are hosting a happy-hour event on Nov. 19 in D.C. to celebrate. They thought readers of this blog might benefit from the chance to mingle with recruiters and career experts. The link to sign up follows:

*The Washington Network Group has a few upcoming events that may be worth attending. A partial list follows, and then a signup link to get more information on the group.

WNG Events


Upcoming WNG Events

October 29, 2009 – Thursday
K Street on 7th Street – A Networking Reception for Government Relations Professionals
Event Partner: American League of Lobbyists (ALL)
Venue: Bar Louie at Gallery Place – Washington, D.C.

November 4, 2009 – Wednesday
How the Unconnected Employee Hurts Your Business: 8 Networking Competencies – A Workshop
Venue: NRECA Conference Center – Arlington (Ballston), Virginia

November 12, 2009 – Thursday
Tech Thursday – A Networking Reception for Technology Sector Professionals
Event Partner: Women In Technology (WIT)
Venue: Tysons Corner, Virginia

Here is the latest edition of our WNG Regional Calendar.

Subscribe to this free newsletter, update and manage your subscription: click here.

* Please Note *

WNG Member News has released its Fall 2009 update: click here.

*And a reminder about an economic and political panel (I acknowledge it includes yours truly!) “The Economy: What Happened and What’s Next?” at the National Press Club on Tuesday Nov.  3 being sponsored by Northwestern University’s Alumni Association. It should be a good opportunity to mix and mingle as well.

Details can be found at the following Web site:

As always, there are leads to list; please keep ’em coming!!

*The first is a reporter for FDAnews in Northern Virginia…The listing follows:

Date: Friday, October 23, 2009

Job Type: Communications/P.R.


Location: Falls Church, Virginia

Salary: $45,000 to $50,000

Ad Expires: November 26, 2009

Description: FDAnews is the premier provider of domestic and
international regulatory, legislative and business news and information
for executives in industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration, European Commission and other foreign regulators. Visit
us at

FDAnews seeks a highly motivated full-time, in-house editor/reporter for
hard news publications covering the generic drug industry worldwide. The
ideal candidate will have sound news judgment, the ability to network
with professional contacts, and strong writing skills. This person will
work as part of a team on publications with tight deadlines. Experience
covering Congress and federal agencies desired.

Responsibilities include:

Acting as the subject-matter expert on the generic drug industry, to
whom subscribers and colleagues turn for answers.

Reporting complex topics including patent litigation cases accurately,
clearly and concisely.

Analyzing events and information to reveal their meaning.

Meeting deadlines.

Benefits include health, dental, vacation, 401k, etc. To apply, send
resume with cover letter summarizing qualifications and salary
requirements to A resume without a cover letter
will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

*The hat tip on this job is to (which also did a brief item on the blog yesterday; thanks!) which credits Journal-isms; saying will be aggressively seeking a replacement in D.C. for its executive editor:
Danyel Smith Leaves WaPo’s Root – 10/22 – After just six weeks on the job, Danyel Smith, the former editor of Vibe magazine, is stepping down as executive editor of the Washington Post’s African American site, Smith is leaving because she wants to remain in NYC and not have to commute to DC, reports Journal-isms…..

Happy hunting and have a good weekend!



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