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NABJ is gearing up for 2017 -- streamlining and improving member services across the board. The goal is to build an infrastructure with easier electronic interaction and engagement to better serve both members, partners and stakeholders. The improved infrastructure is critical to continue impressive financial growth and sustainability. NABJ seeks the following consultants via a requests for proposals process: Senior Project Manager, Communications Consultant and Events Planning Consultant/Company. The deadline for all proposals is Dec. 5, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT to vdodson@nabj.org.




NABJ RFP for Senior Project Manager

Extended Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 

  

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is requesting proposals for a consultant to contribute to the improvement of office operations and project management. The senior project manager will perform duties as outlined below under the “Scope of Work.” The work may commence in January 2017. The anticipated length of the consultancy is no longer than October 15, 2017.

The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair takes place Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans. NABJ is seeking a professional to help NABJ build upon the success of its year-round programming and the 2016 joint convention, which attracted 3,800 registrants to Washington, D.C.

RFP Submission Requirements
•    Submit an itemized bid referencing proposed fees
•    Document experience in areas as outlined in the Scope of Work
•    Include a short explanation of why you are qualified for this consultancy position
•    Three references with contact information that address applicant’s expertise and interpersonal skills

Candidate Qualifications
•    College degree and resume required
•    Experience managing projects that are operational in scope is required
•    Team player with the ability to lead teams collaboratively
•    Ability to facilitate office and staffing requests and lead operations initiatives
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Work necessary consultancy hours leading up to the convention and on-site full-time for the convention week to complete all tasks and projects
•    Ability to work out of NABJ’s national office in College Park, Maryland

Your bid should be submitted by December 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to:
Veronique Dodson at vdodson@nabj.org   

Inquiries about the RFP should also be sent to Ms. Dodson via the email address above.

Scope of Work
This experienced professional is a primary planner/coordinator of convention activities.  When needed, this projects consultant/planner may assist with NABJ Media Institutes and Regional Conferences outside of the convention to support and tie-in brand awareness. Activities of this consulting position include:

•    Build convention resume with relevant A/V workshop rooming needs
•    Interface with office staff and execute operational needs
•    Assist with events management planning
•    Arrange travel: airline, ground transportation for board, speakers, special guests
•    Assembly and manage staff reports
•    Help coordinate convention contracts and resume of activities
•    Support for executive director/consultant and board activities
•    Coordinate assembly and packaging of board meeting materials
•    Assist with resolving membership and registration questions
•    Scheduling activities and assignments from the ED, office manager and president
•    Collaboration on creating marketing material design, printing and posting to web

Please share any additional areas of expertise you bring to this position:

NABJ History and Mission:
NABJ is an organization of journalists, students, academics and media professional.  It is the largest organization of journalists of color.  The organization advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. It was founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. Many of NABJ's members also belong to one of the professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide. 

NABJ is committed to the following:
•    Strengthening ties among black journalists;
•    Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists;
•    Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training;
•    Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs;
•    Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large.
 
National Association of Black Journalists
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101
College Park, MD   20742
T: 301-405-0248
F: 301-314-1714


NABJ RFP for Communications Consultant
Extended Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 

 

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is requesting proposals for a communications consultant to manage and generate the organization’s external and internal communications. The communications consultant will perform duties as outlined below under the “Scope of Work.” The work may commence in January 2017. The anticipated length of the consultancy is no longer than October 15, 2017.

The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair takes place Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans. NABJ is seeking a professional to help NABJ build upon the success of its year-round programming and the 2016 joint convention, which attracted 3,800 registrants to Washington, D.C.

RFP Submission Requirements
•    Submit an itemized bid referencing proposed fees
•    Document experience in areas as outlined in the Scope of Work
•    Include a short explanation of why you are qualified for this consultancy position
•    Three references with contact information that address applicant’s expertise and interpersonal skills

Candidate Qualifications
•    College degree, resume and public relations/media relations experience
•    Ability to write organizational news releases, social media and web stories on deadline as needed
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Command of AP style
•    Work necessary hours leading up to the convention and on-site full-time for the convention week
•    Ability to meet or work out of NABJ’s national office in College Park, Maryland as required by management
•    Available to respond and act on NABJ news and media inquiries on short notice

Your bid should be submitted by December 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to:
Veronique Dodson at vdodson@nabj.org   

Inquiries about the RFP should also be sent to Ms. Dodson via the email address above.

Scope of Work
This experienced professional is a contributor to national office and convention activities.  When needed, this events planner may assist with NABJ Media Institutes and Regional Conferences outside of the convention to support and tie-in brand awareness. Activities of this consulting position include:

•    Develop NABJ communications plan and strategies, coordinate efforts with the NABJ Communications Committee
•    Write and manage written releases about the organization and membership, such as: promotions, awards, upcoming events, NABJ Congrats
•    Craft and write proactive releases to help keep NABJ on message with advocacy and other media issues
•    Coordinate social media postings, website updates, e-blasts and app notifications TBD; Respond to media stories as applicable
•    Work with board, communications committee and President as needed to develop messaging
•    Develop communications plan for convention, including crisis plan and social media plan; Assist with convention app creation, dissemination and updates
•    Provide monthly communications report on NABJ mentions, analysis of strategy
•    Media spokesperson and respond directly to media inquiries as needed

Please share any additional areas of expertise you bring to this position:

NABJ History and Mission:

NABJ is an organization of journalists, students, academics and media professional.  It is the largest organization of journalists of color.  The organization advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. It was founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. Many of NABJ's members also belong to one of the professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide. 

NABJ is committed to the following:
•    Strengthening ties among black journalists;
•    Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists;
•    Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training;
•    Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs;
•    Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large.
 
National Association of Black Journalists
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101
College Park, MD   20742
T: 301-405-0248
F: 301-314-1714

 


 

NABJ RFP for Events Planning Consultant or Events Planning Company
Extended Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2016 5:00 PM EDT 

 

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is requesting proposals for an events planning consultant to perform duties as outlined below under the “Scope of Work.” The work may commence in January 2017. The anticipated length of the consultancy is no longer than October 15, 2017.

The 2017 NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair takes place Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans. NABJ is seeking a professional to help NABJ build upon the success of its 2016 joint convention, which attracted 3,800 registrants to Washington, D.C.

RFP Submission Requirements
•    Submit an itemized bid referencing proposed fees
•    Document experience in areas as outlined in the Scope of Work
•    Include a short explanation of why you are qualified for this consultancy position
•    Three references with contact information that address applicant’s expertise and interpersonal skills

Candidate Qualifications
•    College degree, resume and event planning experience required
•    Detail-oriented self-starter that exhibits strong interpersonal skills and is able to meet deadlines
•    Excellent written and verbal communicator that can prepare biweekly reports to provide progress reports on the scope of work and event management practices
•    Team player who works cooperatively with others
•    Work up to 20 hours per week part-time leading up to the convention and on-site full-time for the convention week
•    Ability to work out of NABJ’s national office in College Park, Maryland on a to-be-determined schedule (2-5 days a week if needed just ahead of convention date)

Your bid should be submitted by December 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to:

Veronique Dodson at vdodson@nabj.org   

Inquiries about the RFP should also be sent to Ms. Dodson via the email address above.

Scope of Work
This experienced professional is a primary planner/coordinator of convention activities.  When needed, this events planner may assist with NABJ Media Institutes and Regional Conferences outside of the convention to support and tie-in brand awareness. Activities of this consulting position include:

•    Convention Resume with relevant A/V workshop rooming needs
•    Registration activities and reports
•    Badges
•    Hotel room bookings
•    Time/Space allocations (Workshop scheduling and room bookings)
•    Exhibit hall layout (decorator)
•    A/V
•    Security
•    F&B coordination
•    Special events (HOF STE) staffing and room layout
•    RFPs as needed
•    Coordinate support staff, volunteer efforts and transportation between convention venues

Please share any additional areas of expertise you bring to this position:

NABJ History and Mission:
NABJ is an organization of journalists, students, academics and media professional.  It is the largest organization of journalists of color.  The organization advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. It was founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. Many of NABJ's members also belong to one of the professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide. 

NABJ is committed to the following:
•    Strengthening ties among black journalists;
•    Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists;
•    Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training;
•    Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs;
•    Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large.
 
National Association of Black Journalists
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101
College Park, MD   20742
T: 301-405-0248
F: 301-314-1714

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