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Opera 7.50 Beta 2 [Windows Operating System] Opera has become a popular internet browser and email client as of late, and this latest edition offers a number of helpful additions and bug fixes to the previous editions. On this latest edition of Opera, users can use the Note feature to take down a note related to a particular webpage, send the note to others, or retain it for future reference. Of course, as with previous editions, users can customize Opera with a number of different skins. Opera 7.50 Beta 2 is compatible with all systems running Windows 98 and higher. [KMG]
JPluck 2.1.2. Foror those users who spend a lot of time with their hand-held PDA devices, Jpluck is worth a look. The application converts websites in their entirety for easy access and the ability to peruse and review information and documents when it is not possible to be close to a laptop or desktop computer. The site also contains a helpful FAQ section, and additional materials about the application. The application is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X and higher. [KMG]
Web Desktop 2.2 [Macintosh Operating System]. While many applications seem to afford users the ability to effectively multi-task, this small application allows users the ability multi-task by layering a web browser over their existing desktop. The application can also be customized, as users can specify an automatic refresh interval so that the page on the desktop is automated at various intervals. Some potential uses include tracking the orbit of satellites, monitoring stock quotes and keeping track of online auctions. WebDesktop 2.2 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X 10.2 and Safari 1.0 [KMG]
GnomeMeeting 1.00 [Windows Operating System]GnomeMeeting is a videoconferencing and telephony application that allows users to make audio and video calls to remote users with compatible software, such as Microsoft Netmeeting. The application has a number of features such as call monitoring, audio and video call mute, and PC-to-phone calls. From the website for the application, users can review an extensive FAQ section, view a number of screenshots, and read up-to-date news on version releases and bug fixes. GnomeMeeting 1.00 is compatible with all systems running Windows 98 and higher. [KMG]
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CALIFORNIA IMPOSES 'HAZARDOUS-WASTE FEE' In California, and "e-waste" law written last year by state Sen. Byron Sher (D, San Jose) has resulted in the creation of new state-operated computer-recycling programs that will be funded by making consumers pay up to $10 more for a laptop computer or LCD monitor purchased. The new law, which classifies those devices as hazardous waste, requires the eventual elimination of hazardous substances from electronic equipment, and also prohibits the practice of getting rid of old TVs and computers by sending them to countries that don't follow U.S. environmental standards. (San Jose Mercury News 5 Mar 2004) http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/8106312.htm
MICROSOFT AROUND YOUR NECK. Microsoft's new SenseCam device is meant to be worn around your neck and will take up to 2,000 photos a day automatically -- providing you with a visual diary of just what you've been up to. So now you'll have a ready answer when the police ask you: "Where exactly were you at 11:33 p.m. on the night of the murder?" We hope your ready answer is also the right answer, because Microsoft will not provide you with moral guidance -- at least not yet. (AP/USA Today 5 Mar 2004)
MEMO TO COPYRIGHT ENFORCERS: SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREATH. A report from the policy group called Committee for Economic Development warns against efforts to support copyrights by preventing digital TV from being transmitted online. Called "Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth: The Special Problems of Digital Intellectual Property," the report concludes: "We are sympathetic to the problems confronting the content distribution industry. But these problems -- perfect copies of high-value digital works being transmitted instantly around the world at almost no cost -- require clear, concentrated thinking, rather than quick legislative or regulatory action." Not everyone is likely to agree with that recommendation. Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America, has been highly critical of the notion that his industry is trying to place unfair burdens on consumers. "They say it will stifle innovation -- that's malarkey. If all of this digital property is free, who is going to invest 50 to 60 million dollars to make a movie?" The report from the Committee for Economic Development has called for a two-year moratorium on changes to copyright laws and regulations: "Our first concern should be to 'do no harm.'" (New York Times 1 Mar 2004) http://partners.nytimes.com/2004/03/01/technology/01rights.html
YAHOO TO MIX ADS WITH SEARCH RESULTS. Adopting a practice called "paid inclusion," Yahoo is now going to let companies purchase the assurance that their Web sites will be included in the index from which Yahoo search results are selected. Paid inclusion is already used by MSN and Ask Jeeves, but not by Google, which separately displays and clearly displays information offered by advertisers. Yahoo vice president Tim Cardogan defends the Yahoo decision by saying, "What our users care about is the relevancy of results, not whether the source paid to participate." Google co-founder Larry Page disagrees: "Any time you accept money to influence the results, even if it is just for inclusion, it is probably a bad thing." (New York Times 2 Mar 2004) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/02/business/02net.html
SENATE BILL TARGETS SPYWARE. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) are backing a bill dubbed the "SPYBLOCK" Act, which would make it illegal to use the Internet to install software on people's computers without their consent, and would require companies that offer software downloads to provide more information about what the programs do and what information they collect. The bill also would require ads generated by spyware or adware programs to be clearly labeled as such. "Computer users should have the security of knowing their privacy isn't being violated by software parasites that have secretly burrowed into their hard drive," says Wyden. Spyware has been around for years, but as its sneaky code has reached out to touch more users, the tide of public sentiment has now turned against it. "The major concern here is user control and transparency," says Ari Schwartz, associate director for the Center for Democracy and Technology. "We've found that many consumers do not understand what they're getting themselves into when they download software." Some skeptics say this latest effort is likely to be every bit as effective as the preceding CAN-SPAM Act, which many computer experts say has done little to curb the deluge of spam flooding consumers' in-boxes. "If you apply the mailbox test, the spam law hasn't had a significant effect. It would be nice to see the spam law working as intended before we say we want to follow the same route with spyware," says one attorney. (Washington Post 2 Mar 2004) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A23Mar2.html
FILTERING TECHNOLOGY COULD PUT AN END TO ILLEGAL FILE-SWAPPING Audible Magic has been making the rounds on Capitol Hill, touting the capabilities of its technology, which it says can block the swapping of copyrighted music. It works by identifying the "psycho-acoustical" properties of a piece of music -- essentially the computer equivalent of listening to the song itself -- which enables it to recognize all versions of a song, despite variations in recording qualities or other subtle differences. The company has attracted the attention of the Recording Industry Association of America, which is backing Audible's technology as one possible solution to illegal downloading. In past months, peer-to-peer executives have repeatedly told Congress that is technologically impossible or infeasible to install such filtering systems on their networks, but with the advent of Audible, some are backpedaling on those statements, saying that even if it works, mandating the use of such technology would be a mistake. Requiring filters "would amount to the anointment of a specific technology as the winner in what the (recording) industry has made a file-sharing war," says Adam Eisgrau, executive director of P2P United, a file-swapping trade association. Eisgrau says his group has asked for a demonstration of the Audible Magic technology, and RIAA chief executive Mitch Bainwol says he's happy to oblige: "The peer-to-peer community has said they are serious about filtering. But they've said they can't filter. We're saying, well, the good news is that you can." (CNet News.com 3 Mar 2004) http://news.com.com/2-5168505.html
MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS TEND TO IGNORE E-MAIL REQUESTS Ever wonder why those mass-mailed pleas for help usually fall on deaf ears? Greg Barron, the CLER Research Fellow at Harvard Business School, and his colleague Eldad Yechiam, a post-doctoral research fellow at Indiana University's psychology department, say that the more people listed as recipients of an e-mail help requests, the lower the response rate. This is mostly attributable to "diffusion of responsibility," where each recipient assumes that someone else will respond, says Barron: "The fundamental part of this dilemma is that the utility of not volunteering is higher than the utility of volunteering, assuming that someone else has volunteered. The key to making the dilemma (and the diffusion of responsibility) disappear lies in increasing either the cost of not volunteering (i.e., of shirking) or the personal gain from choosing to respond. The easiest way to do this is simply to designate responsibility. In this context it is interesting to note that responsibility literally means the ability to respond." Barron suggests individualizing each e-mail request (forget those undisclosed listservs) and bemoans the technological efficiency of most e-mail clients that make such individual requests cumbersome to produce. "That is not surprising since the need here, for the personal touch, is not technological but psychological." (Harvard Business School Working Knowledge 1 Mar 2004) http://hbsworkingknowledge.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=3947&t=technology
SOFTWARE EXECS BLAST INDUSTRY FOR IGNORING CUSTOMER RELATIONS. Top executives from four software companies criticized their industry's pricing models and apparent indifference toward nurturing customer relationships. "I believe the traditional enterprise software model is dying," Christopher Lochhead, chief marketing officer of Mercury
Interactive, told attendees of the Sand Hill Group's Software 2004 conference. He noted that the current perpetual license model enables software makers to collect big upfront fees, plus smaller, ongoing payments for maintenance, which entitle customers to technical support and upgrades. The result is that a majority of big software companies put their energy into landing the big corporate licensing deals while neglecting the customers they already have. Lochhead advocates switching over to a subscription-based licensing model, in which customers make repeat payments to renew their right to use the software because it provides a "carrot-and-stick" mechanism that keeps suppliers focused on retaining customers at renewal time. Another approach used at Agile Software involves a series of payments at various points along the way, including when the program is delivered, when the customer switches on the system, and when certain promised results are achieved. (CNet News.com 3 Mar 2004) http://news.com.com/2-5169536.html
NEW WORM MASQUERADES AS MS UPDATE. The latest variation on the Sober worm -- Sober.D -- tries to trick recipients into opening it by disguising itself as a Microsoft Update message. "It arrives in an e-mail that pretends to be a patch to protect against a version of MyDoom," says a senior consultant at antivirus firm Sophos. "The e-mail appears to be a Microsoft patch so people will of course double-click on that attachment." Once a user clicks on the file, the worm scans the PC to see if it's already infected -- if not, it installs itself and uses its own SMTP engine to send copies of itself to e-mail addresses found on the victim's PC. Microsoft emphasizes that it does not send patches via e-mail and that users should ignore such messages. (ZDNet 8 Mar 2004) http://zdnet.com.com/2_2-5171243.html
ENCYCLOPEDIAS HAVE BECOME DEAD WEIGHT.Asked how the family encyclopedia is being used, one California high school senior replied, "Sometimes my mom uses it as a coaster" -- a typical from teenagers in the age of the Internet, as well as a sign that the age of the multi-volume encyclopedia is receding into history. Encyclopedia sets were once a status symbol of upper-class educated households, and in the 1980s installment plans were created to make $1,400 reference sets affordable for poorer families. But encyclopedia companies Colliers and Funk & Wagnalls are now long gone from the business, and the companies that survived the shakeout (Britannica, World Book and Grolier) have business plans now focused on the Web. Still, teachers and librarians worry that young students can easily get overwhelmed by the vast amount of information on the Internet. One librarian makes her students complete book-based research before going to the Web, and says: "Half of them want to jump on the computer and are not even sure what they want to look up." Maybe so, but one California mother points out: "The kids are so computer literate that it would seem almost foreign to them to use a book." (AP/Washington Post 9 Mar 2004)
FRENCH GROUP THREATENS APPLE OVER IPOD ROYALTIES The French Society of Music Creators, Composers and Publishers (Sacem) is threatening to take Apple Computer to court over unpaid royalties owed on sales of Apple's iPod music player. According to French law, a small portion all sales of blank CDs, tapes, hard drives and other hardware that can be used to copy music must be paid to Sacem, which uses the funds to compensate musicians and other rights holders. The French levy came into force in July 2002, but Apple has refused to comply with the law's provisions. Sacem estimates that Apple sold 20,000 iPods in France last year, which could leave it liable for almost $500,000 in fees for 2003. (AP 10 Mar 2004) http://apnews.excite.com/article/20040310/D817J1I00.html
NAPSTER, IBM TARGET COLLEGES WITH NEW DIGITAL MUSIC SYSTEM. Napster took the wraps off a new "Super Peer" application, which uses IBM's eServer BladeCenter systems to store the most popular music tracks in on-site servers rather than on the Internet. The "Super Peer" application is being marketed to colleges and universities as a way to reduce their computing infrastructure's vulnerability to overuse. Citing usage statistics at Penn State, for instance, of 100,000 downloads and 100,000 streams per day, Napster CTO Bill Pence says storing the most popular songs on-site could save the university an estimated $50,000 in bandwidth fees the first year: "When we embarked on our industry-leading university program, we set out to alleviate the technical and business strains that illegal file-sharing puts on universities and ISPs." (Reuters/Washington Post 10 Mar 2004) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45Mar10.html
POWELL WARNS OF PHONE DISRUPTIONS. Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael K. Powell is warning that there could be major disruptions in local phone service as the result of a federal court decision that threw out the FCC's phone competition rules. The major regional phone companies opposed the rules, arguing that they unfairly required them to make their networks available to competitors at deeply discounted rates. The federal court panel in the District agreed, and ruled that the FCC had failed to justify the requirement. (Washington Post 10 Mar 2004)
HITACHI'S 400-GIGABYTE DRIVE FOR DIGITAL MEDIA. Hitachi has begun marketing a 400-gigabyte hard drive that can store up to 400 hours of standard TV programming, 45 hours of HDTV programming, or more than 6,500 hours of digital music. The company says it has designed the drive for audio/video products such as digital video recorders (DVRs), a market category which The Yankee Group research firm predicts will increase from 3 million today to 25 million by 2007. (AP/San Jose Mercury News 10 Mar 2004) http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/8154359.htm
BRAINSTORMING SOFTWARE. New software called "Solutions Genie" from the Indian company DSS Systems & Software Technologies offers tools for brainstorming and allows a facilitator to group, sort, export, import ideas, etc. The software also provides idea ranking/decision making tools, multiple level implementation tools, and network brainstorming and idea filtering, where the facilitator and the team may carry out these exercises from their remote machines on an intranet or the Internet. http://www.brainstormingdss.com
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Administrative Assistant Art Center seeks Administrative Assistant Average of 32 hrs. per week with medical, dental & vision benefits. Strong PC skills, MS Office, Access, Pagemaker & Photoshop. Support Executive Director, Operations, Education & Exhibits. Application Packet due: March 15th. For Full job description go to www.mkartcenter.org or pick-up packet at 1910 E. 15th Ave, Maude Kerns Art Center. Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Color Copy Operator Applicant should have working knowledge of Mac Graphic programs & be customer oriented. File manipulation & ripping of files for CLC & Big Color. Full-time M0n-Fri days. Send resume to Central Print 47 W. 5th Ave, Eugene, Or 97401 Location: OR Date: 3/12/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer/ Technology Maintenance Specialist The person in this position installs, configures, & repairs the District's computer hardware, software & peripheral systems. The position is full-time. Closes March 10, 2004. Application form & detailed job qualification information is available at Fern Ridge School District, Human Resources, 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira OR 97437, , or www.fernridge.k12.or.us. AA/EOE Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
COMPUTER CNC MILL Programmer Extensive background with machining processes and Master Cam software version 8 or 9. Fast pace prototype environment, must have good communications skills and be highly organized with job set up plans and documentation. Resume and applications deadline March 31, 2004. ATS Systems Oregon, 2121 NE Jack London St., Corvallis, OR 97330 attn: CBryson Human Resource Administrator or apply online at Location: OR Date: 3/12/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer Programmer. Computer/ Lunar Logic, Inc., a Eugene-based educational software company, is seeking a J2EE Programmer. Requirements include: 3-4 yrs of professional programming experience, with a focus on J2EE & Web Application Development. Candidates must have familiarity with the development of professional software products & the ability to learn new skills quickly. If you meet these requirements & are interested in this opportunity, send your resume with code samples to: ATTN: Development. Submissions without code samples will not be accepted. Lunar Logic, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer-Network Engineer.Gillis Software & Development, LLC is seeking a highly motivated Network Engineer for on-site and remote support of clients. Candidate must have in depth knowledge of current and past Windows operating systems. Team member will support, design and implement a wide variety of technology products and services, including Windows 2000, 2003 Networks, LAN/WAN, VPN, Routers Etc. Candidate must have a minimum of 2 yrs experience with Microsoft Windows Servers, Exchange, IIS, Proxy, LAN/WAN environments. MCSE certification required. Please send resume' to: Human Resources, GSD, P.O. Box 22223, Eugene, OR 97402 Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer Information systems Manager.Oregon Research Institute, a nationally recognized, behavioral sciences research center seeks a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills, who can apply innovative technological strategies and sound business principles in support of organizational mission and goals. The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director and participate in the administrative management team. The position acts as the organization's IT Manager and is responsible for long-range technology planning on all platforms. The individual will demonstrate competencies in planning, facilitation of decision-making, budgeting, day-to-day computer operational support, and personnel management. Requires expertise in systems operations and networking. The successful candidate will have BA in computer science or data processing, 6 years of management experience or equivalent, and excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Salary Range: $58,457 - $97,428, with excellent benefits. For application and full job description: Oregon Research Institute, 1715 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, OR 97403. Fax ; Web Page for info about ORI and full job description: http://www.ori.org/employment.html Deadline: NOON 3/19/04. EEO Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer Solaris Systems Administrator Peak internet, a leading mid-valley ISP, seeks Solaris systems administrator with strong ISP network engineering. Cisco, Foundry experience & open source skills important. Resume, salary history to: Location: OR Date: 3/12/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Marketing Graphic Designer / Marketing assistant. Nationwide company seeking professional individual who works well inpendently and on a team. Responsible for designing ads and other advertising tools. Take projects from start to finish. including packaging and shipping. Must be able to show artistic ability. At least 2 yr. associates degree and marketing experience preferred. Applicant must have working knowledge of Photoshop, Freehand, Pagemaker, Acrobat, Excel and Word. Starting wage $11.00 per hour with room for advancement. Send resume to: 2877 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408. Attn: Shawn Stanley. Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Real Estate Office Assistant Energetic, intelligent individual sought with real estate background. License desirable but not required. Graphic computer skills, ability to answer multi-line phone system, knowledge of local area. Must have automobile, ability to work in an intense, multi-faceted office. This position is half time. Please drop cover letter and resume off at Prichard, Evans & Elder Inc., 101 East Broadway, #101, Eugene. No phone calls please. Date: 3/7/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Research & Development Technician. We are recruiting for a versatile and talented addition to our R&D team. The successful candidate will have experience in: CAD surface modeling using Rhino Clay modeling (scale models) Mold tooling Surface modeling using Rhino 3D CAD software is a prime requirement. Additional computer skills, particularly Internet research, is desired. Any other "hands on" modeling skills and steel fabrication and welding skills are a plus. Country Coach offers competitive wages, excellent benefits including health, life, and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid vacations and holidays. A physical exam and drug test is required after an offer of employment is made. Apply in person at 135 E. 1st Ave., Junction City, Mon.-Thurs. 8am to 5pm and Fri. 8am to noon. or email resume to: Check us out at www.countrycoach.com Location: OR Date: 3/12/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
TECHNICAL SUPPORT Help Desk -Provide technical support to a staff of 40+ in multiple offices in a networked, PC environment. Expert knowledge of Windows NT/Linux Server. Ex-perience trouble shooting software, database, & hardware problems. Experience with MS Office, Adobe GoLive, Access & Internet. Experienced in maintaining inviting, effective Web site operations. Excellent writing skills a must. Competitive wage & benefit package including family medical coverage & generous 401K contribution. Submit cover letter & resume only through email at Closing date: Friday, March 19. Location: OR Date: 3/12/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Web Designer - Information Technology Consultant 1Registrar Posting: 01107 Class: C1462 Opens: March 4, 2004 Closes: March 18, 2004 Salary: $1947 - $2895 Monthly
o The University of Oregon Office of the Registrar invites applications for a full-time Web Site Developer (Information Technology Consultant). Please note that new employees generally start at or near the bottom of the salary range.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.
This position is responsible for planning, re-designing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive web site for the Office of the Registrar. Duties include:
... planning and implementing a content management strategy to ensure regular and timely review and updating; using web tools to measure web site usage and usability; maintaining web archives; planning for redundancy and regular back-ups; maintaining web servers in collaboration with other Registrar's Office ITC staff; anticipating, and analyzing trends and proposing new ways to use the web to carry out departmental mission.
... maintaining current and accurate web site content; assisting other staff in developing, coordinating, writing and editing content for web pages, online surveys and web training tutorials; creating and posting PDF files derived from publications; creating and implementing web-based training tutorials; creating and implementing regularly scheduled online surveys related to RegistrarÕs business processes; developing back-end databases using database management software to collect data; designing and developing web-based applications.
... creating user documentation and training materials; training staff in the use of web software tools and strategies; assisting Registrar's Office staff in data and file transfers to web directories; participating in training campus partners.
... collaborating with other RegistrarÕs Office ITC staff in the use and implementation of technologies to support the mission of the office; researching products and systems; providing technical advice and expertise in evaluating and recommending new technical strategies to management. Full job description: http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs/current.php?type=staff&id=1107
Apparel Textile/Print Designer - JANTZEN Seeking a creative, detail oriented team member to design original artwork for printed textiles, recolor and re-design existing artwork and to compile and pitch seasonal color palettes. The ideal candidate needs a minimum 3-5 years experience with an educational background in apparel or textile design, surface design, graphic design or fine arts. Must be knowledgeable in the technical aspects of textile repeats & printing, as well as have a high proficiency in Photoshop & Illustrator. Use of U4ia software (or equivalent program) a plus. Must be able to work under tight deadlines with creativity, speed and strong multi-tasking abilities. We are a growing APPAREL company located in Portland, Oregon, and offer a competitive salary & benefits package. Please fax resume to or email Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Art Department Assistant. Must have an exceptional eye for color & detail, be flexible & creative. Artistic vision & exper in advertising/marketing a plus. Proficient in layout & design using Photoshop & Quark. F/T temp to hire. Please send cover letter & resume to Artscape, Inc. PO Box 10165, Portland, OR 97296. Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Art Director. There are only two things that separate you from every other Art Director you know: experience and humility. You're that rare blend of talent and tact, powered by a passion for perfection. You've got a myriad of projects in your bulging portfolio, from direct mail packages to print advertising and a generous helping of interactive work. You're no prima donna. You're all about getting your hands dirty, rolling up your sleeves, and taking creative ideas from dreams to desktops. You can concept with the best of them at 100,000 feet and skydive down to implementation in seconds without a nosebleed. You're an expert in a wide range of software tools. Details?You're all about the details. Creative problem solving comes as naturally to you as swallows to Capistrano. You're a solid communicator, too. You keep your team up to speed on your projects, and they love you for it. Clients also have a tendency to wax poetically about your presentation skills and creativity.AlloyRed offers a driven yet fun work environment full of talented, bright and dynamic people. We offer an excellent compensation package, with profit sharing, a comprehensive medical and wellness program. Only qualified candidates will receive a response. AlloyRed is an equal opportunity employer. For consideration, send a cover letter with salary requirements and favorite quote with your resume and work samples (if appropriate) to: AlloyRed Brand-Interaction Advertising 233 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97 FAX:
Communications. National nonprofit health organization seeks Communications Manager. Position is responsible for helping develop and implement the agency marketing and public relations plan. Exp. in both print and electronic media required. Person must have skills in: editing and writing including knowledge of AP style; layout and graphic design; and web design and maintenance. Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Bachelor's degree req. F/T, benefits. Email resume and cover letter (ref. Comm. Mgr.) to: or fax to . Equal Opportunity Employer. Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Digital Pre-Press Operator. Requires experience with InDesign, Pagemaker, Quark, Photoshop, digital file transfer and web design. Hardware and networking experience helpful. Swing shift. Email resumes to or fax to Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Education Communications Specialist Portland Public Schools PPS seeks an Education Communications Specialist. Supports the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to provide communications services to sustain the PPS Strategic Plan and Action Plan to improve student achievement. Req's: 2-4 yrs successful exp performing online and traditional research, compiling electronic databases, writing reports and news releases, designing communication materials and developing websites. Bachelor's deg. in communications, marketing or public relations or relevant work exp. Exper. with PowerPoint, PageMaker, and graphic design software preferred. Excellent compensation package. For position description and application procedures go to www.pps.k12.or.us. Application deadline is March 26, 2004. An Equal Opportunity Employer...A Drug-Free/Smoke Free Workplace. Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Graphic Artist. Automotive advertising co in SW Wash is looking for a computer graphic artist. If you are proficient in Quark, Adobe Illustrator & Photo Shop; if you want flexible hrs & the freedom to work at home & if you are self motivated & want to be a part of an up & coming company, we want to hear from you. Fax resume Published in The Oregonian on 03/11
Graphic Designer University Publications at Oregon State University has a F/T opening for a Graphic Designer with exceptional design skills and strong production exper. to become part of our creative team. University Publications plays a significant role in communicating OSU's teaching, research and outreach mission to a wide variety of internal and external audiences. The graphic design position requires the proven ability to design and produce brand-unified communications materials in both print and web, with a focus on publications in support of Admissions and Foundation initiatives. The successful candidate understands the role of design in strategic communications, and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as demonstrated project mgmt exper. Expert skills in Quark, PhotoShop, FreeHand (or Illustrator), and Fireworks are required; exper. with Dreamweaver and HTML is a plus. BA or BFA in Graphic Design or closely related field and at least 4 years of relevant design exper. are strongly preferred. For a full position announcement and application, visit the website at: oregonstate.edu/jobs/ or contact OSU Human Resources, Employment Services, . Application materials must be received by March 26, 2004. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Graphic Designer Chinook Winds Casino It's Better at the Beach! Graphic Designer Competitive Benefits & Salary JOB SUMMARY: Conceptualizes, creates and coordinates the timely production of effective advertising and promotional materials.QUALIFICATIONS: 3 yrs experience in design, development, production and coordination of advertising/ collateral materials. Requires an integral knowledge of offset, digital and silkscreen printers. 2 yrs education in Graphic Arts preferred. Advanced knowledge of Mac- intosh systems and Freehand, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark Express and PageMaker. High level of internal customer contact and experience interacting with a diverse group. Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple projects. Closing: March 22, 2004 If interested, call or toll-free 1- ext 5800. To submit your application, stop by the Human Resources Office, M-F, 8am-4:30pm. Fax application to or mail to:Human Resources Chinook Winds Casino 1777 NW 44th St Lincoln City, OR 97367 Visit our web site at chinookwindscasino.com Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Graphic Designer Immediate Opening Mailbox Merchants, a leader in direct mail advertising, has an immediate opening for a fulltime Junior Graphic Designer. Responsibilities include designing and creating advertisements for our Shared Mail Department. Degree in graphic design required, with a minimum of 2 years experience. The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be proficient in QuarkXpress, Illustrator and Photoshop on Macintosh. Knowledge of Adobe In-Design a plus. Must demonstrate strong attention to detail deadlines. Knowledge of 4-color process printing helpful. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including paid vacation, matching 401(k), medical and dental benefits. Please send or email resume to: Mailbox Merchants 15040 NE Mason St. Portland, OR 97230 Fax or e-mail to .com Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Graphic Designer. Arnerich Massena & Associates, Inc. is looking for a part-time Junior Graphic Designer, working 20 hours a week to start and progressing to full-time employment in approximately 6 months. Arnerich Massena is a West Coast-based investment consulting firm assisting institutional and private clients in establishing and maintaining successful investment programs. Founded in 1991 by Tony Arnerich and Lisa Massena, Arnerich Massena delivers comprehensive solutions to the dynamic investment needs of retirement plan sponsors, corporate decision-makers, foundation and endowment committees, and private investors. We do not manage money. We assist clients through the investment process in a straightforward progression that addresses strategic planning, professionally managed investments, and regular review and analysis of results. Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting the Senior Graphic Designers in design and production of printed education, sales, office and marketing materials. This position assists with the preparation of investment education materials, and updates marketing materials as needed. Primary Duties: Design of smaller projects under direction of Senior Graphic Designers - Assist with scheduling and writing proposals when required- Maintain working relationships with vendors and industry professionals - Production management of smaller projects. Includes gathering information, produce/prepare graphics, coordinate proofing, prepare files for print, arrange printing and delivery of product to client Other duties as assigned Required Computer Skills and Preferred Experience: Position requires a strong background of experience and/or schooling in graphic design or related field and solid abilities in the following software programs: InDesign, Freehand, PhotoShop, and Illustrator. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. To apply for this position, please send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and 3 to 4 design samples (not to be returned) to Diane Kern Arnerich Massena & Associates, Inc. Address: 2045 NE Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd Portland,Oregon 97212 Fax:
Graphics/Web Designer.Growing co seeks motivated & skilled graphics/web designer for FT or PT. Must enjoy & have expert skills in designing packaging, print, web & multimedia. The successful candidate will have strong communication & writing skills, be able to multitask & be proficient in Freehand, Indesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, & Mac OSX. FileMaker & Lasso background a plus. We are a 10-yr old fast-growing co in SE Ptlnd. Relaxed work environment, good pay, easy hrs + bnfts. Send resume to: or call Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Asst Graphic Designer Good Pay! Great Experience! Our marketing team needs an additional sharp & hard working member who is seeking to gain fantastic front line exp as we expand on our phenomenal results in internet marketing. Good writing & computer skills needed. We are a solid 34 yr old business loc near Washington Square. $11-$13 hr dep on exp w/increases as your skills develop. Send resume w/salary history: or fax . No applications accepted without salary history. Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Graphics Production Assistant Be responsible for the production of sales, marketing and corporate materials as part of a fiveperson Marketing Communications team. Prep files for production and effectively utilize services of printers, graphic arts and other vendors to ensure quality, meet deadlines and control costs. Support Marketing Communication Coordinators. Requires two years' in graphics, print production or related areas. College coursework in journalism, graphic design and writing an advantage. Must have advanced PC skills in Office and familiarity with files created in InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop. Experience conducting press checks plus knowledge of digital and traditional pre-press, printing, type, photography, paper and ink. New position at RS Medical, a fast-growing and financially solid national medical technology leader headquartered in Vancouver. Qualified candidates should visit www.rsmedical.com for more info on our company, then e-mail, mail or fax their resume with salary requirements. Please reference PA and submit by 03/19/04 to: RS Medical Human Resources 14401 SE 1st St. Vancouver, WA 98684 Fax No telephone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Marketing/Administrative Assistant Northwest Pump & Equipment Co., an established distributor of petroleum, industrial, and automatic car wash equipment, has an opening for a full-time Marketing/Administrative Assistant in our Portland office.Position duties include working with Pagemaker, Publisher, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Creating monthly marketing specials, company newsletter, updating and maintaining web site, trade show organization, distribution of marketing materials, arranging travel, ordering supplies, and general office duties. Pay dependent upon exper.Qualified applicants will have excellent written and verbal communications, project management skills, and experience with Microsoft Word & Excel. Pagemaker, Publisher, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Must be self-motivated and have ability to organize & manage multiple tasks.Interested applicants should mail, email or fax resumes and salary requirements to: Northwest Pump & Equipment Code: Marketing 2800 NW 31st Ave Portland, OR 97210 Fax Email: Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Marketing David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), a national, multidiscipline professional services consulting firm, is seeking an experienced senior marketer for proposal writing, presentation coaching, and sales mentoring in its Portland office. The successful candidate must have 5+ years of experience in professional services (A/E) marketing, with strong strategy and communication skills, and proficiency in MS Office applications, PageMaker, and Adobe Photoshop. Bachelor's degree in related field preferred. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. If interested and meet qualifications, please send cover letter, resume and references to Attn: Oregon Marketing Director: DEA 2100 SW River Parkway Portland, OR 97201 www.deainc.com (No phone calls, please) Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 03/14
Market Development Manager Inovise Medical Inc, a developer and manufacturer of non-invasive cardiac diagnostic tools, is seeking a market development manager. This dynamic selfstarter will be responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of all aspects of the company's outbound marketing initiatives as a key member of the marketing team. This is a multi-faceted position that includes development of sales collateral and support tools, trade shows, advertising, promotions, web site and management of outside creative services providers. The ideal candidate will have a min of 3 yrs exp in medical device or related health care technology marketing (and some exp in the medical device industry required), have proven skills in introducing new technology concepts to medical professionals and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient computer skills required including MS Office and optional graphics/web applications. Position requires 20% travel. Bachelor's degree in business required; health care background is a plus. Inovise Medical is a rapidly growing company with a fast paced environment. Flexiblity is a key requirement. Inovise Medical, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a resume via e-mail to: . No phone calls, please. Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Marketing Proposal & Marketing Writer Volt Services Group, a leading international provider of WorkforceDesign solutions, has an immediate in-house opening for a Proposal & Marketing Writer. 75% of the position is proposal development; 25% other marketing requirements.Key responsibilities: Develop proposals to support business acquisition; maintain proposal database; establish project schedules; develop presentation content to support sales efforts; create and organize copy for marketing collateral and training manuals.Experience and skills: Prior RFP and professional writing experience; solid command of the English language; editing and proofreading skills; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook; knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, PageMaker, InDesign, and MS Publisher a plus; knowledge of production process for output of print documents; strategic and conceptual abilities; ability to prioritize and meet stringent deadlines; experience in a medium to large size company preferred; BA in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or related field (equivalent communications experience may be considered)Volt is a solid, $2 billion corporation, offering a competitive compensation and benefits package. For consideration, please submit resume and two writing samples to: Proposal and Marketing Writer, Volt Services Group, 4850 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Suite 205, Portland, OR 97225. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer MFVD VOLT Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Technical Writing and Proposal & Marketing Writer Volt Services Group, a leading international provider of WorkforceDesign solutions, has an immediate in-house opening for a Proposal & Marketing Writer. 75% of the position is proposal development; 25% other marketing requirements.
Key responsibilities: Develop proposals to support business acquisition; maintain proposal database; establish project schedules; develop presentation content to support sales efforts; create and organize copy for marketing collateral and training manuals. Experience and skills: Prior RFP and professional writing experience; solid command of the English language; editing and proofreading skills; proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook; knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, PageMaker, InDesign, and MS Publisher a plus; knowledge of production process for output of print documents; strategic and conceptual abilities; ability to prioritize and meet stringent deadlines; experience in a medium to large size company preferred; BA in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or related field (equivalent communications experience may be considered) Volt is a solid, $2 billion corporation, offering a competitive compensation and benefits package. For consideration, please submit resume and two writing samples to: Proposal and Marketing Writer, Volt Services Group, 4850 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Suite 205, Portland, OR 97225. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer MFVD VOLT Published in The Oregonian on 03/07
Graphic Artist. Job ID BTG; Position Type Full-Time; Employee Company Name 101 Communications LLC Seattle, WA. Founded in 1998, 101communications is an integrated media company in the business-to-business market aimed at specialized targets within the information technology community. Our properties range across diverse formats - trade magazines and journals, e-newsletters, conferences and seminars, training courseware and associated web-based services. Target audiences include software development teams, networking and communications experts and senior information executives in major industries and functions. We pride ourselves on giving our audience the specific solutions they need to manage the information technology demands of their companies. Position Details: Innovative B2B publishing company seeks top-notch graphic designer to design and produce marketing collateral, editorial products, and special publications, from concept to completion. Great opportunity in a healthy media company. Available immediately.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:• Design and production of editorial, collateral, advertising materials, inserts, and special publications.• Maintenance of project schedules of all assigned projects, meeting all designated deadlines.• Quality control: adhering to all file management procedures, using correct templates, following all size specifications instructed by job work order, and pre-flight all jobs before output.• Creation of new master pages (templates) that include all details needed for page production, when applicable.• Preparation of PDF or PostScript files for film output, including collection of all necessary fonts, photos, and illustrations as needed. Trouble-shoot files and resolve errors and re-send files as needed.• Keep updated on new production and prepress procedures and technology.We offer a competitive salary, a generous benefit package and a very casual and comfortable work environment. Our benefits package includes medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays a year, and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan. Position Requirements: • Minimum of two years experience in publishing, and advertising agency, design, corporate communications or marketing firm with hands-on design responsibilities.• Bachelors degree in Graphic Design or Marketing or equivalent design school diploma.• Ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and maintain composure and professionalism in a high-stress environment.• Expert skills in QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Expert skills in all areas of prepress to include hands-on flat bed scanning, color correction and manipulation of images.• Thorough working knowledge of all file management procedures, including name filing, archiving, Postscripting, PDF and other publication computer technologies.• Understanding of printing technology including web offset and sheet-fed printing.• Project management skills including tracking details and material according to schedules.• Good customer service, proofreading, and communication skills, including speaking and writing of English language. We are an equal opportunity employer.If you meet the above requirements, submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements through the link below, or e-mail .
I'm currently limiting Newsletter job searching to Oregon and South West Washington. However, for those interested in positions elsewhere in the Northwest may I recommend the following:
America's Job Bank.Provides a simple search engine that generates a number of NorthWest jobs. Try, for example, typing in Seattle and using as a keyword photoshop, graphics, web design, or video. Be sure to select the Arts, Design, Entertainment, Media category.
Sakson and Taylor. Most media jobs in the Seattle area seem to be promoted through Sakson and Taylor a Seattle based employment service that specializes in technical communication. The organization fills positions in animation, graphics, media, instructional design, writing and other areas. This seems to be a central connection to the media production opportunities in the Seattle area.
Seattle Times. Seattle area jobs not listed with Sakson and Tayler will be found in the Seattle Times online employment service.
Career Click .COM. This online service allows you to search individual, regional, or national Canadian newspapers for job positions. Remember that Canada has tight employment restrictions for non residents.
Vancouver Sun . The Vancouver Sun provides an online employment section that lists jobs in that great city of the North. These same jobs can be found on Career Click. Com listed aboved.