Job Opportunity

Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center has an immediate opening for a marketing & communications director. The successful candidate would need to find housing near the ranch in Abiquiu or El Rito, etc. Ghost Ranch is an hour and 20 minutes northwest of Santa Fe. See more information here.

New Mexico Press Women 2017 Awards

New Mexico Press Women have presented their 2017 communications awards in a variety of categories at their annual conference, held this year in Las Cruces. The awards were presented to those present a a gala banquet that ended the NMPW annual conference Saturday evening, April 22. Awards will be mailed to those who did not attend the banquet.

Here is a full list of awards. Congratulations to all!

Winners (First Place) and Finalists (2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention) can purchase stickers for their books.

Wanted: Contest Judges for NC City and County Communicators

The NC City and County Communicators is looking to partner with another state organization in judging the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards. NC3C is dedicated to the professional development and networking of local government communication professionals.

They are planning to issue a call for contest entries in January 2017 and will require judging assistance in February 2017. The contest is structured much like the 3CMA Savvy Awards with categories in TV/Video, Printed Publications, Communication Technology, Citizen Participation, Community Visioning, Service Delivery and Communication or Marketing plans. In 2016, contest organizers received a total of 80 entries in these categories.

If New Mexico Press Women members have experience in one of those categories and are interested in volunteering as a judge, please send Bud Russo a message including a description of your relevant experience.

Steve Terrell and Andy Lyman to be Featured at January 9 Meeting

Steve Terrell

Andy Lyman - NM Political Report

Andy Lyman – NM Political Report

Journalists Steve Terrell from the Santa Fe New Mexican and Andy Lyman from New Mexico Political Report will speak to Albuquerque Press Women on Monday, January 9 at the Golden Corral at 5207 San Mateo Blvd. NE at 11:45 a.m.

They are both covering the 2017 session of the New Mexico legislature and will share their observations about what lawmakers must get done and issues that they are likely to see brought up before them. This is expected to be a difficult session of the legislature since covering the budget will be the greatest challenge. Will we see new taxes proposed or tax credits eliminated? There have already been bills to do such diverse things as setting up a legislative ethics committee and increasing penalties for certain crimes. Expect a lively discussion and some interesting answers from these two veteran journalists.

Golden Corral is a new location for Albuquerque Press Women. This restaurant is on San Mateo north of Montgomery, and south of Cliff’s Amusement Park. It has a private dining area and we will be in the private area. Everyone is welcome. Non-members will be asked to pay an additional five dollars.

NMPW Contests Are Open Now!

Entries are now being accepted for the Zia Book Award (children’s book published in 2014, 2015, or 2016) and the Communications Contest (64 categories). Use the drop-down menu above to select the contest you’re interested in and see more information about entering.

Please let your friends and colleagues know about these great opportunities!