Among those hiring this week are VisiTech PR (three positions), Webb PR, University of Colorado Denver, Western Union (two positions), Democratic National Committee, DigitalGlobe, IBM, ITT Corp. and Poudre Valley Health System.
Congratulations to Linhart PR’s Sharon Linhart, who was named a finalist for the annual Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) ATHENA Awards. The ATHENA Award “honors the Denver woman who best exemplifies exceptional professional achievement, devotion to community service and generosity in actively assisting other women in the attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.”
Linhart’s fellow finalists include Cathy Hart, vice president, corporate services, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer, Xcel Energy; Tensie Homan, managing partner, KPMG,LLP; Caz Matthews, foundation president, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; and Jill S. Tietjen, president/CEO, TechnicallySpeaking. Winners will be announced April 30.
Joanne Ostrow at the Denver Post examines the lives of local television news directors, and finds they are quickly adapting to new technologies such as Twitter, Skype and Facebook because their jobs are “less about responding to breaking news and more about inventing ways to connect with viewers.
TrackVia, Digital Idea Media, Sarah Evans and HARO‘s Peter Shankman are jointly launching Media On Twitter, a powerful media database available to all Twitter users. The database — which is populated by Twitter users, vetted by editors and free to the entire community — allows users to sort media twitter IDs by beat, location, name or media outlet. (Disclosure: I am a partner in Digital Idea Media and TrackVia is a client).