About Becky Sarwate

Becky Sarwate was the 49th President of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (2013-2017). She continues serving the organization in the role of Digital Marketing Chair. Becky is a freelance writer, contributing to a number of publications including Edge Media Network, where she reviews Chicago theater productions, and Wrigleyville Nation, chronicling the highs and lows of lifelong Chicago Cubs fandom. She also publishes a political/cultural column for Contemptor. In addition, she’s written for, RootSpeak magazine, NewCity, Make It Better and StreetWise. Becky is a multiple IWPA Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest winner, as well as a nine-time National Federation of Press Women award recipient.

Job Openings: Week Ending April 26, 2015

1. Marketing and Digital Media Manager
Community Media Workshop

Community Media Workshop is looking for an enthusiastic early-career professional to join the team as our next Marketing and Digital Media Manager. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism and the social sector, as well as the drive to bring them both together to benefit […]

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Job Openings: Week Ending April 4, 2015

1. Publicist/Media Relations Specialist
Chicago Law Firm

This critical role:

Secures regular, meaningful media coverage in top-tier global outlets.
Proactively and opportunistically pitches the firm and strategic initiatives using a variety of methods.
Mine media opportunities from within the social media and legal communities.
Respond to media inquiries in an effective and timely manner.
Build and sustain relationships with key journalists […]

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IWPA Past President/Historian/Archivist Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas Featured on NFPW President’s Blog, “Talking with Teri”

Media Network Idaho member, and current National Federation of Press Women President Teri Ehresman, has featured Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas in the latest post on her blog, Talking with Teri.

Ehresman’s blog seeks to profile a wide array of “valued, unique and unbelievable NFPW members.” Of IWPA Past President/Historian/Archivist Wolf-Astrauskas she writes:
When I need a helping hand, […]

By |February 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 Communicator Of Achievement: Beth Dugan

Elizabeth “Beth” Dugan has been selected 2015 Communicator of Achievement by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association.
This prestigious award is the highest honor given by the IWPA to members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession.

Each year an award recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates is nationally recognized for exceptional achievement […]

By |February 14th, 2015|News|1 Comment

Job Openings: Week Ending February 15, 2015

1. Director of Digital Strategy

Job Description: Public Communications Inc. (PCI), a national communications and marketing agency based in downtown Chicago, is looking for an experienced digital marketer to lead the digital strategy and execution for our growing independent, mid-size agency.Your job is to further develop the firm’s digital capabilities, reflecting broad communications goals and […]

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Job Openings: Week Ending January 11, 2015

1. Executive Director (Part-Time)
Publicity Club of Chicago

The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Executive Director who will lead and manage the organization as the region’s premier independent public relations membership organization.  This part-time, independent contractor position will work collaboratively with the PCC President, PCC Board and PCC […]

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Job Openings: Week Ending December 28, 2014

Global News Internship 2015
Associated Press

The Associated Press is offering paid journalism internships for the summer 2015 in nine U.S. cities (including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento and Washington, D.C.) and 10 international locations (including Bangkok, Berlin, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, New Delhi, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and […]

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Job Openings: Week Ending December 7, 2014

1. Media Relations Specialist
Publicity Club of Chicago

National law firm seeks experienced Media Relations Specialist to work full-time to promote the firm brand and strategic initiatives through effective media relations. The candidate will be a relationship-builder who connects the firm with representatives of top-tier media outlets.


A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education, […]

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Job Openings: Week Ending November 16, 2014

1. Copywriter
Cor-Tech LLC (Contract – 1+ Months, $25/hour)
Write product copy for an undisclosed client’s general and specialty catalogs while adhering to the company’s copy structure. Maintain this copy in publishing database for use throughout the company, including online catalog.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Journalism or Communications, with 3-5 years of catalog copywriting or related […]

By |November 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Featured Member Business: Marion E. Gold Marketing & Communications

IWPA Member Marion Gold is an award-winning author and publicity consultant who offers her expertise to entrepreneurs, book authors, small businesses and non-profit associations. She creates “Personal Publicity” and other specialty press kits, quality editorials, position papers and more. Marion is also considered an expert in forging alliances between nonprofit organizations and corporate partners […]

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