Calling all Registered Dietitians!

Calling all Registered Dietitians!

Are you interested in working with the media?  Do you want to improve your communication skills and increase the visibility of the dietetics professional as the nutrition expert?  Then you may be interested in applying for the position of IDA Media Representative.  IDA has three media representative positions open in these districts:  Chicago, Southern Illinois and Mississippi Valley.   We are also considering selecting a spokesperson who will specialize in public policy (location not determined).  The term would be for approximately six months, when applications would be open again for the new 3-year term from June 2012 – May 2015. 

Interested candidates should contact Media Co-Chair Melissa Joy Dobbins at for an application or any questions.  Applications are due August 15, 2011.

Applicants must meet certain criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Member  of IDA and active in your local/district association
  • Strong written and verbal  skills
  • Professional image
  • Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate preparation time and short notice requests of the media
  • Ability to handle deadlines
  • Knowledge of current nutrition topics with at least two areas of expertise
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the field of dietetics

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