Communications Specialist

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/25/2018

Address

New York
NY
United States

Description

32BJ SEIU, the largest property service union in the country, is seeking an aggressive, nimble and creative Communications Specialist to help drive a comprehensive and strategic communications program in key markets in the union’s eleven-state region. The communications program includes media relations, social media and member communications for contract fights, organizing drives and legislative and political campaigns.   

The Communications Specialist will be a key member of the union’s communications team, responsible for communications in NEW JERSEY. 

Candidates should be creative thinkers, capable and skilled multi-taskers, who know how to utilize a range of communications tools to help advance campaigns. The Communications Specialist reports to the Regional Communications Manager. 

Responsibilities:

·             Work with Regional Communications Manager to drive and execute communications plans, including media relations, new media and member communications, throughout the region;

·             Initiate contact with and respond to inquiries from print, radio, and television journalists; pitch story ideas and provide information to generate positive media coverage in the region;

·             Build relationships with labor, immigration, political and other key media in the region;

·             Write news advisories, news releases, background pieces, fact sheets, message documents and other press materials for campaigns;

·             Draft member communications, including newsletters, emails, texting and other materials for campaigns in the region;

·             Conduct member interviews and spokesperson development for member communications materials and for public speaking;

·             Strategize and implement new media components into campaigns, including concepts for microsites, Twitter, Facebook and email outreach;

·             Perform other duties as required to support the department and its mission.


Qualifications:

·        Three to five years of experience in communications in labor, politics or advocacy organizations;

·        Experience in strategic communications planning in large, multi-faceted organizations;

·        Outstanding writer, able to create strong press releases, message documents and member communications materials;

·        Familiarity with new media tools and openness to expanding skills in this area;

·        Experience in working with and creating communications for union or organizational members on advocacy campaigns;

·        Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, especially work with union members, low-wage and immigrant communities;

·        Ability to work independently, handle multiple priority projects and meet deadlines;

·        Very strong preference for a candidate comfortable speaking and writing in Spanish;

·        Demonstrated resourcefulness and flexibility in approach to project assignments and planning

·        Ability to travel regularly for planning meetings, events and member meetings.

Benefits

A full benefits package includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply please E-mail resume and three press-related writing samples, including your best press release, placement and op-ed to HR@seiu32bj.org with Subject " Communications Specialist"


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