UNITE HERE (Local 40): Communications Specialist/Digital Campaigner (PT/FT)

Job Type

Full Time




British Columbia



UNITE HERE is a progressive labour union, dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the hospitality industry. Communications Specialists are embedded in local worker campaigns and play a crucial role in designing comprehensive communications strategies using digital platforms, earned media and multi-media tools to raise the visibility of worker struggles. As a Communications Specialist/Digital Campaigner with UNITE HERE, you will be part of a team that empowers people in low-wage service sector jobs to achieve better wages and benefits, dignity and basic rights at work.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, in collaboration with union leadership and members, messaging and materials for effective communication with news media, the general public, union members and allies;
  • Designing leaflets, newsletters, website- and e-advocacy content, social media posts and other content;
  • Maintaining and updating content to Local 40 websites and social media platforms;
  • Helping execute the Local’s social media strategy and expand the union’s strategic use of digital communications;
  • Ensuring that all communication is consistent and reflects the union’s strategic vision;
  • Editing and revising all communications content as necessary;
  • Documenting events and actions, including taking photos and video, and posting real-time content to social media platforms;
  • Producing multi-media content for communications, such as short videos, is a plus.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the fight for workers’ rights;
  • Relevant experience in graphic design, campaign communications or media relations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to meaningfully engage with and frame issues for people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite. Experience with Canva is a plus;
  • Experience with web development, photography and/or video production desirable;
  • Ability to work independently and manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional long or irregular hours during times of critical campaign need.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply for this position: please email your resume, cover letter and a sample of your work (or a link to a website portfolio of your work) to mtravis@unitehere.org.