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Assistant Director Communications Department

  • 2011-02-04 2:31 AM
    Message # 515543



    Assistant Director

    Communications Department


    Based in New York, with some travel to nearby states and cities

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Assistant Director will:

    · Develop and implement strategic media outreach plans to support the union’s organizing, contract and political/legislative campaigns as well as raise its public       profile through issue management – serving as a press contact to local and national media

    ·  Write press releases, press pitches, op-eds and advertising content and other press materials in support of above campaigns

    ·  Edit and sign-off on such press materials generated by other staff members  

    ·  Assist the Director, and work alongside the co-Assistant Director, in the day-to-day supervision of a staff of seven. 


    • 10 years of media relations experience for a labor, political or issue-based organization or campaign
    • Supervisory experience 
    • Strong writing and editing skills 
    • Track record in pro-active media pitching and story placement
    • Willingness to travel with little or no notice
    • Ability to balance media outreach responsibilities with supervisory demands

    ·         Skills in at least one or more of the following areas: Web Site Management; New Media; Member Communications; Video Production


    • Commitment to economic and social justice in the workplace through union organizing and collective bargaining
    • Knowledge of labor issues, including health care, labor law reform, immigration policy reform, minimum wage and paid sick & family leave
    • Knowledge of government & politics at the federal level and at one or more of following states/cities (NY, NJ, CT, PA, MD, VA, DE & DC) 
    • Experience working for organized labor 
    • Spanish language writing and conversational skills


    ·   Based on skills and experience


    ·    E-mail resume and three press-related writing samples, including your best press release, placement and oped to mediajobs@seiu32bj.org.

    ·    Absolutely no phone calls.

    Application Deadline

    ·    Submit application as soon as possible.  Position open until filled. 

    About 32BJ SEIU

    32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country, representing more than 120,000 workers in eight states and the District of Columbia.  In addition to fighting for good wages and benefits for its members, 32BJ is active in organizing service workers in low-wage industries and supporting legislative measures that protect working families and help create good jobs. See our website for more information www.seiu32bj.org

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