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The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America


TNG-CWA Campaign Lead

Washington, DC


TNG-CWA Campaign Lead
Expected project duration 1 year
Location: Washington, DC

TNG-CWA is seeking an experienced, self-motivated organizer and trainer to train local activists in membership recruitment and oversee internal organizing projects in shops that have existing collective bargaining rights.

The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America represents over 22,000 news media workers in the US and Canada. Our members work in all areas of the news industry, including print, broadcast and digital operations.

The successful candidate will be working with employees in the news media around the United States and should have previous experience working with and relating to professional and white collar workers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Train local union activists in organizing and recruitment techniques.
  • Direct organizing committee work: keep the committee members on track, motivate them, give them a realistic assessment of progress and inoculate them on employer tactics.
  • Assess workers’ support of the union, identify and recruit potential committee members, facilitate committee meetings, and help committee determine timing for going public.
  • Run campaigns with minimal assistance, motivate and dig out committee members, work in a team with other organizers involved in the campaign.
  • Track, compile and analyze campaign data; continuously assess progress of campaign, and develop plans and ideas to move through and over walls.
  • Work effectively with local and national leaders on priority campaigns.

Job Qualifications:

  • Willing and able to take regular direction and learn from experienced campaign staff
  • Willing to commit, energy, heart and long, irregular hours
  • Ability to learn and implement the campaign basics
  • Be able to take notes, listen and get information/report back to DOC or other campaign leadership to evaluate campaigns
  • Ability to assess workers' support of the campaign, identify potential committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action, recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups.
  • Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the momentum of an organizing campaign.
  • Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic labor movement and ability to organize workers from diverse backgrounds and demographics.
  • Willing to attend an Organizing Institute
  • Basic communications skills, able to do basic flyers and other written material
  • Motivated self-starter able to learn and troubleshoot without heavy supervision
  • Driver's license and reliable car, must be able to travel to work locations away from home/office location.
  • 1-2 years of prior labor organizing experience
  • Strong social, written and verbal communication skills
  • Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management
  • Bilingual, a plus

Responsibilities when employed in an Organizing campaign:

  • Ability to assess support of the union or campaign, identify potential committee members, move workers to make concrete commitments and take action, recruit people to a committee, facilitate committee meetings, work with groups
  • Understand and discuss issues in a way that contribute to the momentum of a campaign
  • Utilize numerous organizing tactics including home-visiting, cold phone calling, hand billing, etc.
  • Have a fundamental commitment to building a diverse and democratic movement and ability to organize workers and citizens from diverse backgrounds and demographics
  • Along with campaign leadership, be able to work effectively with committee members
    • keep the organizing committee on track
    • motivate them to move through roadblocks
    • give them a realistic assessment of progress
  • Work with the local to help identify and encourage others in local to participate in organizing campaigns and build support for organizing
  • Along with the DOC, be able to help develop and implement a local organizing plan
  • Submit reports as required, but at least monthly
  • Must be able to work on projects to build the local, but also be able to assist in national and district organizing projects.
  • Be heavily involved in major National and District Organizing Priority campaigns
  • Capable of running campaigns with minimal assistance, motivate and dig out committee members, work in a team with other organizers involved in the campaign
  • Be able to communicate effectively in writing, in speaking, and via electronic media. Be able to work with data bases, able to do basic flyers and other written material
  • Able to function as a trainer at an Organizer Institute and train organizing committee members
  • Work with locals on National and District priority campaigns and help local organizers
  • Travel to work locations away from home and work location by car and plane to locations as needed
  • Computer skills that allow at least intermediate-level data management and communication.

Job Specifications:

  1. Wages: $62,730.38- $79,598.89 annually (subject to negotiated increases)
  2. Reports to the TNG-CWA Organizing Director or appropriate administrative staff
  3. Other terms and conditions as per the FGR Contract and Memorandum of Agreement.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

How to apply:
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and at least two references to NewsGuild Administrative Director Tim Schick at tschick@cwa-union.org.

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