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Campaign Communications Specialist

Washington, DC


With 3 million members, Working America mobilizes working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy. As the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, we unite working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda.

The Campaign Communications Specialist will research, draft and edit digital and print communications; support campaigns using social networks, blogs, text messaging and digital advertising; and support the organization’s text messaging program.

Reports to: Communications Director

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Writing & Editing:

  • Working with the Communications team, draft Working America email messages, digital calls to action, and blog posts;
  • Draft and edit field reports and national newsletters called Message from the Field;
  • Draft op-eds, LTEs and public and internal documents, including but not limited to brochures, leaflets, campaign reports, annual reports, field materials, memos and articles, among others;
  • Interview Working America members, draft their stories, and convert into content for the necessary communications channels;
  • Conduct background research and develop briefings on issues, candidates, funders and other topics.

Digital Communications and Social Media:

  • Develop branded online communities on the organization’s behalf using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media platforms;
  • Expand the organization’s use of social media tools to tell our story through digital and print media to reach target audiences, including opinion leaders, reporters, public officials, and members;
  • Liaise digital and social media strategies with the AFL-CIO Digital Communications department;
  • Help support campaigns, increase member attachment, recruit new members and drive messaging;
  • Assist in developing print/multimedia graphics, layouts and PowerPoint presentations;
  • Using the Mobile Commons platform, maintain the Working America text message program;
  • Develop and execute small-scale digital advertising campaigns, and work with vendors and other staff on larger ones;
  • Develop and maintain an informed awareness of topics of interest to Working America to most effectively carry out duties;
  • Work with coalition partners to promote campaign and organizational goals;
  • Monitor news and online activist communities to find and develop breaking campaign opportunities in Working America’s core areas;
  • Cross-functional support of all communications needs.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS NEEDED:

  • At least 2-3 years of campaign communications experience in a union, political, or progressive issue campaign environment including at least one year of experience in digital communications and social media required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and ability to work independently as well as on a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and able to adapt quickly to meet project needs;
  • Demonstrated experience meeting tough deadlines and providing fast turn-around of quality communications and working in a high-pressure environment;
  • Strong personal planning, motivation, and time management skills, with an ability to operate in a highly organized fashion;
  • Demonstrated political skills and good judgment;
  • Strong background in, or strong familiarity with, the labor movement, movements for progressive social change, and political or issue campaigns;
  • Demonstrated interest in making a career in the labor movement;
  • A strong understanding of organizational goals, procedures and protocols, and the ability to work within these parameters.

Location:

  • Washington, DC

Position Type:

  • Full-time/regular
  • FLSA classification: Exempt

Competitive salary includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution. Working America is an equal opportunity employer. Apply online at: https://workingamerica.hirecentric.com/jobs/128010.html

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