We Are Missouri

Communications Director

Based in St. Louis, MO
(Will require travel around the state.)

About We Are Missouri
We Are Missouri is a broad coalition of Missouri citizens who have joined together in a statewide campaign to place Senate Bill 19, the so-called “Right-to-Work” law, on the statewide ballot and give voters the opportunity to exercise their right to a citizen’s veto by using the referendum process provided by Missouri law.

We Are Missouri is composed of union and non-union workers and employees, business owners, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, community leaders, faith leaders, parents, grandparents and students.

Earlier this year We Are Missouri coalition members and volunteers circulated referendum petitions in every corner of the state to collect the necessary signatures to qualify for the ballot. On August 18th, the coalition submitted over 310,000 signatures in an unprecedented effort to far exceed the basic requirements and qualify in all eight Missouri congressional districts.

We Are Missouri is seeking a high-level, experienced statewide Communications Director to lead the campaigns communications efforts.

Job Description
The Communications Director will work directly for the Campaign Manager and will play a key role in collaborating with key partners, working with groups to strengthen communications capacities, and in developing and executing a statewide communications plan. This plan will include a proactive strategy to build positive awareness around the campaign, provide support for partner organizations, provide message guidance, maintain a message calendar, and act as a convener of supporting organizations that have communications assets to offer the campaign.

The Communications Director will oversee a communications team that will execute an earned media strategy, respond to press inquiries, assist in identifying surrogates and assist in identifying press opportunities. A giant role for the Communications Director and the campaign will be to maintain message discipline.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate WAM communications plan
  • Manage the development of all campaign materials for distribution (print, electronic, talking points, etc.)
  • Generate content for partner organizations and supporters
  • Execute an earned media strategy
  • Manage the We Are MO webpage to maintain fresh content
  • Utilize the We Are Mo Facebook page and other social media assets
  • Supervise and manage communications staff
  • Make periodic reports to the Executive Committee
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings

Salary Range: Based on experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree requires, 5 years of experience doing statewide communications
Location: St. Louis, MO (Will require travel around the state)
Type: Full time
Posted on: November 20th
Approximate Start Date: January 2nd

Application instructions:
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to Ryan Burke, at ryan@wearemo.org.

We Are Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women and people of color to apply.

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