Communications Specialist

Based in Washington, DC

LIUNA is seeking a communications specialist to join a department dedicated to building LIUNA’s visibility with the news media and using communications to engage members in political and organizing efforts.


  • Develop high-impact materials that inform, educate and persuade on LIUNA’s key issues. 
  • Write news media materials, including op-eds, news releases and fact sheets.
  • Identify opportunities to increase LIUNA’s visibility with news media.
  • Maintain news media lists and databases.
  • Develop talking points and background information to prepare staff for news media interviews.
  • Help build communications capacity with LIUNA affiliates by providing assistance to Local Unions.
  • Assist with daily news clip research and distribution.
  • Distribute LIUNA communications by fax blast and email blast.
  • Assist with updates to LIUNA website.
  • Assist with set up for LIUNA affiliate robocall and text message blasts.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus while juggling multiple deadlines.
  • Critical thinker with the ability to work strategically
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and able to occasionally work irregular hours and travel.
  • At least three years of work experience.
  • Preferably a familiarity with unions and / or other progressive organizations.

Position is based in Washington, DC.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply with a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Lisa Martin at lmartin@liuna.org.

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