SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Digital Communications Specialist

Based in Chicago, IL

SEIU Local 1 is adding to its dynamic and energetic team and is seeking a creative and versatile individual to develop and manage our online presence union-wide through our website, social media and online branding efforts. The Digital Communications Specialist will guide campaign work through a digital focus.

This individual should be well versed in digital and social media strategy as he/she will create and execute digital content including local 1’s website page, social media, email campaigns, and mobile texting, while writing copy and creating graphics and videos to further campaigns. This position will also anticipate new opportunities and development of new digital communication methods and platforms, as they arise.


  • Plan, calendar, write, and edit social media and web content;
  • Develop and manage paid advertising on Facebook, Google, and Twitter through effective targeting
  • Generate website and social media traffic through effective digital techniques, while generating regular reports on engagement and growth activities in our online platforms and communities;
  • Write and edit digital and traditional member communication materials (i.e. event fliers, email and text message updates, newsletters, phone call scripts, postcards, videos, etc.);
  • Help develop and deliver consistent message with a digital focus for various audiences including current members, workers uniting to form a union, the general public, media, politicians, etc;
  • Perform other duties as required to support the department;
  • Some travel is required.


  • B.A. or B.S. in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism or related field.
  • 3-5 years of digital campaign work experience or a combination of education and experience:
  • Exceptional writing skills as well as excellent verbal and interpersonal skills;
  • Two or more years in campaign communications, labor communications, community organizing, or other related experience;
  • Familiarity with digital platforms, including EveryAction, WordPress, mobile texting or similar;
  • Ability to learn online content management systems and online communications tools to deliver blast emails, text messages, etc.;
  • Experience with effective paid advertising on Facebook, Google and Twitter;
  • Ability to understand and tailor messages to an audience;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign), as well as all social media platforms and video editing programs;
  • Experience developing or helping to develop and implement creative communications strategy;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines;
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
  • Fluency in Spanish or Polish a plus.


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and available 401-K;
  • Car and phone allowance; Moving expenses available.

Submit a résumé and cover letter at: http://seiu1.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2kqigczxdza

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