SEIU 6 Property Services NW

SEIU 6 Property Services NW

Communications Associate

Based in Seattle, WA

SEIU6 Property Services NW is seeking a creative and digitally adept Communications Associate to join our team. This position works under the Communications Director to produce print and digital content that tells the story of SEIU6 to our members and the world. We are looking for someone with strong reporting skills who can interview our members in the field and create visually compelling stories that connect individual struggles with collective solutions. Top candidates will have the desire to fight not only for the economic interests of the working class, but for equity at the intersections of race, gender, immigration status, the environment, and the future of work.

About SEIU6 Property Service NW
SEIU6 is a labor union representing over 7,500 janitors, security officers, and airport workers in Washington State. Through organizing and collective power, SEIU6 members raise standards for working families across the state, in both our workplaces and our communities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Interview members in the field
  • Produce content for website and social media channels
  • Collaborate on digital strategies for member engagement
  • Produce video content
  • Design print communications including newsletters and flyers
  • Write press releases, news stories, factsheets, and speeches
  • Collaborate in producing events including actions, delegations, and rallies
  • Take high-quality photographs at union meetings and events
  • Train members in public speaking and digital communications
  • Conduct media outreach, including maintaining working relationships with journalists and generating positive media coverage
  • Collaborate with members, organizers, staff, and community groups to develop communications messaging and strategy

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Highly developed writing skills and ability to write engaging copy for general audience
  • Social media content production and management
  • Familiarity with contemporary digital best practices with an eye on new modes of engagement
  • Adobe Creative Cloud proficiency
  • Document design
  • Video production
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of judgment
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience in building strong working relationships
  • Background in writing, design, journalism, social justice, education, communications, or related field
  • Strong personal commitment to racial equity; experience applying a racial equity lens to campaign development is desired
  • Fluency in a language other than English and working alongside communities of color and/or immigrant and refugee communities is strongly preferred
  • Willingness to work irregular and sometimes long hours and weekends
  • Driver’s license and car (with insurance) required

Salary starting at $50K DOE. Excellent benefits including 100% employer-paid, full family health insurance; pension; and car allowance. This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

**TO APPLY**: Please submit by email a cover letter, résumé with three references, and portfolio to Erica Kelsey, Executive Assistant, at ekelsey@seiu6.org by September 20, 2019.

PORTFOLIO INSTRUCTIONS: Any application without a portfolio will be considered incomplete. Please include the following in a single PDF:

  1. A 1,000 word writing sample (plus or minus). Please select a sample that demonstrates your ability to write about complex subjects for a general audience.
  2. A social media post with a high level of engagement
  3. A document you designed
  4. A photograph or video

SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive culture. People of color, womxn and LGBTQX candidates are urged to apply.

SEIU6 is an active member of Service Employees International Union, the nation’s fastest growing labor organization with 2 million members. SEIU is on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of low-wage workers, and engaging in larger social issues such as healthcare, housing, and immigration.

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