Communications Workers of America, Local 1037

Communications Workers of America, Local 1037

Communications Coordinator

Based in Newark, NJ


CWA Local 1037 is a progressive, social justice union based out of Newark, NJ that represents more than 10,000 workers at over 400 worksites in both the public and private sector in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.

CWA Local 1037 is seeking a Communications Coordinator who will assist in developing a coordinated communications strategy to support the goals of the union through new worker organizing, internal member organizing, issue based and legislative campaigns, media relations, and member communications. The ideal candidate should be able to work both independently and in teams and handle multiple assignments meeting quality standard and specific deadlines.

All candidates must submit a cover letter, résumé, list of three professional references, and a writing sample to be considered. Only qualified candidates need apply. Please send materials to the attention of:

Ken McNamara, President
CWA Local 1037
1037 Raymond Blvd, Ste. 520
Newark, NJ 07102
Email: info@cwa1037.org
Fax: 973-623-3777


  • Assist in developing and executing a coordinated communications strategy
  • Maintain and update website
  • Work with staff to develop content for website, newsletters and online communications
  • Online Communications/Social Media
  • Action Network/Other E-mail Tools
  • Create flyers, newsletters, campaign material, and other printed materials
  • Press releases/media relations
  • Internal and External communications


  • Must have a valid driver’s license;
  • BA or BS in relevant field. Equivalent experience may be submitted.
  • At least 2 to 3 years communications experience for a labor, political or issue-advocacy organization or campaign;
  • Excellent written and oral skills;
  • Commitment to, and understanding of, the labor movement, social justice, and related issues;
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a team;
  • Comfortable speaking before groups;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks/campaigns at one time;
  • Ability to work long and extended hours including weekends;
  • Demonstrated ability to use email marketing/advocacy tools such as Action Network;
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of social media and online tools, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube;
  • Experience in writing press releases and media relations;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Experience working with database tools such as MS Access;

Writing sample is required.


  • Spanish fluency;
  • Experience working with a labor, advocacy, student or community organization;
  • Familiarity with politics, public sector unionism, and labor law in New Jersey;
  • Experience with graphic design and video editing software

Commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.

CWA Local 1037 is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an environment that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives. We believe the more diverse we are, the stronger we are.

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