Teamsters Local 727

Communications Specialist

Based in Park Ridge, IL


Active Park Ridge Labor Union seeks a Communications Specialist with exceptional writing skills and ability to multitask/adapt in a fast-paced environment. The Communications Specialist is expected to be a strategic thinker with a meticulous attention to detail who works well under pressure and has ability to meet tight deadlines.

Job Description
Primarily responsible for writing and publishing Union member communications and developing content representing the interests of the membership of Teamsters Local 727. Interested applicants must be innovative, organized and self-motivated with an in driving strategic messaging. Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Creating, writing, editing and distributing internal and external communications including: newsletters, online stories, fliers/handbills, signs, letters to the editor, press releases, speeches, talking points, letters, and op-eds. with little supervision or assistance;
  • Maintaining and updating Teamsters Local 727 social media and online accounts (e.g. WordPress website, Instagram, Twitter and Flicker);
  • Designing and developing all Union promotional items from inception to distribution;
  • In charge of all public relations for the Union including: communicating creating visual photographic content and video content as well as digital media;
  • Builds and maintains relationships with journalists and members of the press.


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Labor, or related discipline from an accredited University required;
  • A minimum of two years’ experience with WordPress, constant contact, twitter, Instagram, and photography;
  • A minimum one year experience with graphic design;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize a heavy work load;
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Must be able to work a flexible job schedule which includes days, evenings, and weekends as needed;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Create Cloud, Adobe InDesign, use of Mac desktop;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the labor movement required;
  • Previous experience working for non-profits and/or labor Union’s preferred;
  • Must be a team player with ability to collaborate.

Compensation: salary with generous union benefits.

To Apply:
Interested Applicants must submit a résumé, one writing sample with description of where it was published or distributed, and an essay of no more than 250 words on why labor Unions are important today to be considered for the position to: resume@teamsterslocal727.org.

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