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The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003


One-Year Project Internal Organizer

Based in New York

 

The NewsGuild of New York seeks an experienced organizer with extensive experience managing contract campaigns to join its organizing team for a one-year project. The organizer will report to the President and the Mobilizing Director and will work directly with staff on internal organizing campaigns within the media sector.

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003 is a labor union representing over 3,000 news professionals in the Greater NYC area. The NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America represents over 24,000 news media workers in the US and Canada. Our members work in all areas of the media industry, including print, digital and broadcast operations.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Mobilizing Director, staff and members on ongoing contract campaigns
  • Execute established campaign plans with clear goals, strategies and benchmarks
  • Train, develop, and support worker leaders and strong internal committees; conduct one-on-one and group meetings with workers; lead and facilitate large group meetings and trainings
  • Develop and implement internal campaign strategies to win strong union contracts, including escalating actions and strike authorization votes. 

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years labor organizing experience required; additional experience working in media sector a strong plus
  • A strong commitment to building a diverse, democratic and member-led union and labor movement
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities; must be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and facilitate large group meetings and trainings 
  • Ability to work irregular hours, long evenings and occasional weekends
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks necessary to organize efficiently, i.e. producing effective organizing materials and campaign correspondence, maintaining up-to-date worker assessments and databases, etc
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, multitask, be well-organized and reliable

Salary and benefits:
This is a one-year, full-time position, which may become a permanent regular staff position. Salary range is $63k to $72k, commensurate with experience, and includes 401(k), paid sick days, paid holidays, medical and dental.

Application and instructions:
Please send résumé, cover letter, two professional references and an example of an organizing plan, training, or campaign that you have run to NewsGuild Mobilizing Director Chris Brooks at chris@nyguild.org

The NewsGuild of New York is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace. Diversity in the workplace is to be valued and true collective strength for our members can only be achieved by including everyone. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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