SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Digital Communications Specialist
Communications Department

Based in Chicago, IL


SEIU Local 1 is adding to its dynamic and energetic team and is seeking a creative and versatile individual to lead on new ways to lift member and worker voices in our current physically distant setting, moving eventually into a traditional setting. This individual should be comfortable with moving workers to action with digital tools like social media ads, peer-to-peer texting, robocalls, Facebook groups, emails and more. The Digital Communications Specialist will deepen digital connections with members and strengthen our ability to take collective virtual action.


  • 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 branding 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. phone and peer-to-peer scripts, digital leaflets, emails);
  • Help develop and deliver consistent message with a digital focus for current members and workers fighting to win their union;
  • Perform other duties as required to support the department;

B.A. or B.S. in Communications, Public Relations, Digital Communications, Journalism, Political Science 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 like VAN/EveryAction, peer-to-peer and mass text platforms;
  • 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 social media platforms;
  • 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 commensurate with experience.
  • Full benefits package including employer-paid health insurance, dental, a pension plan and paid vacation.
  • Car allowance, tuition reimbursement and other benefits.

Submit a résumé, cover letter and one writing sample. (Please attach writing sample with résumé.)

Apply HERE!

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