Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800

Art Directors Guild
IATSE Local 800

Communications Department Coordinator

Based in Studio City, CA


This position is covered by the OPEIU 537 - IATSE 800 Collective Bargaining Agreement $70,000 yearly

Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, this position is responsible for helping develop and maintain the ADG 800 brand identity and public image, and ensuring all materials, printed or online, adhere to the Local’s cohesive appearance and messaging. This position helps draft, develop, and edit content and communications copy, and maintains digital and social media activity for the organization. They work closely with the Director of Communications to set communications schedules, brainstorm, and develop strategy, messaging, graphics, video, and digital presentations, as well as the execution of materials aimed at increasing member involvement, input, and engagement.


  • Work with the Director of Communications to shape and implement the overall communications strategies for ADG 800
  • Assist in the preparation of informational eblasts and printed materials
  • Help produce weekly ADG 800 email publications
  • Manage and promote the ADG 800 social media accounts
  • Track projects and media exposure
  • Draft and edit communications copy (press releases, publications, social media posts)
  • Design ads and graphics for ADG 800 publications and social media platforms
  • Assist in maintaining and updating web content
  • Maintain online member calendars
  • Update communication-related databases and member lists
  • Monitor and update promotional email blasts and ADG website advertising
  • Strategize communications and social media coverage for live events
  • Interact with other ADG 800 departments (Field/Organizing, Education, Awards and Events, Membership, Perspective Magazine) to help inform members of opportunities and activities
  • Craft campaign materials alongside other IATSE Locals at key moments and during high-profile campaigns (#IASolidarity)
  • Prepare presentations and reports that present the work of the department
  • Work to ensure we are emphasizing projects, opportunities, events, and information that highlight our entire membership
  • Increase focus and attention to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) related events put on by ADG 800 and connected organizations
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Director of Communications

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • College degree/3 years of experience in related field
  • Strong writing and editing skills with experience in producing a variety of written communication forms, styles, and tones
  • Experience creating and executing social media engagement strategies across various platforms (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube)
  • Tech-savvy, including proficiency in many/all the following: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Microsoft 365, Canva, web-based email tools (such as Constant Contact or Action Network), and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere)
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills, analytical problem-solving, and the ability to work with confidential documents
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems (CMS) and HTML
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple work streams and relationships
  • Ability to be creative and responsive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong desire to learn new communications strategies as technology changes
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and achieve deadlines under pressure
  • Flexible to work some weekends, evenings, and overtime
  • Previous union experience highly recommended

3 years’ experience in labor union Communications or doing related work in the entertainment field is preferred. Knowledge of union contracts is helpful. A professional attitude is a must.

Must be able to work full time at the ADG 800 office. Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 75% of the time, occasionally moving about to access file cabinets and office machinery. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Continuously operate a computer/laptop and other office productivity machineries, such as copy machine and printer. Frequently communicate with members and staff regarding ADG 800 business. Ability to work both individually and in teams. Weekend and evening work is required at times as requested by the Director of Communications.

To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: rose@adg.org.

The Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800 is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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