AFSCME Ohio Council 8

AFSCME Ohio Council 8

Communications Associate

Based in Worthington, OH


A vacancy exists for the Communications Associate position located at AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Headquarters (HQ) in Worthington, Ohio.

To Apply:
Any qualified candidate who is interested in applying for this position should submit a resume and a writing sample to the attention of: R. Sean Grayson, President, AFSCME Ohio Council 8, 6800 N High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085 or submit by email to kmcloughlin@afscme8.org no later than the close of business on February 3rd, 2023.

A vacancy posting is below which describes the salary, fringe benefits, job duties and job requirements for the position.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact the office of President Grayson, at (614) 841-1918.

Job Title: Communications Associate
Department: Communications
Location: Headquarters (HQ), Worthington, Ohio
Reports To: Communication Director
Salary Level: Starting salary range $52,000 to $65,000 depending on experience.
FLSA Status: Exempt

This entry-level position reports to the Communications Director and is a key part of the communications team responsible for assisting in strategic external and internal communications for membership growth, retention and engagement as well as advancing AFSCME Ohio Council 8’s impact for all Ohio workers. This position will be vital to supporting and increasing Council 8’s communications capacity and ability to lift up worker stories and the vital contributions they make to our communities.


  • At least two years’ experience in communications, including digital communications, in labor, political or issue advocacy campaigns, non-profits or similar organizations/campaigns.
  • Desire and ability to monitor and engage effectively on social media platforms.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Skill in creating swift, compelling and accurate content.
  • Strong interpersonal and interview skills.
  • Strong time management skills on multiple projects and multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to use or quickly learn Canva and other design tools.
  • A commitment to economic and social justice for all Ohio workers and their families, especially those in historically marginalized communities through empowering and uniting workers to create change in their workplaces and communities.
  • Proficient with Adobe Suite including InDesign and Adobe Rush/Premiere.

In addition, to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:
The duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • With support of Communications Director, provide daily clear and compelling content for AFSCME’s social media channels, including written and designed content.
  • Report metrics.
  • With support of Communications Director, write and design communications including leaflets, brochures and direct mail pieces, social media, email and other online content for bargaining, organizing, legislative advocacy or political campaigns.
  • Assist in trainings on campaign messages, digital tools and communications best practices for staff and members.
  • With support of Communications Director will create video clips or reels for social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
  • Work with AFSCME staff to help gather content including member stories, photo testimonials and video for social media and other digital outreach avenues.
  • Assist in communications activities, including media events, external organizing initiatives, legislative activity, internal member electoral activity, and contract campaign communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Requirements:
Must reside in central Ohio. As needed, must be able and willing to work long, irregular and unusual hours, including on weekends and holidays. Must have a reliable vehicle, vehicle insurance in amounts consistent with Council policy and a valid driver’s license. While performing the duties of this job, an employee is often in an office setting or indoors and occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Excellent health insurance and retirement benefits. Wage range is $52,000 - $65,000/year and based on experience.

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