• British Columbia
  • Type: Permanent
  • Vancouver

Website UniteHere40 UNITE HERE! Local 40

UNITE HERE Local 40 is a progressive labour union, dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the hospitality industry. Communications Specialists are embedded in local worker campaigns and play a crucial role in designing comprehensive communications strategies using digital platforms, earned media and multi-media tools to raise the visibility of worker struggles. As a Communications Specialist with UNITE HERE Local 40, you will be part of a team that empowers people in low-wage service sector jobs to achieve better wages and benefits, dignity and basic rights at work.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, messaging and materials for effective communication with multiple audiences, including news media, the general public, union members and allies
  • Planning and implementing earned media outreach, including pitching news stories, organizing media events, and training union members to be spokespeople
  • Writing materials for public audiences, including leaflets, newsletters, web content, emails, news releases, fact sheets, social media posts, ads, and other content
  • Creating and adapting written and visual materials for effective use on multiple platforms, including social media, digital advertising, email and petition platforms, and other media
  • Collaborating with union leadership to develop, plan and lead communications strategies that support workers’ organizing and contract campaigns and analyzing effectiveness of strategies to improve campaigns
  • Writing member communications, including regular newsletters, mass texts and emails
  • Managing Local 40’s website and social media accounts and regularly creating engaging content, including documenting events and actions, taking photos and video, and posting content to various platforms

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Organizing and/or campaign experience
  • BA degree or relevant work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the capacity to meaningfully engage with and frame issues for people of diverse backgrounds and life experiences
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work occasional long or irregular hours during times of critical campaign need
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with creative media production in one more of the following areas: graphic design, web development, photography, and/or video production/editing
  • Experience with Web-based services for mass email (e.g. Action Network, MailChimp, NationBuilder) and mass texting (e.g. EZ Texting, Hustle, Mobile Commons, etc) a plus
  • Experience with social media platforms and advertising on them a plus
  • Valid driver’s license

To apply for this position: please send your resume, cover letter explaining how you are best suited to the position, along with a sample of your work to mtravis@unitehere.org.

If you apply to this post because you saw it here, please mention that you saw the notice at the CALM Job Board on your cover letter.

To apply for this job email your details to mtravis@unitehere.org