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Communications Coordinator - Michigan


The National AFL-CIO is looking for an experienced communications professional to coordinate media in Michigan. The job would require the individual to work with the Michigan AFL-CIO and with key state affiliates.
The Michigan Communications Coordinator will report to the AFL-CIO State Communications Director who is based in Washington, DC. The Michigan Communications Coordinator will work as part of a team of field communications coordinators throughout the country and will work directly on a regular basis with the Midwest Regional Communications Coordinator.
The duties of the AFL-CIO Michigan Communications Coordinator include:
• Execute external and internal communications plans as a part of political and issues campaigns and lead communications work among the labor movement in Michigan
• Craft messaging and talking points for state political campaigns and state issue/policy campaigns
• Develop and execute trainings for state labor leaders, union activists and rank and file members
• Track state press coverage of unions and working family issues
• Identify opportunities to cultivate earned media opportunities and garner media coverage for AFL-CIO political and issue campaigns. Including:
o Pitch reporters on workers' issues and AFL-CIO initiatives
o Stage press conferences and events
o Write and distribute and or place communications materials including, letters to the editor, Op-eds
• Use social media platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube to disseminate AFL-CIO messages and broader messages on working family issues
• Work under the direction of the State Communications Director to integrate national communication campaigns into local Michigan work
• Coordinate with other field communications staff under the direction of the State Communications Director to drive media around national days of actions, AFL-CIO's national political program and legislative issues that have national resonance.
• BA or BS in relevant field is preferred;
• Communications experience is preferred;
• Experience in relevant fields such as labor unions and or issue/political campaigns is a plus;
• Knowledge of the labor movement and commitment to labor issues;
• Experience working in fast-paced deadline oriented environments and in field-based jobs;
• Excellent computer skills including Internet-based research, experience with online and social media tools;
• Excellent writing skills;
• Ability to work independently within the context of a plan;
• Ability to work long and extended hours including weekends;
• Ability to travel occasionally.

*Temporary fund position not to exceed three (3) years

Two writing samples are required


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