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State Communications Coordinator - NV

The State Communications Coordinator executes external and internal communications plans as a part of political, issues, and organizing campaigns. The State Communications Coordinator serves as the communications liaison between the national AFL-CIO, State Federations, Central Labor Councils, affiliated unions, and labor movement allies in the region to manage message coordination, and help build long-term capacity in the region. The field communications program has a multi-part purpose:

(1) to advance the goals of state, regional, and when appropriate, national issues, political, and organizing campaigns through internal and external communications;
(2) to help the AFL-CIO shape the public's opinion of unions and make workers' voices heard through integrated, on-the-ground press and social media activities; and
(3) to identify and help develop effective communicators for the labor movement.
The State Communications Coordinator works under the direction of the State Communications Director in the Communications Department.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

• Execute communications campaign plans and strategies in collaboration with the Regional Communications Coordinator, State Federation, Central Labor Council, and other national staff;
• Develop, write, edit and distribute internal and external campaign communications materials, such as sample letters to editors, emails, and other materials as necessary;
• Generate, monitor and disseminate, and rapidly respond to press coverage of labor and workers' issues throughout the region;
• Identify opportunities to cultivate to garner media coverage for AFL-CIO political and issues campaigns from the most influential reporters and bloggers;
• Stage press conferences and events;
• Strategically utilize broad communications platforms, such as, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Action Network, and other online, social media, broadcast and print communications;
• Produce regular reports on activity and background materials for internal and external use;
• Assist with communications trainings for union leaders, staff, and members;
• Be a communications liaison:
      o Coordinate with communications staff throughout the region to assist with conducting external and internal communications;
      o Work with the Southern Region Communications Coordinator through the State Communications Director to integrate execute earned media and message plans and strategies on a daily basis.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• BA or BS in relevant field is preferred;
• At least two years or one election cycle of relevant work experience and demonstrated success in relevant areas especially political campaigns;
• Knowledge of and commitment to the labor movement and issues affecting working people;
• Excellent writing skills especially;
• Demonstrated experience drafting and conducting media relations;
• Demonstrated ability to create and execute email and social media campaigns;
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines;
• Talent to adapt and learn quickly, and keep others informed/together in a fast-paced, changing environment;
• Well-organized, thorough, and attentive to details;
• Strong relationship builder;
• Excellent computer skills including internet-based research, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, desktop publishing software, and email and social media tools;
• Proficient in Spanish;
• Previous experience with unions, student labor coalitions, community organizations and other labor related organizations is preferred;
• Ability and willingness to work long and extended hours including weekends;
• Ability to travel frequently.

Duration:

  • Temporary fund not to exceed November 30, 2016

                                                                  Writing samples and references are required.

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