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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.


• 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.


• 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.


  • Temporary fund not to exceed November 30, 2016

                                                                  Writing samples and references are required.

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