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SEIU Local 1107

 

Communications Specialist

Based in Las Vegas, NV


Who We Are
SEIU Nevada represents public and private sector workers, including county, hospital, and home care workers. We are part of SEIU, one of the largest unions in the country. United together, we are taking on corporate power and helping build a wider movement for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice.

Role
Reporting to the Communications Director and Deputy Trustee, the Communications Specialist will play a vital role in building a powerful program focused on effective, engaging communications strategies that:
Informs and mobilizes SEIU Nevada members.
Amplifies the valuable work of our members to the public through digital and traditional media channels.
Positions SEIU Nevada as a leading voice and authority on economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice issues in our communities.

The Communications Specialist will primarily focus on delivering timely, frequent publications and digital content to SEIU Nevada members and member leaders, community allies and elected officials. The position helps develop, manage, and extend a consistent brand for the organization through all work products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Specialist will work with the Organizing Director and organizing staff to execute communications strategies to build membership and advance key campaigns.
  • When needed, participate in campaign strategy and planning meetings with the Communications Director and other Union Leadership.
  • Writing and editing member communications, including flyers, mailers, and content for SEIU Nevada newsletters, website, and social media accounts.
  • Producing publications in-house and working with graphic designers and commercial printers.
  • Maintain website(s) and social media accounts while ensuring content is up-to-date.
  • Regularly distribute content via mass email and text messaging.
  • Assist with concept design of graphics, signage, and slogans.
  • Assist in event production, staging, and scheduling. Assist in photo and video production, when needed at events.
  • Assist in writing fact sheets, talking points, press releases, media outreach.
  • Assist in conducting interviews and writing member testimonials.
  • Assist in collecting news clips and media reports after press events. Assist in maintaining media contact database.
  • Performs other communications tasks, duties, and projects as required to support goals and mission of the Union.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated design, visual/graphic skills. Competence in proofreading and editing.
  • Ability to frame issues for diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher); familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite; ability to be trained as needed on additional software.
  • Ability to utilize and navigate website content management systems, such as with WordPress. Ability to and/or experience using mass email and text message broadcasting platforms.
  • Language proficiency in English, Spanish and Tagalog highly preferred.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Must have the ability to take initiative and work independently; ability to collaboratively work with leaders, members, and staff in complex and sometimes sensitive political situations, always exercising a high level of professionalism.
  • Strong commitment to the mission of SEIU Nevada and progressive social and economic justice.

Requirements

  • The Communications Specialist will work at the SEIU Nevada Las Vegas union office.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, or related discipline.
  • Entry-level and/or up to two years of experience in campaign communications, public relations, marketing or related field.

Typical Working Conditions

  • Regularly operate a computer, cell phone, and other general office equipment.
  • Stand, walk, and sit for hours at a time.
  • Flexibility to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends; ability to travel as needed.

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, salaried, overtime-exempt position. SEIU Nevada offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision and defined benefit pension plan, and generous holiday and vacation policies.

To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume (PDF format) and two relevant work samples (designed flyer, press release/news article, digital ads/posts) to Sam Shaw, Communications Director at sshaw@seiunv.org, with “Communications Specialist” in the Subject.

No phone calls please.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
SEIU Nevada Local 1107 is an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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