Communication Specialist

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Job Description
SEIU-UHW members have an ambitious plan that includes committing our union to improving healthcare quality and outcomes, lowering cost and expanding access and providing a platform for healthcare providers to advocate for a more just healthcare system. We are looking for either experienced, senior- level or entry-level Communications Staff to work on exciting campaigns.

Position Summary:
The Communications Department of SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West handles all aspects of communications in support of our organizing, legislative and contract bargaining campaigns.

Job Functions:

  • Work with team and independently to develop creative ways to communicate with members and non-members, particularly using new media skills including but not limited to FB, Twitter, effective email, text messaging and other social media.
  • Create communications strategies, budgets, messaging documents and timelines;
  • Conceptualize, shoot and edit video projects for quick use in social media, or slightly longer for presentations;
  • Write, edit and produce direct mail, flyers, brochures and other traditional literature;
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases, letters to the editor and op-eds;
  • Make outreach calls to reporters and cultivate relationships with media;
  • Train workers and staff to be effective spokespeople and story-tellers;
  • Write, edit and produce paid media (online, print, radio, etc.);
  • Help create and maintain websites;
  • Create effective messaging and concepts for signage and promotional materials.


  • Excellent ability to work closely with a team, accommodate requests from team members, and assimilate input from multiple sources;
  • Experience with social media;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, an enthusiastic attitude and a commitment to contribute to a positive work environment;
  • An ability and commitment to modeling pro-active leadership behavior and skills;
  • The ability, experience, energy and enthusiasm to take responsibility for whole communications campaigns and pro-actively see each component through to a successful conclusion;
  • Deep commitment to the labor movement and progressive causes;
  • Excellent visual, written and verbal communications skills.
  • BA or higher;
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in communications for progressive political campaigns, non- profit organization or union;
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs and design programs such as InDesign and Photoshop,
  • Experience shooting and editing video and taking good quality photos;
  • Must thrive in an environment with tight deadlines; changing priorities, high-pressure and irregular hours;
  • Written placement test required of all applicants.

SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package.

To apply, please visit our candidate portal at: http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/

SEIU is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

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