United Steelworkers

United Steelworkers

Communications Department

Based in Pittsburgh, PA

About the Job
The United Steelworkers union (USW), the largest Industrial Union in North America, is searching for a professional Writer with a proven track record that demonstrates strong research, writing and marketing skills to work in the Communications Department of the USW International.

The candidate must be able to closely track the union’s positions on sometimes complicated issues and translate those viewpoints into clear and compelling language for average readers, inside and outside the union membership. Strong research and interviewing skills, compulsion to meticulously fact check, ability to quickly produce content and willingness to be edited are all essential.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, experienced team-player committed to economic and social justice issues.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Researching and writing news releases, magazine stories, newsletters and other articles
  • Assisting in developing communication strategies for internal and external audiences
  • including pitching stories to journalists
  • as well as promoting work in person and through social media
  • Fielding press calls
  • Conceiving and developing campaign strategies
  • Researching and writing speeches and talking points
  • Aiding rank-and-file members with local union communications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Accomplished writer with 5+ years of professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field
  • Commitment to progressive causes and politics
  • Excellent research, fact checking and interviewing skills
  • Ability to communicate complex topics to a wide variety of audiences
  • Capacity to understand and synthesize the union’s positions on topics such as trade, infrastructure, retirement security, income inequality, labor rights and others
  • Willingness to travel for assignments

Candidates must also:

  • Be persuasive, organized and creative with the flexibility and capacity to take on new tasks and work on several projects at once
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Have enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment on a range of projects important to the union

An ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Familiarity with the labor movement
  • A background in activism
  • Awareness of current events and engagement with current political environment

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: Salary range is $65,000 - $96,000, with placement on the range commensurate with experience and education. Heath care and other benefits provided by employer.

To Apply
Please include with your application a résumé, cover letter and three writings samples.
Submit to Jessica Kamm at: jkamm@usw.org.

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