Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance

Communications Lead or Director

Based in Los Angeles, CA


About KIWA
KIWA is a multiracial worker center, with roots in the Korean democracy movement and racial and economic justice movements of the U.S. We organize mostly Latino and Korean workers in the retail and restaurant industries. Founded in 1992, the mission of KIWA is to build the power of immigrant workers and residents to transform our workplaces and communities, in Koreatown and beyond. Worker organizing is central to our theory of change. Our methods are workplace organizing, leadership development, policy innovation, civic engagement, affordable housing development, housing justice advocacy, services, and cultural change.

Job Overview
You will be a key staff member of KIWA. You will develop and implement digital and traditional communications strategies for workplace and policy campaigns and for the organization. This includes strategic communications, campaign messaging, earned media, and narrative, graphic, and digital communications. If hired at the director level, you will be a central thought partner in strategic planning and the development of our organization. You will work closely with other KIWA staff and with local and statewide partners.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead KIWA’s organizational communications strategy, including earned media, and digital communications.
  • In collaboration with KIWA senior leadership, design and lead campaign communications.
  • Support staff and worker leaders through media training, preparation, talking points development, and production of materials.
  • Develop effective, platform-specific digital strategies.
  • Manage a calendar for KIWA’s communications.
  • Advise in development of materials for member communications.


  • Commitment to KIWA’s mission and respect for workers.
  • Successful, full-time, professional communications leadership experience. This is not a junior position.
  • Experience in the labor movement or other racial, economic, and/or social justice organizations.
  • Faith in narrative strategy as one cornerstone of change.
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships and work effectively with staff and consultants.
  • Outstanding writer with native-level fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated success in developing effective, concise messaging and voice.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies and detailed plans for organizations, campaigns, and programs, including traditional earned media.
  • Experience developing social strategies on Instagram and Twitter.
  • Ability to be creative and responsive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working proficiency in design software and basic video editing.
  • Understanding of the principles of good design, photography, and video.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, vendors, and relationships.
  • Desired: Spanish or Korean languages, and supervision experience.

Salary starting at $80,000 for Lead, and $100,000 for Director.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: jobs@kiwa.org, with Communications in the subject line. Candidates who apply will be asked to complete a short skills assessment as part of the interview process.

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