HTC (NY & NJ Hotel Workers' Union)

Hotel Trades Council

Media Specialist

In-person position located in Midtown Manhattan, NY


Who we are:
The Hotel & Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO is the union of hotel and gaming workers in New York and New Jersey. We are widely recognized as the most powerful union in this industry in the world, with the best contracts. Our largely immigrant membership enjoys a middle-class lifestyle that is unheard of in an industry where workers are generally exploited and living in poverty.

Unlike most unions, our membership is expanding, and in the last ten years our membership has grown from 25,000 to over 40,000. In state and local politics, we are famous for our clout and for “punching above our weight.” That’s because our membership loves their union and actively volunteers more than most union members. This is largely due to the fact that we are very serious about having an excellent, talented staff.

If you want to fight for and win social justice, this is the best place to do it.

This role:
The Media Specialist plays a key role in the union’s communications department, designing digital, print, and video materials for organizing drives, GOTV campaigns, member outreach and mobilization, and more. This role is exciting and dynamic; the Media Specialist will attend union events including rallies, picket lines, membership meetings, political events, and meetings during external organizing drives - highly secretive and strategic campaigns to bring non-union workers into our Union.

Successful candidates should have several years experience producing high quality digital media — including photo, video, and graphic design. The ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, be flexible and organized, and pay thorough attention to detail is a must. Candidates should also have a demonstrated passion for social justice and be eager to contribute their skills to improve the lives of working people. Familiarity with unions and the labor movement is a plus.

This is a full-time, in-person position located in Midtown Manhattan

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Photography and video production (including audio) at union events
  • Video and photo editing
  • Management of digital photo archive
  • Design and layout of printed materials, including the union’s quarterly magazine
  • Content creation for social media

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced skills in photography and video production (both audio and video)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere
  • Ability to communicate respectfully and comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Thorough attention to details and accuracy
  • Ability to multitask, work efficiently, and keep organized
  • Resourcefulness and talent for problem-solving
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly and grow into positions of greater responsibility
  • Persistence and determination
  • Reliability, loyalty, and integrity
  • Good judgment

Extra consideration will be given for ANY of the following qualifications:

  • Bilingual (in addition to English), especially in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Polish or Bengali
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience with web design (front end)
  • Experience with FileMaker Pro
  • Experience working in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, or other service industries

Starting Annual Salary: $58,000 to $60,000

Medical, Dental, Optical, and Prescription Drugs with family coverage (including domestic partners), Pension, 401(k), Pre-paid Legal, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Cycle Benefits, Long-Term Care Insurance, and other benefits.

How to Apply:
Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and media portfolio to: careers@nyhtc.org, with the subject line “Media Specialist.” The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess. The media portfolio should include at least five examples of your photography, videography, and graphic design.

The Hotel and Gaming Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.