• Communications Director

    Job Location US-CT-Hartford
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/12/2018 12:26 PM)
  • Overview


    New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union)


    Job Title:          Communications Director                                                                          

    Location:          Hartford, CT



    Connecticut’s largest union of health care workers seeks a Communications Director  with strong commitment to progressive social change, excellent writing, new media and interpersonal communications skills.

    Member of senior leadership team. Reports to union president.


    Job Description


    • Develop internal and external communications program
    • Create, develop, maintain and update union’s websites, FaceBook pages and Twitter feed
    • Write, design and produce printed and electronic communications, including newsletters, leaflets, stickers, brochures, text and email messages
    • Develop pro-active and comprehensive communications calendars
    • Make, develop and maintain media contacts
    • Design and stage media events: news conferences, rallies, etc.
    • Train union members and other staff in public speaking and media communications
    • Write news advisories and releases, write and place letters to the editor and op-eds, pitch story ideas to media
    • Respond to media inquiries and information requests or direct as appropriate
    • Organize and maintain library of news clippings, radio coverage and television footage



    Skills and Abilities


    • Union, political, and/or community/non-profit organization experience
    • Excellent verbal writing skills; strong interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to issues of social justice
    • Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks simultaneously




    • Experience in media relations, journalism, public affairs, politics, labor and/or community organizing
    • Experience in desktop publishing and graphic design
    • Strong familiarity with all aspects of New Media, including web design, Facebook and Twitter
    • Familiarity with one or more of the following software platforms a plus: Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Blue State Digital (email platform), Revolution Messagin




     Application Requirements:


    A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested.  Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan. 





    New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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