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Communications Director

Hartford, CT

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Overviewn nNew England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU (Service Employees International Union)n nJob Title:          Communications Director                                                                          nLocation:          Hartford, CTn n  nConnecticutu2019s 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.nMember of senior leadership team. Reports to union president.n nJob Descriptionn nu2022 Develop internal and external communications program u2022 Create, develop, maintain and update unionu2019s websites, FaceBook pages and Twitter feed u2022 Write, design and produce printed and electronic communications, including newsletters, leaflets, stickers, brochures, text and email messages u2022 Develop pro-active and comprehensive communications calendars u2022 Make, develop and maintain media contacts u2022 Design and stage media events: news conferences, rallies, etc. u2022 Train union members and other staff in public speaking and media communications u2022 Write news advisories and releases, write and place letters to the editor and op-eds, pitch story ideas to media u2022 Respond to media inquiries and information requests or direct as appropriate u2022 Organize and maintain library of news clippings, radio coverage and television footagen n nSkills and Abilitiesn nu2022 Union, political, and/or community/non-profit organization experience u2022 Excellent verbal writing skills; strong interpersonal skills u2022 Commitment to issues of social justice u2022 Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks simultaneouslyn nQualificationsn nu2022 Experience in media relations, journalism, public affairs, politics, labor and/or community organizing u2022 Experience in desktop publishing and graphic design u2022 Strong familiarity with all aspects of New Media, including web design, Facebook and Twitter u2022 Familiarity with one or more of the following software platforms a plus: Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Blue State Digital (email platform), Revolution Messaginn n n n Application Requirements:n nA 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. n n n***********************************n nNew England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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