Jobs at Local 11

Position:  Communications Organizer

Location:  Los Angeles
Summary: UNITE HERE Local 11 is the Los Angeles and Orange County affiliate of UNITE HERE, a progressive labor union dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the North American hospitality industry. The Communications Organizer is embedded in local worker campaigns and plays a crucial role in designing comprehensive communications strategies using earned media, digital, and multi-media tools to raise the visibility of worker struggles. As a Communications Organizer with UNITE HERE, you will be part of a team that empowers people in low-wage service jobs to achieve better wages and benefits, dignity, and basic rights at work.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Developing and implementing proactive earned media outreach, including pitching stories, planning and running media events, and training workers to be spokespersons
  • Writing materials for public audiences, including leaflets, website content, emails, news releases, fact sheets, talking points, and ads. Editing and revising others’ content as necessary
  • Framing messages and developing materials for effective communication with multiple audiences, including the news media, the general public, elected officials, Local 11 members, and allies
  • Collaborating with leaders across Local 11 to develop, plan, and lead communications strategies that support worker organizing and advance our strategic vision. Analyzing the effectiveness of strategies to improve campaigns
  • Adapting written and visual materials for effective use on multiple platforms, including social media; digital advertising; email and petition platforms; and print and broadcast media
  • Writing member communications, including a regular e-newsletter and mass texts and emails
  • Managing the Local 11 website and social media feeds, including regularly creating/curating content
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated experience as an aggressive campaigner/organizer
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in media relations, campaign communications, or grassroots advocacy campaigns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to frame issues and develop effective advocacy materials for specific audiences
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Web-based services for mass email (e.g.: Action Network, MailChimp, Constant Contact) and mass texting (e.g.: Mobile Commons, Club Texting, EZ Texting) a plus
  • Experience with social media platforms and advertising on them a plus
  • Experience with creative media production in one or more of the following areas a plus: web development, graphic design, photography, or video production/editing
  • Experiencing training volunteers a plus
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish a plus

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with the job title for which you're applying in the subject line of the e-mail to Daria Ovide.