Communications Specialist

Position Description: LAANE seeks a bilingual Communications Specialist for our campaigns to stand with working women and bring more recycling to residents in the region. The Communications Specialist will work with the Communications Director and our team of communicators, as well as campaign teams.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Developing communications strategies for various campaigns
  • Developing strategic messages and frames for campaigns
  • Leading the branding of new campaigns
  • Utilizing digital and new media for all aspects of communications work
  • Managing and creating social media and website content
  • Shooting and curating photos on websites and social media pages
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with key reporters locally and nationally
  • Planning and executing press conferences and other media events
  • Placing stories regularly in mainstream and independent media sources
  • Writing press releases, Op-Eds, and other materials for media
  • Creating materials for internal and external use by campaign teams — talking points, fact sheets, memes, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Training spokespeople for public hearings, press conferences, and interviews
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key community and labor partners
  • Coordinating the development of design materials and reports

Qualifications include:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience doing communications and media work for advocacy campaigns, and/or experience organizing campaigns with labor unions and community groups
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic communications plans, craft messages, and execute tactics
  • Ability to anticipate needs and plan accordingly, coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice and the needs of working families
  • Knowledge of website, social media, and emerging media platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Bilingual (written and conversational) Spanish

To apply, email resume and cover letter to gpalencar@laane.org. No phone calls; only best-qualified applicants will receive a response. Starting salary DOQ; full benefits. People of color, LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.