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Communications Assistant

AFSCME

AFSCME

Marketing & Communications
New Britain, CT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

AFSCME Council 4 is currently accepting applications for the following position: (job description below)

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, résumé and writing sample to:

AFSCME Council 4
C/O: Megan Batchelder, Executive Assistant
444 East Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051

Closing Date: Friday, June 2, 2023, by 5:00 pm

PURPOSE:
Council 4 seeks a Communications Assistant. Communications Assistants work as a team with the Communication department assisting with the internal member communications and training members and leaders on all aspects of communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write leaflets, bulletins, update websites, social media posts, news releases, create fact sheets, assist with talking points and other materials.
  • Assist with the production of internal member communications in print and on digital platforms, such as mass texting and emailing.
  • Assist with union members in spokesperson trainings, interviews, photo, and video shoots, and participating in events and actions.
  • Documents events and actions, including taking photos and video, and posting real-time content to social media platforms.
  • Trains and educates members and leaders on social media, applications, and website platforms.
  • This is a field staff position and will allow staff to flex hours due to weekend and evening responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1 year experience with media relations, public affairs, or campaign communications.
  • Background in union mobilization, communications, or advocacy work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the capacity to meaningfully engage with and frame issues for people of different backgrounds, race, ethnicities, income levels, life experiences, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work occasional long- or irregular hours during times of critical campaign need.
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Experience using with communications software/platforms/applications/social media.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Performs tasks independently, works under the limited supervision of the Council 4 Leadership with guidance from senior departmental staff.

SALARY:
Starting salary is $76,816.46. Salary increases are in accordance with the ACES Union contract.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally performed in field setting, such as, an office, state, and municipal building and outside, to include door knocking. Requires travel and a valid driver's license.