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Communications Specialist (Based in Birmingham, Chicago, Los Angeles or New York)
Company: Jobs to Move America
Location: Birmingham, Alabama or Chicago, Illinois , CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/22/2021
Expire Date: 06/22/2021
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Communications Specialist (Based in Birmingham, Chicago, Los Angeles or New York)
Jobs to Move America is seeking a talented communicator with a commitment to social justice to help establish and implement multi-channel communications strategies, campaigns, and media relations programs across the country.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to develop communications plans, draft press releases and other communications materials. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload on deadline. This position is an opportunity to engage with coalition partners, journalists and public officials to help bring about economic, environmental, and social change.

Job Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist will report to the Communications Director and will be responsible for the following:

Web Content and Management

Manage JMA’s website and editorial calendar
Solicit, edit, and publish written material on blog, newsletter and website
Digital Campaigning

Develop JMA’s digital campaigning program, capacity, and expertise
Create digital campaign plans for JMA core campaigns
Campaign Communications

Work with the communications team to develop messaging frameworks, communications plans and digital strategy for regional campaigns and national program.
Work with campaign teams to craft communications strategies and digital campaigns plans that advance our campaign goals to win good jobs and healthy communities.
Work collaboratively with teams to develop campaign communications plans that touch on framing/messaging, plans for media cultivation, digital campaign tactics, and other comms strategies.
Pitch stories in mainstream media, trade press and other channels
Organizational Responsibilities

Comply with all organizational policies and procedures, including timely attention to administrative responsibilities
Contribute to JMA’s organizational development, for example assisting with fundraising, providing peer evaluations, and participating in JMA staff committees (not to exceed 10% of time)
Qualifications & Requirements
We’re seeking results-oriented candidates who excel in writing and are able to take initiative with minimal supervision.

Required qualifications:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to tailor messages to various audiences
Experience working on digital campaign strategies and educating others on digital campaign tools, methods and approaches, as necessary.
Strong editor with understanding of the power of language and how to communicate to different audiences and ability to ensure that all external materials are accurate, precise and appropriate for the situation.
Familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, Google Ads.
Experience with analytical tools that measure the impact of different communication strategies (Example: Google Analytics).
Ability to foster a positive attitude towards co-development of new ideas across teams
Ability to build and sustain authentic and productive working relationships with colleagues across race and other group identities, including JMA employees as well as external partners
Demonstrated self-awareness, empathy, and social skills in work and interpersonal interactions
Ability to participate in a culture of feedback with a commitment to continually strengthening practice of “courageous conversations,” including:
communicating clearly and directly with colleagues
being proactive to resolve conflicts and misunderstandings, especially across differences
consistently strengthening ability and practice in giving and receiving both positive and constructive feedback to support each other’s learning and personal growth
Maintain flexibility: be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and adapt quickly to change
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion
Familiarity with GoogleSuite
Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated ability to implement strategic communications tactics and craft persuasive messages.
Experience in the labor movement.
Experience pitching to reporters/journalists.
Familiarity with social media platforms.
Experience working in organizations focused on labor, social and economic issues.
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