Communications Specialist LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy and the organizing of broad alliances, LAANE promotes a new economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment. For more information about LAANE, see www.laane.org. Position Description: • Develop and implement communications strategies for various campaigns • Utilize new and emerging media for all aspects of communications work • Develop message and frame for campaigns • Plan and execute media events • Place stories in mainstream, independent and ethnic media • Write press releases, pitch letters and other media-friendly materials • Create internal and external materials for campaign teams, including talking points, fact sheets, brochures, flyers, PowerPoint presentations, etc. • Prepare and train spokespeople to speak with the media • Utilize new and emerging media for all aspects of communications work • Design graphic materials including reports, pamphlets and flyers (a plus, not required) • Update and maintain media database Qualifications • Undergraduate degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field and/or at least 3-5 years relevant experience; advanced training may substitute for some experience • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic communications campaigns, craft messages and execute tactics • Experience in media relations, including writing media materials • Excellent oral and written communications skills • Knowledge of new and emerging media • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team • Ability to anticipate needs and plan accordingly, coordinate complex activities, prioritize conflicting demands and meet deadlines with minimal supervision • Strong, demonstrated commitment to the needs and concerns of working families. • Bilingual (written and conversational) in Spanish preferred • Knowledge/experience with any of these items is a plus: Web page design with HTML and/or Dreamweaver, website content management, Microsoft Publisher, graphic design with Fireworks and/or Photoshop
Compensation and application process
Starting salary DOQ; full benefits. Resume and cover letter (emailed as one document) to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls; only best-qualified applicants will receive response. People of color encouraged to apply.