Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL)
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate, and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. We partner with other organizations and leaders to build a movement to win racial, gender, and economic justice. We identify the root causes of injustice and work to shift the balance of power between those who have it and those who don’t to improve the lives of our communities for present and future generations. Visit www.ctul.net to learn more.
The Communications Coordinator is a key member of the CTUL team, supporting the entire organization and its campaigns through media relations, social media, and strategic narrative support for campaigns. The Communications Coordinator collaborates with communications staff at CTUL’s partner organizations to build narrative strategy that advances racial, gender and economic justice in the Twin Cities. This position works with CTUL’s base and staff to broadcast CTUL’s overall organizational narrative.
Essential duties & responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Earned media coordination
- Build and maintain relationships with local and national reporters
- Write press advisories, press releases and coordinate press events
- Pitch and negotiate exclusives and story ideas
- Lead press outreach, engagement, and roundup for CTUL actions/events
- Train and prepare worker members to speak publicly and to do interviews with the press.
- Coordinate and bottom line CTUL social media presence (currently Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
- Create graphics, videos, and photo content
- Write content for CTUL website, newsletter, annual report, and blog
Strategic communications & storytelling
- Bring creativity and innovation to CTUL’s efforts to get workers’ stories told and heard by the base, donors, supporters, allied organizations, press, and our targets
- Identify strategic opportunities to bring worker voice and worker stories to the forefront in local and national news, while developing members’ skills in storytelling
- Keep up with local and national news trends; analyze and assess conflicting narratives
- Develop narrative strategies for CTUL campaigns and work in coalition with CTUL’s allied organizations to align narrative strategies for maximum impact
- Experience developing and amplifying a mission-driven narrative
- Experience managing an organizations’ social media platforms
- Experience with earned media and press relations
- Specific skills in graphic design, web design, photography, and video production are pluses, but are not required.
- Excellent writing skills and a high level of computer literacy
- Highly organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
- Willingness to support in campaign actions and organization events, and to be involved in fundraising and the sustainability of the organization
- Flexibility to attend events outside normal business hours that from time to time may include early mornings, evenings, or weekends
- Being bilingual (Spanish/English) is a significant asset for this position
- Commitment to social, racial, gender, and economic justice work as part of a multi-racial team
- Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
- Commitment to a culture of vulnerability and loving challenge for both personal growth and the growth of the organization.
- Capable of working both independently and cooperatively
- Ability to deal with ambiguity, cope with change, and comfortably handle risk & uncertainty
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. CTUL has a tiered salary range set by the Staff and Board based on the principles of economic justice and inclusion. This salaried position is currently compensated at $50,985 per year with an annual raise of 3%. Benefits include an annual 5% bonus which can be used towards a retirement fund, and paid time off including holidays, sick time, and vacation time. This position will be expected to work in the office during regular business hours, with occasional work some evenings and weekends.
This position is represented for purposes of collective bargaining by Minnesota Newspaper & Communication Guild, TNG-CWA Local 37002
How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Communications Coordinator.” Priority application deadline is October 17, 2022.
CTUL is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color as well as persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, women, immigrants, folks from working class backgrounds, and formerly incarcerated people.