Hiring: Media and Communications Coordinator

The Hawkins for Governor campaign is seeking an Communications Coordinator 

Immediate start date with an end date of November 14. Position open until filled. 

This is a part-time position, beginning with 20 hours per week, with opportunities to increase.

 

The Communications director will oversee the campaign's various media components and strategy, such as

- coordination of press releases and op-eds, including writing, distribution and follow-up

- working with reporters (print, blogs, cable) assigned to cover the campaign

- work with campaign to generate letters to the editor

- assist with scheduling cable / TV / radio talk shows, and meetings with editorial boards and columnists

- coordinate the campaign's social media efforts, including email list serves, blogs, twitter, face book, memes, live streaming, etc.

- contribute to the campaign's webpage, including maintenance of the news media section of the campaign (e.g., compiling media stores, multimedia files

- assisting the development of paid media, including video / TV ads, as well as you tube videos

- coordinate volunteers on the media strategy

 

Qualifications

The Communications Coordinator must have a strong commitment to grassroots social change.  Other qualifications include:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Prior experience with print, Internet and social media, video
•  Ability to work independently.

• Commitment to Green Party values required.

• Previous experience on electoral or issue campaigns a plus 
• Bi-lingual a plus 

The ideal candidate will be committed to Green principles and passionate about radical social change. They should be a self-starter able to work independently while also accepting supervision. Must be very computer literate. Must thrive in a fast paced environment, and stay calm under pressure.

 

Compensation:

• A modest, living wage hourly rate, staring $17-20/hour. Opportunities to increase hours and/or hourly wage based on performance and fundraising ability.

The Hawkins for Governor campaign is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and low-income individuals strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send cover letter, media samples and a résumé́ with three references (please include contact for at least one Green Party reference) to info@howiehawkins.com with “Media and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.


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