The Latino Policy Forum seeks a part-time Communications Associate to assist with day-to-day duties and administrative functioning of the communications department.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist Communications Manager in support of the agency’s mission; develop, implement and manage broad-based efforts to disseminate the agency’s work to a broader audience.
Media Relations: Conduct regular media monitoring, identifying opportunities to tie agency work and analysis with trending articles or breaking news, and flagging controversial articles for follow-up. Assist with media relations efforts, including pitching to community and Spanish-language media outlets; manage media hits archiving systems.
Writing and Editing: Assisting with communications-related writing, editing and proofreading as needed. Editing, formatting and distributing regular e-blast communications and quarterly newsletters. With appropriate language skills, assisting with departmental and organizational written translations.
Social/New Media: Manage social media platforms, developing and implementing a sustainable social media strategy for the agency. Updating of website to ensure accuracy and currency of content.
Conduct regular media monitoring, identifying opportunities to tie agency work and analysis with trending articles or breaking news, and flagging controversial articles for follow-up.
BA or BS degree required.
At least one year of communications experience or two years of comparable work and/or internship experience.
Demonstrated experience in coordinating and/or managing social media outreach.
Superior English-language writing skills are required; written/oral fluency in Spanish is preferred
Excellent multitasking skills and ability to juggle multiple, often immediate, deadlines.
Ability to work independently and take initiative on projects.
Familiarity with SalsaLabs, Salesforce and Meltwater/Cision preferred.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume and one-page writing sample to Communications Manager Manny Gonzales at email@example.com. In cover letter please include a few lines explaining why a part-time position would be ideal for you and what your preferred work days would be.
Additional Salary Information: An hourly rate will be offered for a maximum of 15-20 hours/week. Position will be open until filled.
The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an unders...tanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.
The mission of the Latino Policy Forum is to build the power, influence, and leadership of the Latino community through collective action to transform public policies that ensure the well being of our community and society as a whole.