Communications Director or Lead – KIWA – Los Angeles

Job Overview
You will be a key staff member of KIWA. You will develop and implement digital and traditional communications strategies for workplace and policy campaigns and for the organization. This includes strategic communications, campaign messaging, earned media, and narrative, graphic, and digital communications. If hired at the director level, you will be a central thought partner in strategic planning and the development of our organization. You will work closely with other KIWA staff and with local and statewide partners.

Major Responsibilities
Lead KIWA’s organizational communications strategy, including earned media, and digital communications.
In collaboration with KIWA senior leadership, design and lead campaign communications.
Support staff and worker leaders through media training, preparation, talking points development, and production of materials.
Develop effective, platform-specific digital strategies.
Manage a calendar for KIWA’s communications.
Advise in development of materials for member communications.

Commitment to KIWA’s mission and respect for workers.
Successful, full-time, professional communications leadership experience. This is not a junior position.
Experience in the labor movement or other racial, economic, and/or social justice organizations.
Faith in narrative strategy as one cornerstone of change.
Ability to build strong professional relationships and work effectively with staff and consultants.
Outstanding writer with native-level fluency in English.
Demonstrated success in developing effective, concise messaging and voice.
Experience developing and implementing communications strategies and detailed plans for organizations, campaigns, and programs, including traditional earned media.
Experience developing social strategies on Instagram and Twitter.
Ability to be creative and responsive in a fast-paced environment.
Working proficiency in design software and basic video editing.
Understanding of the principles of good design, photography, and video.
Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, vendors, and relationships.
Desired: Spanish or Korean languages, and supervision experience.

Salary and benefits:
$80,000 for Lead, $100,000 for Director
Full-time, regular, exempt
Employee healthcare
Up to 24 days PTO accrued over the year
Paid holidays
Cell phone subsidy
CalSavers plan
Although some hybrid work is possible, this is not a remote position, and requires regular office and field presence. Some irregular hours.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to with Communications in the subject line. We will ask candidates we interview to immediately provide work samples. Start date: position is open immediately.
Deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Position open until filled or cancelled.