NewsGuild of New York is Hiring a Local Representative!

06/28/2024

The NewsGuild of New York is Hiring a Local Representative 

The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, seeks an experienced, New York City-based Local Representative with organizing and bargaining skills, ready to represent members working in a rapidly changing media industry. Applicants should be ready to hit the ground running to lead contract campaigns and bargaining tables, to advocate for, communicate with, and organize media workers in America’s media capital.

The NewsGuild of New York is a dynamic, member-led union. Our Local Representatives are expected to be strong bargainers, trainers, advocates, and organizers. In addition to negotiating contracts, the job involves addressing member issues and grievances through organizing and collective solutions where possible, and preparing for arbitration when not. Local Representatives are also expected to assist members in building leadership structures and organizing around negotiations.

Most of our contracts are with news organizations. Our diverse membership includes print, digital, video and photo journalists; well-known correspondents; an array of newsroom and editorial staffers in print, digital and television; tech workers, newsstand workers, and media business employees. We are building our union into a bigger, more powerful force for raising standards across this industry for media workers everywhere.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • 3-5 years experience with contract bargaining and organizing, especially first contracts, campaigns, and grievance handling;
  • Experience successfully building to and executing a strike.
  • Experience with building strong internal leadership structures and member networks;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to write clearly and authoritatively for media workers;
  • Familiarity with basic labor law;
  • Understanding of rapidly shifting media landscape, including social media and new media tech

 

Besides union experience, the job requires demonstrated judgment and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent writing ability. You should be able to work collaboratively with a highly-motivated staff, as well as be a self-starter, motivated to accomplish tasks and manage your own time. Knowledge of the news business and journalism is a valuable plus.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Local Representative will join our professional staff and will be based out of our Times Square office. Salary range is 93k - 106k, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits, including full health care and pension plans. Equal Opportunity Employer. Union-represented position. 

 

This is a 12 month temporary position that may lead to a permanent position. 

The NewsGuild of New York is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace. Diversity in the workplace is to be valued and true collective strength for our members can only be achieved by including everyone. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, contact info, three references, a contract campaign writing sample and any other helpful documents to president@nyguild.org. 

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