Ohio Federation of Teachers, Local 8033, AFT, AFL-CIO

Ohio Federation of Teachers, Local 8033

Communications Director
(Full Time)

Based in Columbus, OH

Ohio Federation of Teachers (OFT), Local 8033 is a statewide union representing teachers, paraprofessionals, other professionals and more.

OFT is seeking a full-time Communications Director in Columbus, OH.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the development and delivery of written materials including print newsletters, e-newsletters, blog posts, press releases and media advisories, website updates, and social media
  • Identify strategic media opportunities, organize public press events, respond to media inquiries, and coach designated people in speaking for OFT
  • Develop relationships with traditional media outlets, including reporters, editorial boards, etc, and produce written content to enhance the organization’s profile
  • Produce and coordinate the organization’s online presence
  • Find compelling member stories. Work to amplify the voices of OFT members so that their stories are part of the narrative regarding public education
  • Develop an active, online network of members, workers, and supporters
  • Create shareable online content including graphics, petitions, and more
  • Develop comprehensive communication strategies using mass text and email programs
  • Develop workshops and trainings on communications strategies for locals
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Experience in designing and executing strategic communication plans through traditional and digital communications
  • Experience designing, executing, and tracking successful email, SMS, social, and other digital advocacy programs
  • Experience in advocacy communications and labor, political, or community organizing campaigns
  • Knowledge of and experience with earned media and media relations
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital media platforms including web content management systems, email tools, social media, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with ability to write and create leaflets, newsletters, brochures, and other materials
  • Self-starter and problem-solver with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field

To Apply
If interested please EMAIL an application letter and résumé to:

Ohio Federation of Teachers
ATTN: OFT Human Resources
Email: OhioFedTeachers@gmail.com

Salary commensurate with experience.

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