The News Media Guild Local 31222

The News Media Guild Local 31222
The NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America

Full-Time Staff Representative/Contract Campaign

Based in New York City, NY


The News Media Guild seeks candidates for a Full-Time Staff Representative/Contract Campaign position based in New York City. This position’s goal is to help organize media, publishing and non-profit units’ bargain and win their first collective-bargaining agreements and working with already organized shop as needed.

We are a local of The NewsGuild, which represents more than 25,000 workers in North America. NMG is an organizing-minded union representing nearly 900 workers, including journalists and technology employees at The Associated Press, Guardian US, EFE News Agency, Pageant Media and Democracy Works. Our members set our agenda and are in every fight. They determine our bargaining objectives and ratify all agreements reached at the bargaining table.  NMG recognizes that achieving strong first contracts is an essential element of effective organizing for the local and the Guild at large.

The NewsGuild is a sector of Communications Workers of America, which represents members around the U.S. and Canada in media, broadcasting, nonprofits, telecommunications, airlines and more.

This position that will work daily, under the direct supervision of the NMG Administrator and the oversight of the NMG Executive Committee, with bargaining committees, shop stewards, contract action teams and the membership. Nights and weekends are regularly required. Must live in the New York City area. Work is currently remote, but in-person meetings are nearing. Traveling to assist members across the U.S. can occur once the pandemic ends.

Job duties and requirements include:

  • Assisting members with bargaining and winning strong contracts, consistent with requirements of the TNG constitution and NMG bylaws
  • Must have familiarity with labor law and experience with private-sector contract campaigns
  • Working with members to develop and execute campaigns for first contracts as part of the Local’s internal and external organizing goals
  • Assisting members in developing contract proposals and in conducting effective negotiations
  • Where appropriate, recommending and assisting with filing ULPs as authorized by NMG
  • Assisting members to map and chart workplaces, build leadership networks and assist with internal and external organizing campaigns
  • Regularly coordinating with local and national NewsGuild staff to set goals, track progress and brainstorm through challenges

Salary: Negotiable based on experience with benefits including medical, vision and dental benefits and a 401k match. This is a one-year contract position to start, with possible extensions based on available funding.

The salary range for this position is $93,000 to $106,000, depending on experience.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, contact info, three references, a contract campaign writing sample and any other helpful documents to kkeane@newsmediaguild.org.

The NewsGuild is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

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