Job Posting: Communications Assistant

UNITE HERE Local 40  represents hospitality workers across BC. We are the union that led the historic 2019 Vancouver hotel strikes. We’re looking for a creative and energetic communications assistant to help in implementing campaigns.


  • Create simple flyers and other promotional materials.

  • Manage social media editorial calendar for multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to maximize post engagement and reach. Create post content, take photos and/or short videos, go live, and design simple graphics.

  • Build online actions to engage and grow audiences, including members and potential allies.

  • Write and implement messages and campaigns for email, broadcast text, and peer-to-peer texting; monitor performance and engage with responses.

  • Write for diverse audiences, e.g. websites for union members or consumers, online ads for the general public, social media posts for hospitality industry workers generally.

  • Update website content as needed.


  • Some experience in online organizing or political campaigns.

  • Some experience in communications, graphic design, or marketing.

  • Demonstrated passion for progressive politics and social justice.

  • Ability to write concisely, clearly, and quickly with minimal oversight or copyediting.

  • Technological savvy and ability to learn new online platforms relatively quickly. Experience shooting and editing short videos is a plus but not required.

This is a part-time position (20 hours/week). Compensation based on experience.

UNITE HERE Local 40  is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a diverse work environment. People of color, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please send your resume to updates[at]  with “Communications Assistant” as the subject of your message.

Deadline to Apply: September 24, 2021