Congress of Connecticut
Community Colleges
August 25, 2015
Public Relations Coordinator
Part-Time (10 hours per week)

The 4Cs invites applications from active and retired members for the position of part-time public relations coordinator. The coordinator will develop and implement communications strategies to:
  • Showcase the 4Cs as a community resource dedicated to helping all constituencies meet their education and training needs, and
  • Position the 4Cs as a voice of labor and higher education throughout the state. 
The coordinator will:
  • Advise union officers on communications strategies and issues; 
  • Develop appropriate media relations plans; 
  • Write, take photographs for, and distribute news releases, feature stories, media advisories, backgrounders, and analyses to the appropriate local, state, national and educational media; 
  • Develop ideas and ghostwrite op-eds by union officers for aforementioned media; 
  • Write speeches for union officers; 
  • Take and distribute stand-alone photos to the aforementioned media; and 
  • Develop and pitch interview ideas and member subjects to local, state, and regional radio and television stations. 

This is not an entry-level position. The successful applicant will have at least seven years current experience as a community college publicist/marketing specialist, current contacts with newspapers, blogs, and radio and television stations in Connecticut, and an in-depth knowledge of labor history and issues. Bachelor's degree in journalism or English required, as well as master's degree with a labor history or labor studies concentration. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and proposal to 
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