Labor Education Service
The Labor Education Service is a program of the University of Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, communities known for their affordable cost of living, high quality of life, diverse neighborhoods and cultural opportunities. LES is the only educational program in the state specifically focused on the needs of Minnesota workers and their organizations. Our mission is to equip workers with the knowledge-based tools to protect and advance their rights and responsibilities in a changing global socio-economic environment. An integral component of this mission is the use of media such as video and web initiatives like workdayminnesota.org. Through these efforts, we foster economic vitality, ethical relations and social justice in the workplace, at home and in the community.
Interested in using your skills to build power for workers? The Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota is seeking a full-time staff member to lead our Workday Minnesota labor news website and social media project. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and creative communicator with a commitment to economic and social justice. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Workday Minnesota is a project produced by LES in cooperation with labor and community organizations. It consists of a website and social media that provide news and resources on activities and issues important to working people. While the editor is based in the Twin Cities, Workday serves the entire state. The editor has primary responsibility for this project and collaborates with other members of the LES media team.
Launched in 2000, the Workday website has become a trusted source of information and has won numerous awards for its content and design. The new editor will build on this foundation and bring a fresh perspective to coverage and the use of social media.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Produce Workday Minnesota 80%
- Collaborate with LES colleagues 10%
- Other duties as assigned 10%
- Download attached PDF for full description of the duties.
- Minimum qualification: Bachelor's degree in any field
- Preferred qualification: Master's degree in any field
- Minimum: Two or more years of experience in reporting, writing and editing
- Minimum: Experience in working with diverse communities
- Preferred: Experience doing communications for a labor union or progressive organization
Minimum skills required:
● Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
● Strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills
● Knowledge of website software
● Skilled in creating content for social media
● Self-starter; capable of planning and executing work independently
● Commitment to promoting economic and social justice and worker rights
● Familiarity with current issues and debates shaping the labor movement
● Ability to travel and regularly work evenings and weekends
● Ability to work cooperatively with others
● Skilled in using Drupal content management software
● Ability and experience in shooting and editing video
● Ability to speak another language besides English
This is a non-tenured, academic professional staff position. Salary range starting at $65,000. Benefits include participation in the University of Minnesota Faculty Retirement Plan with an employer match of 10 percent, choice of medical plans and four weeks of vacation.
All applicants must apply online through the University of Minnesota employment page at: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Do a search for Education Program Specialist 2, Labor Education Service or type in the Job Posting Number: 319528. We request that you upload a resume, cover letter and three work samples.
Questions? Email LES@umn.edu or phone the LES office, 612-624-5020.
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm