Communications Specialist - Atlanta
The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Communications Specialist for our office in Atlanta, Georga. This position provides communications support to the Delta MEC and occasionally contributes to ALPA-wide communication initiatives. The Communications Specialist will apply his or her skills toward the advancement of the Delta MEC’s collective bargaining goals and other communications initiatives and work with leaders of the Delta MEC, providing professional support in all areas of communications. For the ALPA-wide focus, s/he will occasionally assist the ALPA Communications Department in executing programs and campaigns to advance the interests of all members of the Association and of the piloting profession.
S/he will serve as a lead writer for Master Executive Council (MEC) communications and will assist in determining the proper development, packaging, placement, and timing of communications that advance specific goals. The communications specialist will also help manage the MEC’s social media program, providing strategic counsel and executing on various social media campaigns and strategy. S/he will also work with committee and pilot volunteers, assisting them with their communications efforts in the areas of written and electronic publications and social media.
This position coordinates closely with the senior communications specialist in the Delta MEC office. S/he must exercise initiative, build relationships with ALPA’s professional staff and pilot leaders, influence the decision-making process, and ensure that project benchmarks and deadlines are met. S/he must also exhibit exceptional writing, problem-solving, consensus-building, and interpersonal skills in order to establish credibility with the pilots and staff.
Interested applicants are requested to submit online portfolio link(s) showing previous work.
Local and national travel required with the possibility of some international travel: 5 - 10%.
Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.
Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet. Regularly required to maintain a stationary position, move about the office and the local metropolitan area, determine what others have said or written, and converse with others and exchange accurate information.
Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally). Also includes occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.
Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.). While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs. (Assistance may not always be available.)
Relocation not provided.