Communications Specialist

Location US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/03/2021 12:17 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Communications/Media/Public Relations - Communications Specialist

External Description

Communications Specialist  


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 61,000 pilots at 38 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Communications Specialist for our office in Atlanta, Georgia.  This position provides communications support to the Delta MEC and occasionally contributes to ALPA-wide communication initiatives.  The Communications Specialist will apply their skills toward the advancement of the Delta Master Executive Council’s (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, they 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.


They will assist with writing 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 digital media initiatives, including social media, web site, and email management.  The Communications Specialist will assist with and help execute various social media campaigns and strategy.  They 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 Strategic Communications Advisor in the Delta MEC office.  They must exercise initiative, build relationships with ALPA’s professional staff and pilot leaders, provide input on communications initiatives,  and ensure that project benchmarks and deadlines are met.  They must also exhibit strong 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, national, and international travel:  5 - 10%.


Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g., Communications, English, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field, from an accredited college or university is required, master’s degree or completion of post-graduate courses preferred; or the equivalent combination of education and practical experience.
  • Three (3) years of prior experience in a communications role at ALPA or in an equivalent advocacy position elsewhere; five (5) or more years preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail when reviewing and editing written materials required.
  • Strong social media relations skills required.
  • Advanced organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong time management skills, able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, and transition easily between projects a must.
  • Ability to effectively interpret and disseminate complex information about aviation safety, labor contracts and collective bargaining, and communicate for public understanding desired.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing, presentation, and design, with a willingness to learn new software applications to enhance effectiveness.
  • Software: Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with using a web content management system and/or HTML software.


Physical Demands:


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


Relocation not provided.






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