This is an open position with Better Jobs for Alaska, the campaign working to pass a ballot initiative in 2024 in Alaska that would raise the minimum wage, require paid sick leave for workers, and increase worker freedom.

Position Summary

The Communications Director will devise the earned media and digital media strategy for Better Jobs for Alaska’s statewide ballot initiative campaign. They will be tasked with creating and executing a long-term communications and media plan for the campaign, including planning earned media hits, creating social media content, and drafting other written materials such as talking points and press releases. Creating and managing strong relationships with the Alaska press corps is a key component of this position.

We are looking for someone who is an energetic self-starter, organized, great at forecasting short-and long-term needs, with a long-term commitment to Alaska’s future.

Duties & Areas of Activity:

  • Use public opinion research to draft campaign narrative and talking points
  • Build relationships with Alaska media across the state
  • Build media plan and calendar to maximize earned media opportunities
  • Write press releases
  • Create and manage digital media plan for campaign’s social media accounts
  • Work with campaign team to pitch stories of impacted workers and supportive business owners
  • Work with campaign team on paid media plan
  • Communicate effectively, give and receive feedback, adopt a learner’s mindset to develop new skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, self-directed, flexibleAbility to set and achieve goals
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Exceptional skills in working with a wide variety of people, consensus building, and relationship development
  • Comfortable working long or irregular hours in a fast-paced environment under deadlines.

Additional, nice to have qualifications:

  • Experience in digital communications and social media management
  • Preexisting relationships with Alaska-based reporters and news media
  • Experience working in communications work in an electoral, governmental, nonprofit, or similar capacity
  • Fluent in Google Workspace, particularly Sheets, Docs & Drive.


Start Date: May 15, 2024

End Date: November 30, 2024

Title: Communications Director

Salary: $6,000-$7,000/month, dependent on experience

Location: Alaska (location flexible)

LOE: Contract employment w/Better Jobs for AK

Covered expenses: Travel expenses, as required & agreed to in writing

Reports to: Kevin Groh, Better Jobs for Alaska Campaign Manager

Benefits: $500/month health insurance stipend

To apply: Please email resume and a brief (2-3 paragraph) cover letter to Kevin at k.groh@shipcreekgroup.com.

To apply for this job email your details to k.groh@shipcreekgroup.com