Job Openings

Office Manager

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild, TNG-CWA Local 32035 is seeking a full-time Office Manager with a minimum of three years of experience in the labor movement. Our Local represents workers at news organizations, staff unions and non-profits, and we’re looking for someone with a range of skills who thrives in a fast-paced environment. In recent years, WBNG has successfully organized several newsrooms and large non-profits, and the Office Manager plays a crucial role in bringing these workers into our local.

The office manager is essential to the success of our local. The ideal candidate is detail­ oriented, committed to accuracy and skilled at managing data.

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild is an equal opportunity employer with members that care deeply about building an inclusive, diverse and equitable working environment.

Job duties and requirements include:

  • Processing incoming monthly memberships and per capita dues payments to the national office;
  • Assisting the Executive Director;
  • Managing and analyzing a database of member data, with information from a variety of sources;
  • Producing monthly membership reports;
  • Setting up in-house unit leadership elections and contract ratification voting, by mail, in­ person or electronically;
  • Updating personnel reports;
  • Managing our downtown D.C. location, ordering supplies and handling other duties as assigned.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook; Adobe DC Pro and Zoom are required.
  • Familiarity with CWA’s Aptify system is preferred.

This job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for this position begins at $75,648, depending on experience. Benefits include excellent health insurance and secure retirement.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter describing your experience and approach to the job as well as a résumé to the Search Committee at scherry@wbng.org. Please put “WBNG Office Manager application” in the subject line.

Posting Date: October 25,2022

Union Representative

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild, TNG-CWA Local 32035 is seeking a full-time Union Representative to join its staff in Washington, D.C. Our Local represents news organizations, staff unions and non-profits, and we’re looking for someone who is committed to building a member-led movement and can balance their time in the face of multiple priorities.

WBNG has a long history of organizing, and in recent years, has grown significantly by successfully organizing several newsrooms and large non-profits. Winning strong first contracts is an essential element of effective organizing; this position will develop and support member-driven contract campaigns with escalating collective actions tied to bargaining.

The ideal candidate for this job has a minimum of 5 years of experience in union work, preferably in the news information industry, and is skilled in contract negotiations, representation, training, recruitment, organizing and implementing internal issue campaigns.

Our members are leaders in their fields, and Guild representatives must be comfortable taking on tough national employers such as The Washington Post, Tribune Publishing Company and Bloomberg.

The Washington-Baltimore News Guild is an equal opportunity employer with members that care deeply about building an inclusive, diverse and equitable working environment.

Job duties and requirements include:

  • Bargaining: Providing contract analysis and bargaining expertise to members to bargain and win strong contracts, including serving as chief negotiator, when necessary, consistent with requirements of the TNG constitution and WBNG bylaws
  • Internal and external organizing: Working with members and workers to develop and execute campaigns for first contracts, issue organizing and renewal contracts in support of the Local’s internal and external organizing goals
  • Leadership development: Recruiting and training committees of workers, officers, and stewards to build strong, democratic leadership infrastructures within each unit
  • Contract administration: Preparing and presenting grievances and arbitration as the principal union advocate
  • Identifying violations of labor law and, where appropriate, recommending and filing unfair labor practices
  • Regularly coordinating with NewsGuild staff to set goals, track progress and work through challenges
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to organize and mobilize workers, as well as a
    commitment to building power for working people
  • Must have experience with private sector contract campaigns and associated federal law including, but not limited to, labor law
  • Experience with organizing open shops within the context of Right to Work strongly desired but not required
  • Must have experience assisting members in developing contract proposals and in
    conducting effective negotiations
  • Excellent communication, organization and computer skills are crucial
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in complex situations, including emotionally-charged or high-profile conflicts
  • Nights and weekends are regularly required.

This job is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The salary range for this position begins at $80,000 depending on experience. Benefits include excellent health insurance and secure retirement.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter describing your experience and approach to the job as well as a résumé to the Search Committee at: cparks@wbng.org. Please put “WBNG staff rep application” in the subject line.

Posting Date: November 2, 2022