The Communications Coordinator is a half-time position which will enable information from the Diocese to be strategically and consistently disseminated through various channels of communication. As a result, the Diocese will have a consistent voice across all platforms and will be able to provide a timely and appropriate flow of information.
· Oversight of the diocesan website.
Post events and news items, select/create appropriate graphics and/or photos to accompany these posts; maintain lists of personnel; assist other staff members in the creation of additional pages or features as necessary.
· Distribution of the weekly digital newsletter.
Working with the Bishop’s Secretary, select announcements to be included for distribution via the newsletter; manage list of subscribers; create special mass-mailings from time to time.
· Management of social media.
Establish and maintain the presence of the Diocese on its Twitter and Facebook accounts; regularly promote upcoming events on Mondays and share feature articles/retweets/etc. on Thursdays. Make use of these channels to highlight special diocesan events before, during, and after.
· Coordination with diocesan staff.
Learn which items will need to be promoted on the website and/or in the newsletter and assist staff with their promotional needs; develop and maintain communication schedule with staff members; provide reminders and suggestions for the promotion of various items that come up from time to time.
· Video production.
Shoot video where appropriate and edit such video for upload to the website and the diocesan YouTube channel. The Bishop plans to have a regular monthly video feature produced and posted on the website blog.
· Solicitation of articles.
Encourage parishes to submit articles and photos describing newsworthy events and occurrences, and assist them in publishing these stories in the news section of the website.
· Creation of new and improved forms of communication.
Evaluate diocesan communications and exercise creativity in increasing effectiveness; acquire feedback from clergy and laypeople to determine best practices in how the diocese communicates. Proactively seek to find ways to promote the missional work that parishes are already doing and seek ways to encourage new missional initiatives that seek to share Christ with others.
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $25,000.00 /year