Job Summary: The director of communications directs and coordinates the planning, implementing and evaluating of the overall marketing communications efforts of First United Methodist Church. The director of communications oversees the churches social media strategy, web presence, print content, public relations, promotions, advertising and media relations. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Create and execute a cohesive communications program consisting of multiple forms of media (print, internet, broadcast, etc.) that promote the mission and ministries of the church both internally and externally. Develop, implement, and maintain a modern communications policy, providing a framework for meeting the communication needs of the clergy, staff, and congregation in a professional, organized and consistent manner. Create a more consistent brand for First United Methodist Church by directing all outgoing content through the communications department. Oversee the creation and distribution of weekly printed content including worship bulletins, newsletter, and other program area materials. Oversee and maintain a current, functioning church website. Oversee all church communication activities as senior writer/editor and executive producer. Adapt media for use across multiple platforms including print and social media, electronic display screens, the church website and app. Organize and assist in content collection of the work of the church including custom stock photography, videography and media of specific church events. Provide expertise in creating/modernizing the communication process through use of new techniques. Make more forms available digitally (in addition to printed forms), allowing for a streamlined registration process, and increasing congregational involvement through a convenient user interface. Increase congregation and community engagement with current and new social media. Coordinate audio and video podcasting of weekly worship services and special events. Provide communications support (including increased signage and way-finding assistance) for all events on campus. Develop and maintain a responsible communications budget. Attend weekly staff meetings and executive planning meetings. Assist with additional communication projects as needed. Credentials and Experience: The communications director must exhibit evidence of developed vocational identity through: • Minimum of 3 years in journalism, public relations, or mass media field • Bachelor’s degree in communication or related field Qualifications: The communications director shall possess at a minimum the special aptitudes, skills, and capacities that are required in his/her respective field of work. In this position that includes: • Familiarity with organization of the United Methodist Church and its polity • Ability and commitment to function as a member of a team • Advanced computer and email skills • Commitment to quality and excellence • Maintaining and keeping confidences • Ability to train and facilitate Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Contact: Jack Allen
Address: 2416 West Cloverdale Park Montgomery AL 36106