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Freedom Church

Creative Design and Communications Director/Coordinator

Freedom Church
Mount Sterling, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 03/31/2017
Categories: Business/Administration - Church Developer - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Communications - Discipleship Pastor - Media/Technology
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Communications Director/Coordinator will lead in setting the direction as well as the strategic implementation of all internal and external communications to consistently articulate, enable and fulfill Freedom Church’s mission and vision.  This individual will be a creative, innovative, strategic thinker and a results-driven team leader and administrator.

Key Responsibilities

  • Website
  • Lead all efforts related to the creation and development of Freedom Church website
  • Proactively work to make sure Freedom Church maintains an effective presence on the web including style/presence, search engines, new technology
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) are posted regularly
  • Promotions
  • Develop system to organize, prioritize and communicate promotional items related to Freedom Church
  • Create communication strategies to market, inform, and promote teaching series, big events and other campaigns assigned
  • Oversee all written materials related to promotions 
  • Social Media
  • Manage ongoing social media messaging and communication strategies, in coordination with Creative Team
  • Creatively build followings on various social media outlets including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Design and Brand Management
  • Lead efforts to design all art and promotional materials related to church-wide activities with a high standard of creativity, excellence and effectiveness
  • Supervises Graphic Designer to network with paid and volunteer artists to develop graphic designs
  • Monitor the look, vibe and feel of all promotional materials representing Freedom Church
  • Oversee the use of logos and images that represent Freedom Church 
  • Creative Arts
  • Work alongside Creative Arts team to create consistency in messaging from all aspects
  • Develop creative ways to communicate desired messages 
  • Join brainstorming and creative sessions 
  • Staff/Team and Media Relations 
  • Attend staff meetings and make sure proper communications is happening in the life of ministry teams and the church
  • Ensure church calendar is managed and up to date with events and programs in the life of the church
  • Develop policy and procedures related to media relations 
  • Volunteer Teams
  • Develop volunteer teams as deemed necessary to accomplish communication goals
  • Enlist, equip and encourage qualified volunteers such as artists, designers, photographers and writers
  • Other duties as assigned 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Oversees volunteer teams as assigned and developed

Qualifications and Required Skills  

  • A heart for the local church, a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a passion to help others find and follow Jesus
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Prefer 1-3 years Church/Ministry experience on staff
  • Degree in Communications, media or related field preferred, or a minimum of  1-3 years experience in Communications
  • Demonstrable competency in Adobe Creative Suite; creative cloud; planning center; mac and apple products and others
  • Proven ability to take projects from beginning to end 
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects
  • Action-oriented and displays focus, passion and initiative.  Takes appropriate action when something needs to be done
  • Relates well to all kinds of people, builds effective relationships, communicates effectively both interpersonally and corporately
  • Organized, creative thinker and highly productive, working in a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to improvement, seeks constructive criticism, understands strengths and weaknesses
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills