Communications Director

Midland Evangelical Free Church
Midland, Michigan, United States


Date Posted: 04/18/2018
Categories: Communications
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Purpose:  The Communications Director will create, organize, plan, and implement effective communications messages and strategies for/with church and community audiences. The individual will (a) develop and maintain the Midland Free brand; (b) support church and ministry leaders in conveying their vision and communications priorities to appropriate audiences; and (c) create high-quality and highest impact communications for both internal and external audiences.

 

Qualifications:

  • A heart for ministry atMidland Free.
  • Must be a committed Christian who is either a member of Midland Free or eligible for membership and be involved in the ministry of Midland Free.
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Proficient in communications strategies, advancing technologies used in communications, and graphic design.
  • Proficient in desktop publishing software such as Adobe Creative Cloud Design Suite, Microsoft Publisher, and the like.
  • Ability to manage church website including design, copy layout, web graphics, navigation/user interface, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and administrative experience.

 

Position Relationships:

  • Reports to the Executive Pastor.
  • Assists staff and lay ministry leaders with design of specific communications.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

Vision

  • Set the overall vision for communications such that it is in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of Midland Free.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent image and design for all church communication, print and digital.
  • Serve as the “eyes” for all things print and electronic, looking for clear communication, brand presence and consistency. Ensure all created materials meet the Midland Free graphic and writing standards.
  • Be current on creative communications and technological trends and look for opportunities to use this information to more effectively communicate with the community and church family.
  • Commit to continuous improvement, always evaluating effectiveness of current communication and making improvements as necessary with vehicles such as weekly bulletin, weekly e-newsletter, social media platforms, weekly worship services, website, church and ministry brochures, etc.

 

Communications

  • Write and edit communications messages for use in various mediums and audiences.
  • Design and create communications materials from initial concept through production (i.e., Sunday bulletins, e-newsletters, brochures, posters, displays, etc.).
  • Maintain and update the website on a regular basis and serve as the Webmaster for church’s website.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and implement digital content for church’s social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Blog, etc.
  • Oversee all media press releases, articles and ad placements as necessary in newspaper, radio, television, etc.

 

Collaboration

  • Support other ministry areas in designing and creating communications materials from initial concept through production (i.e., church brochures, ministry brochures, visitor information, digital content for social media platforms, etc.).
  • Keep ears open to stories of life-change within the church. Develop ways to creatively communicate those stories via video, interviews, newsletter, e-News, etc.
  • Coordinate photography and videography activities, from initial concept through production, to tell stories of God’s workings and life-changes in people through video, multimedia, and other forms of digital media.
  • Facilitate proactive communications ideas, calendaring, and church-wide and ministry-specific initiatives.

 

Volunteer Engagement

  • Recruit and manage volunteer teams to assist in accomplishing specific responsibilities.

 

Other Duties

  • Cooperate with the Executive Pastor when/if duties outside of communications are assigned.

 

Work Schedule:

  • Part-time, Monday – Friday, 30 hours per week
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