Director of communication

St. Paul Lutheran Church, a 3500-member congregation in Davenport, IA, seeks a full-time director of communication with seasoned experience in communication (and/or marketing and public relations), news or feature writing, and social media. He or she will be expected to provide leadership, strategic direction, and communication excellence for advancing the vision of the church through both print and digital means. A passion for people will allow the director’s skills in conceiving, designing, and communicating the church’s ministries to be most effective.

The ideal candidate will possess proficiency in writing, strong copywriting skills for guiding social media content, and an ability to manage the church’s website and social media platforms. Skill in understanding digital analytics and interpreting data is beneficial. An eye for graphic design is a plus. Basic photography skills are desirable. Proficiency with design software is expected. Basic familiarity with website content management is crucial. The most eligible candidate will undergird all of these skills with a capacity to connect easily with and engage people from all walks of life.

Desired personal characteristics include strong administrative and organizational aptitude, an eye for writing, editing, proofreading, and design detail, and the ability to work effectively within, and be enthused by, a large congregation and staff team setting.

Primary areas of responsibility would include:
– Lead writer and interpreter for all major print and digital publications of the church.
– Manager of website and all social media sites.
– Leadership presence for key aspects of congregational life, especially Sundays.

The director of communication works closely with an artistic director and communications intern. The Director may supervise other staff as assigned. Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction, resume, several portfolio samples, and a list of four references to communicationsearchSPLC@gmail.com. The church seeks to fill this position before calendar year-end.

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