The Louisiana Annual Conference is composed of 486 United Methodist Churches in the state of Louisiana, all serving inside six geographical districts and under the leadership of Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey. The Communications Department of the Louisiana Annual Conference exists to communicate the various ministry stories and events inside the Conference. This communication comes in the form of written stories, produced videos and podcasts. These stories are delivered via two primary channels: social media and electronic mailings.
Position: Communications Associate
Description: The Communications Department of the Louisiana Annual Conference is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. This FULL-TIME position (with benefits) is an excellent opportunity to experience dynamic storytelling and, at the same time, experience various aspects of marketing from a ministry/nonprofit backdrop.
Assist in the development of content and strategy (with Director of Communications) for all social channels of the Louisiana Conference (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) – including maintaining monthly, quarterly and annual social metrics.
Assist (with the Director of Communications) on video shoots (brainstorming, storyboarding, scripting, pre-interview and interview processes, editing and final production)
Assist with desktop publishing and web entry for web site
Work with representatives of the Conference Office to assess communications needs
Maintain Louisiana Conference external calendar
Assist with Facebook/YouTube LIVE events; maintain photography/video studio
Create posters and graphics for Conference events
Alongside the Director of Communications, develop and maintain an overall brand and communications strategy for the Louisiana Conference – including owned/paid/shared/earned strategies as well as crisis communications planning
Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
Experience in a related field with related experience, (e.g., Marketing/Communications, Public Relations)
Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
Proficiency in Final Cut Pro, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired.
Desire to learn web publishing
Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
Enthusiasm for the mission of the church and a desire to strengthen the churches we serve
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