Would you like to work for one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis for the fourth year in a row? The Archdiocese of St. Louis invests in its employees and provides an environment with a focus on work/life balance and encourages its employees to be good stewards of the Church. We also offer a generous benefits package. We are a non-profit organization which encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000.
The Manager of Multimedia Engagement is responsible for executing and managing the external & digital communications strategies for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Planning, the manager exemplifies professionalism and a high proficiency in external messaging best practices including crisis communications and reputation management, support as a spokesperson, written external releases, development and management of the archdiocesan social media channels, production support of all photo and video materials.
Collaborating with the Internal Communications Manager and Director of Publications, the Manager of Multimedia Engagement produces and disseminates clear, cohesive messaging that promotes,enhances, and protects the Church’s mission. The ability to foster positive relationships on every level throughout and beyond the Archdiocese of St. Louis is essential.
Many functions will be executed in conjunction with the Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Planning, the Internal Communications Manager, and Director of Publications to foster a team environment with the primary goal of elevating the archbishop’s vision and pastoral priorities in accordance with the Catholic Church’s teachings on missionary discipleship and social communications.
- Coordinate requests from both Catholic and non-Catholic external media outlets/vendors (print, radio, tv, film, social media, etc.).
- Assist with drafting statements, organizing media opportunities, and scouting opportunities to pitch stories coming out of various offices, agencies, and parishes of the archdiocese to the secular media.
- Serve as a spokesperson for the archdiocese when called upon, articulating prepared messaging and acting in the best interests of the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Archbishop of St. Louis.
- Lead communications engagements, effective campaigns, work with the executive director on the communications advisory board, and help manage event presentation of the annual Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Excellence in Communication award.
- Foster relationships with media as a point of contact for the archdiocese.
- Engage with parishes, religious orders, and other recognized Catholic entities in their communications efforts.
- Monitor and guide social media posts and responses to support messaging and manage the archdiocese’s reputation.
- Work with the Internal Communications Manager to ensure internal circulation of announcements before external release, identify internal messaging that should be shared externally and regulate and enforce the archdiocesan brand standards throughout the Curia offices and agencies, parishes, and schools.
- Promote archdiocesan-wide events and/or initiatives by preparing creative and informative content to be shared externally.
- Oversee e-mail marketing efforts for all archdiocesan entities to centralize branding, messaging, and content.
- Manage brand standards from a marketing perspective, ensuring uniformity while encouraging creative design.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in media, public relations, communications, or related field.
- Practicing Catholic.
- 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Management skills in high-profile communications, strategic planning, and creative solutions.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, outside partners, and internal partners across the archdiocese.
- An excellent grasp of Catholic teaching, theology, history, and public policy positions.
- A passion for integrating social media within a broad content strategy to address the specialized needs in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reach the people. Ability to work cross-functionally understanding all the stories we have to tell and systematically, thoughtfully and creatively weave these stories into the right platforms in a cadence that makes the most sense.
- Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics. Experience measuring and making recommendations using performance measurement tools and metrics.
- Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent project management skills.
- Graphic design and/or video production experience a plus.
Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.