Assistant Communications Director

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The Assistant Director works with the Director of Communications to define and develop the creative look, feel and voice for Myers Park Presbyterian Church. They will actively engage ministry areas to define needs and use creativity in both writing and design to execute those needs across digital and print communication channels.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Content development, design and production for ministry programs and events.
• Oversight and execution of creative projects through launch.
• Marketing development and execution for ministry programs and events.
• Writing, photography and design contributions for the biannual church magazine.
• Manage creation and selection of photography for print and electronic communications.
• Maintain brand consistency in tone and style.
• Develop and monitor procedures to ensure that all printed and digital materials remain on-brand.
• Submit regular reports on communication activities, engagement levels and progress.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Journalism or related field of study with 4 years of related work experience providing support in the development, design and production of various communications components OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Demonstrated competence with graphic design, layout, writing and planning production and deadlines.
• Experience utilizing a broad set of communication tools including web, social media, email and print.
• Photography experience preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Ability to generate and implement new, creative ideas in alignment with MPPC’s mission.
• Ability to organize and initiate work with a minimum of supervision.
• Proficient with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office
• Experience with MailChimp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and emerging social networks.
• Exceptional and professional verbal, written and electronic communication skills.
• Organized, efficient, reliable and detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team to assess needs and produce results.
• Demonstrate accessibility and responsiveness to ministry and church leaders.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and adapt production timelines to changing conditions.
• Ability to establish and maintain positive internal and external working relationships.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical and mental requirements:
• Handling of files, books and boxes of documents, keyboarding, operating a telephone and other office equipment.
• Mental requirements include, but may not be limited to general math functions, intermediate reading, advanced reasoning, advanced speaking ability and advanced writing ability.

Work environment:
• The employee is occasionally required to be mobile throughout the building and frequently required to attend off-site functions/meetings.
• The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

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