Communications Director

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, founded in 1975, covers the 18 most northwestern counties of the State of Florida. Although our diocese is young, its roots go back to the first settlement of this region by Europeans, when in 1559 Don Tristan de Luna, on behalf of the Spanish crown, established the first settlement in what was to become the United States of America. The settlement was abandoned in 1561 due to hurricanes that destroyed the settlers supplies.

Our diocese enjoys the distinction of being a "dual see" diocese -- that is, it has two centers from which the Bishop governs: Pensacola and Tallahassee. Each see city has a cathedral - the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola and the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee.

https://ptdiocese.org


Position Details

Communications Director
Job
Full-time
4/5/2017
Northwest Florida
Pensacola, FL

The Communications Director of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee is a full-time position for an energetic, organized and service-oriented individual who sees every moment of communication, in both positive and negative situations, as an opportunity to share the love of Christ with others. Applicants should be boldly committed to evangelization, with a desire to find creative ways of spreading the Gospel.

REGULAR DUTIES:

  • Respond to all media requests and coordinate all interviews throughout the diocese 
  • Maintain crisis communication plan and provide necessary coaching to employees 
  • Coordinate crisis communications 
  • Cultivate internal relationships through bi-weekly employee newsletter 
  • Cultivate relationships with parishes through bi-weekly external newsletter 
  • Cultivate community relationships by producing and circulating press releases and media alerts as needed 
  • Create and maintain communications budget 
  • Manage and create engaging content for diocesan website 
  • Manage and create engaging content for diocesan social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) 
  • Maintain website events calendar 
  • Develop dynamic advertising materials (posters, flyers, brochures and programs) for diocesan events

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or Public Relations

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years previous communications experience preferred 
  • Previous missionary experience preferred

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Practicing Catholic who possess an in-depth knowledge of the Catholic faith, structures and practices

SKILLS:

  • Superior verbal, writing and editing abilities 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and take on multiple tasks 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision 
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints 
  • Ability to define problems, conduct research, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions 
  • Ability to speak publicly, both in person and on camera
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all religious, education and socioeconomic backgrounds 
  • Ability to facilitate crucial conversations 
  • Proficiency on all major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) 
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Publisher) 
  • Proficiency in Photoshop preferred 
  • Photography/basic videography


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