July 11, 2022

Director of Communication and Media

Confidential Knoxville, Tennessee

Basic Function This position has as its major responsibility as: direction and management of all communications to the wider public and to the diocese; the management of public relations; development and sustainment of reputation and messaging; cultivate and initiate stories focused on the mission and ministry of the diocese; and serve as critical resource for diocesan clergy and parish lay leaders. This position also assists the Diocesan Staff as needed, and functions as a member of the Bishop’s team. Experience as a communications strategist; Videography and Photography experience, including editing visual material; An eye for design and overall look of photos, layouts and publications, with a portfolio of work relating to the position; Advanced, hands-on expertise with major social media platforms, as well as social media scheduling and monitoring platforms; Strong writing, editing, and design skills specifically for online digital platforms; Ability to work with content management system websites; Experience working in a nonprofit or mission-based organization or a marketing communications agency serving such clients; Personal computer background with proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite; Wix; and Constant Contact; as well as other electronic publishing tools. Ability to multi-task and manage busy desk; flexibility required; work duties are subject to interruption and must be able to prioritize tasks. Ability to maintain composure under stress; Self- motivated and able to work with little or no supervision at times; Ability to maintain a positive attitude and confidentiality; Ability to use the “voice and style” of the Bishop in drafting messages for the Bishop; Working knowledge of The Episcopal Church language, history, liturgy and ministries is preferred; Ability to speak Spanish is an advantage; Ability to take direction from a variety of people to integrate into work required by Bishop.

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