The Diocese of Hereford is committed to growing its Christian communities and is seeking an enthusiastic communications officer to work across video, social media and our website.
We are recruiting an enthusiastic communication person to join our small but dynamic communications team. The successful applicant will be able to manage a brief to create a film and edit video content as well as have an interest or relevant skills in digital and web media. There is no occupational requirement to be a practising Christian for this role but it will help to be sympathetic to the Christian message.
To arrange an informal discussion, please contact: Sarah Whitelock, Communications Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as UK Minority Ethnic (UKME) individuals are currently under-represented within the Diocese, we would particularly welcome applications from UKME candidates.
Under the guidance of the Communications Director, responsible for creating film and stills material to showcase our life and faith in our diocese to drive spiritual and numerical growth and bring our emerging digital evangelism to life. To lead on managing the diocesan website and create digital content for social media.
Production of engaging and original film content under the editorial supervision of the Communications Director, which appeals to those on the edge of faith. (Monthly)
Responsible for the publishing and updating film and graphics content on our website and social networks. (Weekly)
Contribute to the development and delivery of story centred communications projects with film content. This includes being able to undertake a creative film brief and execute delivery of the project within desired timelines
To create graphical designs, photographs and film for inclusion in the Diocesan e-bulletins (Weekly)
To advise on the design and layout of the in-house Diocesan printed publications. (Monthly)
Editing of still images using specialist software and maintaining an image database. (weekly)
Contributing to the development of new online resources and projects as part of the Communications team. (Monthly)
Undertake the day-to-day operational updates to the website and ensure that the design and overall functionality of the website incorporates the latest functionality and features. (Daily)
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal to a variety of audiences
Confident and helpful telephone manner
Track record of working to deadlines
A good understanding of social and other digital media, and how they relate to different demographics
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent IT skills including MS Word, Outlook (calendar and email), social media platforms and associated scheduling systems, such as Hootsuite, and e-newsletter systems, like Mailchimp.
Excellent photography and videography skills
Proficient in using professional editing software i.e. Adobe Creative Cloud
Flexible approach to working arrangements – some out of hours work required
Energetic and engaging
Fully supportive of the aims and ethos of the Diocese of Hereford
Excellent interpersonal skills
Sympathetic to working with people of faith and the ethos of the Church of England.