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The Communications Director develops and executes creative integrated communication strategies for Forest Hills Baptist Church as a whole, as well as its individual ministries (Children’s Ministry, Prayer Ministry, etc.). This means the coordination of seamless branding and messaging across all communication mediums including websites, social media, print, email, video, graphic design, apps, signage, announcements, etc. — all while maintaining the “big picture” of the church’s varied ministries and activities.

This is a proactive role that works with every ministry and department at Forest Hills Baptist Church and serves as the person people look to for communication planning and execution. The Communications Director embraces the burden of maintaining the brand of the church as well as keeping the team that carries out communication healthy and effective.

Guiding Principles
— Work on behalf of congregation to pinpoint needs and provide next steps to meet them
— Protect congregation from bad experiences at every touchpoint (online, print, in-person)
— Remove barriers and distractions; eliminate information overload

Requirements
— Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a related field
— 3+ years experience (some SBC church or denominational experience strongly preferred)
— Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
— Gifted at communicating clearly and effectively
— A good listener, open to feedback, and not easily offended or become defensive
— Must be forward-thinking, solutions-oriented and self-motivated
— Displays a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ built on a foundation of the Bible and prayer.
— Someone who is pursuing God, listening to the Holy Spirit, and experiencing spiritual transformation
—  Must agree with / support FHBC’s statement of faith and embrace our vision, mission, and philosophy of ministry

Responsibilities
Design & Brand Management
—  Design and execute communication strategy and branding
— Develop “the voice” of FHBC through its general communications
— Ensure consistency in messaging and visuals throughout the church, including any design carried out by other ministry departments
— Manage workflow and priorities for graphic design and production
— Strategize, develop, and deploy new ministries in concert with our “master” brand
— Unify and integrate existing print and electronic publications in visual style and content

Web & Social Media
— Expand FHBC’s online presence integrating web, mobile, and social media applications
— Evaluate and track engagement on all communication channels
— Creatively build followings on various social media outlets
— Manage ongoing social media interaction and messaging
— Design marketing and advertising initiatives directed at our local community leveraging web and social media applications

General Communications
— Partner with pastors and directors of all ministries in developing custom communication strategies
— Determine most effective communication strategies with concern for return on investment
— Manage copywriting, content development, and editing for all church communications including: bulletin, website pages, social media, brochures, emails, videos, etc.

Worship Service Communications
— Work closely with the Music & Worship Ministry in supporting the worship services through stories (video) and graphics as related to series branding and ministry promotion
— Participate in creative planning sessions in developing message series themes, supporting graphics, video, stage design, signage and other custom elements
— Create communication strategies to market, inform, and promote message series and other larger ministry programs and events

Video Production
— Work with dedicated video production staff
— Develop creative process, directing, recruiting, producing, and distributing custom videos
— Head up story development, storyboarding, scripting and coordinating field shoots.
— Assist ministers and ministries in various video projects as requested

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Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a digital portfolio of work / work samples — videos, PDFs, etc — to jake.day@fhbc.org

Tagged as: branding, project management, social media, writing

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