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Communications Specialist

  2020-04-02     St. Mary's Episcopal Church     Anchorage, Alaska, 2222 E. Tudor Road     $18-$23 hour  

St. Mary’s is a progressive Episcopal congregation with a long history of commitment to social justice for all persons.

Job Opening: Communications Specialist


In collaboration with staff and volunteers of a progressive Episcopal congregation,

create/support internal and external communications using electronic, print, and broadcast media;

Work with others to refresh branding, refine Style Guide, and redesign website;

Evaluate and advise regarding communication methods/technology used; and

Assist with audit and assessment of current and ongoing communication across all platforms.


  • Internal and External Communications
    • Primary responsibility for designing, creating and publishing internal and external communication using electronic, print, and broadcast media, including these current forms:
      • Electronic
        • Weekly e-newsletter (currently using Constant Contact)
        • Facebook page (publish, respond, and assess)
        • Website
        • Digital Signage (currently using DoPublicity; transitioning to YoDeck)
      • Print
        • Bulletin promotional blurbs
        • Periodic postcards
        • Regular print ad (Anchorage Daily News)
        • Seasonal print ads in various publications/media
      • Broadcast
        • Weekly podcasts
        • Assessing possibilities of other broadcast media
    • Brainstorm, plan, and schedule communications along with staff and volunteers.
    • Work with others to audit, assess, and improve current and ongoing communication across all platforms, including evaluating and advising regarding new technologies
    • Edit communications received from staff and volunteers to match Style Guide, communication plan, and the culture of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, progressive Christianity, and The Episcopal Church
  • Branding, Style Guide, and Website Design and Management
    • Work alongside external professionals and parish staff on refreshing branding, refining Style Guide, and website redesign
      • Branding and Website redesign are scheduled for 2020-2021
    • Maintain branding and Style Guide standards across all platforms
    • Following 2020-2021 website redesign, responsible for ongoing website management using Content Management System (CMS)
    • Technical support and staff training for CMS
  • Video and Audio Recording
    • Record, edit, and present video and audio recordings, including
      • Weekly podcasts from sermons (Audio)
      • Training events filmed and edited to ~8-minute videos for distribution via our website
    • Work with leaders (lay and clergy) to design trainings that are easily shared as resources for other congregations
    • Train others to make video recordings
  • Sunday mornings
    • Provide, along with others, a welcoming and helpful presence
    • Assist clergy as needed with technical issues

Desired Qualifications

  • Graphic Design
    • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Constant Contact (or Mailchimp), and other current publishing tools
    • Creative eye, proven design skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with staff and volunteers
  • Targeted communications
    • Demonstrable ability to create promotion/communication material in all formats that target specific, well-defined demographics
    • Edit communications submitted by others to reach specific (stated) goals
  • Photojournalism-Style Photography
    • Excellent ability to take, collect, edit, and present photojournalism-style photographs for use in a variety of media
    • Excellent ability with Adobe InDesign and other software as needed
  • Video and Audio Recording
    • Intermediate-level ability to take, edit, and present video and audio recording
  • Technical
    • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, including
      • create and edit documents (text and text with images)
      • create and edit tables (Word)
      • import and format images (Word)
      • create, format, and edit charts (Excel)
    • Excellent skill at creating and maintaining electronic files for documents, images, and recordings
    • Working knowledge of Constant Contact or MailChimp
    • Familiarity and comfort with posting on state-of-the-art social media tools
  • Other
    • Experience at working with a team, and self-directed work
    • Interest and ability to learn the culture of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, progressive Christianity, and The Episcopal Church, including the social dynamics unique to ministry work

Job Details

Hours/Week: 18 hours/week

Working Hours: Sundays, 8a-2p; 12 additional hours, flexible within 9a-5p, M-F

Pay Range: $18-$22 DOE

About St. Mary’s

We believe that God is calling us to grow and deepen our relationship with God in Christ Jesus, by becoming an ever more actively inviting, inclusive, and multicultural community of faith, intentionally inter-generational from infant to elder, always reaching out to those within and outside our community, with many small group opportunities in which to share and live our faith.

How to Apply

To get the conversation started, please send your resume, sample portfolio, and a letter of interest to The Reverend Dawn Allen-Herron, Associate Rector (2222 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage 99507). We will review materials as they arrive and will respond to all applicants. Thank you. We are already praying for you.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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