P/T Church Communications Coordinator | First United Methodist Church – Westfield

July 20, 2020 | Job Opportunities

First United Methodist Church – Westfield (FUMC-Westfield) is seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator. This position will work 20-25 hours per week, and reports to the Senior Pastor at FUMC-Westfield. Candidates who have previous professional communications/marketing experience and/or have completed relevant communications/marketing-related college coursework are preferred.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Align communications with our current church identity statement and long-term vision of FUMC-Westfield and the greater United Methodist Church
  • Oversee, coordinate, organize, and edit existing communications, as well as initiate, produce, and distribute new communications, both within and outside the church
  • Creatively build followings on digital media venues including, but not limited to: church website, video/audio/photo links, podcasts, YouTube, blogs (e.g., WordPress), and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Direct, coordinate, and oversee the production of the Sunday online worship service. Specific responsibilities include:

o   Edit service components (compile footage, add transitions, add lyric overlays, etc.)

o   Create opening and closing photo/music montage

o   Publish service to premiere on Facebook and YouTube, and provide appropriate links via email

  • Work as an integral team member with local media sources, print and digital media, email, and web-based and social media outlets to promote church events, church committees/operations updates, mission/service projects, stewardship stories, small group ministries, education opportunities, district/conference events, special worship schedules, and sermon/devotional content.
  • Collaborate and coordinate communications within the current church ministries and committees to help streamline schedules, goals, activities, documents and assist with managing timelines.
  • Maintain a current knowledge of trends in the communications industry.
  • Attend staff meetings and complete other duties as determined and assigned by the pastor.

Basic Requirements:

  • Highly effective interpersonal, organizational, creative, and overall technological skills.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated, flexible, and innovative skills
  • Experience with the following technology platforms and systems is preferable:

o   MailChimp

o   Shelby Church Management Software

o   WordPress

o   Hootsuite (or similar social media content platform)

o   Adobe Creative Cloud programs or other design software

o   Adobe Premiere, Moviemaker, or other video editing software

o   Microsoft Office Suite

o   Traditional Social Media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)

o   Basic IT

o   Graphic design

o   Googledocs

Please submit resumes and direct any questions to benjamin.lohmann39@gmail.com.