Communications Assistant

First Presbyterian Church, Davenport


Summary: The Communications Assistant captures, communicates, and shares the life stories of First Presbyterian Church.

A. Ability to write original communication pieces across multiple platforms
B. Ability to work well with others to develop and share promotional concepts
C. Graphic design skills
i. Familiar with layout and design programs
D. Ability to communicate with all personality types both in person and on the telephone in a consistent warm, positive, caring, and friendly manner.
E. Possess grammar and time management skills necessary to produce and proofread timely, quality correspondence.
F. Ability to perform duties with preplanning, consistency and order, while communicating the status of projects to the staff as needed.
G. Ability to work in cooperation with other staff members, volunteers, committees, etc.
H. Ability to be supportive to the pastoral staff and the mission of church.

Skills Necessary
A. Knowledge and experience in communications/social meadia.
B. Software skills: Microsoft Office, preferred QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop & Premiere.
C. Occasional availability to attend special events as planned, possibly evening or weekends

A. High school graduate, plus two years college or equivalent experience

I. Capturing and Sharing the Stories of the Life of FPC - 70% of focus
A. Plan with the input of Office/Comm. Manager a six to twelve month story plan.
a. Brainstorming concepts, request input from leadership, and members
B. Implement the story plan
a. Interviews, writing, photos
b. Schedule the release across various media – written, social, press, etc.
C. Responsive to current events in the life of the church.
a. If important and interesting mission/outreach/fellowship are emerging, capture those moments as a reporter to share across multiple channels of media, both internal and external

II. Design Projects – 20% of focus
A. As directed by Office/Communications Manager
a. Develop series graphics to be used consistently throughout medias
b. Examples: sermon series, digital, print, social media
B. Support for other ministries as needed – CEFY, Fellowship
a. Posters, consistency in branding

III. General Office Administrative Work – 10% of focus
A. Special promotional mailings
B. Fill-in for other office staff members if needed/directed by Office/Comm. Manager

Paid, part-time

Send resume and cover letter to:
First Presbyterian Church
attn: Diane Pumphrey
1702 Iowa Street
Davenport Iowa 52803

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