Thursday, December 15, 2022

Latin Mass Society: position open for Communications Officer

After six years in the job, our lovely Publicist Clare is moving on. Who would like do this job for the Latin Mass Society? From our website.

We have a vacancy for a Communications Officer

As a consequence of the impending departure of Clare Bowskill as the Society's Publicist/Communications Officer, we are seeking a replacement.

Clare has done outstanding work for the Society - often in difficult circumstances - during the time she has been with us and we are extremely grateful to her.

Working with the Society’s General Manager, Trustees, and local activists, the Communications Officer will develop a proactive communications strategy using social media and mainstream media to promote the Society, its events, and its campaigns, and to promote membership and fundraising. The Communications Officer will also be able to react to events and news stories affecting the Society, to present the Society’s position and protect its reputation.

Attendance at some key events is essential.

Status: Self-employed. Hours: variable, averaging 10 hours a week. Salary: £7,000 pa. It is envisaged that the Communications Officer will work mainly from home.

Main duties and responsibilities

• Maintain on the Society’s website and social media accounts a flow of news, announcements, videos, and developing resources pages
• Develop promotions for LMS events using different channels (advertising, press coverage, social media, flyers)
• Coordinate membership and fundraising campaigns
• Cultivate relationships with people in the social media and Catholic and secular press (e.g. Catholic Herald, EWTN, bloggers, Catholic journalists, prominent Catholics)
• Put the Chairman and/or leading members of the Society forward for interviews, provide quotations, or compose articles for various media
• Ensure that journalists, bloggers etc. are invited to our major events
• Evaluate the success of press and publicity activity to aid future planning.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
- Significant experience of managing digital communications across a variety of social media.
- Experience of preparing press materials including Press Releases and relevant media for publicity.
- A basic knowledge of graphic design for print and digital content along with basic video editing skills.
- Experience of working under pressure
- Experience of working independently and in a small team
- Excellent and persuasive interpersonal skills
- Creative written communication skills
- A good knowledge and understanding of the UK and international Catholic environment and the Traditional Latin Mass

Application by CV and covering letter (hard copy or email) to Stephen Moseling, General Manager, The Latin Mass Society, 9 Mallow Street, London EC1Y 8RQ

Closing date for applications: Friday, 30th December 2022. Interviews will take place in London in January.

You can download a pdf of the job specification HERE.

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