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Publicity, Social and Digital Media Manager

Publicity, Social and Digital Media Manager

 

Franciscan Media , a non-profit publisher of books, magazines and other multi-media products for the Catholic religious market has an immediate opening for a Publicity, Social and Digital Media Manager responsible for promoting and advertizing new products in print, social media and online media outlets. Also, responsible for online catalog and outside digital advertising channels for Franciscan Media products.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Works with Marketing, Sales and Internet Director to develop and oversee a publicity strategy for new product in social media, digital advertising and other media outlets considered for newly developed product.
  • Work closely with authors to help coordinate online interviews, blog tours, online promotion and video interviews for new products.
  • Develop, coordinate and oversee the consumer online catalog strategy, scheduling and maintenance working collaboratively with web developers and others in marketing and sales.
  • Writes, edits and publishes press releases, social media and web site content ensuring consistency of message within brand guidelines across multiple relevant sites and networks.
  • Works with Director of Marketing on various social media ventures such as the company blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ accounts. Pursues new opportunities in new social media platforms.
  • Prepares and updates metadata information for company products. Plans banner and digital advertising campaigns and placements for company products.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, advertising, public relations or online communications. Candidate must have strong creative writing skills. Candidate must be proficient with social media sites (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and blog sites such as Word Press), Web site content management systems (Dreamweaver preferred) as well as Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Prior experience using a database for metadata is helpful.

 

If you are interested in this position, or know of someone else who is, please forward your resume  to jobs@franciscanmedia.org by March 22, 2013.



Jeanne Jugan: 
		<p>Born in northern France during the French Revolution—a time when congregations of women and men religious were being suppressed by the national government, Jeanne would eventually be highly praised in the French academy for her community's compassionate care of elderly poor people.</p>
		<p>When Jeanne was three and a half years old, her father, a fisherman, was lost at sea. Her widowed mother was hard pressed to raise her eight children (four died young) alone. At the age of 15 or 16, Jeanne became a kitchen maid for a family that not only cared for its own members, but also served poor, elderly people nearby. Ten years later, Jeanne became a nurse at the hospital in Le Rosais. Soon thereafter she joined a third order group founded by St. John Eudes (August 19).</p>
		<p>After six years she became a servant and friend of a woman she met through the third order. They prayed, visited the poor and taught catechism to children. After her friend's death, Jeanne and two other women continued a similar life in the city of Saint-Sevran. In 1839, they brought in their first permanent guest. They began an association, received more members and more guests. Mother Marie of the Cross, as Jeanne was now known, founded six more houses for the elderly by the end of 1849, all staffed by members of her association—the Little Sisters of the Poor. By 1853 the association numbered 500 and had houses as far away as England.</p>
		<p>Abbé Le Pailleur, a chaplain, had prevented Jeanne's reelection as superior in 1843; nine year later, he had her assigned to duties within the congregation, but would not allow her to be recognized as its founder. He was removed from office by the Holy See in 1890. </p>
		<p>By the time Pope Leo XIII gave her final approval to the community's constitutions in 1879, there were 2,400 Little Sisters of the Poor. Jeanne died later that same year, on August 30. Her cause was introduced in Rome in 1970, and she was beatified in 1982 and canonized in 2009. </p>
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American Catholic Blog A mother journeys with her children all the way through their lives. She does not abandon her maternal mission when they are grown, though that mission certainly takes on different characteristics. The Church, too, accompanies us every step of the way. While baptism gives us birth into the Church, the other sacraments in their own way also nurture our souls as needed.

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