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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.



Jacopone da Todi: Jacomo, or James, was born a noble member of the Benedetti family in the northern Italian city of Todi. He became a successful lawyer and married a pious, generous lady named Vanna. 
<p>His young wife took it upon herself to do penance for the worldly excesses of her husband. One day Vanna, at the insistence of Jacomo, attended a public tournament. She was sitting in the stands with the other noble ladies when the stands collapsed. Vanna was killed. Her shaken husband was even more disturbed when he realized that the penitential girdle she wore was for his sinfulness. On the spot, he vowed to radically change his life. </p><p>He divided his possessions among the poor and entered the Secular Franciscan Order (once known as the Third Order). Often dressed in penitential rags, he was mocked as a fool and called Jacopone, or "Crazy Jim," by his former associates. The name became dear to him. </p><p>After 10 years of such humiliation, Jacopone asked to be a member of the Order of Friars Minor(First Order). Because of his reputation, his request was initially refused. He composed a beautiful poem on the vanities of the world, an act that eventually led to his admission into the Order in 1278. He continued to lead a life of strict penance, declining to be ordained a priest. Meanwhile he was writing popular hymns in the vernacular. </p><p>Jacopone suddenly found himself a leader in a disturbing religious movement among the Franciscans. The Spirituals, as they were called, wanted a return to the strict poverty of Francis. They had on their side two cardinals of the Church and Pope Celestine V. These two cardinals, though, opposed Celestine’s successor, Boniface VIII. At the age of 68, Jacopone was excommunicated and imprisoned. Although he acknowledged his mistake, Jacopone was not absolved and released until Benedict XI became pope five years later. He had accepted his imprisonment as penance. He spent the final three years of his life more spiritual than ever, weeping "because Love is not loved." During this time he wrote the famous Latin hymn, <i>Stabat Mater</i>. </p><p>On Christmas Eve in 1306 Jacopone felt that his end was near. He was in a convent of the Poor Clares with his friend, Blessed John of La Verna. Like Francis, Jacopone welcomed "Sister Death" with one of his favorite songs. It is said that he finished the song and died as the priest intoned the Gloria from the midnight Mass at Christmas. From the time of his death, Brother Jacopone has been venerated as a saint.</p> American Catholic Blog By immersing our lives in the rhythm of the season, charity can flood our souls and fill us with the happiness for which we were created. We awake Christmas morning prepared to celebrate the birth of our Savior not as a memory but as a profound experience of God’s redemptive love.

 
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