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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.


Conrad of Parzham: Conrad spent most of his life as porter in Altoetting, Bavaria, letting people into the friary and indirectly encouraging them to let God into their lives. 
<p>His parents, Bartholomew and Gertrude Birndorfer, lived near Parzham, Bavaria. In those days this region was recovering from the Napoleonic wars. A lover of solitary prayer and a peacemaker as a young man, Conrad joined the Capuchins as a brother. He made his profession in 1852 and was assigned to the friary in Altoetting. That city’s shrine to Mary was very popular; at the nearby Capuchin friary there was a lot of work for the porter, a job Conrad held for 41 years. </p><p>At first some of the other friars were jealous that such a young friar held this important job. Conrad’s patience and holy life overcame their doubts. As porter he dealt with many people, obtaining many of the friary supplies and generously providing for the poor who came to the door. He treated them all with the courtesy Francis expected of his followers. </p><p>Conrad’s helpfulness was sometimes unnerving. Once Father Vincent, seeking quiet to prepare a sermon, went up the belltower of the church. Conrad tracked him down when someone wanting to go to confession specifically requested Father Vincent. </p><p>Conrad also developed a special rapport with the children of the area. He enthusiastically promoted the Seraphic Work of Charity, which aided neglected children. </p><p>Conrad spent hours in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. He regularly asked the Blessed Mother to intercede for him and for the many people he included in his prayers. The ever-patient Conrad was canonized in 1934.</p> American Catholic Blog The Resurrection is neither optimism nor idealism; it is truth. Atheism proclaims the tomb is full; Christians know it is empty.

 
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