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Volunteer Communications Coordinator Wanted

Context: St. Matthew’s, the Anglican Church in the Glebe is located at 217 First Avenue, near Bank. About 150 people worship at the church on Sundays; 90 people volunteer to community services where we can help to feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, and support suicide prevention in remote villages.  We have a robust website www.stmatthewsottawa.ca, a strong music program involving 75 men, boys, women and girls. We wish to strengthen our communications efforts to attract newcomers to our events and raise our profile in Ottawa.  We are seeking a part-time coordinator to help us achieve that goal.

Mandate: The Communications Coordinator will post to social media, manage Facebook and Google advertising and coordinate these activities with the website content. The initial plan is to commit five hours a week. Most of the work can be done from home, once you know the key players.

Duties: Under the guidance of the Chair of the Communications Committee, the Coordinator:

  • Posts St. Matthew’s news to the parish Facebook page and Twitter,
  • Develops options for online advertising for the parish (Facebook and Google),
  • Works with the graphic artist and photographers to coordinate artwork for all media,

  • Coordinates social media activity with St. Matthew’s website and with print media commitments,

  • Keeps the Communications team informed on what works and what does not work,

  • Ensures that all intellectual property rights are respected,

  • Works effectively with other members of the team – Parish Administrator, Rector, Communications Chair and the members of the parish who generate “news.”

  • Qualifications:
  • Gets to know the parish

  • Knows social media

  • Good writing skills

  • Ability to plan and multi-task

  • Graphics software proficiency a bonus

If you are interested, send a brief resume and a short note explaining why you are interested in this work, to Maxwell.judith@gmail.com (613 232-6453)

by February 24th.  


 Volunteer Editor Wanted -  Pulse of the Parish Magazine

St. Matthew’s, the Anglican Church in the Glebe, is located at 217 First Avenue, near Bank. About 150 people worship at the church on Sundays; 90 people volunteer to do community service where we can help to feed the hungry, find shelter for the homeless, and support suicide prevention in remote villages.  We have a robust website www.stmatthewsottawa.ca and a strong music program involving 75 men, boys, women and girls.  We are seeking a part-time editor for our quarterly magazine, the Pulse of the Parish.

Mandate: The Editor of the Pulse of the Parish is responsible for publishing the Parish Magazine in March, June, September and December. An experienced editor would need 10 to 15 hours to do the layout and prepare it for publication on line and in print.

Duties: Under the guidance of the Chair of the Communications Committee and the Rector, the Editor has full responsibility for the content and production of the Magazine:

 

  • Advertises the deadline for each issue in the weekly bulletin, one month or more before the actual deadline
  • Receives planned articles written by members of the parish
  • Edits (as needed) and proofreads the copy
  • Ensures proper recognition for photos and other source materials
  • Does the lay out and prepares the issue for online publication using Publisher
  • Sends the final text for printing
  • Generates new ideas and takes an interest in innovation
  • All articles and photos about the Rector should be reviewed by the Incumbent.

Qualifications:

  • Knows the parish
  • Knows desk-top publishing, including Microsoft Publisher
  • Sets a high standard of language and editorial style
  • Adheres to best practices in managing intellectual property rights.

If you are interested, please send a resume and a short note explaining why you are interested to Maxwell.judith@gmail.com by February 24, 2017.        

 

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