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Position Title: Director of Communications
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Office for the Bishop
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Description:

The Director of Communications oversees the strategic implementation of all external communications from the diocese. This includes the management and oversight for all digital and print media, media relations, social media, institutional marketing, branding, and web design. The director also serves as the liaison for media relations and crisis management and is the designated spokesperson for the diocese. The Office for Communications closely collaborates internal communications and information technology to provide the necessary support and guidance relating to the development of policies and any service solutions required by the diocese.

Supervision Received:

This position falls under the Administrative branch of the diocesan structure. The director will work closely with the Office for the Bishop and the Vice Moderator of the Curia.

Supervision Exercised:

This position directly supervises personnel in Digital and Print Media Communications, Graphic Designer, Social Media, Web Designer, Information Technology and Administrative Assistant. Provides oversight of freelance contributors, interns and external vendors, including but not limited to translators, editors, photographers and videographers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this role.
Ensure articulation of the Diocese of San Diego desired image and position.
Ensuring consistent communication of the former to all constituencies, both internal and external.
Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all diocesan issued content both digitally and print including the Southern Cross.
Coordinate Diocesan, Parish and School Crisis Management and all Media Relations.
Develop a

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