Kent United Methodist Church (www.kentmethodist.com) is seeking a Digital Media and Communications Specialist to join our staff team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for communicating using verbal, written and electronic methods and promote the Kent United Methodist Church’s mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Responsibilities of this Position
Support Video Needs of the Church
Production and post-production of Sunday worship services and other special services/events. Includes: shooting, editing, streaming, uploading, cataloging, and filing videos/recordings for future use. Editing may include the compilation of multiple professional and amateur videos, slides, music, and special effects. Amateur submittals may be filmed using smartphones and cameras at home and could be in a variety of formats.
Produce video resources for internal and external ministry and outreach.
Maintain church’s video library/database.
Maintain video/recording equipment. Ensure proper and secure storage.
Manage Website, Social Media, and Online Platforms/Tool/Applications
Design and oversee the development of content and look of the church app, website, and social media including posts on social networking services as Instagram and Facebook.
Manage office staff to implement the content and design of church app, website, and social media.
Develop a Strategy for Building Internal/External awareness and Participation in Church Mission
Participate in developing a general communication strategy for the church.
Help worship, music staff, and program staff to design all events with an eye toward use of digital media and sound tech.
Working with the Pastor and other Directors, resource the Inviting, Welcoming, Discipleship, and Congregational Care Teams of KUMC to guarantee the success of our disciple-making systems.
Support the Pastor and other Directors in communicating and teaching the Jesus Way of discipleship practiced at Kent UMC to expand the mission-based culture (outlined in the church covenant).
Recruit and Nurture an Effective Team
Identify, recruit and train additional resources from the congregation for support.
Schedule and manage volunteers who staff the audio-visual needs for Sunday worship and other special church activities and events.
Perform Administrative Duties
Responsible to track and report to church leaders key analytics and statistics from the various online platforms and help design new online media strategies.
Prepare and manage the audio-visual/digital media budget.
Abide by the Personnel Policies and Safe Church Policies of Kent United Methodist Church
Attend staff and leadership meetings as appropriate and collaborate with Lead Pastor, Directors, Staff, and other Church Leaders as necessary.
Spiritual and Technical Growth
Continue to grow in knowledge and skills for discipleship, Christian Leadership, and vital ministry in the local church. Model discipleship.
Stay up to date with new media and technological advances.
Qualifications for this Position
Background in design and creation in the areas of videography, sound, social media and website applications and platforms.
Knowledge of uploading to applications such as YouTube, Vimeo, and other types of media.
Experience with sound systems.
Details of this Position
Compensation: TBD – Based on skill and experience.
Work Schedule: 30 hours/week. Work schedule to be self-determined in coordination with Pastor.
Must be available on Sundays and major Christian Holidays or ensure coverage with volunteers.
Application—send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail:
Kent United Methodist Church
11010 SE 248th St
Kent WA 98030