Position: Communications Consultant
Organization: Fidel Götz Foundation / Voices of Faith
To be filled: Immediately
The Fidel Götz Foundation seeks for its flagship initiative Voices of Faith a long-term collaborator in the area of communications. The position encompasses the development and ongoing execution of a comprehensive communications strategy to further the mission of Voices of Faith vis-a-vis traditional media as well as through social media.
Voices of Faith is a flagship initiative of the Fidel Götz Foundation with the mission to advance the role of women in the Catholic Church and support them in the infinite potential to create meaningful change for the common good, contributing fully to the life of the Catholic Church and to wider society. Voices of Faith fulfils its mission through advocacy initiatives and global networking of women and men dedicated to bringing women to leadership at all levels of the Catholic Church. Since 2014, Voices of Faith organizes an annual, live-streamed story-telling event on March 8th at the the Vatican, spotlighting faith-filled women leaders from around the world.
The consultant develops in close collaboration with the Voices of Faith team and the organization´s strategic objectives a comprehensive communications strategy for traditional media (Rome-based and international) and for social media.
The consultant continues to cultivate the VoF extensive media database and nurtures relationships with relevant media houses and journalists, supporting them in women-centric coverage of the Catholic Church.
The consultant plans, writes and disseminates press releases; organizes press events/ conferences marking VoF activities, esp. the annual VoF IWD event at the Vatican
The consultant manages VoF social media, currently consisting of a facebook page, twitter account and a YouTube channel. Based on VoF strategy, the consultant initiates new social media channels as needed.
The consultant executes the monthly VoF email-based newsletter, with original content created by the consultant and by other VoF staff members and guest contributors.
The consultant executes updates of the VoF website content.
The consultant plans and produces content for VoF social media, including original banners and brief videos.
Master- level degree in communication, humanities or related field.
Demonstrable experience managing media relations, including cultivating media networks, producing press releases and organizing press events / press conferences.
Demonstrable experience managing and developing social media channels.
Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design skills.
Ability to produce original social media content including banners, short videos.
Computer-savvy with good knowledge of word editing, photo and video editing software, emailing tools (newsletter, press releases), website editing.
Fluent in English and Italian; French, Spanish or German language skills an asset.
Based in Rome or able to travel to Rome for extended periods of time.
Active interest in women empowerment and in the Catholic Church.
Creative, proactive and team-work oriented.
A flexible, highly-creative long-term consultancy opportunity with a growing global initiative
Consultancy contract for up to 80 hours a month in peak periods
Work in a highly motivated global team with flexible work hours
Please send us your CV and portfolio (samples of communication products for media and social media, inc. samples of original written text) along with a motivation letter and your suggested rate for remuneration at email@example.com. We accept applications and conduct interviews with potential consultants on a rolling basis until the position is filled.