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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION
Publishing/Journalism, FT Employee
Catholic Diocese of Evansville (Evansville, IN)
Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Evansville
The Diocese of Evansville seeks a dynamic and motivated person to fulfill the duties of Diocesan Director
of Communications. The candidate will be responsible for internal and external communications for the
diocese; advise the bishop and diocesan staff; serve as primary media contact and diocesan spokesperson;
manage and supervise the staff of the Office of Communications; manage the production of the diocesan
newspaper, The Message, and the online edition of The Message; and maintain and further develop
communication processes through the use of social media.
The successful candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic with an undergraduate degree in
communications, journalism or a related field and a minimum of five years of experience in one or
combination of the following: newspaper operation, broadcast news, public or community relations or
related activities; have editorial and supervisory experience, and be knowledgeable and skilled in web and
computer applications. Advanced degree is a plus.
Preferred skills: Spanish language facility
Please send letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary history to [email protected]
The deadline for priority consideration is May 10, 2013.
A complete position description can be found in the Employment Opportunities tab on the diocese’s
About the employer
The Catholic Diocese of Evansville is a portion of the People of God in 12 counties of southwestern
Indiana. Diocesan offices are located in the see city of Evansville, under the leadership of Bishop Charles
C. Thompson. The Catholic population of 85,000 is approximately 17 percent of the total population.
The communications mission of the diocese is to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to the people
of southwestern Indiana, supporting the pastoral ministry of the bishop.
The diocesan newspaper, the Message, was established in 1970 and is published weekly. The newspaper is
a member in good standing of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.
The Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area is the 142nd largest Metropolitan Statistical Area
(MSA) in the United States. Portions of the Diocese of Evansville are served by broadcast media in
Louisville, Indianapolis and Terre Haute in Indiana. (244)
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