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Director of Communications
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, Wisconsin

BASIC FUNCTION: The Director of Communications is responsible for disseminating information regarding the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the public by means of a broad range of media, including, but not limited to, a website; social media; a newsletter; print, audio and online materials; and personal interaction and correspondence.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
1. Create and implement a comprehensive communications strategy;
2. Manage all aspects of the website of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and provide timely update of content;
3. Manage all social media communications of the Shrine on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Flikr and other forms of social media and provide timely update of content;
4. Organize, solicit articles for, edit and publish the newsletter of the Shrine, Tepeyac, at least twice per year;
5. Edit and produce print, audio and video materials relating to the Shrine, including brochures, pamphlets, videos, radio and television commercials, newspaper articles and advertisements, news releases, and other similar items;
6. Provide for production of calendars, devotional books, prints of art work, cards, CDs, DVDs, and other materials related to the Shrine and its mission;
7. Establish contacts with Catholic and secular media for communications regarding the Shrine and its activities; organize and facilitate the presence of media at Shrine events;
8. Develop, in conjunction with the Pilgrimage Outreach Coordinator, media and other contacts for the encouragement of pilgrimages from various parts of the United States and other nations;
9. Capture and reproduce audio, video and photo images of events at the Shrine, including liturgical celebrations, processions, homilies, speaker presentations and other similar events;
10. Organize and execute regular mailings of the Shrine;
11. Conduct an annual assessment of the program of communications of the Shrine and make necessary changes in order to enhance knowledge of the Shrine and its mission.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Shrine is seeking a practicing Catholic with a sound knowledge of the Catholic faith and its practices, of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and of the history and activities of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe at La Crosse.

The Director of Communications must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of and proven experience with communications media is essential. The director must have a sound understanding of print, audio and video communication vehicles and knowledge and familiarity with computers and computer technology.

Experience in communications, marketing, or a related field is required. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is desired.

Contact Information:

Applicants can submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Laura Antonie
Administrative Assistant
Lantonie@guadalupeshrine.org
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
PO Box 1237
La Crosse, WI 54601-1237

Job Application is available on our website: https://www.guadalupeshrine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Application-for-Employment-updated-012615.pdf

Applications will be accepted through June 23, 2020

DIRECTOR OF SAFETY & SECURITY
EWTN

LOCATION: Irondale, AL

DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Safety and Security oversees the administration of the safety and security program for all domestic Network facilities and locations in order to provide a safe and secure work environment for all employees, guests, pilgrims, and visitors.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Lead Network safety and security efforts in planning, implementation, threat detection, risk mitigation, and response.
• Provide guidance to senior management in identifying and assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, risks, vulnerabilities and threats that could affect network operations.
• Provide leadership and expertise on all areas of safety and security.
• With the VP of HR and CEO, develop plans for achieving strategic goals for the organization relative to safety and security.
• Create and oversee budget.
• Develop and administer safety and security compliance programs; provide continuous analysis, interpretation, resolution and implementation of programs.
• Interpret federal and state regulations concerning safety and security compliance programs; review proposed legislation and regulations and respond to agencies, federal, and other regulatory and accreditation entities; and update necessary policies.
• Benchmark with other organizations to utilize best practices and principles in the area of security and risk management.
• Foster relationships with Federal, State and Local agencies in the areas of emergency services, law enforcement, and regulatory/compliance while serving the needs of the Network.
• Oversee the investigation and correction of all security and safety issues.
• Manage safety and security investigations, compliance audits, and security inspections by government agencies.
• Work with Human Resources to administer OSHA reporting and compliance.
• Hire, train, evaluate and lead all security staff and organization personnel with security duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of 7 – 10+ years’ experience in law enforcement, military or security, with at least 5 years serving in a Manager or Director level role in an organization.
• Experience leading the development and implementation of plans for emergency response, safety and security.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively hire, motivate and lead a team.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills.
• High level of professionalism, business acumen, & integrity; ability to exercise good judgement & discretion.
• Ability to work with the public effectively, tactfully and safely.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality around sensitive items and security issues.
• Practicing Catholic with knowledge of EWTN and its mission.
• Working knowledge of OSHA & NFPA codes and standards.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

• Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Risk Management, or other related field.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, FSA, vision, life insurance, short & long term disability, retirement savings plan with employer match, paid time off, and paid holidays).
 

Contact Information:

Résumés & cover letter including salary requirements should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com
To learn more about EWTN and our mission, please visit our website at www.ewtn.com.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (News Nightly)
EWTN

LOCATION: Washington, DC

DESCRIPTION:
The Associate Producer will work with the Producer and the entire EWTN News Nightly editorial team to produce content with a strict deadline for a daily newscast.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Produce segments on national/international news that help viewers to understand the day’s news from a Catholic perspective.
• Contribute to a lively, fast-paced newscast that includes news packages, voice overs, and discussion segments.
• Act as fill-in line producer when needed.
• Assist in writing scripts for newscast and TV news brief.
• Assist in producing Rome/Vatican content.
• Produce engaging content for broadcast and digital platforms.
• Work with editors to facilitate production.
• Watch and log video and sound for various events.
• Communicate with production crew about executing the newscast.
• Review and pull video for stories (packages and VOs) and monitor AP wires.
• Assist in content for social media.
• Visualize and order graphics.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in TV broadcast news, producing newscasts in medium or large markets.
• Possess solid news judgement and attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to visually and creatively tell a story and engage viewers using graphics and other elements.
• Experience utilizing broadcast software programs (i.e., iNews, AP ENPS).
• Excellent broadcast writing skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Collaborate easily within a team and also work well independently.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Catholic Faith and EWTN’s mission.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends/nights when required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, FSA, vision, life insurance, short & long term disability, retirement savings plan with employer match, paid time off, and paid holidays).
 

Contact Information:

Résumés & cover letter including salary requirements should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com
To learn more about EWTN and our mission, please visit our website at www.ewtn.com.

CORRESPONDENT (News Nightly)
EWTN

LOCATION: Washington, DC

DESCRIPTION:
The News Nightly Correspondent works with the Senior Producer and the entire team to gather, produce, and present daily news from a Catholic perspective.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Gather, produce, and present news packages, VOs, VOSOTs, demonstrating knowledge of current events and public policy from a Catholic perspective.
• Pitch original story ideas at daily editorial meetings that examine the intersection of Catholic Social Teaching and public policy.
• Develop sources and contacts in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
• Collaborate with the editorial and technical teams to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos, and graphics).
• Use various social media platforms.
• Stay up to date on current events through newspapers, websites, and Catholic publications.
• Multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
• Establish and maintain relationships within the community. This may include public appearances and covering events of relevance.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of 3 years’ broadcast news experience.
• Excellent news judgment.
• Strong journalistic skills and ability to follow standard journalistic practices, particularly accuracy, honesty and integrity.
• Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources, including social media (ability to engage audience on digital platforms in the public space).
• Practicing Catholic with demonstrated understanding of the Catholic faith and ability to apply to stories being covered.
• Strong on-air presentation - must be credible, personable and passionate.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to perform well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with proper attention to detail.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as work well within a team.
• Must embrace peer-to-peer feedback and constructive criticism designed to enhance performance.
• Familiarity with AP products.
• Flexibility on work schedule (some nights and weekends may be required) with the ability to travel as needed on short notice.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, FSA, vision, life insurance, short & long term disability, retirement savings plan with employer match, paid time off, and paid holidays).
 

Contact Information:

Résumés & cover letter including salary requirements should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com
To learn more about EWTN and our mission, please visit our website at www.ewtn.com.

PRODUCER (News Programming)
EWTN

LOCATION: Washington, DC

DESCRIPTION:
The Producer will work with the Executive Producer and Host to launch a new, weekly program to discuss major events, ideas, and currents of thought involving the Catholic Church, politics, and the wider culture.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Work with the executive producer, the host and the entire team to produce a weekly discussion show that is engaging, interesting, and helps shape public opinion.
• Identify relevant topics of discussion and pitch show topics to the editorial team. Contribute ideas to editorial meetings about upcoming shows.
• Write broadcast copy, gather video and graphic elements, and produce show.
• Use Associated Press products including the wires and video platforms. Use CNN Newsource.
• Work with videographers and editors.
• Performs additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of five years’ experience in broadcast or print journalism, politics, communications or a related field.
• Demonstrated understanding of Catholicism, the Magisterium, and Catholic Social Teaching.
• Excellent news judgment when it comes to the intersection of Catholicism, public policy and discourse.
• Attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to break down complex information into simple, broadcast language to engage viewers.
• Experience utilizing broadcast software programs (i.e., iNews, AP ENPS).
• Excellent broadcast writing and communication skills, including social media skills.
• Collaborate easily within a team and work well independently.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule when required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, FSA, vision, life insurance, short & long term disability, retirement savings plan with employer match, paid time off, and paid holidays).
 

Contact Information:

Résumés & cover letter including salary requirements should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com
To learn more about EWTN and our mission, please visit our website at www.ewtn.com.

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