A couple weeks ago at the Catholic Media Conference, I met Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, the Director of Media Relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). I was really encouraged by our chat. Sr. Mary Ann shared how the USCCB not only appreciates the power of new media, but is taking steps to ramp up its social media presence. Right now the USCCB has active profiles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and an excellent blog as well.
She also mentioned that they’re looking for a Social Media Specialist. The person will “assist in providing a social media strategy for the USCCB” and “provide ongoing support, advice, and resources regarding communication strategies for bishops and USCCB programs.”
The USCCB has a short job description on their website (PDF), but here’s a more in-depth one that Sr. Mary Ann sent me:
If you love new media, cherish the Church, and want to help Cardinal Dolan figure out how to use his iPad, email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Be sure to note you’re applying for the Social Media Specialist position.
If you prefer, you can also mail your documents to the address below:
Office of Human Resources United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 3211 Fourth Street, NE Washington, DC 20017-1194 Fax: 202/541-3412
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