Manager Of Public Affairs
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has an opening in the Office of Communications for a Bi-lingual in Spanish, Manager for Public Affairs. Under the supervision of the Director of Media Relations, in collaboration with other offices of the USCCB, the Manager of USCCB Public Affairs is a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church who assists in providing a media strategy for the USCCB that encourages a pro-active relationship with media covering the work of the USCCB, as well as Catholic media. The manager provides the Director ongoing support, consultation and resources regarding communication strategies for bishops and USCCB offices and programs. This position will require the ability to rapidly respond to developing news. Must be able to work effectively under the press of a deadline. Develop Spanish-language media contacts and pro-actively pitch Spanish language media. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field with 3-5 years of communications experience. Excellent written and verbal language skills Demonstrates strong initiatives and team player. Experience working with media, e.g., conducting briefings and news conferences; writing reports and statements, writing press releases, rapid media response. Awareness of major issues facing the church in the U.S. and abroad. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, e-mail, Internet, etc. Ability and willingness to work weekends and weeknights as needed. Fluency in Spanish .