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Grace Chapel Content and Social Media Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

About the You and the Role:

If you enjoy the writing process, thrive in a collaborative environment, have excellent verbal, visual and written storytelling/communication skills, and understand branding, content development, marketing, and design. This new role is for you.

As Grace Chapel continues to grow our ministry both in-person and online, we are searching for just the right individual to fill a new role in our Marketing Department: Content and Social Media Manager. This individual will produce and publish a range of content across social media and other digital platforms, formulate content strategies, and advise and support our campus and ministry teams in how to leverage content for growth.

This person will find creative ways of building an online presence while using analytics to inform content strategy. The ideal candidate is a highly skilled modern marketer, a talented storyteller and copywriter who understands how to maintain a consistent and natural brand voice.

The role is full-time and will report to the Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications.

The Role Will:

  • Support day-to-day social media operations -- content planning, creative execution, social listening, reporting, and content development across all social channels.

  • Stay up to date with the latest best practices and technologies on all social media platforms, and support campus social media teams with content and guidance.

  • Work with other teams to source and/or create content for sharing across blogs, social, app, website, email, and other channels. They’ll utilize best practices in SEO to generate content that drives inbound traffic and engagement.

  • In coordination with the Director of Marketing to develop, implement, and manage social media strategies.

  • Establish employee social media training, best practices, and engagement initiatives.

  • Recruit and work with volunteer teams to help support marketing activities (photographers, copywriters, social media, marketing event managers, etc.).

  • Work with the Marketing team to create and maintain a vibrant and engaging web presence that help new visitors engage with Grace Chapel.

  • Generate content that is informative, on brand, and engaging for regular, weekly communication channels, including but not limited to social media, in-service announcements, app, website, etc.

  • Establish and maintain an editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely campaigns.

    What you bring:  

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field of study, and 3-4 years of demonstrated experience with content development, marketing, and digital media.

  • A growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills, including an understanding of SEO. You will need to be able to create content that aligns with the Grace Chapel brand voice, from blog posts to social media captions.

  • Fluency in content management systems, social media planning systems, and other digital tools to build successful marketing campaigns.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills. You should be organized, a self-starter, proactive and comfortable managing multiple projects and deadlines. You need to be able to maintain high productivity amidst competing priorities and tight deadlines.

  • A technical understanding of marketing systems, including website CMS, email marketing, social media, and app. You should be able to learn new systems and provide training and support in those systems.

  • Team-oriented and highly relational. You should be a gifted and energetic collaborator who can engage with staff and volunteers through the planning and execution phases of communication projects. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are needed.

  • Strong computer skills. Proficiency in MS Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and website content management tools. You must be able to quickly learn new tools, platforms, and systems.

    Meet Grace Chapel

    Grace Chapel is a non-denominational, multicultural church that welcomes everyone, no matter what your faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Our mission is simple – discovering life with God for the good of the world. We are fully committed and passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus.

    We’ve been around for quite a while – since 1948 in fact, when four families in Lexington, Massachusetts met weekly in a home for a time of worship, Bible study, and prayer. These families had a heart and vision for reaching and serving people in the growing western suburbs of Boston. Since we incorporated in 1956, we’ve grown from a few dozen people in a rented space in Lexington to 4,000 people coming together for Sunday services and midweek programs across five campuses: Lexington, Wilmington, Watertown, East Lexington, and Foxboro. Our worship services are casual, contemporary, and upbeat and we offer great Sunday morning programs for kids and teens at all our locations. Learn more about Grace Chapel on our website at https://www.grace.org (https://www.grace.org.) .

    Grace Chapel is an equal opportunity employer. Grace Chapel does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Please read carefully before submitting your application:

    I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for Grace Chapel to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either Grace Chapel or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of Grace Chapel has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

    I attest that I have given to Grace Chapel true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize Grace Chapel to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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