Department of Communications
Under the direction of the Chief Communications Officer, staff for the Communications Department are grouped into five teams (offices) with specific areas of expertise to ensure that the broad communication needs of the USCCB are coordinated and implemented in an organic and collaborative manner. Each team or office has key areas of responsibility that support and facilitate the work of not only the other Communication teams but the entire work of the USCCB.
The office of the Chief Communications Officer is responsible for coordination of system operations, project management and overall collaboration with other USCCB offices, with the Communications Committee and with national and international collaborators.
The Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) is the U.S. bishops' inititative for responding to the national and local communications needs of the Church. Established in 1979, the CCC is supported by a collection taken in parishes usually on World Communications Day (the Sunday before Pentecost). The collection is unique in that proceeds are split equally between each participating diocese and the national office, which provides grants for domestic and international projects that evangelize through the media.
Catholic News Service is the USCCB's news and information service providing news stories, features and reviews to paying clients that are both secular and religious news outlets.CNS manages the Origins Documentary Service, an images service and other features requested by their clients.
Creative Services Office provides writing, editorial, design, and production services (digital, print, audio, video, Web) in the development of resources by USCCB Committees and offices.
Marketing and Episcopal Resources is responsible for creating, marketing, promoting and coordinating the distribution of the digital and print resources of the USCCB along with developing and managing client and customer relationships of the Communications Department. This team is responsible for developing new business and markets for USCCB resources.
Public Affairs Office is responsible for all relationships with the secular and religious news media by providing information about the USCCB and its programs and activities to both the news media and the general public.This office also has responsibility for effective strategy development and coordination of the USCCB's social media outreach.