The Archdiocese of San Antonio encompasses 27,841 square miles in Texas, and includes the city of San Antonio as well as 16 surrounding counties. With Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller as its leader, the archdiocese serves the spiritual, educational, emotional and physical needs of 2.4 million Catholics and others in the community. Among its various activities, the archdiocese operates and/or is associated with 29 elementary schools, 5 colleges and universities and 11 high schools.
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TASKS: As Directory Coordinator, Bastian desktop-published and updated all content in the Official Catholic Directory published by Today’s Catholic, newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The project required Bastian to contact representatives of hundreds of organization listed in the guide to secure the latest/best information, and work collaboratively with Today’s Catholic staff members. Contact was made via phone calls, emails, snail mail and/or in-person interviews within a short, time-sensitive window to successfully meet a tight production schedule. Bastian produced both the 300-page 2010 directory and the 298-page 2011 directory.
SKILLS Writing, editing, interviewing, desktop publishing, project planning, project execution, interpersonal communications, working with in-house team.