Introducing the Outlook’s new social media producer

Presbyterian Outlook welcomes Jesy Littlejohn to our staff.

The Outlook is pleased to announce the hiring of Jesy Littlejohn (pronouns: they/them) as our new social media producer. In this role, they will oversee all of Outlook’s social media channels and help make decisions about the conversations we want to foster, the news we should cover, and the questions that need to be asked.

Jesy comes to the Outlook with a plethora of experience in communication and relationship building. A member of National Capital Presbytery, Jesy also serves Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, Arlington Presbyterian Church, and Oaklands Presbyterian Church in the D.C. area. We’re so glad to have them on our team.

Join us in welcoming Jesy and getting to them a bit better.

What drew you to the Outlook?

I was initially drawn to the Outlook by the recommendation of friends and trusted colleagues.

The Outlook has always been around the church circles I run in, but it took a while for me to notice it. Be it the magazine or the website, I now see how the Outlook is starting to push boundaries and dive deeper to get the topics that need to be brought to the surface for greater discussion. That was something I wanted to join.

What are you looking forward to in this position?

I look forward to working with the Outlook team! I believe the Outlook has a rich history and an even brighter future. I look forward to being at the table for the conversations that will take us there.

We’ve learned over the years to be savvy if not sometimes skeptical users of social media. What’s one thing that keeps you invested in social media?  

I believe in connectional ministry. I believe that despite all its flaws, social media has the capacity to bring us together. Social media allows space for people hundreds of miles from each other to have meaningful conversations, and then bring those conversations to those around them. We need to keep talking, and if nothing else, social media sparks conversations.

Where do you see the vision of the Outlook and the space created by social media overlapping?

The mission of the Outlook is to “[connect] disciples of Jesus Christ through compelling and committed conversation for the proclamation of the Gospel.” If we believe this, then social media is a platform to host these conversations and proclaim the good news.