John Grosso serves as the Digital Editor of the National Catholic Reporter, where he is responsible for developing and helping to implement social media and multimedia strategies for the National Catholic Reporter, EarthBeat, and Global Sisters Report. He is also a digital media consultant for religious institutions, non-profits, and small businesses. John is a Catholic speaker and author with a passion for digital media discernment and discipleship.
Previously, John served as Associate Director of Communications for Fundraisers and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities, Inc (FADICA), and the Director of Digital Media for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.
In 2021, John was involved in the Vatican Dicastery for Communication’s Faith Communication in the Digital World program. He continues to work with the Dicastery on various digital media projects, including planning the next phase of the Faith Communication in the Digital World program.
John completed his bachelor’s degree at Boston College, and his master’s degree at Sacred Heart University. He resides in Connecticut with his wife Nicole, daughter Rose, and Golden Retriever, Ellie. John’s hobbies include hiking, traveling, Lego, Disney, New York sports, and spending time with family and friends.DOWNLOAD MY Resume
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Master of Arts in Corporate Communications and Public Relations. Director of Social Media for SHU Media Exchange.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Theology in the Honors Program. President of the Political Science Association, Social Media Director of Stamford Mayoral Candidate, and Co-Editor Conte Confidential.
Studied in a BC sponsored “Washington Semester” at Georgetown University. Studied as a full time student and worked as a Correspondence Associate for the Obama White House.
Developed and implemented plan to revitalize diocesan social media. Guided ongoing record growth on all major accounts, including two consecutive years of 95% growth of diocesan Facebook followers and a 300% yearly increase in the bishop’s followers. Developed video, graphic, audio, and written content for diocesan social media, diocesan website, the diocesan newspaper (Fairfield County Catholic), and regional newspapers.
2018 - 2022
Oversaw all diocesan digital media and communications efforts, including the website, social media, the email newsletter, and all backend data analytics. Assisted in long-term strategic planning for the Office of Communications, the diocese, and the bishop. Function as second-in-command of the Office of Communications. Assisted the Director of Communications with strategic communications, digital marketing, public relations, media relations, and coverage of major diocesan events. Served as chair of the Digital Editorial Review Board for digital content. Monitored and approved all digital media content produced by the diocese and its affiliates.
2022 - 2023
Developed and executed strategic communications plans to reach members and external stakeholders in collaboration with team members and initiative leaders. Wrote and curated content for internal communications to members, including quarterly newsletter, working with group updates, and event programing material. Designed and implemented communications to external partners and stakeholders.
(Article originally written by the Associate Press and distributed to other outlets) Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. […]
(Article originally appeared in America Magazine. Written by Zac Davis) August 15 marked two important events for New York-area Catholics this year. It was the feast of the Assumption of Mary. […]