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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

7405 JAARS RoadWaxhaw, NC 28173

Overseeing the writers and writing great stories to share how JAARS makes Bible translation possible.

About

Do you live for the next great story-for the chance to engage, inspire and persuade using the power and poetry of words? Do you have a passion for God’s Word and seeing it translated into every person’s heart language?

As Senior Editor you will support Bible translation efforts around the world and use your skills to make an eternal impact. You will lead and mentor your team through every step of the editorial process-from initial strategy to final edits-as they create and maintain all JAARS public content, including websites, publications, and other media.

JAARS makes the work of Bible translation possible-especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth-through transportation, technology, media and training. Communicating our message well is crucial to engage individual partners and churches.

This is a .5 FTE position

Senior Editor

We are looking for a Senior Editor who will lead the editorial team in creating and maintaining all public content, including websites, social media, print and digital publications, letters, program materials, and more. This person will oversee every step of the process-from initial strategy to final edits-with an eye for telling the clear, inspiring, and cohesive story of JAARS.

Responsibilities

Define our messaging and tone, both at the top level, and for specific projects and situations.

  1. Create and enforce a style guide, approval process, best practices, and other guidelines.
  2. Define the overarching strategy for each type of content, as well as how they fit together.
  3. Keep track of all content with an ongoing audit and editorial calendar.
  4. Refine our content lineup in cooperation with the Vice President of Engagement.
  5. Build and manage an in-house team of writers.

Experience Desired

  1. Degree in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  2. Five or more years of experience in planning, writing, and editing a wide variety of content.
  3. Experience in leading a creative team.
  4. Experience in nonprofit communications.
  5. Cross-cultural experience.

Minimum Skills

  1. Strategic, holistic approach to content and storytelling, as demonstrated by past work.
  2. Strong understanding of brand, messaging, and tone.
  3. Strong understanding of the strengths, limitations, processes, and best practices for various forms of communication, both web and print.
  4. Ability to choose, train, manage, and inspire a creative team.
  5. Ability to manage numerous projects, channels, and publications simultaneously.
  6. Ability to organize and distill huge amounts of information.
  7. Superb writing and editing skills.
  8. Demonstrate the value of:
  • Authentic, meaningful communication
  • Research and accuracy
  • Feedback, data, and testing
  • Documentation
  • Lifelong learning

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 40 hours a week

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