Assistant Content Contributor

Focus On The Family Colorado Springs , CO 80928

Posted 8 months ago

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

The Assistant Content Contributor position exists to make creative contributions to reviews, articles, books, blogs, videos, radio features, social media, and/or curricula for a particular audience.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Reviews entertainment content in various media, potentially including movies, television, music, video games, YouTube channels and social media apps

Participates in creation of content on various platforms, potentially including writing for the web, video for YouTube and social media, and radio recording

Edits and/or rewrites manuscripts as appropriate, organizing facts, interview quotes, and other material into the most compelling flow

Creates original copy

Proofreads copy at various stages of development

Maintains currency with target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, and broad based research

Interfaces with authors and leaders on issues

Consults with Orthodoxy and legal counsel on content as required

Attends regular divisional and other staff meetings Interacts with audience through electronic and interpersonal means (answering emails; web-board communication, etc.)

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Potential opportunities to speak at conferences on issues such as entertainment, technology, and media discernment

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in any and all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family

Working Environment/Physical Activities:

Regular travel to Denver [screenings / 14 hour day]

Office environment

Some travel possible

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Character/Spiritual:

Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us..."

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family's staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

Personal Characteristics:

Gracious yet firm Team spirit but is able to work individually

Multi-tasker

Able to handle constructive criticism and guidance

Knowledge/Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English or comparable field or experience
1-3 years editing and writing experience

Working knowledge of FOF missions, philosophy, values, and objectives

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Creativity in thinking, planning, and writing

Ability to clearly articulate and to defend a position

Ability to deal with stress due to deadline pressure

Basic organizational skills

Ability to apply imaginative approaches to others' ideas

Competent in use of PC/Macintosh software

Ability to communicate ideas and issues to audience in public forums (on-line and in person)

Ability to deal tactfully with people through various mediums

Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Hiring Rate $17.21

  • 8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA

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Assistant Content Contributor

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