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.
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.)
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]
Some travel possible
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
Gracious yet firm Team spirit but is able to work individually
Able to handle constructive criticism and guidance
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.
Pay Type Hourly
Hiring Rate $17.21
8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA
Focus On The Family