Writer and Copy Editor

March 07, 2018 Content Services Full-time
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Summary:

Serves as a writer and copy editor for In Touch Ministries. Understands Dr. Stanley’s worldview and ensures it is present as applicable. Must be comfortable writing and editing short- and long-form partner initiatives as well as various marketing & promotional materials for print and digital.


Experience:

3-5 years of writing/editing experience in advertising/marketing or ministry fields with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, or a writing-related field.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write advertising headlines and body copy to promote In Touch products and materials; copy for online store and on-package descriptions; and additional promotional and marketing opportunities as they arise.
  • Write copy for regularly-scheduled and special event Development mailings and web pieces.
  • Edit copy produced by Content Services for grammar, style, and clarity.
  • Mark copy using standardized code to indicate copy corrections.
  • Consult with the AP Stylebook and In Touch Ministries Writer’s Style Guide.
  • Participate in editing copy from other teams and sources, as needed.
  • Verify facts, data, dates, and statistics for accuracy (fact checking).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive, collaborative team spirit; able to honor group commitments to goals and objectives; adaptable to change in work environment
  • General Communication Skills – Must communicate clearly and respectfully within and between teams working towards common goals and initiatives; strongly motivated self-starter; able to multi-task on projects touching multiple internal departments and external audiences
  • Written Communication Skills – Must write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; use multiple style manuals to maintain consistency within projects; read and interpret written information.
  • Problem Solving & Organization – Able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; able to gather and analyze information skillfully; able to prioritize effectively; able to meet productivity standards and complete work in an efficient and timely manner

Qualifications

  • All employees are to exhibit spiritual maturity working as part of In Touch Ministries team
  • Must be detail oriented, must display original thinking and creativity
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of Word, Excel, and working knowledge of InDesign
  • Understanding of editing and managing content for web
  • Must have highly proficient grasp of spelling, grammar and punctuation

In Touch Ministries is an Evangelistic Christian Ministry

To apply, please submit your updated resume AND a cover letter to include your testimony to:  employment@intouch.org.

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