Aug 14, 2019

Copywriter and Editor

  • TEAM
  • 108 W Church Ave, Maryville, TN 37801, USA
Full time Communication Marketing Ministry Jobs Mission Jobs Nonprofit

Job Description

Copywriter and Editor (Maryville, TN)

The Copywriter and Editor will write and edit content to share stories from the mission field, guide prospective missionaries in their journeys, persuade donors to give and otherwise enrich the global missions community. This role will write regular emails to TEAM’s audience, as well as creating content for the TEAM blog, Connect newsletter, fundraising campaigns and other marketing projects, as assigned. The Copywriter and Editor is encouraged to explore their creativity and tests new communication strategies while maintaining TEAM’s voice and mission focus. Applicants must have a strong command of the English language, with a growing knowledge of AP Style.  This is a full-time position located in Maryville, Tennessee.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, write and edit content for print and online channels, including emails, articles, landing page copy, print newsletters, etc.
  • Give editorial guidance to contributing writers, including TEAM staff and missionaries
  • Conform to TEAM style guide and editorial standards when writing and editing
  • Develop creative ideas, proactively solve challenges, and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department
  • Enter and manage content on the TEAM website as requested
  • Actively participate in meetings, including, but not limited to, brainstorming sessions, conference calls, execution of campaigns and prayer meetings
  • Take initiative on time-sensitive projects and manage weekly, monthly and quarterly goals

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Spiritually mature with a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Previous experience in copywriting, stylistic editing and proofing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an eye for detail and thorough knowledge of AP Style and grammar
  • Experience interviewing subjects, researching topics and bringing together both for well-rounded, accurate content
  • Ability to create messaging for various types of marketing channels, such as emails, newsletters, online articles, fundraising campaigns, etc.
  • Strong understanding of the importance of branding and of developing a voice for the organization
  • Understanding of content management systems, such as WordPress
  • Able to easily maintain confidentiality and prudence in communication
  • A self-starter with a record of successful planning, execution, and follow-through to accomplish agreed upon objectives
  • Ability to work in teams across all levels of the organization
  • Willingness to accept coaching from others and promote new ways of doing things
  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, marketing, journalism or a related field preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

The following abilities are required for the position: 

  • Work at a desk in an office or home office setting; sit at an office desk or in a meeting room for extended periods of time
  • Work for extended periods of time at a computer, requiring the ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory and manual dexterity (fax machine, copier, scanner, etc.)
  • Use a keyboard and mouse to enter, retrieve or transfer words or data information and/or move from screen to screen on the computer to view information
  • Tolerate dust and fumes from general cleaning and maintenance procedures
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; comprehend and speak English
  • Display the reading skills necessary to proofread written material
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Travel as needed within the U.S.; occasional international travel may be needed

INCLUDE WITH APPLICATION:

Please include a portfolio of relevant work along with your application and resume.

How to Apply:

Applications for employment are available online at https://team.org/about-us/staff-opportunities.


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