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.
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
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.
TEAM - The Evangelical Alliance Mission is a global mission agency that partners with the local church to send missionaries and establish reproducing churches among the nations, going where the most people have the most need and proclaiming the Gospel in both word and action. We envision the church transforming our world.
Founded more than 125 years ago, we partner with churches to send missionaries to work in evangelism, church planting, community development, healthcare, education, social justice, business as mission and many other areas of global missions. To accomplish these objectives, we subject our lives to the truth of Scripture, and we rely on God through prayer. God provides what is necessary to carry out world evangelization. While only God can save, we speak His words, use His gifts and reflect His love. Without constant reliance on God through prayer and obedience to His Word, we can do none of these things.
TEAM is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of TEAM as an Equal Opportunity Employer does not prevent the organization from hiring personnel based on their religious beliefs so that all personnel shares the same religious commitment. Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. [§] 2000e[- ]1(a)), TEAM has the right to and does, hire only candidates who wholeheartedly and without reservation agree with TEAM’s Statement of Faith.