Managing Editor

The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is seeking an experienced managing editor.

Posted on November 27, 2018

National Office

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Position Type

  • Full-time
  • Onsite

This is a full-time position located in Colorado Springs. This position is under the  direction of the writing and editorial manager and is responsible for planning, writing, editing, and contributing to the graphic development of the Alliance Life Magazine and for the coordination of stories and news updates through other National Office media channels. In the performance of your duties, you will support the overall mission of the C&MA as described below.

Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and other software as required
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in a similar position required
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a related position with the C&MA preferred
  • Four-year college degree in related field required

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as team lead over the proofreading and editorial refinement functions for the Development communications team
  • Plans upcoming issues of print and online versions of Alliance Life Magazine in accordance with organizational objectives and reader interests
  • Edits magazine for clarity, conciseness, and adherence to the publication’s editorial policies and stylistic standards; coordinates the writing, refining, editing and proofreading processes among the editorial assistants and freelancers; makes final decisions regarding grammar, punctuation, consistency, editorial expression, and word count; updates and maintains office style sheet for editorial purposes
  • Contributes to the graphic development of the magazine by helping to secure pertinent photos and supporting graphics for inclusion in the monthly layout; determines when freelance assistance is needed and secures workers as approved by editor
  • Assists in the development of campaign/promotional materials and marketing strategies for the magazine; coordinates with the editor, Marketing Office, and magazine staff to develop promotional strategies and resources
  • Identifies, recruits, and collaborates with new and prospective writers; evaluates manuscripts for potential publication and accepts or rejects as appropriate; coordinates with authors to ensure that content meets publication requirements for completeness, continuity, and organizational alignment
  • Develops and executes the Alliance Life editorial production schedule to allow for maximum synergy with communications team and print/distribution vendors
  • Contributes to story gathering/reporting efforts through multiple media channels
  • Coordinates the development and release of Alliance stories and news updates through multiple media channels, including Alliance Life, the C&MA Web site, Alliance eNewsletter, Call to Prayer, social media, and other media essential to the communications objectives of The Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Assists the media relations coordinator by providing content needed for public relation communications

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. The C&MA is committed to world missions, stressing the fullness of Christ in personal experience, building the Church, and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. The ultimate goal of all programs, functions, and activities undertaken by the C&MA is to further the foregoing purposes and to give spiritual and organizational support to all general members of the C&MA, so that they are free to preach the gospel, to plant churches, and to hasten the return of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Because of the C&MA’s primary and exclusive Christian and religious purposes, the C&MA will employ only individuals who:

Profess a personal belief in Jesus Christ as personal Savior; and

Accept and live in accordance with the C&MA Statement of Faith; and

Are an active member in a local evangelical Christian church; and

Accept and abide by the Policy on Alcohol and Marijuana Use; and

Accept and abide by the Statement on Human Sexuality

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