Weekend Editor / Church & Ministry Editor

Editorial · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Editorial
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $48,000 - $70,000

The Christian Post is looking for a full-time and experienced Section Editor who is able to oversee weekend news coverage on Saturday and Sunday, and manage the Church & Ministry section. The Weekend Editor/Church & Ministry Editor should be able to write articles, conduct interviews, solicit opinion pieces from thought leaders and experts, and handle line and copy edits, including breaking church & ministry news and features. 


Responsibilities


  • Distribute assignments to Reporters in collaboration with Managing Editors
  • Run weekend coverage on Saturday and Sunday, and 3 days of weekday coverage.
  • Review all Church & Ministry content, reviewing text, images, videos and embedded content
  • Edit stories for content, accuracy, story flow and continuity; as well as for style, grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Update the Christianpost.com homepage
  • Manage The Christian Post’s weekend social presence, posting new stories to Twitter and Facebook
  • Work with staff and freelance writers to sharpen leads, as well as fact-checking
  • Write compelling, SEO-friendly headlines; crafting concise, accurate captions
  • Recruit Opinion writers/contributors who are thought leaders and respected practitioners in churches & ministries
  • Interview key church & ministry leaders
  • Network with Christian churches, ministries and leaders
  • Ensure content is written and presented with clarity and a biblical worldview
  • Able and willing to write articles and breaking news stories
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements


  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
  • At least three years' proven experience working as a news editor online, post-baccalaureate degree.
  • Proven experience in both line editing and copy editing, working revisions and rewriting of stories
  • Ability to work under deadlines without compromising editorial standards
  • Expert with AP style
  • Agree with The Christian Post’s statement of faith
  • Based in Washington, D.C., Dallas, TX or remote.


Please include 3 writing samples, a cover letter, and resume.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Editorial
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $48,000 - $70,000