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Editorial Director

Location: Boone, NC, United States
Job ID: 13204
Date Posted: Apr 18, 2022

Job Description

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Samaritan’s Purse is seeking an Editorial Director to join our team at our International Headquarters location in Boone, N.C. You can be a part of a highly professional communications team. As an Editorial Director you will be responsible for assisting the Senior Director of Communications in developing and implementing the ministry’s communications efforts, including directing the work of the Senior Editors and Writers. Come and use your gifts daily to advance the Gospel!

A day in the life of an Editorial Director:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Editorial Director you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Assist the Senior Director of Communications in developing and implementing all editorial content and promotional messaging for the ministry’s communication efforts
  • Direct the work of the senior editorial staff and writers in the conception, planning, and writing of communication pieces such as newsletters, PrayerPoint Magazine, the Christmas Catalog, the OCC Special Report, the Annual Ministry Report, brochures, handbooks, forms, correspondence and other organizational publications, as well as messaging for all advertising, fundraising, and promotional campaigns
  • Collaborate with the Web Director in the development and editorial oversight of all digital communication, including web stories and emails
  • Interface with international affiliate offices to direct editorial content and messaging to ensure global brand consistency
  • Write, edit, and proofread communications materials as needed
  • Mentor writers to develop their storytelling and technical skills
  • Travel to field sites occasionally to provide frontline storytelling content
  • Liaise with other departments—particularly International Projects, North American Ministries, and Operation Christmas Child—to provide guidance on internal messaging needs and stay up-to-date on ministry projects and communication needs
  • Follow policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • All other duties as assigned

Check out why people love serving with Samaritan’s Purse: https://bit.ly/2F8Nom5

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited 4-year college or university; and at least ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Outstanding journalistic and storytelling skills
  • Ability to shepherd a staff of talented writers
  • High-level editing skills
  • Ability to shepherd the editorial process in completing publications
  • Ability to collaborate well with a creative team
  • Knowledge of effective marketing messaging
  • Quick learner
  • Humble Spirit
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies is preferred not required

Job Location:  Boone, N.C

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement:  Fluency in English (required)

Benefits:

  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Term Life Insurance
  • 401 (k) retirement savings plan
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 12 vacation days
  • 10 sick/personal days

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10) 

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    Location: Boone, NC, United States
    Date Posted: Apr 18, 2022

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