Associate Editor
Focus on the Family, Inc - Colorado Springs, CO

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The Associate Editor position exists to make creative contributions to magazine articles directly or through free-lance writers and provide additional editorial content for related sources.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Creates original copy and manuscripts, organizes facts, interview quotes, and other material into the most compelling form

Edits manuscripts from in-house and free-lance writers

Participates in editorial and design meetings

Develops story ideas for magazines that are consistent with their missions

Writes and creates content for Focus on the Family as required

Proofreads copy at various stages of development to ensure quality consistent with Focus on the Family standards and principles

Maintains currency with target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, and Internet research

Conducts first-hand research and maintains contact list

Consults with legal counsel on article content as required

Coordinates content with other departments, as directed

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in any and all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:


Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office environment

Occasional travel at the Editor’s request

Required Skills Character/Spiritual:

Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

This position is a “position of responsibility” as defined in the Focus on the Family Moral Policy and is subject to the parameters defined therein regarding divorce

Personal Characteristics:


Team spirit, but able to work individually

Able to handle constructive criticism and guidance


Demonstrates initiative

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent listening skills

Ability to function effectively and efficiently in a team environment

Ability to handle constantly changing priorities and demands

Ability to organize work effectively to meet demanding time constraints

Ability to clearly articulate and to defend a position

Exceptional use of the English language, punctuation, and sentence structure

Ability to apply imaginative approaches to others’ ideas

Competent in use of PC/Macintosh software

Required Experience Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, or Communications

3 - 5 years successful writing or editing experience

Working knowledge of FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

There is no relocation offered for this position. Local candidates will be considered first.

Internal candidates will be given first consideration for this position.

The starting salary for this position is $3,543 per month.

Focus on the Family is a non-profit, 501(c)3 religious organization dedicated to helping families thrive.

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