Are you inherently creative, energized by coming up with meaningful ideas and working through all phases of a project to see it finally come to fruition? Passionate about developing practical resources that can directly impact others’ lives and ministries? At home in the digital world – comfortable with using existing tech, and learning new tools, to foster evocative engagement with the customer?

Look no further. You’re a great candidate for Christianity Today’s Ministry Resources team.

Working on the ChurchSalary.com brand, you’ll partner with our UX director, art director, marketer and publisher to take the brand to the next level – by ideating, developing and implementing fresh new digital content that equips leaders for their ministry work.

From leading brainstorms and identifying potential content partnerships to creating content plans and working collaboratively with advisors, contributors, authors, videographers, editors and IT to create breakthrough content, you’ll be instrumental in our brand’s success. Along the way, you’ll be encouraged and empowered to think and create out of the box – identifying fresh, imaginative ways of engaging those we serve.

Better yet, you’ll be part of a team that’s collaborative, thoughtful, and innovative. A team that’s shifting our internal culture to be customer-centric and digital-savvy. And one that’s truly serving thepractical ministry needs of current and prospective customers.

Intrigued? Apply online today. We’re excited to hear from you.

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Position Summary:

This creative, strategic person will collaborate with the brand team to lead ChurchSalary into its Phase II content development, which sees it expanding its resource offerings with new, fresh digital content such as video training, webinars, podcasts, white papers, and infographics. Embodying a customer-centric approach, they will together with the team 1) develop insights-driven brand strategy, 2) drive content strategies to reach brand goals, and 3) oversee plan execution from creative concept through analysis/evaluation – ensuring that ChurchSalary customers are provided with relevant, practical and useful content in meaningful ways.

Functions and Responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Collaborate with publisher, online director, marketing manager, marketing associate and/or other leaders in order to develop strategic plans that articulate a vision for meeting/surpassing brand goals, while also fulfilling a customer-centric content marketing approach
  • Oversee/direct special projects, at the direction of the publisher, by developing strategy, identifying key success factors, collaborating with key partners (internal and external), and managing project details to successful completion
  • Partner with publisher, online director and marketing in order to shape audience research needs, goals, and strategies — digesting findings, sharing insights with the team, identifying connections with brand goals, and making proactive recommendations to leverage relevant discoveries
  • Assist other Ministry Resource brands (as needed) in the development of digital and/or print resources and books – offering insights those brands need to establish their own resource strategies.

Content Development

  • Oversee the development of an overarching resource strategy that aligns with customer experience, and content, brand, and business goals, while driving ongoing product development
  • Serve as developer/producer/editor across both primary and secondary content types — from products such as downloads, books, and web articles to videos, training tools, white papers, infographics, webinars, podcasts, and other fresh categories of content
  • Work closely with writers, authors, creators and/or ministry practitioners to create, develop, acquire, and deliver high-quality, relevant content — within project schedules and at-or-below anticipated expenses
  • Coordinate resource production and administrative tasks — from crafting project briefs, consulting with the appropriate internal people, and communicating with external partners, to developing schedules, getting estimates, approving invoices, and pushing projects forward
  • Develop and manage the editorial/production portion of the brand’s budget, consulting with the Publisher and brand team to ensure a balance between maximizing output and minimizing expenses

UX/Technology

  • Help to drive informed shifts in UX strategy by partnering with marketing and IT to develop concepts, create wireframes and be a key player in the implementation of website updates and improvements

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Creativity and Communications: Identify and flesh out relevant ideas and concepts for providing meaningful digital and print content to our customers, while being able to identify appropriate contributors, map out and manage creative development, and drive the process of curation/creation from kick-off to launch
  • Analysis, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making: Determine key success factors and use appropriate resources to make business decisions, including knowing ministry/department priorities, displaying an appropriate level of inquisitiveness, exploring alternatives, using sound reasoning, gaining insights, and being decisive
  • Quality and Detail Orientation: Use effective processes and work habits, including appropriate levels of attention and review of work that results in consistently accurate, high-quality output, to complete assignments with a high standard of excellence
  • Project Leadership/Time Management: Plan, organize, and schedule the work flow of projects and activities by establishing clear goals, priorities, and plans, giving specific feedback, monitoring progress, and modifying plans as needed
  • Quantity of Results/Output: Support department goals and complete the expected volume of work, using tools or methods to increase personal productivity, prioritizing tasks, organizing work space, meeting deadlines, and assisting others as needed
  • Adaptability and Innovation: Maintain flexibility in the face of changing priorities, maintaining strong performance in the face of change, adapting by assimilating knowledge or learning new skills, prioritizing work amidst competing demands, and avoiding an overly-rigid stance on non-essential issues. Also demonstrate curiosity and originality in improving or optimizing work products or processes

Qualifications:

  • Education — Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field
  • Knowledge — Proficiency in Microsoft Office required, as is the ability to learn and use all internal communication platforms (Slack, Monday, etc.). Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud and video/ audio editing platforms a plus, though the ability to select and manage images using Adobe suite is required.
  • Experience
    • Creative. Three to five years in creative and digital publishing environments, with a fair amount of strategic development and planning experience. Minimum of one to three years of written editing experience required.
    • Tech. One to three years involvement in website management (from ensuring functionality to working with IT to address/fix issues) and understanding of basic website structure is required – in addition to:
      • Ability to create wireframes and manage ideas from concept to execution is a plus.
      • Knowledge of and experience with a CMS platform is vital to this role.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands:While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to handle, finger, or use objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: Usual office environment conditions, with the freedom/ability to work remotely as needed