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American Bible Society

Associate Editor

American Bible Society
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 11/26/2013
Categories: Communications - Marketing/Public Relations
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As the Associate Editor in our Marketing/Communications division you will support the mission of American Bible Society (ABS) through developing branded content with a journalistic approach for print and digital channels. The person in this position will take a lead role in telling the life-changing stories of God’s Word that have resulted from the ministry of ABS.  This position will ensure compelling content that enhances the brand of ABS, raises its profile, and demonstrates its unique brand position and distinctive, through all mediums of communication.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, research and create custom content for multiple platforms: magazine, website, social media outlets, blogs and video

Exercise a proactive journalist approach to creating brand value: seeking and finding the hidden story

Develop and manage an editorial calendar

Edit and proofread new and existing content

Ensure consistency in passion, message and voice of American Bible Society materials and in compliance with the company Stylebook and the AP Stylebook

Work with content suppliers, production manager and designers throughout content development process


Essential Skills:  Minimum qualifications individual must possess

Demonstrated English language skills: grammar, vocabulary and spelling

Understands current best practices for content strategy and industry trends

Proven written and oral communication skills

Strong collaborative skills

Familiarity with Christian ministry language and usage

Excellent observation skills

Ability to deliver on deadline

Ability to work in a fast-paced setting

Copywriting experience

Ability to remain flexible and respond to changing priorities

Excellent organizational skills

Proficient in Word and Adobe Acrobat


Education and/or Training

Minimum of 2 years related experience

Strong writing and editing skills

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, public relations, or journalism.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  None


Working Conditions:

Office located in Wayne, PA in Chesterbrook


American Bible Society offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including: health and welfare, tuition assistance, pension and 403K, employee assistance program.  No relocation benefits offered with this position.


American Bible Society at a Glance

American Bible Society (ABS), one of the oldest and most respected Christian charities headquartered in Manhattan, exists to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life changing message.  ABS provides interactive, high- and low-tech resources enabling first-time readers and seasoned theologians alike to engage with the best-selling book of all time.  Please take this opportunity to learn more about us by visiting our website at