The MPOD division of the Family History Department is seeking a contingent (contract) Junior Editor to support the content team, mainly helping with content acquisition and coordination. The MPOD division is responsible for outreach to member and non-member users of the FamilySearch.org website and other Family History Department products.
The purpose of this position is to assist the senior content lead and team with many transactional and time-consuming tasks, coordinating content between groups within headquarters and with local offices in international areas. This role will help shape our domestic and global communication processes by streamlining our existing steps to achieve maximum efficiencies.
The incumbent in this position will be successful if he or she can work with minimal supervision, excel in a fast-paced, high-stress environment, is a change agent, and can serve multiple customers simultaneously. As this position will have frequent contact with many internal team members, external partners, and agencies, it is critical that this person present themselves in an extremely professional manner at all times and places. Consistent and timely attention to deadlines and attendance is critical.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing, or other related field. At least 1 year of experience in a related field not required, but preferred.
- Engaging writing style
- Strong editing/proofreading skills
- Detail oriented, a positive attitude, and interest in learning. Resolves most questions and problems and refers only the most complex issues to higher levels.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good research, analytical and data summation skills, and tasks requiring advanced independent analysis and judgment. Must be thoroughly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel. HTML experience preferred.
- Experience publishing to common blog platforms preferred (i.e. WordPress).
- Spanish language proficiency a plus.
- Project management: Coordinate key departmental projects, following up on pending details, budgets, maintaining and updating calendars, coordinating project team activities and ensuring deadlines are met.
- Blog management: Assist in the creation and publication of posts to the FamilySearch blog. Help find suitable images and respond to reader comments.
- Reporting: Prepare documents, reports, charts, and graphs. Schedule and/or coordinate results meetings. Create and/or maintain filing systems. Collect data and compile information from multiple sources.
- Supervision: Works under limited supervision, responsible for scheduling own activities and achieving management/department objectives.
- Complexity: Under general supervision and acting on own initiative and direction, provides complex editorial support within an environment of strict confidence, responds to diverse challenges and changing priorities while effectively supporting content team. Assignments are fairly complex in nature and usually require originality and ingenuity.
- Problem Solving: May serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues as well as proactive in identifying solutions.
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
Documents Required at time of Application:
- Required: Resume, Writing Sample 1, Writing Sample 2, Writing Sample 3, 3 references
- Optional: Letter of Recommendation, Cover Letter
Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice.
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