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Content Manager on Communication Team Full Time

Illinois Baptist State Association

Springfield, Illinois, USA



I.  Job Summary

Working with the Administrative Director of the Communications Team and editor of Illinois Baptist media, the Content Manager produces and edits materials for publication and promotion of the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) across all media platforms. IBSA is a network of almost 1,000 Southern Baptist churches in Illinois.

II. Essential Functions

  1. Serves as managing editor of The Illinois Baptist newspaper and news website.
  2. Writes and reports on IBSA and SBC news, and produces enterprise reporting and original content on daily and weekly schedules across all IBSA media platforms.
  3. Recruits, coaches, and edits writers, and edits and writes for IBSA staff members as needed.
  4. Works with all team managers in the communication production process and serves as lead copy editor for IBSA teams as requested.
  5. Aids in the development of multi-media for a variety of communication venues.

III.  Qualifications, Skill, and Abilities:

  1. General knowledge of the Southern Baptist Convention, including its mission, theology, history, and polity is required, as is active membership in a local IBSA congregation. Ministry experience is a plus.
  2. Proven skills in reporting, writing, and editing, and in the creation of current types and forms of communication, including promotion and social media marketing, and print and electronic media.
  3. Familiarity with design principles beneficial (IBSA uses InDesignCC software).
  4. Video editing experience or familiarity beneficial.

IV.  Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelors’ degree or more in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  2. Three years’ experience in the field is preferred; other relevant experience considered.

V.   Working Conditions:

  1. Group office setting with some noise and foot traffic distraction.
  2. Some travel required for reporting and representing IBSA.
  3. IBSA is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois.

To apply for this job email your details to jeffdeasy@ibsa.org

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