Focus on the Family Copywriter I – Creative Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Copywriter I – Creative Services
8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USAReq #1008
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.
The Copywriter I – Creative Services position exists to support the copywriting discipline for the in-house creative team by crafting brand-aligned messaging that engages current constituents and drives new acquisitions from younger generations through cultivation, marketing, and product promotional campaigns. Because the in-house creative team operates cross-departmentally, the Jr. Copywriter will successfully prioritize a variety of projects and deliverables with humility, excellence, and timeliness. Effectiveness requires the ability to generate ideas, think strategically, and pay attention to details. The copywriting team ensures consistency and accuracy of grammar and brand voice as messaging is applied across many of the Focus’ touchpoints, including email campaigns, cultivation tracks, digital and print marketing efforts, ad copy, and event promotion.
Creates concise, compelling, and original messaging that delivers on-brand and on-strategy, inspires, and motivates people to engage with the ministry more deeply
Works collaboratively with other creative, research, marketing, cultivation, and digital team members to develop creative work
Supports the Creative Team’s efforts to develop internal program and constituent cultivation communication
Develops a working understanding of key ministry initiatives and objectives, the constituents we serve, and the donors who support us, to connect messaging strategies to intended outcomes
Develops a robust understanding of the Focus on the Family mission, brand, and voice, translates this understanding across platforms aligning communication efforts with content consumption preferences to elicit deep constituent engagement
Communicates how copy aligns with target audience, key messaging, desired outcome, and master brand
Provides bullet-proof, error-free proofreading services for all marketing materials
Keeps apprised and knowledgeable of current messaging and creative trends and innovations
Is available to assist in new concept brainstorming as opportunities ariseOther Duties/Responsibilities:
Assists in overall department initiatives such as creative training, branding exercises, research, etc.
Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works for distribution in any and all media and formats on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the FamilyManagerial Breadth/Scope of Job:
General creative work and input in overall creative efforts and process.Working Environment/Physical Requirements:
Fast-paced office environment with frequently changing priorities.
Balance the tension of managing legacy initiatives, then switching gears to support new initiatives with very tight turns
Job Qualifications / RequirementsCharacter/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 (http://media.focusonthefamily.com/fotf/pdf/about-us/human-resources/moral-policy.pdf) and Statement of Faith (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about/foundational-values#values) ; 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
Engages in Christian ministry
Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about/foundational-values#values) Personal Characteristics:
Lives with integrity derived from Biblical values and demonstrates standards of conduct that meet or exceed company and/or legal requirements
Ability to handle stress associated with changing priorities and multiple tasks
Team-oriented and responsive
Results-oriented, self-motivated, and committed
Able to receive feedback well
Detail-oriented and systematic
Creative and forward-thinkingKnowledge/Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communication-related major (Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing), or equivalent experience
1-3 years of writing experience on digital, print, or social channels (Work in a design studio, in-house creative team, or creative agency environment a plus)
Strong portfolio showing writing and concepting ability, showing how projects aligned with target audiences, key messaging, and strategic outcomes, in a variety of channelsSkills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:
Exceptional copywriting, editing, research, and ideation skills
Ability to confidently present and champion ideas and recommendations
Ability to review other writers’ work to ensure high quality
Ability to interact with clients and receive and understand client direction
Ability to collaborate with design and marketing teammates on creative projects of varying sizes and scope
Can work well under time pressure, ability to manage numerous objectives, projects, and/or activities at the same time
Pay Range:$19.61 to $23.47/hr.
Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.
Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:
Legal Shield/ID Shield
Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.
*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.
Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.
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