Jul 16, 2021

Communications & Creative Services Staff Writer

  • Cross Catholic Outreach
Full time Communications Fundraising Marketing Media-Journalism Nonprofit

Job Description

Mission Statement:

We mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ.


Position Summary:

Cross Catholic Outreach is seeking a motivated staff writer who can communicate our ministry’s passion for serving the poor in Christ’s name. As a member of our Communications & Creative Services team, you will supply in-house clients with inspirational marketing materials in a variety of formats, such as blogs, letters, speeches, fundraising proposals, donor updates and press releases. You will have opportunities to travel to developing countries to gather stories about our life-changing work and share those stories with our donors. If you are a committed Christian excited by the prospect of working in a faith-infused office environment, participating in daily staff devotions and promoting Christ-centered relief and development projects, send us your resume today!


*** Please include a cover letter detailing your Christian background ***


Position Title:  Communications & Creative Services Staff Writer


Department: Communications & Creative Services


Report to: Manager of Communications


Job Description:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide insightful, creative, faith-minded writing on a regular basis in a variety of formats.
  • Research, write, and execute marketing and fundraising tools, achieving the highest level of quality and ensuring consistency with corporate identity, brand messaging and Cross-Style handbook.
    • Write promotional, advertising and fundraising material as required.
    • Write weekly blogs, emails, website material and social media material as required.
    • Write letters, scripts, speeches and editorials for staff members as required.
  • Meet deadlines for assignments as required.
  • Select photos and other pertinent material to enhance writing. Work with graphic artists to create effective marketing material as required.
  • Engage in on-going research on global issues related to Cross, Christianity, poverty, etc. for Cross’ websites.
  • Conduct interviews with Cross ministry partners and beneficiaries to gather fodder and human interest stories.
  • After traveling, write and file Harvested Stories and Trip Notes in the library in a timely matter.
  • Provide support to all departments to ensure that all material reflects cohesive & consistent “voice” of Cross.
  • Proof and edit all of own written communications.


Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Catalog photos in Photobase with keywords, captions and descriptions
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Educational or Certification Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications preferred. Marketing and/or non-profit organization experience is a plus and strongly desired, but not required for this role.


Experience Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience in professional writing
  • Experience writing promotional or marketing copy
  • Experience writing for a digital/web audience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and take on multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required/Preferred:

  • Knowledge/familiarity with the teachings and values of the Catholic Church
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interviewing and reporting skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Must be able handle deadlines under pressure and prioritize accordingly
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Bridge a plus
  • Must have a keen eye for detail
  • Candidate must demonstrate time management skills
  • Possess a positive, service-oriented attitude and be a proven team player
  • Ability and experience in using a DSLR camera to capture photography preferred
  • Bilingual preferred; at a minimum, the ability to understand and to make oneself understood to all Spanish, Creole or French speaking individuals


Other Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally

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