About the Staff Writer position

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff writer to join our editorial team. You will work closely with the Editor and Managing Editor of the Baptist Messenger.

As a staff writer, you should be able to perform thorough research on various topics and have a keen eye for detail. Ultimately, you should be able to deliver good quality content like news posts, reviews and features.

In addition, this role contributes to the social media communications of the Baptist Messenger and the Oklahoma Baptists organization.

The position is full time and requires 37.5 hours per week, usually Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Some seasonal overtime work, including weekends and some overnights stays at camp, will be required. The successful candidate must be an active member of a Southern Baptist church.

Staff Writer responsibilities are:

  • Writing clear and interesting articles, blogs,etc.

  • Understanding projects

  • Working closely with fellow Baptist Messenger staff and creative group

  • Proofreading/editing

  • Giving ideas for publication

Staff Writer requirements are:

  • At least 1 year of experience as a Staff Writer, Reporter or Copywriter

  • Good writing acumen

  • Familiar with MS Office, wordpress and other applications

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • BA/BSc in Journalism or a related field