Company: Christian Science
Posted on: September 25, 2022
You will be responsible for reviewing articles and testimonies,
and editing those selected for publication in the print and online
editions of The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science
Sentinel, and the Herald of Christian Science. You will also
support The Christian Science Monitor's Christian Science
Perspective column, as outlined below. It is expected that you will
be flexible, work collaboratively, and be able to turn around
editing and writing assignments quickly. You may also be asked to
write features and columns, or to record podcasts. You need to stay
alert to the topics in public thought, including some of the deeper
challenges of faith in today's culture, and cultivate individuals
to write articles and testimonies on those subjects. You will work
with authors during the editing process or as authors revise their
articles so that each piece maintains the author's individual voice
while at the same time presenting Christian Science in accessible
language for the seeker, whether a Christian Scientist or not. You
need to be familiar with our worldwide movement and bring cultural
sensitivity to the editing work. You will need to maintain a
standard of excellence while editing a high volume of manuscripts
and ensure that Mary Baker Eddy's purpose for the periodicals is
evident in their content. For this reason, it is expected that you
will have an active practice of Christian Science. Membership in
The Mother Church and Primary Class instruction required.
-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Edits at least 5-6 pieces per month (could include articles,
testimonies, original podcasts, podcast adaptations, or equivalent
- Meets regular time sensitive publication and product
- Reads and evaluates manuscript submissions to determine
suitability for the Christian Science magazines.
- Edits accepted manuscripts, working with authors after edits
are made, or after the author makes revisions.
- Cultivates awareness of a world-wide audience, including
Christian Scientists, unpacking terminology and eliminating
confusing language that assumes acquaintance with Christian
- Makes sure that metaphysics are clear, accurate, and accessible
and that all factual information has backup.
- Communicates to authors why edits are needed in a way that
enhances unity, mutual support, and encourages further
- Writes articles for the periodicals at least twice a year.
Conducts interviews and shapes the results into finished text.
- Takes on other editorial duties as requested by the
- Supports the Monitor's Christian Science Perspective column:
- Executes daily production tasks.
- Periodically evaluates and edits submissions.
- Serves as backup for running the column (this is the
incumbent's primary responsibility when this need arises) -
including content selection, submission review, editing,
communications with authors, and production tasks.STAFF MANAGEMENT
AND JOB CONTACTSReporting RelationshipsSupervision: Associate
Editor, JSH EditorialJOB REQUIREMENTSEducation / ExperienceThis
position requires a Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent in
experience. Prefer four or more years of professional experience in
editing and writing, or an equivalent experience in a comparable
field.Knowledge / SkillsThe staff editor must be deeply familiar
with the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings to ensure that Christian
Science is correctly presented in articles.The candidate must have
a solid understanding of literary English and its structure. This
position requires a demonstrated excellence in writing and editing
skills.Knowledge of business office computer operations and content
management systems.Preference for onsite work in Boston, but may
possibly work remotely with periodic visits to the Boston office as
needed. -Engagement with Christian ScienceMembership in The Mother
Church and Primary Class instruction required. Branch church
membership and/or active public practice of Christian Science
desirable.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be
required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United
States and to complete the required employment eligibility
verification document form upon hire. -
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