Managing Editor - Decision Magazine

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Date Posted February 21, 2023
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Religion
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Opportunity Summary

The Managing Editor of Decision Magazine provides leadership to Assistant Editors, Copy Editor and Deputy Assistant Editor, markets and promotes print and digital versions of Decision Magazine, and plans and facilitates editorial content of Decision.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) exists to support and extend the evangelistic calling and ministry of Franklin Graham by proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to all we can by every effective means available to us and by equipping the church and others to do the same.

 All employees proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their employment, and thereby further BGEA’s religious mission.

Ministry Requirements

  • Maintains a personal, active relationship with Jesus Christ and is a consistent witness for Jesus   Christ
  • Faithfully upholds BGEA in prayer
  • Participates in daily BGEA staff devotions
  • Demonstrates behavior aligned with BGEA’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Hallmarks, policies, and expectations
  • Effectively represents Jesus Christ to those within both personal and professional spheres of influence

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises Assistant Editors, Copy Editor and Deputy Assistant Editor, editing their work and directing their assignments, promoting and sharpening their skills to promote their professional development
  • Writes and edits assigned articles and covers Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) events, ensuring that related deadlines are met
  • Works with Editor to develop effective promotional and renewal programs to gain and retain subscribers
  • Assists Editor in developing annual budget
  • Assists in planning editorial content of magazine to help ensure strong issues that accomplish goals of publication
  • Selects and commissions authors, working with them to develop articles for Decision
  • Assists in making corrections to layouts in preparation for mock-up and transmission of files to printing plant

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Editor, Decision Magazine

Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor-level degree or higher in related discipline(s)
  • Substantial magazine editorial and writing experience to include digital formats
  • Experience in marketing and promotions of publications to promote maintenance of existing subscribership and to increase subscribership
  • Understanding of the biblical and ethical positions of BGEA
  • Understanding and implementing workflow systems and schedules within scope of authority
  • Business and management skills on leadership level
  • Passion for serving Jesus Christ through BGEA
  • Christian testimony displayed in behavior within and without workplace
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lead, assist, and to work closely with and develop others
  • Ability to convey positive, professional image
  • Flexibility when job parameters, deadlines, or directions change