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Communications Specialist

Job Title: Communications Specialist

Department: Communications

Location: International Headquarters, New Cumberland, PA

Job Type: Full-time, Salary, Exempt

Supervisor: Director of Advancement and Communications

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Mission/Vision: Fulfilling the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people.


Job Summary/Primary Role: The Communications Specialist supports ABWE’s Communications Department with written content supporting Message magazine, ABWE blog, webpage copy, digital marketing campaigns, and donor communications. This person will also assist as an editor and a voice in the overall content strategy of the organization and each of its ministry divisions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Draft, edit, and deploy content for digital and print publications, donor communications, web, social media, and marketing campaigns, navigating security issues, organizational initiatives, and global stakeholders.

• Serve in managerial editorial capacity under Director of Communications for Message Magazine and ABWE’s blog, implementing organization’s style guide across all collateral.

• Help shape strategy for future ABWE content development.

• Interview and research as needed for writing projects.

• Supply content and strategy input to social media manager.

• Provide photo/visual content as needed.

• Travel as assigned by Director (domestically or occasional international) for content development, participation in media workshops, or missionary conferences.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education: Minimum 4-year degree with emphasis in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or Digital/Visual Communications, preferred.

Qualifications:

• Ability to pass background check and all necessary clearances as mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

• Minimum of 3-5 years related work experience in marketing, journalism, public relations or related field.

• Demonstrated outstanding writing and editing skills, and strong story-telling skills and news sense.

• Experience and knowledge in identifying target audiences and writing communications and marketing materials messages and for maximum results and impact.


Necessary Attributes:

• Joy-filled faith rooted in Jesus Christ and a heart to serve.

• Takes initiative and self-disciplined.

• Invests in continued education and self-development.

• Energetic and deadline oriented.

• Strong communication skills.

• Able to work alone or in a team environment.

Christian Life:

ABWE is a Christian organization, and it is necessary that employees possess and maintain a lifestyle that is above reproach. Employees are encouraged to participate in staff events including corporate and departmental prayer times, staff meetings, and lunches.


All ABWE employees must:

1. Be a current and active member and/or regular attendee of a like-minded local church that aligns doctrinally with ABWE.

2. Be able to fully support ABWE's mission, vision, core values, doctrinal statement, and ministry philosophy.

3. Be able to follow all guidelines set for in the ABWE Employee Handbook.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations, including extended periods of time sitting at a desk. The work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand, and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a moderate to high noise level. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


To apply for a position send your resume, a 1-page faith-story/testimony, and a design portfolio to jobs@abwe.org.

Updated: November 8, 2021