The Christian Century is seeking an Audience Development Editor who will focus on finding and introducing new online readers to its journalism, along with taking the lead on managing the Century’s website and online presence.
This is one of two new positions being added to the Century editorial team to support the Century’s ongoing transformation from a legacy print magazine to a multi-platform media organization.
The Audience Development Editor will focus on optimizing and managing Century content (both new and legacy) for distribution on owned platforms (including, web, email, push, etc.) and unowned channels (both established and new social media and search platforms), using both paid and organic strategies. This position will also assume primary responsibility for the Century’s website, including coordinating with vendors and serving as an internal training and support resource. And as a member of the editorial team, this position will participate in production, editorial planning, and other collaborative work.
This position will work full-time out of the Century’s downtown Chicago office.
If you are excited about building audiences for online journalism; can quickly write clean copy for social sharing; enjoy exploring and experimenting with new technology; and are familiar with the major denominations, issues, and trends facing Protestant Christianity in the U.S., please apply.
About The Christian Century
The Christian Century is an ecumenical magazine based in Chicago and considered a leading voice of progressive American Protestantism. Committed to thinking critically and living faithfully, the Century explores what it means to believe and live out the Christian faith in our time.
Founded in 1884 as the Christian Oracle, the magazine took its current name at the turn of the 20th century. Notable contributors in the early decades included Jane Addams and Reinhold Niebuhr. In 1963, the Century was the first major periodical to publish the full text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
The Century continues to inform and shape mainline Christianity. Along with publishing its biweekly print and online editions, the magazine hosts several blogs and a podcast on its website.