The Christian Century is seeking a Community Engagement Editor who will focus on fostering deeper relationships with and among readers both online and offline.
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 multiplatform media organization.
The Community Engagement Editor will lead online and offline efforts to strengthen the Century’s relationships with readers — by fostering returning website visits and email engagement, organizing offline events and groups, and supporting social media and other online communities. 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 interested in engaged journalism; can quickly write clean copy for social sharing; enjoy organizing events and groups (both online and offline); 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.