The charity is keen to communicate the Bible to spiritually open people who fall outside our traditional audience. We're looking for a gifted and professional writer who will build on the research into this group and create written content that connects the Bible both with their everyday needs and their big questions. If you're passionate about the Bible, theologically literate, a creative thinker and a team player this job may be for you.
Location: Swindon (M4 corridor) with home working flexibility
Hours: Full time
Salary: £28-33k per annum
Duration: Two-year’s fixed-term contract
Benefits: Flexible Working, Pension, Employee Assistance Programme, Family Time benefits including TOIL, 25 day’s holiday (plus bank holidays) holiday trading, discounted gym membership, Health Cash Plan or Private Medical, Cycle Scheme, Annual Staff Day, Life Assurance, Tastecard, Childcare Vouchers, Loyalty Awards, Staff Events, Free tea and coffee and free car parking
Closing date: 24 October 2021
Interview date: 5 November 2021
This Copywriter sits in an exciting new team tasked with creatively communicating the Bible to the 20 per cent of the UK population who are spiritually open and are generally found outside the Church. Using research insights, writing skills and biblical knowledge, the copywriter will apply their skills to write content including ads, articles, social media posts and scripts to create an appetite for the Bible and provide experiences where people can encounter the Bible in a positive, perception-changing way.
Main responsibilities include:
- Write long and short form content including articles, social media posts, comments, scripts and ads to culturally translate the Bible for people who are open to hearing about it but would never seek it out
- Use research insights to develop ideas and create relevant content that applies the Bible to the audience's everyday needs and big questions
- Participate in creative group exegesis
- Work with team members to generate ideas for campaigns as well as regular communications
- Research theological perspectives to inform writing
- Publish content to relevant websites and social media channels as needed
- Create content to build online community among spiritual seekers, stimulating conversation and responding to engagement
As Copywriter you will have a BA Hons (ideally in Theology or a related subject) with biblical knowledge. You will have strong knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of different social media platforms and an awareness of current affairs and issues concerning people today.
You will have experience of:
- Writing for publication, both online and in print
- Writing to brand guidelines
- Writing for search engine optimisation
- Working alongside designers and other creatives
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please provide your CV and a 250-word statement that sets out why you’re the best person for this position.
Commitment - As a Christian organisation, the charity believe you have gifts and abilities that are all your own. So they’re willing to explore how what you have might fit what’s needed.
The checklist – There’s no such thing as the perfect candidate. You don't have to tick every box on the job description before you apply!
It's personal - You have a life outside work, and the organisation want you to be able to live it well. So are happy to talk to you about flexible working hours and working from home.
Learn and grow - When you're trained in a new skill, or learn a different perspective, it benefits everyone. The organisation is committed to making it possible for everyone to flourish, with a huge variety of learning resources available.
Celebrating difference - Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere is at the heart of the organisation and it promotes diversity of thought, culture and background. Diversity is valued and this is reflected in the workforce.
Level ground - We want you to bring your best to the application and selection process. If you need any adjustments to be made for that to happen, let us know and we'll be glad to help.
About the Organisation
The charity’s mission is to offer the Bible to the world. It is a vision of a world where everyone has access to the Bible and can recognise its value for them, their families and communities. Working for a Christian charity, this is a great opportunity to work for an investor in people gold employer who have won awards for their excellence in investing in people. They are committed to the development of all staff and have fantastic charity-sector benefits to help motivate and retain exceptional people.
The charity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. Applications are welcome from people representing all sections of the community.
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