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Content Editor
Water Mission Charleston, SC

Content Editor

Water Mission
Charleston, SC
Expired: February 12, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Who is Water Mission?

Water Mission is a Christian engineering nonprofit that builds sustainable, safe water solutions for people in developing countries, refugee camps, and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has served more than 8 million people in 60 countries, sharing safe water and the message of God's love. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about ourStatement of FaithandChristian Mission.

What is the opportunity?

The Content Editor will support Water Mission's content development strategy through writing, editing, and proofreading, creating an engaging experience for a variety of audiences across multiple platforms. This position will ensure a clear and consistent message about the global water crisis and Water Mission's vision, mission, values, and solutions. Working across departments and teams, this person will write, edit, and proofread content that raises brand awareness, engages key partners and audiences, and tells Water Mission's story and impact. This full-time position reports to the Director of Content Strategy and Development and can be based remotely or at Water Mission's headquarters in N. Charleston, SC.

A successful Content Editor will:

General Duties

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness and model servant leadership to colleagues,partners, the communities we serve, and thepublic.
  • Engage and participate in prayer before and after team meetings.
  • Lead and participate in biblically based staff devotions.
  • Maintain high-level knowledge of Water Mission's organizational objectives, programmatic strategies, projects, and activities.Stay informed of local, regional, national, and global news, and issues to support the organization effectively.

Content Development and Expertise
  • Maintain detailed and up-to-date knowledge of Water Mission's house style guide, brand voice and tone, and overall brand guidelines.
  • Act as a writer, editor, and proofreader across all communications channels,including, but not limited to, print, web, email, and social media.
  • Provide best-in-class developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading to ensure content is on-brand and consistentwithWater Mission style.
  • Act as an expert writing, style, and grammar resource in the department and organization.
  • Work closely with the Director of Content Strategy and Development to keep style guide updated to help others in the organization effectively communicate about Water Mission.
  • Partner with Director of Content Strategy and Development on upcoming content needs, coming prepared with story ideas and a collaborative spirit for healthy brainstorming.
  • Research, write, review, edit, and proofread a wide variety of marketing materials. This content may include blogs, newsletters, appeal letters, impact reports, funding proposals, annual reports, email campaigns, disaster response communications, corporate communications, public relations, programmatic materials, partner resources, and more.
  • Work with Director of Content Strategy and Development to efficiently use impact stories so they reach the widest audience.
  • Work collaboratively across the global organization tomeetcontent needs that support Water Misson's goals.

Administrative Duties
  • Contribute to project management goals by meeting deadlines and milestones.
  • Follow established research best practices, content management workflows, and review processes.
  • Work closely with Programs Department colleagues in the US, Africa, and Latin America on story details.
  • Attend virtual video meetings as required and initiate calls, meetings, or Teams chats with colleagues in the United States and our eight country programs.
  • Record allrelevant project communication in Smartsheet and ensure project files are stored appropriately on SharePoint per department guidelines.

What is required?
  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Alignment with Water Mission's Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
  • Consistently present a professional image.
  • Effectively communicate about the global water crisis and Water Mission's vision, mission, values, and solutions.
  • Bachelor'sdegreein English, journalism, communications, marketing, liberal arts, technical writing, orrelated field.
  • Three or more years of writing, editing, and/or proofreading experience.
  • Working knowledge of AP style and the proven ability to learn and utilize house style.
  • Impeccableresearch, writing,and editingskills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas and feedback constructively.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and/or Luminate is a plus, but not required.
  • Thrives under pressure and has a proven track record of meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a highly fluid environment and respond to changing requests.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborativelywith diverse groups of people.
  • Home internet bandwidth strong enough to support video conferencing and other job-related responsibilities is required.
  • Flexibility to work periodic nights and weekends as required for ministry operations.
  • Domestic and international travel may be expected up to 10%.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of the organization and ending the global water crisis.


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