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Executive Editor

The Biblical Recorder is seeking a full-time Executive Editor. The ideal candidate will have journalistic experience, a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field, (Master’s Degree preferred), and will display discernment in covering and disseminating NC Baptist News. The ideal candidate will display an understanding of print media along with a skillset maximizing current journalistic platforms. The editor search committee is looking for a self-starter who has the courage to take appropriate risks with regard to the business model for this news outlet. Resumes for this position will be accepted through February 18. Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume to [email protected].

Biblical Recorder Editor Search

The ideal candidate for the Biblical Recorder Editor embodies the following character traits: 

  • An obvious walk with the Lord demonstrating the fruit of the spirit, maturity and a passion for Jesus Christ.
  • A faithful member of a Southern Baptist Church who affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and embraces the Great Commission.
  • A person of integrity who feels called by God to serve with honesty and transparency.
  • A writer with wisdom who is unafraid of the hard topics and articles but discerning enough to avoid unnecessary controversy.
  • A leader who understands, supports, and embraces the mission of the Biblical Recorder and is committed to truth and fairness by investigating the various sides of each story while remaining gospel-centered in overall tone and purpose.
  • A journalist who is approachable and comfortable with a wide range of people from all walks of life.

The ideal candidate for the Biblical Recorder Editor embodies the following competencies: 

Communication

  • Holds a B.S. degree in Journalism or related field, Masters preferred, and at least five years’ experience as an Editor/writer.
  • An effective writer skilled in the various forms of journalistic writing with the experience and knowledge to spot and communicate the stories that impact NC Baptists.
  • A well-spoken and effective oral communicator able to represent the Biblical Recorder to the messengers and churches of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Leadership

  • A servant leader who can motivate and inspire the Biblical Recorder staff to accomplish its mission, while at the same time remaining humble enough to do any job necessary to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • A visionary who can anticipate the opportunities and challenges of the changing journalistic culture and think beyond the present in order to build a successful future for the Biblical Recorder.
  • A self-motivated, creative thinker with a strong work ethic who can multitask and interact with denominational and theological tensions as they arise.

Skills

  • A person who gifted at networking with people within the BSCNC and the SBC and able to navigate the different political and theological streams within SBC life without compromising Scripture. Familiarity with NC Baptist entities and ministries preferred.
  • A highly organized individual who is able to balance the multi-faceted complexities of this position.
  • A writer who respects the significance of print media but has the expertise in online media, including all forms of social media.
  • A forward thinker who is knowledgeable in computer-based and web-based software, including CMS, basic HTML/CSS, Social Networks and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • An entrepreneur and self-starter with the boldness and courage to take appropriate risks in the business model seeking new subscribers, followers, readers, and advertisers.