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Writer Apprentice

8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #415
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

The Writer Apprentice position exists to learn and develop the ability to write original scripts for Adventures in Odyssey audio products and other writing assignments including promotional scripts, copy, ads, podcast, etc. This does not involve non-fiction writing.  Interested applicants must be able to provide samples of their writing (creative fiction, plays, scripts, television, audio drama). This is also an onsite
position in Colorado Springs.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Becomes immersed in the world of Adventures in Odyssey, learning the show’s history, characters, locations, and storylines

Writes Adventures in Odyssey scripts

Provides input on Adventures in Odyssey story ideas, outlines and scripts, as well as Clubhouse articles, podcasts, etc.

Edits/rewrites scripts as directed

Maintains currency with target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, research, involvement with social media, message boards, etc.

Works with Odyssey team in the creation of ancillary products, including videos, CD products, websites, devotions, etc.

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

May assist in casting process

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in any and all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office environment
May be required to travel occasionally

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Character/Spiritual:


Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ
also has loved us and given Himself for us...”



Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the 
Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer


Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer


Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with 
FOF core values


Personal Characteristics:
Creative, detail-oriented, insightful, self-motivated, assertive, articulate, decisive, diplomatic, self-accountable, patient, flexible, approachable, demonstrates concern for long-term effectiveness, and fits in well with creative team

Knowledge/Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Journalism, Screenwriting or English preferred

1 - 3 years experience in creative writing

Thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian worldview

Working knowledge of Adventures in Odyssey, FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Advanced writing skills; ability to imitate various writing styles

Ability to both think and write creatively

Ability to clearly articulate and to defend a position

Ability to deal with stress due to deadline pressure

Basic organizational skills

Ability to apply imaginative approaches to others’ ideas

Competent in use of scriptwriting software

Ability to write primarily alone or occasionally in a team setting

Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $13.94
  • 8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA