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Hispanic Beat Reporter

Reports to
Managing Editor

Principal Functions
Provide news and feature coverage of, cultivate relationships with, and solicit subscriptions and support from predominantly Hispanic congregations affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Responsibilities

  1. Research and write original articles:
    • News about state, national and international subjects and events, with priority given to Texas/regional news about Hispanic congregations and their members
    • Features of interest to readers, placing a priority on Hispanics and issues specifically of interest to Hispanics
    • Around the State, On the Move and Passages columns, particularly related to Hispanic congregations
  2. Provide photographic coverage and media support for articles as appropriate
  3. In consultation with the managing editor and editor/publisher, contribute to planning current and future issues of print and digital news products:
    • Daily updates on baptiststandard.com; Monday-Friday and weekends as needed
    • Weekly Baptist Standard
    • Quarterly CommonCall
  4. Support production of Baptist Standard Publishing print and digital news products:
    • Write general copy when necessary
    • Edit general copy as needed
    • Assist with general proofreading as needed
    • Post content to the website
    • Support compilation of Baptist Standard email as needed
  5. Collaborate with other staff to enhance online reader traffic and patterns; plan content accordingly to gain maximum readership
  6. Develop positive, reciprocal relationships with Hispanic congregations, their pastors and other leaders and leverage those relationships so they provide compelling story ideas, include Baptist Standard Publishing in their budgets, and provide the Baptist Standard to their members
  7. Remain abreast of trends, events and projections concerning Hispanic church life in particular, as well as the Baptist denomination and religion in general
  8. Attend appropriate conventions and other significant meetings to provide coverage
  9. Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree in ministry or journalism is preferred
  2. Member in good standing of a Baptist church and possess exemplary character
  3. Experience in working for a news organization, a public relations organization, or another organization in a news or public relations position
  4. Ability to produce professional-quality news and feature articles
  5. Ability to produce professional-quality photography
  6. Fluency in both Spanish and English
  7. Aptitude to learn technical programs in order to produce articles, manage content, and operate the website and other software/hardware necessary for content distribution
  8. Ability to travel alone
  9. Must be a self-starter and possess initiative to fulfill all responsibilities associated with the position
  10. Possess exemplary relationship-building skills and be able to represent the Baptist Standard and CommonCall positively to various constituencies
  11. Ability to relate collegially and productively with the Baptist Standard Publishing board and staff and the boards and employees of other denominational institutions and organizations

To apply
Submit resume, writing samples and references to Marv Knox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

       

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