Digital Content Editor

The Digital Content Editor develops and manages content for all of Busted Halo and Amendo’s digital channels, including websites, social media, podcasts, videos, and fundraising campaigns. Equal parts writer, editor, social media manager, and producer, the Digital Content Editor is a mission-driven and innovative leader committed to dynamic and inspiring content, and plays a key role in strategically developing and growing the brand.  

An essential part of the creative team, the Digital Content Editor helps shape the vision of Busted Halo and Amendo: Reconnecting Life and Spirit, a sub-brand of Busted Halo, and ensures all ideas are executed and delivered to plan and within deadlines. The Digital Content Editor has a strong knowledge of the Catholic faith, as well as a sound awareness of news and culture, and can engage with audience members, regardless of where they are in their faith journeys, in a relevant and approachable way.

The Digital Content Editor works directly with the editor-in-chief of Busted Halo and Amendo.

Primary Responsibilities

Editorial:

  • Brainstorm, schedule, write, proof, promote, repurpose, and oversee content for Busted Halo and Amendo’s digital channels.
  • Contribute to planning a robust editorial calendar featuring daily new and repurposed content.
  • Help to manage a large community (75+) of freelance writers — field pitches, assign stories, onboard new members, and process monthly payments.
  • Participate in Amendo editorial and brainstorming meetings.
  • Stay immersed in news and pop culture, always considering where Busted Halo and Amendo can play a role in larger conversations.
  • Identify and build relationships with strategic content partners.
  • Write occasional articles and website copy.
  • Perform photo research for Busted Halo and Amendo articles.
  • Collaborate with Busted Halo’s radio show team for featured podcasts, creating synergy for cross-promotional content opportunities.  
  • Oversee the posting, scheduling, and editing of articles in WordPress.
  • Train and manage interns and other staff in the use of web-based tools including CMS.
  • Implement strategies to improve SEO.

Social Media/Content Marketing:

  • Manage all social media accounts and develop all social media strategies for Busted Halo and Amendo.
  • Write and edit compelling teases for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Lead staff/intern social media workshops.
  • Meaningfully engage with Busted Halo fans and followers, acting as primary social liaison,  diligently responding to comments, questions, mentions, etc., in Busted Halo’s voice and tone.
  • Based on analytics, evolve strategies and content to increase engagement.
  • Stay abreast of social media trends and updates to major platforms.
  • Collaborate with marketing consultants to strategically promote posts and run ads.
  • Create relevant artwork/graphics via Canva or Photoshop.
  • Develop social media challenges, contests, and giveaways, and manage prize distribution.
  • Utilize a variety of tools/software to schedule posts, track conversations, and monitor engagement. 

Video:

  • Brainstorm content and assist in production for ongoing Busted Halo video series, including “You Don’t Know Jack” and “In Two Minutes,” and new video content.
  • Manage Busted Halo YouTube channel. 

Development:

  • Oversee Giving Tuesday social campaign to solicit donations to Busted Halo.
  • Represent Busted Halo and Amendo at annual conferences, dialogues, fundraisers, and other local and national events.
  • Develop programming for panels and speaking opportunities (including, but not limited to, Catholic Conferences like Catholic Women Religious and Catholic Press Association, and national conferences like SXSW).

Administrative/Other Duties:

  • Manage administrative accounts for the office, including water delivery, monthly subscriptions, and software.
  • Supervise interns and manage their projects.
  • Monitor website performance and collaborate with webmaster when needed.

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of professional experience in content production/journalism/communications with demonstrated success as an expert editor and writer.
  • Advanced proficiency in writing compelling copy (examples of previously published work required).
  • Expert copy-editing skills, attention to detail, and comprehensive knowledge of AP style.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, planning, and executing digital campaigns.
  • Creatively minded with an ability to conceive innovative, outside-the-box ideas.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, remain focused, meet deadlines, and prioritize responsibilities.
  • An authentic commitment and passion for the mission and values of Busted Halo and the Paulist Fathers.
  • A positive attitude and dedication to sharing the Catholic faith joyfully.
  • Proficient knowledge of WordPress and basic knowledge of HTML and SEO.
  • Working knowledge of the G Suite, including Google Analytics.
  • Enthusiasm for working with a small team. 
  • Experience moderating Facebook groups and developing brand ambassadors. 
  • Experience writing and producing video for the web a plus.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits, including full health insurance, some dental coverage, a pension plan, and opportunities for professional development. Other perks include: 

  • Prime New York City location near Columbus Circle
  • Casual dress, relaxed working environment, and creative office culture
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement plan
  • Annual staff retreat

Salary range: $65-$72K, commensurate with experience 

How to apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and three samples that demonstrate your skills writing across digital platforms (articles you’ve published, blogs, social media campaigns, etc.) to jobs@bustedhalo.com. Also, include examples or links to any social media accounts you’ve managed.


Communications and Development Associate

The Communications and Development Associate is an experienced communicator capable of clear messaging through multiple channels with multiple audiences, including fans, readers, listeners, donors, prospective donors, advertisers, partners, and the press. Demonstrating writing, marketing, fundraising, advertising, and public relations savvy, the Communications and Development Associate is a polished writer with a demonstrated ability to speak as a brand/personality and cultivate relationships. The Communications and Development Associate will continue to raise Busted Halo’s public profile, and plays a key role in bringing our mission to life and strategically growing the Busted Halo brand. 

Primary Responsibilities

Development / Fundraising:

  • Serve as a principal writer for all fundraising communications (campaigns, donor newsletters, thank yous, letters, invitations, etc.) and copyedit, proofread, and revise all communications.
  • Collaborate with the executive director, fundraising team, and staff to gather information and content for donor engagement. 
  • Serve as an editor and quality control for donor correspondence, ensuring that all communications delivered by Busted Halo meet brand requirements, AP Style guidelines, and standard of excellence.
  • Together with the executive director and fundraising team, plan communications strategies to meet fundraising goals.
  • Act as customer service for donors when in need of account management. 
  • Create and deliver invites for fundraising events and coordinate RSVPs.
  • Work with the digital content editor to develop a social media strategy during fundraising campaigns.
  • Monitor online giving to make sure everything is working properly and optimized for mobile giving.
  • Create and order promotional products and brand swag for thank you gifts, contest prizes, conferences, etc.
  • Compile regular donation reports from WordPress, Stripe, Facebook, and other sources.
  • Identify opportunities to connect with and cultivate potential donors. 

Marketing / Advertising:

  • Create, design, and launch weekly email marketing campaigns to promote Busted Halo content.
  • Use MailChimp, Canva, stock photo websites to design campaign emails.
  • Manage reader and donor email databases.
  • Use metrics to monitor communications successes and makes suggestions for improvement.
  • Liaison with advertising clients, maintain, update, and send out media kits (both proactively and reactively). 
  • Post website ads using Google AdSense and Ad Manager.
  • Pursue brand partnerships.
  • Pitch and pursue panels, exhibiting opportunities, speaking engagements, press appearances and special events.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years experience with communications and/or fundraising in a nonprofit organization.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, attention to detail (writing samples required).
  • Strong phone and verbal communication skills along with active listening and proficient command of English.
  • MailChimp proficiency and experience developing, designing, and sending digital campaigns (and managing lists). 
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Familiarity and comfortability with the institutional Catholic Church.
  • Ability to communicate with confidence about spirituality and faith.
  • Engaging communication style based on natural warmth, enthusiasm, and joy.
  • Experience with online giving, email giving campaigns, and using social media for fundraising.
  • Fast-paced and results-oriented.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, Google Docs; photo editing software is an asset.
  • Experience using WordPress or another CMS, preferred, HTML knowledge a plus.
  • Experience with a CRM (Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud).
  • Resourceful, creative, self-starter.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits, including full health insurance, some dental coverage, a pension plan, and opportunities for professional development. Other perks include: 

  • Prime New York City location near Columbus Circle
  • Casual dress, relaxed working environment, and creative office culture
  • Partial cell phone reimbursement plan
  • Annual staff retreat

Salary range: $50-$58K, commensurate with experience

How to apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and three writing samples that demonstrate your skills in donor communications (at least one campaign email or digital communication required) to jobs@bustedhalo.com. Also include examples or links to any digital fundraising campaigns you’ve worked on.


Editorial/Social Media Intern (Part-time)

As an intern at Busted Halo, you will gain hands-on experience with a small, creative team on the editorial process and social media management. Tasks might include:

  • Brainstorming and pitching ideas for publication
  • Developing a list of writers and experts who might contribute
  • Repurposing/rewriting existing content for publication
  • Writing/rewriting headlines to make the biggest impact with readers
  • Helping to develop an editorial calendar
  • Scheduling and publishing content online
  • Conducting photo research
  • Writing original articles
  • Writing teases for social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram
  • Learning best practices for using social media professionally
  • Brainstorming ideas for content to share with our followers
  • Researching viral trends and relevant topics for digital content
  • Creating original graphic designs 

At Busted Halo, you can take advantage of opportunities to write for the website. Although the internship is unpaid, you will be compensated for any original articles you contribute.

Here’s what we are looking for in an intern:

  • Excellent writing and grammar skills
  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Familiarity with a variety of social media platforms
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to take an assignment and run with it
  • Attention to detail
  • Multi-tasker
  • Leadership skills
  • Team player

Not required, but we’d love if you have:

  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

A note about compensation: The internship is unpaid, however we do provide transportation costs and course credit.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to editor@bustedhalo.com and include links to any previously published writing, a personal blog, etc.