Brio Editorial Director

8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #1094
Thursday, January 6, 2022
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 Brio Editorial Director position exists to provide editorial direction for Focus on the Family’s print magazine for teen girls, Brio. The Editorial Director manages the content plan, writing, editing aggregation, and general acquisition of content for Brio magazine and related Brio channels such as special publishing projects, including e-newsletters, e-zines, social media, and other online formats. This position contributes to the execution of all Brio efforts as well as provides leadership and direction for the Brio editorial and art staff.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Leads as Executive Producer for all Brio editorial planning, as well as other print, digital, and online publishing activities and determines the content that is to be published

Oversees content production for a Brio print, social media, and online/mobile magazine

Provides reports and dashboards for ministry promotion, communication, and reporting

Selects, develops, enriches, motivates, supervises, and evaluates online, digital and print editorial staff; monitors and works to consistently improve staff morale

Supports ministry-wide integrated campaigns and understands the importance of collaborative relationships within the ministry.Works closely with other content channels to ensure consistent messaging

Works to ensure that online social media presence and content supports the needs of target audience and works to build readership and constituent relationships

Handles or approves content edits of editorial copy according to Brio audience needs and Focus standards

Leads and participates in brainstorming, concepting and design for new content channels and resources

Manages and leads Art Directors in providing artwork for new and ongoing Brio content and resources

Cultivates an entrepreneurial attitude that drives innovation to improve readership and ministry experience

Initiates new project ideas as well as product improvement plans

Monitors performance against budget, plans and other standards

Collaborates with Marketing/Circulation departments to increase reach and readership

Stays current with target audiences through research, reading, personal contact and observation of other print and online publishing efforts inside and outside the ministry

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

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

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:

Manages a staff of editor (s) and designer (s)

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Ability to handle stress associated with multiple deadlines

Some travel may be required



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

This role is considered a Spokesperson for Focus on the Family and should represent Focus’ position and tone at all times


Personal Characteristics:

Creative, innovative, planner, developer, coordinator

Leader, motivator, visionary


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, Journalism or Communication, or equivalent experience

7-10 years creative writing/editing experience; 5-7 years in a publishing house

5+ years of experience managing a Communications department with print and online focus

5+ years of experience managing a staff of art and editorial staff

Thorough understanding of Focus on the Family mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Thorough understanding of magazine publishing

Skills, Abilities and Special Talents/Gifts:

Excellent English language and grammar skills and grasp of fundamentals of good page layout and design

Creative in conceptualizing and steering content development from editorial development through print and online posting

Ability to create and carry out complex plans or motivate others to do so

Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Strong people skills

Stewardship Requirements:

Indirect budget decisions for publications  
Salary Range: $76,956 to $88,398/yr.

Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.


Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:


  • Medical Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts


Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:


  • Legal Shield/ID Shield


  • Retirement Plan

  • Vacation Time

  • Sick Time

  • Holidays

  • Service Awards


Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.


*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.


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

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