Brio Magazine Managing Editor

Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #1727
Monday, October 9, 2023
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 700 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 role of the Editor is to oversee the editorial process and contribute creatively to a variety of media outlets, including Brio magazine, tablet editions, digital platforms, social media content,, and mobile applications. This is achieved both through direct contributions and by collaborating with freelance writers.

Brio magazine is specifically designed for teenage girls and offers a rich array of content, encompassing inspirational profiles, cultural insights, health and beauty advice, faith-based features, and engaging entertainment. Brio's mission is to aid young girls in strengthening their faith, promoting healthy relationships, and tackling real-life issues that are crucial during the teenage years as they strive to become virtuous women.

Brio magazine does this and more, all through the lens of our shared faith in Jesus Christ. View sample articles and downloads at

Additionally, the Editor may be tasked with developing content strategies for specific departments in the magazine as determined by content development leadership and the Editorial Director.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Conceives and brainstorms with team about viable ideas and concepts for publication in all mediums; print, e-mail, web, mobile and social

Creates original copy, organizes facts, conducts interviews, edits tablet, social media and other material into the most compelling form

Reviews and selects high-quality manuscripts that support mobile/magazine/online objectives

Edits manuscripts from in-house and freelance writers according to standard English grammar, Associated Press style book, and FOF philosophy

Proofreads copy at various stages of development to ensure quality consistent with Focus on the Family standards and principles

Conducts first-hand research and maintains contact list

Oversees freelance writers; assists in acquiring and developing new writers and/or content as needed

Maintains currency with target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, and Internet research

Maintains communication and relationship with ministry/teams on content strategy and content development

Coordinates with other departments as directed to secure aggregated content coordination

Fully participates in editorial and design meetings

Works with designers on direction for layouts and artwork that enhances the content

Monitors and controls expenses to budget

Selects, develops, motivates, supervises, and evaluates editorial staff

Fills in for Editorial Director as needed

Consults with legal counsel on article content as required

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Occasionally researches, creates, and writes original articles for publication

Conducts training for staff editors and writers

Performs other duties as assigned

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:

May manage a staff of 2 - 5 people; may supervise freelance writers

Working Environment/Physical requirements:

Office environment

Occasional travel

This role may require occasional travel including nights and weekends




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 position is a “position of responsibility” as defined in the Focus on the Family Moral
Policy and is subject to the parameters defined therein regarding divorce

Personal Characteristics:

Keen sense of creativity with unbounded imagination


Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, or English

5-7 years successful writing, editing and project management experience

Thorough understanding of FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent listening skills

Ability to function effectively and efficiently in a team environment

Ability to handle constantly changing priorities and demands

Ability to organize work effectively to meet demanding time constraints

Exceptional use of the English language, punctuation, and sentence structure

Ability to apply imaginative approaches to others’ ideas

Ability to clearly articulate and to defend a position

Ability to deal with stress due to deadline pressure

Ability to plan routinely for single function department

Strong organizational skills

Competent in use of PC/Macintosh software

Salary Range: $70,716 to $81,117/yr

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

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

  •  Norton LifeLock ID Theft Coverage
  • Legal Shield/ID Shield Coverage
  • 403B Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Time & Vacation Payout
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Service Awards
  • Community Service Days
  • Bookstore Discount
  • Fitness Center

Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for all the above and:

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Warehouse Membership Reimbursement

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, except for:

  • Sick Time
  • Bookstore Discount
  • Fitness Center
Helping Families Thrive in Christ! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

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  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA