Editor, The Christian Science Monitor
Recently The Christian Science Board of Directors announced that Marshall Ingwerson accepted a position as Chief Executive of The Principia. We are now announcing the launch of a formal search for the new Editor of The Christian Science Monitor. Below is a brief description of the focus and responsibilities as well as the qualifications for the position. Please address applications to the Search Committee, Editor, Christian Science Monitor and apply on our career site. All nominations of candidates should be sent care of email@example.com.
Editor, The Christian Science Monitor
The new Editor will have the opportunity to lead the Monitor in implementing a bold new reader-centric vision now in development that is sharply focused on how the Monitor’s unique brand of journalism can have a daily uplifting impact on the lives of “every Christian Scientist and as many others as possible.” The Editor’s focus will be on organizing and inspiring the newsroom to further increase the distinctiveness and impact of Monitor content, as well as partnering with the publishing team to strengthen how the Monitor serves and engages readers.
Inspired by the Monitor’s healing mission and driven by commitment to humanity and its progress, the Editor will be called upon to demonstrate inspired leadership in content innovation, mentoring journalists, relating editorial and publishing functions, and proving that mission and sustainability are mutually supportive. Candidates should provide evidence of previous experience indicating an ability to thrive amid intellectual, moral, and spiritual challenges in a collaborative organization and a fast-changing industry.
- A deep love for the Monitor and a vital sense of its potential and distinct contribution within the larger healing mission of the Church.
- A life that evidences empathy and compassion for humanity.
- Significant journalism experience that includes a mix of reporting, writing, editing, team building, mentoring, leading, and managing. Commitment to sustaining and enhancing the Monitor’s journalistic credibility. Will consider non-journalism backgrounds if the same skills have been developed in a different discipline.
- Successful experience in building and managing budgets, engaging audiences, and building consensus.
- Member of The Mother Church and a branch church, as well as primary class instruction in Christian Science.
The Christian Science Monitor is a 24/7 news website with a global readership. The Monitor also publishes a weekly news magazine, which includes both material unique to the print product and stories that also appear on the Monitor's website. The Monitor offers a highly selective internship program.
Interns have an opportunity for hands-on experience in a range of departments - the US and world news desks and various features areas. Activities may include writing short items for the paper or website, doing research, and assisting the photo and graphics departments. It may also include some everyday office-management tasks. At the discretion of the editors, interns can assist with editing and contacting correspondents and contributors, as well as reporting their own stories. Generally, the minimum time requirement for paid internships is 35 hours a week. Academic internships are more flexible and can be considered on a part-time basis.
- Applications for our summer internships are due January 15.
- For fall internships, July 15.
- For the winter/spring semester, Oct. 15.
- To apply, please contact the Internship Coordinator, and send a resumé, cover letter, and clips to (hard copy only):
The Christian Science Monitor
210 Massachusetts Avenue - P02-30
Boston, MA 02115