Posted On: January 30, 2014
Media Organization: Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization (PDF) that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.
Each of the 1,041 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas are democratic in polity and operation; they govern themselves. They unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves. Each congregation is associated with one of the UUA’s 19 districts.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has an exciting career opportunity for Senior Editor to join our team. This role will write high quality original news reports and feature articles for UU World’s print and online editions. Responsibilities include identifying potential stories, developing story lists, image research, and covering important UUA events.
Our ideal applicant has a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in English or journalism) or equivalent experience. Requirements include at least three years’ experience as a reporter, exceptional organizational skills, familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and with Unitarian Universalist congregations and institutions. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office is a must, as is facility with web technologies such as blogs, online research tools, social networking services, photo sites, etc. Must be able to travel and work some weekends/evenings as required.
Send a cover letter addressing your experience with Unitarian Universalism, a résumé, and two published writing
samples via e-mail—indicating “Senior Editor/News” in the subject line—to firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax to
(617) 367-3237, or to Human Resources, UUA, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. E-mail submissions preferred.