General Editor | The Salvation Army

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General Editor

Communications Department, Territorial Headquarters, Wellington
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding of the publishing process
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

About the Department/Operation/Programme

The Communications Department of Territorial Headquarters exists to communicate and advance the messages and mission of The Salvation Army, raising awareness, understanding and morale, and increasing support for the Army’s mission. The department’s focus is on territorial publications (particularly the fortnightly War Cry magazine), in-house design, media engagement and crisis management support, and online publishing via the territorial website and intranet as well as social media channels.

About the role/job description

This role will support the Managing Editor by undertaking research and planning for territorial publications; liaising with authors, photographers and artists; seeking permissions for the reproduction of copyrighted material and proofing and editing documents. You will work closely with the designers and writers in the Communications Department, along with the social media and website managers and media manager. The main focus of this role is on territorial publications which includes a myriad of written and design collateral.

Key tasks

  • Scope and create internal and external publications as required.
  • Structurally edit, proofread, and evaluate publications and design proof’s submitted by various departments prior to publication production
  • Support the editor with work related to other communications work.
  • Assist with marketing, promotion and distribution.

Person Specification

  • Qualification in Publishing and/or Editing
  • Experience in Publishing and/or Editing
  • An understanding of biblical concepts and the Christian worldview

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Caron Maskell by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed Application form to:

Application form can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Applications close by 12 noon on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.