Writer Apprentice

8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #979
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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 Writer Apprentice position exists to learn and develop the ability to write original scripts for Adventures in Odyssey audio products and other writing assignments including promotional scripts, copy, ads, podcast, etc.



Essential Duties/Responsibilities:



Becomes immersed in the world of Adventures in Odyssey, learning the show’s history, characters, locations, and storylines


Writes Adventures in Odyssey scripts


Provides input on Adventures in Odyssey story ideas, outlines and scripts, as well as Clubhouse articles, podcasts, etc.


Edits/rewrites scripts as directed


Maintains currency with target audience through extensive reading, personal contact, research, involvement with social media, message boards, etc.


Works with Odyssey team in the creation of ancillary products, including videos, CD products, websites, devotions, etc.



Other Duties/Responsibilities:



May assist in casting process


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 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



Working Environment/Physical Requirements:



Office environment


May be required to travel occasionally







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



Personal Characteristics:



Creative, detail-oriented, insightful, self-motivated, assertive, articulate, decisive, diplomatic, self-accountable, patient, flexible, approachable, demonstrates concern for long-term effectiveness, and fits in well with creative team






Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Journalism, Screenwriting or English preferred


1 - 3 years of experience in creative writing


Thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian worldview


Working knowledge of Adventures in Odyssey, FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives



Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:



Advanced writing skills; ability to imitate various writing styles


Ability to both think and write creatively


Ability to clearly articulate and to defend a position


Ability to deal with stress due to deadline pressure


Basic organizational skills


Ability to apply imaginative approaches to others’ ideas


Competent in use of scriptwriting software


Ability to write primarily alone or occasionally in a team setting

Pay Range: $15.13 to $17.96/hr. 


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.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA