Daniel Gilliland has been a member of Baptist churches his whole life. So in his new role as content manager for The Alabama Baptist and The Baptist Paper, he’s “looking forward to diving into this Baptist world in a more informed and intentional way.”
“I am also excited to meet people and learn about their stories and experiences as churchgoers, not only in Alabama but also nationwide with The Baptist Paper,” Gilliland said.
He said he also believes “the news” matters.
“Stories shape societies, and I hope to be of service to our readers and subscribers here,” he said.
‘Air traffic controller’
Gilliland earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, then graduated with a master of divinity from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in 2019. While studying, he served in a ministry residency at Iron City Church in Birmingham, something that he continued for a little while after graduation.
He then worked in other capacities, including two years as a pharmacy technician.
Now he gets to put his communication and theology studies to work as he serves as a sort of an air traffic controller for all content flowing in and out of TAB Media Group.
“Daniel will assist the editors in making story assignments and then serve as the official handler of the assignments as they flow to the writers and photographers and then to the copy editors, editors and production manager,” said Jennifer Davis Rash, president and editor-in-chief of TAB Media Group.
Gilliland also will oversee and organize the publications’ network of correspondents, monitor deadlines and expectations and make sure content is accurate and ready for publication. He’s meticulous and well suited for that role, Rash said.
Along with the content, he will also keep up with the publications’ coverage maps.
“We work hard to cover a wide variety of topics, areas and locations,” Rash said. “We cover every association in Alabama consistently in The Alabama Baptist, and now we are moving toward the same goal with each state in The Baptist Paper.”
“Daniel brings a unique blend of craftsmanship, efficiency, discipline, focus and quality control needed for this position,” she said. “We are excited to welcome him to the team.”
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