Assistant Editor, Office of Communications

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Employment Type
Full Time
Richmond, Virginia
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  35 (Full-time) 

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks an innovative and motivated Assistant Editor for its Office of Communications.

We are looking for a person who is experienced in print and digital media, and who sees the complementariness of them in order to serve the multiple constituencies within our diocese. 

At our biweekly publication, The Catholic Virginian, you will be responsible for working closely with the editor in planning local and national content, writing, editing and placing copy, following up on story leads and assisting the editor by working with correspondents in developing feature articles.

At the same time, you will assist in strengthening the publication’s daily digital presence, developing ways of engaging the Catholic community through timely news and information. The individual will assist in producing a visually appealing print and digital product through written and visual storytelling.

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism/Mass Communications or related field required, and a minimum of three years’ related experience in print and digital communications, with Catholic communications experience preferred.  Strong understanding of digital journalism, best practices and the ability to keep abreast of emerging trends required. 

The successful candidate will be a strong, professional communicator — interpersonally and in writing — and a collaborator. Flexibility, initiative, self-motivated, strong attention to detail, ability to manage time, plan, organize and manage multiple projects are a must, as is commitment to maintain confidentiality. Expertise in using mobile devices as a reporting tool a bonus. The position requires some evening and weekend hours, with some travel throughout the diocese. 

Proficiency using Microsoft Office and AP Stylebook is required, and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional). Knowledge of Catholic News Service Stylebook is desired.

A practicing Catholic passionate about serving the mission of the Catholic Church through storytelling, and who has working knowledge of Church structure and Catholic Church teaching is required.

Background clearances are required.

Position Start Date: As Soon As Filled