Hours Per Week: 35 (Full-time)
Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:
The Diocese of Richmond seeks a highly qualified editor to oversee the strategy, direction and operations of The Catholic Virginian, a biweekly publication, with specific attention to its editorial content and daily updating of its website. The editor will be responsible for conveying and supporting the teachings, policies and positions of the Catholic Church, the U.S. bishops and the diocesan bishop to readers of the publication.
The editor will also be responsible for managing freelance writers and article assignments, managing the Catholic Virginian budget and supervising the paper’s production costs. This position will collaborate regularly with the director of communications, the bishop/publisher, the Virginia Catholic Conference and other diocesan entities and ministries. The editor must have a proven track of storytelling as the position will also write news and feature articles for publication and maintain content for the Catholic Virginian website and other digital platforms.
A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, mass communications or related field is required, with seven years’ experience in diocesan press and/or other Catholic media preferred. However, we will consider experience in other print or communications media. Must have supervisory experience managing the business and production side of publications.
- Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks
- Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 30 days of hire
The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of all phases of the newspaper operation: writing, editing, budgeting, photography, designing and production, as well as advertising and circulation. Must have ability to analyze, interpret, multi-task, delegate assignments and use sound judgment regarding news, issues and events. Strong interpersonal skills, collaboration skills and teamwork are required. Impeccable written and verbal communication skills a must.
The editor must be able to establish and maintain working relationships with parishes, schools, diocesan leadership and other diocesan agencies and organizations. Proficiency with various PC software, including Adobe suite, website and social media required. A practicing Catholic in good standing, along with strong working knowledge of the structure and teachings of the Catholic Church is required.
Position Start Date: IMMEDIATELY