Publications Editor

Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown seeks a Publications Editor who will be the lead editorial agent to initiate and sustain a digital-first publication model, with a complementary print product. Building upon the 75-year history of the diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Exponent, and the 40-year history of the Catholic Television Network of Youngstown, the Publications Editor will manage, mentor, and direct a joint editorial team, delivering an integrated and visually-appealing product that incorporates written, visual, and multimedia storytelling and analysis.

The successful candidate will report to the diocesan Director of Communications, and work closely with the entire communications team, including the staff of The Catholic Exponent, the diocese’s audio-video and social media specialists, and senior leadership who contribute to pastoral communication, media relations, and communications strategy. On this team, it is anticipated that the Publications Editor will be the editorial leader, maintaining the editorial calendar and executing daily, timely, short-term, and long-term projects and providing coverage that inspires those of various populations and ages in the six-county diocese. The Publications Editor will contribute to the execution of the Bishop’s mandate for excellent communication as a priority for missionary discipleship and work closely with the Director of Communications to identify and evaluate staffing needs, contracts, and needed assets.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Exemplary in prioritizing and executing projects, setting priorities, meeting deadlines
  • Mastery in writing and editing, with excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to working with and inspiring writers, photographers, and editorial staff
  • Collaborative in approach to visioning, storyboarding, and analysis
  • Thorough understanding and appreciation for the Church’s tradition and contemporary practice, in the Diocese of Youngstown and globally
  • Able to articulate a vision for acting upon the priorities expressed in Bishop Bonnar’s pastoral letter, Testify to the Light
  • Preference will be given to those with experience and appreciation for excellent digital and print design, and able to serve as a catalyst for a culture of innovation and adaptivity

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS Office; Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat); experience with Premiere Pro or Audition a plus; additional proficiencies welcome
  • Practical experience with WordPress, additional web development tools and/or languages, social media platforms, and cloud-based newsletters
  • Proficiency with digital collaboration tools, and comfort with experimenting with new tools, including Google Drive, Canva, Trello, Slack, etc.
  • Mastery using mobile devices as a reporting and social media tool
  • Practicing Catholic, passionate about serving the mission of the Church
  • Successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate intercultural competencies or commit to a growth plan for covering the cultural breadth of the local Church. Please note any proficiency in languages (especially Spanish)
  • Background clearances required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Journalism or Communications. Consideration will also be given to those with degrees in other fields who have demonstrated editorial leadership in media and publishing
  • 5-7 years of experience in journalism, communications, or publishing
  • Preference given to those with management experience in media and publishing, and with a breadth of experience in multiple areas, including but not limited to: writing, editing, photography, photo editing, layout/design, social media management, and/or video production

TO APPLY, please submit the following documents by Monday, January 31st, 2022 via email to employment@youngstowndiocese.org:

  • Cover letter with résumé, three professional references
  • Three writing samples
  • Any relevant digital production portfolio including: video reporting and/or editing, web design, podcast production, photography, photo editing

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