File photo by J.D. Long-García/CATHOLIC SUN
File photo by J.D. Long-García/CATHOLIC SUN

The Catholic Sun, the award-winning newspaper and website serving the Diocese of Phoenix, is seeking an editor. This position directs the editorial and production staff in planning and executing the day-to-day print and digital operations of The Catholic Sun.

The editor, who must be bilingual in English and Spanish, works closely with the director of communications/associate publisher, advertising sales, and the diocese’s radio and television teams to ensure a unified and cross-platform approach to engaging the Catholic faithful.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervises, leads and coaches the Staff Writer, Graphic Designer and Circulation Specialist/Office Coordinator.
  • Develops the life and growth of The Catholic Sun by promoting readership through a prudent balance of news, features, education and informed opinion pieces.
  • Manages cyclical preparation of The Catholic Sun, including but not limited to: issue planning; story and photo assignments; website updates; pre-press design and production of each newspaper issue.
  • Engages digital audiences and provides an effective Christian witness through an enthusiastic, creative and savvy approach to social media and integrates these tools into everyday workflow.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • A critical eye for news and the understanding of how Catholic media can inform, inspire and engage the Catholic faithful.
  • An acute understanding of the changing news media landscape and outstanding editorial, digital, social and cross-platform management experience and skills.
  • Working knowledge of Mac OS X, WordPress or an equivalent content management system, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and other relevant web and social media applications.
  • Skilled in reporting, editing, photography and newspaper page design.

To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to:

Diocese of Phoenix
Human Resources
400 East Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
applicants@diocesephoenix.org

 

 

The Catholic Sun, as the official news source for the Diocese of Phoenix, shares in the mission of evangelizing the Catholic faithful, under the direction of the bishop, by providing news, information, education, a forum for discussion and guidance in matters of faith, morals and spiritual life.

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