WANTED: Catholic media pro to lead ‘The Catholic Sun’

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


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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





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