Editor In Chief

National Catholic Register
Washington, DC
Jan 16, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Overview:The National Catholic Register exists to provide a perspective on the news of the day as seen through the eyes of the Catholic faith. The Editor-in-Chief works with the Executive Director to establish the editorial vision and related strategy for the National Catholic Register and manages the editorial team to accomplish strategic goals. The Editor-in-Chief oversees the production and publication of all content for the Register's media platforms.Responsibilities:Formulates and manages annual editorial calendar in conjunction with Executive Director, Managing Editor, and Advertising manager. Develops and manages editorial guidelines, policies, and related compliance to the same.Changes, modifies, paraphrases or condenses the content in order to enhance its quality and approve or reject the piece based on preset grounds. Establishes and maintains editorial board to provide expertise, content, and advice regarding bioethics, politics, Church History, moral theology, philosophy, general legal, and canon law.Ensures constant diversity (within bounds of magisterium faithful thought and charity) of perspective regarding coverage of news and approach to coverage (what to cover when, how, and from what angle).Ensures proper and consistent catechetical backdrop of news and other content.Works with Executive Director to integrate EWTN News strategy and content with EWTN Inc.Works with Managing Editor, editors, writers, contractors, graphic artists and other personnel necessary to assemble and ensure on-time print ready content.Checks stories for legal, ethical and theological concerns and consults with Executive Director on questionable items.Hires qualified editors, reporters, photographers, copy editors, columnists and reviewers, based on experience and ability.Manages Editorial budget.Requirements:Minimum of 7-10 years' experience in Journalism or Communications.Minimum of 3-5 years' experience in Management/Leadership role.Extensive knowledge of and faithful practice of Roman Catholic faith.Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills.Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.Ability to work with colleagues and readers diplomatically.Undergraduate degree English, Church History, Theology, Canon Law, or related field.Advanced degree in Journalism, Communications or related field is preferred.