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Assistant Editor

Franciscan Media, a Roman Catholic publisher based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been serving the Christian community through print and electronic faith-related resources since 1893. We are passionate about fulfilling our mission to evangelize, inspire and inform by communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are seeking an assistant editor
to help produce editorial content for Franciscan Media’s periodical publications, both print and digital.



Responsibilities include:

  • Critique manuscripts for submission, help to evaluate article queries, participate in staff planning meetings, suggesting story ideas and other direction for the magazine and helping to maintain a long-range editorial planning calendar
  • Help to edit and proofread St. Anthony Messenger magazine and other subscription products, both print and digital
  • Write articles, columns, editorials, and other copy as needed
  • Write and edit blog posts and assist with social media related to our various brands
  • Other duties as assigned



The ideal candidate must have a passion for our content and:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism, communications, English, or theology with prior journalism experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the Catholic faith
  • Five years’ experience in journalism or publishing, including work with digital technologies and social media
  • Ability to understand and communicate our mission
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple assignments on deadline
  • Willingness and ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

We offer a casual and friendly work environment and provide a competitive salary and benefits package, including a retirement plan, a health/dental plan, disability/accident/life insurance and parking.

 

Contact us at jobs@americancatholic.org . Please no third party candidates or phone calls.



John Bosco: John Bosco’s theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed from the likelihood of committing sin. He advocated frequent reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking to unite the spiritual life with one’s work, study and play. 
<p>Encouraged during his youth to become a priest so he could work with young boys, John was ordained in 1841. His service to young people started when he met a poor orphan and instructed him in preparation for receiving Holy Communion. He then gathered young apprentices and taught them catechism. </p><p>After serving as chaplain in a hospice for working girls, John opened the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales for boys. Several wealthy and powerful patrons contributed money, enabling him to provide two workshops for the boys, shoemaking and tailoring. </p><p>By 1856, the institution had grown to 150 boys and had added a printing press for publication of religious and catechetical pamphlets. His interest in vocational education and publishing justify him as patron of young apprentices and Catholic publishers. </p><p>John’s preaching fame spread and by 1850 he had trained his own helpers because of difficulties in retaining young priests. In 1854 he and his followers informally banded together, inspired by St. Francis de Sales [January 24]. </p><p>With Pope Pius IX’s encouragement, John gathered 17 men and founded the Salesians in 1859. Their activity concentrated on education and mission work. Later, he organized a group of Salesian Sisters to assist girls.</p> American Catholic Blog How do you expect to reach your own perfection by leading someone else’s life? His sanctity will never be yours; you must have the humility to work out your own salvation in a darkness where you are absolutely alone.

 
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