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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.



Bede the Venerable: Bede is one of the few saints honored as such even during his lifetime. His writings were filled with such faith and learning that even while he was still alive, a Church council ordered them to be read publicly in the churches. 
<p>At an early age Bede was entrusted to the care of the abbot of the Monastery of St. Paul, Jarrow. The happy combination of genius and the instruction of scholarly, saintly monks produced a saint and an extraordinary scholar, perhaps the most outstanding one of his day. He was deeply versed in all the sciences of his times: natural philosophy, the philosophical principles of Aristotle, astronomy, arithmetic, grammar, ecclesiastical history, the lives of the saints and, especially, Holy Scripture.</p><p>From the time of his ordination to the priesthood at 30 (he had been ordained deacon at 19) till his death, he was ever occupied with learning, writing and teaching. Besides the many books that he copied, he composed 45 of his own, including 30 commentaries on books of the Bible. </p><p>Although eagerly sought by kings and other notables, even Pope Sergius, Bede managed to remain in his own monastery till his death. Only once did he leave for a few months in order to teach in the school of the archbishop of York. Bede died in 735 praying his favorite prayer: “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As in the beginning, so now, and forever.” </p><p>His <i>Ecclesiastical History of the English People</i> is commonly regarded as of decisive importance in the art and science of writing history. A unique era was coming to an end at the time of Bede’s death: It had fulfilled its purpose of preparing Western Christianity to assimilate the non-Roman barbarian North. Bede recognized the opening to a new day in the life of the Church even as it was happening.</p> American Catholic Blog Lord, open my mind that I may be aware of your presence in my daily life. Open my heart that I may offer you all my thoughts. Open my mouth that I may speak to you throughout my day. I am grateful that you wish to hear my voice. To you I give my all. Help me to do your will, every hour of every day.

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