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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.



Mark: Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. (When Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark's mother.) 
<p>Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul's refusal to let Mark accompany him on the second journey despite Barnabas's insistence, that Mark had displeased Paul. Because Paul later asks Mark to visit him in prison, we may assume the trouble did not last long. </p><p>The oldest and the shortest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark emphasizes Jesus' rejection by humanity while being God's triumphant envoy. Probably written for Gentile converts in Rome—after the death of Peter and Paul sometime between A.D. 60 and 70—Mark's Gospel is the gradual manifestation of a "scandal": a crucified Messiah. </p><p>Evidently a friend of Mark (Peter called him "my son"), Peter is only one of the Gospel sources, others being the Church in Jerusalem (Jewish roots) and the Church at Antioch (largely Gentile). </p><p>Like one other Gospel writer, Luke, Mark was not one of the 12 apostles. We cannot be certain whether he knew Jesus personally. Some scholars feel that the evangelist is speaking of himself when describing the arrest of Jesus in Gethsemane: "Now a young man followed him wearing nothing but a linen cloth about his body. They seized him, but he left the cloth behind and ran off naked" (Mark 14:51-52). </p><p>Others hold Mark to be the first bishop of Alexandria, Egypt. Venice, famous for the Piazza San Marco, claims Mark as its patron saint; the large basilica there is believed to contain his remains. </p><p>A winged lion is Mark's symbol. The lion derives from Mark's description of John the Baptist as a "voice of one crying out in the desert" (Mark 1:3), which artists compared to a roaring lion. The wings come from the application of Ezekiel's vision of four winged creatures (Ezekiel, chapter one) to the evangelists.</p> American Catholic Blog Our Father’s love can be summed up in one word: Jesus! Throughout history, God has reached out to His people with unconditional love. This love reached its climax when He sent His Son to become our redeemer.


 
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