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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.



Martha: Martha, Mary and their brother Lazarus were evidently close friends of Jesus. He came to their home simply as a welcomed guest, rather than as one celebrating the conversion of a sinner like Zacchaeus or one unceremoniously received by a suspicious Pharisee. The sisters feel free to call on Jesus at their brother’s death, even though a return to Judea at that time seems almost certain death. 
<p>No doubt Martha was an active sort of person. On one occasion (see Luke 10:38-42) she prepares the meal for Jesus and possibly his fellow guests and forthrightly states the obvious: All hands should pitch in to help with the dinner. </p><p>Yet, as biblical scholar Father John McKenzie points out, she need not be rated as an “unrecollected activist.” The evangelist is emphasizing what our Lord said on several occasions about the primacy of the spiritual: “...[D]o not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear…. But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:25b, 33a); “One does not live by bread alone” (Luke 4:4b); “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness…” (Matthew 5:6a). </p><p>Martha’s great glory is her simple and strong statement of faith in Jesus after her brother’s death. “Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world’” (John 11:25-27).</p> American Catholic Blog Anger and inconsistency feed each other. Anger in a parent can lead to erratic discipline, and erratic discipline promotes anger and frustration. Good parents work hard to discipline with a level head. The best parents though, even after many years or many kids, are still working on the level-headed part.

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