MANAGING EDITOR (Catholic News Agency)

EWTN - Washington, D.C

MANAGING EDITOR (Catholic News Agency)

Full-time, Onsite; Washington, D.C.; not remote eligible


As the Managing Editor, you will work with the Editor-in-Chief to manage the day-to-day operations for the Catholic News Agency website and provide quality control on articles and documents appearing on the specified medium, ensuring they are theologically correct.


• Take part in regular English-language strategic and content planning with Executive Director, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, and Operations Manager.

• With Editor-in-Chief, hold daily editorial meetings, discuss stories with writers; edits and post copy on the website.

• Work with Editor-in-Chief regarding content of site, ensuring the tone, vision, and angle of coverage are maintained based on preset guidelines.

• Promote diversity of perspective (within bounds of magisterium) regarding coverage of news and approach to coverage.

• Checks stories for legal, ethical, and theological concerns and consult with Editor-in-Chief on questionable items.

• Ensure proper and consistent catechetical consistency of news and other content.

• Work closely with the Senior Copy Editor and other staff members as necessary, to assemble and ensure on-time content.

• Ensure tasks assigned to the team are completed by established deadlines; adjust timelines as needed; ensure timely communications status with key partners.

• Manage staff for performance, training, and development; serve as mentor to direct reports to ensure the highest quality production possible.

• Work closely with Editor-in-Chief to manage event and initiative planning.

• Write and post stories in alignment with the team’s established goals.


• You have five to eight years of prior experience in Journalism, including writing and editing, preferably in a news environment with a focus on political coverage.

• You have two to three years of prior experience in a management role.

• You are a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing, possessing a thorough knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church with the ability to apply that knowledge to the News coverage.

• You possess excellent writing and editing skills with advanced journalistic knowledge.

• You demonstrate proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment; able to multi-task at a high level and adjust quickly to changing priorities.

• You have excellent interpersonal skills to work successfully with staff and management at all levels in person and remotely; able to develop a collaborative culture across different technological platforms.

• You are self-motivated and results-oriented to successfully meet deadlines; demonstrate problem-solving skills.

• You have the ability to receive and implement feedback with a positive attitude.

• You hold an Undergraduate degree in English, Communication, Journalism, or other relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred.


• We offer a career with purpose! Apply your God-given talents, knowing your contributions help advance EWTN’s mission of sharing the Gospel with the world.

• Family-oriented working environment. We value the importance of family, and welcome you as an EWTN family member, not just an employee.

• Worship at work! Freedom to participate in daily Mass, Adoration, and prayer throughout your workday.

• Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life/Disability insurance and Retirement Savings Plan.

• 11 Paid Holidays and generous Paid Time Off program.

• Tuition reimbursement for online continuing education and degree programs through our partnership with Catholic Distance University.

• Ability to learn alongside legacy employees while bringing new ideas to the growing team!


If you’re ready to get started on EWTN’s mission to bring the Gospel to the world, please email a cover letter, resume and your salary expectations to [email protected]. Thank you for considering EWTN and we look forward to hearing from you!