SENIOR WRITER (National Catholic Register)

EWTN - Washington, DC / U.S. Remote Eligible

SENIOR WRITER (National Catholic Register)

Location: Washington, DC / U.S. Remote Eligible

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT THE BIG PICTURE:

Senior Writer is responsible for monitoring news, trends, and current affairs and generating story pitches, writing stories weekly, proposing and drafting editorials, participating in editorial team planning, and contributing to strategy.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

• Proactively pitches compelling, timely, and relevant articles and interviews, demonstrating knowledge of current events, Catholic news, and the Register’s audience.

• Employs creative solutions to common story problems, such as trouble reaching sources, tight deadlines, lack of art, etc.

• Participates in daily and weekly editorial conference calls, providing insights into potential news coverage, story angles, and updating editors on assignments.

• Appears regularly as a guest on Register Radio and occasionally on other EWTN radio or television news programs; respond as needed, under the direction of the editor in chief, to other media requests.

• Attends events to cover assignments, keep abreast of industry trends and technologies, or to represent the Register.

ABOUT YOU:

• You have a minimum 7-10 years of experience in the editorial field.

• You are a practicing Catholic with a demonstrated understanding of the Church teachings and how it relates to the journalism goals of The Register and EWTN News.

• You possess relevant well-placed news sources in the U.S. Catholic Church and public policy field.

• You have the ability to network effectively to cultivate valuable news sources and original story leads.

• You have the ability to identify trends and break news (i.e. produce “scoops.”) and are familiar with National Catholic Register content and competing Catholic media outlets.

• You have knowledge of, and the ability to follow, standard journalistic practices, particularly accuracy, honesty, and fairness.

• You have strong interpersonal skills to work with sources, colleagues, readers, and other stakeholders diplomatically, as well as serve as a team leader, build professional relationships, and communicate effectively.

• You are flexible to travel by air periodically, domestically and/or internationally, as needed.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT WORKING HERE:

• 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 work/life balance, 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.

• Potential for flexible hours and telecommuting may be possible dependent upon the position and department needs.

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

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

If you're ready to get started on EWTN's mission to bring the Gospel to the world, please apply at https://www.ewtn.com/employment. Click the "View Jobs" tab to start your application