Staff Writer Job at EWTN Global Catholic Network, Washington DC

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  • EWTN Global Catholic Network
  • Washington DC

Job Description

STAFF WRITER

Full-time, onsite in Washington, D.C. Not remote-eligible.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT THE BIG PICTURE:

As the Staff Writer, you will produce news articles and other reporting for the National Catholic Register's print and online versions, as assigned by the Register's editors, and in accordance with their style and mission

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Research, plan, and write articles assigned by the Editor in Chief or other designated editor.
  • Conduct interviews and follow up with sources.
  • Proactively pitch compelling, timely and newsworthy stories, demonstrating knowledge of current events, Catholic news, and the Register's audience.
  • Employ creative solutions to common story problems, such as trouble reaching sources, tight deadlines, lack of art, etc.
  • Assist in production tasks, such as editing, proofreading, headline writing, selecting art and posting content and social media, as requested.
  • Attend events to cover assignments or to keep abreast of industry trends and technologies.
  • Collaborate with EWTN News' television and radio broadcast teams, including availability for on-camera or on-air reporting, as requested.

ABOUT YOU:

  • You have a minimum of 3-5 years of prior experience in journalism or communications, emphasis on newswriting for digital platforms; prior newsroom experience is preferred.
  • You possess strong writing skills and knowledge of journalistic style and ethics.
  • You are familiar with contemporary social, political, and religious issues and have the capacity for analyzing events in relationship to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • You are a practicing Catholic with demonstrated understanding of the Catholic Church and relevant topics and how it relates to EWTN News' Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • You possess excellent communication, interpersonal & organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • You are self-motivated with proven ability to meet deadlines as assigned; ability to prioritize and multi-task at a high level and can quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • You are very proficient in Microsoft Office, web-based applications, and have experience using a web content management system.
  • You have experience operating audio and video recording equipment and software.
  • Intermediate skills in photo editing is strongly preferred.
  • You are able to work a flexible schedule to meet news deadlines as necessary; willing and able to travel domestically for on-the-ground reporting in consideration of news coverage.
  • You hold a bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or other relevant field is required.

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.
  • 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 Click the "View Jobs" tab to start your application. Thank you for considering EWTN and we look forward to hearing from you!

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Flexible hours,

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