Associate Managing Editor (The Tablet)

DeSales Media Group

Associate Managing Editor (The Tablet)

Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    OVERVIEW:

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's award-winning weekly newspaper, The Tablet, is looking for a creative, hardworking and detail-oriented associate managing editor. You will work in a team environment, collaborating closely with the managing editor to help produce The Tablet. You will also work with the assignment desk, the design/production department, and digital/social media department. The ideal candidate thrives under strict deadlines, has a passion for clear writing and an ability to shape stories to make them complete with a logical flow. The editor should have a strong knowledge of basic grammar and AP style and should be able to edit quickly while spotting and correcting mistakes. The preferred candidate will also have an eye for layout. He/she should have a sense of humor and be able to work well as part of a team. The Tablet—in print since 1908—has a circulation of almost 70,000. It is produced by laypeople, and its staff has full editorial control.

    POSITION: ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR (THE TABLET)

    RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

    • Edit and proofread articles, columns and wire copy
    • Write headlines and captions and rewrite press releases and copy from television and digital writers
    • Help with production of newspaper and updating website
    • Cover and report on events in the diocese on occasion
    • Work with the design manager to locate or produce additional content that helps tell the story visually on the page
    • Learn to layout various content on InDesign templates
    • Work closely with assignment desk & digital content managers
    • Communicate and coordinate with columnists
    • Attend editorial meetings
    • Fill in for managing editor when necessary

    BACKGROUND/SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

    • 2+ years as copy editor or reporter
    • Degree in journalism, English or equivalent
    • Excellent writing skills and knowledge of AP style
    • Ability to write compelling headlines
    • Ability to edit stories for correct grammar, style and usage and to edit stories for larger structural issues
    • Knowledge of the Catholic Church
    • Ability to multitask, and deadline driven
    • Detail oriented
    • Is diplomatic and able to handle requests from many people at once.
    • Knowledge of WordPress and working knowledge of SEO

    ABOUT DESALES MEDIA GROUP:

    DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content. DeSales Media Group operates NET-TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its news group produces a nightly television program, two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz), and is growing its digital department, which produces original news and informational content. We don't just cover our own backyard. We go where the news is happening. Recently, our reporters traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas, Colombia, Rome, and Hong Kong, Panama, and Ireland. The news department is the only outlet in the country to offer extensive live coverage of papal trips and recently completed live coverage of World Youth Day in Panama, and more than 40 hours of live in-depth reporting World Meeting of Families. DeSales Media is growing. We will soon be moving into a new building, which includes a state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. DeSales is looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference. The company offers competitive salaries, and many benefits including comprehensive medical and dental benefits, paid time off, 403b, and company-funded pension.