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Catholic Review Media
Christopher Gunty
editor@catholicreview.org

320 Cathedral St.
Baltimore Maryland United States 21201

Web: www.catholicreview.org

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Staff Writer – Bilingual


Job ID: 9403
Job Views: 206
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Postal Code: 21201
Job Category: Online | New Media,Magazines
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:
Posted: 11.14.2022

Job Description

Position Summary:  The staff writer provides dynamic content for all Catholic Review Media channels, including but not limited to The Catholic Review and CatholicReview.org. The staff writer will develop, report and write news and feature articles as well as in-depth centerspreads for the publications in a variety of formats in English and Spanish.
 
Job Responsibilities:
MAJOR TASKS:
  • Gather and write news and feature stories as assigned
  • Develop contacts and story ideas for beat areas, especially the archbishop and vicar bishops’ regions
•                  Generate ideas and contribute to weekly editorial meeting.
 
SECONDARY TASKS:
  • Take photographs and videos 
  • Produce videos, audio reports and slideshows.
  • Proofread copy
  • Maintain blog that expands upon the stories in the newspaper
  • Assist with social networking sites.
 
OCCASIONAL DUTIES:
  • Upload stories to website
  • Do interviews and newscasts for “Catholic Baltimore” radio show
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Requirements

The staff writer should have at least two years in writing and reporting, in addition to a degree in communications or journalism, or equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church is necessary. Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish required. Experience with social media, or digital media, WordPress or other Web content management is a plus.
 
PHYSICAL SKILLS
Must possess ability to:
  • Use Microsoft Word and other word processing programs 
  • Be flexible and flourish on deadline
  • Have a cursory knowledge of HTML, blogging and production formats
  • Understand video and sound editing software such as FinalCut, iMovie and Audacity are helpful, but not a normal part of the job responsibilities.
  • Have access to personal transportation and valid driver’s license.
 
LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Must possess ability to:
  • Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish required.
  • Work positively and effectively with others.
  • Respond to multiple demands respectfully.
  • Take direction and feedback constructively.
  • Communicate concerns regarding emergency or safety matters.
  • Operate a computer
 
REASONING ABILITY
Must possess ability to:
  • Work independently 
  • Prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Honor and maintain confidentiality


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