June 26, 2019

Youth Speak News Editor

The Catholic Register, Canada's Catholic national newspaper, is seeking an ambitious and versatile young editor/reporter/photographer to co-ordinate its Youth Speak News program as well as contribute as a reporter to its weekly newspaper and online edition. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Based in Toronto, the YSN editor oversees the weekly production of Youth Speak News, a weekly component of The Catholic Register. YSN duties include mentoring a team of freelance youth reporters, developing story ideas, writing articles, photography, page layout on deadline, preparing a monthly newsletter, managing social media, and organizing an annual workshop/retreat.

The YSN editor also contributes to the newspaper by developing original story ideas, liaising with editors regarding assigned stories and contributing professionally written news and feature articles and photography for use in the general news pages and online.

Job Requirements

Journalism degree, diploma or equivalent experience

Proven skills in newspaper writing, editing, layout and photography;

Strong ability in spelling, grammar, syntax, research and other editing skills;

Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently;

Proven success as a leader and team player who is unflappable under deadline pressure;

Experience in web reporting, social media and other digital communication;

Capable of functioning well in a Mac environment that uses Adobe InDesign and Photoshop;

Available for some weekend and after-hours assignments;

Knowledgeable about the Catholic faith and comfortable working in a faith-based environment;

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to editor@catholicregister.org