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The Catholic Register is 125 yearsold on January 5. Since 1893, it has strived to reflect the opinions and the events that have been important to Canada and its Catholic citizens.

Published in Canada

Advertising Sales Associate

The Catholic Register, Canada’s national Catholic weekly newspaper, seeks a full-time sales associate to coordinate its print and digital advertising operations. Beginning in June, this is a full-time position with benefits.

The sales associate is responsible for selling advertising and meeting targets for The Catholic Register newspaper, its website and other digital properties. The role requires someone who is organized, highly motivated, personable, diligent and goal-oriented.

The advertising sales associate will

  • Have experience in print advertising sales and selling advertising across online digital platforms
  • Present The Register’s advertising opportunities to clients by phone, email and personal meetings
  • Develop new business relationships through cold calls, research and sourcing leads
  • Prepare advertising invoices and sales reports
  • Devise innovative advertising strategies and draft proposals tailored to the needs of each client
  • Be computer savvy and able to work with spreadsheets, ad management software and data-base technology

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a faith-based environment that requires interaction with Church leaders, religious institutions, Catholic charities and other faith-based organizations.
  • Self-motivated, with a friendly nature and driven to meet sales targets
  • Strong networking skills via telephone, social media and email
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships easily with clients and colleagues
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Proficiency in social media a definite asset

Send resume and cover letter to publisher@catholicregister.org

Digital Editor

The Catholic Register, Canada’s national Catholic weekly newspaper, seeks a full-time editor to oversee the daily operation of its digital operations. This is a full-time position with benefits.

The ideal candidate will be a combination news-junkie and techie who has a journalism degree or relevant experience plus up-to-date digital media skills that include knowledge of HTML, web site management, multi-media and social media.

Based in Toronto, this is a multi-faceted role that requires someone who can source news, proof articles, write headlines and post stories on daily deadlines, and is adept at using Adobe’s product suite, as well as help with basic IT support in the office.

The digital editor is essentially the go-to person in a small newsroom and is responsible for creating and maintaining webpages, managing social media, managing a newsletter, updating the digital edition of the newspaper, responding to web requests and IT support from other departments and liaising with the Register’s vendors on IT questions and matters related to the website, such as server maintenance, application development, maintaining the CMS and site design.

The digital editor also coordinates with journalists on the creation of digital media, such as videos, slide-shows and audio interviews, for the digital edition of The Catholic Register.

Job Requirements:

  • Journalism degree or relevant experience in writing and editing
  • Experience working on deadline
  • Expertise in social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Experience with Search Engine Optimization techniques and Google analytics reports
  • Experience using FileZilla or similar FTP programs
  • Experience with Joomla content management systems
  • Knowledge and/or experience with XHTML CSS and web design practices
  • Experience working in a Macintosh and OS X Server environment
  • Experience with screen-sharing technology: TeamViewer, Splashtop, Apple Remote Control
  • Ability to provide Level 1 and 2 tech support
  • Ability to manage e-mail servers, cPanel
  • Experience with MailChimp or similar newsletter marketing platforms
  • Skills in photography, video and editing an asset
  • Understanding of the Catholic faith, Church institutions and religious media a definite advantage

Send resume and cover letter to editor@catholicregister.org

The reporting and photography of veteran journalist Michael Swan was honoured 16 times as Catholic Register staff received a stunning 31 awards at a pair of gala celebrations held at Laval University.

Published in Canada

One of the most memorable front pages in the history of The Catholic Register was from Sept. 22, 1984.

Published in Features

The Catholic Register is the steward of a great treasure comprising 125 years of Canadian Church history.

Now that vast newspaper archive — which dates back to 1893 and totals almost 6,000 issues and more than 120,000 pages — has been transformed into an easily accessible and searchable pages available over the Internet.

This important archive of Canadian Church history is offered exclusively at no additional cost to subscribers of The Catholic Register digital newspaper

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Take a moment to view samples of Archive pages. 

Enjoying the Archive is free with a subscription to The Catholic Register Digital Edition. No special app or plug-in is required. Access is simple anywhere the Internet is available.

Digital Edition subscriptions start at just $9.99.

Remember, every active digital subscriber has free and unlimited access to the Archive. So subscribers get two great products for the price of one.

Every current issue of The Catholic Register is available in digital format, which means the entire paper and Archive can be read — anywhere, anytime — on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

In addition to viewing samples from our Archive, you are also invited to sample our Digital Edition.

Or simply go to our sign up page to get started. 

Published in Digital Archive

ST. LOUIS – He was far from a one-man band but associate editor Michael Swan led the parade as The Catholic Register marched off with an all-time best 21 awards at the annual Catholic Press Awards gala.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Political commentator Faith Goldy talks about how writing for The Catholic Register’s Youth Speak News gave her the important journalistic skills and start in Canadian media without attending a journalism school.

Youth Speak News is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 season. Details here: http://catholicregister.org/ysn/ysn-application.

This video is an example of what Digital Edition subscribers have access to. The Digital Edition features the same articles as the print edition PLUS colour photos, videos, audio clips and links. If you are not a subscriber, you can try a free subscription by going here:http://www.catholicregister.org/digitaledition


A young Desmond Devoy was on holiday in British Columbia in 2000 when a Catholic news story fell into his lap. Unable to resist the temptation, the budding writer phoned back to Toronto to report his story to The Catholic Register.

Published in Youth Speak News

The Catholic Register was recognized as the second best national Catholic newspaper in North America at the Catholic Media Conference awards ceremony June 22 in Indianapolis.

The awards handed out in the category of general excellence for national newspapers are the final presentations of a two-hour gala and are considered the most prestigious honours of the evening.

“Given the stiff competition from several large American publications, this is a tremendous achievement for The Register,” said publisher and editor Jim O’Leary. “It’s recognition of the hard work and talent of everyone who has a hand in producing our paper each week.”

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - With associate editor Michael Swan taking three first-place prizes, The Catholic Register led all Catholic publications by winning 15 Awards of Merit on May 11 at the annual Canadian Church Press awards banquet.

In total, The Register won four first-place awards, six seconds, three thirds and two honourable mentions.

“It was a remarkable year for our team of reporters, editors and designers,” said Publisher and Editor Jim O’Leary. “We work hard to bring our readers quality journalism so it’s heartening when a panel of impartial judges recognizes the work we do.”

Published in Features

Next to printing a high-quality newspaper each week, there is nothing more important than getting The Catholic Register into the hands of our readers in a timely, cost-effective manner.

For many years, that has meant using Canada Post as our primary delivery method. But over the next few weeks The Register will cease using the mailman to deliver the paper to the vast majority of our readers.

Published in Canada