VATICAN – Idolatry is a human inclination that spares neither believers nor atheists and deprives people of life and love in exchange for slavery to unfulfilled dreams, Pope Francis said.
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It has been one year since I graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Manitoba and I can’t help but think back to a time when I was drowning in the stress of exams. 

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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

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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

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OTTAWA – Career and financial stability are priorities before marriage for Canadian millennials, a Cardus Family study released Aug. 24 shows.

Published in Canada

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis reflected on the “serious social damage” caused by unemployment and praised governments for their efforts to create jobs Aug. 19.

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Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Most people think education is a rather simple process: you go to high school and graduate, then move on to college and graduate, and ultimately find a job and start living your life. However, it often isn’t that straightforward.

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