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    Assistant Digital Editor

    The Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks an Assistant Digital Editor for its Office of Communications. The Assistant Digital Editor is part of the multimedia communications team, to include the diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Virginian, and will be responsible for supporting the editor, maintaining editorial content of the diocese's publications across digital and print media, and assisting in the growth of the newspaper's daily digital presence. The Assistant Digital Editor is involved in advancing the engagement of the Catholic audience and readership across the diocese.

    A bachelor's degree in English/Journalism/Mass Communications or related field required, and three or more years related experience in the print or communications industry, with diocesan and/or general Catholic press experience preferred. Strong understanding of digital journalism, best practices and the ability to keep abreast of emerging trends.

    The successful candidate will be a strong communicator - interpersonally and in writing - and a collaborator. Orientation to detail, ability to manage time, plan, organize and manage projects are a must, as is commitment to maintain confidentiality.

    Proficiency using Microsoft Office and AP Stylebook is required, and proficiency in Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Professional) and Catholic News Service Stylebook is desired. A practicing Catholic with working knowledge of Church structure and Catholic Church teaching is required. The position requires some evening and weekend hours, with possible travel throughout the diocese.

    Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume with links to samples of your work, and completed diocesan application to Kelly Shumate, 7800 Carousel Lane, Richmond, VA 23294. Email jobs@richmonddiocese.org. Fax 804-622-5163.

    About the Employer

    The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has approximately 2800 Lay Employees working throughout the Diocese in almost every function, and we have many opportunities employment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and hold a strong commitment to work/life balance as well as a focus on providing professional opportunities for ongoing success. We are a wonderful organization to consider working for - and we welcome all to apply. It is the policy of the Diocese of Richmond, not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or handicap.