Catholic Accent in Search of Executive Editor

Catholic Accent in Search of Executive Editor

August 6, 2021– At the heart of the Office of Communications is the goal to articulate the ministry of the Bishop to the faithful and the public, promote the work of the Diocese of Greensburg, to facilitate interviews and media requests, and to assist departments and offices in their communications through the use of traditional and new media. All content created and distributed by the Diocese of Greensburg exists to support the Church’s mission to evangelize by inspiring, educating and informing the Catholic faithful. The Executive Editor of Content oversees writing and content for all diocesan operations. Only applicants with a minimum of five years of experience will be considered. Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters to [email protected].


  • Creates and leads the strategic operations and editorial content as well as circulation for diocesan print (principally, the Catholic Accent newspaper and magazine), annual reports and digital publications and content.
  • Closely collaborates and coordinates with Director of Marketing to ensure content ideas are packaged in multimedia formats.
  • Regularly reviews and reports on key performance metrics, based on goals set in collaboration with the Chief Communications Officer (CCO).
  • Writes news releases, articles, bulletins, radio and televisions scripts, letters, speeches, proclamations, messages, memoranda, policies, testimonies, and other correspondence.
  • Develops and carries out media relations assignments as requested.
  • Photographs, videos, writes or assigns and posts daily stories for digital news site.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge/Skills: Must have working knowledge of the Catholic faith with a solid understanding of Church teachings and a general understanding of its organization and operational procedures; hands-on knowledge and understanding of the role of communications in the Church to inspire, educate, inform, evangelize, and communicate the message of the Gospel to a contemporary audience; excellent project management skills with the ability to delegate and monitor tasks; strong understanding of the role of, and trends in, digital media in Catholic communications, publishing, and evangelization as well as similar trends in secular media; excellent writing and editing skills; mastery of the AP and/or Catholic News Service style; strong interpersonal, communications, and public relations skills, including the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, including priests, religious, and laity; strong managerial skills; strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines; ability to apply critical thinking to solve problems in an everyday work setting; creativity and initiative with a sense of discretion; basic proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook); photography and videography skills helpful.


Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver’s license must be maintained at all times. Education: BS/BA required in journalism, communications, or related field or equivalent degree and experience; master’s degree preferred Years and Types of Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience at a leadership level in journalism or communications, preferably in corporate or non-profit communications, print, broadcast media, and/or digital media production environment.


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