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Reports to: Manager of Digital Content Production

Overview
We are looking for a seasoned and creative writer and producer to join our dynamic and growing news group. If you’re the kind of journalist that’s looking to make an impact this is the position for you. Our ideal candidate will have an editorial/news background and the ability to easily work across platforms under hourly and daily deadlines. They will have experience juggling different brands and will find ways to integrate content between them. They will also create original digital content for the group’s social media pages. They will be efficient in their approach and creative with their execution, which includes writing articles and shooting/editing social-media style videos. This multi-media journalist must possess solid news judgment, find the most creative way to communicate a story, and be detail oriented.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the redesign of several news-based websites
  • Assist in managing multiple websites and social media accounts
  • Move efficiently between writing and editing styles to meet the needs of a story
  • Assist in the creation of a daily email newsletter
  • Schedule, attend and execute video shoots as needed
  • Mastery of Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Pro (Bonus points for After Effects)
  • Assist with the development of a digital style guide for content creation
  • Attend live events as needed and provide social media coverage
  • Produce multiple pieces of timely news content every day
  • Other various tasks as assigned

Background/Experience/Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in news, digital production or content creation
  • Degree in journalism, communications, marketing or graphic design
  • Good understanding of emerging social media trends and brand management
  • Working knowledge of SEO & WordPress CMS
  • Ability to meet deadlines and function in a fast-paced news environment
  • Displays initiative and can take an idea and own it
  • Clear, transparent communication skills
  • Strong news judgment and creative story-telling skills
  • A creative eye for creating compelling and engaging content
  • Knowledge of the Catholic Church, teachings, and traditions
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English is a plus

About DeSales Media Group
DeSales Media Group is the non-profit communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Services include media relations and strategy, marketing and social media, ad sales, educational support, video production, large events, and news content. DeSales Media Group operates NET-TV, a cable television channel that reaches more than two million people in the New York area. Its news group produces a nightly television program, two award-winning newspapers (The Tablet and Nuestra Voz), and digital news department. We don’t just cover our own backyard. We go where the news is happening. Our reporters have recently traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas, Colombia, Rome, and Hong Kong, Ireland, and most recently Panama for live World Youth Day. The news department is the only outlet in the country to offer extensive live coverage of papal trips and just completed more than 40 hours of live in-depth reporting of the Holy Father’s trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families. DeSales Media is growing and looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit an application form, a non-generic cover letter, and a resume/CV.