The Irish Catholic newspaper, with a weekly readership of over 90,000 people, has established itself as the most respected voice in reporting, comment and analysis of religious affairs in Ireland and the interaction between faith, current affairs and daily life.
As part of the continued growth of The Irish Catholic in print and online, the newspaper now seeks to appoint a journalist to join our editorial team. Working closely with the Managing Editor, the successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to the news and features output of the newspaper across both print and digital platforms.
Some two million Irish Catholics attend Mass every week, and The Irish Catholic seeks to tell the story of contemporary Irish Catholicism and the interaction between faith and daily life in a way that is engaging, challenging, entertaining and informative. As an independent newspaper we reach into every parish and community in the country.
The successful candidate will be a published news/features writer and a background in a news environment will be an advantage. Experience of compiling engaging and entertaining content is essential. Alongside excellent editorial skills (including writing, headline writing, editing, sub-editing and proof-reading) for print and online content, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the print and online marketplace and excel in social media.
An ability to work in partnership with advertising, circulation and marketing departments is essential. The successful candidate will work closely with external contributors and build on the newspaper’s excellent network of relationships.
Outstanding organisational and interpersonal skills combined with a hunger to work accurately to tight deadlines and the highest professional standards is essential.
Interested applicants should send CVs with a covering letter to Mr Michael Kelly, Managing Editor via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to: The Irish Catholic, St Mary’s, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.