Job Vacancy: News Editor

The Irish Catholic seeks to appoint a News Editor

Job Vacancy



Full-time, based in Dublin


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 News Editor. Working closely with the Editor, the News Editor will be responsible for ensuring a strongly news-driven agenda across both print and digital platforms.


In the last census, almost 93% of Irish people identified themselves with a religious faith. While there has undoubtedly been change in the religious landscape, some two million Catholics attend Mass every week.


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 in to every parish and community in the country.


The successful candidate will be a published news/features writer and will have worked in a news environment. 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 have a thorough understanding of the print and online marketplace and excel in social media.


An ability to motivate a team, 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 organisation 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, Editor via email to: or via mail to: The Irish Catholic, St Mary’s, Bloomfield Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, before not later than Tuesday, September 30.