Position: Managing Editor (The Tablet)
Company: DeSales Media Group
Reports to: Editor-in-Chief of Print Publications
Status: Full time
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn’s award-winning weekly newspaper, The Tablet, is looking for a seasoned journalist to fill the role of managing editor. The Tablet—in print since 1908—has a circulation of 60,000 newspapers, is produced by lay people and its staff has full editorial control. The managing editor reports to the editor-in-chief of print publications. They will be responsible for running the day-to-day editorial operations of the newspaper. The Tablet is part of a larger news group that includes the Spanish-language newspaper, Nuestra Voz, the nightly newscast Currents News, and a digital department that oversees the group’s online content. The managing editor will play a role in the department’s convergence strategy. They will coordinate and share content with departments within the group (listed above), and foster the paper’s partnership with the international online publication cruxnow.com. The managing editor will work with the editor-in-chief to select the paper’s content, will work with the assignment desk to select stories, edit reporter stories, and among other things, ensure that the style remains consistent. They will have a working knowledge of the Catholic Church, its teachings, and doctrine, and they will commit themselves to becoming knowledgeable about the workings of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
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 recently launched a digital department that produces original news and informational content. We don’t just cover our own backyard. We go where the news is happening. Recently, our reporters traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas, Colombia, Rome, and Hong Kong. The news department is the only outlet in the country to offer extensive live coverage of papal trips and recently completed live coverage of World Youth Day in Panama, and more than 40 hours of live in-depth reporting World Meeting of Families. DeSales Media is growing. We will soon be moving into a new building, which includes a state-of-the-art newsroom and studio. DeSales is looking for creative and experienced professionals who are motivated to make a difference. The company offers competitive salaries, and many benefits including comprehensive medical and dental benefits, paid time off, 403b, company-funded pension.