Position: Reporter – The Tablet Newspaper

Overview
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn’s award-winning weekly newspaper, The Tablet, is looking for a creative digital and print journalist. You will work closely with the managing editor and Deputy Editor covering the multicultural Catholic experience of the Brooklyn Diocese in a multi-platform environment, which includes print, digital and television. The Tablet—in print since 1908—has a weekly circulation of 60,000 copies, and is run and produced by lay people. 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 reporter will have a strong understanding of the Catholic Church, its teachings, structure, and doctrine, and they will commit themselves to becoming extremely knowledgeable about the workings of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Write articles, captions, and headlines
  • Develop and pitch stories
  • Upload stories to the website and post them to the paper’s social media pages
  • Stay up to date on all news involving the Church (local, national, and international)
  • Help to layout news content as needed
  • Take photos using a DSLR camera to illustrate articles

Experience/Skills

  • 1+ years as a print reporter
  • Degree in journalism, English, or equivalent
  • Excellent print-writing skills and knowledge of the AP style
  • Knowledge of the Catholic Church
  • Ability to multitask
  • Thrives in a deadline-driven environment
  • Pays close attention to detail
  • Eye for design and layout
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign/InCopy
  • Proficient in WordPress for posting articles to website and working knowledge of SEO
  • Social media best practices

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.