Position:​ National Correspondent

Company:​ DeSales Media Group (The Tablet) and Crux

Reports to: Exec. Dir. of News (DeSales Media) and Editor (Crux)

Overview:

Cruxnow.com and The Tablet are looking to jointly hire a national correspondent who will contribute to both news outlets. In print since 1908, The Tablet is the award-winning newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn. “Crux” is an independent Catholic news platform based in Rome that extensively covers the Vatican and the global church since 2014. In 2017, DeSales Media Group (producer of The Tablet) and Crux joined forces to offer readers comprehensive coverage of the Church on both a global and local level. The ideal candidate will provide a critical link to this collaboration. The national correspondent will be based in the U.S. and cover breaking news and enterprise stories. They will make appearances as an analyst on Currents News, a nightly news program that often features Crux staff members for news reports and analysis. The national correspondent will travel to big stories within the U.S, and when necessary, Rome.

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Cover a national beat that includes the U.S. Catholic Church, along with its intersection with politics and culture.
  • File reported stories covering breaking and developing news approximately 4-5 times/week.
  • An ability to customize national articles for The Tablet with a local angle specific to the diocese of Brooklyn and Queens.
  • Develop and grow a network of sources, including Catholic-inspired advocacy organization representatives, Catholic higher education affiliates, men and women religious, and the U.S. hierarchy.
  • Travel regularly to conferences and for on-site field reporting.
  • Appear on Currents News to present your reports and contribute as an analyst.
  • Attend editorial meetings for both The Tablet and Crux.
  • Represent the publications in radio and television appearances and at conference speaking engagements.

Background and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Previous reporting experience and the ability to write well, quickly and with accuracy.
  • Some who’s team-oriented, flexible, and an ability to work an unpredictable schedule.
  • Ideally based in New York City, though candidates from other locations will be considered.

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 runs a digital department that produces and distributes content on its social media platforms.

About Crux:

Crux is an online publication that was launched in 2014 by the Boston Globe. Since April 2016, the website has been independently owned and is edited by John L. Allen Jr. One of its sponsors is DeSales Media Group. Crux has been described as the leading Catholic information portal in the United States and perhaps the world.

Qualified candidates who apply must include a cover letter, resume, and writing samples.