Position: National Correspondent
Company: DeSales Media Group (The Tablet) and Crux
Reports to: Exec. Dir. of News (DeSales Media) and Editor (Crux)
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.
Background and Experience:
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.
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.