Journalist/Editor, Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn

Canberra ACT | Full-time

  • Revolutionise Catholic News Media in Canberra & Goulburn
  • For-purpose employer 
  • Full-time role based in Manuka, Canberra

About Us

The Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn (Archdiocese) consists of around 17,000 devoted Catholics who meet each Sunday in 55 parishes to pray and celebrate Mass. From Lake Cargelligo to Goulburn, and Jindabyne to the shores of Narooma, around 163,000 people profess their faith as Catholic within the Archdiocese.

About the Position 

Exciting opportunity to revolutionize Catholic News Media in Canberra & Goulburn!

Are you passionate about shaping the communication landscape within the Catholic community? The Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn is on the lookout for a dynamic Journalist/Editor to lead the transformation of their primary news outlet, The Catholic Voice.

In this role, you’ll spearhead a fresh digital strategy aimed at engaging both the existing faithful and a younger demographic. Working closely with the Communications Manager, you will drive innovative approaches to sharing news and stories that resonate with readers.

Responsibilities include conducting compelling interviews, crafting engaging articles for both digital and print platforms, and keeping up with the latest digital trends to deliver news in creative and impactful ways.

If you have a knack for storytelling, a drive for innovation, and an understanding of the Catholic community, this full-time position in the heart of Manuka could be your next big opportunity to make a difference. Join us in reshaping the Catholic narrative in Canberra & Goulburn.

About You 

We are looking for a dynamic and proactive individual to join our team as a Journalist with a focus on storytelling. Your passion for uncovering captivating narratives and your dedication to delivering high-quality content will make you a valuable asset in this role. 

Key Requirements for the role include:

  • A degree in journalism, public relations, or a related field, coupled with previous experience in a journalistic capacity
  • Strong writing and editing skills, with a knack for generating compelling story ideas and producing engaging content swiftly and effectively tailored to our audience
  • Proven track record in creating concise, accurate, and captivating digital content
  • Exceptional organizational and time management abilities, capable of working collaboratively as part of a team or independently under tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with online reporting strategies to maximize reader engagement
  • Understanding of and commitment to Christianity, with a grasp of the evangelistic purpose of the Catholic Church
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Imagine yourself not stuck at a desk but out in the field, engaging with a multitude of devoted Catholics across our Archdiocese from the tranquil shores of Narooma to the historic streets of Goulburn. Your work will impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals who share their faith within our Archdiocese.

If you’re passionate about journalistic excellence, community engagement, and storytelling that resonates deeply, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to shine. Join us in spreading the message, sparking conversations, and fostering connections that truly matter.

If you embody the spirit of initiative, talent, and hard work and are passionate about sharing impactful stories, we encourage you to apply and join our dynamic team.

What’s on Offer?

As a team member, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Spearhead a fresh digital strategy
  • Make a difference in Catholic news media in Canberra & Goulburn
  • Enjoy a supportive work environment and work-life balance
  • Receive a competitive salary based on experience
  • Access undercover parking if driving to work

Enquiries and Application Process

To obtain a copy of the Position Description or enquire about the role, please contact Anthony Spata at Reach HR on 0402 210 055 or anthony@reachhr.com.au

Applications should be sent in confidence directly to anthony@reachhr.com.au and include a resume and cover letter. The cover letter must outline your experience and suitability for the role, in particular, how you meet each of the Key Requirements outlined above.

Applications close 9 May 2024.

Additional Information for Applicants

As this is an ongoing, full-time role, applicants must have an unrestricted right to work in Australia. 

The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment in accordance with the Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn’s policy.

Your engagement is also subject to and conditional upon providing evidence that you have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

 Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.