Employment Opportunities

Editorial Assistant (Part-Time)

U.S. Catholic is looking for a part-time (25 hours/week) editorial assistant. This is a hybrid role that requires working in our downtown Chicago office 1-2 days a week. The editorial assistant is a vital part of the editorial team for U.S. Catholic and provides editorial and administrative support, including the following:

  • Assist with copy editing, proofreading, and fact checking for both print and online
  • Provide customer service (phone and email management) and other administrative tasks
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the editorial team
  • Assist with both production of the monthly print magazine and website maintenance as needed

The ideal candidate must be creative, energetic, able to meet tight deadlines, and extremely detail oriented. To be successful in this position the candidate must be a clear communicator and able to manage multiple tasks at a time.

Additional Accountabilities:

  • Oversee unsolicited submissions and evaluate for acceptance
  • Work collaboratively with other editors to ensure adherence to monthly production schedule
  • Process invoices, run financial reports, and liaison with accounting department
  • Provide administrative support
  • Collaborate with other departments on editorial and marketing projects, including marketing/ad sales and Spanish-language entities of the St. Jude League
  • Communicate with galleries, museums, libraries, etc. to obtain image permissions and image files

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, communications, journalism, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of the Catholic faith and experience working in journalism and/or publishing are preferred.
  • 1–2 years of copy editing experience
  • 1–2 years fact checking experience and experience with house style guides
  • Experience with desktop software (Adobe Creative Suite) and web production tools (WordPress) preferred
  • Comfortable using social media
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills required

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to: hr@claretians.org