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EWTN News Nightly

Starting this fall, EWTN Global Catholic Television Network will launch its first-ever daily news program, “EWTN News Nightly with Colleen Carroll Campbell.” The program will be broadcast live from the network’s new studios near Capitol Hill, offering viewers across the English-speaking world a blend of news bulletin and news analysis from a Catholic perspective. We are seeking experienced journalists for the following positions:

Senior Producer: The Senior Producer will run the day-to-day operations of the newscast, working closely with the Executive Producer/Anchor to determine coverage priorities, story ideas and the show rundown. The Senior Producer will then guide the each news program from the concept phase to completion, supervising reporters and photojournalists in their work, supervising the creation of news packages and selection of news briefs, coordinating with the show director to ensure all technical elements of the day’s show are in place and keeping the Executive Producer/Anchor apprised through the day about how the show is shaping up. The successful candidate must have significant experience as a broadcast producer, superior organization skills, strong leadership ability and a willingness to work closely with the Executive Producer/Anchor on a program with a unique editorial mission. He or she must also have high journalistic standards and a passion for professional excellence. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 EWTN is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumés or inquiries to: hdikeman@ewtn.com

Assignment Editor: The Assignment Editor will coordinate news coverage, pairing reporters with photojournalists and helping to plan and develop news stories and features on tight deadlines. He or she will also preside over the news desk, fielding news tips, sifting through press releases in search of viable stories and taking the lead in coordination of news coverage for major events that require the participation of the entire news team. The Assignment Editor will also provide support to producers and reporters in the field. The successful candidate must have several years of newsroom experience, preferably in a broadcast environment, along with superior news judgment, a strong work ethic, solid organizational skills and leadership ability. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 EWTN is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumés or inquiries to: hdikeman@ewtn.com

News Briefing Producer: The News Briefing Producer will serve as point person for the anchor, working directly with her to prepare background briefings on the day’s stories and guests, pre-interviewing commentators to elicit the details and arguments that make for lively, informative, on-air discussions and debates, and helping to write and edit news briefs and lead-ins. Candidates must have excellent writing, editing and critical thinking skills, sound news judgment and journalistic instincts, and a knack for grasping both a story’s big picture and the telling details and unusual angles that make for memorable TV discussions and debates. Keen attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to factual accuracy and fairness are crucial in this position. Strong knowledge of Catholicism and the Catholic Church would be helpful. Both print and broadcast journalists will be considered, with preference given to those who have writing or editing experience in a newsroom or similar environment. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 EWTN is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumés or inquiries to: hdikeman@ewtn.com

Copy Editor: The Copy Editor will review and ensure the factual accuracy of all copy and graphics used in the newscast, including news briefs and bulletins, lead-ins and packages. A background in copy editing and at least three to five years of editing experience in a newsroom or similar environment is a must, as well as familiarity with professional journalistic standards of fact-checking. Solid knowledge of current events, keen attention to detail and an unwavering commitment to factual accuracy and fairness are crucial in this position. Strong knowledge of Catholicism and the Catholic Church would be helpful. Both print and broadcast journalists will be considered, with preference given to those who have substantial experience writing or editing in a newsroom or similar environment. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. EWTN is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumés or inquiries to: hdikeman@ewtn.com

Reporter: Reporters will cover stories across the Washington, D.C., area and, occasionally, beyond. Reporters will do a mix of enterprise reporting and spot news coverage with an eye toward uncovering interesting stories and fresh angles that hold special interest for viewers of a newscast with a Catholic perspective. Sound news judgment, a strong work ethic and proven broadcast reporting skills are a must, along with a knack for storytelling and solid knowledge of current affairs. Strong knowledge of Catholicism and the Catholic Church would be helpful. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience. EWTN is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumés or inquiries to: hdikeman@ewtn.com

Photojournalist: Photojournalists are responsible for newscast photography and shooting and editing general assignment news in a multi-media newsroom. The successful candidate must have a knack and passion for good lighting, be tech-savvy and up-to-date on the most modern aspects of the medium and be a safe driver with a valid driver’s license and the ability to work flexible hours. Experience with live shots is preferred, as well as experience in Avid or a comparable professional computer-based editing system and multiple tape formats. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 EWTN is an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumés or inquiries to: hdikeman@ewtn.com

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