Thank you for your interest in employment with Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
We’re all about transforming compassion into action. Across the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe, CNEWA is hard at work in places where war and poverty shatter innocent lives. Every day, we express the Holy Father’s love for those who are suffering. Long after others have left, we are there providing consistency and hope to the Catholic Eastern churches and the communities they serve, regardless of faith. We are privileged and humbled to part of this special mission. Our work is a personal calling and we like to hear from you, if you have the calling to transform lives.
CNEWA is proud to be among the most efficient of charities, earning consistently high marks for accountability and transparency from such watchdog groups as Charity Navigator.
Our dedicated Communications team brings CNEWA’s world to life through stories that inform, educate and cultivate a call to action. Storytelling is integral to the fulfillment of our mission.
The Assistant Editor will provide valuable contributions in developing our agency’s editorial, educational and promotional materials. This position will form part of our Communications team and add proven editorial, research and organizational skills. The Communications team represents CNEWA to the media, our donors and wider audiences worldwide via a multitude of multimedia vehicles including our award-winning publication, ONE magazine.
The ideal candidate possesses initiative, a solid work ethic and consideration of schedules and deadlines. Must be conscious of time management, style, quality, objectivity and accuracy. Proficiency in Word is required; proficiency with WordPress, Acrobat, InDesign or InCopy are preferred. Knowledge of world religions along with a grasp of the social, cultural and political environments of the countries served by CNEWA are a strong plus. A bachelor’s degree is required, with a focus preferred in English or the humanities.
This position reports directly to the Director of Communications in our NYC office.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Researching and writing content for print or electronic publications, such as newsletters, reports, photograph captions, essays, blog posts, etc.
- Recruiting publication contributors and drafting letters of agreement.
- Helping to coordinate assignments with our international programmatic colleagues; keeping the Director of Communications abreast of editorial or scheduling concerns.
- Examining material scheduled for publication and editing for grammar, syntax and style, utilizing approved style sheets.
- Checking key facts with at least three sources; correcting material with authors.
How to apply:
If you share these interests and a passion for advancing CNEWA’s humanitarian and pastoral programs, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@CNEWA.org. Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line. A copy-editing and proofreading test will be part of the interview process.
CNEWA is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.