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General reporter

The Catholic Register, Canada's national Catholic weekly newspaper (www.catholicregister.org), seeks a general news reporter to write news and feature articles for its newspaper and website. This is a full-time position with benefits.

The ideal candidate will have a journalism degree or relevant experience, two years practical experience, basic photography and video skills, plus up-to-date website and social media skills. Based in Toronto, this is a multi-faceted role that requires someone who can source news, conduct interviews, write and edit articles, take photographs and participate in social media on daily deadlines.


- Journalism degree or relevant experience

- Experience conducting interviews and writing news articles on deadline

- Basic photography skills (video skills an asset)

- Experience with social media applications

- Understanding of church issues and religious media a definite advantage

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume that provides a detailed description/experience of journalism and all technical skills to: editor@catholicregister.org, or by Canada Post to: The Catholic Register, 1155 Yonge St., Suite 401, Toronto, ON, M4T 1W2.

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Digital Editor

The Catholic Register seeks a full-time digital editor to oversee its daily digital operations.

The ideal candidate will be a combination news-junkie and tech-savvy person with a journalism degree or relevant experience, plus up-to-date digital skills that include working knowledge of HTML, multi-media tools and social media platforms and interfaces.

Based in Toronto, this is a multi-faceted role that requires someone who can source news, edit articles, photos and videos, write headlines and cutlines and post stories on daily deadlines. The ability to create graphics for web and social media and being adept at using Adobe’s product suite is a definite advantage.

The digital editor is responsible for creating and maintaining webpages, responding to requests and basic IT support from other departments, and liaising with the Register’s vendors on matters related to IT and the website, such as server maintenance, application development, maintaining the CMS and site design.

The digital editor also coordinates with journalists on the creation of digital media, such as videos and photo galleries, for the digital edition of The Catholic Register. This is not a news writing position, although some news writing may be possible.

The position entails occasional off-hours work from home.


- Journalism degree or comparable experience in writing and editing

- Understanding of Search Engine Optimization techniques

- Experience with social media platforms and interfaces, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Hootsuite

- Familiar with email marketing platform MailChimp or similar programs.

- Knowledgeable in Adobe CC programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, Premiere, Audition, Lightroom.

- Familiarity with Joomla or similar content management systems, Joomla K2 extension, HTML, Google analytics, FTP programs

- Knowledge and/or experience with XHTML CSS, Javascript, PHP, mySQL and OpenX ad server are advantages.

- Experience working in a Macintosh and OS X Server environment a definite advantage

- Knowledge of VPN, Apple Remote Control, TeamViewer an asset

- Working knowledge of the Catholic faith and its institutions a definite advantage

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume that provides a detailed outline of experience, abilities and technical skills to: editor@catholicregister.org.

Deadline: August 4, 2017.

The reporting and photography of veteran journalist Michael Swan was honoured 16 times as Catholic Register staff received a stunning 31 awards at a pair of gala celebrations held at Laval University.

Published in Canada

One of the most memorable front pages in the history of The Catholic Register was from Sept. 22, 1984.

Published in Features

ST. LOUIS – He was far from a one-man band but associate editor Michael Swan led the parade as The Catholic Register marched off with an all-time best 21 awards at the annual Catholic Press Awards gala.

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

DIGITAL EDITION EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Political commentator Faith Goldy talks about how writing for The Catholic Register’s Youth Speak News gave her the important journalistic skills and start in Canadian media without attending a journalism school.

Youth Speak News is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 season. Details here: http://catholicregister.org/ysn/ysn-application.

This video is an example of what Digital Edition subscribers have access to. The Digital Edition features the same articles as the print edition PLUS colour photos, videos, audio clips and links. If you are not a subscriber, you can try a free subscription by going here:http://www.catholicregister.org/digitaledition


A young Desmond Devoy was on holiday in British Columbia in 2000 when a Catholic news story fell into his lap. Unable to resist the temptation, the budding writer phoned back to Toronto to report his story to The Catholic Register.

Published in Youth Speak News

The Catholic Register was recognized as the second best national Catholic newspaper in North America at the Catholic Media Conference awards ceremony June 22 in Indianapolis.

The awards handed out in the category of general excellence for national newspapers are the final presentations of a two-hour gala and are considered the most prestigious honours of the evening.

“Given the stiff competition from several large American publications, this is a tremendous achievement for The Register,” said publisher and editor Jim O’Leary. “It’s recognition of the hard work and talent of everyone who has a hand in producing our paper each week.”

Published in Canada: Toronto-GTA

TORONTO - With associate editor Michael Swan taking three first-place prizes, The Catholic Register led all Catholic publications by winning 15 Awards of Merit on May 11 at the annual Canadian Church Press awards banquet.

In total, The Register won four first-place awards, six seconds, three thirds and two honourable mentions.

“It was a remarkable year for our team of reporters, editors and designers,” said Publisher and Editor Jim O’Leary. “We work hard to bring our readers quality journalism so it’s heartening when a panel of impartial judges recognizes the work we do.”

Published in Features

Next to printing a high-quality newspaper each week, there is nothing more important than getting The Catholic Register into the hands of our readers in a timely, cost-effective manner.

For many years, that has meant using Canada Post as our primary delivery method. But over the next few weeks The Register will cease using the mailman to deliver the paper to the vast majority of our readers.

Published in Canada