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LifeSiteNews is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

 

Breaking News Journalist

To apply for this position, click here.

LifeSiteNews is seeking a full-time journalist to cover breaking pro-life and pro-family news.

The successful applicant will be tasked with finding and writing top-notch shareable content that will inspire readers to engage in the battle for life, family, and faith. He or she must be a highly motivated journalist with at least two years of experience writing, editing, and publishing for online, social media conscious publications.

This specific job requires the ability to stay on top of breaking news of interest to pro-life and pro-family readers. It requires a fast writing pace, with numerous shorter submissions every day.

This position reports to the Managing Editor and the management team.

A successful candidate will have:

  • at least a four-year college degree
  • excellent research and writing skills
  • a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy
  • extensive knowledge of the global pro-life and pro-family movements
  • knowledge of Catholic teachings and traditions
  • keen interest in current events in the Church and world
  • high self-motivation, and ability to thrive in a high-stress, fast-paced environment with constant rolling deadlines
  • facility and experience with web publishing platforms, Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Skype
  • willingness to take direction and adapt, and ability to work well on a team
  • excellent communication skills
  • familiarity with Associated Press style
  • willingness to work hours as needed, including occasional nights and weekends

Salary is negotiable based upon need and experience. Keep in mind that LifeSiteNews is a mission-based non-profit, although we always seek to meet our employees' legitimate financial needs.

We will contact successful applicants for an interview. Prior to a hiring decision, applicants will be required to take on several short assignments at a freelance rate. New journalists and editors are required to undergo a week of on-site training in Canada in the first few months on the job, so a passport is essential for non-Canadians.

To apply for this position, click here: https://lifesitenews.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=27

 

U.S. Journalist

To apply for this position, click here.

LifeSiteNews is seeking a full-time journalist to cover pro-life and pro-family news in the U.S.

The successful applicant will be tasked with finding and writing top-notch shareable content that will inspire readers to engage in the battle for life, family, and faith. He or she must be a highly motivated journalist with at least two years of experience writing, editing, and publishing for online, social media conscious publications.

This position reports to the Managing Editor and the management team.

A successful candidate will have:

  • at least a four-year college degree
  • excellent research and writing skills
  • a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy
  • extensive knowledge of the global pro-life and pro-family movements
  • knowledge of Catholic teachings and traditions
  • keen interest in current events in the Church and world
  • high self-motivation, and ability to thrive in a high-stress, fast-paced environment with constant rolling deadlines
  • facility and experience with web publishing platforms, Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Skype
  • willingness to take direction and adapt, and ability to work well on a team
  • excellent communication skills
  • familiarity with Associated Press style
  • willingness to work hours as needed, including occasional nights and weekends

Salary is negotiable based upon need and experience. Keep in mind that LifeSiteNews is a mission-based non-profit, although we always seek to meet our employees' legitimate financial needs.

We will contact successful applicants for an interview. Prior to a hiring decision, applicants will be required to take on several short assignments at a freelance rate. New journalists and editors are required to fly to Canada for a week of training in the first few months on the job, so an up-to-date passport is essential.

To apply for this position, click here: https://lifesitenews.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25

 

Canadian Journalist

To apply for this position, click here.

LifeSiteNews is seeking a full-time journalist to cover pro-life and pro-family news in Canada.

The successful applicant will be tasked with finding and writing top-notch shareable content that will inspire readers to engage in the battle for life, family, and faith. He or she must be a highly motivated journalist with at least two years of experience writing, editing, and publishing for online, social media conscious publications. 

This position reports to the Managing Editor and the management team.

A successful candidate will have:

  • at least a four-year college degree
  • excellent research and writing skills
  • a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy
  • extensive knowledge of the global pro-life and pro-family movements
  • knowledge of Catholic teachings and traditions
  • keen interest in current events in the Church and world
  • high self-motivation, and ability to thrive in a high-stress, fast-paced environment with constant rolling deadlines
  • facility and experience with web publishing platforms, Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Skype
  • willingness to take direction and adapt, and ability to work well on a team
  • excellent communication skills
  • familiarity with Associated Press style
  • willingness to work hours as needed, including occasional nights and weekends

Salary is negotiable based upon need and experience. Keep in mind that LifeSiteNews is a mission-based non-profit, although we always seek to meet our employees' legitimate financial needs.

We will contact successful applicants for an interview. Prior to a hiring decision, applicants will be required to take on several short assignments at a freelance rate. New journalists and editors are required to fly to Ontario for a week of training in the first few months on the job.

To apply for this position, click here: https://lifesitenews.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=26

 

Web Developer

To apply for this position, click here.

The web developer will be in charge of designing, coding, and modifying the LifeSiteNews website, as well as overseeing our web servers and security, as our needs continue to grow and expand.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a vibrant, passionate team of professionals committed to promoting the Culture of Life, and to grow what is already the #1 most-read pro-life and pro-family website on the Internet.

LOCATION: While LifeSiteNews has offices in Front Royal, Virginia and Toronto, Ontario, many of our staff telecommute from home offices. As such, this position is open to telecommuters.

Candidate requirements:

  • A strong commitment to advancing LifeSite's pro-life and pro-family mission via the application of the latest web-based technologies
  • 5 years of experience in web development
  • Strong understanding of UX, cross browser compatibility, general web functions and standards
  • Proficient knowledge of SEO, Google Amp, Apple News, and other challenges and opportunities that will impact our readership
  • Strong understanding of Web Apps and proficiency in programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP
  • Ability to build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Focus on optimizing our site for maximum speed and scalability
  • Strong understanding of mobile first design and user experience
  • Strong emphasis on security principles and how they apply to certain E-Commerce applications, such as our donation platform
  • Ability to integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our website as our needs and technology continues to develop
  • Management of hosting, including database administration and scaling applications to support needs
  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets
  • Focus on staying plugged into emerging technologies and industry trends, applying them into our everyday operations and activities

To apply for this position, click here: https://lifesitenews.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24

 

Assistant Manager of Digital Marketing

To apply for this position, click here.

The assistant manager of digital marketing will assist in coordinating all of LifeSiteNews' marketing activities: including managing our large social media properties and e-mail lists, implementing strategies to grow our social media and e-mail subscriber base, designing digital marketing campaigns aimed at raising awareness about pro-life and pro-family issues, and running our quarterly fundraising campaigns.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a vibrant, passionate team of professionals committed to promoting the Culture of Life, and to grow what is already the #1 most-read pro-life and pro-family website on the Internet.

LOCATION: While LifeSiteNews has offices in Front Royal, Virginia, and Toronto, Ontario, many of our staff telecommute from home offices. This position is open to telecommuters.

Candidate requirements:

  • At least two years' marketing experience on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, with a proven track record of achieving excellent fan engagement levels and growing follower base
  • Experience working with Facebook's advertising platform
  • Intimate familiarity with using Google Analytics to identify actionable insights
  • A keen interest in keeping abreast of the latest developments in the constantly shifting social media landscape
  • Highly analytical and committed to measuring success through data analysis from various channels: Google Analytics, Facebook page analytics, Mailchimp e-mail reports, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of email marketing concepts and metrics such as Sender Score, deliverability, and sender reputation
  • Familiarity with the Mailchimp e-mail marketing platform, or related products
  • Excellent writer and communicator (in both the written and verbal form)
  • Highly self-motivated, creative, and entrepreneurial, with a passion for trying new things, rigorously testing new initiatives, and adapting based upon the results
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, to adapt quickly to new challenges
  • And, above all, a passion for the mission of LifeSiteNews - to spread the message of the Culture of Life and Family

Responsibilities will include:

  • Optimizing LifeSite articles (headlines/images, etc) for social media
  • Posting LifeSite articles to our social media accounts
  • Creating Facebook ad campaigns to optimize traffic to LifeSiteNews' website, petitions, and fundraising campaigns
  • Creating regular e-mail campaigns (twice a week or more) for the various segments with relevant LifeSiteNews articles and other updates
  • Creating customized e-mail nurture streams
  • Minimizing e-mail list decay and unsubscribes while increasing the productivity of our email sends
  • Developing and implementing strategies to increase social media followers and e-mail acquisition
  • Identifying opportunities and executing strategies to disseminate LifeSite's content to the widest possible audience
  • Providing regular reports on social media and e-mail list health and campaign effectiveness
  • Helping draft fundraising e-mails targeted at specific e-mail segments

SALARY: Salary is negotiable based upon need and experience. Keep in mind that LifeSiteNews is a mission-based non-profit, although we always seek to meet our employees' legitimate financial needs.

To apply for this position, click here: https://lifesitenews.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=16

 

LifeSite Canada Coordinator

To apply for this position, click here.

The LifeSite-Canada Coordinator is an administrative position that oversees the administrative aspects of the Canadian branch of LifeSiteNews.com. They work closely with the senior management staff to ensure that LifeSiteNews.com, Inc. is compliant with all necessary federal and local laws. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience in office management

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining financial and legal records on a daily basis
  • Administering all payroll related activities
  • Assisting the President, Editor-in-Chief, and staff
  • Assisting the development staff in maintaining the database
  • Organizing staff involvement in various conferences and meetings
  • Assisting in organizing various events, including conference calls and the annual meeting
  • Making reports, agendas, and keeping minutes for calls and meetings
  • Acting as main contact for outside vendors
  • Other job duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Non-profit management a plus

The ideal candidate should possess strong communication and computer skills. They must be detail oriented with excellent follow-up abilities and a self-starter. They must be organized, have the ability to prioritize, have a strong sense of responsibility, and be able to work independently. Strong familiarity with LifeSite and agreement with all aspects of its mission are essential.

The position is based in the offices of Campaign Life Coalition office in Toronto.

Salary is negotiable based upon need and experience. 

To apply for this position, click here: https://lifesitenews.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23

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