Date Posted March 28, 2024
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified


Senior Writer

Catholic Diocese of Arlington - Headquarters, 200 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia, United States of AmericaReq #133

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Meaningful work * service oriented and respectful work environment * work-life balance * up to 2 days of telework after 90 days of employment for non supervisors - 1 day of telework for supervisors * generous leave * more holidays than the federal government, including Christmas week off * free parking as well as free transportation to/from Ballston metro * paid lunch breaks * professional development tuition assistance * tuition assistance for your children enrolled in our diocesan schools after 1 year of employment * generous benefits, including a pension plan * AND MORE...


Working for the Communications Office, the Senior Writer plays a crucial role in drafting communications that serve diocesan needs, including for the Office of the Bishop.


  • Draft communications that serve diocesan needs, including for the Office of the Bishop.
  • Contribute to the research, drafting, and editing of theological messages/resources, columns that help explain the Catholic faith, letters, essays, speeches, scripts for video production, radio commentary, and more.
  • Collaborate with departments throughout the chancery to ensure special events, occasions, holidays, etc. have the proper messages and support materials prepared ahead of time.
  • Draft speeches for senior leadership and other stakeholders, while ensuring that their voice is captured accurately.
  • Draft resources related to critical initiatives of the diocese that support diocesan goals and the strategic plan.
  • Prepare presentations, talking points, and other materials that will be used for public purposes with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Consult with experts and stakeholders to ensure critical and accurate information is included in diocesan texts, speeches, catechetical materials, communications productions, and more.
  • Assist senior leadership in the drafting of critical and sensitive personal correspondence.

    • Knowledge/Skills:
      • Excellent understanding and knowledge of the Catholic Church and its teachings as well as how communications can be used to spread the Gospel
      • Ability to work independently and with self-motivation and creativity
      • Excellent research and analytical skills
      • Strong command of the English language and the written word
      • Proficiency in grammar, style, and formatting
      • Ability to accurately capture the intended “speaker’s” voice
      • Strong interpersonal, communication, and interviewing skills
      • Active listener
      • Strong planning, organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to identify priorities, adapt when priorities shift, and meet deadlines
      • Detail and accuracy oriented
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
      • Discretion and confidentiality
      • Practicing Catholic who is faithful to the Magisterium
    • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field or equivalent degree and experience; Master’s degree in Theology or equivalent coursework and experience desirable.
    • Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver’s license must be maintained at all times.
    • Years and Types of Experience: 5 – 10 years writing experience that includes experience writing on topics related to Catholic teachings and drafting speeches for leadership.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in working for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay TypeSalary
  • Travel RequiredYes
  • Travel %10
  • Required EducationBachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start DateSunday, April 7, 2024

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Pay Type Salary
Travel Required Yes | Travel % 10
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree



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