Magazine Editor, The Catholic Compass

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, founded in 1975, covers the 18 most northwestern counties of the State of Florida. Although our diocese is young, its roots go back to the first settlement of this region by Europeans, when in 1559 Don Tristan de Luna, on behalf of the Spanish crown, established the first settlement in what was to become the United States of America. The settlement was abandoned in 1561 due to hurricanes that destroyed the settlers supplies.

Our diocese enjoys the distinction of being a "dual see" diocese -- that is, it has two centers from which the Bishop governs: Pensacola and Tallahassee. Each see city has a cathedral - the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola and the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee.

Position Details

Magazine Editor, The Catholic Compass
Northwest Florida
Pensacola, FL

The Editor of The Catholic Compass, the bi-monthly diocesan publication of the Diocese of Pensacola Tallahassee is a part-time position, with the possibility of becoming full-time. The editor will determine content and, with the help of a layout designer and publishing partner, coordinate production of the magazine. The vision of the magazine is to highlight inspiring stories about members of the community and act a key mode of evangelization. Applicants should be organized and service-oriented individuals who see every moment of communication, in both positive and negative situations, as an opportunity to share the love of Christ with others. Applicants should be boldly committed to evangelization, with a desire to find creative ways of spreading the Gospel.


  • Determine content, themes and vision for magazine 
  • Assign stories to freelancers and photographers 
  • Write articles and take photographs for magazine 
  • Edit stories and photographs 
  • Work with layout designer, publishing partner and printer to ensure quality pre- and final press
  • Work with parish staff and provide relevant coaching to maintain circulation databases 
  • Serve as liaison to USPS to troubleshoot any postal issues 
  • Coordinate subscription quotas with parishes 
  • Create annual financial budget for magazine 
  • Find and maintain relationships with advertisers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and/or 3 years of relevant experience 
  • Previous missionary experience preferred


  • Practicing Catholic who possesses an in-depth knowledge of the Catholic faith, structures and practices


  • Superior writing and editing abilities 
  • Ability to develop relevant themes and articles from inception through publication 
  • Ability to identify needs and take creative action to make improvements 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and take on multiple tasks 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision 
  • Ability to define problems, conduct research, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all religious, education and socioeconomic backgrounds 
  • Ability take and edit photographs in Photoshop or Lightroom

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