Senior Content Editor
University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Senior Content Editor.
Applications will be accepted until 5/11/2022.
Grotto Network is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic storyteller to lead its award-winning editorial team of writers, artists, and platform managers. Grotto Network prides itself on telling stories that illuminate the deepest reaches of the soul, that captivate and embolden young people to do something more with their lives, that speak to the realities of modern day seekers and wanderers. We pride ourselves on telling stories from a diverse and eclectic group of writers, storytellers, influencers, and creators. This role - in close collaboration with our Senior Video Producer - will take the helm in pushing Grotto's editorial voice to new and exciting places. If you're interested in pushing boundaries in the world of Catholic media, or in illuminating the lives of young people with great content, or are bursting with stories and content you believe the world needs - this is the role for you.
The position will require a strong voice and vision to help lead the Grotto Network team on two fronts: content creation and platform management. The Senior Content Editor is responsible for managing a large community of freelance writers. They will develop pitches, edit articles for clarity, grammar, and voice, and oversee the publication of this content across Grotto Network's digital platforms. Grotto Network's editorial content spans an array of content topics - from practical matters on navigating life as a young adult, to deeper spiritual reflections. The Senior Content Editor will work to hone this content into a body of work that moves the needle in the lives of young people, pushing them to a greater meaning and deeper participation in the life of the Church. In addition to articles, the Senior Content Editor will work closely with the team of web and social media strategists to develop content specifically for our social media channels. A strong familiarity and passion for content on social media, and a desire to leverage social media for evangelization, is a must.
In addition to crafting content for platforms, this role will lead a team of platform managers to deploy it. The Senior Content Editor oversees Grotto's web and social team, ensuring growth and development of our online community. They will be a key leader in shaping strategy for social media and web, working closely with senior Grotto leadership to ensure key metrics and platform goals are being met. Candidate should have a passion not just for content, but in seeing it shared and enjoyed across digital platforms.
Grotto Network's mission is to connect meaningfully with young adults with limited ties to the Catholic Church, and bring them into a closer relationship with their Catholic faith and community. The Senior Content Editor plays a key role with Grotto leadership to ensure the success of this mission. Candidate should have a firm understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic faith. Just as importantly, they should have a vision and strategy for connecting with those outside the committed fold, and translating content with a Catholic identity for those hesitant to hear it.
Before applying, look over the already great content at and our Instagram, mailto:@GrottoNetwork and ask how you can push it even further. How would you expand our voice? How would you refine it? How would you make it better? We want a candidate with passion and a point of view, who can push our talented team of creatives to break new ground in the lives of young adults seeking something more.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
• Manage and build a diverse group of freelance writers and content creators to develop content for Grotto Network platforms
• Oversee editorial and social content creation by freelancers and internal Grotto team from first pitch, story development, editing, and final publication
• Manage Grotto Network social media and web strategy team, leading development and growth of platforms
• Develop and further social and digital strategy to ensure success of Grotto Content across all digital platforms
• Collaborate with senior Grotto Network leadership to ensure consistent voice, accomplishment of major strategic objectives, and creative development of platforms and content
• Ensure proper grammar, language usage, spelling across Grotto content
• Stay up to date with best practices and trends on all social media and web platforms
• Have a strong understanding and appreciation for the Catholic faith, with a passion for bringing young people to deeper relationship and understanding with said faith.
Minimum Qualifications:
• 5-6 years experience in editing, writing, social media content creation
• Strong understanding of social media platforms, best practices, and strategy
• Experience managing creative staff members
• Bachelor’s degree in writing or media-related field
• Firm understanding and appreciation for Catholic teaching and tradition
Preferred Qualifications:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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