On Friday I penned a cryptic request for prayers for me and my family, noting that it had nothing to do with the baby or the health of any of us. Some of you were able to guess what that meant.
The decision was reached that the July 2006 issue of Catholic World Report magazine would be my last as editor. For some time, there has been a desire to take the magazine in a new direction with a new vision and a new philosophy. So Ignatius Press and I have come to an understanding, have agreed to an amicable parting, and I am looking for new opportunities. This isn’t about any particular editorial or article published in the magazine or about any views expressed on my blog and I would caution against trying to draw inferences if you weren’t privy to the discussions.
Let me add that I have the utmost respect for Ignatius Press, Father Joseph Fessio, and the people there. I think that IP has an important mission and I wish them well.
As for my future, I guess you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I’m a little worried. We just had a baby 12 days ago and my first priority is to provide a roof, food, clothing, and healthcare to her and to Melanie.
Thus, I’m open to any work that will provide that. I communicate well in the written word, have experience managing a staff of people (even cross-country), I’m tech-savvy and well-informed, I’ve worked in journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations, as well as for an Internet-based company. I’m articulate, well-mannered, and personable. Above all, I’m a Catholic gentleman and family man with a deep and abiding faith.
I would be happy to do free-lance editing or writing, consulting, Internet work, technical writing, or to switch into a different industry all together.
If you’re looking for someone with those skills or know someone who is, please let me know via email.