Noem Named Editorial Director at Ave Maria Press

Posted By: Stephanie A Sibal ACP Member News,

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Josh Noem has been named editorial director at Ave Maria Press.

“Josh brings a solid Catholic background, a deep understanding and appreciation of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and strong management experience to Ave’s editorial department. He also offers the creative energy and vision to help our management team expand the reach of our books and digital content,” said Karey Circosta, publisher and CEO. “I am excited that he is joining the Ave family.”

“The team at Ave Maria Press is bringing creativity and faithfulness to the work we have ahead of us as a Church in the coming years, and I’m thrilled to join the effort,” Noem said. “What a gift to be working alongside authors and the Congregation in forming communities of the coming kingdom.”

Noem serves as senior editor at the award-winning Grotto Network, an initiative from the University of Notre Dame that is pioneering new
approaches to digital evangelization. The platform engages disaffiliated young adults online and welcomes them back to practicing  communities of faith. Noem develops original content and has grown a diverse pool of freelance writers to contribute to the platform.

He previously worked as editor of FaithND, a service of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, where he grew the reach of the daily Gospel reflection email tenfold. Noem also has served in campus ministry at the University of Portland, as a facilitator for the Notre Dame Satellite Theological Education Program, and as a blogger for the USCCB’s Noem began his career as an editor and reporter at the Florida Catholic newspaper.

He is the author of The End of Ending, which took first place in the Catholic Media Association book awards in 2021. Noem and his wife, Stacey, are active parishioners at St. Joseph Parish, South Bend. He has served on the school boards of both St. Joseph Grade School and St. Joseph High School. 

Noem officially will join Ave on May 20.