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 Local Politics Reporter - Austin, Texas, United States

Job information
Posted by: Gannett 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Publishing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: qyHr0X94BTdRYevUbmm2WYDXVDVnXd / Latpro-3766343 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: Texas, 73301


Req #12735

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal , WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.

The Austin American-Statesman -- the award-winning daily newspaper in Austin, Texas -- is looking for an experienced reporter to join its local politics team.

This is a high-impact beat, as it is responsible for ongoing coverage of local politics and public policy of high-interest to Austin taxpayers and readers, including the Austin mayor's office, City Council and other local agencies. Good candidates have shown they can see through government spin, develop sourcing to scoop the competition and write in-depth reports that hold agencies accountable to the public.

Roughly 2.2 million people live in the fast-growing Austin metro area, where employers including the University of Texas, Google, Amazon, National Instruments, Samsung and, recently, Tesla are driving the economic engine in Texas' heart. The American-Statesman is looking for a reporter to join the Economy and Growth team staying on top of how the city manages and encourages that growth, telling the stories of those getting ahead, as well as those left behind. The job requires thorough daily beat reporting and coverage of ongoing city issues, but it also demands consistent enterprise, watchdog and investigative reporting. The government of the largely liberal capital city of Texas is often at odds with the state's mostly conservative Legislature -- battles that often play out in the digital arena -- so strong social media skills are a must.

This should not be your first rodeo. Applicants should have a few years experience in covering city or state government and in investigative reporting. Bachelor's degree preferred. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.

Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document, preferably in PDF format, with a brief cover letter, resume with references, and a few samples of your work.

The application will only allow one document upload. Providing these combined materials will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

Contact Economy and Growth Editor Barry Harrell,, with questions about the position.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
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  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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