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 Program Manager - New York, New York, 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: Education
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: DYFf4Qadtlk1EWl5qTLuQWC7phBU7T / Latpro-3766433 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: New York, 10003


Req #12337

Wednesday, November 18, 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 primary focus of this position is to manage and oversee the execution of major sponsorship programs sold within USA TODAY Network. This person will be responsible for executing premium content programs, including but not limited to: content sponsorships, and branded content. They will also be responsible for managing timelines, coordinating stakeholders, setting up campaigns using internal systems, promotional ad units, PR, maintaining campaigns throughout the life-cycle, status reports, and overall program summaries.

The Program Manager will be responsible for direct client communication via conference calls, emails, in-person meetings, and written status reports. They will serve as the main point-of-contact with clients on all components of a program from kick-off-call to the end of the flight This person will be required to attend client meetings when necessary and be prepared to be the lead voice on meeting agendas, client communication, program status reports, updates, and execution.

The Program Manager shall identify and implement successful strategies and practices as well as mitigate challenges and obstacles for the effective and efficient management of content programs. They will also be responsible for tracking individual and aggregate campaign performance to inform successful strategies for renewing programs and new business.

Strong organizational skills, communication skills, and relationship building skills are essential. An understanding of multi-media and especially the digital space are also critical. Experience in or knowledge of sports media, especially Golf is a major plus.

The Program Manager should be a strong team player and will be a key strategist to multiple internal teams including account management, sales, ad ops, editorial, video, product, and client solutions.

The position is located in McLean, VA or New York City, NY and may require some occasional odd work hours.


The ideal Program Manager candidate should have at least 3 years of digital media and/or multi-media experience, ideally in a collaborative role within a complex multi-media organization. Specific skills include:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, is deadline-driven and proactive

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and proven experience directly managing clients

  • Highly collaborative style with ability to influence multiple internal teams to drive towards completion of tasks

  • Experience implementing cross-platform sponsorships

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks under time pressure in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment

  • Critical thinking skills and can see the larger goals of a project without losing site of important details

  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work independently

  • Sports experience or affinity preferred


College degree

3-5 years previous work experience in a multi-media environment, ideally in account management at a major publisher or agency

2 years previous work experience in project management

Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn internal platforms

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.
Other details
  • Job Family Client Solutions
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Salary

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