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 Criminal Justice Reporter - New Bedford, Massachusetts, 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: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 4vneZCXw0I56tbq43fidN44S7uu3Op / Latpro-3766472 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 02745


Req #12969

Friday, December 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.
Gannett's New England network is seeking a criminal justice reporter to help us elevate our regional and local crime and justice reporting. We are looking for an experienced and aggressive reporter who will lead the way in shifting the focus of our coverage from a historical reliance on police logs and court filings to more meaningful and socially impactful content that deepens our understanding of the underpinnings of crime and the justice system that attempts to manage and arbitrate it.

We need a reporter who will develop and sustain sources beyond the official spokespeople and hierarchy in the staff directory and will refuse to accept the usual suspects as the voices we highlight. This reporter will be equal parts storyteller, data miner and investigative workhorse and must maintain a high comfort level with filing FOIA and other public information requests.

Criminal justice is one area where systemic racism is inarguably apparent and too often abundant. This position provides an opportunity to re-envision and transform the way our region will illuminate such inequities. It will dig deeply into the systems and policies that have led to and continue to perpetuate inequities in criminal justice, as well as potential solutions and programs that have shown promise in making the system more just.

We strive for Journalism with Reach, connecting our communities and readers, and improving their quality of life through information, understanding and empowerment. We must strengthen the bond of trust between our newsrooms and the communities they serve, and this role will be key to that effort.
This position may be based anywhere throughout our New England region.

Minimum of three years of reporting experience in the criminal justice arena.
Superlative journalistic credentials.
Ability to uphold the highest standards of journalism across all platforms.
Successful digital experience and achievement.
Working knowledge of data collection and analysis.
Investigative reporting background or experience.
Willingness and ability to lead peers.
Demonstrated ability and experience working collaboratively.
Excellent storytelling, writing and communication skills.
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent work experience.


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 GateHouse Media
  • Pay Type Hourly

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