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 Breaking News Watchdog Reporter - Gannett, Virginia, 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: RlRCQtZuO17ju9TLNb9re9UeKnZILG / Latpro-3766512 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #12402

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.

Breaking News Watchdog Reporter

This hybrid jobs puts you in the center of the action at the Asbury Park Press and the Jersey Shore. We are seeking an experienced Breaking News reporter with a track record of posting from the field, shooting video and digging deep to find the enterprise story behind the first-day events. You'll work with some of the top journalists in the nation who have a host of national awards under their belts. We thrive on impact and cut out all the BS between you and the reader so you can deliver the high-impact stories our readers crave.


Minimum one-year breaking news experience with a digital news site; ability to write quickly and accurately with flair; iPhone video editing skills; comfortable in front of the camera and during live broadcasts; good data and organizational skills; ability to use Excel; and FOIA/public records experience.


  • Serve as a curious, assertive and energetic journalist who jumps to report on breaking news.
  • Break news for digital audiences and be the primary on-scene reporter to cover stories as they develop.
  • The ability to report quickly and accurately from the field.
  • Solid news judgment and the ability to think and respond quickly in high-pressure situations.
  • Grow your digital audience by producing reliable reports, frequent updates and exclusive details.
  • Connect with your audience - through social media, in your writing and on camera.


  • Bachelors degree or higher
  • 1+ years of reporting at a news outlet or equivalent media.
  • Source-building, video and other digital-focused skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to self-manage in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to develop and maintain sources.
  • Adept at using social media to tell stories, engage readers, and cover breaking news.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative, receive constructive feedback and work as part of a team yet still show individual initiative.
  • This role requires a valid drivers license, reliable transportation and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

Application Instructions:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. Put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  • Your resume, plus a cover letter that outlines why you are the best candidate and how you would approach the job
  • Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve written, produced and demonstrate the skills we are seeking

Since our application only allows for one document upload, it is important that these items be assembled into a single document, in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

Gannett is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.

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 News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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