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 Reporter - Breaking News and General Assignment - Louisville, Kentucky, 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: BFIDafm4CYQ8og90a2MkZdzk9JO4jb / Latpro-3766594 
Date posted: Dec-22-2020
State, Zip: Kentucky, 40212


Req #11405

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.

TheCourier Journal, part of the USA Today Network, is seeking a talented, take-charge reporter to join its breaking news team in Louisville, Kentucky. This reporter will go beyond crime and mayhem to make sure were engaged in the conversation about the days hottest topics. This reporter must be social media savvy, have solid news judgment and the ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high-pressure situations. The reporter also must produce compelling journalism that builds audience and connects with readers through multiple platforms, including social media and video. Our ideal candidate can juggle and prioritize multiple stories and cover local news with accuracy and a sense of urgency.

The Courier Journal has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2020 for breaking news. Louisville is Kentuckys largest city and is the birthplace of Muhammad Ali and home to the Kentucky Derby. The area also has a vibrant food and dining scene, historic parks and a rich but affordable quality of life.

At least one year of reporting and writing experience
Strong social media skills
Must be able to work well on deadline and as part of a team
Ability to write accurately and detailed
Excellent communication and time-management skills
Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct
Ability to shoot basic-level photos and videos (primarily iPhone), or the ability to learn quickly

Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

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 Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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