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 Education Reporter - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 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: E2aqD0mdOUVkO9EVkQz5NpzoZO3Dyh / Latpro-3767794 
Date posted: Jan-05-2021
State, Zip: South Dakota, 57193

Description

Req #13124

Monday, January 4, 2021
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 than260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companiesReachLocal, WordStream, andThriveHiveand U.K. media company Newsquest.There's never been a better time to join our talented team. VisitGannett.com/Careersto learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.

The Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network, is seeking a dynamic Watchdog - Education reporter to cover K-12 education in and around Sioux Falls, SD. The ideal candidate believes that the best journalism starts at the grass roots, has passion for dogged pursuit of the truth and has developed skills for a digital first approach to coverage.


This roles focus includes:

Ensuring readers understand the impact of growth on schools, whether it is on school overcrowding or the changing demographics of the student population.

Coverage from inside the schools, giving readers a vivid sense for whats happening inside classrooms, with color and detail from students and educators.

Accountability/watchdog coverage of academic trends, test scores and how schools spend money to educate children.

Process coverage of school board meetings and administrators should be avoided except in those cases where a meeting itself is the focus of controversy or high interest among your audience.

The reporter must be able to break news quickly as well as produce enterprise, including issue, trend and watchdog stories, by parsing public records and documents, using data and cultivating sources.

The ideal candidate is a storyteller, skilled in data analysis and document acquisition, who pursues accountability journalism from the ground up and looks beyond text to enhance their stories for mobile audiences.

Turn out enterprising stories and projects that transcend the every day.

Need to be a self-starter who is proficient at managing their time, as well as their teams.

Be proficient with social media and video storytelling.


Required Experience:

Bachelors degree in Journalism or Communication

2+ years of professional journalism. Strong reporting and writing skills

Social media skills

The ability to shoot and tell video stories

Good time management and organizational skills

Ability to work independently and with a team

Curiosity and a desire to try new things

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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