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 Reporter - Lafayette, Indiana, 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: Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: suBury3RSnP3Gk9ubGc4P6kQcnWs7w / Latpro-3768886 
Date posted: Jan-13-2021
State, Zip: Indiana, 47907

Description

Req #13208

Tuesday, January 12, 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 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 Gannett.com/Careers to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.


The Journal & Courier in Lafayette, IN, part of the USA TODAY Network, has an immediate opening for a reporter.

General statement of job:

With limited supervision, the reporter must be responsible for covering beat-related stories in and around Greater Lafayette, Indiana, as they happen or after the fact. Reporter must also develop feature stories as they arise, seeking out opportunities constantly.

Essential job duties:

The list of duties is NOT exhaustive. Duties may be added, deleted or changed at any time without notice.

Maintain a close working relationship with beat-related sources.

Be on alert for breaking news.

Carry a cell phone accessible by coworkers and editors.

Generate story ideas and photo opportunities.

Complete writing duties as assigned by the editor, deputy editor, city editor and/or copy desk editor.

Maintain professional communications with other employees and contacts outside the newspaper.

Be willing to work nights and weekends as needed to fulfill job duties.

Write clearly and succinctly on a variety of topics, which may extend beyond the primary focus of law enforcement.

Participate in training as required.

Accept other assignments as deemed necessary by editor(s).

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelors degree in journalism or related field.

Equipment: Computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Word. Knowledge of Quark a plus.

Skills: Must be self-motivated, independent, excel in communications with people inside and outside the company, be able to generate story ideas but also follow instructions for assigned story ideas.

Language skills:

Ability to speak and write in Spanish a plus.

Certificates, licenses, insurance needed:

Over 18 years of age.

Valid drivers license.

Automotive insurance coverage as deemed necessary by human resources.


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.
Other details
  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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