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 Local Government / Business Reporter - Jackson Sun - Jackson, Tennessee, 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: ll3Lp0PSyYM5JLHp7xpwmxcM9SHCml / Latpro-3772315 
Date posted: Feb-09-2021
State, Zip: Tennessee, 38303


Req #13761

Friday, February 5, 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 to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policyto understand our privacy policy.

TheJackson Sun, part of the Gannett Co., is seeking a reporter to cover city and county governance, with emphasis on watchdog reporting that scrutinizes the use of taxpayer money and effectiveness of public policy and programs. Produces high-value digital content with visuals, including breaking news and enterprise stories that provide context and analysis. Facilitates reader interactions with key government officials.

Typical Job Duties:

Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.Works toward becoming the community's leading voice in area of expertise.

Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

Works withnews director and regional content strategist to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (e.g., photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.

Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and



Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education.

Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple


Gannett provides a great work environment with a number of benefits to include medical, dental, vision insurance; 401k plan; paid vacation, along with anumber of additional benefits.
Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen.

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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