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.
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.