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 Staff Writer @ The Montevideo-American News - Gannett, Virginia, 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: iOgsGV9ESJHnlcB5jgNnlhlmWcY0Lr / Latpro-3773581 
Date posted: Feb-16-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #13976

Tuesday, February 16, 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.

The Montevideo-American News,
a weekly newspaper in western Minnesota that is part of Gannett Inc. and the USA TODAY Network,is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic staff writer to join the news team.

As a staff writer, you will be expected to interact with the public, research various topics of local interest, write articles, have knowledge of AP writing guidelines, photograph events, and help manage the website and social media presence.

Required skills:

  • Digital proficiency, including social media and MS Office suite
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A dedication to community journalism
  • Ability to work accurately and to apply critical thinking to complex issues
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines
  • Good observation skills

Preferred skills

  • Proven work experience as a staff writer or reporter
  • Demonstrable portfolio of published articles
  • Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or relevant field
  • Reporters with experience and a willingness to relocate in or near the Montevideo area immediately should apply.

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, and a few examples of your work (portfolio/work samples/clips/links, etc.).
*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
  • Min Hiring Rate $14.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $15.00

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