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 Florida Investigative Reporter - 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: Spanish - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: LjxmFgzKDIMpndiBQVb1ATFJntacno / Latpro-3780657 
Date posted: Mar-24-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #14649

Tuesday, March 23, 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 USA TODAY Network - Florida is seeking an aggressive investigative reporter to break news, expose injustice and champion access to public information in the Sunshine State.


This reporters top priority will be both deep impact locally and broad impact in the Florida networks markets that stretch from the east to west coasts and from Pensacola to Palm Beach.


The position is based in Southwest Florida, at the Naples Daily News and The News-Press (Fort Myers), and the reporters first focus will be watchdog stories in this reader-savvy and reader-supported market. But while rooted in local reporting, this reporter will be expected to quickly identify investigations that have statewide and national importance. Because of Floridas significance nationally, this reporters investigative work will be supported and amplified by USA TODAYs network of data, graphics, presentation and audience experts.


The successful candidate will have clips that show he or she is passionate about making a difference and holding public officials accountable; demonstrates aggressive public records use and deep source-building; adeptly gathers, organizes and analyzes data; has keen news judgment, and shows both flair and sensitivity in storytelling.


This reporter will be able to work on short-, medium- and long-term stories simultaneously and will be an eager and collaborative member of the Southwest Florida team. This reporters skills will be relied on during breaking news events, but the typical workweek will be a balance of quick watchdog for short-term enterprise and time for longer, deeper investigations.


We're open to an experienced investigative reporter or someone with an eye for documents and data who demonstrates sharp news judgment and is motivated to connect readers with information that impacts their communities.


Foreign language proficiency, especially Spanish, is preferred.

Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified journalists, please apply here and include your materials combined into one single document upload, with as much of the following as possible: your resume, a brief cover letter, and a few examples of your work (portfolio/work samples/clips/links, etc.) **The application will only allow one document upload so your materials must be combined into a single document (preferably in PDF format). 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 Salary

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