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 Business/Culture Reporter - Jackson, Mississippi, 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: CfySfOx77YemcL3R3qGi6OweW9BVqG / Latpro-3780905 
Date posted: Mar-25-2021
State, Zip: Mississippi, 39202

Description

Req #14652

Wednesday, March 24, 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.

At Gannett, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity are core pillars of our organization and influence all that we do. We foster an environment that lifts all voices and welcomes everyone to take part in our journey into the future where every employee is heard, respected, and given an equal opportunity to thrive.

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Business/Culture Reporter


The Clarion-Ledger
/clarionledger.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an aggressive business/culture reporter who can deliver exclusive reporting on the comings and goings of area business as well as a look into the fabric of metro Jackson. We seek a strong journalist who excels at producing engaging and entertaining enterprise work that makes a difference.

The reporter must keep tabs on local business developments as well as trends and have a passion for writing about people, not for them.

The candidate should have the ability to write quick, digitally engaging content and understand how to use social and SEO to draw in audiences. Responsibilities also include occasionally working with reporters across Gannetts USA Today Network including other Mississippi newsrooms, to develop enterprise and spot trends and issues that transcend communities. A background in government or business reporting is preferred; a deep curiosity about trends is a must.

This reporter also must demonstrate a commitment to fair and accurate reporting and will be expected to break news. The reporter also must be able to translate for readers what is important.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, produce and post stories, photos and video quickly and accurately across mobile, desktop and social media platforms.
  • Research, report and produce compelling content that informs and engages readers.
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Produce journalism that leads to better awareness or change.
  • Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest events.
  • Produce content in alternative forms (listicles, Q&As, narratives, photo galleries, video that are tailored to the right platform (mobile, desktop, social media) to best reach the audience.
  • Use metrics to respond to user demand and reader interest.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or masters in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Adept at taking photos and video and will file quickly across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.
  • Strong command of AP grammar and have the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and publication-ready.
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • This role requires a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).

How to Apply:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

1. Your resume one to two pages.

2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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Other details
  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience

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