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 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: rIb1W80ugKqbUW0gGfdBwDrkKkc3NU / Latpro-3782082 
Date posted: Mar-30-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #14798

Monday, March 29, 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.

Visit https://usatodaynetworkcareers.com/ to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policy to understand our privacy policy.

Reporter


The Visalia Times-Delta/visaliatimesdelta.com part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to cover daily news and take on investigative and enterprise projects in Visalia, Tulare and the Central Valley.


The selected candidate produces smart, context-filled stories, photos and other content on tight deadlines while developing high-impact journalism on longer projects. She or he understands the difference in writing for various platforms. This role will fit your style if youre the kind of journalist whos always thinking of the next story who has a pipeline of ideas and is eager to collaborate on sharpening and pursuing them.


Visalia is in the middle of the state and is known as the Gateway to the Sequoias. The city of 136,000-plus people has a vibrant downtown and is centrally located between Fresno and Bakersfield. The agriculture-rich Tulare County, where Visalia and Tulare sit, is located within two hours of the Central Coast and a short drive to Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite national parks.


The Visalia Times-Delta and its sister paper, Tulare Advance-Register, cover a wide variety of topics, beats and report from areas around Tulare County.


Responsibilities:

  • Report quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, photos, video, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other methods available to reach our Valley audience.

  • Use metrics to make informed story choices and shape beat strategies.

  • Identifies top news stories of the day, based on analytics and audience potential.

  • Cultivates a beat, knowing the ins/outs of city government, education and public safety and key players in each field. Has a genuine interest in people and ability to build trust.

  • Equally adept at writing breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories and traditional long-form features.

  • Writes and/or produces multimedia content that appeals to key audience targets and maximizes user experience on digital and social platforms to reach readers where they spend their time and attention.

  • Provide cogent analysis of trends and issues that affect the daily lives of readers.

  • Works closely with graphic, photo and video teams to optimize and produce content.

  • Is comfortable hosting videos, Facebook Live appearances, and podcasts.

  • Engages with readers through various social media platforms.

  • Demonstrates strong news judgment informed by real-world experience.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Reporting/newsroom experience preferred.

  • Spanish-speakers encouraged to apply.

  • Strong knowledge of AP grammar and style.

  • Recent college graduates encouraged to apply.

  • Strong copy-editing skills and 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.

  • A desire to grow and develop a key beat in our newsroom.

  • Willingness to take on assignments that require trips out of the office.

  • 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.

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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Here's what we have to offer:


We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits.

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

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