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 Audience Editor, Washington/Politics - McLean, 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: DUP2knfYdfSInh8XGNVo4UZoz91r9f / Latpro-3782431 
Date posted: Mar-31-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22101


Req #14279

Wednesday, March 3, 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.

USA TODAY seeks an audience editor to work in a fast-paced, 24/7 news environment with our Washington/Politics team. The editor will be part of USA TODAYs Audience team, working primarily on USA TODAYs digital, mobile and social platforms with an eye specifically toward amplifying our politics content. The candidate must be a self-starter, demonstrate strong news judgment, have both prior digital news experience and experience with social media and building audiences. Experience with photoshop and building graphics and visualizations is also a plus.

S/he will specialize in finding a wide audience for USA TODAYs Washington/Politics stories, photos, videos, graphics and other content, and optimizing them for different social/digital platforms as well as create original content and audience-first experiences for social/mobile platforms. The editor may also work on mobile and desktop programming, contribute to newsletters and/or do additional content creation as news and needs warrant.

Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of audience metrics and engagement tactics. This role will include night and weekend work. USA TODAY recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the workplace. EOE.


Bachelors degree

Experience working with social media for a daily news organization

Aggressive mobile and desktop programming skills

Excellent news judgment

Top-notch writing and headline-writing skills

Excellent communication skills

Excellent copy editing skills

Understanding of search engine optimization

Prior reporting, writing experience not required, but preferred

Prior experience with digital publishing and packaging

Ability to edit and produce digital content packages

An understanding of metrics for digital, social environments

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 Editors
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary

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