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 Reporter - Breaking News, Public Safety and Courts - 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: 8hve5E4IxLqwZ3TziWJJ1f4imBIZLj / Latpro-3782878 
Date posted: Apr-02-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #12711

Thursday, April 1, 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 Ledger
in Lakeland, FL ( ) part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is hiring a Public Safety/Breaking News/Courts Reporter to cover stories as they develop via social media and mobile platforms. Along with breaking news, this reporter will develop quick-turn enterprise stories covering public safety, crime and courts in Polk County as well as other general assignments as needed. Flexibility is key in this job, which includes coverage of public safety agencies, but is more than just a cops beat. This reporter will be expected to write fast breaking news as well as regular enterprise focusing on public safety accountability, key court cases and court administration and general assignment topics. One day may involve covering bigger crime stories, while another day is digging into more in-depth issues involving police or courts. This is a reporter who possesses the compassion and empathy to navigate an interview with someone who is dealing with tragedy and tell their story in a compelling and emotional way, but also has the aggressiveness to hold public officials accountable.
The ideal candidate is bilingual (conversational in Spanish) and an aggressive journalist who is just as comfortable working outside the newsroom as inside it. We want someone who will break news in real time, and then keep readers updated as the story evolves. We put an emphasis on digital over print, and most of our stories develop online and feature visuals, including photos and video, as a key element in storytelling. Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone will prove beneficial for the successful candidate.
This job is based in Lakeland, Florida, but requires frequent travel around Polk County, and occasionally outside of the county.

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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 Hourly

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