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 Reporter - New Bern, North Carolina, 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: uuaAFrMvc3BR8Sw5SV1jOfdfBdaxGM / Latpro-3785955 
Date posted: Apr-16-2021
State, Zip: North Carolina, 28560


Req #15249

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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The New Bern Sun Journal/ is seeking a growth anddevelopmentreporter who can take adeep dive into the current and potential growth sectors of Craven County with an eye on economic development.

This reporter will monitor and report on the impact that changes in the makeup in the business and retail community have on the digital audience of New Bern. Other coverage areas include new construction and developments and traffic impacts. The reporter will act as a public ambassador through community outreach and connect with readers through social media. He/she will provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues and produce watchdog journalism that leads to change.

New Bern is the colonial capital of North Carolina with a vibrant downtown that meets at the convergence of two rivers. The community has a rich arts culture and attracts retires who bring a wealth of knowledge, resources, and potential to the county of 100,000 people. Craven County is growing but there remains a focus on local business and restaurants. New Bern was recently named one of the top best small towns in the South by Southern Living, the only small town in North Carolina to receive recognition.


  • Creates content (articles, videos, photos and social media posts) about local news that accurately informs, entertains and engages key audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.

  • Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

  • Works toward becoming the communitys leading voice in area of expertise oflocal growth and development.

  • Plans and executes engagement opportunities to reach audiences through content, community events and social media.

  • Connects with the community through outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.).

  • Works with coach and content strategist to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (, videos and graphics).

  • Produces photos and video as needed.

  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

  • Coaches and mentors less-experienced journalists.

  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.


  • Produces top-notch watchdog journalism.

  • Has exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills

  • Has exceptional core journalism skills (reporting, producing, editing).

  • Has a deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time andmoney.

  • Is self-motivated and self-directed.

  • Has an advanced knowledge of social media and how to engage audiences on digital platforms in the publicspace.

  • Has photo and video skills.

  • Is an effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.

  • Is skilled at multitasking.

  • Excels under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Knows how to use time effectively in a 24-hour news environment.

  • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.

  • Embraces peer-to-peer feedback and training.

  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the companys goals.

  • Has command of spelling, grammar and AP and local style.

  • Is knowledgeable about the news Industry.

  • Is organized.


  • Bachelor's in communications, journalism or equivalent in experience and education.

  • Two years reporting experience, which could include freelancing, internships and college publication work.

  • Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.

Gannett Co., 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.

Other details
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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