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 General Assignment 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: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: MeAAyTkxUdKA3e1zGTGgFocGhQHRpR / Latpro-3786801 
Date posted: Apr-20-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #15330

Monday, April 19, 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.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Gannett is seeking a general assignment reporter to cover a broad array of issues, from community issues to breaking news to holding local officials and government agencies accountable. Candidates must be naturally curious and motivated, with a proven ability to report compelling stories that resonate with readers. The successful candidate will be comfortable providing context to breaking news or diving deep for revelatory bigger-picture stories. She or he should be adept using digital reporting tools, knowledgeable about accessing public records and able to analyze data to strengthen reporting. Video skills are a must.


Requirements:

Will be skilled at reporting, writing and editing

Will write 6-8 stories per week, including features, breaking news and meeting coverage; must be able to generate story ideas

Must be able to shoot production-quality photographs

Must have strong knowledge of AP style and be able to write and edit stories for grammar, spelling, content and libel.

Must be proficient in social media

Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with public figures within the communities/school districts of coverage

Demonstrates a consistent effort

Responds to emails, texts and voicemails in a timely manner


Here's what you need:

Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent

At least one year of daily journalism experience is preferred.

Ability to write clear, compelling stories that engage our audience.

Understanding of social media and how to engage audience on digital platforms.

Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.

Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.

Ability to work well with people and build relationships in the community.

*Valid drivers license is required*

*This job includes some evening and weekend work*
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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.

Other details
  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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