Monday, November 30, 2020
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
, WordStream, and
and U.K. media company Newsquest.
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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.
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*
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:
Your resume one to two pages
A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job
Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve written, 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
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.