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 Higher Education Reporter - Austin, Texas, 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: zqqIbyNPN5knrKNr9sXxjWwWpoFj9A / Latpro-3788330 
Date posted: Apr-27-2021
State, Zip: Texas, 73301


Req #15446

Monday, April 26, 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 Austin American-Statesman is seeking a higher education reporter to cover the flagship universities of Texas, particularly the University of Texas at Austin, one of the largest public universities in the nation and among the largest employers in Central Texas, as well as other institutions in Central Texas.

Coverage of UT would include internationally recognized research, campus friction over issues of race and social justice, the UT System regents and management of a multibillion-dollar endowment. UT, Texas A&M University and other major Texas schools are seen as linchpins in supplying the educated workforce needed to continue to fuel the economic boom. The higher education reporter would write breaking news, as well as in-depth and watchdog enterprise on issues such as tuition, academic success and student safety trends.

This reporter would use state open records laws to hold institution leaders accountable and develop hard-hitting investigations. This reporter would work well with others to produce the best coverage of higher education topics that overlap with coverage by other newsroom teams, including business, public safety, state politics and sports. This person would be comfortable delivering news to our diverse audience where they are, especially online and on various social media platforms, and would use available tools to help drive traffic to their work.

The ideal candidate would have at least five years of reporting experience and a track record of producing strong, accountability journalism.

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.

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary

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