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 News - Reporter I - 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: iuOGv6p0S9o94vB4Lt3XLrC6z775iX / Latpro-3789054 
Date posted: Apr-30-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #15605

Thursday, April 29, 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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Want to work with at a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom?

TheSarasota Herald-Tribune, part of Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK, has an immediate opening for a full-time Reporter to cover general news assignments in the surrounding community area.

just south of Tampa Bay, Sarasota offers some of the best weather in the country with temps hovering around the low 80s and the sun shining nearly every day, to enjoy the sugary sand beaches dotting our Gulf of Mexico coastline including world-famous Siesta Beach(highlighted in the popular MTV reality show Siesta Key). The area also boasts an eclectic mix of nationally acclaimed restaurants, bars and breweries and one of the most vibrant and venerable arts scenes in the South with such institutions as The Ringling Museum of Art.

We expect a mix of daily news stories, weekend pieces longer-term enterprise. We also encourage this reporter to experiment with new ways to present information using new technologies and on new platforms.


Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.

Works toward becoming the communitys leading voice in area of expertise.

Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

Produce a mix of daily, enterprise and in-depth articles.

Incorporate contemporary digital journalism tools in day-to-day reporting, including basic digital photo and video, social media and other web-based journalism tools.

Learn and integrate new skills as they become relevant to our mission, in a cross-functional and highly collaborative newsroom.

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

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


Bachelor's or masters degree in communications, journalism, business, marketing or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least two years in journalism.

Proficiency navigating business filings, court documents and public records.

Experience with data journalism techniques is a plus.

Proficiency on social media platforms

Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.

Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.

Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure.

Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.

Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.

Fluency in Spanish is an advantage.

This beat will sometimes include some evening or weekend work hours.

This role requires a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & urinalysis drug screen (for driving roles only).

Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials (resume, brief cover letter, work samples link/portfolio, etc.) combined into one single document. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application only allows one document. Following these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.


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 Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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