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 Managing Editor - For The Win - McLean, 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: Ayzdc3wW7s7fjozIYYnQb3fwdJqjPc / Latpro-3789353 
Date posted: May-01-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22101

Description

Req #15614

Friday, April 30, 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.

USA TODAY Sports Media Group is seeking a dynamic and transformational leader to serve as its managing editor for For the Win.

The successful candidate will be a strong leader who can articulate a strategic vision for the future of the brand while setting audience engagement priorities, and exhibit a daily passion for growing the audience. This person will have the skills to both raise the quality level of the journalism and increase the brands considerable digital reach. The right candidate will have a proven track record of high-impact content editing and innovation in storytelling across multiple platforms.

We are looking for someone with expertise in multiple areas of sports coverage as well as emerging media, mobile, social media and video strategy, and use of data to drive engagement and traffic. Applicants should have a clear understanding of how to target specific audiences and how to effectively engage readers in the digital space. The right candidate will have the experience and ability to assess structure, personnel and technological needs, and to make necessary changes. The editor will collaborate across the USA TODAY NETWORK and with USA TODAY Sports editors to complement our already excellent coverage.

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the highest journalism standards across all platforms.

  • Provide exemplary leadership and execute the strategic vision for the brand.

  • Develop and implement a multi-platform vision for mobile, social, video and podcasts, focused on achieving target audience specific goals and objectives.

  • Innovate and engage in the social media space and work with our sports journalists to enhance their social media use and acumen.

  • Increase journalistic quality and storytelling across all areas of coverage.

  • Plan across the USA TODAY Network for major sports events and coverage of breaking news.

  • Collaborate with USA TODAY Sports editors to complement and bolster their coverage.

  • Lead the planning and oversee execution of content strategies with a keen eye focused on growth audiences.

  • Excellent change management, personal leadership and ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally. The ideal candidate can conduct a dialogue that is intellectually honest, brings out diversity of ideas and creates the appropriate integration/connectivity.

  • Strong communicator of the companys strategic initiatives, purpose, vision, culture and plan.


Requirements:

  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience as a respected journalism leader, with emphasis on digital content and storytelling platforms.

  • A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement.

  • Demonstrated change leader who collaborates and communicates effectively.

  • Comfortable with public speaking and a commitment to staff interaction.

  • Understanding of the changing media landscape and ability to adapt strategies that address continually changing market and consumer needs and desires.

  • Demonstrated strong competitive instincts and intellectual curiosity.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coordinate in an environment of accountability.

  • Demonstrated track record in recruiting a highly successful team.


*Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document, preferably in PDF format, with all your materials combined (resume, a brief cover letter, work samples, portfolio links, etc.)
The application only allows one document upload, so please provide your materials as a single attachment. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

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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 Editors
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary

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