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 Community Reporter - Concord, Massachusetts, 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: 2iZaFVPIGIdXbKLuuK8SIKZs4htdE6 / Latpro-3795417 
Date posted: May-28-2021
State, Zip: Massachusetts, 01742


Req #16199

Thursday, May 27, 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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Community Reporter

The northwest of Boston group of Gannett Media New England/, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to cover community issues, with a primary focus on Acton, Massachusetts.

This reporter will focus on socioeconomic topics including but not limited to housing, development and education. This is an active daily reporting beat, that also includes many opportunities to work on enterprise journalism.


Creates storytelling that accurately informs entertains and engages specific audiences, informed through metrics.

Cultivates a beat and its key players. Has a genuine interest in people and the ability to build trust. Seeks out and listens to people sometimes overlooked by their own communities and the media.

Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, video, and various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other methods available.

Equally adept at writing breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories and traditional long form features.

Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.


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

Minimum of 1+ years reporting/newsroom experience.

Proficiency on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Experience shooting and editing photos and video on a phone.

Strong communication skills and news judgment.

Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently and excel in a fast-paced environment.

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

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 and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).

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:

1.Your resume one to two pages.

2.A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

3.Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve 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., 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 GateHouse Media
  • Pay Type Hourly

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