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 Education Reporter - 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: BSxBEBq7cxa3h5PW4K2L4LUmcucoyA / Latpro-3796501 
Date posted: Jun-03-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #16195

Wednesday, June 2, 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 Pueblo Chieftain, an award-winning member of the USA TODAY Network, seeks a high-energy education reporter to cover this diverse city of 110,000.

Were looking for a candidate who knows how to ask great questions, dig for stories and moves quickly. The successful candidate has a passion for news of the day, wherever it might be found. Multi-platform fluency is a must: The candidate must have a digital-first mindset, have video shooting and editing experience and have solid SEO writing knowledge..

Social media should serve as a primary source and outlet for your work. Other sources include police and court records, press releases, scanner traffic, reader and staff news tips, etc.

This reporter will report on Pueblos two school districts, Colorado State University Pueblo and Pueblo Community College. The ideal candidate will also produce videos for our mobile and desktop audiences while sharing the news through social media.

We also expect the ideal candidate to have ideas about how to connect education to larger discussions about big issues: diversity; socioeconomics; the economy; the digital divide, race and sexual orientation and more.

The job may require the reporter to work nights or weekends. Candidates must have a valid drivers license with a good driving record, proof of insurance and their own transportation.

The reporter will uphold the highest standards of journalist integrity and credibility.

The ability to fluently speak Spanish is a plus, but not required.


Bachelor's in Communication, Journalism, or equivalent experience and education

1-2 years of experience preferred

Knows how to use time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom

Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment

Experience developing following around personal journalism through use of social media

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; strong social media skills required

Strong organizational and planning skills

- Strong SEO writing skills

- Ability to shoot and edit video

Here's what we have to offer:

Competitive compensation

Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage

Life Insurance

401(K) Saving Plan

Paid Time Off

Paid Company Holidays

Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community

Employee Discount Program

Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing 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 Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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