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 Education Reporter - Topeka Capital-Journal - 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: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: E1FNwDMIY1f6HA9f36nA8CDSBXJJrF / Latpro-3798068 
Date posted: Jun-10-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #15547

Wednesday, May 19, 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 Topeka Capital-Journal is seeking an education reporter to produce exclusive enterprise and watchdog work focusing on K-12 education across the Shawnee County school districts, and higher education, which includes the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Washburn University, as well as area community colleges and technical schools.

This beat offers the opportunity to go out and find the best stories.

The K-12 part of the beat will focus on how education policy affects children and their parents, as well as taxpayers and community stakeholders. This reporters portfolio will extend beyond whats happening in the classroom to include almost anything involving the lives of children.

The Topeka education reporter also works with a team of reporters across Kansas to develop education enterprise of statewide interest.

A background in education reporting is preferred but not required. A deep curiosity about education trends is a must.

This reporter is expected to consistently break exclusive news. He or she will identify, produce and post stories, photos and video quickly and accurately across multiple platforms, including social media.

This reporter also will handle general assignments and breaking news.

Topeka -- population 127,000 people -- is the capital city of Kansas. It has a revitalized downtown, the NOTO arts district and a thriving business and theater community.

The Capital-Journal is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.

In this role, you will:

  • Research, report and produce compelling content that continuously grows a fan base by informing and engaging readers.
  • Act as a public ambassador through community outreach and connect with readers through social media.
  • Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest events.
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Produce watchdog journalism that leads to change.
  • Use real-time metrics to respond to user demand and reader interest.
  • Work with newsroom leaders to shape storytelling to meet audience needs and interests tailored to appropriate platforms.
  • Contribute to the communitys greater good through impactful journalism.

Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • At least a year of professional journalism experience or significant internship experience.
  • High-level writing, communication and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well on deadline.
  • A valid drivers license and reliable transportation.

*Application Instructions:

The application only allows one document upload, so please provide all your materials combined as a single attachment (resume, cover letter, work samples, portfolio, links, etc.). This 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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