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 Field Construction Associate - 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: Other
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: MZQVNWIN3aoiHNf65STIpHBVh7eSQa / Latpro-3798070 
Date posted: Jun-10-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #16486

Wednesday, June 9, 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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Field Construction Contractor

Rugged Maniac is the premier entry-level obstacle course race (OCR) in North America. It offers a fun but challenging 5K course that attracts participants of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to CrossFit enthusiasts. The race features 25 innovative obstacles, from giant water slides to flaming fire jumps, and a day-long festival with music, sponsor booths, contests, games, and plenty of food and beer!

Ventures Endurance, the company behind the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race (, is seeking hardworking, adaptable and passionate individuals to join our national event production team.

As a Field Production Contractor, you will be part of a team responsible for obstacle assembly, course buildout and restoration and event day course management. This position will facilitate event production activities for 15 - 25 events annually across the United States and Canada (valid passport required). Responsibilities of this role include obstacle buildout and maintenance, event load-in and loud-out, compliance with established procedures and checklists, equipment/machinery operation and participant safety.


Site load-in, load-out and organization

Assemble obstacles in accordance with design and safety standards

Obstacle maintenance and repairs

Machinery/equipment operation

Timely completion of assigned training programs

Course buildout

Course operations and management, ensuring all safety and event standards are met

Site restoration

Compliance with established procedures and checklists

Collaborate with team members to develop and implement site-specific solutions

Other tasks as assigned


1-3 years of event, construction or project management experience

Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with supervision

Team player with willingness to learn

Adaptability and proven ability to operate under stress

Detail oriented with a focus on process improvement

Creative thinker - willing to put forth ideas from better ways of achieving objectives

Willingness to travel up to 75% of the year

Equipment operating experience preferred

Valid Passport preferred

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 Events Marketing
  • Job Function Marketing
  • Pay Type Hourly

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