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 State Issues Reporter - Lansing, Michigan, 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: glDEIxSkEu2tHILXXWh9tRHEOQ4OYU / Latpro-3805431 
Date posted: Jul-14-2021
State, Zip: Michigan, 48906


Req #17243

Tuesday, July 13, 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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State issues reporter

The Lansing State Journal, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seeks an enterprising reporter to cover state government without bogging down in day-to-day politics covered by AP and others. We cover the state as an employer of thousands of mid-Michigan residents, as an anchor industry that shapes our downtown and, occasionally, as an epicenter of protest that impacts the city. The lifeblood of this reporter, though, is ability to find the people impacted by state policies and tell their stories in ways that engage and enlighten our audience.

The successful candidate will have experience with accessing public records, ability to analyze data, and will shape stories around the impact on communities rather than political actors. The reporter must embrace our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and be relentless about including diverse voices in our storytelling. Video skills are a plus. Our reporters use social media and LSJ events to connect with audiences and engage with the community.

Heres what you need:

  • Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent.
  • At least three years of daily journalism experience.
  • Ability to write clear, compelling articles that engage our audience and to enhance your work with video and other digital storytelling tools as appropriate.
  • Understanding of social media and its uses.
  • Understanding of metrics and ability to adapt based on feedback from data.
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom.
  • Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.

*This job includes some evening and weekend work

When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible: a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. Its important that these items be combined into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

The Lansing State Journal serves Michigans dynamic state capital market. Large employers include Michigan State University, two General Motors assembly plants, and large health care and insurance sectors. Entertainment includes Big Ten sports, MSUs Wharton Center and abundant city, county and state parks including two at Lake Lansing. The area is also within easy distance of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Lake Michigans beautiful beaches.


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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