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 Data & Investigative 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: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: GAV7gZmKKPHylIAprYN3xJlp5vG23e / Latpro-3805676 
Date posted: Jul-15-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #17308

Wednesday, July 14, 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.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Data & Investigative Reporter

The Record Searchlight/redding.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to cover daily news and take on investigative and data-driven enterprise projects relating to diversity and politics in Redding, California.

The selected candidate produces smart, context-filled stories and other content on tight deadlines while developing high-impact journalism on longer project schedules. She or he understands the difference in writing for various platforms. This role will fit your style if youre the kind of journalist whos always thinking of the next story who has a pipeline of ideas and is eager to collaborate on sharpening and pursuing them.

Redding, CA is thecounty seatofShasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. It lies along theSacramento River, 162 miles north ofSacramento, and 120 miles south of California's northern border, shared with the state ofOregon.Interstate 5bisects the entire city, from the south to north before it approachesShasta Lake, which is located 15 miles to the north. Redding is the largest city in theShasta Cascaderegion, and it is the sixth-largest city in theSacramento Valley, behindSacramento,Elk Grove,Roseville,VacavilleandChico.

Responsibilities:

  • Report quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, video, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other methods available to reach our Nevada audience.
  • Use metrics to inform story choices and shape beat strategies.
  • Identifies top news stories of the day, based on analytics and audience potential.
  • Cultivates a beat, knowing the ins/outs of the beat and its key players. Has a genuine interest in people and ability to build trust.
  • Equally adept at writing breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories and traditional long-form features.
  • Writes and/or produces multimedia content that appeals to key audience targets and maximizes user experience on digital and social platforms to reach readers where they spend their time and attention.
  • Provide cogent analysis of trends and issues that affect the daily lives of readers.
  • Works closely with graphic, photo and video teams to optimize and produce content.
  • Is comfortable hosting videos, Facebook Live appearances, and podcasts.
  • Engages with readers through various social media platforms.
  • Demonstrates strong news judgment informed by real-world experience.
  • Writes quick-hit enterprise and trend stories off the news.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or masters in Communications, Journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years reporting/newsroom experience.
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style.
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and "publication ready."
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • A desire to grow and develop a key beat in our newsrooms.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • 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.

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Gannett Co., Inc.is 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
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience

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