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 Regional Watchdog 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: X3558fM7b3TP7t33jSu6Oq0Q5CPtKF / Latpro-3806163 
Date posted: Jul-17-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #17323

Friday, July 16, 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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Regional Watchdog Reporter

The York Daily Record needs an insightful self-starter to guide our community through the changes coming for education and health care in a post-pandemic world.

This Regional Watchdog Reporter will write quick hits and deep dives to illustrate and explain the causes, effects, solutions, and hurdles regarding these important issues.

You will focus particularly on regional health and education issues. On health, well look at topics such as Covid, vaccines, addiction, mental health, disparity of accessibility to care, care for the elderly, suicide, pre- and post-natal issues, abortion, etc. On education, well tackle re-opening post-pandemic, funding disparities, taxes, college loans, diversity, preparing the next workforce, cyber school, accessibility to education, the intersections of politics, race, and education, etc.

Working closely with USA TODAY and The USAT NETWORK, this reporter will respond quickly to trending topics of national concern. You will work with editors across our group, crafting coverage that speaks to readers in each of our markets. You will be part of a breaking news team that responds to major events across the state.

We will use new storytelling and social media approaches to capture new audiences. You will work closely with analytics experts to better understand who your audience is, what they need from you, and how effective you are at reaching them. You will grow your audience by adjusting your coverage and approach based on such research.

Your watchdog journalism will lead to change. You will develop your own story ideas and drive up highly engaging multimedia news and enterprise stories.

Please send resume, cover letter and writing samples to Scott Fisher,


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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