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 Reporter/HS Sports - 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: 9mwJVc4XXj7lkn6ecqr4OGT8dmlyGn / Latpro-3807819 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #17351

Tuesday, July 20, 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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Reporter /High School Sports

The Middletown Times Herald-Record, part of Gannett Inc. and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a reporter to cover high school sports. This reporter will join a team committed to serving an audience hungry for increased local sports content. We are looking for a reporter who can produce quality, unique content that will drive readers to the site and lead to subscription sales. The reporter will be expected to report news, create weekly features and analysis for our current and potential subscribers, cover live sporting events and produce enterprise stories and compelling features that provide exceptional storytelling, context and analysis.

Key considerations:

  • Primary focus will be on high school sports.
  • Be a curious, assertive, flexible and self-starting journalist who jumps to report on breaking news and trending topics with urgency.
  • Develop sources among athletic directors, coaches, athletes and parents. Give particular attention to developing relationships with these sources in underserved districts to ensure high school sports coverage in diverse, inclusive and equitable.
  • Be adept at using social media, especially Twitter and Instagram, to generate interest in and promote new content.
  • Optimize stories for target audience groups using SEO and metrics information.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least one year of applicable experience as a reporter/writer.
  • Proven experience with content management systems and social media channels.
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Weekend and evening hours are required.
  • The territory includes Orange and Ulster counties, with some travel into Sullivan, and collaboration with the USA TODAY Networks Hudson Valley team.
  • A valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

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:

Your resume one to two pages;
A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job;
Links to 3-6 online samples of your work.

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.


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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