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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: TF45ssxYYpptrfLlW6qUDeSGmYmCD2 / Latpro-3807822 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #13903

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.

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


The Journal-Standard,part of Gannett and the USA TODAY Network, is seeking a journalist who can discover and report on a wide variety of topics, from local government to business, arts or a viral social media post that has caught the attention of people in the Freeport area.

This reporter should be community-oriented, identifying stories that can be uplifting for local residents or hold local government officials accountable.


This reporter should have strong digital skills and a willingness to learn new tools that can enhance their reporting. They must be bold enough to dive into topics they may not be familiar with and report thoroughly enough to explain the subject in simple terms.



Requirements:

Strong writing and general reporting skills, journalism experience preferred

Ability to organize multiple assignments and meet deadline

Willingness to try new approaches to storytelling to engage readers

Understanding of how to use social media as both a storytelling and news gathering resource

Ability to work at a fast pace to publish stories online quickly and accurately

Curiosity about the community and drive to understand and report on difficult-to-answer questions


This job will require work on weekends and some nights


Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work.
**It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive 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

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