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 Government Watchdog Reporter - Shreveport, Louisiana, 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: RVcD32ovrHm6dDoCBAeggtopbycRem / Latpro-3827256 
Date posted: Sep-28-2021
State, Zip: Louisiana, 71115

Description

Req #18693

Monday, September 27, 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, visitwww.gannett.com .

The Shreveport Times is located in the historic downtown area of Shreveport, Louisiana. This metro-gateway offers opportunities to be a part of a thriving and diverse city, with plenty of engaging activities to enjoy, be it art, music, film, shopping or food, there is something for everyone in this North Louisiana metropolis.


Were looking for a reporter who can tell the diverse stories of our city while holding the government accountable. While this will include coverage of the city council, it is much more than a town hall beat.


The ideal candidate will be expected to create both quick turn-around, news of the day stories, as well as regular watch-dog enterprise pieces focusing on solutions reporting, community concerns and issues, as well as governmental accountability.

With a focus on digital reporting, this reporter should have a passion for telling stories both creatively and accurately, to engage and inform the audience.


This reporter should work toward becoming a leading voice in the community by developing relationships with city officials, key community members, organizations, neighborhood representatives and citizens. Report quickly, accurately, and provide context for our readers. Should be prepared to dig through public records, attend city and parish meetings, and interview community members. Should be comfortable using social media, and have an eye for digital storytelling.


We are looking for a passionate, motivated, focused and curious reporter willing to jump on trends but also engage audiences in the stories and issues behind them. We will expect breaking news, deep-dive profiles, trend pieces and enterprise. In turn, youll have the opportunity to hone your skills in a newsroom that is highly collaborative, supportive and fun.

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Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employees race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicants disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.
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  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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