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 Courts & Breaking News 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: COKreKNmhyX7RHulduadMXP25jpI7Y / Latpro-3830855 
Date posted: Oct-11-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107

Description

Req #18996

Monday, October 11, 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 Athens Banner-Herald & OnlineAthens.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a reporter to stay on top of breaking news in Athens as well as produce investigative, enterprise and watchdog work focusing on issues and trends affecting the Athens area court system.

This reporter will cover all things related to the court system in Athens, including but not limited to trials, happenings in the district attorney's office, lawsuits and both criminal and civil issues. This reporter is crucial in reshaping the way we cover public safety. Additionally, this reporter should be quick, accurate and trustworthy as they will be responsible for breaking news coverage regularly.


This position requires regular weekend shifts with a tentative schedule of 1-2

weekend shifts and 3-4 weekday shifts, depending on the week.


Athens, Georgia, is a college town with a vibrant culture. Known for its music and of course football, Athens has a wide range of activities, festivals, dining and more for its residents. Athens is located in North Georgia, about 1.5 hours northeast of Atlanta.

Responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of court dockets for the Athens area, as well as monitoring federal courts for occasional stories.
  • Consistently break exclusive news, staying ahead of the competition on daily and enterprise work.
  • Be skilled at source development, cultivating contacts among judges, attorneys and court staff.
  • Work breaking news and general assignments as necessary.
  • Identify, produce and post stories, photos and video across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.
  • Ability to write quickly and accurately, along with the ability to turn coverage of court proceedings into readable storytelling.
  • Use live chats, social media, video and other tools to replace or supplement traditional story forms.
  • Use metrics to understand whats resonating with readers and will shape coverage to steadily increase the audience.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Masters in Communications, Journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We will also consider candidates with strong internships.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional reporting/newsroom experience.
  • Adept at taking photos and video and will file quickly across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
  • 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.
  • Able to work occasional late nights as needed by the news cycle.

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 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.

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.
Other details
  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

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