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 Congress NOW Reporter - Washington, Delaware, 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: 2oMfPXLD8Af5QzNqRsVr2zwTgvQ5h2 / Latpro-3831577 
Date posted: Oct-13-2021
State, Zip: Delaware, 20004


Req #18901

Tuesday, October 12, 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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USA TODAY is seeking a versatile, competitive reporter to cover breaking and trending news on Congress as part of our Politics NOW Team. Were looking for a journalist who can react to breaking developments and bring depth, perspective and excellent writing to the story.

This is a fast-paced job, which requires urgency to get news out quickly (and update as needed) while also adding context. This job requires excellent writing skills and strong news judgment. Source building and fact-checking skills are also essential.

The successful candidate will be a team player, capable of working collaboratively with editors and other reporters throughout our 30-person bureau as well as across the 100-plus sites in the USA TODAY Network.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and posting breaking or in-the-moment news.
  • Optimizing your own content, paying special attention to headlines, SEO and fields visible social audience.
  • Spotting and writing high-interest items ahead of the competition and should be advanced in using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and other social media channels to discover, source and distribute coverage.
  • Upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity and credibility.
  • Advocating for innovative approaches to storytelling.


  • Bachelors degree in journalism or any other subject in a liberal arts field from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years of experience as a digital journalist
  • Washington experience preferred


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

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