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 Culture and Changing Neighborhoods Reporter - New York, New York, 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: RIkw7Lb3ANBbqqp1KGCl0pqqH2kWIB / Latpro-3850644 
Date posted: Dec-24-2021
State, Zip: New York, 10003


Req #20285

Monday, December 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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Our enterprise-first journalist will highlight the intersection of

  • How we live
  • Where we work and learn
  • Our future


  • Housing (focusing on how the rise of student housing, and real estate markets, impact low-income residents and long-term residents)
  • Education's impact (focusing on how cultural changes and changing communities impact K-12 learning, especially on our more diverse communities; the impact of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome on workforce, how it affects makeup of businesses and housing; how recent changes in work culture and opportunities have changed the role of local businesses and economy).
  • Health care (impact of the region's aging community on quality of care, and how it could the access of younger residents still struggling to find adequate cost-effective care).

Based in Binghamton, NY, this position will encompass the culture and experiences in the city, Broome County and sometimes the region, for the Press & Sun-Bulletin and, part of the USA TODAY Network/Atlantic region.

Reporting should be people-centered and highlight the rich diversity and cultures in the area as well as the needs for our must vulnerable citizens. We welcome narrative reporting told through words and multimedia. Engaging sources and the community through social media will be a useful tool.

An ideal candidate is someone capable of quickly establishing their voice and building a loyal following on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. They will deliver a mix of breaking news, compelling profiles, trend pieces, long-term enterprise, compelling multimedia assets and social engagement.

The journalist will work at times in partnership with USA TODAY reporters and editors throughout New York and the Atlantic region and sometimes beyond


  • Strong writing skills and a command of grammar and style.

  • Experience with social media, including Instagram Stories, as a tool to build audience and as a source for beat development.

  • Experience with and interest in multimedia, including video and podcasting.

  • A self-starter who owns the beat yet works collaboratively with others locally and regionally to meet common goals.

  • A journalist committed to values of fairness, diversity, inclusion and professionalism.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience.

  • At least two years of applicable experience as a reporter/writer.

  • Proven experience with content management systems and social media channels.

  • Good time management and organizational skills.

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

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. Show us what you've written, 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.


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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