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 Polk County News Feature Writer - 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: Spanish - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: o97f1K7eq06tl57Rm2vyzHUyP9A9Tx / Latpro-3807829 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22107


Req #17390

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.

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The Ledger in Lakeland, FL ( part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for a self-motivated writer to become the recognized voice reporting on the diverse and rapidly evolving culture that makes Polk County a special place to live, work and play. The candidate chosen to fill this position will be called upon to embed themselves in the different communities around the county and report on entertainment, dining, arts and cultural aspects that make them unique and impact residents quality of life.

Polk County, in the heart of Central Florida, is undergoing explosive growth in areas of community development, business, jobs, events and recreation, to name a few. The ideal candidate is not only a storyteller, but someone who is not afraid to dig and ask the tough questions to get to the heart of an issue to be delivered to readers in a way that will resonate across Polks cultural spectrum.

This reporter must be able to tell stories across multiple platforms, using digital tools such as video, audio and social to narrate their stories. The candidate should be adept at source development, have experience using public records, databases and other digital-focused tools; bring a rock-solid knowledge of AP style; and demonstrate a proven ability to meet daily and long-range deadlines. The position covers the entire county and will require travel throughout Polk and occasionally the outskirts. Previous feature writing and reporting and at least three years of experience at a daily newspaper or equivalent media are preferred. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Gannett Co., 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.

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  • Job Family GateHouse Media
  • Pay Type Hourly

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