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 Sports betting and fantasy Insider - McLean, 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: Health - Recreational Therapy
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: ZbHYkffrUCa1RKZ7M81RxUHrU7PPE6 / Latpro-3807997 
Date posted: Jul-21-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 22101


Req #17349

Wednesday, July 21, 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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Sports betting and fantasy Insider

USA TODAY Sports seeks a sports betting and fantasy insider for a new subscription-based digital sports experience. The ideal candidate is plugged into sports betting and fantasy sports with experience covering major sports leagues and has cultivated a network of sources. He or she will specialize in smart analysis, breaking news, unique enterprise, surfacing this content in stories, videos and other media. The candidate must be adept in leveraging social media to drive readership, loyalty and promote the brand. He or she should have a passion for building a community of sports fans and engaging them in conversations around whats trending, whats being debated and both the business and entertainment sides of the gaming industry. The ability to collaborate and work as part of a team of editors and reporters across the USA TODAY Sports Network is a must.

*This role may include morning, night and/or weekend work.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Experience covering sports betting and/or fantasy sports, particularly related to the NFL
  • Strong relationships with league and team officials, coaches, players and agents
  • Excellent news judgement, writing and reporting skills
  • Ability to crunch numbers and use data in reporting
  • Ability to perform at a high level on deadline
  • Ability to work not only independently but also as a key contributor to team/network projects
  • Strong understanding of audience analytics and how to use them to drive content decisions
  • Experience appearing on video and contributing to podcasts
  • Commitment to diversity in reflecting the communities we cover
  • Bachelor's in communications, journalism, digital media or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a news organization

USA TODAY recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the workplace. EOE.

How to apply:

Please make sure to include your resume, a cover letter explaining your approach to the job and links to your work, together as a single document upload.


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.

Other details
  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Content
  • Pay Type Salary

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