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Lifestyle Reporter

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United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Lifestyle Reporter

United States ● Virtual Req #40150
Monday, November 27, 2023
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 The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.
Gannett open roles are featured on various external job boards. When applying to a position at Gannett, you should be completing an application on Gannett Careers via Dayforce. Job postings directing you to complete an application on other external sites may not be valid.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com

The USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking a network reporter to write about issues of interest to readers who are approaching or at retirement age.

The successful candidate will report about topics that are useful, interesting and help this audience to navigate their busy lives. We’re looking for someone with a passion for covering such topics as fitness, food, home prices, retirement planning, taxes, home improvement, wealth management, Social Security, health care management, entertainment, local dining, local entertainment, advice and culture.

This reporter will craft tight, informative reads that answer the audience’s most pressing questions. The ideal candidate has a willingness to experiment with formats, and can use content to provide a bridge for print readers who are interested in learning about or using digital products.

This beat also takes aim at serious issues, including the environment, voting/democracy, inflation/economy, and issues of importance in Middle America.

Applicants must possess strong writing, social media, SEO expertise and the energy to produce several pieces of content each week. We're looking for someone who can come up with thoughtful feature pitches but can also react quickly to the news.

This position can be remote for the right candidate and can be based anywhere in the US, except for Alaska and Hawaii.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch stories on a continuous basis and discern what will resonate with readers.
  • Write and report several high-quality features and quick-turn stories per week.
  • Develop a deep and diverse well of sources to inform stories on a broad array of topics.
  • Work with editors to evaluate what's working and what's not and develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborate with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., photos, videos, and graphics).

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years of journalism experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise with social media and must be comfortable using these platforms to find sources and promote content.
  • A thorough understanding of metrics and how to use these to inform coverage decisions.
  • Must enjoy collaborating and working with teammates.
  • Knowledge of AP Style.
  • Know how to turn readers into subscribers by telling relevant, shareable stories.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment background check.

Application Instructions:

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:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Examples of at least five stories you’re proud of. Try to include some that you turned quickly and that used alternative story forms.

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.

The hourly rate for this role will range between $20.20 and $28.85. Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable. ​

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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 employee’s 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 applicant’s 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 Media
  • Job Function Content Production
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
  • United States
  • Virtual
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