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Newsletter Editor

The Leaf Chronicle

The Leaf Chronicle

United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Newsletter Editor

United States ● Virtual Req #40683
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
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.
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Gannett is seeking a leader who understands newsletter strategy and displays an obsession with engaging suburban and small-town readers in their in-box and beyond.You’ll need to be as passionate about saving local news as we are because you’ll be helping lead its rebirth in communities across the country.We are NOT here to manage decline – this is a growth job on an ambitious, growth-oriented team. If you’re a newsletter subject matter expert with solid news leadership experience and a similar passion for this work, we’d love to talk with you.

In this fully remote role (based anywhere in the Lower 48), you’ll oversee a series of local email newsletter launches and have a dotted line to the local journalists executing them. You’ll help onboard, train, and strategize. You will sometimes line edit, although that isn’t the primary role. You’ll work closely and collaboratively with local editors to build their capacity for newsletter oversight. You’ll be fluent with data and quick to implement what you learn from it. Because these are emerging areas, you can expect to help shape the future of your own job and to be part of a growth team.

Most of the newsletter-forward journalists you work with will be the only full-time staff member in their community. Many will be new hires with a lot to learn, and they’ll be spread out across the map. To support their work, you’ll coordinate closely with their direct editor, digital producer/planners and members of Gannett’s content strategy team.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in newsletter and audience engagement strategies.
  • Possess strong leadership skills and a track record of collaborating with diverse, out-performing teams.
  • Display excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.
  • Be nimble and experiment with formats and styles, measuring success and implementing new strategies.
  • Work effectively with editors, peers, strategists and other colleagues across the company.
  • Have familiarity with tools to monitor newsletter metrics.
  • Have a sophisticated understanding of SEO insights and strategies.
  • Be nimble and able to adjust swiftly to shifting news demands.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-3 years of leadership experience, preferably with digital focus.
  • Commitment to detail, accuracy and fairness.
  • Command of grammar, AP style, media law and SPJ Code of Ethics.
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer 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 your work. Please include newsletters and explain your contributions – whether you wrote them or edited them.

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.

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The annualized base salary for this role will range between $51,300.00 and $120,750​. 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.


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 Salary
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
  • United States
  • Virtual
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