Westchester County, NY, USA

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit .

The Journal News/lohud.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for local reporters with highly developed social media skills to deliver high-interest content for key audiences. Content topics could include local government news, education news, small business news and/or breaking news.


Duties

  • Create content (articles, videos, photos and social media posts) that accurately informs, entertains and engages key audiences and provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues. 50%

  • Plan and execute engagement opportunities through digital and print stories, community events and social media. Connect with the community through outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.). 20%

  • Work with the senior director, local editor and audience analyst to evaluate what's working and what's not and develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs. 15%

  • Collaborate with the visuals and production teams to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., photos, videos and graphics). Capture basic photos and video as needed. 15%

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Skills and requirements

  • Bachelors degree and 1-3 years writing experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of social media and customer feedback tools, including how to respond to and engage customers on digital platforms in the public space.

  • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our audiences time and money.

  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

  • Self-motivation and self-direction.

  • Industry knowledge.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities.

  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Use time efficiently in a 24-hour news environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.

  • Ability to embrace peer-to-peer training, as both a teacher and student.

  • Ability to apply innovative, creative thinking to support the companys goals.

  • Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct.
  • Valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle.

  • HOW TO APPLY

    We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve 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)Links to 3-5 online samples of your work. Show us what youve 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 in a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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    Gannett Co., is 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 UNION
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Associated topics: cnbc, copywrite, copywriter, drama, edit, editor, news, post, script, scriptwriter

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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