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News - Reporter II

Company: Gannett
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Req #22969

Monday, May 2, 2022 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.

To connect with us, visitwww.gannett.com.
The Patriot Ledger/patriotledger.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for an experienced reporter to cover one or more topics of interest on the South Shore. Candidates must be naturally curious and motivated, with a proven ability to report compelling stories that resonate with readers. The successful candidate will be comfortable providing context to breaking news or diving deep for revelatory bigger-picture stories. She or he should be adept at using digital reporting tools, knowledgeable about accessing public records and able to analyze data to strengthen reporting. Video and photography skills are a plus. The position is based in Quincy with a coverage area south of Boston to Plymouth, MA.

Requirements

--- Will be skilled at reporting, writing and editing
--- Will write 5-7 stories per week covering assigned beats/topics, as well as general assignment reporting
--- Must be able to generate story ideas
--- Must have strong knowledge of AP style and be able to write and edit stories for grammar, spelling, content and libel.
--- Must be proficient in social media
--- Must be able to develop and maintain relationships with public figures within the communities/school districts of coverage
--- Demonstrates a consistent effort
--- Ability to shoot production-quality photographs and shoot/edit video is a plus
--- Responds to emails, texts and voicemails in a timely manner

Here's What You Need

--- Bachelors degree in journalism or equivalent
--- Journalism experience is preferred, minimum 2 years
--- Ability to write clear, compelling stories that engage our audience.
--- Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.
--- Ability to work well with people and build relationships in the community.
--- * Valid drivers license is required *
--- * This job may include some evening and weekend work *
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 3-6 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 into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
#Content 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 employees 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 applicants 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 Frontline Journalists
--- Job Function Consumer
--- Pay Type Hourly

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