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Government Reporter

Company: Gannett Co. Inc.
Location: Stockton
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

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, visit .Government ReporterAre you a critical thinker who can quickly pivot to the news of the day and generate accurate, clean copy and update stories quickly for digital audiences?The Stockton Record/recordnet.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to cover city and county government in a city bursting with interesting stories.This beat focuses on government, general assignment and daily stories with responsibility for real-time digital reporting that is competitive and insightful. In addition, coverage will include broader trend stories on government and its effects on the community.This is a great job for a high-energy individual with a nose for news who can generate accurate, clean copy and provide insightful stories for digital audiences.Responsibilities:* Report quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, video, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other methods available to reach our California audience.* Use metrics to inform story choices and shape beat strategies.* Identify top news stories of the day, based on analytics and audience potential.* Cultivate a beat, knowing the ins/outs of the subject matter and its key players. Have a genuine interest in people and ability to build trust.* Write breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories, and traditional long-form features.* Write and/or produce multimedia content that appeals to key audience targets and maximizes user experience on digital and social platforms.* Provide cogent analysis of trends and issues that affect the daily lives of readers.* Work closely with graphic, photo and video teams to optimize and produce content.* Host videos, Facebook Live appearances, and podcasts.* Engage with readers through various social media platforms.* Demonstrate strong news judgment informed by real-world experience.Requirements:* Bachelor's or master's in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.* Minimum of 2 years' reporting/newsroom experience, including internships.* Experience shooting photos and videos.* Strong command of AP grammar and style.* Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and "publication ready."* A passion and enthusiasm for news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.* Comfort in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.* A desire to grow and develop a key beat in our newsrooms.* Comfort using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories - not only to share information but also to listen for what the community is talking about.* An understanding of journalistic ethics and sourcing rules.* A passion for a fast-paced news environment and understanding of the digital first mission.* A willingness to collaborate with others.* This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.* Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).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:* Your resume - one to two pages.* A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.* Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you've 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.#ContentGannett Co., Inc. 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 Frontline Journalists* Job Function Consumer* Pay Type Hourly* Required Education Equivalent ExperienceApply Now* California, USA* Stockton, CA, USA

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