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Business, Growth and Development Editor

Gannett Co., Inc.

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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
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    August 31, 2024
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Job Description

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a diversified media company with expansive reach at the national and local level dedicated to empowering and enriching communities. We seek to inspire, inform, and connect audiences as a scalable, growth focused media and digital marketing solutions company. We endeavor to deliver essential content, marketing solutions, and experiences for curated audiences, advertisers, consumers, and stakeholders by leveraging our diverse teams and suite of products to enrich the local communities and businesses we serve. Our current portfolio of trusted media brands includes the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprised of the national publication, USA TODAY, and local media organizations in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. Our digital marketing solutions brand, LocaliQ, uses innovation and software to enable small and medium-sized businesses to grow, and USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, our events division, creates impactful consumer engagements, promotions, and races. 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 The Austin American-Statesman/, located in the 10th largest city in the country and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a Business/Growth and Development Editor who can drive coverage of our entrepreneurial and global businesses plus growth and development trends in Texas’ capital city and its sprawling metropolitan area. Housing, real estate and development comings and goings are some of the top topics our readers care about. With a population of 1 million, the Austin and Central Texas area boasts a dynamic business climate. Austin has become the new Silicon Valley as hundreds of companies and thousands of tech workers call our vibrant state capital home. Austin is the headquarters of Tesla and the Boring Co., Dell, Oracle, AMD, Whole Food and Bumble. Google, Meta (Facebook), Apple, Amazon and Samsung have major presence in our region. Austin is a tech startup haven and home to scores of venture capitalists but also has a vibrant small-business and minority business environment that continues to grow. In Austin, creativity is often rewarded with funding and we want to tell those stories. Several major recent business announcements: Samsung expansion of 11 semi-conductor plants in the coming years and Elon Musk’s continued investment into Tesla headquarters. There is no better time to lead business and development coverage in Austin and the region. The successful candidate must be a skilled editor who can collaborate with reporters to elevate their story pitches, reporting and writing. The candidate must have a sense of urgency to mobilize staff to stay on top of news developments and the drive to hold those in power accountable. Finding ways to write those stories so they connect to the understanding of the overall region is a must. A strong understanding of audience metrics, engagement tactics, and search engine optimization is necessary to help grow the newspaper’s digital audience. Responsibilities: Coach reporters to produce a steady stream of breaking news, enterprise, explanatory and investigative pieces. Accelerate the urgency, digital-first acumen among your staff. Work with the content strategist and digital team members to ensure that topics and issues most important to key audiences are covered. Monitor real-time metrics to develop a clear picture of audience needs. Work collaboratively with other editors to produce relevant content using innovative approaches. Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. More than five years of media management experience. Proven proficiency in applying analytics to content strategy. Strong communication and collaboration skills. Exposure to deadline-driven environment. Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Social-media and SEO knowledge. Self-motivation and self-direction. Strong line-editing skills. Strong people-management skills. Strong problem-solving skills. Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.