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Digital Producer/Copy 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 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. 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 Arizona Republic/, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for an experienced digital producer/copy editor to join the production desk at The Arizona Republic and in Phoenix. The ideal candidate is a digital-savvy copy editor who’s a stickler for style and clarity who can write headlines that capture a reader’s attention and is comfortable with handling any topic: news, business, features or something from the Arizona sports scene. We want someone who’s an expert in SEO who works well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines with prior digital news or story packaging experience. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of audience metrics and SEO with the goal of growing the audience. Candidates should be detail-oriented and a strong collaborator. Typical job duties: Edit, produce and publish content, whether sports, news or features, optimizing for SEO and digital best practices. Manage home pages, programming desktop and mobile, to engage a loyal audience. Monitor SEO trends in our market, track our daily progress to goals and make recommendations for new content or adjustments to existing content. Familiarity with Searchlight Conductor,, Google Analytics and Google Trends a plus. Edit sensitive content for clarity, fairness, legal issues, spelling, grammar, punctuation and style. Direct and edit breaking news reporters in the absence of the breaking news editor. Monitor wire services and other media. Requirements: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 5 years of experience working for a daily news organization. Top-notch writing, editing and headline-writing skills. Proven experience in search engine optimization. Excellent news judgment. Excellent communication skills. Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms. Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities. Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing industry. Ability to act calmly and decisively in complex breaking news situations. Strong knowledge of AP style. Able to work early morning, night or weekend shifts. Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment 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. Links to 3-5 online samples of digital storytelling. 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. #Content #LI-NC1 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 [email protected].