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National News Editor

Gannett Co., Inc.

$80,000 - $105,800 / year
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $80,000 - $105,800 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

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 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]. National News Editor USA TODAY/ is seeking a dynamic, experienced editor to join its Nation desk. This versatile editor will report to the Managing Editor for National News and lead a team of approximately four reporters to deliver timely and accurate breaking news and unique, engaging, reader-focused enterprise. This ideal candidate is digitally focused, audience driven, and understands the importance of metrics to guide coverage. Must have top-notch editing skills, be able to elevate a good story to a great one and write engaging headlines that invite readers to be curious. Experience editing or reporting on the education, health or climate beat is a plus. This news editor should be a consummate team player, willing and able to jump in and help wherever needed, be it helming a live blog, providing a quick, clean line edit or shape and deliver complex enterprise and project work. They exude positive energy, a collaborative spirit among fellow editors and can motivate both veteran and early career reporters to grow and produce their best work. This editor should have strong planning and organizational skills, anticipate future coverage needs and react to complex breaking news events with speed, accuracy, fairness and sophistication. A strong sense of empathy and ethical standards are a must, as well a commitment to ensure our coverage includes a diversity of ideas, perspectives and voices. Job Level: Manager, Content Minimum Salary: $80,000 Responsibilities: – Coach reporters to produce a steady stream of breaking news and enterprise coverage on a wide variety of topics. – Work with the content strategists and team leaders to ensure we’re covering the topics and issues most important to key audiences. – Develop enterprise coverage plans around tentpole events and other critical moments when we can connect with readers. – Monitor real-time metrics to develop a clear picture of audience opportunities. – Work collaboratively with other editors to produce coverage using innovative approaches. Requirements: – Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or any other subject or an equivalent combination of education and experience. – More than three years editing experience. – Proven proficiency in applying analytics to content strategy. – Strong communication and collaboration skills. – Exceptional planning and organizational skills. – SEO knowledge. – Self-motivation and self-direction. – Strong line-editing skills with AP style. – Strong people-management skills. – Strong problem-solving skills. – Creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. – 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: – Your resume – one to two pages. – A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. 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. The annualized base salary for this role will range between $80,000.00 and $105,800.00. Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.