Digital Producer I

3+ months agoPhoenix, AZ / Remote

Nashville, TN, USA • Phoenix, AZ, USA • Virtual Req #13252

Monday, January 11, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal , WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities, and visit Gannett Privacy Policy to understand our privacy policy.

We are looking for an innovative, digital journalist to join our talented team. The producer role manages the on-time and accurate delivery of top-quality content produced by multiple newsrooms, with an emphasis on article optimization, social and SEO. The role works with digital team leadership, editors, reporters and visual journalists to best display content on all digital platforms, using sound judgment and creativity.

The successful candidate will be a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment. They will understand the constantly changing news cycle and the need to be flexible. This role may include early morning, night and/or weekend work.

The role may be based virtually/remotely, or at one of our digital production hubs located in Phoenix, AZ and Nashville, TN.

Typical job duties:

• Interacts with multiple newsrooms' managers across the region and Network to best display the content created by our newsrooms in order to reach the right audience.
• Enhances content with video, galleries, SEO meta-data, hyperlinks and images.
• Optimizes, aggregates and packages assets for digital publication.
• Writes effective digital headlines, briefs and breaking news alerts that help attract audiences.
• Writes engaging social posts that attract audiences and encourage readers to interact with social content.
• Uses metrics to monitor real-time data, determine traffic patterns and make changes tied to the data. Familiarity with and analytics products a plus.
• Able to capture a trending search opportunity through repackaging of original content or aggregating social reaction to a developing story.
• Provides packaging and presentation across all platforms, including mobile and other social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit.
• Manages home pages to engage a loyal audience.
• Able to spot and fix issues related to grammar, spelling, punctuation and style. Notifies newsroom editors if there are content issues.
• Manages workflow to meet digital deadlines.
• Stays calm under pressure and throughout big news events.
• Provides great customer service, working collaboratively to find solutions.


• The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's in a related field such as communications or media or the equivalent in experience.
• Previous experience in news industry is preferred.
• Strong news judgment
• Knowledge of AP style
• SEO knowledge
• Headline-writing skills
• Excellent communication skills

This job is remote and does not require relocation.

Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials as one single document with items such as your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.


Gannett 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.

Client-provided location(s): Phoenix, AZ, USA; Nashville, TN, USA
Job ID: utn-13252

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • Wellness Program
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development
    • Fellowship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program