The Herald Times Reporter and The Sheboygan Press, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seek a Regional Business Reporter.
The Regional Business Reporter covers both the Manitowoc County and Sheboygan County markets, and is responsible for engaging with the community and local business leaders. The Regional Business Reporter works with editors in Manitowoc and Sheboygan to develop engaging business content for both publications, including business news, business features and a regular business column. This position also contributes to statewide USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin initiatives, including the monthly State of Opportunity series. As part of reporting teams in both Manitowoc and Sheboygan, this position also assists with breaking news coverage and other assignments as necessary. This position entails creating storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages our audiences. The reporter will connect with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums and community leadership) and will provide thoughtful analysis on complex issues, promote their personal brand and the brands of their colleagues, as well as, the institutional brand.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field or equivalent in experience and education, and experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms. Candidates must have the ability to produce top-notch watchdog journalism, exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills, a deep understanding and curiosity about competition for our customer's time and money, and have advanced knowledge of social media and how to engage audiences on digital platforms. Also, candidates must be self-motivated and self-directed with exceptional core journalism skills. Candidates must have the ability to work with diverse personalities, embrace peer-to-peer feedback and training, and be innovative and creative while working in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment. Outstanding writing, spelling, grammar and knowledge of AP Style is a must, along with a command of media law and principles of ethical conduct. In addition, candidates must have proficiency in the MS Office suite, CMS publishing skills and an understanding of and ability with photo and videography, storytelling techniques on multiple platforms and the use of metrics. Creativity is essential. We are proud of our creative and dedicated team, and invite you to become a part of the nation's most forward-thinking media company. Gannett Co. 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.
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