Country Music Reporter
Nashville, TN, USA Req #10295
Friday, February 21, 2020
The Tennessean is seeking a talented, energetic writer to join our award-winning music team in Nashville. The Tennessean owns coverage of Music City's chief export - country music - as well as Nashville's exploding Americana, rock, hip-hop and indie and music scenes.
Our new music writer will lead our popular country music coverage with a combination of breaking news, insightful analysis and feature stories about the genre's most compelling artists.
The successful candidate will have strong entrepreneurial skills and at least five years of experience and a passion for storytelling across an array of digital and social media platforms.
In this role, you will:
- Serve as a leading music writer for The USA TODAY NETWORK, creating content for millions of readers in Tennessee and around the world.
- Act as a public ambassador through community outreach and connect with readers through social media.
- Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high interest events
- Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Produce watchdog journalism that leads to change.
- Use real time metrics to respond to user demand and reader interest
- Work with newsroom leaders to shape storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform.
- Contribute to the community's greater good through impactful journalism.
Here's what you need:
- • Bachelor's degree in journalism
- • Experience working for an online-only news website, newspaper or magazine
- • Solid communication and time management skills
- • Experience with video production and editing
- • Must be able to work well on deadline
A valid drivers license with reliable transportation is also required
Please include a variety of clips - no more than six - showing beat reporting and enterprise on different digital platforms.
- Application Instructions: Your updated resume, paired with a cover letter and links to your work will ensure you receive the highest consideration. Please combine these materials into a single document, as our application only allows for one document upload.
About USA Today Network - Tennessee: We are part of Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK and among its fastest growing digital news groups. We are an energetic and fast-paced media company with a news team committed to covering Tennessee and beyond. If you're looking for a rewarding challenge, the USA Today Network-Tennessee is among the fastest growing digital news sites and the place to be!
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.
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