News - Community Growth and Development Reporter

Pensacola, FL, USA Req #7689

Friday, May 3, 2019

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The Pensacola News Journal is looking for a self-motivated reporter to educate our community on the impacts of growth, from the environmental considerations of new roads and infrastructure to the myriad ways community members' everyday lives are impacted. Focus areas include traffic and construction, quality of life, and our recreational outdoors. Our community is undergoing an explosive growth not just in the heart of our downtown, but across the once rural areas of Escambia and Santa Rosa County, which is both exciting and troubling for longtime residents who relish the unofficial title of "Florida's Best Kept Secret." The ideal reporter is driven to get answers to community questions, to help them secure a seat at the table and in community discussions. They are not motivated by what is written on a government agenda. This reporter must be able to tell stories across multiple platforms, using digital tools such as video, audio and social to narrate their stories.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism
  • Experience working for an online-only news website, newspaper or magazine
  • Excellent communication and time management skills to deliver on deadline
  • Ability to write accurately and ethically with style and detail
  • Good understanding of digital media, audience and community-building on social media sites and/or blogs
  • This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

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 as much of the following as you can provide:

  1. Your resume - condensed to a few pages.
  2. A cover letter that describes what you would bring to the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you've produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do.

*It's important that these items be assembled into a single document. The application will only allow you to upload one document. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5%, are eligible for a 100% company match.


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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