News - Reporter I

Sioux Falls, SD, USA Req #5736

Monday, December 17, 2018

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Love Where We Live Reporter

The
Argus Leader, a member of the USA TODAY NETWORK and South Dakota's leading
print and online news source, seeks a full-time reporter to cover and define
what makes Sioux Falls and South Dakota special. This candidate should be comfortable
writing about a range of topics, everything from city urban legends to new
craft beers to why community members do that one weird thing. This reporter
will celebrate (and sometimes critique) the place, people and things that make
this city and state a unique place to live, and honor the people, places and
things our readers hold dear. This will not always be a "good news" beat. But
it will unabashedly celebrate Sioux Falls and South Dakota. No snobbery
allowed.

In this role, you will:

  • Produce a mix of enterprise stories about
    the South Dakota along with alternate story forms and real-time shorter
    stories designed to resonate with digital audiences.
  • Creates storytelling that accurately
    informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through
    the use of metrics. Works toward becoming the community's leading voice in
    what makes Sioux Falls and South Dakota unique.
  • Connects with the community through
    storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community
    leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Works with content strategist and
    audience analyst to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops
    ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates with content team to provide
    all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics).
    Captures photos and video as needed.
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of
    colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Coaches and mentors less-experienced journalists.
  • Work occasional nights or weekends as
    needed.


Here's what you need:

  • A bachelor's degree in communications,
    journalism or related field.
  • Experience developing a personal brand
    and fan base.
  • Experience with advanced storytelling
    techniques on multiple platforms.
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills
    along with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline driven
    environment.
  • Candidates with multi-media and digital skills will have an
    edge; this includes the ability to shoot photo and video and participate
    in strategizing and implementing audience development efforts.
  • Exceptional core journalism skills (reporting, producing,
    editing).
  • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for
    our customers' time and money.
  • Strong social media presence, experience writing online
    newsletters and a willingness to look for opportunities to connect with
    and engage the community/fan base on digital platforms.
  • Proficiency at using metrics and other tools to understand,
    respond to and grow audience.
  • Valid driver's license, proof of
    insurance and dependable transportation.


Employment
is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post offer drug screen and an
acceptable motor vehicle record.

Argus
Leader Media, a Gannett Co., Inc.offers a competitive salary and a
comprehensive benefits package that include a 401(k) plan and eligibility for
medical, dental and vision coverage the first of the month after hire.

About Us:

Gannett
Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a next-generation media company committed to
strengthening communities across our network. Through trusted, compelling
content and unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of
nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 110 markets internationally,
it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA
TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com

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.

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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