News - Reporter I
Sioux Falls, SD, USA Req #5736
Monday, December 17, 2018
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Love Where We Live Reporter
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
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
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
- 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,
- 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.
is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post offer drug screen and an
acceptable motor vehicle record.
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.
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
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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