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Reporter

1 week agoWaltham, MA

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA • Massachusetts, USA • New Bedford, MA, USA • New England, USA Req #20144

Friday, December 17, 2021

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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The primary role of the Multimedia Reporter is to gather news and information in multimedia formats for digital and print news products in a timely manner from various community locations. Whether assigned to cover a beat or general assignment, the mobile reporter develops local news via tips, sources and direct assignment. Initial on-scene content should flow credible enough for direct publishing to the Web when necessary. Additional work to increase value, context and quality of the content for digital and print usage is expected to follow first content push to digital.

Primary Responsibilities: Produces local news content in multiple takes and in multiple formats. This could include shooting photos and video with most stories. Is adept covering the news with digital tools and industry standard software in the field. This includes being familiar with digital transmissions protocols. Engages in social media and new media responsibilities as assigned. Produces or assists with daily breaking news coverage as well as in-depth work and special projects. Is responsible for planning and filing a news budget for days ahead, including providing an outlook for weekends and special coverage months ahead. Focuses on content that emphasizes what readers want to know, why they care and the effect of this issue on their lives. Is responsible for keeping abreast of local, state, and national news and for monitoring multiple digital and print local sources and media outlets for leads and tips. Is expected to cultivate sources, and provide behind-the-scenes coverage that goes beyond official actions and pronouncements. Provides fair and accurate assessments of news impact. Responsible for maintaining a number of administrative tasks such as time card and expense paperwork in a timely manner. Is responsible for having/maintaining a working cell phone (SmartPhone preferred) and care of assigned reporting tools. Is responsible for following all company policies. Must have reliable means of transportation Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities • This reporter is expected to consistently break exclusive news, staying ahead of the competition on daily and enterprise work. • Source development will be critical, cultivating contacts among local residents and officials. • This reporter must identify, produce and post stories, photos and video across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media. • Use live chats, social media, video and other tools to replace or supplement traditional story forms. • Clear, fast writing is essential, as well as a gift for powerful storytelling. • He or she will use metrics to help understand what's resonating with readers Requirements • Bachelor's or master's in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We will also consider candidates with strong internships. • Minimum of 1-2 years' professional reporting/newsroom experience preferred. • Adept at taking photos and video and will file quickly across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media. • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and "publication ready." • Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations. • Comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories. • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing. • Collaborates well and can work with a team on the biggest stories. • Able to work occasional late nights as needed by the news cycle. • This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law. • Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check. 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.
• Your resume - one to two pages. • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. • 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 in your desired role.

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