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McLean, VA, USA • Virtual Req #20513

Thursday, February 24, 2022

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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USA TODAY seeks a reporter-producer to craft stories of high value to our subscribers. The ideal candidate will thrive in an experimental role, learning what types of storytelling and topics are most important to our audiences on all platforms, pivoting to meet the need based on what we learn. The candidate will be an adept writer, comfortable producing files and working closely with graphics team to collaborate on visual stories. The job will require an understanding the lifecycle of a story and how audience builds relationships across different digital platforms including social media and newsletters in our fast-paced 24/7 news environment. As a part of USA TODAY's Universal team, the candidate will work closely with all sections in the newsroom and should be comfortable communicating with editors on other teams. The candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment and have prior digital news experience. The candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of audience metrics, engagement tactics and search engine optimization. This role can include early morning, night and weekend work. USA TODAY recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the workplace. EOE.


• Bachelor's degree

• Prior reporting experience

• An understanding of digital and social metrics

• Excellent news judgment

• Top-notch writing and headline-writing skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent copy editing skills

• Experience managing social media for a daily news organization preferred, but not required

Minimum Salary: $55,000
Job Level: Reporter I


Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals' application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment Department at

Client-provided location(s): McLean, VA, USA
Job ID: utn-20513

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