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Staff Writer, Home & Garden

Cambridge, MA, USA, Virtual Req #7763
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Reviewed is seeking an experienced content creator to join us as a full-time Staff Writer for the Home & Garden category. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of home, garden, yard, and garage activities and informed opinions on when—and why—to recommend certain products. You’ll be part of a rapidly growing team and responsible for shaping daily content about products that improve people’s lives in their homes, yards, and garages. You’ll have a chance to test out the most promising products and share your recommendations across the USA TODAY Network and beyond.


Our mission is to help people buy the best stuff and get more out of the stuff they already own. We do this by providing our audience informative, enjoyable, and genuinely useful content.


This is an ideal position for someone who loves tending to, improving, and spending time in their home and yard. You’ll be a core member of a bustling team that publishes content to the largest news network in the country.


The Home & Garden Staff Writer role reports to the Managing Editor of Core Content and works in our editorial office in Cambridge, MA. Remote employees may be considered, but our preference is for candidates in the greater Boston area.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Produce multiple product reviews per month

  • Update our existing product roundups with new testing, new trends, and the latest news

  • Produce quick-turnaround feature stories on the topic of home, yard, and garage

  • Assist the editorial team as a whole in writing assignments and generating great story ideas


Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of the home, yard, garden, and garage product markets

  • Competitive drive to be a leading editorial voice

  • An understanding of journalistic ethics and commitment to upholding high ethical standards

  • 1-3 years producing high-quality, rapid-turnaround editorial content is a plus

  • Ability to create engaging stories that resonate with an in-market audience

  • Excellent, error-free writing

  • Familiarity with social media, SEO best practices, and content management systems


Work Environment


The majority of work takes place in an open floor plan office, with several smaller meeting rooms and test labs throughout the building. You’re expected to be accessible to the team throughout the day via face-to-face communication, email, phone, and Slack.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer competitive compensation and a solid benefits package, including health, dental, matching 401k, PTO, and much more.

As a part of Reviewed, you’ll also have a first look at cutting edge tech and great new products.

About Reviewed

Buying stuff is easy. Buying the right thing is hard. That’s where we can help. Reviewed brings consumers the most trustworthy reviews available, written by our team of experts. We believe that tough, objective reviews are the best way to analyze products. We provide readers with insightful, practical, and entertaining stories that help them make informed decisions.


Reviewed is part of the USA TODAY Network, one of the largest news networks in the country, reaching over 133 million monthly unique visitors.
 
HOW TO APPLY

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 the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-5 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.

It is important that these items be assembled in a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration. 

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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.

Other details

  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Virtual