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Staff Writer, Updates

Cambridge, MA, USA Req #7905
Wednesday, April 17, 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 a full-time Updates Staff Writer to be part of the team responsible for the upkeep and constant improvement of our “Best Right Now” product buying guides, which help millions of readers each year across the USA TODAY Network and beyond.

 

Reviewed has a mission to help people buy the best stuff and get more out of what they already own. The Best Right Now product guides are at the heart of that. These guides are created by scientifically testing thousands of items each year to determine which are the best products to buy.

 

The phrase “best right now” is also a promise to our readers. Products are constantly being upgraded, discontinued, and replaced. Prices change. Innovation progresses. What was good enough last year is overpriced today. We can’t be successful without ensuring our product guides feature that more relevant, up-to-date information. That’s where you come in, making sure our readers receive the best and most up-to-date information.

 

Reviewed covers dozens of product categories, including tech, cooking, home appliances, health, beauty, photography, travel, subscription services, and more. Generalists with a passion for helping readers are the perfect fit.

 

You’ll be a member of a rapidly growing team that publishes stories and video to the largest news network in the country.

 

The Updates Staff Writer reports to the Updates Editor on the Best Right Now team. Preference is for someone who can work in our Product Labs and Editorial Office in Cambridge, MA.




Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Work with the Best Right Now team to retest products and rewrite our buying guides
  • Work with the Senior Scientist to ensure consistency of testing methods
  • Write-through existing guides to add language based on evolving SEO strategies
  • Research products to see if they’ve been discontinued and if there are replacements
  • Collaborate with the Best Right Now team on growth strategies


Qualifications


Excellent, error-free writing

  • Ability to rewrite and add new text while maintaining the tone of the original story
  • Effective troubleshooter
  • Efficient multitasker - organized and not afraid of spreadsheets
  • Understands SEO best practices, and content management systems
  • 2-3 years working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment



Work Environment

The majority of in-office 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. If remote, real-time communication skills are vital.

 

Compensation & Benefits

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

 

About Reviewed

Reviewed, part of the USA TODAY Network of sites, has a mission to help people buy the best stuff and get the most out of the stuff they already own. We’re one of the most widely read and trusted sources of product reviews online.



Our team of experts believes that reviews should be tough, objective, and trustworthy. We provide readers with insightful, practical, and entertaining stories that help them make informed decisions. As a part of Reviewed, you’ll also have a first look at cutting-edge tech and great new products!


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: 

  • 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 written, 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 into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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