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Breaking News Reporter

Evansville, IN, USA Req #8457
Monday, June 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.

The Evansville Courier & Press, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seeks an enterprising reporter to cover breaking news/public safety in the Tri-State with a focus on Evansville. This reporter needs to be highly motivated and part of a fast-paced team focused on telling compelling stories that resonate with audiences. The breaking news reporter will work the traditional cops beat with minimal courts coverage but also have a role in watchdog reporting providing journalism with an impact that readers will want to share and talk about.
 

Requirements

Bachelor’s in journalism or equivalent

Daily news experience

Ability to write clear, compelling articles and enhance work with video and other digital storytelling tools

Flexible, energetic, curious and self-starting

Sense of urgency and the ability to quickly distill breaking news and then returning with a deeper look

Reporting and delivering a steady stream of news stories of interest to our audience via writing, Twitter or other methods

Understanding of social media and how to engage audience on digital platforms

Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom

Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing industry

Occasional weekend and night work as beat/stories demand

Be open to using metrics to inform story choices and shape beat strategies.

Use social media to reach readers where they spend their time and attention.
Provide cogent analysis of trends and issues that affect the daily lives of readers.
Use social media to reach out to new and existing readers and create an identity online that readers connect with.

Accurate and fair

Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation

 

Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible:  a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It’s important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

 

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% company match.

 

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Evansville, IN, USA