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Storytelling Reporter

Cincinnati, OH, USA Req #8979
Wednesday, August 14, 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 Cincinnati Enquirer, part of Gannett Inc. and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is a seeking a talented, energetic storytelling reporter to join our enterprise team.


We aim to produce powerful, gripping storytelling journalism that is written with a narrative focus, an ear for detail and a style that beckons readers to join them to discover the why of things, the who of things and the how of things. We are interested in stories that have a strong sense of place. No topic is off-limits as long it would interest and intrigue our readers. Our stories must be told across multiple platforms – digital, print, social media and more (podcasts, Facebook Live, etc.). We seek storytelling that engages our audience.


The best candidate will:

  • Have a passion for telling stories about real people and the writing ability to convey that.

  • Have exceptional sense of newsworthiness and a sense of urgency as needed.

  • Have an ability to report deeply and write with authority, voice and vigor. Strong interviewing skills and experience in cultivating and working with sources is crucial.

  • Be a team player who also is highly organized, self-motivated, capable of juggling daily and enterprise work and meeting deadlines.

  • Have an ability to collaborate effectively with visual and social media teams and story-telling coach at the beginning of the reporting process.

  • Have the openness and ability to create visual content (photos, videos, Facebook Lives, infographics, etc.).

  • Have an understanding of social media monitoring/measurement tools and web analytics.

  • Serve as a public ambassador through community outreach and connect with influencers and engaged readers through social media.

  • Have at least three years of professional journalism experience.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

  • Have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.


We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role.


Application Instructions:
When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible: a brief cover letter, 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.

 
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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.

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA