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Program Manager, USA TODAY

New York, NY, USA Req #9290
Thursday, October 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

We are in search of a Program Manager to manage and oversee the execution of major sponsorship programs sold within USA TODAY Network. This person will be responsible for managing all facets of sponsorship execution, including but not limited to: cross platform media, custom or sponsored content, promotional ad units, internal/external communication, PR, status reports, timelines, and overall program summaries. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Client Solutions.

In addition to management of sponsorship execution, this person will help develop sponsorship wrap-up reports and will be asked to assist the sales team in up-selling additional elements in a sponsorship program or renewing the program.

The Program Manager should be a strong team player and will be a key strategist to multiple internal teams including account management, sales, ad ops, editorial, video, product, and client solutions.

The position is located in New York City, NY and may require some occasional odd work hours or weekend dates or nights that are key to sponsorship programs.


The ideal Project Manager candidate should have at least 3 years of digital media and/or multi-media experience, ideally in a collaborative role within a complex multi-media organization. Specific skills include:

•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

•Strong communication skills and proven experience directly managing clients

•Highly collaborative style with ability to influence multiple internal teams to drive towards completion of tasks

•Experience implementing cross-platform sponsorships

•Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks under time pressure in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment

•Self-starter attitude and ability to work independently


•College degree

•3-5 years previous work experience in a multi-media environment, ideally in account management

•2 years previous work experience in project management

•Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn internal platforms

Other details

  • Job Family Program & Project Management
  • Job Function General Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
  • New York, NY, USA