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Part-Time Editorial Assistant

Fond du Lac, WI, USA Req #9120
Tuesday, October 8, 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.

Part-Time News Assistant


The Action Publications and Fond du Lac Reporter/
fdlreporter.compart of the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsinis seeking Part-Time Editorial Assistant to join our team. 

This position serves a crucial role by being 
a liaison between the community and the pages of Network papers.


This job chiefly entails writing at least one feature story per week, processing and editing submitted material to convert it to the standard of quality that readers expect and working with other team members to produce the network’s weekly publications.


It is a part-time role perfect for a candidate looking to become a full-time reporter or editor for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. 

 
This position offers 25 hours per week at $10.00 per hour.  


Responsibilities:

  • Re-writing, editing and processing press releases.
  • Writing one feature story per week minimum; more if time allows.
  • Using both Presto and Newsgate software.
  • Communicating with producers, designers, editors and reporters via email and instant messenger.
  • Other duties and special projects, as assigned. 

Requirements: 
 

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D.
  • A firm grasp of AP style and the ability to learn the news organizations’ style.
  • Ability to write clearly and cleanly, and to do effective research on a variety of general-interest topics.
  • Ability to type cleanly and quickly, as well as find and correct errors in existing text.
  • Ability to function under daily deadlines to produce daily and weekly publications.
  • Customer service skills to communicate with the public.
  • Comfort with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), willingness and ability to learn news-related software as needed.
  • Excellent time-management skills and a drive to organize content. 

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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 Editors
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $10.00
  • Required Education High School
  • Fond du Lac, WI, USA