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Reporter, Breaking News

Jackson, TN, USA Req #10248
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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REPORTER, BREAKING NEWS

The Jackson Sun, part of the USA TODAY Network and Gannett Co., is seeking a reporter to cover crime, courts and public safety with an emphasis on immediate publication of breaking news. Includes follow-up and enterprise packages covering the emotion and context behind major breaking news developments, along with investigative work on related community problems. Produces high-value digital content with visuals.


Typical Job Duties:

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. Works toward becoming the community's leading voice in area of expertise.

  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

  • Works with supervisors to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (e.g., photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.

  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent in experience and education.

  • Newsroom experience through college media or journalism internships.


Qualified candidates should include cover letter + resume (combined together as a single document upload - our application will only allow for one document) and salary requirements when applying.
Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer background check and drug screen.

Gannett provides a great work environment with a number of benefits to include medical, dental, vision insurance; 401k plan; paid vacation, along with a number of additional benefits.  


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, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

Gannett Co., Inc. 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 Hourly
  • Jackson, TN, USA