Part-Time Editor – General

By | October 8, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Part-Time Editor – General

Salary : $72000 per year

Company : Gannett

Location : Remote US

Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content consumer experiences and benefits and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S. and Newsquest a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal Inc. UpCurve Inc. and WordStream Inc. which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S. USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us visit www.gannett.com.

Part-Time Editor – General

USA TODAY/usatoday.com is seeking a part-time editor to assist with daily content and editing needs both in breaking news and enterprise content.

Candidates should be quickly and accurately edit and fact-check content and must have a history of successful collaboration with reporters to execute a specific content plan.

Candidates should have strong digital and analytics skills and understand when and how to optimize content effectively to regain traction in organic search results. They will understand what types of everyday content resonates with USA TODAY’s audience and be adept at identifying those opportunities.

Possibility of remote location or in offices in either NYC McLean Va. or Los Angeles

Job Level: Digital Editor III

Minimum salary for this position: $72000 = Full-Time Equivalent

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with newsroom editors on topic opportunities and ever-changing best practices.
  • Leadership or editing experience guiding and motivating teams that generate produce or publish content.
  • Demonstrate a strong competitive instinct and intellectual curiosity on all content topics.
  • Ability to think and act tactically and strategically.
  • Proficiency in AP style and grammar.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • A strong willingness to try new things and learn from the results.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism or any other subject or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in professional journalism experience.
  • Comfortable with social SEO and audience planning and understands how to hone policy stories to reach a mainstream audience.
  • Experience with NewsDashboard Conductor Searchlight or other SEO tools is a plus.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check.

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so put together a single document file that includes the following in this order:

1. Your resume – one to two pages.

2. A cover letter that outlines how why you are interested in the role and how you would approach this role at USA TODAY.

3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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Gannett Co. Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race color national origin ethnicity ancestry citizenship status sex gender gender identity gender expression religion age marital status personal appearance (including height and weight) sexual orientation family responsibilities physical or mental disability medical condition pregnancy status (including childbirth breastfeeding or related medical conditions) education genetic characteristics or information political affiliation military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition Gannett Co. Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co. Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co. Inc.’s Recruitment Department at Recruit@gannett.com.

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