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General Assignment Reporter

Company: Gannett
Location: Lansing
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Tuesday, July 9, 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

The Lansing State Journal, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a general assignment reporter to cover a variety of assignments and breaking news in central Michigan. This reporter must be motivated to identify and report compelling stories that resonate with key audiences. The successful candidate will be eager to learn, willing to collaborate and able to cover spot news or tackle enterprise that provides context and answers questions for our audience. He or she should be adept with digital reporting tools and video, as well as comfortable presenting content in formats favored by digital readers: concise, scannable copy that is tightly focused and connects to their lives. Our reporters use social media and LSJ events to connect with audiences and engage with the community.

Desired skills: Strong people skills, daily journalism experience, digital production skills – including photo, video and social media.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must be able to embrace the digital (online) focus of our modern media company. Also required is experience with collaborating in a cross-functional environment, a four-year college degree in journalism and the ability to meet deadlines. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

How to apply: Submit a single document file that includes 1) a cover letter that conveys how you would approach a position like this; 2) your resume in one or two pages; and 3) a link to three to five examples of your best work that demonstrates relevant experience. Please note: Applications submitted in a single PDF document will receive highest consideration.

About us: The Lansing State Journal serves Michigan's dynamic state capital market, along with employees/families from some of the largest companies in the state and nation – such as Michigan State University, General Motors, large corporate health care systems and major insurance sector members. Entertainment includes Big Ten sports, MSU's Wharton Center for Performing Arts, a ballpark home to a single-A baseball team AND a U.S. League 1 professional soccer league – plus abundant bars, restaurants, , parks, trails and more. Lansing is also within easy driving distance of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Chicago and the beautiful beaches of the Great Lakes.


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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