News of Now Reporter


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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.

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We are hiring a reporter to cover trending news in New York’s Hudson Valley, based in Westchester County, New York.

This role requires energy and creativity. The focus is on “news of now,” a beat that along with breaking news empowers the reporter to explore and elevate timely issues people are talking about in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange counties.

We are looking for a journalist who can deliver a strong human dimension in most stories, including multiple and diverse perspectives and collaborating with our photo staff on video storytelling.

The reporter will mine social media, Google Trends, our own USA Today network and other sources to produce people-focused news and feature stories --- plus social-media posts, short videos, photos, other multimedia to engage our audience and go viral in our communities.

The reporter will cover breaking news, but this is not a police-blotter beat. We are looking for more enterprising, community-oriented public-safety journalism that includes neighborhood voices and authenticity in storytelling.

We are discerning about crime stories we cover. Overall, we are less reactive to information put out by police and more enterprising and more embracing of the needs, concerns and solutions in our cities and towns, rich and poor.

The reporter will be expected to build strong relationships to learn what information community members need/want to know. These might be people-focused features about neighborhood efforts to address crime and its impact, community culture, family life and neighborhood issues that help people share their knowledge and their lived experience. Special focus will be given to considering the whole community in our reporting and storytelling, meaning it is vital we include multiple perspectives including those of women, people of color, LBGTQ+ persons and newcomers to the country.

The ideal candidate must be able to cover breaking news, provide smart and fresh coverage of regional and statewide trends that affect our audience, and develop and collaborate on enterprise and watchdog projects that advance our New York state-wide focus on government transparency journalism

If you value, as we do, making journalism more diverse, equitable and inclusive, and are passionate, as we are, about flexing your reporting and writing muscles to help us reinvent the way media covers public safety, this is a role for you. In this beat, the reporter:

  • Works with visual journalists, investigative and storytelling editors, and audience analysts to shape reporting and storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform.
  • Determines the best digital platforms and methods of presentation to inform underserved


  • Points to solutions where present or possible, including how readers can protect themselves.
  • Delivers data-based insights into public-safety trends.
  • Participates in engagement opportunities with our audiences through social media,

participation in community events, creating and appearing in video panels, and more.

  • Collaborate as needed with our New York and USA TODAY NETWORK Atlantic Region teams on

education reporting.


  • Undergraduate degree in journalism or related field
  • At least one year of relevant newsroom experience
  • A valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Is based in or willing to relocate to Westchester County or the Bronx.
  • Some night, weekend hours required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual: Spanish/English

Key considerations:

  • Self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Commitment to values of fairness, diversity, inclusion and professionalism.
  • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time and


  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Able to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Knows how to use time effectively in an always-on workday.
  • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.
  • Must embrace feedback and training.
  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.
  • A self-starter who owns the beat yet works collaboratively with others locally

and regionally to meet common goals.

  • Experience with and interest in multimedia, including video and podcasting.


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

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