Digital Editor

Massachusetts, USA Req #25977
Monday, November 14, 2022
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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Massachusetts State Digital Editor

This position is intended to increase the performance of Wicked Local’s overall digital footprint by acting as the digital designee working with planners, handling Wicked Local’s social media accounts, optimizing stories, and working with reporters on digital engagement projects, such as newsletter or Facebook groups.

Job Details:

  • Work with planners to execute the digital plan for social posting schedules on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Make sure the tags are assigned to Wicked Locals. Consider yourself the defensive and the other planners in the offense in making sure this happens.
  • Take ownership of the Wicked Local Facebook groups and working with reporters to build audience and engagement
  • Work on projects, such as polls, brackets, and reader callouts, that can be done across Wicked Local and contribute to subscriber growth or retention.
  • Be a source for Wicked Local editors/reporters on how to best go about optimizing their stories for digital success online.
  • Work with planners and DOT on Wicked Local's newsletter, video, social, SEO, strategy, etc.

Typical Job Duties

·Exercise individual judgment within standard practices and procedures; can resolve moderately complex problems as they occur.

·Deal with issues that require review of a variety of factors.

·Responsible for editing articles as well as posting articles, photos, cartoons, and other content to products for internal and external customers.

·Proofread pages, websites and designs as needed, writes articles for publication and posts to social media accounts as required.

Knowledge and Skills

·Work collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.

·Must embrace peer-to-peer feedback and training.

·Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company's goals.

·Writing, spelling, grammar, AP, and local style.

Required Work Experience, Training, and Education

·Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism, or equivalent in experience and education.

·1-2 years of experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.

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 you would approach the job.
  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.

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

Other details

  • Job Family Editors of Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Massachusetts, USA