Managing Editor, Hispanic/Latino Initiatives

United States ● Virtual Req #40787
Friday, February 2, 2024
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 The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.
 
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Managing Editor, Hispanic/Latino Initiatives 

Gannett is seeking a creative, outcomes-obsessed leader to serve as Managing Editor of Hispanic/Latino Initiatives (ME). The person in this role will sit at the intersection of Content, Product and Revenue, leveraging a growth mindset to create, test and launch experiences designed for audiences who prefer to receive their news and information in Spanish. The goal of this role is to increase audience through content that serves distinct Hispanic/Latino audiences in diverse communities across the country. 

The ME has the skill and knowledge to develop a creative, ambitious, and achievable plan to reach and engage a diverse audience, to build teams of content creators, and to quickly scale experiments for maximum impact across markets. The person in this role understands how to identify new audiences, create relevant experiences, and encourage engagement in ways that contribute to the financial outcomes that support enterprise growth. The ME has a deep understanding of content distribution tactics relevant to Hispanic/Latino audiences (YouTube, WhatsApp, SEO, off-platform distribution) and the ability to turn audience analytics into actionable insight. 

The ME will work with the Senior Director of Innovation and Experimentation to drive this new venture, including P&L responsibility and goals tied both to audience and revenue. The ME will be tasked with leveraging the talent already within Gannett and then identifying roles to build and fill. 

The Managing Editor, Hispanic/Latino Initiatives will:

  • Assist the Senior Director in driving cross-departmental commitment to plan and test growth initiatives, from identifying capability gaps to prioritizing engineering needs and coordinating with newsrooms to ensure requirements are met to achieve the Company’s strategic priorities in Spanish.
  • Participate in tracking the P&L on strategic growth initiatives, tying new content experiences to revenue results.
  • Assess the feasibility of platforms, partners, and products, collaborating with Revenue and Transformation to expand audience and dramatically increase engagement.
  • Oversee development of new content initiatives, set a clear mission around audience engagement and monetization.
  • Work with Transformation and Revenue to develop a set of leading indicators that help us stay on plan and respond to industry and audience behavior changes. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10-15 years’ experience in a digital media, with at least 6 years in leadership. 
  • Spanish language fluency required.
  • Ability to maintain focus on high quality journalism and driving new revenue streams.
  • A fearless tenacity for experimenting, learning and scaling.
  • A history of successful collaborations, especially involving Spanish-language and Hispanic/Latino focused news and initiatives.
  • Agility at managing multiple projects and leading through action and collaboration.
  • A passion for innovation, experimentation, change management, driving new workflows.
  • Proven experience in forging strategic partnerships with platform and content creators.
  • Demonstrated success in new product launches that increase audience and deliver ROI.
  • Experience using news analytics to understand and grow audience.
  • Commitment with action to diversity and belonging.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment background check.   

Application Instructions

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.
 
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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The annualized base salary for this role will range between $125,000.00 and $140,300.00.  Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable. 

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.

Other details

  • Job Family Media
  • Job Function Content Production
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
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  • United States
  • Virtual