Designer/Page Editor - Design Center 

United States ● Virtual Req #40795
Monday, February 5, 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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Designer/Page Editor - Design Center 

Gannett is looking for a Designer/Page Editor to produce high-quality content working closely with multiple Gannett newspapers. 

This position is remote and can be based anywhere in the US, except for Alaska and Hawaii. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Produces high-quality content working closely with multiple Gannett newspapers.
  • Demonstrates command of design and headline writing techniques through efficient, accurate work.
  • Produces content for either print and/or digital as needed.
  • Employs journalistic principles to determine importance and fairness when deciding how to play stories.
  • Works with minimal supervision to write clear, accurate headlines and other display type on content that engage readers.
  • Trims stories to fit the designated space. Ensures stories have sufficient devices to provide strong layering of story packages.
  • Utilizes CUE system best-practice workflow.
  • Continually looks for new ways to increase efficiency, accuracy and collaboration while meeting all deadlines.
  • Designs content with accuracy using layered information to reflect the tone of the product and its market. Follows Unified style guidelines.
  • Collaborates with site editors and staff to maximize the use of newshole and resources. Assigns stories to pages based on site’s booking philosophy and page-flow requirements.
  • Proofreads display type and tracks jumps as assigned and corrects errors. Edits display type to Network and AP style.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and as assigned. 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in journalism or any other subject or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience at a weekly or daily newspaper writing headlines, editing and/or selecting wire content in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Good communication skills, solid news judgment and importance of story play on pages a must.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with people especially under deadline.
  • Must be express thoughts clearly and accurately in headlines and other display content.
  • Must organize and package numerous elements, resolve production issues and communicate effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to resolve any concerns and make decisions on stories independently.
  • Must be able to discern the news value of stories, including using market information provided by individual newsrooms.
  • 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.
  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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The hourly rate for this role will range between $10.82 and $24.88.  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 Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
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  • United States
  • Virtual