The Pensacola News Journal is looking for a reporter who wants to dig deeper than the usual beat work to create content that focuses on normalizing diverse community success and excellence as well as identifying and finding solutions to improve the quality of life for specific community segments and the region as a whole.
This beat largely focuses on how race, gender and marginalized communities intersect with topics such as politics, criminal justice, government policies, the environment and entertainment.
You'll have the freedom to move from stories about social justice and health to workforce issues, discrimination, youth issues, environment and beyond. If someone is working on improving a situation (or if no one is and there should be), it's fair game. Content runs the gamut from hard news stories, to features and people profiles and is a consistent mix of daily and enterprise reporting.
- Creates storytelling that accurately informs and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.
- Illuminates the complicated system mechanisms and political and organizational choices that have led to current racial, LGBTQA+, income and immigration status injustice.
- Listens to people sometimes overlooked by the media.
- Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.). Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
- Works with content coach to evaluate what's working and what's not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
- Captures photos and video as needed.
- Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
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 [email protected]