Public Safety & Accountability Reporter
Gannett Co. , Inc.
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. Gannett open roles are featured on various external job boards. When applying to a position at Gannett, you should be completing an application on Gannett Careers via Dayforce Job postings directing you to complete an application on other external sites may not be valid. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com The Press & Sun-Bulletin / pressconnects.com in Binghamton, NY, seeks a reporter with a deep interest in how communities find solutions to public safety needs. This reporter strives to serve the needs of the people most affected by crime and highlights the solutions and challenges they face. Breaking news, crime and courts are part of the beat, but we want to cover policing and criminal justice through a governmental accountability lens and rebuild trust with neglected communities. This reporter will pursue some news du jourthat warrants coverage because of public interest and public impact. When an incident or trend is truly significant in terms of public impact, this reporter will seek angles answering "Who?"," How?" and "Why?" A good way to think of this reporter's approach most days is determining how to make local news coverage more three-dimensional in our exploration of public safety threats and concerns and of the community's response to these. This is people-centered, community-based coverage that delivers relevance, context and useful information to all readers. This could include reporting on how public safety issues also impact health outcomes, including mental health outcomes, and the impact that trauma has on communities. Much of the time, this reporter will be examining the effectiveness of community safety efforts through reviews of data and public documents and interviews with law-enforcement sources and community residents. At a time of rising gun violence, what efforts by police or others might be productive? And which ones are not? This reporter will use data to highlight what disparities, racial or otherwise, might develop from specific community safety approaches. USA TODAY Network New York has published and maintains a database of police disciplinary records from across New York state; developing revelatory stories out of this information is one objective of this reporter, partnering with peer reporters on the New York State Team and at other Gannett sites. It is vital this reporter develop law-enforcement sources and builds trust in city, county, local and state policing organizations. This helps us hold agencies accountable while also ensuring law-enforcement perspectives are explored in our journalism. Overall, this reporter will embrace the needs, concerns and solutions experienced and expressed by the people who live in our cities and towns, particularly members of marginalized communities whose voices historically have been absent from much public safety coverage. Where possible, coverage should point to solutions to public safety threats and concerns, including examining how readers can protect themselves. This journalist will also be involved in other general breaking news or topics as needed. This reporter works with a New York Regional Editor and other journalists in the state to plan and deliver content for readers most likely to find our work on mobile devices and through social media shares or Google searches. Based in Binghamton, the reporter will focus on news in Broome County and several surrounding areas, as well as assisting with our USA TODAY Network news partners in the Southern Tier. The Public Safety & Transparency Reporter will work at times in partnership with USA TODAY Network reporters throughout New York, Atlantic region and sometimes beyond. An ideal candidate is someone capable of quickly establishing their voice and building a loyal following on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. KEY CONSIDERATIONS Strong writing skills and a command of grammar and style. Experience with social media, including Instagram Stories, as a tool to build audience and as a source for beat development. Knowledge of data-based reporting and use of spreadsheets such as Excel. Experience with and interest in multimedia, including video and podcasting. A self-starter who owns the beat yet works collaboratively with others locally and regionally to meet common goals. A journalist committed to values of fairness, diversity, inclusion and professionalism. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience. At least two years of applicable experience as a reporter/writer. Proven experience with content management systems and social media channels. Good time management and organizational skills. 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: Your resume - one to two pages A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you've written, 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. #Newsgnt #LI-CB1 Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. 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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 Hourly Apply Now