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Executive Editor

Company: Gannett Co. Inc.
Location: Reno
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal and SweetIQ, and U.K. media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com. Executive Editor The Reno Gazette-Journal/rgj.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a dynamic and transformational leader to serve as its next executive editor. The successful candidate will be a seasoned news executive who can articulate a strategic vision for the future of the RGJ while setting and executing coverage priorities. This person will have the skills to both raise the quality level of the journalism and increase the new organization's digital audience. The right candidate will have a proven track record of high-impact investigative editing and innovation in storytelling across multiple platforms. We are looking for someone with expertise in multiple areas of coverage, as well as emerging media, mobile, social media and video strategy, and use of data to drive engagement and traffic. Applicants should have a clear understanding of how to target specific audiences and how to effectively engage readers in the digital space and in person. The right candidate will have the experience and ability to assess structure, personnel and technological needs, and to make necessary changes. The editor will collaborate across the USA TODAY Network, which encompasses USA TODAY and 109 local news brands. The right candidate will work in one of Gannett's top-producing mid-sized newsrooms, known for punching above our weight and valuing investigative and watchdog journalism. There's a deep pool of experienced editors and reporters to learn from, and the newsroom nurtures a culture of collegial cooperation and professional support. The job also means living in Reno, Nevada, which is one of the top destinations for outdoor recreation, with Lake Tahoe, dozens of ski resorts, bike trails, rock climbing, hiking, hunting and fishing just minutes away. Responsibilities:* Uphold the highest journalism standards across digital and print platforms, strongly support the First Amendment and conceive, pursue and execute watchdog reporting.* Provide exemplary leadership and execute the strategic vision.* Develop and implement a multi-platform digital vision for mobile, social and video, focused on achieving target audience specific goals and objectives.* Increase journalistic quality and storytelling across all areas of coverage.* Lead the planning and oversee execution of content strategies with a keen eye focused on growth audiences. Creativity and an ability to develop and execute innovative approaches are essential.* Excellent personal leadership change management and ability to collaborate and influence cross-functionally-can conduct a dialogue that is intellectually honest, brings out diversity of ideas and creates the appropriate integration/connectivity.* Strong communicator of the company's strategic initiatives, purpose, vision, culture and plan. Requirements:* Bachelor's or master's in Communications, Journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.* Minimum 10 years of experience as a respected journalism leader, with emphasis on digital content and storytelling platforms.* Experience in high-level decision-making with complex, impactful or sensitive news content.* A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement.* Demonstrated change leader who collaborates and communicates effectively.* Personal charisma, comfortable with public speaking and a commitment to staff interaction.* Understanding of the changing media landscape and ability to adapt strategies that address continually changing market and consumer needs and desires.* Strong competitive instincts and intellectual curiosity.* Ability to effectively manage and coordinate in an environment of accountability.* Track record in recruiting a highly successful leadership team. 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 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. #Content Here's what we have to offer: We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match! Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. Other details* Job Family Editors* Job Function Consumer* Pay Type Salary* Required Education Equivalent Experience* Reno, NV, USA

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