Part-time Newsroom Assistant

Columbia, TN 38401, USA ● Tennessee, USA Req #16956
Thursday, July 1, 2021

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Part-time Newsroom Assistant

The Columbia Daily Herald, part of the USA TODAY Network, is seeking a part-time newsroom assistant to assist in editorial operations and serve customers in its local office. The role combines news clerk and administrative duties to provide the best possible service for local customers and reliable, consistent support for news.

Typical Job Duties:

  • Provides solutions for customers by phone and in-person for the Columbia Daily Herald. Customer inquiries could include billing, subscriptions, delivery and other matters to be directed to the appropriate department.
  • Provides community coverage through handling of contributed items, news releases, entertainment listings, calendar entries and other material as needed. Duties could include general community news coverage.
  • Serves as a reliable front-desk receptionist, locks and unlocks doors, retrieves mail and handles other light errands.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.


  • Experience with customer service, strong writing skills

Gannett provides part-time employees with paid time off. Qualified candidates should include cover letter, resume and salary requirements when applying. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen.


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 UNION
  • Job Function Marketing Solutions
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Columbia, TN 38401, USA
  • Tennessee, USA