Metro Reporter

Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA ● New Jersey, USA Req #18061
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Join our national award-winning team that exposes wrongdoing and gets problems fixed. You'll work in a newsroom that is less than an hour from New York City covering some of the best stories in the region. You'll have opportunities to do deep-dive investigations from your metro and topical beats and be part of the USA TODAY NETWORK that stretches across the country. In recent years, our work has been honored with a host of national, regional and state awards, and made changes in policies and laws. We are looking for a fearless reporter who

can land the tough interviews, dig into data and public records, and write with clarity and authority.

•Develop, research and write compelling stories from your beats that will keep our subscribers coming back for more

•Grow your network through social media and engage with readers

•Use data, records and source development to provide deep and thoughtful analysis of complex issues

•Work collaboratively with coaches and staffers across the USA TODAY Network
•Be comfortable shooting and editing iPhone videos and photos, and going on live broadcasts

•Juggle daily and enterprise-level stories


•Bachelor’s degree

•Writing and reporting experience; video and other digital-focused skills

•Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

•Ability to meet deadlines, be self-directed, take initiative, receive constructive feedback and work as part of a team

•This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law
•Live within driving distance of our coverage area at the Jersey Shore (Monmouth and Ocean counties)
•Second-language skills, such as Spanish and Hebrew, are welcomed!

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 the great work you have done. Submit a single PDF document that includes:

• Your updated resume; a cover letter that outlines why you are a good fit and how you would approach the job; links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced that reflects how you can step into this reporting role.

Gannett prides itself on diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace. We warmly welcome applications from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, veterans and all diverse communities.


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

Other details

  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
  • New Jersey, USA