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Election Reporting Fellow, Maine at Gannett in Gannett, Virginia

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Req #39814

Thursday, October 26, 2023 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 onGannett CareersviaDayforce.Job postings directing you to complete an application on other external sites may not be valid.

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Election Reporting Fellow, Maine

The USA Today Networks statehouse reporting fellowship program expands the coverage of the countrys largest news publisher at a critical time as we serve audiences with local, regional and national election journalism.

The USA Today Network is seeking an enterprising, collaborative, and scoop-driven journalist to anchor its reporting on the Maine statehouse. This reporter will cover the governor, legislative leaders, state budget, and taxes, but the key focus area will be on the election races and policies affecting citizens, businesses, the workforce, and the country at large.

This is an opportunity to write explanatory and informative journalism that will define Maine politics for a statewide and national audience.

This role is based in Augusta, Maine, with some travel throughout the state expected.

This full-time fellowship runs until December 27, 2024, and will pay $19.28 per hour. The start date can be flexible for the right candidate. This role is benefits eligible, and fellows will be able to enroll in Gannetts insurance, 401(k), and other benefit programs.

You will:

  • Deliver original reporting on the action in the statehouse
  • Dig deeply into the election races and policy proposals that will have real impact on local citizens
  • Place the audience as your top priority in story selection and writing approach
  • Help voters make informed decisions by contributing to our sweeping voter guide initiative
  • Cover local and statewide issues happening outside the capital as warranted, such as covering an intense school board race elsewhere in the state
  • Contribute to network-wide brainstorms and projects, bringing your expertise to inform on the most important issues in Maine

The right candidate:

  • Has proven experience in a digital news environment filing accurate, concise, and clean copy on deadline
  • Has a robust understanding of whats happening in Maine politics and across the country to create conversation-starting journalism
  • Is infinitely curious and always has a story idea ready to go
  • Can manage time wisely, balancing short-turn stories with deeper investigations
  • Enjoys collaborating with editors and writers across the network on breaking news and special packages
  • Ensures our coverage includes a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and voices
  • Upholds Gannetts standards of journalistic rigor, accuracy, and fairness
  • Will have a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check.

Application Instructions:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve 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 youve 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 employees 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 applicants 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 Media
  • Job Function Fellow
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience

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