Detroit Tigers Beat Writer

Gannett Co. Inc. Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 3 months ago

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 reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit Gannett.com/Careers to learn more!

Detroit Free Press, part of Gannett Co., Inc. and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a champion baseball writer to cover the Detroit Tigers in America's comeback city.

The Free Press boasts a robust baseball audience that craves thoughtful, authoritative analysis. The ideal candidate will write with voice and impact to examine the Tigers and their rebuild from 30,000 feet and deliver definitive storytelling and enterprise to a national stage.

The writer must have the reporting chops and stamina to be the expert on the Tigers and is someone who can contextualize major trends in Major League Baseball quickly and effectively for the Free Press and USA TODAY Sports Network, which includes more than 250 properties nationwide. The candidate also must be acclimated to the grind of a 162-game schedule. MLB beat experience is preferred; a track record for breaking news and developing strong sources are required. There is no ambition too big for this role.

The writer will play a vital role within a dynamic sports news-gathering operation in America's greatest sports town. We are looking for someone who is digitally savvy, raring to make our coverage better and wants to be part of a winning team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Communication, Journalism, or equivalent experience and education.

  • At least 3 years MLB reporting experience.

  • Proficiency building a brand on social media.

  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.

  • Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing industry.

  • Knows how to use time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom.

  • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.

  • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time and money.

  • Self-motivation and self-direction.

  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support Free Press goals.

  • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.

  • Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct.

  • Valid driver's license required.

This is a salaried position with competitive pay and benefits including: Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance, 401(K) Saving Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Vacation, Paid Company Holidays, Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community, Employee Discount Program and more! Gannett Co., Inc. is committed to strengthening communities across the nation. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, the company touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 250 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

In addition to applying online please send a resume, cover letter explaining a vision for this job and writing samples to sports editor Chris Thomas: cdthomas@freepress.com.

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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.

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  • Job Function Marketing Solutions

  • Pay Type Salary

  • Detroit, MI, USA

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Detroit Tigers Beat Writer

Gannett Co. Inc.