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Gannett Co., Inc.

Editorial Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Gannett Co., Inc. - Louisville, KY

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 *************** .

Courier Journal in Louisville seeks a part-time (up to 30 hours per week) research assistant attached to our investigative unit.

This job is ideal for college students interested in having fun while sharpening their research and writing skills because we can work around class schedules.

Duties that sound a lot harder than they really are include:

* Using in-house and web-based assets to help reporters and editors collect basic information for publication.

* Hunting down and harvesting useful data sets for upload to our relational database management system.

* Maintaining a schedule for regular data updates.

* Writing and filing state and federal public record requests.

* Using an excel spreadsheet to track the status of public record requests.

* Data collection and entry.

* Fact-checking.

* Basic reporting, with opportunities to write for publication.

* Other stuff we think up that isnt immoral or illegal.

Desirable skills and attributes:

* Unlimited capacity and desire to learn.

* Superior organizational skills.

* Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

* An analytical mind cursed by intelligence, creativity and curiosity.

* Ability to improvise, adapt and overcome obstacles to get the job done.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills.

* Ability to work under pressure that would kill a mule.

* A wicked sense of humor.

* A deep, heartfelt desire to make a difference.

If this sounds like fun, email a cover letter and resume to James G. Wright, investigations editor, at *******************. Put researcher in the subject line so I can find it.

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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 ***************.

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.

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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Louisville (1107) - Domestic Publishing-West Group - WG, 525 W Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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Job ID

19453657

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Editorial Research Assistant (Part-Time) Gannett Co., Inc. - Louisville, KY, United States

   

Location: Louisville, KY

Company Profile:
Gannett is an international media and marketing solutions company and one of the largest, most geographically diverse local media companies in the U.S. Through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and print products, the company informs and engages more than 110 million people every month. The company’s portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. As a digital media leader, the company provides access to outstanding content on many different platforms and digital marketing services to businesses that help them use digital technology more effectively.