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At USA TODAY NETWORK our product and technology team is dedicated to being innovative in their thinking, as well as transforming our brand with the latest technologies.
Since 2014, Ray Soto has been one of those innovative thinkers we are lucky to have here. We sat down with Ray to talk about how he innovates, leads collaboratively, and explores his passions every day.
USA TODAY NETWORK is looking for passionate, diverse and driven people to be a part of our Content & Journalism team.
We encourage everyone to be brave, try something new, and have fun while they're doing it. Because following the rules is the opposite of inventive, and we're striving to discover the 'what's next'. We're a collaborative bunch, a performance-based culture, that continually fosters ongoing education and development to keep you inspired. Our goal is to help you create work that you’re proud of and excel in what we can accomplish together.
Gannett Co. Inc. traces its origins to 1906, when founder Frank E. Gannett and his associates bought a half interest in upstate New York's Elmira Gazette. From that point on, Gannett continued to acquire and oversee multiple local newspapers along the Northeastern United States, and eventually throughout the country. In 1982, Gannett created USA TODAY, a national newspaper that approached content and design in a bold new way.
On August 5, 2014, Gannett announced it was splitting into two separate organizations. The former head of U.S. Community Publishing, Robert Dickey, was named to lead the new Gannett as its president and CEO. This split has allowed us the freedom to explore brand new content and storytelling methods through existing, emerging, and ‘not-yet-invented’ technologies. That’s where you come in!
Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, Gannett Foundation — with the help of Gannett employees — has given more than $171 million to thousands of charitable projects across the U.S. and the U.K. Last year alone Gannett Foundation made more than 1,000 grants and matched more than 3,900 employee donations to non-profits for a total of $6.9 million.
And we will be launching A Community Thrives in 2016, which opens up opportunities for all communities to get involved in using creative thinking to solve our nations issues, backed by us.
I have been working at Gannett full-time (Less than a year)
I say this in total honesty - this is the job I've been looking for. Management is caring and understanding. They help you every step of the way when you need it. The training programs they have get you to where you want to be in your career. Gannett is a very open environment that's laid back and comfortable. I'd recommend working here if you have the chance.
I only have two real picks, and they're not huge at all. The bathrooms are way too small for how many people work here. Also, the water machines are awful. Other than that, no complaints.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing. You're all great coaches and you keep doing great every day.
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Gannett (Livonia, MI) in February 2017.
Phone interview, management interview, assessment test - if they like you, interview with president of sales division. The overall experience was not horrible. The assessment tests were pretty difficult.