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Gannett Overview

Mc Lean, VA
10000+ employees
1906
Company - Public (GCI)
Publishing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
USA TODAY NETWORK is one of the top 20 digital companies in the country, sharing the list with Google, Facebook, and Amazon. And we have over 100 million unique visitors a month, which is more than Buzzfeed, Yahoo News, and Huffington Post. We have a loyal following based on a ... Read more

Mission: As media company that strives to push the boundaries of what content is, how it's experienced and how it's used, we are reshaping our business: one reimagined news organization that stretches from national to local; one technology strategy that ... Read more

Company Updates

  • This is an exciting time to be a part of our team! The USA TODAY NETWORK team won three Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for our in-depth coverage on the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the heroin epidemic, and editorial writing in health care. We are so proud of the diligent work and dedication that made this honor possible.

    USA TODAY NETWORK wins 3 Pulitzer Prizes for border wall, heroin reporting and editorials

    CLOSE The USA TODAY NETWORK won three Pulitzer Prizes Monday for in-depth coverage of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the heroin epidemic and editorial writing in health care. Also among the winners of the 2018 prizes was coverage by The New York Times and The New Yorker of sexual harassment claims against director Harvey Weinstein that led to the Me Too and Times Up movements.

  • Jamila Robinson, Content Strategist at USA TODAY NETWORK, sits down with us to talk about the unique storytelling advantage she experiences when using emerging digital media tools in her role.

    How Our Content Team Uses Emerging Media To Blaze New Trails - USA TODAY NETWORK Careers

    At USA TODAY NETWORK our storytellers are committed to finding new ways to create content that will drive our communities forward. Content Strategist, Jamila Robinson shares how she uses new media tools and resources to translate her passion for journalism into engaging content: Can you tell me how the tools you use to tell stories have changed since you first ...

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Gannett – Why Work For Us?


What We Offer.

  • You’ll be part of a team that supports a network of 3,000+ journalists all working together to create local-to-national change.
  • You’ll be offered a work-life balance benefits package that includes paid time off, healthy lifestyle assistance, paid maternity and paternity leave, matching charitable gift promotions, paid volunteer time, tuition assistance, affordable medical and dental insurance, and savings programs.
  • Our diversity initiatives help our employees expand their careers so everyone has the greatest opportunities to grow.
  • You’ll be working alongside the most creative people in the industry while knowing that you’re one of them, too.
  • And you’re going to have a lot of fun doing it.

Our Culture.

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.

Our History.

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!

 

Giving Back.

Gannett Foundation

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.


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Gannett Photos

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Gannett Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Gannett (Livonia, MI) in February 2017.

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    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.

    Interview Questions

    • was there ever a time that a co-worker of manager asked you to do anything unethical   1 Answer
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Gannett Awards & Accolades

  • USA TODAY NETWORK RECEIVED 67 AWARDS, APSE, 2015

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