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Gannett Overview

www.gannett.com
Mc Lean, VA
10000+ employees
1906
Company - Public (GCI)
Media
$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

  • The USA TODAY NETWORK is taking a big leap into “true crime” podcasting, and the Cincinnati Enquirer’s “Accused” is the #1 Podcast Nationwide! Click to view our list of Cold Case Podcasts --> http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIoB4

  • Our President and CEO, Bob Dickey, signed a commitment to take measurable action in both increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in the workplace. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQtsn

    Bob Dickey pledges commitment to CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

    Bob Dickey, Gannett's President and CEO, has recently signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. Launched on Monday, June 12, the initiative is "the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace."

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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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    I have been working at Gannett full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gannett provides many training and development opportunities and options for staff who want to evolve as the company/industry does.

    Cons

    Not ideal company if you are looking for lifetime employment.

    Advice to Management

    Top down communication is improving. Keep it up.

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Gannett Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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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