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USA Today Overview

Mc Lean, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
Gannett
1982
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers ... Read more

Mission: Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation.

USA Today – Why Work For Us?


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USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, we reflect the pulse of the nation and serve as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. Daily subscribers, single issue and online, we reach nearly seven million readers daily, and our mobile applications attest to more than 22 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is as dynamic as the news itself: colorful, people-centered, riveting. We give Americans news they can use — how, when, and where they want it — breaking down complex issues with visual storytelling and a uniquely personal focus. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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Our Purpose

To serve the greater good of our nation and the communities we serve.

Our Mission

We are on a relentless quest to provide trusted news and information and to actively support the people and businesses in the communities we serve.

Our Vision

We envision a world where the communities we serve are growing and thriving because of the difference we make every day.

Our Values

Community: We’re better together.
Integrity: Do the right thing.
Innovative: Be bold. Take risks.
Commitment: Have courage. Do what must be done.
Results driven: Be accountable. Deliver.
Flexible: Adapt. Move forward.
Inclusive: Respect and reflect the community.

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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.


People Helping People

Many Gannett employees make the world a better place by volunteering in their own communities. They conduct food, clothing and shoe drives, donate thousands of books to the local schools and libraries, collect gifts for needy children during the holidays and raise money for many important causes.


Rally Community Action

Millions of people, including Gannett employees, and many businesses come together on the fourth Saturday in October to participate in Make A Difference Day. It is the largest national day of helping others and is sponsored by USA WEEKEND and its 700 carrier newspapers.

USA TODAY 

  • First Day of Issue - USA TODAY was launched on September 15, 1982.
  • Print Readership – GfK MRI Spring 2013 survey results report that USA TODAY has a daily readership of more than 3 million.
  • Print Circulation – According to the AAM Publisher’s Statement for the six months ending September 2013, USA TODAY showed an average daily paid circulation Monday - Friday of 1,424,406 and total circulation of 2,862,229.
  • Print Sites - 36 in the U.S.
  • International Print Edition - USA TODAY launched the international edition on July 10, 1984. Currently the edition is printed in London, Belgium, Frankfurt, Hong Kong*, Cancun, and has a circulation of approximately 40,000.
  • Print Advertising rates
    Full-page black-and-white national: $125,600, M-Th; $153,300, F
    Full-page four-color national: $199,000, M-Th; $242,600, F
    (Weekend rates are higher, reflecting the weekend edition's larger circulation.)


USATODAY.com

  • Launch Date - April 17, 1995
  • USATODAY.com is an award-winning news and information site providing visitors with breaking news, sports, money, life, weather, technology and travel news - all updated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • USATODAY.com allows readers to participate in the nation’s conversation. Readers can comment on stories, recommend stories to friends, interact with newsroom staff, and create personas that allow them to seek out and talk with other USATODAY.com readers.
  • In February 2014, USATODAY sites had nearly 38 million unique visitors* and 654 million page views.
  • Visitors experience comprehensive, convenient news and information from USA TODAY through interactive features, info graphics, and multi-media functions including audio, video, blogs, podcasts and live Webcasts.
  • USATODAY.com also delivers news and information via e-mail with products such as Breaking News alerts, Managing Your Money, Books, Cars, Travel Specials & Deals, and daily briefings from News, Entertainment, Tech, Sports and Travel.
  • USATODAY.com offers RSS feeds (free of charge) for news and video content.
  • USATODAY.com extends its coverage beyond the Internet by delivering breaking news, money, sports, life and other content to virtually any mobile device. For more information, go to mobile.USATODAY.com

USA Today Reviews

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    Pros

    -Very talented teams of individuals who are passionate about their work
    -Professional environment but relaxed dress code
    -Individuals have opportunity for growth and learning opportunity

    Cons

    -Great need for more digital publishing!

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USA Today Photos

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USA Today Interviews

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at USA Today.

    Interview

    Interview went well. Until the recruiter looked as my resume and I was asked my age. Isn't that illegal? I ended up telling him and I never got a call back.

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