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Audio Producer

Gannett Co.

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Phoenix, AZ
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Job Overview:

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Audio Producer

The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an Audio Producer to join our team. The audio team at The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com is a creative, passionate team. Our mission is to connect with new audiences through audio storytelling, keeping our community in metro Phoenix engaged and informed. The audio team was assembled in mid-2018 to focus on developing audio programming first for an Arizona audience and, in the future, for a national audience, so our ideal team member is flexible and innovative.

Our dream team member is an obsessive podcast listener; a journalist who values truth and accuracy; a skilled producer with an ear for great tape; a highly organized and detail-oriented worker; a strong, clear communicator; and a kind individual able to function well on a small, tight-knit, collaborative team.

Responsibilities:

  • Helping to conceptualize new programming for Alexa, as well as weekly and series-based podcasts.
  • Scripting daily Alexa flash briefings.
  • Conceives, proposes and plans new episodes of The Gaggle, a weekly political talk-show style podcast in which Republic reporters break down one issue in Arizona politics. The producer will also rotate recording and audio-editing responsibilities for The Gaggle with other team members.
  • Conceives, proposes and plans new episodes of Valley 101, a weekly storytelling podcast that answers one question from our audience. The producer will also rotate reporting, recording and audio-editing responsibilities for Valley 101 with other team members. The producer’s voice will narrate the episodes they report.
  • Collaborate with the audio team as well as reporters and editors across the newsroom to develop, report and produce new series-based podcast programming.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in communications, journalism or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least one year of experience in journalism (can include internships).
  • Some experience in broadcast journalism, including reporting, voicing, editing, producing using microphones and recorders.
  • Experience in Adobe Audition or related audio-editing software.
  • Some reporting experience, including long-form experience.
  • Ability to collaborate with an editor to guide reporting and scripting.
  • Experience with social media platforms.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Willingness to travel within Arizona, possibly elsewhere.
  • Understanding of journalism ethics and editorial decision-making.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with grace.

Preferred competencies and skills:

  • Spanish language fluency.

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.


It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at [email protected]
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