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Non Daily News Photographer/Visuals Journalist


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Michigan, USA • Novi, MI, USA Req #23056

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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.

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Non Daily News Photographer/Visuals Journalist

Hometown Life/ hometownlife.com , part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, seeks a visuals journalist to help tell impactful stories in metro Detroit.

The ideal candidate will have a talent and passion for visual digital storytelling that leads to increased digital audience growth.

Hometown Life is a digital-focused news organization that puts an important emphasis on publishing dynamic content online first, then in our 10 print newspapers.

We’re looking for someone who is experienced and comfortable with daily news assignments, sports and portraits, but who also is eager to work on longer-term projects. Experience producing strong news and feature video is also strongly desired.

We are committed to meaningful enterprise, watchdog and investigative journalism that serves our community and engages existing and new subscribers, and we understand that visuals are a crucial part of this process.

Whether it’s working with reporters on an in-depth project or on a standalone photo story, we encourage our visual journalists to be proactive in realizing their vision.

Multimedia journalists are expected to be capable of writing as circumstances dictate. The right candidate should have a great understanding of all platforms of storytelling that we use daily: desktop, tablet, mobile, social media and print, with a look toward the future and new ways of presenting visual stories to help increase engagement across all platforms.

Hometown Life and the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers publish daily online at hometownlife.com and produce 10 print editions: five weekly and five twice weekly. Coverage area includes the communities of Livonia, Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Westland, Farmington, Birmingham, Novi, South Lyon and Milford.

You will be working in thriving large and small communities in an area full of recreation for running, boating, cycling and more. Our home office in Novi is centrally located about 30 minutes from downtown Detroit and downtown Ann Arbor.

This job is based in Novi, Michigan.


  • Shoot still photographs and short videos, create photo galleries, write captions and occasional short stories.
  • Work with other USA TODAY NETWORK properties and employees with similar jobs and responsibilities to share content/ideas/workflow and best practices.
  • Report clearly and accurately and providing context for our readers.
  • Cultivate visual packages by developing relationships with local communities, especially the underserved. Has a genuine interest in people and ability to build trust.
  • Deliver stories,photos,videos and galleries via stories, video, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other methods available to reach our audience.
  • Work with other journalists to collaborate on stories and visuals.
  • Work with editors to evaluate what’s working and fix what’s not, using metrics to inform story and visual choices, content delivery, and shape coverage strategies.
  • Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, photography or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience at a professional news organization preferred.
  • Social media knowledge is key, knowing how/when to use it to promote/tell stories visually.
  • Must be proficient in visual software including Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Photo Mechanic.
  • Should be able to tell stories with visuals as well as words when needed, with basic reporting skills a necessity.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as well as some holidays.
  • Visual specialists will routinely lift, carry and work with a laptop, video and still equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to withstand long periods of time in inclement weather.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen.

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 updated current resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines your interest in the position and 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.



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 Recruit@gannett.com.

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