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Bergen County, NJ, USA

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal and SweetIQ, and U.K. media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit .

NorthJersey.com/The Record, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is one of the largest and best respected news organizations in the greater New York market. We reach readers across the region with our daily editions of The Record, the Herald News and the Daily Record; our award-winning NorthJersery.com mobile and desktop sites; and various non-daily publications including (201) Magazine. We are part of the Gannett Co., an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties.

NorthJersey.com/The Record seeks a new Road Warrior a transportation columnist who will offer savvy commentary and investigative reporting on commuting in the greater New York metropolitan area.

If you live in the suburbs of New York, youre a commuter: You drive to work, or take a bus, or ride NJ Transit or Metro-North trains to and from Manhattan, navigating heavily trafficked train lines and highways, many sustained by century-old infrastructure that needs significant investment, repair and replacement.

Its an enviable stage for someone who knows transportation and has smart things to say about it.

  • This columnist must be or become deeply sourced, from train conductors and bus drivers to every-day commuters to the heads of large public transportation agencies.
  • This columnist will write with deep voice and be comfortable speaking and reporting with authority.
  • They will be a skilled writer and communicator who embraces delivering commentary in innovative digital formats.
  • The columnist will build audiences across our platforms and dominate social media, from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram.
  • They will use metrics to understand whats resonating with readers and will shape approaches to expand target audiences.
  • A minimum of a bachelors degree, five years of professional journalism experience and transportation experience are required.
  • This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • NorthJersey.com and The Record are committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


    We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit thisrole. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youvedone. To do so, put together a single document file that includes thefollowing, in this order:

  • Your resume one to two pages.
  • A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  • Links to 5 online samples of your transportation columns and work. Show us what youve 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 in 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. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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  • Job Family Columnist and Journalist
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary

  • Associated topics: binding, catalog, feeder, flexo, magazines/catalog, newspaper, offset printer, paper, prepress, sheetfed

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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