My tipster writes: “Attached [in PDFs] are the new job descriptions for positions that will be available at the Pensacola News Journal. The job titles/descriptions/duties are being standardized across Gannett. Reporter job descriptions are customized to local ‘passion topics,’ but the basic duties and descriptions came from corporate.
“Under the ‘Newsroom of the Future,’ there are 16 job descriptions. Each newsroom employee at each Gannett property must be in one of these positions. They are all digital-centric and aligned with Gannett’s new “Picasso” initiative, in which journalism is driven solely by metrics and journalists are expected to be marketers and ‘community connectors.’ [A Gannett journalist writes in an email: “As a reporter who went through the Picasso training, that line is a little misleading. First, it’s not solely on metrics. Second, metrics is more than clicks. The Chartbeat and Omniture dashboards we have allow us to measure engagement, traffic source referral patterns, social boost etc…”]
“Gannett editors are meeting at corporate headquarters in two weeks to hear more about the rollout to the Gannett sites beyond the beta test sites.”
Community Content Editor
Main Function: Analyzes audience needs and procures complementary community content for all platforms, such as stories, photos, videos, news briefs and blogs. Seeks partners, services and contributors to deepen products’ reach and impact. Oversees the smooth editing and production of this content into both print and digital products. Pay range: $46,400-$69,000. | Read the full description (PDF)
Coaches, supervises and directs the work of reporters, encouraging independent planning and self-direction. Guides reporters and photographers by applying specific expertise to ensure that they create high quality content that fulfills the newsroom’s strategy across all platforms. Focus areas include, but are not limited to: investigative reporting, narrative writing, photography and videography, beat development and digital content. Sometimes takes a hands-on approach to accelerate a story’s path to publication. Guides journalists by consultation and coaching before, during and after the creation of content. Focuses on the most important, sensitive and complex stories. Pay range: $46,400-$69,600. | Full description
Engagement Editor I
Plans and executes engagement opportunities to maximize community impact and story resonance in print, digital, community event and social media settings. Oversees content that highlights discussions and debates on important community issues. Should possess expertise in social media, marketing and events planning. Connects content with creative ways to generate community interaction both virtually and through events. May directly supervise the work of producers. Salary range: $36,000-$54,000 | Full description /CONTINUES Read More