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Gannet seeks a state legislative reporter, The Clarion Ledger

November 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Clarion Ledger, part of the Gannett Co., is seeking a reporter to cover the Mississippi Legislature and other statewide political and governance issues in addition to helping our growing news team cover general assignment news issues from breaking developments to human interest stories, with emphasis on watchdog reporting that scrutinizes the use of taxpayer money and effectiveness of public policy and programs.



  • Produces high-value digital content with visuals, including breaking news and enterprise stories that provide context and analysis
  • Facilitates reader interactions with key government officials
  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics
  • Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues
  • Works with editors and regional content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (e.g., photos, videos and graphics)
  • Captures basic photos and video as needed
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand
  • Coaches and mentors less-experienced journalists
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions



  • Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education
  • Three years’ experience developing a personal brand and reader base
  • Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms


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.

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