Data and Investigations Editor

Gannett Co., Inc / USA TODAY Network, Palm Springs, California

Date PostedFebruary 05, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

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

The Desert Sun, based in Palm Springs, Ca., is recruiting a data specialist and editor to lead our investigations team. We dig deep, and this editor should be a master of Excel and experienced with other data management tools, including Access and Python. At our core, we’re storytellers, so this editor must be adept at synthesizing and visualizing data to expose real-world impacts, hold officials accountable and serve as a catalyst for positive change.


This editor directs First Amendment, public records and data-assisted reporting initiatives and collaborates on the highest impact enterprise produced by the newsroom. While project work is key, daily editing, sharing tips, coaching, and analyzing data for reporters and producers throughout the newsroom is integral to the position.


The Desert Sun has been recognized four of the past six years as the top newsroom of its size in California, and has taken home awards from CNPA, APME, Gannett, Online News Association, National Headliner Awards, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Best of the West, Knight-Risser, Overseas Press Club, PPAGLA, Edward R. Murrow and the Emmys.


The Desert Sun is two hours from Los Angeles, two hours from San Diego and 30 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. The Coachella Valley is a prime destination for investment in solar, wind and geothermal energy and is home to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach, Modernism Week, BNP Paribas tennis tournament and LPGA and PGA tour events.


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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