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General assignment reporters, Missouri

Gannett, Columbia, Missouri

Date Posted July 31, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Gannett has immediate openings for three general assignment reporters in central and northern Missouri.

The first opening focuses on public safety — police, courts, fire, et cetera — in the city of Columbia. The successful candidate will be expected to cover a wide variety of topics and fill in on other beats as necessary.

The second will cover the nearby communities of Boonville, Mexico and Moberly. The successful candidate will be equally adept writing about news and sports.

The third will be based in Kirksville, 90 minutes north of Columbia. This is an outstanding opportunity for a journalist who wants to do it all, covering news and sports across a wide swath of northern Missouri from Chillicothe to Kirksville.

Columbia is a fast-growing community of 120,000 in the center of the state, two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis, with a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. It is home to three institutions of higher learning — the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College. Kirksville is home to 17,000 people and two institutions of higher learning — Truman State University and A.T. Still University.

Some experience is preferred, but recent journalism graduates with excellent writing, photography, video and digital skills are welcome to apply. A bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

Gannett offers health, dental and vision benefits, 401K, and paid vacation, sick time and holidays, as well as great potential for advancement in a company with hundreds of newspapers across the country, including USA Today.

Send your resume and work samples — including multimedia — to Jim Van Nostrand, Gannett’s Missouri state editor, at Please indicate which position you are interested in. No phone calls, please.


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