Diversity Topics Journalists

Gannett, Virtual, United States

Date Posted September 10, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.gannett.com/careers




The USA TODAY Network is hiring more than 20 journalists as part of Gannett's commitment to diversifying its workforce and expanding the number of journalists focused on deep coverage of issues related to race and identity, social justice and equality. At USA TODAY, new beats include housing and social services, economic opportunity, sports inequality and race in entertainment and pop culture. And throughout the country at our regional hubs, beats will be focused on criminal justice in the Plains, immigration in the Sunbelt and children’s issues in the South, for example. For more details, here are the openings:

Engagement Producer


Req #11409

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY, part of the USA TODAY Network, is looking for an Engagement producer for the Audience Team to help amplify and spread newsroom work around race and equality. The candidate will work with the newsroom on building relationships with readers, ideating and creating engaging digital and social content and experiences that will engage readers and drive audience growth across USA TODAY platforms and products. The role would include but not be limited to working with the USATODAY’s on and o ... More

Engagement Editor


Req #11408

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY, part of the USA TODAY Network, is looking for an Engagement Editor for the Audience Team to help amplify and spread newsroom work around race and equality. The candidate will work with the newsroom on building relationships with readers and guiding audience building, storytelling and engagement strategies, which would include but not be limited to things like community outreach and focus groups to newsletters, social strategy, audio and more. The candidate will excel at gathering fe ... More


Sports race/inequality editor


Req #11406

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY seeks an editor to lead national coverage of race and equality issues as they intersect with sports. The candidate must have a passion and commitment to journalism that speaks to these issues, plus demonstrate a keen eye for storytelling and engaging readers. The candidate should be interested in the ways sports relate to larger topics in the realm of politics, business, entertainment and pop culture. He or she will specialize in generating unique enterprise, reacting to breaking new ... More


Economic opportunities reporter


Req #11401

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY is seeking a reporter for its Money & Consumer tech team to cover economic opportunity. This reporter will cover wealth gaps, workforce and workplace issues as they relate to race and identity, corporate diversity, entrepreneurship and obstacles to, and opportunities for wealth enhancement. The successful candidate will cover issues including pay disparities, housing affordability, how race, gender and identity factor into getting ahead at work, obtaining personal and busin ... More


National correspondent/extremism & emerging issues


Req #11400

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY is seeking a reporter to cover emerging issues around extremism on all sides of the political spectrum. The dark web and social media have served as a breeding ground and place to mobilize like-minded people. We need a reporter who can monitor these issues and conversations to see how they fuel white nationalism and other extremist groups.   This reporter should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how extremist groups have moved away from mainstream outlets, but cont ... More

Enterprise reporter, racism and history


Req #11399

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Are you frustrated by news that leaves out historical details about communities of color that would help everyone better understand all the issues? Longing to write the whole story with depth and honesty? USA TODAY is looking for a reporter for the racism and history beat. At this intersection, you’ll take a hard look at the roots of racism - the systems, processes and ideas baked into the beginning of our nation -and interpret that history to enhance our readers’ understanding of where we are ... More


National correspondent/criminal justice


Req #11398

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY is seeking a national correspondent to cover criminal justice on its nation team. The national discussion about racial injustice in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as the long history of issues related to excessive force and brutality, underscored the need to examine policing, judicial systems and prison reform at every level of society. This reporter will focus on systemic issues that perpetuate inequity throughout the system. This repo ... More


National correspondent/environmental & health inequities


Req #11397

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY is seeking a national correspondent to cover environmental and health inequities. The position will be based on the health team. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problem of how inequalities in environmental health fuel negative outcomes that disproportionately impact diverse communities, the poor and other vulnerable groups. From the air we breathe to the food we eat to the neighborhoods and homes where we live, pervasive bias has led to entrenched health hazards for people ... More


National correspondent/identity and inclusion issues


Req #11396

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY is seeking a national correspondent to report on issues focused on identity and inclusion. This reporter will cover shifting demographics, legal structures and cultural experiences with a focus on issues related to ethnicity, self-identification, sexual orientation, race and gender   The reporter would be part of a larger team tasked with covering the intersection of race and identity in housing, social services, immigration and the civil rights movement.   ... More


Education reporter/inequities in education


Req #11395

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Educational inequities linked to race and class are likely to be among the longest lasting legacies of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United States. They have deep implications for divides in the economy and U.S. power structures that can last generations. They affect our most vulnerable citizens: our children. In many cases, we have so little time to take action – research shows us how hard it is for students in our system to catch up when they fall behind, and the effects those lags h ... More



Entertainment Reporter - Diversity and Equality


Req #11394

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

USA TODAY Life is seeking a full-time reporter to cover diversity and equality in entertainment, the performing arts and other lifestyle topics such as fashion and travel. Diversity in Hollywood is a pillar of coverage at USA TODAY, and we would like to expand on efforts such as our 94% project and diversity report card through smart, daily breaking news coverage, analysis and longer-term reported features and projects. The successful candidate will follow daily news on the beat via organizati ... More


Criminal justice-focused reporter

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Req #11445

Monday, August 24, 2020

The USA TODAY Network seeks an experienced reporter, based in Minneapolis, to investigate racial inequities in policing, prosecution and incarceration. Minneapolis is where George Floyd’s death under the knee of a city police officer sparked a national reckoning about racial injustice. This reporter will cover the city’s overhaul of its approach to public safety, a closely watched effort that could influence policing across the country.    This beat also will focus on the deep rac ... More


Reporter: Diversity & Opportunity

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Req #11410

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Reporter: Diversity and opportunity The USA TODAY Network seeks an experienced reporter for investigations and storytelling on racial and economic disparities across the West. This reporter will examine how opportunity gaps among white, Black, Latino, Asian and Indigenous people, along with other groups, evolved across the West. Stories will explore how those gaps came to be, how they grow and why they persist. Your reporting should examine migration patterns of newly arriving ethnic groups from L ... More


Inequality Watchdog Reporter 20-0913

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The primary role of the Reporter is to gather news and information in multimedia formats for digital and print news products in a timely manner from various community locations. Whether assigned to cover a beat or general assignment, the mobile reporter…







New England Criminal Justice Reporter 20-0908

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Gannett's New England network is seeking a criminal justice reporter to help us elevate our regional and local crime and justice reporting. We are looking for an experienced and aggressive reporter who will lead the way in shifting the focus of our coverage …


Reporter 20-0898

Columbus, OH

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The USA TODAY Network seeks an experienced reporter for investigations and storytelling on the business of diversity and inclusion, including economic equity and inequity across Ohio.   This beat would explore the many intersections of race and gender, and…


How We Live - Atlantic Regional Editor


Req #11519

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Regional How We Live Editor: Gannett's Atlantic Group is seeking a smart and sharp editor who can oversee a new team that sits at the intersection of race and culture. The How We Live Editor reports to the regional editor and will work with a group of experienced reporters to ferret out stories that examine how racial biases, traditions, culture, art, music, politics, food and more intersect with our everyday lives. The How We Live editor must balance stories with a softer edge that educate and i ... More


Reporter: The Children's Beat

Nashville, TN, USA

Req #11500

Monday, August 31, 2020

Reporter: The children’s beat The South Region of the USA TODAY Network (Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas) seeks an experienced reporter for its new Children’s Beat. This investigative/explanatory/solutions and accountability beat begins with K-12 education but is much broader and should thought of in a fundamentally different way than traditional education coverage. Utilizing a framework of systemic racism to think about how problems came to be, it will include topics ran ... More





Diversity & Inclusion Reporter

Lansing, MI, USA

Req #11465

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Can you take the pulse of a community? Do you understand issues of diversity and inclusion? Are you skilled at connecting with sources and getting compelling interviews that add authenticity to your news reports? Do you find ways to connect in person as well as sift through tweets, Instagram, Facebook and other social media to discover what’s top-of-mind for a local audience? If so, we want to hear from you. The Lansing State Journal is seeking a news reporter to focus on coverage of diver ... More


Investigative Reporter: Housing & Social Justice Ramifications

Augusta, GA, USA

Req #11536

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Southeast U.S.: Investigative reporter, Housing & Social Justice Ramifications. This region-wide position will focus on housing, home financing, public subsidies and related policy and home ownership issues in communities throughout the Southeast. At its core, this investigative beat is about the traps and barriers that surround a journey to find, buy and keep a home in a part of America still affected heavily by systemic racism. Our 23 USA TODAY Network newsrooms tell stories in local markets in t ... More


Midwest Criminal Justice Reporter

Indianapolis, IN, USA; Virtual

Req #11538

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Midwest Criminal Justice writer: A reporter who will focus on the administration of justice across the Midwest, from policing and prosecutions to prisons and probation. The Midwest Region of the USA TODAY Network encompasses Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. It boasts large metropolitan cities and small farming communities and rural towns from the Appalachian Mountains to the eastern edge of the Corn Belt. This position examines the tension points and volatility where racial injustice intersects w ... More


Investigations Solutions Reporter

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Req #11431

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Milwaukee Investigative Solutions Reporter: A reporter who has a focus on source-and-tip-driven enterprise stories that bring to light issues impacting the lives of area residents, particularly those who historically have had little power to affect positive change. One part of this job will include chasing leads and tips from residents in Milwaukee area. This might include an examination of affordable housing gaps, agencies that receive block-grant money, whether programs aimed at solving racial inequiti … More


Diversity Reporter

El Paso, TX, USA

Req #11590

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The USA TODAY Network is seeking reporter to cover diversity issues in 4-state region: Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Candidate must be fluent in Spanish, possess a great drive to expose inequities and injustice, be independent and self-motivated. Must be skilled in a variety of media including audio, video, Facebook Live and photography. Also, data analysis and social media. Strong reporting and writing skills required in addition to source building within under-served communities. M ... More


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