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Politics / Fact Check editor

Company name
Gannett Co., Inc.

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Editing, Media, Writing, Journalism

Posted on
Jan 14,2020

Valid Through
Apr 28,2020

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Politics / Fact Check editor

Washington, DC, USA

Req #10034

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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 reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 

260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies 


, WordStream, and 


 and U.K. media company Newsquest. 

There's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit

 to learn more!

USA TODAY is seeking an experienced editor for its fact-check program.

This editor would be part of

a growing team fact checking messaging during the busy 2020 election cycle.

Fairness, accuracy and excellent news judgment are paramount, as are strong editing and time-management skills.

The editor should also should be a team player, capable of working collaboratively with editors and reporters throughout our 30-person DC bureau as well as across the 200-plus sites in the USA TODAY Network.

We’re looking for someone to:

Edit and post stories that gauge the accuracy of political messaging.

Optimize content, paying special attention to headlines, SEO and fields visible to social audiences.

Lead not only on reporting and accuracy but also fairness and context.

Use social and other tools to spot high-interest items.

Uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity, ethics and credibility.

We're looking for someone who has Washington or political-reporting experience. This role could involve some evening or weekend work. We would consider remote work for the right candidate.


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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