Manager, Talent Acquisition
Job description
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Explore the possibilities as the Talent Acquisition Manager leading the Content Recruiting team.

In this role, you will:
Be empowered to balance your time as both a Manager and Recruiter; ensuring all content roles have balanced coverage.
In your capacity as a Talent Acquisition Manager you will, inspire our Content Recruiters to work optimally in delivering results:
  • Onboarding and training new recruiters
  • Providing mentorship, guidance and career development to members of your team
  • Providing innovative, scalable solutions to drive our hiring to meet our business objectives
  • Ensure cross-functional recruiting partners are managing to milestones and metrics while ensuring a collaborative partnership
  • Develop and implement strategies and initiatives that will drive the overall talent acquisition process, quality of hiring, and time-to-fill goals
  • Provide regular reports to Head of Talent Acquisition on status of pipelines, openings, and hires
In your capacity as a Recruiter, you will:
  • Create and implement staffing processes and business strategies to achieve an annual hiring plan that emphasizes quality and speed of content hires and strong client management culture.
  • Make strong recommendations to the hiring manager on candidates to be interviewed and evaluated for positions within the organization
  • Screen, and recruit to hire full-time positions with world-class talent
  • Partner with hiring managers and HRBPs to forecast future recruitment needs, to identify external and internal talent, and align on compensation
  • Use a solid understanding of the company’s tools, processes, protocols and knowledge to recruit experienced-hire to entry-level candidates
  • Embrace the company’s branding strategy in the recruitment lifecycle
  • Work with manager, hiring manager team, and HRBPs to identify and address training needs in the areas of recruiting and selection
  • Partner with HRBPs to ensure a seamless approach to talent management
Here’s what you need:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of recruitment experience with at least 3+ years of leadership experience managing and guiding recruiting and/or sourcing teams
  • Digital recruiting experience a plus
  • Media industry experience, with a preference for those who have hired for newsrooms
  • General knowledge of recruitment/hiring laws and practices
  • Ability to quickly adapt to and embrace new technology
  • Excellent social media knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong customer focus and effective use of consultative approach with clients
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve complex recruitment and hiring issues with minimum guidance
  • LI-Remote
  • LI-DM1

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at
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Company details


McLean, Virginia




$5B to $10B (USD)


Consulting and Business Services

Company Description
USA TODAY NETWORK is one of the top 20 digital companies in the country, sharing the list with Google, Facebook, and Amazon. And we have over 100 million unique visitors a month. This loyal and large-scale following is based on a combination of trusted, fact-checked journalism, paired with a deep commitment to helping our local communities, and constantly pushing our content delivery to be first-of-its-kind in the tech-space. And with over 100+ local properties and USA TODAY at the helm, you’ll have the luxury of living in a community you love while making a national impact.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.0 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    2.9 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    2.4 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.1 / 5
  • Senior Management
    2.8 / 5
Company reviews
"Flexible but tough"
Former EmployeeMmse
Nice enough work life balance, but meeting and exceeding goals can be hard. This mean making good money is hard and the base pay is minimal. If you have the abilty to handle rejection and constantly have goals and priorities changing, this may be a fit.

"Infrequent or no raises; no inside advancement "
Current EmployeeCopy Editor
Company likes to talk about money made in company-wide meetings, but they do not compensate employees with raises (almost all of the time). No raise since PRE-COVID pandemic despite current astronomical inflation. If you get a raise it might be 3% which does not keep up with inflation. Especially when coupled with current astronomical costs of housing, food, gasoline.

"It's OK "
Former EmployeeInserter
It's okay. The work is easy and the pay is decent. But it's not professional and the work environment is not really safe or healthy. But overall, a pretty ok job.

"Censorship, politics and incompetence"
Former EmployeeEditor
As a journalist and editor, my experience with Gannett was both revealing and disheartening. My colleagues were supportive and capable, talented and highly skilled. Upper management, however, was highly political, inept, and overtly willing to interfere with editorial integrity to the point of absurdity. The publisher, who later went on to run Gannett, censored stories as favors to politicians and purposefully gutted the news department of an incredibly popular and successful paper. HR and upper-level management knew of this conduct and did nothing to mitigate it. Literally, all of our editorial staff quit the paper over the horrendous management practices.