National Rewrite Editor

Gannett is hiring national rewrite editors to serve on a new team focused on ensuring the journalism produced at USA TODAY and 200+ local newspapers is distributed throughout the company’s many print editions and eNewspaper products. The editors in this role will edit and rewrite local market content for use nationally across the USA TODAY Network.

The national rewrite editors should have a strong command of editing and writing. They should work calmly under pressure, communicate clearly and effectively, and accurately use workflow tools to track stories and deadlines.

This position is remote and can be based anywhere in the US, except for Alaska and Hawaii.


  • Produce high-quality content for print editions across multiple national and local properties.
  • Employ news judgment to determine story selection and package elements.
  • Select appropriate content and edit into templates as needed, including trimming story length.
  • Rework digital storytelling elements into an engaging print format.
  • Correct errors in spelling and grammar, make suggestions to improve unclear writing.
  • Work effectively with national rewrite desk planners, newsroom editors and the Design Center to maximize use of content across Gannett publications.
  • Some early morning/night and/or weekend work required.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism or any other subject or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven experience editing and writing to produce engaging, error-free work under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to both collaborate and work independently.
  • Ability to discern the national and local news value of stories.
  • Clear and effective communication skills.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer, pre-employment background check, drug screen and motor vehicle record check.   

Application Instructions: 

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order: 

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. 

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration. 

The annualized base salary for this role will range between $38,700 and $93,150.  Variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, location, and union representation, if applicable.​