Payroll Specialist (part-time, remote)

United States ● Virtual Req #37651
Friday, April 28, 2023
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 The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

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Gannett is looking for a Payroll Specialist for a high paced and high volume organization. Gannett is a media and marketing solutions company with a diverse portfolio of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing companies. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow within a multi-billion-dollar organization.

The Payroll Specialist will work within a team of 10+ members processing a high volume and high paced weekly and bi-weekly payroll for over 12,000 employees (both union and non-union) nationwide and Canada. Engaging with HR, employees and managers to ensure time and maintenance are processed within tight deadlines. Processing payroll as the primary focus for accuracy and timeliness while incorporating regular audits to maintain payroll accuracy and data integrity as well. Special projects as assigned including continuous process review and improvement. This position will report to the Payroll Supervisor.

Hourly Rate: $24-$26/hour, 20 hours per week


Maintain accurate payroll records including day-to-day adjustments, gross to net calculations, and preparing off cycle checks using Dayforce HCM. Assist in balancing, auditing & reconciling payrolls
Manage workflow to ensure all timecards and payroll transactions are processed timely and accurately
Assist in payroll processing requiring knowledge of standard practices used in the preparation, distribution, and maintenance of payroll and payroll records
Research payroll matters and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with employees and other departments
Assist in resolving issues associated with ACH reversals, stop payments, refunds, voids, and adjustments. Ensure proper documentation to the expedite reconciliation process
Assist in quarterly & year-end preparation, W2 processing, including moving expenses & taxable benefit/wage processing
Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customers
Create and maintain relationships with employees, managers and HR Business Partners
Maintain confidentiality relating to source documents, data and reports


2 – 3 years of high volume payroll processing experience
FPC or CPP designation is a plus
Ceridian Dayforce Experience is a plus
Union Experience is a plus
Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
Excellent attention to detail and data-entry accuracy required
Understanding of U.S. payroll and tax processes
Ability to work in a high volume, fast-paced atmosphere
Ability to adapt to change with positivity, focus and professionalism
Strong time management, problem solving and decision-making abilities



The hourly rate for this role will range between $12.55 and $29.30.  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.