Gannett Digital Optimization Summer 2021 Internship - Remote

Nashville, TN, USA ● Virtual Req #13977
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Gannett Digital Optimization Summer 2021 Internship - Remote 

We are looking for interns to join a team that works on sites that are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. The intern would be involved in the creation, optimization, social promotion and analytic measurement of news content from across the country.

A successful candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment and the desire to learn new skills in the digital space. He or she will specialize in helping the NETWORK’S best news content to connect with local audiences by using a variety of strategies in the digital toolbox.

The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator with a teamwork-focused personality. Prior knowledge or experience with audience metrics, SEO and social optimization with the goal of growing audience are pluses.

This role may include early morning, night and/or weekend work.


  • Experience working with social media for a collegiate news organization
  • Ability to act calmly and decisively as part of a team in complex breaking news situations
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Top-notch writing and headline-writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with SEO a plus


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. 

Other details

  • Job Family Intern
  • Job Function General Administration
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Virtual