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Jennifer Sangalang

She/Her

Digital Producer
News | Florida Today/TC Palm

Gannett enables me to grow by鈥

Providing opportunities and support

Gannett enables me to grow by 鈥減roviding opportunities.鈥 I love challenging myself and learning new things. Throughout my career here, the company has invested in me, made me a better journalist, and I feel valued..

Describe your career path in a chronological timeline.

Over the years, I was promoted several times.

1997 鈥 News Assistant | Gannett

2008 鈥 Metromix Editor | Gannett
When I was Metromix Editor in 2008, I availed myself to the best training and perks that Gannett could offer: TV reporting for a print journalist and tuition reimbursement. That was true 鈥渙n the job learning.鈥 Gannett invested in me.

2017鈥扬谤别蝉别苍迟 鈥 Digital Producer/Social Media Leader for Florida Region | Gannett
My favorite job in my storied career here: Digital Producer in 2017 and Social Media Leader for Florida region, which oversees 18 sites.

2020 Gannett鈥檚 Emerging Leaders Program

2021 Co-Chair of Asian American Forward ERG

Pick one word to describe what you love most about your teammates.

Teamwork

Describe a Gannett project that has inspired you.

Providing opportunities and support

鈥 Olivia and Adrianna DeBoer have a unique situation: They are twins, and Olivia has cerebral palsy. Olivia is outgoing, while Adrianna tries to avoid the spotlight. Their differences intrigued me. I wanted to get to know them. So for eight months, visual journalist Craig Rubadoux and I documented life with the DeBoer family. We visited the twins at school, spent time with them at home and observed Olivia鈥檚 challenges with cerebral palsy. This special project won two First Place awards.

A day in the life鈥

Working with editors from different regions: Me, Maribel Perez Wadsworth (President of News, USA TODAY NETWORK and Publisher, USA TODAY), Clayton Park (Business Editor at Daytona Beach News-Journal), and my husband Jeff Meesey (Content Strategy Analyst for Florida region)

Working with my local newsroom, FLORIDA TODAY

Promoting Asian American Forward ERG at a company panel Meeting.

A K-9 from my community.

Name one of your individual strengths and explain how you apply it at Gannett.

Networking is one of my individual strengths. I may not know the answer to a question, but I bet I know someone who does. I never forget a face, and on many occasions, I鈥檝e heard, 鈥渃an you help me with this or do you know someone?鈥 This works for readers and colleagues.

Show some photos that reflect YOU, either personally or professionally.

I work in News. The world seems topsy-turvy some days, with COVID-19, working from home, unpredictable industry鈥 Gannett has made me feel valued, especially during these 鈥減andemic years.鈥 With the heavy comes the light: I work hard, but I also manage to enjoy family time.

What are you most proud of in your career at Gannett?

What was the moment you knew you made the right decision to work here?

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