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Senior Learning & Development Manager

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range $68k - $140k  

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a diversified media company with expansive reach at the national and local level dedicated to empowering and enriching communities. We seek to inspire, inform, and connect audiences as a scalable, growth focused media and digital marketing solutions company. We endeavor to deliver essential content, marketing solutions, and experiences for curated audiences, advertisers, consumers, and stakeholders by leveraging our diverse teams and suite of products to enrich the local communities and businesses we serve. Our current portfolio of trusted media brands includes the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprised of the national publication, USA TODAY, and local media organizations in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. Our digital marketing solutions brand, LocaliQ, uses innovation and software to enable small and medium-sized businesses to grow, and USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, our events division, creates impactful consumer engagements, promotions, and races. Gannett open roles are featured on various external job boards. When applying to a position at Gannett, you should be completing an application on Gannett Careers via Dayforce. Job postings directing you to complete an application on other external sites may not be valid.     To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com

As a Senior Learning & Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in fostering an environment of continuous learning and professional growth within our organization. Your strategic approach will drive the development and implementation of learning initiatives that align with our business goals. Collaborating closely with leadership and business partners, you’ll identify training needs focusing on Leadership Development, design effective programs, and evaluate their impact on employee performance and development. In addition to leadership development, you will own and manage our Enterprise Mentoring programs and our enterprise-wide Compliance programs. You will be a self-starter, creative thinker, and thought leader and exhibit a curious approach to problem-solving and solutions design and development. 


Leadership Development:

  • Design, Create, and facilitate Manager/Leader initiatives that link back to departmental or organizational strategy and champion leaders at all levels of Gannett.  
  • Identify skill gaps and create targeted learning journeys and experiences for leadership roles.
  • Develop programs, teaching formats, and platforms that are results-driven, creative, innovative, and user-friendly using various blended learning methodologies and delivery methods; including but not limited to: storyboards, facilitator guides, instructor-led classrooms, panels, self-directed learning, structured peer communities, and virtual training with video and synchronous/asynchronous events, using evolving technologies.  
  • Facilitate workshops roundtable discussions and coaching sessions for leadership teams.
  • Serve as a leadership consultant to Business Leaders and People partners at all levels.
  • Build strong communication channels, interdepartmental relationships, strategies, and project plans to increase organizational awareness and facilitate the timely completion of all work. 
  • Manage vendor partners for successful development and execution of programs. Provide support and coaching structures and processes to participants of all leadership programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of leadership training initiatives.

Enterprise Mentoring Programs:

  • Create, manage, and optimize mentoring programs that support departmental or organizational strategy. 
  • Use the MentorcliQ mentoring platform to match mentors and mentees based on skills, experience, and career goals.
  • Monitor program success and provide ongoing support to participants.
  • Champion mentoring as part of our company culture through promotion, where mentoring is seen as a developmental opportunity, to grow participation in Mentoring Programs.

Compliance Training Programs:

  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and internal policies.
  • Design, deliver, and manage compliance training programs.
  • End-to-end project management responsibility for the Gannett Enterprise Compliance Program.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including Legal, Technology, Privacy, and HR teams to address compliance challenges and requirements.
  • Coordination with compliance content vendors as the liaison between stakeholders and the vendor on contract agreements as well as content updates.
  • Update learning content in the vendor-provided platform as needed.
  • Track completion and effectiveness of compliance training.

Feedback and Development:

  • Utilize the Predictive Index (PI) assessment tool to evaluate employee behavioral patterns.
  • Interpret PI reports and provide insights to enhance team dynamics and performance.
  • Integrate PI findings into training programs and leadership development.
  • Partner with Business Leaders to identify opportunities to conduct behavioral assessments that drive operational efficiency helping individuals and teams work efficiently and effectively through the measurement of an employee’s natural behavior, drives, and needs to build winning teams.  
  • Drive individual and team effectiveness by administrating 360° surveys as a method of feedback that allows employees, teams, or managers to hear from various people they work with allowing everyone to understand their performance based on diverse perspectives, and zero in on strengths and growth areas. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or acceptable equivalent combination of education and work experience in Instructional Design, Workplace Learning, Human Resources, or related field.
  • 7+ years of proven experience in learning and development and a leadership developmental role.
  • 7+ years in learning curriculum design and development.
  • 7+ years of experience in learning consultation.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to assess training effectiveness.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation abilities.
  • Knowledge of compliance regulations and industry best practices including but not limited to, Anti-Harassment, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity.
  • Predictive Index certification is a plus

Skills and Knowledge

  • Thought leadership in learning and training initiatives. 
  • Competency and proficiency with e-learning platforms and practices.
  • Project management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Learning Management Systems.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with sharp business acumen

At Gannett, we believe in employees owning their work. The Talent Development team is also a key contributor in other areas of the business to help address and solve issues that may have a direct or indirect benefit to The Talent Development team meaning other duties can be assigned on an as-needed basis. If you’re passionate about driving employee growth, shaping leadership capabilities, and ensuring compliance, all while owning your work and begin flexible with the needs of the business, we encourage you to apply for this impactful role! 



The annualized base salary for this role will range between $68,400 and $140,000.  Base compensation is reflective of many factors, including, but not limited to, the market in which one lives/works, individual education level, skills, certifications, and experience. Note: variable compensation is not reflected in these figures and based on the role, may be applicable. 

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 Recruit@gannett.com.