Posted: 3/20/24
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Education reporter

Greenwood, South Carolina

Seeking award-winning education reporter

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a family-owned daily newspaper, wants to maintain its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers on its award-winning team.

While it's true we're not a major metro, we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily. Again, we are a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate BS — I mean executives — to wade through.

This was another great year for our small staff as we collected 19 press awards, earned second place in general excellence. We have collected well more than 100 South Carolina Press Association awards, many of which have been for our investigative reporting, beat coverage and feature writing.

We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. We want reporters with appetites who will learn the communities they cover and the delve head-first into their beats. We want reporters who are willing to tackle assignments they are given, but who are typically so busy with the enterprise work they have come up with that they struggle to fit in the “other stuff."

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. After all, that's the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.

The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to convey that through stories, photos and video. Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike. Think digital first, get something even fresher for print.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, reader-serving publication, I want to hear from you. We offer a competitive starting pay, often exceeding the entry level of many larger dailies in our state.

To Apply:

To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips (we're looking for enterprise, breaking news and well-written features) via regular mail or email to:
Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648

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