News reporter

The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Date PostedFebruary 11, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$30,000 to $35,000
Description:

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, SC, has an opening for a reporter.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT REPORTER -- This beat is about the constant tension between why people love living here and the need for the community to grow, freshen and stay competitive with other high-end destinations. It is about how the changing face of ever-growing Bluffton and its identity issues as a quaint town quickly developing into an "in-between" living connector between the island and Savannah. Stories center around growth -- new retail, the traffic and congestion it brings -- and empty office buildings and our inability to attract businesses that would diversify our economy. 

The successful candidate will be:

- Able to deliver high-impact work by breaking exclusive stories and developing sources.

- Able to excel at digital fundamentals, including framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and 6-8 relevant work samples to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com. The Island Packet is a member of the McClatchy Co. and an equal opportunity employer.


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