|Date Posted||July 22, 2019|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
|Website||http://www.thestate.com and www.gogamecocks.com|
The State is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver breaking news and exclusive reporting on University of South Carolina athletics -- specifically the Gamecocks football team.
The position calls for a versatile journalist with excellent news judgment and a strong history of building sources. The USC football reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference and engage readers.
The reporter will have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. And like all journalists at The State, the USC football reporter must have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling journalism.
It will require a talent for framing, writing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change -- to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism.
Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
A demonstrated ability to break news on a beat.
A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving.
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