Government reporter

Index-Journal

Greenwood, South Carolina

Date Posted July 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $28,000-$33,000
Website http://indexjournal.com

Description:

Seeking talented, driven government reporter

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a small, family-owned daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team. If government reporting is your passion, then you’ll want to be considered for this position, covering Greenwood city and county, plus state lawmakers. And no, it’s not all government reporting. You’ll have ample opportunity to crank out features and non-government centerpiece stories.

We’re not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the typical parameters of a small daily. And being a family-owned newspaper means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.

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

Maybe you just came off a successful awards year yourself on a strong weekly paper. Perhaps you have graduated from J-school and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques, but you find fewer opportunities now, perhaps because of the pandemic or the ongoing trimming of newsrooms across the nation. Well, we are hiring. Sure, the pandemic took a toll on us, but we recognize that without solid content there’s no “news” in a newspaper.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips reflective of your work via regular mail or email to:

Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls, please.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.