Staff writer

Border Belt Independent

Whiteville, North Carolina

Date Posted November 16, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Investigative
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary $40,000 to $45,000


The Border Belt Independent, a nonprofit, online newsroom, is adding staff and seeking a staff writer to cover in-depth, issues-oriented stories in four rural southeastern North Carolina counties.
   The Border Belt Independent ( focuses primarily on subjects such as education, poverty, health, mental health, issues that adversely affect children, race and the economy.
    Experience in enterprise reporting desired.
   The reporter will have freedom to enterprise stories in the region, working with Editor Sarah Nagem. Nagem is an award-winning journalist, former editor at the (Raleigh) News & Observer and former national editor of the real-time news team at McClatchy. 

 In its first year, the North Carolina Press Association awarded the Border Belt Independent first place in the “General Excellence for Websites” in the online category, as well as several  other first-place awards. 

Submit samples, a brief cover letter, and a resume´ to Publisher Les High at

The salary is competitive and benefits include 100% health insurance.

Read about the Border Belt Independent:

The News Reporter


UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Center for For Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media


Business North Carolina


Publisher’s Auxiliary


Columbia Journalism Review




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