Date Posted June 24, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking an innovative reporter to lead our coverage of business and development in the Myrtle Beach area.

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through in-depth coverage of tourism, industry recruitment, business growth and real estate in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to break stories about new businesses, the area’s fledgling tech industry and the challenges facing a coastal community that thrives on tourism but seeks to diversify its economy.

Along with reporting breaking news and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling. 

This position reports to the local editor who oversees coverage in Horry and Georgetown counties. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to not only stay on top of breaking news but also cultivate sources that allow the reporter to dominate business coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination. 

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities – from Charleston, to Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Beaufort County/Hilton Head and Florence in addition to Myrtle Beach.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead our coverage of business and industry in the Myrtle Beach area.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience in the Grand Strand market.
  • Plan and conceptualize business story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
  • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats. 

Qualifications

  • At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in journalism or another field of study if you have journalism experience. Ideally, candidate will have at least 2 years of reporting experience.
  • Writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent news judgment.
  • A background that demonstrates dedication to high-impact journalism.
  • Video editing and production skills.
  • Working knowledge of SEO.
  • Must have reliable personal transportation.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, submit an application using this link.