The Journal, an award-winning five-day daily newspaper in the Golden Corner of South Carolina, is looking for a self-starter, detail-oriented and hardworking news reporter to join the team and help our newspaper continue to thrive.
With a relatively young and energetic newsroom, the ideal candidate for this position is someone who enjoys working as part of a team and is passionate about telling the stories of the community in exciting, original and imaginative ways.
This position will primarily focus on covering the growing city of Clemson and Clemson University. There will be other general beat assignments like Pickens County Council and feature work in our newsroom.
The ideal candidate:
- Is a self-starter with strong writing and reporting skills
- Has knowledge of AP style
- Has a natural curiosity that lends itself to asking deeper questions.
- Will need to be skilled in source building
- Will be able to mine information not readily available
- Understand the uniqueness of the market and what our readership wants and expects from its local paper.
We are a family-owned newspaper that prints Tuesday through Saturday and close to launching a brand new website later this summer.
The Journal is based in Seneca, S.C., a wonderland for anyone who loves the great outdoors and small-town living. Nestled among some of the most picturesque lakes and waterfalls the Southeast has to offer, Seneca is within miles of the vibrant college town of Clemson to the east and a short drive from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and west. Also nearby is Greenville, S.C., one of the South’s top mid-sized cities, and both Atlanta and Charlotte are within a couple hours along Interstate 85, which runs through our county.
The Journal is part of The Edwards Group of newspapers and radio stations; The Edwards Group is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity employer.
Send cover letter, resume, three to five writing samples and references to news editor Riley Morningstar at email@example.com.
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