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Charleston QR Reporter

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The Post and Courier - Charleston, SC
Full Time

Description

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper and premier news source, is seeking an aggressive reporter to be part of our team covering breaking news in the Charleston area. 

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through quick-response coverage in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This beat goes beyond traditional public safety coverage. This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to stay on top of the day’s most-pressing stories — and there is never a shortage of stories on this beat.

In a market with several television stations and a number of other news outlets, there is a need for deeper coverage that stands out from the pack. We are seeking an innovative journalist whose stories will go beyond news releases and delve into the lives of those affected by these events.

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 Quick Response editor who oversees coverage in Charleston and across the tri-county area. 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 lead breaking news 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 South Carolina 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 cities, including Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Beaufort County/Hilton Head, Florence and Myrtle Beach. 

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

Responsibilities:

  • Cover quick-response news in the Charleston area.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience.
  • Plan and conceptualize enterprise 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.
  • Along with their resume, applicants should attach a cover letter and 5 of their best article clips.
    The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer. 
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