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Aiken Cops Reporter

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Aiken Standard - Aiken, SC
Full Time


The Aiken Standard, a daily newspaper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking to add a full-time reporter to our award-winning team. Ideal candidates will have experience in a newsroom environment along with strong writing, reporting, editing, multimedia and photography skills. We are specifically looking for a reporter to cover the criminal justice system for our coverage area, everything from breaking news to court proceedings to trends on the beat. Assignments on this beat include daily reports on crime, event coverage, breaking news, feature profiles and more in-depth enterprise pieces. 

Salary will be commensurate to experience.

Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Publishing Group, parent company to our sister paper, The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

• Daily reports on crime and criminal justice system

• Generating story ideas and localizing national headlines
• Attending trials/courtroom proceedings
• Meeting deadlines
• Writing enterprise and in-depth pieces
• Taking photographs and video to accompany stories
• Utilizing social media daily to post articles and for community engagement 



• Minimum of a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications
• Strong skills with writing, editing and AP style
• Experience in a newsroom environment
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. , and surrounding cities a plus 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples. The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer.