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Culture and Entertainment Reporter

Job Details

The Post and Courier - Charleston, SC
Full Time



The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper and premier news source, is seeking a food, culture and entertainment reporter to be part of our features team in the Charleston area.

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through food, culture and entertainment coverage in Charleston, one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This beat will focus on writing quick-hit entertainment and culture news and lists, as well as food features based on issues, upcoming events and local talent. Part of your job will be to provide helpful information in a guide-like format to our readers.

We are seeking an innovative journalist whose stories will delve into the sense-of-place culture found in the Lowcountry, as well as the lives of those entrenched in the local community, exploring their impact in Charleston and beyond. A background in food and entertainment is a bonus to help better understand the beat.

Along with reporting short takes and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including in quick-form video reports. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling that can find a platform on social media in addition to the online website.

This position reports to the local food editor, while also coordinating with the features editor, and this journalist’s work will appear online and in our print Food, Charleston Scene and Sunday Life sections, as well as other sections when warranted.

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.


  • Cover quick-hit entertainment news in the Charleston area as well as produce thoughtful, longer-form features in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience.
  • Run with assignments as well as plan and conceptualize long-form and enterprise story ideas that could warrant centerpieces.
  • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats.
  • 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 impactful journalism as its own art form.
  • A background in the arts in some form is not a requirement but a bonus.
  • Video editing and production skills are preferred.
  • 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.