Greenville, SC, USA ● South Carolina, USA Req #20939
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit

The Greenville News, the USA TODAY Network South Carolina and the USA TODAY Network are looking for an experienced reporter to do investigative and topical reporting throughout the state of South Carolina.

The ideal candidate would be an independent worker who can find big stories then report them with detail and care and write them in a way that is compelling to a wide audience that is interested in news from throughout South Carolina.

This is not a Statehouse reporter – we already have one of those. This is a reporter who might cover a crime saga one week, dig into a local government scandal the next then tell the story of environmental impacts of climate change in the Lowcountry the week after that. There also will be project-based reporting and deep dives that might be your focus for extended periods of time.

Ideally, this reporter would be based in South Carolina’s Midlands, where every corner of the state is accessible in a couple hours’ drive, but we’re willing to talk about other alternatives in the state.

The USA TODAY Network and The Greenville News value investigative reporting and have a history of investigative reporting with impact. This reporter will play a key role in continuing that tradition.

To that end, we want an individual who is relentless in their pursuit of truth, who is compassionate toward the people and communities we cover, and who understands that journalism is mission work that can change communities and empower the people around us, and that work of that importance sometimes breaks out of the boundaries of a 9-to-5.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field.
  • At least two years reporting experience as a reporter, with investigative reporting experience preferred
  • Experience navigating data and public records and finding compelling, people-driven stories in the documents
  • Experience telling personality-based stories about complex issues
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to self-edit and produce clean copy
  • An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask difficult questions
  • An ability to connect with people in the community in a way that, first and foremost, builds relationships and trust and, second, encourages them to tell their stories
  • Sound news judgment
  • A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to journalism
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends for a newsroom that also tries to foster work-life balance in a career that often demands flexible scheduling
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. As such, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment and do not discriminate in connection with employment decisions on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race, color, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance (including height and weight), sexual orientation, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy status (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), education, genetic characteristics or information, political affiliation, military or veteran status or other classifications protected by applicable federal, state and local laws in the jurisdictions where Gannett employs employees. In addition, Gannett Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable accommodation, as a result of an applicant’s disability or religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other process in connection with an individuals’ application for employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.’s Recruitment Department at

Other details

  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Greenville, SC, USA
  • South Carolina, USA