News - Reporter I
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The Greenville News is seeking an energetic, thoughtful reporter to cover housing and gentrification.
Greenville is one of the fastest growing communities in South Carolina and is projected to add more than 200,000 new residents in the next 20 years. Already, the community’s rapid growth has had a major impact on housing opportunities, and it’s a story that we are aggressively chasing.
The rapid growth has had multiple impacts that include: Increasing housing prices, especially in and around downtown Greenville; gentrification that has displaced thousands of middle-income residents, many of them people of color; a rush to develop new areas in and around the city; and it’s leading to sprawl as people seek affordable housing further outside the city center.
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field
- 2-3 years of experience working in a daily newsroom, preferably with some experience covering housing or development.
- The ability to find and analyze complex data and use that analysis to find and write compelling stories that are personality driven, not numbers driven
- Sound news judgment and a knowledge of AP style
- The ability to work independently, when needed, and to work with a team when the story demands it
Greenville, South Carolina, is in the Upstate, near the Georgia and North Carolina state lines. It’s a fast-growing metropolitan area that’s also a short drive to the mountains or to the coast, and halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. There’s a lot to do here, and even more to do within a 2-hour drive in nearly any direction.
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
Your resume – one to two pages.
A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
Here's what we have to offer:
We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!
- Job Family Frontline Journalists
- Job Function Consumer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Greenville, SC, USA