The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an aggressive and innovative reporter to cover business in one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast.
This reporter will focus on two main areas:
1. A growing and extremely competitive healthcare market that is dominated by a regional system with three competitors in the market. We want insightful stories about how these providers are meeting the challenges presented by COVID, and how well this healthcare market is meeting the needs of underserved communities in our region, especially communities of color.
2. How much those underserved communities are benefiting from the growth in our business communities. Do people of color have the same opportunities as everyone else; do pay inequities exist, and if so what is being done to solve them; are incomes for Black and Latino workers growing at the same rate; and what economic opportunities exist for the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking community here are just a few of the areas ripe for exploration. An enterprising reporter will find many more topics and solutions that need to be explored.
Greenville frequently is listed among the best places to live in the US and is often cited as the example of the right way to grow a city. Our downtown has a vibrant nightlife, and it’s normal to see crowds of people walking up and down Main Street almost every night of the week.
Greenville is an increasingly diverse community halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte in the I-85 corridor. Its downtown entertainment district boasts more than 100 restaurants in a 2-miles stretch of Main Street, and a vibrant nightlife on the weekends. Its centerpiece, Falls Park, has been compared to Central Park as a catalyst for urban development and activity, and it is the hub of downtown. The Peace Center for the Performing Arts features an annual Broadway series that has drawn shows such as Hamilton and Wicked in recent years, and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena frequently draws big-name performers as they tour the South. The city also is home to a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
- Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.
- Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise.
- Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
- Works with content strategist to evaluate what's working and what's not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
- Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
- Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
- Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
- Use digital analytics to guide content decisions.
- Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 2 years’ experience in a digital-first newsroom is preferred, though we will consider someone with less experience, if it’s the right mix.
- Some business reporting experience is preferred.
- Be independent thinker who likes to ask big questions and then dig for the answer.
- Willing to work in a collaborative environment with a team that is focused on watchdog reporting.
- Be fearless and willing to talk to anyone about anything.
- Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Snap Chat.
- Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
- Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
- Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
- Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
- Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
- This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
- Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.
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:
1. Your resume – one to two pages.
2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
3. 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.
- Job Family Columnist and Journalist
- Job Function Consumer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Required Education Equivalent Experience
- Greenville, SC, USA