Spartanburg Growth Development Reporter
Company: Gannett Co., Inc
Posted on: July 31, 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
To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal /goupstate.com , part of the USA
TODAY NETWORK is seeking a reporter to cover growth and development
. Spartanburg is part of the vibrant Upstate of South Carolina.
Along with neighboring Greenville, it is the largest metro area in
South Carolina. Spartanburg County is the fifth-most populated
county in SC. New businesses, housing developments and apartments
are consistently popping up in our area. The city continues to grow
with an expanding downtown. The Boiling Springs, Roebuck and Duncan
communities are also hotbeds for new industry in and residential
growth. The Herald-Journal strives to be the first to inform
readers with breaking news and analysis related to that growth.
This is more than a business beat. The right candidate will be able
to spot trends, connect dots and tell bigger stories about how the
economic engines of this region are impacting Spartanburg and its
residents. This reporter is expected to file public records
requests and mine data for enterprise stories. This reporter also
works closely with our city and county government reporters for
story tips and ideas. We want this reporter to also explore issues
related to affordable housing, public transportation, racial equity
and neighborhood sustainability.
Spartanburg sits halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. We are 45
minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the
The Herald-Journal works closely with the Greenville News and
Anderson Independent-Mail as part of a growing and collaborative
Upstate SC news team.
Tell stories that accurately inform and engage audiences and help
to build a base of loyal readers and subscribers.
Write stories that address problems in our communities and probe
potential solutions, hold government leaders accountable.
Understand the use of metrics and analytics to tailor writing to
audience and to encourage readers to subscribe.
Work toward becoming the community's leading voice for growth and
Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach
(social media, forums, community leadership, etc.). Lead the
conversation on our What's New in Spartanburg Facebook Group.
Works with editors to evaluate what's working and what's not and
develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
Collaborates to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e.,
Photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as
Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and
Bachelor's degree or higher in journalism.
An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask hard
questions of people in power.
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.
The ability to work well with a team of reporters, photojournalists
and editors, but also to function independently when needed.
Sound news judgment.
A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to
The ability to work some nights and weekends in a newsroom that
also tries to foster work-life balance in a career that often
demands flexible scheduling.
This role requires a valid driver's license, reliable
transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by
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 and
our newsroom. 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 5-10 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
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
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of an applicant or employee's race, color, national origin,
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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 Recruit@gannett.com.
Job Family Frontline Journalists
Job Function Consumer
Pay Type Hourly
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