Seeking talented, driven reporter
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a small, family-owned daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team.
While the big chains have been trimming and, worse, shutting down during the pandemic, we recognize that readers want and need excellent reporting, that they depend on their daily newspaper to be the mirror of and watchdog for their community.
We’re not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the typical parameters of a small daily. And being a family-owned newspaper means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.
We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. That’s the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.
Maybe you just came off a successful awards year yourself on a strong weekly paper. Perhaps you have graduated from J-school and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques, but you find fewer opportunities now, perhaps because of the pandemic or the ongoing trimming of newsrooms across the nation. Well, we are hiring. Sure, the pandemic took a toll on us, but we recognize that without solid content there’s no “news” in a newspaper.