The Border Belt Reporting Center is seeking a lead reporter at a new non-profit online news site that will provide in-depth, issues-oriented stories in four rural southeastern North Carolina counties.
The Border Belt Reporting Center will focus primarily on challenges and solutions for subjects such as education, poverty, health, mental health, issues that adversely affect children, race and the economy.
Applicants should have experience in investigative reporting with social media and photography/video skills, as visual storytelling will be an important component of the site.
The reporter will have a good deal of freedom to enterprise stories in the region, working with an editor, a part-time reporter, and freelance journalists and photographers.
Submit samples of investigative or long-form stories, a brief cover letter, and a resume´ to Border Belt Editor Les High at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial funding for The Border Belt Reporting Center is provided by a three-year, $495,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The Border Belt Reporting Center, which will publish as the Border Belt Independent, is expected to serve as a model for creating quality journalism in underserved areas. A May 1 start is anticipated. The organization’s website, borderbeltindependent.org, is under construction.
Read about the Border Belt Center: https://nrcolumbus.com/high-launches-nonprofit-to-support-regional-newsgathering/