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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting on Lexington County (Columbia's neighbor) that informs and engages readers in the region. This is not a traditional beat reporting job focused on coverage of meetings and routine events. Rather, the God, Guns and the Lake beat reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.
The successful reporter will have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. And like all journalists at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., you must have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.
Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them -- and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require an understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.
Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
Applicants should send a resume and 6-8 clips to executive editor Brian Tolley at ****
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