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Technology and Jobs Reporter

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The Post and Courier

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Charleston, SC

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Technology and Jobs Reporter

The Post and Courier

Charleston

SC

Job #668217159

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Report and write news stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media. The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor. Position based in Charleston. RESPONSIBILITIES: Broad knowledge of economy and business with demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to the news patterns of the state. Researches stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; finds the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources. Produces story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community. Brings “real people” into stories, and regularly quotes top officials instead of spokesmen. Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity. Complements stories with points of entry and supporting documents. Consistently produces sophisticated stories and story ideas from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community. Writes stories that provide sufficient context and use multiple sources. Conceives and executes an acceptable number of enterprise stories, including those worthy of front-page consideration. Provides timely information to photographers, web editors, graphic artists and presentation editors. Requirements, minimum education level, and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field 1-2 years of demonstrated journalism experience Strong communication and interpersonal skills associated with developing trusting relationships and maintaining a high level of confidentiality Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Digital skills: Prioritizes delivery of relevant breaking news type content for immediate dissemination on our digital platforms, when appropriate and under the guidance of supervisors. Develops and maintains skills needed to provide the photo, video and audio components of a story. Works with Business Editor and digital team early to identify potential video stories, as well as interactive graphics and other appropriate digital components. Accuracy and ethics: Produces work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understands and follows libel law and the rules governing plagiarism. Communication: Discusses original and assigned story ideas with supervising editor, maintaining an accurate planning document to be shared. Stays in touch with desk when covering spot news.Participates in brainstorming sessions to develop detailed and realistic story ideas. Organizational skills: Develops a systematic approach to developing a beat to quickly achieve a high level of knowledge and relevant contacts. Works with supervising editor to meet deadlines and assigned story lengths. Professional development: Works with supervising editor to develop and/or improve reporting and writing skills. Seeks out and participates in training opportunities to improve skills. Flexibility: Reacts to change productively and handles other duties as assigned. Physical Requirement:Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy). EOE

Updated 05/17/2018

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