The Greenville News and the USA TODAY Network are looking for an experienced sports reporter with an enterprise mindset to cover sports at the University of South Carolina. You will provide coverage for our three SC dailies and others throughout the Southeast and contribute to the USA TODAY Network’s coverage of the Southeastern Conference.

Candidates should:

  • * Have a strong knowledge of college athletics
  • * Have the interpersonal skills to help build a strong source network of coaches, athletes and other influential people on the beat
  • * Be unafraid to ask difficult questions and find the answers, even if they are not readily apparent
  • * Be prepared break news in a fast-paced digital environment, as well as develop strong enterprise and analysis reporting on college athletics, both on this beat and with other college reporters across our network
  • * Be comfortable filing Freedom of Information Act requests as we hold this public university’s athletic department accountable to fans and residents.
  • Responsibilities will include:
  • * Telling stories that accurately inform, entertain and engagespecific audiences across multiple platforms.
  • * Using digital analytics to target content to specific audiences and help grow subscriptions at our three Upstate South Carolina properties.
  • * Connecting with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.).
  • * Providing thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • * Working with the local editors, content strategist and audience analyst to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and developingongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • * Collaborating with the content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • * Promoting personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Requirements
  • * Four-year degree in journalism or an equivalent field
  • * Excellent news judgment
  • * Knowledge of AP Style and news reporting techniques
  • * Experience covering sports in a competitive environment
  • * Strong knowledge of effective use of social media, especially emerging platforms that may be more prevalent among high-school and college athletes
  • * Knowledge and understand of digital engagement metrics and how to use them to develop and distribute engaging content
  • * This position is full-time, and the reporter will be expected to live in the Columbia, S.C., metropolitan area.

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