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Date posted: 11/27/17

Sports writer
Greenwood, South Carolina

Ready to launch your sports writing career at a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent?

We have the job for you.

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive sports writer to join its award-winning team.

We’re no second-rate publication. We take pride in our work, and it shows in the number of S.C. Press Association awards we have received the past several years. And that includes numerous awards for sports feature and news writing, as well as our annual football section. We cover a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we regularly cover, Lander University and Erskine College. Sure, football is king just as it is anywhere in the South, but we don’t ignore the other sports, and there’s plenty to be covered. And plenty of talent out there to supply a good flow of feature material.

We’re a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve more than merely survived, in large part because we recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our pages and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to so many small papers and avoid the current thinking that a smaller staff, less local copy and lower quality is the route a small daily should take to be successful. We firmly believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.

Our sports staff generates breaking news stories – college athletes’ arrests, coaching hires and other assorted stories.

The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell stories. The ideal candidate must also be aggressive, creative and thorough, put pride in his work and have a passion for journalism.

We’ve hired journalists from California to Florida. Our hires have had degrees from Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Northwestern (master’s degree) and Georgia (master’s degree). We hire the best, regardless of location. And we’re a launching pad for journalists. We’ve had reporters, writers and designers move on to bigger newspapers in just a couple of short years of work here.

If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, let us hear from you.

To Apply:

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, at least five clips (writing and page design, preferred) and references (via regular mail or email) to:

Richard Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648

Greenwood, South Carolina

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