The Greenville News is looking for an Editor with powerful journalism coaching abilities and an appetite for long-ball journalism with impact.
South Carolina’s Upstate is a beautiful, active region that boasts an amazing quality of life. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide opportunities for great mountain biking and stellar scenery. Greenville is constantly cited as one of the nation’s best, whether it’s for progressive urban planning, the quality of life and healthcare, or its renovations and innovations. The ability to attract large corporate headquarters to relocate here, the continuing growth of job opportunities, and a vibrant downtown are just a few of the city’s award-winning features.
You won’t find a better backdrop from which to accomplish your goal to pursue stories that change lives, shape a community and establish the local newspaper’s role as the leader in watchdog, public service journalism.
In our revamped newsroom, coaches work closely with reporters who are expected to own their beats and subject areas. Gone are the assigning editors who had to direct coverage, plan print sections and copy edit briefs. Our coaches stay focused on their mission to improve our enterprise journalism and the skills of the journalists who produce it.
The projects coach position oversees our investigative reporter and government reporter as well as other key reporters on the team. The focus is on watchdog and project journalism. As such, it requires someone who can shepherd lengthy, complicated coverage from inception to publication by guiding a team of one or more journalists across word or visual platforms, navigating challenges, keeping projects on track and prosecuting every angle of the story before publication.
In addition to focusing on coaching and overseeing quarterly special section projects, the coach is expected to engage with readers on social media and in real-world events that offer opportunities to develop the brand of the news organization. This position also affords an opportunity to help foster young talent while motivating and inspiring veterans.
Coaches should be familiar with AP style and narrative techniques, but they also need to think creatively about multimedia interactives and video approaches. We have experts to handle the technical details, but as the coach overseeing these reporters we expect you and your team to kick off the idea process.
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