Reporter, Anderson

The Anderson Independent Mail part of the USA TODAY Network, a top global digital media company, which reaches more than 100 million people monthly through a powerful network of mobile & publishing properties, is seeking a Reporter to dig into campus issues at a Top 25 Public University from the students’ perspective. We’re looking for someone who can engage the student body at Clemson University, as well as nearby Anderson University, to find out what issues are important to them and present news in a way that’s accessible to a college-aged audience. This position will be based in Anderson, SC.

This is not a university administration beat, though that can be a component. Rather, this beat is designed to get at stories, local and more, that are important to students and their peers. The key is to build a strong brand among this population and deliver meaningful content.

This reporter should be a digital native who is comfortable telling stories on Snapchat, Twitter, emerging social media and a traditional website. We’re looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who can build a new beat from the ground up, and who can develop and engage a digital audience for a news organization that is aggressively pursuing a digital first strategy.

We are looking for someone with an outgoing personality that will help build an engaged millennial audience. The reporter should be in tune with cultural issues and trends that affect the audience and other issues that are important to them. We’re looking for an innovative person who seeks creative ways to present news on new and alternative platforms with the ultimate goal of building a diverse, vibrant and engaged audience across all platforms.

The Independent Mail is in Anderson, South Carolina, a short drive from Clemson, home of Clemson University, a Top 25 public university.

Here’s what you need:

  • Minimum 1 year reporting experience
  • Entrepreneurial approach to reporting
  • Fluency in a range of social media platforms
  • Creative thinking


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