Reporter - Social Issues

The Asheville Citizen-Times in North Carolina, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a social issues and education reporter who is eager to write impactful stories that will get the community talking and sharing.

This reporter will cover social issues including economic disparities, race relations, gender equality and more. As Asheville and Western North Carolina become increasingly popular destinations, and in a state that has been the recent home to controversies like House Bill 2 and gerrymandered congressional districts, this beat is ripe with stories.

In covering education, this is more than a beat that relies on school board meetings. We want a reporter who will dig deep on issues that concern parents, teachers and administrators; on trends across districts; and more.

The ideal candidate knows that good storytelling often includes a video component, so some video experience is preferred. In cases of breaking news on the beat, this reporter would need to build a story quickly for digital platforms and then know how to advance the story with an engaging lead and well sourced copy.

This reporter should have a strong social media presence, be energetic and eager to work in a digital-first


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