Salisbury Post

Business / county government reporter
The Salisbury Post, a newspaper covering the city of Salisbury and Rowan County in North Carolina's Piedmont, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover county government and business.

The Salisbury Post is located roughly halfway between Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city, and Greensboro and Winston-Salem. In covering local business, the reporter's job will be to analyze how the area's economy is changing and how that affects its citizens; business feature stories are also part of the beat.

The reporter also covers Rowan County government, led by a county manager and five county commissioners. Though, a successful candidate will be a self-starter and committed to finding stories outside of the bi-monthly commissioners meetings. The reporter may be asked to write occasional features for Salisbury the Magazine, an attractive community magazine that the Salisbury Post publishes nine times per year, and general assignment stories for the newspaper.

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field, knowledge of AP style, a strong grasp of how to use social media to disseminate news, basic photography skills and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite. Reporters are asked to write stories and capture photos for daily publication online in addition to our print edition three days per week. A year or more of experience in a professional newsroom is desired, but we will consider promising new graduates as well.
23 June 2020