Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Growth & Development Reporter
 The Spartanburg Herald-Journal /, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking a reporter to cover growth and development.


Spartanburg is part of the vibrant Upstate of South Carolina. Along with neighboring Greenville, it is the largest metro area in South Carolina. As of 2019 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, Spartanburg County is the 19th fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country.

 New businesses, housing developments and apartments are consistently popping up across Spartanburg County. The city continues to grow with an expanding downtown. Boiling Springs, Roebuck and Duncan are also hotbeds for new industry and residential growth. The Herald-Journal strives to be the first to inform readers with breaking news and analysis related to our growth.

This is more than a business beat. The right candidate will be able to spot trends, connect dots and tell bigger stories about how the economic engines of this region are impacting Spartanburg and its residents. This reporter is expected to file public records requests and mine data for enterprise stories. This reporter also works closely with our city and county government reporters for story tips and ideas. We want this reporter to also explore issues related to affordable housing, public transportation, racial equity and neighborhood sustainability. 
13 March 2021