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— Openings at the Better Government Association (Chicago): Investigative reporter with 3-5 years investigative experience who can provide original in-depth investigations into fraud/waste/abuse within state and local government and has produced both long- and short-term enterprise stories, has strong skills in source development, can work well both collaboratively and alone, works well with special projects editors/investigative reporters/marketing managers/manager of partnerships and local content; must conceive and execute stories with a strong narrative arc and compelling investigative findings that inspire change, must help obtain/compile/analyze large and complex data sets, must contribute to interactive and graphic elements, must pursue public information through a creative and persistent approach to source building and documentation and publish stories with urgency and efficiency, following up with energy and tenacity.  Enterprise editor who can lead its solutions journalism efforts, be a senior newsroom leader, own and drive regular enterprise content and lead its solutions journalism initiative. Submit 3-5 clips and resume t                o   EOE.  (6/6)

                — The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) seeks freelance GA reporters who enjoy community journalism, including education beat features; the publication pays $50 for basic news and meeting stories, $65 for features and can negotiate other rates for enterprise or special feature stories.  Send 3-5 clips and resume to   EOE (indef.)  

— Openings at the Lee Enterprise central Illinois newspapers:  A business reporter based in Bloomington IL; apply online at—central-illinois-group  An enterprising reporter to cover government and related issues in the growing Bloomington-Normal community; apply online at  Questions can be taken by Chris Coates, Lee Enterprises central Illinois editor, at, or by calling (309) 820-3252.   EOE.  (5/8


** Openings at the Wisconsin State Journal:  A smart and aggressive reporter with at ;least five years experience to cover the University of Wisconsin System and its world-class Madison research campus, as well as higher education policy and student trend; this a high-impact and  high visibility beat, requiring an ability to write with depth and nuance on deadline while working on enterprise stories and multipart projects, all while living and working in one of the sweetest places on the planet, so experience in accountability reporting, aggressive use of public records law, and a high comfort level working with data is required, as is an aptitude or desire to shoot video. Submit 5-10 editing/headline/roundup/compilation/writing examples with cover letter online at   EOE.  (6/13)


 **Openings at the Lee Enterprises Design Center (Munster, IN): Copy editor/page designer for a universal night desk who can sharply edit stories under strict deadlines, can write engaging headlines, can assure  the highest standards are kept for all areas of news production and coordinate with a company design center on daily and weekly production-related items, is versatile, has a drive to excel, is ready to join a veteran and award-winning team, knows basic libel law and AP style, has above-average ability in spelling and grammar, has a broad knowledge of national and international news, has a good knowledge of sports, can work a 4:30 p.m. to midnight shift; days of the week can vary. Submit 5-10 editing/headline/roundup/compilation/writing examples with cover letter online at   EOE.  (6/13)


— Openings at The State (Columbia, SC):  Politics reporter who can cover a legislature known for being both colorful and contentious as well as some of the nation’s top political personalities, including Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott; must be able to handle a demanding mix of daily beat coverage and long-form enterprise, is deeply curious about political power and those who wield it has experience covering politics and elections and has a track record of using public records and data to find hidden stories. Apply online at  (6/13)

— Openings at the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier:  Political reporter who can cover the legislature, the congressional delegation and military issues; must be a creative and critical thinker and be able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles, themes and broader state and national perspectives.  Send resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter to Politics Editor Schuyler Kropf at skropf@postandcourier.comHilton Head reporter who will cover meetings, conduct enterprise reporting and do some photography; applicants should be self-motivated with the ability to generate story ideas and field assignments from editors; resume and a letter outlining how you think you fit the bill, to Autumn Phillips, executive editor, at A nimble reporter to cover the Columbia area and whose stories can range from the hub of state government tp the University of South Carolina, a growing restaurant and entertainment scene, Lake Murray and one of the state’s most-heavily Democratic counties – which neighbors a dominant Republican county; clips and resume to Andy Shain, Columbia-area ME, at  A quick-response reporter to cover breaking news of all kinds across all platforms for a family-owned newspaper that covers breaking news a bit differently, pursuing the stories that matter most to readers instead of chasing every crime, crash or fire; clips and resume to Steve Garrison, quick response editor, at A smart and enterprising reporter to cover the health care industry throughout South Carolina who can produce journalism that is hard-hitting and wide-ranging, ranging from Covid to the state’s competitive hospital industry, the health insurance industry, the Affordable Care Act marketplace, public health disparities and national health care trends as they relate to South Carolina; the stories will range from breaking news and daily coverage to longer enterprise and investigative pieces; clips and resume to Chloe Johnson, health editor, at   (5/22)


— The Aiken (SC) Standard seeks a multimedia editor who has newsroom multimedia experience, has the capability to organize content daily for the Web site and newspaper, has strong people skills, is equipped with good customer relation skills and is able to easily and professionally speak and work with readers and the public daily.  E-mail resume and 3-5 clips to John Boyette, executive editor, at  No calls.   (5/21)

— The weekly Moultrie (SC) News seeks a GA reporter who can do it all — Produce quality community reporting with a focus on local events and issues, shoot photos to illustrate stories, create videos to accompany stories and as standalone reports, promote stories through social media, cover local government, create feature packages, write profiles of local people, sometimes chase breaking news, produce occasional enterprise and long-form assignments and assist with proofreading, copyediting and newspaper layout when required.  Clips and resume to   (5/21)

                — Openings at the Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal: Investigative public safety reporter who is passionate about watchdog and accountability reporting and is also adept at compelling writing that puts people at the heart of the story; this is not a cops beat focused on stories straight from releases, so reporters are expected to develop community sources especially within under-served communities in order to produce well-sourced and researched stories; the paper seeks that the way it covers policing/criminal justice/the community must evolve, to hold law enforcement agencies accountable, seek a more nuanced representation of the challenges being faced in order to rebuild trust with neglected communities in Spartanburg.  Growth and development reporter for an area that needs more than a business beat, so spotting trends, connecting dots and telling bigger stories about how the economic engines of this region are impacting Spartanburg and its residents daily is expected; this reporter is expected to file public records requests and mine data for enterprise stories; work closely with city and county government reporters for story tips and ideas and explore issues related to affordable housing, public transportation, racial equity and neighborhood sustainability.  Apply at   (5/21)

                — The Sumter (SC) Item seeks an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region, is a reliable writer, is a social media user and content creator, has the ability to connect to local people and local communities, is eager to pitch story ideas, can work with staff to produce engaging written and multimedia content, enjoys experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print/video/social/podcasts/digital media; shift may include evening and/or weekend work. Experience with Adobe InDesign, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is a plus.  Clips and resume to   (5/21)





— The monthly newsmagazine In These Times (Chicago) which has covered politics and social movements from the left since 1976, seeks an investigative editor with at least three years experience who is passionate about progressive politics, movement and electoral, is savvy at translating enthusiasm into compelling coverage that drives social change, can manage others and to deliver fact-checked copy in a deadline-driven environment, has a vision for achieving social impact through areas of coverage, such as (but not limited to): labor, climate change, racial justice, migrant rights, police accountability, Native rights, rural America, corporate capture of government, alternatives to capitalism and moving the Democratic Party left; must be comfortable editing a variety of stories, including hard news, long-form features, opinion and cultural commentary.  Apply online at   EOE.  (6/13)


** Pension and Investments (Chicago) seeks a investments reporter (Job #R-10411) who can cover breaking news and trend stories, including earnings releases, industry reports, M&A and senior executive moves; building upon breaking news, this general assignment reporter is expected to pitch longer trend stories for the newspaper and the website.  Apply online at    EOE.   (6/13) 


— StreetWise (Chicago, IL) seeks volunteer (as in unpaid) freelance writers and photographers who can contribute items to the weekly paper on a regular basis on such topics as public education, real estate, sports, politics and entertainment in beat fashion, attending live events.  Send 2-4 work samples and resume to Suzanne Hanney, editor, 1201 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607, fax (312) 554-0770 or e-mail  EOE  (Indef.) 


— Openings at South Carolina Living magazine (Cayce, SC): Writers who can produce 350- to 500-word profiles of World War II veterans to be compiled in booklet/book form; must have the ability to travel the state to conduct in-person interviews, have a digital camera capable of shooting high-res (300 dpi) images to deliver current images of each subject, have the capability to provide an audio recording of each interview for fact-checking purposes and have a demonstrated ability to tell a veteran’s story through anecdotes and interesting and accurate quotes, all delivered in a short format on tight deadlines; pay is $150 per profile; download the guidelines for the project at, and be prepared to supply one clip that best demonstrates your ability to deliver on the project and a short e-mail outlining your qualifications; profiles will be assigned on tight deadlines as veterans are identified; those who excel with this project will be considered for part-time and freelance work with the magazine.  (Indef.)  





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