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Lead investigative reporter

Job Summary

Be part of a new initiative to bring quality journalism to under served rural areas.
   The Border Belt Reporting Center is seeking a lead reporter at a nonprofit online news site that will provide in-depth, issues-oriented stories in four rural southeastern North Carolina counties.
   The Border Belt Independent will focus primarily on challenges and solutions for subjects such as education, poverty, health, mental health, issues that adversely affect children, race and the economy.
   Applicants should have experience in investigative reporting.
   The reporter will have freedom to enterprise stories in the region, working with an editor, a second reporter, and freelance journalists and photographers.
   The publisher and editor of The Border Belt Independent is Les High, third-generation journalist and publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The News Reporter, one of North Carolina's storied community newspapers.
   The Border Belt Independent will begin publishing in mid- to late May. See more about the project at the URLs posted below.
   The Border Belt project is funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.
   Submit samples of investigative or long-form stories, a brief cover letter, and a resume´ to High at leshigh@nrcolumbus.com.
   The borderbeltindependent.org site is under construction and will go live in mid- to late May when the staff is fully in place.

Read about the Border Belt Center
https://nrcolumbus.com/high-launches-nonprofit-to-support-regional-newsgathering/

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Center for For Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media https://www.cislm.org/unc-table-stakes-participant-forms-nonprofit-journalism-center/

Business North Carolina
https://businessnc.com/reynolds-trust-supporting-local-news-startup-in-southeast-n-c/

Details

Organization: The Border Belt Independent
Location: Whiteville NC US
Date Posted: April 26, 2021
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How to Apply

Please submit applications to leshigh@nrcolumbus.com

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