Cardinal News is hiring for two positions – a reporter based in Southwest Virginia and an audience development/content manager. We anticipate additional reporting vacancies as funding allows.

Here are job descriptions and application details.


Cardinal News is looking for an experienced journalist to cover the economic rebirth of Southwest Virginia, a region that once was home to coal mines, farms and small factory towns and now is trying to build a new economy. Cardinal News is an independent, nonprofit news site covering the politics, economy and culture of Southwest and Southside Virginia, two parts of our state that have often been left out of the statewide conversation and left behind by a changing economy. This journalist will be called upon to cover both political and cultural stories as needed, but the central coverage will be the efforts to build a new economy in Southwest. We are looking for a journalist who has demonstrated the ability to provide context and connect the dots on stories of regional importance. This journalist must live in or be willing to relocate to Southwest Virginia. This is an excellent opportunity for a journalist who wants to practice serious journalism and tell an important story about a community in transition, a community that is journalistically underserved. This is a full-time, grant-supported position.

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Digital audience development/content manager.

Cardinal News is looking for an audience development and content manager to grow our brand awareness across Southwest and Southside Virginia. We have quickly established ourselves as the go-to source for political and economic news in our region, but realize as a start-up we have much work to do in expanding our brand. We seek a skilled digital marketing specialist to develop and execute a social media strategy who is fluent in using data to measure agreed upon metrics to test and learn which strategies and content deliver the best return. This role will oversee community management for Cardinal News and will work with our partners in engaging with existing audiences and will identify, develop and grow new audiences across existing and emerging social media platforms. This is a full-time, grant-supported and remote position.

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