Cardinal News hires enterprising journalists who have the ability to provide context and can connect the dots on stories of regional importance.

We are supported solely through gifts from foundations, corporations and individuals. We do not fill a position until we have secured multi-year funding commitments. We do this because we believe too many journalists have spent the last decade concerned about layoffs instead of storytelling.

While impactful stories are fundamental to everything that we do, we appreciate that more than reporters and editors are needed for a successful, sustainable news business. We welcome inquiries from professionals with development and membership experience.

Open positions

We plan to hire several reporters in the coming months. If you’re interested in one of these positions, let us know. We would enjoy starting a conversation with you now. Send job inquiries to

Health reporter, open

Cardinal News is looking for a reporter to write about the businesses, policies, discoveries and inventions that affect the health of people living in Southwest and Southside Virginia. You will be the only dedicated health reporter in this part of Virginia.

Please send any questions to

Development, open

Cardinal News is looking for a development professional to lead our sponsorship program. This is an exciting opportunity to build a vibrant revenue stream to support local journalism. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow with Cardinal.

Please send any questions to

General assignment (Upcoming positions)

As funding becomes available, Cardinal News will hire additional general assignment reporters to cover commuities in Southwest and Southside Virginia.

Reach out to us if you’d like to start a conversation about these positions. Send inquiries to

Freelancers welcome

Our region is large, the stories are many and even our expanding staff is small. Cardinal News is always interested to hear from experienced freelancers. Do you have a story on politics, culture, or the economy that deserves to be reported on? Is there breaking news we should know about? Or would you like to be considered for an assignment?

Pitch your story and inquire about pay rates at

What’s it like to work for Cardinal News?

Above all else, Cardinal News is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate and will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, board membership, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason.

We want our journalists to feel supported in their work. We budget for training and travel and for the tools necessary to tell stories well. We offer competitive pay; holidays; vacation time; health, dental and vision insurance; contributions to health savings accounts; a matching 401k plan and collaborative teammates.

Let us know if you are interested in working with us. If we don’t have a current opening that’s the right fit for you, reach out anyway. We would enjoy starting a conversation to see where it leads. Contact us through