The Grand Island Independent in Nebraska is looking for an energetic, motivated reporter to write  hard news stories involving local government, feature stories on local people and places and investigative pieces. Position also will involve data journalism work. This reporter must be a good interviewer, a skilled writer and a self-starter able to generate story ideas. Social media skills and an interest in digital work also are required.

The Grand Island Independent is an award-winning newspaper with a collegial news staff with a mix of veteran journalists and those in their first few years in the business.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related area, preferably with newspaper work during college or afterward. Please send a resume and clips to Managing Editor Jim Faddis at jim.faddis@theindependent.com.