Position Newspaper Date Posted

Reporter

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly

10/16/18

BridgeTower Media needs an experienced and versatile journalist to write for two of its award-winning legal publications, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

The reporter, who would be based out of Columbia, South Carolina, down the street from the state capitol, should have a keen interest in covering the law and courts. The position also presents the opportunity to write about business trends, technology and state-level politics.

The reporter will develop assigned beats, cultivate sources throughout the state, and generate their own original story ideas. He or she will write stories for daily publication online and weekly publication in print, aimed at a discerning audience that cares deeply about the stories we publish.

The ideal candidate will be able to write about complex topics in a clear, concise, and engaging writing style. He or she will also have proven news judgment and understand the needs of a niche publication. Past experience writing about the law is a significant plus, but above all we are looking for a reporter with a voracious curiosity about the law and a willingness to learn.

Please submit your resume, references, and three clips (or links to them).

BridgeTower Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

Apply now.

Assistant Editor

SC Biz News

10/16/18

SC Biz News, a B2B publications company in South Carolina, is looking for a well-organized writer/editor to join our growing custom publishing division. The position will be responsible for helping with a variety of projects across the state and will be located in one of our offices in Greenville, Columbia or Charleston.

Strong copy-editing, project and time management, writing and communication skills are a must. Familiarity with desktop publishing programs, including Adobe InDesign and InCopy, and general proficiency with basic office computer functions are preferred.

The job requires frequent collaboration with the design team, sales representatives and others within the company, as well as a thorough understanding of client needs for content, deadlines and feedback.

The successful candidate will be able to work largely on her or his own to create story budgets, publication timelines and communication channels with colleagues, freelancers and clients while maintaining deadlines. Flexibility in dealing with inevitable changes, problems and unforeseen circumstances will be crucial to doing this job well.

Job duties and skills include:

· Publications planning

· Working with clients

· Handling several projects at once

· Strong editing and reporting

· Collaborating with freelance writers and photographers

· Working with designers to meet deadlines

You'll also be asked to help conceptualize new custom publications in a team-oriented environment. Some travel within South Carolina is required.

Please submit your resume and three of your best work samples (or links to them). No phone calls please. This position offers competitive pay and benefits, including a 401(k) plan.

BridgeTower Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

Apply now.

Reporter

Columbia Regional Business Report

10/9/18

The Columbia Regional Business Report, a business-to-business news and information resource for small and midsized businesses in the Midlands of South Carolina, has an opening for a business reporter to cover a variety of beats related to economic development and industry.

We’re a small, fast-paced newsroom, looking for a journalist with a competitive streak who’s eager to provide quality print stories while also helping move the Business Report and our statewide affiliated publications to the next level of coverage for our print and digital subscribers.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is interested in helping readers understand the context of business-to-business news.
  • Has the depth and versatility to handle breaking news; tightly written, entertaining features; and long-form, exploratory stories that provide readers with an understanding of the trends and pressures impacting their companies.
  • Has a proven ability to connect the dots to find the bigger picture.
  • Is able to adapt writing style for print, online and social media platforms.
  • Can think visually to tell stories, using data, graphics, video and still photography.
  • Has experience using social media as a reporting tool.

To apply: Please submit a resume and five published clips (provide direct links).

The Columbia Regional Business Report offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

BridgeTower Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

Apply now.

Editor

Georgetown Communications

10/8/18

The editor is a key member of our management team, participating in strategic planning and decision making. This position requires clear communication to work collaboratively with the staff. The editor will be responsible for all facets of news coverage.  Responsibility includes the oversight of all editorial processes.  The editor is required to attend various news events, governmental meetings and/or covering breaking news events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Candidate must be aware of breaking news in our area.
Assign events, meetings, and stories to reporters.
Edit copy, and page layout.
Assign/write articles and handle layout for special editions.
Very organized and able to meet weekly and daily deadlines.
Copy edit, fact check, and proofread marketing materials (web, e-mails, ads, brochures, presentations, press releases, etc.) and internal communications
Oversee editorial quality assurance, assuming primary ownership of meeting deadlines.
Support editorial quality assurance for social media content.
Manage reporters by checking the quality of their work, monitoring progress on projects, and providing feedback when necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

 Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

A college degree in journalism or related field is preferred.
Writing and editing experience as well sound news judgement
Extensive reporting and editing experience required.
Experience managing multiple projects on deadline.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Well organized, pro-active, community minded, and focused on quality as well as efficiency.
Must possess good writing and communication skills, the ability to learn quickly, be dependable and able to perform well under a deadline.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to establish relationships with local leaders and possess strong leadership skills.
Ability to multi-task, proofread, and inspire co-workers is a plus.
Local community knowledge/involvement necessary.
Must be proficient in relevant technology’
Must possess strong skills in organization, communication, writing, editing and photography’
Must be passionate about local news and demonstrate strong reporting, writing, design and editing skills.
Must be able to lead, motivate, and mentor the editorial staff.
Working knowledge of commenting, track changes, and mark-up tools in Microsoft Word, Google Analytics, and Adobe Professional.
Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.
Superb problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements: Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy).

EOE

Apply here.

Copy editor/page designer

Aiken Standard

9/27/18

The Aiken Standard is seeking a full-time copy editor/page designer. The 12,000 circulation daily newspaper located in beautiful Aiken, S.C., is owned by Evening Post Industries and covers the close-knit community of Aiken and surrounding towns.
Aiken was named Best Small Town in the South by Southern Living magazine in 2018. This award was no surprise to the staff of the Aiken Standard as we are an award-winning newspaper that prides itself on teamwork, innovation and dedication.

Ideal candidate is a fast, reliable self-starter with knowledge of AP Style and an eye for design. 
• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and some holidays.
• Previous copy desk and page design experience preferred. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Editing local copy for spelling, grammar and AP style
• Writing engaging, informative headlines
• Daily page design, including 1A, news, sports and feature pages
• Identifying holes in stories and working with reporters to get details
• Web editing and updating social media sites 
• Contributing story ideas and editorial ideas

Requirements:
• Passion for and skilled at following the news - from world and national news to local events
• Strong skills with writing, editing, headline writing and AP style
• Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred 
• Ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills on daily basis
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or relevant subject
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. and surrounding area a plus
• Must be a team player! We want to add a smart, interesting and hard-working individual to our team who is ready to collaborate with others and strive for accuracy and dynamic page design daily.

This is a full-time position, with a pay rate that equates relevant experience in the business, as well as insurance and 401(k) benefits. 
Please email cover letter, resume, and page design samples to News Editor Holly Kemp at hkemp@aikenstandard.com. Deadline to apply is Oct. 31. No phone calls please.

Reporter

The Lancaster News

9/7/18

The Lancaster News, a tri-weekly paid newspaper with a circulation of 9,800, is hiring a general assignment reporter. This position involves news and feature writing and reports directly to the editor. The successful candidate will have the ambition and energy to cover everything that moves in the assigned territory and be first and best with every story and photo across multiple platforms. Lancaster is one of South Carolina's fastest-growing counties, with an explosion of information-industry jobs drawn by its proximity to Charlotte, NC, just 40 minutes to our north. The Lancaster News offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found online at www.thelancasternews.com.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field desired
  • Good writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Good grammar, spelling and punctuation required
  • Competency in photography, Photoshop. Video skills a big plus.
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects, from news coverage to design
  • Good organization and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in social media
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends to cover assignments
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to assignments and a valid driver's license

Essential Functions:

  • Write news, features, and columns, as assigned.
  • Take photographs as assigned and to accompany news stories.
  • Cover assigned beats. Will include attending meetings at nights and covering spot news.
  • Develop/write features and news for special publications.
  • Come up with story ideas relevant to the local community.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Serve as positive liaison with the public.

Work schedule:

Roughly 45 hours, with some evening and weekend work required.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/880852-70538

Part-Time Reporter

The People-Sentinel

8/31/18

The People-Sentinel, Barnwell, now part of GateHouse Media, one of the largest media publishing companies in the country, is looking for a Part-Time Reporter.
Knowledge and skills needed: College education Excellent communication skills Solid writing, editing and photography skills Self-starter Ability to work well under pressure of deadlines. Attention to detail. Ability to type a minimum of 35 wpm error-free. Basic Computer skills Valid driver's license and insurance records are required quarterly.
Submit resume to: mranew@augustachronicle.com
GateHouse Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

Associate Editor, Special Projects

SC Biz News

8/17/18

SC Biz News, a B2B publications company in South Carolina, is looking for a well-organized writer/editor to join our growing custom publishing division. The position will be responsible for helping with a variety of projects across the state and will be located in one of our offices in Greenville, Columbia or Charleston.
Strong copy-editing, project and time management, writing and communication skills are a must. Familiarity with desktop publishing programs, including Adobe InDesign and InCopy, and general proficiency with basic office computer functions are preferred.
The job requires frequent collaboration with the design team, sales representatives and others within the company, as well as a thorough understanding of client needs for content, deadlines and feedback.
The successful candidate will be able to work largely on her or his own to create story budgets, publication timelines and communication channels with colleagues, freelancers and clients while maintaining deadlines. Flexibility in dealing with inevitable changes, problems and unforeseen circumstances will be crucial to doing this job well.

Job duties and skills include:

  • Publications planning
  • Working with clients
  • Handling several projects at once
  • Strong editing and reporting
  • Collaborating with freelance writers and photographers
  • Working with designers to meet deadlines

You'll also be asked to help conceptualize new custom publications in a team-oriented environment. Some travel within South Carolina is required.
Please submit your resume and three of your best work samples (or links to them). No phone calls please.  This position offers competitive pay and benefits, including a 401(k) plan.
BridgeTower Media and all subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and value diversity in our workplace.

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