Position Newspaper Date Posted

Art Critic

The Post and Courier

3/18/19

The Post and Courier is looking for an honest, engaging and readable critic to cover the growing and thriving arts community of Charleston, South Carolina.  Oscar Wilde argued that criticism is an art in itself, and we believe that. This is a new position for The Post and Courier. It was created out of our passion and commitment for the visual and performing arts in the Lowcountry, South Carolina and the South.

We are looking someone who is equally comfortable discussing and responding to visual art, music and theatre and examining the ways it intersects with culture, business and acts as a mirror for our broader community.

This is not an entry level position. This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a proven track record of thrilling readers and growing audience around the arts. The ideal candidate is a creative, compelling writer with a strong voice who would add layers of understanding for Charleston’s experienced collectors, viewers and audience members. We want a critic conversant in the artistic debates of the day and able to translate that into real dialogue that impacts our local audience.

The Post and Courier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper with an ownership that is investing in journalism, adding several new positions as part of a strategic expansion.

The Post and Courier is one of the few independent, family-owned newspapers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation.

If you want to join our team as an arts critic, send your resume, clips and a cover letter to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com.

The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Executive Editor

6AM City, Greenville

3/12/19

6AM is redefining how communities engage, communicate, connect with and experience their cities. We’re rapidly growing our team and digital products. We are currently in six southeastern cities, with plans to expand into multiple new markets in 2019.

We’re eager to find an energetic, curious and driven Executive Editor that can effectively build the framework for how we create consistent content and facilitate conversations across all 6AM platforms and all markets. 6AM is for highly motivated performers who thrive off a fast-paced work environment and want their work to make a direct impact on the future of the company and our industry. Join us in creating (literally, it’s your job) the most relevant, can’t miss/eager want local media brand in the country. These conversations and our approach to sharing them will drive and grow our network of over 170,000+ daily email subscribers and 310,000+ social followers by establishing, growing, and retaining audiences in our current and future markets. The strength of our approach will be the backbone for the 6AM brand.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

The Executive Editor will be responsible for directing and managing all editorial functions of the 6AM brand across all distribution channels including web, newsletter, and social media. This role will develop and execute innovative (non-traditional) and cost-effective tactics for facilitating conversations, content creation and engagement. This entails researching and adopting best practices for modern multimedia storytelling, creating a participator publishing model where everyone is part of the conversation, and most importantly, guiding and directing a content approach and delivery strategy that is scalable across all markets/channels. This individual must first be curious, and smart. They will be an engaged citizen who is passionate about growing cities and having pride in place. They will have the ability to understand the mindset of the audience and bring them into the conversation. They will have digital publishing experience, multi-site team management experience, knowledge in using various web-based marketing platforms, be self-motivated, and data-driven.

  • As a member of the leadership team, design and lead overall editorial strategy.
  • Manage, coach, and collaborate on the overall brand approach, voice, and tone across partner content, original conversations, and market teams.
  • Manage, coach, and build the sharpest and most active local network of content creators.
  • Act as the direct support for all editorial teams in regard to content strategies.
  • Conduct weekly content planning calls with editorial teams.
  • Build and leverage creator networks and sister markets to produce the most engaging and cost-efficient content strategy.
  • Establish measurable goals and milestones to support content and conversation design strategies.
  • Establish and evolve editorial calendar, brand guidelines and editorial standards.
  • Lead the ideation, prioritization and testing process of fresh ideas within the 6AM team, focusing on breaking new ground and uncovering scalable opportunities that the company is not leveraging today.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive digital content planning process to support existing markets and the rollout of new markets.
  • Collaborate with market editors and producers, to develop and share best practices and procedures as it relates to testing new content strategies to increase user engagement, conversion and retention.
  • Direct editorial talent acquisition pipeline to create a diverse editorial staff across multiple markets.
  • Oversee two-way editorial performance feedback process, and lead company culture amongst editorial team
  • Push the envelope. Try things, lead the charge on addressing real issues, challenges and opportunities in a way that makes people always eager to see what we are up to, not eager to unsubscribe.
  • Work cross functionally with sales, product design, user acquisition, and production teams to create conversations designed to attract large influxes of user growth while working within brand standards.

WE’D BE FIRED UP IF YOU HAVE SOME OF THESE TRAITS

We are looking for team members with strong and diverse journalism background in modern digital publishing and paid advertising platforms. This individual has a strong track record of success in digital media, content creation and media buying.

  • Experience. 5+ years managing and editing at a multi-site or similar regional digital media company.
  • Manager. You will be managing and growing a team of passionate and bright individuals. Our staff expects only the best from our leadership; they want to win and want to be lead. They will be looking at you to lead them and tell them what direction to take and how to win.
  • Creative. Develop and execute innovative ideas on how to create the most addictive, scalable and cost effective local content.
  • Responsive. The ability to move quickly and respond to the markets and industry is one of our most important values, you’ll need to appreciate this is the norm, and not the exception.
  • Pride in place. An engaged citizen who is passionate about growing cities, and familiarity with the regions in which we’re building our brands.
  • Self-Motivated, Entrepreneurial, and Solutions Oriented. Must have personal drive, confidence, competitive nature, self-starter mentality, passion, humility, sense of humor and grit. Ownership of your brand, your opinion and your voice. You should have the ambition to make your own goals, plan your days, and make decisions that support the goals and strategies of the company, on a daily basis. We’re looking to you to provide us with the guidance we need to make this the most relevant local media brand in the country.
  • Tech-Forward. Be the data-driven and data-informed expert on what content works, what does not, what we should try and not try. You believe there is no such thing as an original idea and you are a steward of modern media. You are an expert at finding media trends and ways to connect with readers in ways that get their attention, makes them care and drives conversations.
  • Communication Expert. Know how to lead, coach and communicate with a variety of personalities across multiple markets. Set clear expectations and a level of accountability that creates a desire to over deliver, and sets up all team members to thrive. Have a strong understanding of communicating balanced feedback.
  • Be Curious and In-the-Know.  Know who your audience is, what they want to hear, where they’ll be seeking information, why they’ll want to engage and when to tell them the story. You’re in charge of delivering the right story, in the right way, at the right time to the person who’s most willing to engage and convert.
  • Organized and Detail Oriented. The buck stops with you. You are the last line of defense for what our brand puts out to market.

WE’RE PUTTING OURSELVES ON THE LINE

Full-time, competitive salaried position and benefits.

Greenville is known as a prime place to live, work and play… Our office is, too.

Flexible schedule. You can run out for that appointment, but we expect you’ll attend events after-hours, too.

Leading in tech. We’re creating the future of local media and provide the newest technology to our staff.

Set you up for success. We’d love to pick up the tab for anything that supports career development.

HOW TO APPLY

If you dig this and want to apply, send a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@6amcity.com.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, severe/morbid obesity, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative.

Advertising Director

Georgetown TImes

3/8/19

The successful candidate will have an impeccable track record as a sales and business leader with demonstrable success in driving advertising revenues through creative and aggressive sales approaches. Successful print management experience is a prerequisite, but a strong track record in developing Web revenues will be required.

This position requires an entrepreneurial mindset, with a premium on innovation and leadership. The ideal candidate will have experience at both smaller and larger newspapers and will be able to demonstrate a record of success at all levels.  That record will include building and leading large sales organizations and successfully integrating print and digital sales.

The candidate’s areas of expertise should include: directing advertising sales across media platforms; forecasting, tracking and budgeting; staff development; pricing and profitability modeling and execution; designing and improving sales compensation systems; maintaining and growing relationships with strategic accounts, and developing partnerships with the local business community.

The Advertising Director will be expected to forge strong relationships with the publishers and ad directors of Evening Post’s community newspapers to assess and quickly seize joint revenue opportunities.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
    five (5) years prior work experience in Advertising
    Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be highly self-motivated
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
    Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
    Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.

EOE

Apply here.

Digital Specialist

Evening Post Publishing Company’s Community Newspaper Division

3/8/19

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Digital Specialist works directly with Evening Post Publishing Company’s Community Newspaper Division’s newspaper sales teams to develop and execute revenue programs. The specialist will develop a thorough understanding of EPPND interactive product and service offerings and will consult with clients to create and present thorough interactive advertising solutions that will help our clients achieve their goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the sales manager with Post and Courier and King & Columbus to establish challenging but achievable revenue programs and budgets, with due consideration of profitability and growth.
    Train community sales team on new and existing interactive offerings and processes.
    Drive new and incremental interactive revenue for the Advertising Teams to meet revenue goals.
    Conduct needs assessments through face to face meetings with advertising clients; recommend customer centric solutions. Review campaign reporting results with clients to ensure they are seeing the value in their advertising investment.
    Manage new and existing accounts with a focus on client satisfaction and retention.
    Be the subject matter expert for digital offerings as they apply.
    Develop and aggressively grow sales by cross selling existing clients and prospecting for new clients.
    Achieve assigned monthly sales goals.
    Attend sales training, sales meetings, strategy meetings and outside work-related events as assigned.
    Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • College degree in related discipline or equivalent experience required
    Minimum of three years digital sales experience
    Dependable transportation, a valid South Carolina driver’s license, proof of insurance and a good driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A passion for digital
    Working knowledge of SEM, SEO, social media
    High energy. Optimistic self-starter able to work within a collaborative team-based environment and independently
    Strong presentation skills
    Excellent written and oral communication skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with key decision makers as well as members of sales team and members of other departments within the company
    Excellent planning/organizational skills and attention to detail
    Strong time management skills
    Flexibility; adaptive to change; ability to multi-task
    Strong customer service skills
    Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

  • Frequent travel and overnight stays around South Carolina is required.
  • Ability to move around the building to get things done
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Close eye work (computer)
  • Ability to perform moderate lifting, 15-30 pounds

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  This worker is also subject to outside weather conditions, including extreme temperature conditions while on sales calls.

EOE

Apply here.

Senior Editor/News

The Island Packet

3/5/19

The Island Packet seeks a senior editor of news to lead the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, managing a team of journalists as they produce powerful public-service journalism for readers in our local community.

Our staff includes several young reporters, many in their first jobs. A strong reporting background and the ability to coach others is a must.

The editor must have the highest journalism ethics and sound judgment; extraordinary skills as an editor; a commitment to understanding issues his or her team reports on; the ability to coach and collaborate with reporters and other editors to achieve high-quality journalism; a deep understanding of and enthusiasm for the modern, digital news ecosystem; a firm grasp of the art and the science of reaching digital readers through search, social media and other distribution channels; a commitment to defending the values of the First Amendment, holding leaders and institutions accountable, and speaking truth to power.   

The editor plays a crucial part in coaching reporters to put our readers at the center of everything we do. Our future lies in digital, and the editor will lead his or her team to focus squarely on serving the measurable needs and interests of digital readers. This will require a passion for reaching digital readers and growing digital readership as well as the ability to ignite that passion in others; the regular use of readership analytics and other data to inform decision-making; and a commitment to and skill in producing exclusive, high-impact journalism.  

And you get to do it in the one of the prettiest places in the world, a haven for outdoor activities such as biking, tennis, golf and, of course, the beach.

Please send a resume and any supporting materials to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@islandpacket.com

The Island Packet is a member of the McClatchy Co. and an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Editor/Politics

The State

3/5/19

The State newspaper seeks a senior editor for poltics to lead our team of reporters covering the South Carolina state capital in Columbia.

The editor must have the highest journalism ethics and sound judgment; extraordinary skills as an editor; a commitment to understanding issues his or her team reports on; the ability to coach and collaborate with reporters and other editors to achieve high-quality journalism; a deep understanding of and enthusiasm for the modern, digital news ecosystem; a firm grasp of the art and the science of reaching digital readers through search, social media and other distribution channels; a commitment to defending the values of the First Amendment, holding leaders and institutions accountable, and speaking truth to power.   

The editor plays a crucial part in coaching reporters to put our readers at the center of everything we do. Our future lies in digital, and the editor will lead his or her team to focus squarely on serving the measurable needs and interests of digital readers. This will require a passion for reaching digital readers and growing digital readership as well as the ability to ignite that passion in others; the regular use of readership analytics and other data to inform decision-making; and a commitment to and skill in producing exclusive, high-impact journalism.  

Please send a resume and any supporting materials to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@thestate.com.

The State is a member of the McClatchy Co. and an equal opportunity employer.

Photographer

The Journal, Seneca

3/1/19

The Journal located in Seneca, S.C. is seeking a full-time photographer to do news, features and sports. Experience is preferred. Please send resume, references and samples of your work to ncannada@upstatetoday.com.

Editor/Reporter

The Manning Times

2/28/19

The Manning Times is seeking a full-time reporter/editor.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills
  • High level of editing skills
  • Familiar with AP Style Guide
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • A dependable vehicle and a driver’s license
  • Available on some evenings and weekends to cover meetings and events
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Commitment to firm deadlines

If you meet these requirements, please send a resume with phone number to manningsctimes@gmail.com.

Regional Growth Producer

The State

2/28/19

McClatchy’s Carolinas Region is looking for a creative, high-energy journalist to join our regional audience growth team, which will work across seven newsrooms in North and South Carolina. The team is responsible for determining the best ways to promote our journalism and engage and interact with readers, with the goal of building long-term engagement and loyalty, while continuing to attract new audiences.
 
Candidates must have strong writing, editing and visuals skills. They will need a solid understanding of social media, and should be comfortable experimenting with other distribution methods such as newsletters and push alerts.
 
The ideal candidate would have experience working in content management systems and social platforms, plus a working knowledge of video editing. A willingness to experiment with emerging platforms and techniques is a must. The candidate should be organized and able to multitask, as he or she will be working with multiple newsrooms daily. Keen news judgment, strong communications skills and the ability to collaborate with fellow employees – both local and remote – are also musts.

The regional growth producer will be based at The State in Columbia, SC and will report to the regional growth editor. Night and weekend hours are a possibility. Some travel might be required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage newsroom social media accounts. Deep expertise in a specific platform (ie, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) is a plus, but you will work on all platforms.
  • Assist in creating strategies for engagement and crowdsourcing.
  • Manage our home pages and optimize story pages.
  • Monitor real-time analytics and convey strategic guidance to reporters and editors.
  • Assist reporters and editors with story packaging and content promotion. This includes identifying target audiences, determining story format, improving and testing headlines, SEO and social media distribution.
  • Produce customized newsletters and manage push alerts.
  • Assist reporters and editors in implementing new platforms and technologies. 
  • Share knowledge and best practices with regional growth team members on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis.  
  • Participate in additional projects and tasks as assigned by regional growth editor and/or local executive editor. 

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of writing and/or production experience
  • Ability to write engaging headlines
  • Working knowledge of SEO and digital best practices
  • Solid news judgment
  • A demonstrated understanding of digital audiences
  • Ability to collaborate with a remote team located throughout North and South Carolina

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and any related portfolio materials in an email to Cal Lundmark at clundmark@thestate.com with a subject line of "growth producer application."

The State is a member of the McClatchy Company. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings. We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including, Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.

Audience Analyst

The Post and Courier

2/28/19

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for a high-performing, analytical professional passionate about the importance of local news and dedicated to helping grow our paying digital audience.

The Post and Courier knows its future depends on its ability to engage readers with high-quality, meaningful content worth paying for. A little more than 18 months into this transformative strategy, we have grown our paying digital audience by more than 300 percent. And we’ve done it with rate integrity, smart use of analytics and a highly engaged newsroom that understands its pivotal role in the success of this initiative.

This right person for this job will be focused on using data to help us understand how to grow digital subscribers. This person is convinced that having readers pay for quality content is a sustainable business model, and is willing to help develop and execute strategic and tactical efforts accordingly. This position coordinates efforts closely with audience development, the newsroom (providing regular, in-depth analysis of content performance), marketing and customer care.

Ultimately, however, this position lives in the newsroom and reports to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Help the organization exceed audience revenue targets
  • Help grow digital circulation and revenue through customer retention programs, social media marketing, email, direct mail, social media, digital marketing and any other viable channels
  • Manage the day-to-day digital subscription pay meter and Mather Listener programs to grow audience and revenue
  • Use analytics to aggressively optimize our audience revenue activities
  • Have a deep understanding of user and customer behavior, and infuse the knowledge into the organization
  • Be responsible for analysis, system reports, and weekly and monthly reports on circulation, users and products
  • Special projects and other duties as directed.

Key skills and abilities include:

  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Short-term and long-range planning abilities
  • Experience understanding, communicating and using analytics to guide decisions
  • Tableau proficiency
  • SQL/Database proficiency
  • Ability to integrate data from primary sources and secondary sources
  • MS Project proficiency
  • Ability to execute controlled tests

Charleston offers an incredible quality of life, named No. 1 city in the nation and No. 2 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Enjoy a thriving food and arts scene, surrounded by history and a natural environment that offers boundless outdoor recreation opportunities.

Send your resume and a cover letter explaining how you can help us grow to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Pressroom Manager

Index-Journal

2/22/19

The Index-Journal Company, a family-owned daily newspaper celebrating 100 years of business in Greenwood, SC is seeking an experienced Pressroom Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position with day and nighttime hours.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assigning and supervising work of all press operations employees; handling moderate personnel and administrative functions; supervising, leading and coaching press crew; maintain equipment; effective communication and coordination of operation’s schedules/functions within the department along with surrounding departments.

The successful candidate must be: quality conscious; able to troubleshoot press-related problems; and able to lead a team to produce the best possible product under strict deadlines. The successful candidate must be professional and courteous, a strong leader, and timely in every interaction. The successional candidate must be able to manage policies and procedures, materials, processes, equipment and production for newsprint, plate and press, and occasionally in packaging department. The successful candidate must be able to make effective decisions for the welfare of the company and customers while maintaining a safe work environment.

Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years on-the-job training in newspaper pressroom
Experience in a lead or supervisory position with strong leadership skills
Mechanically inclined and full understanding of the printing process
Must have offset web knowledge and experience
CTP,  Imagesetter and plate processor experience required
Ability to quote commercial print jobs
Must understand OSHA guidelines
Physically capable of standing for long periods of time with routine bending, stooping, standing, climbing and lifting – able to lift up to 70+ pounds and push/pull up to 100 pounds

Benefits for full time employees include: Medical and dental insurance, $15,000 life insurance policy, paid vacation and sick days.

Please send you resume with three work-related references to: Amy Haynes, Personnel Manager, PO Box 1018, Greenwood, SC 29648 or email: ahaynes@indexjournal.com

Multimedia Journalist

The Sumter Item

2/20/19

The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The journalist will be a full-time writer, covering beats including crime and city/county government, as well as work on feature stories for our newspaper and magazines.

The journalist will join our growing multimedia team that is revolutionizing local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch story ideas and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging written and multimedia content. The ideal candidate will enjoy experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print, video, social, podcasts and digital media. The position may involve evening and/or weekend work. Any experience with Adobe InDesign, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is a plus.

The Sumter Item is located in the heart of downtown Sumter within walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants. Offering a variety of local events throughout the year, Sumter is also a quick drive to South Carolina’s coastal and entertainment destinations.

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers and delivers to the nearby counties of Lee, Clarendon and Kershaw counties. As a 125-year-old family-owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state, boasting a creative flexibility rare to local media organizations. The parent company – Osteen Publishing – also owns newspapers in Alabama, Florida and New Mexico.

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We also publish a litany of niche, seasonal and annual magazines throughout the community. Additionally, our website – TheItem.com – is the area’s most-visited local media website, and our daily video show, Sumter Today, is the premier local video show in Sumter.

The Sumter Item offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan, and an opportunity for advancement.

Requirements & Qualifications

- College Degree required, preferably in the field of Journalism.
- Experience covering local and regional stories ranging from news, entertainment, features or sports.
- Consistent news judgment for a local audience and an interest in emerging technology.
- Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
- A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
- A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.
- Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
- Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

Business Reporter

The Post and Courier

2/19/19

The Post and Courier is growing its staff and adding a business reporter to cover the fastest growing economy in the Southeast.

There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. Post and Courier business reporters have gone on to work at the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Bloomberg News.

The Post and Courier is a family owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom.

The ideal candidate for this newly created position will be a strong writer; will be able to translate complicated concepts into engaging stories; will be self-motivated and enterprising; and a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles and broader state and national perspectives. The right candidate will also be at home interpreting and analyzing key economic indicators.

Charleston offers an incredible quality of life, named No. 1 city in the nation and No. 2 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Enjoy a thriving food and arts scene, surrounded by history and a natural environment that offers boundless outdoor recreation opportunities.

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Business Editor John McDermott at jmcdermott@postandcourier.com.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Local News Reporter

The Post and Courier

2/19/19

The Post and Courier is expanding its newsroom and adding a local news reporter to cover one of the fastest-growing regions in the South.

There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. 

The Post and Courier is a family owned newspaper, investing heavily in its newsroom.

The ideal candidate for this newly created position will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles, themes and broader state and national perspectives. You will be covering rapidly growing Berkeley and Dorchester counties, where the opportunities that growth brings collide routinely with quality of life and smart development priorities.

Charleston offers an incredible quality of life, named No. 1 city in the nation and No. 2 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Enjoy a thriving food and arts scene, surrounded by history and a natural environment that offers boundless outdoor recreation opportunities.

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Projects Reporter

The Post and Courier

2/19/19

Tired of hearing people opine about the demise of the newspaper industry? Well, The Post and Courier is adding several new positions as part of a strategic expansion. We’re looking for a kick-ass journalist to join a talented, hard-working investigations/projects team that proves every day just how vital newspapers still are.

Because of our work, South Carolina’s beleaguered school system stands to get its first major overhaul in decades. Women have greater protections from domestic violence. Officer-involved shootings are more thoroughly investigated. And a powerful prosecutor has been forced from office and indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges.

Help us add to this list.

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time 2016 Pulitzer finalist, is looking for a new member to expand its four-person public service/watchdog team. There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. While corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm, we are investing in improving our offerings and building stronger relationships with our readers.

At The Post and Courier, we don’t believe in comforting the comfortable. In an age where power is increasingly being abused, we’re in the affliction business.

To put it simply: We want a hungry and talented journalist with demonstrated success on mid-range and long-term investigative projects. You could be a data geek, a hard-nosed take-no-prisoners reporter, a storyteller, or all of that and more. While we do have gaps in our game that we’d like to fill, our first priority (always) is to find talented people and hire them. What will move you to the top of our list:

•             Javascript, Python, API, Excel, Access, MySql: These are things that get you excited and you can actually use them.

•             You have a keen eye for compelling stories that haven’t been told; stories that make a real difference in people’s lives.

•             You still have the fierce, competitive edge of the underdog.

•             You enjoy coaching and working with less experienced but enthusiastic journalists.

Who are we? The Post and Courier is one of the few independent, family-owned newspapers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation.

Better yet, that ownership translates into a growing newspaper that is adding staff and expanding its footprint in South Carolina. Yes, you read that right. We’re our state’s largest newspaper and we’re looking to grow. And we realize the best way to do that is to be relentlessly interesting and provide rock- solid content that people can’t get anywhere else.

On the digital side, we’re aggressively pushing every digital boundary you can imagine. No idea is too crazy or too big.

We are fortunate to live in a truly beautiful place that has great beaches and world-class restaurants. But South Carolina also has no shortage of challenges and compelling storylines that will keep even the most intrepid reporter busy for years on end.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Watchdog & Public Service Editor Glenn Smith at gsmith@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Two Reporters for Columbia bureau

The Post and Courier

2/19/19

The Post and Courier is looking for two reporters as it adds new positions to its burgeoning Columbia bureau.

There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. The Post and Courier is a family owned newspaper, investing heavily in its newsroom to cover all of South Carolina.

The ideal candidates will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles, themes and broader state and national perspectives. We are filling two newly created positions in Columbia as part of an overall expansion strategy:

  • The growth and development reporter will cover the ways in which South Carolina’s economic growth is impacting the people of the Midlands. This reporter must be at home writing about economics and local government in an accessible but smart manner.
  • The business reporter will focus more intently on the economics of the region, from retail to real estate. The right candidate will also be at home interpreting and analyzing key economic indicators.

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Night Editor/Reporter

Aiken Standard

2/15/19

This position will focus on daily coverage of news within Aiken County. Reporter must have the ability to pull ideas from beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Reporter to carry out any other operational task delegated by the Executive Editor.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field (Communications, English)
Prior work experience in the basic understanding of the principles of journalism and the operation of newspaper functions
Excellent writing, grammar and spelling skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Practice effective time-management for copy flow and production
Must be able to  work flexible hours and react to change productively

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
Stay in touch with reporters in the field on breaking news, seek assistance when needed from other editors and hub designers
Seek out  and participate in opportunities to improve skills
EOE
Apply here.

Clemson sports beat writer

The Post and Courier

2/13/19

There’s a reason The Post and Courier’s coverage of Clemson football beat out the competition again this year as the team rose to the national championship and all eyes were on them. Our traditionally leading coverage was a step deeper, our questions a step further.

We value great writing that offers context to our readers. We value deep analysis that gives our readers insight they can’t get anywhere else. After news breaks or games end, we want our readers’ first thought to be – I wonder what The Post and Courier has to say about this.

We strive to build loyalty, trust and excitement among our readers.

We are looking for someone who has a great eye for a story and an ear for telling it. If that sounds like you, we’re interested.

While much of the focus of this reporter will be on a nationally elite football program, the beat also includes ACC basketball and baseball and other storytelling opportunities, some outside of the typical sports realm. The person hired will live in the Clemson-Greenville area.

This is a demanding position and requires someone capable of covering multiple and overlapping sports in a highly competitive market. The right candidate must think digital first, helping break news online while enhancing your copy for print. You should be comfortable monitoring and sharing news on all social media platforms, and be able to recognize the variety of ways we can tell stories in the digital age.

The Post and Courier is the largest daily newspaper in South Carolina and has been consistently recognized by the South Carolina Press Association for its coverage of both South Carolina and Clemson athletics. Our standards and expectations are high and we strive to go higher.

The Post and Courier is a growing, independently owned news organization based in Charleston, S.C., and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

If you have what it takes to join our team, please email your resume and five samples of your best enterprising work to sports editor Malcolm DeWitt at mdewitt@postandcourier.com

 

Growth and Development Reporter

The Island Packet

2/12/19

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, SC, has an opening for a reporter.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT REPORTER -- This beat is about the constant tension between why people love living here and the need for the community to grow, freshen and stay competitive with other high-end destinations. It is about how the changing face of ever-growing Bluffton and its identity issues as a quaint town quickly developing into an "in-between" living connector between the island and Savannah. Stories center around growth -- new retail, the traffic and congestion it brings -- and empty office buildings and our inability to attract businesses that would diversify our economy. 

The successful candidate will be:

- Able to deliver high-impact work by breaking exclusive stories and developing sources.

- Able to excel at digital fundamentals, including framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and 6-8 relevant work samples to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com. The Island Packet is a member of the McClatchy Co. and an equal opportunity employer.

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