Position Newspaper Date Posted

Seeking students to help sort contest entries over winter break

S.C. Press Association

11/7/18

The S.C. Press Association is hiring two part-time seasonal workers to help sort our News Contest entries over winter break. We need someone who will be in Columbia during most of the break to work 20-25 hours a week. Hours are flexible and the job pays around $9 an hour. All students are welcome to apply, but this would be an awesome opportunity for journalism students because they’ll get to see the best print and digital work of practically every S.C. daily and weekly newspaper from the past year. Our office is located ten minutes from campus. The project would start right after classes end in December (or earlier, if available) and we’ll wrap up by the time the spring semester starts, maybe even by the end of December. There is also a possibility for the students to help us in the spring with some Annual Meeting prep if they’re interested. Candidates should have a high attention to detail and enjoy analyzing information. Some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Excel is a plus. If interested, please email resume and December availability to Jen Madden no later than Nov. 16.

Media Relations Coordinator

Coastal Carolina University

11/7/18

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the position of Media Relations Coordinator (Public Information Coordinator) in the Office of University Communication.

Duties include, but are not limited to: acting as a University reporter in researching, writing, editing and disseminating communication to include news releases, articles, brochure copy, and other informational and marketing materials for internal and external audiences; promoting and publicizing institutional news, videos, activities and programs; establishing effective communication processes throughout the University community, identifying stories for pitching to the media, for the development of news releases, and for reporting and distributing through University publications, the CCU website and CCU News Desk social channels; keeping up-to-date on pertinent information for the development of news releases to be distributed to the media and updated on the news areas of the website; providing guidance to student staff members on writing assignments; developing and maintaining relationships with media locally, regionally, statewide and beyond; responding quickly and effectively to media inquiries, providing accurate information and coordinating appropriate interviews with campus faculty and staff for media stories; strategically and diplomatically manages media inquiries and researches and develops accurate and appropriate responses to media inquiries that serve in the best interest of the University; maintaining CCU News Desk social media channels to distribute news stories and video; managing, monitoring and providing strategic development of official social media channels for news distribution through the Office of University Communication; posting and interacting with users on a regular basis following the University’s social media policy and best practices; creating and managing social media campaigns for the distribution of CCU news to increase participation and interaction; reviewing news stories daily through media analysis and distribution software; assisting with analysis and development of news story metrics; working with programs to develop newsletter(s) for distribution to key CCU stakeholder groups; creating analysis reports for presenting to University leaders; and editing copy for high profile communication projects.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and related experience are required. Experience in news, public relations, or marketing is preferred. A successful candidate should possess excellent and proven writing, proofreading and editing skills; must possess and demonstrate extensive knowledge in media relations and public relations and incorporate sound journalistic principles for the development and dissemination of information in traditional and emerging technological forms; have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the media, general public and campus community; translate technical material to language which is comprehensive to the general public; possess the ability to perform under pressure and meet tight deadlines; and serve as an effective team member in the division and university.

Interested applicants should apply on-line at: http://jobs.coastal.edu or apply on-line in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position filled.

Coastal Carolina is an EO/AA employer.

Public Information Coordinator (BC20/141854); full-time position with benefits. State pay band: 05. Normal work hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.

FTE-S00061P
http://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/5789

Seeking award-winning reporter

Index-Journal, Greenwood

10/24/18

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 10,000-circulation daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team.

While it's true we're not a major metro, we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily. We are a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.

We are coming off another banner year for our small staff as we collected 25 press awards, earned first place in general excellence and brought home the coveted President’s Cup for Excellence, proudly on display in our front lobby. In the past several years, we have collected well more than 100 South Carolina Press Association awards, many of which have been for our investigative reporting, beat coverage and feature writing. Heck, we even have two first-place photo awards – without having a photographer on staff.

We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. We want reporters with appetites who will learn the communities they cover and the delve head-first into their beats. We want reporters who are willing to tackle assignments they are given, but who are typically so busy with the enterprise work they have come up with that they struggle to fit in the “other stuff."

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. After all, that's the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.

The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to convey that through stories and photos. Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike, while not muddying the waters by voicing their opinions. Think digital first, get something even fresher for print.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, we want to hear from you. We offer a highly competitive starting pay, exceeding the entry level of many larger dailies in our state.

To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips (we're looking for enterprise, breaking news and well-written features) via regular mail or email to:

Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls please.

Publisher/Editor

Georgetown Communications

10/23/18

The position requires an innovative and strategically oriented leader willing to be hands-on and work with a small team to produce a quality news and advertising voice in the marketplace. The position requires someone with multi-media experience capable of sharing the news and advertising across multiple platforms successfully. Responsible for revenue and expense management that meets the gross operating profit margins set by the company.  Also responsible for sustaining an editorial voice that engages the community with a lively mix of news and commentary over multiple platforms, such as print, websites and social media.

This individual 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; will be responsible for all facets of news coverage.  Includes the oversight of all editorial processes and is required to attend various news events, governmental meetings and/or covering breaking news events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet the financial objectives of the corporation, including management of revenue, expenses and operating profits.
    Increase audience reach through traditional media and the expansion of new communication channels designed to draw in non-traditional consumers.
    Establish a news and editorial voice that positions the company as the primary information source for the community we serve. Develop the brand so that it is seen as a leader in local news and public service.
    Overall responsibility for budgets, forecasts, and capital in planning. Provide leadership to the management team and ensure that it is effectively communicating and implementing all aspects of strategic and operational plans.
    Create an advertising marketing strategy that increases advertising revenue, enhances the value of new digital media products, and establishes the company as the authoritative source of advertising concepts and products. Provide marketing expertise that sustains long term relationships with advertisers.
    Evaluate and prioritize the development of new products, including coordinating interdepartmental efforts to bring products to market.
    Give employees a vision of where the company is going and infuse them with a sense of mission and purpose as they follow this new direction.
    Candidate must be aware of breaking news in our area.
    Assign events, meetings, and stories to reporters.
    Edit copy, and page layout.
    Copy assignments and layout for special editions print.
    Very organized and able to meet deadline with paper going to press timely.
    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 editors 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
    A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement in a multimedia company. Candidates must have a track record of building revenue in prior positions.
    A successful candidate will have a record of performing in a senior management position for a minimum of 10 years.
    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.
    Knowledge of the area is helpful.
    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 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.

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.

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

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