Position Newspaper Date Posted

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.

Agency Director

The Post and Courier

2/7/19

Position Description:  Primary objective is to meet or exceed digital media revenue goals through a team-based, consultative approach to sales. Responsible for development, focus, and momentum of digital media sales efforts and revenue generation. This includes both The Post and Courier and our digital agency, King and Columbus. Works in partnership with sales to identify clients’ digital marketing needs and integrate them into a sales solution. Directs the launch, training, sales and analysis specific to current and future digital media products.
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications or similar field required. MBA strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of Five years marketing or sales experience required with 4+ years Digital product experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of marketing campaigns and business-to-business marketing.
  • Strategic planning and analysis experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understands and demonstrates the ability to manage and measure sales effectiveness through a CRM.
  • A “get it done” attitude with the ability to multi-task
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving history.

Physical Requirement: Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy). EOE
Individuals may forward resumes to Brenda North bnorth@eveningpostindustries.com or apply online at http://eveningpostnewspaperjobs.com/.

Sales Manager

The Post and Courier

2/7/19

POSITION DESCRIPTION:    The primary responsibilities of the Multi­-Media Sales Manager will be to lead a team of sales professionals (in a local territory and/or local vertical) to exceed departmental revenue goals. The Multimedia Sales Manager will need to work collaboratively with the entire sales organization; as well as with other departments such as Audience, Newspaper Innovation, and Marketing. The Manager will lead team to sell all online and print advertising products in support of the strategic vision and goals of the department, while managing and growing current revenue. The role is also tasked with making sure all account executives reporting to them sell strategic and integrated advertising and marketing plans that return the best ROI to the client- including traditional advertising campaigns as well as campaigns on a “pay for performance” model. The manager will maintain and enhance existing accounts and seek new ones by bringing to the local market creative business-development advertising solutions across all channels. This position is also responsible for creating sales programs and championing them across the sales teams.
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor degree from a four-year college or university with preference for degree/major in business, advertising, or marketing.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in media advertising sales management preferred w/ a minimum of 2 years in a dedicated digital sales or management role

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understands and demonstrates the ability to manage and measure sales effectiveness through a CRM.
  • Understanding of programmatic ad buying/selling process OR experience managing a large portfolio of reach extension advertising products (beyond owned & operated) AND high media IQ through diverse media background.
  • Experienced with a PC or Mac with well-developed word processing, PowerPoint, Excel and spreadsheet skills.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of entrepreneurship, economics and current market trends.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Available to travel when/as required.
  • Must have valid South Carolina driver license and automobile insurance.

Physical Requirement
Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, hearing, speaking and writing; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds.
EOE
Individuals may forward resumes to Brenda North bnorth@eveningpostindustries.com or apply online at http://eveningpostnewspaperjobs.com/.

UX Developer and Optimization Specialist

The Post and Courier

2/7/19

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  
The job of the UX Developer and Optimization Specialist is part designer and part developer to improve the website experience for visitors to a client’s sites throughout their contract with The Post and Courier / King & Columbus. The UX Developer and Optimization Specialist translates creative work using knowledge and experience to ensure the highest quality user interface for customers and users.
This position understands big picture and designs the organizational structure behind a website and makes certain interactive components of a site can be achieved.  Our UX developer will be responsible for conducting user research, creating wireframes and designs, and ultimately aligning user behavior to actions that drive results.
This position analyzes, reviews and implements changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines, testing and implementing testing various search engine marketing techniques, web site layouts and advertising for search engine optimization. 

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • BS/BA in graphic design, web development or related field, or equivalent creative or technical work experience
  • 1-3 years professional work experience in graphic or UX design / web development with a track record that demonstrates increasing responsibilities and results
  • Prior web development / SEO / UX Design experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Front-end development abilities, as well as creative skills & instincts.   Skills/ability to work in / configure the following-

  • Google Analytics / Search Console
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Wireframing software i.e.: Sketch, Adobe XD, etc.
  • CSS, HTML
  • WordPress Installations, DNS, Hosting, File Migration, Staging Environments

Ability to clearly communicate research and design ideas to rest of the team and upper management; strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to balance, prioritize and deliver excellent results under tight deadlines
Excellent customer focus
Understanding of SEO copywriting

Physical Requirement, Work Environment and Travel:
Regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time. The job requires reaching with hands and arms, bending and stooping; light to moderate lifting of 15-30 pounds. The job requires hearing, speaking and writing with close eye work on a computer screen.
The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
No travel is required.
EOE
Individuals may forward resumes to Brenda North bnorth@eveningpostindustries.com or apply online at http://eveningpostnewspaperjobs.com/.

Director of Media Relations and Publications Editor

Coastal Carolina University

2/7/19

Coastal Carolina University is currently accepting applications for the following full time position: Director of Media Relations and Publications Editor (Public Information Coordinator).
This position is responsible for creating and producing stories for University news distribution and publications, academic programs, admissions and advancement support, student services and the University administration. Copywriting, editing and proofing are critical to this process, ensuring the University brand and messaging are consistent. Mastery of the English language and grammar is crucial. As managing editor of the Coastal Carolina University magazine, this individual leads the production of this quality semi-annual publication, overseeing the timeline to meet content and design deadlines, conducting interviews, soliciting stories, writing and editing articles.
This position manages media relations functions including but not limited to working with the chief communication officer in strategically managing media relations and the development of media statements, handling the day-to-day media requests, and writing/disseminating stories and media releases. This position works closely with the CCU communication team in preparing for crisis events and managing crisis communication strategies.
This position is responsible for gathering accurate information required to develop and distribute news releases/news stories through the University’s social media channels, responding to media inquiries in a timely manner utilizing a high level of customer service, utilizing AP Style to write, proof and edit University communication pieces, official letters, resolutions and scripts, maintaining a working knowledge of steps required to update the University’s main web presence and that of the Office for Marketing and University Communication.
Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and experience related to the development and dissemination of information material is required. Preferred bachelor’s degree area of study – Communication, English, Journalism or a related field. Master’s degree and at least five years of related experience are preferred. Exceptional command of journalistic writing and editing styles (AP Style) and English grammar. Extensive publication writing experience. Superior project and time management skills, message development, media relations and media event coordination preferred. Must be able to communicate clearly to graphic designers, printers and others to achieve goals.
Experience in crisis and issues communication management, working with national and or state news media in a media relations management capacity preferred.
A working knowledge of issues, trends and complexities of higher education preferred.
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. Applicants will be also asked to also submit: a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references along with the online application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications must be received before February 25, 2019.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. Public Information Coordinator (BC20/124405), full-time position with benefits. State Pay Band: 05. Primary work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.
http://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/6581
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Reporter

Georgetown Times

2/7/19

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researches stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; finds the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
    Produces story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.  Brings “real people” into stories.
    Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.  Complements stories with points of entry and supporting documents.
    Consistently produces sophisticated stories and story ideas from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community.
    Writes stories that provide sufficient context and use multiple sources.
    Conceives and executes an acceptable number of enterprise stories, including those worthy of front-page consideration.
    Provides timely information to photographers, web editors, graphic artists, and presentation editors.
    Reports news quickly and accurately as breaking news online.
    Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Four-year college degree.
    One year of daily newspaper experience as a fulltime employee or high level intern.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Spells words correctly and uses correct grammar, punctuation and style.
    Stays up-to-date on news, both local and the world.
    Develops and maintains a story planning document based on input from editor and creation of ideas from research.
    Must be able to multi-task
    Must have solid news judgement

 Physical Requirements: Work will be both in an office environment and also will include time in the field, possibility of working in times of hot, cold and inclement weather. Apply here.

Reporter

Chronicle-Independent

2/5/19

The Chronicle-Independent -- an award-winning community newspaper in Camden, S.C. (Kershaw County) -- is seeking a reporter to join its team. Candidates should be college graduates; up to two years experience at a newspaper preferred. The job includes covering government meetings, writing feature stories and a weekly column. Visit our website, www.chronicle-independent.com, to get an idea of the community-focused stories we write. Send a resume and writing clips to mcahn@chronicle-independent.com.

Local News Reporter

The Post and Courier

1/25/19

The Post and Courier is looking for a local news reporter.

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 in its newsroom.

The ideal candidate 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.

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.

Editorial Writer

The Post and Courier

1/25/19

The Post and Courier is looking for an editorial writer to join the state’s largest newspaper.

The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker on a variety of subjects. Strong writing and reporting skills and intellectual curiosity are essential. The writer will be part of the editorial staff, which establishes the newspaper’s policy on local, state and national issues. The editorial department has a center-right philosophy.

Candidates should be skilled in using digital platforms. Knowledge of South Carolina is desirable.

The Post and Courier is family owned.

Charleston offers an incredible quality of life. It was named the No. 1 city in the nation and Top 10 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.

EOE

Apply here.

Associate Editor

Chronicle-Independent

1/22/19

The Chronicle-Independent -- an award-winning community newspaper in Camden, S.C. (Kershaw County) -- is seeking an experienced journalist to join its team as associate editor. Prospective candidates should have a minimum of two to three years newspaper experience as this is the number two position in the newsroom reporting directly to the editor and acting for the editor as necessary. The person in this job will report on county council and school board meetings, write other stories about the county and school district, write feature stories focusing on the people and places of Kershaw County, and write a weekly column. There will also be opportunities to work on in-depth assignments and investigative reports. Design experience, especially using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred. Visit our website, www.chronicle-independent.com, to get an idea of the community-focused stories we publish. For the right candidate, this position will start in the low $30,000s. Send a resume, writing clips and (if available) page design samples to mcahn@chronicle-independent.com.

Sports Writer

Index-Journal

1/4/19

Are you ready to launch your sports writing career? Looking for a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent?

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive sports writer to join its award-winning team.

We’re no second-rate publication. We take pride in our work, and it shows in the number of S.C. Press Association awards we have received the past several years. And that includes numerous awards for sports feature and news writing. We cover a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we regularly cover, Lander University and Erskine College. Sure, football is king just as it is anywhere in the South, but we don’t ignore the other sports, and there’s plenty to be covered. And plenty of talent out there to supply a good flow of feature material.

We’re a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business, we recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our newspaper and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to small papers. We believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.

The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidate must be aggressive, creative and thorough. Key ingredients are pride in work and a passion for journalism. And while thinking digital first is important, you might find it good to know that we have our own press and set our own schedules. What does that mean? It means that those Friday night football games are not only going online, they’re going in the next morning’s print edition too. Because we still recognize the importance and value of print.

We’ve hired journalists from California to Florida. Our hires have had degrees from Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Northwestern (master’s degree) and Georgia (master’s degree).

If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, let us hear from you.

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, at least five clips (writing and page design, preferred) and references (via regular mail or email) to:
Richard Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648

No phone calls, please.

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.

Jobs at S.C. Newspapers

As a service to its member newspapers, the South Carolina Press Association lists employment opportunities on our website upon request. There is no charge for this service to SCPA member newspapers. The non-member fee to post job listings is $35 per ad with ads being listed for a period of 30 days. Job listings should be emailed to jfaulkner@scpress.org.

Those seeking positions within the newspaper industry are encouraged to check this site frequently for new listings.

Click here to access employment opportunities listed on SNPA's site.