Position Newspaper Date Posted

Research Specialist

SC Biz News

12/3/18

SC Biz News, a leading B2B publications company in South Carolina, is seeking a research specialist to gather data.

The research specialist uses our proprietary software and other means to collect and verify information for our newspapers’ lists and directories, which appear in print, online and in special publications.

In this position, located in suburban Charleston, you’ll research new companies and new industry segments. You’ll develop relationships with information providers across a wide range of company categories spanning the state of South Carolina. You’ll be the technical expert for our data base and be responsible for ensuring the information is updated regularly. You’ll be a contributing member of our newsroom in developing story ideas, contacts and new products.

Qualified applicants will be familiar with Word and Excel and be able to learn our proprietary software. You must have 2-3 years of office experience and be comfortable interacting with others over the phone, via email and in person.

SC Biz offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

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

To Apply:

To apply email resume to: apply-a2n5qetgmrb5@applicantstack.com.

Reporter

Columbia Regional Business Report

12/3/18

The Columbia Regional Business Report, a business-to-business news and information resource for small and mid-sized 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.

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.

To Apply:

To apply, email a resume and five published clips (provide direct links) to: apply-a2n5qet07hgg@applicantstack.com

Associate Editor, Special Projects

SC Biz News

12/3/18

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.

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.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and three of your best work samples (or links to them) to:
apply-a2n5qetr1via@applicantstack.com. No phone calls please.

Digital News Producer

The Post and Courier

11/28/18

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is seeking a digital news producer to join its stellar newsroom. We’re looking for a journalist passionate about digital presentation, reader engagement and producing digital content experiences that people find useful and interesting.

The right candidate should be eager to grow our audience while maintaining a strong connection to the fundamental mission of The Post and Courier. This producer will be responsible for optimizing our website to create the best experience for readers. The position will work with journalists to package stories so that they best serve our audiences and design our homepage. You should have fluency in success metrics paired with knowledge in what the numbers actually mean, and be able to communicate and act upon them. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to act with urgency to take advantage of what we do best with the wants and needs of the audience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate across the newsroom to create, edit and publish relevant, timely and interesting content experiences

  • Design and update our unique hand-curated homepage

  • Work with reporters and editors to create stories that engage our digital readers

  • Write/edit web headlines, design article pages, add keywords, attach multimedia and perform other digital copy editing and site maintenance duties

  • Move relevant wire stories to our website and optimize them for our audiences

  • Manage our web publishing calendar

  • Track success through engagement, growth, reader interactions and other metrics

  • Use audience development tactics to create loyal and passionate readers

  • Provide coverage of breaking news and live events including writing and aggregating when necessary

  • Work with journalists in the newsroom on best practices

  • Collaborate across the newsroom to identify information that would benefit our readers

  • Edit photos, audio and videos as necessary

  • Work with the digital team to help maintain our presence on social media and other emerging platforms

  • Work with our Newsletter Editor to assist in composing our daily headlines newsletter as needed

To apply, send a letter explaining why you are the best person for the job, a resume and any relevant work samples to Audience Engagement Editor Brooks Brunson at bbrunson@postandcourier.com. Please note that this position will work Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Post and Courier is a family-owned news organization based in one of America’s finest cities. Our team has built a reputation for producing outstanding journalism. We have great ambition and an underdog chip on our shoulder, but we have a lot of fun, too.

Reporter

Georgetown Communications

11/26/18

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

EOE

Apply here.

Director of Audience Development

The Post and Courier

11/15/18

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier newsroom is searching for a Director of Audience Development to help us grow our audience and convert that audience into paying digital subscribers.
This position requires a progressive and analytical but fast-moving person passionate about the growth of reader revenue and ensuring the customer experience across The Post and Courier product line exceeds expectations. This job requires a person to think and act entrepreneurially and to push the organization in new directions. You must be relentless.
This position will be focused on growth of digital subscribers and developing and adapting products and services that people find useful and interesting to their lives. You must be convinced that having readers pay for quality content is a sustainable business model and be willing to develop and execute strategic and tactical efforts accordingly. You will provide direction to a digital subscription team and coordinate closely with and offer guidance to a newsroom that has fully bought into this strategy. This position, which reports directly to the Executive Editor, also requires close cooperation with marketing, customer care, traditional circulation and other departments as necessary.
Among the key things your performance will be measured against:

  • Exceed revenue targets in digital subscriptions
  • 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 Listen programs to grow revenue
  • Use analytics to aggressively optimize all of our digital circulation revenue activities
  • Have a deep understanding of user and customer behavior, and infuse the knowledge into the organization
  • Help product manager The Post and Courier’s website, mobile experience, e-edition and related mobile apps
  • Continually identify, test, and evaluate new partnerships to constantly grow The Post and Courier’s presence and improve our product offering

Our organization is one of the few remaining independent, family-owned traditional media outlets left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care immensely about this organization, its reputation and its future vitality. In recent years, they have generously invested in an expanded statehouse bureau, a robust investigations team, statewide expansion, countless new digital tools and the resources needed to change our culture to truly become audience first. There aren’t many jobs left like this one.

If you think you measure up, please send your resume, cover letter and vision to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace.

Quick Reponse Editor

The Post and Courier

11/15/18

The Post and Courier is looking for a strong coach and hands-on editor to lead our four-member Quick Response team.
We take a different approach to breaking news and crime reporting at The Post and Courier. Our goal is to build relationships with our readers, not just collect their pageview. We think deeply about the stories we choose to do in a quest for quality and impact, not quantity. We look for broader themes and ways to move the story forward, not just follow it. We are always asking ourselves who is reading and how do we make sure it matters to them. We have a reputation for aggressive accountability reporting.
You’ll get a chance to lead and report on national stories. The Quick Response team was an integral part of the Walter Scott shooting coverage that made The Post and Courier a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. In the past year, the team has covered hurricanes, flooding and a mass shooting that took the lives of two officers and injured five others.
The Post and Courier is part of a family owned company that continues to invest in its newsroom.
The ideal candidate:
* A critical thinker with a deep understanding of the criminal justice process.
* Proven news judgment in discerning what crime stories are worth telling and which are not.
* Ability to quickly write compelling enterprise and breaking news stories.
* A team player in significant breaking news situations and be willing to make calls, do interviews and provide feeds to a lead writer, or take on the lead writer role yourself.
* A keen editing eye for proper attribution and accuracy as a safeguard against libel in crime stories.
* Ability to work with less experienced reporters and help them grow as journalists.
* Ability to use analytics as a coaching tool and gauge of reader engagement.
Send cover letter, resume and five examples of work you led or reported to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com.

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.

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