Position Newspaper Date Posted
Breaking News Reporters The Herald 2/16/18

The Herald, a McClatchy Co. newspaper located in Rock Hill, S.C., is seeking 2 breaking news reporters. These reporters will be responsible for producing articles about the most impactful news of the morning/day/evening . In our market that would mean checking traffic and weather conditions, checking crime, and curating news based on social media. This reporter would be responsible for making police department checks in our 3-county readership area during the week to see what would most engage, inform or help our readers. The candidate is expected to have a college degree and some newsroom experience covering breaking news and writing about crime. Pay range: $30,000-$40,000.

To apply, please contact, Cliff Harrington at charrington@hearaldonline.com

Reporter Herald-Journal 2/16/18

The Herald-Journal is looking for a tenacious journalist to cover our morning crime and breaking news beat – a sharp, quick, experienced reporter who can produce top-notch enterprise work. We need someone who can juggle. This is a busy beat, making sure our website is ahead of other news outlets in our market. You need to be able to manage your time in a way that allows you to focus on breaking news as well as in-depth stories and A1 centerpiece packages. The ideal candidate is someone who can build a network of sources and work them. We want someone who can write captivating copy as well as livestream an event.

The Herald-Journal has brought home the S.C. Press Association’s President’s Cup for the most awards seven out of the past nine years. We consider ourselves to be the best mid-size paper in South Carolina, and we look for every opportunity to compete with the larger papers in the state.

The newspaper office is in the heart of Spartanburg’s vibrant, growing downtown. We’re just a short drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Charlotte and Atlanta metro areas, and not far from the Carolinas’ beautiful coast.

Please send resumes and enterprise clips to jason.spencer@shj.com.

Audience Development Manager The Sumter Item 2/14/18

The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic, driven yet friendly marketing professional committed to enhancing our subscriber experience and developing an innovative approach to building our print and digital audience. The preferred applicant will join our talented multimedia team and lead a cross-section of employees to continuing building our reach across Sumter and the midlands.  
This position will require late-night and weekend work, as needed.
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 and Clarendon. As a 124-year-old family-owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state.
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, which offers a variety of innovative subscription and advertising opportunities.
The Sumter Item offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan, and an opportunity for advancement.
Requirements & Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university strongly preferred
- 2 years related experience/training in marketing/distribution or equivalent combination of education and experience required
- Ability to routinely work nights and weekends as needed
- 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
To apply for this position, please email your resume and letter of interest to our Publisher, Vince Johnson, at vince@theitem.com.

Reporter The Lancaster News 2/9/18

The position of reporter at The Lancaster News, a tri-weekly paid newspaper with a circulation of 9,800 is open. This position is a general assignment reporter who covers several beats. The position 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. Lancaster is located just 45 minutes south of Charlotte, NC and 60 minutes north of Columbia, SC. 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.
  • Good pagination skills designing pages in InDesign
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects, from news coverage to design
  • Good organization and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and interest in the Internet and 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 drivers' license

Essential job 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, promotions.
  • 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/725635-70538

Digital Producer Aiken Standard 2/7/18

AikenStandard.com and The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily newspaper serving Aiken, North Augusta and surrounding areas, is seeking an experienced digital producer to add to its news gathering team. This full-time position will manage delivery, presentations, and presence for all of Aiken Communications digital products reaching its full digital audience. 

Responsibilities:
• Edit and post stories, videos, photos, and graphics across all digital platforms
• Coordinate with editors, photographers and videographers to ensure speedy and appropriate placement of news on the websites and social media
• Write and deliver text alerts, Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, etc. in a friendly and thought-provoking manner to optimize readers and viewers engagement
• Monitor analytics to assess effectiveness of placement of content
• Monitor and cover breaking news as needed
• Ability to shoot and edit videos is a big plus
• Meet all assigned deadlines

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or Marketing
• One to two years of newspaper experience preferred
• Superb social media skills are vital
• Strong skills with technology, writing, editing and AP style
• Night and weekend work will be required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
• Basic understanding of HTML and CSS
• Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
• Ability to easily work with reporters and editors in the newsrooms, including training and coaching as needed

How to apply:
To apply, email cover letter, resume and three samples to Managing Editor Michael Harris at mharris@aikenstandard.com. Deadline to apply is Feb. 28.
No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)​

Assistant Graphic Designer SC Biz News 2/5/18

SC Biz News is seeking an Assistant Graphic Designer to join our award-winning creative team! This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to assist the production department in support of the company's editorial, advertising and marketing efforts. We're located in one of the most historic areas of the South with world-class culinary offerings, a vibrant arts scene and a dynamic, growing business environment.

SC Biz News produces the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Columbia Regional Business Report, GSA Business and SCBIZ magazine. We also produce custom publications and host events across South Carolina throughout the year.

Position Summary

  • Support the design team with the development and implementation of editorial layouts, print ads, infographics and marketing materials.

  • Creating of print-quality PDFs.

  • Process photos for newspaper and magazine reproduction.

Key Skills, qualifications

  • High proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Highly organized, attention to detail.

  • Able to work independently in a deadline-sensitive publishing environment.

  • Ability to multi-task and handle other duties as assigned.

  • A team player with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to take direction.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to collaborate across multiple departments and with external clients.

  • Knowledge of Google DoubleClick for Publishers or PitStop a plus.

  • Experience Requirements

  • We are looking for someone with related work experience and an aptitude for learning, a solid all-around designer, with a strong work ethic and great attitude who's willing to work for a great company.

Send your resume and PDF or online portfolio to: Ryan Wilcox, Creative Director: scjournalist@gmail.com

General Manager/Ad Director Summerville Communications 2/2/18

Summerville Communications is seeking a general manager/advertising director for three of its community newspapers: The Summerville Journal Scene, the (Goose Creek) Gazette, and the Berkeley Independent. Summerville Communications is known throughout Berkeley and Dorchester counties for its engagement with the community and its solid news reporting. The position requires an innovative and strategically oriented leader with a strong background in advertising sales publications and extensive knowledge of digital media and niche products.  The general manager/advertising director will be responsible for revenue growth of current and new products through the development of a sales team and strategies that effectively attract revenues from advertising, circulation, new media and emerging market revenue opportunities. The general manager/advertising director will work with the team to output three weekly newspapers in print, in addition to websites for all three papers, and social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet the financial objectives of the corporation, including management of revenue, expenses and operating profits.
    Overall responsibility for budgets, forecasts, and capital planning. Provide leadership to the team and ensure that it is effectively communicating and implementing all aspects of strategic and operational plans.
    Directly oversees the advertising sales team.  Creates 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.
    Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
    A successful candidate will have a record of performing in a management position for a minimum of 3 years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A history of successful advertising sales and leadership, innovation and goal achievement in a multimedia company. Candidates must have a track record of building revenue in prior positions.

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

EOE

Apply now.

General Manager The Coastal Courier (GA) 1/26/18

The Coastal Courier, a progressive media company with newspapers, magazines, web sites and digital services, is seeking a General Manager for our media company in Hinesville GA.  The Coastal Courier is a twice weekly paid publication with print and digital delivery.  Hinesville is located just 30 minutes from Savannah and is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia.  This is a progressive community strengthened by its military strand with Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, home to 20,000 soldiers and their families.

If you are a proven leader, who believes in collaborative work environment where each individual employee has the opportunity to shine and rise to their greatest potential we want you on our team!

Responsibilities include:
Hands-on manager, who will strive to grow company revenues across a wide spectrum of categories while controlling expenses within the general outline of a budget.
•             Revenue generation; financial data reporting; forecasting and budgeting and the ability to understand and read management reports and profit and loss statements
•             Recruitment, training, of top talent
•             Motivation of all employees
•             Coordination with department heads and other Morris properties as needed for efficiency
•             Handle advertising/marketing programs for a number of local businesses.
•             Ability to multitask
•             Strong understanding of deadlines ability to work well under stress
•             Building and maintaining relationships with community members and clients
•             Meet and exceed monthly revenue goals
•             Attend networking events on behalf of the company
Qualifications:
• Three years or more in a leadership role. Prior media management and advertising sales experience both in print and digital a plus.
• BA in Marketing or Business preferred.
• Clean MVR and reliable transportation
The Coastal Courier is a subsidiary of Morris Multimedia. We are a fun supportive, value-driven media group that offers:
• Competitive salary and bonus structure
• A great benefits package (health benefits, matching 401(k), profit sharing, paid time off, professional tools and mileage reimbursement)
•  An open, collaborative, creative team
If you think this position is for you, forward a brief description why you are fit for this position, a resume, and your salary requirements.

Send to: Jobs@morrismultimedia.com
Reporter Morning News 1/16/18

The Morning News, a Florence, S.C., subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, has an immediate opening for a solid news reporter. In our quest for a star, we are seeking an ambitious, energetic, versatile bulldog to cover government and produce quality enterprise stories and features for the newspaper and our website, SCNow.com. The ability to develop sources is essential. Because the Morning News and SCNow.com report news around the clock, candidates must be committed to the philosophy that news gathering is a “24/7” process, and multimedia skills are a must.

Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Photoshop as well as some knowledge of software programs that aid in posting to the web. Must be willing to learn new things, be flexible and able to adapt and grow with the job. Must be able to take photographs and shoot video to accompany stories or be willing to learn. A valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of auto insurance and the ability to cover assignments at night or on weekends is required.

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related discipline is preferred. Experience working in a digital newsroom is a plus. Two years of small- to mid-sized newspaper experience is preferred, but we will consider recent college graduates. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Florence and the Pee Dee region are brimming with history, character and Southern charm. Florence offers a fantastic quality of life, a mild climate and has the perfect environment to enjoy scenic parks, natural areas as well as wonderfully preserved historic homes, plantations and buildings.

Named among America's top 50 cities for business relocation and expansion, Florence is experiencing tremendous growth in health care, the arts, education, shopping and restaurants and is home to the Florence Performing Arts Center, The Florence Symphony Orchestra, The Florence Little Theatre, The Florence County Museum and the expanding Florence Civic Center.   

Apply here.

True Crime Reporter The Sun News 1/11/18

The Sun News and MyrtleBeachOnline.com is looking for a senior cops and courts reporter with a flare for storytelling to take over our True Crime beat. Myrtle Beach is a great beach town with an even better cops beat. You must have a proven track record of building sources and telling compelling stories that connect with your audience.

We are looking for a reporter who knows how to live in the field, working crime scenes, knocking on doors and chasing down leads. Expect to cover every aspect of crimes from showing up at murder scenes to covering big criminal trials.

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, not necessarily in that order.

Myrtle Beach is, obviously, right on the beach, with 60 miles of beautiful coast along the Grand Strand. The area offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with world-class golfing, fishing and lounging in the sun. 

The right candidate will possess:

  • Familiarity and ability to build an audience on his/her social media channels
  • Skills of a true multimedia reporter who can file stories, tweets, photos and videos from the field
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and possess a true "bulldog" mentality when it comes to exclusive stories
  • Strong desire to understand and get to know the Grand Strand community

When applying, please send us some clips that show your narrative chops.

Apply here.

Senior Reporter The Sun News 1/11/18

The Sun News and MyrtleBeachOnline.com is looking for a kick-ass reporter who can dive into the Grand Strand community, build sources and tell stories that connect with our audiences in innovative ways. This is a great beach town and an even better news town.

We are looking for an enthusiastic journalist with a proven track record of covering a daily beat while developing reader-focused enterprise and investigative stories.

The right candidate would pitch in on important stories of the day while working towards mid-range and long-term projects. He or she has a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, strong knowledge of the FOIA process and loves data-driven reporting.

The Sun News serves one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, not necessarily in that order.

Myrtle Beach is, obviously, right on the beach, with 60 miles of beautiful coast along the Grand Strand. The area offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with world-class golfing, fishing and lounging in the sun.

The right candidate will possess:

  • At least three years of experience
  • Familiarity and ability to build an audience on his/her social media channels
  • Skills of a true multimedia reporter who can file stories, tweets, photos and videos from the field
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and possess a true "bulldog" mentality when it comes to exclusive stories
  • Strong desire to understand and get to know the Grand Strand community

Apply here.

Page Designer Index-Journal 12/15/17

The Index-Journal Co. in Greenwood, SC is looking for a page designer who wants to grow and expand his or her talents on multiple levels as there is opportunity to do more than newspaper design.

We are a locally owned company that not only publishes a daily newspaper, but also magazines, events brochures, special sections and more. Ours is the ideal environment for the creative person who wants to and can do more than cookie-cutter work and who seeks a career in which he or she can flourish and make a mark. The ideal candidate possesses strong design skills using Adobe InDesign. The ideal candidate should also possess strong language skills, as a wordsmith, proofreader and communicator.

In the past five years, our newspaper alone has collected nearly 140 South Carolina Press Association awards, a number of them for page design. So yes, our expectations for this candidate are high. We've won the President's Cup, a points-based honor given to the best newspaper in each circulation category. We've placed in General Excellence (overall newspaper award) three of the last five years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.

Want to join our award-winning team? Want to work at a company not tied to the corporate structure, endlessly slashing staff in hopes of generating more money for stockholders? Want to work where high quality is the paramount objective? Newspaper experience preferred, but we will consider other candidates.

To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 page-design clips via regular mail or email to: Richard Whiting Executive Editor P.O. Box 1018 Greenwood, SC 29648 rwhiting@indexjournal.com No phone calls please.

Digital Editor The Sun News 12/13/17

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News is looking for a digital editor to help manage and support our social media and SEO needs in order to find and serve our readers.

The successful candidate will ensure our journalism is laser-focused on serving and growing our digital audience by crafting effective headlines, by ensuring SEO and metadata are correct, by looking for video opportunities and by spotting and reporting potential stories in social and digital spaces. He or she will engage with readers on social platforms, answering questions and providing helpful links and context.

We're looking for someone committed to change and excited about the ways our industry is evolving. The right person will be an active part in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and a commitment to adapt accordingly.

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, and not necessarily in that order.

Oh, and there's a beach.

Ready to join our team? Send your cover letter and resume to Executive Editor Stephanie Pedersen at spedersen@thesunnews.com

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of growing and engaging readership online and on social media
  • Strong writing and editing skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of metrics/analytics programs such as Chartbeat, Crowdtangle and Omniture and development of story ideas derived from data.
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to edit video (using phone).
  • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.
  • An understanding of AP style.
Investigations/project reporter The Post and Courier 12/11/17

Women in South Carolina have greater protections from domestic violence. Officer-involved shootings are now more thoroughly investigated. Four state lawmakers have been indicted on ethics and public corruption charges. The devastating impact of management’s greed at one of the South’s most iconic businesses has been exposed.

Can you 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 the newest member of its four-person public service/watchdog team. There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. Corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm.  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 kick-ass 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.
  • (You can actually use the tools mentioned above.)
  • You still have the fierce, competitive edge of the underdog.
  • You enjoy coaching and working with less experienced but hungry 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 has added staff and is expanding its Sunday print distribution. Yes, you read that right. We’ve added thousands of new Sunday newspaper readers in the last few months via an aggressive statewide expansion, and we expect to add thousands more in the coming months.  We’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau and added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs. 

On the digital side, we’re aggressively pushing every digital boundary you can imagine. No idea is too crazy or too big.  (Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach and world-class restaurants and in the city that Conde Nast recently ranked as the No. 2 place to visit in the world? There’s that, too.)

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.

Graphic Designer Lexington County Chronicle & The DIspatch News 11/29/17

Career opportunity with award-winning newspaper for creative graphic artist-designer proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photo Shop and Illustrator. Editing, reporting, photography and writing experience. Call Jerry Bellune at 803-359-7633.

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