|Be A Small-Town Star
||The Palatka (Fla.) Daily News
The Palatka (Fla.) Daily News is looking for a standout addition to its newsroom. We seek someone with at least two years’ experience in community journalism who knows this end of the newspaper business is where the action is, and wants to be there. We’re hiring a team player with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, a commitment to integrity and bulldog mentality for searching out a story.
The Daily News is a five-day daily, Tuesday-Saturday, with print readership of 17,500 and a growing E-edition audience. Palatka is in Putnam County, Florida, home of the majestic St. Johns River, with some of the best fishing, boating and hunting to be found in the Southeast. Our community is beginning an exciting revitalization, and Palatka Young Professionals offers the opportunity for meeting and networking with age 21-42 peers most towns our size don’t afford. Palatka has 10,000 residents and Putnam County 74,000. We’re 30 minutes from Atlantic beaches, 55 from University of Florida activities and 60 minutes to major airports.
Want to be part of the fun/work in Palatka? Pay is negotiable, depending on your experience. Send your resume, cover letter, 4-6 clips showing diverse types of stories reported and styles of writing, and three references (two professional, one personal ) to Michael Leonard, publisher, Palatka Daily News at
|Uptown Editor and Digital Production Manager
||Municipal Association of South Carolina
The Municipal Association of SC is seeking a versatile, experienced communications professional to fill the position of Uptown editor and digital production manager responsible for creating and executing print and digital content throughout the organization. The digital production responsibilities of the position will evolve as the Association's inventory of communications and training products transition to new platforms in the coming years.
The successful candidate will have exceptional writing, editing, digital production, social media and proofing skills demonstrating a range of writing styles (news reporting, feature, technical, scriptwriting, etc.) for a variety of platforms (print, video, audio, social media). This person will be experienced in managing, writing and editing multiple large and small, long-range and short-term deadline-specific print and digital projects on a wide range of topics.
Duties of the position include but are not limited to:
- Serve as editor of Uptown, the Association's monthly 16-page magazine. This will include developing and managing a 12-month editorial calendar cycle, researching story ideas, writing articles, assigning and managing freelance writers, managing the editing and proofing process, and working with an outsourced designer. The editor will typically be working simultaneously on three issues at different stages of the process.
- Work across departments to create and execute a variety of digital training and outreach content (short form training videos, podcasts, social media video, live streaming, etc) that is strategically integrated across all digital platforms including the website and social media.
- Manage the writing and editing of a variety of publications including the Association's dozen-plus training handbooks; 30-plus meeting programs and brochures; annual report; weekly member email; daily news clips email and video scripts.
- Strong understanding of AP Style and will serve as "final eyes" of quality control for all written materials produced by the organization
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in communications, English, media production or related field. Five to seven years of experience in increasingly responsible roles managing multiple print and digital projects. Excellent writing, editing and digital productions skills along with proficiency in Microsoft products, social media and digital production software are required; experience with databases and design software is a plus.
How to apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and at least three writing and digital production samples illustrating a variety of writing styles and productions to Summer Randall, Human Resources Manager, Municipal Association of South Carolina, PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211-2109 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit www.masc.sc. The deadline to apply is August 6.
The Municipal Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
- 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 judgment
Physical Requirement: 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.
|Technology and Jobs Reporter
||The Post and Courier
The Post and Courier has an immediate opening for a Technology and Jobs reporter covering Charleston’s growing tech sector and its ever expanding workforce. This is 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 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. You will be asked to envision, launch and produce a weekly, narrative-style Business newsletter – experience in e-newsletters is helpful, but more important is a willingness to learn, experiment and innovate.
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 email@example.com.
The editor 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. The editor will be responsible for all facets of news coverage. Responsibility includes the oversight of all editorial processes. The editor is required to attend various news events, governmental meetings and/or covering breaking news events.
- Candidate must be aware of breaking news in our area.
- Assign events, meetings, and stories to reporters.
- Edit copy, and page layout.
- Assign/write articles and handle layout for special editions.
- Very organized and able to meet weekly and daily deadlines.
- 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 reporters 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:
- 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.
- 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, Google Analytics, 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).
||The Herald, Rock Hill
The Rock Hilll Herald has an opening for a driven, enterprising reporter to cover the impact of rapid growth in our community.
The growth beat reporter will break news and report deeper analysis on ways that high residential and commercial growth are affecting our key cities and towns in Upstate South Carolina counties, just south of Charlotte.
The growth reporter will focus on key topic areas that affect quality of life in York, Lancaster and Chester counties, with a particular emphasis on northern York County. This beat will focus heavily on transportation/commuting, residential growth, commercial growth and impact on services.
The priority is on impactful, compelling enterprise stories that are relevant to our readers and exclusive, only-in-the-Herald news and analysis.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Regularly write news and enterprise stories that are clear, accurate, engaging and of high interest and relevance to local readers.
- Identify and tell stories about issues that arise from the rapid residential and commercial growth in Upstate South Carolina.
- Work with editors to assure that stories are complete, fair and in context.
- Handle deadline demands on breaking news when appropriate.
- Learn to develop a broad range of sources on the beat and build strong relationships with key people to identify stories relevant to them and important for our broader readership.
- Work with other Herald and McClatchy Carolinas growth reporters, including in Charlotte and Columbia, to ensure we produce articles that provide the best context for our readers.
- Use audience metrics to determine which stories are resonating with readers and which are not. Work with editors to mine this data for takeaways about how we can build our audience.
- Produce basic video and photos in the field. Work with visuals staff to add more sophisticated visuals as a fundamental storytelling tool.
- Write and report on a continuous-news cycle, publishing to digital platforms as well as print.
- Use judgment in determining best digital tools for conveying news to readers in varying circumstances and formats
- Use social networks to seek story ideas, report in real time and connect with the community.
- Participate in training sessions offered and seek out learning opportunities.
Education and knowledge: College degree required. Prior internships in a daily newsroom required. One year or more of daily newsroom experience preferred.
To apply, send a letter, resume and 6-10 of your best stories to Editor Cliff Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
||The Journal, Seneca
The Journal is seeking an Circulation Director for our newspaper in Seneca South Carolina. The Journal is a 5 day a week publication with a TMC publication giving us 6 days a week total in print and online. Seneca is in the upstate in the western corner of South Carolina nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Clemson University. Add to that we are situated on one of the most pristine lakes in all of America and there may not be a better place to live, work, and play.
We are seeking a career professional with the right personality to lead a veteran sales team in the trenches. Our managers are everyday working managers that carry their own lists and lead the sales team by example. Our ownership and senior management is committed to growing newspapers even in a very difficult environment to do so, but if you’re a newspaper circulation person then that should be music to your ears. We are a sales first organization who has been able to continue to grow our newspaper’s circulation and advertising revenues 7 of the last 8 years, even through a recession.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Revenue generation, forecasting and budgeting, achieving goals
• Maintaining and motivating an excellent veteran staff while recruiting and mentoring young talent
• Coordination with department heads and senior management
• Ability to multitask
• Works well under stress, and is not afraid of pressure or deadlines
• Building and maintaining relationships inside and outside the company walls
• Meet and exceed monthly revenue goals
• Must be willing to be one of the faces of the company in public
• Media management and circulation sales experience both in print and digital desired.
• Clean MVR and reliable transportation
The Journal is a subsidiary of The Edwards Group. We offer:
• Competitive salary and bonus structure
• Typical benefits package including healthcare, paid time off, vehicle reimbursements and more
If you think this might be the place for you, please forward your resume along with references and salary requirements to our General Manager Hal Welch at email@example.com. The Edwards Group and its holdings are all Equal Opportunity Employers.
|Jobs at S.C. Newspapers
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Those seeking positions within the newspaper industry are encouraged to check this site frequently for new listings.
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