Position Newspaper Date Posted

Editor

South Carolina Living Magazine

1/14/19

South Carolina Living magazine, the Palmetto State’s largest print publication, seeks a can-do journalist to be our new senior editor.

Our ideal candidate is a seasoned pro who can generate and write great stories, work with photographers and designers to bring them to fruition, and line edit/coach freelance writers.

Reporting to the Editor, you’ll work hard as part of a small team of talented staffers, freelance contributors and off-site vendors. The job can be demanding, but you’ll have the opportunity to put your stamp on a growing magazine brand—and be rewarded with a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Experience in magazine or newspaper journalism is required. You must love storytelling and be a prolific generator of story ideas that fulfill our two-pronged editorial mission—promote the Palmetto State’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives and celebrate the people, places, food, lifestyle, travel opportunities and culture that make South Carolina such a great place to live, work and play.

The position is full-time. You’ll be based in our offices in Cayce, South Carolina, just across the river from downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina. It’s Monday–Friday work most of the time, but chasing good stories may require extensive travel within the state, as well as some nights and weekends.

Primary responsibilities:

  • With the editor, develop editorial plans for all products under the South Carolina Living brand.
  • Serve as the go-to feature writer. Conceive, report and write both feature-length and short-form magazines stories, work with photographers and designers to execute them on deadline.
  • Line edit, coach and direct the work of freelance writers to improve copy and presentation of monthly one-page editorial departments for print, web and social media.
  • Traffic copy and art to offsite copyediting, design and pre-press vendors.

Required skills:

  • Outstanding reporting, writing and editorial packaging skills.
  • Planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Outstanding people skills and the ability to coach freelance contributors to a higher level of performance.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the magazine’s role as a communications tool for S.C. electric cooperatives.

About us:

South Carolina Living is published 11 times a year by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., for the member-consumers of the state’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives. Our cooperatives use dedicated pages in each issue to communicate with their members, but the bulk of the magazine—the part you’ll work on—is edited as a premium lifestyle/general-interest book.

Check us out at www.SCLiving.coop, download our contributor guidelines at https://ecscscliving.app.box.com/file/324246151894 and sign up for our email newsletter at www.SCLiving.coop/newsletter. You can explore back issues at www.scliving.coop/archives. For more on the association you’ll be working for, visit www.ecsc.org.

How to apply:

Send a resume, one-page cover letter, three clips and—this is important—three well-developed story ideas you’d like to write for the magazine if hired. Each description should be one or two paragraphs long. Outline the story and how it fits South Carolina Living, the sources you plan to use, your initial art/design/layout concepts, and any web-content or social media extensions that spring to mind.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • Seven to 10 years of professional experience as a writer, editor or copy editor. Print magazine or newspaper experience strongly preferred. Experience with a statewide cooperative magazine is ideal.
  • Strong reporting, writing and line-editing skills and a command of AP style.
  • Ability to work respectfully with coworkers and contributors. We value team members who can communicate and work collaboratively but also execute assignments independently.
  • Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, South Carolina, and be available to work in a traditional office setting. This is not a work-at-home position.

Send your materials to Keith.Phillips@ecsc.org or by U.S. mail to

Senior Editor Search
Keith Phillips
South Carolina Living
808 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033

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.

Digital News Producer

The Post and Courier

1/2/19
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.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Local News Reporter

The Post and Courier

12/20/18

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.

Food Reporter

The Post and Courier

12/20/18

The Post and Courier is looking for a Food reporter to cover one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the country. Because food and beverage is such an integral part of the Charleston economy, we cover it as a hard news beat. The right candidate will be as comfortable writing an investigative piece as a feature.

In this role, you will work with and learn from James Beard award-winning food editor and critic Hanna Raskin.

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 comfortable engaging with readers on a variety of social platforms and writing our regular food newsletter. The right candidate will also have a sense of urgency for breaking news and be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles and themes.

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.

Projects Reporter

The Island Packet/The State

12/13/18

The Island Packet, along with The State in Columbia, seeks a journalist with a proven background of investigative and enterprise reporting to join its South Carolina high-impact team.

The team consists of reporters based in Columbia, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach. This opening is based in Hilton Head, one of the most beautiful places in the world to live with a tremendous quality of life if you enjoy outdoor activities such as the biking, tennis, golf and going to the beach.

We're looking for a reporter who can produce deeply reported enterprise, change-inducing investigative and watchdog reporting and compelling storytelling. There are few jobs as good as this one. Prove to us you can be successful and come do work that makes a difference.

The successful candidate will be able to show:

- A proven track record of watchdog journalism.

- An ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects at once.

- A history of using public records and data in reporting.

- An understanding of digital readership and how to leverage our best work on all platforms.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a half-dozen links to your best work to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@thestate.com

The Island Packet and The State are part of the McClatchy Co. and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Digital News Producer

Aiken Standard

12/12/18

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily newspaper serving Aiken, North Augusta and surrounding areas, is seeking an experienced digital editor 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.

The right candidate should be eager to grow our audience while maintaining a strong connection to the fundamental mission of the Aiken Standard and The North Augusta Star newspapers. The position will be responsible for optimizing our websites to create the best experience for readers.

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 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 reader and viewer engagement.

• Write, edit and post stories, videos, photos and graphics across all digital platforms.

• 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 audience.

• Track success through engagement, growth, reader interactions and other metrics. Monitor analytics to assess effectiveness of content placement.

• Monitor and provide coverage of breaking news and live events including writing and aggregating when necessary.

• Produce, edit photos, audio and videos as necessary, including Facebook Live.

• Edit copy to local and AP style for aikenstandard.com and the print edition to fill in for print editors.

• Meet all assigned deadlines

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications

• 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

• 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

• Ability to shoot and edit video a big plus

How to apply:

To apply, email cover letter, resume and three samples to Managing Editor Michael Harris at mharris@aikenstandard.com.

No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Reporter

SC Lawyers Weekly

12/11/18

BridgeTower Media is seeking an experienced and versatile journalist to write for two of its award-winning legal publications, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

The reporter, who would be based out of Columbia, South Carolina, down the street from the state capitol, should have a keen interest in covering the law and courts. The position also presents the opportunity to write about business trends, technology and state-level politics.

The reporter will develop assigned beats, cultivate sources throughout the state, and generate their own original story ideas. He or she will write stories for daily publication online and weekly publication in print, aimed at a discerning audience that cares deeply about the stories we publish.

The ideal candidate will be able to write about complex topics in a clear, concise, and engaging writing style. He or she will also have proven news judgment and understand the needs of a niche publication. Past experience writing about the law is a significant plus, but above all we are looking for a reporter with a voracious curiosity about the law and a willingness to learn.

Please submit your resume, references, and three clips (or links to them).

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

Apply now.

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.

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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