S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The ideal journalist is multi-talented, with the proven ability to write, shoot a video, host a podcast and pitch ideas to move our region’s news coverage forward. 

Our newsroom strives to tell stories our community needs and wants to consume, and part of that is accurately representing those communities. We received a grant from Facebook to help us evolve, to help us expand our coverage into previously underrepresented communities in our coverage area and grow our audience across geographic, generational and racial lines. This reporter will help us do that.

The Sumter Item was named one of America’s “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher magazine for 2019 and one of three finalists for the nation’s Mega-Innovation Award for newspapers in 2020. 

The journalist will join our growing multimedia team that is revolutionizing local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch story ideas and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging written and multimedia content. The ideal candidate will enjoy experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print, video, social, podcasts and digital media. The position may involve evening and/or weekend work. Any experience with Adobe InDesign, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is preferred.

The Sumter Item is located in the heart of downtown Sumter within walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants. Offering a variety of local events throughout the year, Sumter is also a quick drive to South Carolina’s coastal and entertainment destinations.

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers and delivers to the nearby counties of Lee, Clarendon and Kershaw counties. As a 125-year-old family-owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state, boasting a creative flexibility rare to local media organizations. The parent company – Osteen Publishing – also owns newspapers in Alabama, Florida and New Mexico.

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Tuesday through Friday, with a Weekend Edition published every Saturday. We also publish a litany of niche, seasonal and annual magazines throughout the community. Additionally, our website – TheItem.com – is the area’s most-visited local media website, and our daily video show, Sumter Today, is the premier local video show in Sumter.

The Sumter Item offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan, and an opportunity for advancement.

If you think you are the right fit, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@theitem.com.

Requirements & Qualifications

– College Degree required, preferably in the field of Journalism.
– Experience covering local and regional stories ranging from news, entertainment, features, or sports.
– Consistent news judgment for a local audience and an interest in emerging technology.
– Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
– A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
– A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.
– Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

Join The Georgetown Times and South Strand News, one of the Hammock Coast’s best places to work! Our team seeks a dynamic salesperson that is passionate about digital services and print publications. Champion our suite of digital and print products, including but not limited to geo-fencing, search, site and behavioral targeting, social, OTT, native advertising, SEO/SEM, email marketing and more.

If you love the Hammock Coast and are passionate about the growth of our community, join the Times and the News; the most engaged, local media organization on the coast, operating right in Downtown Georgetown.

The Multi-media Account Executive is responsible for developing relationships and consulting with local retail clients, while providing an opportunity to contribute to the long-term success of a high growth and progressive company. This business-to-business sales position is responsible for selling value-based online and print advertising solutions for local retail clients. This enthusiastic and driven sales representative will focus on growth of existing accounts and prospect for new opportunities, speak with decision makers, analyze their needs, and effectively deliver value-added solutions. Armed with a wide array of digital and print products, this position will lead the way as The Georgetown Times and the
South Strand News becomes a leading media provider in the Hammock Coast area.

This position includes a competitive base salary, monthly commission and quarterly bonus opportunities. Full benefits including a 401k match are available.

Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree in business or media discipline is preferred.
2-4 years of sales experience; digital media sales experience preferred.

Send resume to: skelly-gilbert@journalscene.com

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is hiring a Breaking News Reporter to cover stories as they develop via social media and mobile platforms. Along with breaking news, this reporter will develop quick-turn enterprise stories off the news covering public safety and crime news in one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities.

Our breaking news team consists of three-plus reporters across two teams, and they not only write in-the-moment crime and safety stories, but also are expected to dig deep into public safety and policy issues and produce meaningful watchdog and investigation work.

The ideal candidate will be an aggressive journalist who is just as comfortable working outside the newsroom as inside it. We want someone who will break news in real time, and then keep readers updated as the story evolves. We put an emphasis on digital over print, and most of our stories develop online and feature visuals, including photos and video, as a key element in storytelling.

This is a reporter who has the compassion and empathy to navigate an interview with someone who is dealing with tragedy and tell their story in a compelling and emotional way, but also has the aggressiveness to hold public officials accountable.

Greenville is the anchor city in a metropolitan area of roughly 1 million people that is consistently listed among the best places to live in the United States. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and sits halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. We are 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.

  • Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise.

  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

  • Works with content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.

  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Previous reporting experience preferred; even better if you’ve covered breaking news or a police beat.

  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.

  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.

  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.

  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.

  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.

  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.

  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

#Content

Here’s what we have to offer:

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
 

Award-winning Alabama newspaper, The Anniston Star, seeks Executive Editor to lead it and its five sister publications to the future in the digital age. Building on a distinguished journalistic legacy of 100+ years of family ownership, the Editor will have the opportunity to shape the company’s path as it transitions to a new model.

Applicants would have a Liberal Arts education with a BA Degree in Journalism, History, Creative Writing or similar.  A  background in reporting and in managing a newsroom is preferable, and fluency in all digital platforms is required. The Editor should possess the highest ethical standards and bring demonstrable leadership skills to the position.

In addition, the Editor is the face of the paper in the community and must be committed to identifying and responding to the challenges the community faces and to providing the leadership a responsible community newspaper can exert.  The Anniston Star is guided by the principle highlighted on its masthead: “The duty of a newspaper is to be the attorney for the most defenseless among its subscribers.” This  value extends to an ongoing effort toward diversifying the institution to reflect the community it serves.

The newspaper’s duty to  bring to its community the local stories unavailable elsewhere does not mean that it can ignore the outside world. The Editor should be sensitive to the impact national and international news has on the local community and provide reporting and context for our readers.

Please respond  to Josephine E. Ayers, Publisher, at PO Box 189, Anniston, AL 36202.  The Anniston Star is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in applications.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal/goupstate.compart of the USA TODAY NETWORK, looking for a regional content coach that can oversee a team of journalists that cover growth and development in the competitive Upstate South Carolina market.

This is one of the fastest growing places in the South. Greenville is consistently rated one of the best places to live, and the word has spread fast. Growth estimates suggest this region could add 200,000 residents in the next 20 years. That rapid influx of new people brings a host of problems and opportunities. We need a team that can cover those issues in a comprehensive way that not only identifies problems but seeks real and lasting solutions.

Most of all, we need our team to tell those stories from the perspective of the people who are impacted. Stories may start with data, but they are not compelling unless they are about people. That needs to be the focus of our coverage.

Among the key topics: How to manage an infrastructure that’s already behind for the population we have; the gentrification of established communities that has left some of Greenville’s disadvantaged populations struggling to find its place; the tension between those who want to retain the “small-town feel” of a growing city and those who want it continue developing into major city; the tension between a city that has arrived and one that is striving to catch up; and the impact that major employers have on growth and the issues surrounding it.

We need a creative editor who wants to help this team create meaningful enterprise stories. We need an editor who can help inexperienced reporters find their voice and learn how to manage a beat, and who can help experienced reporters hone their stories into meaningful, award-winning and transformative journalism. We need a coach with a competitive spirit who wants to be the leader in the market.

We are a digital first newsroom. We need to be nimble and fast to thrive in a competitive market, but we also need to tell complete stories. It’s a challenging combination that requires an editor who is comfortable doing more front-end coaching than back-end editing. This job is about equipping your team for success and putting them on a path to build on that success the next time out.

The Greenville News is located in the visually striking Upstate of South Carolina, less than two hours from Atlanta, Charlotte, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville, NC, and only three hours form Charleston and the South Carolina coast.

Greenville is a thriving city that’s a 30-minute drive from Clemson or to the Blue Ridge Mountains and a half-day’s drive to the beautiful Atlantic coast. We’re halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. There’s plenty to do regardless of your interests.

Executive Director sought for Louisiana Press Association, due to a retirement. LPA represents 100+ newspapers, news websites and other publications on legislative issues, with training & education, and an aggressive ad sales effort. Stable staff of eight. Live and work in Baton Rouge, rated one of the best and one of the most affordable places to live. Compensation commensurate with experience, plus other benefits. Email resume, cover letter to will@lapress.com.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Write honest, engaging and readable criticism of the growing arts scene in Columbia, S.C., along with informative news stories about what’s going on in the community. Must be equally comfortable discussing and responding to visual art, music and theater and examining the ways they intersect with culture, business and act as a mirror for our broader community. Must also have the ability to do detailed reporting about local artists and art organizations for news stories and interview-based features. Must show an ability to understand a smaller urban community, and take stock of its capabilities and impediments when it comes to the cultural arts, using that as context for all reviews and reports.

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 that reflect the job’s emphasis on examining the ways the arts intersect with culture, business and other aspects of the news.
    Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.
    Writes criticism that is engaging but also constructive.
    Writes some longer, in-depth stories for placement in print.
    Consistently produces sophisticated stories from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community.
    Writes criticism that provides sufficient context and displays the writer’s expertise.
    Provides timely information to photographers, web editors, graphic artists and presentation editors.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field
    Proven experience within the arts and/or arts-based journalism.
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills associated with developing trusting relationships and maintaining a high level of confidentiality
    Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Digital skills: Prioritizes delivery of relevant content for immediate dissemination on our digital platforms, when appropriate and under the guidance of supervisors. Develops and maintains skills needed to provide the photo, video and audio components of a story.

Accuracy and ethics: Produces work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understands and follows libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.

Communication: Discusses original and assigned story ideas with supervising editor, maintaining an accurate planning document to be shared.

Organizational skills: Develops a systematic approach to developing a beat to quickly achieve a high level of knowledge and relevant contacts. Works with supervising editor to meet deadlines and assigned story lengths.

Professional development: Works with supervising editor to develop and/or improve reporting and writing skills. Seeks out and participates in training opportunities to improve skills.

Flexibility: Reacts to change productively and handles other duties as assigned.

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

EOE

Apply here.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.compart of the USA TODAY NETWORKis seeking a digital producer to join a team that manages the websites, social media accounts and other digital platforms for a handful of newspapers in the USA TODAY NETWORK’s Southeast Region. This producer will work out of our newsroom in Greenville South Carolina and manage content for sites in Greenville and Anderson. 

 Greenville is located midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a short drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. Greenville is a cosmopolitan city with a metropolitan area population of about 1 million people.

 Responsibilities:

 Help manage content and social media accounts for two digital-first newsrooms in Upstate South Carolina.

  • Help newsroom teams identify and engage audiences to maximize engagement on content.
  • Augment the daily news report by optimizing stories and identifying opportunities for increased engagement.
  • Send breaking news alerts and add hyperlinks, video, photo galleries and additional digital content to stories.
  • Attract audiences and encourage readers to interact with social content.
  • Produce videos for use in stories and social media.
  • Help develop social media and promotions content for reporter-generated stories.
  • Edit content for publication-readiness.
  • Use metrics to monitor real-time data and adjust content promotion plans accordingly.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in a newsroom is preferred.
  • Experience utilizing social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit to curate and promote news content.
  • Strong understanding of audience metrics, SEO and social optimization with the goal of growing audience.
  • Know how to edit video for social media distribution and promotion.
  •  Effective communicator who is able to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to act calmly and decisively in complex breaking news situations.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing industry.
  • Ability to use a wide range of online tools, programming and data management to engage readers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with a team.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.
  • Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
  • Proven experience producing quick write-ups based on trending topics.
  • Presents a quick, conversational writing style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.
  • This role may include early morning, night and/or weekend work.

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role. 

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

 #Content

 Here’s what we have to offer:
We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Apply here.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.compart of the USA TODAY NETWORKseeking a reporter to cover growth and development in Greenville County, South Carolina.

This position demands an aggressive reporter who knows how to file effective FOIA requests, and also knows how to tell the stories of real people impacted by the issues that come along with being one of the fastest-growing communities in the Southeast: Increasing cost of living, overtaxed infrastructure, gentrification, poverty, growth management, sprawl and other issues drive important conversations about the future of our community.

We need a reporter who can keep our audience informed about decisions that officials make, but who also know our communities because they spend time out of the office talking to people in ways that lead us to genuine stories about those affected by leaders’ decisions.

We also want to hold our elected leaders accountable: How are they spending taxpayers’ money? Are they being unduly influenced? Are they conducting business in the light of day?

Critical thinking, a creative approach to the reporting process and sharp, clear and insightful writing about sometimes complex issues are critical to this job.

We are in a competitive news environment that demands a nimble approach to the job. Breaking a story is critical. Writing deep enterprise content that looks at key problems and seeks out workable solutions is essential. Being involved in our community so that you know all the stakeholders is vital.

Any serious candidate should have work samples that demonstrate an aptitude for data-driven stories, and a track record of producing compelling, timely, well-sourced stories that tell stories about the people behind the data.

Oh, and come ready to fight because we have a new competitor in town, and we intend to win.

Greenville is the anchor city in a metropolitan area of roughly 1 million people that is consistently listed among the best places to live in the United States. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and sits halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. We are 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast.


Responsibilities:

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. 
  • Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise. 
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues. 
  • Works with content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs. 
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed. 
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand. 
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism, business, marketing or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two to five years of reporting experience. Experience with datasets and/or retrieving public records through the FOIA process.
  • Work samples that demonstrate storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
  • Proven experience producing accurate reports under deadline pressure, in a style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.
  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to shoot basic photos and videos in a breaking news situation
  • Strong news judgement and ability to multitask
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style. 
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and “publication ready.” 
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • Must be able to work occasional night and weekend shifts.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and drug screen (for all driving roles only).

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

 1.     Your resume – one to two pages.

2.     A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

3.     Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

 It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

 #Content 

 Here’s what we have to offer:
 
We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Apply here.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.compart of the USA TODAY NETWORKis seeking a reporter to cover the city of Greenville.

We want a reporter who will hold public officials accountable and help our audience make informed decisions about one of the fastest growing communities in the Southeast. Greenville regularly is featured in the Top-10-best-you-name-the-accolade magazine lists. But we want someone who will recognize what the accolades mean for residents while taking a deeper look at how tax dollars are spent and who is being left out in this thriving community. 

 We want a reporter who can think critically and creatively and write with clarity and impact on complex issues. We are in a competitive environment and you will be expected to break important stories as well as write enterprise that will engage our audience, especially on growth and development downtown.

 You must build trust with sources and have an eye for important details buried in local government agendas, budgets and public records. You should have work samples that demonstrate an aptitude for data-driven stories and familiarity with FOIA requests, and a track record of producing compelling, timely, well-sourced stories. 

 We expect that you can recognize compelling, socially shareable stories and that you will be quick to jump on them.

 Responsibilities:

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. 
  • Becomes Greenville’s leading voice on downtown issues. 
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues. 
  • Works with content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs. 
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed. 
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand. 
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Two to five years of reporting experience. Experience with datasets and/or retrieving public records through the FOIA process.
  • Work samples that demonstrate storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
  • Proven experience producing accurate reports under deadline pressure, in a style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.
  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to shoot basic photos and videos in a breaking news situation
  • Strong news judgement and ability to multitask
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style. 
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and “publication ready.” 
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • Must be able to work occasional night and weekend shifts.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and drug screen (for all driving roles only).  

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

1.     Your resume – one to two pages.

2.     A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

3.     Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

 It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

 #Content 

 Here’s what we have to offer:

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Apply here.

The Sun News is expanding its reporting staff with the addition of a Business and tourism reporter who will focus on Myrtle Beach’s #1 industry and the highs and lows that come with it. The right candidate doesn’t mind reporting both openings and closings of businesses with deeper stories on how the Grand Strand spends $25 million of taxpayer money for advertising.

The Sun News is looking for a driven reporter who can dig through data, business license filings, hotel occupancy rates and tax documents. He or she is a self-starter with strong organizational skills and has a deep understanding of what our audience wants to read and responds. 

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 Sun News is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting on South Carolina state government. We seek a strong journalist who excels at watchdog and accountability reporting and can handle in-depth work and research as well as breaking news. 

We are seeking a journalist with a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. All journalists at The State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State the reader comes first, last and always. Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them — and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require a keen understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.

It will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change — to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly.

Minimum requirements:

Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
Journalism degree preferred.
Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 

This reporter will fulfill McClatchy’s mission as a defender of the values of the First Amendment and as an organization that holds leaders and institutions accountable and makes our communities better.

Must possess extraordinary storytelling skills; the ability to work alone and with a team to produce the highest quality journalism; and a deep understanding of the modern, digital news ecosystem as well as how to produce journalism that has an impact in it.  

Key skills include the ability to find and tell exclusive, compelling stories that will have the greatest impact on our communities, to use data and documents to hold governments and institutions accountable, and to understand how to use a broad range of media in storytelling.

Core competencies

The ability to ask the right questions to determine whether a story idea is worth pursuing and if so, how it should be framed to speak to the largest possible audience
The ability to act as a proxy for our readers, asking the questions they want answered
An understanding of metrics, and the ability to discuss what they mean
Strong writing skills and excellent news judgment
Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy (toward readers and staff) and a superior ear for tone
Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and more outcome-oriented than task-oriented
Unquestioned journalism ethics

Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who will be based in Greenville, SC, and who can deliver exclusive reporting, excel at watchdog and accountability journalism and can handle in-depth work and research as well as breaking news. 

We are seeking a journalist with a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. All journalists at The State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State the reader comes first, last and always. Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them — and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require a keen understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.

It will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change — to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly.

Minimum requirements:

Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
Journalism degree preferred.
Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 

The Sun News is expanding its reporting staff with the addition of a South Strand reporter who will focus on development and growth in our communities. The right candidate can easily build relationships with community leaders, business and homeowners to tell the stories of a community growing despite climate change and repeated flooding.

The Sun News is looking for a driven reporter who can dig through data, business license filings, tax documents and more. He or she is a self-starter with strong organizational skills and has a deep understanding of what our audience wants to read and responds. 

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 Sun News is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist to serve as a player-coach to deliver exclusive reporting on South Carolina’s business scene. This person will write and also lead a team including reporters in Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. We seek a strong journalist who excels at watchdog and accountability reporting and can handle in-depth work and research as well as breaking news. 

We are seeking a journalist with a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. All journalists at The State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State the reader comes first, last and always. Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them — and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require a keen understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.

It will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change — to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly.

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
  • Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
  • Journalism degree preferred.

Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who will be based in Charleston, SC, and who can deliver exclusive reporting, excel at watchdog and accountability journalism and can handle in-depth work and research as well as breaking news. 

We are seeking a journalist with a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. All journalists at The State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State the reader comes first, last and always. Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them — and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require a keen understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.

It will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change — to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly.

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
  • Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
  • Journalism degree preferred.

Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 

 

Senior Editor / General Manager

 This position will oversee the newsroom’s journalism gathering and the organization’s business activities.

 As editor, the successful candidate will ensure that all of our journalism is focused on serving and growing our digital audience.

 The ideal editor will have the story-identifying and story-writing skills of a great writer or editor; the reader-engagement skills of a strong social media editor; the statistical knowledge of an analytics expert; and the coaching skills of a great leader. The editor will have the authority to use those talents to shape our journalism from story conception to approach to distribution and promotion to maximize its reach and impact.

This is a hands-on position with heavy editing and coaching responsibilities. The editor will guide the work of every journalist in the newsroom and will work closely with editors and regional teams throughout the Carolinas.

As general manager, this person coordinates business operations, maintains relationships with clients and vendors and works to ensure the overall well-being of the local unit.

 As general manager, this person coordinates business operations, maintains relationships with clients and vendors and works to ensure the overall well-being of the local unit. This position does not include responsibility for the budget, oversight of advertising or audience or other department activities. This is a leadership role, with direct oversight of building administration, community presence, employee engagement and satisfaction.

 This position reports directly to the regional South Carolina editor and indirectly to the East Region Team lead.

Core competencies:

  • The ability to lead, direct, collaborate with and coach colleagues throughout the newsroom.

  • Strong editing and/or writing skills and excellent news judgment.

  • An interest in the science of readership and engagement, and a zeal for understanding and using readership data to inform the editorial process. 

  • An interest in telling stories using a variety of media, and an enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy (toward readers and staff) and a superior ear for tone. 

  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and more outcome-oriented than task-oriented. 

  • Ability to develop and implement growth strategies.

  • Ability to manage budgets, hire staff, evaluate performance and productivity.

Requirements:

  • A deep understanding of both the art and the science of audience engagement, ideally including:

    • Fluency with analytics and how to apply them. 

    • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.

    • Good working knowledge of SEO practices.

    • A proven record of driving readership through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

    • Experience promoting content through major aggregators (Drudge, Bleacher Report, Real Clear Politics, Fark, Yahoo, etc).

    • An understanding of the psychology of online readers generally, and of the motivations and interests of a broad range of potential audiences. The ability to empathize with readers who will encounter our work under a range of different circumstances. 

  • Skill and versatility as an editor and a writer, including the ability to shape everything from breaking news briefs to longform magazine-style pieces in a way that best serves and engages the broadest possible audience. 

  • Excellent news judgment, and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers and to anticipate reader interests before they exist.

  • Excellent journalism ethics.

  • The proven ability to lead, inspire, and convey knowledge to others, and to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues in managing change.

  • The ability to solve problems, innovate and adapt in service of the primary goal, which is to produce journalism that reaches and influences an audience of significant size.

Editor needed. Weekly newspaper with high web and social media prominence. Located in SC one hour from the ocean in a rural community. Position is full time and includes benefits. Experience is a must.

If interested, send a resume to publisher@lowcountry.com

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