S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The S.C. Press Association Foundation’s internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our internship program prepares students for careers at S.C. newspapers after they graduate.

Two or more interns are placed each summer at daily and weekly SCPA member newspapers, allowing students an invaluable real-world training experience. If selected as an intern, you would be placed at a newspaper near the area or areas you put on your application. We will place you in a good learning environment, but we cannot guarantee you placement at a particular newspaper. Newspapers are given interns on a rotating basis.

This is a paid internship. Each internship is eight weeks long and pays $3,200 ($400 per week). You do not have to sign up for school credit to have this internship. However, if you want, the internship would qualify for class credit at most schools.

Internships are open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or reside in South Carolina and attend a four-year college elsewhere. Rising juniors and seniors, and recent college graduates are eligible to apply.

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Deadline to apply: March 5, 2021

Intern selection notification: Early April 2021
Internship period: Summer 2021*

*In 2020, the Foundation decided to not award internships because of COVID-19. We will closely watch the spread of the virus in Spring 2021. The safety and health of the students is our highest priority.

Waccamaw Publishers, the parent company of the Myrtle Beach Herald and myhorrynews.com, seeks an aggressive, innovative reporter to cover coastal life. We need a storyteller. In a market full of council meeting observers and police report stenographers, we pride ourselves on telling stories about the regular people affected by the decisions of those in power. We want a reporter who will ask difficult questions, explain complicated subjects in plain language and spend more time on the streets than in the office. We also need someone who will write about the characters who make the Grand Strand the vibrant community it is. This journalist would track local governments with a focus on how leaders’ decisions impact residents’ lives. This person would put a face to issues. The ideal candidate would be an experienced reporter who could write daily stories while collaborating on long-term projects. Using social media to promote our work is critical. Our news team is small but aggressive, and our reporting has been recognized at both the state and national levels. Our staff includes two reporters who were named journalist of the year by the S.C. Press Association and the first photojournalist of the year honored by the SCPA. In the most recent state contest, we won 40 awards, including 22 first place honors, and we were the only weekly newspaper to earn a public service prize. Interested? Contact Charles Perry at charles.perry@myhorrynews.com.

The Island Packet in beautiful Hilton Head, SC, seeks a smart, energetic journalist to discover and cover breaking news across the county.

As a Breaking News Reporter, your responsibilities will include:

  • Find great stories that are fast-moving and highly readable.
  • Use social media platforms to help distribute and highlight work
  • Use SEO smartly and strategically; understanding other audience growth processes
  • Understand and use audience metrics to help increase readership
  • Write quickly and often.
  • Shoot photos and video when needed.
  • Skillfully use content management systems
  • Use data and research to inform reporting

Requirements:

  • College degree
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting to audiences on all platforms
  • A deep curiosity and high energy
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and engagingly on a wide variety of topics.
  • A collaborative work ethic and the ability to communicate easily with people around the office and across the company
  • Proficient knowledge of technology including content management systems and storytelling tools
  • Ability to quickly and accurately research and verify the authenticity of information, sources, photos and video.

    Apply: https://jobs.jobvite.com/mcclatchy/job/o2twefwZ

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Managing, Niche Publications editor serves as the day-to-day operations manager for Lowcountry Parent and other Post and Courier niche publications ensuring timely deliverables. This position assigns stories to freelances and works in coordination with the Niche Editor and Marketing team to increase engagement and audience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Plan and manage daily operation of news gathering, and digital and print publishing.

·       Plan and approve all assignments for writers and follow through with packaging the stories and delivering them across multiple platforms.  This includes determining how many words each article should contain.

·       Create and enforce deadlines for writers. Ensure and adhere to a task- and deadline-driven workflow by completing the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase.  Set clear expectations.

·       Edit all submitted content for grammatical, editorial style/voice, and content.

·       Prepare budget forms for lead stories to be posted on postandcourier.com.

·       Update all content and photos on lowcountryparent.com daily.

·       Prepare the table of contents and cover teasers for each niche publication.

·       Recruit freelancers as needed and negotiate their contracts.

·       Review, facilitate and track invoices from writers), adhering to approval and process standards.

·       Manage the budget for the publications.

·       Resolve issues as they arise.

·       Collaborate with niche team on projects such as camp guides, Mom of the Month, etc.

·       Communicate relevant project information to leadership effectively.

·       Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field

·       2 years’ experience as managing editor or relevant role

·       Although it is not required to be a parent, this position must be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about kid-friendly and family friendly activities and topics of concern to parents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Working knowledge of online publishing platforms

·       Clear and succinct writing and editing skills, with the ability to produce content aligned to the organizational and product vision

·       Excellent project management, time management, organizational and leaderships skills as well as problem-solving ability; bility to balance a variety of tasks, responsibilities, and projects with multiple deadlines; ability to focus/stay organized under pressure

·       Ability to coordinate people and operations

Professional presentation, effective communication style, and outstanding interpersonal skills
·       Reliability and efficiency

Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines
·       Attention to detail

·       Strong work ethic

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

Regularly required to sit for long periods of time; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend, and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds

The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes and is sometimes subject to outside environmental conditions.

Local travel is rarely required.

EOE

Apply here.

The Post and Courier is looking for a reporter to cover education. This is an incredibly important beat, perfect for someone who wants to use the tools of unbiased, in-depth and ongoing reporting to make a difference.

Two years ago, The Post and Courier newsroom embarked on an eight-month investigation into why South Carolina’s persistent failures in education are leaving students unprepared for the world. We led calls for education reform and sparked a state-wide conversation that continues today. (https://data.postandcourier.com/saga/minimally-adequate/)

The ideal candidate will be aggressive and fair, someone who can sift through a high volume of information to find the issues that matter most to our readers. This reporter will be able to present the complex news of education in a way that’s easy to comprehend and engaging to read.

If you’re passionate about always improving your craft as a writer and reporter, this is a great newsroom for you. 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 locally owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom and expanding statewide at a time when others are contracting.

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.

Learn more about The Post and Courier: https://vimeo.com/311322268

The Post and Courier, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and five-time finalist, is adding a reporter to its new newsroom in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

At a time when newspapers across the country are scaling back, The Post and Courier has hired reporters and editors to provide the kind of quality news and information the Myrtle Beach community deserves. We are already seeing that investment pay with explosive growth in new readers and new subscribers.

Locally owned and operated for decades, The Post and Courier has a large, robust newsroom that makes public officials tremble. Recent investments have equipped us with the all of the digital tools and strategies that will make a news organization successful well into the future.

Corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm.  At The Post and Courier, we deeply value our relationship with our readers, and we believe in the old-school idea that investing in our journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue.

We are looking for the following positions in this new newsroom:

A news reporter to cover critical news topics of need in the Myrtle Beach market. Experience covering business, growth and development, local government and local schools will be valued. Experience in the market is a significant plus.

All candidate should have the following attributes:

Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.

Deep understanding of digital media and a start-up mentality, work ethic and energy.

A competitive spirit and drive to take on traditional competitors in the market.

Ability to work toward specific digital audience goals, including paid digital subscribers.

Willingness to be deeply involved in the community, attending key community events and gatherings and building meaningful relationships with key stakeholders.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Post and Courier Myrtle Beach Managing Editor Nick Masuda at nmasuda@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Client Success Manager will oversee all pre-sale and post-sale staff and processes within Evening Post Industries’ community newspaper group to ensure that advertising partners are recommended the best targeted marketing solutions available and that these campaigns are executed with accuracy, optimization and quality reporting. This position will ensure that our sales teams are well-equipped to grow marketshare and base of active accounts. The community newspaper group includes Free Times (Columbia), Summerville Communications, Post and Courier Myrtle Beach / Georgetown Times, Island Publications (Mount Pleasant), Kingstree Communications and the Aiken Standard. This position may sit in either our Columbia or Summerville offices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Oversight, leadership and day-to-day management of client success team which handles all account fulfillment, creative trafficking, billing, optimization and reporting for advertising partner campaigns

· Manage production and fulfillment of all special sections and other revenue-generating projects for the community newspaper group.

· Serve as liaison between community newspaper group’s management team and various internal partners: credit/collections, graphic design, printing and distribution, etc.

· Display in-depth knowledge of digital marketing solutions, serving as a strategist internally in discussions with sales teams and client success team.

· Join appointments with existing and prospective digital marketing clients as needed.

· Routinely review digital marketing campaigns in-progress for quality control to ensure campaigns have been regularly optimized.

· Organize professional development and continued digital training for client success team.

· Monitor client success team’s activity and community (internal and external) through use of Hubspot CRM

· Develops reporting as needed for community newspaper group

· Maintain excellent customer relationships.

Attend relevant sales, management, and strategy meetings as assigned.
Serve as back-up to vacant positions on client success team (digital operations specialists, account coordinators)
· Assist Chief Revenue Officer in tasks and projects for community newspaper group as needed

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent sales or marketing agency experience required

· 2-4 years outside sales and/or marketing agency experience required

· 1-2 years of digital marketing experience preferred

· Previous management experience preferred, particularly in a client support, strategy, or agency setting

· Strong commitment to customer service

· Valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable automobile, proof of insurance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Experience using CRM system

· Knowledge of newspaper advertising, circulation, and marketing strategies

· Excellent organizational and time management skills

· Effective communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

· Ability to learn other required software quickly

· Strong work ethic and passion for the job and its opportunities

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

Regularly required to sit for long periods of time; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds.

The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is sometimes subject to outside environmental conditions.

Limited in-state travel is required.

EOE

The Post and Courier is looking for a business reporter to cover the fastest growing economy in the Southeast. This reporter will focus on technology, employment, and take general assignment and enterprise stories as they arise.

There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. Post and Courier business reporters have gone on to work at the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Bloomberg News.

The Post and Courier is a family owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom and expanding statewide at a time when others are contracting.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, a team collaborator and communicator – especially needed in this remote work environment – and a critical thinker. We’re looking for a reporter who is interested in how the business world operates, someone who enjoys connecting the dots of how projects and moves fit into the bigger economic picture. We are looking for a strong writer, able to translate complicated concepts into engaging stories.

Charleston is an international city that offers an incredible quality of life, named No. 1 city in the nation and No. 2 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Enjoy a thriving food and arts scene, surrounded by history and a natural environment that offers boundless outdoor recreation opportunities.

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Business Editor John McDermott at jmcdermott@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace.

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

We’re Community Journals, the company behind the Greenville Journal, Upstate Business Journal, TOWN, and atHome magazine. Our team is committed to telling great stories and deepening our connection with the community we serve. We are locally owned and passionate about informing, connecting, and inspiring the people of Greenville, SC.

We are currently adding to our stable of trusted, knowledgeable, and engaged freelance business writers. This is an opportunity to write for the preferred business publication of the Upstate.

  • Are you knowledgeable about the Upstate business community?
  • Can you write about complex business topics in a readable and informative way?
  • Can you pitch ideas on a variety of business topics?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume, two or three pitches and at least one writing samples to sherry@communityjournals.com.

The Post and Courier is looking for a reporter to cover Charleston city government — a world-class city that is celebrating its 350th anniversary.

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 locally owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom and expanding statewide at a time when others are contracting. 

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. We are looking for someone with at least three to five years of experience in a daily newsroom and proven track record of watchdog reporting and well-crafted storytelling.

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.

Learn more about The Post and Courier: https://vimeo.com/311322268

We are looking for a passionate editor to lead and expand our opinion journalism efforts at The State in Columbia, South Carolina, and to coordinate our opinion work at other McClatchy news organizations in South Carolina. 

The successful candidate will be a proven leader and a digital-first journalist who has a vision for providing compelling and insightful commentary that resonates with our readers. She or he will direct the editorial board’s efforts to effect change, break news, write persuasively, elevate varied perspectives and work across multiple platforms. This leader will be charged with growing readership for our editorials and columns and building audiences for additional offerings, including video and podcasts. 

Success in this position requires being at the center of our communities, leading relevant discussions of local and statewide issues and including a wide range of diverse political views in our opinion content with the aim of  leading a civil community conversation about local public policy issues. 

The opinion editor will write reported editorials representing The State Editorial Board’s views, as well as reported columns. He or she will take the lead in soliciting commentary from influential thinkers throughout South Carolina and will continually work to find ways to engage our audiences. 

A strong understanding of how to grow and engage audiences on digital platforms is essential, as are basic social media and video skills. We expect timely editorials on breaking news, as well as reported editorials that break news. 

While editorial board members write for both online and print, a digital metabolism is required for this position. The opinion editor will also play a key role in our outreach efforts, planning community events, speaking to local groups and appearing on video.

The opinion editor will be based in Columbia, South Carolina, but will also take the lead in coordinating opinion efforts in McClatchy’s other South Carolina newsrooms, including Hilton Head, Beaufort, Myrtle Beach and Rock Hill. 

Key requirements

  • At least 3-5 years of reporting experience, preferably on local issues and/or government.

  • Skill and versatility as a writer and editor, including the ability to shape opinion pieces in a way that best serves and engages the broadest possible audience.

  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.

  • A zeal for understanding and using readership data to inform the editorial process.

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

  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Apply here.

Camden Media Co. is seeking a freelance reporter to cover government meetings in a suburban Columbia market for a weekly newspaper with the possibility of also covering weekly high school football games. Send resume to: mmischner@chronicle-independent.com.

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