S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The Anderson Independent-Mail/independentmail.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for an energetic, enterprising sports reporter to cover mostly high school sports but also anything else that catches the eye in this sports-oriented community in Upstate South Carolina.

We’re not looking for run-of-the mill coverage. Our readers already know what the score was. They want something more meaningful stories that get at who the athletes and why they compete, and what schools are doing to ensure their athletes are safe and successful. We need a reporter who can hunt down those stories.

Friday nights in the fall are the focus for our sports reporter, but enterprise stories are the heart of this beat. Finding interesting, well-read stories that take place off the field is essential to making this beat a success. That means a lot of hard work meeting sources, talking with parents and getting the pulse of our sports community.

In the offseason, it will be essential to dig into issues and look for unique stories on other fields of play – summer baseball, recreational sports and our nearby lakes are just a few areas where interesting stories are likely to be found.

Anderson is a thriving, diverse community that’s a 30-minute drive from Clemson and Greenville, a 45-minute trip 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.

The last reporter in this role went on to cover Division I college athletics in a Power Five conference, so it can be a springboard to a much bigger audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages.
  • Tailoring coverage to the audience through the use of digital analytics.
  • Working toward becoming the community’s leading voice in high school athletics.
  • Connecting with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) and by providing thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Working with newsroom leaders 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).
  • Taking photos and video as needed to augment our digital first coverage.
  • Promoting a personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Providing 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 sports.
  • 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
  • Sound 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.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.
  • Comfort building a beat and communicating with athletes and coaches.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

Learn more and apply here.

The Greenville News and the USA TODAY Network are looking for an experienced sports reporter with an enterprise mindset to cover sports at the University of South Carolina. You will provide coverage for our three SC dailies and others throughout the Southeast and contribute to the USA TODAY Network’s coverage of the Southeastern Conference.

Candidates should:

  • Have a strong knowledge of college athletics

  • Have the interpersonal skills to help build a strong source network of coaches, athletes and other influential people on the beat

  • Be unafraid to ask difficult questions and find the answers, even if they are not readily apparent

  • Be prepared break news in a fast-paced digital environment, as well as develop strong enterprise and analysis reporting on college athletics, both on this beat and with other college reporters across our network

  • Be comfortable filing Freedom of Information Act requests as we hold this public university’s athletic department accountable to fans and residents.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Telling stories that accurately inform, entertain and engagespecific audiences across multiple platforms.

  • Using digital analytics to target content to specific audiences and help grow subscriptions at our three Upstate South Carolina properties.

  •  Connecting with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.).

  • Providing thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

  • Working with the local editors, content strategist and audience analyst to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and developing ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

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

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

Requirements

  • Four-year degree in journalism or an equivalent field

  • Excellent news judgment

  • Knowledge of AP Style and news reporting techniques

  • Experience covering sports in a competitive environment

  • Strong knowledge of effective use of social media, especially emerging platforms that may be more prevalent among high-school and college athletes

  • Knowledge and understand of digital engagement metrics and how to use them to develop and distribute engaging content

  • This position is full-time, and the reporter will be expected to live in the Columbia, S.C., metropolitan area.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and no more than four relevant writing samples to Jim Rice at jdrice@greenvillenews.com.

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Pulitzer finalist four times since 2013, is looking for a passionate editor/reporter to drive coverage in one of the fastest growing areas of South Carolina.

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. Nowhere is that more important than in the rapidly growing areas of Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

As a local news editor/reporter for that region at The Post and Courier, you will have everything you need to do the job right. Our newspaper is one of the few independent, family-owned papers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation. And they’ve invested accordingly.

But before you apply, here’s what we need from our next player/coach:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • A commitment to watchdog and enterprise reporting; experience managing or producing such work will move you to the top of our list.
  • Understanding of how our audiences are changing, and the ways newsrooms must adapt to meet those shifting demands.
  • The demeanor necessary to be an effective coach, line editor and confidant for a talented group of reporters who simply need someone to help them make the everyday, difficult decisions that separate good journalism from great journalism.
  • The ability to juggle editing and reporting responsibilities in a fast-paced environmet.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

More about The Post and Courier here: https://vimeo.com/311322268

The Kingstree News is looking for a journalist to write news stories, take photos and edit community announcements for the community of Kingstree.

Part of the Evening Post Newspaper Group, owner of The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., the Kingstree News is an independently owned and operated news organization with a deep commitment to the community it serves. The right person for this job will reflect that commitment in their day-to-day work and be comfortable representing the newspaper in the community.

This position will report to the Local Editor in The Post and Courier’s Myrtle Beach newsroom and have the support of the organization’s entire news team. We are looking for a self-starter eager to cover a diverse community that serves as the county seat for Williamsburg County.

Experience working in a weekly or community newsroom is preferred, but we will consider all candidates who demonstrate drive, determination, flexibility and skill.

Evening Post Newspaper Group/Kingstree News is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and five recent clips to Mitch Pugh, Executive Editor-The Post and Courier, at mpugh@postandcourier.com.

The News-Leader, Florida’s oldest weekly newspaper, is searching for a talented and enterprising writer and reporter to join its award-winning staff in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The News-Leader is owned by Community Newspaper Inc., an Athens, Ga.-based media enterprise that firmly believes in the value and future of newspapers. Corporate newspapers controlled by venture capitalists and hedge fund managers are shrinking newspaper staffs across the country; we’re not. This position has been ADDED to our 2021 budget.

We’re redoubling our efforts, aiming to expand with new print products and investing in digital infrastructure for the future. The perfect candidate wants to be a part of that growth. And they want to work in paradise.

The News-Leader is located on Amelia Island, a premier tourist destination known for its bustling downtown (and the accompanying shops and restaurants) and beaches (lots of access points, by the way). Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach are a part of Nassau County, one of the fastest growing counties in Florida. We’re also a short drive to Jacksonville, which boasts all the big-city amenities.

We’re looking for a hard-charging, talented journalist to join our staff. We want someone with a proven ability to write breaking news stories, deeply researched enterprise pieces and well-crafted features.

We also want someone who has a passion for newspapers and journalism. Jobs in this industry aren’t for the faint of heart. We want someone who believes in the power of journalism and desires to help us make the News-Leader the best weekly newspaper in America.

Candidates interested in applying should send a cover letter, 5-7 clips and references to Editor Scott J. Bryan at sjbryan@fbnewsleader.com. No phone calls.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal /goupstate.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking a reporter to cover growth and development.

Spartanburg is part of the vibrant Upstate of South Carolina. Along with neighboring Greenville, it is the largest metro area in South Carolina. As of 2019 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, Spartanburg County is the 19th fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country.

New businesses, housing developments and apartments are consistently popping up across Spartanburg County. The city continues to grow with an expanding downtown. Boiling Springs, Roebuck and Duncan are also hotbeds for new industry and residential growth. The Herald-Journal strives to be the first to inform readers with breaking news and analysis related to our growth.

This is more than a business beat. The right candidate will be able to spot trends, connect dots and tell bigger stories about how the economic engines of this region are impacting Spartanburg and its residents.

This reporter is expected to file public records requests and mine data for enterprise stories. This reporter also works closely with our city and county government reporters for story tips and ideas. We want this reporter to also explore issues related to affordable housing, public transportation, racial equity and neighborhood sustainability.

Spartanburg 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.
  • Weekly business and development updates.
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Takes on a leadership role with our What’s New in Spartanburg? Facebook Group.
  • Works with editors and content strategists to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., Photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
  • Use digital analytics to guide content decisions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience writing investigative or solutions-oriented journalism.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Snap Chat.
  • 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.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • 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 pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.

Learn more and apply.

The Aiken Standard, a daily newspaper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking to add several full-time reporters to our award-winning team.  

Ideal candidates have experience in a newsroom environment along with strong editing, multimedia and photography skills. 

We are hiring general assignment reporters, as well as seeking to fill several beats – crime, education, local government.

Assignments range from event coverage, breaking news, coverage of government meetings, feature profiles and more in-depth enterprise pieces. 

Salary will be commensurate to experience.

Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Industries, parent company to our sister paper, The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

• General assignment reporting
• Generating story ideas and localizing national headlines
• Attending government meetings
• Meeting deadlines
• Writing enterprise and in-depth pieces
• Taking photographs and video to accompany stories
• Utilizing social media daily to post articles and for community engagement 

Requirements: 

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications
• Strong skills with writing, editing and AP style
• Previous experience in a newsroom environment
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. , and surrounding cities a plus 

How to apply: 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 writing samples to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com.

Deadline to apply is May 14, 2021. No phone calls, please. 

The Post and Courier, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and five-time finalist, seeks a reporter to cover Spartanburg, S.C.

At a time when newspapers across the country are scaling back, The Post and Courier recently hired six reporters and editors to launch a newsroom in the Upstate region. Now we are adding a seventh journalist to that team, based in Spartanburg and dedicated to further growing The Post and Courier’s expanding statewide network

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 that investing in our journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue.

We are looking for a local reporter with a start-up mentality and demonstrated ability to find unique, interesting storiesExperience covering business, growth and development or local government will be valued.All candidates 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 Greenville Managing Editor Ryan Gilchrest at rgilchrest@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

The Journal, a five-day-a-week newspaper in beautiful Upstate South Carolina, is looking for a versatile general assignment reporter to cover everything from breaking news and small-town government to human interest pieces and drug busts.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter with the obvious strong writing and reporting skills, knowledge of AP style and a natural curiosity that lends itself to asking deeper questions. We are a family-owned newspaper that prints Tuesday through Saturday so our staff can enjoy weekends exploring the abundant nearby lakes, waterfalls and hiking trails that grace Oconee County. Oh, and the national champion Clemson Tigers, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Send cover letter, resume, 3-5 writing samples and references to News Editor Norm Cannada at ncannada@upstatetoday.com.

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 marketExperience 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 Columbia/Myrtle Beach Managing Editor Andy Shain at ashain@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal /goupstate.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a reporter to cover the city of Spartanburg.

Spartanburg is part of the vibrant Upstate of South Carolina. Along with neighboring Greenville, it is the largest metro area in South Carolina. As of 2019 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, Spartanburg County is the 19th fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country.

Spartanburg features a vibrant downtown, and an important aspect of the city reporter’s job is to know what’s happening downtown. Not just “what’s coming or what’s going,” but “how” and “why” did it happen. On top of that, the city also features north, south, east and west corridors with unique interests.

The city beat is far more than covering council meetings.

Our reporters are expected to develop community sources especially within under-served communities. This is a municipal beat that should also be in tune with business, public transportation, affordable housing, racial equity and neighborhood sustainability.

In a competitive news market, the Herald-Journal strives to be the first to inform readers with breaking news and analysis related to the city. This reporter is expected to file public records requests and mine data for enterprise stories. This reporter also works closely with our county government, growth and development and public safety reporters for story tips and ideas.

Spartanburg sits halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. We are 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Responsibilities:

  • Tell stories that accurately inform and engage audiences and helps to build a base of loyal readers and subscribers.
  • Writes stories that address problems in our communities and probes potential solutions, holds government and other community leaders accountable, advocates for the well-being of Spartanburg and the people who live here.
  • Understands the use of metrics and analytics to tailor writing to audience and to encourage readers to subscribe.
  • 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.) Takes on a leadership role with our What’s New in Spartanburg? Facebook Group.
  • Works with editors to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., Photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • 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.  
  • Experience writing investigative or solutions-oriented journalism.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Snap Chat.
  • 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.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends.

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 pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.    

Here are more details and how to apply.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for a quick-response reporter to cover breaking news of all kinds across all platforms.

The Post and Courier, the largest daily newspaper in South Carolina, has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s leading watchdog news organizations.

We cover breaking news a bit differently. We don’t chase every crime, crash or fire. We pursue the stories that matter most to our readers. Our goal is quality over quantity. We write the quick online version, then follow up throughout the day working toward a themed, bigger picture enterprise story by the end of the day. Then we look for more enterprise angles to keep the story going. This approach led to the Walter Scott coverage being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. https://www.postandcourier.com/business/p-c-a-pulitzer-finalist-for-breaking-news-photography/article_18824c1d-fbb3-5725-a015-6d1f8ae4b55b.html

The Post and Courier is a locally owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom and expanding statewide at a time when others are contracting. This year, we made a significant investment in the future with the purchase of a 2008 Goss Magnum Single Width Press.

Send a cover letter, resume and best clips to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com. 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 are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

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

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