S.C. newspapers are hiring!

Do you love to sell advertising? 

If you answered yes to these questions, then we should talk. For qualified candidates, My Horry News is offering protected territory selling advertising on our digital and print platforms.

My Horry News is the local leader in community news and is looking to expand our team of focused and friendly professionals.

Grow your sales career with the best in the business!

Responsibilities include:

  • Selling print and digital advertising through different mediums including display ads in all newspapers with special emphasis on all of our community newspapers, seasonal publications, digital ads and contests, and special sections.
  • Writing sales proposals for new and existing leads
  • Creating ad agreements and manifests in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Meeting and exceeding sales goals
  • Making cold calls
  • Networking through weekly meetings with local Networking groups
  • Prospecting for new customers
  • Building relationships and servicing advertisers in your assigned territory
  • Traveling in the designated territory

Qualifications Include:

  • You should be self-motivated, organized, energetic, and a team player
  • Have previous outside sales experience
  • Have valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Base salary + commission
  • Gas reimbursements
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Up to 10 days vacation annually, after 6 months of employment
  • 5 days sick leave annually
  • Company provides a MacBook Air to work on.

Please contact Advertising Director Shari Harms at shari.harms@myhorrynews.com or call 843-488-7254.

The Journal, located in Seneca, South Carolina, is seeking a full-time photographer who can take quality photos for news, sports and feature stories as well as stand alone photos. The ideal applicant will have experience taking photos of a variety of activities for a newspaper and be able to work on deadline. The Journal was recently recognized as the top mid-sized daily newspaper in the state by the South Carolina Press Association in 2020.

Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, references and samples of work to Riley Morningstar, news editor, at newsed@upstatetoday.com.

The Greenville News / GreenvilleOnline.com is seeking a dynamic content coach to help a team of reporters develop into strong storytellers focused on making Greenville a better place.

We want a coach who is passionate about helping journalists develop reporting and writing skills. We want to turn our team of reporters into a group that is adept at watchdog and accountability work that is built on data when appropriate but driven by compelling storytelling that puts a face to the issues impacting our communities.

Our emphasis is on front-end coaching that helps reporters develop story ideas and plan for their success. We also need excellent back-end coaching that helps our team understand why stories succeeded or didn’t, and prepares them to act on that information the next time out.

This coach will be part of a three-coach team that leads a group of 15 reporters who cover Greenville and its surrounding suburbs.

Often listed among the best places to live and visit, Greenville is a fast-growing city between Atlanta and Charlotte. Over the next 20 years, this metro area of about 1 million people is expected to add 220,000 new residents. All that growth means there will be a lot of stories to tell. In addition to being two hours from two great cities, we’re 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the South Carolina coast. Greenville features a great night life, minor league sports and a vibrant performing arts scene. We’re known for our restaurants, with downtown Greenville serving as the center of a regional food scene driven by inventive local and regional chefs.

Skills and knowledge

  • Ability to coach reporters to improve their reporting and writing skills
  • Proficiency in understanding and analyzing analytics to guide coverage decisions
  • The ability to interact with different personality types and help reporters find the best within themselves
  • The ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure and help others do the same
  • A desire to be part of a team that is frequently called upon to work collaboratively to get the job done
  • Knowledge of AP style and an understanding of newsroom ethics
  • Sound news judgment

Other requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field, or an equivalent amount of newsroom experience.
  • At least four years of reporting experience, or a mix of reporting and editing experience that has helped build the needed skillset.
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends depending on newsroom needs
  • Willingness and skill in interacting with the community, both proactively and reactively

Read more and apply here

The Aiken Standard, a locally-focused, family-owned newspaper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking a night editor with a keen eye for clean newspaper copy and well-designed newspaper pages.

The applicant should be willing to work evenings, have a prior knowledge of newspaper design fundamentals and a strong understanding of news writing. A college degree in journalism or similar field and a proficiency with AP Style are preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Aiken Standard offers a complete benefits package including health insurance coverage, vacation and 401K options. The Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Industries, which also owns the Post & Courier of Charleston. The company has been family owned since 1896.

Responsibilities:
• Edit national, international and local copy for spelling, grammar and AP style
• Write engaging, informative headlines
• Edit photo captions
• Organize, edit and post Web content for maximum audience in breaking news and online cycles
• Ensure adherence to standards of accuracy, fairness, style and ethics
• Facilitate timely flow of copy and meet deadlines

Requirements:
• Passion for and skilled at following the news – from world and national news to local events
• Strong skills with writing, editing, headline writing and AP style
• Ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills on daily basis
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or relevant subject
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. and surrounding area a plus

A cover letter, resume and portfolio samples (writing/editing/design) should be emailed to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. Deadline to apply is Oct. 8.

No phone calls, please.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for an energetic, enterprise-oriented sports reporter to be the anchor of a three-person staff covering mostly high school sports in Upstate South Carolina.

This reporter will focus primarily on high school sports in Greenville, and will be part of a team that covers preps in Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson. The three also will collaborate on stories of regional interest.

We’re not talking about writing game stories. Our readers already know what the score was. They want something more meaningful – they want to know who the players are, what impacts their performance on the field and what our local schools are doing to help them off the field.

Friday nights in the fall are the focus for this reporter. But enterprise stories are the heart of the beat. Producing interesting, well-read stories that take place off the field is essential to success. The best way to get there is putting in the hard work of meeting sources, talking with parents and getting to know the student athletes.

In the off-season, you’ll dig into issues and look for unique stories on other fields of play. Summer baseball, rec sports and a vibrant Upstate recreational season from the mountains to the lakes are just a few places where interesting stories might be found.

Greenville is fast-growing and increasingly diverse community in the Upstate of South Carolina. It anchors a metropolitan area of more than 1 million people, and is a vibrant city with one of the best downtowns in the Southeast. We have minor league baseball and hockey, we’re a 2-hour drive from the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and MLS in Atlanta and Charlotte, and we’re less than an hour away from Clemson University. If the mountains or the beach are your thing, both are a short drive away.

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.
  • Two-three years sports reporting experience preferred, experience building an enterprise-focused beat would be a plus.
  • Comfort building a beat and communicating with athletes and coaches.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
  • An understanding of digital analytics and how to use them to determine which content resonates with our readers.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.
  • 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.

Read more and apply here

The State (media company) is hiring a Retail Reporter.

The retail beat on the business team is a critical, high-profile one for The State. It requires both a daily presence as well as enterprise work to help our community understand and make sense of a sector that has an extensive reach and impact throughout the city. The beat needs to connect with readers on multiple levels. 

This involves covering everything from openings and closings of shops and restaurants to making sense of the latest moves in Columbia, SC’s ongoing grocery store wars. Identifying customer-impact stories is vital to this beat, from changes at local malls to why food deserts persist in a city with supermarkets seemingly on every other corner.  

And this beat entails exploring retail business trends in Columbia that resonate with readers as well as spotting national trends that lend themselves to localizing. All components of the beat involve breaking news, building sources, poring through public databases, uncovering trends and talking to real people. 

This reporter should be excited about telling stories along a wide spectrum: stories that break news that’s exclusive to The State; explanatory journalism that tells readers how something works or what it means; analysis that goes deeper behind a current news event; alternative story forms that help readers understand an issue or event; narrative storytelling that’s compelling and engages readers more deeply with our journalism; and watchdog reporting that holds leaders, institutions or systems accountable.

The watchdog component involves using public records requests, data analysis and detailed sourcing and reporting to generate stories. These pieces need to go beyond press releases and meetings to what is driving decisions affecting the community. The job requires the ability to understand our audience and frame stories in a way that highlights what is most important to them. 

Responsibilities:  

  • Regularly write news and enterprise stories that are clear, accurate, engaging and of high interest and relevance to local readers.
  • Work with editors to assure that stories are complete, fair and in context. 
  • Handle deadline demands on breaking news when appropriate.
  • Learn to develop a broad range of sources on the beat and build strong relationships with key people to identify stories relevant to them and important for our broader readership to understand.
  • Use audience metrics to determine which stories are resonating with readers and which are not. Work with editors to mine this data for takeaways about how we can build our audience.
  • Produce basic video and photos in the field. Work with visuals team to add more sophisticated visuals as a fundamental storytelling tool.
  • Write and report on a continuous-news cycle, publishing to digital platforms as well as print.
  • Use judgment in determining best digital tools for conveying news to readers in varying circumstances and formats
  • Use social networks to seek story ideas, report in real time and connect with the community.
  • Participate in training sessions offered and seek out learning opportunities.

Education and knowledge: 

  • College degree required.
  • 2+ years of beat reporting experience in a daily newsroom preferred.
  • Prior internships in a daily newsroom preferred.

Skills: 

  • Command of grammar, spelling, Observer and AP style, as well as the ability to write clearly.
  • Capacity to develop strong news judgment.
  • Ability to learn both the art and science of readership and engagement.
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.
  • Skill at developing source networks on a beat.
  • Ability to write well-organized news and enterprise stories.
  • Knowledge in use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, among others.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to learn how to obtain, sort and analyze public documents, such as property records and court records.
  • Commitment to accurate, ethical journalism.
  • Fundamental understanding of research tools.
  • Develop ability to evaluate, interpret and analyze issues and trends.
  • Develop ability to report, analyze and write with speed.
  • Develop ability to write in different styles, voices and formats.

Additional Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance with at least the minimum insurance coverage required for the state of South Carolina.

Learn more and apply.

The Island Packet is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting on city 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 Packet must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At the Packet, 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
  • Journalism degree preferred.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance with at least the minimum insurance coverage required for the state in which you will be working.

Learn more and apply.

 

North Augusta, South Carolina is just across the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia and one of the fastest-growing communities in the state. With its population explosion and new industry, we’re adding to our reporting team in the region. Join us!

Please email resume to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Report and write general news, enterprise and investigative stories for The Post and Courier-North Augusta. The stories should be primarily self-generated and demonstrate a deep understanding of the community the reporter serves. The senior reporter must be deeply involved in the community (both in person and on social media) and attends key North Augusta events and gatherings and builds meaningful relationships with key stakeholders.

Essential job duties: Research stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; finds the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources. Produces story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community. Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity. Complements stories with points of entry and supporting documents. Consistently produces sophisticated stories and story ideas from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community. Writes stories that provide sufficient context and use multiple sources. Coordinates assignments with The Star of North Augusta reporter and helps organize print budget for The Post and Courier-North Augusta.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report and write general news, enterprise and investigative stories meeting essential and basic requirements described above.
  • Prioritizes delivery of relevant breaking news type 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.
  • Works with editors early to identify appropriate digital components.
  • Produces work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understands and follows libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
  • Discusses original and assigned story ideas with supervising editor, maintaining an accurate planning document to be shared. Participates in brainstorming sessions to develop detailed and realistic story ideas.
  • Works with supervising editor to develop and/or improve reporting and writing skills. Seeks out and participates in training opportunities to improve skills.
  • Reacts to change productively.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to function in a stressful, fast-moving and ever-changing environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field
  • 3 or more years of demonstrated journalism experience
  • Must have demonstrated news reporting and writing experience, including but not limited to producing daily and enterprise copy that is error-free, clear and concise and inclusive of all appropriate context.
  • Must have demonstrated experience producing daily and enterprise news stories for a professional news organization or reasonable facsimile.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate an ability to function in a stressful, fast-moving and ever-changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to take communication and guidance from supervisors and act on it appropriately.
  • Must be proficient with grammar, AP style and libel law. Should have demonstrated ability to work with the public and communicate regularly with readers and sources on appropriate social media platforms.
  • 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.

Family owned since forever? Check.

Large, robust newsroom that makes public officials tremble? Check.

Continued investment in a digital strategy that will make a news organization successful well into the future? Check.

A great place to live and great people to work with? We’ve got that covered, too.

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a four-time Pulitzer finalist, is looking for its next newsroom leader. There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. 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.

As the next managing editor of The Post and Courier, the No. 2 position in the newsroom, you’ll have big shoes to fill and big expectations to meet. But 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.

Better yet, that ownership translates into a growing newspaper that has added staff and is expanding statewide. In recent years, we’ve opened newsrooms in three new markets across the state, expanded our capitol bureau, and doubled down on our investment in take-no-prisoners investigative reporting. 

On the digital side, we’re aggressively pushing every digital boundary you can imagine. No idea is too crazy or too big. Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach and dining at world-class restaurants? There’s that, too.

But before you apply, here’s what we need from you:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • Experience managing journalists of all types, and getting the most out of those teams. Experience managing large teams preferred.
  • A commitment to investigative and watchdog reporting at minimum; experience overseeing successful projects is preferred.
  • Deep understanding of how our audiences are changing, and the ways newsrooms must change to meet those shifting demands.
  • A clear and compelling vision for how to lead our newsroom into the future.

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

The Digital Sales Manager is responsible for directly driving digital advertising revenue for Evening Post Industries’ (parent company of The Post and Courier) community newspaper group through strategic planning, direct sales and in-field assistance to statewide sales team. While ensuring that our sales teams statewide are well-equipped to grow market share and base of active accounts through digital marketing solutions. Beyond direct selling, the DSM will impact our organization through digital training and coaching, identifying new products and revenue streams and campaign optimization. The community newspaper group includes Free Times (Columbia), Summerville Communications, Post and Courier Myrtle Beach, Georgetown Times, Island Publications (Mount Pleasant) and the Aiken Standard. This position may be based in our Columbia or Aiken Offices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

-Responsible for reaching revenue goals.

-Responsible for building and sustaining and digitally-focused account list.

-Partners with Multimedia Account Executives on sales presentations & proposals to ensure that clients receive the appropriate digital marketing products, services and rates to meet their business needs.

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

-Responsible for focus and momentum of digital media sales efforts and revenue generation, working directly with Sales Managers, Multimedia Account Executives, King & Columbus digital agency, and Client Success team.

-Help coordinate sales efforts, develop multi-product marketing solutions, and communicate changes in direction, products, processes, and standards as they pertain to digital media.

-Drive sales, packaging and launch of digital media efforts

-Build out digital media proposals

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

-Use Hubspot CRM to track all sales activity and opportunities

-Attend relevant sales, management, and strategy meetings as assigned.

-Other duties are assigned by the Chief Revenue Officer and Community Newspaper Group Publishers.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

-Five years minimum marketing or sales experience required with 3+ years digital product experience required.

-Bachelors degree in marketing, communications or similar field preferred.

-Demonstrated experience in development of marketing campaigns and business-to-business marketing and relationship-building sales success.

-In-state travel is required.

Apply here

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a small, family-owned daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team. If public safety and courts coverage interests you, then you’ll want to be considered for this position. But don’t think it’s all focused on the latest arrests and a bunch of cop briefs, coupled with the occasional high-profile trial. Public safety is bigger than that. We’ll want you to delve into the larger topics of how law enforcement and the community interact, what our various departments are doing to ensure they don’t join the national headlines affecting other communities. Or, if they do, exploring those details too. Still, this is a great opportunity to groom sources and do your best to be the first to report breaking news and keep readers informed. And courts? It’s not just about trials. It’s about exploring case backlogs and determining if some people are getting a fair shake while others are not. It’s finding out – in policing and courts – if there are legit racial disparities that need to come to light. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to crank out features, and they don’t all have to be beat-related.

We’re not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the typical parameters of a small daily. And being a family-owned newspaper means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask tough questions. That’s the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.

Maybe you just came off a successful awards year yourself on a strong weekly paper. Perhaps you have graduated from J-school where you also worked on the university’s newspaper staff and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques, but you find fewer opportunities now because of the pandemic or the ongoing trimming of newsrooms across the nation. Well, we are hiring. Sure, the pandemic took a toll on us, but we recognize that without solid content there’s no “news” in a newspaper.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips reflective of your work via regular mail or email to:

Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls, please.

The Post and Courier, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a finalist for six, is looking for a Digital News Producer to help guide our newsroom into the future.

You will be on the front lines of growing audience, building trust with readers and designing social messaging for some of the best journalism in the South. The Post and Courier is an industry leader as we focus on the kind of quality, in-depth journalism that drives digital subscriptions. Our next digital producer will be a key player in experimenting with day-to-day tactics and larger strategies to help us continue our rapid growth.

The Digital News Producer plans, develops, edits, packages, optimizes, promotes and analyzes our journalism and other content offerings across all digital, social, email, audio and other emerging platforms. The producer writes and edits newsletter products as needed, including our flagship Morning and Evening Roundups; curates our hand-designed homepage with guidance from analytics and news judgment; and collaborates to produce unique digital experiences for projects and investigations in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom.  Candidates with experience in audio work and/or podcasting will move to the top of our list.

We aren’t a “feed the beast” newsroom or one that focuses on page views. We believe in connecting people in the communities we serve with contextualized, in-depth reporting on topics that help them live better lives. We need a champion of our brand who is literate in internet culture, passionate about news, adaptable, creative and collaborative – someone who can balance seriousness and levity and know the time for each.

This is a great newsroom with lots of freedom, where people enjoy working together, cheer each other on and share a mission. We are family owned by a company that invests in the newsroom, and we are on the path to growing The Post and Courier into a statewide newspaper with newsrooms in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg.

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.

To apply, send:

  • Resume
  • 5 examples of your best work (think social posts, explainer graphics, interactives, newsletters or audio shows you’ve produced, anything relevant you’re proud of)
  • Cover letter with ideas on how you would grow and engage our audience

to Executive 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’re Community Journals, the company behind the Greenville Journal, Upstate Business Journal, TOWN, and atHome magazines. 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 creative team.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As a Community Journals graphic designer, you will play a key role on a variety of fun and challenging projects including custom magazines, brochures, digital advertisements and marketing collateral. You will deliver top tier creative for clients. This position is perfect for a skilled designer with a wide range of work experience across digital and print mediums.

Role Snapshot:

Provide graphic design for custom print projects:

  • Meet with sales reps, clients, and editors to determine scope of various projects
  • Work as part of a team with copywriters, photographers and production management
  • Concept and design special sections, publications and ads for our company and clients
  • Adhere to brand specific language and guidelines to complete projects for clients
  • Work directly with printers and/or production management on pre-press work for publications and projects
  • Stay up-to-date and knowledgeable on various printing options available for clients
  • Create digital flipbooks for publications
  • Package and prepare files for press – to include sending pages to press and approving pages

Provide graphic design of digital assets:

  • Based on client specifications, create digital banners ads to run on Community Journals websites and across national ad networks
  • Based on client specifications, design email creative to be sent to targeted email lists

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field with minimum of three years experience in layout and design. Comparable education and experience considered.
  • Proven skills in Adobe Creative Suite – mainly, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator– specifically publication design
  • Experience designing email creative in BeeFree or a similar tool
  • Experience designing digital banner creative in Bannersnack, Creatopy or a similar tool
  • Experience in both print and electronic media
  • Ability to complete creative projects on deadline
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and often work simultaneously on 3+ projects at a time
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from managers, peers and clients
  • Understanding of marketing, production, web graphics, corporate identity, advertisements, and multimedia design.

TO APPLY: Email resume and link to portfolio to talent@communityjournals.com

We’re Community Journals, the company behind the Greenville Journal, Upstate Business Journal, TOWN, and atHome magazines. 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 creative team.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Idea curation and creative page design for Greenville Journal, Upstate Business Journal, atHome magazine and other publications including cover design, and story design with interesting pullouts, graphics, photos, maps, and typography
  • Concept & collaborate with creative director, discuss story direction and intent with writers and other editorial team members
  • Work with team to keep consistent aesthetic across publications
  • Place advertising content as directed by sales manifest and how it relates to story budget
  • Work within established template utilizing provided and original art and copy. Deviate or completely break template if needed by content. There is no set template for feature/cover pieces.
  • Finalize publications for print production: Proof images for proper resolution, coloring, and quality.
  • Go through proofing process with editorial team and make changes as needed
  • Send files to the printer through FTP database
  • Manage files and content archives in Dropbox and other systems
  • Gather high resolution art elements when needed
  • Help develop visually engaging web and social content
  • When photos or graphics are not provided, create original works or manipulate design to create a compelling package of stories
  • Coordinate, concept, and art direct photo shoots when needed
  • Create/write headlines and pull information when needed
  • Create digital flipbooks for publications

REQUIREMENTS

Demonstrable range in graphic design skills with a stellar portfolio to showcase

Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field with minimum of three years experience in layout and design. Comparable education and experience considered Ability to work with a team to transform our vision into final deliverables

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Ability to complete creative projects on deadline

Must be comfortable presenting to peers and executive level stakeholders

Understanding of web design process.

Work experience in an agency is preferred.

Understanding of print production process.

  • Proven skills in Adobe Creative Suite – mainly, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator– specifically publication design

TO APPLY: Email resume and link to portfolio to talent@communityjournals.com

POSITION DESCRIPTION:   The Marketing Creative Manager leads the design and creative direction for The Post and Courier and affiliated brands to provide marketing support for all departments including overall branding, advertising/sales support, audience development and editorial.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create materials communicating brand of The Post and Courier including but not limited to: print ads, multimedia ads, email campaigns, copywriting, video (scripting and editing), web design direction
  • Develop and brand integrity by disseminating brand standards and ensuring everything with the P&C logo is properly presented
  • Create materials related to promoting efforts to build readership including but not limited to: print ads, multimedia ads, email campaigns, direct mail
  • Assist Advertising Dept. by designing multimedia campaigns for high dollar clients
  • Set up and manage a system for organizing workflow for marketing creative needs
  • Provide creative support for all aspects of event marketing including but not limited to: media kits, print ads, multimedia ads, emails, web design direction, event materials (flyers, signage, etc.)
  • Create and update ratecards and sales collateral. Future plans: develop a platform to quickly develop digital versions of sales materials (WordPress or SquareSpace, etc)
  • Provide promotional support for various initiatives throughout the year for various departments
  • Provide creative services to corporate divisions such as Chas Print Authority, King & Columbus, Evening Post Books
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    3 – 5 years professional work experience in Marketing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in managing projects from brief to delivery
    Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities
    Proven ability to work collaboratively, take direction and input to develop effective and engaging events that will achieve the company’s goals.
    Strong team player with a great attitude – a “people person” with an engaging demeanor
    Proactive and able to take ownership of the project
    Exceptional attention to detail
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with and present to all levels and functions of the organization.
    An engaging, outgoing personal style–enjoy working independently as well as on a team.

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

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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 editor/reporter to lead our award-winning food and dining coverage in one of America’s best food cities. Our food journalism is consistently among our most read work.

The right candidate will be a fearless writer and journalist. This is a high-profile job in a city where food and dining is serious business. It will require a deep commitment to deep reporting on a food community with a rich history and vibrant future. The last person in this position was awarded the inaugural James Beard Foundation award for Local Impact Journalism. 

As the lead food and dining reporter at The Post and Courier, you will have everything you need to do the job right. Another journalist will help share some of the reporting load.

You will oversee all Food content in print and online, and engage with readers on social media, at events, and through the Food newsletter. 

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.

Before you apply, here’s what we need from our next food writer:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • A commitment to watchdog and enterprise reporting in the food space.
  • A strong and distinct writing style and voice that makes readers take notice.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume, a cover letter and at least 3-5 samples of your work to Executive Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com

Slow-motion hype video? Check. Podcasts with exclusive coach interviews? Check. High school media days streamed live? Check.

The Sumter Item is looking for a multimedia sports journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The journalist will be a full-time or part-time reporter, covering beats including high school and college sports, as well as work on feature stories for our newspaper and magazines.

We are not just a newspaper. Our sports coverage includes podcasts, video, live events and in-depth feature writing. We aim to make our high school athletes feel like the stars they are, on and off the court. And we know starts. Sumter County is hometown to numerous NFL players and the likes of Ja Morant, Jordan Montgomery, Bobby Richardson, Freddie Solomon and Ray Allen.

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

This reporter 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 photography, 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 127-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, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with a Weekend Edition publishing on 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.

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.
– A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
– Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

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Multimedia Journalist
The Sumter Item is looking for someone who is passionate about independent, local journalism and wants to help define its future. The ideal candidate a fast-moving, reliable journalist with strong news judgement and the ability to create and implement new products for readers. The reporter will join our growing multimedia team that is revolutionizing local content through both print and digital products. The ideal candidate is eager to pitch creative ideas and collaborate to produce engaging multimedia content that drives readership and builds trust in the communities we serve.

The Sumter Item’s print edition is delivered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and a Weekend Edition for Saturday-Sunday. We also publish a litany of niche, seasonal and annual magazines. Additionally, our website – TheItem.com – is the area’s most-visited local media website, and our award-winning daily video show, Sumter Today, is the premier local video news show in Sumter. We host podcasts on The Item Podcast Network, community events and contests throughout the year.

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers nearby Clarendon and Lee counties. A 127-year-old, family owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state, boasting a creative flexibility that has become rare among local media organizations.

The Sumter Item is located in the heart of downtown Sumter within walking distance to 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.
The Sumter Item offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan and opportunity for advancement. 

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.
– A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
– Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling is a plus.

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and/or any applicable clips to jobs@theitem.com.

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 Greenville Journal and Upstate Business Journal editorial team.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Produce steady stream of content for our print, websites and social media platforms 

  • Stories could be “quick hits” that come from press releases or news tips, regular news pieces, profiles and features on businesses and people in the community or in-depth stories on topics that matter to Greenville and the Upstate.
  • Other content will come from you being out in the community at events, city and county meetings, business mixers, etc.

Be a multimedia storyteller

  • All content should be heavily supported with photographs, video, graphics and other visual assets.
  • Think outside the box. There are different ways to tell a story. Unique, visually driven approaches often work best. We value creativity.

Be a self-starter

  • Some content will be assigned, but the majority of it will be pitched, coordinated and executed by you.
  • As a small team, we rely heavily on collaboration, but it is critical that you are self-motivated and grasp what makes the most engaging story/content.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, writing or a related field. Equivalent experience will also be considered.
  • A passion and talent for storytelling, a strong narrative sensibility, the creativity to come up with novel new approaches, and the judgement to recognize when less is more.
  • A good understanding of the community, business and broad knowledge of different industries and subjects.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:

  • Knowledge of Associated Press style and media ethics.
  • Ability to understand and connect with key audiences across print and digital platforms.
  • Ability to shoot and edit photos and video a plus as is the ability to create simple infographics.
  • Familiarity with Google Trends and indicators of social media trends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Familiarity with Google and social analytics products a plus.
  • Excellent written communication ability.
  • Ability to spot topics with high audience interest for local and regional market.
  • Understanding of mobile-first and audience-first culture, including awareness of how today’s audiences rely on smartphones.

For more information contact Sherry Jackson at sherry@communityjournals.com

WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!
The Clinton Chronicle is seeking an energetic, personable, and outgoing Sales Representative to join our team. The right candidate will work alongside graphics and editorial to set and meet monthly sales goals. Previous sales experience is preferred, but not required. The candidate may also perform other duties such as answering phones and assisting customers. Graphic design experience a plus.

What you bring to the table:
• A Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent practical experience
• A willingness to learn and adapt to change
• Excellent communication skills
• Basic computer knowledge
• Passionate about sales and setting/meeting goals
• This role requires a valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Applications can be picked up at The Clinton Chronicle, 513 N. Broad Street, Clinton, SC, 29325 or email Kelly at ads@clintonchronicle.net to learn more. The Clinton Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Post and Courier Videographer/ Photographer will create and develop visual storytelling across multiple platforms consistent with the company’s brand. In addition, this position will work collaboratively with businesses as part of a service we offer to our customers. This position is a creative, experienced, energetic, and passionate artist with excellent videography and editing skills who will envision and capture high quality images needed for effective storytelling.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and produce videos for marketing, branding, events, and other aspects of internal and external communications.
  • Shoot in a studio environment with lighting, backdrops, green screens, and sound as well as on location.
  • Location shooting of stories for multi-media publications as well as commercials and marketing campaigns.
  • Product and lifestyle photography for marketing and advertising.
  • Plan logistics of shooting against sensitive timelines.
  • Exercise journalistic and artistic judgment accordingly in the selection of images.
  • Post-production video editing, using motion graphics, sound design, and color correction to meet time, aesthetic, and quality standards.
  • Work with clients with video/marketing needs to help them achieve their marketing goals. Interact with and guide clients, subjects/talent and others through the production process.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively across departments within the company. Actively participate in brainstorming sessions.
  • React to change productively.
  • Work with supervisor to develop and/or improve visual storytelling skills.
  • Seek out and participate in training opportunities to improve skills.
  • Research and implement new video production technologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Minimum Education level, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, photography or arts preferred
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated videography and photography experience
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through
  • Dependable transportation and a valid South Carolina driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Reliable internet access

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient with video suites such as: Final Cut Studio Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Lightroom, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Photoshop, Mac operating systems, RAW file conversion, and photo editing.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self- motivated, highly organized, and able to work in a fast-paced, innovative culture while managing parallel projects and competing timelines
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to establish content goals, project timing and creative deliverables
  • Sharp attention to detail, organized, and able to meet tight deadlines
    Strong work ethic as demonstrated by relentless energy and drive to guide projects to completion
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines

Physical Requirements, Work Environment, and Travel:

Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, 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.  This worker will be out of the office on assignment often so exposure to extreme weather elements is possible.

Daily local travel is required.  Additional travel is possible.

Apply here.

The Post and Courier, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in Charleston, S.C., is looking for a newsroom leader to grow digital subscriptions and shape the next chapter of our newsroom revenue strategy.

After relentless focus in recent years, we see continued growth of digital subscriptions as a cornerstone of our future. Two things have led to our success: Local ownership that believes in the newsroom and is committed to the kind of in-depth, well-written journalism that gets readers to subscribe; and a newsroom of talented journalists who love the craft and are willing to do the work.

The Digital Director oversees the digital content and its operations at The Post and Courier. The Digital Director also oversees, manages, and develops digital based products for the company.

Duties include:

  • Oversees team of newsroom editors.
  • Crafts, drafts and integrates strategic digital content plans.
  • Coach editors and reporters in all our newsrooms about the kind of journalism that leads to digital conversions.
  • Talks to prospective digital vendors about the potential for partnership and revenue growth, and possibly efficiency via their product or service.
  • Trains newsroom on best digital practices and new strategies.
  • Prepares analytics reports and explanations for traffic and subscription increase and decreases.
  • Maintains big-picture view of the company’s digital properties on all platforms.
  • IDs areas of digital growth communicates ways to accomplish the growth.
  • Work with editors and digital team to evolve newsroom skills and daily routines to grow digital audience, leading to conversions and subscriber retention.
  • Participate in Digital Subscription task force and lead morning cross-department digital strategy meetings.
  • Collaborate as newsroom lead in newsletter strategy.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Five years of proven digital leadership experience
  • A deep curiosity and knowledge of digital readership trends
  • An understanding of how to design and execute a multiyear digital strategy
  • A track record of identifying and growing newsroom talent
  • Demonstrated success using metrics to drive and lead strategic decisions
  • Impeccable news judgment
  • Devotion to the highest journalistic standards and expectations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or a related field.
  • Considerable knowledge of project management techniques involved in strategic planning, resources allocation, leadership technique and coordination of people and resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

This position reports to the Executive Editor.

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.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Executive 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.

Position Description: The primary objective is to enable our staff to meet or exceed digital revenue goals through a solution based selling approach. Responsible for development, implementation, and optimization of digital products. Works in partnership with local sales director to identify clients’ marketing needs and integrate them into a sales solution. Directs the launch, training, sales and analysis specific to current and future digital products.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team that focuses on digital success that includes implementation, optimization, and evaluation
  • Develop and help execute campaigns strategies based off client goals
  • Keep up to date on current products, tools and innovations as the market and our industry evolves
  • Recommend and specify new administrative tools or feature/function enhancements to existing tools for internal or external development
  • Train staff on applications of current and future digital product offerings
  • Train site teams on Ad Operations processes and procedures as needed
  • Review and apply program reporting to ensure campaigns are continually optimized
  • Identify and document best practices for cross-department workflows
  • Coordinate deliver, analytics and discussion of audience metrics, advertising metrics and financial reporting to key stakeholders
  • Analyze website traffic, pay-per-click initiatives, search rankings and other data sources to understand campaign effectiveness and identify opportunities
  • Attend all comprehensive sales training, sales meetings, strategy meetings and outside work-related events as assigned
  • Be the subject matter expert for digital offerings as they apply
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • 5 years’ experience managing multi-media digital campaigns
  • Experience executing a variety of digital media tests preferred, including, but not limited to: randomized control trials, A/B tests, platform brand lift tests
  • Experience designing campaign strategy and tactics and executing campaign plans
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A drive to constantly innovate, create and learn
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Keen understanding and demonstrated knowledge of best practices across digital landscape
  • Industry certifications a plus
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to speak in public settings on behalf of one’s organization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, simultaneously handle many tasks, work efficiently and quickly, and meet deadlines, while remaining composed under pressure
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines
  • Reliable access to internet service
  • Willingness to travel

Physical Requirements:

  • 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.

EOE

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Marketing Coordinator supports business to consumer marketing and business to business marketing initiatives for The Post and Courier across departments. The position’s objective is to enhance the brand, increase value, generate leads, grow revenue and meet revenue objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strategize and execute paid social media marketing to increase awareness and drive leads and conversions for digital subscribers, event marketing and business to business for the advertising division.
  • Coordinate the distribution of content across social media and the digital ad space based on the marketing strategy for select company accounts:

o   Post across the multiple accounts, respond and engage with followers.

o   Produce monthly reports on social growth for analysis.

o   Increase engagement and traffic through social and digital outlets.

o   Work with agency to optimize paid ad campaigns for conversion.

o   Maintain and report on paid campaign status, including budget spend and results.

  • Enterprise, write and create content and blogs to generate business to business leads for the advertising division.
  • Edit and post videos following events.
  • Edit video, podcasts and audio files for marketing projects.
  • Make updates to event websites.
  • Photo organization and management of assets for the marketing department.
  • Bring new engaging ideas and be willing to take on new challenges.
  • Prioritize, manage time and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Proactively stay ahead of industry best practices and trends through research, networking, training and education.
  • Work collaboratively across departments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • BA in marketing communications or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of marketing experience
  • Experience with social media content creation and editing
  • Experience with social media marketing platforms and campaigns
  • Proficient of After Effect and Adobe Premiere video editing software a plus
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other web CMS systems a plus
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines
  • Reliable access to internet service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a collaborative, team environment
  • Background in HTML emails, video editing, graphics for use on the web and social media
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud including but not limited to InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on Mac or PC platform
  • Incredible attention to detail & capable of multi-tasking and coordinating several projects at once
  • Ability to segment social media audiences
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office and Adobe Software
  • Basic SEO skills, social media management software
  • Ability to quickly learn and become proficient in new technology
  • Ability to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
  • Positive, professional demeanor, strong work ethic, and passion for the position and its opportunities

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

Regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time. The job requires reaching with hands and arms, bending and stooping; light to moderate lifting of 15-30 pounds. The job requires hearing, speaking and writing with close eye work on a computer screen.

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

Local travel may be required occasionally.

Learn more and apply here. 

The State Media Company is seeking a politics reporter to cover the Statehouse in South Carolina’s capital city. Not only is our legislature known for being both colorful and contentious, we have some of the nation’s top political personalities, including Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott. 

We are looking for an experienced journalist who can handle a demanding mix of daily beat coverage and long-form enterprise, and who is deeply curious about political power and those who wield it. The ideal candidate would have experience covering politics and elections and a proven track record of using public records and data to find hidden stories.  Candidates must also understand the importance of breaking news and leveraging social media.

As our State Government Reporter, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing sources on your beat.
  • Using public records and databases to uncover stories.
  • Tracking the money, from government spending to campaign contributions and expenditures.
  • Writing a healthy mix of daily and enterprise stories.
  • Quickly post stories online and developing them further as needed.
  • Using social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories.
  • Helping to plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact.

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of reporting experience preferred
  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital
  • Reliable transportation. 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works)

Application Requirements:   When applying, please include samples of your best work or a link to your portfolio.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a finalist for six, is looking for a News Developer to join our team.

The News Developer is responsible for producing news applications, graphics and digital design work, either independently or in collaboration with reporters. This position is a highly collaborative role that sits at the intersection of reporting, programming and design.

Comfort in HTML/CSS and front-end JavaScript, data analysis and a working understanding of leading news app frameworks should complement the news developer’s ability to meet tight deadlines, lead digital projects with editors and reporters and produce effective reporting. An eagerness to learn and improve from one project to the next is a must.

This is a great newsroom with lots of freedom, where people enjoy working together, cheer each other on and share a mission. We are family owned by a company that invests in the newsroom, and we are on the path to growing The Post and Courier into a statewide newspaper.

Responsibilities

– Pitch, develop and publish high quality data visualizations, news apps and interactives on strict deadlines

– Lead immersive web design for long-form reporting and build landing pages for high profile series with an emphasis on mobile-first design and sound SEO principles

– Support and maintain various server-side newsroom tools (in our case, things like the Story Budget Tool, our digital Chart Tool and our various sites hosted on Digital Ocean)

Skills

  • Strong front-end design sense supported by HTML/CSS/Javascript
  • Advanced Google Sheets/Excel knowledge. R/Jupyer Notebooks experience is a plus
  • Graphics reporting with Mapbox/Leaflet. Some D3 fluency for data graphics, some Javascript framework fluency for interactives
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
  • Google Analytics proficiency
  • Other duties as needed

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.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and five examples or your best work to Executive 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.

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

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Pulitzer finalist four times since 2013, is looking for reporters to launch a four-person Education Lab in 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. Our community has taken notice. Thanks to charitable donations to our nonprofit journalism fund, the Education Lab has funding for the next three years.

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.

The Education Lab will build on the foundation of The Post and Courier’s award-winning project “Minimally Adequate.” South Carolina has made gains since this project published but long-standing, systemic issues remain. The Education Lab will use qualitative and quantitative data to build a baseline understanding of public education in South Carolina. Through quality, watchdog journalism, surveying and community engagement, we will provide potential solutions and necessary accountability.

Before you apply, here’s what we will expect from qualified applicants:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • A commitment to watchdog and enterprise reporting.
  • A passion for the importance of every student’s access to quality education.
  • The ability to analyze complex systems and data to inform and drive your reporting.
  • Examples of clear, direct writing that can make difficult topics easy for readers to understand.

We need journalists who are critical thinkers as well as strong writers. Newsletter and/or podcast experience is also a plus.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Find out more about The Post and Courier here: https://vimeo.com/311322268.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume, a cover letter and at least 3-5 samples of your work to Executive Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com

The Marketing Graphics Designer works closely with the Marketing Creative Manager and other key managers across departments to design and develop multimedia marketing materials –
print, digital, email, large format.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Manage projects from initial concept through completion including but not limited to advertising in both print and digital formats, HTML emails, brochures, media kits, sales collateral and presentation material, flyers, logos/branding, signage, billboards, videos, graphics for use on the web, social media and in video

·       Actively contribute to team brainstorming sessions

·       Assist Creative Manager in scheduling and planning promotions

·       Propose solutions and offer suggestions for improving the quality and performance of marketing promotions.  Proactively identify opportunities to introduce creativity and innovation to existing marketing materials and development processes.

·       Stay up-to-date on the latest marketing trends

·       Maintain working knowledge of various software, including but not limited to Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), HTML email platforms (HubSpot, MailChimp, Constant Contact, etc.), PowerPoint

·       Learn additional software programs as needed

·       Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design plus 5 years of experience

·       Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud including but not limited to InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on PC platform

·       Portfolio of work that demonstrates your creativity and strengths

·       Knowledge of WordPress or other web CMS systems a plus

·       Knowledge of Adobe Premiere video editing software a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Superior digital and email design skills and an excellent understanding of best design practices

·       Excellent design style, visualization, attention to detail and judgment

·       Excellent writing skills and ability to shape marketing messages with limited guidance

·       Creativity; the ability to think outside the box

·       Understanding of marketing principles and practices

·       Self-starter with high “get-it-done” quotient; strong work ethic

·       Strong organizational skills

·       Excellent multitasking skills with the ability to establish great working relationships

·       Team player and collaborator

·       Ability to balance, prioritize and deliver excellent results under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

·       Ability to take constructive feedback to accomplish overall marketing objectives

·       Positive, professional demeanor, strong work ethic and passion for the job and its opportunities

·       Understanding of copyright laws

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

Ability to frequently sit for extended periods of time

Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision & depth perception

Ability to move around the building to get things done

Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Ability to perform moderate lifting, sometimes up to 30 pounds, but usually less than 15 pounds

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

Local travel may be required; out of town travel is possible.

EOE

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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.

The Anderson Independent Mail, part of the USA TODAY Network, is seeking a reporter to find and write the most interesting stories in Anderson, South Carolina.

Anderson is a lake community with a downtown that is on a path to revitalization. We want a reporter who will hold public officials accountable, help our audience understand their community and give readers the power to make informed decisions.

We’re looking for a reporter who will cover people and issues, not meetings. You will need to think critically and creatively and write with clarity and impact. This position requires a reporter who understands the impact of growth on a community as well as someone who wants to connect with the people who live in Anderson to report the issues that are most importantto them.

Anderson is a small town with a diverse population. It also struggles with some of the problems that face bigger cities. Close to Greenville, it’s fighting for its identity in a region that is growing much faster than the rest of the country.

To do this job, you will need to be skilled at sifting through social media, building trust with sources and have an eye for important details buried in public records. You also should have a desire to dig into data and file FOIA requests to get at information that’s not readily available.

 

Responsibilities:

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

· Become the leading voice on the Golden Strip.

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

· Provide thoughtful analysis of local issues.

· Work with our audience development editor to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

· Collaborate with content teams across the region to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e.photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.

· Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

· Provide 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.

· A year of reporting experience preferred, but we’ll consider a recent graduate with all the right tools.

· 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).

Learn more and apply.

The Sumter Item is looking for a dynamic newsroom leader committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The ideal candidate is a fast-moving, reliable leader with strong news judgment and the ability to create and implement new products for readers. The candidate will lead our developing newsletter strategy, joining our growing multimedia team that will help revolutionize local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch creative ideas and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging multimedia content.

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 and Clarendon. As a 127-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 Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and a Weekend Edition for Saturday-Sunday. 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. We host podcasts on The Item Podcast Network, community events and contests throughout the year.

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

Requirements & Qualifications

– College Degree required, preferably in the field of journalism.

– Newsroom leadership experience is preferred.

– Ability to test new strategies for reader engagement within Mailchimp preferred.

– 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 the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop, preferred.

– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling is a plus.

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and or clips to jobs@theitem.com.

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