S.C. newspapers are hiring!

A daily newspaper in the beautiful upstate region of South Carolina is now accepting resumes for Managing Editor. We are a conservative, highly political newspaper who is committed to covering the community we serve. We are looking for a news leader who can manage and direct the daily operations of the newsroom while holding a beat of his or her own. Our managing editor will focus on the government, making sure our readers are informed and up to date and that our community leaders are completely transparent. You will coordinating with reporters and other newsroom staff on long-range planning and production. Assisting on social media response and breaking news. Managing and directing evening newsroom staff and identifying training opportunities for growth and development all employees. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university and a minimum of one year related relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. PC skills including Microsoft products and knowledge of Quark and/or InDesign software. Basic mathematical skills and the ability to compute and interpret data. Newsroom experience with an ability to communicate and impart editing and production on multiple platforms. Strong planning and editing skills. Ability to be a collaborative coach who instinctively understands how to help talented personnel perform their best work. Ability to work effectively with colleagues in other departments and understand that a newspaper is also a business. Competitive salary and benefits package based on experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should forward resumes to Blind Box A.

The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The journalist will be a full-time writer, covering beats including crime and city/county government, as well as work on feature stories for our newspaper and magazines. Any journalists interested in sports coverage are also encourage to apply. Please make a notation in the subject line.

The Sumter Item was named one of America’s “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher magazine for 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements & Qualifications

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

The Journal, a five-day-a-week newspaper in Seneca, is looking for a general assignment reporter to cover variety of beats including breaking news, government, community news and features. We are searching for a reporter with strong writing and reporting skills and knowledge of AP Style and a natural curiosity. Send resumes to ncannada@upstatetoday.com.

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

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

The successful candidate will be able to show:

  • A proven track record of watchdog journalism.
  • An ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects at once.
  • A history of using public records and data in reporting.
  • An understanding of digital readership and how to leverage our best work on all platforms.

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

The State is part of the McClatchy Co. and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Post and Courier is looking for an education reporter to join our team at a critical time for education in South Carolina. Our newsroom spent the majority of 2018 reporting and writing a project titled “Minimally Adequate” that examined the reasons this state is consistently at the bottom in the nation for public education. The reporting sparked discussion across the state and in the legislature that is still ongoing.

We aren’t a “feed the beast” newsroom or one that focuses on page views. We believe in contextualized, in-depth reporting and the power of a well-written story.

We need a reporter who is a critical thinker and a strong writer. We are looking for someone who goes beyond the classroom feature and board meeting coverage, someone with a demonstrated watchdog approach to government reporting. The Education Writers Association awarded our series on South Carolina’s failing schools its prestigious Eddie Prize this year, calling the work a “fascinating and devastating account of the complex historical factors that drove South Carolina’s schools to the bottom of national rankings.” We are looking for a proven self-starter to keep digging on these issues and chronicle ongoing efforts to bring about the most sweeping reform to the state’s education system in decades. Data skills are a plus, so let us know if you have command of Javascript, Python, API, Excel, Access or MySql.

There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. The Post and Courier is a family owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom.

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

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com.

The Post and Courier is 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.

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning 12,000 circulation daily paper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking an experienced local government reporter, with a focus on daily coverage of the city of Aiken.

The ideal candidate has several years experience covering local government in a daily newsroom and is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn’t hesitate to dig to get them.

Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, understanding government budgets and procedures, recognizing trends and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea.

Reporter must also have the ability to pull ideas from the beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute that through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Attending city government meetings

• Understanding and reporting on government budgets

• Localizing national headlines

• Writing enterprise pieces and in-depth pieces

• Generating story ideas

• Ability to bring a fresh perspective to the beat in an ever-changing newspaper industry

• Ability to easily work with other reporters and editors in the newsroom

• 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

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 writing samples to News Editor Holly Kemp at hkemp@aikenstandard.com. No phone calls, please.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal is looking for an reporter who can build sources, develop thoughtful stories and break news for a variety of print and online publications. The ideal candidate will have a competitive spirit, an understanding of business news and the ability to collaborate with our statewide news team.

The Business Journal publishes news and information for small- and medium-sized businesses. You’ll be part of a vibrant newsroom culture that values quality, integrity and having fun doing the news. You’ll also have access and be asked to leverage digital tools to increase our ability to connect with our audience and tell stories that matter to them, their business and our community.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal is based on the coast of South Carolina in one of the most historic cities in the nation. Our community frequently ranks at the top for quality of life and cost of living and has developed an entrepreneurial environment with established companies growing alongside young startups.

Prospective candidates should have a college degree in English, journalism or mass communications and two-years’ experience with a news gathering operation. Please send your resume and three published clips. We offer competitive pay and a generous benefits package.

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

Apply here.

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

A growing, independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier offers a break from the cost-cutting (at all costs) recent history of corporate-owned media companies. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care about this newspaper and its reputation.

In the past four years, The Post and Courier has been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize three times, including this year in the Feature Writing category. We expect our next quick-response reporter to help us build upon that tradition.

Send a cover letter, resume and best clips to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

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

The reporter will follow local politics and the key players on the local, state and national levels.

The reporter will cover breaking news as is needed. The reporter will work with the editor to determine when breaking news takes priority over other beat coverage.

The goal is to produce impactful, compelling stories that are most relevant to our readers and can be found only at heraldonline.com or in The Herald newspaper.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Regularly write breaking 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.
  • Develop a broad range of sources on the beat and build strong relationships with key people to identify impactful stories that are important to our readers.
  • Work with other reporters throughout the Carolinas when appropriate to ensure the most complete coverage.
  • Use audience metrics to determine which stories resonate with readers so we can make the best use of our reporting efforts. Work with editors to mine this data for takeaways about how we can build our audience.
  • Produce basic video and photos. Work with visuals staff to add more sophisticated visuals as a fundamental storytelling tool.
  • Write and report on a continuous-news cycle, publishing first to digital platforms.
  • Work with editors to determine the best digital tools for conveying the 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. Prior internships in a daily newsroom preferred. One year or more of daily newsroom experience preferred.

Apply here.

Camden Media Co. has an opening for on-post work at The Fort Jackson Leader. Military experience a plus. Must have writing samples. Email resume to mmischner@chronicle-independent.com and put “Reporter Position” in subject line.

The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The journalist will be a full-time writer, covering beats including crime and city/county government, as well as work on feature stories for our newspaper and magazines.

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

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

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

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 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.
– Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
– A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
– A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.
– Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Reporter: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Journalism: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Apply here.

The position is responsible for the service and development of active, inactive and potential new advertising customers leading to revenue and active account growth in Georgetown & Horry Counties.
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree from a four year University preferred.
  • Four years’ experience in media outside sales or similar experience.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable, insured, vehicle.
  • Proven sales success.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Setting an example in work ethic, professional conduct, positive attitude and standards and behavior with customers and other employees.
  • Adhering to all company policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever evolving marketplace and workplace.
  • Basic use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to learn and effectively use job relevant Evening Post business systems including eXpanse, Brainworks, AdPerks, and others as needed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill
  • The ability to react to emergencies and changes in productivity and to handle other essential tasks as required.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable, insured, vehicle.

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 up to 30 lbs. per safety policy.
EOE

Apply here.

Seeking talented, driven reporter
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.
This year alone, the 100-year-old Index-Journal received 40 press awards, including 13 first-place finishes, while sweeping several categories and again earning the President’s Award for Excellence among papers that circulate fewer than 12,000 editions. 
This is the eighth consecutive year the newspaper has earned more than 25 awards and the fourth time this decade it has brought home the president’s cup. 
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. It means we don’t have to slash newsroom personnel to satisfy a bottom line. 
We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the 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’re about to graduate from J-school and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques.
If that’s 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

Post a job

As a service to its member newspapers, the S.C. Press Association lists employment opportunities on our site upon request. There is no charge for this service to SCPA member newspapers. The non-member fee to post job listings is $35 per ad – with ads being listed for a period of 30 days. Email job listings to Jennifer Faulkner.