S.C. newspapers are hiring!

AikenStandard.com and The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily community newspaper serving Aiken, S.C. area, is seeking a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) to add to its news gathering team. Your responsibilities as a MMJ will include reporting, shooting and editing news stories, writing, developing contacts, as well as other responsibilities as assigned. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet, social networking sites and mobile phones.

This is a full-time position including benefits; salary is negotiable and will be commensurate to experience. Experienced journalists and recent college graduates encouraged to apply.

Aiken is located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga., home of The Masters. Learn more about our community at VisitAikenSC.com. The Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group, parent company to our sister paper, The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong news judgment and writing skills
  • Sharp video shooting and editing skills
  • Solid storytelling ability
  • Smooth/pleasant delivery
  • Previous experience in a newsroom environment 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • General assignment and beat reporting
  • Generating story ideas and localizing national headlines
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Taking photographs and video to accompany stories
  • Utilizing social media daily to post articles and for community engagement
  • Monitor and cover breaking news as needed

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications
  • Strong skills with technology, video production, editing and AP style
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record
  • Sharp news judgment
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team
  • A self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
  • Ability to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in storytelling
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
  • Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C., and surrounding cities a plus

How to apply:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and clips or link to your online demo reel to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2022. No phone calls, please. 

We’re hiring!

The Lancaster News, a 7,000 circulation twice-weekly newspaper published by Paxton Media Group, is looking for a general assignment reporter to cover Lancaster County. The paper, which won the 2021 S.C. Press Association General Excellence award, covers one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, N.C.

If you can write accurate, compelling news and feature stories on deadline, this is the job for you. Excellent grammar, spelling and writing skills required. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience required. Photography and social media skills a plus. Competitive salary and good benefits package.

To apply, send a resume with three recent writing samples and three references to: Jane Alford at jalford@thelancasternews.com. Application deadline is Dec. 15.

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.

Our journalism focuses on our local communities, and in that role we have the ability to spotlight problems, highlight solutions and truly make a difference — all the reasons you got into journalism. And we are part of McClatchy, a digitally driven company focused on innovation, with newsrooms in 30 communities in the United States, 

We are located in Columbia, SC, a vibrant state capital with a major university and a high quality of life.

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)

Read more and apply here.

The award-winning Charleston City Paper, an alternative independent weekly, seeks a senior reporter to cover breaking stories as well as write news and features about local government.

ANNUAL PAY RANGE:  $40,000 to $52,000, based on experience.  

  • NOTE:  This is not an entry-level job.

Minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to tell compelling stories about people, not institutions.

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment.

  • Strong people skills, including the ability to give and take constructive criticism.

  • Self-starter with ability to develop sources and interesting story ideas.

  • Ability to take photographs, as needed. 

  • Comfortable with technology, including Google apps and social media.

  • At least three years of journalism experience at a professional level.

  • Experience in meeting deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics.

  • Understanding of state open records laws.

  • Proven ability to engage with readers and develop sources.

  • Experience with in-person interviews.

  • Entrepreneurial news spirit and curiosity.

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Education and experience:

  • College degree preferred.

  • At least three years of local news experience is preferred.

TO APPLY

  • Send one-page cover letter on why you are the ideal candidate.  Include one-page resume and three published stories.  

  • Send to:  editor@charlestoncitypaper.com.

The Marlboro County Herald Advocate and Pee Dee Life magazine is hiring a general manager to oversee all operations and specifically drive revenue in new geographical areas, the quarterly magazine, and digital marketing products.

The Herald Advocate has an exceptional core team and needs a leader to help it continue its mission to provide the best community journalism across all print and digital platforms and provide local businesses with a trusted advertising vehicle.

The Herald Advocate publishes in print weekly, 1-2 per week as an e-newsletter, and 24-7 on our website and social media channels. We also create and distribute a popular quarterly magazine, Pee Dee Life.

The Herald Advocate, part of the Champion Media family of publications, also works in concert with sister papers in neighboring NC counties on special sections, promotions, and other collaborative ventures to take advantage or our regional reach.

The successful candidate will be organized, creative, goal achievement oriented, and able to connect with the local community.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to tjohnston@cmpapers.com

This position will oversee The Island Packet’s journalism gathering.

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

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

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

This position reports directly to the regional South Carolina regional editor.

Core competencies:

  • The ability to lead, direct, collaborate with and coach colleagues throughout the newsroom.
  • Strong editing and/or writing skills and excellent news judgment.
  • An interest in the science of readership and engagement, and a zeal for understanding and using readership data to inform the editorial process. 
  • An interest in telling stories using a variety of media, and an enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy (toward readers and staff) and a superior ear for tone. 
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and more outcome-oriented than task-oriented. 
  • Ability to develop and implement growth strategies.
  • Ability to manage budgets, hire staff, evaluate performance and productivity

Requirements:

  • A deep understanding of both the art and the science of audience engagement, ideally including:
    • Fluency with analytics and how to apply them. 
    • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.
    • Good working knowledge of SEO practices.
    • A proven record of driving readership through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
    • Experience promoting content through major aggregators (Drudge, Bleacher Report, Real Clear Politics, Fark, Yahoo, etc).
    • An understanding of the psychology of online readers generally, and of the motivations and interests of a broad range of potential audiences. The ability to empathize with readers who will encounter our work under a range of different circumstances. 
  • Skill and versatility as an editor and a writer, including the ability to shape everything from breaking news briefs to longform magazine-style pieces in a way that best serves and engages the broadest possible audience. 
  • Excellent news judgment, and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers and to anticipate reader interests before they exist.
  • Excellent journalism ethics.
  • The proven ability to lead, inspire, and convey knowledge to others, and to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues in managing change.
  • The ability to solve problems, innovate and adapt in service of the primary goal, which is to produce journalism that reaches and influences an audience of significant size.

This job offers a competitive wage and a full benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) Etc. EOE

Read more and apply here.

The S.C. Press Association is looking to hire three college journalism/communications students for PT work over Winter Break helping get the News Contest entries ready for judging. Applicants need to be in Columbia for most of the break (starting in early Dec.) to work 20-25 hours a week. Hours are flexible and the pay is $12 an hour. Candidates should have a high attention to detail. Some knowledge of Photoshop and Acrobat is a plus. Interested? Email Jen Madden no later than Nov. 15. Please include resume and availability during Winter Break (days/hours, holiday travel, etc.).

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

Two or more interns are placed each summer at daily and weekly SCPA member newspapers, allowing students an invaluable real-world training experience.

If selected as an intern, you will be matched with an SCPA member newspaper that can provide the best learning environment for your area of interest. The Foundation will either help you secure housing for your internship or place you at a newspaper near an area where you already have access to housing.

This is a paid internship. Each internship is eight weeks long and pays $4,000 ($500 per week). You do not have to sign up for school credit to have this internship. However, if you want, the internship would qualify for class credit at most schools.

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

Application Deadline: Dec. 9, 2022
Intern selection notification: February 2023
Internship period: Summer 2023

Apply Today

The State is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting that informs and engages readers in the region. The reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.

Lexington is one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties. More than 67 percent of its residents voted for Donald Trump.. Its residents are more religious than other communities, and they strongly support the Second Amendment. This reporter covers local issues that connect with these readers’ interests. 

The county recreation and aging commission has 22 sports complexes, including major facilities for tennis, soccer and baseball. Recreation is at the center of many Lexington County families, as is Lake Murray, one of the Midlands biggest attractions. People fish, boat and swim there almost year-round. Restaurants and other businesses cater to people who enjoy the lake. Some of Columbia’s most expensive homes are found along the shoreline. Neighborhoods are sprouting up almost daily. This beat covers all of those activities and more.

The position 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

Education & experience:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least 1 year of local news experience preferred

Learn more and apply. 

The Island Packet is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting that informs and engages readers in the region. The reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.

The reporter will have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. And like all journalists at The Island Packet, the reporter must have demonstrated 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

Education & experience:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least 1 year of local news experience

Learn more and apply.

The Sun News seeks an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive breaking news reporting that informs and engages readers. The breaking news reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers. 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.

Our journalism focuses on our local communities, and in that role we have the ability to spotlight problems, highlight solutions and truly make a difference — all the reasons you got into journalism. And we are part of McClatchy, a digitally driven company focused on innovation, with newsrooms in 30 communities in the United States.

We are located in Myrtle Beach, a growing and active community with unique restaurants and all of the outdoor activities you could ever want. Working at the beach can’t be beat.

The breaking news reporter will have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. And like all journalists at The Sun News, the reporter must have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.


Minimum requirements:

  • College degree and two years prior experience preferred
  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgement
  • 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 engagement, including and understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and like” 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, 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 workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortable in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving.
  • Must have reliable transportation. Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).

Learn more and apply. 

The Editor is a working editor that requires reporting weekly coverage of the community beat to include municipal government and affairs, school news, human interest/ features, and events. This position is required to attend various news events, governmental meetings and/or covering breaking news events as well as community events. This position is considered a critical needs employee during emergencies or breaking news events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Stay aware of breaking news in the community beat.
  • Assign events, meetings, and stories to reporters.
  • Write stories and shoot and edit photographs as needed
  • Choose, monitor, post, and schedule all online/social media content in addition to the byline stories produced by staff.
  • Assign/write articles and handle layout for special editions.
  • Edit copy and do page layout.
  • Oversee editorial quality assurance, assuming primary ownership of meeting deadlines.
  • Manage reporting team by checking the quality of their work, monitoring progress on projects, and providing feedback.
  • Coordinate with the publisher regarding company initiatives, future planning, new hires etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • A college degree in journalism or related field
  • Writing and editing experience as well sound news judgement
  • Extensive reporting and editing experience
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Dependable transportation and a valid South Carolina driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Reliable access to internet services
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Passionate about local news with demonstrated strong reporting, writing, design, editing skills
  • Community minded, pro-active, and focused on quality as well as efficiency
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills; ability to perform well under pressure and deadlines; ability to multi-task
  • Ability to establish relationships with local leaders, strong leadership skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and mentor the newsroom staff
  • Proficient in relevant technology; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Google Analytics, and Adobe Professional
  • Proficient in AP style, grammar, and libel law; attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good customer relations skills with the ability to easily and professionally speak and work with readers and the public daily
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to learn quickly

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

  • Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds
  • Evening and weekend work may be required by the news cycle.
  • Daily local travel is required. Additional travel is possible.

Evening Post Publishing is an equal-opportunity, drug-free workplace.

Apply here.

This position reports and writes stories of interest to readers across multiple platforms including print, online, mobile and social media for Greenville. The stories can be assigned by a supervisor or self-generated and approved by a supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.
  • Write solidly researched stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity. 
  • Complement stories with supporting documents.
  • Actively manage social media accounts, posting and/or uploading several times each work day regarding the community, actively engaging the community members.
  • Develop and maintain photo and digital skills
  • Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. 
  • Understands libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
  • Effectively learn and use all job technology and systems.
  • Learn and follow all department and company policies and procedures.
  • Meet all assigned deadlines.
  • Develop a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or English preferred
  • Experience in AP style writing
  • Flexibility to occasionally adjust hours to cover breaking news or weekend and evening events
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable and insured vehicle
  • Reliable access to internet service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong writing and editing in AP style skills
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good customer relation skills with the ability to easily and professionally speak and work with readers and the public daily
  • Ability to react quickly to breaking news
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of the community and surrounding cities a plus
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced ever-evolving industry and workplace
  • Strong, professional work ethic
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds.
  • The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is sometimes subject to adverse outside environmental conditions.
  • Local travel is required.

Read more and apply here.

The Photographer position shoots and processes photographs and video of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media. The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce visual story and project ideas relevant to the communities we serve. Bring “real people” into stories. Work creatively on stories assigned by supervisors.
  • Produce visual stories that are clear and compelling. Complement stories appropriate multimedia.
  • Review images, edit and manipulate photos.
  • Research stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; find the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively across teams in the newsroom and departments in the newspaper division.
  • Provide timely information to reporters, visual editors, digital editors, graphic artists and presentation editors.
  • Provide accurate and detailed caption information with correct spelling and punctuation.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in, Journalism, Photography English or related field
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated journalism experience
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through
  • Dependable transportation and a valid South Carolina driver’s license and proof of insurance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Digital skills: Prioritize delivery of relevant breaking news type content for immediate dissemination on our digital platforms, when appropriate and under the guidance of supervisors.
  • Develop and maintain skills needed to provide the photo, video and audio components of a story on all platforms.  This includes a proficiency in photo editing and organizing software and the ability to quickly learn and become proficient in new technology/software
  • Accuracy and ethics: Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understand and follow libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
  • Communication: Discuss original and assigned story ideas with supervising editor, maintaining an accurate planning document to be shared. Stay in touch with desk and provide content from on scene when covering spot news. Develop trusting relationships and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Creativity:  Exercise journalistic and artistic judgment accordingly in the selection images.  Actively participate in brainstorming sessions to develop detailed and realistic story ideas.
  • Organizational skills: Work with supervising editor to meet deadlines and assigned projects.
  • Flexibility: React to change productively.
  • Professional development: Work with supervising editor to develop and/or improve visual storytelling skills. Seek out and participate in training opportunities to improve skills.

Read more and apply here.

Earlier this year, we hired our first reporter to cover Hilton Head and Beaufort County, SC. What we quickly learned is that there is a keen interest in this region and a hunger for the kind of in-depth reporting for which The Post and Courier has become known.

So, we’ve added positions.  We are hiring a reporter in Hilton Head to cover local government.

Beaufort County offers an incredible quality of life with its beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, and rich history.

The region’s appeal is leading to fast growth, with all the social, economic and environmental challenges that come with it. Reporters will cover a range of topics, related not only to resort and retirement communities, but also to families, workers, students, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and public sector employees.

We want insightful, penetrating coverage of this important part of South Carolina. Come work for South Carolina’s largest newspaper that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and is a four-time Pulitzer finalist since.

The independent, family-owned newspaper values its relationship with readers, believing in the idea that investing in journalism will lead to more readers and a sustainable business.

What you will do:

This position reports and writes stories of interest to readers across multiple platforms including print, online, mobile and social media for the Post and Courier or one of the Community Newspaper.  The stories can be assigned by a supervisor or self-generated and approved by a supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.
  • Write solidly researched stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.  Complement stories with supporting documents.
  • Actively manage social media accounts, posting and/or uploading several times each work day regarding the community, actively engaging the community members.
  • Develop and maintain photo and digital skills
  • Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication.  Understands libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
  • Effectively learn and use all job technology and systems.
  • Learn and follow all department and company policies and procedures.
  • Meet all assigned deadlines.
  • Develop a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or English preferred
  • Experience in AP style writing
  • Flexibility to occasionally adjust hours to cover breaking news or weekend and evening events
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable and insured vehicle
  • Reliable access to internet service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Spells words correctly and uses correct grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Stays up-to-date on news, both local and the world.
  • Develops and maintains a story planning document based on input from editor and creation of ideas from research.
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must have solid news judgement
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines
  • Reliable access to internet service

Read more and apply here.

We are looking for energetic, smart journalists to work in Rock Hill, a fast-growing community located just outside Charlotte. This is a very competitive market where we are trying to win subscribers with in-depth stories.

This is a region where business and development dominate headlines as growth poses challenges to everyday life. York County is home to Lake Wylie, greenways and historical sites.

Reporters will find opportunities in a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of their career, limited only by their ambition and curiosity. The ideal candidate will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles and themes.

The Post and Courier is an independent, family-owned newspaper that values its relationship with readers, believing in the idea that investing in journalism will lead to more readers and a sustainable business.

What you will do:

This position reports and writes stories of interest to readers across multiple platforms including print, online, mobile and social media for the Post and Courier or one of the Community Newspaper.  The stories can be assigned by a supervisor or self-generated and approved by a supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.
  • Write solidly researched stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.  Complement stories with supporting documents.
  • Actively manage social media accounts, posting and/or uploading several times each work day regarding the community, actively engaging the community members.
  • Develop and maintain photo and digital skills
  • Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication.  Understands libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
  • Effectively learn and use all job technology and systems.
  • Learn and follow all department and company policies and procedures.
  • Meet all assigned deadlines.
  • Develop a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or English preferred
  • Experience in AP style writing
  • Flexibility to occasionally adjust hours to cover breaking news or weekend and evening events
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, reliable and insured vehicle
  • Reliable access to internet service

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Spells words correctly and uses correct grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Stays up-to-date on news, both local and the world.
  • Develops and maintains a story planning document based on input from editor and creation of ideas from research.
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must have solid news judgement
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines
  • Reliable access to internet service

Read more and apply here.

Free Times is looking for a passionate editor to lead an award-winning arts/music/food publication moving headstrong into its fourth decade.

The Columbia region is home to a growing restaurant and entertainment scene, a robust arts community, the popular Lake Murray and state flagship college University of South Carolina.

Free Times’ managing editor oversees a food writer and a team of freelance journalists, while writing about arts and music. The editor should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills to post timely news online and produce a weekly print edition and several special sections, including Best of Columbia.

Free Times is part of The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s largest news organization known for its watchdog journalism and strong investment in its digital strategy that ensures success into the future.

Read more and apply here.

Description:

The Morning News in Florence, S.C., seeks a reporter to cover government and education.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for coverage of city government and K-12 and higher education, and will assist with other local news, such as law enforcement, human interest and business.

The focus will be explaining how city government and education works and its impact on the daily lives of our residents. Must be willing to track government spending and hold government officials responsible for how tax dollars are spent. Every story must tell our readers why the story should be important to them.

The reporter also will be responsible for producing photos and videos to accompany their stories

We’re looking for an outgoing, personable self-starter who can multitask on deadline as part of our high-performing news team. Solid writing, grammar and editing skills are required as is experience with digital publishing systems.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Florence is a beautiful, desirable community with a lively arts and culture scene. It is also home to Francis Marion University, one of the top public education institutions in South Carolina. We are about an hour away from Myrtle Beach, S.C. and the Atlantic Ocean.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and value diversity in our newsroom.

Send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Morning News Managing Editor, Chris Day, cday@florencenews.com.

The award-winning Charleston City Paper, an alternative independent weekly, seeks a senior reporter to cover breaking stories as well as write features and about local government.

PAY RANGE:  $40,000 to $52,000, based on experience. 

NOTE:  This is not an entry-level job.

Minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to tell compelling stories about people, not institutions.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment.
  • Strong people skills, including the ability to give and take constructive criticism.
  • Self-starter with ability to develop sources and interesting story ideas.
  • Ability to take photographs, as needed.
  • Comfortable with technology, including Google apps and social media.
  • At least three years of journalism experience at a professional level.
  • Experience in meeting deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics.
  • Understanding of state open records laws.
  • Proven ability to engage with readers and develop sources.
  • Experience with in-person interviews.
  • Entrepreneurial news spirit and curiosity.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.

Education & experience:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least three years of local news experience is preferred.

TO APPLY

  • Send one-page cover letter on why you are the ideal candidate. Include one-page resume and three published stories. 
  • Send to: editor@charlestoncitypaper.com.

South Carolina’s largest newspaper is seeking smart, energetic reporters to cover a fast-growing area that has so many good stories to tell. 

The Columbia region is a hub of state government that includes the University of South Carolina, a growing restaurant and entertainment scene, and Lake Murray, a regional attraction for development and travelers. We are looking for nimble reporters for the following beats: General assignment, higher education / University of South Carolina, and a project reporter position.

These are new jobs, created as we continue to grow, thanks to the investment of local ownership.

The Post and Courier has a robust, statewide newsroom known for its watchdog journalism and strong investment in its digital strategy that ensures success into the future.

The Post and Courier won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and is a four-time Pulitzer finalist.

Looking for a satisfying challenge? Send a cover letter, resume and clips to Post and Courier Managing Editor for Expansion Andy Shain at ashain@postandcourier.com.

Gannett’s South Region is seeking a dynamic and transformational leader to serve as the state editor for our South Carolina newspapers in the USA TODAY Network and executive editor of the Greenville News.

The right candidate is a visionary who inspires a team of journalists to reach new heights while implementing strategies and specific content initiatives to promote audience growth. The editor will direct an energetic, productive and talented staff in Greenville and oversee the lead editors in Spartanburg, Anderson and Bluffton as well as multiple weeklies. He/she/they also will collaborate with other editors across the Carolinas and the rest of the South, and across the USA TODAY Network.

At the center of our mission is our effort toward improved diversity, equity and inclusion in our newsrooms, our communities and our coverage of underserved communities. We are in the midst of transformational change toward that end — better reflecting our communities through our staffing and coverage. The new editor will continue our focus on that and our accelerated growth as a result.

The right person has proven skills in shepherding watchdog and investigative journalism that holds community leaders accountable and solves problems in our communities and our state. As well, this editor will be a leader in the community, serving as the public face of the newspaper, representing our publications at events and helping to foster and sustain our standing.

We strive for journalism with reach, connecting our communities and readers, and improving their quality of life through information, understanding and empowerment. The right candidate for this leadership position will continue to strengthen the bond of trust between our newsrooms and the communities they serve.

The Greenville executive editor / South Carolina editor reports to the South Region deputy editor.

Responsibilities:

  1. Works closely with the South regional deputy editor to implement strategic plans and specific content initiatives to grow audiences and loyal readership and identify challenges through audience metrics and local demographics.
  2. Upholds the highest standards of journalistic integrity and credibility while strongly supporting the First Amendment.
  3. Provides executive-level leadership and communications for newsrooms in cooperation with other executive editors.
  4. Leads change management efforts that include strong communication of strategic initiatives, purpose, vision and culture.
  5. Leads editors and coaches to focus on the highest level of journalism: high-interest and high-engagement with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  6. Leads and participates in community engagement through events and experiences that advocate for journalism and priority audiences.
  7. Grows digital subscriptions and engagement across multiple platforms.
  8. Attracts, retains and nurtures top talent.
  9. Is a champion for diversity in hiring and coverage decisions.
  10. Collaborates with other editors at a high level, contributing to the success of the entire region.
  11. Ensures staff understands the publication’s and the company’s mission and role in helping to achieve it.
  12. Oversees multiple newsrooms that have at least 25 employees combined.
  13. Oversees top-level editors at each property.
  14. Maintains budget responsibility at the multiple-property level.
  15. Works with other area media to promote our news content and develop expanded coverage of issues of regional interest and importance.
  16. Works with regional DOT and content strategists to ensure analytical goals are achieved at the property level.
  17. Works with the regional DOT manager and team members to ensure digital optimization needs are met.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Analyzes and interprets complex documents and audience data.
  2. Responds effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  3. Can make persuasive speeches and present controversial and/or complex topics to top management, groups or boards.
  4. Communicates effectively with newsroom staff members.
  5. Is skilled at directing top-notch watchdog reporting.
  6. Works with numbers to successfully plan and execute financial budgets.
  7. Has exceptional command of spelling and grammar, as well as appropriate news style.
  8. Has a solid knowledge and understanding of the newsroom, industry, culture and best practices.
  9. Is self-motivated and self-directed.
  10. Has exceptional core journalism skills.
  11. Has sound news judgment.
  12. Thinks deeply about important topics.
  13. Has efficient time-management skills.
  14. Has a positive, collaborative attitude.
  15. Has command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.

Experience:

  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.
  2. At least seven years of media management experience.
  3. Proven proficiency in applying analytics to content strategy.
  4. Strong communication and collaborative experience.
  5. The ability to set and meet deadlines and hold others to a high standard in this area.
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.

Come spend the summer at the beach with us as a paid intern and gain practical education and professional experience while working in one of the most-beautiful settings in the world.

The Hilton Head Island area has it all — sand, sun, alligators, sea turtles and a host of biking and hiking trails and any other recreational activity you could want. It also has one of the very best journalism factories in the country.

For six of the past seven years, The Packet has been named the best outlet in South Carolina for its journalism. Come to a newsroom that is big enough to do great work but not so big that you become an afterthought. There is a reason the big metro papers continually come recruiting at our doorstep.

Internships are 10 weeks, 40 hours per week, and internships are paid. You will cover local news, features and more. You will leave us with great clips and an unforgettable experience.

You also will be a part of our McClatchy South Carolina class of interns. In addition to the work experience, each class is exposed to a series of training sessions ranging from investigative tips to how to get a job when you graduate.

Qualifications include:

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
  • The ability to monitor and mine various sources for breaking news;
  • Solid news judgment;
  • An instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience;
  • A deep understanding of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;   
  • A collaborative style that allows you to work comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.
  • A familiarity shooting photos and video, including the use of entry-level video editing software, is preferred.

Brief description: 

The Island Packet is looking for a reporting intern to join us for 10 weeks this summer. We are looking for an aspiring journalist who is eager to write stories of all types, take photos and video, and learn about SEO and social promotion. The qualified candidate is a self-starter with lots of curiosity and high energy who tackles work with a collaborative mindset and an appreciation for working as a team toward common goals. 

Read more and apply here.

Come spend the summer at the beach with us as a paid intern and gain practical education and professional experience while working in a haven for those who love the outdoors.

The Myrtle Beach area is a vacation destination and the hub of a 60-mile strand of white sandy beaches. Work during the day, be a tourist at night and stroll the oceanfront boardwalk teeming with activities for young people.

We are a newsroom big enough to do great work but not so big that you become an afterthought. Internships are 10 weeks, 40 hours per week, and internships are paid. You will cover local news, features and more. You will leave us with great clips and an unforgettable experience.

You also will be a part of our McClatchy South Carolina class of interns. In addition to the work experience, each class is exposed to a series of training sessions ranging from investigative tips to how to get a job when you graduate.

Qualifications include:

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
  • The ability to monitor and mine various sources for breaking news;
  • Solid news judgment;
  • An instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience;
  • A deep understanding of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;   
  • A collaborative style that allows you to work comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.
  • A familiarity shooting photos and video, including the use of entry-level video editing software, is preferred.

Brief description: 

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach is looking for a reporting intern to join us for 10 weeks this summer. We are looking for an aspiring journalist who is eager to write stories of all types, take photos and video, and learn about SEO and social promotion. The qualified candidate is a self-starter with lots of curiosity and high energy who tackles work with a collaborative mindset and an appreciation for working as a team toward common goals. 

Read more and apply here.

Come spend the summer with us at South Carolina’s flagship news organization.

We will build our internship around the skills and passions of the best candidate. Want to cover politics? We have a team covering the state capital. Want to cover college sports? We’re home to the University of South Carolina and a stone’s throw from Clemson. Want to work on investigations? We have a projects team that may be right for you.

Internships are 10 weeks, 40 hours per week, and internships are paid. You will cover local news, features and more. You will leave us with great clips and an unforgettable experience.

You also will be a part of our McClatchy South Carolina class of interns. In addition to the work experience, each class is exposed to a series of training sessions ranging from investigative tips to how to get a job when you graduate.

Qualifications include: 

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
  • The ability to monitor and mine various sources for breaking news;
  • Solid news judgment;
  • An instinctive grasp of what will engage your audience;
  • A deep understanding of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, good curiosity and high energy;   
  • A collaborative style that allows you to work comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.
  • A familiarity shooting photos and video, including the use of entry-level video editing software, is preferred.

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

Read more and apply here.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.compart of the USA TODAY NETWORKis hiring a Trending Reporter to provide urgent, engaging online reports of South Carolina stories of high reader interest for publication across our local sites and nationally.

Our trending news team will consist of two reporters across the Upstate, looking for story opportunities in the Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson communities. We expect this reporter to start each day early, looking for the most talked about trending content. You’ll also write explainers and pull together stories from social media and write some breaking news stories when it makes sense. Your focus is entirely digital, though your work will often be used in print as well.

We need a high-energy reporter and lively writer to bring the stories of the moment to readers across the Gannett owned USA TODAY Network – South Carolina. This role includes both aggregation and original reporting, with the goal of making sure we are the go-to source readers can rely on for the local news that everyone is talking about.

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.).
  • 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 videos 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.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Reddit.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

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

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

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

Read more and apply here.

Our growing, four-hospital health system in coastal South Carolina is seeking experienced writers for regular freelance work. Successful candidates will be part of a team of writers that produces content for our nationally award-winning health and wellness website, MyCarolinaLife.com. Applicants should expect to write several stories per month, typically in the range of 300-400 words. 

We’re looking for someone who can easily transition between writing compelling full-length feature stories and profiles to topical pieces that explore the latest news and research in health and wellness. We don’t use hard-news ledes, but we’re quick to jump on breaking developments in health and wellness to explain why they matter to our patients and community. Before applying, we encourage you to visit MyCarolinaLife.com to get a feel for our approach. 

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 3-5 years of full-time, professional journalism experience with demonstrated background writing about health and wellness topics for a general audience 
  • Demonstrated experience writing feature/profile stories 
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Ability to produce accurate and polished copy on a regular basis
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, health and wellness
  • Fluency in AP style
  • Ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to translate industry terminology into language a general audience can understand

This position is remote, but local writers are also encouraged to apply. 

Send your resume and links to three writing samples to Carl Lindquist at clindquist@tidelandshealth.org with “MyCarolinaLife.com writer” in the subject line. This is important because our system will automatically eliminate other emails as spam.  

Description: 

The Post and Courier is a writer’s newsroom. We love the craft of a good sentence, a well-told story, and a lede or ending with enough thought and punch to echo in a reader’s mind long after they put down the story.

If you love storytelling mixed with deep reporting, and if you have a curiosity that puts story ideas around every corner, this is a great job for you.

We are looking for a General Assignment Features Reporter to cover food, arts and entertainment, well-being / lifestyle, and sense of place stories.

Come work for South Carolina’s largest newspaper that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and is a four-time Pulitzer finalist since.

The independent, family-owned newspaper values its relationship with readers, believing in the old-school idea that investing in journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue.

If this sounds like a good fit, send a cover letter, resume and clips to Post and Courier Executive Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com

The Post and Courier is looking for a thoughtful and engaging editorial writer to join South Carolina’s largest newspaper and help drive the conversation on topics important to residents across the Palmetto State.

The Post and Courier is a locally owned newspaper and digital news organization that is investing in its newsroom and expanding statewide. The paper is based in historic Charleston, the state’s largest city and one of the nation’s most popular tourist and cultural destinations. The city and the state are news-rich environments, with debates over how to address critical issues including education, climate change and growth.

The writer will be part of the editorial staff, which establishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper’s policy on local, state and national issues. The editorial department has a center-right philosophy.

The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker on a variety of subjects. Strong writing and reporting skills and intellectual curiosity are essential. Candidates should be skilled in using digital platforms. Knowledge of South Carolina is desirable.

Send your resume, a cover letter and five examples of your best work to Editorial Page Editor Rick Nelson at rnelson@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is an equal-opportunity, drug-free workplace.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and write quality, insightful and persuasive editorials on behalf of the editorial staff.
  • Assist with editing colleagues’ work on the editorial staff and help edit op-eds and letters to the editor.
  • Stay abreast of local, state and national news, especially on topics important to South Carolina.
  • Contribute ideas for the editorial staff to explore and develop into policy recommendations and solutions.
  • Contribute to the newspaper’s online presence with strong digital skills and through the use of social media.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements, minimum education level and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Communications, English, Journalism or related field.
  • At least 5 years of writing and editing experience in journalism or a related field with particular experience in opinion writing.
  • Experience with Associated Press style guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and communication skills.  Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills/problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to see both the big picture and nuances.
  • Skilled in the use of social media tools.
  • Ability to work independently and be comfortable working as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to work quickly, accurately and collaboratively to meet deadlines.
Read more and apply here.

Description: The Post and Courier is seeking applications for its paid summer internship program.

We are looking for talented students or recent graduates to spend 10 weeks working with The Post and Courier newsroom as a full-time reporter, photographer/videographer, page designer/copy editor or digital journalist. We will accept three interns this year. The 10-week experience will be designed around the strengths and goals of the interns we hire. In your cover letter, describe your ideal internship, share how you would use it to grow and what you would bring to our collaborative newsroom. 

A growing, independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation. Interns are paid $10 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week; they will be responsible for producing daily journalism just like the rest of the full-time staff.

Photo intern candidates should send a cover letter, resume and samples of their best work to Visuals Editor Matthew Fortner at mfortner@postandcourier.com.

All other candidates should send a cover letter, resume and samples of their best work to Managing Editor Jason Cato at jcato@postandcourier.com

The application deadline is Dec. 1, but these positions fill quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute. 

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Description: The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s largest news organization, continues expanding to provide readers with our brand of insightful and hard-hitting journalism.

We are looking for energetic, smart journalists to work in Florence, the metropolitan heart in the northeastern corner of the state. This is a competitive market where we are trying to win subscribers with in-depth stories.

This is a region transforming from an agriculture-centered economy to an industrial hub along a pair of interstates. Reporters would cover a region that includes everything from an arts enclave in Lake City to the military outposts in Sumter.

Reporters will find opportunities in a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of their career, limited only by their ambition and curiosity. The ideal candidate will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles and themes. 

The Post and Courier is an independent, family-owned newspaper that values its relationship with readers, believing in the idea that investing in journalism will lead to more readers and a sustainable business.

Send a cover letter, resume and clips to Post and Courier Managing Editor – Expansion Andy Shain at ashain@postandcourier.com.

The Post and Courier is looking for a reporter to cover the state Legislature and politics in South Carolina.

The job would include following our high-profile national delegation, such as U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn and Nancy Mace.  

This is an interesting time to come on board as we enter the November election season and candidates campaign across the Palmetto State ahead of the 2024 First-in-the-South presidential primary. 

There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. 

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

The job is based in Columbia. 

The ideal candidate will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles, themes and broader state and national perspectives. 

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter to Politics Editor Schuyler Kropf at skropf@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity, drug-free workplace. 

The Charleston City Paper, one of the area’s leading media platforms, is seeking a successful, self-motivated professional with three- to five-years of good sales experience (media experience preferred) to work with a proven, dynamic base of existing clients and cultivate new accounts. 

The ideal candidate will meet sales goals by developing innovative marketing solutions with local businesses by selling customized print and digital advertising solutions in Charleston’s growing market. Base plus commission should exceed $65,000 in the first year. Second-year income should exceed $80,000. Job comes with good vacation, benefits. Great team atmosphere and management support. Fun place to work.
Please email resume and background material to: cris@charlestoncitypaper.com

Description:

The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, SC, 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 Sun News must demonstrate the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

Myrtle Beach offers a tremendous quality of life, a place with never-ending things to do, high energy and sand for as far as you can see.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment;
  • The ability to shoot passable photos and videos;
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics;
  • Understanding of open records laws and the ability to file, manage and oversee requests pertinent to beat work;
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital;
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and high energy;   
  • A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company. We will work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving.
  • Must have reliable transportation. Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).

Education & experience:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years of local news experience preferred

Read more and apply here.

Description:

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach seeks a retail and leisure reporter to work in one of the country’s most unique and fun places to live.  

Myrtle Beach is all about things to do, with dining and shopping options galore, non-stop tourist attractions and all of the outdoor activities you could ever want. The reporter on this beat will be the expert for our readers, guiding them through how to get the most of their community and must be able to find and break news, cover breaking news with urgency and develop compelling enterprise and analysis.

The retail and leisure reporter will have three main duties:

  • Provide consistent enterprise and takeout-level work on retail and restaurant trends, issues and happenings that affect the quality of life in Horry County. Must be able to complete deeply reported journalism with a big picture scope, with concepts such as: Can the major shopping venue survive without major change, new neighborhoods shifting from golf courses to health trails, how businesses brace for Spring Breakers, or the changing face of Ocean Boulevard. The reporter will also focus on compelling storytelling opportunities and generate copy that focuses on people, not just bricks and mortar.
  • Become the pre-eminent source of openings and closings and breaking news on the beat. This reporter will break news and respond quickly when another outlet breaks an opening or closing to remain competitive. This reporter will use Facebook live or other social media to further high-interest openings with live preview look-ins or tours.
  • Serve as our leisure/sports specialist, writing when needed on the most important and highest digital reader interest topics.

This reporter must be a fluent digital journalist with a mastery of headline, SEO and social media best practices. The reporter must be able to write content relevant, useful and engaging for our digital readership. This reporter may be asked to serve in other roles as needed because of breaking news, vacations, changing business needs, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment;
  • The ability to shoot passable photos and videos;
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics;
  • Understanding of open records laws and the ability to file, manage and oversee requests pertinent to beat work;
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital;
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and high energy;   
  • A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company. We will work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving.
  • Must have reliable transportation.  Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).

Education & experience:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years of local news experience preferred

Read more and apply here.

Description:

This position will oversee The Island Packet’s journalism gathering.

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

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

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

This position reports directly to the regional South Carolina regional editor.

Core competencies:

  • The ability to lead, direct, collaborate with and coach colleagues throughout the newsroom.
  • Strong editing and/or writing skills and excellent news judgment.
  • An interest in the science of readership and engagement, and a zeal for understanding and using readership data to inform the editorial process. 
  • An interest in telling stories using a variety of media, and an enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy (toward readers and staff) and a superior ear for tone. 
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced, constantly evolving, and more outcome-oriented than task-oriented. 
  • Ability to develop and implement growth strategies.
  • Ability to manage budgets, hire staff, evaluate performance and productivity

Requirements:

  • A deep understanding of both the art and the science of audience engagement, ideally including:
    • Fluency with analytics and how to apply them. 
    • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.
    • Good working knowledge of SEO practices.
    • A proven record of driving readership through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
    • Experience promoting content through major aggregators (Drudge, Bleacher Report, Real Clear Politics, Fark, Yahoo, etc).
    • An understanding of the psychology of online readers generally, and of the motivations and interests of a broad range of potential audiences. The ability to empathize with readers who will encounter our work under a range of different circumstances. 
  • Skill and versatility as an editor and a writer, including the ability to shape everything from breaking news briefs to longform magazine-style pieces in a way that best serves and engages the broadest possible audience. 
  • Excellent news judgment, and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers and to anticipate reader interests before they exist.
  • Excellent journalism ethics.
  • The proven ability to lead, inspire, and convey knowledge to others, and to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues in managing change.
  • The ability to solve problems, innovate and adapt in service of the primary goal, which is to produce journalism that reaches and influences an audience of significant size.

This job offers a competitive wage and a full benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) Etc. EOE

Read more and apply here.

The Lincoln-McCormick Journal Messenger and Washington News-Reporter seeks an Assistant News Editor/Reporter to work in our three county market of Washington and Lincolnton, GA, and McCormick, SC.

A candidate must be fully competent and experienced with InDesign.  Job duties include uploading the news sections of the publication each week in coordination with the business editor.  The candidate will also serve as a reporter for County Commission, City Council, Board of Education, and Law Enforcement as needed, and assist in the distribution of the paper on publication day.  

Hours and days are flexible, with weekend remote work required.  A writing and InDesign management test is required. The position is available immediately. Please contact the Publisher for more details at lincolnjournaleditor@gmail.com or (864) 852-3311 for more information. 

Description:

This reporter will be responsible for deeply reported, groundbreaking accountability journalism for readers in local communities and/or across the state. The work should fulfill McClatchy’s mission as a defender of the values of the First Amendment and as an organization that holds leaders and institutions accountable and makes our communities better.

The reporter must have the highest journalism ethics and sound judgment; extraordinary reporting and storytelling skills; the ability to collaborate with other reporters, and a deep understanding of the modern, digital news ecosystem as well as how to produce journalism that has an impact in it.  

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

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

Temporarily work from home in the local market. Read more and apply here.

The Index-Journal Company, a family-owned daily newspaper serving readers over 100 years in Greenwood, SC is seeking an experienced Pressroom Manager. This is a full-time, salaried position with day and nighttime hours.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assigning and supervising work of all press operations employees; handling moderate personnel and administrative functions; supervising, leading and coaching press crew; maintaining equipment; effectively communicating and coordinating operation’s schedules/functions within the department in collaboration with surrounding departments.

The successful candidate must be quality conscious; able to troubleshoot press-related problems; and able to lead a team to produce the best possible product under strict deadlines. The candidate must be professional and courteous, a strong leader, and timely in all interactions. He or she must be able to manage policies and procedures, materials, processes, equipment and production for newsprint, plate and press, and packaging departments. The successful candidate must also be able to make effective decisions for the welfare of the company and customers while maintaining a safe work environment.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years on-the-job training in newspaper pressroom
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Be mechanically inclined and have a full understanding of the printing process
  • Must have offset web knowledge and experience
  • CTP,  Imagesetter and plate processor experience required
  • Able to quote commercial print jobs
  • Must understand OSHA guidelines
  • Capable of standing for long periods of time with routine bending, stooping, standing, climbing and lifting – able to lift up to 70=plus pounds and push/pull up to 100 pounds

Benefits for full-time employees include: Medical and dental insurance, 401(K), $15,000 life insurance policy, paid vacation and sick days.

Please send your resume with three work-related references to: Amy Haynes, Personnel Manager, PO Box 1018, Greenwood, SC 29648 or email  ahaynes@indexjournal.com

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