S.C. newspapers are hiring!

Seeking talented, driven government 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. If government reporting is your passion, then you’ll want to be considered for this position, covering Greenwood city and county, plus state lawmakers. And no, it’s not all government reporting. You’ll have opportunity to crank out features and non-government centerpiece stories.

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

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask 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 have graduated from J-school and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques, but you find fewer opportunities now, perhaps because of the pandemic or the ongoing trimming of newsrooms across the nation. Well, we are hiring. Sure, the pandemic took a toll on us, but we recognize that without solid content there’s no “news” in a newspaper.

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

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

No phone calls, please.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal candidate will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles, themes and broader state and national perspectives. We are looking for someone with at least three to five years of experience in a daily newsroom and proven track record of watchdog reporting and well-crafted storytelling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements & Qualifications

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

– Newsroom leadership experience is preferred.

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

– Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.

– A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.

– A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.

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

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

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

The Post and Courier, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and six-time finalist, is looking for a journalist with strong marketing chops to lead our newsletter strategy.

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

Corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm.  At The Post and Courier, we deeply value our relationship with our readers, and we believe in the old-school idea that investing in our journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue. To that end, in addition to our existing newsroom and market, we have expanded into Greenville, Myrtle Beach, and Spartanburg, S.C., in the last year.

The Newsletter Editor, in cooperation with the Senior Newsletter Editor and Digital Marketing Manager and newsroom digital audience team, will plan and execute the strategy for the newsroom’s newsletter products informed by audience metrics, analytics and news judgement. This editor will also support marketing efforts by creating emails and other marketing messages and supporting overall marketing strategy to grow our paying digital audience.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Create habit-forming email experiences.
  • Build, grow and nurture our subscriber base.
  • Work with reporters and editors to establish the tone, format and frequency of each newsletter and define best practices.
  • Experiment with new forms of storytelling and information delivery via email.
  • Be a champion for newsletters and a resource and mentor for understanding industry trends.
  • Work closely with audience development, marketing and sales teams to improve existing newsletters and find opportunities to build audience and grow revenue.
  • Communicate with newsroom leaders and other departments to keep various teams informed of product enhancements, success metrics, rollouts and other activity with newsletter products.
  • Assist with the creation and deployment of marketing emails and other creatives, including creation of segmented email messaging funnels.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Digital Marketing Manager-Audience Stephanie Dill at sdill@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply, send:

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

to 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 Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of theUSA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a Fall Intern to participate in our Internship Program.

This paid internship program gives college students an opportunity to work in The Greenville News newsroom over the fall. We’re seeking students who are looking for a professional-level experience and have the initiative, skills and judgment to excel at it.

The program will include extensive one-on-one coaching and mentoring, but students are expected to handle stories independently and effectively in a 24/7 deadline-driven environment.

Internship begins on Monday, Sept. 14, 2021 and will end in December.

Responsibilities:

  • Interns will handle daily assignments that could include breaking news reporting, writing, copy editing, online production assignments, social media, research, database work, investigative work, audio and video editing and visual journalism.
  • Gathers information from sources at any locations and through any means commonly available for news stories, although not necessarily at the skills level of a spot-news reporter.
  • Interviews subjects in person, over the telephone or via computer terminals, and in writing.
  • Travels quickly to wherever the news occurs or is being disseminated.
  • Researches written materials, graphic and photographic materials, as well as audio and video recordings.
  • Quickly and accurately reports information, either verbally or electronically, for publication.
  • Helps in the production of photographs and graphics that would be helpful in supporting stories.
  • Participates in brainstorming sessions.

Requirements:

  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled in a journalism program at a college or university. Students must have completed one year of college. Preference given to more advanced students. Those who have completed undergraduate work also are accepted.
  • Strong command of AP writing, spelling, grammar, and style.
  • Reporting Skills.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and flexible.
  • Open to new ideas, new experiences and learning on the job.
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Technical skills (will vary depending on the assignment).
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience performing a wide variety of tasks under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • If selected for a driving role, we require a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).

More details and apply here.

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

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong writing and reporting skills, knowledge of AP style and a natural curiosity that lends itself to asking deeper questions. The candidate will need to be skilled in source building and able to mine information not readily available and understand the uniqueness of the market and what our readership wants and expects from its local paper.

We are a family-owned newspaper that prints Tuesday through Saturday so our staff can enjoy weekends exploring the abundant nearby lakes, waterfalls and hiking trails that grace Oconee County.

Send cover letter, resume, three to five writing samples and references to news editor Riley Morningstar at newsed@upstatetoday.com.

The advertising director is responsible for overseeing, advising, and supervising the operation of a student sales office, which is responsible for generating approximately $400,000 in advertising revenue. The director will work with the assistant director of student media to assist in the management of a student run marketing and public relations team. This position will also support the University’s mission and goals through participating in recruitment and retention activities, as appropriate, for prospective and current students.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Establish revenue goals for the academic year and monitor industry trends and evaluate current line profitability and effectiveness
• Recruit, train evaluate and supervise student advertising staff and student marketing team
• Serve as a liaison between the public and the advertising office
• Monitor web and digital analytics as well as social media engagement

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree or bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Specialized knowledge, training or experience in media sales.

We are only accepting applications submitted by July 26, 2021.

More details and apply here. 

The Greenville News / Greenvillnews.comis seeking a reporter to cover Clemson University and the city of Clemson in Pickens County, South Carolina.

We’re looking for an aggressive reporter who knows how to file effective FOIA requests, and also knows how to tell the stories of real people affected by the issues that come along with a university that is trying to be a Top 20 university, as well as being able to cover one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southeast.

Students at Clemson are striving to be heard on issues of diversity and equality, and the university is beginning to listen. The challenges of helping Clemson become a more diverse institution – both in student enrollment and on staff – are fertile ground for investigative and enterprise work. Other challenges facing the university include town-gown relations in a small city that is home to state’s premier research university. Clemson is growing, but city residents sometimes feel left out of the conversation. And as expected, a small town and a major university often have conflict where they intersect, and these, too, offer opportunity for enterprise work about how the community and the university are changing.

This also is an accountability beat. We want to be a watchdog for how Clemson University and the city of Clemson are spending taxpayers’ money, whether they are being transparent and who is spending money to influence them.

Critical thinking, a creative approach to the reporting process, interacting with students and clear and insightful writing about sometimes complex issues are critical to this job.

We’ll be looking for work samples that demonstrate an aptitude for data-driven stories, and a track record of producing compelling, timely, well-sourced stories that tell stories about the people behind the data.

We expect that you can recognize compelling, socially shareable stories and that you will be quick to jump on them.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.
  • Becomes the leading voice on Clemson University issues.
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Works with content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s master’s degree in communications, journalism, business, marketing or related filed preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some reporting experience, but we’ll consider excellent and motivated recent college grads.
  • Experience with datasets and/or retrieving public records through the FOIA process.
  • Work samples that demonstrate storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
  • Proven experience producing accurate reports under deadline pressure, in a style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.
  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to shoot basic photos and videos in a breaking news situation
  • Strong news judgement and ability to multitask
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style.
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and “publication ready.”
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • Must be able to work occasional night and weekend shifts.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and drug screen (for all driving roles only).


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 a variety of 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. These examples should show beat reporting and enterprise on different digital platforms.


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.

The Greenville News is seeking a visual journalist to help tell important stories in Upstate South Carolina.

The ideal candidate should have a portfolio that speaks to their creativity and skill at telling poignant stories. We’re looking for someone who is experienced and comfortable with daily news assignments, sports and portraits, but is also eager to work on longer-term projects.

We are committed to meaningful enterprise, watchdog and investigative journalism that serves our community and engages existing and new subscribers, and we understand that visuals are a crucial part of this process. Whether it’s working with a team of reporters on an in depth project, or on a standalone photo story, we encourage our visual journalists to be proactive in realizing their vision.

The position also offers the opportunity to be a part of coverage beyond Upstate South Carolina. Our visual journalists often cover stories and breaking news in the Southeast region for the USA Today Network. Having reliable transportation is a must.

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in journalism or a related discipline, or photojournalism or equivalent experience in the field. Some experience working as a photojournalist in a fast-paced, digital newsroom is preferred. Candidates must also have familiarity with photo and video editing software, including Adobe products and video production skills. Some experience telling stories with the written word would also be helpful.

Greenville is located in the visually striking Upstate of South Carolina, less than two hours from Atlanta, Charlotte, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville, NC, and only three hours form Charleston and the South Carolina coast.
 
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Apply here.

The Events and Marketing Manager oversees and executes all audience-focused marketing and communication efforts as well as a series of annual events for The Post and Courier Columbia and Free Times. The Events and Marketing Manager is part of the advertising department and is charged with developing opportunities for new revenue through events, sponsorships, contests and other emerging media. Events organized by this position include the Best of Columbia party, Columbia Food and Wine Festival, A Free Times Halloween, and more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Partner with account executives, account managers, and sales managers on opportunities amongst emerging media products including in-depth product training, sales presentations, sales coaching and sales calls.

·        Organize, market and execute all Free Times’ events, including Best of Columbia Party and Columbia Food and Wine Festival.

·        Join The Post and Courier’s marketing and events team in execution of Post and Courier branded reader events in the Columbia region

·        Oversee any additional staff resources in executing events, including interns and contractual resources

·        Serve as lead marketing strategist for organization; develop and execute marketing strategies both to advertising clients and community partners, and to readers/subscribers; strategies including but not limited to print and digital ads, social media marketing, email marketing, outside advertising mediums.

·        Assist in subscription marketing to readers to drive audience revenue through print and/or digital subscriptions

Stay on top of all emerging media platforms and how these platforms can be integrated into our product portfolio and their potential benefits for our clients and prospective clients.
Develop concepts for and build out digital reader contests that will engage with readers and offer sponsorship revenue opportunities for advertising partners.
Network and relentlessly build relationships.
·        Identify and develop new business prospects from multiple sources including inbound marketing leads, prospect lists, contacts, discovery and individual research.

·        Proactively prospect from competitive media, websites and social media.

·        Work closely with prospective clients to understand their business objectives and create the most appropriate solution to meet their needs.

·        Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of, and ability to effectively present, our entire portfolio of marketing solutions.

·        Ensure all activity is logged in CRM accurately.

·        Attend all department sales training, sales meetings, and strategy meetings.

·        Develop strong relationships with internal and external customers and business partners.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

·        Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, hospitality management or a related field

Minimum of three years marketing or event planning experience
Experience in media, entertainment and/or hospitality industries preferred
·        Proven record of success in securing sponsorships

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        Ability to plan and execute multiple events throughout the year

·        A working knowledge of the fundamentals and emerging trends of digital media sales, advertising and marketing solutions for local businesses

·        Effective organization and time management skill

·        Firm understanding of social media tools, capabilities, measurement and analytics

·        Strong customer service and problem-solving skills

·        Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

·        Familiarity with use of CRM systems

·        Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment

·        Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and presentation skills

·        Cross-function and collaboration skills

·        Creativity and ability to think outside of the box

·        Attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and re-prioritize as needed in a fast-paced and somewhat stressful working environment

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

Close eye work on computer, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-20 pounds.

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

Frequent local travel and occasional state and national travel is required.

EOE

Apply here. 

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

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years’ full-time experience in a newsroom environment along with strong editing, multimedia and photography skills. 

We are specifically looking for a local government reporter.

Assignments on this beat include government meetings, event coverage, breaking news, feature profiles and more in-depth enterprise pieces. 

Salary will be commensurate to experience.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

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

Requirements: 

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

How to apply: 

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

Deadline to apply is July 16, 2021. No phone calls, please. 

“The Island Packet” is looking for an experienced and strong reporter with a knack for accountability and pulling back the curtain on the inner workings of government and institutions.

A successful candidate should be well organized and capable of developing
enterprise as well as keeping track of day-to-day happenings.

The City Government Reporter will need to be skilled in source building and be able to mine information not readily available, and will come to understand the uniqueness of the market and what our readership wants and expects from its local paper.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Journalism and one to two years of experience preferred

Skills:

  • 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

Required:

  • 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).

Apply here. 

 

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal/goupstate.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for an energetic, enterprising reporter to cover high school sports in this sports-oriented community in Upstate South Carolina.

We’re not looking for run-of-the mill coverage. Our readers already know the score. They want something more meaningful, and we need a reporter who can hunt down those stories. 

Friday nights in the fall are a huge part of the community, and breaking news is important — but enterprise stories are the heart of this beat. Interesting, well-read stories that take place off the field in and around Spartanburg County are essential to success. That means meeting sources, talking with parents and getting the pulse of our community.

Recruiting, student-athlete life, coach pay and team travel, among many, are opportunities for this reporter to put into perspective for readers.

Spartanburg is part of the vibrant Upstate,35 miles northeast of Greenville, S.C., and 70 miles southwest of Charlotte, N.C., along the Interstate 85 corridor. You’re also 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast. As of 2019 U.S. Census Bureau statistics, Spartanburg County is the 19th fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Work toward becoming the community’s leading voice of expertise in high school sports. 

  • Connect with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.).Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. 

  • Work with editor and content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develop ongoing plans to satisfy audience needs. 

  • Collaborate to provide appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Capture basic photos and video as needed. 

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

  • Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Previous reporting experience preferred; even better if you’ve covered sports.

  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.

  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on a mobile device.

  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.

  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.

  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.

  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.

  • Comfort building a beat and communicating with athletes and coaches.

This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and the minimum liability insurance required by state law. 

Here are more details including how to apply.

The Sun News is looking for a versatile, committed journalist excited to dig into stories about families in Horry County, and believes in the power of storytelling. This reporter is digitally sound and mobile-focused, and is comfortable capturing iPhone videos and photos.

With some daily assignments and enterprise, the education reporter requires a level of narrative writing and ability to uncover great stories where routine is common. This position is far-reaching and includes covering K-12 education and their families in an intentional, intriguing, thought-provoking, nuanced and intriguing way. Using the community, its connections and social media to determine what stories are newsworthy and needed in real time.

The education reporter will cover topics that vary from policy and what’s happening in classrooms through the lens of students, teachers, staff and administration, paying close attention to school equity and underserved communities. Other topics may include student excellence and their impact on the community, to stories that examine the legal system and violence within youths. The education reporter should be able to take stories of national importance and tell our communities how it impacts them.

Location:  This position will work remote, within the Myrtle Beach SC area.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research, interview sources and write stories that inform, captivate and grow the audience. Most stories will be short-term in focus and execution; however, may participate in long-term assignment.
  • Use social media, Google Trends and other tools to identify and report stories that are essential to our communities and build an audience for our journalism.
  • Develop sources that are relevant to beat assignment and that reflect the diversity of the community – in race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, occupation and other identifiers.
  • Meet all deadlines as assigned by the editor.
  • Stay up to date with the latest current events related to beat topics.
  • Meet audience goals established by the editor.
  • Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines. Revise stories as requested by the editor.
  • Take simple photographs and videos as needed.
  • Sets agenda on beats and assignments with direction from the editor.
  • Abide by McClatchy’s ethics policy.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field; or, the equivalent education, experience, skills and knowledge needed to do the job
  • 1-2 years of full-time reporting experience.
  • Research, writing and reporting skills and the ability to navigate online search engines.
  • Strong grounding in journalism ethics, and an unwavering commitment to accurate and ethical journalism.
  • Ability to write ethical, honest, accurate and objective stories, exhibit solid news judgment.
  • Understanding of how to use analytics such as:  subscriber conversion, page views, time on site and referral sources to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences. 
  • Ability to use social media platforms to reach and engage with audiences.
  • A strong understanding of audience trends and digital media. Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet short- and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced, data-driven work environment and to accurately fact-check information.
  • Ability to work a flex schedule including nights and weekends.  Must be able to work remotely while contributing to a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and teamwork skills.  Excellent communication and active listening skills.  
  • Ability to interact professionally and build relationships and develop sources with a diverse array of people.
  • Ability to work well, be professional and courteous with a variety of editors, staff at all levels and the public.
  • Computer proficiency (Google for Enterprise, web search, databases)
  • Basic knowledge and an aptitude to report on twitter with the ability to report short, accurate, ethical facts on twitter post as a story is unfolding and the ability to interact with the public on twitter in a professional and courteous manner
  • 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).

Desired qualifications: Ability to report on specialized fields such as medicine, technology, environmental issues, science, politics, sports, arts, education etc.  
 
Here’s how to apply.

VACANCY (POSITION) NUMBER: 139515
POSITION TITLE: Digital Strategy Manager
STATE CLASSIFICATION: Public Information Coordinator (BC20/0001)
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director, Marketing & Public Relations
LOCATION: Giles Campus
STATE SALARY RANGE: $33,490 – 47,734 – $61,975
BAND: 05
JOB DATE: Immediate
OPENING DATE: June 4, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, the digital strategy manager is responsible for planning, implementing, analyzing and reporting digital advertising strategies, social media campaigns and marketing initiatives for the College, as well as creating strategic messaging for promotional materials consistent with the College’s brand strategies to key targeted SCC stakeholders.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years’ experience related to the development and dissemination of informational material.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, data analytics, journalism, communications or equivalent and 5 or more years as a proven digital marketing professional and digital analyst. The individual should possess strong, professional communication skills (written and verbal); effectively manage large budgets; and maintain strong relationships with many vendors. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently and with a team, in a fast-paced environment are preferred.

HOURS:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday (1-hour lunch)
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Friday

Interested applicants must apply online at www.jobs.sc.gov
If assistance is needed, call (864)592-4706.

Spartanburg Community College, a comprehensive community college, is a vital part of the growth of Upstate South Carolina, and offers programs designed to meet the needs of an expanding economic base and a changing community. The College is located close to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of South Carolina and North Carolina. 

Spartanburg Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sex in its admissions policies, programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, or if an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, please contact the Director of Human Resources at (864) 592-4617.

PURSUANT TO SECTION 41-1-110 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AS AMENDED, THE LANGUAGE USED IN
THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE COLLEGE.

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Are you ready to launch your sports writing career? Looking for a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent?

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a small community daily, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive sports writer to join its award-winning team.

We’re no second-rate publication. We take pride in our work, and it shows in the number of S.C. Press Association awards we have received through the years. And that includes numerous awards for sports feature and news writing. We cover a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we regularly cover, Lander University and Erskine College. Sure, football is king just as it is anywhere in the South, but we don’t ignore the other sports, and there’s plenty to be covered. And plenty of talent out there to supply a good flow of feature material.

We’re a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business and some even furloughed sports staff during the pandemic, we recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our newspaper and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to small papers. We believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.

The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidate must be aggressive, creative and thorough. Key ingredients are pride in work and a passion for journalism. And while thinking digital first is important, you might find it good to know that we have our own press and set our own schedules. What does that mean? It means that those Friday night football games are not only going online, they’re going in the next morning’s print edition too. Because we still recognize the importance and value of print.

We’ve hired journalists from California to Florida. Our hires have had degrees from Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Northwestern (master’s degree) and Georgia (master’s degree).

If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, let us hear from you.

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, at least five clips and references (via regular mail or email) to:

Richard Whiting
Executive Editor

Position Description

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

The managing editor is responsible for the daily, weekly, and monthly content planning and production for TOWN’s print and online presence. The managing editor:

  • Participates in editorial planning, including weekly editorial meetings and planning of daily, weekly, and monthly content. Manages content calendars.
  • Assists in assigning stories to freelance writers and photographers. Reviews and processes freelancer invoices to be paid in a timely manner.
  • Occasionally writes stories and/or briefs for online and print.
  • Ensures all stories, images, and graphics are loaded into WordPress for editing and online posting.
  • Manages digital newsletters.
  • Assists with manipulating images, adding, uploading, or embedding digital assets for engaging web presentation and digital newsletters; add SEO meta-data, hyperlinks as needed.
  • Assists with copyediting in WordPress and on final PDFs.
  • Reviews Contact Us submissions and press releases that come in (online, email, etc.) Assists with editing stories and final PDF proofing to ensure accuracy, readability, and basic fact checks for accuracy.
  • Manages interns, social media contractors, and contributors to ensure assignments are completed correctly and on time.
  • Handles other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, writing, or related field. Equivalent experience will also be considered.
  • Experience at a lifestyle brand or publication and working with a creative team preferred.
  • Knowledge of Chicago Style editing and media ethics.
  • An understanding of digital journalism and developments in digital storytelling; knowledge of SEO.
  • The ability to identify stories and approaches to writing that will drive growth in website traffic.
  • Experience with WordPress, MailChimp, social posting, and InDesign is desired.

To apply, please submit your resume to talent@communityjournals.com.

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

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

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

The city beat is far more than covering council meetings.

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

  • Tell stories that accurately inform and engage audiences and helps to build a base of loyal readers and subscribers.
  • Writes stories that address problems in our communities and probes potential solutions, holds government and other community leaders accountable, advocates for the well-being of Spartanburg and the people who live here.
  • Understands the use of metrics and analytics to tailor writing to audience and to encourage readers to subscribe.
  • Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise.
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Takes on a leadership role with our What’s New in Spartanburg? Facebook Group.
  • Works with editors to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., Photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Experience writing investigative or solutions-oriented journalism.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Snap Chat.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.    

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.

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Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Learn more and apply here.

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