S.C. newspapers are hiring!

Responsibilities include:

  • Generate ideas for daily video stories that appeal across local and national online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline

  • Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write good SEO headlines, captions, summaries and social media posts to promote your work

  • Shoot photographs to accompany video storytelling in digital presentations and for print

  • Assist in leading video training sessions with colleagues

Requirements:

Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Education:  College degree required.

Special Training:  Ability to quickly edit video. Extensive background in journalism, video and online media preferred.  

Experience: Minimum of 3 years digital journalism experience. Familiarity with DSLR and professional video cameras, non-linear editing and video content management systems.  

This position will be based in Columbia, SC, offices and will report to the Visuals Editor. Some travel may be required.

Please submit cover letter, resume and a link to a visual portfolio including video and still photojournalism via the buttons below.

This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities.  Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Apply.

Business Writer

We’re Community Journals, the company behind the Greenville Journal, Upstate Business Journal, TOWN, and atHome magazine. Our team is committed to telling great stories and deepening our connection with the community we serve. We are locally owned and passionate about informing, connecting, and inspiring the people of Greenville, SC. We are currently adding to our Greenville Journal and Upstate Business Journal editorial team.

 WHAT YOU’LL DO

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

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

Be a multimedia storyteller

  • Writing is your foundation, but the ability to shoot video and photography and to produce graphics is key.
  • All content should be heavily-supported with photographs, video, graphics and other visual assets.
  • Think outside the box. There are different ways to tell a story. Unique, visually-driven approaches often work best. We value creativity.

Be a self-starter

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

REQUIREMENTS

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

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:

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

Candidates should email Sherry Jackson

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Pulitzer finalist four times since 2013, is looking for a passionate local news editor.

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. You can read about the work we’ve been doing to build our audience and audience revenue here: https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/how-the-post-and-courier-grew-digital-subscriptions-by-250/

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • Experience managing journalists of all types, and getting the most out of those teams, is preferred. But we will also take a look at a strong reporter with the drive to move up.
  • A commitment to watchdog and enterprise reporting is critical; experience managing or producing such work will move you to the top of our list.
  • Understanding of how our audiences are changing, and the ways newsrooms must adapt to meet those shifting demands.
  • The demeanor necessary to be an effective coach, line editor and confidant for a talented group of reporters who simply need someone to help them make the everyday, difficult decisions that separate good journalism from great journalism.

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

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories 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.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Four-year college degree.
    One year of daily newspaper experience as a fulltime employee or high level intern.

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 judgment

Physical Requirements: Work will be both in an office environment and also will include time in the field, possibility of working in times of hot, cold and inclement weather.

Apply here.

Georgetown Communications, in Georgetown, S.C., is looking for a reporter with pagination skills to report and write stories 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.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.  The successful applicant will also be a key part in the page production of our two newspapers – Georgetown Times and South Strand News.  Experience with TownNews CMS is a plus.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Four-year college degree.
  • One year of daily newspaper experience as a fulltime employee or high level intern.

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 judgment

Physical Requirements: Work will be both in an office environment and also will include time in the field, possibility of working in times of hot, cold and inclement weather.

EOE

Apply here. 

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an experienced digital producer. The digital producer is responsible for driving reader engagement by editing and packaging stories, writing and delivering social media, and scheduling the timely delivery of content across platforms.

This producer would help manage content across the South Carolina region, as well as create local content as needed to augment the local report.

Greenville is in the picturesque Upstate of South Carolina just 30 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Mountains and only hours away from the Atlantic Coast. Greenville is frequently listed as one of the best places in the country to live and has a downtown that is considered a gem of the Southeast.

Responsibilities:

• Help manage content and social media accounts for two digital-first newsrooms in Upstate South Carolina.
• Help newsroom teams identify and engage audiences to maximize engagement on content.
• Augment the daily news report by optimizing stories and identifying opportunities for increased engagement.
• Send breaking news alerts and add hyperlinks, video, photo galleries and additional digital content to stories.
• Attract audiences and encourage readers to interact with social content.
• Produce videos for use in stories and social media.
• Help develop social media and promotions content for reporter-generated stories.
• Edit content for publication-readiness.
• Use metrics to monitor real-time data and adjust content promotion plans accordingly.
Requirements:
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Previous experience in a newsroom is preferred.
• Experience utilizing social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit to curate and promote news content.
• Strong understanding of audience metrics, SEO and social optimization with the goal of growing audience.
• Know how to edit video for social media distribution and promotion.
• Effective communicator who is able to get along with diverse personalities.
• Ability to act calmly and decisively in complex breaking news situations.
• Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
• Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing industry.
• Ability to use a wide range of online tools, programming and data management to engage readers.
• Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with a team.
• Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
• Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
• Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.
• Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
• Proven experience producing quick write-ups based on trending topics.
• Presents a quick, conversational writing style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.
• This role may include early morning, night and/or weekend work.

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.

Here’s what we have to offer:
We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount program and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is topnotch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% Company match!

Gannett Co., 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 now.

A small daily newspaper in South Carolina is hiring a full-time Advertising Director to accelerate local multi-media advertising growth while providing direction and support to our advertising sales team.

This position will work closely with the team TO ENSURE:

  • strategies are developed to fully service the needs of customers while meeting company goals across all platforms, including traditional print, digital, events, contests, special publications, commercial print, print and deliver, and magazines.
  • new revenue-generating strategies across all platforms are identified and carried out.
  • sales training across platforms is accomplished.
  • appropriate sales goals are set and attained.

Necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Proven success and experience in advertising sales and sales management
  • Digital acumen and an eagerness to maintain current knowledge of digital marketing trends
  • Able to meet revenue goals of the organization through quality planning and execution with the sales team
  • Proven revenue retention and consultative selling skills
  • Able to motivate sales team members and help team members identify and overcome obstacles to meeting goals by regularly reviewing and refining sales tactics and strategies
  • Able to adjust commission structures to motivate sales team members while meeting organizational goals

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business, marketing, advertising, or other relevant area
  • 5+ years experience in newspaper advertising sales with experience in management of sales and ad production staff, including experience preparing and managing annual revenue and expense budgets, building commission plans, new product/initiative development/training, and setting team member goals
  • Knowledge of HR and supervisory rules and policies
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and time management skills
  • Must be able to analyze and interpret marketing data and trends

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and references to the publisher at: scnewspaperaddirector@gmail.com

Description:
The State in Columbia, S.C., is looking for an ambitious, high-energy Real-Time News Reporter to deliver quick-turn stories on interesting news and cultural phenomena from across the state and region.

The Real-Time Reporter will be responsible for writing, compiling and/or producing stories and posts on regional flashpoints — from BBQ to beach erosion to Confederate monuments — with a focus on stories that are going to drive the social and cultural conversations around the state.
This reporter will be based in Columbia, S.C., and will work on the McClatchy’s NC/SC Real-Time Team, which includes an NC-based editor and reporters posted in newsrooms throughout the Carolinas. The reporter will also coordinate with site editors at The State. The Carolinas team works as part of the McClatchy Real-Time Team, with editors and reporters across the company.

Requirements
The most compelling candidates will have:
• The ability to write quickly, accurately and well
• Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
• An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting
• A good grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms and tools used to surface story ideas
• A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and extremely high energy
• A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company
• Quick study of CMSes and storytelling tools
• Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and editors
• Ability to verify the authenticity of information, sources, photos and video found through social media

Education: College degree required.

Personal Attributes: Energy, flexibility, and online smarts. The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment about what to pursue. The ability to execute both quickly and well, with creativity.

Apply here.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The ideal candidate has multimedia experience in a newsroom with the capability to create and organize content daily for the news site and newspaper. Experience in local government reportering is beneficial. Candidate must be able to easily and professionally speak and work with readers, the public and local government officials daily.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Bolster coverage by handling multimedia assignments to produce high-quality community news content with visuals and writing that is relevant to our reader base
  • Monitor sources to update readers on developing and breaking stories
  • Handle additional assigned tasks as needed
  • Report, shoot, edit, and produce visuals as well as write

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications

  • Reporter with daily newspaper experience helpful 
  • Superb social media skills are vital
  • Strong skills with writing, editing, AP style and libel law
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and react to change productively

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and Adobe Creative Suites (Premier Pro, InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Deep understanding of digital and print media, including social media
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Stay in touch with editors while in the field on breaking news, seek assistance when needed from other editors
  • Knowledge of the Central Savannah River Area and surrounding communities a plus

Physical Requirement:

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 outside environmental conditions.

Some local travel required.

To apply, email Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. . No phone calls, please.

Seeking talented, driven reporters

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. While the big chains are trimming, we recognize that readers want and need excellent reporting, that they depend on their daily newspaper to be the mirror of and watchdog for their community.

This year alone, the 100-year-old Index-Journal received 40 press awards, including 13 first-place finishes, while sweeping several categories and again earning the President’s Award for Excellence among papers that circulate fewer than 12,000 editions.

This is the eighth consecutive year the newspaper has earned more than 25 awards and the fourth time this decade it has brought home the president’s cup.

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

We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. That’s the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.

Maybe you just came off a successful awards year yourself on a strong weekly paper. Perhaps you’re about to graduate from J-school and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques.

If that’s you, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips reflective of your work via regular mail or email to:
Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls please.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories 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.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Four-year college degree.
    One year of daily newspaper experience as a fulltime employee or high level intern.

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 judgment

Physical Requirements: Work will be both in an office environment and also will include time in the field, possibility of working in times of hot, cold and inclement weather.

Apply here.

My Horry News, the local leader in community news, is looking to expand our team of focused and friendly professionals. Grow your sales career with the best in the business!

Responsibilities include:

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

Qualifications Include:

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

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Base salary + commission
  • Gas reimbursements
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Up to 10 days vacation annually
  • 5 days sick leave annually

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