S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The Sun News is expanding its reporting staff with the addition of a Business and tourism reporter who will focus on Myrtle Beach’s #1 industry and the highs and lows that come with it. The right candidate doesn’t mind reporting both openings and closings of businesses with deeper stories on how the Grand Strand spends $25 million of taxpayer money for advertising.

The Sun News is looking for a driven reporter who can dig through data, business license filings, hotel occupancy rates and tax documents. He or she is a self-starter with strong organizational skills and has a deep understanding of what our audience wants to read and responds. 

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, not necessarily in that order.

Myrtle Beach is, obviously, right on the beach, with 60 miles of beautiful coast along the Grand Strand. The area offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with world-class golfing, fishing and lounging in the sun. 

The Sun News is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.

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.

The Spartanburg Herald Journal is seeking a highly motivated editor with proven skills in shepherding watchdog and investigative journalism to be the news director of its newsroom in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

This director will directly oversee two content coaches that have responsibility for 10 reporters, including a regional growth and development team that works in close partnership with our Greenville, SC newsroom. This coach also will coordinate with the print planners and work collaboratively with the digital director for the region and the digital production team to provide a steady stream of high-quality digital content that drives audience growth and attracts subscribers.

His or her decisions should be guided by a strong understanding of our audience and its demands that is gained through careful attention to available metrics and analytics. The coach should have a focus on watchdog and investigative content that holds community leaders accountable and solves problems in our community and our state.

This director will report to the regional executive editor and will work closely with his or her counterpart in the Greenville-Anderson newsroom.

Essential skills for this position include a desire to tell deep, incisive investigative and watchdog stories, and to hold leaders accountable; an ability to build collaboration between reporters and editors in the newsroom and across boundaries; a positive, collaborative approach to coaching that encourages reporters to produce high-quality journalism; an understanding of audience habits and the ability to read and interpret metrics to adjust content production to attract and retain subscribers and grow audience; a proven ability to help reporters ask deeper questions, and a tenacious approach to public records and accountability reporting.

This editor must also be a strong planner who has a vision for long-term enterprise and project planning, who can keep reporters and editors on task and on schedule to deliver strong, well-edited projects on time and in collaboration with other editors in the region.

Other skills and abilities that are required:
* Ability to edit and lead top-notch watchdog reporting
* Self-motivation and self-direction
* Ability to interpret audience data
* Exceptional core journalism skills
* Sound news judgment
* The ability to think deeply about important topics
* Efficient time-management skills
* A positive, collaborative attitude
* Knowledge of AP style and skill in writing, grammar and editing
* Command of medial law and Principles of Ethical Conduct

Experience:
* Minimum of bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field
* At least two years of media management experience
* Proven proficiency in applying analytics to content strategy
* Strong communication and collaborative experience
* The ability to set and meet deadlines and hold others to a high standard in this area

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.

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting on South Carolina state 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 State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State 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
Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
Journalism degree preferred.
Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

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.
 

This reporter will 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.

Must possess extraordinary storytelling skills; the ability to work alone and with a team to produce the highest quality journalism; 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.

Core competencies

The ability to ask the right questions to determine whether a story idea is worth pursuing and if so, how it should be framed to speak to the largest possible audience
The ability to act as a proxy for our readers, asking the questions they want answered
An understanding of metrics, and the ability to discuss what they mean
Strong writing skills and excellent news judgment
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
Unquestioned journalism ethics

Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

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.
 

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who will be based in Greenville, SC, and who can deliver exclusive reporting, excel at watchdog and accountability journalism 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 State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State 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
Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
Journalism degree preferred.
Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

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.
 

The Sun News is expanding its reporting staff with the addition of a South Strand reporter who will focus on development and growth in our communities. The right candidate can easily build relationships with community leaders, business and homeowners to tell the stories of a community growing despite climate change and repeated flooding.

The Sun News is looking for a driven reporter who can dig through data, business license filings, tax documents and more. He or she is a self-starter with strong organizational skills and has a deep understanding of what our audience wants to read and responds. 

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, not necessarily in that order.

Myrtle Beach is, obviously, right on the beach, with 60 miles of beautiful coast along the Grand Strand. The area offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with world-class golfing, fishing and lounging in the sun.

The Sun News is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

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.
 

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist to serve as a player-coach to deliver exclusive reporting on South Carolina’s business scene. This person will write and also lead a team including reporters in Charleston, Greenville and Myrtle Beach. 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 State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State 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
  • Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
  • Journalism degree preferred.

Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

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.
 

The State Media in Columbia, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who will be based in Charleston, SC, and who can deliver exclusive reporting, excel at watchdog and accountability journalism 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 State must demonstrate  the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

At The State 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
  • Two years’ professional experience at a daily news outlet preferred.
  • Journalism degree preferred.

Columbia – South Carolina state capital – is in the center of the state, with a two-hour drive from either the Atlantic coast or the Blue Ridge Mountains, and about halfway between New York City and Miami, with easy access to interstate highways.  Not just the center of the state government, Columbia also is home to the main campus of the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson, the country’s largest U.S. Army training base.  

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth.  

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, Accident, Critical Care and Pet insurance as well as Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  

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.
 

 

Job Summary

The Daniel Island News is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter for a nine-week granted funded contractor position, with the possibility of permanent employment at the end of the grant period.

Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. The position requires the ability to take photographs. Duties include assigned beat work covering government meetings, police and fire coverage, other spot news, along with enterprise and feature stories. Occasional weeknight and weekend work required as assigned.

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to details, able to take direction, and able to multitask. This position will require the ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team member.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to write and to provide clean copy, to take photos, and strong organizational skills in order to produce approximately 8-10 stories for print and/or digital publication.
  • Must be able to meet all deadlines
  • Must be able to accept instruction and editing suggestions from editors
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with the public
  • Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values
  • Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and external contacts

Requirements

  • Prior reporting experience required. Demonstrated ability to multitask.
  • Strong skills in writing, editing and AP style
  • Knowledge of the South Carolina communities of Daniel Island and Cainhoy peninsula area a plus

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred.

About:

The Daniel Island News is located on Daniel Island in South Carolina, covering Daniel Island and the Cainhoy peninsula area, located within the city of Charleston and Berkeley County. The DI News distributes a print publication weekly with a circulation of more than 6,500, along with three digital newsletters each week.

This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level reporter to learn all aspects of a newsroom. For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter and 3-4 examples of your best writing to Editor Boots Gifford, boots@thedanielislandnews.com. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is identified.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Senior Editor / General Manager

 This position will oversee the newsroom’s journalism gathering and the organization’s business activities.

 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.

As general manager, this person coordinates business operations, maintains relationships with clients and vendors and works to ensure the overall well-being of the local unit.

 As general manager, this person coordinates business operations, maintains relationships with clients and vendors and works to ensure the overall well-being of the local unit. This position does not include responsibility for the budget, oversight of advertising or audience or other department activities. This is a leadership role, with direct oversight of building administration, community presence, employee engagement and satisfaction.

 This position reports directly to the regional South Carolina editor and indirectly to the East Region Team lead.

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.

The Post and Courier, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and five-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 are expanding into Greenville and Myrtle Beach, S.C., later this year.

The Newsletter Editor, in cooperation with the 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 creatives 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 is looking for a Digital News Producer to join our team at a critical time in the future of our newsroom. You will be on the front lines of growing our audience, building trust with our readers and designing social messaging for some of the best journalism in the South. We are an industry leader in the transition of our business model toward growing digital subscriptions. We are succeeding thanks to the quality of the work we produce and a willingness to experiment.

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 personal news judgment; and collaborates to produce unique digital experiences for projects and investigations in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom. 

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

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 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.

Aiken Standard

Notice of Job Opening

Position: General Assignment Reporter

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily paper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking an experienced general assignment reporter for a full-time position.

The ideal candidate has experience in a daily newsroom along with multimedia and photography skills.

Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, reporting on government meetings and issues, recognizing trends, and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea.

Our newsroom consists of a team of journalists who work together covering local news in Aiken County. Assignments will range from event coverage, breaking news and coverage of government meetings to feature profiles and more in-depth enterprise pieces.

Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Industries, a company dedicated to serving its customers, employees and communities with unconditional integrity, and promises to deliver the highest standards of service in every capacity it operates.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• General assignment reporting

• Generating story ideas and localizing national headlines

• Attending government meetings

• Meeting deadlines

• Writing feature, 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

• Previous experience in a newsroom environment

• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. , and surrounding cities a plus

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 3 writing samples to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. No phone calls, please.

The Post and Courier, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and five-time finalist, is launching a new newsroom in Greenville, S.C., and needs an experienced editor to lead it.

At a time when newspapers across the country are scaling back, The Post and Courier will hire reporters and editors to provide the kind of quality news and information the Greenville community deserves.

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.

This is the top position in The Post and Courier’s Greenville newsroom and is responsible for daily newsgathering across all topic areas. This person manages a fast-moving, digital newsroom of at least four other journalists in cooperation with our other newsrooms across the state. The right person will be a player-coach who contributes to the daily and enterprise news report. Experience in the Greenville market is a significant plus.

Before you apply, here is what else we need from you:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • Ability to manage journalists of all types to get the most out of your teams.
  • Deep understanding of digital media and a start-up mentality, work ethic and energy.
  • A competitive spirit and drive to take on traditional competitors in the market.
  • Ability to manage toward specific digital audience goals, including paid digital subscribers.
  • Willingness to be deeply involved in the community, attending key community events and gatherings and building meaningful relationships with key stakeholders. You must also be prepared to ask staff to do the same.

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

Editor needed. Weekly newspaper with high web and social media prominence. Located in SC one hour from the ocean in a rural community. Position is full time and includes benefits. Experience is a must.

If interested, send a resume to publisher@lowcountry.com

The position requires an innovative and strategically oriented leader willing to be hands-on and work with a small team to produce a quality news and advertising voice in the marketplace. The position requires someone with multi-media experience capable of sharing the news and advertising across multiple platforms successfully. Responsible for revenue and expense management that meets the gross operating profit margins set by the company.  Also responsible for sustaining an editorial voice that engages the community with a lively mix of news and commentary over multiple platforms, such as print, websites and social media.

This individual is a key member of our management team, participating in strategic planning and decision making. This position requires clear communication to work collaboratively with the staff.  Includes the oversight of all advertising and editorial processes and is required to attend various events and be involved in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet the financial objectives of the corporation, including management of revenue, expenses and operating profits.
  • Increase audience reach through traditional media and the expansion of new communication channels designed to draw in non-traditional consumers.
  • Establish a news and editorial voice that positions the company as the primary information source for the community we serve. Develop the brand so that it is seen as a leader in local news and public service.
  • Overall responsibility for budgets, forecasts, and capital in planning.
  • Provide leadership to the management team and ensure that it is effectively communicating and implementing all aspects of strategic and operational plans.
  • Create an advertising marketing strategy that increases advertising revenue, enhances the value of new digital media products, and establishes the company as the authoritative source of advertising concepts and products.
  • Provide marketing expertise that sustains long term relationships with advertisers.
  • Evaluate and prioritize the development of new products, including coordinating interdepartmental efforts to bring products to market.
  • Give employees a vision of where the company is going and infuse them with a sense of mission and purpose as they follow this new direction.
  • Candidate must be aware of breaking news in our area.
  • Assign events, meetings, and stories to reporters.
  • Edit copy, and page layout.
  • Copy assignments and layout for special editions print.
  • Very organized and able to meet deadline with paper going to press timely.
  • Copy edit, fact check, and proofread marketing materials (web, e-mails, ads, brochures, presentations, press releases, etc.) and internal communications
  • Oversee editorial quality assurance, assuming primary ownership of meeting deadlines.
  • Support editorial quality assurance for social media content.
  • Manage news by checking the quality of their work, monitoring progress on projects, and providing feedback when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement in a multimedia company. Candidates must have a track record of building revenue in prior positions.
  • A successful candidate will have a record of performing in a senior management position for a minimum of 10 years.
  • A college degree in marketing, journalism or business is preferred.
  • Experience managing multiple projects on deadline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Well organized, pro-active, community minded, and focused on quality as well as efficiency.
  • Must possess good writing and communication skills, the ability to learn quickly, be dependable and able to perform well under a deadline.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the area is helpful.
  • Must be able to establish relationships with local leaders and possess strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, proofread, and inspire co-workers is a plus.
  • Local community knowledge/involvement necessary.
  • Must be proficient in relevant technology.
  • Must possess strong skills in organization, communication, writing, editing and photography’
  • Must be passionate about local news.
  • Must be able to lead, motivate, and mentor the editorial and advertising staffs.
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Superb problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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

EOE

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