S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking a visual engagement producer with a journalism background to pitch and produce dynamic content on social media with an emphasis on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.

The visual engagement producer will be responsible for creating original social media content in collaboration with the visuals and audience teams, from breaking news graphics to explainer videos. They should be enthusiastic about appearing and speaking on camera, and possess an enthusiasm for coaching editors and reporters on how to best present their work on social media. 

As video continues to become a dominant medium through which audiences access and consume news, the visual engagement producer will play a pivotal role in developing The Post and Courier’s social media presence, and may be asked to report and produce original journalism from time to time. They will aggressively seek out new audiences to grow awareness of and engagement with our online audiences, especially among our audiences in Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and other South Carolina cities.

The visual engagement producer will report to the audience development editor and work closely with our visuals director. They should have experience managing social media accounts for news organizations, video and photo editing skills, working knowledge of SEO, and a knack for thinking on their feet in a fast-paced environment. Experience working remotely across multiple newsrooms is a plus.

If you are hired, you will join an award-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination.

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch and produce engaging video, photo and graphic content, including daily breaking news as well as longform enterprise journalism.
  • Coordinate the posting of our visual content to social media, recommending the best times and platforms to use for specific types of content.
  • Create and manage visual templates for Instagram posts, Reels and stories, TikTok and other social platforms.
  • Collaborate with the newsroom’s visuals and audience teams to cut and publish daily and longform videos for social media.
  • Monitor platform insights and communicate actionable takeaways to the audience and visuals teams.
  • Experiment with a wide variety of approaches to visual social media content creation, with an enthusiasm for evolving best practices.
  • Partner with newsroom journalists, to participate in the production of reader-facing coverage, including coaching them on how to script and film videos featuring their own work.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Some journalism skills and experience in a newsroom environment. 

  • Experience with social media and an understanding of how different types of content excel on different platforms. 

  • Strong video and photo editing skills and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Canva and other tools.
  • A passion for local, state and national news, and a strong awareness of the newsworthiness of a given topic.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, days, nights and weekends as needed. 

Requirements, minimum education level and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field. 

  • At least 1 year of demonstrated journalism experience. 
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through. 

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking a deputy audience development editor with a journalism background to lead the execution of innovative growth and engagement strategies aimed at reaching new audiences and converting them to loyal subscribers.

The deputy audience development editor will supervise a team of audience producers in our expansion markets in Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and other South Carolina cities who will execute on tactics to grow, engage and convert audiences into loyal subscribers. The audience development team is newsroom experts on social media, SEO, newsletters, homepage management, breaking news alerts and other digital audience fundamentals. The team empowers reporters and editors to own their audiences, and oversees the daily flow of news coverage on- and off-site.

The deputy audience development editor will also play a supporting role in planning the daily digital news budget and will make data-informed decisions on when, where and how to publish our stories online. They will work closely with editors to guide their content strategies in order to maximize the impact of The Post and Courier’s news coverage within the communities that are directly affected. 

The deputy audience development editor will report to the audience development editor based in our Charleston newsroom. They should have a solid understanding of core audience growth fundamentals, including social media, newsletters, SEO and basic news analytics. They should have experience with engagement tactics, including live social, events, AMAs or similar, and be a fanatic for staying on top of the latest industry trends and best practices. Experience working remotely across multiple newsrooms is a plus.

This position is in-person, based in our newsroom in Greenville, South Carolina.

If you are hired, you will join an award-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination.

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise team of audience producers who are responsible for homepage curation, breaking news alerts, social media management, SEO, newsletters, headline workshopping and other audience growth tactics.
  • Coordinate with the audience development editor to plan the daily digital news budget, ensuring our coverage is reaching the right readers at the right time in the right places.
  • Compile actionable analytics reports for editors, and communicate best practices for converting readers into loyal subscribers.
  • Support paid social strategies, including boosting trending posts and creating ads to reach new audiences.
  • Participate in regular audience team meetings to share subject matter expertise and advance audience development best practices.
  • Coach and guide editors with in-the-moment guidance on how to reach readers. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong journalism skills and experience in a newsroom environment. 

  • Experience understanding and communicating analytics to guide decisions, using platforms such as Google Analytics and Marfeel.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices. 

  • Experience with social media and an understanding of how different types of content excel on different platforms. 

  • Ability to multi-task and quickly troubleshoot. 

  • Strong writing and sharp editing skills. 

  • A passion for local, state and national news, and a strong awareness of the newsworthiness of a given topic.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, days, nights and weekends as needed. 

Requirements, minimum education level and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field. 

  • At least 3 years of demonstrated journalism experience. 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through. 

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking a senior audience development producer with a journalism background to drive the execution of innovative growth and engagement strategies aimed at reaching new audiences and converting them to loyal subscribers.

The emphasis for this role will be working alongside reporters and editors in our expansion markets in Columbia, Greenville and other South Carolina cities as a strategic partner, coaching them on how to implement effective audience growth and engagement strategies on our website, mobile app, social media platforms and across major search engines. The senior audience development producer will offer in-the-moment guidance on story ideas, headlines, SEO and social share text. They will be responsible for scheduling social media posts, sending breaking news alerts, managing homepages and section fronts, and optimizing our daily newsletters.

The senior audience development producer will report to the senior audience development editor. They should have experience managing social media accounts for news organizations, strong writing and communication skills, and an ability to think on their feet in a fast-paced environment. Experience working remotely across multiple newsrooms is a plus.

Successful candidates will possess a spirit of collaboration and an enthusiasm for coaching. A willingness to experiment across new and emerging platforms is a must, including TikTok, Instagram Reels and Threads. They will also have a solid grasp of data analytics and be able to communicate takeaways and actionable guidance to the editors and reporters they work with.

This position is in-person, based in our newsroom in Columbia, South Carolina.

If you are hired, you will join an award-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination.

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Coach reporters and editors on audience best practices, including SEO, headlines and story formats.
  • Lead innovative tactics across social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, in an effort to engage these audiences and develop loyal readers.
  • Write and edit newsletter products as needed.
  • Collaborate across the audience team to execute experiments and share subject matter expertise.
  • Help develop and expand our video and podcast offerings through collaborations with our reporters and visuals team.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong journalism skills and experience in a newsroom environment. 

  • Experience understanding and communicating analytics to guide decisions, using platforms such as Google Analytics and Marfeel.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices. 

  • Experience with social media and an understanding of how different types of content excel on different platforms. 

  • Ability to multi-task and quickly troubleshoot. 

  • Strong writing and sharp editing skills. 

  • A passion for local, state and national news, and a strong awareness of the newsworthiness of a given topic.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, days, nights and weekends as needed. 

Requirements, minimum education level and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field. 

  • At least 3 years of demonstrated journalism experience. 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through. 

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking an audience development producer with a journalism background to support innovative growth and engagement strategies aimed at reaching new audiences and converting them to loyal subscribers.

The emphasis for this role will be executing foundational audience growth and engagement tactics to grow and engage The Post and Courier’s audiences, and creating on-site subscriber experiences to retain our most loyal readers. The audience growth producer will be the subject matter expert on homepage management, breaking news alerts, newsletters, social media management and SEO. They will be responsible for site optimization and day-to-day oversight of the flow of news coverage coming out of the newsroom. 

The audience development producer will report to The Post and Courier’s audience development editor. They should have some experience managing social media accounts for news organizations, optimizing SEO for news content, strong writing skills, and an ability to think on their feet in a fast-paced environment. Experience working remotely across multiple newsrooms is a plus.

Successful candidates will have a basic understanding of news analytics and be able to make smart decisions based on a combination of data and solid news judgment. 

This position is in-person, based in either one of our newsrooms in Myrtle Beach or Beaufort County, South Carolina.

If you are hired, you will join an award-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination.

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Curate our hand-designed homepage, with guidance from analytics, news leadership and your own news judgment. 
  • Use analytics to make real-time digital decisions, such as sending a push notification for a story that is being widely read. 
  • Support the execution of innovative tactics across social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, in an effort to engage these audiences and develop loyal readers.
  • Write and edit newsletters as needed, including our flagship Morning and Evening Roundups. 
  • Collaborate across the audience team to execute experiments and share subject matter expertise.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Some journalism skills and experience in a newsroom environment. 

  • Experience understanding and communicating analytics to guide decisions, using platforms such as Google Analytics and Marfeel.
  • Experience with social media and an understanding of how different types of content excel on different platforms. 

  • Ability to multi-task and quickly troubleshoot. 

  • A passion for local, state and national news, and a strong awareness of the newsworthiness of a given topic.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, days, nights and weekends as needed. 

Requirements, minimum education level and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field. 

  • At least 1 year of demonstrated journalism experience. 

  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through. 

Learn more and apply.

The Times and Democrat, located in Orangeburg, SC, a publication of Lee Enterprises, is seeking an energetic, skilled sales executive to drive digital multi-media account growth for new and existing accounts through prospecting, developing, and closing leads using a variety of sources. Lee offers a vast array of digital marketing products, tools and partners to meet advertising needs of any current or future client. We are the fastest growing digital subscription platform in the nation for four years running. 

The ideal candidate will possess these critical sales competencies:

  • Drive and initiative: We seek someone who thrives on exceeding goals, takes ownership, and hunts for new opportunities.
  • Prioritization and organization: You must excel at setting priorities, managing time effectively, and staying organized amidst a busy workload.
  • Strategic thinking and business sense: Your ability to think strategically, adapt to changing landscapes, and understand the business side of things is crucial.
  • Digital marketing creativity: We need someone who can develop innovative and effective digital advertising solutions.
  • Communication and persuasion: You must be a confident speaker and negotiator who can clearly communicate ideas and win over clients.
  • Resilience and problem-solving: We value your ability to overcome challenges, stay motivated, and find solutions under pressure.
  • Adaptability and comfort with ambiguity: You thrive in dynamic environments, embrace change, and can think critically in complex situations.
  • Fast learner and strategic mind: You possess a sharp intellect, grasp concepts quickly, and can apply them strategically to our team’s success.
  • Client-centric mindset: You are passionate about understanding and catering to the evolving needs of our clients and the industry.
  • Digital advertising enthusiast: You have a deep understanding and passion for the digital advertising and marketing world.

 Preferred Education & Experience

  • 3 or more years in Sales, preferably in Digital Advertising but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in expanding and growing sales revenue through existing and new business
  • Experience with current digital advertising technology and 3rd party research skills such as Google Analytics

Apply here.

The Morning News/SCNOW, a publication of Lee Enterprises, is seeking an energetic, skilled sales executive to drive digital multi-media account growth for new and existing accounts through prospecting, developing, and closing leads using a variety of sources. Lee offers a vast array of digital marketing products, tools and partners to meet advertising needs of any current or future client. We are the fastest growing digital subscription platform in the nation for four years running. 

The ideal candidate will possess these critical sales competencies:

  • Drive and initiative: We seek someone who thrives on exceeding goals, takes ownership, and hunts for new opportunities.
  • Prioritization and organization: You must excel at setting priorities, managing time effectively, and staying organized amidst a busy workload.
  • Strategic thinking and business sense: Your ability to think strategically, adapt to changing landscapes, and understand the business side of things is crucial.
  • Digital marketing creativity: We need someone who can develop innovative and effective digital advertising solutions.
  • Communication and persuasion: You must be a confident speaker and negotiator who can clearly communicate ideas and win over clients.
  • Resilience and problem-solving: We value your ability to overcome challenges, stay motivated, and find solutions under pressure.
  • Adaptability and comfort with ambiguity: You thrive in dynamic environments, embrace change, and can think critically in complex situations.
  • Fast learner and strategic mind: You possess a sharp intellect, grasp concepts quickly, and can apply them strategically to our team’s success.
  • Client-centric mindset: You are passionate about understanding and catering to the evolving needs of our clients and the industry.
  • Digital advertising enthusiast: You have a deep understanding and passion for the digital advertising and marketing world.

 Preferred Education & Experience

  • 3 or more years in Sales, preferably in Digital Advertising but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in expanding and growing sales revenue through existing and new business
  • Experience with current digital advertising technology and 3rd party research skills such as Google Analytics

Apply here.

The Lexington County Chronicle is looking for an energetic editor committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Lexington, South Carolina, and the surrounding region. The full-time journalist will lead our newsroom in covering Lexington County through the weekly newspaper, quarterly magazines and email newsletters. The journalist will also manage freelance writers in optimizing local content with the goal of building local audience and sponsored content.

The journalist will join our small, incredible multimedia team that is revolutionizing local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch and assign stories and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging written and multimedia content. The ideal candidate will enjoy experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print, video, social, podcasts and digital media. The position may involve occasional evening and/or weekend work.

The Lexington County Chronicle is a family-owned company and boasts a creative flexibility rare among local news organizations. The Chronicle, which changed local ownership in late 2021, is a sister publication to The Sumter Item in Sumter, S.C. and Gulf Coast Media in Baldwin County, AL. This position will report to the group publisher.

Lexington County is a vital, quickly growing area of South Carolina, and one that is incredibly varied. From the Town of Lexington’s rapidly rejuvenating downtown to Lake Murray to the more metropolitan Cayce and West Columbia, just on the Lexington side of the Congaree River, to the many small towns that dot the countryside, it’s an area that comprises several distinct communities.

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

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • College Degree required, preferably in the field of Journalism.
  • Experience covering local and regional news required, editing experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience taking high-quality photos and video is a plus.
  • Consistent news judgment for a local audience and an interest in emerging technology.
  • Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
  • A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
  • A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.
  • Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

Learn more and apply here. 

The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate’s marketing coordinator will be responsible for developing marketing and awareness about the award-winning Advocate newspaper and its small book-publishing company, the Advocate Press, including events planning, advertising growth, and increasing circulation. This person will report to and work closely with the editor. The ideal candidate will have a clear desire to serve in a ministry setting, as well as a passion for communications and its importance in society and in the church.

ABOUT THE ADVOCATE

Founded in 1836, the Advocate is the oldest newspaper in Methodism and has a strong reputation for journalistic excellence. A monthly publication and based in Columbia, South Carolina, the Advocate has won more than 125 journalism awards in the last 15 years. The Advocate is the voice of the people of The United Methodist Church in South Carolina, transparently sharing news of relevance to people of faith around advancing knowledge, spiritual growth and discipleship. Its mission is to inform and connect South Carolina United Methodists by independently reporting relevant news, engaging readers, providing a forum for dialogue and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more at https://advocatesc.org/

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and organize district/local visibility/relationship-building events to highlight the Advocate and why it’s important. These will encourage people to subscribe and read the Advocate as well as showcase books via the Advocate Press.
  • Develop and implement a large fundraising event.
  • Increase advertising in Advocate, including recruiting and maintaining commission-based regional ad reps.
  • Increase online advertising, including finding an advertising sponsor for weekly emails.
  • Increase online subscribers (better marketing and awareness through social media engagement, social media ads, other channels)
  • Increase print subscribers (speak to districts, connect with pastors and lay leadership, keep the Advocate on people’s minds)
  • Increase the Advocate’s social media engagement
  • Email marketing (collect email addresses in new ways; do a weekly eblast and tease stories, etc.)
  • Explore and pursue grants
  • Come up with new ways to market the newspaper both for readership and fundraising
  • Work with editor to expand and improve our digital product
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field;
  • Experience in marketing and identifying target audiences;
  • Strong knowledge of website analytics tools and experience in setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns, social media ad campaigns, etc.;
  • Excellent numerical skills, including utilization of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets;
  • Ability to creatively devise and lead cross channel marketing campaigns that engage, educate, and motivate;
  • Good writing/grammar skills;
  • Good design skills;
  • Aware of and proficient in the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement;
  • The ideal candidate will be a member of United Methodist church;
  • Proficient in MS Office, Google applications, social media platforms, and a working knowledge of various communication technologies;
  • A team player who is personable and possesses highly effective organizational, relational, and communication skills;
  • Possess a teachable spirit with a desire to grow in faith and abilities; and
  • Possess a passion for the importance of journalism.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • This position is full-time.
  • Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • A benefits package including healthcare, paid time off, and a matching 403(b) retirement plan.
  • The average amount time required for this position is forty hours. Some weekends and evenings will be required. Some parts of the position can be performed remotely, while other parts of the position will need to be performed at the office.

TO APPLY:

  • Send cover letter and resume to Jessica Brodie, Advocate editor, jbrodie@umcsc.org
  • Deadline March 30
McClatchy seeks an Opinion editor and writer to lead a growing South Carolina opinion team and coordinate opinion content at The State in Columbia, the Island Packet in Hilton Head and the Myrtle Beach Sun News.         
We want a digital first journalist who provides urgent, reported local and state commentary that effects change, breaks news and elevates diverse voices in our communities. Success in this position requires being at the center of those communities as a writer, editor and leader of relevant discussions of local and statewide issues. The next editor will include a wide range of diverse political views in our opinion content with the aim of  leading a civil community conversation about local public policy issues.         
The opinion editor will write reported editorials representing The State’s views, as well as reported columns. The opinion editor will continually work to find ways to engage our audiences.         
A strong understanding of how to grow and engage audiences on digital platforms is essential, as are basic social media and video skills. We expect timely editorials on breaking news, as well as reported editorials that break news. While editorial board members write for both online and print, a digital metabolism is required for this position.         
Key requirements
  • At least 7-10 years of reporting and editing experience, preferably on local issues and/or government.        
  • Proficiency in utilizing AI tools and technologies is highly desired.
  • Skill and versatility as a writer and editor, including the ability to shape opinion pieces in a way that best serves and engages the broadest possible audience.        
  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.        
  • A zeal for understanding and using readership data to inform the editorial process.        
  • An interest in telling stories using a variety of media and enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies.        
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.       
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.        
  • 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).        

The Florence Morning News, a Lee Enterprises company is hiring a Multimedia Journalist.  This position combines traditional and digital elements to tell news stories. Primary duties include gathering information, conducting interviews and creating news stories. Basic photo and video skills are necessary. Diverse reporting opportunities can include government, “cops and courts,” business and general assignments/features. The ideal candidate will have good people skills, a positive attitude and solid work ethic, along with the ability to stay focused amid a variety of distractions. The workdays for this position are Monday through Friday most weeks, with evening and weekend work required as necessary. The Morning News offers competitive wages with career growth opportunities in Lee Enterprises.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s statewide leader in award-winning news coverage, is looking for a digitally minded editor who can oversee our Columbia newsroom. We are looking for an editor who will embrace our approach to insightful, enterprising coverage while building strong relationships throughout South Carolina’s capital city and the surrounding areas.

 This editor will lead a team of approximately 10 journalists, including the editor of the Free Times. In addition to coverage of significant daily news, the team pursues investigative stories and other deeply reported enterprise, concentrating on both quick-turn and long-form projects.

 The Columbia editor needs to be a strong coach and inspiring leader who is adept at spotting rich opportunities for coverage, is able to help reporters mold issues or trends into high-impact, relatable journalism, and is skilled at editing complex, sensitive stories.

 At The Post and Courier, you would join a Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where distinguished journalism is valued – and expected – and where journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination.

 The Post and Courier is a privately held newspaper that values its relationship with readers, believing in the idea that investing in journalism will lead to more readers and a sustainable business. We have built newsrooms throughout the state, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage has dramatically shrunk.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This is a job for a self-starter who has a strong journalistic background and can motivate a team to produce a steady quantity of compelling stories.
  • You must be able to work comfortably under deadline pressure, be a strong coach, be a strong planner, embrace a digital-first mindset and work with a collaborative spirit.
  • You will need to be able to both guide seasoned reporters and coach younger reporters, and in all cases help elevate the level of journalism produced from our Columbia market.
  • You will work closely with the audience team and managing editor to drive digital subscriptions off of high quality journalism.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier Columbia is looking for a Food and Entertainment reporter to contribute to our award-winning coverage of food, arts and culture in Columbia, SC.

Covering one the most popular beats in the market, the food & entertainment reporter would cover the food and beverage scene with a mix of trending stories, features and profiles that showcase the region’s restaurants, industry professionals and the issues impacting these businesses.

We’re looking for a reporter who will develop relationships and seek the story behind the headline, delving into the complexities of what it takes to own, operate and regulate bars and restaurants in South Carolina.

The reporter will also be responsible for occasional arts and culture-related stories, whether it be a concert preview or an accountability feature on the need for diversity in the arts. While this beat is competitive, we need a reporter who can not only tackle quick-turn coverage, but take the time to find stories that lean on our mission of accountability and explanation.

Columbia, SC, is the state’s capital and home to its biggest public university. There is also a thriving arts scene. The confluence of politics, education and the arts creates fertile ground for stories that don’t just let readers know what dishes to try or shows to catch, but the deeper cultural meaning of the arts and food scenes to the broader Columbia community.

The Post and Courier, a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, values in-depth storytelling, innovative reporting approaches and a commitment to accountability. The Free Times, the arts & culture section of The Post & Courier Columbia, is a tentpole publication in Columbia that frequently hosts events and puts together special sections, both of which this reporter would be expected to pitch in on.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Pulitzer finalist four times in the last decade, is looking for an enterprising reporter to produce work as part of the organization’s Education Lab in South Carolina. This position in based in Greenville, located in the Upstate region.

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. Our community has taken notice. Charitable donations to our nonprofit journalism fund have underwritten the Education Lab.

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.

The Education Lab is a watchdog unit investigating systemic education problems in South Carolina through daily news reporting, in-depth feature articles, short-term enterprise stories, large-scale data projects and investigations. This position requires a reporter to keep tabs on local education issues in the Upstate as well as across the state in order to identify trends, report on issues relevant to readers and provide the necessary scope to frame the education issue.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper and premier news source, is seeking an aggressive reporter to be part of our team covering breaking news in the Charleston area. 

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through quick-response coverage in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This beat goes beyond traditional public safety coverage. This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to stay on top of the day’s most-pressing stories — and there is never a shortage of stories on this beat.

In a market with several television stations and a number of other news outlets, there is a need for deeper coverage that stands out from the pack. We are seeking an innovative journalist whose stories will go beyond news releases and delve into the lives of those affected by these events.

Along with reporting breaking news and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling.

This position reports to the local Quick Response editor who oversees coverage in Charleston and across the tri-county area. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to not only stay on top of breaking news but also cultivate sources that allow the reporter to lead breaking news coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination. 

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across South Carolina in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple cities, including Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Beaufort County/Hilton Head, Florence and Myrtle Beach. 

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Cover quick-response news in the Charleston area.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience.
  • Plan and conceptualize enterprise story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
  • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking an aggressive reporter to spearhead our coverage of breaking news in the Myrtle Beach area. The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through quick-response coverage in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This beat goes beyond traditional public safety coverage. This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to stay on top of the day’s most pressing stories — and there is never a shortage of stories on this beat. This community sees hurricanes, wildfires and floods. It’s also the state’s busiest tourist destination, so this reporter might cover a bike rally one day and a tornado the next.

In a market with three television stations and two other newspapers, there is a need for deeper coverage that stands out from the pack. We’re seeking an innovative journalist whose stories will go beyond news releases and delve into the lives of those affected by these events.

Along with reporting breaking news and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling.

This position reports to the local editor who oversees coverage in Horry and Georgetown counties. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to not only stay on top of breaking news but also cultivate sources that allow the reporter to lead breaking news coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination.

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

    1. Lead our quick-response coverage the Myrtle Beach area.
    2. Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience in the Grand Strand market.
    3. Plan and conceptualize enterprise story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
    4. Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper and premier news source, is seeking an aggressive reporter to cover Berkeley County. This reporter would develop sources and keep tabs on county and municipal government, schools and breaking news in order to tell the best stories and break news. 

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience in one of the fastest-growing areas in the Charleston region as well as the nation.

This beat goes beyond traditional meeting coverage and press releases. This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to stay on top of the day’s most-pressing stories — and there is never a shortage of stories on this beat, from growth and development, live events, school board contention, a burgeoning Brazilian community and more. The position also would serve one shift a week, at least, on the Quick Response team covering breaking news and top happenings in Charleston and the tri-county region.

In a market with several television stations and a number of other news outlets, there is a need for deeper coverage that stands out from the pack. We are seeking an innovative journalist whose stories will delve into the lives of those affected by change, policy decisions and headlines of the day.

Along with reporting daily stories and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling.

This position reports to a local Metro editor who oversees coverage in Charleston and across the tri-county area. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to not only stay on top of breaking news but also cultivate sources that allow the reporter to lead breaking news coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination. 

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across South Carolina in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple cities, including Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Beaufort County/Hilton Head, Florence and Myrtle Beach. 

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary news coverage from Berkeley County, a fast-growing area in the Charleston region.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience.
  • Plan and conceptualize enterprise story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
  • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper and premier news source, is seeking an aggressive reporter to join our team covering Beaufort County – a historic sea island location in the Lowcountry that is made up primarily of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton as well as the county seat of Beaufort and its environs.

This reporter will develop sources and keep tabs on county and municipal government, schools and breaking news in order to tell the best stories and provide readers the best information on what is happening. The emphasis will be on growing our audience in a fast-growing coastal area with a top tourism destination, a strong military presence and ever-increasing demand for growth.

This beat goes beyond traditional meeting coverage and press releases. This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to stay on top of the day’s most-pressing stories — and there is never a shortage of stories on this beat, from growth and development, live events, hurricanes and tropical storms, a thriving Gullah-Geechee community and more.

In a market with a number of other news outlets, there is a need for deeper coverage that stands out from the pack. We are seeking an innovative journalist whose stories will delve into the lives of those affected by change, policy decisions and headlines of the day.

Along with reporting daily stories and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including photos and video – particularly short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling.

This position reports to a local editor and the Managing Editor in Charleston, who helps oversee Lowcountry coverage. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to cultivate sources and lead news coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination. 

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across South Carolina in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple cities, including Charleston, Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Florence and Myrtle Beach in addition to Beaufort County. 

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary news coverage from Beaufort County, a historic and fast-growing area in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience.
  • Plan and conceptualize enterprise story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
  • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats.

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s oldest daily newspaper and premier news source, is seeking an innovative reporter to join our prolific business team based in Charleston.

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through in-depth business coverage, which would include a focus on real estate, home sales and other general interest areas in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to break business-related stories, which range from what’s new and coming but also to what’s old in some of the most-historic homes in the city selling for multi-million dollars, to helping with coverage related to tourism, tech and other industries.

Along with reporting breaking news and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling. 

This position reports to Business editor who oversees coverage for the team. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to not break news but to stay on top of it and own it as well as to cultivate sources that allow the reporter to dominate business coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination. 

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities – from Charleston, to Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Beaufort County/Hilton Head, Florence and Myrtle Beach.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

    • Be a key contributor to our coverage of business and industry in the Charleston area but also, as needed, across South Carolina.
    • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience in our market.
    • Plan and conceptualize business story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
    • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats. 

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier in Columbia is looking for a digitally minded journalist who can report on a complex and evolving business and economic development scene in South Carolina’s capital city. Richland and Lexington counties, the heart of the state’s Midlands region, have seen an influx of new industries and development initiatives in recent years, but face unresolved questions about affordable housing, workforce skill and education levels and the perception of intense crime and poverty in some areas. We need someone who becomes immersed in the local, regional and state business development and economic policy communities. The right candidate will be able to provide effective sustained coverage of development stories, while also generating investigative and analytical enterprise reporting on key trends and impacts. The ability not only to write and report but find ways to expand storytelling through social media and video is also a plus. You will work closely with our retail business reporter as well our entire award-winning Columbia news team, often coordinating efforts with those on other beats. This has traditionally been the most-read and highest-impact beat in our newsroom. We’re looking for someone who will quickly become established as the must-read journalist for business news in Columbia.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

– Become immersed in the business development community of Richland County and Columbia to consistently break news and analyze trends ahead of other area news media, resulting in timely, informative and impactful stories.

– Produce story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community, including looking at issues from multiple perspectives – developers and entrepreneurs, but also workers, customers, vendors, competitors and others.   

– Develop and produce frequent in-depth stories based on public records, interviews and other information while maintaining ongoing beat coverage.   

– Strategically issue FOIAs of permitting, business regulation, economic development and others to assist in reporting, analyze the results and effectively use these materials in published articles.

– Coordinate your assignments and schedule with editors, keeping them well-informed about developments and potential challenges.

– Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understand libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.

– Effectively use social media to engage the community.

– Develop and maintain photo and digital skills.

– Effectively learn and use all job technology and systems.

– Learn and follow all department and company policies and procedures.

– Meet all assigned deadlines.

– Develop a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.

– Other duties as assigned

Learn more and apply.

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking an innovative reporter to lead our coverage of business and development in the Myrtle Beach area.

The emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through in-depth coverage of tourism, industry recruitment, business growth and real estate in one of the country’s fastest-growing areas.

This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to break stories about new businesses, the area’s fledgling tech industry and the challenges facing a coastal community that thrives on tourism but seeks to diversify its economy.

Along with reporting breaking news and enterprise pieces, this journalist will also seek to tell stories in other ways, including short-form, vertical video. As readers increasingly consume video for news and information, our reporters aim to expand our digital presence with mobile-first storytelling. 

This position reports to the local editor who oversees coverage in Horry and Georgetown counties. To be successful, the reporter will need the background and skills to not only stay on top of breaking news but also cultivate sources that allow the reporter to dominate business coverage in a competitive market.

If you are hired, you will join an ambitious, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture where talented journalists have the opportunity to pursue the best work of their careers, limited only by their ambition and determination. 

The Post and Courier is privately held and is investing in its journalism. We began expanding across the state in 2020, seeking to fill a void in news deserts or areas where local news coverage had withered. We now operate Post and Courier newsrooms in multiple South Carolina cities – from Charleston, to Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Beaufort County/Hilton Head and Florence in addition to Myrtle Beach.

We are a passionate, dedicated, digital-driven news organization and seek someone who shares that journalistic passion and commitment to excellence.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead our coverage of business and industry in the Myrtle Beach area.
  • Use a data-driven approach to providing content that grows our audience in the Grand Strand market.
  • Plan and conceptualize business story ideas while collaborating with other reporters.
  • Embrace a spirit of nimble experimentation to test nontraditional story formats. 

Learn more and apply.

McClatchy is looking for a collaborative, audience-focused reporter for our South Carolina service journalism team, whose mission is to help local readers navigate life and the news. The reporter will be based in Myrtle Beach, a place loaded with fun things to do and plenty of exciting stories to write about.

Our service team focuses on listening to and serving our local readers with need-to-know information in an accessible approach that sometimes includes explainers, Q&As and fact checks. We dig into local curiosities and issues using online engagement sites like Nextdoor and Reddit, as well as Google Trends to surface high-interest topics. Topic areas could include new restaurants, crazy critters showing up on the beach, outdoor recreation and tourism or even reports on celebrity visits to the city. Reporters also contribute to local and regional projects and breaking news coverage.

This reporter must be ready to move with agility when the news demands. The successful candidate for this position will be able to take assignments and cultivate and pitch ideas. As such, this reporter must have good time management skills, with the ability to work independently while also enjoying a team environment.

Experience with audience growth and engagement tactics such as headline writing and SEO is a must. Expertise in a particular subject area is not required, but the successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of what’s important to local readers, preferably earned by working as part of a local news outlet. A knack for innovation and creative problem solving are essential.

The South Carolina service desk works as a team of reporters from three newsrooms in the state: The State, The Sun News and The Island Packet. The Myrtle Beach reporter at The Sun News will report to the South Carolina service journalism team editor.

We have fun, and we write on the news. Here are just a few of the team’s stories:

In this role, you will need to:

  • Have strong writing and reporting skills, as well as excellent news judgment and solid journalism ethics.

  • Think about our audiences first and always, with a commitment to tactics that grow readership.

  • Have a passion for the written word as well as video, audio and motion graphics.

  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy through aggregating and storytelling tools.

  • Work well in a team environment. 

  • Pitch and execute story ideas quickly.

  • Data reporting experience is a plus.

Education & experience:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience.

  • At least 1-3 years of reporting experience.

Learn more and apply.

GreenvilleOnline.com/The Greenville News is seeking a dynamic sports reporter to cover South Carolina athletics in a highly competitive market.

The ideal candidate, who will be based in Columbia, S.C., will have at least three years of experience, with proven ability to develop sources, drive storytelling and evolve written beat coverage based on audience tendencies and metrics.

We want someone who is a self-starter, a good teammate and is raring to make our coverage better. This job is part of the USA TODAY Network’s South Region, which has established itself as a trendsetter for high-level collaboration among SEC markets within the nation’s largest media company. This candidate will be part of a broader SEC team which works together to achieve maximum results.

Responsibilities:

·Fundamental understanding of how to grow subscriptions through topics, timeliness and storytelling.

·Commitment to becoming the leading voice in area of expertise.

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

·Works with region sports director and deputy region sports directors to evaluate what’s working and use metrics to develop 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 or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·College or other high-level sports beat experience preferred; strong digital skills required.

·Ability to develop strong sourcing and produce content that takes advantage of all formats, including social media, mobile, desktop, video, television and print.

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

·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.

·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.

·Pre-employment background check and urinalysis drug screen required.

About Columbia, S.C.

Columbia is the state capital of South Carolina, boasting a robust social scene, warm temperatures and central location between the Atlantic coast, Augusta, Ga. and Charlotte, N.C.

Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates, please apply with your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, brief cover letter, a few examples of your portfolio/work samples/clips/links, etc.).

**Your materials must be combined into a single document attachment / upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

Learn more and apply here.

Seeking a detailed oriented, conscientious individual to join our team in Newberry. Intermediate skills and communication in email required, lots of training and opportunities to grow and develop within the organization, led by a well-respected and tenured Publisher. Please send resumes & notes of interest to Megan Andriatch at megan@cmpapers.com.

Seeking a motivated and dedicated candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our organization as an Outside Sales Representative. Uncapped commission alongside incredible benefits, with an internal network spanning 20+ publications under Champion Media for support. Please send resumes & notes of interest to Megan Andriatch at megan@cmpapers.com.

We are looking for someone with a passion for journalism and community news who is ready to showcase our community through their writing. This position is ideal for someone who is ready to meet new people and share their stories through feature pieces while covering events that are important to our readers.

Responsibilities:

  • Exceptional reporting and writing skills
  • Ability to source and generate impactful enterprise leads, and create impactful content relying on critical relationships
  • Be tenacious in their ability to uncover stories through investigation and research
  • Ability to report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline
  • Active use of social media for promotion and news gathering
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the community

Skills:

Social media and photography sills are a plus for this position.

A journalism degree is preferred, but not required

Please send resumes & writing samples to megan@cmpapers.com.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head seeks an aggressive, enterprising reporter to join its award-winning newsroom in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Live among the natural beauty, wildlife, trails, sun and sand and work with a newsroom that has been recognized as South Carolina’s best in its circulation size for six years running. 

Whether you want to make a permanent home with us or desire to get to a bigger market, The Packet will provide you a place to grow and learn and an environment in which you can do work that will have impact in our community and make you proud to be a journalist.

The Island Packet is part of McClatchy, a digitally driven company focused on innovation, with newsrooms in 30 communities in the United States. In our accountability reporter, we’re seeking a versatile and resourceful journalist who is as skilled in public records as she/he/they are in knocking on doors to track down sources. You’ll need a passion for accountability journalism and the drive to sift through data, dig through documents and cultivate sources.

What you’ll bring:

  • Focus on stories that build readership

  • Think about audience first and always, with a commitment to tactics that grow readership.

  • Master engaging multimedia storytelling

  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy through aggregating and storytelling tools

  • Work well in a team environment. 

The successful candidate should have a college degree or equivalent work experience and be able to show a history of producing accountability journalism. Also:

  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism.

  • Ability to build source networks and bring a constant flow of story ideas.

  • Ability to work collaboratively to aggressively tackle stories.

  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.

  • Facility with data, public records and business reports.

What we’ll bring:

As a journalist at McClatchy, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends. 

Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals. For more information on McClatchy’s benefit plan, please visit McClatchyLivewell.com.

Learn more and apply.

OK, we get it. You are ready to take your sports writing career to the next level, but you had to get through high school football season first. Now, you’re looking for a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent. You’re ready to move up and on.

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 cover, Lander University and Erskine College. There’s plenty to be covered — yes, including football. And there’s plenty of talent in our schools to supply a good flow of feature material to bolster your portfolio.

We’re a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the corporate newspaper shockwaves rippling through our newsroom. 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.

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
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls, please.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach seeks an aggressive, enterprising reporter to join its award-winning newsroom in one of the most desirable and fast-growing markets in the country.

Join the newsroom that exposed the predatory practice of structured settlements and changed South Carolina law. We put a premium on breaking stories first as well as investing in hard-nosed, accountability journalism that our audience can’t get anywhere else. 

Ours is a competitive market, and we seek a reporter who will be excited by the challenge. And we are part of McClatchy, a digitally driven company focused on innovation, with newsrooms in 30 communities in the United States.

There are few better places to live than Myrtle Beach, where sun, sand and things to do abound. If you like the outdoors, you will love the Grand Strand area.

In our accountability and politics reporter, we’re seeking a versatile and resourceful journalist who is as skilled in public records as she/he/they are in knocking on doors to track down sources. You’ll need a passion for accountability journalism and the drive to sift through data, dig through documents and cultivate sources.

What you’ll bring:

  • Focus on stories that build readership

  • Think about audience first and always, with a commitment to tactics that grow readership.

  • Master engaging multimedia storytelling

  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy through aggregating and storytelling tools

  • Work well in a team environment. 

The successful candidate should have a college degree or equivalent work experience and be able to show a history of producing accountability journalism. Also:

  • Strong writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism.

  • Ability to build source networks and bring a constant flow of story ideas.

  • Ability to work collaboratively to aggressively tackle stories.

  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.

  • Facility with data, public records and business reports.

Learn more and apply.

What You’ll Do:

The Daniel Island News is seeking a full-time editor/graphic artist to manage content for our print, website, e-newsletters and social media platforms as well as create visually appealing layout for the print edition of the paper.

What Abilities We Value

  • Ability to plan out all editorial content for each issue. We value editors and storytellers who provide photographs, video, graphics and other visual assets and train writers and freelancers to do the same.
  • Ability to plan editorial calendar and coordinate around a theme. We value creativity, forward thinking and visually driven storytelling.
  • Ability to find and assign stories and photos assignments and provide guidance to freelancers and staff writers. We value teaching skills.
  • Ability to write news and features and to rework submitted materials. We value producing informative content.
  • Ability to meet all deadlines. We value everyone’s time.
  • Ability to accept instruction and editing suggestions from other editors and staff. We value learning.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with the public and coworkers. We value relationships.
  • Ability to perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with journalist ethics. We value honesty, accuracy and objective reporting.
  • Ability to collaborate. As a small team, we value collaboration, but we also value self-motivation and the ability to grasp what makes the most engaging story.
  • Desire to be actively involved in the community. We value our community, its residents, businesses and organizations.

Additional Skills and Experience We Value

  • Understanding and knowledge of local government and how to cover government stories
  • Strong skills in writing, editing and AP style.
  • Knowledge of the South Carolina communities of Daniel Island and Cainhoy peninsula.
  • Ability and experience with InDesign and Photoshop, including ability to layout pages and proof with the printer.

Education or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred. Equivalent experience will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in community news.

What Else You Should Know About this Position & Our Paper

  • There is room to grow
  • The Daniel Island News is located on Daniel Island in South Carolina, covering Daniel Island and the Cainhoy peninsula area. Our communities are located within the city of Charleston and Berkeley County.
  • The DI News distributes a print publication weekly with a circulation of 6,000, along with four digital newsletters each week. The paper also has a website and social media channels.
  • We put on several events throughout the year, including a monthly Author Series and a yearly Bark in the Park.

For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter and 3-4 examples of your best writing to 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.

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. 

Game nights are a huge part of the community, and breaking news an enterprise reporting are essential to capture the audience. That means meeting sources, talking with parents and getting the pulse of our community in person and through being highly active on social media.

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. 

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 or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous reporting experience: even better if you’ve covered sports.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, X, 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 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. 

Learn more and apply here.

MyHorryNews.com is searching for an experienced reporter ready for a challenge covering the Myrtle Beach area, one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

The beat includes growth and development, business, tourism-related issues, surrounding community concerns and poverty on the fringes of the new high rises.

The ideal candidate is someone who will keep readers informed about what is happening in the Myrtle Beach area. This candidate must have an understanding of how city government and county government functions and what that coverage means.

This position requires a person with high energy and curiosity who is not afraid to ask questions and challenge the norm.

Responsibilities:

  • Produces stories for our website and print publications, including the weekly cover stories for print publications

  • Works directly with the editor to plan stories and projects

  • Attends city meetings and relevant events around Myrtle Beach

  • Occasionally taking photos and videos

Requirements:

  • Must possess strong writing skills and knowledge of AP Style

  • Previous newsroom experience preferred

  • Experience with covering city governments preferred

  • Must be able to work with the newsroom and adapt to assignment changes. We’re a small team and when major news happens (hurricanes, floods, protests), we take an all-hands-on-deck approach.

Please send your resume, cover letter and three of your best stories to editor Hannah Strong Oskin at hannah.oskin@myhorrynews.com.

About Waccamaw Publishers:

Waccamaw Publishers, located in the heart of Horry County, South Carolina, publishes weekly newspapers, The Horry Independent, Myrtle Beach Herald, Carolina Forest Chronicle, Loris Scene, and its monthly, the North Strand News. Those papers are among a range of special sections the company produces yearly. The company publishes all its stories online at MyHorryNews.com.

What’s that? You like to write? Well, that’s great. My question: Do you also like to report? Really report. Report news that matters — or should matter — to a community’s readers.

Have you been a little reluctant to sign up for a tour of duty with a corporate-owned print and digital news operation because you worry today’s paycheck will be tomorrow’s layoff notice? Yeah, I get it. Truth is, we are all struggling at times, trying to navigate the news waters. Ours is a family-owned operation that’s now in its 104th year of serving readers, and that gives us something of a position, a standing in the community we serve. We are not some basement dweller cranking out a blog or flinging news releases on a website and calling it “news.” We do the real work here, for our print products and for our digital platform. We are the Index-Journal, located in beautiful Greenwood, South Carolina. I’m Richard Whiting and I’ve been a part of this family operation for nearly a quarter century now. Don’t worry. I’ve not quite hit the curmudgeon stage, but I am seasoned.

Sure, if you come to work in my newsroom you’ll have to do the occasional stories that make any new or seasoned journo groan. But you’ll also get to do real journalism, covering our core governing taxpayer-funded officials with depth and breadth. You see, we don’t shy away from real investigative work. We hold public officials accountable and we have the awards to show for it.

As with any newsroom of late, we’ve had to pull our coverage fence line in a bit. Still, we are covering our core area of Greenwood city and county, along with Abbeville County and, as can, McCormick County. However, I am looking for someone who can take the reins of the Greenwood beat. Mind you, I don’t want or need a stenographer. Most meetings around here are livestreamed anyway. No, what I need and want is a reporter who knows what these elected officials are doing before they do it and who will go well beyond the basic meeting reporting. Plus, you’ll be a key point person when it comes to reporting what our local delegation is doing to and for their constituents. And believe me, they need watching.

But hey, it’s not all fun and games with meeting coverage and investigative work. It’s not all “emulate Watergate.” It’s great if you want to be the next Carl Bernstein or Bob Woodward, but you’ll also have to produce some interesting features that take center stage on 1A, rotating that duty with our other reporters. You’ll have opportunity to build on that portfolio so you’re not pegged as a government-only reporter. As already noted, you’ll get those groaners on occasion. After all, we aren’t the Washington Post newsroom. Wait. The Washington Post newsroom isn’t what it used to be, either. We’re a small staff in a small newsroom with little cubicles where everyone can hear your conversations and, truth be told, the after-effects of a good lunch. In other words, we’re like family. We help each other and tolerate each other’s quirks.

Interested so far? Good. Show me what you’re made of by sending some work samples and a legit resume. Cover letter? Nah. Those are always BS, fill-in-the-blank with the recipient’s name, the name of the newspaper and the city it’s in. And sometimes, applicants even forget to do that. So cut to the chase. Tell me why in hell I should have you in my award-winning small daily newsroom in a great section of South Carolina.

Send your sales pitch to rwhiting@indexjournal.com. Tempted as you might be, please don’t call. Let me take a look at what you sent and then leave the call to me. I’ll email you for a convenient time when we can talk.

My Horry News seeks a managing editor/government reporter eager to cover South Carolina’s fastest-growing county and perform daily editor duties. The ideal candidate must have newsroom experience. Experience as a government reporter is a plus. 

You would join a fun, progressive company focused on publishing and creating engaging content supporting our audience in print and digital. The managing editor should have a sense of urgency, possess strong communication skills, and be a leader who can motivate our newsroom, work efficiently, and collaborate across departments. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to make a difference in a place that appreciates high-quality journalism. 

Requirements:

  • Must have at least two years of news experience. 
  • Must have strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style.
  • Must be highly organized and able to juggle numerous priorities simultaneously.
  • Must have excellent editing skills with attention to detail.
  • Should have a strong understanding of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
  • Be able to work with the newsroom and adapt to assignment changes. We’re a small team, and when major news happens (hurricanes, floods, protests), we take an all-hands-on-deck approach.

Are you interested in doing great work in one of South Carolina’s most beautiful coastal counties? Please send your resume, cover letter, and three of your best stories to editor Hannah Strong Oskin at hannah.oskin@myhorrynews.com.

About Waccamaw Publishers:

Waccamaw Publishers, located in the heart of Horry County, South Carolina, publishes weekly newspapers, The Horry Independent, Myrtle Beach Herald, Carolina Forest Chronicle, Loris Scene, and its monthly, the North Strand News. Those papers are among a range of special sections the company produces yearly. The company publishes all its stories online at MyHorryNews.com.

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