S.C. newspapers are hiring!

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Aiken Standard, a locally-focused, family-owned newspaper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking a copy editor with a keen eye for clean newspaper copy and well-designed newspaper pages. 

The applicant should be willing to work evenings, have a prior knowledge of newspaper design fundamentals and a strong understanding of news writing. A college degree in journalism or similar field and a proficiency with AP Style are preferred. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Aiken Standard offers a complete benefits package including health insurance coverage, vacation and 401K options. The Aiken Standard is owned by Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group, which also owns the Post & Courier of Charleston. The company has been family owned since 1896. 

Responsibilities:

  • Edit local, state, national and international copy for spelling, grammar and AP style
  • Write engaging, informative headlines for online and print
  • Edit photo captions
  • Organize, edit and post website content for maximum audience in breaking news and online cycles
  • Ensure adherence to standards of accuracy, fairness, style and ethics
  • Facilitate timely flow of copy and meet deadlines
  • Schedule social media posts and push notifications
  • Write up late-breaking news from press releases when needed
  • Design daily newspaper pages and special section projects when needed

Requirements:

  • Passion for and skilled at following the news – from world and national news to local events
  • Strong skills with writing, editing, headline writing and AP style
  • Ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills on daily basis
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or relevant subject
  • Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. and surrounding area a plus

A cover letter, resume and portfolio samples (writing/editing/design) should be emailed to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. Deadline to apply is Oct. 21. 

No phone calls, please.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Experience:

  1. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.
  2. At least seven years of media management experience.
  3. Proven proficiency in applying analytics to content strategy.
  4. Strong communication and collaborative experience.
  5. The ability to set and meet deadlines and hold others to a high standard in this area.
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order: 
  1. Your resume – one to two pages. 
  2.  A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. 
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role. 
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration. 
 
Read more and apply here.

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications include:

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

Brief description: 

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

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

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

Qualifications include:

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

Brief description: 

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

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

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

Qualifications include: 

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

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Reddit.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

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

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

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

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

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

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

Description: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements, minimum education level and experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researches stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; finds the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
  • Produces story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.  Brings “real people” into stories.
  • Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.  Complements stories with points of entry and supporting documents.
  • Consistently produces sophisticated stories and story ideas from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community.
  • Writes stories that provide sufficient context and use multiple sources.
  • Conceives and executes an acceptable number of enterprise stories, including those worthy of front-page consideration.
  • Provides timely information to photographers, web editors, graphic artists, and presentation editors.
  • Reports news quickly and accurately as breaking news online.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The job is based in Columbia. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply Today!

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

So, we are adding three more positions.  

We are hiring a reporter in Hilton Head to cover local government, and we’re hiring general assignment reporters to cover Beaufort/Port Royal and Bluffton.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

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

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

Read more and apply here.

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Description:

The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, SC, is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting on city government. We seek a strong journalist who excels at watchdog and accountability reporting and can handle in-depth work and research as well as breaking news. 

We are seeking a journalist with a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. All journalists at The Sun News must demonstrate the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
  • Journalism degree preferred.

Qualifications:

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

Education & experience:

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

Read more and apply here.

Description:

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

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

The retail and leisure reporter will have three main duties:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Education & experience:

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

Read more and apply here.

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

Core competencies:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Read more and apply here.

Edwards Media Group is searching for an audience development director that will work from our Seneca, South Carolina office and service all of our newspapers across four states. The Journal in Seneca South Carolina is our flagship newspaper, a 5 day a week daily newspaper in the beautiful upstate region of South Carolina where this job will be housed in our Seneca office.

We are a strong editorial newspaper group with multiple awards for best in general excellence in the State of South Carolina, Georgia, Wyoming, and Michigan over the last 5 years. Our operations are committed to growing our circulation year after year, so if you are an experienced circulator or audience development director tired of working for the big guys who’ve accepted failure, then we might just be the place for you.

Over the last 13 years we have maintained a steady growth rate and we are looking for an individual who can assist a team of Publishers and Circulation Directors in their individual locations.

The qualified candidate will have extensive circulation marketing and promotion experience. They will be self-motivated and self-disciplined; they will be able to stay on task and motivate their team around them to achieve their goals. The right candidate will not be a career logistics expect or district manager; we are looking for a promotion expert. Pay plan will be aggressive and commensurate with experience with a bonus plan included. Edwards Media Group is an employee-owned company and an equal opportunity employer. Send Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Edwards Media Group Chief Operating office Hal Welch at hal@upstatetoday.com.

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

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

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

Description:

The Myrtle Beach Sun News is looking for a collaborative, audience-focused reporter for our service journalism team, whose mission is to help readers navigate life in Myrtle Beach and Horry County.  These reporters will use engagement tools such as Google Trends to surface and answer questions readers are asking in the moment, will write stories that help readers connect with the news and will create and manage a library of search-friendly evergreen content. 

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 an audience or engagement team at a local news outlet.

The reporters in this role will report to the South Carolina regional service journalism editor.

Skills needed:

  • Experience with audience tools such as Google Trends.
  • Ability to understand audience metrics and the tactics that move them.
  • Passion for the written word as well as video, audio and motion graphics.
  • Enthusiasm for experimenting and iterating, quickly and often.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.
  • Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork.
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.
  • Data reporting experience and ability to work with data visualization tools.
  • Must have reliable transportation.  Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).

Education & experience:

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

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

Read more and apply here.

JOB SUMMARY:

Accountable for the operational management of the company, including the weekly newspaper, special editions, e-newsletters, new products, website, social media, and events with a strong focus on creating new revenue growth. Responsible for the oversight of all personnel with a strong focus on managing and training. Strong sense of organization in daily and weekly sales and editorial tasks to proactively engage with the community and advertisers. Strive to help businesses within our communities grow by conveying product solutions that would best fit their needs, market strategy, and brand.

Involvement in community and other business events required. Innovative ideas and strong leadership skills needed.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Accountable for the oversight and management of the publication(s), e-newsletters, website, social media, events and personnel.
  • Oversee production, distribution, and labor; balancing those expenses with revenue for consistent profitability.
  • Promote revenue growth by developing new profitable business through marketing our products and services to new and existing customers on a daily basis throughout the target market areas.
  • Research and strategize new product opportunities and present revenue projections based on custom rate packages. Prepare and present information on new business opportunities that have revenue potential.
  • Advise advertisers on current and upcoming products and sell products that will aid the customers advertising demands with the goal of ensuring quality proofs and our customer communication.
  • Plan/review the content for each publication/special according to the publication’s style, DIN editorial guidelines, community interest, and publishing requirements both in print and online.
  • Ensure that the staff is prepared for each publication; to ensure news staff is ready to handle breaking news in addition to assigned beats, columns, and daily reporting in print and online.
  • Utilize the website to enhance the readers’ experience by including photo galleries and videos.
  • Allocate or oversee the allocation of print space for story content based on paid advertising percentage.
  • Make effective sales presentations to advertisers, showing how the features and benefits of the publication(s) can best serve their marketing needs. Presentations can range from a one-on-one informal daily sales call to a formal presentation to specific groups.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, marketing, journalism, communications or related field preferred. Minimum of three to five years’ related management experience.

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. The paper also has a website and social media channels.

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

APPLICATION METHOD:

Email resume and references to sdetar@thedanielislandnews.com.

Description:

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

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

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences
  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video
  • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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