S.C. newspapers are hiring!

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

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.

What you will do:

This position will manage delivery, presentations, and presence for all of Aiken Communications digital products reaching its full digital audience.  In addition, it is the responsibility of the Digital Editor to carry out any other operational task delegated by the Managing Editor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow local, business, state, national and international news.  Read the websites and the newspapers every day.
  • Edit and post stories, videos, photos, and graphics across all digital platforms.
  • Coordinate with editors, photographers and videographers to ensure speedy and appropriate placement of news on the websites and social media.
  • Write and deliver text alerts, Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, etc. in a friendly and thought-provoking manner to optimize readers and viewers engagement.
  • Exercise strong news judgment in helping plan stories, posts, and presentations.
  • Monitor analytics to assess effectiveness of placement of content
  • Ensure content is posted to relevant topical index pages as well as the home pages.
  • Take photographs and record video as needed to satisfy all visual opportunities.
  • Engage and participate in the digital community.
  • Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understand and follow libel and copyright laws.
  • Monitor and cover breaking news as needed.
  • Meet all assigned deadlines.
  • Stay up to date on technology required to manager and produce digital products.
  • Act as digital resources to the newsroom teams.
  • ·Communicate with our technology support in the Charleston office and advertising digital services with the community newspaper group.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Managing Editor

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or Marketing
  • One to two years of newspaper experience preferred
  • Superb social media skills are vital
  • Strong skills with technology, writing, editing and AP style
  • Night and weekend work will be required
  • Valid Drivers License and clean driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to easily work with reporters and editors in the newsrooms, including training and coaching as needed

Physical Requirement, Work Environment and Travel:

Regularly required to sit for long periods of time; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds.

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

Some local travel will be required.

Read more and apply here.

Spartanburg is part of the vibrant Upstate of South Carolina. Along with neighboring Greenville, it is the largest metro area in South Carolina. Spartanburg County is the fifth-most populated county in SC.

New businesses, housing developments and apartments are consistently popping up in our area. The city continues to grow with an expanding downtown. The Boiling Springs, Roebuck and Duncan communities are also hotbeds for new dustry in and residential growth. The Herald-Journal strives to be the first to inform readers with breaking news and analysis related to that growth.

This is more than a business beat. The right candidate will be able to spot trends, connect dots and tell bigger stories about how the economic engines of this region are impacting Spartanburg and its residents.

This reporter is expected to file public records requests and mine data for enterprise stories. This reporter also works closely with our city and county government reporters for story tips and ideas. We want this reporter to also explore issues related to affordable housing, public transportation, racial equity and neighborhood sustainability.

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

The Herald-Journal works closely with the Greenville News and Anderson Independent-Mail as part of a growing and collaborative Upstate SC news team.

Responsibilities:

  • Tell stories that accurately inform and engage audiences and help to build a base of loyal readers and subscribers.
  • Write stories that address problems in our communities and probe potential solutions, hold government leaders accountable.
  • Understand the use of metrics and analytics to tailor writing to audience and to encourage readers to subscribe.
  • Work toward becoming the community’s leading voice for growth and development reporting.
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, forums, community leadership, etc.). Lead the conversation on our What’s New in Spartanburg Facebook Group.
  • Works with editors to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., Photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field.
  • An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask hard questions of people in power.
  • An ability to connect with people in the community in a way that, first and foremost, builds relationships and trust and, second, encourages them to tell their stories.
  • The ability to work well with a team of reporters, photojournalists and editors, but also to function independently when needed.
  • Sound news judgment.
  • A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to journalism.
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends in a newsroom that also tries to foster work-life balance in a career that often demands flexible scheduling.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role and our newsroom. 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:

Your resume – one to two pages.

A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.

Links to 5-10 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.

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.

Description: As The Post and Courier expands its reach across South Carolina, we are looking for a Digital Editor who can spearhead the digital strategy of our newsrooms in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, Spartanburg and future markets as we grow.

You will be on the front lines of growing our statewide audience, building trust with readers and designing social messaging for some of the best journalism in the South.

Our next Digital Editor overseeing our expansion markets will be a key player in experimenting with day-to-day tactics and will collaborate regularly with the Digital Editor of our Charleston newsroom on developing long-term strategies and exploring emerging platforms and technologies.

This role is responsible for finding engaging ways to package, optimize and promote our journalism across social media; curating homepages with guidance from data and news judgment; interpreting story-level analytics and search trends to generate content ideas for further coverage; and coaching members of our newsrooms on digital best practices. We aren’t a “feed the beast” newsroom or one that focuses on page views.

This is a great newsroom with lots of freedom, where people enjoy working together, cheer each other on and share a common mission. Charleston offers an incredible quality of life, named No. 1 city in the nation and No. 2 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Enjoy a thriving food and arts scene, surrounded by history and a natural environment that offers boundless outdoor recreation opportunities. To apply, send:

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

to Digital Editor Taylor Ysteboe at tysteboe@postandcourier.com

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

Description: The Post and Courier is looking for an honest, engaging and readable critic to cover the growing and thriving arts community of Charleston, South Carolina. This position was created out of our passion and commitment for the visual and performing arts in the Lowcountry, South Carolina and the South. We are one of a few newspaper left in the country to employ a full-time arts critic.

We are looking someone who is equally comfortable discussing and responding to visual art, music and theatre and examining the ways it intersects with culture, business and acts as a mirror for our broader community.

This is not an entry level position. This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a proven track record of thrilling readers and growing audience around the arts. The ideal candidate is a creative, compelling writer with a strong voice who would add layers of understanding for Charleston’s experienced collectors, viewers and audience members. We want a critic conversant in the artistic debates of the day and able to translate that into real dialogue that impacts our local audience.

The Post and Courier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper with an ownership that is investing in journalism.

The Post and Courier is one of the few independent, family-owned newspapers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation.

If you want to join our team as an arts critic, send your resume, clips and a cover letter to Executive Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com.

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

The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

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.

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 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 available to us, 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.

Read more and apply here.

The Anderson Independent Mail is looking for a skilled reporter who wants to step toward a management role as a hybrid reporter/content editor.

The player-coach will write their own stories about the Anderson community, and will help a small team of reporters develop their skills as community journalists who are tapped into their community and writing stories the Anderson audience wants and needs to read.

The team in Anderson is small, and our focus is on stories that happen in and impact the city of Anderson. You’ll use metrics and your knowledge of the community to help the team make decisions about what stories to tell and how to tell them. Some days it might be a feature about key community leaders, others it might be developing a breaking news story into something no one else in the market can produce or producing watchdog work on how the city of Anderson is serving its residents.

You’ll work in close collaboration with USA TODAY Network newsrooms in Greenville and Spartanburg, and you’ll have the opportunity to partner with news outlets across the South and throughout the United States as part of the USA TODAY Network.

Anderson is community of about 30,000 people that’s located about two hours from Atlanta along the Interstate 85 corridor. It’s a part of the Greenville metropolitan area of nearly 1 million people, but is fiercely independent. The Greenville metro area is halfway between the big cities of Atlanta and Charlotte, 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast. It boasts a vibrant nightlife, a well-respected food scene and many of the things you’d expect to find in a much larger city.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or a related field
  • At least three years’ experience as a reporter at a daily or strong weekly newspaper
  • Some leadership experience preferred, but we’ll consider candidates looking to move into a management role
  • An understanding of community journalism and how digital analytics can help drive content decisions
  • Sound news judgment and a knowledge of AP Style
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.

MyHorryNews.com is searching for a reporter to cover the scenic and historic North Strand area. 

This region of Horry County includes North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach and Longs.

The ideal candidate is someone who will keep readers informed about new businesses, city council actions and the impact of a growing population on the environment. This candidate is expected to produce hard news and feature stories about this community. 

Responsibilities:

  • Writes daily stories for our website and print publications, including the monthly cover story for the North Strand News. This is a wide-ranging beat that includes government coverage, environmental reporting, and tourism and development stories.
  • Works directly with the managing editor to plan stories and projects

Requirements:

  • Must possess strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Previous newsroom experience 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 managing editor Hannah Strong Oskin at careers@myhorrynews.com

What you will do:

This general assignment reporting position requires gathering and writing a variety of news and features stories across a variety of topics in the surrounding  area. The reporter should be equally comfortable covering an ongoing news story as they are writing a great feature story or diving into an enterprise piece. This position provides content for both online and print platforms.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • General assignment reporting of news in the area — print and digital.
  • Produce quality community reporting with a focus on local events and issues.
  • Shoot photos to illustrate stories. Create videos to accompany stories and as standalone reports.
  • Promote stories through social media.
  • Cover local government, create feature packages, write profiles of local people and sometimes chase breaking news.
  • Produce occasional enterprise and long-form assignments, as well as features for special sections.
  • Assist with proofreading, copyediting and newspaper layout when required.

Requirements:

Qualified applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. Entry level candidates are welcome to apply. Please include any experience or training using social media or design programs such as InDesign.

Applicants should provide a resume, links to any writing/journalism clips, and a cover letter describing their interest in the position. In addition to excellent writing and editing skills applicants must have self-discipline and solid time management skills.

Read more and apply here.

Description: The Aiken Standard, a daily newspaper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking to add several full-time reporters to our award-winning team.  

Ideal candidates have experience in a newsroom environment along with strong editing, multimedia and photography skills. 

We are hiring general assignment reporters, as well as seeking to fill several beats – including crime and local government.

Assignments will range from event coverage, breaking news, coverage of government meetings, feature profiles and more in-depth enterprise pieces. 

Salary will be commensurate to experience.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

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

Requirements: 

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

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

Women’s College Basketball and Real-Time Sports Reporter

The State’s women’s college basketball and real-time sports reporter needs to thrive in a fast-paced, competitive environment.

This is a Columbia, SC-based position that will cover the national champion South Carolina women’s basketball team, contribute to all of our USC Gamecocks sports coverage and be our lead real-time sports reporter to spot and report on trending topics.

A strong source network is vital, and this reporter must be able to find and break news, cover breaking news with urgency and develop compelling enterprise and analysis.

Games only make up a small percentage of what college athletics are about, and we want someone who is just as comfortable breaking down film as they are filing an open records request or reading through court documents. We also want someone who can bring new ideas to the table and isn’t afraid to try new things with our coverage. This reporter will use social media as a news-gathering tool, an engagement opportunity and a means to put our news and enterprise in front of a topic-specific audience across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Report breaking news as it happens – be fast and first, without sacrificing accuracy and clarity.
  • Build a wide range of sources — from players and coaches locally to agents, conference officials and experts.
  • Write analytically for the sports fans who have watched the game but are looking for a deeper understanding of what they saw.
  • Proactively look for opportunities to tap into trending topics as they relate to college athletics in South Carolina.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team with other reporters and editors.
  • Bring your own story ideas to the table, and be ready to take assignments as well.
  • Be a master of social media – both as a news-gathering tool, and as a way to push the news out quickly and build our audience and engagement, as well as your own brand.
  • Understand your audience metrics – which of your stories are resonating with readers, and which are not? Working with your editor, regularly mine this data for takeaways about how we can build and engage our audience.
  • Regularly enhance your stories with your video, third-party video, embedded tweets and links to related stories.
  • Find enterprise stories that make for a deeper read and use storytelling techniques to engage readers.

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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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).

Read more and apply here.

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

WHAT YOU’LL DO

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

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

Be a multimedia storyteller

  • All content should be heavily supported with photographs, video, graphics and other visual assets.
  • Think outside the box. There are different ways to tell a story. Unique, visually driven approaches often work best. We value creativity.

Be a self-starter

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

REQUIREMENTS

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

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:

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

TO APPLY: Email resume and link to writing samples to  talent@communityjournals.com

Description: The Sumter Item is looking for a graphic designer committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The ideal candidate is a fast-moving, independent, reliable yet bold designer who enjoys creating graphics as ways to tell stories through print newspapers, magazines, social media, email and various digital projects. The designer will join our growing multimedia team that will help revolutionize local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch creative ideas and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging multimedia content. The designer will also work with advertising customers and collaborate with Sumter Item staff in creating optimal visual experiences for users. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is required.

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

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers and delivers to the nearby counties of Lee and Clarendon. As a 128-year-old family owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state, boasting a creative flexibility rare to local media organizations.

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

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

Requirements & Qualifications:

  •  College Degree required, preferably in the field of graphic design.
  • Proven experience designing magazines and other publications required.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service to clients required
  • Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
  • A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
  • A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign and Photoshop, required.
  • Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling or video editing are a plus.

Read more and apply here.

What you will do:

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

This individual is a key member of our management team, participating in strategic planning and decision making. This position requires clear communication to work collaboratively with the staff; will be responsible for all facets of news coverage. Includes the oversight of all editorial processes and is required to attend various news events, governmental meetings and/or covering breaking news events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet the financial objectives of the corporation, including management of revenue, expenses and operating profits.
  • Directly oversees the advertising staff and is responsible for driving revenues.
  • Must be hands on and engaged with the community.
  • Oversee the sales training and leadership of the advertising department including meeting all major advertisers.
  • Drive new revenue streams through digital advertising initiatives.
  • Increase audience reach through traditional media and the expansion of new communication channels designed to draw in non-traditional consumers.
  • Establish a news and editorial voice that positions the company as the primary information source for the community we serve. Develop the brand so that it is seen as a leader in local news and public service.
  • Responsible for creating and submitting budgets, forecasts, and capital plans to corporate for approval.
  • Provide leadership to the management team and ensure that it is effectively communicating and implementing all aspects of strategic and operational plans.
  • Create an advertising marketing strategy that increases advertising revenue, enhances the value of new digital media products, and establishes the company as the authoritative source of advertising concepts and products.
  • Provide marketing expertise that sustains long term relationships with advertisers.
  • Evaluate and prioritize the development of new products, including coordinating interdepartmental efforts to bring products to market.
  • Give employees a vision of where the company is going and infuse them with a sense of mission and purpose as they follow this new direction.
  • Support editorial quality assurance for social media content.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.
  • Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement in a multimedia company. Candidates must have a track record of building revenue in prior positions.
  • A successful candidate will have a record of performing in a senior management position for a minimum of 10 years.
  • A college degree in journalism or related field is preferred.
  • Writing and editing experience as well sound news judgement
  • Extensive reporting and editing experience required.
  • Experience managing multiple projects on deadline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Read more and apply here.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

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: 

South Carolina’s largest newspaper is seeking assistant managing editor to help grow a newsroom in one of the state’s fastest-growing areas.

The Assistant Managing Editor for Expansion Markets is a player / coach, overseeing story assignments and editing for Columbia news reporters. You will serve as team leader when the Managing Editor is on vacation or on other assignments and regularly produce compelling stories. You choose the beat you want to cover.

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.

The Post and Courier is a locally owned paper with a robust 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.

Ownership is investing in the paper by adding staff and continuing to expand statewide.

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 is seeking an aggressive journalist who can lead a team that will deliver exclusive reporting that informs and engages readers in the region. 

This position is perfect for someone seeking a leadership position while also being able to write at times. The editor will lead a small breaking news team and serve as the top newsroom leader when the senior editor is away. 

This editor will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions. 

 Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgement

  • 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

Read more and apply here.

Job Summary

The Daniel Island News is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter.

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

Job Functions

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

Essential Functions

  • Ability to write and to provide clean copy, to take photos, and strong organizational skills in order to produce approximately 6-10 stories for print and/or digital publication.
  • Must be able to meet all deadlines
  • Must be able to accept instruction and editing suggestions from editors
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with the public
  • Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values
  • Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and external contacts

Requirements

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

Education

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

About

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

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.

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

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Idea curation and creative page design for TOWN, atHome and vive. magazines and other publications including interior page story design with interesting pullouts, graphics, photos, maps, and typography
  • Concept & collaborate with creative director, discuss story direction and intent with writers and other content team members
  • Work with team to keep consistent aesthetic across publications
  • Place advertising content as directed by sales manifest and how it relates to story budget
  • Work within an established template utilizing provided and original art and copy. Deviate or completely break the template if needed by content. There is no set template for feature/cover pieces.
  • Finalize publications for print production: Proof images for proper resolution, coloring, and quality
  • Go through proofing process with content team and make changes as needed
  • Send files to the printer through FTP database
  • Manage files and content archives in Dropbox, Canto and other systems
  • Gather high resolution art elements when needed
  • Help develop visually engaging web and social content
  • When photos or graphics are not provided, create original works or manipulate design to create a compelling package of stories
  • Coordinate, concept, and art direct photo shoots when needed
  • Create/write headlines and pull information when needed
  • Create digital flipbooks for publications

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrable range in graphic design skills with a stellar portfolio to showcase
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field with minimum of three years experience in layout and design. Comparable education and experience considered Ability to work with a team to transform our vision into final deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to complete creative projects on deadline
  • Must be comfortable presenting to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Understanding of web design process.
  • Work experience in an agency is preferred.
  • Understanding of print production process.
  • Proven skills in Adobe Creative Suite – mainly, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator– specifically publication design

TO APPLY: Email resume and link to portfolio to talent@communityjournals.com

Description:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for a quick-response reporter to cover breaking news, crime and courts. 

The Post and Courier, the largest daily newspaper in South Carolina, has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s leading watchdog news organizations.

We cover breaking news a bit differently. We don’t chase every crime, crash or fire. Our goal is quality over quantity. A quick-response story should be colorful, contextual and deeply reported, with an eye toward the bigger enterprise angles that help readers understand the issues within our community. 

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

The quick-response reporter would work out of the newspaper’s Charleston office. 

Send a cover letter, resume and clips to Quick Response Editor Steve Garrison at sgarrison@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Description:

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Pulitzer finalist four times since 2013, is looking for a daily news reporter for its Education Lab in South Carolina.

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. Thanks to charitable donations to our nonprofit journalism fund, the Education Lab has funding for the next three years.

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 the state through daily news reporting, in-depth feature pieces, large-scale data projects, and investigative series. This position requires a reporter to cover education issues in Charleston County and across the state. The reporter will write 3-4 daily news pieces a week, and will also help assist the editor and senior reporters with their feature pieces and investigative stories. Below are links to some samples of the work the lab has produced.

https://www.postandcourier.com/education-lab/inside-the-delta-variant-s-attack-on-sc-schools-the-first-7-weeks-of-class/article_1a5038ee-2547-11ec-be70-6b2764310c6a.html

https://www.postandcourier.com/education-lab/years-after-mcclellanvilles-lincoln-high-school-closed-sc-parents-still-await-new-school/article_5f6e05bc-52b7-11ec-a367-0f68690a0019.html

https://www.postandcourier.com/education-lab/last-minute-budget-rule-threw-start-of-school-year-into-chaos-it-may-become-law/article_2d61c578-5dfb-11ec-ba27-0fb1ee0ea364.html

https://www.postandcourier.com/education-lab/newsmaker-of-the-year-teachers/article_c62ca556-62a7-11ec-9d0d-23daed7beb10.html

Before you apply, here’s what we will expect from qualified applicants:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • A commitment to watchdog and enterprise reporting and a passion for the importance of every student’s access to quality education.
  • The ability to analyze complex systems and data to inform and drive your reporting.
  • Examples of clear, direct writing that can make difficult topics easy for readers to understand.

We need journalists who are critical thinkers as well as strong writers. Newsletter and/or podcast experience is also a plus. The Post and Courier deeply values diversity.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Find out more about The Post and Courier here: https://vimeo.com/311322268.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume, a cover letter and at least 3-5 samples of your work to Education Editor Hillary Flynn and hflynn@postandcourier.com.

Description:

The Lexington County Chronicle is looking for a motivated media and sales leader to join our local media team and help drive our staff to a new level of award-winning success. The innovative leader will serve as General Manager of the revamped Lexington County Chronicle, as well as lead the growing sales team.

In joining our team, the successful candidate will join a progressive and creative multimedia team changing the face of local media in South Carolina. You will be creating and selling a variety of print and digital products, including weekly newspapers, magazines, video shows, sponsored promotions, online contests and more.

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.

A consummate candidate is a self-starter with strong time-management skills and a leader of others. The successful candidate will be a confident and goal-driven entrepreneur who is driven by a strong desire to succeed.

Prior sales experience is required. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience is also required. Other requirements include excellent verbal communication, digital and organizational skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines and sales goals.

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.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to jobs@theitem.com.

Description:

The State is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting that informs and engages readers in the region. The reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.

 What changes are being made at USC, and how do they affect the university community, and the university around it? This beat will break news about the school, the administration, campus life and more, and also serve as as watchdog of the city’s biggest employer. This beat will write for anyone who works at the university, attends the university, is affected by our largest employer, seeks entertainment there, lives next to students or sends their kid there. This is the intersection of university and city lives.

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

  • 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).

Read more and apply here.

Description:

The Journal, located in Seneca, South Carolina, is seeking a full-time sportswriter who can not only provide exceptional storytelling, but also regularly contribute with page layout and copy editing among other duties as assigned. The ideal applicant will have experience writing game stories and/or features for a newspaper and be able to work on deadline as part of a two-member sports staff that’s augmented by a trusted team of freelance reporters and photographers.

Experience with Adobe InDesign is preferred but not necessary. Hire will contribute heavily on the local high school beat — we cover four local schools and consider our high school coverage the backbone of the sports department — and also be involved covering Clemson athletics, including football. Hire must be willing to live in Oconee County, Clemson or Central. The Journal was recently recognized as the top mid-sized daily newspaper in the state by the South Carolina Press Association in 2020.

Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, references and samples of work to Eric Sprott, sports editor, at esprott@upstatetoday.com.

The Greenville News is seeking an energetic, thoughtful reporter to cover housing and gentrification.

Greenville is one of the fastest growing communities in South Carolina and is projected to add more than 200,000 new residents in the next 20 years. Already, the community’s rapid growth has had a major impact on housing opportunities, and it’s a story that we are aggressively chasing.

The rapid growth has had multiple impacts that include: Increasing housing prices, especially in and around downtown Greenville; gentrification that has displaced thousands of middle-income residents, many of them people of color; a rush to develop new areas in and around the city; and it’s leading to sprawl as people seek affordable housing further outside the city center.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience working in a daily newsroom, preferably with some experience covering housing or development.
  • The ability to find and analyze complex data and use that analysis to find and write compelling stories that are personality driven, not numbers driven
  • Sound news judgment and a knowledge of AP style
  • The ability to work independently, when needed, and to work with a team when the story demands it

Greenville, South Carolina, is in the Upstate, near the Georgia and North Carolina state lines. It’s a fast-growing metropolitan area that’s also a short drive to the mountains or to the coast, and halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. There’s a lot to do here, and even more to do within a 2-hour drive in nearly any direction.
 
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.

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

Description:

The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The successful applicant will be a reliable writer, social media user and content creator with the ability to connect to local people and local communities.

The journalist will join our growing multimedia team that is revolutionizing local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch story ideas 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 evening and/or weekend work. Any experience with Adobe InDesign, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is a plus.

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

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers and delivers to the nearby counties of Lee, Clarendon and Kershaw counties. As a 125-year-old family-owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state, boasting a creative flexibility rare to local media organizations.

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Tuesday through Friday, with a Weekend Edition published on Saturday. We also publish a litany of niche, seasonal and annual magazines throughout the community. Additionally, our website – TheItem.com – is the area’s most-visited local media website, and our daily video show, Sumter Today, is the premier local video show in Sumter.

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

Requirements & Qualifications

– College Degree required, preferably in the field of Journalism.
– Experience covering local and regional stories ranging from news, entertainment, features, or sports.
– 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 graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus
– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and example clips to jobs@theitem.com

Description:

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is looking for a reporter to cover politics in South Carolina, focusing on our high-profile national delegation that includes U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott and Congressman Jim Clyburn and Congresswoman Nancy Mace.

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 Charleston but there is opportunity for travel. Beat will include some coverage of military issues. 

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.

This is an interesting time to come on board as we enter a governor’s race in 2022 and candidates campaign across S.C. in the 2024 First-in-the-South presidential primary.

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.

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Skills:

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

Required:

  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).

Learn more and apply.

The Island Packet is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting that informs and engages readers in the region. The reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.

The reporter will have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. And like all journalists at The Island Packet, the reporter must have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism. 

At The Packet  the reader comes first, last and always. Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them — and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require a keen understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media. 

It will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change — to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly. 

Minimum requirements:

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

Education & experience:

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

Learn more and apply.

The State is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting that informs and engages readers in the region. The reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.

Lexington is one of South Carolina’s most conservative counties. More than 67 percent of its residents voted for Donald Trump.. Its residents are more religious than other communities, and they strongly support the Second Amendment. This reporter covers local issues that connect with these readers’ interests. 

The county recreation and aging commission has 22 sports complexes, including major facilities for tennis, soccer and baseball. Recreation is at the center of many Lexington County families, as is Lake Murray, one of the Midlands biggest attractions. People fish, boat and swim there almost year-round. Restaurants and other businesses cater to people who enjoy the lake. Some of Columbia’s most expensive homes are found along the shoreline. Neighborhoods are sprouting up almost daily. This beat covers all of those activities and more.

The position will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change — to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly. 

Minimum requirements:

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

Education & experience:

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

Learn more and apply.

The State Media Company is seeking a politics reporter to cover the Statehouse in South Carolina’s capital city. Not only is our legislature known for being both colorful and contentious, we have some of the nation’s top political personalities, including Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott. 

We are looking for an experienced journalist who can handle a demanding mix of daily beat coverage and long-form enterprise, and who is deeply curious about political power and those who wield it. The ideal candidate would have experience covering politics and elections and a proven track record of using public records and data to find hidden stories.  Candidates must also understand the importance of breaking news and leveraging social media.

As our State Government Reporter, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing sources on your beat.
  • Using public records and databases to uncover stories.
  • Tracking the money, from government spending to campaign contributions and expenditures.
  • Writing a healthy mix of daily and enterprise stories.
  • Quickly post stories online and developing them further as needed.
  • Using social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories.
  • Helping to plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact.

Qualifications:

  • 2 years of reporting experience preferred
  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital
  • Reliable transportation. 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works)

Application Requirements: When applying, please include samples of your best work or a link to your portfolio. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Read more and apply here.

Do you have the chops to be a digital news editor? Join the top local news producers in Aiken, South Carolina!

POSITION DESCRIPTIONThe ideal candidate must have previous newsroom multimedia experience with the capability to organize content daily for the web site and newspaper and have strong people skills. Candidate must be equipped with good customer relation skills and able to easily and professionally speak and work with readers and the public daily.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Increase aikenstandard.com and the Aiken Standard’s reach and audience  ?
  • Optimize and maintain the newsletter experience for readers?
  • Work with multimedia journalists and newsroom reporters on best practices?
  • Work with multimedia journalists to boost and help maintain social media presence across all platforms?
  • Work with multimedia journalists to produce daily video series to further engage audience?
  • Work with multimedia journalists to create digital-specific content and projects to engage readers
  • Work with newsroom to create, edit and publish impactful, informative and interesting content to engage the readers?
  • Work with reporters and editors to create stories that engage the digital readership?
  • Edit Photos and videos to enhance readers experience?
  • Manage website, write web headlines, attach multimedia elements and perform site maintenance
  • Track digital engagement and reader interaction
  • Cover breaking news as needed, contribute web updates and produced videos
  • Tweet to break/promote stories. Connect with sources through Facebook and Instagram
  • Promote positive image of the newspaper and its initiatives
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with other departments and Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications
  • Accomplished editor with a minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff and reporting
  • Experience using digital Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Superb social media skills are vital
  • Strong skills with writing, editing, AP style and libel law
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and react to change productively

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Some local travel will be required.

Send resume to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com 

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 benefit package to include medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) Etc. EOE

Learn more and apply. 

The Morning News in Florence, S.C., seeks an experienced reporter to cover local government and politics.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for coverage of Florence city and county government as well as local politics, and will assist with other local news, such as law enforcement, education and business.

The focus will be explaining how city and county government work and its impact  on the daily lives of our residents. Must be willing to track government spending and hold government officials responsible for how tax dollars are spent. Every story must tell our readers why the story should be important to them.

The reporter also will be responsible for producing photos and videos to accompany their stories. A video portfolio is highly desirable.

We’re looking for an outgoing, personable self-starter who can multitask on deadline as part of our high-performing news team. Solid writing, grammar and editing skills are required as is experience with digital publishing systems.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Florence is a beautiful, desirable community with a lively arts and culture scene. It is also home to Francis Marion University, one of the top public education institutions in South Carolina. We are about an hour away from Myrtle Beach, S.C. and the Atlantic Ocean.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and value diversity in our newsroom.

Send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Managing Editor Chris Day at cday@florencenews.com.

We’re looking for a thoughtful editor and strong writer to lead and expand our opinion journalism efforts at The State in Columbia, SC, and to coordinate our opinion work at other McClatchy news organizations in South Carolina.  

The successful candidate will be a digital-first journalist who has a vision for providing compelling and insightful commentary that resonates with our readers. The opinion editor will direct the editorial board’s efforts to effect change, break news, write persuasively, elevate varied perspectives and work across multiple platforms. 

We want someone who sees opinion pages as a place where members throughout our communities see their perspectives represented. Success in this position calls for leading relevant discussions of local and statewide issues and including a wide range of diverse political views in our opinion content. 

The opinion editor will write reported editorials representing The State as well as reported columns and will take the lead in soliciting commentary from influential thinkers throughout the state of South Carolina. The opinion editor will continually work to find ways to engage our audiences. 

While editorial board members write for both online and print, a digital metabolism is required for this position. The opinion editor will also play a key role in our outreach efforts, planning community events, speaking to local groups and appearing on video.

The opinion editor will be based in Columbia but will also take the lead in coordinating opinion efforts in McClatchy’s other South Carolina markets. 

Key requirements

  • At least 3-5 years of journalism experience.
  • 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.
  • Minimum 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).

Read more and apply here.

The Greenville News is looking for a watchdog reporter to cover education and family issues. We want a reporter who will dig into the issues facing families who send their children to public schools. The beat of education and family issues will require a reporter who will go beyond school board meetings and reveal why South Carolina has struggled to overcome its historical challenges. The successful candidate will be able to connect and tell the stories of people most affected by the decisions made by people in power. South Carolina Isa state that consistently ranks near the bottom when it comes to educational rankings. We want a reporter who will tell stories that will help lead to change in our community.

We also want someone who wants to be part of a growing, dynamic community and has a desire to help lead that community into the future.

The position will produce content for The Greenville News and its newsroom partner, the Anderson Independent Mail and the USA TODAY NETWORK.

Greenville is located in the Upstate of South Carolina at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the country and has a vibrant, emerging metropolitan scene surrounded by lakes, rivers, hiking and biking trails. If there’s ever a need to leave town, Atlanta, Charlotte and Atlantic coast beaches are a couple of hours away.

Responsibilities:

Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise

  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues
  • Works with content strategist and audience analyst to evaluate what’s working and what’s not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions
  • Performs other duties as necessary
  • Explores and reports on the widest range of news and trends, connecting with our audience’s passion
  • Content strategies include print, branded digital platforms, traditional and emerging social media, events, apps and curation of contributed and expert content
  • Places a high priority on data analysis to identify trends that would otherwise go unreported
  • Strategizes and executes distribution and optimization plans for all content
  • Demonstrates clear concise writing skills with strong nut graphs and “why this is important to me” content
  • Requires outstanding research skills and extensive contacts that can break news
  • Requires the ability to create trust within their niche community. The primary channel will be our digital products first, but the content will also make its way into printed publications
  • Identifies, cultivates and curates contributed, authoritative content and reporting that expands the footprint of the beat

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education
  • Minimum of two years to three years of reporting experience
  • Experience covering education
  • Desire to impact lives
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and “publication ready”
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission
  • Works weekends and nights as needed
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories
  • Must be willing to travel on short notice to cover breaking news events
  • When applying, please include a variety of clips – no more than six – showing beat reporting and enterprise on different digital platforms
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law

Read more and apply here.

The Journal, located in Seneca, South Carolina, is seeking a full-time photographer who can take quality photos for news, sports and feature stories as well as stand alone photos. The ideal applicant will have experience taking photos of a variety of activities for a newspaper and be able to work on deadline. The Journal was recently recognized as the top mid-sized daily newspaper in the state by the South Carolina Press Association in 2020.

Those interested should send a cover letter, resume, references and samples of work to Riley Morningstar, news editor, at newsed@upstatetoday.com.

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