S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s largest and oldest newspaper, is seeking a local news reporter for its Columbia newsroom.

We are looking for a talented reporter to cover South Carolina’s capital city with a keen eye for getting the story behind the story and the skill to collect string for contextualized, in-depth pieces. 

We are looking for reporters who can work quickly and juggle multiple assignments. We are in a very competitive market and seeking an edge on legacy outlets by being fast and smart.

The local news reporters cover city and county governments as well as other big, interesting news in a metro area of more than 800,000 that is home to the University of South Carolina and hub for state government. 

We do not write stories from every meeting or from every turn of the screw in the latest saga. Stories must be engaging to get written and they must be written in a way that is engaging to readers.

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 family owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom.

If this is a challenge you can meet, send a cover letter, resume and five clips showing the full range of your work to Post and Courier Columbia Managing Editor Andy Shain at ashain@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.

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

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

At The Sun News 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.

A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and one to two years experience is preferred.

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

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


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

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

Apply here.

 

The Island Packet in beautiful Hilton Head, S.C., seeks a smart, energetic journalist to discover and cover breaking news across the county.

Key duties:

  • Find great stories that are fast-moving and highly readable. 
  • Use social media platforms to help distribute and highlight work
  • Use SEO smartly and strategically; understanding other audience growth processes
  • Understand and use audience metrics to help increase readership
  • Write quickly and often.
  • Shoot photos and video when needed. 
  • Skillfully use content management systems
  • Use data and research to inform reporting

Requirements: 

  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting to audiences on all platforms
  • A deep curiosity and high energy
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and engagingly on a wide variety of topics.
  • A collaborative work ethic and the ability to communicate easily with people around the office and across the company
  • Proficient knowledge of technology including content management systems and storytelling tools
  • Ability to quickly and accurately research and verify the authenticity of information, sources, photos and video. 
  • College degree required. 

Applications should include a cover letter, references, and links to writing samples. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 

Apply here.

Work closely with appropriate Evening Post Newspaper Group personnel on the design, development, production, quality control, and proofreading of high quality newspaper and digital advertisements. Work closely with other Production Department colleagues and personnel throughout Evening Post Newspaper Group to ensure proper imaging, platemaking and classified pagination is completed accurately and on time. Work with personnel throughout Evening Post Newspaper Group to ensure all product layouts are completed accurately and on time. Performs other related work as required.

Job Skill Requirements:

Graphic design experience and/or training, print and/or digital.
Ability to handle imaging responsibilities, including the scanning and toning of high quality graphics for multiple print and online products.
Ability to handle platemaking responsibilities, including the production of plates for our daily and weekly newspapers along with multiple commercial jobs.
Ability to evaluate the workflow process and make changes to ensure production deadlines are met is essential to the timely delivery of our printed products.
Ability to conduct classified pagination of multiple daily and weekly publications including, but not limited to, The Post and Courier, Aiken Standard, Georgetown Times, Island Publications, and Summerville Communications to ensure the classified and legal advertising for each product is reproduced accurately and sent to press on time.
Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator on PC and Macintosh platform with the aptitude and desire to learn other software programs as needed. Experience with or understanding of Layout 8000 would also be preferred.
Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; highly organized
Exceptional amount of willingness, resourcefulness, determination, and persistence in following through on job responsibilities
Ability to take direction and develop concepts established by others
Excellent public relations and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relations – tactful, helpful, cooperative, and flexible
Punctual and dependable
Ability to thrive in a tight deadline and client-services driven environment
Design test is required to assess software and creative skills
Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

· A bachelor’s degree in a related field is usually required.

· Extensive experience with Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and/or ability to adapt to learn those programs quickly as well as other related software and technologies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Adaptive design eye and skill

· Excellent communication skills

· Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and clients

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, hearing, speaking and writing; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-20 pounds.

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

EOE

Apply here.

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The Spartanburg Herald-Journal /goupstate.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking a community reporter to write stories and curate content about people in and around Spartanburg and other parts of Upstate South Carolina.

This reporter should have or be able to build deep connections in our community, should have strong news judgment and be flexible enough to do a wide range of tasks that are geared toward building our digital audience.

In addition to writing personality focused stories, the reporter will gather and aggregate community news, work with freelancers to produce news that is relevant to a digital audience and help with special projects in newsrooms in Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson.

Spartanburg is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson metropolitan area in Upstate South Carolina. The Herald-Journal is a digital-first newsroom that is part of a three-site network in the Upstate of South Carolina. The three newsrooms work closely on some projects. The Herald-Journal is in a growing market and has an opportunity to attract new digital subscribers to its digital-first product.

Spartanburg is a town in South Carolina with a population of 37,370. Spartanburg is in Spartanburg County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Spartanburg offers residents a dense suburban feel.

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.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Some previous reporting experience writing in a digital-first newsroom preferred; even better if you’ve covered a city beat.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • An understanding of digital analytics and metrics and how they impact the ways we tell and write stories.
  • 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.

    Apply here. https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2163213&d=GateHouse#/

The Journal, an award-winning daily nestled in the foothills of Upstate South Carolina, is seeking a dynamic photographer to add to our newsroom. While we strive to take advantage of the strengths of our journalists, the person selected to fill this position will primarily handle photography including everything from court room coverage to Clemson University football games and just about everything in between. 

Unlike many in the industry, our focus on our print edition and local coverage that readers can’t get anywhere else has allowed The Journal to continue growing both in terms of staff and circulation. As a family-owned newspaper, we haven’t dealt with the layoffs and mergers that seem to be a regular occurrence with corporate publications.

The position is available immediately. Recent college graduates hoping to get their foot in the door or experienced photojournalists seeking to take the next step in their career are encouraged to apply. We have experienced editors and reporters who can show you the ropes, and we have no intention of waiting around to make this hire if we find the right candidate. We’re willing to take a chance on someone with the right combination of talent, charisma and enthusiasm.

This is a full-time, salaried position with most of the benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.) one would expect. As a five-day daily that publishes Tuesday through Saturday, most — though not all — of your weekends are your own. That’s a perk you’re not likely to find in many roles similar to this one.

The Journal was recently awarded first place in General Excellence among dailies our size by the S.C. Press Association despite being one of — if not the — smallest newspapers in our division. We have a tight-knit newsroom staff that works hard and strives to measure up with the best publications around. If that sounds like a team you’d like to join, send a cover letter (as the body of an email is fine), resume and photo samples to our GM Hal Welch at hal@upstatetoday.com.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an independent, enterprising reporter to cover college athletics recruiting in the state of South Carolina.

 The quality of recruiting in South Carolina has risen in the eyes of sports fans because of the in-state talent that rises to the Division I level, and because of the rise of Clemson football and the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry right here in SC. The state annually ranks in the Top 15 for the number of FBS signees, and Clemson University has become one of the top football programs in the nation.

 This reporter will not only cover recruiting in South Carolina but will also assist with covering Clemson football on an as-needed basis, especially during the season.

 The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of high school and college athletics and the recruiting process.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills that will help him or her build a strong source network of coaches, athletes and other influential people in the recruiting world.
  • Be unafraid to ask difficult questions and find the answers, even if they are not readily apparent.
  • Have a knowledge of how to break news in a fast-paced digital news environment as well as the ability to develop strong enterprise reporting on recruiting.
  • Have some experience covering high school or college athletics in a digital-first environment.

 Greenville is a metro area of about 1 million people in the Upstate of South Carolina. It is halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte and about 45 minutes away from Clemson University. We’re a half hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains, and three hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Greenville’s home to one of the most vibrant downtowns in the Southeast with a great nightlife on the weekends and is home to a Class A affiliate for the Boston Red Sox. Its population is becoming younger and increasingly diverse as the high-tech manufacturing industries in the area draw young professionals from around the country.

 Responsibilities:

  • Developing relationships and building a strong social media following.
  • Developing enterprise content on recruiting practices in South Carolina and how they impact student-athletes and college programs.
  • Providing analysis and breaking news on high-profile recruits from South Carolina.
  • Working as needed on content produced by the USA Today network in South Carolina, the Southeast region and nationally.
  • 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 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. 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Previous reporting experience preferred; even better if you’ve covered sports
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • 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.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.   

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Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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Are you someone who can craft a must-read column, tell an engaging story, and help lead a constructive conversation in your community? The State is looking for a different kind of opinion writer — a journalist with strong opinions who can report and write powerful columns and editorials, and who also has an ear for storytelling and an eye for the big and small things your community is buzzing about. 

Our next opinion writer will: 

  • Report and write a regular column focused on local and regional issues, regularly breaking news and holding officials to account.
  • Write high-impact editorials that reflect the views of The State Editorial Board.

 The successful candidate will be a fresh voice and sharp thinker with a love for community-based reporting. She or he will embrace a digital-first focus that rewards quick, thoughtful writing and an eagerness to try new things.  

The opinion writer will help readers and would-be readers understand the contribution local journalism can make to the health of a community. He or she will engage in respectful community building, both online and by hosting community conversations with an end goal of growing support for our work. 

This person will grow readership of our columns and editorials by acting on available post-publication data. Skills and experience with video and/or podcasting are a plus. The opinion writer will report to the South Carolina Opinion Editor and will be based in Columbia, SC.

Key requirements

  • At least 3-5 years of reporting experience, preferably on local issues and/or government.
  • Strong writing skills and excellent news judgment.
  • 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.

 

Apply Here.

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

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

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

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

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

The application deadline is Dec. 1. The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

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

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  Copy edit articles for online and print publication.

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.
    Local sports coverage including reports on games and profile features.
    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.
    Pagination and layout for deadline to create the print product. Shared responsibilities with news team.
    Copy edits articles posted to the web or for use in print publication.
    Assists with posting news to the website, when needed.
    Posting to social media platforms, as requested by the Managing Editor.
    Writing, editing or posting editorial material that may support a sales campaign, such as a digital contest, sponsored content, etc.
    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 judgment

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

EOE

Our growing, four-hospital health system in coastal South Carolina is seeking experienced writers for regular freelance work. Successful candidates will be part of a team of writers that produces content for our award-winning health and wellness website, MyCarolinaLife.com. Applicants should expect to write approximately 3-4 stories per month, typically in the range of 300-400 words. 

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

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

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

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

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

The Anderson Independent-Mail/independentmail.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking a Breaking News and Community Reporter to cover stories as they develop via social media and mobile platforms. Along with breaking news, this reporter will develop quick-turn enterprise stories off the news covering public safety and crime news, as well as dig into the community of downtown Anderson to tell stories about the people and places that make our community unique.

Our breaking news reporters at three newspapers in the region not only write in-the-moment crime and safety stories, but also are expected to dig deep into public safety and policy issues and produce meaningful watchdog and investigation work.

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

This is a reporter who has the compassion and empathy to navigate an interview with someone who is dealing with tragedy and tell their story in a compelling and emotional way, but also has the aggressiveness to hold public officials accountable.

Anderson is part of a regional urban area of roughly 1 million people that is 30 minutes away from Greenville, and halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. We are 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Responsibilities:

Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. 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.

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.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Previous reporting experience preferred; even better if you’ve covered breaking news or a police force beat.

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

Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.

Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.

Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.

Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.

Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.

An understanding of digital analytics and metrics and how they impact the ways we tell and write stories.

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. 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 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.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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The Anderson Independent-Mail/independentmail.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK is seeking a reporter to cover government and education in the city and county of Anderson.

We want a reporter who will hold public officials accountable, help our audience understand their community and give readers the power to make informed decisions.

We want a reporter who can think critically and creatively and write with clarity and impact on complex issues. Anderson has great stories to tell, and it offers a great opportunity for a reporter to hone their skills. Our newsroom works closely with sister papers in nearby Greenville and Spartanburg, and reporters from each often have opportunities to write stories with regional appeal.

You’ll need to build trust with sources and have an eye for important details buried in local government agendas, budgets and public records. You should have a desire to dig into data and file FOIA requests to get at information that’s not readily available.

This reporter will have to build a beat, and have the news judgment to recognize compelling, socially shareable stories and that you will be quick to jump on them.

Anderson is part of a regional urban area of roughly 1 million people that is 30 minutes away from Greenville, and halfway between Charlotte and Atlanta. We are 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Coast.

Responsibilities:

Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics.

Work with content strategist to evaluate what’s working and what’s not and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

Become Anderson’s leading voice on the community.

Connect with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.)

Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

Collaborate with content team across the region to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

A year of reporting experience preferred, but we’ll consider a recent graduate with all the right tools.

Work samples that demonstrate storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.

Proven experience producing accurate reports under deadline pressure, in a style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.

Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.

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

Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.

Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.

Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.

Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.

Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.

An understanding of digital analytics and metrics and how they impact the ways we tell and write stories.

Must be able to work occasional night and weekend shifts.

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. 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 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.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Apply: https://usr58.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/gannett/Posting/View/33277

The Sumter Item is looking for a journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region by serving as the newsroom’s audience development manager. The ideal journalist is multi-talented, with the proven ability to write, shoot video, host a podcast and pitch ideas to move our region’s news coverage forward by identifying and expanding underserved and untapped audiences. Our news organization is committed to an increased focus on diversity and inclusion, telling stories that accurately represent the mindset, makeup and developments of our residents. The journalist who is hired for this role will work with our leadership team and newsroom staff as an ambassador for that vision.

The Sumter Item was named one of America’s “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher magazine for 2019 and one of three finalists for the nation’s Mega-Innovation Award for newspapers in 2020. 

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 and will be a critical in helping staff analyze user trends and data to inform newsroom content. The position may involve evening and/or weekend work. Any experience with Adobe InDesign, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is preferred.

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 parent company – Osteen Publishing – also owns newspapers in Alabama, Florida and New Mexico.

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Tuesday through Friday, with a Weekend Edition published every 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.

If you think you are the right fit, please send your resume and any example clips to jobs@theitem.com.

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 as a self-starter with sometimes minimal day-to-day direction.
– Ability to develop your own sources and community relationships.
– 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 Google Analytics or data analysis is a plus.
– Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
– Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

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.

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

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

EOE

Apply here.

The Greenville News/greenvilleonline.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an aggressive and innovative reporter to cover business in one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast.

 This reporter will focus on two main areas: 

 1.    A growing and extremely competitive healthcare market that is dominated by a regional system with three competitors in the market. We want insightful stories about how these providers are meeting the challenges presented by COVID, and how well this healthcare market is meeting the needs of underserved communities in our region, especially communities of color.

 2.    How much those underserved communities are benefiting from the growth in our business communities. Do people of color have the same opportunities as everyone else; do pay inequities exist, and if so what is being done to solve them; are incomes for Black and Latino workers growing at the same rate; and what economic opportunities exist for the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking community here are just a few of the areas ripe for exploration. An enterprising reporter will find many more topics and solutions that need to be explored.

 Greenville frequently is listed among the best places to live in the US and is often cited as the example of the right way to grow a city. Our downtown has a vibrant nightlife, and it’s normal to see crowds of people walking up and down Main Street almost every night of the week.

 Greenville is an increasingly diverse community halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte in the I-85 corridor. Its downtown entertainment district boasts more than 100 restaurants in a 2-miles stretch of Main Street, and a vibrant nightlife on the weekends. Its centerpiece, Falls Park, has been compared to Central Park as a catalyst for urban development and activity, and it is the hub of downtown. The Peace Center for the Performing Arts features an annual Broadway series that has drawn shows such as Hamilton and Wicked in recent years, and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena frequently draws big-name performers as they tour the South. The city also is home to a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

 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 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.
  • Use digital analytics to guide content decisions. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • 2 years’ experience in a digital-first newsroom is preferred, though we will consider someone with less experience, if it’s the right mix.
  • Some business reporting experience is preferred.
  • Be independent thinker who likes to ask big questions and then dig for the answer.
  • Willing to work in a collaborative environment with a team that is focused on watchdog reporting.
  • Be fearless and willing to talk to anyone about anything.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Snap Chat.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style. 

This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

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. 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.

 Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Apply here.

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a small, family-owned daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team.

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

Last year alone, the 101-year-old Index-Journal received 40 press awards, including 13 first-place finishes, while sweeping several categories and again earning the President’s Award for Excellence among papers that circulate fewer than 12,000 editions. We haven’t announced this year’s awards because the winter awards meeting got pushed to September and will now be done virtually, but suffice it to say “we done good.” Again.

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

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

Maybe you just came off a successful awards year yourself on a strong weekly paper. Perhaps you have graduated from J-school and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques, but you find few opportunities out there now because of the pandemic. Well, we are hiring. Sure, the pandemic took a toll on us, but we recognize that without solid content there’s no “news” in a newspaper.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips reflective of your work via regular mail or email to:

Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls, please.

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal is seeking a reporter to cover breaking news, public safety and other topics in a nimble newsroom in the Upstate of South Carolina.

We are looking for an aggressive reporter who is comfortable working in a digital-first environment. On breaking news, our goal is to get information to our readers fast, and then follow it with insightful, deep storytelling that goes behind the what, when, why and how. We want great stories, that put faces to the people who are in the news.

This reporter will be asked to cover cops and courts, but also any news that breaks in this growing community that has a lot going on. You’ll also be asked to jump in on other stories that have an impact in this community. As we like to phrase it: Every reporter in our newsroom is an enterprise reporter. If you find a great story, we want you to tell it.

Covering breaking news and public safety also demands a strong watch-dog approach. We want our reporters to hold law enforcement other community leaders accountable for the way they interact with the residents of Spartanburg.

Responsibilities:
* Tell great stories that inform and engage our audience.
* Use analytics to guide story decisions and to understand how to deliver the content readers want to read.
* Become the face of our breaking news coverage in the community.
* Cover news from a digital first approach; that means breaking news online and developing stories as they unfold throughout the day.
Requirements:
* Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Previous reporting experience preferred; even better if you’ve covered breaking news or a police beat.
* Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit.
* Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
* Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
* Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
* Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
* Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
* Must be able to work regular nights shifts, with the reporter working from 7am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
* This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

EEO

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug-free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest. There’s never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit Gannett.com/Careers to learn more!

Apply here

The Morning News, a 15,000 circulation daily in Florence, S. C., a little more than an hour from the beaches, seeks an energetic reporter with strong writing, reporting and digital skills to join our Local News Team and be a part of the Lee/BHMGroup family of award-winning newspapers. This position primarily involves coverage of education, but all reporters must be able to handle general assignments as needed. Photography skills are a plus. The ideal candidate would have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications. Experience with a daily newspaper or other news outlet is a plus. This full-time position offers a comprehensive benefits package. Apply here.

Please send resume and writing samples of previous work to dkausler@florencenews.com

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our award-winning newspaper, The Journal in Seneca South Carolina, seeks a Managing Editor to lead its newsroom and staff of reporters and paginators. The Journal is a unique newspaper in today’s day-in-age having the strongest circulation in our history. We grew our circulation in 2019 by over 11%. Advertising revenues are strong, circulation is growing, and our impact on our surrounding community is unmatched. 

We are a conservative, highly political newspaper who is committed to covering the community we serve. We are looking for a news leader who can manage and direct the daily operations of the newsroom while holding a beat of his or her own. Our managing editor will focus on the government, making sure our readers are informed and up to date and that our community leaders are completely transparent. You will coordinating with reporters and other newsroom staff on long-range planning and production. Assisting on social media response and breaking news. Managing and directing evening newsroom staff and identifying training opportunities for growth and development all employees.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university and a minimum of one year related relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. PC skills including Microsoft products and knowledge of Quark and/or InDesign software. Basic mathematical skills and the ability to compute and interpret data. Newsroom experience with an ability to communicate and impart editing and production on multiple platforms. Strong planning and editing skills. Ability to be a collaborative coach who instinctively understands how to help talented personnel perform their best work. Ability to work effectively with colleagues in other departments and understand that a newspaper is also a business. Competitive salary and benefits package based on experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should forward resumes to our GM Hal Welch at hal@upstatetoday.com

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