S.C. newspapers are hiring!

Myrtle Beach reporter

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

  • Works directly with the editor to plan stories and projects

  • Attends city meetings and relevant events around Myrtle Beach

  • Occasionally taking photos and videos

Requirements:

  • Must possess strong writing skills and knowledge of AP Style

  • Previous newsroom experience preferred

  • Experience with covering city governments preferred

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

About Waccamaw Publishers:

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

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

 

 

The State is seeking an intern to help us with our fall college sports and men’s basketball seasons.

The intern will demonstrate commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact, and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. Like all journalists at The State, the intern must have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement, and growth around compelling public service journalism.

This is a Columbia, SC-based position that will cover the South Carolina football team, and men’s basketball team and contribute to all of our USC Gamecocks sports coverage.

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Demonstrate ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences

Learn more and apply.

 

The Greenville News, part of the USA Today Network, is seeking a dynamic, experienced content editor to join our leadership team in Greenville, South Carolina.
 
The content editor’s responsibilities include being the primary editor for a great team of community and government accountability reporters who produce watchdog and governmental reporting, understand local issues, and provide readers with real-time information and answers.
This editor helps foster a collaborative culture that values dogged reporting and high-impact, exclusive work and is a champion for urgent and informative reporting that gives readers answers to questions about our community.
The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have a history of guiding daily and enterprise work, be well-versed in using audience metrics to inform beats and coverage decisions, appreciate a collaborative environment working with others including teams across the network, and value strategic planning.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Bachelor’s or master’s in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years or more of daily journalism experience in a digitally focused newsroom.
  • Strong news judgment and editing skills.
  • Comfort in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
  • Ability to help reporters identify story topics that will resonate with our audiences and execute them by delivering clear, complete news articles and videos as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to help reporters hone skills in a range of storytelling, from real-time digital updates to narratives to investigative reporting, employing alternative story forms and multimedia.
  • Strong grasp of journalism skills (reporting and editing) and advanced knowledge of writing, spelling, grammar, AP, and local style.
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of metrics, social media, and SEO strategy.
  • Ability to build a coverage strategy using analytics and innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media to augment news coverage and engage audiences on digital platforms.
  • Self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.
  • Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting to a rapidly changing industry.
  • Values diversity and inclusion and strives to lead a diverse team.
  • Is comfortable working with data and pursuing records requests and can coach those skills.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.
Application Instructions:
 
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 to combine these items into a single document and upload them in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.
 

Learn more and apply here.

Tired of the depressing story line of job cuts and struggles in journalism? Well, The Post and Courier has been steadily adding new positions as part of a strategic expansion across South Carolina. Now we’re looking for a great investigative reporter to join a talented, hard-working investigations & projects team that proves every day how vital newspapers still are.

Because of our work, government corruption has been exposed in every corner of the state. New attention has been trained on the threats of climate change and sea level rise. Women have greater protections from domestic violence. Police shootings are more thoroughly investigated. A powerful prosecutor and sheriffs have been forced from office over misconduct findings. And the truth behind one of the nation’s deadliest prison riots finally saw the light of day.

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a six-time Pulitzer finalist since 2011, is looking to build on that record by adding an accomplished investigative reporter with strong narrative writing skills to its eight-person public service/watchdog team.

There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. While corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm, we are investing in improving our offerings and building stronger relationships with our readers.

As part of that mission, we are looking for a hungry and talented journalist with demonstrated success on short-turn, mid-range and long-term investigative pieces. This journalist will concentrate on producing deeply reported stories from across the state with a storyteller’s touch and an eye for angles that promise context and accountability. A proven ability to work with others is a must.

The position also offers plenty of opportunities to work independently and with other members of the projects team on long-term investigations, including installments of our acclaimed Uncovered series that shine a light on government corruption. No idea is too crazy or big. In recent years, we sent journalists to Senegal and Greenland in search of compelling tales to bring back to our readers.

Our first priority (always) is to find talented people and hire them. What will move you to the top of our list:

  • You have a keen eye for critical stories that haven’t been told; stories that make a real difference in people’s lives.
  • You have strong writing skills, a love of language and a constant desire to hone your craft. 
  • You still have the fierce, competitive edge of the underdog.
  • You enjoy coaching and working with less experienced but enthusiastic journalists across our news organization.

Who are we? The Post and Courier is one of the few independent, privately owned newspapers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about the newspaper and its reputation.

Better yet, that ownership translates into a growing newspaper that is adding staff and expanding its footprint in South Carolina. Yes, you read that right. We’re our state’s largest newspaper and we’re looking to grow. And we realize the best way to do that is to be relentlessly interesting and provide rock- solid content that people can’t get anywhere else.

We are fortunate to live in a truly beautiful place that has great beaches and world-class restaurants. But South Carolina also has no shortage of challenges and compelling storylines that will keep even the most intrepid reporter busy for years.

If you think you fit the bill, submit your resume, clips and a cover letter. The position reports to Glenn Smith, Deputy Managing Editor for Public Service and Investigations.

Learn more and apply here.

As the Georgetown County reporter for The Post and Courier, the emphasis for this role will be on growing our audience reach through in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including local politics, education, public safety and the environment.

This reporter will work closely with an experienced team of journalists to cover stories about the impact of development in the Waccamaw Neck, the transition of Georgetown from a working waterfront to a tourist destination, and the economic challenges facing the area’s steel and paper mills.

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

This position reports to the local editor who oversees coverage in Horry and Georgetown counties. The stories can be assigned by a supervisor or self-generated and approved by a supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.
  • Write three or more solidly researched stories, including weekend enterprise, that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity. Complement stories with supporting documents.
  • Develop and maintain photo, video and digital skills
  • Produce work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understands libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
  • Effectively learn and use all job technology and systems.
  • Learn and follow all department and company policies and procedures.
  • Meet all assigned deadlines.
  • Develop a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
  • Other duties as assigned

Learn more and apply here. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Learn more and apply here. 

 

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking a Community Engagement Producer with a journalism background to drive the execution of innovative audience engagement strategies aimed at increasing brand awareness and developing creative tactics to build lasting relationships within the communities we serve.

This position is part of a special project funded by the Knight Foundation aimed at growing our reach and building a stronger subscriber base in two key Post and Courier markets — Columbia, the state capital, and Myrtle Beach, a coastal city known nationally for its beaches and tourism industry. The Community Engagement Producer will be key to the success of this special project.

The emphasis for this role will be working alongside reporters and editors as a strategic partner, coaching them on how to implement effective audience engagement strategies on our website, mobile app, social media platforms and across major search engines. They will seek new opportunities for us to reach readers on established and emerging digital platforms and develop partnerships in our market that will help us expand the reach and awareness of our brand.

The community engagement producer will also offer in-the-moment guidance on story ideas, headlines, SEO and social share text. They will be responsible for scheduling social media posts, sending breaking news alerts, managing homepages and section fronts and optimizing our daily newsletters.

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

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

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

The Post and Courier, a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, values in-depth storytelling, innovative reporting approaches and a commitment to accountability. Based in Charleston, we have expanded throughout the state with reporters and newsrooms in Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Spartanburg. While most in the news industry face significant headwinds, The Post and Courier is growing.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with our audiences online and during in-person events, including AMAs, social media takeovers, and more.
  • Lead innovative tactics across social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, in an effort to engage these audiences and develop loyal readers.
  • Work closely with the Managing Editor of Digital News and Strategy to establish relationships with community stakeholders whose audiences are similarly served by The Post and Courier
  • Coach reporters and editors on audience best practices, including SEO, headlines and story formats.
  • Use analytics to make real-time digital decisions, such as sending a push notification for a story that is being widely read.
  • Curate our hand-designed homepage, with guidance from analytics, news leadership and your own news judgment.
  • Collaborate across the audience team to execute experiments and share subject matter expertise.

Learn more and apply here. 

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s premier news source, is seeking a Community Engagement Producer with a journalism background to drive the execution of innovative audience engagement strategies aimed at increasing brand awareness and developing creative tactics to build lasting relationships within the communities we serve.

This position is part of a special project funded by the Knight Foundation aimed at growing our reach and building a stronger subscriber base in two key Post and Courier markets — Columbia, the state capital, and Myrtle Beach, a coastal city known nationally for its beaches and tourism industry. The Community Engagement Producer will be key to the success of this special project.

The emphasis for this role will be working alongside reporters and editors as a strategic partner, coaching them on how to implement effective audience engagement strategies on our website, mobile app, social media platforms and across major search engines. They will seek new opportunities for us to reach readers on established and emerging digital platforms and develop partnerships in our market that will help us expand the reach and awareness of our brand.

The community engagement producer will also offer in-the-moment guidance on story ideas, headlines, SEO and social share text. They will be responsible for scheduling social media posts, sending breaking news alerts, managing homepages and section fronts and optimizing our daily newsletters.

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

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

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

The Post and Courier, a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, values in-depth storytelling, innovative reporting approaches and a commitment to accountability. Based in Charleston, we have expanded throughout the state with reporters and newsrooms in Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Spartanburg. While most in the news industry face significant headwinds, The Post and Courier is growing.

Learn more and apply here. 

 

The Greenville News, part of the USA Today Network, is recruiting for a statehouse/politics reporter in Greenville, South Carolina.

The ideal candidate will be aggressive and can deliver exclusive reporting on state government and politics. We seek a strong journalist who excels at producing enterprise and watchdog work that makes a difference and can lead to the changing of laws. A major emphasis will be on holding officials accountable, but this reporter’s portfolio also must extend beyond what’s happening in the statehouse to include almost anything that affects the lives of people in South Carolina, from politics and ethics reform to how taxpayer money is spent. The reporter should also have the ability to write quick, digestible, and digitally engaging content and understand how to use social media and SEO to draw in audiences.

Responsibilities also include working with reporters across Gannett’s USA TODAY Network to develop enterprise work that explores issues important to Illinois residents.

A background in government or politics reporting is preferred; a deep curiosity about trends is a must. This reporter also must demonstrate a commitment to fair and accurate reporting and will be expected to break exclusive news. The reporter also must be able to translate government and political speak into clean copy that is clear and tells reader what’s important and how it truly affects them.

Other responsibilities:

  • He or she will identify, produce and post stories, photos and video quickly and accurately across mobile, desktop and social media platforms.

  • Research, report and produce compelling content that informs and engages readers.

  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Produce watchdog journalism that leads to change.

  • Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high-interest events.

  • Produce content in alternative forms (listicles, Q&As, narratives, photo galleries, video — that are tailored to the right platform (mobile, desktop, social media) to best reach the audience.

  • Use metrics to respond to user demand and reader interest.

The Greenville-Spartanburg region is a growing, vibrant community. We also are located 90 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, 2.5 hours from Atlanta, and three hours from Charleston and South Carolina’s coastal beaches.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least five years of professional journalism experience.

  • Adept at taking photos and video and will file quickly across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.

  • Strong command of AP grammar and have 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.
  • Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.

  • Is comfortable using social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and X to enhance reporting and promote stories.

  • Understand reporting ethics and sourcing.

  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital-first mission.

  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.

The Greenville News, part of the USA Today Network, is recruiting for a growth and development business reporter in Greenville, South Carolina.  
 
The reporter will become the recognized voice of our business growth and development coverage. They will track business openings and closings, dig into business trends, and find the latest developments in the housing and retail markets. 

The ideal candidate is an investigative reporter at heart who has the skills to analyze issues and the storytelling ability to show readers how major changes across the business landscape impact life in the region. 

They should be adept at source development, have experience using public records, databases, and other digital-focused tools, bring a rock-solid knowledge of AP style, and demonstrate a proven ability to meet daily and long-range deadlines.

Previous business reporting and at least three years of experience at a daily newspaper or equivalent media are preferred.

The Greenville-Spartanburg area is a growing, vibrant region home to the largest BMW production facility in the nation, an emerging tech community, and a robust tourism economy. We are located 90 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, 2.5 hours from Atlanta, and three hours from South Carolina’s coastal beaches.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years or more of daily journalism experience in a digitally focused newsroom.
  • Strong news judgment and editing skills.
  • Comfort in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
  • Ability to help reporters identify story topics that will resonate with our audiences and execute them by delivering clear, complete news articles and video as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability for helping reporters hone skills in a range of storytelling, from real-time digital updates to narratives to investigative reporting, employing alternative story forms and multimedia.
  • Strong grasp of journalism skills (reporting and editing) and advanced knowledge of writing, spelling, grammar, AP, and local style.
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of metrics, social media, and SEO strategy.
  • Ability to build a coverage strategy using analytics and innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media to augment news coverage and engage audience on digital platforms.
  • Self-motivation and self-direction.
  • Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure, using time efficiently.
  • Skill at collaborating in a cross-functional environment and adapting in a rapidly changing industry.
  • Values diversity and inclusion and strives to lead a diverse team.
  • Is comfortable working with data and pursuing records requests and can coach those skills.
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

The state’s most awarded large independent weekly newspaper is seeking an entry-level graphic designer with creativity, panache and a spirit of fun to develop print and digital advertising for South Carolina’s coolest market.  We don’t even care how many tattoos you have.

The ideal candidate will have these skills:

  • Experience in creating high-quality graphics for print and digital audiences.
  • Strong communications and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once and work quickly for new development.
  • Managing design revisions in a timely manner.
  • Mastery of industry-standard software (InDesign and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite) to create advertisements and design newspaper pages..
  • Maturity to accept – and give – constructive criticism and feedback.
  • A college degree or commensurate experience.
  • Support day-to-day design needs for all departments.
  • Experience in managing social media platforms.

Benefits:

  • Competitive pay.
  • A collegial environment with talented peers and co-workers.
  • Stable 40-hour work week during standard business hours.
  • Two weeks of vacation and health care benefits.
  • Paid time off.
  • Diverse workplace.

Interested?

Send a letter of why you are the ideal candidate and resume to editor@charlestoncitypaper.com with a subject line of GRAPHIC DESIGNER.

Dunlap Media, publisher of daily, digital-only news sites in the Upstate of South Carolina, is seeking a full-time or freelance sports reporter.  

This position will focus on feature stories about people and events that affect the local sports community. We will write the occasional game story but that is not the focus of this position. We want this position to craft stories that our readers crave!

Must be self-motivated, enjoy multitasking and have the ability to complete multiple assignments daily. Experience reporting on local sports is preferred and must possess excellent writing and reporting skills.

Everyone at the company works remotely but this position will need to be based in the Upstate of SC and will regularly meet face-to-face with members of the local sports community and attend local games.

Dunlap Media, LLC launched GoLaurens.com in 2007 as one of the first daily, digital-only news sites in South Carolina. GoLaurens.com currently averages over 110,000 unique visitors each month and over 1.5 million pageviews. 

Interested candidates should email their resume with three references, salary requirements and five writing examples to info@golaurens.com.

Dunlap Media, publisher of daily, digital-only news sites in the Upstate of South Carolina, is seeking a full-time or freelance news reporter for a new site to launch in the fall of 2024.

This position will specialize in community news, including business, government, education, feature stories, crime and more. The ideal candidate is someone who will keep readers informed about what is happening in the local community.

Must be self-motivated, enjoy multitasking and have the ability to complete multiple assignments daily. Experience reporting on local news is preferred and must possess excellent writing and reporting skills.

Everyone at the company works remotely but this position will need to be based in the Upstate of SC and will regularly meet face-to-face with community members and attend local meetings.

Dunlap Media, LLC launched GoLaurens.com in 2007 as one of the first daily, digital-only news sites in South Carolina. GoLaurens.com currently averages over 110,000 unique visitors each month and over 1.5 million pageviews. 

Interested candidates should email their resume with three references, salary requirements and five writing examples to info@golaurens.com.

The Bluffton Sun is looking for an energetic editor committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Bluffton, South Carolina, Hilton Head and the surrounding region. The full-time journalist will lead our newsroom in covering Beaufort County through the twice monthly newspapers, social media and email newsletters. The journalist will also manage freelance writers and contributors in optimizing local content with the goal of building local audience and sponsored content.

The journalist will join our independent organization that prints delivers more than 75,000 newspapers each month. The applicant will be eager to pitch and assign stories and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging written and multimedia content. The ideal candidate will enjoy experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print, video, social, podcasts and digital media. The position may involve occasional evening and/or weekend work.

The Bluffton Sun and Hilton Head Sun is a family-owned company and boasts a creative flexibility rare among local news organizations. The Sun, which changed local ownership in late 2023, 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.

Bluffton and Hilton Head are vital, quickly growing areas of South Carolina and represent an ideal lifestyle for the right applicant. 

If interested, send resumes and clips to jobs@theitem.com with the headline ‘Bluffton Editor Application’. 

Requirements & Qualifications:

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

The Post and Courier, South Carolina’s statewide leader in award-winning news coverage, is looking for a Newsletter Editor to oversee newsletter efforts in our Columbia and Myrtle Beach newsrooms. This full-time position will be based in Columbia.

The Newsletter Editor for Columbia and Myrtle Beach will plan and execute the strategy for select free and paid newsletter products across the state informed by audience metrics, analytics and news judgment. The Newsletter Editor will also support marketing efforts by creating marketing funnel growth through growing the newsletter audiences and supporting overall marketing strategy to grow our paying digital audience.

This position is part of a special project funded by the Knight Foundation aimed at growing our reach and building a stronger subscriber base in two key Post and Courier markets — Columbia, the state capital, and Myrtle Beach, a coastal city known nationally for its beaches and tourism industry. The Newsletter Editor will be key to the success of this special project.

The Post and Courier, a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper, values in-depth storytelling, innovative reporting approaches and a commitment to accountability. Based in Charleston, we have expanded throughout the state with reporters and newsrooms in Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Spartanburg. While most in the news industry face significant headwinds, The Post and Courier is growing.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a strategy for The Post and Courier’s free and paid newsletter products in the Columbia and Myrtle Beach markets that is informed by audience metrics, usability and news judgment
  • Create habit-forming email experiences
  • Build, grow and nurture our newsletter subscriber base
  • Work with reporters and editors to establish the tone, format and frequency of each newsletter and define best practices
  • Experiment with new forms of storytelling and information delivery via email
  • Be a champion for newsletters
  • Track KPIs for all assigned newsletters, and make recommendations based on available data to increase engagement, growth and ultimately revenue
  • Ensure newsletter are integrated into all of our relevant digital products, including but not limited to, website sections, contests and event sign ups
  • Work closely with audience development, marketing and sales teams to improve existing newsletters and find opportunities to build audiences and grow revenue
  • Ensure advertising best practices are followed in all newsletter creatives
  • Establish and follow procedure to verify correct advertising is present in each newsletter prior to sending
  • Communicate with newsroom leaders and other departments to keep various teams informed of product enhancements, success metrics, rollouts and other activity with newsletter products
  • Work with newsroom to support new newsletter launches, including developing end-to-end marketing plans to grow lists and promote new content
  • Review and report conversion data for newsletters subscriber to paying subscribers
  • Assist with the creation and deployment of marketing emails and other creatives, including creation of segmented email messaging funnels
  • Own the assigned paid newsletter, including marketing strategy, growth and newsroom collaboration
  • Developing marketing strategy to grow revenue associated with paid newsletters including increasing leads, creating and distributing marketing emails, engaging and soliciting feedback from current subscribers, ensure all benefits are being provided and other responsibilities as defined
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Strong news judgment; a journalistic foundation as an editor or reporter is preferred
  • Strong marketing experience; experience in agency or in-house marketing preferred
  • A demonstrated record of success in growing and engaging digital audiences
  • Experience formatting HTML, creating or using email templates and sending email newsletters
  • Experience with graphic design for digital assets
  • Experience in editing web-based page layouts, understand design, have experience coordinating mass mailings and editing/copywriting for email based publications
  • Experience leading fast-paced projects that involve editorial, marketing, development and other resources
  • The ability to move projects forward in a collaborative environment
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects at one time
  • A strategic and creative thinker with a passion for experimentation
  • Reliable access to internet services

Qualifications

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related field
  • 2-3 years demonstrated journalism experience
  • 1-2 years demonstrated marketing experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through
  • Flexible schedule may be required to meet seasonality of some newsletters
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines

 Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel

  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time. The job requires reaching with hands and arms, bending and stooping; light to moderate lifting of 15-30 pounds. The job requires hearing, speaking and writing with close eye work on a computer screen.
  • The worker is generally subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Travel may be required occasionally. Dependable transportation and a valid South Carolina driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.

Learn more and apply here.

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

The ideal candidate will possess these critical sales competencies:

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

 Preferred Education & Experience

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

Learn more and apply.

About us:

Part of the Midlands Media Group family, ColaDaily.com is a locally owned and operated 24/7 news platform that has provided free content via website, newsletters and social media since 2013.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, curious and tech-savvy leader who is excited about sharing local news, information and events that shape our community.  As a full-time Editor/Digital Content Manager, you’ll work to build on and execute the overall Cola Daily strategy, while seeking ways to grow the brand.

This position may also provide broadcast news updates to sister properties, 94.3 The Dude and 93.1 The Lake. 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Highly organized with the ability to write, manage and schedule content each day
  • Ability to assign stories/photos to, and manage, freelancers + other contributors
  • Ability to write news + features, and rework submitted material (AP style) in a timely manner
  • Ambitious self-starter with desire to seek out and discern interesting stories
  • Willing to accept editing suggestions and collaborate with our small team
  • Oversee the operation of web and social platforms
  • Must be proficient with technology and digital platforms 
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude, ability to represent Cola Daily to partners, vendors, advertisers and the greater Midlands community 
  • Comfortable interacting with people whether on the phone or in-person
  • Ability to capture the visual aspect of a story through photos and video
  • Ability to write unbiased and informational content
  • Willingness to remain up-to-date on breaking news outside of regular office hours
  • Flexible, able to prioritize and willing to adapt quickly to news environment
  • Excellent communication + editing skills

MORE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or similar field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years writing experience
  • Reliable transportation and access to internet.
  • Active and involved in the community
  • Basic graphic design and photography experience
  • Interest in continued learning and staying up to date on what it takes to succeed in a digital news environment
  • Ability to work nights/weekends as needed for publishing
  • Strong familiarity with the greater Midlands area
  • Ability to pass a background check

TO APPLY:

Send resume, cover letter and 3 writing samples to jobs@midlandsmediagroup.com.

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

While it’s true we’re not a major metro, we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily. Again, we are a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate BS — I mean executives — to wade through.

This was another great year for our small staff as we collected 19 press awards, earned second place in general excellence. We have collected well more than 100 South Carolina Press Association awards, many of which have been for our investigative reporting, beat coverage and feature writing.

We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. We want reporters with appetites who will learn the communities they cover and the delve head-first into their beats. We want reporters who are willing to tackle assignments they are given, but who are typically so busy with the enterprise work they have come up with that they struggle to fit in the “other stuff.”

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. After all, that’s the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.

The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to convey that through stories, photos and video. Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike. Think digital first, get something even fresher for print.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, reader-serving publication, I want to hear from you. We offer a competitive starting pay, often exceeding the entry level of many larger dailies in our state.

To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips (we’re looking for enterprise, breaking news and well-written features) 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 Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, South Carolina, a Lee Enterprises company, is hiring a multimedia journalist. The position combines traditional and digital elements to tell news stories. Primary duties include gathering information, conducting interviews and creating news stories. Basic photo and video skills are necessary. Diverse reporting opportunities can include government, “cops and courts,” business and general assignments/features. The ideal candidate will have good people skills, a positive attitude and solid work ethic, along with the ability to stay focused amid a variety of distractions. The workdays for this position are Monday through Friday most weeks, with evening and weekend work required as necessary. The Times and Democrat offers competitive wages with career growth opportunities in Lee Enterprises

Learn more and apply.

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

The ideal candidate will possess these critical sales competencies:

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

 Preferred Education & Experience

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

Apply here.

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

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a small community daily, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive sports writer to join its award-winning team.

We’re no second-rate publication. We take pride in our work, and it shows in the number of S.C. Press Association awards we have received through the years. And that includes numerous awards for sports feature and news writing. We cover a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we cover, Lander University and Erskine College. There’s plenty to be covered — yes, including football. And there’s plenty of talent in our schools to supply a good flow of feature material to bolster your portfolio.

We’re a family-owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the corporate newspaper shockwaves rippling through our newsroom. We recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our newspaper and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to small papers. We believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.

The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidate must be aggressive, creative and thorough. Key ingredients are pride in work and a passion for journalism.

We’ve hired journalists from California to Florida. Our hires have had degrees from Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Northwestern (master’s degree) and Georgia (master’s degree).

If you think this sounds like a good fit for you and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, let us hear from you.

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, at least five clips and references (via regular mail or email) to:

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

No phone calls, please.

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