S.C. newspapers are hiring!

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal is looking for an investigative public safety reporter who is passionate about watchdog and accountability reporting and is also adept at compelling writing that puts people at the heart of the story.

Spartanburg is a growing city where more than half of its citizens belong to a racial minority. This is not a cops beat focused on stories straight from press releases. Our reporters are expected to develop community sources especially within under-served communities, and produced well-sourced and researched stories.

Covering breaking news, crime and courts will be part of this job, but the way we cover policing, criminal justice and our community must evolve, to hold law enforcement agencies accountable, seek a more nuanced representation of the challenges we face and rebuild trust with neglected communities in Spartanburg. We want our reporters to be out in the communities we cover.

You’ll need to dig deeper, seek a wider perspective and cultivate diverse sources. You’ll write about serious crime, scrutinize law enforcement tactics and spotlight social issues, while being sensitive to how our stories affect the people and neighborhoods we cover.

This reporter is expected to file public records requests and mine data for enterprise stories on the public safety beat. This reporter also works closely with our county government and city reporters for story tips and ideas.

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field
  • Some experience covering public safety preferred
  • An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask hard questions of people in power
  • An ability to connect with people in the community in a way that, first and foremost, builds relationships and trust and, second, encourages them to tell their stories
  • The ability to work well with a team of reporters, photojournalists and editors, but also to function independently when needed
  • Sound news judgment
  • A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to journalism
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends in a newsroom that also tries to foster work-life balance in a career that often demands flexible scheduling

Read more and apply here.

The Service Journalism Editor based in Columbia leads a high-utility and service journalism reporting team to help local residents navigate their lives as well as understand the news.

This editor’s priority is to help ensure our content is useful and essential, and that we are meeting our readers’ curiosity and informational needs. The team, driven by audience growth and loyalty strategies, uses tools such as Google Trends to surface and answer questions readers are asking at the moment. 

The ability to collaborate is also a must, as this editor and team will work with colleagues across the newsroom and with McClatchy’s news analytics and audience teams to create and evangelize audience-focused service journalism. 

The person in this role will report to the South Carolina Regional Editor.

Key tasks include:

  • Daily execution of audience-focused utility strategy, fueled by a team of reporters working across multiple storytelling platforms.
  • Coordinate story assignments, in collaboration with newsroom editors, informed by local search data, social conversations and engagement journalism. 
  • Develop and execute creative ways to deliver community stories that matter into the hands of those who need it most.
  • Help to build social media campaigns, and perform other digital engagement duties as needed to amplify the content created by the high-utility team.
  • Data reporting experience and ability to work with data visualization tools is a plus
  • Editing, reporting and writing required. 

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must have strong writing, editing and visuals skills.
  • Familiar with a variety of storytelling approaches, including social, alt-form writing, video and audio.
  • Experience with identifying audience-focused strategies, including with Google Trends, headline writing, SEO, social media and newsletters. 
  • Dedication to experimentation informed by analytics 
  • Ability to lead a team with urgency and empathy.
  • Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork.
  • Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.

Education/experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in journalism
  • At least 3 years of experience as an editor preferred

Read more and apply here.

LOCALiQ is the marketing solution from the USA TODAY NETWORK providing businesses the smarter way to reach local customers.  As local marketing becomes more complex, LOCALiQ empowers local businesses with unique insights from 125 million consumers in our network of sites, apps and experiences and learnings from millions of local leads delivered each year.  We couple that with end to end service from our experts using local marketing best practices proven across the country.  LOCALiQ simplifies local marketing and provides our clients the confidence of growing.

Our core values: Community, Progress through Passion, Action with Purpose and Belief in People. If you share these values, come join our family!

The Outside Sales Executive role requires a highly personable, intelligent individual with the ability to lead digitally focused sales efforts while maintaining an energetic, strategic and entrepreneurial spirit. 

As a USA TODAY NETWORK Sales Executive, you’ll help us develop a book of clients and provide a broad set of solutions to include:

  • Build Their Presence: Website, SEO, Local Listings, Reputation & Social Media
  • Drive Awareness & Leads: Search Engine Marketing, Social, Display, Video, and Mobile Advertising
  • Grow Audience and Connect:  Brand Content Solutions, Social Media Marketing
  • Manage Leads and Customers: Lead Alert, Engagement and Tracking Tools
  • Know What Works:  Reporting, Mobile Tools, Insight Solutions
  • Emerging technology such as Virtual and Augmented Reality

We are dedicated to helping our clients grow based on their unique needs. When they win, we win!

As a Marketing Solutions Outside Sales Executive, you will:

  • Be equipped with the region’s best marketing services and solutions, empowering you to deliver unparalleled results to your customers
  • Develop partnerships with large local businesses and assist them in reaching their goals through integrated marketing plans and comprehensive media solutions
  • Identify customer needs to develop and execute account plans and custom client solutions that differentiate LOCALiQ from competitors
  • Help businesses maximize their online presence with a custom approach to digital marketing
  • Leverage multiple LOCALiQ resources and partners to develop optimal client solutions across our suite of products, with an emphasis on digital

What you need to do to be successful in this role:

  • Pursue and close new business and revenue streams
  • Retain, manage, and grow clients in the ever-changing digital landscape 
  • Work within a team to manage the client relationship and retain and build account revenue
  • You will identify and understand market potential, develop and execute sales strategies across multiple platforms, including digital, mobile, targeted niche publications and the core newspaper
  • Articulate and present our suite of products to business decision makers
  • Communicate with customers proactively via phone, email and in person
  • Conduct face-to-face customer meetings, presentations, proposals and demonstrations
  • Manage a specified sales pipeline and develop a strategy for long-term sustained success
  • Conduct client check-ins, upsell/cross-sell accounts, and address client market share concerns
  • Utilize CRM (Salesforce) effectively and efficiently recording all sales activity

What you bring to the table:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a high acquisition, consultative, B2B outside sales role
  • Aptitude or acumen for Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent practical experience
  • Passionate solution-seeker
  • Competitive nature and a winning team spirit
  • Problem solver who thrives on challenges and can simplify the complex
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills  
  • Willingness to continuously learn, try new things and adapt to change
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
  • This role requires a valid driver license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by law

We offer an energized, passionate team within a fun & flexible workplace.

We offer competitive compensation with uncapped incentives and world class benefits, including comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage, 401(K), Paid Time Off and more. This is an opportunity to work alongside digital leaders and visionaries

Read more and apply here.

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

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

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences

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

Read more and apply here.

Position description:

The Post and Courier Videographer/Photographer will create and develop visual storytelling across multiple platforms consistent with the company’s brand. In addition, this position will work collaboratively with businesses as part of a service we offer to our customers. This position is a creative, experienced, energetic, and passionate artist with excellent videography and editing skills who will envision and capture high quality images needed for effective storytelling.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and produce videos for marketing, branding, events, and other aspects of internal and external communications.
  • Shoot in a studio environment with lighting, backdrops, green screens, and sound as well as on location.
  • Location shooting of stories for multi-media publications as well as commercials and marketing campaigns.
  • Product and lifestyle photography for marketing and advertising.
  • Plan logistics of shooting against sensitive timelines.
  • Exercise journalistic and artistic judgment accordingly in the selection of images.
  • Post-production video editing, using motion graphics, sound design, and color correction to meet time, aesthetic, and quality standards.
  • Work with clients with video/marketing needs to help them achieve their marketing goals. Interact with and guide clients, subjects/talent and others through the production process.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively across departments within the company. Actively participate in brainstorming sessions.
  • React to change productively.
  • Work with supervisor to develop and/or improve visual storytelling skills. Seek out and participate in training opportunities to improve skills.
  • Research and implement new video production technologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Minimum Education level, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, photography or arts preferred
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated videography and photography experience
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through
  • Dependable transportation and a valid South Carolina driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Reliable internet access

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient with video suites such as: Final Cut Studio Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid Media Composer, Lightroom, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Photoshop, Mac operating systems, RAW file conversion, and photo editing.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self- motivated, highly organized, and able to work in a fast-paced, innovative culture while managing parallel projects and competing timelines
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with key stakeholders to establish content goals, project timing and creative deliverables
  • Sharp attention to detail, organized, and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong work ethic as demonstrated by relentless energy and drive to guide projects to completion
  • Ability to work independently remotely, if necessary, in a suitable workspace that meets safety guidelines

Physical Requirements, Work Environment, and Travel:

Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds

The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.  This worker will be out of the office on assignment often so exposure to extreme weather elements is possible.

Daily local travel is required.  Additional travel is possible.

Read more and apply here.

The Greenville News, the USA TODAY Network South Carolina and the USA TODAY Network are looking for an experienced reporter to do investigative and topical reporting throughout the state of South Carolina.

The ideal candidate would be an independent worker who can find big stories then report them with detail and care and write them in a way that is compelling to a wide audience that is interested in news from throughout South Carolina.

This is not a Statehouse reporter – we already have one of those. This is a reporter who might cover a crime saga one week, dig into a local government scandal the next then tell the story of environmental impacts of climate change in the Lowcountry the week after that. There also will be project-based reporting and deep dives that might be your focus for extended periods of time.

Ideally, this reporter would be based in South Carolina’s Midlands, where every corner of the state is accessible in a couple hours’ drive, but we’re willing to talk about other alternatives in the state.

The USA TODAY Network and The Greenville News value investigative reporting and have a history of investigative reporting with impact. This reporter will play a key role in continuing that tradition.

To that end, we want an individual who is relentless in their pursuit of truth, who is compassionate toward the people and communities we cover, and who understands that journalism is mission work that can change communities and empower the people around us, and that work of that importance sometimes breaks out of the boundaries of a 9-to-5.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field.
  • At least two years reporting experience as a reporter, with investigative reporting experience preferred
  • Experience navigating data and public records and finding compelling, people-driven stories in the documents
  • Experience telling personality-based stories about complex issues
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to self-edit and produce clean copy
  • An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask difficult questions
  • An ability to connect with people in the community in a way that, first and foremost, builds relationships and trust and, second, encourages them to tell their stories
  • Sound news judgment
  • A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to journalism
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends for a newsroom that also tries to foster work-life balance in a career that often demands flexible scheduling

Read more and apply here.

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

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

At The State  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 constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media. 

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

Minimum requirements:

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

Education & experience:

  • College degree preferred.
  • At least 1 year of local news experience preferred
McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.
 
Read more and apply here.

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

Experience with audience growth and engagement tactics such as headline writing and SEO is a must. Expertise in a particular subject area is not required, but the successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of what’s important to local readers, preferably earned by working as part of an audience or engagement team at a local news outlet.

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

Skills needed:

  • Experience with audience tools such as Google Trends.
  • Ability to understand audience metrics and the tactics that move them.
  • Passion for the written word as well as video, audio and motion graphics.
  • Enthusiasm for experimenting and iterating, quickly and often.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills.
  • Excellent news judgment and journalism ethics.
  • Strong collaborative instincts and a love of teamwork.
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.
  • Data reporting experience and ability to work with data visualization tools.

Education & experience:

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

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

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

Minimum requirements:

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

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

Read more and apply here.

Family owned since forever? Check.

Large, robust newsroom that makes public officials tremble? Check.

Continued investment in a digital strategy that will make a news organization successful well into the future? Check.

A great place to live and great people to work with? We’ve got that covered, too.

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a four-time Pulitzer finalist, is looking for its next newsroom leader. There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. At The Post and Courier, we deeply value our relationship with our readers, and we believe in the old-school idea that investing in our journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue.

As the next managing editor of The Post and Courier, the No. 2 position in the newsroom, you’ll have big shoes to fill and big expectations to meet. But you will have everything you need to do the job right. Our newspaper is one of the few independent, family-owned papers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation.

Better yet, that ownership translates into a growing newspaper that has added staff and is expanding statewide. In recent years, we’ve opened newsrooms in three new markets across the state, expanded our capitol bureau, and doubled down on our investment in take-no-prisoners investigative reporting. 

On the digital side, we’re aggressively pushing every digital boundary you can imagine. No idea is too crazy or too big. Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach and dining at world-class restaurants? There’s that, too.

But before you apply, here’s what we need from you:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • Experience managing journalists of all types, and getting the most out of those teams. Experience managing large teams preferred.
  • A commitment to investigative and watchdog reporting at minimum; experience overseeing successful projects is preferred.
  • Deep understanding of how our audiences are changing, and the ways newsrooms must change to meet those shifting demands.
  • A clear and compelling vision for how to lead our newsroom into the future.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Executive Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about The Post and Courier here.

The Rocky Mount Telegram is seeking an energetic, self-starter to fill vacant reporter position.  This position will cover Nash County government and public schools.

Journalism degree and previous reporting/editing experience preferred, but recent Journalism school grads with strong clips are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to take direction and able to multitask. This is a full-time position, with weeknight and weekend assignments as part of the job. 

To apply, send letter of interest, resume and clips to Editor Gene Metrick at gmetrick@rmtelegram.com.

Adams Publishing Group Eastern North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

The Clinton Chronicle is seeking an energetic, personable and outgoing Sales Representative to join our team. The right candidate will work alongside graphics and editorial to set and meet monthly sales goals. Previous experience is not required. The candidate may also perform other duties such as answering phones and assisting customers. 

What you bring to the table: 

  • A willingness to learn and adapt to change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Passionate about sales and setting/meeting goals
  • This role requires a valid drivers license and reliable transportation

Applications can be picked up at The Clinton Chronicle, 513 N. Broad Street, Clinton, SC, 29325 or email Kelly at ads@clintonchronicle.net to learn more. 

The Clinton Chronicle is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily paper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking an experienced reporter to cover news and events in Aiken County.

The ideal candidate has several years of experience covering local news in a daily newsroom environment; however, we also welcome recent graduates who are ready to hit the ground running. Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, understanding government budgets and procedures, recognizing trends, and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea.

Salary will be commensurate to experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Generating story ideas
  • Attending government meetings
  • Understanding and reporting on government budgets
  • Localizing national and state headlines
  • Writing enterprise and in-depth pieces
  • Ability to bring a fresh perspective in an ever-changing newspaper industry
  • Ability to easily work with other reporters and editors in the newsroom
  • Taking photographs and video to accompany stories
  • Utilizing social media daily to post articles and for community engagement

Requirements:

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

To apply, email resume and 3-5 clips to Executive Editor John Boyette at jboyette@aikenstandard.com. No phone calls, please.

The Post and Courier is continuing to grow and is looking for a reporter to launch our coverage of Hilton Head and Beaufort County. 

Hilton Head offers an incredible quality of life with its beautiful beaches and world-class golf courses, leading to growth and all the social, economic and environmental challenges that come with it.

We want insightful, penetrating coverage of this important part of South Carolina.

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

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

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

The Greenville News is seeking an experienced reporter to cover county government and growth and development in the most populous county in South Carolina.

This is a key position in a newsroom with a strong desire to hold local governments accountable as they manage tremendous growth in a county that is projected to add more than 200,000 people over the next 20 years.

But this is not a traditional meeting-driven county government reporting position. We’re looking for deep enterprise that gets at the impact of Greenville County’s growth on the people who live here. Important issues range from the need for improved infrastructure to skyrocketing housing costs to the need for better cooperation between local governments to ensure smart growth.

The county also continues to grapple with gentrification, especially in neighborhoods near the county’s largest city, Greenville. This reporter will collaborate frequently with our Greenville city reporter and our housing and gentrification reporter to focus on issues that impact those underserved neighborhoods, particularly neighborhoods of color.

This reporter should be adept at building relationships with government officials, but even better at building bridges in communities so we can tell stories from the perspective of the people rather than the officials. We’re seeking a reporter who understands that journalism is mission work that can change communities and empower the people around us, and that work of that importance sometimes breaks out of the boundaries of a 9-to-5.

We’re a newsroom that values excellence in journalism and work-life balance. And Greenville is a great place to find that balance. Upstate South Carolina is halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte in the rapidly growing Interstate 85 corridor. We’re three hours from the beach, less than an hour form the mountains and close to major league sports in both Charlotte and Atlanta. As the anchor of one of South Carolina’s largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas, Greenville offers a vibrant nightlife, a nationally recognized food scene and one of the most envied downtowns in the region.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field.
  • At least two years reporting or equivalent experience, experience covering local government preferred
  • Experience navigating data and public records and finding compelling, people-driven stories in the documents
  • An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask hard questions of people in power
  • An ability to connect with people in the community in a way that, first and foremost, builds relationships and trust and, second, encourages them to tell their stories
  • The ability to work well with a team of reporters, photojournalists and editors, but also to function independently when needed
  • Sound news judgment
  • A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to journalism

Read more and apply here.

The Greenville News is looking for an experienced investigative reporter who is passionate about watchdog and accountability reporting and is also adept at compelling writing that puts people at the heart of the story.

This is an opportunity for a reporter who wants to find great stories in one of the Southeast’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Greenville County – already the most populous county in South Carolina — is expected to add more than 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years. With that growth will come tremendous opportunity to hold local governments accountable and tell stories about how those growing pains are impacting the people who live here and those who are moving here.

Greenville also continues to grapple with a changing demographic, and we need journalists who can tell stories about how rapid growth is impacting underserved communities – both the established, but shrinking, Black neighborhoods in and around the city of Greenville and the growing Spanish-speaking communities that surround the city.

We already have a team of reporters dedicated to covering a downtown Greenville that serves the larger metropolitan area and the gentrification and affordable housing issues that are impacting the city. This investigative reporter will be a part of that team, but also will have the freedom to find compelling stories in Greenville County and around the state.

The Greenville News is a newsroom that values investigative reporting and has a history of investigative reporting with impact. This reporter will play a key role in continuing that tradition.

To that end, we want an individual who is relentless in their pursuit of truth, who is compassionate toward the people and communities we cover, and who understands that journalism is mission work that can change communities and empower the people around us, and that work of that importance sometimes breaks out of the boundaries of a 9-to-5.

Greenville is halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte in the rapidly growing Interstate 85 corridor. We’re three hours from the beach, less than an hour form the mountains and close to major league sports in both Charlotte and Atlanta. As the anchor of one of South Carolina’s largest and fastest growing metropolitan areas, Greenville offers a vibrant nightlife, a nationally recognized food scenes and one of the most envied downtowns in the region.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or related field.
  • At least four years reporting experience or at least two years investigative reporting experience with the clips to back-up that experience
  • Experience navigating data and public records and finding compelling, people-driven stories in the documents
  • An aggressive spirit and a willingness to doggedly ask hard questions of people in power
  • An ability to connect with people in the community in a way that, first and foremost, builds relationships and trust and, second, encourages them to tell their stories
  • The ability to work well with a team of reporters, photojournalists and editors, but also to function independently when needed
  • Sound news judgment
  • A knowledge of AP style and a sound ethical approach to journalism
  • The ability to work some nights and weekends in a newsroom that also tries to foster work-life balance in a career that often demands flexible scheduling

Read more and apply here.

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

The Columbia region is a hub of state government that includes: the University of South Carolina; a growing restaurant and entertainment scene; and Lake Murray, a regional attraction for development and travelers. The coverage area features one of the state’s most-heavily Democratic counties neighboring a dominant Republican county. We are looking for nimble reporters to cover government, education and other high-value news in South Carolina’s capital city.   

The Post and Courier is a locally-owned paper with a robust newsroom known for its watchdog journalism and strong investment in its digital strategy that ensures success into the future.

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

Ownership is investing in the paper by adding staff and expanding statewide, opening three new markets across the state in recent years.

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

The Island Packet, The State newspaper and the Myrtle Beach Sun News are looking for a coastal climate reporter (one position) to write about environmental issues along the South Carolina coastline.

The successful candidate must have a strong history of enterprise work, as this beat is all about idea generation and execution. We are looking for a journalist with a proven capacity for watchdog and accountability journalism, compelling storytelling and an understanding of digital readership. Some breaking news and project duties also will be expected.

There is some flexibility on location with this position, but we expect it likely to be based in either our Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach newsrooms.

The salary for this position is equivalent to $48,000 annually and is funded by a grant from the Energy Foundation. The position is guaranteed for one year with an option for a second year.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and a half-dozen clips to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@thestate.com.

The Summerville Journal Scene is looking for a weekly reporter to cover the growing town of Goose Creek.  

It’s an exciting time to cover this community. As major manufacturing companies, such as Boeing and Volvo, opened plants in the area, the city’s population has exploded. Goose Creek has become younger, more affluent, better educated and more diverse over the past 20 years.  

The ideal candidate has some experience reporting for a local newspaper and can write coverage of public meetings, community events, local issues and features. Basic photography ability is a plus, as are copy editing skills.  

This is a newsroom where everyone pitches in – writing, proof reading, and posting to social media.  

If you enjoy community journalism, send a cover letter, resume and examples of your best work to editor Isabelle Altman at ialtman@journalscene.com.

The Post and Courier is looking for a smart reporter to cover South Carolina’s fastest-growing region that has so many stories to tell.

The Myrtle Beach area, one of the state’s top tourist destinations, is booming with development that is spreading swiftly from the coast to inland rural areas.

We want insightful, penetrating coverage of this money-making area of South Carolina where roads and schools are stretched to their limits and government decisions need scrutiny.

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

The independent, family-owned newspaper values its relationship with readers, believing in the old-school idea that investing in journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue. The Post and Courier has expanded into new markets in recent years to become a stronger force statewide.

If this sounds like a good fit, send a cover letter, resume and clips to Post and Courier Myrtle Beach Managing Editor Andy Shain at ashain@postandcourier.com.

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. If public safety and courts coverage interests you, then you’ll want to be considered for this position. But don’t think it’s all focused on the latest arrests and a bunch of cop briefs, coupled with the occasional high-profile trial. Public safety is bigger than that. We’ll want you to delve into the larger topics of how law enforcement and the community interact, what our various departments are doing to ensure they don’t join the national headlines affecting other communities. Or, if they do, exploring those details too. Still, this is a great opportunity to groom sources and do your best to be the first to report breaking news and keep readers informed. And courts? It’s not just about trials. It’s about exploring case backlogs and determining if some people are getting a fair shake while others are not. It’s finding out – in policing and courts – if there are legit racial disparities that need to come to light. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to crank out features, and they don’t all have to be beat-related.

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.

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask 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 where you also worked on the university’s newspaper staff and are eager to start collecting your own stacks of plaques, but you find fewer opportunities now because of the pandemic or the ongoing trimming of newsrooms across the nation. 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.

Do you love outside selling?

The Lexington County Chronicle, Lexington County’s newspaper-of-record headquartered in the county seat is seeking a friendly and focused advertising sales representative to sell its growing suite of print and online products.

The perfect candidate will:

  • Be goal oriented
  • Skilled at writing proposals
  • Make cold calls
  • Develop prospect lists
  • Network through chambers and networking groups
  • Build lasting valuable relationships with long term advertisers
  • Service advertiser needs
  • Travel throughout a protected territory

Reliable transportation is essential

Computer skills are important

You will receive excellent office support

Interested?

Contact Parks Rogers, Publisher at parks@lexingtonchronicle.com.

The Sun News is looking for a versatile, committed and deeply intentional journalist to join its three-person public safety/breaking news reporting team to cover Horry County and The GrandStrand.

This reporter will require a level of narrative writing and ability to pivot from daily breaking and spot news to enterprise and some investigative work using digital tools, databases, archives and FOIAs. This position needs someone who relishes in digging deep and wants to shift daily police coverage to specifically connecting how police, prosecutors and judges use their power and what is gained or lost. And in some cases, news may require this journalist to sit on the windowsills of tragedy and capture the emotions of those dealing with a horrible experience in a humanistic and compassionate way. The reporter must also be able to take stories of national importance and tell our communities how it impacts them.

Clear, fast writing is paramount along with the ability to write enterprise off-spot and breaking news and to do so in an interesting and compelling way. Building authentic and true sources in the community and in law enforcement agencies is crucial. This reporter is digitally sound and mobile-focused and is comfortable capturing iPhone videos and photos.

This position is far-reaching. One day, may require something quick on a  shark sighting or attack, and jump back into an investigation on ocean drownings, policing in America, court fees and ticketing. There are no shortages of stories that are intriguing, nuanced and thought-provoking for this public safety reporter to write.

While days and hours can vary, this reporter will work Tuesday through Sunday.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research, interview sources and write stories that inform, captivate and grow the audience. Most stories will be short-term in focus and execution; however, may participate in a long-term assignment.
  • Use social media, Google Trends and other tools to identify and report stories that are essential to our communities and build an audience for our journalism.
  • Develop sources that are relevant to beat assignment and that reflect the diversity of the community – in race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, occupation and other identifiers.
  • Meet all deadlines as assigned by the editor.
  • Stay up to date with the latest current events related to beat topics.
  • Meet audience goals established by the editor.
  • Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines. Revise stories as requested by the editor.
  • Take simple photographs and videos as needed.
  • Sets agenda on beats and assignments with direction from the editor.
  • Abide by McClatchy’s ethics policy.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).
  • Research, writing and reporting skills and the ability to navigate online search engines.
  • Strong grounding in journalism ethics, and an unwavering Commitment to accurate and ethical journalism.
  • Ability to write ethical, honest, accurate and objective stories, exhibit solid news judgment.
  • Understanding of how to use analytics such as: subscriber conversion, page views, time on site and referral sources to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences.
  • Ability to use social media platforms to reach and engage with  audiences.
  • A strong understanding of audience trends and digital media. Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet short- and long-term deadlines in a fast-paced, data-driven work environment and to accurately fact-check information.
  • Ability to work a flex schedule including nights and weekends. Must be able to work remotely while contributing to a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally and build relationships and develop sources with a diverse array of people.
  • Ability to work well, be professional and courteous with a variety of editors, staff at all levels and the public.
  • Computer proficiency (Google for Enterprise, web search, databases)
  • Basic knowledge and an aptitude to report on Twitter with the ability to report short, accurate, ethical facts on Twitter post as a story is unfolding and the ability to interact with the public on Twitter in a professional and courteous manner
  • Regular and reliable attendance.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field; or, the equivalent education, experience, skills and knowledge needed to do the job
  • 2-5 years of full-time reporting experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Ability to report on specialized fields such as medicine, technology, environmental issues, science, politics, sports, arts, education, etc.

Read more and apply here.

“The Island Packet” is looking for an experienced and strong reporter with a knack for accountability and pulling back the curtain on the inner workings of government and institutions.
A successful candidate should be well organized and capable of developing enterprise as well as keeping track of day-to-day happenings.
The City Government Reporter will need to be skilled in source building and be able to mine information not readily available, and will come to understand the uniqueness of the market and what our readership wants and expects from its local paper.
 
Qualifications:

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

Skills:

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

Required:

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

Read more and apply here.  

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Read more and apply here.

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

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

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

Two or more interns are placed each summer at daily and weekly SCPA member newspapers, allowing students an invaluable real-world training experience. If selected as an intern, you would be placed at a newspaper near the area or areas you put on your application. We will place you in a good learning environment, but we cannot guarantee you placement at a particular newspaper. Newspapers are given interns on a rotating basis.

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

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

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Deadline to apply: March 4, 2022
Intern selection notification: Early April 2022
Internship period: Summer 2022

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