Position Newspaper Date Posted
Reporters sought Index-Journal 3/20/15

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for two talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team.

Your first thoughts? Eh, why bother with a small daily newspaper in lil ole South Carolina. True, we're not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily.

How's that?

In the past four years, our newspaper 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've won the President's Cup, a points-based honor given to the best newspaper in each circulation category. We've placed in General Excellence (overall newspaper award) three of the last four years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.

The positions we're looking to fill are crucial to our team. We need a reporter to take hold of the health beat (our hospital is one of the area's larger employers), but also tackle general news. On the health front, coverage goes beyond hospitals and the Affordable Care Act. We need a reporter who can sort through health care's alphabet soup of DHEC, CDC, HIPAA and the like. Candidates should be able  to dig into local reporting on all levels and not be afraid of asking the tough questions. After all, that's the kind of reporting that garners awards and accolades from the readers. Not every story is of Watergate magnitude, but the reporter filling this slot should not take everything at face value. There's an old saying shared by editors of yore: If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. That's the kind of fact-checking reporter we want. You should be aggressive, yet fair. Make no mistake. This is not a beat-the-doors-down, hit-'em-up daily position. There are solid feature stories to be told too. As we said, it's not all Watergate, but in the past several years our reporting has unearthed stories that spoke directly to the taxpayers' pocketbook while landing the newspaper rewards in the areas of in-depth reporting and as frontline fighters in the battle to uphold the state's Freedom of Information Act.

We are also seeking a solid candidate to capture the arts and entertainment scene, and not just in our four-county coverage area. Greenwood and the surrounding Lakelands offer plenty in art, music, theater, dance and more -- much being homegrown talent that warrants regular coverage. We have a number of night spots that feature local and imported talent, as well as a healthy handful of restaurants. We even have a local micro brewery that just started up! Additionally, Greenwood is home to highly successful and popular festivals. But we also want to keep our readers abreast of things to do beyond our coverage area that are within a short drive. The right candidate will be able to balance the mix effectively and efficiently, leading the effort to fill our Sunday features section with appropriate material, while assisting with features for our weekly Taste and Faith pages, which explore matters of the palate and matters that are spiritual. The right candidate will be flexible enough to occasionally generate stories for the general news section.

We are a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve thrived.

The ideal candidates must understand local news matters and can convey that through stories and photos (when our photographer isn't available). Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike.

If you think either of these jobs sound like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, we want to hear from you.

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.

Social Media Editor The Post and Courier 3/19/15

Don’t really need a social life? OK with watching every TV show with a smart phone clutched in one hand and a tablet in your lap? Well, then, here’s a job you can’t miss: The Post and Courier, a growing family-owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., is looking for a social media editor to help us grow our audience across social networks and connect with and engage our readers on all platforms.

We’re looking for an always-on newshound who will build relationships across our community, help us break news and be the engagement expert in our newsroom. We want a kick-ass journalist with strong social media skills who understands the rigors of this job and, in fact, embraces them. If you want a nice place to settle down to enjoy the azaleas and the slow, southern pace of life, don’t apply. If you’re willing to give up those creature comforts and break news with one of the region’s most respected reporting teams, let us know. Despite this job’s considerable demands, and to paraphrase the late, great David Carr, “it beats working.”

Our company provides a break from the cost-cutting (at all costs) recent history of corporate-owned media. The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this news organization and its reputation. While many are still handing out pink slips, we’ve added positions to our newsroom in 2015 and have been collecting big national awards along the way.

(Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach – smartphones work there, too! -- and in a city that Conde Nast recently ranked the No. 2 place to visit in the world? Well, there’s that.)

If you can show us you’re the right fit for this job, contact Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com.

Multi-Media Account Executive Herald-Journal 3/17/15

Are You the One?
We are looking for a Multi-Media Account Executive.

Someone who is a driven self-starter who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of integrated multi-media advertising solutions. This position will work with existing clientele and new prospects to actively develop new business and formulate multi-media recommendations that connect our solutions to advertisers’ specific needs.

Additional Talents:
• Develops new business from cold calling, prospecting and analyzing competitive media
• Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of all multi-media products: digital, print, broadcast
• Communicates advertising solutions professionally in person, over the phone or via e-mail
• Maintains and grows profitable revenues within existing business clientele

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required
• Prior experience in digital / print sales preferred
• Strong computer skills - MS Office Suite / CRM
• Excellent written / verbal communication skills
• Analytical and detail-oriented thought process

To apply, e-mail resume to leslie.godfrey@shj.com.
Herald-Journal – GoUpstate.com

The Herald-Journal is a 35,000 circulation daily newspaper, located in Spartanburg, SC, owned by GateHouse Media. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package with the opportunity for professional growth and development. Benefits include: vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, a 401(k) retirement savings program, medical, dental, and much more.
Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

EOE/DFWP

Reporter: Innovators, Start ups and Entrepreneurs The Greenville News 3/17/15

The Greenville News in Greenville, S.C., is looking for a technology-minded journalist to report on Greenville's innovators, entrepreneurs and the bustling startup community.

Greenville is home to a rich mix of visionaries, builders, entrepreneurs and independent small business owners. The cornerstone of this beat will be in chronicling the new products, ideas and visionaries in the heart of South Carolina¹s Upstate region.

Reporters should be adept at personality profiles and great storytelling, but this is more than a soft news beat.  Be prepared to look at trends in labor statistics, pore over patent applications  and engage in thoughtful analysis of an innovation-based economy.

Greenville is a regional economic powerhouse and an incubator to some of South Carolina¹s most innovative businesses.  The perfect candidate will be just as at home in quirky co-working spaces downtown as they are in the wood-paneled office suites of Fortune 500 companies like BMW, Michelin, GE and Lockheed Martin.

This beat dovetails with a second economic trends reporter and functions as part of a reporter-centric news operation that values innovative storytelling and engaging with our audience in settings that range from coffee shops and craft breweries to group meetups and large-scale forums.

While we're looking for excellent reporters and writers, your ability to handle a camera in a pinch and shoot video is a plus!  We admire versatility.

Greenville is a vibrant community at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to some of the nation¹s best mountain biking, hiking and kayaking. The metro area of 850,000 boasts  a nascent craft beer industry, a vibrant arts community and an emerging dining scene that led Esquire to describe Greenville as poised to become the South¹s best food city. Find out why CBS News called Greenville one of the hottest new vacation destinations of 2015 and Google recently named our community as its South Carolina eCity of choice.

To apply, click here.

Editor/Reporter The Fort Jackson Leader 3/16/15

Camden Media Company has an opening for a full-time position for on-post work at The Fort Jackson Leader. Must have writing samples. Email resume to: mmischner@chronicle-independent.com. Please put Reporter Position in the subject line.

News Coordinator/Reporter The Lancaster News 3/16/15

News Coordinator/Reporter
The Lancaster News has an opening for a news coordinator/reporter. Responsibilities include inputting submitted copy for all editorial sections, handling obituaries and celebrations, designing calendar, entertainment and celebrations pages and serving as a back-up page designer and occasional reporter. Candidates must have a bachelor degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience. InDesign, Photoshop and Excel spreadsheet experience helpful. Work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday. Please send resume to The Lancaster News, Editor, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC  29721, or email to brutledge@thelancasternews.com.  Deadline to apply is March 20, 2015.

Editor The Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) 3/16/15

Seeking Experienced Editor
Are you a hard charging journalist who believes your role is to uncover what the powers that be would rather remain hidden? Are you committed to accurate, hard driving investigative reporting? Do you want to work for a newspaper that will support the rights of a free press all the way to the Supreme Court? Then we want to hear from you.
The community news division of the Daily Press Media Group is seeking a creative and experienced editor to lead a community newsroom in daily content-gathering operations. He or she understands the importance of investigative reporting but also knows that digital and social media are the ways to engage an audience. He or she will direct and plan how content will be used across platforms starting with its social media publication, moving to its digital (web, mobile and tablet) publication and ending with print publication.
This editor should:

  • Know AP Style.
  • Understand what it means for a writer to have a sense of voice and be able to cite examples of watchdog journalism.
  • Know that text isn’t the only way to tell a story.
  • Understand how to use social media, email alerts and text messages for breaking news of every kind knowing that it has to be done accurately and quickly.
  • Know how to direct and plan centerpiece projects on digital platforms and in print and understand how to edit all elements.
  • Be able to identify opportunities for online databases, interactive maps, photo galleries, timelines and video.
  • Understand that the answer to a reader/customer/user is always “we’ll find a way to use that content” - no matter how small it may seem.
  • Know how to manage personalities, products and processes to work effectively and efficiently to produce the best results.
  • Take the initiative with new and different ways to tell a story, knowing that even if something fails there is something to be learned.

The ideal candidate knows that a great newsroom starts with a digital mindset and includes a combination of watchdog journalism, great storytelling and community news. He or she will work with the newsroom editors and staff to raise the journalistic bar daily by mentoring new reporters so they become better journalists. He or she will also understand how to support and encourage veteran reporters. A bachelor’s degree in journalism, digital experience and at least three years of newsroom management is required.
The award-winning Daily Press Media Group is located in Newport News, Va., on the Virginia peninsula. We are surrounded by the York River, the James River and the Chesapeake Bay. Among the communities we cover: Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, Williamsburg and Smithfield. We are the home to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. If you’re a history buff, you’ll never be at a loss for places to see. If you like great seafood, beaches and still want to watch the leaves change in the fall, this is the place for you. In addition, we are the home to many colleges and universities including Hampton University, Christopher Newport University and the College of William and Mary. We offer a great place to live as well as a great place to work.

Please email your resume to Marisa Porto at mporto@dailypress.com
Page designer The Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) 3/12/15

The Daily Press is looking for a strong visual journalist and wordsmith who can act as page designer, digital producer and copy editor for its combined print and digital night operation.

Can you design eye-catching print pages with an emphasis on strong, storytelling headlines?

Can you make content sing on desktops, tablets and mobile devices using digital content management systems?

Can you get content noticed using SEO tactics and strategies?

Are you a social media whiz who understands the different platforms, their audiences and how to speak to them?

Do you have strong skills in Photoshop and/or Illustrator and the creative know-how to produce striking illustrations?

Do you enjoy the challenge each day of working with a blank page and creating something different?
If so, we're eager to speak with you. 

The Daily Press Media Group is located in Newport News, Va., on the Virginia peninsula. We are surrounded by the York River, the James River and the Chesapeake Bay. Among the communities we cover: Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, Williamsburg and Smithfield. We are the home to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. If you’re a history buff, you’ll never be at a loss for places to see. If you like great seafood, beaches and still want to watch the leaves change in the fall, this is the place for you. In addition, we are the home to many colleges and universities including Hampton University, Christopher Newport University and the College of William and Mary. We offer a great place to live as well as a great place to work.

Please email your resume, design clips and digital experience to Shana Gray at sgray@dailypress.com.

Copy editor/page designer Index-Journal 3/10/15

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and detailed-oriented copy editor/page designer to join its award-winning team.
Your first thoughts? Small daily newspaper in a little South Carolina town? Me? We don’t blame you. We don’t have the glitz and glamour of a major metro -- you know, when major metros were plentiful and designers were too. We do, however, have a hard-working staff that has far surpassed the parameters established for a small, daily newspaper.
In the past four years, our newspaper collected 115 South Carolina Press Association awards, a number of them for page design. So yes, our expectations for this candidate are high. We've won the President's Cup, a points-based honor given to the best newspaper in each circulation category. We've placed in General Excellence (overall newspaper award) three of the last four years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.
One reason why we've been so successful has been an increased emphasis on presentation.
This is the ideal job for somebody fresh out of college or a talented journalist looking to make the move up from a weekly, but proven veterans looking to relocate to a charming Southern city are welcome to apply too.
Want to join our award-winning team? Want to work at a newspaper not tied to the corporate structure, endlessly slashing staff in hopes of generating more money for stockholders? Want to work at a newspaper where high quality journalism — above all other things — is the paramount objective?
To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 page-design clips via regular mail or email to:
RIchard Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com
No phone calls please.

Part-Time Advertising Sales Administrator The Moultrie News 2/11/15

This is a great position for someone looking to get their start within the Media Business. Our ideal candidate must possess the ability to interact and communicate with people over the telephone and via emails in a professional and concise manner.

Our preferred Insides Sales Associate must also have the ability to be persuasive and handle sales objections. Knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling products or services over the phone is preferred.

It is important to be able to work independently. Experience using Microsoft Word and MS Outlook (or similar email application) is a must. A two-year college degree in Business or Marketing preferred. We will however consider no college if a candidate has at least one year of successful phone sales experience.  Previous experience in advertising sales or copy/layout is a plus.

If you think you have what it takes, e-mail your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Jo Anna Eason, jeason@moultrienews.com

Public Safety Reporter The Herald 2/3/15

The Herald, a McClatchy Co. newspaper located in Rock Hill, S.C., is seeking a public safety reporter. Responsibilities include covering police agencies and courts in York, Chester and Lancaster counties in South Carolina. The reporter will make daily checks with local police agencies and frequently update our award-winning website and other digital products. The reporter keeps track of crime trends locally and nationally, pushes for access to public information, and follows major cases throughout the criminal justice system. The ideal candidate will have the ability to report and write with urgency and be proficient at social media and modern storytelling tools, especially video.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and at least five writing samples to Editor Paul Osmundson at posmundson@heraldonline.com.
Metro/Watchdog Editor Anderson Independent Mail 2/2/15

The Anderson Independent Mail, located in the upstate South Carolina and the Greenville DMA, has an opening for a Metro/Watchdog Editor to coordinate and drive all aspects of news gathering for print and online. 
A successful candidate will be able to manage an experienced multimedia staff in digital-first content production. Real-time and watchdog reporting on four platforms are priorities. Engaging readers through social media and directing staff to pursue avenues for interacting with audiences is vital.
The successful candidate will also have skills necessary to facilitating coordination with a central design desk offsite to assure effective, high-impact print presentation and efficient, on-time flow of content. Involvement in short and long-term content planning, managing newsroom resources and direct-report activity are important aspects of the job. 

To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: 
http://scripps.contacthr.com/37879129

Regional Circulation Director Morning News 1/16/15

The Morning News/Carolina Publishing Group in Florence, SC, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is seeking an experienced Circulation Director with a proven track record for achieving goals and objectives. This position will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the department and will be an integral part of the leadership team.
The Regional Circulation Director will have full responsibility for the management of the entire department, including but not limited to, sales, distribution, customer service, collections, NIE, third party distribution, and community involvement. Candidates must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, have exceptional customer service standards and be creative in their approach to selling/marketing across all of our audience platforms. This is a fast-paced, high-pressure role and candidate must be able to thrive within a deadline-driven environment.
Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years experience in a related field. Experience in newspaper circulation management a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required.EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screening, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers

Reporters The Rocky Mount Telegram (N.C) 1/14/15

Reporters wanted!

The Rocky Mount Telegram, an award-winning daily newspaper in Eastern North Carolina, seeks qualified candidates for general assignment, county government and education reporting positions. 

Candidates should have a degree in journalism or a related field plus experience with college newspapers or internships.

The Telegram has been named one of the best newspapers of its size in North Carolina numerous times in print and online. Come join a hard-working staff that knows how to have fun!

Send clips and resumes to Editor Jeff Herrin: jherrin@rmtelegram.com

Executive Director Missouri Press Association 1/6/15

The Missouri Press Association, one of the most active and storied newspaper associations in the country (our Hall of Fame includes Twain and the Pulitzers), seeks an executive director to lead the organization and further the cause of an independent and thriving press. The duties include member relations and development; government relations and lobbying; sales, marketing and fundraising; community and industry relations; public speaking; programs and event planning; and staff, P&L, and administrative management. Meaningful experience in each of these areas is a job requirement, as are strong communications skills, superior organizational ability, and professional polish. We will show preference to candidates with a background in journalism and media issues, association management, and government relations. The executive director manages an eight-member team and reports to the MPA board of directors. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic university community -- Columbia, MO, home to the nation’s first journalism school, which we helped found, and the future-oriented Reynolds Journalism Institute. Please send your resume, a cover letter that addresses how you fulfill each of the above criteria, and any other supporting materials to jerobertson@columbiatribune.com. No phone calls please.

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