Position Newspaper Date Posted

Ad Sales Rep

Waccamaw Publishers 1/6/17

A well-established advertising territory is now available for a talented sales person in Conway, S.C. If you think you have what it takes to be successful in sales, we’d like to talk to you. With commissions, annual salary could be in the $36,000-$45,000 range.
Duties include but are not limited to :
• Working with existing customers to increase their business with an integrated print and digital marketing plan.
• Making cold calls on businesses that do not currently advertise with our company.
• Helping create, design and implement print and digital advertising
• This position is for an established customer base in the Conway/Loris/Aynor communities.
We are looking for:
• An individual with great people skills who has the ability to communicate our company’s capability to reach a large audience at an affordable price.
• A person who isn’t easily offended when told “no”, but who is persistent enough to continue trying to help prospective customers.
• Our candidate must enjoy working as part of a talented team of professionals.
We prefer a person with sales experience; however, we will train the right candidate.
Call Advertising Director Shari Harms for an interview or more information. Call 843-488-7254 for an exciting career opportunity!
We print the Horry Independent (Conway, SC), the Myrtle Beach Herald, the Loris Scene and the Carolina Forest Chronicle.

General Assignments Reporter

Waccamaw Publishers 1/6/17

Waccamaw Publishers has an opening for a general assignments reporter. Strong writing skills required. College degree prefered. Salary dependent on experience. Call Charles Perry at 843-248-6671 for more information. We print the Horry Independent (Conway, SC), the Myrtle Beach Herald, the Loris Scene and the Carolina Forest Chronicle.

SRS Beat Reporter

Aiken Standard 1/4/17

Job description
The Aiken Standard, an award winning daily newspaper serving Aiken County and surrounding communities, has an immediate opening for a Savannah River Site beat reporter. This is an incredibly important position as the Savannah River Site is the largest employer in Aiken County. The successful candidate will cover a variety of local, state and federal issues relating to SRS. The position also includes additional general assignment reporting duties as required. This is a full-time position with some weekend and/or night work required. The SRS beat reporter reports to the News Editor.
Qualifications and Requirements
The SRS beat reporter will be required to cultivate a wide variety of local, state and federal sources. The position also requires an understanding of world events and how they impact operations at SRS. Knowledge of public record databases, social media savvy and prior reporting experience are strongly desired. Former and retired military are encouraged to apply. At the very least, the SRS beat reporter must have proven ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics. Must also be highly organized and have proven history of working successfully, efficiently, and calmly under deadline. Photography experience is a plus. South Carolina and Georgia candidates are preferred.
To apply, email a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Executive Editor Michael Smith at msmith@aikenstandard.com. Please do not link to published work; hyperlinks will not be opened. No phone calls please.

Editor

The Courier-Times, NC 1/4/17

LOOKING FOR A GREAT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER EDITOR
Can you tell a good story when you read it and know how to make it even better? Do you believe good art, graphics and photos are a must with those stories? Can you design and paginate pages that make those stories and art stand out? And, can you make the good folks producing that work consistently perform to the best of their abilities?
If your answer to the above questions is “yes,” then we might have the job for you. The Courier-Times, the award-winning community newspaper of Roxboro and Person County, North Carolina, is looking for an editor to lead our newsroom. The right candidate will have at least five years of news experience and be ready to take on a leadership role. A college degree is nice, but supervisory experience and a positive resume are even nicer. Knowledge of AP style and InDesign is needed, along with the ability to grow circulation and a willingness to get involved in our community.
Roxboro is the county seat for Person County, North Carolina and is situated below South Boston and Danville, Virginia. Our rural community is just north of the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Area.
Please send your resume, a one-page cover letter stating why you'd be the best person for the job, three samples of your objective writing, three samples of your opinion writing and three samples of your layout to Brinn Clayton, PO Box 311, Roxboro, NC 27573, or e-mail all of the above to ctbrinn@roxboro-courier.com. We offer competitive pay, vacations, medical insurance and other benefits, but please remember that The Courier-Times is a small twice-weekly newspaper, so only apply if you have reasonable salary demands. This position is open immediately, so if you can relocate quickly that will be a bonus. We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Breaking News Reporter

The Herald 12/29/16

The Herald newspaper in Rock Hill is looking for an energetic reporter to cover real-time news in a high-growth, South Carolina town, which is a suburb of Charlotte. We're looking for someone who understands the value of being first, fast and accurate with breaking stories, and who is skilled with social media -- both as a reporting tool, and as a means to push out the news. You’ll be a first responder on breaking news of all types -- crime, weather, government and more. 
Candidates must have a solid grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. If you're interested,  please send your work history and at least four examples of your best work to bbarkley@heraldonline.com. Put "breaking news reporter" in subject line.

Graphic Artist

Index-Journal, Greenwood 12/19/16

The Index-Journal Co. in Greenwood, SC, is looking for a graphic artist who wants to grow and expand his or her talents on multiple levels.
We are a locally owned company that not only publishes a daily newspaper, but also magazines, events brochures, special sections and more. Ours is the ideal environment for the creative person who wants to and can do more than cookie-cutter work and who seeks a career in which he can flourish and place his signature on his work.
The ideal candidate possesses strong design skills using Adobe InDesign that can be applied across all facets of our publications. The ideal candidate should also possess strong language skills, as a wordsmith, proofreader and communicator.
In the past five years, our newspaper alone has collected nearly 140 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 five years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history. Our magazines have also grown in the few years since we launched them, but much of their production has been outsourced. And while outsourcing is often the path taken in today’s publishing industry, we want to retain strong talent in-house.
Want to join our award-winning team? Want to work at a company not tied to the corporate structure, endlessly slashing staff in hopes of generating more money for stockholders? Want to work where high quality 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.

Assistant Digital Editor

Aiken Standard 12/16/16

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily newspaper in the City of Aiken, has an immediate opening for a digital content producer and breaking news reporter. In this unique position, you will manage and produce content for all of Aiken Standard’s digital products and print products. This is not a position for someone who struggles with social media or website applications. We are looking for digitally fluent journalists who want to break news first.
Necessary digital skills include: ability to work within our CMS; edit and post stories, videos, photos and graphics; exercise strong news judgment in helping plan stories; coordinate with editors, photographers and videogaphers; monitor website and social media analytics; deliver text alerts, Twitter feeds and Facebook updates in a timely and engaging manner; and follow local, state and national news.
On the print side, you’ll write print headlines, in addition to web SEO headlines; take photographs and record video; copy edit stories and proof print pages in evening; meet print product deadline at night; communicate with our design desk in Charleston and monitor and cover breaking news as needed. Night and weekend work will be required. We prefer someone with 1-2 years of distinguished newspaper experience but will consider recent college graduates with the right skill set. Superb social media skills are vital.
The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 23. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips to Michael Smith, executive editor, at msmith@aikenstandard.com. No phone calls please.
Preference given to South Carolina and Georgia candidates.

Sales Assistant

The Manning Times 12/14/16

The Manning Times, one of the oldest, continually published weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a talented, motivated and goal-oriented sales assistant for a part-time position aiding our top-notch sales staff. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, have reliable transportation and be organized, personable and friendly. Send resumes and references and examples of work to editorial@manninglive.com.

News Editor

Laurens County Advertiser 12/7/16

The Laurens County Advertiser is seeking a full-time news editor. A four-year degree in journalism is preferred but consideration will be given to applicants with significant experience in a newsroom setting, particularly with a community news background. Necessary abilities include excellent writing, reporting and editing, as well as ability to work with editorial staff to meet deadlines for twice-weekly print edition and for timely posting of breaking news to website. Nice work environment and salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter, resume and five of your most recently published news, features and editorials via regular mail or email to:
Jim Brown
Associate Publisher
226 West Laurens Street
Laurens, SC 29360
jlbrown@lcadvertiser.com

Reporter

Laurens County Advertiser 12/7/16

The Laurens County Advertiser is seeking a full-time reporter with a minimum three years experience in print journalism and photography. Responsibilities include coverage of public safety, court and county agency beats, often involving thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Able to meet deadlines for twice-weekly print edition and for timely posting of breaking news to website. Nice work environment and salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send cover letter, resume and five of your most recently published news and feature stories via regular mail or email to:
Jim Brown
Associate Publisher
226 West Laurens Street
Laurens, SC 29360
jlbrown@lcadvertiser.com

Assistant News Editor

The Post and Courier, Charleston 12/7/16

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for an assistant news editor to help direct our news operations at night.
The right candidate will be an experienced journalist with impeccable news judgment and strong leadership skills. The assistant news editor must be a strong copy editor with clear command of the English language and AP style. Candidates should also be able to help layout pages as needed. There will be night and weekend work.
An independently owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., The Post and Courier offers a break from the cost-cutting (at all costs) recent history of corporate-owned media companies. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper company and its reputation. (Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach and in a locale ranked as one of the best cities in the world? There’s that, too.)
If you have the skills to measure up, send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to Production Editor Betsy Miller at bmiller@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Staff Writer

Columbia Regional Business Report 12/7/16

We are looking for a talented reporter to cover local and state business and economic development for our award-winning regional business journal.
The Columbia Regional Business Report is a publication of SC Biz News, which also publishes Charleston Regional Business Journal and GSA Business Report and the quarterly SCBIZ magazine.
Bustling with downtown redevelopment and a thriving IT industry, Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and home to the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson.
Two years or more of reporting experience in print journalism preferred; this is not an entry-level position.
Photography and video experience would be a plus.
Other requirements:

  • Must be self-starter, innovative and creative.
  • Must understand how to cover a beat,  generate story ideas, and plan ahead.
  • Must be comfortable using social media to share stories.
  • Must be web-savvy and able to compile our daily digital news report.
  • Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities for various publications, both print and digital.
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

Send a cover letter, resume and three clips (links are acceptable) to Chuck Crumbo at scjournalist@gmail.com. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applicants, but we will contact those who make the first cut.

Weekend Digital Editor

The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette 11/17/16

The (Hilton Head) Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette seek a weekend digital editor to create and enhance local and regional content and reader engagement opportunities for our news sites. This position supervises reporters, oversees content generation, digital production and social media activities on Saturdays and Sundays and works evenings at the direction of the online editor other days of the week. We're looking for a self-starter with new ideas, writing and editing skills, solid judgment and experience with content management systems, SEO and social media and alternative story forms.
Key responsibilities:
-Directing weekend reporting staff
-Reporting and/or updating breaking local news
-Creating SEO-rich evergreen content
-Helping oversee main social media accounts
-Aggregating regional news content.
-Posting content to site and overseeing digital platforms nights and weekends.
-Monitoring and reacting to analytics platforms, such as Chartbeat and Omniture.
To apply
Please send a cover letter letter and resume and relevant examples of your work to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@islandpacket.com by Dec. 6.
About us
The Packet and Gazette are owned by The McClatchy Company, known for its high journalistic standards. The Packet was named newspaper of the year in 2015 by the S.C. Press Association and prioritizes digital excellence and watchdog journalism. And did we mention the beaches? Yes, we have gorgeous public beaches, beautiful natural scenery and a quality of life second to none.

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