Position Newspaper Date Posted

Route Driver

Lexington County Chronicle 8/18/16

Independent contractor - work 1 day a week. Set your own hours. $120-200 a week for 1 day’s work. Must be reliable and have reliable vehicle. Call Ashley 359-7633

Sales Rep

Lexington County Chronicle 8/18/16

Do you love sales? Selling advertising by referral? Helping clients attract more business? This may be the opportunity for you. Call Linda at 803-359-7633

Experienced reporter needed for Statehouse beat The Post and Courier 8/18/16

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, is looking for an experienced, aggressive journalist to cover South Carolina government, politics and other issues of statewide interest.

The right candidate will able to immediately recognize important stories and react quickly on multiple platforms – digital, social and print. But being first isn’t enough. The Post and Courier’s Columbia bureau reporting team must also have the confidence and experience to avoid following the herd or getting sucked into the statehouse bubble. The reporter we hire will sniff out stories no one else has and tell them in compelling and meaningful ways. A proven track record executing in-depth watchdog work is a significant plus.

A growing, family-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 about this newspaper and its reputation. This is still a place where reporters are called reporters and editors are editors, but rest assured we are aggressively pushing every digital boundary you can imagine. No idea is too crazy or too big.

If you think you fit the bill, send three to five of your best work samples, a resume and a cover letter explaining your experience and philosophy to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Designers

The Post and Courier 8/18/16

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for talented designers of all skill levels for a handful of openings in our growing design studio.

The right candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative, creative yet fast-paced environment that maintains a strong commitment to high-quality work. In addition to the daily routine, designers may be called upon to illustrate feature stories, produce magazine covers or work on specialized niche products like calendar and fliers. Candidates should be proficient in Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator. 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 that Conde Nast recently ranked as 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.

Reporter

Jasper County Sun Times, Ridgeland 8/9/16

STATEMENT OF THE JOB: Gathers news and information in multimedia formats for digital and print news products in a timely manner from various community locations for Jasper County Sun Times in Ridgeland, SC.
Whether assigned to cover a beat or general assignment, the mobile reporter develops local news via tips, sources and direct assignment.   Initial on-scene content should flow credible enough for direct publishing to the Web when necessary.  Additional work to increase value, context and quality of the content for digital and print usage is expected to follow first content push to digital.

JOB GOAL: 
To provide useful and reliable information to help readers make important decisions in their lives and to help readers understand the impact of news on their lives.  That news will be delivered how, when and where readers want it and remain accessible in the process.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
          EDUCATION: College Degree
          EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING: 1 - 2 Years Newspaper Experience (Preferred)

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produces local news content in multiple formats.  This could include shooting photos and video with most stories.
  • Is adept covering the news with digital tools and industry standard software in the field.  This includes being familiar with digital transmissions protocols.  Engages in social media and new media responsibilities as assigned.
  • Produces or assists with daily breaking news coverage as well as in-dept work and special projects.  Is responsible for planning and filing a news budget for days ahead, including providing an outlook for weekends and special coverage months ahead.
  • Focuses on content that emphasizes what readers want to know, why they care and the effect of this issue on their lives.
  •  Is responsible for keeping abreast of local, state, and national news and for monitoring multiple digital and print local sources and media outlets for leads and tips.
  • Is expected to cultivate sources, and provide behind-the-scenes coverage that goes beyond official actions and pronouncements.  Provides fair and accurate assessments of news impact.
  • Responsible for maintaining a number of administrative tasks such as time card and expense paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Is responsible for having/maintaining a working cell phone (SmartPhone preferred) and care of assigned reporting tools.  Is responsible for following all company policies.  Must have reliable means of transportation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To apply: visit http://blufftontoday.careerplug.com/jobs/145866/apps/new

Niche Advertising Manager

The Post and Courier, Charleston 8/5/16

The Post and Courier is seeking a dynamic sales leader to grow the revenues of our award-winning portfolio of niche products. The Niche Advertising Manager will collaborate with the content and sales team to implement creative sales strategies for both print and digital.  Manager should have a proven record as a motivator, leader of change and problem solver as well as solid analytical skills for planning new products. Individual must possess strong leadership skills and will play an important role in the development and implementation of advertising strategies and rate structures. Manager will lead their team to maintain the standards of performance of the department.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and execute strategic sales plans for the company’s niche and custom products, including print, digital and event formats.
  • Monitor and analyze print and digital metrics to ensure sales objectives are achieved.
  • Lead, develop, and train a team of multi-media account executives and build strong relationships among the department’s management and sales teams.
  • Monitors and analyzes competitive advertising rates. Recommends adjustments to rating strategies as necessary to remain competitive in the marketplace.
  • Monitor competitive print and digital media for trends, ideas, threats and opportunities. Implement short-term and long-term strategies from findings.
  • Attend local business meetings and events to meet and engage with business leaders.
  • Analyze workflow and make recommendations to streamline operations to create the best experience for internal and external customers.
  • Works with advertisers to develop successful relationships, including making sales calls with staff.
  • Plans, forecasts, and prepares departmental budget; determines revenue goals and related expenditures; conforms to budgetary requirements.
  • Promotes sales and readership of niche products by working with the niche and marketing department on promotional advertising and sales materials.
  • Creates sales material to assist account executives in selling special sections.
  • Works collaboratively with advertising sales and marketing leaders to develop effective incentive programs and sales strategies.

Cover letter including salary requirements and resumes may be emailed to Chris Zoeller at czoeller@postandcourier.com

Digital Sales Consultant

Index-Journal, Greenwood 8/2/16

Unique opportunity to lead our digital sales effort. Looking for an individual who is experienced and can “hit the ground running”. Want to work at a newspaper not tied to the corporate structure?
The Index-Journal is a family owned daily newspaper in Greenwood, S.C. and is looking to serve the digital needs of our long-time print advertisers. We have built an incredible Digital Platform and need additional staff to handle the volume. Established client list along with unlimited potential.
Good benefit package, compensation based on experience.
To apply, send resume’ to: egunderson@indexjournal.com

Breaking News Reporter Independent Mail, Anderson 8/1/16

The Anderson (SC) Independent Mail, part of the Gannett Co. and the USA Today Network, is seeking a reporter to cover crime, courts and public safety with an emphasis on immediate publication of breaking news. Includes follow-up and enterprise packages covering the emotion and context behind major breaking news developments, along with investigative work on related community problems. Produces high-value digital content with visuals.

  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. Works toward becoming the community's leading voice in area of expertise.
  • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Works with news director and content strategist to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (e.g., photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Coaches and mentors less-experienced journalists.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education. 
  • Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
  • Exceptional core journalism skills (reporting, producing, editing); self-motivation and self-direction; photo and video skills; advanced knowledge of social media and how to engage fan base on digital platforms in the public space
  • Ability to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Effective time management skills. 

Gannett provides a great work environment with a number of benefits to include medical, dental, vision insurance; 401k plan; paid vacation, along with a number of additional benefits. 

About USA TODAY NETWORK:

The USA TODAY NETWORK is the largest local to national media network in the country. Powered by integrated and award-winning news organizations with deep roots in more than 100 local communities, plus USA TODAY, the multiplatform news network informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its diverse portfolio of digital, mobile, and publishing products. To connect with us, visit http://www.gannett.com/

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

Part-Time Photographer/Designer

The Greer Citizen 7/28/16

The Greer Citizen, an award-winning weekly newspaper located between Greenville and Spartanburg, is seeking a photographer/designer to assist with coverage in the Greer area and the surrounding communities of Taylors, Lyman, Duncan and Wellford.
This is a part-time position, 30 hours per week. Hours will vary.
Qualifications include strong knowledge of photography, the ability to use programs such as Photoshop and Indesign and the ability to meet deadlines.
Experience in page layout is a plus.
Those interested are asked to e-mail a resume, references and samples to Billy Cannada, editor, at billy@greercitizen.com. Deadline to apply is Monday, August 15.

Digital News Producer The Post and Courier, Charleston 7/25/16

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, is looking for an ambitious, creative journalist who can help move our digital products into the future.

The right candidate will demonstrate the skill and aptitude necessary to curate digital news in real time for South Carolina’s largest daily news organization. You must have strong news judgment and be comfortable monitoring analytical tools and social media performance to help determine story placement and promotion. The ability to craft effective digital headlines, social media posts and, at times, digital-only content is critical. You must be able to confidently make quick decisions and execute strategies in a fast-paced environment. Strong communication skills are required. Video shooting and editing skills are a significant plus.

A growing family-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 and its reputation. While many news organizations are still handing out pink slips, we’re adding positions to our newsroom. This is still a place where reporters are called reporters and editors are editors, but rest assured we are 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 in a city ranked one of the best to visit in the world? There’s that, too.)

If you have the skills to measure up with the best in the business, send a cover letter and resume to Audience Engagement Editor Erin Gillespie at egillespie@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Sales Rep

The Colletonian, Walterboro 7/21/16

Small locally owned newspaper, located in Walterboro, outside of Charleston, looking for an experienced advertising sales person. Newspaper is a free weekly. Candidate will work locally as well as expand sales into the Charleston business market. Salary based on experience. Bonus structure available. Please contact General Manager at 843-782-3477 or email at colletonnewspapers@lowcountry.com.

Sales Superstars

The Sun News, Myrtle Beach 7/19/16

We're looking for Sales Superstars to attend our exclusive sales recruitment event. Join us for a networking reception and real-time job interview!
The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who excels at developing and maintaining relationships with prospects and clients across organizations, effective at delivering the company's value proposition and has a strong track record of presenting ROI bases solutions.
EVENT DETAILS 

  • When:    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  • Time:     4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Where:  The Sun News
                   914 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage an existing book of business
• Acquire new business for multiple products through aggressive prospecting
• Execute on all phases of the sales cycle such as lead generation, prospecting, research, customer impact assessment, proposal generation, campaign implementation, account management/optimization, and follow up.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• 2 years inside and/or outside sales with proven success or
undergraduate degree with sales specialization
• Media or digital sales a plus
• Excellent time management skills
• Knowledge and use of consultative sales practices
• Utilize benefit based selling
• Persistence and Resilience
• Desire to help local businesses succeed
• Attention to detail   

Able to attend? Email Ronny Bellorinni at rbellorinni@charlotteobserver.comto RSVP for an available time slot.
NO WALK-INS.
If you are unable to attend, email your resume, cover letter, and desired compensation. 

Media Sales Specialist

The Moultrie News, Mt. Pleasant 7/12/16

Have a passion for blazing new trails? Want to create new advertising/marketing solutions for our area’s small businesses? Then we are looking for you as our next Star Multimedia advertising specialist for the Moultrie News and MUSC Catalyst. 

We seek top talent who shares our passion for offering multimedia solutions to restaurants, retail shops, real estate agents, etc. The Moultrie News is the community newspaper for East Cooper with a circulation of over 28,000. The MUSC Catalyst is the weekly newsletter for the MUSC campus.

Only highly motivated, creative, customer focused media sales professionals need apply. Not only will you maintain an existing book of business but also develop new business, using a strategic and consultative sales approach.

Our desired candidate must be ambitious, goal oriented and well organized with basic computer experience. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential with prior media sales experience and college degree preferred. This position is an outside sales role that requires a dependable vehicle, a good driving record and the ability to work independently. 

We offer a base salary plus commission and additional benefits such as health insurance, 401K, paid personal time off as well as numerous holidays.

Resumes may be mailed to Vickey Boyd, Moultrie News, 134 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or may be submitted by e-mail to vboyd@moultrienews.com. If responding by email, please include the job title in the subject line. 

Sports Writers

Index-Journal, Greenwood 7/6/16

Seeking two talented sports writers

Ready to launch your sports writing career? Looking for a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent?

We have the job for you. In fact, for two of you.

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for two talented, energetic and aggressive sports writers to join its award-winning team.

We’re no second-rate publication. We take pride in our work, and it shows in the number of S.C. Press Association awards we have received the past several years. And that includes numerous awards for sports feature and news writing, as well as our annual football section.

We’re a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. We have never had a furlough day and we haven’t had layoffs. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve thrived, recognizing that solid local content is what brings readers back to our pages and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to small papers and eschew the new way of thinking — smaller staff, less local copy, lower quality. We firmly believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.

Our sports staff generates breaking news stories – college athletes’ arrests, coaching hires and other assorted stories.

The ideal candidates must understand local sports matter and can convey that through stories and photos. They must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidates must be aggressive, creative and thorough. They must put pride in their work and have a passion for journalism.

We’ve hired journalists from California to Florida. Our hires have had degrees from Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Northwestern (master’s degree) and Georgia (master’s degree). We hire the best, regardless of location. And we’re a launching pad for journalists. We’ve had reporters, writers and designers move on to bigger newspapers in just a couple of short years of work here. How did these vacancies come about? One is moving to a larger daily newspaper in his home state, the other is taking a new career path in accounting.

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

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

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

No phone calls, please.

Copy Editor/Page Designer

The Sumter Item 7/5/16
Got design skills? Join our team-oriented desk

Osteen Publishing, a family owned company based in Sumter, South Carolina, is looking for a page designer / copy editor to join its award-winning, team-oriented design desk at The Sumter Item, our six-day-a-week newspaper.  The ideal candidate should have experience with InDesign and Photoshop; the ability to edit for spelling, grammar and AP style; and an understanding of web application.  A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a relevant subject is preferred but not necessary. Previous experience at a daily or weekly publication is a plus. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package. Email your résumé and samples of your work to Rhonda Barrick, Rhonda@theitem.com.

Part-time writer

The Manning Times 6/20/16

The Manning Times is seeking a part-time writer to cover both news and features for the weekly paper and manninglive.com. Requirements include good communication skills, your own transportation, good time management skills and punctuality. Knowledge of AP Style preferred, but not a dealbreaker. Send resume and clips to Editor Robert J. Baker at editorial@manninglive.com, or mail to P.O. Box 190, Manning, SC 29102.

Night Editor Index-Journal, Greenwood 6/3/16

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a special breed of journalist – the night editor – to join its award-winning team. While this editor will need to possess the ability to design pages, that’s not where the core talent of the right candidate should lie. We want someone who is a detail-oriented editor. If you know how to run spellcheck and think that’s all there is to the job, keep searching. We need a person who can read, write, spell and recognize grammatical errors, but we also need someone who can recognize gaps in stories and – gasp! – prevent those nasty gaffes that can land a newspaper in a courtroom.

We are a small daily newspaper in a relatively small but bustling South Carolina county. We 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, so it stands to reason that 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.

The right candidate will work well with editors and writers alike, respecting the fact that each person contributes to the newspaper. The right candidate also knows he or she has a stake in upholding the newspaper’s reputation. How will the job work? The night editor will work five nights a week, arriving in the afternoon to participate in the daily news budget meeting and assist the executive editor and assistant editor with copy flow while ensuring page production is equally smooth. The night editor will be the point person for proofing the designers’ news and sports pages up until the press run. Is there an opportunity for advancement within the newsroom operation? Absolutely.

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 relevant work samples that accurately reflect your abilities via regular mail or email to:
Richard Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com
No phone calls please.

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