Position Newspaper Date Posted
Full Time Reporter The Daniel Island News 4/19/17

The Daniel Island News, an award winning weekly newspaper in Charleston, SC, has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter who can easily cover a town meeting one night and breaking news the next, with a feature thrown in for good measure. Photography skills and InDesign skills a plus. If you know AP style, have an undergraduate degree - preferably in journalism - can work odd hours as news coverage warrants and want the opportunity to write impactful stories, then send your resume, three references and examples of stories that you have written to Editor Elizabeth Bush at beth@thedanielislandnews.com. This is an excellent opportunity in a growing community to make your mark.

General Manager/Chief Revenue Officer The Newberry Observer 4/18/17

The Newberry Observer in Newberry, SC is now accepting applications for a General Manager/Chief Revenue Officer for the South Carolina Group of newspapers which include Newberry, SC, Union, SC and Pickens/Easley, SC.
This position is responsible for growing ad revenue for the South Carolina Group working with revenue leaders in the other properties to achieve revenue goals.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the daily and long-term operational goals of the
South Carolina Group. On a day-to-day basis, this general manager/chief revenue officer will manage staff, work schedules and delegate tasks. Long-term management requires this position to establish departmental policies, yearly objectives, areas of opportunity and goals related to sales and budgeting. On an ongoing basis, the General Manager/Chief Revenue Officer must determine the growth and strategy of Newberry and the other South Carolina publications and respond to changes in staff, including hiring, firing and promotions.
This is a full-time position with a full benefits package. Compensation includes a base salary and generous commission plan. 

Qualifications 

  • 2-3 years of sales and leadership experience preferred 
  • Good organizational skills; detail oriented 
  • Demonstrated high energy level; self-motivated 
  • Excellent customer service attitude 
  • Must possess computer proficiency, including working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Team oriented behavior 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

Essential Functions 

  • Lead staff in the areas of advertising, circulation and newspaper production. 
  • Understand and oversee business controls 
  • Work with other departments (accounting, production, editorial) to solve problems and improve processes 
  • Keep paperwork and files current and accessible 
  • Foster community relationships
  • Improve company by suggesting new ideas, processes, publications, projects 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Butch Hughes, East Region Vice President, Civitas Media, LLC.
The email address is bhughes@civitasmedia.com.

Customer Service Rep/Inside Sales The Union Times 4/6/17

Customer Service Representative needed to answer phones, data entry, and assist walk-in customers.
Candidate should have customer service experience, knowledge of computers, the ability to multi-task and light accounting experience.
Send resume to:
Christine Wyatt;
cwyatt@civitasmedia.com

Outside Sales Rep The Newberry Observer 4/6/17

Are you a motivated self-starter with strong communication and presentation skills?
Do you crave a fast-paced and exciting work environment?
Join our growing team of Advertising Sales Representatives!
We are looking for people with a passion for sales, success and customer service to join our dynamic sales team.
- Competitive Salary with No-cap commission plan
- Full time with benefits

Send resume to:
Christine Wyatt;
cwyatt@civitasmedia.com

Ambitious digital leader wanted The Post and Courier 3/30/17

We’re looking for an ambitious, fierce and creative journalist to help shape our digital future. If you’re ready to rethink what a digital media manager does, you might be the right person for us.

The Post and Courier has spent the last six months experimenting with several new initiatives and is ready to take that tinkering to the next level. We are prepared to deploy all the tools available to us – podcasts, targeted newsletters, emerging social platforms – to reach new audiences. All we are missing is the right leader.

The Post and Courier is a family-owned news organization based in one of America’s finest cities. Our team has built a reputation for producing outstanding journalism. In the last two years, we’ve won one Pulitzer and have been a finalist for two more. We have great ambition and an underdogs’ chip on our shoulder, but we have a lot of fun, too.

This is a top newsroom management job. It’s an important job. But it’s anything but traditional. In fact, you will likely be writing your own job description. If interested, contact Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com and tell us why you’re the right leader for us.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Assistant Editor — Digital Media Charleston Regional Business Journal 3/30/17

The Charleston Regional Business Journal is looking for an entry-level assistant editor to work in our newsroom. We need someone to help us produce and manage several of our websites and export content for three statewide news publications. You’ll also be untangling press releases, writing, editing, doing email production and content management for digital and print publications. We’ll teach you how to get the facts straight and use AP Style for clarity and consistency. 

You’ll also find opportunities to learn photography, videography and reporting if you’re interested. But not all at once.

We’re looking for someone with a college degree with a major focus on communications, journalism, English or writing. Of course, experience is a plus (strong internships count).

Send a cover letter, resume and three of your best clips if you have them (links are fine) to Andy Owens at scjournalist@gmail.com. We typically get inundated with resumes when we have a job opening, so we are only able to contact those who make the first cut.

We’re hoping to fill this job fast, so preference will be given to qualified candidates in South Carolina and the Charleston region.

Entertainment digital specialist/ reporter The Post and Courier 3/22/17

The Post and Courier, a growing family-owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, is looking for a digitally savvy journalist to handle entertainment and pop culture.

We need someone who can tackle the latest transgressions of the “Southern Charm” cast, document the rise of local indie acts like Shovels & Rope, record the delightfully impulsive behavior of the enigmatic Bill Murray and dig up new and entertaining stories no one’s heard of yet. You need to have an engaging, lively writing style, an eye for the oddball story and a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of music, movies and all other things pop.

The right person will also show the ability to dream up new ways to share entertainment news and information with audiences across platforms. You must be comfortable writing for desktop, mobile, newsletters, podcasts and beyond. Everything you do will be crafted for digital audiences first.

We offer a break from the cost-cutting (at all costs) recent history of corporate-owned media companies. The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation

 If you can show us you’re the right fit for this job, send a resume and your three best writing samples to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Statehouse Reporter

The Post and Courier 3/22/17

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, is looking for an 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, consisting of a Columbia-based chief and three reporters, 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 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.

General Assignment/Features Writer

Index-Journal, Greenwood 2/27/17

General assignment/features
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team.
It's true that we're not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily, and we are poised to help you launch that career that gets you to that major metro. We are a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.
In the past few 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.
This position is primarily general news/features writing, operating on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule. While the emphasis will be on human interest, general news and features, there will be opportunities for hard news coverage.
The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to convey that through stories and photos. Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike. Think digital first, get something even fresher for print.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, we want to hear from you. We offer a competitive starting pay, exceeding the entry level of many larger dailies in our state.
To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 clips (we're looking for enterprise, breaking news and well-written features) via regular mail or email to:
Richard S. Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com
No phone calls please

Multiple reporter positions

The Island Packet 2/22/17

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, SC, has multiple openings for reporters.

QUALITY OF LIFE REPORTER -- Like to tell your friends your beat is the beach? This job may be for you. Let reporters at other papers cover city council meetings and festivals. This beat is based on one simple premise: Understand why so many people vacation and move to Hilton Head every year, and write about anything that affects their quality of life. Yes, that means the beach. And natural beauty, rare animals, pace of life, tourism, health care, leisure activities and education, just to name a few. If you are a reporter who needs a council agenda to come up with ideas, stay away from this job. But if you are a tough-minded reporter who values watchdog reporting and is creative and enterprising, we want to hear from you. This can be a tremendously satisfying beat for the right person.

RETAIL REPORTER -- Hilton Head is a premier tourist destination, and neighboring Bluffton one of the fastest growing communities in South Carolina. We're looking for someone to be the authority on retail and dining developments in the market. The ability to break news is paramount, and the ability to recognize trends and frame stories with a consumer focus will set you apart. If you're the curious type who can't drive by a recently cleared lot without wanting to know what's going there, this might be your job. If you can explain the difference in offerings from Whole Foods, Fresh Market and Trader Joe's, this might be your job. If you think the vastly different ways the Big Boxes treat shoplifters is fodder for deep enterprise, then yes, this might be your job.

EVERGREEN MULTIMEDIA REPORTER -- This job is built around generating timeless text and video content for our digital platforms. Hilton Head is a unique market, and this reporter will relish in it. These are some of the ideas we did this year: Five laws everyone should know before visiting our beaches, what to do if a storm knocks a tree onto your home, the do's and don'ts of sea turtle nests. If you agree the ideas are endless for this type of job, we want to hear from you.

Interested candidates should send a resume and 6-8 relevant work samples to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com. The Island Packet is a member of the McClatchy Co. and an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Reporter

The Sun News 2/10/17

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News has an immediate opening for a part-time reporter to work on our real-time and breaking news desk. The reporter will be responsible for writing, compiling and/or producing lightning-fast stories and posts about breaking news, local politics, business, entertainment, sports and lifestyle news that is driving the conversation online — or will be driving it a few minutes from  now.
The most compelling candidates will have:  
•  The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
•  Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics;
•  An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting;  
•  A good grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms; 
•  A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and extremely high energy;   
•  A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.
Requirements:
Skills needed: News judgment; excellent writing skills; facility with social media and SEO; quick study of CMSes and storytelling tools. 
Personal attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts. The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment about what to pursue. The ability to execute both quickly and well, with creativity. Shifts could include early mornings, late evenings and weekends.
If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and references (via regular mail or email) to:
Stephanie Pedersen
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 406
Myrtle Beach SC 29578
Spedersen@thesunnews.com

Senior Editor

The Sun News 2/10/17

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News has an immediate opening for an energetic senior editor with a great digital mind that will help ensure that all of our journalism and all of our journalists are laser-focused on serving and growing our digital audience.
The ideal senior editor will have the story-identifying and story-writing skills of a great writer or editor; the reader-engagement skills of a strong social media editor; the statistical knowledge of an analytics expert; and the coaching skills of a great leader. This person will have the authority to use those talents to shape our journalism from story conception to approach to distribution and promotion in order to maximize its reach and impact.
The ideal candidate will have:
• The ability to lead, direct, collaborate with and coach colleagues throughout the newsroom.
• Proven success of online growth with a detailed understanding of analytics and SEO practices and an interest in the science of readership and engagement.
• Success choosing what form of storytelling — text, video, slideshow, etc. — would be most likely to succeed in reaching the target audience.
• Ability to multitask and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
• A proven record of driving readership through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
• Skill and versatility as an editor and writer to shape everything from breaking news briefs to longform enterprise stories in a way that best services our readers.
If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and references (via regular mail or email) to:
Stephanie Pedersen
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 406
Myrtle Beach SC 29578
Spedersen@thesunnews.com

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