Position Newspaper Date Posted
News Editor

The North Augusta Star

4/28/16

The North Augusta Star, a 10,000 circulation weekly paper in North Augusta, S.C., is seeking to fill the position of News Editor.

The News Editor will report and write for the paper, as well as supervise additional reporters and freelancers. The Star covers all facets of North Augusta, including local government, education and sports.

The Star focuses on daily online coverage of happenings within the city of North Augusta, SC, with a print edition of the newspaper published weekly.  North Augusta is located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga., the home of The Masters.

The Star is under the umbrella of Aiken Communications, along with sister paper Aiken Standard. 
Aiken Communications is owned by Evening Post Industries, which also owns The Post & Courier of Charleston. 

We are a newsroom that prides itself on teamwork, innovation and dedication – these traits are a must, and have led to a great working and learning environment in our newsroom.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn't hesitate to work hard to get them. Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, recognizing trends and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea. Management experience a plus.

Reporter must also have the ability to pull ideas from beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute that through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories.
This position will report directly to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing staff and planning coverage and content
• General assignment reporting
• Expanding on city and county news
• Localizing national headlines
• Writing enterprise pieces and in-depth pieces
• Generating story ideas
• Taking photographs to accompany stories
• Managing social media accounts

Requirements:
• Minimum of a 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 cities a plus
• Knowledge of InDesign, social media and multimedia a plus

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips to Executive Editor Michael Smith at msmith@aikenstandard.com no later than May 13. No phone calls, please.

General Assignment Reporter

The North Augusta Star

4/28/16

The North Augusta Star, a 10,000 circulation weekly paper in North Augusta, S.C., is seeking a general assignment reporter, with a focus on daily coverage of happenings within the city of North Augusta, SC.
North Augusta is located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga., the home of The Masters.

We are a newsroom that prides itself on teamwork, innovation and dedication – these traits are a must, and have led to a great working and learning environment in our newsroom.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn't hesitate to work hard to get them. Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, recognizing trends and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea.

Reporter must also have the ability to pull ideas from beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute that through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories.
This position will report directly to the News Editor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Localizing national headlines
• General assignment reporting
• Expanding on city and county news
• Writing enterprise pieces and in-depth pieces
• Generating story ideas
• Taking photographs to accompany stories

Requirements:
• Minimum of a 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 cities a plus
• Knowledge of InDesign, social media and multimedia a plus

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips to Executive Editor Michael Smith at msmith@aikenstandard.com no later than May 13. No phone calls, please.

Government and Economic Development Reporter

The Herald

4/27/16

The Herald of Rock Hill, SC, seeks an experienced government & economic development reporter.  We want someone focused on government accountability throughout our three-county coverage area, as well as occasional takeouts on statewide governance issues, growth and economic development. Candidates should be adept at filing public record requests, using documents and computer-assisted reporting skills to hold institutions and leaders accountable. The reporter will need to have the ability to analyze data, including budgets and other documents, and also must be able to use social media to research content, disseminate their reporting, build sources and engage audiences. Coverage will range from breaking news to enterprise and watchdog stories. Weekly schedule will include light editing one day a week.

This position will be part of a true team culture in the newsroom – collaborating with editors and peers on short- and long-term enterprise, breaking news and watchdog stories. Candidates should possess an authoritative writing style and a deep understanding of how to tell stories for digital platforms as well as traditional print.

About Rock Hill and The Herald:
Rock Hill is approximately 20 miles south of downtown Charlotte, N.C., and about 85 miles north of Columbia, S.C., the state capital. All major Southern cities are within easy driving distance, including Asheville, Raleigh, Atlanta and Orlando.
With an average daily print circulation of about 24,000, and more than 500,000 unique visitors to our website monthly, The Herald serves the greater Rock Hill area, which includes York, Chester and parts of Lancaster counties. York County is the second fastest-growing county in South Carolina, with more than 190,000 residents.

Interested applicants should email resume, clips and links to multimedia content to: Editor Mark J. Rochester at mrochester@heraldonline.com.

Part-time Sales Assistant

The Manning Times

4/25/16

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, references and examples of work to editorial@manninglive.com.

Editor

The Hartsville Messenger

4/18/16

The Hartsville Messenger, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, seeks an editor to oversee two journalists on a staff that produces content for a biweekly newspaper and website – scnow.com/messenger – in Hartsville, S.C. This is a hands-on position requiring the ability to report and edit seamlessly in addition to shooting photos and videos. The position will plan coverage, manage employees and maintain strong community involvement.

The Messenger is one of four weeklies affiliated with the Morning News, a daily newspaper in nearby Florence, S.C. Hartsville is a thriving, charming community in Darlington County that is home to Coker College and Sonoco, one of the world’s largest global packaging companies and the largest corporation by revenue in South Carolina.

The ideal candidate will have a knack for writing all types of stories, including news, sports, features and editorials. The emphasis for this position is on breaking news, high school sports coverage and photography. An ability to recognize opportunities and develop a plan to build the print and digital audience is essential.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Quark, ACT and AP style is a must. Prior experience with and understanding of multimedia journalism is required. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications with two years of reporting or editing experience is required.EOE/M/F/D/V.

Contact:
Kim S. Granger, Director of Human Resources
310 South Church Street
Florence, SC 29506
843-317-7215
jobs@florencenews.com

Government Watchdog Reporter

Index-Journal

4/7/16

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive staff writer 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.

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 position we're looking to fill is crucial to our team. We need a reporter who can hit the ground and take charge of our primary city/county government reporting beat in Greenwood. In this day and time when newspapers are cutting staff, we are remaining at full staff. And we remain as committed as ever to serving our readers as the best government watchdog. No other media outlet tries to keep the big boys honest the way we do, and the awards we have received are a direct reflection of that fact. We want someone who will know the issues well before they surface, someone who will skim the issues by simply attending regularly scheduled meetings. We can hire a stenographer for that. No, we need someone who will doggedly pursue the stories.

Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. After all, that's the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve. Not every story is a Watergate gem, 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 a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.

The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to 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 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 highly 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.

Reporter

The Sun News

3/30/16

The Sun News, a McClatchy Co. news operation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is looking for a versatile reporter to join its award-winning news team. This is a job for a journalist who thrives on getting the story first and can juggle multiple tasks well.

The Sun News has steadily climbing online traffic numbers and a print circulation of 26,000 daily and 31,000 Sunday. The Sun News offers a full range of benefits for this full-time position.

Must be a self-starter with a digital-first mindset, social media skills, strong reporting experience and ability to shoot and edit video. Candidates must have a drive to excel and a passion for finding and telling great stories that engage readers.

Send cover letter, resume and three examples of your work to Kimberly Gary, human resources director, kgary@thesunnews.com; P.O. Box 406, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-0406.

General Assignment Reporter

Aiken Standard

3/14/16

The Aiken Standard, a 15,000 circulation daily paper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking a general assignment reporter, with a focus on daily coverage of happenings within Aiken County.

We are an award-winning newspaper, and the current holder of the coveted SCPA's President's Cup. We are a newsroom that prides itself on teamwork, innovation and dedication – these traits are a must, and have led to a great working and learning environment in our newsroom.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn't hesitate to work hard to get them. Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, recognizing trends and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea.

Reporter must also have the ability to pull ideas from beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute that through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories.

This position will report directly to the News Editor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Localizing national headlines
• General assignment reporting
• Expanding on city and county news
• Writing enterprise pieces and in-depth pieces
• Generating story ideas
• Taking photographs to accompany stories

Requirements:
• Minimum of a 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 cities a plus
• Knowledge of InDesign, social media and multimedia a plus

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and 3-5 clips to News Editor Holly Ellington at hellington@aikenstandard.com no later than March 31. No phone calls, please.

Digital Editor

The Post and Courier

3/8/16

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

The right candidate will have a track record leading outstanding digital teams, clearly demonstrating the ability to develop the tactics and strategies necessary to stay relevant in this rapidly evolving news ecosystem. The traditional skills of journalism are critically important in this role, but we also want someone with an entrepreneur’s spirit and initiative. This is a senior position in our newsroom; transformational leadership skills are a must.

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 that Conde Nast recently 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 Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Graphic Designer

The Manning Times

3/8/16

The Manning Times, one of the oldest, continually published weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a talented, motivated and goal-oriented graphics artists for ad and paper design. The ideal candidate should be proficient in Adobe products, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and also well-versed in Microsoft products. Must be organized, and will have to learn to design advertisements and layout and design of newspapers and special sections. Prior experience preferred, but not necessary. We offer an environment that allows graphic designers to freely design the way they wish. We do not micromanage your creativity. Send resumes and references and examples of work to editorial@manninglive.com.

Multi-Media Account Executive/Manager

Index-Journal

3/8/16

The Index-Journal in Greenwood, SC is growing and expanding our product mix, making it necessary 
to add experienced advertising sales people to our staff. This position has opportunity for advancement
for the right individual to lead a department. Please send resume’ and cover letter to: egunderson@indexjournal.com
for consideration. 

Assistant Metro Editor

Anderson Independent Mail

3/2/16

The Independent Mail, an award-winning morning newspaper with a digital leads, print follows philosophy, is looking for an assistant metro editor. Key duties include supervising coverage, editing stories, posting digital content and ensuring the print product meets the highest standards. This is the ideal position for a reporter or star copy editor with several years of daily newspaper experience ready to move into management. An understanding of how strong digital content is created, edited and distributed is critical. Our staff consists of journalists who not only write, but shoot photos and video, employ the latest digital, and constantly look for ways to engage our audience on social media. Knowledge of the industry and its challenges and how metrics are used to help guide coverage are also important.

Anderson is a growing community that offers a high-quality of life, with Lake Hartwell on our western border and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north. Clemson University is a key part of our coverage and brings some sophistication to our audience. We are two hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and the South Carolina beaches are just a little farther.

The Independent Mail offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. Please apply at http://www.journalmediagroup.com/

Sales Representative

S.C. United Methodist Advocate

3/1/16

Commission-based sales rep needed for S.C. United Methodist Advocate. Make 15% commission on ads you bring in. Flexible and easy work helping the Advocate's newspaper ministry grow and flourish. Contact Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie: jbrodie@umcsc.org or 803-735-8772.

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