Position Newspaper Date Posted

Managing Editor

The Post and Courier

11/16/17

Family owned since forever? Check.
Large, robust newsroom that makes public officials tremble? Check.
Recent investments in all of the digital tools and strategies that will make a news organization successful well into the future? Check.
A great place to live and great people to work with? We’ve got that covered, too.
The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time 2016 Pulitzer finalist, is looking for its next newsroom leader. There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. Corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm.  At The Post and Courier, we deeply value our relationship with our readers, and we believe in the old-school idea that investing in our journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue.
As the next managing editor of The Post and Courier, the No. 2 position in the newsroom, you’ll have big shoes to fill and big expectations to meet. But you will have everything you need to do the job right. Our newspaper is one of the few independent, family-owned papers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation.
Better yet, that ownership translates into a growing newspaper that has added staff and is expanding its Sunday print distribution. Yes, you read that right. We’ve added hundreds of new Sunday newspaper readers in the last few months via an aggressive statewide expansion, and we expect to add more in the coming months. In recent years, we’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau and doubled down on our investment in take-no-prisoners investigative reporting. 
On the digital side, we’re 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 world-class restaurants and in the city that Conde Nast recently ranked as the No. 2 place to visit in the world? There’s that, too.
But before you apply, here’s what we need from you:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • Experience managing journalists of all types, and getting the most out of those teams. Experience managing large teams preferred.
  • A commitment to investigative and watchdog reporting at minimum; experience overseeing successful projects is preferred.
  • Deep understanding of how our audiences are changing, and the ways newsrooms must change to meet those shifting demands.
  • A clear and compelling vision for how to lead our newsroom into the future.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Digital Editor

Aiken Standard

11/6/17

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily newspaper serving Aiken and surrounding areas, is seeking an experienced digital editor to add to its news gathering team.This full-time position will manage delivery, presentations, and presence for all of Aiken Communications digital products reaching its full digital audience.  

Responsibilities:
• Follow local, business, state, national and international news.  Read the websites and the newspapers every day
• Edit and post stories, videos, photos, and graphics across all digital platforms
• Coordinate with editors, photographers and videographers to ensure speedy and appropriate placement of news on the websites and social media
• Write and deliver text alerts, Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, etc. in a friendly and thought-provoking manner to optimize readers and viewers engagement
• Monitor analytics to assess effectiveness of placement of content
• Monitor and cover breaking news as needed
• Meet all assigned deadlines

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or Marketing
• One to two years of newspaper experience preferred
• Superb social media skills are vital
• Strong skills with technology, writing, editing and AP style
• Night and weekend work will be required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) 
• Basic understanding of HTML and CSS 
• Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
• Ability to easily work with reporters and editors in the newsrooms, including training and coaching as needed

How to apply:
To apply, email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Managing Editor Michael Harris at mharris@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)​

Editor

GSA Business

11/3/17

GSA Business Report is looking for an editor to serve the Upstate business community in South Carolina.
The Business Report provides news and information for a local and statewide audience in collaboration with affiliated publications in Columbia and Charleston, S.C. The editor provides content, editorial direction, leads the newsroom and works with the publisher to serve a niche audience of small- and medium-sized businesses.

The Business Report operates in the heart of the Upstate, with fast access to three states, beautiful mountains and walking trails, a vibrant arts scene and lively downtown area in one of the fastest-growing metro areas of the Southeast.

The Business Report publishes daily email news, a biweekly print edition, special sections throughout the year and hosts the largest informational and networking events in the region. The editor is heavily involved in all of these products, including moderating a series of panel discussions held each year with area thought leaders.

Editors must have well-rounded reporting experience, solid news judgment and the ability to mentor reporters and writers and drive content for a sophisticated audience. Some managerial experience is preferred, but assistant editors or strong reporters looking for the next step in running their own paper also will be considered. Photography, digital and social media skills are required for this position.

Other requirements include a bachelor’s degree in journalism or English, clips from a general circulation publication, business-to-business publication or a magazine, and three professional references. Send resumes and at least three clips to scjournalist@gmail.com

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

Claflin University

11/2/17

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Mass Communication invites applications for (2) instructors/assistant professors for the Spring 2018 semester, no later than Fall 2018. The selected individuals will teach Web Design, Digital Media/Convergence and basic television and radio production courses as well as support the overall mass communications curriculum. The candidate will supervise and support department production projects, facilities and students. He/she will participate in advising, research and service activities as required and perform any other duties within the scope of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS in Mass Communications with a minimum of 18 documented hours in Mass Communications at the graduate level required, PhD/ADS preferred; Knowledge of Multi-Media & Convergence Equipment as well as Adobe Creative Suites Software, Video and Audio Editing Software, such as Avid Editing, ProTools and Final Cut Pro, expected.

SALARY: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, send the following items to the address below: (1) letter of application, (2) a current vita/resume, (3) three letters of recommendations, along with reference contact information, and (4) transcripts of all university-level work. Please note that official transcripts sent directly from degree granting institution(s) will be required and a background check must be completed before any contract will be offered. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.

Ms. Shirley Biggs, Director
Department of Human Resources
Claflin University; 400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
803-535-5233 (voice); 803-535-5468(fax)
email: sbiggs@claflin.edu

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Office Number: 803-535-5635 Job Line Number: 803-535-5394
TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).

Equal Opportunity Employer

USC news reporter The State 10/31/17

The State Media Co., an award-winning news organization in South Carolina's capital, has openings for a news reporter to cover the University of South Carolina.

The ideal candidate will be an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting, move fast when news breaks and produce larger stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers. All reporters at The State are expected to demonstrate commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and have a strong grouding in journalism ethics. Candidates must also have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling journalism. 

The position will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change -- to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not -- and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly.

Applicants should send a resume and a link to their portfolio to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@thestate.com. Please put "news reporter" in the subject line.

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences

  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences

  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video

  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving

Videographer/Video producer The State 10/31/17

The State Media Co., an award-winning news organization in South Carolina's capital,  has two openings on its video team, one for a videographer and one for a video producer.

Videographer responsibilities include:

  • Generate ideas for daily video stories that appeal across local and national online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline

  • Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write good SEO headlines, captions, summaries and social media posts to promote your work

  • Shoot photographs to accompany video storytelling in digital presentations and for print

  • Assist in leading video training sessions with colleagues

Requirements:

Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Video producer responsibilities include:

  • Aggressively curate and produce third-party video for placement within our stories and on social media.

  • Edit, produce and place video in related stories and social platforms.

  • Leverage digital tools and social media to find newsworthy video to aggregate.

  • Closely work with central video team in D.C. on daily audience possibilities for video.

  • Provide guidance on aggregation best-practices to share with newsroom colleagues.  

  • Pay close attention daily to real-time analytics to determine video possibilities.

  • Working with software to convert multiple file formats, codecs and sharing sites (ftp, dropbox, etc.)

  • Generate ideas for videos that appeal across platforms for multiple audiences.

  • Pitch McClatchy video stories to relevant third-parties for embed, social, promotional consideration.

Requirements:

Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Skill to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a networked video-focused team.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Interested candidates should send a resume and link to portfolio to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@thestate.com. Please put "video producer" or "videographer" in the subject line.

Part Time Page Designer Aiken Communications 10/19/17

Work closely with our design team in the design and production of high-quality newspaper projects, balance design considerations with deadlines and technological limitations, maintain working knowledge of various software including, but not limited to, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, perform other related work as required, work under general supervision, reporting to the presentation editor.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in graphic design or 2 years experience in design and development for print product
  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator on Macintosh platform with the aptitude and desire to learn other software programs as needed
  • Superior design skills and an excellent understanding in the best practices of print development
  • Must have a background in quality control and usability and understand how to design to maximize efficiency without compromising aesthetics
  • Excellent design style, visualization, attention to detail, and judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;  highly organized
  • Exceptional amount of willingness, resourcefulness, determination, and persistence in following through on job responsibilities
  • Ability to take direction and develop concepts established by other
  • Excellent public relations and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relations - tactful, helpful, 
  • cooperative, and flexible
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline and client-services driven environment

Send resume and cover letter to: Karen Klock, 326 Rutland Dr. NW, Aiken, SC, 29801 or email to kklock@aikenstandard.com.

Reporter The Lexington Chronicle & The Dispatch-News 10/19/17

The Lexington Chronicle & The Dispatch-News, a weekly newspaper based in Lexington, S.C., is looking for an energetic and diligent reporter with newspage layout experience to add to its staff.

Required skills:
- Ideally, candidates should have experience with covering multiple beats, including crime, government and education. 
- A proficiency in using InDesign is also a must, as all employees at The Chronicle take part in designing the newspaper and our free publication, The Lake Murray Fish Wrapper, each week. 

Preferred skills:
- Photography and ad design experience. 
- Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator a plus.
- Familiarity with managing social media accounts.

Cape optional.

Applicants should email three writing samples and a resumé to cottinghamrob@yahoo.comjerrybellune@yahoo.com and ashley.lexchron@gmail.com.

Reporter Index-Journal 10/18/17

Solid reporter candidates sought
The Greenwood Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, is on the hunt for great talent as it hopes to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team. Honestly, there’s not an opening on the staff right now, but we don’t mind considering people who might strengthen our reporting and service to readers. We’re in talent scouting mode, you might say, and we don’t want to miss out on opportunities to advance our team in the rankings.
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.
We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. We want reporters with appetites who will learn the communities they cover and the delve head-first into their beats. We want reporters who are willing to tackle assignments they are given, but who are typically so busy with the enterprise work they have come up with that they struggle to fit in the “other stuff."
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.
The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to convey that through stories, 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 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

Page Designer Index-Journal 10/18/17

ISO talented designer
The Index-Journal Co. in Greenwood, SC is looking for a page designer who wants to grow and expand his or her talents on multiple levels as there is opportunity to do more than newspaper design.
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 or she can flourish and make a mark.
The ideal candidate possesses strong design skills using Adobe InDesign. 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.
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? Newspaper experience preferred, but will consider other candidates.
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.

Real-Time News Reporter The State 10/16/17

The State in Columbia, SC, is looking for an ambitious, high-energy real-time news reporter. We need a reporter to compile and produce lightning-fast stories and post all news that is driving the conversation online. 

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

Skills

  • Professional journalism experience
  • News judgment; excellent writing skills, facility with social media and SEO; quick study of CMS and storytelling tools. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and editors.
  • 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. 

Education: College degree required

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings. We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including, Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.

Freelance Journalist GSA Business 10/16/17

GSA Business Report, Upstate South Carolina’s source for daily business news is seeking freelance journalists who can build sources, write with clarity and depth, adhere to AP style and be comfortable producing content read by Upstate C-Suite professionals.

We cover business in the 10-county Upstate region of South Carolina and were recently named Newspaper of the Year in South Carolina for our division. We are looking for someone who can take an idea and make it sing. If you can take a complex topic and write with authority for a business audience, we want to talk to you.

Experience

  • Minimum two years of journalism experience
  • Understanding of news writing and story structure
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of business journalism is a plus

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and clips (links are OK as long as they are accessible) that best show depth and enterprise reporting to Matthew Clark, editor, at mclark@scbiznews.com.

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