Position Newspaper Date Posted

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

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

Senior Sports Writer

Index-Journal, Greenwood 1/30/17

Seeking senior sports writer
Ready for the next step in your sports writing career? If so, we could be that next step, and the one after that as there is room for advancement.
We are looking for a sports writer with 3-5 years of experience under the belt who places a premium on good work, has a strong work ethic and talent to be part of a 3-person staff. The successful candidate is one who can set aside ego and work alongside his or her teammates in bringing the best local coverage to our readers.
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is 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. We cover nearly a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we regularly cover, Lander University and Erskine College. Sure, football is king, but we don’t ignore the other sports, and there’s plenty to be covered. And plenty of talent out there to supply a good flow of feature material.
We’re a family owned newspaper that puts the emphasis where it needs to be – on local coverage. Other newspapers are struggling to stay in business, but we know that solid local content is what brings readers back to our newspaper and website.
The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidate must be aggressive, creative and thorough. Key ingredients are pride in work and a passion for journalism.
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

The Augusta Chronicle (Ga.) 1/27/17

Statement of Job
With an eye for quality and accuracy, will perform dynamic copy editing duties on a universal copy desk
Job Qualifications
Education:           College degree
Experience:        Headline writing, copy editing, and layout and design experience. Pagination experience required.
Other:                   Knowledge of Associated Press stylebook and excellent knowledge of grammar. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop as well as knowledge of Drupal and social media.
Working Conditions
Work will be performed in a newsroom environment with tight deadlines. Night, weekend, and holiday hours required.
Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Edit national, international, and local stories for all platforms and sections.
  2. Write headlines for stories, optimizing digital headlines to meet SEO standards and maximize exposure.
  3. Edit photo captions.
  4. Develop print and online news packages assessing news value and visual appeal.
  5. Organize, edit, and post Web content for maximum audience in breaking news and online cycles.
  6. Ensure adherence to standards of accuracy, fairness, style and ethics.
  7. Facilitate timely flow of copy and meet deadlines.
  8. Design and layout news pages, feature pages, special sections, and community newspapers.
  9. Organize and load content for iPad and other digital platforms as needed.

This is not necessarily and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).
We are an equal opportunity employer.  Interested candidates should apply to www.augustachronicle.careerplug.com

Sports Writer

Index-Journal, Greenwood 1/24/17

Seeking talented sports writer
Are you ready to launch your sports writing career? Looking for a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent?
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive sports writer 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. We cover a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we regularly cover, Lander University and Erskine College. Sure, football is king just as it is anywhere in the South, but we don’t ignore the other sports, and there’s plenty to be covered. And plenty of talent out there to supply a good flow of feature material.
We’re a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business, we recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our newspaper and website.
We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to small papers. We believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.
The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidate must be aggressive, creative and thorough. Key ingredients are pride in work and 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).
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.

Breaking News/Crime/Court Reporter

South Strand News Group 1/18/17

The South Strand News Group, publisher of South Carolina's oldest newspaper, the twice-weekly Georgetown Times, and its sister weekly newspaper, the South Strand News, is seeking a well-seasoned, energetic reporter to serve as a breaking news, crime and courts staff writer in Georgetown County and to oversee the daily operations of the newspaper's website, southstrandnews.com. This position serves as the lead reporter for the group's website, SouthStrandNews.com, and its social media outlets. The applicant must be able report news quickly and accurately when breaking news online and then must be able to revamp those stories for our award-winning print editions. Job will also entail some government reporting and general news, when needed. Position must be able to work well with other reporters. Candidate must have excellent writing and grammar skills, knows AP Style, knows how to multi-task and have solid news judgment. Journalism degree preferred but not required. Experience at other newspapers a must. Send resume and samples of work to mstevens@southstrandnews.com and/or The Georgetown Times, Attn: Mark A. Stevens, Executive Editor, 615 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440. 

Newsroom Clerk

South Strand News Group 1/18/17

The South Strand News Group is seeking a qualified and experienced person to fill the role of News Clerk. The clerk's responsibilities include revamping press releases and community-submitted news into news and feature stories. The clerk also maintains two calendar of events for two newspapers, as well as regular  features such as Birth Announcements, Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, etc. The clerk also is in charge of inputing obituaries. The applicant must be extremely well organized, have excellent grammar skills, be knowledgeable with PhotoShop and other computer programs used by the newspaper. The clerk assists the executive editor in processing photos and community news for two newspapers in a timely and sometimes fast-paced manner. Send resume to mstevens@southstrandnews.com and/or The Georgetown Times, Attn: Mark A. Stevens, Executive Editor, 615 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440. 

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.

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.

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.

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