Position Newspaper Date Posted
Reporter Morning News 1/16/18

The Morning News, a Florence, S.C., subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, has an immediate opening for a solid news reporter. In our quest for a star, we are seeking an ambitious, energetic, versatile bulldog to cover government and produce quality enterprise stories and features for the newspaper and our website, SCNow.com. The ability to develop sources is essential. Because the Morning News and SCNow.com report news around the clock, candidates must be committed to the philosophy that news gathering is a “24/7” process, and multimedia skills are a must.

Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and Photoshop as well as some knowledge of software programs that aid in posting to the web. Must be willing to learn new things, be flexible and able to adapt and grow with the job. Must be able to take photographs and shoot video to accompany stories or be willing to learn. A valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of auto insurance and the ability to cover assignments at night or on weekends is required.

A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related discipline is preferred. Experience working in a digital newsroom is a plus. Two years of small- to mid-sized newspaper experience is preferred, but we will consider recent college graduates. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Florence and the Pee Dee region are brimming with history, character and Southern charm. Florence offers a fantastic quality of life, a mild climate and has the perfect environment to enjoy scenic parks, natural areas as well as wonderfully preserved historic homes, plantations and buildings.

Named among America's top 50 cities for business relocation and expansion, Florence is experiencing tremendous growth in health care, the arts, education, shopping and restaurants and is home to the Florence Performing Arts Center, The Florence Symphony Orchestra, The Florence Little Theatre, The Florence County Museum and the expanding Florence Civic Center.   

Apply here.

True Crime Reporter The Sun News 1/11/18

The Sun News and MyrtleBeachOnline.com is looking for a senior cops and courts reporter with a flare for storytelling to take over our True Crime beat. Myrtle Beach is a great beach town with an even better cops beat. You must have a proven track record of building sources and telling compelling stories that connect with your audience.

We are looking for a reporter who knows how to live in the field, working crime scenes, knocking on doors and chasing down leads. Expect to cover every aspect of crimes from showing up at murder scenes to covering big criminal trials.

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, not necessarily in that order.

Myrtle Beach is, obviously, right on the beach, with 60 miles of beautiful coast along the Grand Strand. The area offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with world-class golfing, fishing and lounging in the sun. 

The right candidate will possess:

  • Familiarity and ability to build an audience on his/her social media channels
  • Skills of a true multimedia reporter who can file stories, tweets, photos and videos from the field
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and possess a true "bulldog" mentality when it comes to exclusive stories
  • Strong desire to understand and get to know the Grand Strand community

When applying, please send us some clips that show your narrative chops.

Apply here.

Senior Reporter The Sun News 1/11/18

The Sun News and MyrtleBeachOnline.com is looking for a kick-ass reporter who can dive into the Grand Strand community, build sources and tell stories that connect with our audiences in innovative ways. This is a great beach town and an even better news town.

We are looking for an enthusiastic journalist with a proven track record of covering a daily beat while developing reader-focused enterprise and investigative stories.

The right candidate would pitch in on important stories of the day while working towards mid-range and long-term projects. He or she has a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, strong knowledge of the FOIA process and loves data-driven reporting.

The Sun News serves one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, not necessarily in that order.

Myrtle Beach is, obviously, right on the beach, with 60 miles of beautiful coast along the Grand Strand. The area offers plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with world-class golfing, fishing and lounging in the sun.

The right candidate will possess:

  • At least three years of experience
  • Familiarity and ability to build an audience on his/her social media channels
  • Skills of a true multimedia reporter who can file stories, tweets, photos and videos from the field
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and possess a true "bulldog" mentality when it comes to exclusive stories
  • Strong desire to understand and get to know the Grand Strand community

Apply here.

Reporter Herald-Advocate, Bennettsville 1/3/18

Job Description
The Herald-Advocate (Bennettsville, SC) has a challenging opportunity for a reporter to join our team!  We need a solid writer with an interest in community journalism who can cover meetings and events, plus produce feature and enterprise stories for our newspaper and website. 

Key competencies: 
Ability to report, write clean copy and edit copy using AP style.
Ability to take photos and video to accompany stories or willingness to learn.
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign helpful.
Multimedia competencies a plus.
Must be willing to learn new skills, be flexible and grow with the job.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree preferred in journalism, mass communications or English.  
Proficient in Microsoft Word and email software.
Willingness to cover some nighttime and occasional weekend assignments.
Drivers' license, proof of insurance and own transportation required.

The successful candidate will receive a compensation based upon skills and experience. The company provides a complete benefit package: health insurance, including medical and dental; life insurance; long-term disability, vacation and holidays.

About the Herald-Advocate
The Herald-Advocate is an 86-year old, family-owned weekly newspaper in Bennettsville, SC.  The paper focuses on the events and activities of Marlboro County.  We also publish a weekly total market coverage product, The Marlboro Shopper, and newspaper website, heraldadvocate.com. 

Send resume, at least three professional references and at least three writing samples to: careers@heraldadvocate.com
or by mail to:
Reporter
P.O. Box  656
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Page Designer Index-Journal 12/15/17

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 we 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.

Digital Editor The Sun News 12/13/17

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News is looking for a digital editor to help manage and support our social media and SEO needs in order to find and serve our readers.

The successful candidate will ensure our journalism is laser-focused on serving and growing our digital audience by crafting effective headlines, by ensuring SEO and metadata are correct, by looking for video opportunities and by spotting and reporting potential stories in social and digital spaces. He or she will engage with readers on social platforms, answering questions and providing helpful links and context.

We're looking for someone committed to change and excited about the ways our industry is evolving. The right person will be an active part in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and a commitment to adapt accordingly.

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, and not necessarily in that order.

Oh, and there's a beach.

Ready to join our team? Send your cover letter and resume to Executive Editor Stephanie Pedersen at spedersen@thesunnews.com

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of growing and engaging readership online and on social media
  • Strong writing and editing skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of metrics/analytics programs such as Chartbeat, Crowdtangle and Omniture and development of story ideas derived from data.
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to edit video (using phone).
  • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.
  • An understanding of AP style.
Investigations/project reporter The Post and Courier 12/11/17

Women in South Carolina have greater protections from domestic violence. Officer-involved shootings are now more thoroughly investigated. Four state lawmakers have been indicted on ethics and public corruption charges. The devastating impact of management’s greed at one of the South’s most iconic businesses has been exposed.

Can you add to this list?

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time 2016 Pulitzer finalist, is looking for the newest member of its four-person public service/watchdog team. 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 don’t believe in comforting the comfortable. In an age where power is increasingly being abused, we’re in the affliction business.

To put it simply: We want a kick-ass journalist with demonstrated success on mid-range and long-term investigative projects. You could be a data geek, a hard-nosed take-no-prisoners reporter, a storyteller, or all of that and more. While we do have gaps in our game that we’d like to fill, our first priority (always) is to find talented people and hire them.

What will move you to the top of our list:

  • Javascript, Python, API, Excel, Access, MySql: These are things that get you excited.
  • (You can actually use the tools mentioned above.)
  • You still have the fierce, competitive edge of the underdog.
  • You enjoy coaching and working with less experienced but hungry journalists.

Who are we? The Post and Courier is one of the few independent, family-owned newspapers 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 thousands of new Sunday newspaper readers in the last few months via an aggressive statewide expansion, and we expect to add thousands more in the coming months.  We’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau and added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs. 

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.)

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Watchdog & Public Service Editor Glenn Smith at gsmith@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Graphic Designer Lexington County Chronicle & The DIspatch News 11/29/17

Career opportunity with award-winning newspaper for creative graphic artist-designer proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photo Shop and Illustrator. Editing, reporting, photography and writing experience. Call Jerry Bellune at 803-359-7633.

Sports Writer

Index-Journal

11/28/17

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

We have the job for you.

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, as well as our annual football section. 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 — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve more than merely survived, in large part because we recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our pages and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to so many small papers and avoid the current thinking that a smaller staff, less local copy and lower quality is the route a small daily should take to be successful. 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 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 stories. The ideal candidate must also be aggressive, creative and thorough, put pride in his 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.

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.

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