Position Newspaper Date Posted

Part-Time Photographer/Designer

The Greer Citizen 7/28/16

The Greer Citizen, an award-winning weekly newspaper located between Greenville and Spartanburg, is seeking a photographer/designer to assist with coverage in the Greer area and the surrounding communities of Taylors, Lyman, Duncan and Wellford.
This is a part-time position, 30 hours per week. Hours will vary.
Qualifications include strong knowledge of photography, the ability to use programs such as Photoshop and Indesign and the ability to meet deadlines.
Experience in page layout is a plus.
Those interested are asked to e-mail a resume, references and samples to Billy Cannada, editor, at billy@greercitizen.com. Deadline to apply is Monday, August 15.

Digital News Producer The Post and Courier, Charleston 7/25/16

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

The right candidate will demonstrate the skill and aptitude necessary to curate digital news in real time for South Carolina’s largest daily news organization. You must have strong news judgment and be comfortable monitoring analytical tools and social media performance to help determine story placement and promotion. The ability to craft effective digital headlines, social media posts and, at times, digital-only content is critical. You must be able to confidently make quick decisions and execute strategies in a fast-paced environment. Strong communication skills are required. Video shooting and editing skills are a significant plus.

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 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 Audience Engagement Editor Erin Gillespie at egillespie@postandcourier.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace.

Sales Rep

The Colletonian, Walterboro 7/21/16

Small locally owned newspaper, located in Walterboro, outside of Charleston, looking for an experienced advertising sales person. Newspaper is a free weekly. Candidate will work locally as well as expand sales into the Charleston business market. Salary based on experience. Bonus structure available. Please contact General Manager at 843-782-3477 or email at colletonnewspapers@lowcountry.com.

Sales Superstars

The Sun News, Myrtle Beach 7/19/16

We're looking for Sales Superstars to attend our exclusive sales recruitment event. Join us for a networking reception and real-time job interview!
The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who excels at developing and maintaining relationships with prospects and clients across organizations, effective at delivering the company's value proposition and has a strong track record of presenting ROI bases solutions.
EVENT DETAILS 

  • When:    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  • Time:     4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Where:  The Sun News
                   914 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage an existing book of business
• Acquire new business for multiple products through aggressive prospecting
• Execute on all phases of the sales cycle such as lead generation, prospecting, research, customer impact assessment, proposal generation, campaign implementation, account management/optimization, and follow up.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• 2 years inside and/or outside sales with proven success or
undergraduate degree with sales specialization
• Media or digital sales a plus
• Excellent time management skills
• Knowledge and use of consultative sales practices
• Utilize benefit based selling
• Persistence and Resilience
• Desire to help local businesses succeed
• Attention to detail   

Able to attend? Email Ronny Bellorinni at rbellorinni@charlotteobserver.comto RSVP for an available time slot.
NO WALK-INS.
If you are unable to attend, email your resume, cover letter, and desired compensation. 

Media Sales Specialist

The Moultrie News, Mt. Pleasant 7/12/16

Have a passion for blazing new trails? Want to create new advertising/marketing solutions for our area’s small businesses? Then we are looking for you as our next Star Multimedia advertising specialist for the Moultrie News and MUSC Catalyst. 

We seek top talent who shares our passion for offering multimedia solutions to restaurants, retail shops, real estate agents, etc. The Moultrie News is the community newspaper for East Cooper with a circulation of over 28,000. The MUSC Catalyst is the weekly newsletter for the MUSC campus.

Only highly motivated, creative, customer focused media sales professionals need apply. Not only will you maintain an existing book of business but also develop new business, using a strategic and consultative sales approach.

Our desired candidate must be ambitious, goal oriented and well organized with basic computer experience. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential with prior media sales experience and college degree preferred. This position is an outside sales role that requires a dependable vehicle, a good driving record and the ability to work independently. 

We offer a base salary plus commission and additional benefits such as health insurance, 401K, paid personal time off as well as numerous holidays.

Resumes may be mailed to Vickey Boyd, Moultrie News, 134 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or may be submitted by e-mail to vboyd@moultrienews.com. If responding by email, please include the job title in the subject line. 

Sports Writer

The Journal, Seneca 7/7/16

Sports writer wanted

The Journal, an award-winning daily nestled in the foothills of Upstate South Carolina, is seeking a sports writer who is passionate about, well, sports and writing.

This opening would be ideal for a recent college graduate or any aspiring journalist looking to get their foot in the door of this business.

The primary focus of our sports department is the four local high schools within our coverage area, but being only eight miles from Clemson Memorial Stadium, we also devote plenty of ink to covering one of the nation’s major college athletic programs. This is an opportunity to cover a football team that played for a national championship this year.

As a five-day daily that publishes Tuesday through Saturday, most — though not all — weekends are your own. That’s a perk you’re not likely to find in many gigs similar to this one. This is a full-time position with most of the benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.) one would expect. It is also an entry-level position, so the pay grade will reflect that, at least initially.
With football season only weeks away, we hope to make this hire as soon as possible, so please apply immediately if you’re interested.

The Journal was awarded first place in General Excellence this year among dailies our size by the S.C. Press Association despite being one of — if not the — smallest newspapers in our division. We have a tight-knit newsroom staff that works hard and strives to measure up with the best publications around.

Applicants should send a brief cover letter, resume and three writing samples to sports editor Scott Adamson at scott@upstatetoday.com. No phone calls, please.

Reporter/Copy editor

Blind Box A (Midlands Weekly) 7/6/16

Tough-minded reporter/copy editor needed. If that ain't you, forget it. Resume to Resume to Blind Box A via jmadden@scpress.org.

Advertising and page designer

Blind Box B (Midlands Weekly) 7/6/16

Award-winning newspaper needs first class advertising and page designer. Must be familiar with InDesign, Photo Shop. Interest in advertising and news a plus. Reply to Blind Box B via jmadden@scpress.org.

Sports Writers

Index-Journal, Greenwood 7/6/16

Seeking two talented sports writers

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

We have the job for you. In fact, for two of you.

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for two talented, energetic and aggressive sports writers 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’re a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. We have never had a furlough day and we haven’t had layoffs. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve thrived, recognizing that solid local content is what brings readers back to our pages and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to small papers and eschew the new way of thinking — smaller staff, less local copy, lower quality. 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 candidates must understand local sports matter and can convey that through stories and photos. They must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell their stories. The ideal candidates must be aggressive, creative and thorough. They must put pride in their 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. How did these vacancies come about? One is moving to a larger daily newspaper in his home state, the other is taking a new career path in accounting.

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/Page Designer

The Sumter Item 7/5/16
Got design skills? Join our team-oriented desk

Osteen Publishing, a family owned company based in Sumter, South Carolina, is looking for a page designer / copy editor to join its award-winning, team-oriented design desk at The Sumter Item, our six-day-a-week newspaper.  The ideal candidate should have experience with InDesign and Photoshop; the ability to edit for spelling, grammar and AP style; and an understanding of web application.  A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a relevant subject is preferred but not necessary. Previous experience at a daily or weekly publication is a plus. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package. Email your résumé and samples of your work to Rhonda Barrick, Rhonda@theitem.com.

Assistant Design Editor

The Post and Courier, Charleston 7/1/16

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for a talented designer to produce front-page work and manage a team of visual journalists responsible for producing pages for newspapers, magazines and special publications.

The right candidate will be an exceptional designer who can demonstrate the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and set expectations for his or her team. In addition to the daily routine, this person may also be called upon to illustrate feature stories, produce magazine covers or set style for new products. We’re looking for experienced candidates, preferably in management, with proficiency in Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Illustrator. There will be night and weekend work.

A growing, 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 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.

(Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach and in a city Conde Nast recently ranked as the best small city in the U.S.? There’s that, too.)

If you have the skills and experience 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.

Managing Editor Content That Works 7/1/16

The managing editor will support Content That Works, an innovative company that provides syndicated content to hundreds of newspapers across the U.S. and a leader in native advertising for media companies. Content That Works is an entity of Evening Post Industries, which has assets in media, marketing services, real estate and other businesses. The managing editor will oversee assigned print products for Content That Works and coordinate the company’s native advertising program. The managing editor will report to the editorial director of Content That Works.

Email cover letter and resume to Brad Boggs at bboggs@postandcourier.com.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Contributing to planning and brainstorming for editorial calendars and budgets.
  • Overseeing weekly and annual publications, including planning editorial budgets, assigning stories to freelancers, editing stories and distributing final products. The editor will also promote his or her assigned products on social media.
  • Copy editing as needed for other editors and publications of Content That Works.
  • Writing content for Content That Work’s publications as needed.
  • Coordinate Content That Work’s native advertising program including:
    • Coordinating the fulfillment of native advertising contracts and working with clients and their advertisers to complete native ad orders.
    • Assigning native advertising stories to freelance writers and editing stories.
    • Delivering native ads to clients.
    • Occasionally writing native advertisements.
  • Help launch new products and services, including working closely with sales and marketing staff members.
  • Assist with social media management and content creation for Content That Works and company brands.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in related discipline or equivalent experience required.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated social media experience/skills.
  • Self-starter able to work independently and within a collaborative, team based environment.
  • Excellent planning/organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritize, manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Online Production Coordinator

Morning News, Florence 6/29/16

The Morning News in Florence, S.C., a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, seeks an online production coordinator. This is a hybrid position: part journalist/part techie. In addition to being a savvy digital native, the ideal candidate must have solid multimedia skills that include reporting, writing and editing, plus shooting photos and videos.

This candidate must be willing to work nights and Saturdays or Sundays and must have a work ethic focused as much on task as time. Knowledge of online operations would be a plus, but this job is for people who exhibit a desire to learn.

The selected candidate must be good at multitasking and should have a working knowledge of social media. We are looking for an energetic team player who respects those around him/her, deals with the public in a professional manner and wants to grow in a web-first newsroom, where creativity and hustle are valued.

The ideal candidate will have a portfolio that includes writing samples and digital files of or links to photos and videos. Experience at a daily or weekly newspaper, website or broadcast organization is a plus. Reliable transportation is a must. EOE/M/F/D/V

To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com or mail to: Morning News, 310 S. Dargan Street, Florence, SC 29506

Part-time writer

The Manning Times 6/20/16

The Manning Times is seeking a part-time writer to cover both news and features for the weekly paper and manninglive.com. Requirements include good communication skills, your own transportation, good time management skills and punctuality. Knowledge of AP Style preferred, but not a dealbreaker. Send resume and clips to Editor Robert J. Baker at editorial@manninglive.com, or mail to P.O. Box 190, Manning, SC 29102.

Night Editor Index-Journal, Greenwood 6/3/16

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a special breed of journalist – the night editor – to join its award-winning team. While this editor will need to possess the ability to design pages, that’s not where the core talent of the right candidate should lie. We want someone who is a detail-oriented editor. If you know how to run spellcheck and think that’s all there is to the job, keep searching. We need a person who can read, write, spell and recognize grammatical errors, but we also need someone who can recognize gaps in stories and – gasp! – prevent those nasty gaffes that can land a newspaper in a courtroom.

We are a small daily newspaper in a relatively small but bustling South Carolina county. We have a hard-working staff that has far surpassed the parameters established for a small, daily newspaper.

In the past four years, our newspaper collected 115 South Carolina Press Association awards, so it stands to reason that 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 four years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.

The right candidate will work well with editors and writers alike, respecting the fact that each person contributes to the newspaper. The right candidate also knows he or she has a stake in upholding the newspaper’s reputation. How will the job work? The night editor will work five nights a week, arriving in the afternoon to participate in the daily news budget meeting and assist the executive editor and assistant editor with copy flow while ensuring page production is equally smooth. The night editor will be the point person for proofing the designers’ news and sports pages up until the press run. Is there an opportunity for advancement within the newsroom operation? Absolutely.

Want to join our award-winning team? Want to work at a newspaper not tied to the corporate structure, endlessly slashing staff in hopes of generating more money for stockholders? Want to work at a newspaper where high quality journalism — above all other things — is the paramount objective?

To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and relevant work samples that accurately reflect your abilities 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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