Position Newspaper Date Posted

Online Production Coordinator

The Morning News 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

News Reporter

The North Augusta Star 6/28/16

The North Augusta Star, an award-winning weekly newspaper serving North Augusta and surrounding areas, is hiring for a news reporter at its North Augusta office. 

The ideal candidate will be able to juggle multiple news assignments, such as crime, city council and business news, as well as enterprise and feature reporting. Candidates should also feel comfortable taking their own photographs and the occasional video. Design experience would be a plus.

While The Star publishes weekly in print, we are a digital first newspaper. Candidates should be comfortable posting stories to the internet and using social media. 

The Star is a product of Aiken Communications, which also publishes the Aiken Standard daily newspaper. We are also a part of Evening Post Industries, which publishes the Post & Courier (Charleston), as well as a variety of weekly newspapers along the coast and in Columbia. 

A degree in journalism, communications or related field is required. Experience is preferred but not required. Candidates should be team players, have strong communication skills and be a motivated, self-starter.

Applicants should provide three writing samples, as well as any photography samples you’d like to also provide, to Executive Editor Michael Smith at msmith@aikenstandard.com. No phone calls please. 

Social Media Manager

Office of Student Media, USC 6/20/16

Under general supervision, the social media manager will provide digital operations support to the Office of Student Media. The social media manager will work with students on how to best format and publish online content as well as mentor students who oversee social media management for The Daily Gamecock student newspaper, Garnet and Black magazine, WUSC-FM radio station and SGTV cable production. The social media manager will counsel students on workflow systems necessary to thrive in a digital first environment ensuring that there is a consistent process and execution of the dissemination of news and information. View more details and appy here. 

Press Operator

Aiken Standard 6/20/16

The Aiken Standard is looking for an experienced Press Operator to be part of our growing pressroom. Experience in web printing preferred. Candidates must be team oriented with good maintenance skills and quality standards. Salary is based on work experience. Good benefits package and working conditions makes this full-time position a great opportunity for the right individual. Must be able to stand for up to 10 hours at a time. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. Must be able to climb ladders. This is a full time position, working evenings and weekends. Contact Dennis Hemme at dhemme@aikenstandard.com or apply in person to Aiken Standard, 326 Rutland Dr. NW, Aiken, SC 29801.

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.

Local Account Executive The Herald 6/17/16

Join The Herald Media, a leader in the digital media industry serving York, Lancaster and Chester counties. The Herald is emerging among the strongest and most successful news companies in the changing 21st Century media landscape. To fuel this growth, we combine the mass reach of our daily newspaper with digital, targeted direct mail and niche publications. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as:

Local Account Executive

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Work within an assigned territory to maximize revenue from existing client base by recommending solutions that will return the needed ROI for customers.
  2. Prospect for new customer within the same assigned territory
  3. Understand all products and their ability to provide ROI for customers, especially digital.
  4. Achieve monthly revenue goals established by management
  5. Understand and assess and develop plans for areas for growth (cross-sell/up-sell/new customers) within identified opportunity categories and assigned geography and share insights with local sales team
  6. Utilize category-specific value propositions to incorporate impactful insights into proposals

Key Competencies:

  1. Ability to multi-task and thrive in a highly collaborative environment.
  2. Must have strong overall sales skills including prospecting, cold calling, presentation building and closing as well as provide excellent customer service.
  3. Ability to work well with others, as well as work independently.
  4. Self-motivated and strong work ethics.
  5. A high comfort level with digital media
  6. Ability to present effectively

Job Requirements:

  1. 3 - 5 years of sales experience, preferably media sales.
  2. Bachelor's degree preferred
  3. Proven track record of surpassing sales goals and the ability to manage a geographic territory.
  4. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  5. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

The full-time position includes a competitive salary, commission program, and a comprehensive benefits package.

The Herald Media is part of The McClatchy Company and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants should contact Ronny Bellorinni rbellorinni@charlotteobserver.com.

Accounting Supervisor Aiken Standard 6/8/16

The Aiken Standard, a seven-day a week news organization is looking for an accounting supervisor to oversee its accounting functions.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Plan, organize and report on all aspects of the business functions at a company that operates one daily and one weekly community newspaper, as well as other related products.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A four year degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting.
  • Prior management experience is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills-including Excel, Word, etc.
  • Experience closing monthly and annual financials.
  • Experience reconciling balance sheet accounts.
  • Experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Credit and collection experience, as well as some HR knowledge.
  • Excellent customer service skills are essential.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and attention to detail required.
  • Work with circulation processes and reporting.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ellen Priest, Publisher, 326 Rutland Dr. NW, Aiken, SC 29801 or email to epriest@aikenstandard.com.

Night Editor Index-Journal 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.

Sports Reporter Aiken Standard 6/2/16

The Aiken Standard, a seven-day a week newspaper located in the heart of Aiken, S.C., is seeking a sports reporter to join its award-winning team. We’re looking for a candidate who eats, breathes and sleeps local, local, local. Ideally, the reporter will be comfortable shooting photos, video and posting online and to social media. Knowledge of InDesign is a plus.

Here are other qualifications for this position:
• Ability to juggle feature and enterprise stories with nightly sports coverage
• Skilled in online and social media
• Knowledge of AP writing style
• College degree in journalism, communication or related field required.
• Previous newspaper writing experience preferred.

The Aiken Standard is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive salaries and full benefits with 401K, medical and dental. When applying, please email to msmith@aikenstandard.com and provide the following:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Three of your best clips

Vice President Newspaper Division and Shared Services Evening Post Industries/The Post and Courier 6/2/16

Job Summary 
Responsible for overseeing and guiding the day-to-day operations of community newspapers and product distribution for the newspaper division.  Works with President of the Newspaper Division and President of Shared Services to meet financial goals for commercial printing and the newspaper division.  Presides over revenue and sales growth, expense, cost and margin control, and monthly, quarterly and annual financial goal management of assigned newspapers.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and implement budgets.
Direct company distribution operations.
Establish performance goals and barometers for community papers and distribution department.
Distribute resources as needed across the newspaper division for community papers and distribution departments.
Execute business strategies.
Establish and monitor performance reporting system.
Monitor department and newspaper performance against performance goals to ensure that progress is being made.
Manage business relationships with key distributors.
Perform quality control and timely delivery duties.
Manage and develop new processes and programs.
Informs the president of the newspaper division, of all program issues and accomplishments.
Assist the president of the newspaper division in planning, organizing, and implementing readership and revenue initiatives.
Assist the President of Shared Services with commercial printing goals, maintenance and scheduling.

Education and Work Experience
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of (15) fifteen years’ experience in advertising; (3) three plus years’ experience in Circulation and Production or a position that has managed the two areas of operation. Previous publishing experience a plus.

Knowledge and Skills Required 
Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
Knowledge of Budget procedures / processes helpful.

Sales Opportunity Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 6/2/16
Ready to restart your sales career with award-winning online and print newspaper publishers voted Best in S.C.? Call Linda at Lexington Publishing at (803) 359-7633.
Designer-copy editor-writer opportunity Blind Box A 6/2/16
Are you a creative, self-motivated, tech savvy editor and designer who loves to write? Great growth opportunity with award-winning newspaper publisher voted Best in S.C. Contact Blind Box A via jmadden@scpress.org.
Independent carrier opportunity Blind Box B 6/2/16
Distribute award-winning newspapers to convenience stores, restaurants, supermarkrets and other high traffic locations. One day a week. Good second income for the right person. Contact Blind Box B via jmadden@scpress.org.
Sports Content Coach

Anderson Independent Mail

5/31/16

Join the Independent Mail and Orange and White to lead an award winning Sports team as our Sports Content Coach.

Our organization recently joined the USA Today Network and the individual who next assumes this role will expand local sports to national. Our Sports team of 4 is the market leader on Clemson University sports and local high school sports and a consistent winner of South Carolina Press Association awards in news and photography. In 2015 we re-launched the leading sports publication and website on all things Clemson University with OrangeandWhite.com. Our daily operation covers a growing, vibrant community of over 200,000. Located in upstate South Carolina, near Greenville (SC), Asheville (NC) and just a few hours away from Charlotte (NC), Atlanta (GA) and the beaches of South Carolina, the region is home to multi-national businesses and offers a great family and outdoor lifestyle. The Independent Mail is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville DMA (No. 37 the nation) with a circulation of over 25,000 Sunday and 16,000 daily, 1.5m pageviews and 250,000 unique visitors monthly.

As a Sports Content Coach, you will coach, supervise and direct the work of reporters, encouraging independent planning and self-direction. Guide reporters and photographers by applying specific expertise to ensure that they create high quality content that fulfills the newsroom's strategy across all platforms. Focus areas include sports reporting, photography and videography and digital content. Sometimes takes a hands-on approach to accelerate a story's path to publication. Guides journalists by consultation and coaching before, during and after the creation of content.

Here's what you need:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education.
5 years of media management experience
Ability to coach and mentor young talent while motivating and inspring veterans
Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms

Please apply at Gannett.com/careers. Choose "Other Jobs". Select Independent Mail in Anderson, SC.

Reporter

The Lancaster News

5/25/16

The Lancaster News, a 10K-circulation tri-weekly in South Carolina's fastest-growing county, is filling a reporting job. Beat reporting, news and features, some projects, photography, multimedia. Send resume and clips to Editor Brian Melton at bmelton@thelancasternews.com or P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721, or call (803) 283-1159.

Freelance Contributor

The Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County

5/20/16

Weekly newspaper seeks freelance contributor to cover local government in Blythewood, Northeast Richland & Fairfield counties. Send resumes to: Barbara@blythewoodonline.com.

News Director

Anderson Independent Mail

5/13/16

Join the Anderson Independent Mail to lead our award-winning news team. Our organization recently joined the USA TODAY NETWORK so the individual who assumes this role will expand coverage from local to national. Our news team of 20 is a consistent top winner of South Carolina Press Association awards in news, entertainment and photography. In 2015, we re-launched the leading sports publication and website on all things Clemson University with OrangeandWhite.com. Our daily operation covers a growing, vibrant community of more than 200,000. Located in upstate South Carolina, near Greenville (SC), Asheville (NC) and just a few hours away from Charlotte (NC), Atlanta (GA) and the beaches of South Carolina, the region is home to multi-national businesses and offers a great family and outdoor lifestyle. The Independent Mail is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville DMA (No. 37 in the nation) with a circulation of over 25,000 Sunday and 16,000 daily, 1.5m pageviews and 250,000 unique visitors monthly.

The successful candidate has impeccable journalism credentials, outstanding leadership skills, and a keen grasp of the ever-changing digital space including a strong knowledge of video storytelling. The candidate also has a well-grounded business acumen that transcends the Newsroom. This position is devoted to leading outstanding public service journalism, guiding the continuing transformation in delivery of news and information and audience engagement, developing new approaches to grow our reach among targeted segments across all platforms and achieving newsroom performance metrics. The individual is people focused, has high standards, remains focused on the most important priorities and opportunities, and easily shifts between strategy and execution. Additionally, the News Director serves as a trusted strategic partner throughout the organization and as a trustworthy leader in the community. This position reports to the Vice President/Community News for the USA TODAY NETWORK and works closely with the President in Anderson.

Leadership - Leading with Foresight
*Uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity and credibility *Provide exemplary leadership in developing and executing the strategic vision.
*Provide leadership and be knowledgeable in state and local news, investigative journalism, public service, and government issues.
*Champion change management efforts that include strong communication of the company's strategic initiatives, purpose, vision, culture and plan.
*Utilize organizational development strategies in designing structure that inspires high performance.
*Lead the planning and oversee execution of content strategies with a keen eye focused on strategic audiences. Special emphasis is placed on digital and other new platforms. 
Creativity and an ability to develop and execute innovative approaches are essential.
*Facilitate strong community connections with a relevant editorial voice and personal interaction.

People Management & Development
*Attract, retain and develop top talent.
*Understand and execute work/life balance strategies for employees.
*Be a champion of diversity - with the understanding that diversity includes everyone and drives customer and operational innovation.
*Manage for results in a metrics-driven environment.

Product & Content
*Uphold the highest journalism standards across digital and print platforms, strongly support the First Amendment and conceive, pursue and execute watchdog reporting.
*Develop and implement a multi-platform digital vision and strategy focused on achieving target audience specific goals and objectives.
*Collaborate with other departments in the development and implementation of multi-platform products to grow audience and engagement.
*Utilize multiple and diverse sources (individuals, disciplines, bodies of knowledge) for ideas and inspiration.
*Ensure the newsroom's operational and news hole budgets are managed according to operational needs and priorities in accordance with the President.

Measurements of Success
Impactful journalism that helps improve our community and makes a difference in our readers' lives.
Fulfillment of purpose in serving our state and communities with a diverse workforce.
Participation in creation of successful products that meet the needs of consumers.
Measurable contributions to the achievement of audience goals on all platforms.

Here's what you need to have:
*Bachelor's Degree or higher.
*Minimum of five years in significant leadership roles in a Newsroom with demonstrated success.
*Clear understanding of the First Amendment and the highest regard for upholding those standards.
*Experience in high-level decision-making with complex, impactful or sensitive news content.
*Experience working in industries undergoing substantial change and transformation.
*A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement.
*Demonstrated change leader who collaborates and communicates effectively.
*Personal charisma, comfortable with public speaking and a commitment to staff interaction.
*Understanding of the changing media landscape and ability to adapt strategies that address continually changing market and consumer needs and desires.
*Demonstrated strong competitive instincts and intellectual curiosity.
*Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coordinate in an environment of accountability.
*Demonstrated track record in recruiting a highly successful leadership team highly desirable.
*Experience driving a successful turnaround or transformation highly desirable.
See more here.

Projects Team Leader

The Island Packet

5/12/16

The Island Packet seeks a strong journalist to lead our award-winning projects team.

Our 30+ newsroom team has the size and appetite to punch with anyone, and we value deeply reported enterprise, change-inducing investigative and watchdog reporting and compelling storytelling. This senior editor position is responsible for driving our most ambitious work, supervising two projects reporters and our main Hilton Head reporter while also having the opportunity to report/write in a player/coach role.

Our newsroom was named the best in its division in 2015 by the SC Press Association and received our company's top honor for an investigation into how and why our tiny stretch of interstate had become the deadliest in the state. There are many great stories to be told, and many great memories to make while living in an area regularly recognized as one of the premier beach/outdoor communities in the country. 

The successful candidate will be able to show:
- A proven track record of watchdog journalism.
- An ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple projects at once.
- An ability to coach and work with talented but less experienced reporters.
- A history of using public records and data in reporting.
- An understanding of digital readership and how to leverage our best work on all platforms.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and a half-dozen of your best project work to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com. Please put "projects editor" in the subject line.

The Island Packet is part of the McClatchy Co. and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

News Reporter

The Journal (Seneca)

5/9/16

The Journal, an award-winning daily nestled in the foothills of Upstate South Carolina, is seeking a dynamic reporter to add to our newsroom. While we strive to take advantage of the strengths of our journalists, the person selected to fill this position will handle primarily hard news — courts, politics and local government — so those who want to write features and feel-good pieces for the Lifestyle section probably need not apply.

Unlike many in the industry, our focus on our print edition and local coverage that readers can’t get anywhere else has allowed The Journal to continue growing both in terms of staff and circulation. As a family-owned newspaper, we haven’t dealt with the layoffs and mergers that seem to be a regular occurrence with corporate publications.

The position is available immediately. Recent college graduates hoping to get their foot in the door or experienced journalists seeking to take the next step in their career are encouraged to apply. We have experienced editors and reporters who can show you the ropes, and we have no intention of waiting around to make this hire if we find the right candidate. We’re willing to take a chance on someone with the right combination of talent, charisma and enthusiasm.

This is a full-time, salaried position with most of the benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.) one would expect. As a five-day daily that publishes Tuesday through Saturday, most — though not all — of your weekends are your own. That’s a perk you’re not likely to find in many gigs similar to this one.

The Journal was recently awarded first place in General Excellence 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. If that sounds like a team you’d like to join, send a cover letter (as the body of an email is fine), resume and three writing samples to News Editor Steven Bradley at sbradley@upstatetoday.com.

Breaking News Reporter

The Post and Courier

5/6/16

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier is looking for a quick-response reporter to cover breaking news of all kinds across all platforms.

The right candidate will be able to cover breaking news using a variety of tools. This reporter must be comfortable filing stories from the field, shooting photos and videos with a smartphone and breaking/reporting news on social media. This self-starter will also demonstrate the ability to write news stories on deadline that are clear and concise, consistently produce sophisticated enterprise stories and develop and maintain strong source relationships.

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 locale that Conde Nast recently ranked as the best small city in the U.S.? 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.

Advertising Sales Representatives

The Easley Progress, The Pickens Sentinel, The Union Times and The Newberry Observer

5/6/16

Calm under pressure. Competitive. Decisive. Independent. Persistent. Energetic. Bold. Do any of those words describe you? Do you like to meet new people? Are you a multi-tasker? Do you work well with the public?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be the perfect fit for The Easley Progress and The Pickens Sentinel in Pickens County, The Union Times in Union and The Newberry Observer in Newberry.

We are looking for advertising sales representatives to sell print advertising for our newspapers and digital advertising for our websites (www.theeasleyprogress.com, www.pickenssentinel.com, www.uniondailytimes and www.newberryobserver.com). These are a full time salaried and commissioned position. Benefits include health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401K, vacation and paid holidays.

These positions are an excellent opportunity for someone with limited sales experience but loads of passion and drive, or for someone who doesn't need a six-figure income.

Sound like you? Send your resume with cover letter and references to: NBOpublisher@civitasmedia.com.

Civitas Media LLC is a growing media company offering excellent compensation and opportunities for advancement to motivated individuals. Civitas Media has publications in NC, SC, TN, KY, VA, WV, OH, IL, MO, GA, OK, IN and PA. EOE

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