Position Newspaper Date Posted
Reporter The Sumter Item 8/20/14

How would you like to be a top reporter at a paper that is working to get this right?
The Sumter Item in beautiful South Carolina is looking for a strong reporter to add to its local news team. Unlike many papers, we are hiring and moving forward, both in print and online. We've recently done a complete print redesign/makeover with a top design/consulting firm, and also launched a new web site. We're always exploring new and better ways to tell stories and present information to readers. Ability to shoot video or good still photos would be a plus. We're looking for multi-media journalists moving forward. Are you ready?
The Sumter Item was founded in 1894, and is considered one of South Carolina’s finest independent newspapers.
Contact Braden Bunch at The Sumter Item - bbunch@theitem.com

Sports Page Editor Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 8/8/14
Do you have the desire, drive, reporting, writing, editing, photography and page design skills to produce award-winning sports pages for the Lexington County Chronicle, one of the top community newspapers in South Carolina? You may be the one we're looking for. Email your resume to JerryBellune@yahoo.com
Education Reporter/Localife Editor Chronicle-Independent 8/6/14
The Chronicle-Independent, Camden, S.C.’s award-winning community newspaper, seeks an education reporter who will also serve as editor of the paper’s Localife page.

Potential candidates should have a college degree and some experience in beat reporting and page design, especially using Adobe InDesign. This position covers all Kershaw County Board of Trustees meetings; reports on other matters involving the Kershaw County School District and education in the county; writes education-focused feature stories; and other stories as assigned. As Localife editor, the successful candidate will be responsible for producing original and re-writing submitted content for Localife and designing the page, which focuses on the arts and life in Kershaw County. Clips are required for consideration.

To apply, send an email with resume and clips to Editor Martin L. Cahn at mcahn@chronicle-independent.com.
Reporter Aiken Standard 8/1/14
The Aiken Standard, a 15,000 circulation daily paper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking a general assignments reporter to cover a variety of news and features in Aiken County.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn't hesitate to get them. Candidate will have to be adept at writing about community events, people and activities, as well as generate story ideas and content as well as enterprise pieces. Must be adaptable and able to adjust to and cover a variety of different types of assignments.

This position will report directly to the News Editor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Writing daily and weekend enterprise pieces
• Generating story ideas
• Ability to bring a fresh perspective to the beat in an ever-changing newspaper industry
• Ability to easily work with other reporters and editors in the newsroom
• Taking photographs to accompany stories

Requirements:
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications
• Strong skills with writing, editing and AP style
• Previous experience in a newsroom environment
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. , and surrounding cities a plus
• Knowledge of InDesign, social media and multimedia a plus

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Executive Editor Melissa Hanna at mhanna@aikenstandard.com no later than Aug. 20. No phone calls, please.

News Editor Aiken Standard 8/1/14
The Aiken Standard, a 15,000 circulation daily paper in Aiken, S.C., is seeking a news editor to manage the day-to-day operations of the print newspaper.

The ideal candidate must have previous newsroom management experience with the capability to oversee a six-person reporting staff, organize content daily for the newspaper, have strong editing skills and strong people skills. Candidate also must be equipped with good customer relation skills and able to easily and professionally speak and work with readers and the public daily. This position will report directly to the Executive Editor.

We are looking for a candidate who wants to dive into all aspects of the newsroom. We take pride in having a close-knit work environment, sharing ideas and working across all newsroom departments. Ideal candidate can bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to our team.

Requirements:
• Minimum of a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications field
• Previous newsroom management experience
• Strong skills with writing, editing and AP style

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assigning and overseeing the day-to-day activities of reporters, including supervising and coordinating their work
• Planning content for the daily newspaper and conducting daily and weekly content and planning meetings
• Planning and coaching reporters on written and photographic content, as well as enterprise pieces
• Adept at editing copy well, detecting holes and correcting errors and syntax in copy to improve understanding for the average reader
• Monitor newsgathering operations and collaborate with the digital news editor to update readers on developing and breaking stories
• Write stories and shoot and edit photographs for print as needed
• Promote positive image of the newspaper and its initiatives
• Establish collaborative relationships with community leaders
• Ability to collaborate and work well with other managers in the newsroom
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C., and surrounding cities a plus
• Knowledge of InDesign, social media and multimedia a plus
                       
           
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Executive Editor Melissa Hanna at mhanna@aikenstandard.com no later than Aug. 20, 2014. No phone calls, please.

Quick Response Reporter The Post and Courier 8/1/14
The Post and Courier, a growing, independently owned news organization based in Charleston, S.C., 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. The right candidate 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.

Candidates should have at least one year of daily journalism experience and a track record of performing on deadline. Preference will be given to candidates with clear multimedia experience and talent.

The Post and Courier, the largest daily newspaper in South Carolina, has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s leading watchdog news organizations. We’ve been lauded most recently by The Neiman Foundation for Journalism (http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/102910/Truth-or-Consequences-Where-is-Watchdog-Journalism-Today.aspx) and The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-froomkin/watchdog-journalism_b_3430361.html) for our commitment to serious, hard-hitting journalism. In the last four years, The Post and Courier has twice been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. We expect our next quick-response reporter to help us build upon that tradition.

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

Staff Writer Index-Journal 7/31/14
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive staff writer/reporter to join its award-winning team.
Your first thoughts? Eh, why bother with a small daily newspaper in lil ole South Carolina. True, we're not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily.
How's that?
In the past four years, our newspaper collected 143 South Carolina Press Association awards. We've won the President's Cup (twice now), 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. The Index-Journal is a place where you can pour out your talents and join in bringing home some top awards.
The position we're looking to fill is crucial to our team. We need a reporter who can and will dig into local government reporting on all levels - city, county councils as well as legislators. We're not talking about the superficial meeting coverage, either. We need someone who will drill down. Not every story is of Watergate magnitude, but the reporter filling this slot should not take everything at face value. There's an old saying shared by editors of yore: If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. That's the kind of fact-checking reporter we want. You should be aggressive, yet fair. Make no mistake. This is not a beat-the-doors-down, hit-'em-up daily position. There are solid feature stories to be told too. As we said, it's not all Watergate, but in the past several years our government reporting has unearthed stories that spoke directly to the taxpayers' pocketbook while landing the newspaper rewards in the areas of in-depth reporting and as frontline fighters in the battle to uphold the state's Freedom of Information Act.
We are a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve thrived.
The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and can convey that through stories and photos (when our photographer isn't available).
If you think this job 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.
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.
News Assistant The State 7/31/14
Compiles information from various sources for calendars, columns, lists, charts, sections and stories for print and online.  Answers telephone and email inquiries and provides information to external and internal customers. Performs a variety of support functions, including social media duties, special project assignments, payment processing and staff timekeeping.  Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Customer service, clerical and data entry experience required.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and familiar with social media. Must be detail-oriented, deadline-driven and able to juggle multiple assignments with accuracy, efficiency and courtesy. Typing proficiency of 45 wpm is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Apply here.
Assistant Digital Editor-Visuals The Post and Courier 7/28/14
The Post and Courier, a growing, independently owned news organization based in Charleston, S.C., is looking for an Assistant Digital Editor-Visuals to lead a talented team of visual journalists and help shape our digital future.

The right candidate must think digital first, helping a lead a team of photojournalists and videographers who handle everything from breaking news to long-term projects. You should be comfortable monitoring, creating and sharing news on all platforms and be able to recognize and execute on the variety of ways we can tell stories in the digital age.  Our next visual leader must work effectively with editors and frontline journalists across the organization to produce outstanding journalism. You must demonstrate the ability to multi-task in a fast-moving environment as well as keep your team focused on long-term projects and goals.

Candidates should be an accomplished visual leader or an experienced and talented photographer/videographer with a track record of performing on deadline and executing award-winning, in-depth projects. Preference will be given to those with a background managing and directing an excellent staff.

The Post and Courier, the largest daily newspaper in South Carolina, has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s leading watchdog news organizations. We’ve been lauded most recently by The Neiman Foundation for Journalism (http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/102910/Truth-or-Consequences-Where-is-Watchdog-Journalism-Today.aspx) and The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-froomkin/watchdog-journalism_b_3430361.html) for our commitment to serious, hard-hitting journalism. In the last four years, The Post and Courier has twice been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. We expect our next visual leader to help us build upon that tradition.

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

Advertising account executive Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 7/25/14
Frustrated with cold calling? Tired of prospects telling you that newspaper ad don't work?

We can teach you the inside secrets of selling by referral and direct response advertising that generates sales.

If you love advertising sales and have a minimum two years newspaper or media sales experience, please contact Linda Sauls at lindasauls11@yahoo.com.

Copy editor/paginator Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 7/16/14
Copy editor/paginator needed.

Join an award-winning community newspaper staff in the fastest-growing county in the state. Edit top writers, write compelling headlines and cutlines and design pages that attract readers. Experience with InDesign a plus. Email resume to JerryBellune@yahoo.com.

Regional Advertising Director Morning News 7/14/14
The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is seeking a proven sales leader for the position of Regional Advertising Director in the Florence, SC market. The successful candidate will drive fast-paced results while growing and mentoring your sales team. You will lead a 13-member team of retail, classified, national sales and support staff. Responsibilities include motivating, mentoring and developing staff as well as developing and executing sales strategies for all forms of newspaper and digital media advertising while meeting and exceeding monthly goals.
We are looking for proven ability to motivate, manage and identify marketing trends and sales opportunities. Developing and implementing sales strategies to grow market share is important. A history of goal achievement, success in sales forecasting and meeting those projections is necessary. You must also possess the skills and interest to become involved in the local community. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and current technology is required. Sales experience in a multi-media environment is a must.
Apply online at www.bhmginc.com  or email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com. EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug/background screens required.
Sales Executive The Manning Times 7/10/14
The Manning Times, a weekly newspaper in Clarendon County and one of the oldest in the Santee Cooper region, is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to manningsctimes@gmail.com, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.
Business Writer Upstate Business Journal 7/07/14
The Upstate Business Journal is seeking a business writer to cover the diverse business community of upstate South Carolina, encompassing the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg and surrounding counties.
We need a writer experienced at source-building and in-depth business reporting with the drive and curiosity to find the great stories no one else is telling. The right candidate must be able to work independently and remotely, write with perspective and context, and be able to understand state and national trends and localize them for our readers. This position requires strong interviewing skills and the ability to communicate with an expert voice to readers.
Upstate Business Journal is a niche business weekly published by Community Journals LLC, a media company based in Greenville, S.C. Other Community Journals publications include the Greenville Journal (a metropolitan community weekly newspaper), TOWN and At Home magazines, Behind the Counter and Do Downtown.
Greenville is a vibrant city featuring an award-winning downtown, miles of greenways, more than 400 acres of park space and walkable neighborhoods. You'll find 99 indie restaurants in a 10-block stretch of downtown and a 60-foot waterfall framed by a suspension bridge just off Main Street. Greenville County (population 451,000) is home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, Lockheed and GE, and is nurturing a new generation of businesses in technology, auto manufacturing and the biosciences.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least two years business reporting experience. Multi-media experience, including writing for the web and social media, is a must. Send resume with references, contact information and work samples to Susan Clary Simmons, Executive Editor, at ssimmons@communityjournals.com. No phone calls please. EOE.  Health benefits and 401K plan.

Company: Upstate Business Journal
Position: Business writer
Location: Greenville, SC
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
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Websites: http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/
http://greenvillejournal.com/
http://communityjournals.com/
http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/

Sports Contributor The Independent Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County 6/27/14
Versatile Sports Contributor wanted for Winter/Spring high school sports. Join the winningest sports team in Blythewood & Fairfield County. Resumes to: james@blythewoodonline.com
Reporter Civitas Media 4/25/14
Civitas Media LLC – the parent company of The Union Daily Times, The Newberry Observer, The Easley Progress, The Pickens Sentinel and Powdersville Post – is looking for reporters who can bolster coverage in the communities we cover for print, the web, Facebook and Twitter. The Union Daily Times is a daily, publishing Tuesday through Saturday while The Newberry Observer publishes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Easley Progress publishes on Wednesdays and Fridays in tandem with The Pickens Sentinel on Wednesdays and the Powdersville Post on Fridays. We need hard workers, multi-taskers, those with a love for local reporting, a flair for writing and a commitment to making our publications the best they can be in print and online. These are entry level positions but reporters with experience at a weekly are encouraged to apply. The weekly positions require news and sports reporting. Reporters are not required to have a personal digital camera but having one is a plus. What we are looking for:
  • Accuracy and clarity in writing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage time
  • Ability to think outside the box

To apply, send your resume/cover letter with at least five references who can speak directly to your talent, writing samples that show your local writing chops and photography skills and a letter telling us why you are the person for the job to NBOpublisher@civitasmedia.com.

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