Position Newspaper Date Posted
University Editor

Coastal Carolina University

6/30/15

Coastal Carolina University is accepting applications for the position of University Editor (Public Information Coordinator) in University Communication.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: proofing communication materials that are received in the Office of University Communication or developed internally by University Communication; rewriting communication pieces to meet professional standards, following Associated Press style requirements; managing the university proofing process to include, but not limited to, taking in and logging editing jobs, communicating the status with requestors, determining other University Communication team members who need to review submissions, saving and archiving completed jobs; authoring/co-authoring various written projects, as assigned, to include, but not limited to, letters, universitywide email communications, online web content; providing exceptional customer service to all University constituents; and performing other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree and related experience are required. Editorial experience in news, public relations or marketing is preferred. A successful candidate will also possess: self-motivation; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills; and proven experience in handling confidential matters, multiple tasks and regular interruptions.
Interested applicants may apply online at http://jobs.coastal.edu or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Coastal Carolina University, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday. Deadline to apply: July 14, 2015.
Public Information Coordinator (BC20), full-time position with benefits. SC State pay band 05. Normal work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to meet special scheduling needs of the University.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Copy editor/designer

The Sumter Item

6/29/15

Osteen Publishing, a family-owned company based in Sumter, South Carolina, is accepting applications for positions on our central design desk, which serves our daily newspaper in Sumter and several weeklies in three other states. We need a skilled copy editor who has an eye for design and meticulous proofreading skills to join its award-winning team. The ideal candidate should have experience with InDesign and Photoshop and should have some understanding of web application. Strong language skills and the ability to write attention-grabbing headlines are a must. You should also be able to edit for spelling, grammar and AP style, and work in a cooperative, productive manner. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package, plus vacation days the first year. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a relevant subject is preferred, and previous experience at a daily or weekly publication is a plus. Please email your resume and samples of your work to Rhonda Barrick, Rhonda@theitem.com.

Multimedia advertising sales specialist

Index-Journal

6/24/15

Have you had success selling Digital Advertising Products? Want to have a key role in an organization? Tired of the big corporate media company? This is your opportunity to work for a 100 yr old, family owned company, and make a difference right here in South Carolina. If you have prior digital media sales experience this may be the ideal time to make a change. We are looking to hire a motivated, customer focused sales professional to work with a loyal customer base, address and meeting customer needs with appropriate media solutions for their business. Primary responsibilities will be a “go to” specialist working with existing staff, to help sell a suite of multimedia products to small and medium size businesses in our target market. Qualified candidates must be ambitious, goal oriented, and well organized. Unlimited earning potential, management track if desired. For consideration, please email your resume to: egunderson@indexjournal.com

Editor

The Herald

6/23/15

The Herald, a daily media company in Rock Hill, S.C., has an opening for its top editor position.

The job will include responsibility for the overall news operation as well as the editorial page, leading a staff of 15 in delivering content across multiple platforms.

The successful candidate will have top journalism credentials and integrity, a proven management track record, and the commitment, drive and urgency to maintain The Herald’s position as the foremost local source for information in the three counties it serves in the north central area of South Carolina. We’re looking for both a visionary and a hands-on editor, one who has excellent coaching and staff development skills, and who has demonstrated the ability to effectively lead in a quickly changing industry.

We expect our award-winning news team to excel in both the immediate story and in investigative, watchdog reporting. Digital presentation and audience growth are top-of-mind, including integration of video and alternative methods of storytelling by everyone on staff. Our top editor sets the tone.

He/she will also be a member of a cross-divisional leadership team within The Herald, as well as working with regionalized operations such as production. Strategic thinking and excellent, timely communication skills will both be essential. We are looking for someone who thinks beyond the newsroom and regularly contributes to making our entire operation a success.

Resumes should be sent to Debbie Abels, President and Publisher, The Herald, 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, 29730.

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Copy Editor/Page Designer

Index-Journal

6/19/15

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and detailed-oriented copy editor/page designer to join its award-winning team.

Your first thoughts? Small daily newspaper in a little South Carolina town? Me? We don’t blame you. We don’t have the glitz and glamour of a major metro -- you know, when major metros were plentiful and designers were too. We do, however, have a hard-working staff that has far surpassed the parameters established for a small, daily newspaper. Your second thought might be “Hey, didn’t they just advertise this position?” Yes, we did. And we thought all was good, the position is filled. You know the saying, though. Stuff happens. We still want and need a solid designer on our team.

In the past four years, our newspaper collected 115 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 four years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.

One reason why we've been so successful has been an increased emphasis on presentation.

This is the ideal job for somebody fresh out of college or a talented journalist looking to make the move up from a weekly, but proven veterans looking to relocate to a charming Southern city are welcome to apply too.

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 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 Media Manager

Index-Journal

6/19/15

The Index-Journal, a family owned daily community newspaper, seeks an experienced Digital Media Manager with a proven track record to develop and implement a multi-media, digital-first strategy. The Digital Media Manager will work closely with the newsroom and advertising to develop an engaging web presence. This individual should be able to create, implement and manage a strategy for utilizing the company's CMS software, website and social media platforms to improve and enhance our products' reach and marketability.

Responsibilities include:
        • manage all day-to-day digital media strategy
        • work with Editor to establish story ideas and innovative content
        • generate innovative online content not limited to online forums, niche web products, video content, mobile news generation, blogging, social media and breaking news
        • conduct planning/buying activity for assigned accounts
        • collaborate with Client Services and other digital channels (SEM, SEO, Mobile & Social)
        • lead the development of a collaborative/creative culture among key company departments

Required Skills:
        • ability to develop strong audience engagement
        • graphic design experience using Adobe Creative Suite
        • knowledge of HTML, CSS and other programming languages
        • experience planning and leading content and advertising driven projects while collaborating with colleagues across
departments
        • strong leadership and strategic planning skills
        • ability to train current staff to use analytics to better understand audience behavior

Job Requirements:
        • Bachelor's degree in journalism

The ideal candidate must be an expert at analyzing data, thinking creatively and coming up with innovative media strategies to ensure we reach our target audience at the right time in the most effective and efficient way.

Send cover letter, resume and appropriate work samples to Mundy Price, Index-Journal, P.O. Box 1018, Greenwood, SC 29648. Or email to mprice@indexjournal.com. No phone calls, please.
News Editor

The Cheraw Chronicle

6/17/15

We're seeking a versatile community journalist with a nose for news to cover the people, places, issues and events of a small town steeped in Southern charm. The Cheraw Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in Cheraw, S.C., is looking for a full-time news editor. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a jack of all journalistic trades who's as comfortable behind a camera as in front of a keyboard.

Reporting and photography will be the main job duties, along with editing contributed content and recruiting and managing stringers. Page design is done remotely at a regional pagination hub. The news editor will make story placement decisions and work collaboratively with designers through a Web-based content management system.

This journalist will work independently and must be able to enterprise, prioritize and plan stories. Newspaper experience is required, along with a positive attitude, a natural curiosity and a heart for community news.

The Chronicle is based in Cheraw, a 5,800-population town in South Carolina's northeastern midlands. It's 90 minutes away from Columbia and Charlotte, N.C., and boasts rich Native American history, a thriving theater and arts scene and a state park with an 18-hole golf course and a 300-acre lake. The newspaper is 125 years old and a fixture in the community.

Opportunities for personal development and career advancement abound within The Chronicle's parent company, Davidson, N.C.-based Civitas Media, which oversees more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,300 people in 11 states. To be considered for this opportunity, send a resume and five of your best clips to Corey Friedman at chreditor@civitasmedia.com.

News reporters

The Island Packet

6/15/15

The Island Packet in Hilton Head, SC, has multiple openings for news reporters as part of a restructure. Come work in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
All levels of experience will be considered, but applicants should be able to show a history of strong enterprise work, the ability to break news, video and social media excellence and an understanding of digital audiences.
The IP and our sister paper, The Beaufort Gazette, have a combined circulation of about 25,000. We do offer competitive salaries, but note that we do not offer relocation expense help.
Send a link to your portfolio or website to Executive Editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com to be considered. 

Please put the words "news reporter" in the subject field.
Sports reporter

The Island Packet

6/15/15

The Island Packet in Hilton Head, SC, seeks a combination golf writer/general assignment sports reporter. Come work in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Golf is the No. 1 beat in our market, and we seek someone who can deliver strong enterprise and become an expert voice on the beat. An understanding of digital audiences, social media and video editing is a must.
The IP and our sister paper, The Beaufort Gazette, have a combined circulation of about 25,000. We do offer competitive salaries, but note that we do not offer relocation expense help.
Send a link to your portfolio or website to Executive Editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com to be considered. 

Please put the words "golf writer" in the subject field.
Sports designer/copy editor

The Island Packet

6/15/15

The Island Packet in Hilton Head, SC, seeks a lead sports designer/copy editor. Come work in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
If you like playing out of the box, we may be the place for you. We value bold, creative work. Sports copy editing skills are a must.
The IP and our sister paper, The Beaufort Gazette, have a combined circulation of about 25,000. We do offer competitive salaries, but note that we do not offer relocation expense help.
Send a link to your portfolio or website to Executive Editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com to be considered. 

Please type the words "sports design" in the subject field.
Digital lead account executive

The Herald Media Group

6/2/15

We have an exciting opportunity to specialize in selling digital advertising solutions for The Herald Media Group!  The Digital Lead Account Representative is responsible for consultatively selling online advertising solutions using our suite of digital solutions to include the heraldonline.com network, Reputation Management, Digital Buzz Solutions (extended audience reach), Yahoo!, Search Engine Marketing and more. This position must handle the needs of an account base and prospecting for new business. Requires working with the core multi-media account executives to build online business revenue. This opportunity comes with a salary plus a substantial bonus plan that will reward you for your efforts.
REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Energy, enthusiasm and dedication are musts!
  • Cultivate client relationships through your ability to understand their marketing and business objectives.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of diligence, accountability and strategic thinking.
  • Drive to achieve/exceed sales goals.
  • Champion, train and lead new and existing online solutions. Conduct informational training sessions during team weekly sales meetings.
  • Champion and lead the sales team targeted publication advertising.
  • Generate new business via networking, self-generated qualified leads, provided business leads, market research and cold call prospecting.
  • Effective completion of needs assessment with target accounts and development of comprehensive proposals/presentations.
  • Experience selling online solutions is a plus.
  • Experience in account management (maintaining the relationship and increasing sales  opportunities).
  • Experience working with a fast sales cycle for a quick close.
  • Must be an accomplished PC user and have a clear understanding of the Interactive media.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask while providing excellent customer service.
  • High School required; four year degree preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

EOE

Send resumes to: lsmith@heraldonline.com
Copy Editor

Aiken Standard

6/1/15

The Aiken Standard is seeking a full-time copy editor/page designer.  The 15,000 circulation daily newspaper located in beautiful Aiken, S.C., is owned by Evening Post Industries and covers the close-knit community of Aiken and surrounding towns.

We are an award-winning newspaper, and the current holder of the coveted President’s Cup. We are a newsroom that prides itself on teamwork, innovation and dedication – these traits are a must, and have led to a great working and learning environment in our newsroom!

Ideal candidate is a fast, reliable self-starter with an eye for design who can handle any page in the newspaper, from A1 to feature pages. 
• Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and some holidays.
• Previous copy desk and page design experience preferred. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Daily page design, including 1A, news and feature pages
• Editing local copy for spelling, grammar and AP style
• Writing engaging, informative headlines
• Identifying holes in stories and working with reporters to get details
• Web editing and updating social media sites 
• Contributing story ideas and editorial ideas

Requirements:
• Passion for and skilled at following the news - from world and national news to local events
• Strong skills with writing, editing, headline writing and AP style
• Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred 
• Ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills on daily basis
 • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or relevant subject
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. and surrounding area a plus
• Must be a team player! We want to add a smart, interesting and hard-working individual to our team who is ready to collaborate with others and strive for accuracy and dynamic page design daily.

This is a full-time position, with a pay rate that equates relevant experience in the business, as well as insurance and 401(k) benefits. 
Please email cover letter, resume, references and work samples to News Editor Holly Ellington by June 19 at hellington@aikenstandard.com.

No phone calls please.
Government beat freelancer

The Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County

5/15/15

Midlands weekly seeks part time/freelance government beat writer. Send resume to: james@blythewoodonline.com

Editor

GSA Business

5/4/15

GSA Business, an award-winning B2B publisher in the Upstate of South Carolina, is looking for an editor to lead its news operation and join our statewide newsgathering team.

The editor is responsible for driving news coverage for the entire region and helping set the tone for statewide news. We produce a biweekly newspaper, daily emails and numerous other publications each year. You also will be writing, editing and developing stories to appear across South Carolina in collaboration with our newsrooms in Columbia and Charleston.

We value individual talent as well as leadership in a team environment. You must be able to see the bigger issues surrounding a news story and help guide our reporters to tell the most compelling story possible. Experience in newsroom management and a thorough grasp of AP style is highly valuable.

Nestled in the foothills of South Carolina, GSA Business covers the Upstate region from our offices in Greenville. The Upstate offers a dynamic and growing place to live and work with a vibrant downtown, culinary and performing arts scenes and with a lower cost of living than comparable nearby areas, including Atlanta, Asheville and Charlotte.

Send a resume and three clips to Lisa Jones at ljones@scbiznews.com. No phone calls, please. We typically get inundated with resumes when we have a job opening, so we are only able to contact those who make the first cut.

Reporter

The Lancaster News

5/4/15

The Lancaster News, a tri-weekly paid newspaper with a circulation of 9,800, is seeking a general assignment reporter who will cover several beats. The position reports directly to the editor. The successful candidate will have the ambition and energy to cover everything that moves in the assigned territory and be first and best with every story and photo. Lancaster, SC is located approximately 30 miles south of Charlotte, NC. The newspaper can also be found online at www.thelancasternews.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field desired
• Good writing, researching and interviewing skills
• Good grammar, spelling and punctuation required
• Competency in photography, Photoshop
• Good pagination skills designing pages in InDesign
• Commitment to quality in all aspects, from news coverage to design
• Good organization and time management skills
• Knowledge and interest in the Internet and Social Media
• Must have a vehicle to travel to assignments; valid drivers' license and proof of vehicle insurance must be provided.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Write news, features, and columns, as assigned.
• Take photographs as assigned and to accompany news stories.
• Cover assigned beats. Will include attending meetings at nights and covering spot news.
• Develop/write features and news for special publications, promotions.
• Come up with story ideas relevant to the local community.
• Meet deadlines.
• Serve as positive liaison with the public.

WORK SCHEDULE:
Roughly 45 hours, with some evening and weekend work required.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://landmarkcommunitynewspapers.applicantpro.com/jobs/218765-70538.html

Multimedia journalist

Morning News

4/28/15

The Morning News in Florence, S.C., a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, has an immediate opening for a multimedia journalist. We are seeking a newsroom superstar who has first-rate skills as a photographer and reporter. If you aren’t passionate about both shooting and writing for digital and print platforms, this job isn’t for you.
Variety is what this job offers. Versatility is what it demands. The selected journalist should be exceptional at juggling photo assignments such as shooting high school football, NASCAR races, festivals and spot news with beat reporting that would include producing breaking news, features and enterprise stories.
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. We are a very visual paper that plays good photos and stories well, and at scnow.com, we continue to expand our storytelling online through multimedia presentation 

The ideal candidate will have a solid portfolio that includes links to photo galleries, slideshows and videos, plus writing samples of three deadline and three nondeadline stories in addition to strong references. Two years of small- to mid-sized newspaper experience is preferred. Reliable transportation is a must. EOE/M/F/D/V. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers.

Accounting professional

S.C. Press Association

4/27/15

Accounting professional sought by newspaper trade association located in Columbia. Degree or significant experience required. Responsibilities include: A/P, A/R, monthly closings for non-profit and affiliated for-profit corporation. Experience with Quickbooks and Excel a must. Salary and benefits, resumes to: rsavely@scpress.org. No phone calls.

Key Account Executive

Lakelands Magazines

4/22/15

Upstate Media Company is looking for a talented sales executive to join our team. Focusing entirely on an expanding inventory of glossy, niche publications, we are looking for a closer with a proactive approach to targeting accounts and winning new business. This a top tier compensation position in a terrific environment. Benefit package, vacation, sick time. To apply, send resume to egunderson@indexjournal.com. No phone calls please.

Experienced Press Operator

The Lancaster News 4/22/15

The Lancaster News has an immediate opening for an experienced press operator for an 8-unit Goss Community Press including one-three high and stack unit.  A complete benefits package is offered including Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance and 401(k) plan with employer match.  Qualifications include 3-years press experience, ability to lift up to 70+pounds, physically capable of standing for long periods of time with routine bending, stooping, climbing and lifting and ability to operate clamp truck. Essential functions include operating press to provide quality print products for external and internal customers, maintaining a safe work area and providing routine maintenance and press repair. This is a full time position mostly working evenings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons.   To apply mail resume to:  PO Box 640, Lancaster, SC  29721 or email resume to srowell@thelancasternews.com. Application may also be completed at 701 North White Street, Lancaster, SC
EOE

Graphic Artist Free Times 4/20/15

Print and Digital
F/T or P/T

Assignment: Design ads using InDesign and Photoshop on a Mac platform for both print and digital media. Assist with posting and updating digital platforms.

Skills: Must be fast, creative, able to handle a high volume of work, detail-oriented and a self-starter who can work without close supervision. Must be a team player who can work closely with sales staff to ensure that advertising customers are satisfied. Must have experience producing print and digital advertising and using social media.

Schedule: Full-time position Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:30. Must be flexible to accommodate special production needs as necessary. Part-time position hours variable, but include full days Monday and Tuesday.

Compensation: Competitive entry-level salary. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, SIRA.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and samples of work to publisher@free-times.com.

Reporter Herald-Journal 4/17/15

The Herald-Journal, a 30,000 daily in Spartanburg, S.C., is seeking a tenacious reporter who is comfortable covering any beat in the newsroom. Experience at a small daily is preferred.
We want a bulldog who doesn’t give up on a story. We want a writer who can grab readers’ attention and move them. We want someone who can cover a wide range of issues and features. We want someone who can live-tweet breaking news situations and is able to use multiple social media channels to build a network of sources. Do you know Storify? Good. It's even better if you know Pinterest, Instagram and SoundCloud. Maybe you can teach us a thing or two about Yik Yak.
We want someone who can knock out award-winning stories on a regular basis. But we also want someone who can see something on their way into work and turn it into a brief that we can put on the Web. We want weekly A1 centerpieces. And we want in-depth enterprise packages for the weekend.
We want someone who can shoot video. We want someone who is comfortable taking their own photos -- with a phone or with a DSLR -- if the situation demands it.
We're looking for someone who is willing to learn, who is not afraid to dive into a tough situation.
And we want someone who has a good attitude. The Herald-Journal has a good team. Our newsroom has won the President’s Cup for overall excellence from the South Carolina Press Association in six out of the past seven years. Come join our team.
Please email resumes to michael.smith@shj.com.

Community Journalist The Seneca Journal 4/14/15

We’re looking for an eager and energetic journalist who can join the tight-knit team at our five-day daily in the beautiful Golden Corner of South Carolina and help our newspaper continue to thrive.
Our community is a wonderland for anyone who loves the great outdoors and small-town living, and we’re just a short drive from Greenville, S.C., one of the South’s best mid-sized cities, and a couple hours from Atlanta and Charlotte.
While some newspapers are struggling to keep subscribers, generate revenue and avoid layoffs, The (Seneca, S.C.) Journal’s home print subscriptions are up about 15 percent in the last five years, and we have an annual goal of 3 to 5 percent growth.
This position will require covering several beats and churning out multiple stories a day, and versatility is crucial. Our reporters are not only asked to cover their beats, but fill in on others, as well as contribute Lifestyle features, help with special sections and more.
The position is for a news reporter, but one reason we have been able to excel with a small editorial staff — a 10-person newsroom — is by taking advantage of our journalists’ unique skill sets.
While our Tuesday through Saturday print schedule means most weekends are off, we do have a rotation to ensure a reporter is on call in the event of breaking news.
This opening would be ideal for a recent college graduate looking to get their foot in the door of the journalism business or a veteran who wants to work at a newspaper that truly matters and makes a difference in its community.

Please send a cover letter, resume and work samples to newsed@upstatetoday. No phone calls, please.
Business Manager Morning News 4/13/15

The Morning News/Carolina Publishing Group in Florence, SC, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is searching for an experienced, hands-on Business Manager to join our team. The position oversees all accounting and business operations for multiple locations with a 3-person staff. The position reports directly to the Group Publisher with some responsibility to the Division Controller.
Primary responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, monthly reports, monthly closing, self-auditing, developing and managing internal key controls and staff supervision and development.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to work in a collaborative, team based organization with strong relationship skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Access, as well as financial software packages, strong organizational, written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to mentor, inspire and manage a team.

BA/BS in Accounting or Finance required with a minimum of  3+ years related experience. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers. EOE/M/F/F/V.
Multimedia Journalist Independent Mail 4/9/15

Immediate Opening for a multi-media journalist to cover education for the award winning Independent Mail. The Independent Mail is located in Anderson, SC in upstate South Carolina and Greenville DMA and celebrated its 100th year of service to the Anderson SC community in 1999.

This is a hard news role emphasizing sophisticated examinations of issues affecting students, parents, adminstrators and employers as public education in South Carolina is under pressure for underperforming nationally. The state and our local districts are struggling with changing curricula in the wake of the rejection of Common Core standards, a state Supreme Court ruling that funding is inadequate, and employers clamoring for graduates capable of handling jobs in a growing manufacturing area. While our reporters are expected to be competent in the latest digital tools as we embrace mobile and web first publishing, the successful candidate will have to be well-grounded in fundamental reporting skills, including source development, data analysis and idea generation. 

Please apply at www.jmg.com. Requisition number 8604.

Plant Manager Standard Publishing (Shepherdsville, KY) 4/7/15

Standard Publishing in Shepherdsville, KY, is seeking a plant manager who will have overall responsibility for the printing plant operations, production, safety, environmental compliance, administrative support, and the timely delivery and overall quality of the printed end product for both Landmark Community Newspapers and commercial work. In addition to supervisory training, hiring and staff development, the plant manager is also responsible for all applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) functions, vehicle dispatch and DOT recordkeeping and driver training.

The 20,000 sq. ft. plant has a 14-unit Color King, cold-offset web press and includes a variety of formats – magazine, tabloid, broadsheet and digest.  Post press equipment includes:  two Kansa insert lines with ink jet labeling systems (one insert line has a Kansa multi feeder unit and a sticky note applicator), Muller stitcher/trimmer machine, and four (4) delivery vehicles.  The plant has 28 full-time and 5 part-time employees. All plant supervisors report directly to the Plant Manager. 

Shepherdsville is a growing community and the county seat of Bullitt County, which is located about 20 miles south of Louisville, KY.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or at least five (5) years’ related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven managerial skills and demonstrated ability to get results
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, procedure manuals and respond to questions from managers, employees, customers and vendors.
  • Computer literacy and an ability to work well with numbers. Be able to provide pricing for outside customers.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to deal with problems in an appropriate manner.
  • Commitment to high standards of quality, safety and efficiency
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with and knowledgeable in the application of government regulations regarding hazardous materials, chemicals and ink
  • Possess excellent time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and climb up and down stacked press units

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Ensure acceptable business results are achieved: profitability, quality and safety.
  • Solicit, bid and generate new business revenue.
  • Maintain relationships with all customers to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Actively participate in any plant process as needed to ensure the on-time delivery of a quality product.
  • Lead production teams in day-to–day operations of the plant for all shifts in accordance with LCN’s policies and applicable governmental laws.
  • Interview, hire and train staff as well as assign and direct the work.
  • Maintain adequate and timely collection procedures for commercial accounts receivable.
  • Analyze, coordinate, organize and lead plant operations and procedures to ensure the safe, efficient and timely delivery of all printing commitments.
  • Evaluate plant production, revise procedures, recommend policy changes and continuously review and establish the means to improve efficiency of work flow, safety and equipment reliability.
  • Tightly manage all inventory levels, yet ensure the inventory of consumable products and critical spare parts is maintained at sufficient levels at all times to prevent interruption in production or services.
  • Ensure the financial administration, accountability and petty cash management functions are properly managed and audited.
  • Plan and implement capital projects.
  • Develop, administer and adhere to the plant’s annual operating budget.
  • Ensure plant compliance at all times with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including OSHA, EPA, DOT, fire, Life Safety Code, and other regulatory programs as well as Company programs.
  • Overall responsibility for the physical plant security.  Establish and maintain control of plant access to ensure that only qualified personnel are allowed into high-noise areas and areas where machines, presses and equipment are operating or material handling operations are conducted.
  • Monitor workers’ compensation claims to track high-cost or precedent setting situations that are industry specific and take preventive action.

Qualified candidates should apply to:
Dan Sykes, Executive Vice President
Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC
P. O. Box 549
Shelbyville, KY 40066-0549
Email: gmplant@lcni.com

Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI Human Resource Director if making application. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Reporters sought Index-Journal 3/20/15

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for two talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers 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 well more than 100 South Carolina Press Association awards, many of which have been for our investigative reporting, beat coverage and feature writing. 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 positions we're looking to fill are crucial to our team. We need a reporter to take hold of the health beat (our hospital is one of the area's larger employers), but also tackle general news. On the health front, coverage goes beyond hospitals and the Affordable Care Act. We need a reporter who can sort through health care's alphabet soup of DHEC, CDC, HIPAA and the like. Candidates should be able  to dig into local reporting on all levels and not be afraid of asking the tough questions. After all, that's the kind of reporting that garners awards and accolades from the readers. 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 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 also seeking a solid candidate to capture the arts and entertainment scene, and not just in our four-county coverage area. Greenwood and the surrounding Lakelands offer plenty in art, music, theater, dance and more -- much being homegrown talent that warrants regular coverage. We have a number of night spots that feature local and imported talent, as well as a healthy handful of restaurants. We even have a local micro brewery that just started up! Additionally, Greenwood is home to highly successful and popular festivals. But we also want to keep our readers abreast of things to do beyond our coverage area that are within a short drive. The right candidate will be able to balance the mix effectively and efficiently, leading the effort to fill our Sunday features section with appropriate material, while assisting with features for our weekly Taste and Faith pages, which explore matters of the palate and matters that are spiritual. The right candidate will be flexible enough to occasionally generate stories for the general news section.

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 candidates must understand local news matters and can convey that through stories and photos (when our photographer isn't available). Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike.

If you think either of these jobs sound 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.

Social Media Editor The Post and Courier 3/19/15

Don’t really need a social life? OK with watching every TV show with a smart phone clutched in one hand and a tablet in your lap? Well, then, here’s a job you can’t miss: The Post and Courier, a growing family-owned news organization based in beautiful Charleston, S.C., is looking for a social media editor to help us grow our audience across social networks and connect with and engage our readers on all platforms.

We’re looking for an always-on newshound who will build relationships across our community, help us break news and be the engagement expert in our newsroom. We want a kick-ass journalist with strong social media skills who understands the rigors of this job and, in fact, embraces them. If you want a nice place to settle down to enjoy the azaleas and the slow, southern pace of life, don’t apply. If you’re willing to give up those creature comforts and break news with one of the region’s most respected reporting teams, let us know. Despite this job’s considerable demands, and to paraphrase the late, great David Carr, “it beats working.”

Our company provides a break from the cost-cutting (at all costs) recent history of corporate-owned media. The Post and Courier’s local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this news organization and its reputation. While many are still handing out pink slips, we’ve added positions to our newsroom in 2015 and have been collecting big national awards along the way.

(Oh, yeah, did we mention you’d be living minutes from the beach – smartphones work there, too! -- and in a city that Conde Nast recently ranked the No. 2 place to visit in the world? Well, there’s that.)

If you can show us you’re the right fit for this job, contact Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com.

Multi-Media Account Executive Herald-Journal 3/17/15

Are You the One?
We are looking for a Multi-Media Account Executive.

Someone who is a driven self-starter who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of integrated multi-media advertising solutions. This position will work with existing clientele and new prospects to actively develop new business and formulate multi-media recommendations that connect our solutions to advertisers’ specific needs.

Additional Talents:
• Develops new business from cold calling, prospecting and analyzing competitive media
• Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of all multi-media products: digital, print, broadcast
• Communicates advertising solutions professionally in person, over the phone or via e-mail
• Maintains and grows profitable revenues within existing business clientele

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required
• Prior experience in digital / print sales preferred
• Strong computer skills - MS Office Suite / CRM
• Excellent written / verbal communication skills
• Analytical and detail-oriented thought process

To apply, e-mail resume to leslie.godfrey@shj.com.
Herald-Journal – GoUpstate.com

The Herald-Journal is a 35,000 circulation daily newspaper, located in Spartanburg, SC, owned by GateHouse Media. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package with the opportunity for professional growth and development. Benefits include: vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, a 401(k) retirement savings program, medical, dental, and much more.
Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

EOE/DFWP

Reporter: Innovators, Start ups and Entrepreneurs The Greenville News 3/17/15

The Greenville News in Greenville, S.C., is looking for a technology-minded journalist to report on Greenville's innovators, entrepreneurs and the bustling startup community.

Greenville is home to a rich mix of visionaries, builders, entrepreneurs and independent small business owners. The cornerstone of this beat will be in chronicling the new products, ideas and visionaries in the heart of South Carolina¹s Upstate region.

Reporters should be adept at personality profiles and great storytelling, but this is more than a soft news beat.  Be prepared to look at trends in labor statistics, pore over patent applications  and engage in thoughtful analysis of an innovation-based economy.

Greenville is a regional economic powerhouse and an incubator to some of South Carolina¹s most innovative businesses.  The perfect candidate will be just as at home in quirky co-working spaces downtown as they are in the wood-paneled office suites of Fortune 500 companies like BMW, Michelin, GE and Lockheed Martin.

This beat dovetails with a second economic trends reporter and functions as part of a reporter-centric news operation that values innovative storytelling and engaging with our audience in settings that range from coffee shops and craft breweries to group meetups and large-scale forums.

While we're looking for excellent reporters and writers, your ability to handle a camera in a pinch and shoot video is a plus!  We admire versatility.

Greenville is a vibrant community at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and is home to some of the nation¹s best mountain biking, hiking and kayaking. The metro area of 850,000 boasts  a nascent craft beer industry, a vibrant arts community and an emerging dining scene that led Esquire to describe Greenville as poised to become the South¹s best food city. Find out why CBS News called Greenville one of the hottest new vacation destinations of 2015 and Google recently named our community as its South Carolina eCity of choice.

To apply, click here.

Copy editor/page designer Index-Journal 3/10/15

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and detailed-oriented copy editor/page designer to join its award-winning team.
Your first thoughts? Small daily newspaper in a little South Carolina town? Me? We don’t blame you. We don’t have the glitz and glamour of a major metro -- you know, when major metros were plentiful and designers were too. We do, however, 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, 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 four years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.
One reason why we've been so successful has been an increased emphasis on presentation.
This is the ideal job for somebody fresh out of college or a talented journalist looking to make the move up from a weekly, but proven veterans looking to relocate to a charming Southern city are welcome to apply too.
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 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.

 

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