Position Newspaper Date Posted
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

Copy Editor/Page Designer

Aiken Standard

5/4/16

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 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, and page design samples to News Editor Holly Ellington by May 20 at hellington@aikenstandard.com.

No phone calls please.

Reporter

The Greer Citizen

5/2/16

The Greer Citizen, an award-winning weekly newspaper located between Greenville and Spartanburg, is seeking a reporter to cover news in the Greer area and the surrounding communities of Taylors, Lyman, Duncan and Wellford.

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week.

Qualifications include solid knowledge of newspaper writing and AP style, the ability to find and produce stories that are relevant to the community, and meet deadlines.

Experience in InDesign and Photoshop are a plus.

Those interested are asked to e-mail a resume, references and writing samples to Billy Cannada, editor, at billy@greercitizen.com. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 17.

News Editor

The North Augusta Star

4/28/16

The North Augusta Star, a 10,000 circulation weekly paper in North Augusta, S.C., is seeking to fill the position of News Editor.

The News Editor will report and write for the paper, as well as supervise additional reporters and freelancers. The Star covers all facets of North Augusta, including local government, education and sports.

The Star focuses on daily online coverage of happenings within the city of North Augusta, SC, with a print edition of the newspaper published weekly.  North Augusta is located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga., the home of The Masters.

The Star is under the umbrella of Aiken Communications, along with sister paper Aiken Standard. 
Aiken Communications is owned by Evening Post Industries, which also owns The Post & Courier of Charleston. 

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.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn't hesitate to work hard to get them. Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, recognizing trends and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea. Management experience a plus.

Reporter must also have the ability to pull ideas from beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute that through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories.
This position will report directly to the Executive Editor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Managing staff and planning coverage and content
• General assignment reporting
• Expanding on city and county news
• Localizing national headlines
• Writing enterprise pieces and in-depth pieces
• Generating story ideas
• Taking photographs to accompany stories
• Managing social media accounts

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 3-5 clips to Executive Editor Michael Smith at msmith@aikenstandard.com no later than May 13. No phone calls, please.

General Assignment Reporter

The North Augusta Star

4/28/16

The North Augusta Star, a 10,000 circulation weekly paper in North Augusta, S.C., is seeking a general assignment reporter, with a focus on daily coverage of happenings within the city of North Augusta, SC.
North Augusta is located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga., the home of The Masters.

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.

The ideal candidate is a hard-working go-getter who must want answers to questions and who doesn't hesitate to work hard to get them. Candidate should be adept at covering breaking news, recognizing trends and knowing how to develop stories that can start from a single idea.

Reporter must also have the ability to pull ideas from beat, recognize the bigger picture and execute that through more in-depth pieces and enterprise stories.
This position will report directly to the News Editor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Localizing national headlines
• General assignment reporting
• Expanding on city and county news
• Writing enterprise pieces and in-depth pieces
• Generating story ideas
• 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 3-5 clips to Executive Editor Michael Smith at msmith@aikenstandard.com no later than May 13. No phone calls, please.

Government and Economic Development Reporter

The Herald

4/27/16

The Herald of Rock Hill, SC, seeks an experienced government & economic development reporter.  We want someone focused on government accountability throughout our three-county coverage area, as well as occasional takeouts on statewide governance issues, growth and economic development. Candidates should be adept at filing public record requests, using documents and computer-assisted reporting skills to hold institutions and leaders accountable. The reporter will need to have the ability to analyze data, including budgets and other documents, and also must be able to use social media to research content, disseminate their reporting, build sources and engage audiences. Coverage will range from breaking news to enterprise and watchdog stories. Weekly schedule will include light editing one day a week.

This position will be part of a true team culture in the newsroom – collaborating with editors and peers on short- and long-term enterprise, breaking news and watchdog stories. Candidates should possess an authoritative writing style and a deep understanding of how to tell stories for digital platforms as well as traditional print.

About Rock Hill and The Herald:
Rock Hill is approximately 20 miles south of downtown Charlotte, N.C., and about 85 miles north of Columbia, S.C., the state capital. All major Southern cities are within easy driving distance, including Asheville, Raleigh, Atlanta and Orlando.
With an average daily print circulation of about 24,000, and more than 500,000 unique visitors to our website monthly, The Herald serves the greater Rock Hill area, which includes York, Chester and parts of Lancaster counties. York County is the second fastest-growing county in South Carolina, with more than 190,000 residents.

Interested applicants should email resume, clips and links to multimedia content to: Editor Mark J. Rochester at mrochester@heraldonline.com.

Part-time Sales Assistant

The Manning Times

4/25/16

The Manning Times, one of the oldest, continually published weekly newspapers in South Carolina, is looking for a talented, motivated and goal-oriented sales assistant for a part-time position aiding our top-notch sales staff. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter, have reliable transportation and be organized, personable and friendly. Send resumes, references and examples of work to editorial@manninglive.com.

Editor

The Hartsville Messenger

4/18/16

The Hartsville Messenger, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, seeks an editor to oversee two journalists on a staff that produces content for a biweekly newspaper and website – scnow.com/messenger – in Hartsville, S.C. This is a hands-on position requiring the ability to report and edit seamlessly in addition to shooting photos and videos. The position will plan coverage, manage employees and maintain strong community involvement.

The Messenger is one of four weeklies affiliated with the Morning News, a daily newspaper in nearby Florence, S.C. Hartsville is a thriving, charming community in Darlington County that is home to Coker College and Sonoco, one of the world’s largest global packaging companies and the largest corporation by revenue in South Carolina.

The ideal candidate will have a knack for writing all types of stories, including news, sports, features and editorials. The emphasis for this position is on breaking news, high school sports coverage and photography. An ability to recognize opportunities and develop a plan to build the print and digital audience is essential.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Quark, ACT and AP style is a must. Prior experience with and understanding of multimedia journalism is required. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications with two years of reporting or editing experience is required.EOE/M/F/D/V.

Contact:
Kim S. Granger, Director of Human Resources
310 South Church Street
Florence, SC 29506
843-317-7215
jobs@florencenews.com

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