Position Newspaper Date Posted

Weekend Digital Editor

The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette 11/17/16

The (Hilton Head) Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette seek a weekend digital editor to create and enhance local and regional content and reader engagement opportunities for our news sites. This position supervises reporters, oversees content generation, digital production and social media activities on Saturdays and Sundays and works evenings at the direction of the online editor other days of the week. We're looking for a self-starter with new ideas, writing and editing skills, solid judgment and experience with content management systems, SEO and social media and alternative story forms.
Key responsibilities:
-Directing weekend reporting staff
-Reporting and/or updating breaking local news
-Creating SEO-rich evergreen content
-Helping oversee main social media accounts
-Aggregating regional news content.
-Posting content to site and overseeing digital platforms nights and weekends.
-Monitoring and reacting to analytics platforms, such as Chartbeat and Omniture.
To apply
Please send a cover letter letter and resume and relevant examples of your work to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@islandpacket.com by Dec. 6.
About us
The Packet and Gazette are owned by The McClatchy Company, known for its high journalistic standards. The Packet was named newspaper of the year in 2015 by the S.C. Press Association and prioritizes digital excellence and watchdog journalism. And did we mention the beaches? Yes, we have gorgeous public beaches, beautiful natural scenery and a quality of life second to none.

Copy Editor/Page Designer

Index-Journal, Greenwood 11/08/16

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and detailed-oriented copy editor/page designer to join its award-winning team.
Yep, we're a small daily newspaper in South Carolina and you're wondering why you'd come here, right? 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. And we do it all in house. We don't outsource the major reporting, we don't outsource the designing and editing. And get this. We even print our newspaper on site. Take a look at the big boys and see how many can make that claim. In fact, we'd be happy to take applications from page designers who were part of the big conglomerate's downsizing plan and who thought they would have to resort to designing brochures or those adult coloring books.
In the past five years, our newspaper collected nearly 140 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 five years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful stretch in our newspaper's history.
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.

Breaking News Reporter

The Post and Courier, Charleston 10/27/16

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.

Criminal Justice Reporter

The Herald, Rock Hill 10/27/16

The Herald of Rock Hill, South Carolina, seeks an aggressive criminal justice reporter with strong deadline and multimedia skills to join its real-time breaking news team, mainly covering cops, courts and broader criminal justice news in our 3-county circulation area.
The successful applicant will be able to spot and develop high-interest crime and public safety stories for our online and print platforms. Strong video, SEO, social media and other multimedia skills are essential. Some familiarity with analytics would be helpful.
Ability to prioritize, work effectively with other reporters and editors, develop sources on the beat will be essential.  
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience with Open Records, requesting documents and data.
  • A team player mentality with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback and constantly communicate with appropriate supervisors.
  • Familiarity with multimedia, data visualization tools, social media.
  • Experience with web publishing to varied digital platforms. We want innovative, engaging storytelling optimized for however readers are accessing our content.

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.

Interested applicants should email resume, PDF versions of clips and links to multimedia content to: mrochester@heraldonline.com

Business Manager

Brunswick News Publishing Company, Brunswick, Ga. 10/17/16

Brunswick News Publishing Company in Brunswick, Ga., seeks a business manager responsible for the financial management of BNP Co. operations, including budget forecasting and control, accounting, purchasing, and general business functions to include oversight of accounts receivable and payable staff. Business manager works with outside accounting firm on an ongoing basis to ensure accurate and complete financial statements are available to the board of directors. Computer systems business manager will be required to master will include Quickbooks, Vision Data advertising space reservation system and newspaper circulation management software, or others as assigned. Reports to the general manager.
Special qualifications: Organizing and executive ability. Thorough familiarity with accounting procedures. Proficiency in accounting and other software programs. Resourcefulness in conducting business operations to facilitate and support the mission of this family-owned media company. A special qualification is discretion and the ability to prevent disclosure of private employee information and any information regarding the finances of a closely held family company. 
Experience: Successful experience in the newspaper business management or equivalent management experience in other business fields.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, institutional management, accounting, or related field; or bachelor’s degree and equivalent training through practical business experience.
To apply, email resume to General Manager Tim O’Briant at tobriant@goldenisles.news.

Assignment Editor/Digital Editor

The Herald, Rock Hill 9/28/16

The Herald of Rock Hill, South Carolina, seeks a creative Assignment Editor/Digital Editor for a hands-on newsroom position that includes: planning and execution of daily online coverage and special projects; coordinating presentation efforts throughout the newsroom, spearheading training efforts on SEO and social media best practices. While optimization of content for our various digital products will be the focus of this position, some weekend editing duties are required, and involve editing breaking news stories for print and online and minor page proofing. 

On the digital side, we want the digital assignment editor actively involved in planning and discussion among the various desks, encouraging thoughtful web-presentation on breaking news as well as enterprise; offering alternative storytelling ideas whenever possible – whatever is needed to continue The Herald’s transition into a digital-first oriented publication.

   The ideal candidate will have:

  • Advanced problem-solving skills.
  • A team player mentality with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to work well with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to take initiative, receive constructive feedback and constantly communicate with appropriate supervisors.
  • Familiarity with multimedia, data visualization tools, social media and web page design.
  • Experience with web publishing to varied digital platforms. We want innovative, engaging storytelling optimized for however readers are accessing our content.
  • Some line-editing experience, editing staff and wire stories for both print and web publication.

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.

Interested applicants should email resume, clips and links to multimedia content to: mrochester@heraldonline.com

Sales Superstars

The Sun News, Myrtle Beach 9/28/16

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

EVENT DETAILS 
When:    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time:     4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where:  The Sun News: 914 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

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

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

Able to attend? Email Ronny Bellorinni at rbellorinni@charlotteobserver.com to RSVP for an available time slot. NO WALK-INS, you must get a confirmation email to be admitted!

Local Account Executive

The Herald, Rock Hill 9/28/16

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

Local Account Executive

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Key Competencies:

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

Job Requirements:

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

The full-time position includes a competitive salary, commission program, and a comprehensive benefits package.
For consideration, please send resume to rbellorinni@charlotteobserver.com

Senior Editor

The Sun News, Myrtle Beach 9/26/16

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News has an immediate opening for an energetic senior editor with a great digital mind that will help lead our reporters and supporting editors grow our audience. 
The ideal candidate will have strong news judgment and be aggressive and obsessive about bringing our readers the news every day. This is the No. 2 person in our newsroom, and the right candidate will be responsible for day-to-day story management, a breaking news team, supervising and executing growth goals, developing and overseeing projects and handling freelance budgets.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Success managing multiple teams
• Strong organizational and copy editing skills
• Proven success of online growth with a detailed understanding of metrics
• Talent for reporter and story development
• Ability to multitask and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment
• A love for social media and exploring new ways to tell stories

Education:  College degree required.

Applicants should send cover letter, resume and clips to Stephanie Pedersen, Executive Editor, The Sun News, PO Box 406, Myrtle Beach SC, 29578, or email spedersen@thessunnews.com

McClatchy, one of the top digital media companies in the nation, is searching for the best of the best.
At McClatchy we don’t take hiring lightly. 
We look for talented, hard-working people. 
Come join us on our journey toward digital transformation. 
We could use more talented people. 
What can McClatchy offer you?

  • YOU can make a difference everyday:
  • Work for a company that truly values the individual.
  • Challenging, motivating, and a fun work environment. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.
  • Company culture that is guided by our core values, thriving on passion, challenging employees to make a difference every day, with excellence for the people we support every day. 

The real reason McClatchy is a great place to work: our people.

Learn how you can make a difference on Team McClatchy.

Niche Advertising Manager

The Post and Courier, Charleston 9/16/16

The Post and Courier is seeking a dynamic sales leader to grow the revenues of our award-winning portfolio of niche products. The Niche Advertising Manager will collaborate with the content and sales team to implement creative sales strategies for both print and digital.  Manager should have a proven record as a motivator, leader of change and problem solver as well as solid analytical skills for planning new products. Individual must possess strong leadership skills and will play an important role in the development and implementation of advertising strategies and rate structures. Manager will lead their team to maintain the standards of performance of the department.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Develop and execute strategic sales plans for the company’s niche and custom products, including print, digital and event formats.
  • Monitor and analyze print and digital metrics to ensure sales objectives are achieved.
  • Lead, develop, and train a team of multi-media account executives and build strong relationships among the department’s management and sales teams.
  • Monitors and analyzes competitive advertising rates. Recommends adjustments to rating strategies as necessary to remain competitive in the marketplace.
  • Monitor competitive print and digital media for trends, ideas, threats and opportunities. Implement short-term and long-term strategies from findings.
  • Attend local business meetings and events to meet and engage with business leaders.
  • Analyze workflow and make recommendations to streamline operations to create the best experience for internal and external customers.
  • Works with advertisers to develop successful relationships, including making sales calls with staff.
  • Plans, forecasts, and prepares departmental budget; determines revenue goals and related expenditures; conforms to budgetary requirements.
  • Promotes sales and readership of niche products by working with the niche and marketing department on promotional advertising and sales materials.
  • Creates sales material to assist account executives in selling special sections.
  • Works collaboratively with advertising sales and marketing leaders to develop effective incentive programs and sales strategies.

Cover letter including salary requirements and resumes may be emailed to Chris Zoeller at czoeller@postandcourier.com

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