Position Newspaper Date Posted
Experienced Journalist Morning News 8/29/14
The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company is seeking a self-motivated, high-energy journalist to cover assignments in Florence, SC. The job requires the ability to cover breaking news, produce quality enterprise stories for the newspaper, and our website, www.SCnow.com. The candidate selected will be assigned a beat, depending upon their abilities and interests, and the needs of the newsroom, so the ability to develop sources and cover a specific area is essential. Because the Morning News and scnow.com report news around the clock, candidates must demonstrate commitment to the philosophy that news gathering is a “24/7” process.

Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, QuarkXpress and Photoshop as well as some knowledge of software programs that aid in posting to the Web.  Must be willing to learn new things, be flexible and able to adapt and grow with the job. Must be able to take photographs and shoot video to accompany stories, or be willing to learn same. Candidates will be required to post video, photographs and stories to the Web, along with copy editing and page proofing. A valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, proof of auto insurance and the ability to cover assignments at night or on weekends is required.

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related discipline preferred. Experience working in a digital newsroom a plus. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers or email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Reporter The Horry Independent 8/29/14
The Horry Independent newspaper in Conway, SC has an immediate opening for a general assignments reporter with an emphasis on the schools beat. Contact Editor Kathy Ropp, 843-248-6671 or email: kathy.ropp@myhorrynews.com
Sports editor Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 8/29/14

Do you see journalism as more than just a job?
Do you love high school sports?
Do you have reporting and photography skills to produce a first class sports section each week?
Do you have experience with online and InDesign print production?
If this sounds like you, please send resume to JerryBellune@yahoo.com

Copy editor/page designer Aiken Standard 8/29/14

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

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. Previous copy desk and page design experience preferred. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and some holidays.

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

• 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
• 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. 
• 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

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 Chief Copy Editor Holly Ellington by Sept. 16 at hellington@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please.

Reporter The Greer Citizen 8/27/14

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, 35 hours a 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, but not necessary.
Those interested are asked to e-mail a resume and references by Sept. 9 to Billy Cannada, editor, at Billy@greercitizen.com.

Copy editor/page designer Index-Journal 8/26/14

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 (circa 1990). We do, however, have a hard-working staff that has far surpassed the parameters established for a small, daily newspaper.
In the past three years, our newspaper collected 86 South Carolina Press Association awards. 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) two of the last three years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful three-year stretch in newspaper history.
One reason why we've been so successful has been an increased emphasis on presentation.
Copy editing and page design are a vital component of our newspaper. In the past two years, we've won 13 copy editing/page design awards and 31 photography honors.
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 town are welcome to apply, as well.
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 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
No phone calls please.

Copy Editor Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.com 8/22/14

The Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.com are looking to hire an experienced journalist for a copy editing/ web management position. An ideal candidate would have two or more years of experience at a daily newspaper, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

Candidates should excel at page design, headline writing and copy editing, and strong applicants will have backgrounds in working with web copy, as the job includes posting photos and articles to GoUpstate.com and its affiliated sites.

Knowing how to use Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop is preferred.

Management experience and a history of working with reporters are pluses.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Spartanburg offers a little bit of everything. The city is home to six colleges, a chiropractic college and a new medical school. The recently completed $47 million Chapman Cultural Center is the hub for a vibrant arts and theater community, and Spartanburg was the Palmetto State’s first bicycle-friendly city, as designated by the League of American Bicyclists. Each summer, the Carolina Panthers hold training camp here. The area also is home to numerous international businesses, including BMW’s North American manufacturing facility and the headquarters of Denny’s and Advance America.

During each of the last four years, the Herald-Journal has been honored to win the S.C. Press Association President’s Cup, which recognizes overall excellence in its given circulation category. And, in 2012, staffers took first-place in the state press association’s reporting in-depth category for their coverage of a miniature train derailment that injured 28 people and killed a 6-year-old child.

The Herald-Journal is owned by Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Media Group, which consists of 33 newspapers and affiliated websites in five states.

For more information, please contact Dan Sullivan, news editor, 864-562-7227 or dan.sullivan@shj.com.

Design & Production Director The Sumter Item 8/22/14

Are you ready to step up and help lead a 120-year-old, independent publishing company to new levels of editing and design? Are you ready to learn and eager to teach? Osteen Publishing Co. has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape and drive a new design and production hub in beautiful central South Carolina. This isn't going to be a big, impersonal operation set up by a big chain. You'll have direct contact with the ownership group and lead a small team of talented editors in producing 10 community newspapers and a variety of other publications so they have the design readers expect from much larger publications.

Opportunities: -- Lead a centralized design and production hub in Sumter for 10 community newspapers and numerous magazines in four states. -- Help establish staffing levels, workflows, technology, deadlines and styles for the centralized hub. -- Participate in the redesign of several of our publications, working with one of the industry's top design firms. -- Recruit, coach, manage and retain a core team of designers and copy editors in Sumter drawn from all of our publications and new hires. -- Raise the level of work – for editing, headlines, visuals and design – across all of our publications and web sites.

Specific duties: -- Oversee or design key pages for our publications, particularly page ones, magazines and special sections for the group. -- Make sure your team is adhering to our styles, standards and deadlines that you help establish. -- Advise the ownership and management team about technology, staffing, production and other needs. -- Maintain clear and open communication with all properties to make sure our local reporting and editing staffs and your design and production team are in alignment about content and presentation. -- Provide lots of feedback, leadership and quality work.

Contact Graham Osteen - grahamosteen@gmail.com.

Reporter and Photographer The Cheraw Chronicle 8/22/14

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 reporter and photographer. 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. This reporter 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 1,400 people in 11 states. To be considered for this opportunity, send a resume and three to five of your best clips to Editor Corey Friedman at cfriedman@civitasmedia.com.

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 Graham Osteen at The Sumter Item - graham@theitem.com

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
No phone calls please.
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.

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.
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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