Position Newspaper Date Posted
Advertising Manager USC Student Media 5/21/18

Student Life is seeking an advertising manager to join our Student Media team. This role is responsible for responsible for overseeing, advising, and supervising the operation of a student sales office, which is responsible for generating approximately $400,000 in advertising revenue as well as a student run marketing and public relations team. The preferred candidate will have specialized knowledge, training or experience in media sales and marketing. Position is full-time and offers full state benefits. A link to the posting is below. All inquiries should be directed to Sammie Johnston at sammiej@mailbox.sc.edu.

http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/30947

Technology and Jobs Reporter The Post and Courier 5/21/18

The Post and Courier has an immediate opening for a Technology and Jobs reporter covering Charleston’s growing tech sector and its ever expanding workforce. This is the fastest growing economy in the Southeast. There are opportunities in this Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom to do some of the best work of your career, limited only by your ambition and curiosity. Post and Courier business reporters have gone on to work at the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones and Bloomberg News.

The Post and Courier is a family owned newspaper, investing in its newsroom.

The ideal candidate will be a strong writer; will be able to translate complicated concepts into engaging stories; will be self-motivated and enterprising; and a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles and broader state and national perspectives. You will be asked to envision, launch and produce a weekly, narrative-style Business newsletter – experience in e-newsletters is helpful, but more important is a willingness to learn, experiment and innovate.

Charleston offers an incredible quality of life, named No. 1 city in the nation and No. 2 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Enjoy a thriving food and arts scene, surrounded by history and a natural environment that offers boundless outdoor recreation opportunities.

Send your resume, five examples of your best work and a cover letter with ideas on how you would cover this beat to Business Editor John McDermott at jmcdermott@postandcourier.com.

Staff Writer Palatka (Fla.) Daily News 5/15/18

The Palatka (Fla.) Daily News, a five-day-a-week publication with strong print and online readership and a growing social media presence, is searching for a staff writer.
The Daily News is seeking a staff writer who is an independent thinker, a hard worker and a passionate journalist. The right candidate can handle the daily grind of a beat while developing enterprise and long-term projects. Annually, we win multiple Florida Press Club awards for writing, reporting, presentation and photography.
Palatka, Fla., is a city of about 10,600 residents in a county of more than 74,000. We’re considered an outdoors paradise with the majestic St. Johns River splitting the county, plenty of parks and a popular state bicycle trail. Palatka is also about 30 minutes away from historic St. Augustine and East Coast beaches, and an hour from Jacksonville and Gainesville.

If interested, send five writing samples, a résumé and cover letter to Editor Scott J. Bryan at sbryan@palatkadailynews.com. No phone calls please.
Advertising Director The Journal, Seneca 5/8/18

The Journal is seeking an Advertising Director for our newspaper in Seneca South Carolina. The Journal is a 5 day a week publication with a TMC publication giving us 6 days a week total in print and online. Seneca is in the upstate in the western corner of South Carolina nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Clemson University. Add to that we are situated on one of the most pristine lakes in all of America and there may not be a better place to live, work, and play.
We are seeking a career professional with the right personality to lead a veteran sales team in the trenches. Our managers are everyday working managers that carry their own lists and lead the sales team by example. Our ownership and senior management is committed to growing newspapers even in a very difficult environment to do so, but if you’re a newspaper or advertising person then that should be music to your ears. We are a sales first organization who has been able to continue to grow our newspaper’s circulation and advertising revenues 7 of the last 8 years, even through a recession.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•             Revenue generation, forecasting and budgeting, achieving goals
•             Maintaining and motivating an excellent veteran staff while recruiting and mentoring young talent
•             Coordination with department heads and senior management 
•             Ability to multitask
•             Works well under stress, and is not afraid of pressure or deadlines
•             Building and maintaining relationships inside and outside the company walls
•             Meet and exceed monthly revenue goals
•             Must be willing to be one of the faces of the company in public

Qualifications:
• Media management and advertising sales experience both in print and digital desired. 
• Clean MVR and reliable transportation

The Journal is a subsidiary of The Edwards Group. We offer:
• Competitive salary and bonus structure
• Typical benefits package including healthcare, paid time off, vehicle reimbursements and more

If you think this might be the place for you, please forward your resume along with references and salary requirements to our General Manager Hal Welch at hal@upstatetoday.com . The Edwards Groups and its holdings are all Equal Opportunity Employers.

Breaking News Reporter The Herald, Rock Hill 5/7/18

The Rock Hill Herald is looking for a breaking news reporter to join our hard-charging team in Upstate South Carolina.

The breaking news reporter is responsible for identifying and reporting the most impactful news of the day. The reporter checks traffic, weather conditions, overnight crime and other breaking news and writes compelling stories that help make the Herald essential in our community.

Ability to spot trending stories in social media is a must. The breaking news reporter will monitor potential crime news for our three-county area south of Charlotte, seeking stories that will engage, inform and assist readers.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our regional McClatchy Carolinas team and collaborate with our journalists in six newsrooms in the region. Medical, dental, vision, 401k match and vacation/sick leave are included in benefits.

A college degree is required. Daily newsroom experience or comparable internships are preferred.

To apply, send a letter, resume and 6-10 of your best stories to Editor Cliff Harrington at rhnews@heraldonline.com.

God, guns and the lake reporter The State 5/3/18

The State is seeking an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting on Lexington County (Columbia's neighbor) that informs and engages readers in the region. This is not a traditional beat reporting job focused on coverage of meetings and routine events. Rather, the God, Guns and the Lake beat reporter will be expected to move fast when news breaks while producing deeper stories that make a difference by holding officials accountable and unearthing the impact of their actions.

The successful reporter will have a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. And like all journalists at The State, you must have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them -- and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require an understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences

  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences

  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video

  • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software; Omniture, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools; and any emerging storytelling tools and platforms

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.

  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving

Applicants should send a resume and 6-8 clips to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@thestate.com. The State is a part of the McClatchy Co., an equal-opportunity employer.

Multiple Reporter Openings The Island Packet 5/3/18

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, SC, has multiple openings for reporters.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT REPORTER -- This beat is about the constant tension between why people love living here and the need for the community to grow, freshen and stay competitive with other high-end destinations. It is about how the changing face of ever-growing Bluffton and its identity issues as a quaint town quickly developing into an "in-between" living connector between the island and Savannah. Stories center around growth -- new retail, the traffic and congestion it brings -- and empty office buildings and our inability to attract businesses that would diversify our economy. 

BREAKING NEWS REPORTER -- This high-energy beat is about being fast, accurate, nimble and a go-getter. In addition to having a competitive nature to provide the community with its news first, this reporter must be able to find the bigger trend in a police report, the compelling story buried in a court document and have the backbone to challenge sources that mislead or avoid you.

CURIOUS SOUTH CAROLINA -- This job is built around answering the questions South Carolinians have when they have them. This reporter will have a mastery of SEO, Google trends and the ability to generate compelling copy on any variety of topics, from breaking news to evergreens.

Each position demands a demonstrated commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and a strong grounding in journalism ethics. Reporters must demonstrate the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

Serving readers in a crowded media marketplace means becoming the best and most relevant source of journalism that matters to them -- and ensuring that our work reaches them, wherever they are. This will require an understanding of what’s important to local readers, developed through reporting on and familiarity with the region; through the extensive use of reader analytics such as social media referrals and time spent on a story; and through a constant awareness of what people are sharing and talking about on social media.

It will require not just the ability to build sources and ferret out facts, but also a talent for framing, writing, shooting, producing and promoting a story via search and social media to ensure that it reaches and resonates with our readers. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and 6-8 relevant work samples to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com. The Island Packet is a member of the McClatchy Co. and an equal opportunity employer.

Managing Editor Content That Works 4/30/18

Description:
The managing editor is responsible for managing and creating content for Content That Works’ variety of offerings for customers. This includes, but is not limited to, syndicated content, online content, content marketing and sponsored content pieces for newspaper clients. The editor supervises and coordinates projects including assigning stories to freelance writers, editing stories/projects and creating layout plans for publications. The editor is required to meet deadlines and follow-up with freelancers, sponsored content partners and other stakeholders to assure work is completed on time for products. The managing editor will also contribute written pieces as needed for special sections and content projects, respond to customer inquiries and assist the editorial director. The editor is a key part of the team and will also help generate ideas for new products and service lines.

WHO WE ARE:
Content That Works offers the highest quality sponsored content and content marketing solutions to media companies and businesses across the United States. Our approach is simple: create informative, engaging, honest and factual content for our partners' readers, site viewers and advertisers. Located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, we offer competative benefits including PTO, 401K and more. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise production of assigned products.
  • Plan content for products in conjunction with editorial team.
  • Communicate professionally and promptly with sponsored content partners and clients.
  • Assign stories to freelance writers.
  • Edit stories from freelance writers.
  • Write content as needed for products.
  • Collect images and write captions for products.
  • Plan layout or products and publications.
  • Proof publications and products before delivery to customers.
  • Strictly adhere to all deadlines, including writing assignments and publication deadlines.
  • Occasional design work may be required.
  • Communicate frequently with team members – including sales and marketing colleagues – and supervisor about the status of assignments and products.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

 Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Must be an accomplished editor with strong journalism skills.
  • Background of several years of editing and managing writers and an ability to function in a stressful, fast-moving and ever-changing environment.
  • Familiarity with Basecamp or other project management or CRM software preferred.
  • Prior experience in sponsored content/native advertising or content-based marketing is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of digital and print media, including but not limited to social media and data gathering and visualization.
  • Effective communication skills for working with remote freelancers.
  • Ability to maintain positive business relationships with native advertising partners and clients
  • Ability to lead, supervise and execute a team that aims to present content digitally first while maintaining quality in our printed products.
  • Independent thinker and worker able to dream up new products and ways to working.

Physical Requirement: Work will in an office environment.  Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy).

EOE
Education Beat Reporter Herald-Journal, Spartanburg 4/17/18

The Herald-Journal is seeking a journalist with daily newspaper experience to take over our education beat.
It's a big beat: We have seven school districts and seven colleges and universities in Spartanburg County alone.
We want someone who can dive into budgets, stay on top of big projects and juggle hard-hitting daily stories with solid enterprise packages for the weekend.
We are looking for someone who will live in the community and develop sources that keep us ahead of everyone else.
We need someone who can produce video or audio with every story and is comfortable shooting their own photos.
Spartanburg's downtown in recent years has really taken off, thanks in part to so many college students and young professionals flocking to the city's center. And the Herald-Journal is right in the heart of downtown -- there's a brewery across the street from us and a biergarten a block away.
We're also not too far from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Charlotte and Atlanta metro areas.
Send resumes and enterprise clips to jason.spencer@shj.com.

Lifestyle Editor The News Journal, Florence 4/11/18

A weekly newspaper in the Florence area is looking for a Lifestyle Editor. This a full-time position. EOE.
Applicants must have:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience with QuarkXpress and Photoshop
  • Experience in photography
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Experience in newspaper layout preferred
  • Be able to work evenings and weekends
  • 3-5 years of experience preferred

Send your resume to:
The News Journal
Attn: Editorial Position
312 Railroad Avenue, Florence, SC 29506
Or email production@florencenewsjournal.com

Reporter Index-Journal, Greenwood 4/6/18

Seeking award-winning reporter
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, wants to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team.
In fact, that’s why we have the vacancy. One of our staffers just returned from our state press association winter meeting, awards in hand, and got snagged by a bigger daily up the road. But that’s OK. We’re proud when our staffers move on for all the right reasons. It gives us a sense of accomplishment as well.
While it's true we're not a major metro, we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily. We are a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.
This was another banner year for our small staff as we collected 25 press awards, earned first place in general excellence and brought home the coveted President’s Cup for Excellence, proudly on display in our front lobby. In the past several years, we have collected well more than 100 South Carolina Press Association awards, many of which have been for our investigative reporting, beat coverage and feature writing. Heck, we even have two first-place photo awards – without having a photographer on staff.
We want reporters who are as capable of generating excellent human interest features as they are at generating solid investigative and in-depth pieces. We want reporters with appetites who will learn the communities they cover and the delve head-first into their beats. We want reporters who are willing to tackle assignments they are given, but who are typically so busy with the enterprise work they have come up with that they struggle to fit in the “other stuff."
Candidates should be able to dig into local reporting on all levels and should not be afraid to ask the tough questions. After all, that's the kind of reporting that garners awards from your peers and accolades from the readers you serve.
The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and be able to convey that through stories, photos. Candidates also have to be digital savvy, employing social media in an effort to build and retain readers and viewers alike. Think digital first, get something even fresher for print.
If this 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. We offer a highly competitive starting pay, exceeding the entry level of many larger dailies in our state.
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

Reporter Coastal Observer 3/27/18

The Coastal Observer has an immediate opening for a reporter. If you have the experience we need, you already know the job description for reporters at our community newspaper: anything and everything; no story too small or too big.  We are looking for someone to join our close-knit team who has proven experience knowing the questions to ask, listening to the answers and engaging readers with the results. The salary is commensurate with experience.

The Coastal Observer is a family-owned weekly newspaper that covers the historic resort communities of Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach and Murrells Inlet on the coast of South Carolina. It has a readership of residents, second-home owners and visitors who care deeply about this special place. It has won the S.C. Press Association’s President’s Cup for Excellence nine of the last 10 years, more than any other paper – large or small – in the state.

Contact Charles Swenson, cswenson@coastalobserver.com, with résumé and examples of your work.

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