Position Newspaper Date Posted
Advertising Director The Sumter Item 7/24/17

The Sumter Item, a family owned paper in the heart of South Carolina, is offering a great opportunity for a proven Advertising Director to lead our advertising sales team. We are looking for an energetic leader who is dedicated to leading and teaching our team, achieving or surpassing sales goals, as well as focusing on delivering value to our customers.

Competitive candidates will be:
•       Able to develop and execute advertising sales plans to achieve print and digital revenue goals. This will include the ability to analyze market conditions and competitive business situations, identify new business opportunities, and implement creative sales strategies.
•       A digital leader who is knowledgeable about digital technologies and has a proven track-record of being able to drive digital sales performance.
•       Collaborative, with the ability to working with other department heads, our sales staff and the publisher to develop and execute short- and long-term strategies that bring revenue opportunities and innovative approaches to our market.
•       Hands-on, with budgeting and forecasting skills, and a talent for coaching sales professionals and sales management managing a team to maximize their potential and build long-term client relationships.

Other qualifications include:
•       A bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing, business administration or other relevant area. Appropriate experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
•       A minimum of five years advertising sales leadership experience and previous success as a print and online sales performer. Candidates with relevant newspaper industry experience are strongly preferred.
•       P&L experience, with knowledge of forecasting and modeling tools.
•       Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
•       The ability to learn and use a variety of software programs, including a CRM system.

We’ve been investing in our products. We have a flexible and powerful new web site, a variety of successful niche products and a recently redesigned print newspaper with modular advertising, so you’ll have some strong products to work with. Our family believes in newspapers and in providing quality products to our communities. Compensation includes a base salary commensurate with experience and a performance-based bonus opportunity. Owned by Osteen Publishing Co., we offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD, 401K and more.

Contact Graham Osteen - graham@theitem.com

Business Development Manager Spurs & Feathers 7/24/17

Evening Post Industries & Free Times seek a dynamic sales professional for the full-time position of Business Development Manager for Spurs & FeathersSpurs & Feathers, the official publication of the Gamecock Club is one of the leading news organizations covering University of South Carolina Athletics. Spurs & Feathers is operated by Free Times - Columbia's alternative weekly and the largest weekly newspaper in South Carolina. This position is based in Columbia.

The Business Development Manager will lead all day-to-day activities related to revenue for the Spurs & Feathers product. This includes advertising sales efforts, general marketing and business development initiatives, and other revenue-generating programs under the Spurs & Feathers brand. This position will sell short and long-term advertising agreements for Spurs & Feathers including print advertising and digital marketing. Client industry and location will vary.

The Business Development Manager reports to the Publisher & Advertising Director of Free Times. This position includes a competitive base salary plus a generous commission package. Some travel is required for this role.

Requirements:

-Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or a similar field; or equivalent work experience

-3-5 years of sales and/or business development experience; media sales experience preferred

Apply here.

Press Operator The Times-Georgian, Carrollton, Ga. 7/20/17

Immediate opening for experienced operator to run 12-unit DGM 430 single-wide web press.  Applicants should have 3 to 5 years of web press experience and a proven work history of dependability, self-initiative and mechanical skills. Requires ability to perform all make-ready tasks, press operation to maintain quality, routine maintenance, minor repairs, other pressroom responsibilities. Full-time shift includes scheduled nights, weekends and holidays. Located in desirable community 50 miles west of Atlanta, position offers competitive compensation, health insurance, paid vacation, sick time, matching contribution 401(k). Email cover letter and resume to: pressroom@times-georgian.com. Or, mail to: Times-Georgian, 901 Hays Mill Rd., Carrollton, GA 30117.

The Times-Georgian is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Graphics Artist/Designer Index-Journal, Greenwood 7/19/17

The Index-Journal Co. in Greenwood, SC, is looking for a graphic artist who wants to grow and expand his or her talents on multiple levels.

We are a locally owned company that not only publishes a daily newspaper, but also magazines, events brochures, special sections and more. Ours is the ideal environment for the creative person who wants to and can do more than cookie-cutter work and who seeks a career in which he can flourish and place his signature on his work.

The ideal candidate possesses strong design skills using Adobe InDesign that can be applied across all facets of our publications. The ideal candidate should also possess strong language skills, as a wordsmith, proofreader and communicator. In the past five years, our newspaper alone has 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 company not tied to the corporate structure, endlessly slashing staff in hopes of generating more money for stockholders? Want to work where high quality 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.

Reporter Index-Journal, Greenwood 7/14/17

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.

It's true that we're not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily, and we are poised to help you launch that career that gets you to that major metro. We are a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through.

In the past few 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 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

Editor The North Augusta Star 7/10/17

The North Augusta Star is seeking a dynamic and driven journalist to take the helm of the hyper-local weekly newspaper. 

Our operation covers news, sports, culture and entertainment in the growing city of North Augusta, SC, located across the Savannah River from Augusta, Ga.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The ideal candidate seeks out and reports on hyper-local news topics daily, takes compelling photos and edits content. The Editor also updates The Star website and social media pages on a daily basis and organizes content for the weekly newspaper.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Seek out and write hyper-local news stories on a daily basis, as well as planning impactful, enterprise stories that will draw interest in our area
• Planning content for the weekly newspaper and daily online content
• Establish collaborative relationships with community leaders
• Some night and weekend work required

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications
• Previous reporting and editing experience a must
• Superb social media skills are vital
• Strong skills with writing, editing, AP style and libel law
• Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
• Knowledge of the community and surrounding cities a plus
Send resumes, cover letter and 3-5 clips to Executive Editor Michael Smith, msmith@aikenstandard.com. No phone calls please.

Investigations/projects reporter The Post and Courier 7/7/17

Women in South Carolina have greater protections from domestic violence. Officer-involved shootings are now more thoroughly investigated. Four state lawmakers have been indicted on ethics and public corruption charges. The devastating impact of management’s greed at one of the South’s most iconic businesses has been exposed.

Can you add to this list?

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time 2016 Pulitzer finalist, is looking for the newest member of its four-person public service/watchdog team. There aren’t many jobs left as good as this one. Corporate consolidation and hedge fund ownership have pushed too many news organizations toward damaging shifts in the traditional journalism paradigm.  At The Post and Courier, we don’t believe in comforting the comfortable. In an age where power is increasingly being abused, we’re in the affliction business.

To put it simply: We want a kick-ass journalist with demonstrated success on mid-range and long-term investigative projects. You could be a data geek, a hard-nosed take-no-prisoners reporter, a storyteller, or all of that and more. While we do have gaps in our game that we’d like to fill, our first priority (always) is to find talented people and hire them.

What will move you to the top of our list:

  • Javascript, Python, API, Excel, Access, MySql: These are things that get you excited.
  • (You can actually use the tools mentioned above.)
  • You still have the fierce, competitive edge of the underdog.
  • You enjoy coaching and working with less experienced but hungry journalists.

Who are we? The Post and Courier is one of the few independent, family-owned newspapers left in the United States. Our local owners have deep roots in the community and care deeply about this newspaper and its reputation.

Better yet, that ownership translates into a growing newspaper that has added staff and is expanding its Sunday print distribution. Yes, you read that right. We’ve added thousands of new Sunday newspaper readers in the last few months via an aggressive statewide expansion, and we expect to add thousands more in the coming months.  We’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau and added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs. 

On the digital side, we’re 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 world-class restaurants and in the city that Conde Nast recently ranked as the No. 2 place to visit in the world? There’s that, too.)

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Watchdog & Public Service Editor Glenn Smith at gsmith@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Sports Reporter Spurs and Feathers 7/5/17

Spurs & Feathers, the official publication of the Gamecock Club, is looking for an experienced writer/reporter to cover University of South Carolina athletics. We're looking for a versatile, well-rounded journalist capable of writing for both online and weekly/monthly print publication.  Spurs & Feathers is owned and operated by Evening Post Industries.  This position is based in Columbia, South Carolina.

The ideal candidate should be able to produce news stories, game coverage and in-depth features and player profiles. Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. This position requires the ability to cover major-sports beats, while also demonstrating the knowledge and versatility to write about a variety of other sports and topics. Experience covering a college beat or prep sports preferred. Knowledge of USC athletics a plus. Must be able to write in a clear, concise manner, using proper AP style, good news judgment and a strong sense for identifying and developing compelling stories for a specific audience.

The ideal candidate should have strong interview and communication skills and the ability to develop a good rapport with coaches, players, school officials and other sources. Candidates should have experience working with digital and social media as well as the ability to produce longer pieces for print product. Some editing, posting and proofing also required. We're looking for a team player willing to do whatever it takes on a small staff dedicated to producing quality digital and print content. Spurs & Feathers offers an excellent benefits package through Evening Post Industries.

Other requirements:

• Four-year college degree in journalism or communications.

• One year of daily newspaper or digital media experience.

Apply on company website: http://eveningpostnewspaperjobs.com/

Questions? Contact Chase Heatherly, Publisher, Spurs & Featherscheatherly@spursandfeathers.com

On-call Copy Editor The State, Columbia 6/27/17

The State newspaper in Columbia is looking for an experienced on-call copy editor.  Qualifications include strong editing skills, a solid knowledge of AP Stylebook, experience with story and photo planning and online.  Web and social media expertise are a must.
Send cover letter and resume to Executive Editor Mark Lett at mlett@thestate.com

Visual Editor The State, Columbia 6/27/17

The State Media in Columbia is looking for an experienced journalist to join us in building a major component of The State’s future.  We’re looking for a driven leader who will be excited about helping us become a video-first news team, focused on delivering video experiences that connect with existing and new audiences.

The video and visuals editor will lead the visual journalism efforts across the newsroom and within the visuals staff, leading efforts to build and sustain a video-first culture, improve video story-telling skills and techniques and develop and execute strategies to meet video audience goals. The video editor plays a vital role in ensuring that video is a major part of the daily and long-term coverage plans around key topic areas through a combination of original and aggregated content.

Responsibilities:

  1. Use data and audience understanding to guide short-term and long-term video strategies.
  2. Assign and direct daily and long-term multimedia (video and photo) stories.
  3. Oversee daily video aggregation, curation and promotion efforts, prioritizing placement within our stories and on social media.
  4. Lead training sessions on video best practices and production for reporters and editors.
  5. Communicate regularly with central Video Lab team on audience goals and video quality.
  6. Pay close attention daily to real-time analytics to determine video possibilities.
  7. Generate ideas for videos that appeal across platforms for multiple audiences.
  8. Pitch video stories to relevant third-parties for embed, social, promotional consideration.

We’re looking for a leader with at least 5 years of digital journalism experience, a background in video production, leadership experience and a strong sense of news judgment.

To apply, contact Mark Lett,  executive editor,  mlett@thestate.com

The State Media is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth. 
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including, Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.  

Real-time Reporter The State, Columbia 6/27/17

The State Media in Columbia is looking for an ambitious, high-energy Real-Time news reporter.  We need a reporter to compile and produce lightning-fast stories and post all news that is driving the conversation online. 
The most compelling candidates will have:

  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and well;
  • Solid news judgement and excellent journalism ethics;
  • An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting;
  • A good grasp of what drives interest on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and extremely high energy.
  • A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company.

Skills:
Education:  College degree required

  • Professional journalism experience
  • News judgement; excellent writing skills, facility with social media and SEO; quick study of CMS and storytelling tools.  Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and editors. 

Personal attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment about what to pursue.  The ability to execute both quickly and well, with creativity. 
If interested please send cover letter, resume and references to Executive Editor Mark Lett at mlett@thestate.com
The State Media is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth. 
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including, Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. 

News Video Producer The State, Columbia 6/27/17

The State in Columbia is seeking a  video producer who will aggressively search, aggregate and seek permission for digital video content for third- party sources around the web – in accordance with the news of the day.  The video producer plays an important role, working closely with newsroom colleagues to ensure that each story is well-represented with video.  A strong sense of news judgement and the ability to quickly produce high-quality video is required. 
Responsibilities include:

  • Aggressively curate and produce third-party video for placement within our stories and on social media.
  • Edit, produce and place video in related stories and social platforms.
  • Leverage digital tools and social media to find newsworthy video to aggregate.
  • Closely work with D.C. central video team on daily audience possibilities for video.
  • Provide guidance on aggregation best-practices to share with n newsroom colleagues.
  • Pay close attention to daily real-time analytics to determine video possibilities. 
  • Generate ideas for videos that appeal across platforms for multiple audiences
  • Pitch McClatchy video stories to relevant third-parties for embed, social, promotional consideration.

Skills
Education:  College degree required

  • Two years digital journalism experience.  Familiarity with platforms such as Chartbeat and CrowdTangle a plus. 
  • Extensive background in journalism, video and online media preferred.
  • Ability to edit video.

Personal attributes:  Energy, flexibility and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgement.  Skill to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a networked video-focused team.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating. 
If interested please send cover letter, resume and references to Executive Editor Mark Lett at mlett@thestate.com

The State Media is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth – a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of post-offer drug and background screenings.  We offer a competitive salary, along with a varied benefits package, including, Medical, Dental, Vision coverage, LiveWell, Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, vacation, sick leave and company holidays.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer, welcoming diversity. 
Assistant Editorial Page Editor The Post and Courier, Charleston 6/9/17

Assistant editorial page editor sought for Charleston Post and Courier, a politically conservative daily also focused on quality of life issues, public education and conservation. Applicants should have strong analytical skills and be able to write persuasively on deadline about a wide range of editorial topics. The position assists in page production, including letters to the editor and column selection. The assistant editorial page editor will be responsible for the operation of the editorial department in the EPE’s absence and will help develop an expanded weekend op-ed section and broaden online presence.
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a daily newspaper environment is required, including reporting as well as an editorial background. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field is required. Knowledge of InDesign and InCopy is desirable.

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION:   In this role you will support senior editorial staff in all aspects of the administration, planning and production of opinion pages. Responsible for the operation of the editorial department in the EPE’s absence and will help develop an expanded weekend op-ed section and broaden online presence.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist with editing content
• Contribute editorial pieces
• Fact checking, spelling, grammar, writing style, and page design
• Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a daily newspaper environment is required —including reporting as well as an editorial background
• Experience with software used for page design/copy editing (InDesign, InCopy, etc.)
• Solid understanding of editorial style and guidelines (AP Style).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of InDesign and InCopy is desirable
• Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment under the pressure of strict deadlines
• Strong analytical skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Physical Requirement
Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, hearing, speaking and writing; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds — per safety policy.

Apply here.

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