Position Newspaper Date Posted
Uptown Editor and Digital Production Manager Municipal Association of South Carolina 7/17/18

The Municipal Association of SC is seeking a versatile, experienced communications professional to fill the position of Uptown editor and digital production manager responsible for creating and executing print and digital content throughout the organization. The digital production responsibilities of the position will evolve as the Association's inventory of communications and training products transition to new platforms in the coming years.

The successful candidate will have exceptional writing, editing, digital production, social media and proofing skills demonstrating a range of writing styles (news reporting, feature, technical, scriptwriting, etc.) for a variety of platforms (print, video, audio, social media). This person will be experienced in managing, writing and editing multiple large and small, long-range and short-term deadline-specific print and digital projects on a wide range of topics.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as editor of Uptown, the Association's monthly 16-page magazine. This will include developing and managing a 12-month editorial calendar cycle, researching story ideas, writing articles, assigning and managing freelance writers, managing the editing and proofing process, and working with an outsourced designer. The editor will typically be working simultaneously on three issues at different stages of the process.
  • Work across departments to create and execute a variety of digital training and outreach content (short form training videos, podcasts, social media video, live streaming, etc) that is strategically integrated across all digital platforms including the website and social media.
  • Manage the writing and editing of a variety of publications including the Association's dozen-plus training handbooks; 30-plus meeting programs and brochures; annual report; weekly member email; daily news clips email and video scripts.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style and will serve as "final eyes" of quality control for all written materials produced by the organization

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in communications, English, media production or related field. Five to seven years of experience in increasingly responsible roles managing multiple print and digital projects. Excellent writing, editing and digital productions skills along with proficiency in Microsoft products, social media and digital production software are required; experience with databases and design software is a plus.

How to apply: Submit a resume, cover letter and at least three writing and digital production samples illustrating a variety of writing styles and productions to Summer Randall, Human Resources Manager, Municipal Association of South Carolina, PO Box 12109, Columbia, SC 29211-2109 or email at srandall@masc.sc. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit www.masc.sc. The deadline to apply is August 6.

The Municipal Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reporter Summerville Communications 7/16/18

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researches stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; finds the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
    Produces story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.  Brings “real people” into stories.
    Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.  Complements stories with points of entry and supporting documents.
    Consistently produces sophisticated stories and story ideas from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community.
    Writes stories that provide sufficient context and use multiple sources.
    Conceives and executes an acceptable number of enterprise stories, including those worthy of front-page consideration.
    Provides timely information to photographers, web editors, graphic artists, and presentation editors.
    Reports news quickly and accurately as breaking news online.
    Perform other duties as requested by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Four-year college degree.
    One year of daily newspaper experience as a fulltime employee or high level intern.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Spells words correctly and uses correct grammar, punctuation and style.
    Stays up-to-date on news, both local and the world.
    Develops and maintains a story planning document based on input from editor and creation of ideas from research.
    Must be able to multi-task
    Must have solid news judgment

Physical Requirement: Work will be both in an office environment and also will include time in the field, possibility of working in times of hot, cold and inclement weather.

EOE

Apply here.

Technology and Jobs Reporter The Post and Courier 7/12/18

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.

Editor Moultrie News 7/10/18

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The editor is a key member of our management team, participating in strategic planning and decision making. This position requires clear communication to work collaboratively with the staff. The editor will be responsible for all facets of news coverage.  Responsibility includes the oversight of all editorial processes.  The editor is required to attend various news events, governmental meetings and/or covering breaking news events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Candidate must be aware of breaking news in our area.
  • Assign events, meetings, and stories to reporters.
  • Edit copy, and page layout.
  • Assign/write articles and handle layout for special editions.
  • Very organized and able to meet weekly and daily deadlines.
  • Copy edit, fact check, and proofread marketing materials (web, e-mails, ads, brochures, presentations, press releases, etc.) and internal communications
  • Oversee editorial quality assurance, assuming primary ownership of meeting deadlines.
  • Support editorial quality assurance for social media content.
  • Manage reporters by checking the quality of their work, monitoring progress on projects, and providing feedback when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • A college degree in journalism or related field is preferred.
  • Writing and editing experience as well sound news judgement
  • Extensive reporting and editing experience required.
  • Experience managing multiple projects on deadline.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Well organized, pro-active, community minded, and focused on quality as well as efficiency.
  • Must possess good writing and communication skills, the ability to learn quickly, be dependable and able to perform well under a deadline.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to establish relationships with local leaders and possess strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, proofread, and inspire co-workers is a plus.
  • Local community knowledge/involvement necessary.
  • Must be proficient in relevant technology’
  • Must possess strong skills in organization, communication, writing, editing and photography’
  • Must be passionate about local news and demonstrate strong reporting, writing, design and editing skills.
  • Must be able to lead, motivate, and mentor the editorial staff.
  • Working knowledge of commenting, track changes, and mark-up tools in Microsoft Word, Google Analytics, and Adobe Professional.
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Superb problem-solving, time-management, and organizational skills. 

     Physical Requirements: Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy).
     
    EOE

Apply here.

Reporter The Fort Jackson Leader 7/9/18

Camden Media Company has an opening for on-post work at The Fort Jackson Leader.
Military experience a plus.
Must have writing samples.
Email resume to: mmischner@chronicle-independent.com
Please put Reporter Position in subject line.

Growth Reporter The Herald, Rock Hill 7/3/18

The Rock Hilll Herald has an opening for a driven, enterprising reporter to cover the impact of rapid growth in our community.

The growth beat reporter will break news and report deeper analysis on ways that high residential and commercial growth are affecting our key cities and towns in Upstate South Carolina counties, just south of Charlotte. 

The growth reporter will focus on key topic areas that affect quality of life in York, Lancaster and Chester counties, with a particular emphasis on northern York County. This beat will focus heavily on transportation/commuting, residential growth, commercial growth and impact on services.

The priority is on impactful, compelling enterprise stories that are relevant to our readers and exclusive, only-in-the-Herald news and analysis.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Regularly write news and enterprise stories that are clear, accurate, engaging and of high interest and relevance to local readers.
  • Identify and tell stories about issues that arise from the rapid residential and commercial growth in Upstate South Carolina.
  • Work with editors to assure that stories are complete, fair and in context.
  • Handle deadline demands on breaking news when appropriate.
  • Learn to develop a broad range of sources on the beat and build strong relationships with key people to identify stories relevant to them and important for our broader readership.
  • Work with other Herald and McClatchy Carolinas growth reporters, including in Charlotte and Columbia, to ensure we produce articles that provide the best context for our readers.
  • Use audience metrics to determine which stories are resonating with readers and which are not. Work with editors to mine this data for takeaways about how we can build our audience.
  • Produce basic video and photos in the field. Work with visuals staff to add more sophisticated visuals as a fundamental storytelling tool.
  • Write and report on a continuous-news cycle, publishing to digital platforms as well as print.
  • Use judgment in determining best digital tools for conveying news to readers in varying circumstances and formats
  • Use social networks to seek story ideas, report in real time and connect with the community.
  • Participate in training sessions offered and seek out learning opportunities.

Education and knowledge: College degree required. Prior internships in a daily newsroom required. One year or more of daily newsroom experience preferred.

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

Circulation Director The Journal, Seneca 7/2/18

The Journal is seeking an Circulation 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 circulation 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 circulation 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 Group and its holdings are all Equal Opportunity Employers.

Community Engagement Coordinator Free Times 6/20/18

The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) executes all special revenue and audience development efforts that develop the Free Times’ brand and relevance in the marketplace.  The CEC assists the Events Manager in planning and executing multiple major events each year to engage new audiences and generate event revenue for the organization.  This position also leads all efforts capitalizing on emerging media, including reader promotions and contests, audience development, social media management, and digital media and advertising, and other special projects as introduced by the Publisher.  The Community Engagement Coordinator should be very engaged in the business and social scene in Columbia and represent Free Times at various community events.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Publisher and Events Manager to develop and execute multi-platform promotional activities for Free Times brand, across all departments.
  • Participate in the company’s community relations efforts, including negotiating in-kind event sponsorships and partnerships on behalf of Free Times.
  • Develop and execute additional business-to-consumer and business-to-business special events and projects that achieve revenue, profit, audience development and marketing goals.
  • Manage large integrated campaigns and promotions to achieve audience and revenue goals. 
  • Assistance with Free Times events, including planning, communication, and maintenance of project timelines
  • Partner with advertising sales team to create multimedia advertising proposals for B2B clients
  • Coordinate and sell sponsorships for consumer-facing promotions (contests, sweepstakes, quizzes) and other engagement activities
  • Create concepts for reader contests and lead promotional efforts and management of contests
  • Leverage relationships created through promotions, contesting and event sponsorships to build a long-term book of business. Develop post-contest/promotions strategy to cultivate relationships with clients.
  • Manage Free Times’ voluntary pay reader program
  • Manage digital advertising campaigns for Free Times’ clients, providing monthly reporting demonstrating client results
  • Lead all audience development efforts; gaining readership of both Free Times print edition and its multiple digital platforms
  • Provide regular reports to Free Times’ publisher and editor on free-times.com online traffic and make content recommendations based on traffic history
  • Oversee Free Times social media efforts, developing strategy for social media use and creating content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Manage and publish Free Times’ three weekly newsletters
  • Organize and execute other special projects that interface with community leaders, businesses, or readers as directed by the publisher
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • BS/BA in marketing, communications, journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2-4 years professional work experience in marketing, event, and/or digital media roles with a track record that demonstrates increasing responsibilities and results.
  • Prior media and/or editorial experience preferred

Free Times is South Carolina's largest weekly newspaper and is Columbia and the Midlands' most trusted source of news on local politics, business, dining and nightlife, and arts and entertainment.  Now in its thirty-first year of operation, Free Times remains a centric component of daily life in South Carolina's Capital City. The organization hosts eight signature events each year, most notably the annual Best of Columbia readers choice poll and results party and the Columbia Food and Wine Festival.  Free Times is owned by Evening Post Newpaper Publishing Group, a division of Evening Post Industries (headquartered in Charleston, SC).

Apply here.

Local News/Faith Reporter The Post and Courier 6/18/18

The Post and Courier is looking for a general assignment reporter with a focus on issue-based local government and Faith and Values coverage. Faith and Values is a hard news beat and an important one for a community called the “Holy City.”

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.

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

The ideal candidate will be a creative and critical thinker able to look beyond the story of the day toward deeper angles, themes and broader state and national perspectives.

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 Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at aphillips@postandcourier.com.

Managing Editor South Carolina Living magazine 6/13/18
South Carolina Living magazine, the Palmetto State’s largest print publication, seeks a can-do, multitalented journalist to be our new managing editor. While there is a heavy emphasis on copy editing, proofreading and copy/art trafficking in this job, our ideal candidate is a seasoned pro who loves to do it all—write, line edit, manage and coach freelance contributors, organize photo shoots, collaborate with designers and execute creative digital and social content. If you know your way around a camera, that’s a plus, too. Reporting to the executive editor, you’ll work hard as part of a small team of talented staffers and freelance contributors and vendors. The job can be demanding, but if you’re looking for a place to do great work, this is it. You’ll have the opportunity to put your stamp on a growing print magazine brand, and be rewarded with competitive pay and benefits. Experience in magazine or newspaper journalism is required. You must love storytelling and be a prolific generator of story ideas that fulfill our editorial mission to celebrate the people, places, food, lifestyle, travel opportunities and culture that make South Carolina such a great place to live, work and play. The position is full-time. You’ll be based in our offices in Cayce, South Carolina, just across the river from downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina. It’s Monday–Friday work most of the time but as with any publication, chasing good stories may require extensive travel within the state, as well as some nights and weekends.

About us: South Carolina Living is published 11 times a year by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., for the members of the state’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Check us out at www.SCLiving.coop and sign up for our email newsletter. See back issues at http://scliving.coop/archives. For more on the association you’ll be working for, visit www.ecsc.org.

How to apply: Send a resume, one-page cover letter, three clips and—this is important—a roster of three well-developed story ideas you’d like to write for the magazine if hired. Each description should be at least one paragraph long, outlining the story and how it fits South Carolina Living, the sources you plan to use, your initial art/design/layout concepts, and any web-content extensions that spring to mind.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. Seven to 10 years of professional experience as a writer, editor, copy editor and/or managing editor, with three to five years’ experience supervising writers, editors and/or designers. Print magazine or newspaper experience strongly preferred. Prior experience with a statewide cooperative magazine is a plus. Outstanding copyediting and proofreading skills. Mastery of AP style is a must. You’ll be the chief copy editor/keeper of our local style book, so, yes—there will be a copyediting test. Ability to communicate and work respectfully with coworkers and contributors. We value team players who can work collaboratively but also execute assignments independently. Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, South Carolina, and be available to work in a traditional office setting.

Send your materials to SCLmanaginged@gmail.com or by U.S. mail to Managing Editor
South Carolina Living
808 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033
Associate Editor South Carolina Living magazine 6/13/18
South Carolina Living magazine, the Palmetto State’s largest print publication, seeks a can-do, multitalented journalist to be our new associate editor. Our ideal candidate has outstanding copy-editing and proofreading skills but can do much more—write, line edit, participate in photo shoots, collaborate with designers and help execute creative digital and social media content. If you know your way around a camera, that’s a plus, too. Reporting to the Editor, you’ll work hard as part of a small team of talented staffers, freelance contributors and off-site vendors. The job can be demanding, but you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to produce awesome content and a competitive salary + full benefits package. Experience in magazine or newspaper journalism is strongly preferred. The position is full-time, and you’ll be based in our offices in Cayce, South Carolina, just across the river from downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina. It’s Monday–Friday work most of the time, but as with any publication, chasing good stories may require extensive travel within the state, as well as some nights and weekends.

About us: South Carolina Living is published 11 times a year by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., for the members of the state’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Our content runs the gamut from food, travel and gardening to home improvement advice and reader-service reporting on social issues facing the state. Check us out at www.SCLiving.coop and sign up for our email newsletter. See back issues at http://scliving.coop/archives. For more on the association you’ll be working for, visit www.ecsc.org.

How to apply: Send a resume, one-page cover letter, three clips and—this is important—a roster of three well-developed story ideas you’d like to write for the magazine if hired. Each description should be at least one paragraph long, outlining the story and how it fits South Carolina Living, the sources you plan to use, your initial art/design/layout concepts, and any web-content extensions that spring to mind.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. Three to seven years of professional experience as a writer, editor, copy editor and/or associate editor. Print magazine or newspaper experience strongly preferred. Experience at a statewide cooperative magazine is ideal. Strong copyediting and proofreading skills. Mastery of AP style is a must. And yes—there will be a copyediting test. Ability to work respectfully and openly with the entire magazine staff and contributors. We value team players who can work collaboratively but also execute assignments independently. Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, South Carolina, and be available to work in a traditional office setting.

Send your materials to sclassociateed@gmail.com or by U.S. mail to:
Editor
South Carolina Living
808 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC 29033

No phone calls, please.
Audience Development Manager The Sumter Item 6/8/18
The Sumter Item is looking for an energetic, driven yet friendly marketing professional committed to enhancing our subscriber experience and developing an innovative approach to building our print and digital audience. The preferred applicant will join our talented multimedia team and work with a cross-section of employees to continuing building our reach across Sumter and the midlands.

Job responsibilities would include:

• Managing all circulation audience development initiatives/special promotions meant to grow reach both in print and digital.

• AAM reporting and compliance; analyzing reader engagement using Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and other platforms.

• Actively participating in the The Sumter Item’s strategy team; focused on growing subscriber engagement with premium products, reader engagement with free products, growing digital and print subscriptions and utilizing audience analytics to drive CPM and add value for advertisers.

• Creating and managing reader contests and promotional opportunities, updating and managing website, social media presence and public outreach. 

This position will require late-night and weekend work, as needed. 

The Sumter Item is located in the heart of downtown Sumter within walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants. Offering a variety of local events throughout the year, Sumter is also a quick drive to South Carolina’s coastal and entertainment destinations.

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers and delivers to the nearby counties of Lee and Clarendon. As a 124-year-old family-owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state.

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We also publish a litany of niche, seasonal and annual magazines throughout the community. Additionally, our website – TheItem.com – is the area’s most-visited local media website, which offers a variety of innovative subscription and advertising opportunities.

The Sumter Item offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan, and an opportunity for advancement.

Requirements & Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university strongly preferred

- 2 years related experience/training in marketing/distribution or equivalent combination of education and experience required

- Ability to routinely work nights and weekends as needed

- Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment

- A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt

- A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor

To apply for this position, please email your resume and letter of interest to our Publisher, Vince Johnson, at vince@theitem.com.
Multimedia Journalist The Sumter Item 6/8/18
The Sumter Item is looking for energetic multimedia journalists committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in Sumter and the surrounding region. The journalist will join our growing multimedia team in producing local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch story ideas and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging multimedia content. The ideal candidate is a bold visionary who enjoys experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print, video, social, podcasts and digital media. The position may involve evening and/or weekend work. Experience with Adobe InDesign, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is highly preferred.

The Sumter Item is located in the heart of downtown Sumter within walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants. Offering a variety of local events throughout the year, Sumter is also a quick drive to South Carolina’s coastal and entertainment destinations.

In addition to the more than 100,000 residents of Sumter County, The Sumter Item also covers and delivers to the nearby counties of Lee and Clarendon. As a 124-year-old family-owned organization, it is the oldest newspaper of its kind in the state, boasting a creative flexibility rare to local media organizations. The parent company – Osteen Publishing – also owns newspapers in Alabama, Florida and New Mexico. 

The Sumter Item print edition is delivered every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We also publish a litany of niche, seasonal and annual magazines throughout the community. Additionally, our website – TheItem.com – is the area’s most-visited local media website, and our daily video show, Sumter Today, is the premier local video show in Sumter.

The Sumter Item offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan, and an opportunity for advancement.

Requirements & Qualifications:

- College Degree required, preferably in the field of Journalism. 
- Experience covering local and regional stories ranging from news, entertainment, features, or sports.
- Consistent news judgment for a local audience and an interest in emerging technology.
- Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
- A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.
- A positive, collaborative attitude and a strong sense of humor.
- Experience with graphic design, Adobe InDesign or video editing is a plus.
- Experience with innovative forms of multimedia storytelling are all a plus.

To apply for this position, please email your resume and writing/video clips to our Publisher, Vince Johnson, at vince@theitem.com.
Price of Paradise beat reporter The Island Packet 6/8/18

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island, SC, has an opening for a fantastic news beat.

PRICE OF PARADISE -- This beat is about the conflict between a dream life/retirement and what it takes to make it work for everyone. It's about hard-line HOAs that won't let you paint your house the color you want or park on your grass, about navigating dark nighttime streets with small, hidden store signage and dodging a family of bicyclists who haven't ridden in 20 years. It's about having to understand and shell out added costs unique to us -- wind and hail insurance, flood insurance, home insurance, hoa fees and mandatory golf club fees that are volatile and ultimately are out of your control. It's about putting up with annoying tourists who clog our highways, make us wait at restaurants and don't care what condition they leave our rentals and beaches. It's the tension that comes with living among native Islanders who were here before us, and immigrants - many undocumented - who do the landscaping, cleaning and serving that makes our economy hum.

The 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.

Sports/News Reporter Georgetown Communications 6/1/18

Georgetown Communications, publisher of the County Chronicle, the Georgetown Times and the South Strand News, has an immediate opening for a Sports/News reporter. We are looking for someone who has experience writing game coverage, sports features and interacting with high school and college coaches and athletic directors. Coverage of meetings and breaking news are part of the position. Knowledge of AP style, social media, content management systems, digital photography, InDesign pagination and layout/ design skills are a must.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills, possess effective writing skills and be familiar with social media. The candidate must also write assertive stories and demonstrate the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling public service journalism.

The position will be responsible for preparing stories, taking photographs and preparing video and multimedia material for both the print and online edition for all publications. The use of social media is an important component of this position.

Apply:   Please send resume, cover letter,  6-8 relevant work samples, and salary requirements

EOE

Packaging and Distribution Manager The Post and Courier 5/31/18

The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, SC is seeking a Packaging and Distribution Manager. The Packaging and Distribution Manager will be responsible for providing hands on leadership and supervision for the Packaging and Distribution department and employees, ensuring deadlines are met, controlling expenses, and maintaining/improving quality. The incumbent is accountable for all managers, supervisors, material handlers or insert crew, support staff, machine operators, technical, shipping/receiving and clerks. The incumbent must communicate with the work force, management and community, solve day to day problems in production quickly, analyze potential problems and scheduling and respond accordingly, and work with various levels of vendors, public, co-workers, subordinates, and upper management professionally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage staff (ie: recruit, coach, motivate, train, schedule, review, appraise, and resolve personnel issues)
  • Decision making and communication with staff and other departments
  • Create, develop and implement methods and systems to efficiently operate the department
  • Develop quality in all areas
  • Develop and manage supply budgets, order supplies
  • Assure company policies are followed; practice and train employees on safety and customer service
  • React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned

EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years production management/supervision experience
  • Inserter operation and repair supervision experience helpful
  • College degree or former military desired
  • Computer knowledge required
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to assess and improve equipment operational efficiencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, people skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, carry, walk, push, pull, stoop and see operational environment activities. The employee must be able to endure the rigors of a production environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals,, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.
Liberal employee benefit program includes group life and health, vision, and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; PTO; holidays; a 401-k incentive savings plan; and more.
Resumes may be mailed to Jamie Drolet at 134 Columbus Street, Charleston, SC 29403-4800 or may be submitted by e- mail to jdrolet@postandcourier.com. If responding to the e-mail address, please include the job title in your subject line. No Phone Calls Please. We do not accept faxed resumes. Applications may be picked up or dropped off in the lobby during other business hours.

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General Assignment Reporter The Journal, Seneca 5/24/18

The Journal , a five-day a week newspaper in Seneca, SC has an opening for a versatile general assignment reporter. We're looking for someone who is good at building sources, not afraid to ask the tough questions and willing to cover a variety of subjects including local government, politics, and feature stories. If interested, send a resume with a cover letter and writing samples to Norm Cannada, news editor at ncannada@upstatetoday.com 

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

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

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