Position Newspaper Date Posted
Reporter Coastal Observer 8/22/17

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.

Reporter The Fort Jackson Leader 8/22/17

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

Account Representative Index-Journal, Greenwood 8/17/17

Looking for experienced advertising sales person to take over and grow an existing book of business. Long established territory of loyal advertisers has become available due to a retirement. This is a rare opportunity to use your experience to maintain an existing base, and use your own abilities to see new opportunities to grow. Outstanding earnings potential, can be structured to suit the right person and experience level and an excellent benefits package. Greenwood Index-Journal is family owned, will be 100 years old in 2019, and remains the only newspaper in the Greenwood area. Includes the opportunity to sell various niche products, glossy, etc. 
Contact Ed Gunderson, egunderson@index-journal.com

Social Media/Engagement Editor The State 8/16/17

The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., is looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about crafting and executing a social media strategy that specifically speaks to local readers. This person should have an understanding of how the needs of our audience must be at the very center of the way we shape our stories and share them out.
This is a newsroom leadership position. We are looking for someone who can help increase our reach and impact, as well as help us build trust and loyalty with our readers. Local news is not only vital for democracy, but also necessary for people fully engage with their neighbors and communities — join us as we help make that happen in the 21st century.
The newsroom social/search editor will play a leading role in our digital success by:

  • Managing the newsroom’s Facebook page, ensuring that the stories posted are those most likely to engage Facebook readers -- and that the post timing, share text, headline, summary and photo/video for each post maximizes our odds of success;
  • Working closely with editors and reporters to ensure that every story we produce is optimized for search -- before it is published;
  • Training and assisting editors and reporters on the best use of Chartbeat, CrowdTangle and other analytics tools;
  • Using these analytics tools to track newsroom progress, set benchmarks and make strategic decisions;
  • Working closely with the audience editor and McClatchy’s readership team to craft individualized search and social plans for reporter/editor teams as requested by the Executive Editor, and to stay abreast of the constant changes in search and social media and communicate those changes to the newsrooms as appropriate.
  • Working closely with content producers and editors to select best local content to present on social media, the best ways to present it, and the best ways to interact with our community.
  • Monitoring trending topics, hashtags, and high-performing McClatchy content and using this knowledge to advise editors on new content topics and optimization of existing content.
  • Working with editors to plan special projects/investigative series & assist in the coordination of digital elements that can be leveraged on social media.
  • Developing new ways to present content. Coaching, training, and encouraging reporters to look for creative ways to present stories by using audio, video, and social media.
  • Spearheading experimentation of innovative ways to increase local uniques and audience
  • Evangelizing ways to maximize stories with current technology and teach new technology to the newsroom.
  • Work closely with corporate team to experiment with new social media and search platforms

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of online journalism experience
  • A deep understanding of both the art and the science of audience engagement, ideally including:
  • Fluency with analytics and how to apply them.
  • A critical eye for optimizing content to fit different platforms. This includes the ability to write headlines that help the story reach the intended audience.
  • Good working knowledge of SEO practices.
  • A proven record of driving readership through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
  • Demonstrated news judgement.
  • Experience producing and editing graphics, GIFs, video and/or photos.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • The proven ability to lead, inspire, and convey knowledge to others, and to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues.

To apply, please send relevant materials to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@thestate.com.

Editor Columbia Regional Business Report 8/14/17

The Columbia Regional Business Report is looking for an editor to serve the Midlands business community in South Carolina.

The Business Report provides news and information for a local and statewide audience in collaboration with affiliated publications in Greenville and Charleston, S.C. The editor provides content, editorial direction, leads the newsroom and works with the associate publisher to serve a niche audience of small- and medium-sized businesses.

The Business Report operates in the heart of Columbia, within walking distance of South Carolina’s Statehouse and a vibrant downtown with a lively Main Street, world-class restaurants and an eclectic arts scene. The Business Report publishes daily email news and a biweekly print edition, as well as special sections throughout the year.

Candidates must have well-rounded reporting experience and solid news judgment and an ability to mentor reporters and writers. Some managerial experience is preferred, but assistant editors or strong reporters looking for the next step in running their own paper also will be considered. Photography, digital and social media skills are required for this position.

Other requirements include a bachelor’s degree in journalism or English, clips from a general circulation publication, business-to-business publication or a magazine, and three professional references.

Send resumes and at least three clips to scjournalist@gmail.com.

No phone calls, please. We typically receive many resumes when job openings occur. We will only be able to contact you if we are interested in speaking further about this position.

Beat Reporter / South Carolina basketball The State 8/11/17

The State Newspaper and GoGamecocks.com are seeking an aggressive beat reporter to cover University of South Carolina basketball. The beat includes coverage of the men's and women's teams. The USC women are the defending national champions, and the men played in the Final Four this past season. The USC women's team led the nation in attendance for the third consecutive season, and the men's team ranked among the top 25 in attendance this past season. This digital-first position places a strong emphasis on breaking news and analysis. 

We are moving quickly, so we will be accepting applications through Aug. 18.

Please send resumes and sample links to executive sports editor Rick Millians at rmillians@thestate.com

Staff Writer The Manning Times 8/11/17

The Manning Times, one of South Carolina's oldest weekly newspapers, is looking for a full-time staff writer to join our ever-expanding team. The ideal candidate should be self-directed, have transportation, possess excellent writing and communication skills and be a go-getter. This would be an ideal position for a graduating journalism student or a young cub reporter. Please send resume, references and clip files to editorial@manninglive.com.

Video and Visuals Editor The State 8/7/17

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. The State was the only South Carolina newspaper awarded the Triple Crown by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) for Sunday and special sections and digital sports coverage. Members of The State’s newsroom received more than two dozen first-place awards in the annual newspaper contest of the South Carolina Press Association, with an emphasis on photography, page design and coverage of elections, politics, sports, food, entertainment, the military and education.

Seeking 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:

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

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.

To apply send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Brian Tolley, btolley@thestate.com 

Real-time News Reporter The State 8/7/17

The State Media in Columbia SC is seeking 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.

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

To apply send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Brian Tolley, btolley@thestate.com.

Audience Editor The State 8/7/17

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. Located in the capital city, Columbia, The State was the only South Carolina newspaper awarded the Triple Crown by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) for Sunday and special sections and digital sports coverage. Members of The State's newsroom received more than two dozen first-place awards in the annual newspaper contest of the South Carolina Press Association, with an emphasis on photography, page design and coverage of elections, politics, sports, food, entertainment, the military and education. 

We are seeking a skilled leader who can identify a great story and knows how to help a writer get and tell it.  Audience Editor will have the reader-engagement skills of a strong social media editor; the statistical knowledge of an analytics expert; and the coaching skills of a collaborative leader.

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead, direct, collaborate with and coach throughout the newsroom
  • Excellent news judgement, strong editing and writing skills that help shape our journalism and get in front of readers.
  • Build audience
  • Deep understanding of social media engagement
  • Lead expert and coach using analytics to inform our journalism
  • Help staff build real-time reporting
  • Lead learning execution of every tool for building audience, including urgency, story choices, visuals, headlines, analytics, SEO and social media.

Education and Knowledge

  • College degree required
  • Minimum five years of digital news experience required
  • Fluency with analytics and how to apply them
  • An eye and ear for headlines that sell a story
  • Proven record of driving readership through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms

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

To apply send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Brian Tolley, btolley@thestate.com 

Managing Editor Aiken Standard 8/3/17

The Aiken Standard in Aiken, S.C., is seeking an accomplished managing editor to lead its progressive and dynamic newsgathering operation. The successful candidate will require senior management experience on both the print and digital sides of a daily community newspaper.
The managing editor is responsible for all news, sports, lifestyles and opinion content on all platforms, to include an active social media presence. Beyond the daily operation, the managing editor will also supervise a video production unit, a weekly newspaper, The Star, in nearby North Augusta, S.C., the Fort Gordon Globe weekly serving the U.S. Army base in Augusta, Ga., and other monthly supplements and special projects.
He or she will be expected to maintain the highest standards for editorial quality and put a premium on quality local news and enterprise reporting. The ideal candidate will be a good mentor who can recruit and train young journalists with media law and ethics being key lessons to be imparted.
The managing editor will have budgeting responsibilities for the news operation(s) and will be expected to work closely with the publisher to assure quality content and cooperation in building readership.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities to motivate, innovate and lead a fast-paced newsroom. The managing editor will strive to be engaged in the local community and prepared to represent the newspaper in various community activities, to include government meetings, charitable and cultural events.
Basic requirements:
A bachelor’s degree or better and at least five years in a management role.
A proven track record of innovating in print, digital, mobile and social.
Strong grasp of media law and libel issues.
Knowledge of content management and editorial systems and digital platforms.
A record of developing new products or revenue streams.
An ability to lead and manage talent while maximizing resources.
A commitment to meeting deadlines.
Skills in training and staff development.
Basic understanding of CTP pre-press systems operated by newsroom staff.
To join the award-winning Evening Post Industries, apply, send resume, cover letters and references to Publisher Rhonda Overbey at roverbey@aikenstandard.com. No calls please. EOE

Reporter The Lancaster News 8/3/17

The Lancaster News, a tri-weekly paid newspaper with a circulation of 9,800, is hiring a general assignment reporter. This position involves news and feature writing and reports directly to the editor. The successful candidate will have the ambition and energy to cover everything that moves in the assigned territory and be first and best with every story and photo across multiple platforms. Lancaster is one of South Carolina's fastest growing counties, with an explosion of information-industry jobs drawn by its proximity to Charlotte, NC, just 40 minutes to our north.  The Lancaster News offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found online at www.thelancasternews.com.
 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field desired
  • Good writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Good grammar, spelling and punctuation required
  • Competency in photography, Photoshop. Video skills a big plus.
  • Good pagination skills designing pages in InDesign
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects, from news coverage to design
  • Good organization and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in social media
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends to cover assignments
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to assignments and a valid drivers' license

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Write news, features, and columns, as assigned.
  • Take photographs as assigned and to accompany news stories.
  • Cover assigned beats. Will include attending meetings at nights and covering spot news.
  • Develop/write features and news for special publications.
  • Come up with story ideas relevant to the local community.
  • Design pages using InDesign.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Serve as positive liaison with the public.

WORK SCHEDULE: Roughly 45 hours, with some evening and weekend work required.
Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/616055-70538

Newsletter Producer The Post and Courier, Charleston 8/3/17

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. is seeking a Newsletter Producer to lead its email newsletter strategy in the newsroom. The ideal candidate is passionate about storytelling and delivering news and information effectively to inboxes. The ideal candidate also is engaged with data, has strong news judgement and is a creative thinker.
The Post and Courier’s digital team works across the newsroom to ensure all steps are taken for digital success. The team utilizes its expertise by delivering value to readers, who expect to find our journalism easily where, when and how they want it. The team also collaborates across the company to build newsroom-related products and services that meet the goals of the organization.
All digital team roles blend traditional editorial duties with digital storytelling, audience development, and marketing and social strategies. Our core duties focus on quality journalism, understanding existing and new audiences, reader engagement and revenue growth.
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. We’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau, added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs and are beefing up our team further with this position and several new digital hires. 
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 in a city routinely ranked as one of the best places in the world to visit or live? There’s that, too.
To apply send a letter, resume and relevant work samples to Digital Editor Jason Kristufek at jkristufek@postandcourier.com.
The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Food Reporter The Post and Courier, Charleston 8/3/17

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and home to a James Beard Award-winning food editor and critic, is expanding its food and dining team.
We’re looking for a relentless, intrepid reporter who can break food and dining news across platforms and help push our food section further into its digital future. This reporter will focus on scoops, quick hits, social-first content and short-term features. Experience reporting and writing about food is preferred. The ideal candidate will be comfortable editing recipes, dealing with food-and-beverage professionals and staying afloat in an unending stream of information. A broad base of knowledge about food and the restaurant industry is required; familiarity with Southern food culture is a plus. This is not a position for critics and opinion shapers; this is a position for a dogged reporter who can compete in a highly competitive environment in one of America’s finest food cities.
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, added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs and are beefing up our team further with this position and several new digital hires. 
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 in a city routinely ranked as one of the best places in the world to visit or live? There’s that, too.
If you think you fit the bill, send a resume, cover letter and 3-5 of your best work samples to Food Editor and Chief Critic Hanna Raskin at hraskin@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Local News Reporter The Post and Courier, Charleston 8/3/17

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time Pulitzer finalist in 2016, is looking for an aggressive reporter to join our local news team.
The right candidate will be committed to crafting local news that engages readers on a number of levels and helps hold government and power to account. This reporter must be comfortable filing relentlessly interesting daily news reports while also crafting more nuanced enterprise that will make our audiences smarter. This self-starter will also demonstrate an ability to write clearly and concisely on deadline and have a track record of developing and maintaining strong source relationships.
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, added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs and are beefing up our team further with this position and several new digital hires. 
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 in a city routinely ranked as one of the best places in the world to visit or live? There’s that, too.
If you think you fit the bill, send a resume, a cover letter and 3-5 examples of your best work to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Digital News Producer The Post and Courier, Charleston 8/3/17

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is seeking a digital news producer to join its newsroom. The ideal candidate is passionate about digital storytelling, reader engagement and producing content experiences that people find useful and interesting.
We are looking for a creative, digital-savvy journalist with multiple skills. You should be eager to grow our audience while maintaining a strong connection to the fundamental mission of The Post and Courier. You should have fluency in success metrics paired with knowledge in what the numbers actually mean and able to communicate and act up on them. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to act with urgency to take advantage of what we do best with the wants and needs of the audience.
The Post and Courier’s digital team works across the newsroom to ensure all steps are taken for digital success. The team utilizes its expertise by delivering value to readers, who expect to find our journalism easily where, when and how they want it. The team also collaborates across the company to build newsroom-related products and services that meet the goals of the organization.
All digital team roles blend traditional editorial duties with digital storytelling, audience development, and marketing and social strategies. Our core duties focus on quality journalism, understanding existing and new audiences, reader engagement and revenue growth.
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. We’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau, added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs and are beefing up our team further with this position and several new digital hires. 
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 in a city routinely ranked as one of the best places in the world to visit or live? There’s that, too.
To apply send a letter, resume and relevant work samples to Digital Editor Jason Kristufek at jkristufek@postandcourier.com.
The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Videographer The Post and Courier, Charleston 8/3/17

The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time Pulitzer finalist in 2016, is looking for a videographer to join our visuals team.
The right candidate will be a gifted visual storyteller, primarily through video, with a track record of working collaboratively across the newsroom. This visual journalists’ primary responsibility will be video but candidates with exceptional photography skills are preferred. This self-starter will generate his or her own ideas or work well with other editors on a variety of assignments in a fast-paced environment. We aren’t just looking for volume. Rather, The Post and Courier is seeking an individual who is committed to this craft, using video to tell engaging stories that will resonate deeply with our various audiences.
We are looking for candidates with familiarity with Canon DSLR gear and Adobe Creative Suite. Candidates should also be able to script and storyboard. Proficiency in lighting and sound on location and in the studio, including green screen keying, is a significant plus. Experience creating graphics and animations in Adobe After Effects would be helpful. Have a commercial drone pilot license? Even better.
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, added a Washington correspondent to cover national affairs and are beefing up our team further with this position and several new digital hires. 
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 in a city routinely ranked as one of the best places in the world to visit or live? There’s that, too.
If you think you fit the bill, send a resume, a cover letter and examples of your best work to Visuals Editor Matthew Fortner at mfortner@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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