Position Newspaper Date Posted
Press Operator Edwards Media/Eagle Media (Westminster, SC) 12/22/14

PRESS OPERATOR NEEDED. Here we GROW again! Qualified applicants must possess previous experience on a Goss Urbanite printing press, 4/4 printing expertise, strong mechanical background, and be obsessive about putting out a quality product. If you feel your experience meets our needs, let’s talk. The Golden Corner of South Carolina offers an abundant array of outdoor activities as we are in the foothills of the mountains and we also have magnificent lakes for boating and or fishing.  Email resume to mike@edwprinting.com

Sales executive The Manning Times 12/19/14

The Manning Times, a weekly newspaper in Clarendon County and one of the oldest in the Santee Cooper region, is seeking a motivated, personable sales executive for full-time work. The ideal candidate must have reliable transportation, good communication skills and be good with the public. Please send resumes, with references, to manningsctimes@gmail.com, or drop off at 230 E. Boyce St. in Manning. Hours are 9-5, Monday-Friday.

Multimedia journalist Independent Mail (Anderson) 12/16/14

The multimedia journalist is responsible for covering stories in and around the community, as they happen or after the fact, with acute awareness of the immediacy of web-first, on-demand journalism. Multimedia journalists tell stories on various platforms, including print, online and mobile. Multimedia journalists should be adept at both hard news and features, seeking opportunities to bring stories home to our audiences. A multimedia journalist may specialize in writing or photojournalism; that said, multimedia journalists are expected to be capable of both writing and still/video photography as circumstances dictate.
Read full job posting here.
Contact Steve Mullins.

Copy editor/page designer Aiken Standard 12/9/14

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

Ideal candidate is a fast, reliable self-starter with an eye for design who can handle any page in the newspaper, from A1 to feature pages. 
• Must be willing to work some evenings, weekends and some holidays.
• Previous copy desk and page design experience preferred. 

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

Requirements:
• Passion for and skilled at following the news - from world and national news to local events
• Strong skills with writing, editing, headline writing and AP style
• Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred 
• Ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills on daily basis
• Must be a team player! We want to add a smart, interesting and hard-working individual to our team who is ready to collaborate with others and strive for accuracy and dynamic page design daily. 
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or relevant subject
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. and surrounding area a plus

This is a full-time position, with a pay rate that equates relevant experience in the business, as well as insurance and 401(k) benefits. 

Please email cover letter, resume, references and work samples to Chief Copy Editor Holly Ellington by Dec. 29 at hellington@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please.

Sales Representative Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 12/2/14

Super Stars Only
Don’t even call unless you are an over-achiever . . . and can prove it. 
We are in the online and print advertising and publishing business.
You can build an outstanding career with us if you have:
• Foresight and vision.
• Determination and persistence.
• A willingness to take risks.
• A can-do attitude.
• The character to put the clients’ interests first.
We work with top producers, not resumes. 
Contact us at JerryBellune@yahoo.com
This could change your life.

Reporter The Sumter Item 12/1/14

How would you like to be a top reporter at a paper that is working to get this right?
The Sumter Item in beautiful South Carolina is looking for a strong reporter to add to its local news team. Unlike many papers, we are hiring and moving forward, both in print and online. We've recently done a complete print redesign/makeover with a top design/consulting firm, and also launched a new web site. We're always exploring new and better ways to tell stories and present information to readers. Ability to shoot video or good still photos would be a plus. We're looking for multi-media journalists moving forward. Are you ready?
The Sumter Item was founded in 1894, and is considered one of South Carolina’s finest independent newspapers.
Contact Managing Editor Rick Carpenter - rick@theitem.com.

Digital Lead Account Executive The Herald 11/26/14

We have an exciting opportunity  to specialize in selling digital advertising solutions for The Herald Media Group! The Digital Lead Account Representative is responsible for consultatively selling online advertising solutions using our suite of digital solutions to include the heraldonline.com network, Digital Buzz Solutions (extended audience reach), Yahoo!, Search Engine Marketing and more. This position must handle the needs of an account base and prospecting for new business. Requires working with the core multi-media account executives to build online business revenue. This opportunity comes with a salary plus a substantial bonus plan that will reward you for your efforts.
REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Energy, enthusiasm and dedication are musts!
  • Cultivate client relationships through your ability to understand their marketing and business objectives.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of diligence, accountability and strategic thinking.
  • Drive to achieve/exceed sales goals.
  • Champion, train and lead new and existing online solutions. Conduct informational training sessions during team weekly sales meetings.
  • Champion and lead the sales team targeted publication advertising.
  • Generate new business via networking, self-generated qualified leads, provided business leads, market research and cold call prospecting.
  • Effective completion of needs assessment with target accounts and development of comprehensive proposals/presentations.
  • Experience selling online solutions is a plus.
  • Experience in account management (maintaining the relationship and increasing sales opportunities).
  • Experience working with a fast sales cycle for a quick close.
  • Must be an accomplished PC user and have a clear understanding of the Interactive media.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask while providing excellent customer service.
  • High School required; four year degree preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

EOE

Send resumes to:  lsmith@heraldonline.com

Video/multimedia journalist The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette 11/25/14

The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette, located in fast-growing Bluffton, SC, next door to Hilton Head Island, is looking for a motivated and inspired individual to be a full-time video/multimedia journalist.

The successful candidate will have strong reporting skills and be comfortable in front of the camera as well as shooting and editing video. Experience with Final Cut Pro and a demonstrated understanding of video viewing habits ideal.

A bachelor's degree in journalism is desired. The postion comes with a full benefits package. Send resume and links of examples to work to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com.

Universal Copy Desk Manager The Sumter Item 11/17/14

Position: Universal Copy Desk Manager
Reports to: Managing Editor, Osteen Publishing Co., Sumter, S.C.

Are you ready to step up and help lead a 120-year-old, independent publishing company to new levels of editing and design? Are you ready to learn and eager to teach?

Osteen Publishing Co. has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape and drive a new design and production hub in beautiful central South Carolina. This isn't going to be a big, impersonal operation set up by a big chain. You'll have direct contact with the ownership group and lead a small team of talented editors in producing 10 community newspapers and a variety of other publications so they have the design readers expect from much larger publications.

Opportunities:
           -- Lead a centralized design and production hub in Sumter for 10 community newspapers and numerous magazines in four states.
           -- Help establish staffing levels, workflows, technology, deadlines and styles for the centralized hub.
           -- Participate in the redesign of several of our publications, working with one of the industry's top design firms.
           -- Recruit, coach, manage and retain a core team of designers and copy editors in Sumter drawn from all of our publications and new hires.
           -- Raise the level of work – for editing, headlines, visuals and design – across all of our publications and web sites.
Specific duties:
           -- Oversee or design key pages for our publications, particularly page ones, magazines and special sections for the group.
           -- Make sure your team is adhering to our styles, standards and deadlines that you help establish.
           -- Advise the ownership and management team about technology, staffing, production and other needs.
           -- Maintain clear and open communication with all properties to make sure our local reporting and editing staffs and your design and production team are in alignment about content and presentation.
           -- Provide lots of feedback, leadership and quality work.

Send information to Managing Editor Rick Carpenter – rick@theitem.com.

Reporter The (Seneca) Journal 11/11/14

The Journal, a five-day daily located in Seneca, S.C., is seeking a versatile journalist to assist in covering a variety of beats in our newsroom.
Our newspaper prides itself on outstanding, in-depth local coverage of one of the state’s thriving regions — Oconee County, Clemson and surrounding areas — and that requires our staffers be willing to wear a number of different hats, whether that means the news editor running the sports desk on a Friday night or our crime reporter helping out with lifestyle features.
The ideal candidate would be capable of covering local government and breaking news and willing to ask the tough questions to get to the bottom of controversial issues, yet versatile enough to cover a high school football game or put together an intriguing feature on a local festival.
This is a job for a motivated self-starter. Sure, you will be given assignments, plenty of them, but don’t expect to sit at your desk and surf social media when you haven’t been specifically asked to do something.
Must be willing to work nights and some weekends. While our paper does not publish on Sundays and Monday — meaning no office hours on weekends — we do have a rotation for our reporters to have someone on call if news breaks.
Page design and photography skills are a plus, but not a requirement. Our newsroom staff has a wide variety of skills and strengths, and we try to be flexible in order to take advantage of them. That means exactly what this position entails will depend on who we decide upon to fill it.
This opportunity would be ideal for a recent college graduate looking to get a foot in the door of the journalism business, but veterans will certainly be considered as well. If you are interested in joining our team, send a resume, cover letter and at least three work samples to newsed@upstatetoday.com.

Regional Production Director Morning News 11/10/14

The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is seeking a proven leader for the position of Regional Production Director in the Florence, SC market. The successful candidate will manage an off-site production facility to produce high quality print and packaging products with accuracy and efficiency while achieving company and departmental goals. Key responsibilities include motivating, mentoring and developing staff as well as developing and executing strategies to grow and maintain commercial production. Work collaboratively with other departments to communicate efficiencies and processes for greater productivity and reduced costs. Manage newsprint to achieve monthly and annual consumption and waste goals. Oversee building and maintenance repairs to include purchasing and capital budget requests.  Maintain the highest standards of ethics, safety and environmental policies and practices.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of newspaper management experience with at least three years in senior newspaper leadership, preferably in production or operations. Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience and proven skill in commercial revenue generation, financial planning, budgeting and cost controls. Knowledge of all aspects of daily newspaper operations and technologies, from pre-press to printing, inserting, zoning and transportation logistics. Ability to successfully lead and develop managers with strong operational skills for a multi-product operation.

Apply online at www.bhmginc.com  or email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com. EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug/background screens required.
Talented copy editor/page designer Index-Journal 11/5/14

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 13,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and detailed-oriented copy editor/page designer to join its award-winning team.
Your first thoughts? Small daily newspaper in a little South Carolina town? Me? We don’t blame you. We don’t have the glitz and glamour of a major metro (circa 1990). We do, however, have a hard-working staff that has far surpassed the parameters established for a small, daily newspaper.
In the past three years, our newspaper collected 86 South Carolina Press Association awards. We've won the President's Cup, a points-based honor given to the best newspaper in each circulation category. We've placed in General Excellence (overall newspaper award) two of the last three years. Awards-wise, it's the most successful three-year stretch in newspaper history. 
One reason why we've been so successful has been an increased emphasis on presentation.
Copy editing and page design are a vital component of our newspaper. In the past two years, we've won 13 copy editing/page design awards and 31 photography honors. 
This is the ideal job for somebody fresh out of college or a talented journalist looking to make the move up from a weekly, but proven veterans looking to relocate to a charming Southern town are welcome to apply, as well.
Want to join our award-winning team? Want to work at a newspaper not tied to the corporate structure, endlessly slashing staff in hopes of generating more money for stockholders? Want to work at a newspaper where quality journalism — above all other things — is the paramount objective?
To apply, send your resume, a cover letter and 5-10 page-design clips via regular mail or email to:
RIchard Whiting

Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com
No phone calls please.

Graphic Artist The Manning Times 10/27/14

The Manning Times, one of the midland's oldest newspapers, is looking for a graphics artist to help us keep moving forward. Experience in InDesign needed. This person will be responsible for laying out both our weekly paper and our shopper, The Times Extra, along with designing all ads and other print products. Degree in graphics or visual arts a plus. Please send resumes, portfolios and references to The Manning Times, P.O. Box 190, Manning, SC 29102, or email to mtsceditorial@gmail.com.

Content Producer Wanted The Herald Independent 10/16/14

The Herald Independent in Winnsboro, S.C., is looking for a content producer who can bolster coverage in Fairfield County for print, the web, Facebook and Twitter. The Herald Independent publishes on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is owned by Civitas Media LLC, based in Davidson, N.C.

We need a hard-working multi-tasker with a love for local reporting, a flair for writing and a commitment to making our publication the best it can be in print and online.

This is an entry level position but reporters with experience at a weekly are encouraged to apply. The position requires news and sports reporting. Reporters are not required to have a personal digital camera but having one is a plus.

What we are looking for:
• Accuracy and clarity in writing
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage time
• Ability to think outside the box

To apply, send your resume/cover letter with at least five references who can speak directly to your talent, writing samples that show your local writing chops and photography skills and a letter telling us why you are the person for the job to pedwards@civitasmedia.com.

Editor Hemingway Weekly Observer 10/15/14

The Morning News/ Carolina Publishing Group is seeking an experienced journalist for the position of editor of the Weekly Observer in Hemingway, SC. This position is responsible for producing copy, photos and videos for once-a-week newspaper; maintaining a web site and overseeing the newspaper office.

The ideal candidate will have minimum two years reporting experience with proven news judgment and excellent communication skills. Multimedia experience as well as editing and photography experience is required.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications and two years of experience in reporting or editing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and AP style is a must. Experience with and understanding of multimedia journalism is required. EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug Screen/Background check required.

Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers or email cover letter and resume to: jobs@florencenews.com.

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