Position Newspaper Date Posted

Advertising account executive

Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 7/25/14

Frustrated with cold calling? Tired of prospects telling you that newspaper ad don't work?

We can teach you the inside secrets of selling by referral and direct response advertising that generates sales.

If you love advertising sales and have a minimum two years newspaper or media sales experience, please contact Linda Sauls at lindasauls11@yahoo.com.

Copy editor/paginator Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 7/16/14

Copy editor/paginator needed.

Join an award-winning community newspaper staff in the fastest-growing county in the state. Edit top writers, write compelling headlines and cutlines and design pages that attract readers. Experience with InDesign a plus. Email resume to JerryBellune@yahoo.com.

Regional Advertising Director Morning News 7/14/14

The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is seeking a proven sales leader for the position of Regional Advertising Director in the Florence, SC market. The successful candidate will drive fast-paced results while growing and mentoring your sales team. You will lead a 13-member team of retail, classified, national sales and support staff. Responsibilities include motivating, mentoring and developing staff as well as developing and executing sales strategies for all forms of newspaper and digital media advertising while meeting and exceeding monthly goals.
We are looking for proven ability to motivate, manage and identify marketing trends and sales opportunities. Developing and implementing sales strategies to grow market share is important. A history of goal achievement, success in sales forecasting and meeting those projections is necessary. You must also possess the skills and interest to become involved in the local community. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and current technology is required. Sales experience in a multi-media environment is a must.
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.

Sales Executive The Manning Times 7/10/14

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.

General Assignment Reporter

Dunlap Media, LLC

7/10/14

Dunlap Media, LLC seeks a General Assignment Reporter to join a family-owned company that publishes daily, digital-only news sites. This position will specialize in real-time local reporting including education, healthcare, crime, courts, government, sports and more.

Video, social media, live web updating are part of the daily workflow for this position. Must be self-motivated, enjoy multitasking and be happiest completing multiple assignments daily.

Candidates must have the ability to post breaking news, operate a camera equipped with still and video capabilities, create photo galleries and slideshows and write clearly and succinctly.

Applicants must have exceptional communication and presentation skills.

Interested candidates should email their resume with three references, salary requirements and five writing examples to info@golaurens.com.

Copy editor/page designer Index-Journal 7/10/14
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.
Sports Editor Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 7/10/14
Sports editor for award-winning community newspaper sports section.
Opportunity to cover sports at 12 Lexington County high schools with stories and photos and InDesign pagination. Video experience a plus. Email resume to JerryBellune@yahoo.comn
Sharp Copy Editor/Page Designer The Island Packet/The Beaufort Gazette 7/07/14
The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, which serve Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Bluffton, SC, are seeking a copy editor/page designer. We're interested in candidates who can creatively design pages, aggressively handle copy, spot holes and inconsistencies in stories, write headlines that are clear and crisp, and maintain accuracy on deadline.

Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is required.

The Packet and Gazette, whose combined circulation is about 35,000, are well-respected dailies owned by The McClatchy Co. The copy desk is a consistent award winner in state newspaper competitions. For more information about the Packet and the Gazette and the communities they serve, read the profiles included below or visit islandpacket.com and beaufortgazette.com.

Please e-mail a one-page cover letter and a one-page resume to Steve Austin, night city editor at steveaustin@islandpacket.com.

Initially, send only the cover letter and resume. The resume should include professional and academic highlights, dates of graduation and job changes/promotions, scholarships and awards and names and telephone numbers of references. The letter and resume will be key in determining whether to proceed with an application.

Please do not send work samples as attachments with your e-mail. After reviewing your resume, we may then ask for page samples.

ABOUT THE ISLAND PACKET, THE BEAUFORT GAZETTE AND THE McCLATCHY CO.
The Island Packet is a small (22,000 circulation), well-respected newspaper that serves Hilton Head Island and southern Beaufort County.

The Beaufort Gazette is among the oldest daily newspapers in South Carolina, founded in 1897. Its coverage focuses on northern Beaufort County, including the cities of Beaufort and Port Royal and the neighboring sea islands that stretch to the Atlantic Ocean.
Hilton Head is a resort community that attracts about 2 million visitors a year; it has a full-time residential population of about 37,000. Beaufort is a historic city that offers a combination of the Old South, featuring stately antebellum homes in the downtown historic district, as well as modern suburban neighborhoods, many on waterfront property.
Beaufort County lies on the coast between Savannah and Charleston in an area that's rich in many ways — historically, environmentally, culturally and economically. If you have seen the movies "The Water is Wide," "The Legend of Bagger Vance," "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," "The Big Chill," "The Great Santini," "Forest Gump" or "Something to Talk About," you'll have an idea of what the area looks like. (All were filmed here.) The area is notable for other things, too — for example, Pat Conroy has set most of his novels here and an annual PGA event, the Heritage golf tournament, is held on Hilton Head.

The Packet and Gazette serve diverse communities in the heart of the coastal area known for the "Gullah" culture and dialect. One of the issues we have focused on over the years is the survival of Gullah in a place where rapid changes are occurring. We also have an emerging Hispanic population.

Northern Beaufort County has a significant military presence — Parris Island, one of two training bases for U.S. Marine recruits, is here, along with a Marine Corps air station and a Naval hospital.

The Packet and Gazette are owned by The McClatchy Co., the third largest newspaper company in the United States, with 31 daily newspapers. McClatchy-owned newspapers include The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer, and The (Raleigh) News & Observer. In addition, McClatchy has a robust network of internet assets, including leading local Web sites in each of its daily newspaper markets, offering users information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce and other services.

The newspapers' staff includes graduates from Northwestern University, the University of Missouri, the University of North Carolina, Boston University, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, the University of Kansas and other distinguished journalism schools. For some staffers, working here is the first job out of school; for others it's the second or third.

We have become an excellent starting point in the careers of many young journalists.

The Packet and Gazette take seriously their role as community watchdogs. We are known as papers that will shine a light on issues that deserve exposure. The newspapers consistently make outstanding showings in journalism contests.

We also insist that public officials adhere to freedom-of-information laws and we will go to court to make FOI laws stick.

The Packet and Gazette merged their copy desk operations in September 2007, their sports departments in July 2008 and their photo departments in October 2008. In September 2008, the Gazette moved its main base of operation from Beaufort to Bluffton, in the same building as the Packet, while maintaining a smaller office in Beaufort. The impressive facility in Bluffton opened in late 1999 and includes a state-of-the-art printing press that was added in 2007 and services both newspapers. That addition cost $20 million and speaks to our commitment to provide readers quality products and our belief in the future of newspapers.

We believe that first-rate newspapers like McClatchy's, combined with dynamic on-line news delivery systems, have an extremely promising future.

To find out more about the Packet and Gazette, take a look at our Websites: islandpacket.com and beaufortgazette.com.
For information about The McClatchy Co., go to www.mcclatchy.com.

Business Writer Upstate Business Journal 7/07/14
The Upstate Business Journal is seeking a business writer to cover the diverse business community of upstate South Carolina, encompassing the cities of Greenville and Spartanburg and surrounding counties.
We need a writer experienced at source-building and in-depth business reporting with the drive and curiosity to find the great stories no one else is telling. The right candidate must be able to work independently and remotely, write with perspective and context, and be able to understand state and national trends and localize them for our readers. This position requires strong interviewing skills and the ability to communicate with an expert voice to readers.
Upstate Business Journal is a niche business weekly published by Community Journals LLC, a media company based in Greenville, S.C. Other Community Journals publications include the Greenville Journal (a metropolitan community weekly newspaper), TOWN and At Home magazines, Behind the Counter and Do Downtown.
Greenville is a vibrant city featuring an award-winning downtown, miles of greenways, more than 400 acres of park space and walkable neighborhoods. You'll find 99 indie restaurants in a 10-block stretch of downtown and a 60-foot waterfall framed by a suspension bridge just off Main Street. Greenville County (population 451,000) is home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, Lockheed and GE, and is nurturing a new generation of businesses in technology, auto manufacturing and the biosciences.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least two years business reporting experience. Multi-media experience, including writing for the web and social media, is a must. Send resume with references, contact information and work samples to Susan Clary Simmons, Executive Editor, at ssimmons@communityjournals.com. No phone calls please. EOE.  Health benefits and 401K plan.

Company: Upstate Business Journal
Position: Business writer
Location: Greenville, SC
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Ad expires:
Websites: http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/
http://greenvillejournal.com/
http://communityjournals.com/
http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/

Audience Engagement Editor The State 7/07/14
The State Media Company in Columbia, SC,  is seeking an Audience Engagement Editor to join our newsroom staff.  

Leads newsroom efforts to build local audience and engagement levels with thestate.com and other web products.  Supervises online reporters and web producers.  Coaches and helps develop newsroom staff‘s effectiveness with social media, curation, crowdsourcing and other forms of digital engagement.  Oversees online content, manages branded social media accounts, develops online products.  Current knowledge of social media tools and techniques required. Must be proficient in publishing, uploading and modifying online content with previous newsroom writing, editing and management experience.  Bachelor’s degree and experience managing online product preferred. Work schedule is 3-11 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.  

The State is part of The McClatchy Company a leading newspaper, magazine and internet publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. Commitment to quality, growth, innovation and service is a defining trait of The McClatchy Company.

Full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes, health, dental, vision, life insurance plus 401(k) and  vacation and sick leave.  

Interested candidates may submit resume online at Careerbuilder.com, OR forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, The State Media Company, 1401 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, OR fax to (803) 540-3041.               

The State Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and an advocate of diversity in the workplace.
Education Reporter Chronicle-Independent 6/30/14
The Chronicle-Independent, Camden, S.C.’s award-winning community newspaper, seeks an education reporter who will also serve as editor of the paper’s Localife page. Potential candidates should have a college degree and some experience in beat reporting and page design, especially using Adobe InDesign. This position covers all Kershaw County Board of Trustees meetings; reports on other matters involving the Kershaw County School District and education in the county; writes education-focused feature stories; and other stories as assigned. As Localife editor, the successful candidate will be responsible for producing and re-writing submitted content for Localife and designing the page, which focuses on the arts and life in Kershaw County. Clips are required for consideration. To apply, send an email with resume and clips to Editor Martin L. Cahn at mcahn@chronicle-independent.com.
Sports Contributor The Independent Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County 6/27/14
Versatile Sports Contributor wanted for Winter/Spring high school sports. Join the winningest sports team in Blythewood & Fairfield County. Resumes to: james@blythewoodonline.com
Outside Retail Account Executive The Herald
6/25/14
The Herald, owned by the McClatchy Company, is growing and evolving to emerge among the strongest and most successful news and information companies in the changing 21st century media landscape. In order to reach our goals we are looking for the right individual to become an Outside Retail Account Executive in our Advertising Department at The Herald. 

Candidate would be responsible for developing partnerships with advertisers through consultative selling in order to maintain and grow revenue in both print and online ad sales, build customer base and ad count. Actively prospecting, closing, and maintaining new business is key.
 
The  position needs a self motivated individual, who is driven to succeed, goal oriented and maintains strong time management skills. The candidate for this position will have excellent communication skills with customers due to the high level of contact with The Herald customers and work well under pressure. Total compensation package includes Base Salary, Commission, Major Medical, Vision, Life, Dental Insurance and Flex Spending Account.

4 year college degree preferred, 3-5 years outside sales experience, Media Sales a plus. Strong overall sales skills required including prospecting, cold calling, presentation building and closing a must. Send resumes to lsmith@charlotteobserver.com.

Government Reporter The Herald
6/24/14
The Herald, the daily newspaper in Rock Hill, S.C., is looking for a reporter to cover politics and county government. We're looking for a reporter who asks the tough questions but who also explains how government decisions impact readers. We're looking for a journalist who can tell stories visually, especially through video. And we're looking or a journalist who will use social media to connect with readers. Send resume and writing samples to Editor Paul Osmundson, 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C., 29730, or posmundson@heraldonline.com.
Advertising Consultant (Outside Sales) Cooke Communications, LLC
Key West, Florida 
6/16/14
I’m looking for an experience newspaper salesperson who still believes that the printed community newspaper is still valuable to businesses. If you still think the way you build relationships is face to face and have excellent presentation skills than I want to talk with you about joining our team of all-stars. I want someone who can sell a diverse range of publications, achieve monthly sales goal, bring in new business and cares about our clients. This is a great opportunity for the right person who enjoys newspaper sales and year around beautiful weather. This position pays a base salary plus commission; benefits include health insurance, month expenses, 401K, vacation and more. If you truly believe in printed newspaper than send you cover letter (telling me why), resume and working reference to Tommy Todd at ttodd@keysnews.com.
Accounting Specialist Herald-Journal 5/27/14
The Herald-Journal is seeking an accounting specialist with an associate degree in accounting  or equivalent experience.  This is a full time schedule of 40 hours per week, generally Monday – Friday, with some night and weekend hours possible infrequently.  This position will be working on a desktop system using remote access to software for accounts payable, sales and revenue reporting and payment posting. 

The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication and computer skills (in particular Word and Excel).  Knowledge of basic accounting and general financial office functions are required while understanding newspaper systems, interrelations and processes is a plus.  Additional skills of high importance are comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, ability to adapt to change easily and efficiently, and detail orientation.

The Herald-Journal is a 42,000 circulation daily newspaper, located in Spartanburg, SC, owned by Halifax Media Group. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package with the opportunity for professional growth and development. Benefits include: vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, a 401(k) retirement savings program, medical, dental, and much more.

Please send resumes via email to: stephanie.sprayberry@shj.com

Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

EOE/DFWP

Staff Writer/Reporter Index-Journal 5/20/14
The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive staff writer/reporter to join its award-winning team.
Your first thoughts? Eh, why bother with a small daily newspaper in lil ole South Carolina. True, we're not a major metro, but we do have a hard-working staff that has surpassed the parameters established for a small daily.
How's that?
In the past four years, our newspaper collected 143 South Carolina Press Association awards. We've won the President's Cup (twice now), 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 four years. The Index-Journal is a place where you can pour out your talents and join in bringing home some top awards.
The position we're looking to fill is crucial to our team. We need a reporter who can and will dig into local government reporting on all levels - city, county councils as well as legislators. We're not talking about the superficial meeting coverage, either. We need someone who will drill down. Not every story is of Watergate magnitude, but the reporter filling this slot should not take everything at face value. There's an old saying shared by editors of yore: If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out. That's the kind of fact-checking reporter we want. You should be aggressive, yet fair. Make no mistake. This is not a beat-the-doors-down, hit-'em-up daily position. There are solid feature stories to be told too. As we said, it's not all Watergate, but in the past several years our government reporting has unearthed stories that spoke directly to the taxpayers' pocketbook while landing the newspaper rewards in the areas of in-depth reporting and as frontline fighters in the battle to uphold the state's Freedom of Information Act.
We are a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve thrived.
The ideal candidate must understand local news matters and can convey that through stories and photos (when our photographer isn't available).
If you think this job 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.
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.
Controller Morning News 5/13/14
The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Controller in the Florence, SC market. This position will coordinate all accounting activities, financial reporting, financial and capital budgeting and forecasting as well as special projects for the group's daily and weekly newspapers.
The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and a proven aptitude for numbers, the ability to handle multiple projects in a deadline oriented environment, strong interpersonal skills to work with people at all levels within the company and outside in a professional manner and the ability to work in a team environment. Excellent written, verbal communication and organizational skills with demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with an MBA or CMA strongly preferred. Minimum of  5+ years of progressive accounting/financial experience with  3+ years in leadership role within the field.
Apply online at bhmginc.com  or email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com. EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screens required.
General Assignment Reporter Hampton County Guardian 5/8/14
Hampton County Guardian, a 3,500 circulation weekly, has a position available for a general assignment reporter. Our reporters have the opportunity to cover a variety of subjects - from government, education and hard news reporting to light feature stories and personality profiles – in both print and digital formats. Candidates should know basics of newswriting and reporting as well as keyboarding. Proficiencies in electronic pagination (InDesign), photography and social media as a news tool are a plus. College degree required. Send resumé, at least three job references, and writing samples to: Michael DeWitt at Michael.dewitt@morris.com.
Reporter Civitas Media 4/25/14
Civitas Media LLC – the parent company of The Union Daily Times, The Newberry Observer, The Easley Progress, The Pickens Sentinel and Powdersville Post – is looking for reporters who can bolster coverage in the communities we cover for print, the web, Facebook and Twitter. The Union Daily Times is a daily, publishing Tuesday through Saturday while The Newberry Observer publishes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Easley Progress publishes on Wednesdays and Fridays in tandem with The Pickens Sentinel on Wednesdays and the Powdersville Post on Fridays. We need hard workers, multi-taskers, those with a love for local reporting, a flair for writing and a commitment to making our publications the best they can be in print and online. These are entry level positions but reporters with experience at a weekly are encouraged to apply. The weekly positions require 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 NBOpublisher@civitasmedia.com.

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