Position Newspaper Date Posted
Page Designer Index-Journal 12/15/17

The Index-Journal Co. in Greenwood, SC is looking for a page designer who wants to grow and expand his or her talents on multiple levels as there is opportunity to do more than newspaper design.

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 or she can flourish and make a mark. The ideal candidate possesses strong design skills using Adobe InDesign. 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? Newspaper experience preferred, but we will consider other candidates.

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.

Digital Editor The Sun News 12/13/17

MyrtleBeachOnline.com and The Sun News is looking for a digital editor to help manage and support our social media and SEO needs in order to find and serve our readers.

The successful candidate will ensure our journalism is laser-focused on serving and growing our digital audience by crafting effective headlines, by ensuring SEO and metadata are correct, by looking for video opportunities and by spotting and reporting potential stories in social and digital spaces. He or she will engage with readers on social platforms, answering questions and providing helpful links and context.

We're looking for someone committed to change and excited about the ways our industry is evolving. The right person will be an active part in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not — and a commitment to adapt accordingly.

We serve one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our readers are passionate about their elected officials, alligators, crime, sea turtles and food, and not necessarily in that order.

Oh, and there's a beach.

Ready to join our team? Send your cover letter and resume to Executive Editor Stephanie Pedersen at spedersen@thesunnews.com

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience of growing and engaging readership online and on social media
  • Strong writing and editing skills and excellent news judgment
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of metrics/analytics programs such as Chartbeat, Crowdtangle and Omniture and development of story ideas derived from data.
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to edit video (using phone).
  • A way with headlines and an understanding of what works well on different platforms.
  • An understanding of AP style.
Investigations/project reporter The Post and Courier 12/11/17

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.

Graphic Designer Lexington County Chronicle & The DIspatch News 11/29/17

Career opportunity with award-winning newspaper for creative graphic artist-designer proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photo Shop and Illustrator. Editing, reporting, photography and writing experience. Call Jerry Bellune at 803-359-7633.

Advertising Executive Herald-Advocate, Bennettsville 11/28/17

Anyone who has applied by email for this position prior to December 12, please resubmit your application.  Due to an issue with our email server, your email was not received.

The Herald-Advocate has an exciting, challenging opportunity for an Advertising Executive to join our team!  We need a proven salesperson and are willing to offer an aggressive compensation package to the right person. We provide the culture, tools, and environment for you to achieve unlimited success by offering great ideas and creation executions to local businesses. The Advertising Executive serves as the primary outside sales person for our products, develops new accounts, retains and grows existing accounts, and focuses on the customer's return on investment.  The Advertising Executive helps design effective special advertising opportunities for our customers.  The ideal candidate is highly motivated, competitive, personable and extremely outgoing, a go-getter. He or she has strong communication skills, is very articulate and a great listener. In addition, the ideal candidate is driven by financial success.

Key competencies:
Consult with local advertisers, planning media schedules and meeting revenue goals
Identify and capture new business revenue
Understand clients and their unique business needs in order to provide impactful results
Research and provide insights to clients
Have understanding of digital marketing (website, social media). Digital sales experience a plus.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree preferred
At least one year of sales experience
Publishing, advertising or media experience a plus
Proven track record of surpassing sales goals
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and email
Drivers' license and own transportation required 

The successful candidate will receive a compensation guarantee during initial orientation period. The position earns both a base pay plus commission. The newspaper provides a complete benefit package: health insurance, including medical and dental; life insurance; long-term disability, vacation and holidays.

About the Herald-Advocate
The Herald-Advocate is an 86-year old, family-owned weekly newspaper in Bennettsville, SC.  The paper focuses on the events and activities of Marlboro County.  We also publish a weekly TMC product, The Marlboro Shopper, and newspaper website, heraldadvocate.com.  Pee Dee Promotions is a promotional products sales and distribution company that complements our media business.

Send resume and at least three professional references to: careers@heraldadvocate.com or by mail to:
Advertising Executive
P.O. Box  656
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Sports Writer

Index-Journal

11/28/17

Ready to launch your sports writing career at a daily newspaper that places a premium on good work, strong work ethic and talent?

We have the job for you.

The Greenwood (S.C.) Index-Journal, a 12,000-plus circulation daily newspaper, is looking for a talented, energetic and aggressive sports writer to join its award-winning team.

We’re no second-rate publication. We take pride in our work, and it shows in the number of S.C. Press Association awards we have received the past several years. And that includes numerous awards for sports feature and news writing, as well as our annual football section. We cover a dozen schools — public and private — and have two colleges we regularly cover, Lander University and Erskine College. Sure, football is king just as it is anywhere in the South, but we don’t ignore the other sports, and there’s plenty to be covered. And plenty of talent out there to supply a good flow of feature material.

We’re a family owned newspaper, which means we don’t have the layers of corporate executives to wade through. While other newspapers are struggling to stay in business — and reducing the quality of the product — we’ve more than merely survived, in large part because we recognize that solid local content is what brings readers back to our pages and website.

We want to challenge the regular parameters attached to so many small papers and avoid the current thinking that a smaller staff, less local copy and lower quality is the route a small daily should take to be successful. We firmly believe the best way for a newspaper to succeed in this economic climate is to put out the best product possible.

Our sports staff generates breaking news stories – college athletes’ arrests, coaching hires and other assorted stories.

The ideal candidate must understand local sports matter and be able to convey that through stories and photos. He or she must also understand the importance of digital-first journalism, using social media and video to tell stories. The ideal candidate must also be aggressive, creative and thorough, put pride in his work and have a passion for journalism.

We’ve hired journalists from California to Florida. Our hires have had degrees from Missouri, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, Ohio, Northwestern (master’s degree) and Georgia (master’s degree). We hire the best, regardless of location. And we’re a launching pad for journalists. We’ve had reporters, writers and designers move on to bigger newspapers in just a couple of short years of work here.

If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, and you have the desire to help us continue our award-winning, public-serving publication, let us hear from you.

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, at least five clips (writing and page design, preferred) and references (via regular mail or email) to:


Richard Whiting
Executive Editor
P.O. Box 1018
Greenwood, SC 29648
rwhiting@indexjournal.com

No phone calls, please.

Digital News Producer

The Post and Courier

11/28/17

The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., is seeking a digital news producer to join its newsroom. The ideal candidate is passionate about social media, 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate across the newsroom to create, edit and publish relevant, timely and interesting content experiences

  • Play a leading role in The Post and Courier’s voice and presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social platforms

  • Track success through engagement, growth, reader interactions and other metrics

  • Use audience development tactics to create loyal and passionate readers

  • Provide coverage of breaking news and live events including writing and aggregating when necessary

  • Work with journalists in the newsroom on best practices, including packaging content for specific audiences

  • Collaborate across the newsroom to identify information that would benefit our readers

  • Edit photos, audio and videos as necessary

To apply send a letter explaining why you are the best person for the job, a resume and any relevant work samples to Digital Editor Jason Kristufek at jkristufek@postandcourier.com.

The Post and Courier is a family-owned news organization based in one of America’s finest cities. Our team has built a reputation for producing outstanding journalism. In the last two years, we’ve won one Pulitzer and have been a finalist for two more. We have great ambition and an underdog chip on our shoulder, but we have a lot of fun, too.

The Post and Courier is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Digital Editor

Aiken Standard

11/27/17

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily newspaper serving Aiken and surrounding areas, is seeking an experienced digital editor to add to its news gathering team beginning in January. This full-time position will manage delivery, presentations, and presence for all of Aiken Communications digital products reaching its full digital audience.  

Responsibilities: 
• Follow local, business, state, national and international news.  Read the websites and the newspapers every day
• Edit and post stories, videos, photos, and graphics across all digital platforms
• Coordinate with editors, photographers and videographers to ensure speedy and appropriate placement of news on the websites and social media
• Write and deliver text alerts, Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, etc. in a friendly and thought-provoking manner to optimize readers and viewers engagement
• Monitor analytics to assess effectiveness of placement of content
• Monitor and cover breaking news as needed
• Meet all assigned deadlines

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience: 
• Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or Marketing
• One to two years of newspaper experience preferred
• Superb social media skills are vital
• Strong skills with technology, writing, editing and AP style
• Night and weekend work will be required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) 
• Basic understanding of HTML and CSS 
• Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines
• Ability to easily work with reporters and editors in the newsrooms, including training and coaching as needed

How to apply: 
To apply, email cover letter, resume and three digital samples to Managing Editor Michael Harris at mharris@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)?

Managing Editor

The Post and Courier

11/16/17

Family owned since forever? Check.
Large, robust newsroom that makes public officials tremble? Check.
Recent investments in all of the digital tools and strategies that will make a news organization successful well into the future? Check.
A great place to live and great people to work with? We’ve got that covered, too.
The Post and Courier, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a two-time 2016 Pulitzer finalist, is looking for its next newsroom leader. 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 deeply value our relationship with our readers, and we believe in the old-school idea that investing in our journalism will lead to more readers and more revenue.
As the next managing editor of The Post and Courier, the No. 2 position in the newsroom, you’ll have big shoes to fill and big expectations to meet. But you will have everything you need to do the job right. Our newspaper is one of the few independent, family-owned papers 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 hundreds of new Sunday newspaper readers in the last few months via an aggressive statewide expansion, and we expect to add more in the coming months. In recent years, we’ve also doubled the size of our state capital bureau and doubled down on our investment in take-no-prisoners investigative reporting. 
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.
But before you apply, here’s what we need from you:

  • Demonstrated ability to produce journalism of the highest caliber.
  • Experience managing journalists of all types, and getting the most out of those teams. Experience managing large teams preferred.
  • A commitment to investigative and watchdog reporting at minimum; experience overseeing successful projects is preferred.
  • Deep understanding of how our audiences are changing, and the ways newsrooms must change to meet those shifting demands.
  • A clear and compelling vision for how to lead our newsroom into the future.

If you think you fit the bill, send a resume and a cover letter to Executive Editor Mitch Pugh at mpugh@postandcourier.com. The Post and Courier is a drug-free and equal opportunity employer.

Editor

GSA Business

11/3/17

GSA Business Report is looking for an editor to serve the Upstate business community in South Carolina.
The Business Report provides news and information for a local and statewide audience in collaboration with affiliated publications in Columbia and Charleston, S.C. The editor provides content, editorial direction, leads the newsroom and works with the publisher to serve a niche audience of small- and medium-sized businesses.

The Business Report operates in the heart of the Upstate, with fast access to three states, beautiful mountains and walking trails, a vibrant arts scene and lively downtown area in one of the fastest-growing metro areas of the Southeast.

The Business Report publishes daily email news, a biweekly print edition, special sections throughout the year and hosts the largest informational and networking events in the region. The editor is heavily involved in all of these products, including moderating a series of panel discussions held each year with area thought leaders.

Editors must have well-rounded reporting experience, solid news judgment and the ability to mentor reporters and writers and drive content for a sophisticated audience. 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

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

Claflin University

11/2/17

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Mass Communication invites applications for (2) instructors/assistant professors for the Spring 2018 semester, no later than Fall 2018. The selected individuals will teach Web Design, Digital Media/Convergence and basic television and radio production courses as well as support the overall mass communications curriculum. The candidate will supervise and support department production projects, facilities and students. He/she will participate in advising, research and service activities as required and perform any other duties within the scope of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MS in Mass Communications with a minimum of 18 documented hours in Mass Communications at the graduate level required, PhD/ADS preferred; Knowledge of Multi-Media & Convergence Equipment as well as Adobe Creative Suites Software, Video and Audio Editing Software, such as Avid Editing, ProTools and Final Cut Pro, expected.

SALARY: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, send the following items to the address below: (1) letter of application, (2) a current vita/resume, (3) three letters of recommendations, along with reference contact information, and (4) transcripts of all university-level work. Please note that official transcripts sent directly from degree granting institution(s) will be required and a background check must be completed before any contract will be offered. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.

Ms. Shirley Biggs, Director
Department of Human Resources
Claflin University; 400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
803-535-5233 (voice); 803-535-5468(fax)
email: sbiggs@claflin.edu

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office. Office Number: 803-535-5635 Job Line Number: 803-535-5394
TDD Number: 1-800-735-8583 (TDD).

Equal Opportunity Employer

USC news reporter The State 10/31/17

The State Media Co., an award-winning news organization in South Carolina's capital, has openings for a news reporter to cover the University of South Carolina.

The ideal candidate will be an aggressive journalist who can deliver exclusive reporting, move fast when news breaks and produce larger stories that make a difference in the lives of our readers. All reporters at The State are expected to demonstrate commitment to fairness and accuracy, in fact and in tone, and have a strong grouding in journalism ethics. Candidates must also have demonstrated the desire and skills to build audience loyalty, engagement and growth around compelling journalism. 

The position 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. It will require a demonstrated commitment to change -- to constantly adapting to the ever-evolving ways in which readers seek out and interact with journalism. And it will require enthusiastic participation in ongoing conversations about what’s working and what’s not -- and an equally enthusiastic commitment to adapting accordingly.

Applicants should send a resume and a link to their portfolio to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@thestate.com. Please put "news reporter" in the subject line.

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach audiences

  • Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of how to use analytics such as page views, time on site, referral sources and “shares and likes” to help determine which stories resonate with which audiences

  • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including video

  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving

Videographer/Video producer The State 10/31/17

The State Media Co., an award-winning news organization in South Carolina's capital,  has two openings on its video team, one for a videographer and one for a video producer.

Videographer responsibilities include:

  • Generate ideas for daily video stories that appeal across local and national online audiences

  • Report, edit and produce compelling video journalism on deadline

  • Collaborate with editors/reporters to develop creative approaches to digital storytelling

  • Write good SEO headlines, captions, summaries and social media posts to promote your work

  • Shoot photographs to accompany video storytelling in digital presentations and for print

  • Assist in leading video training sessions with colleagues

Requirements:

Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Need the ability to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a digitally evolving local newsroom.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Video producer responsibilities include:

  • Aggressively curate and produce third-party video for placement within our stories and on social media.

  • Edit, produce and place video in related stories and social platforms.

  • Leverage digital tools and social media to find newsworthy video to aggregate.

  • Closely work with central video team in D.C. on daily audience possibilities for video.

  • Provide guidance on aggregation best-practices to share with newsroom colleagues.  

  • Pay close attention daily to real-time analytics to determine video possibilities.

  • Working with software to convert multiple file formats, codecs and sharing sites (ftp, dropbox, etc.)

  • Generate ideas for videos that appeal across platforms for multiple audiences.

  • Pitch McClatchy video stories to relevant third-parties for embed, social, promotional consideration.

Requirements:

Skills Needed:  Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and team player skills required.  Leadership, strategic thinking experience and the ability to work across a broad-section of colleagues essential. Visual sensibility and experience contributing to interactive and multimedia work, with creative concepts and implementation. Reliable news judgment, advanced communication skills needed.  A deeply-connected professional network is important. A vision of future audience trends and digital media important.

Personal Attributes:  Energy, flexibility, and online smarts.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment.  Skill to work well with a variety of editors and staff at all levels within a networked video-focused team.  Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.

Interested candidates should send a resume and link to portfolio to Brian Tolley, executive editor, at btolley@thestate.com. Please put "video producer" or "videographer" in the subject line.

Part Time Page Designer Aiken Communications 10/19/17

Work closely with our design team in the design and production of high-quality newspaper projects, balance design considerations with deadlines and technological limitations, maintain working knowledge of various software including, but not limited to, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, perform other related work as required, work under general supervision, reporting to the presentation editor.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in graphic design or 2 years experience in design and development for print product
  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator on Macintosh platform with the aptitude and desire to learn other software programs as needed
  • Superior design skills and an excellent understanding in the best practices of print development
  • Must have a background in quality control and usability and understand how to design to maximize efficiency without compromising aesthetics
  • Excellent design style, visualization, attention to detail, and judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment;  highly organized
  • Exceptional amount of willingness, resourcefulness, determination, and persistence in following through on job responsibilities
  • Ability to take direction and develop concepts established by other
  • Excellent public relations and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relations - tactful, helpful, 
  • cooperative, and flexible
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline and client-services driven environment

Send resume and cover letter to: Karen Klock, 326 Rutland Dr. NW, Aiken, SC, 29801 or email to kklock@aikenstandard.com.

Reporter Index-Journal 10/18/17

Solid reporter candidates sought
The Greenwood Index-Journal, a 12,000-circulation daily newspaper, is on the hunt for great talent as it hopes to grow its base of talented, energetic and aggressive staff writers to join its award-winning team. Honestly, there’s not an opening on the staff right now, but we don’t mind considering people who might strengthen our reporting and service to readers. We’re in talent scouting mode, you might say, and we don’t want to miss out on opportunities to advance our team in the rankings.
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

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