Position Newspaper Date Posted
Real-Time News Reporter The State 10/16/17

The State in Columbia, SC, is looking for 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 judgment 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

  • Professional journalism experience
  • News judgment; 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. 

Education: College degree required

The State is a part of McClatchy, a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life/balance and consistent opportunities for growth. 

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.

Freelance Journalist GSA Business 10/16/17

GSA Business Report, Upstate South Carolina’s source for daily business news is seeking freelance journalists who can build sources, write with clarity and depth, adhere to AP style and be comfortable producing content read by Upstate C-Suite professionals.

We cover business in the 10-county Upstate region of South Carolina and were recently named Newspaper of the Year in South Carolina for our division. We are looking for someone who can take an idea and make it sing. If you can take a complex topic and write with authority for a business audience, we want to talk to you.

Experience

  • Minimum two years of journalism experience
  • Understanding of news writing and story structure
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of business journalism is a plus

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and clips (links are OK as long as they are accessible) that best show depth and enterprise reporting to Matthew Clark, editor, at mclark@scbiznews.com.

General Assignment Reporter Aiken Standard 9/18/17

The Aiken Standard, an award-winning daily newspaper serving Aiken and surrounding areas, is hiring an experienced news reporter to add to its staff.
The ideal candidate will be able to juggle multiple news assignments as well as produce enterprise pieces and feature reporting. Experience with photography and videography is essential; design experience is helpful.
A degree in journalism, communications or related field is required.
Candidate should be a team player with strong communication skills.
If you are a motivated self-starter who is comfortable taking direction as well as working independently in this challenging and rewarding field, join our team!
Applicants should email three writing samples and a resume to hkemp@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Reporter The Fort Jackson Leader 9/8/17

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.

Assistant Editorial Page Editor The Post and Courier 9/5/17

In this role you will support senior editorial staff in all aspects of the administration, commissioning, planning and producing of different publications. Responsible for the operation of the editorial department in the EPE’s absence and will help develop an expanded weekend op-ed section and broaden online presence.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with editing content
  • Contribute editorial pieces
  • Fact checking, spelling, grammar, writing style, and page design
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a daily newspaper environment is required—including reporting as well as an editorial background
  • Experience with software used for page design/copy editing (InDesign, InCopy, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of editorial style and guidelines (AP Style).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of InDesign and InCopy is desirable
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a faced paced environment under the pressure of strict deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Requirement
Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, hearing, speaking and writing; close eye work on computer screen; required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop; light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds.

EOE

Apply here.

Assistant Niche Content Editor The Post and Courier 9/1/17

This part-time position serves as the editor for Lowcountry Parent, a popular monthly parenting magazine published by The Post and Courier.  The editor coordinates, assigns, writes and edits content for the magazine, proofing pages before final output.  The editor is the leader for social media channels including Facebook and Instagram, posting frequently and responding to readers’ inquiries.  This position also oversees the lowcountryparent.com, posting and updating content on a regular basis.  The editor maintains weekly Family Fun blog and promotes column online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with marketing efforts and event marketing
    Occasional weekend work dates are required for special events—including Lowcountry Family Expo, Mom’s Choice Awards and cover shoots.
    Takes the lead on large annual projects—including summer day camp guide, Lowcountry Parent Models Programs and more
    Performs other duties as assigned by management

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:

  • Experience in magazine or newspaper production required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have proven ability to write and edit to AP style, work with freelance team
    Must be highly organized and have proven record working successfully, efficiently, and calmly under deadline.
    Creativity, positive customer service attitude and flexibility are key attributes.
    Must be able to work on a Mac and PC and be skilled with production software such as Word, InCopy, InDesign and Photoshop.

Physical Requirements, Work Environment and Travel:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time. The job requires reaching with hands and arms, bending and stooping; light to moderate lifting of 15-30 pounds. The job requires hearing, speaking and writing with close eye work on a computer screen.
  • The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is often subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • Some travel may be required.

Lowcountry Parent, an award-winning monthly publication distributed throughout the tri-county with a readership of 105,000-plus.

EOE

Apply here.

News Reporter The Journal, Seneca 8/29/17

The Journal, an award-winning daily nestled in the foothills of Upstate South Carolina, is seeking a dynamic journalist to add to our newsroom staff. Versatility is required of our reporters, as they are asked to cover everything from local festivals and entertainment to government and crime. As such, it could be the perfect training ground for an eager up-and-comer looking to develop their chops or for an experienced newshound looking to get back to their roots in community journalism.

Unlike some media outlets, our focus is still on being a newspaper first and foremost — that means an emphasis on our print edition and local coverage that readers can’t get anywhere else. This has allowed The Journal to continue growing both in terms of staff and circulation. And as a family-owned newspaper, we haven’t dealt with the layoffs and mergers that seem to be a regular occurrence with corporate publications.

Recent college graduates hoping to get their foot in the door or experienced journalists seeking to take the next step in their career are encouraged to apply. We have experienced editors and reporters who can show you the ropes, and we have no intention of waiting around to make this hire if we find the right candidate. We’re willing to take a chance on someone with the right combination of talent, charisma and enthusiasm.

This is a full-time, salaried position with most of the benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, etc.) one would expect. As a five-day daily that publishes Tuesday through Saturday, most — though not all — of your weekends are your own. That’s a perk you’re not likely to find in many gigs similar to this one.

The Journal has been awarded first and second place, respectively, the last two years in General Excellence among dailies our size by the S.C. Press Association despite being one of — if not the — smallest newspapers in our division. We have a tight-knit newsroom staff that works hard to measure up with the best publications around. If that sounds like a team you’d like to join, send a cover letter (as the body of an email is fine), resume and three writing samples to News Editor Steven Bradley at newsed@upstatetoday.com.

General Assignments Reporter The Horry Independent 8/25/17

The Horry Independent newspaper (Conway, SC) has an immediate opening for a general assignments reporter to cover local events. Salary range $25,000-$30,000 depending on experience. Contact Kathy Ropp, editor, at 843-248-6671 or email resume to: kathy.ropp@myhorrynews.com

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