Position Newspaper Date Posted

Staff Writer

Index-Journal 7/31/14

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
No phone calls please.

News Assistant

The State 7/31/14

Compiles information from various sources for calendars, columns, lists, charts, sections and stories for print and online.  Answers telephone and email inquiries and provides information to external and internal customers. Performs a variety of support functions, including social media duties, special project assignments, payment processing and staff timekeeping.  Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Customer service, clerical and data entry experience required.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications and familiar with social media. Must be detail-oriented, deadline-driven and able to juggle multiple assignments with accuracy, efficiency and courtesy. Typing proficiency of 45 wpm is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred. Apply here.

Assistant Digital Editor-Visuals

The Post and Courier 7/28/14

The Post and Courier, a growing, independently owned news organization based in Charleston, S.C., is looking for an Assistant Digital Editor-Visuals to lead a talented team of visual journalists and help shape our digital future.

The right candidate must think digital first, helping a lead a team of photojournalists and videographers who handle everything from breaking news to long-term projects. You should be comfortable monitoring, creating and sharing news on all platforms and be able to recognize and execute on the variety of ways we can tell stories in the digital age.  Our next visual leader must work effectively with editors and frontline journalists across the organization to produce outstanding journalism. You must demonstrate the ability to multi-task in a fast-moving environment as well as keep your team focused on long-term projects and goals.

Candidates should be an accomplished visual leader or an experienced and talented photographer/videographer with a track record of performing on deadline and executing award-winning, in-depth projects. Preference will be given to those with a background managing and directing an excellent staff.

The Post and Courier, the largest daily newspaper in South Carolina, has developed a reputation as one of the nation’s leading watchdog news organizations. We’ve been lauded most recently by The Neiman Foundation for Journalism (http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/102910/Truth-or-Consequences-Where-is-Watchdog-Journalism-Today.aspx) and The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-froomkin/watchdog-journalism_b_3430361.html) for our commitment to serious, hard-hitting journalism. In the last four years, The Post and Courier has twice been a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. We expect our next visual leader to help us build upon that tradition.

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

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


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.

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.

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/

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
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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