Position Newspaper Date Posted

Graphics/Layout and Design

The Brunswick News, Brunswick, GA

4/17/14

The Brunswick News, a daily newspaper a stone’s throw from the beaches of St. Simons and Jekyll islands, is looking for an individual who is proficient in InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop. Headline writing skills a plus. The right candidate should be detail oriented and creative and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time. Send resume and samples to Hank Rowland, Managing Editor, The Brunswick News, P.O. Box 1557, Brunswick, GA 31521 or email hrowland@thebrunswicknews.com

Production Manager

Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville, Miss.

4/15/14

The Delta Democrat-Times, a six-day, daily newspaper in Greenville, Miss., is accepting resumes to fill its production manager’s position. The position includes oversight of an Urbanite press with a CC1 registration system, Screen CTP pre-press equipment and burgess plate bender. This is a hands-on position requiring press operation with a group of three other operators, on-time paper ordering, press-run management, work scheduling and attention to detail. Mechanical proficiency in press repair and troubleshooting is a must. Benefits include a $50k-$55k base salary with MBO in addition to company-match 401k, health insurance and paid vacation. We are a part of Emmerich Newspapers, Inc. a third generation, family-owned company with a track record of success and 28-newspapers in three states. Contact jalverson@ddtonline.com.

Operations Director

The State Media Company

4/15/14

The State Media Company in Columbia, SC, is seeking qualified candidates for Operations Director, a key leadership position overseeing 24/7 printing operation and facilities. The Operations Director is responsible for building workforce capacity and fulfilling production obligations to continuously improve product quality, drive commercial work and revenue, and provide excellent service to customers.

The State Media Company, a part of The McClatchy Company, is a major regional printing operation with a complex schedule of daily, weekly and commercial printing jobs.

The Operations Director, working with managers and other direct reports, will plan, organize and administer the functional areas of Pressroom, Mailroom, Transportation, Production/Building Maintenance, and Safety, and oversee key relationships with service.  Liaison among Operations departments and other divisions, and between day and night Operations.

Serves as a member of the local executive team. Supports a diverse workforce and safe, productive workplace.  Advises the Regional Operations VP and executives and managers of The State Media Company on operational issues. This position requires extensive knowledge of technical, planning and budgeting practices, policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of prepress, press, mailroom and newspaper operations required.
  • Track record of 3-5 years successful leadership experience in a pressroom or mailroom production environment required.
  • Leadership, organizational, administrative, budgetary, human relations, oral and written communication skills are required. Must be able to communicate constructively and effectively at all levels of the organization and with external contacts.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, planning and organizational skills, including project and time management skills; ability to be detail oriented and meet multiple deadlines with changing priorities.

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.

Sharp Copy Editor

The Island Packet

4/10/14

The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, which serve Hilton Head Island, Beaufort and Bluffton, SC, need a sports copy editor/page designer. We're interested in candidates who can creatively design pages, aggressively edit copy, spot holes and inconsistencies in stories, write headlines that are clear and crisp, maintain accuracy on deadline and handle online and digital duties.

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 Company. The sports department is a consistent award winner in regional and national newspaper competitions. For more information about the Packet and Gazette and the communities they serve, visit islandpacket.com and beaufortgazette.com.

Please e-mail a one-page cover letter and a one-page resume to Mike McCombs, sports editor, at mmccombs@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 Packet serves Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and other communities on the mainland of southern Beaufort County. The Packet's sister paper, The Beaufort Gazette, serves the county seat, located north of Hilton Head, and other communities in northern Beaufort County.  The papers are located in South Carolina's Lowcountry, a robustly growing area between Charleston and Savannah with beautiful natural surroundings, a rich history and a diverse culture. Both papers are consistent award winners in state and regional newspaper competitions. 

McClatchy is the nation's third largest newspaper group. It has high journalistic standards and embraces an array of new strategies for serving online readers. Other McClatchy papers include The Miami HeraldThe Sacramento BeeThe (Fort Worth) Star-TelegramThe Kansas City StarThe Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.

We offer a competitive pay and benefits package.

Single Copy District Manager

Morning News, Florence

4/10/14

The Morning News in Florence, SC has an immediate opening for a Single Copy District Manager in our Circulation department. This position will be responsible for maintaining and servicing outdoor newspaper racks and coordinating the delivery and contracting of Single Copy and Bundle Hauling Independent Contractors. Some weekends and holidays required.

Ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined, have excellent oral and written communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Experience with small engine, appliance or vending machine repair preferred. Must be able to lift 35 pounds plus on a daily basis. Repetitive lifting and bending is required.
 
High School graduate or equivalent. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.  EOE M/F/D/V. Background and drug screen.
To apply, email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com or mail to: Morning News HR Department, 310 S. Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506.

Advertising Manager

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA

4/1/14

If you are a selfless leader who empowers others, thrives in a collaborative environment & loves helping businesses grow, we want to talk to you.  The Daily Progress is the premier multi-media company in the Charlottesville, VA market.  We are currently looking for a talented manager to lead our diverse multi-media sales team.  This is not an office job.  We are looking for someone who wants the next step in their career.  Along with being a wonderful place to live and raise a family, Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, and has a thriving local business community.  If you are committed to professional growth, and helping others succeed in a fast paced and challenging environment, send your cover letter and resume today to Chris Trares, Regional Advertising Director - ctrares@dailyprogress.com.

Researchers/Investigators

S.C. Legislative Audit Council

3/31/14

SC Legislative Audit Council is seeking Researchers/Investigators to conduct management reviews of state agencies and programs. Interdisciplinary teams evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of government programs using quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Candidates must possess strong research, analytical, and writing skills. Demonstrate investigative skills with ability to identify and make procedural and policy recommendations. Analyze and interpret facts and data. Work in a team environment. Communicate orally and in writing and establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and agencies under review. Travel to conduct out-of-town fieldwork is sometimes required.

Employees will investigate state government operations, finances, and procedures to identify policy and program improvements. Conduct in-depth analysis of agency records and interview audited entity’s staff and other government officials. Develop methods to obtain required data. Assist supervisors in planning, conducting, and writing reports within established timelines. Prepare concise reports and explain results to state officials and legislative committees.

A master’s degree, law degree, license to practice as a CPA, or a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, business, accounting, statistics, criminal justice, social science, or a related field and two years of relevant experience. Applicants with backgrounds in and journalism (particularly investigative journalism), law enforcement, and political science are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position and resume to:

MWerts@lac.sc.gov

Legislative Audit Council
1331 Elmwood Ave., Ste. 315
Columbia, SC 29201
803.253.7639 (fax)

LAC.SC.GOV

Hiring Range:  $40,000 – $42,000 annually

Closing date April 11, 2014

E.O.E.

Outside Sales Rep

Myrtle Beach Herald

3/26/14

Work and live at the beach!

The Myrtle Beach Herald has an immediate job opening for an outside sales rep. Great territory with almost unlimited potential. Please email a letter of interest and a resume to tom.brown@myhorrynews.com Learn more about the Herald and its sister papers at www.myhorrynews.com

Sales Director

N.C. Press Services (N.C. Press Association)

3/11/14

If you can sell to anyone, anywhere, anytime -- and win repeat business -- we'd like to talk with you about our sales director opening. Print, digital, mobile, social … That’s what we want from our sales director! North Carolina Press Services, an information solutions/media placement agency, seeks a strategic thinker and proven sales professional. We need someone to identify advertisers who want results – who want their ads to win over newspaper readers with a growing print product line and state-of-the-art digital products, and for related media outlets. The NCPS sales director oversees and executes our overall sales strategy – from cold call to on-site call, from fresh ideas to excellent execution after the sale. We don’t ask for much – just great work, a sense of urgency, and a great attitude!  The sales director works with our outstanding NCPS staff, which places the ads, tracks and bills, and proves to the client that newspapers work.
We are a one-call, one-bill placement agency aimed primarily at newspaper advertising, but we offer an exciting platform of services that help even any client find solutions that go well beyond the printed page. Sales experience and a proven track record are a must; strong background in digital sales and social media marketing is a definite plus. We offer great pay, excellent benefits, and a fun, creative working environment. To apply, send an online cover letter, resume and any samples to NCPA Executive Director Beth Grace at beth@ncpress.com.

Sports Contributor

The Independent Voice of Blythewood and Fairfield County

3/11/14

Versatile Sports Contributor wanted for Winter/Spring high school sports. Join the winningest sports team in Blythewood & Fairfield County. Resumes to: james@blythewoodonline.com

General Assignment Reporter

The People Sentinel

3/10/14

The People-Sentinel, a 4,000 circulation weekly in Barnwell, S.C. 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: The People-Sentinel, c/o Laura McKenzie, Publisher, P.O. Box 1255, Barnwell, S.C. 29812; or fax to 803.259.2703; or e-mail laura.mckenzie@morris.com. EOE.

Full Time Outside Sales Rep

Pee Dee Publishing Co.

2/4/14

Established and progressive Pee Dee area publishing company has an immediate opportunity for a full-time sales professional. 

The ideal candidate will be someone who excels at building business relationships and helping customers grow through advertising, marketing and promotion.  This is a fast-paced outside sales position that requires attention to detail in selling print and digital advertising, plus promotional products, to retail businesses and industries.
Critical to success will be exceptional interpersonal skills, self-motivation, time management abilities, creativity and comprehensive knowledge of the English language.
A college graduate is preferred but other education and previous sales experience will be considered as well.
Pay will be based on ability and performance with a base salary plus commission with unlimited earning potential and competitive benefits including health and dental insurance.
A valid driver's license and reliable vehicle is required for this position.
Send cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to: pdmediajob@gmail.com. Hiring is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and pre-employment drug screening.
EOE/DFWP

Reporter The Journal, Seneca 2/4/14

The Journal, a five-day a week daily newspaper in Seneca, is looking for a general assignment reporter to cover a local beat including breaking news and local government. The reporter will also write feature stories and put together occasional investigative pieces and should be able to take his/her own photos when neede and write on a daily deadline. Experience is a plus, but will consider recent or upcoming college graduate with experience on a school newspaper. The hours for this salaried position would be afternoon and evening. To apply, send resume along with 5-7 writing samples and five references to ncannada@upstatetoday.com.

Advertising Director

Herald-Journal, Spartanburg

1/24/14

The Herald-Journal is seeking an advertising director with a successful track record of driving revenue in a team environment. The Herald-Journal is a 42,000 circulation daily newspaper, located in Spartanburg, SC, owned by Halifax Media Group.  This exciting position is responsible for a seasoned team of professionals that include advertising managers, retail advertising sales executives and classified advertising representatives. As the ad director you will coach, train and manage your team. You will be commissioned to foster an environment of growth, opportunity and development for the entire team.
The position reports to the publisher and consistently works in collaboration with the other Halifax Media newspapers in the region. As the advertising director, you will be responsible for setting sales goals, developing new revenue, fostering exceptional customer service, training sales professionals, setting and meeting revenue budgets and representing the paper in the community. The advertising director will provide motivation, leadership, fresh ideas, and demonstrate a can-do attitude. The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication and computer skills (in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
The advertising director leads cross-selling efforts in print and online, and works collaboratively with his/her peers in a regional group of sister publications.  A college degree in advertising or marketing is preferred but not required. Five years of sales experience and previous media sales management experience are required.
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: tracie.foster@shj.com
Hiring is contingent on a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
EOE/DFWP

Staff Writer

Jasper County Sun, Ridgeland

1/14/14

The staff writer is responsible for covering government meetings, crime and courts and other news and feature stories as uncover/assigned.  Must be available on Tuesdays to help proofread pages.  On a small staff, all employees are also responsible for anything that needs to be done, whether it falls under their job duties or not.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.
EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING: Should have experience writing for newspapers. Also should have computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word.  Knowledge of Adobe InDesign a plus, but not required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment; community events. 
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The reporter will work with the editor and publisher, writing stories and taking photographs as assigned as well as generating story ideas.  This person must be able to interview sources, cover meetings and events and keep organized schedules of upcoming assignments.  Responsible for proofreading pages on Tuesdays.
Send resume to jobs@morris.com.

Sports Writer

The Union Daily Times

1/14/14

The Union Daily Times in Union, S.C. – a Tuesday through Saturday daily community newspaper owned by Civitas Media LLC – needs a full-time sports writer who can bolster its local sports coverage for print, the web, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms and maintain the standards of journalism expected by Civitas Media. We need a hard worker, a multi-tasker, someone with a love for local sports 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. Reporters use their personal digital cameras. This position is great experience for someone wanting to make the jump from a weekly or biweekly to a small daily.
What we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of all types of local sports
  • 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 sports writing ability and photography skills and a letter telling us why you are the person for this job to UDTpublisher@civitasmedia.com.

Reporters

Civitas Media

1/14/14

Civitas Media LLC – the parent company of The Newberry Observer, The (Winnsboro) Herald Independent, 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, Twitter and other social media platforms. 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. Reporters with experience at an existing weekly are encouraged to apply. Reporters use their personal digital cameras. 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 ability and photography skills and a letter telling us why you are the person for the job to UDTpublisher@civitasmedia.com.

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