Position Newspaper Date Posted
Digital Lead Account Executive The Herald 9/16/14

We have an exciting opportunity  to specialize in selling digital advertising solutions for The Herald Media Group!  The Digital Lead Account Representative is responsible for consultatively selling online advertising solutions using our suite of digital solutions to include the heraldonline.com network, Digital Buzz Solutions (extended audience reach), Yahoo!,  Search Engine Marketing and more.  This position must handle the needs of an account base and prospecting for new business.  Requires working with the core multi-media  account executives to build online business revenue.  This opportunity comes with a salary plus a substantial bonus plan that will reward you for your efforts.
REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Energy, enthusiasm and dedication are musts!
  • Cultivate client relationships through your ability to understand their marketing and business objectives.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of diligence, accountability and strategic thinking.
  • Drive to achieve/exceed sales goals.
  • Champion, train and lead new and existing online solutions.  Conduct informational training sessions during team weekly sales meetings.
  • Champion and lead the sales team targeted publication advertising.
  • Generate new business via networking, self-generated qualified leads, provided business leads, market research and cold call prospecting.
  • Effective completion of needs assessment with target accounts and development of comprehensive proposals/presentations.
  • Experience selling online solutions is a plus.
  • Experience in account management (maintaining the relationship and increasing sales  opportunities).
  • Experience working with a fast sales cycle for a quick close.
  • Must be an accomplished PC user and have a clear understanding of the Interactive media.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask while providing excellent customer service.
  • High School required; four year degree preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

EOE

Send resumes to:  lsmith@heraldonline.com

Sports Editor Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 9/16/14

Do you see sports journalism as more than just a job?
Do you love high school sports?
Do you have reporting and photography skills to produce a first class sports section each week?
Do you have experience with online and InDesign print production?
Do you aspire to one day run your own news-gathering operation?
If this sounds like you, please send resume to JerryBellune@yahoo.com

Executive Editor The Times Daily, Florence, AL 9/16/14
The Times Daily in Florence, North Alabama’s award-winning seven-day-a-week daily newspaper (20,000 daily; 22,000 Sunday), is accepting applications for executive editor.  Florence and the Shoals communities, situated along the Tennessee River, are prosperous and rich in heritage and beauty.     

The executive editor oversees newsroom digital and print operations, to include short- and long-term planning, hiring staff, managing budgets and working with beat reporters and independent contractors. The ideal candidate will have a “local-first” philosophy; enjoy working closely with a team of talented photo, journalists and designers, while also assisting in day-to-day editing duties. We’re looking for the right leader to aggressively seek out compelling news coverage and to enhance our reputation in watchdog journalism. We want to remain the primary source of local news in our area.

Responsibilities: 

  • Publish content that is accurate, timely and of interest to readers via online, mobile or print. Develop quality and quantity of content, supervision, coaching and training of staff. Establish criteria for staff and evaluate personnel on that basis.
  • Work with newspaper management team to reach circulation and digital and print readership goals.
  • Publish an editorial page that is lively, aggressive, inclusive, challenging and thought-provoking
  • Coordinate with other departments to meet deadlines, set deadlines, coordinate content and develop new products.
  • Lead convergence efforts with other media in the market, including television and radio.
  • Ability to coach and motivate others; has thorough understanding of readers’ needs and expectations; strong public relations; must handle pressure well; ability to work on deadlines;
  • In addition to directing the newsroom, the candidate must be capable of innovative online content generation and main Web page news judgment. The candidate should be comfortable with online forums, building databases, developing niche Web products, new technologies, video content, mobile news generation, blogging, Facebook, widgets, feeds and updating the Website with breaking news.
  • Ability to adhere to established budget.

Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate college degree, at least 10 years in newspapers, experience in multiple markets, plus significant time as a top editor or managing editor. The ideal candidate will possess the highest standards for journalistic ethics and quality and will have the ability to be a team player who will help foster productive relationships with other newspaper departments.
 
Send your resume, writing samples and references to Publisher Darrell Sandlin at darrell.sandlin@timesdaily.com.
The position closes Oct. 17, 2014.

Tennessee Valley Printing Co. Inc. (TVPCO) operates the TimesDaily, Decatur (AL) Daily, and six weekly newspapers reaching more than 200,000 homes weekly; a dozen Websites with more than 4 million monthly page views, plus TN Valley Media Outdoors’ 106 billboard faces. TVP is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer, offering a competitive salary, full medical benefits and 401(k). Learn more about our newspaper at www.timesdaily.com.
Sales job of your dreams Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 9/16/14
Frustrated with cold calling? 

Tired of prospects telling you that advertising doesn't work?

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

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

Advertising Director The News and Press 9/15/14
Position available for experienced sales person wanting to take their career to the next level.  Family owned newspaper business in the Pee Dee area is just a short drive to the Grand Strand.
 
The News and Press offer a great working environment with an established account list.  Base salary and commission package compares favorably with larger newspapers.
 
Successful candidate will be motivated, outgoing and eager to get started.  A firm understanding of online sales is a plus.
 
Send resumes and references to:
 
Morrey Thomas
The News and Press
PO Box 513
Darlington, SC 29540
 
or Mthomas@newsandpressonline.com
Managing Editor/Newsroom leader The Sumter Item 9/5/14
Are you ready to lead an established, outstanding newsroom and help shape the print and digital future of a growing, independent company?
The Sumter Item in central South Carolina is building on its long record of award-winning journalism, embracing change and preparing for and investing in the future. We're looking for the right person to help us do that. We have launched a new website with the help of a leading national firm and have completed a total print redesign.
Our managing editor will oversee the editing and flow of content from conception to publishing on all platforms, so a solid news sense and the ability to coach, teach and lead a team creatively is vital.
You will report directly to the publisher in Sumter, but will also have the opportunity to expand your abilities by working with Osteen Publishing Co.’s executive team – including five talented publishers – on strategic planning for multiple properties in four states.
Very competitive salary and benefits, negotiable based on skills and experience.
If you’d like to learn more about us, contact grahamosteen@gmail.com.
Audience-savvy digital producer with 
copy editing experience
The Greenville News 9/5/14
The Greenville News is looking for a digital producer with a keen eye for editing and a strong understanding of audience.
 
This digital producer will work with our desktop website, as well as mobile and tablet apps, to make sure our journalism is doing all it can to connect with readers. Emphasis will be on ensuring that packages are presented with deep links and interactives and that copy is clean.
 
The ideal candidate will have experience growing readership and engagement with a sophisticated understanding of audience needs. We’re not looking for a producer who is simply focused on page views. We’re looking for a digital journalist who has a passion for providing readers with meaningful stories that impact their lives — in a format fit for audiences on the go, at work or at home.
 
The right candidate will have a deep understanding of digital publishing, audience analytics, social media, SEO and AP style. Strong copy-editing skills are required. Reporting, photojournalism or database management experience is a strong plus. Be prepared to be entrusted to make quick decisions and direct the flow of stories and video to best reach our audiences in a breaking news environment.
 
The producer will work closely with editors, reporters and photographers to optimize content across news, entertainment, sports and business for all platforms, using a high level of news judgment and creativity.
 
South Carolina's Upstate is a beautiful, active region that boasts an amazing quality of life. The Blue Ridge mountains provide opportunities for great mountain biking and stellar scenery. Greenville is a forward-facing community with a vibrant downtown — you won't find a better backdrop from which to accomplish your goal of reinventing digital journalism.
 
We understand and appreciate a diverse workforce.
 
Experienced Journalist Morning News 8/29/14
The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company is seeking a self-motivated, high-energy journalist to cover assignments in Florence, SC. The job requires the ability to cover breaking news, produce quality enterprise stories for the newspaper, and our website, www.SCnow.com. The candidate selected will be assigned a beat, depending upon their abilities and interests, and the needs of the newsroom, so the ability to develop sources and cover a specific area is essential. Because the Morning News and scnow.com report news around the clock, candidates must demonstrate commitment to the philosophy that news gathering is a “24/7” process.

Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, QuarkXpress and Photoshop as well as some knowledge of software programs that aid in posting to the Web.  Must be willing to learn new things, be flexible and able to adapt and grow with the job. Must be able to take photographs and shoot video to accompany stories, or be willing to learn same. Candidates will be required to post video, photographs and stories to the Web, along with copy editing and page proofing. A valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, proof of auto insurance and the ability to cover assignments at night or on weekends is required.

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related discipline preferred. Experience working in a digital newsroom a plus. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers or email cover letter and resume to jobs@florencenews.com. EOE/M/F/D/V.

Reporter The Horry Independent 8/29/14
The Horry Independent newspaper in Conway, SC has an immediate opening for a general assignments reporter with an emphasis on the schools beat. Contact Editor Kathy Ropp, 843-248-6671 or email: kathy.ropp@myhorrynews.com
Copy editor/page designer Aiken Standard 8/29/14

The Aiken Standard, a 15,000 circulation daily newspaper located in beautiful Aiken, S.C., is seeking a copy editor/page designer. The newspaper, owned by Evening Post Industries, covers the close-knit community of Aiken and surrounding towns.

Ideal candidate is a fast, reliable self-starter with an eye for design who can handle any page in the newspaper, from A1 to feature pages. Previous copy desk and page design experience preferred. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and some holidays.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Editing local copy for spelling, grammar and AP style
• Writing engaging, informative headlines
• Identifying holes in stories and working with reporters to get details
• Daily page design, including 1A, news and feature pages
• Web editing and updating social media sites 
• Contributing story ideas and editorial ideas

Requirements:
• Passion for and skilled at following the news - from world and national news to local events
• Strong skills with writing, editing, headline writing and AP style
• Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator preferred 
• Ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skills on daily basis
• Must be a team player! We want to add a smart, interesting and hard-working individual to our team who is ready to collaborate with others and strive for accuracy and dynamic page design daily. 
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications or relevant subject
• Knowledge of the community of Aiken, S.C. and surrounding area a plus

This is a full-time position, with a pay rate that equates relevant experience in the business, as well as insurance and 401(k) benefits. 

Please email cover letter, resume, references and work samples to Chief Copy Editor Holly Ellington by Sept. 16 at hellington@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please.

Reporter The Greer Citizen 8/27/14

The Greer Citizen, an award-winning weekly newspaper located between Greenville and Spartanburg, is seeking a reporter to cover news in the Greer Area and the surrounding communities of Taylors, Lyman, Duncan and Wellford.
This is a full-time position, 35 hours a week.
Qualifications include solid knowledge of newspaper writing and AP style, the ability to find and produce stories that are relevant to the community, and meet deadlines.
Experience in InDesign and Photoshop are a plus, but not necessary.
Those interested are asked to e-mail a resume and references by Sept. 9 to Billy Cannada, editor, at Billy@greercitizen.com.

Copy editor/page designer Index-Journal 8/26/14

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.

Copy Editor Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.com 8/22/14

The Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.com are looking to hire an experienced journalist for a copy editing/ web management position. An ideal candidate would have two or more years of experience at a daily newspaper, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

Candidates should excel at page design, headline writing and copy editing, and strong applicants will have backgrounds in working with web copy, as the job includes posting photos and articles to GoUpstate.com and its affiliated sites.

Knowing how to use Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop is preferred.

Management experience and a history of working with reporters are pluses.

Salary and benefits are competitive.

Located in the Upstate region of South Carolina at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Spartanburg offers a little bit of everything. The city is home to six colleges, a chiropractic college and a new medical school. The recently completed $47 million Chapman Cultural Center is the hub for a vibrant arts and theater community, and Spartanburg was the Palmetto State’s first bicycle-friendly city, as designated by the League of American Bicyclists. Each summer, the Carolina Panthers hold training camp here. The area also is home to numerous international businesses, including BMW’s North American manufacturing facility and the headquarters of Denny’s and Advance America.

During each of the last four years, the Herald-Journal has been honored to win the S.C. Press Association President’s Cup, which recognizes overall excellence in its given circulation category. And, in 2012, staffers took first-place in the state press association’s reporting in-depth category for their coverage of a miniature train derailment that injured 28 people and killed a 6-year-old child.

The Herald-Journal is owned by Daytona Beach, Fla.-based Halifax Media Group, which consists of 33 newspapers and affiliated websites in five states.

For more information, please contact Dan Sullivan, news editor, 864-562-7227 or dan.sullivan@shj.com.

Design & Production Director The Sumter Item 8/22/14

Are you ready to step up and help lead a 120-year-old, independent publishing company to new levels of editing and design? Are you ready to learn and eager to teach? Osteen Publishing Co. has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape and drive a new design and production hub in beautiful central South Carolina. This isn't going to be a big, impersonal operation set up by a big chain. You'll have direct contact with the ownership group and lead a small team of talented editors in producing 10 community newspapers and a variety of other publications so they have the design readers expect from much larger publications.

Opportunities: -- Lead a centralized design and production hub in Sumter for 10 community newspapers and numerous magazines in four states. -- Help establish staffing levels, workflows, technology, deadlines and styles for the centralized hub. -- Participate in the redesign of several of our publications, working with one of the industry's top design firms. -- Recruit, coach, manage and retain a core team of designers and copy editors in Sumter drawn from all of our publications and new hires. -- Raise the level of work – for editing, headlines, visuals and design – across all of our publications and web sites.

Specific duties: -- Oversee or design key pages for our publications, particularly page ones, magazines and special sections for the group. -- Make sure your team is adhering to our styles, standards and deadlines that you help establish. -- Advise the ownership and management team about technology, staffing, production and other needs. -- Maintain clear and open communication with all properties to make sure our local reporting and editing staffs and your design and production team are in alignment about content and presentation. -- Provide lots of feedback, leadership and quality work.

Contact Graham Osteen - grahamosteen@gmail.com.

Reporter and Photographer The Cheraw Chronicle 8/22/14

We're seeking a versatile community journalist with a nose for news to cover the people, places, issues and events of a small town steeped in Southern charm. The Cheraw Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in Cheraw, S.C., is looking for a full-time reporter and photographer. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a jack of all journalistic trades who's as comfortable behind a camera as in front of a keyboard. This reporter will work independently and must be able to enterprise, prioritize and plan stories. Newspaper experience is required, along with a positive attitude, a natural curiosity and a heart for community news.

The Chronicle is based in Cheraw, a 5,800-population town in South Carolina's northeastern midlands. It's 90 minutes away from Columbia and Charlotte, N.C., and boasts rich Native American history, a thriving theater and arts scene and a state park with an 18-hole golf course and a 300-acre lake. The newspaper is 125 years old and a fixture in the community.

Opportunities for personal development and career advancement abound within The Chronicle's parent company, Davidson, N.C.-based Civitas Media, which oversees more than 100 publications and employs more than 1,400 people in 11 states. To be considered for this opportunity, send a resume and three to five of your best clips to Editor Corey Friedman at cfriedman@civitasmedia.com.

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
rwhiting@indexjournal.com
No phone calls please.
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.
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
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