Position Newspaper Date Posted
News Reporter The Summerville Journal Scene 1/23/15

News Reporter Wanted
The Summerville Journal Scene is a twice-a-week community newspaper in Summerville, S.C., a charming burg that holds fast to its identity as a “sleepy Southern small town” but is truly a small city bursting at the seams. This area is experiencing tremendous growth and we need a reporter who can cover the inevitable growing pains as well as the many fascinating people who live and work here.
We want someone who can do it all – write solidly researched and easy-to-read stories, take great photos and video, update social media and interact with readers online, and most of all, sniff out the news.
Our ideal reporter is inquisitive, well read and industrious. We are a small staff, so you’ll need to be able to do it all – race to a murder scene, explain a government budget, interview local artists and more.
This could be a great job for someone just starting out in the business or a veteran reporter who loves community news.
Please send a resume and three writing samples to Fjohnson@journalscene.com and Lcantu@journalscene.com with “Job Opening” in the subject line.

Community Reporter GoLaurens.com 1/23/15

GoLaurens.com seeks a full-time Community Reporter to join a company that publishes a daily, digital-only newspaper. This position will cover city/county government, schools, courts/crime, business, healthcare and sports.
Video, photography, social media and real-time reporting are part of the daily workflow for this position. Must be self-motivated, enjoy multitasking and be happiest completing multiple assignments daily. Must have a passion for breaking news and local news.
Candidates must have the ability to write clearly and succinctly, update social media and edit photos and video.
Looking for experienced reporters looking to get daily digital experience or recent college graduates looking for that first job. 

Interested candidates should email their resume with three references, salary requirements and five writing examples to info@golaurens.com.
Regional Circulation Director Morning News 1/16/15

The Morning News/Carolina Publishing Group in Florence, SC, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is seeking an experienced Circulation Director with a proven track record for achieving goals and objectives. This position will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the department and will be an integral part of the leadership team.
The Regional Circulation Director will have full responsibility for the management of the entire department, including but not limited to, sales, distribution, customer service, collections, NIE, third party distribution, and community involvement. Candidates must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, have exceptional customer service standards and be creative in their approach to selling/marketing across all of our audience platforms. This is a fast-paced, high-pressure role and candidate must be able to thrive within a deadline-driven environment.
Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years experience in a related field. Experience in newspaper circulation management a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required.EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug and background screening, valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required. Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers

Reporters The Rocky Mount Telegram (N.C) 1/14/15

Reporters wanted!

The Rocky Mount Telegram, an award-winning daily newspaper in Eastern North Carolina, seeks qualified candidates for general assignment, county government and education reporting positions. 

Candidates should have a degree in journalism or a related field plus experience with college newspapers or internships.

The Telegram has been named one of the best newspapers of its size in North Carolina numerous times in print and online. Come join a hard-working staff that knows how to have fun!

Send clips and resumes to Editor Jeff Herrin: jherrin@rmtelegram.com

Executive Director Missouri Press Association 1/6/15

The Missouri Press Association, one of the most active and storied newspaper associations in the country (our Hall of Fame includes Twain and the Pulitzers), seeks an executive director to lead the organization and further the cause of an independent and thriving press. The duties include member relations and development; government relations and lobbying; sales, marketing and fundraising; community and industry relations; public speaking; programs and event planning; and staff, P&L, and administrative management. Meaningful experience in each of these areas is a job requirement, as are strong communications skills, superior organizational ability, and professional polish. We will show preference to candidates with a background in journalism and media issues, association management, and government relations. The executive director manages an eight-member team and reports to the MPA board of directors. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic university community -- Columbia, MO, home to the nation’s first journalism school, which we helped found, and the future-oriented Reynolds Journalism Institute. Please send your resume, a cover letter that addresses how you fulfill each of the above criteria, and any other supporting materials to jerobertson@columbiatribune.com. No phone calls please.

Outside retail ad account executive The Herald 12/31/14

The Herald, owned by the McClatchy Company, is seeking a motivated and inspired individual for a full-time Advertising Account Executive position.
The candidate will be responsible for developing partnerships with advertisers through consultative selling of multimedia print and digital solutions for The Herald and its community papers. The ability to actively prospect and grow new business is key.  To be successful, this high energy, fast paced position requires cold calling, excellent presentation skills and a proven record of achieving goals. Ability to effectively manage time as it relates to focus on sales related activities.

The qualified individual needs to be self-motivated, driven, and goal oriented. Total compensation package includes base salary, commission, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. 

College degree preferred, 2 years of outside sales experience. 

Please send resume to: lsmith@heraldonline.com
or call 704-358-5717 / 803-329-4048

EOE

Staff writer The Hampton County Guardian 12/23/14

The Hampton County Guardian is seeking a full-time Staff Writer to cover local beats, sports, spot news and features for a community weekly and related print and Web products in Hampton County, S.C.
Candidate must hold a college degree in Journalism or related field. Prior experience or internships will be taken into consideration.
Skills include writing, photography  and multi-media communications. InDesign pagination skills a plus. Typing skills required. Must have reliable personal transportation.
This entry-level position offers the right candidate the chance to become an important part of a charming community that has plenty of Southern appeal. Reporter will have the opportunity to cover city and county governments, law enforcement and much more.
Submit resume, clips and three references (required) to:
Michael DeWitt, Editor/Manager
michael.dewitt@morris.com
Hampton County Guardian
P.O. Box 625
Hampton, S.C. 29924

Press operator Edwards Media/Eagle Media (Westminster, SC) 12/22/14

PRESS OPERATOR NEEDED. Here we GROW again! Qualified applicants must possess previous experience on a Goss Urbanite printing press, 4/4 printing expertise, strong mechanical background, and be obsessive about putting out a quality product. If you feel your experience meets our needs, let’s talk. The Golden Corner of South Carolina offers an abundant array of outdoor activities as we are in the foothills of the mountains and we also have magnificent lakes for boating and or fishing.  Email resume to mike@edwprinting.com

Multimedia journalist Independent Mail (Anderson) 12/16/14

The multimedia journalist is responsible for covering stories in and around the community, as they happen or after the fact, with acute awareness of the immediacy of web-first, on-demand journalism. Multimedia journalists tell stories on various platforms, including print, online and mobile. Multimedia journalists should be adept at both hard news and features, seeking opportunities to bring stories home to our audiences. A multimedia journalist may specialize in writing or photojournalism; that said, multimedia journalists are expected to be capable of both writing and still/video photography as circumstances dictate.
Read full job posting here.
Contact Steve Mullins.

Copy editor/page designer Aiken Standard 12/9/14

The Aiken Standard, a 15,000 circulation daily newspaper located in beautiful Aiken, S.C., is seeking a full-time 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. 
• Must be willing to work some evenings, weekends and some holidays.
• Previous copy desk and page design experience preferred. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Daily page design, including 1A, news and feature pages
• Editing local copy for spelling, grammar and AP style
• Writing engaging, informative headlines
• Identifying holes in stories and working with reporters to get details
• 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 Dec. 29 at hellington@aikenstandard.com.
No phone calls please.

Sales Representative Lexington County Chronicle & The Dispatch News 12/2/14

Super Stars Only
Don’t even call unless you are an over-achiever . . . and can prove it. 
We are in the online and print advertising and publishing business.
You can build an outstanding career with us if you have:
• Foresight and vision.
• Determination and persistence.
• A willingness to take risks.
• A can-do attitude.
• The character to put the clients’ interests first.
We work with top producers, not resumes. 
Contact us at JerryBellune@yahoo.com
This could change your life.

Reporter The Sumter Item 12/1/14

How would you like to be a top reporter at a paper that is working to get this right?
The Sumter Item in beautiful South Carolina is looking for a strong reporter to add to its local news team. Unlike many papers, we are hiring and moving forward, both in print and online. We've recently done a complete print redesign/makeover with a top design/consulting firm, and also launched a new web site. We're always exploring new and better ways to tell stories and present information to readers. Ability to shoot video or good still photos would be a plus. We're looking for multi-media journalists moving forward. Are you ready?
The Sumter Item was founded in 1894, and is considered one of South Carolina’s finest independent newspapers.
Contact Managing Editor Rick Carpenter - rick@theitem.com.

Digital Lead Account Executive The Herald 11/26/14

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

Video/multimedia journalist The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette 11/25/14

The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette, located in fast-growing Bluffton, SC, next door to Hilton Head Island, is looking for a motivated and inspired individual to be a full-time video/multimedia journalist.

The successful candidate will have strong reporting skills and be comfortable in front of the camera as well as shooting and editing video. Experience with Final Cut Pro and a demonstrated understanding of video viewing habits ideal.

A bachelor's degree in journalism is desired. The postion comes with a full benefits package. Send resume and links of examples to work to executive editor Brian Tolley at btolley@islandpacket.com.

Universal Copy Desk Manager The Sumter Item 11/17/14

Position: Universal Copy Desk Manager
Reports to: Managing Editor, Osteen Publishing Co., Sumter, S.C.

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.

Send information to Managing Editor Rick Carpenter – rick@theitem.com.

Reporter The (Seneca) Journal 11/11/14

The Journal, a five-day daily located in Seneca, S.C., is seeking a versatile journalist to assist in covering a variety of beats in our newsroom.
Our newspaper prides itself on outstanding, in-depth local coverage of one of the state’s thriving regions — Oconee County, Clemson and surrounding areas — and that requires our staffers be willing to wear a number of different hats, whether that means the news editor running the sports desk on a Friday night or our crime reporter helping out with lifestyle features.
The ideal candidate would be capable of covering local government and breaking news and willing to ask the tough questions to get to the bottom of controversial issues, yet versatile enough to cover a high school football game or put together an intriguing feature on a local festival.
This is a job for a motivated self-starter. Sure, you will be given assignments, plenty of them, but don’t expect to sit at your desk and surf social media when you haven’t been specifically asked to do something.
Must be willing to work nights and some weekends. While our paper does not publish on Sundays and Monday — meaning no office hours on weekends — we do have a rotation for our reporters to have someone on call if news breaks.
Page design and photography skills are a plus, but not a requirement. Our newsroom staff has a wide variety of skills and strengths, and we try to be flexible in order to take advantage of them. That means exactly what this position entails will depend on who we decide upon to fill it.
This opportunity would be ideal for a recent college graduate looking to get a foot in the door of the journalism business, but veterans will certainly be considered as well. If you are interested in joining our team, send a resume, cover letter and at least three work samples to newsed@upstatetoday.com.

Regional Production Director Morning News 11/10/14

The Morning News, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is seeking a proven leader for the position of Regional Production Director in the Florence, SC market. The successful candidate will manage an off-site production facility to produce high quality print and packaging products with accuracy and efficiency while achieving company and departmental goals. Key responsibilities include motivating, mentoring and developing staff as well as developing and executing strategies to grow and maintain commercial production. Work collaboratively with other departments to communicate efficiencies and processes for greater productivity and reduced costs. Manage newsprint to achieve monthly and annual consumption and waste goals. Oversee building and maintenance repairs to include purchasing and capital budget requests.  Maintain the highest standards of ethics, safety and environmental policies and practices.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of newspaper management experience with at least three years in senior newspaper leadership, preferably in production or operations. Excellent organizational and analytical skills; experience and proven skill in commercial revenue generation, financial planning, budgeting and cost controls. Knowledge of all aspects of daily newspaper operations and technologies, from pre-press to printing, inserting, zoning and transportation logistics. Ability to successfully lead and develop managers with strong operational skills for a multi-product operation.

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.
Graphic Artist The Manning Times 10/27/14

The Manning Times, one of the midland's oldest newspapers, is looking for a graphics artist to help us keep moving forward. Experience in InDesign needed. This person will be responsible for laying out both our weekly paper and our shopper, The Times Extra, along with designing all ads and other print products. Degree in graphics or visual arts a plus. Please send resumes, portfolios and references to The Manning Times, P.O. Box 190, Manning, SC 29102, or email to mtsceditorial@gmail.com.

Content Producer Wanted The Herald Independent 10/16/14

The Herald Independent in Winnsboro, S.C., is looking for a content producer who can bolster coverage in Fairfield County for print, the web, Facebook and Twitter. The Herald Independent publishes on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is owned by Civitas Media LLC, based in Davidson, N.C.

We need a hard-working multi-tasker with a love for local 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 but reporters with experience at a weekly are encouraged to apply. The position requires 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 pedwards@civitasmedia.com.

Editor Hemingway Weekly Observer 10/15/14

The Morning News/ Carolina Publishing Group is seeking an experienced journalist for the position of editor of the Weekly Observer in Hemingway, SC. This position is responsible for producing copy, photos and videos for once-a-week newspaper; maintaining a web site and overseeing the newspaper office.

The ideal candidate will have minimum two years reporting experience with proven news judgment and excellent communication skills. Multimedia experience as well as editing and photography experience is required.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in journalism or communications and two years of experience in reporting or editing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and AP style is a must. Experience with and understanding of multimedia journalism is required. EOE/M/F/D/V. Drug Screen/Background check required.

Apply online at www.bhmginc.com/careers or email cover letter and resume to: jobs@florencenews.com.

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