Job opening: South Carolina

The Herald-Journal and GoUpstate.com are looking to hire an experienced journalist for a  general assignment reporting position. An ideal candidate would have two or more years experience at a daily newspaper, as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
Applicants should be self-starters who can execute stories with a sense of urgency and demonstrate a working knowledge of using social media to communicate with readers and sources, in addition to shoe-leather reporting.  The ability to use write clearly is a must, and photography skills are a plus.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Once hired, the reporter would work a Tuesday-Saturday shift, covering everything from festival s and features to breaking news and cops.
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 theatre community, and Spartanburg was the Palmetto State’s first bicycle-friendly city, as designated by the League of American Bicyclists.
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 36 newspapers and affiliated websites in six states.
Interested job-seekers should send resumes, cover letters and examples of published articles to City Editor Luke Connell at luke.connell@shj.com.

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