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Company: The State
Seeking Page Designer/Copy Editor
South Carolina
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 26, 2013
Job ID: 1495623


The State Media Company in Columbia, S.C., is looking for a fresh-thinking, well-rounded designer capable of producing dynamic front pages and inside pages.  The individual also should have copy-editing experience, including editing hard news and sports copy, as well as the ability to write accurate, concise and clever headlines. Qualified candidates must demonstrate:

·        Ability to provide nontraditional solutions to layout challenges

·        Strong understanding of typography, balance, hierarchy, white space and other design musts

·        Eye for photography and photo-editing skills

·        Attention to detail, while maintaining a view of the big picture

·        Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign); familiarity with CCI a plus

The individual also should have keen news judgment and be capable of editing the wires, including selecting stories for print and online. Requires basic understanding of a content management system; experience in handling and posting content for web sites; familiarity with web tools (some HTML); and experience with Twitter and other social media apps. Will be expected to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines. Must be able to work independently and to contribute in a team environment. Minimum 3 years experience in design and copy editing.


The State Media Company, part of The McClatchy Company’s network of newspapers and websites, has a proud history of strong visual journalism. Our designers and photographers are recognized statewide, nationally and internationally for their work.  The State Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and an advocate of diversity in the workplace.  Successful investigative background check and drug screening required of all final candidates. 


Interested candidates may submit resume to Bob Venturella, The State Media Company, 1401 Shop Road, Columbia, SC 29201, OR email

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