Work for The Lexington County Chronicle

Available Positions:

Multimedia Reporter 

The Lexington County Chronicle is looking for an energetic multimedia journalist committed to helping our staff reinvent local media in the county. The successful applicant will be a reliable writer, social media user and content creator with the ability to connect to local people and local communities.

The journalist will join our growing team that is revolutionizing local content through both print and online programming. The applicant will be eager to pitch story ideas and collaborate with other staff to produce engaging written and multimedia content. The ideal candidate will enjoy experimenting with new ways to tell stories through print, video, social, podcasts and digital media. The position may involve evening and/or weekend work. Any experience with photo, video, graphic design and/or the Adobe Production Suite is a plus.

The Lexington County Chronicle is located in the heart of downtown Lexington within walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants and within easy driving distance to various dining and entertainment options throughout the county and the Columbia metropolitan area. Offering a variety of local events throughout the year, Lexington is also a quick drive to South Carolina’s coastal and entertainment destinations.

The Chronicle covers the entirety of Lexington County, home to more than 200,000 residents, the Columbia metropolitan area and the popular recreation destination Lake Murray.

The Chronicle’s history in the Midlands of South Carolina goes back more than 150 years. It is a sister organization to the family-owned Sumter Item, which offers a creative flexibility rare in local news today.

The Chronicle print edition is published every Thursday. The website is also a point of emphasis, as we fill it with timely updates and informative features, along with a growing selection of multimedia content, in an effort to make Lexington County residents feel more connected to where they live.

The Chronicle offers a competitive compensation plan; life, health, dental, disability plans and 401(k) plan, and an opportunity for advancement.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • College degree required, preferably in the field of journalism.
  • Experience covering local and regional stories ranging from news, entertainment, features or sports.
  • Consistent news judgment for a local audience and an interest in emerging technology.
  • Ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.
  • A desire to take risks and willingness to adapt.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Journalism: 1 year (Preferred)

To apply, send resume, writing samples and a cover letter to jobs@lexingtonchronicle.com.