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Associate editor wanted

South Carolina Livingmagazine, the Palmetto State’s largest print publication, seeks a can-do, multitalented journalist to be our new associate editor.

Must have strong copy-editing and proofreading skills, but our ideal candidate can do much more—write, line edit, participate in photo shoots, collaborate with designers and help execute creative digital and social media content. If you know your way around a camera, that’s a plus, too.

Reporting to the Editor, you’ll work hard as part of a small team of talented staffers, freelance contributors and off-site vendors. The job can be demanding, but you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to produce awesome content, not to mention a competitive salary and full benefits package.

Experience in magazine or newspaper journalism is required. Experience at a statewide cooperative magazine is ideal.

The position is full-time, and you’ll be based in our offices in Cayce, South Carolina, just across the river from downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina. It’s Monday–Friday work most of the time, but as with any publication, chasing good stories may require extensive travel within the state, as well as some nights and weekends.

About us:

South Carolina Livingis published 11 times a year by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Inc., for the members of the state’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Our content runs the gamut from food, travel and gardening to home improvement advice and reader-service reporting on social issues facing the state. Check us out atwww.SCLiving.coopand sign up for our email newsletter. See back issues at For more on the association you’ll be working for,

How to apply:

Send a resume, one-page cover letter, three clips and—this is important—a roster of three well-developed story ideas you’d like to write for the magazine if hired. Each description should be at least one paragraph long, outlining the story and how it fitsSouth Carolina Living, the sources you plan to use, your initial art/design/layout concepts, and any web-content extensions that spring to mind.

Send your materials toKeith.Phillips@ecsc.orgor by U.S. mail to

Associate Editor

South Carolina Living

808 Knox Abbott Drive

Cayce, SC 29033


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

  • Three to seven years of professional experience as a writer, editor, copy editor and/or associate editor. Print magazine or newspaper experience strongly preferred. Experience at a statewide cooperative magazine is ideal.

  • Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills. Mastery of AP style is a must. Yes—therewillbe a copy-editing test.

  • Ability to work respectfully and openly with the entire magazine staff and contributors. We value team players who can work collaboratively but also execute assignments independently.

  • Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, South Carolina, and be available to work in a traditional office setting.

Job Information

  • Location:Columbia, South Carolina, United States

  • Job ID:41697656

  • Posted:June 10, 2018

  • Position Title:Associate Editor

  • Company Name:South Carolina Living

  • Job Function:Communicator

  • Job Type:Full-Time

  • Min Education:BA/BS/Undergraduate

  • Min Experience:3-5 Years