Careers

Thank you for your interest in joining Midlands Media Group!

**Date posted: December 2021**

Title: Editor
Status: Full-Time

ColaDaily.com is a local 24/7 local news platform seeking an enthusiastic, curious and tech-savvy leader who is excited about sharing local news, information and events that shape our community.  As editor, you’ll work to build on and execute the overall Cola Daily strategy to provide excellent news and information to the greater Midlands area, while seeking ways to grow the brand.

This position may also provide broadcast news updates to sister properties, 94.3 The Dude and 93.1 The Lake.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Ability to manage and schedule contributing reporters
  • Ambitious self-starter with desire to seek out and write interesting stories
  • Highly organized, able to assign and manage articles and deadlines – yet able to adapt to a changing schedule
  • Approve/publish content provided by staff writers
  • Oversee the operation of web and social platforms
  • Must be proficient with technology and digital platforms
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude, ability to represent Cola Daily to partners, vendors, advertisers and the greater Midlands community
  • Comfortable interacting with people whether on the phone or in-person
  • Ability to capture the visual aspect of a story through photos and video
  • Ability to write unbiased and informational content
  • Strong familiarity in AP style writing
  • Willingness to remain up-to-date on breaking news outside of regular office hours
  • Minimum two years writing/reporting experience

MORE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or similar field
  • Active and involved in the community
  • Basic graphic design experience
  • Interest in continued learning and staying up to date on what it takes to succeed in a digital news environment
  • Ability to work nights/weekends as needed for publishing
  • Salary range $38-40k
To Apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to jobs@midlandsmediagroup.com

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**Date posted: December 2021**

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
Status: Full-Time

ColaDaily.com  is a 24/7 local news platform seeking an energetic, curious and tech-savvy multimedia journalist who is excited about sharing local news, information and events that shape our community.  As a full time journalist you’ll work alongside the managing editor and freelancers providing content for our online news and daily newsletter service while looking for unique ways to grow our brand and distribution.  This position also provides broadcast news updates to sister properties, 94.3 The Dude and 93.1 The Lake. 
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
  • Ambitious self-starter with desire to seek out, pitch and write interesting stories
  • Comfortable interacting with people whether on the phone or in-person
  • Proficient with digital/social media platforms
  • Ability to capture the visual aspect of a story through photos and video
  • Have a positive and professional attitude and able to enthusiastically represent our brand(s)
  • Passionate about the Greater Columbia, SC region
  • Ability to write unbiased and informational content; familiar with AP style writing
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing schedule
  • Minimum one year writing/reporting experience

MORE: 

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications or similar field preferred
  • Active and involved in the community with a ‘nose’ for up and coming developments
  • Basic graphic design experience
  • Experience with web based platforms
  • Interest in continued learning and staying up to date on what it takes to succeed in a digital news environment

To Apply, please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to jobs@midlandsmediagroup.com

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**Date posted: April 2021**

Title: Account Executive
Status: Full-Time

Department(s): WUDE, WZMJ & Cola Daily

Job Responsibilities:

Prospect, market, sell and service advertising to new businesses; build and maintain positive working relationships with existing clients; and sell additional company products and services to both new and existing clients. In addition, candidate will prepare campaign schedules, promotional ideas, negotiate business contracts and achieve revenue goals. This position requires the individual to make face-to-face calls on current clients and new prospects. Individual must have a valid state issued drivers license as well as auto insurance. Other duties as assigned by company.

Work Schedule:

Work schedule hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Attendance at company meetings and/or events which may fall outside normal Monday through Friday schedule may also be required.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@midlandsmediagroup.com

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Title: Multimedia Journalist
Status: Freelance 

Department: Cola Daily

Cola Daily seeks an energetic and tech-savvy multimedia journalist who is excited about sharing the news and events that shape our communities. Candidate chosen to join our team should demonstrate a passion for delivering timely, important and interesting news stories that affect the lives of local residents.

Required skills & experience:

Minimum of one year news reporting experience
Self-starter with a desire to seek out and write interesting stories
Proficient with digital/social media platforms such as websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc
Ability to capture the visual aspect of a story with basic photography skills
Comfortable interacting with people of all walks of life
Have a positive and professional attitude and able to represent our brand well

Desired additional skills & experience:

Working knowledge of and experience with WordPress
Understanding of digital analytics
Basic graphic design
Bachelors degree in journalism

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:  jobs@midlandsmediagroup.com

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Company Policy

You are required to conform your conduct as an employee to all policies and procedures (whether written or oral) as established or modified by Midlands Media Group and its Managing Partners. Duties may be added or changed by the principles of MMG, LLC.

At-will Statement

Employment with the company is based on mutual consent. The company or the employee may terminate this agreement at any time, for any reason, with or without cause. As such, your employment with the company is at-will and neither this letter nor any other oral or written representations may be considered a contract for any specific period of time.

EEO Policy Statement
Midlands Media Group LLC provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

In addition to federal law requirements, Midlands Media Group LLC, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Midlands Media Group LLC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Midlands Media Group LLC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.