Thank you for your interest in joining Midlands Media Group!

**Date posted: May 2024**

Title: Editor/Digital Content Manager
Status: Full-Time

Part of the Midlands Media Group family, ColaDaily.com is a locally owned and operated 24/7 news platform that has provided free content via website, newsletters and social media since 2013.

We have an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, curious and tech-savvy leader who is excited about sharing local news, information and events that shape our community.  As a full-time Editor/Digital Content Manager, you’ll work to build on and execute the overall Cola Daily strategy, 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: 

  • Highly organized with the ability to write, manage and schedule content each day
  • Ability to assign stories/photos to, and manage, freelancers + other contributors
  • Ability to write news + features, and rework submitted material (AP style) in a timely manner
  • Ambitious self-starter with desire to seek out and discern interesting stories
  • Willing to accept editing suggestions and collaborate with our small team
  • 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
  • Willingness to remain up-to-date on breaking news outside of regular office hours
  • Flexible, able to prioritize and willing to adapt quickly to news environment
  • Excellent communication + editing skills

MORE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or similar field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years writing experience
  • Reliable transportation and access to internet.
  • Active and involved in the community
  • Basic graphic design and photography 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
  • Strong familiarity with the greater Midlands area
  • Ability to pass a background check

TO APPLY: 

Send resume, cover letter and 3 writing samples to [email protected]

**Date posted: August 2023**

Title: Production/Programming Assistant
Status: Part-Time

Department: 93.2 The Dude & 93.1 The Lake

Job Responsibilities:

Midlands Media Group is a locally owned and operated company serving the greater Columbia area. We are seeing an individual who is passionate about radio and helping our local clients grow their business!

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Proficient with digital platforms
  • Creative/copywriting experience
  • Editing and mixing commercial copy and interviews
  • Have a positive and professional attitude and able to enthusiastically represent our brand(s)
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing schedule
  • Willingness to help in other areas including contesting, events, station promotions, etc
  • Minimum one year experience
  • Experience with Adobe Audition and automation systems helpful.

HOW TO APPLY:

 

**Date posted: March 2022**

Title: Multi Media Account Executive
Status: Full-Time

Department(s): 94.3 The Dude (WUDE), 93.1 The Lake (WZMJ) & Cola Daily.com

Locally owned Midlands Media Group is seeking an enthusiastic, effective sales professional who thrives on helping local businesses achieve their goals. If you are a highly organized self-starter who loves people and loves the Midlands, this position might be for you!

Job Responsibilities:

Prospect, qualify, 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. This is a commission-based position, however a base salary is provided provided through on-boarding period.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Work experience and/or education in sales, college degree preferred.
  • Strong verbal, written, math and phone skills.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficient computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Individual must have a valid state issued drivers license as well as auto insurance and reliable transportation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Greater Columbia, SC area.

Work Schedule:

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

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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:  [email protected]

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.