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The Sun News

Mailing address: P.O. Box 406
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Physical address: 914 Frontage Road E.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-626-8555 or 1-800-568-1800
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
facebook.com/sunnews
twitter.com/TheSunNews

The paper: The Sun News is the Grand Strand's local news leader. We are passionate about our responsibility as being Horry County's and Georgetown County's most compelling and trustworthy information source through our newspaper, other print products and our websites.

While primarily a coastal tourism-based community, the region also contains rural, agricultural and some light industrial sections. The area's population is composed of a distinct mix of "native"-born locals and residents who have relocated to the area from all over the world. Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area are considered one of the country's most visited family and golf vacation destinations.

Have a comment for The Sun News? Contact the newsroom at sneditors@thesunnews.com or click here for a complete list of contacts.

Coverage area: The Sun News is located in the seaside city of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Located on the far northeastern edge of the state, Myrtle Beach is in close proximity to historic Georgetown, South Carolina (38 miles), Charleston, South Carolina (99 miles), and Charlotte, North Carolina (175 miles).

Employees: 102

Products: We are proud to publish The Sun News and MyrtleBeachOnline.com, GoToMyrtleBeach.com, The Surge, dealsaver.com/myrtlebeach and are partners with Yahoo!, Cars.com, CareerBuilder, HomeFinder.com and more.

Circulation: 31,535 Monday-Friday; 34,376 Saturday; 43,139 Sunday (Audit Bureau of Circulation, 2014)

Circulation area: Home delivery is available throughout Horry County, the northern part of Georgetown County and the southern tip of Brunswick County, North Carolina

Average web traffic:

• Page Views: 4.5 million monthly (2014 average, Omniture)

• Unique Visitors: 660,000 monthly (2014 average, Omniture)

Founded: The weekly Myrtle Beach News was founded in 1936. In 1961, the Myrtle Beach Sun (founded in 1950) bought the Myrtle Beach News and formed The Sun News newspaper. The State-Record Company of Columbia bought The Sun News in 1973 and it became a Monday-Saturday newspaper. In 1977, The Sun News added a Sunday paper and began printing seven days a week. Knight-Ridder purchased The State-Record Company, including The Sun News, in December 1986. The McClatchy Co. bought Knight Ridder and The Sun News in June 2006.

 

Key Executives
Mark Webster, President & Publisher

Fred Benson, Advertising Director

Manny Berdayes, Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Murray, Executive Editor
Kimberly Gary, Human Resources Director
Jake Gervin, Regional Director of Retention and Engagement for the Carolinas
 

General Hiring Contact: Human Resources Director: 843-626-0355 or email Kimberly Gary.