Area of Interest
WCPO-TV, the Scripps flagship ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, OH, is seeking an experienced, dynamic producer for our television newscasts. If you are a newsroom leader looking for a challenging opportunity and a path to grow into management, then this is the place for you. Our newsroom celebrates enterprise and investigative journalism that fits our "9 On Your Side" brand. Our team and our company value risk to improve our product and to grow our business for the next generation of news consumers. And our station is nationally-recognized for its innovation on all platforms.
Primary Purpose: Create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.
Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing
Works closely with news/local program managers and assignment editors to determine content needs
Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding
Execute time sensitive decisions
Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions
Perform desktop editing
Posting content to station's Web sites
Perform other duties as assigned and needed
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field
2 - 3 years as an associate producer or news producer (local television experience strongly preferred)
Skills and Abilities:
Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus
Excellent conversational and creative writing skills
Must have strong communication and organization skills
Adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment
Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws
Understand and utilize Web analytics
Deadline driven and fast-paced environment
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "The List" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.