eal Time Manager

News for E. W. Scripps Company
Detroit, Michigan

posted on September 30, 2018

job posting:

Position: Real Time Manager Company: E. W. Scripps Company Station(s): WXYZ-TV-TV Job Type: fulltime Hours: Compensation: / year Job Description: The Real Time Manager is directly responsible for leading a team of journalists who manage breaking, urgent and through-the-day communications, logistics, listening and real-time publishing, to all platforms based on priority and situation at the moment. This position requires local content vision and strategy to address consumer needs, content standards, delivery, quality control and continuous improvement. Key activities Responsible for story scouting, field crew management, story planning, news writing and editing for digital platforms, social media oversight and monitoring of phones, scanners, email and social posts. Work with managers and team to continuously improve our operations and real-time content. Monitors audience analytics to maximize short-term content/audience opportunities. Coaches team in content production, AP and newsroom style, listening, logistics, planning and audience engagement. Oversees the completion of assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work. Works closely with the management team to identify stories that drive audience growth and support our brand. Manages communications and logistics for real-time coverage for all platforms, including but not limited to crew and vehicle placement, satellite time bookings, resource needs. Acts as a research partner for field crews. Identifies breaking news in real-time and aggressively gather facts for cross-platform distribution by managing all internal and external content. Monitors all product on all platforms for compliance to federal, state and local laws as well as First and Fourteenth Amendments, and trains staff to do the same. Performs other duties as assigned. Skills & Abilities Journalism: Skilled storyteller, journalistic ethics and libel. Working knowledge of television ratings. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of all media platforms and broad understanding of broadcast newsroom operations and equipment. Calm under pressure: able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Customer focus: understands customer needs, raises the bar on customer service, develops unified approach to exceed customer expectations. Very strong collaborator: involves others in problem solving and decision making, asks for and considers an array of perspectives, comfortable relying on the expertise of others and joint decision making. Manage execution: setting expectations, delegating, facilitating, removing barriers, measuring performance, and fostering accountability/recognition. Engage and inspire at all levels: create environment where people feel appreciated, and valued, are committed and want to excel, and want to define opportunities to improve the organization. Manage conflict: Constructive in working through differences, handles recurrent conflict, resolves issues between employees, preserves relationships. Decision making: Ties decisions to strategy, uses sound logic, makes decisions at the right time, brings others into decision making process, chooses the best alternative. Coach: Continuously cultivates capabilities by asking the right questions and equipping staff with tools, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop themselves. Delegation: is clear about lines of responsibility, allows staff to make mistakes, offers guidance without taking over, enables team to manage daily operation of their teams. Work environment Fast-paced newsroom Benefits: medical, dental, optical, life insurance, STD, LTD, 4011k, paid time off Education Required: Bachelors degree in Journalism or related discipline is required. 2 years of supervisory experience preferred. Experience Required: A minimum of 3 years of experience in positions of progressive responsibility required. Other Requirements: Date Available: 09/28/2018

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