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National Digital Content Producer, National Team at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Denver, Colorado





Job Description:

The Scripps National Team is looking for an aggressive and innovative National Digital Content Producer.

The National Digital Content Producer will be based in Denver, and organizes, writes scripts and updates content on digital platforms with a primary focus on local websites, mobile apps, and social media platforms. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience at being able to gather large amounts of data and content from multiple sources and platforms to create a cohesive story in a timely manner.

The National Digital Content Producer is responsible for creating compelling content that is aligned with and enhances stories for publication on websites affiliated with E.W. Scripps Company.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:


  • Post stories for publication on websites affiliated with E.W. Scripps Company.


  • Understand AP style, as well as other best practices for online news publication, including writing compelling headlines and SEO best practices. 


  • Manage social media accounts, while ensuring best practices for social media publication are executed and writing optimal captions.


  • Write and distribute national breaking news stories to affiliate websites.


  • Manage live streams on websites and social media, including Facebook and Twitter.


  • Pitch story ideas daily during editorial calls with digital team.


  • Identify trending content to write and source.


  • Edit web content submitted by national correspondents.


  • Create video on Final Cut Pro and images on Photoshop or additional web-based tools.


  • Knowledge of web metric tools, including Google Analytics and CrowdTangle.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


  • BS/BA in related discipline preferred.


  • 2-years minimum experience of digital content producing and showcasing required.


WHAT YOU'LL BRING:


  • Passion for news and digital media.


  • Committed to fairness and accuracy.


  • Innovative and always seeking the latest trends in digital storytelling.


  • Comfort with content management systems, social media management systems, and video and photo editing tools.


  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.


  • Understand copyright laws.


  • Must have basic HTML formatting skills and knowledge of how to FTP/publish web content. 


  • Must be creative, have good people skills and be able to handle deadline pressure and need to multi-task. 


  • Must have strong newspaper-style writing, editing and headline skills. 


  • Must have photo editing skills with ability to manipulate, crop, enhance images as needed for publishing on website. 


  • Basic video editing skills a plus. 


WHY SCRIPPS:


  • We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners.


  • From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.


  • We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.


  • We are all about professional integrity.  It is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.


  • Tell a friend and both of you can work here.  Our employee referral program is pretty fantastic.  Share this because we are ALWAYS looking for the BEST talent out there.


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COMPENSATION RANGE:

Annual Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:


  • A career path to grow your professional experiences


  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as certain other health and wellness benefits


  • Retirement savings plan with company match


  • Other key company benefits include disability accident insurance, hospital indemnity, critical illness, life insurance, AD&D, ID protection, pet discount program, and employee assistance program. More details about timing and conditions of benefits eligibility and other plan terms and conditions will be provided upon hire.


ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of 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 of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, 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.