Anchor/Investigative Reporter/MMJ, WCPO at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description:

WCPO, the Scripps ABC station in Cincinnati, Ohio is looking for an experienced Anchor/Investigative Reporter/MMJ. We are looking for someone who is a journalist first and foremost with a passion for digging deep and storytelling.

The successful candidate would regularly anchor a variety of newscasts, possibly including nights, mornings and weekends. When not anchoring, the candidate would work directly with the I-Team building strong investigative stories that matter to the community.


  • Anchor a variety of newscasts from the mid-day to mornings, evenings and weekends.

  • May lead investigations, conduct interviews or be called upon for undercover field work.

  • May be responsible for tip line, emails, and responding to viewers.

  • Shoot still and moving video as needed.

  • Work with newsroom employees and personal sources to develop engaging, accurate and ethical newscast.

  • Gather and write investigative content for multiple platforms, including posting stories on the Internet.

  • Report live on location from various news events.

  • Organize and set up interviews and video shoots.

  • Research and develop news stories.

  • Engage viewers via social media on a daily basis.

  • Take part in station and independent community service events and activities Follow the Scripps Journalism Ethics Guidelines.

  • Periodically required to drive personal or company vehicle to cover various assignments.

  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in broadcast, journalism or other related field preferred.

  • At least 2-years of News Anchor experience required.

  • At least 2-years of Investigative Reporting experience required.


  • Strong broadcast and digital writing skills.

  • Ability to deliver the news in a smooth, conversational, approachable, yet authoritative tone.

  • Basic computer skills required.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of local, regional and national news.

  • Work well under pressure and at a fast pace.

  • Working knowledge of all social media platforms.



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. Scripps’ national networks reach nearly every American through the 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.