Associate Producer, Court TV at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Come join a dynamic national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.


The Associate Producer is responsible for developing, pitching and producing creative content for a news and/or entertainment show. The associate producer must have an in-depth understanding of production within an entertainment-news environment. 


What you'll do:

  • Pitch, develop, direct, and write feature pieces daily

  • Watch live courtroom proceedings and be able to identify the speakers, pull sound, and accurately summarize the testimony and arguments

  • Lead talent and crew for taped video productions by organizing the program elements; including graphics, video and sound, and any necessary components to accomplish the task

  • Responsible for delivering quick-turn, high-priority projects while executing consistently high-quality production value 

  • Works with other staff and production personnel to improve and refine the elements of programs to conform to specific quality standards and time requirements

  • Works with post editors on final production


What you'll bring:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher

  • At least 5 years of experience in television production as a show producer with a passion for pop culture, current trends and lifestyle programming

  • Experience producing stories at all stages of development from pitch to air

  • TV news experience preferred

  • Experience with iNews editing system and Final Cut X preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be proficient in shooting, writing, and editing with Final Cut Pro

  • Creative track record demonstrated through an audition reel or prior producing and production projects

  • Strong interviewing and writing skills, the ability to oversee and coordinate all creative elements to support the story including acquiring and clearing footage, scheduling talent, experts, crews, and editors

  • Solid experience writing, booking, story development and strong visual skills

  • Must have solid social media experience and be well connected

  • Excellent and proven writing skills for television news/feature reporting and producing

  • Strong leadership skills to interface with co-workers and our diverse community

  • Must be able to communicate and lead team through daily deadlines and delivery schedules

  • Proven time-management skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the internet


At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at


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.