Senior Content Manager, WRTV at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description:

WRTV, The E.W. Scripps ABC Station in Indianapolis, IN is searching for an experienced and aggressive Senior Content Manager to join our growing team.

The Senior Content Manager is responsible for creating a rich content experience for all our platforms. The successful candidate will set the editorial calendar and conceive and execute multimedia story packages that entertain, engage and educate key constituencies, polishing content from the field and other sources.


  • Develop and manage content strategy for Scripps, with the goal of engaging site visitors and social media audiences.

  • Conceive and produce content using a variety of online media, including stories, audio/photo essays and videos.

  • Assign and shape stories, editing copy and visuals, writing headlines, etc.

  • Manage day-to-day editorial content on site according to fundraising goals, branding goals and site analytics.

  • Fulfill content needs of other marketing team colleagues, including occasional copywriting for emails, ads, social-media channels and offline donor communications.

  • Keep up with online content trends and best practices and incorporate them into Scripps digital strategy.

  • Contribute to overall success of Scripps Online Content team by contributing to strategy discussions, sharing ideas, relevant experiences and industry best practices.


  • BS/BA in news/media or related field plus equivalent experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in news/media field including a few years in a supervisory or lead role.


  • Previous experience reporting and writing firsthand enterprise stories required.

  • Editorial experience that includes directing coverage, copy editing and headline writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to create content that persuades a reader to take action on behalf of a cause or organization.

  • Familiarity with using site analytics to inform editorial decisions.

  • Ability to occasionally gather content firsthand, in often-challenging locations.

  • Ability to perform well under deadline pressure and successfully meet deadlines.

  • Outstanding skills in time management and setting priorities.

  • Demonstrate openness and capacity to seek new opportunities and adopt new ways of doing things.

  • Hold high standards and have the ability to demand high quality and productivity from staff members.

  • Must exhibit high standards of accuracy and fairness.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Proven leadership and organizational skills and be able to function as a team leader and team player.

  • Possess a track record of coaching, mentoring and fostering staff development.


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.