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Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Reporter/Multimedia Journalist-temporary opportunity
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The E.W. Scripps Company | Milwaukee, WI
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Job Description

The Reporter/Multimedia Journalist is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.

Key activities

* Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
* Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
* Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
* Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories
* Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms
* Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
* Develop enterprise content on daily news stories
* Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit
* Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned
* Assist news producer in preparing newscast
* Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories
* Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels

Education & Experience/Certifications

* Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
* Minimum of two years of experience

Skills & Abilities

* Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
* Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
* Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
* Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
* Proven ability to enterprise lead/hard news stories.
* Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
* Proficient at posting content to various websites.
* Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Work environment

* Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including "Pickler & Ben," 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 on race, sex, sexual orientation, 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.

About The E.W. Scripps Company

The E. W. Scripps Company (Scripps) is a diverse media company with interests in newspaper publishing, television and licensing and syndication. All of its media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet. The Company's media businesses are organized into segments, such as Newspapers, joint operating agreement (JOAs) and newspaper partnerships, and Television. (Source: 10-K)