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The E.W. Scripps Company | Milwaukee, WI
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Job Description

This internship position is part of the 4 The Future program at TODAY'S TMJ4. The Digital Content Producer is tasked with enhancing content on the web site, app and social media channels in order to provide more in-depth interactive coverage. Digital interns will assist with writing news releases for digital platforms, working with broadcast reporters to translate multimedia content onto our digital channels and identify trending stories that can be re-purposed for our local audience.

Interns will occasionally be asked to go out with reporters in the field or solo, to collect exclusive web content -- both photos and videos. An emphasis will be placed on completing multimedia projects outside of the regular day-to-day news cycle in an attempt to generate traffic. Intern will also be tasked with projects in the newsroom such as building out photo galleries and interactive elements for the web site. Interns is expected to work three-four days a week at a maximum of 27 hours a week. Desired candidate is a highly effective communicator with an additional skillset that includes effective writing, video editing, social media analysis and a voracious consumer of current events. The right candidate will be trained in the strategy behind staying attentive to live web metrics and making solid news judgments in a breaking news environment. He or she will also learn how to work effectively in a modern blended newsroom. No two days are the same. We're looking for someone who is well-versed in digital culture, eager to learn and creative.

Education & Experience/Certifications:

Enrolled at an accredited college or university

Registered as a Junior or above and in good standing

Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.

Skills & Abilities:

Computer/typing skills

Experience with video editing and editing systems

Knowledge of Associated Press Style

Experience posting content to web sites using a CMS.

Knowledge of SEO practices.

Familiarity with posting to multiple social media platforms

Ability to communicate clearly & concisely in person and on the phone

Good organizational skills

Computer-based research skills

Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment

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."

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)