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Assistant News Director

The E.W. Scripps Company
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Primary Purpose

The Assistant News Director is responsible for the gathering, production and distribution of news content on multiple platforms.

Key Activities

  • Assist News Director with supervisory responsibility for all news broadcasts and online content
  • Involved in hiring and performance management of direct reports
  • Assist News Director in the on-going evaluation of personnel
  • Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms
  • Implement and have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations
  • Ability to manage cross platform content creation and distribution
  • Write copy and edit scripts for air and web
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites
  • Schedule anchors and multi-media journalists
  • Lead coverage planning of major events, i. e. elections, special events
  • Proactively communicate news initiatives across departments
  • Evaluate workflow efficiencies
  • Assist News Director in managing the budgetary aspects of newsroom operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreements is preferred

Work Environment

  • Office

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nations largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. 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 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.


Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-29

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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