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Senior Real-Time Editor, WCPO – The E.W. Scripps Company – Cincinnati, OH

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company

Address: Cincinnati, OH

  • Full Time

The E.W. Scripps Company

WCPO, the Scripps ABC Station in Cincinnati, Ohio is looking for a Senior Real-Time Editor to join our team.

This person is responsible for organizing shift-specific strategy and training at our Real-Time Desk, in addition to working at ground level to gather content and digitally distribute it. Leads day-to-day efforts on story scouting, field crew management, and monitoring of scanner, digital platforms, and news email. Oversees digital channel content distribution which includes news writing and editing, social media oversight, and pushing out web and mobile breaking news alerts.

Key Activities

  • Serve as the real-time editor responsible for story scouting, field crew management, story planning, news writing and editing for digital platforms, social media oversight, and monitoring of scanner and news email as well as monitors audience analytics at the station to maximize opportunities.

  • Proactively coach real-time editors in digital and logistic skillsets. Mentor real-time editors on how to write better, coordinate newsroom resources, and plan coverage.

  • Manage big event coverage and long term planning efforts.

  • Responsible for the work process procedures, training, designing, and editing the way work gets completed.

  • Works closely with the Manager of Real-Time Operations to set daily editorial goals.

  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by the Executive Producer of the Real-Time Desk


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline.

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in content operations, with a preferred focus in digital media and content gathering.

  • Must have experience with computerized news systems such as content management systems, basic HTML, image editing, web and TV-style writing, and social networking.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong sense of initiative and focus on continuous learning.

  • Strong, collaborative leadership style; able to demonstrate leadership for all levels of employees.

  • Strong understanding of digital analytics.

  • Ability to build strong relationships across functional teams and gain the respect of each.

  • Ability to work well with all levels of personnel and departments to plan and negotiate.

  • Ability to work various shifts

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Must be detai- oriented, a strategic thinker, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated change management skills.

  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.

  • A keen sense for anticipating issues and resolving them before they occur.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Operates with considerable latitude. Independently performs assignments to results expected. Determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Advanced knowledge of the organization’s technologies and practices.

  • Knowledge of digital media as well as television content distribution, and actively work to gather elements advantageous to both platforms.

  • News judgment to identify stories that drive audience growth and capitalize on core station mission and brand.

  • Training/coaching experience preferred.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation’s fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in 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.

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