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Producer at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 29 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana

Job Description:

Primary Purpose

Create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.

Key Activities

  • Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing

  • Works closely with news/local program managers and assignment editors to determine content needs

  • Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding

  • Execute time sensitive decisions

  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions

  • Perform desktop editing

  • Posting content to station's Web sites

  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed



  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field

  • 2 - 3 years as a television writer or producer

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus

  • Excellent conversational and creative writing skills

  • Must have strong communication and organization skills

  • Adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment

  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws

  • Understand and utilize Web analytics 

Work Environment

  • Newsroom

  • Deadline driven and fast-paced environment