Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.
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Newsy is seeking a writer who loves to take complicated stories and turn them into works of art, making a story come to life through concise, compelling and conversational writing. The writer will work with live show teams to write short and long-form news headlines and expanded stories to build out a program that appeals to the Newsy viewer: a news consumer who wants information, not opinions. Newsy’s mission is to inform and not influence, and the ideal candidate deeply understands the distinction between the two.
The ideal writer has experience contributing to a live news program, can work quickly and efficiently under pressure, has excellent news judgment and can jump into any assigned news headline to deliver strong content. The ability to juggle several stories at once while taking ownership of those stories as they grow through the day is absolutely essential. The ideal writer can handle additional writing assignments as needed, such as opens and teases. Additional segment producing responsibilities may be considered.
The ideal candidate should be able to work efficiently with graphics producers and video editors to build out each story to be as visually compelling as possible. Additionally, working under “breaking news” deadlines is a vital skill for this position.
The writer will report to the supervising producer.
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Newsy is the next-generation national news network that provides “news with the why,” built to inform and engage with the top stories across every platform. It’s available on cable; on over-the-top services including Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; and on connected television including Xumo. Newsy is also available via its mobile apps and at newsy.com.
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.