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Segment Producer - Newsy at The E.W. Scripps Company in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Newsy is seeking an ambitious segment producer to enhance daily live news program production. The segment producer will work with a live show team to build compelling content 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 segment producer has experience building content around various contributions using all available resources. The segment producer is tasked with the writing of the segment, the oversight of graphics requests, while working closely with video editors and guest bookers to build a well-rounded segment. Experience in research and working with guests in pre-interviews is desired.

The ideal candidate has experience coordinating field crews and the live control room team before, during and after any and all segments that appear during live programming. The segment producer will report to the supervising producer.

What you'll do:


  • Build segments around content contributions including but not limited to: Newsy, the E.W. Scripps sister stations, Newsy partners

  • Build segments around news headlines Newsy feels deserve more time and attention, as assigned by the supervising or line producer

  • Write copy that is concise and conversational, factually sound and solutions-focused, free of grammar errors

  • Coordinate with field crews assigned to contribute to segments and serve as a liaison between field crews and the live control room, serving as a direct point-of-contact between the two

  • Research, write and produce assigned segments for cable news programs

  • Work in collaboration with graphics producers and video editors to develop the most compelling visual elements possible

  • Collaborate with contributors and guests

  • Edit and clip segments for broadcast and digital distribution on Newsy properties

  • Assist in the development of recurring segment production across several news and special programs

  • Pitch compelling brand-minded segments and story ideas in weekly planning meetings

  • Work with Booking Producer to conduct guest- or collaborator-based research and pre-interviews

Skills & Abilities


  • Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BS/BA in journalism, communications or a related field preferred

  • Five (5)-plus years experience in television or digital video news required

  • Sound editorial judgment

  • Must demonstrate good writing skills (including AP style)

  • Must be able to multitask, meet deadlines and work under pressure

  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced newsroom environment strongly preferred

  • Project leadership/management experience strongly preferred

Work Environment


  • A moderate level of mobility is required in expediting work flow processes and procedures

  • Must be physically able to sit at a workstation and maintain productivity for upwards of eight (8)hours on occasion

  • A relatively high degree of mental acuity and social skills are necessary to successfully interact with coworkers, newsroom supervisors, and the general public, often under time-sensitive conditions

  • Overtime, shift and weekend work, as needed

About Newsy:

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.

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