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Lifestyle Show Host/MMJ, KSTU at The E.W. Scripps Company in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

KSTU, the E.W. Scripps owned Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking for an experienced and dynamic Lifestyle Show Host/MMJ to join our team.


When it comes to living, working and building a better lifestyle in Utah, this is The PLACE! The show airs Monday - Friday at 1p.m. FOX 13. We seek an engaging on-air talent who can create exciting content and make stories and interviews come to life for the viewer. Must have excellent people skills and the ability to help others shine on camera. Looking for a hard working take charge individual to become part of one of the top lifestyle shows in the region. This position will require MMJ skills in the field.


The Lifestyle Host of "The PLACE" will be responsible for researching, writing and producing visual segments, stories, and sales-sponsored content for multiple platforms. Will also perform hosting duties of non-news local programming.


  • Prepare and host a local non-news television show, along with other local non-news programming and special projects as needed.

  • Report and present stories on station’s newscasts, recorded programs and all entertainment properties; report live on location as necessary.

  • Present information conversationally and engage with audience on camera as well as through other multi-media platforms (i.e. blogs, writing internet articles); clearly and concisely present information; work from script and perform impromptu conversation as necessary.

  • Perform various community service activities for station, including performing as master of ceremonies for public service events and as host/hostess for station events.

  • Receives assignment or creates and develops story ideas, content leads and tips for non-news local programming. Part of a team of producers and hosts creating stories for local non-news programming.

  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation and research.

  • Works with clients, talent, account executives and commercial production with proficiency in studio productions to develop sales sponsored content.

  • Organizes material and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards of specialized programming.

  • Drives company vehicle on various assignments.

  • Writes and produces stories for multiple media platforms; writes and posts content to the web.

  • Assists producer in preparing show.

  • Reports, writes, captures visual content, edits and produces stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as internet and digital channels.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in related field.

  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.


  • Working knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to problems and come up with clever ideas about a given topic or situation.

  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.

  • Must be highly creative, with strong team collaboration skills.

  • Effective communicator; and ability to write feature packages

  • Must be able to work well under pressure and daily deadlines.

  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

  • Ability to create quality work on tight timeframes and deadlines, and proficient at posting content to various websites.

  • Highly self-motivated, and able to work independently on larger, moderately complex projects.

  • Able to work effectively with sales sponsored clients.

  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings, possible overtime hours and on call.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.



The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps’ national networks reach nearly every American through the news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. 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 of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, 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.