Director of Newsgathering - Newsy at The E.W. Scripps Company in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Come join a dynamic new national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

The Director of Newsgathering runs the department, overseeing all editorial, managerial, and financial matters. As a senior leader, part of 24/7 LIVE network Newsy, the ideal candidate must have experience managing complex logistical operations. It will be essential for the Director of Newsgathering to contemporaneously mobilize and support multiple reporting teams, often on short notice, while ensuring the highest journalistic standards are met. The successful candidate effectively communicates assignment information from the Desk to all editorial departments. 

What you'll do: 

Maintains consistency and continuity between all newsgathering bureaus with an emphasis on: 


  • Leading newsgathering efforts and guiding the teams with a clear vision and strategy


  • Ensuring highest standards of journalism and delivery of deadline-driven content as requested by all platforms


  • Editorially and logistically supporting all field teams


  • Prioritizing the safety of all crews on assignment


  • Coordinating Assignment Desk’s response to breaking news across the bureaus


  • Smooth and clear communication from the Desk to all other editorial departments


  • Establishing successful workflows with key clients


  • Experience in making judgments on matters of great sensitivity, as well as the ability to prioritize and interpret the key stories of the day


  • Financial management - acquisition of materials and assignment spending


  • The role collaborates closely with the Managing Editor and oversees the operations of the assignment desk, booking team, producers and hubbed videographers


  • This position reports to the Head of Newsy


What you'll bring


  • BA/BS degree and/or +10 years of related experience


  • Proven track record at a senior level in news and journalistic experience at the highest level, preferably in Newsgathering


  • Ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high-pressure environment


  • Proven experience in programming, ad sales and technical operations at a managerial level


  • Have broad understanding of master control technical operations and processes, satellite needs, and sales ops processes to plan new projects and troubleshoot when mistakes happen


  • Strong presentation skills, able to professionally represent Newsy at industry events and conferences


  • Field based experience, including field and package producing


  • Excellent communication, strong writing, and project management skills


  • Must be fluent in English


Eligibility Requirements:


  • Willingness to travel with short notice and on weekends


  • Willingness to work flexible hours including overnights, weekends, holidays and/or last-minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 operation


  • Must be willing to work in Atlanta, Georgia


Desired Characteristics:


  • Ability to enterprise ideas and work well independently


  • Strong editorial judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics


  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment


  • Flexible and highly organized


  • Detail oriented, proactive, and agile thinker


  • Team player, strong leader, cooperative and energetic


  • Critical, creative, and strategic thinking 


About Newsy

Newsy is the leading cross-platform television news network that provides straightforward, opinion-free news to inform and engage by delivering the top stories across every platform. Its content is available over-the-air and on connected TV platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast as well as over-the-top services including YouTube TV, Sling TV, Pluto TV, Xumo, Samsung TV+ and Vizio WatchFree. Newsy also is available via its mobile apps and at newsy.com. Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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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SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

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. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national 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.





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