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16 Mar 2021

Full-Time Real Time Desk Producer – WSYM

PJRetty – Posted by PJRetty Lansing, Michigan, United States

Job Description

WSYM, The E.W. Scripps Company Fox affiliate in Lansing, MI, is looking for an experienced, dynamic News Producer to join our team. If you want to tell stories with integrity, live the principles of journalism, make our communities stronger, and the world around us better, come join us at WSYM, where Scripps is continuing to create the future of our industry with a focus on local community.

OUR TEAM:

We have hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, kayakers, runners, skiers, surfers, gamers, musicians, actors, swimmers and every other mixture of diversity you can think of – we are a community of welcoming, mission-focused and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our business.

OUR HIRING PROCESS:

  • You are intrigued as you are already two paragraphs in and reading this job description.

  • You let us know you are interested (apply, email, call, shout it from the rooftops).

  • We call you and ask you to tell us more about yourself.

  • You talk with more incredible team members.

  • You meet the team in-person (and sometimes via Zoom or Facetime – technology is SO COOL these days).

  • You tell everyone about your AH-mazing candidate experience and how thrilled you are to become a part of the Scripps team.

  • Your friends jump on the bandwagon and join us too.

MUST HAVE:

  • Passion for the job.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related experience.

  • 2 years of experience as a television writer or producer preferred.

  • A local news junkie mentality: knowing news of the day; having vision and ability to advance the big story.

  • Above all, you love to write … a word smith, grammar guru, courageous and creative storyteller.

  • Experience with SmartSheet and Softron preferred.

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

  • Arrive at the station.

  • Begin preparing for airtime – lead story, showcasing, multiplatform coverage, all the entertaining pieces.

  • Collaborate with reporters, anchors, news managers, assignment editors and the digital team to determine content and multiplatform needs.

  • Make the broadcast shine with graphics, video, research and station branding.

  • Work alongside your amazing team to prep for a flawless show.

  • Throw all the above out the window because breaking news just happened.

  • Respond to and cover above-mentioned breaking news.

  • Go home, get some rest and get ready to come back and have a totally different day tomorrow.

WHY SCRIPPS:

  • We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners.

  • From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.

  • We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.

  • We are all about professional integrity. It is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.

  • Tell a friend and both of you can work here. Our employee referral program is pretty fantastic. Share this because we are ALWAYS looking for the BEST talent out there.

How to Apply

www.scripps.com/careers

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 63 days.

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