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NATAS FOUNDATION
NAMES 2017-2018
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP HONOREES

CBS News marks 50th Anniversary of ‘60 Minutes’ with new five-year Commitment to the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship

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Monday, October 16, 2017, NEW YORK — The Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awarded $10,000 scholarships to each of five college-bound high school students pursuing careers in television, the organization announced today.

The Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship was presented to Nancy Pickett of Goldenrod, Florida, at last week’s News and Documentary Emmy® Awards. A narrative documentarian, Nancy shined a light on the impacts of Obamacare through her first-person story of navigating the healthcare system to treat her own chronic illness. She recently premiered her first feature length documentary, profiling pediatric cancer patients, and is now attending Chapman University in Orange, California.

The Wallace scholarship was first awarded in 2013 through a five-year grant from CBS News honoring longtime correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012). To mark the 50th anniversary this season of its marquee news magazine, 60 Minutes, the network is committing an additional $50,000 to support the program through at least 2022.

“Mike Wallace was one of the iconic journalists that made CBS’ 60 Minutes the dominant news magazine program of its time,” said Bob Mauro, President & CEO, NATAS. “The CBS News funding of this scholarship in his name is a tribute to his illustrious career and encouragement to the next generation of talented journalists that will be the future of the news industry.”

“By investing in the great talents of the future, we reaffirm the standard of creative achievement reflected in the Emmy® and the lasting legacy of two great practitioners of our craft,” said NATAS Foundation Vice President Adam Sharp, a 1996 Trustees’ Scholarship winner. “The scholarships mark an unbroken line of excellence connecting two generations of broadcasters.”

The Jim McKay Memorial Scholarship, now in its eighth year, honors sportscaster Jim McKay (1921-2008) and was established in 2009 by the HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC/ESPN and FOX networks. It was presented at the Sports Emmys® in May to Victor Prieto of Miami, Florida. Victor’s selection represents a second McKay win for Christopher Columbus High School, and he is now pursuing a broadcasting degree at the University of Florida.

This year’s other honorees are:

  • Alyssa DeVries of San Diego, California
    NATAS Trustees Scholarship ($10,000), funded by the NATAS Trustees in recognition of overall potential as a future leader in the television industry

    Alyssa aspires to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, and she’s well on her way. A talented singer and comedienne, she is now pursuing a comedic arts degree at Emerson College in Boston.

  • Natalie Ayala of Chicago, Illinois
    Randy Falco Scholarship ($10,000), recognizing the industry contributions of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) President and CEO Randy Falco.

    Natalie impressed the scholarship committee with works exploring the immigrant experience and school diversity. She now attends Pitzer College in California.

  • Annelise Odders of Plover, Wisconsin
    Douglas Mummert Scholarship ($10,000), reflecting the community focus of NATAS members in 19 chapters by honoring an aspiring broadcaster who has made a positive impact in their community.

    Annelise created and supports a local charity to distribute gifts to under-privileged children in her community. Not just a one-time effort at college application time, she established the program in 5th grade and has grown it ever since, touching more than 700 local families. She now attends Tulane University in New Orleans, crediting the scholarship with making the key difference in choosing it over an in-state school.

 


 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF
TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
ANNOUNCES WINNERS AT THE 38th ANNUAL
NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY® AWARDS

Radio and Television Journalist and Long-Time Anchor Of “CBS Sunday Morning”
Charles Osgood
Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
 
Special Tribute Honoring the 50th Season of “60 Minutes”

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New York, N.Y. – October 5, 2017 – Winners of the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced tonight by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards were presented at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

“It is with great pleasure that the National Academy honors the men and women of the television news and documentary industry who provide us with the in-depth coverage and analysis of events that affect our lives and those around the globe,” said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS.

“I can’t think of a time in our recent history when the need for clear and factual reporting was more paramount,” said Bob Mauro, President & CEO, NATAS. “Tonight, we honor those who are steadfast in their belief that an informed electorate is the cornerstone of our great democracy.”

The event was attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. Emmy® Awards were presented in 49 categories.

Legendary anchor Charles Osgood was honored for his almost 50 years in radio and television, including his many years hosting, “CBS Sunday Morning.” The lifetime achievement award was presented by past President of NBC News, former Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News, and past Chairman of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Bill Small.

In addition, a special tribute honoring the 50th anniversary of the CBS’ news program, “60 Minutes” was introduced by current Executive Producer, Jeff Fager.

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WEWS IS HIRING!

JOB OPENING – REPORTER/MMJ
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS-TV, the Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH, is seeking an experienced, dynamic Reporter/MMJ. The Reporter/MMJ is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.
Key activities

  • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
  • Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.
  • Report, write, capture quality visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience

Skills & Abilities

  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Work environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

 


 

JOB OPENING – ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

E.W. Scripps is a premier media organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are currently seeking a high-energy, multi-tasking Account Executive to join our Sales team. The successful candidate will be a broadcast experienced aggressive, break-out salesperson to manage an important list of accounts and develop new and online business for the station.

The Account Executive works under the direction of the Local Sales Manager to maintain and grow existing business/relationships with our key accounts. Identify and pursue ways to increase individual, client and company sales growth and retention in our full product portfolio. Professional with superior people skills, great attitude and work ethic. Is excited about the opportunity for developing relationships and acting as a strategic business partner for our customers.

  • Increase market share from established account base with a focus on business development.
  • Develop high value advertiser relationships and maintain a high level of advertiser satisfaction and results.
  • Consult as a strategic business partner with customers offering a variety of advertising, marketing and audience sales solutions.
  • Identify and pursue ways to increase individual, client and company performance.
  • Conduct needs assessment interviews with clients to develop customer driven audience solutions.
  • Leverages product knowledge and business acuity to create effective solutions for key/large customers.
  • Negotiate large deals and contracts across the full offering of products.
  • Develops layouts, writes ad copy and prepares sales presentations.
  • Anticipate and address problems outside the normal scope of the job and offer solutions.
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct formal verbal and written sales presentations.
  • Close business in the full product portfolio meeting or exceeding individual and or team goals.
  • Monitor competitive media, trends across markets or client industries and identifies opportunities to increase market share.
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting individual revenues achievement.
  • Create reports on territory performance and strategic acquisition initiatives.
  • Adheres to company policy and assigned standards of performance.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Education & Experience/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and sales experience generating leads, cold calling, closing business and managing clients or comparable combination of education.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to craft solutions quickly based on needs assessment.
  • Demonstrated record of success in a goal oriented, highly accountable sales environment
  • Proven ability to sell multiple products, generate new business and increase market share.
  • Strong ability to develop and manage a sales pipeline, generate referrals/leads and track/follow-up on leads.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure of multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Must have a diligent work ethic and be dependable.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret sales demographics information to develop creative sales solutions.
  • Must be able to use systematic thinking, the ability to persuade and exhibit effective closing skills.
  • Prevent ability to negotiate large deals and close contracts.
  • Ability to generate reports, business correspondence, and presentations.
  • Strong communication skills and the capability to effectively respond to questions from managers, colleagues and customers.
  • Must have the ability to calculate figures related to advertising rates, discounts, packages, ad sizes, commissions and mileage.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and other software programs such as customer relations software.

 


 

JOB OPENING – CONTENT COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS-TV, the Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH, is looking for an experienced Content Coordinator (Part-time) to join a great team with a great tradition of excellence. The content coordinator will manage, edit and track incoming and outgoing content for multiple platforms. We want YOU to join our winning team!
Key Activities

  • Monitor, communicate and traffic all incoming content
  • Collaborate with newsroom staff to achieve editorial objectives
  • Identify issues with incoming content, evaluate alternatives and implement solutions
  • Maintenance storage and capacity of SAN
  • Edit content for use on multiple platforms
  • Responsible for operating various news gathering equipment; including but not limited to video editing equipment
  • Working knowledge of the multitude of paths by which content is imported and exported
  • Communicate consistently with newsroom staff regarding content, including but not limited to coordinating with field crews
  • Distribution of content to other Scripps units
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
Experience: 3-5 years of experience in related field
Skills & Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Effective delegation and problem resolution skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized and ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Proficiency computer based editing, Final Cut Pro

Work Environment: Newsroom-deadline driven and fast paced.

 


 

JOB OPENING – NEWS PRODUCER
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS-TV, the Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH, is seeking an experienced, dynamic producer for our newscasts. If you are a newsroom leader looking for a challenging opportunity, then this is the place for you. We are looking for the best of the best!
Primary Purpose: Create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.
Key activities

  • Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing
  • Works closely with news/local program managers and assignment editors to determine content needs
  • Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding
  • Execute time sensitive decisions
  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions
  • Perform desktop editing
  • Posting content to station’s Web sites
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field
  • 2 – 3 years as a television writer or producer

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus
  • Excellent conversational and creative writing skills
  • Must have strong communication and organization skills
  • Adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Understand and utilize Web analytics

Work environment

  • Newsroom
  • Deadline driven and fast-paced environment

 


 

JOB OPENING – INTERNSHIP – NEWS ASSIGNMENT DESK
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

As an intern at the News Assignment Desk, you will experience how local news is gathered, covered, and shaped into a newscast. You will make beat calls, answer phones, communicate with news crews in the field and follow-up on story ideas.

Key activities

  • Conduct interviews
  • Research stories
  • Contributing story ideas
  • Logging tape
  • Going into the field and helping with stories

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Registered as a Sophomore or above and in good stranding
  • Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.

Skills & Abilities

  • Computer/typing skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the phone
  • Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
  • Good organization skills Investigation Unit
  • Computer-based research abilities
  • Strong writing skills Sales
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Dress professionally

 


 

JOB OPENING – INTERNSHIP – INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

Interns in our Investigative Unit will learn how Journalism can directly help viewers and advocate change. You will assist reporters and producers by researching investigative stories and consumer issues. You will have plenty of phone work and will be able to accompany reporters in the field. Here’s the description for the investigative internship.

As an investigative reporting intern, you will have the opportunity to follow up on tips, vet story ideas and work closely with reporters on investigative stories that impact Northeast Ohio. This includes accompanying reporters in the field, researching stories, checking court records and following up on public records requests, among other responsibilities.

Key activities

  • Conduct interviews
  • Research stories
  • Contributing story ideas
  • Logging tape
  • Going into the field and helping with stories

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Registered as a Sophomore or above and in good stranding
  • Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.

Skills & Abilities

  • Computer/typing skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the phone
  • Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
  • Good organization skills Investigation Unit
  • Computer-based research abilities
  • Strong writing skills Sales
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Dress professionally

 


 

JOB OPENING – SPECIALTY MMJ
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

The Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist is responsible for researching, writing, producing, editing sports segments, capturing visual content for multiple platforms, anchoring and/or reporting news casts.
Key activities

  • Receives assignment or evaluates sports leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration. Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Write and produce quality sports stories for multiple media platforms.
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce sports stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and demonstration of Sports industry
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws Requirements
  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems. Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites and multimedia.
  • Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of particular field of specialization to the completion of complex assignments. Advanced knowledge of organization’s technologies and practices.
  • Advance knowledge of organization’s technologies and practices
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Work environment
Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs. 

 

 


 

JOB OPENINGS AT WKYC

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Digital Content Producer
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC.com/Channel 3 News is looking for a digital producer to join our growing team. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves news and working on the cutting edge of digital and social media. This position will produce original content for WKYC that will reach our audience whenever and wherever they are, on whatever device they are using. They will also manage content produced by others, including copy editing, for our various desktop/mobile/social outlets.

The successful candidate is innovative with strong social media experience combined with solid writing skills and news judgment. On-air experience whether on broadcast or digital, is a plus. Qualified candidates will have experience posting stories to digital-mobile-social platforms, working knowledge of online CMS software, video and photo-editing skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule. More importantly, the person we hire will want to win with accurate, credible and impactful reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Post stories to all WKYC online Digital-Mobile-Social platforms
  • Report news as it happens online (strong written and video breaking news skills) and generate web traffic through application of advanced social media skills
  • Monitor news releases, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online news sources and post them to wkyc.com
  • Work with all newsroom departments on content coverage, broadcast-digital coordination and social listening
  • Post photos/videos to wkyc.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Identify compelling, unique stories and user-generated content of interest to our audience
  • Create original video for web and social platforms using the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Create enterprise content (stories, videos, photo galleries) for the WKYC digital platforms
  • Engage with our audience in a variety of ways

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/13/2018
Closing Date: 5/13/2018
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
URL: http://www.wkyc.com
Experience: 2 Year(s)
Requirements:

Qualifications

  • One to two years’ experience working as a digital producer or journalist preferred, but will consider superstars right out of college
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources with an ability to work well with varied personalities within deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Contact Company: Cleveland,OH
Contact E-Mail: nbennett@tegna.com
Contact Details: Neal Bennett
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JvuqKubT?idpartenaire=10101