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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 – ASSIGNMENT EDITOR
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS is currently looking for an Assignment Editor.  The Assignment Editor is responsible for managing newsroom assignments, coordinating logistics, monitoring news wires and scanners.
Key activities

  • Plan news coverage as directed by news management
  • Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement
  • Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information
  • Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer with emphasis on key brand points
  • Publishing of online content; Digital real-time news reporting experience and competence required. 
  • Perform other duties as needed and as directed by news management

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of experience in broadcast or similar industry preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be organized, self-starter who can work independently
  • Basic computer skills; non-linear and ;production techniques
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of the principles of responsible journalism
  • Ability to work well with others in a team-based environment
  • Ability to write effectively, for all platforms

Please apply at www.scripps.com/careers

 


 

JOB OPENING – WEEKEND METEOROLOGIST
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

The weekend meteorologist is responsible for preparing and delivering accurate weather reports for the weekend newscasts.
Key activities

  • Prepare and deliver daily weathercasts utilizing all available weather data and graphics computers
  • Prepare and deliver urgent weather updates interrupting regular programming as necessary
  • Prepare and deliver all weathercast materials over a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: TV, Radio, Internet, Newspaper
  • Assist management in evaluations of potential new weather data gathering and presentation computers
  • Receives assignment or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
  • Report live from event sites or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
  • Perform other duties as needed and assigned

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Computer literacy required, including weather and newsroom computer systems.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar editing 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

  • Valid driver’s license, driving record in compliance with station policy, and proof of insurability (liability limits of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident/$50,000 property as defined by station policy).

 


 

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

WEWS-News 5, a Scripps-owned ABC affiliate station in Cleveland, OH is looking for an Assistant News Director. Candidates for this position must have the proven ability to drive growth on-air and on all digital platforms, developing stories that are platform agnostic, working closely with digital leadership.

A proven newsroom leader who has excellent editorial judgment, candidates must be great storyteller and be able to provide an execute a strategic plan that focuses on enterprise reporting and investigative journalism. Must be able to contribute to the evolving media landscape by trying new things and being ready to adapt and change based upon the outcome.

Key activities

  • Assist News Director with supervisory responsibility for all news broadcasts and online content.
  • Involved in hiring and performance management of direct reports.
  • Assist News Director in the on-going evaluation of personnel.
  • Create tactics and strategies to increase demos performance in key target areas for multiple platforms.
  • Implement and have working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations.
  • Ability to manage cross platform content creation and distribution.
  • Write copy and edit scripts for air and web.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites.
  • Schedule anchors and multi-media journalists.
  • Lead coverage planning of major events, i. e. elections, special events.
  • Proactively communicate news initiatives across departments.
  • Evaluate workflow efficiencies.
  • Assist News Director in managing the budgetary aspects of newsroom operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • At least 5-years of News Management experience.
  • Broadcast Journalism Degree preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization.
  • Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly.
  • Experience in dealing with unions.

 


 

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

WEWS- News 5, a Scripps-owned ABC affiliate station in Cleveland, OH is looking for a News Director. Candidates for this position must have the proven ability to drive growth on-air and on all digital platforms, developing stories that are platform agnostic, working closely with digital leadership. A strong command of research and how it can help drive ratings and KPI’s.

A proven newsroom leader who has excellent editorial judgment, candidates must be great storyteller and be able to provide an execute a strategic plan that focuses on enterprise reporting and investigative journalism. Participation in/Experience with IRE, NICAR, NPPA, Nielsen, Google Analytics and Commscore.

As the leader of a large team of journalists, you must be able to grow their capabilities, as well as inspire them to always connect with the viewer through their storytelling. Must be able to contribute to the evolving media landscape by trying new things and being ready to adapt and change based upon the outcome.

Key activities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing measurable strategies for audience growth while effectively managing news content delivered on multiple platforms.
  • Create & implement strategic plans for audience growth and newsroom operations.
  • Communicate a compelling and inspired vision consistent with company strategy.
  • Analyze and respond to trends affecting the industry and DMA.
  • Approve all newsroom personnel decisions.
  • Develop and control annual budget to comply with station guidelines.
  • Build and maintain key relationships to foster a positive news image within the community.
  • Monitor all on-air and online product for compliance to Federal, State and local laws as well as First & Fourteenth Amendments.
  • Work closely with other members of station management team to develop and attain departmental and station goals.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in posting content to station websites.
  • Ability to adapt current resources to emerging technology.
  • Supervise and provide regular feedback and yearly performance appraisals for direct reports with ultimate responsibility for all newsroom personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • At least 7-years of News Management experience.
  • Broadcast Journalism Degree preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization.
  • Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly.
  • Experience in dealing with unions.

 


 

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 @ WEWS-TV in Cleveland Ohio. 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.
  • Present 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 – CONTENT COORDINATOR
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WEWS-TV, the Scripps owned ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH, is looking for an experienced Content Coordinator 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

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • 5 – 8 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

 


 

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 – 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 OPENINGS AT WKYC

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Executive Assistant
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC-TV, a TEGNA owned station and NBC affiliate in Cleveland is looking for an Executive Assistant to work with the management team. The ideal candidate will provide efficient and streamlined support for a dynamic and diverse organization. You must be able to manage deadlines and stress with warmth and humor! Our world can turn on a breaking news event so you’ll need to change direction easily, accommodate different working styles and prioritize tasks. There is nothing beneath you or above you. We’re looking for a committed individual with a "whatever it takes" attitude and an engaging personality.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Complex calendar management (day-to-day, fiscal year planning, and time management
  • Planning & coordinating travel plans end-to-end including the proactive anticipation of any and all logistics and itineraries
  • Reconciling expense reports, ensure timely processing and approvals
  • Organizing speaking engagements, preparing notes and reports
  • Manage a diverse set of projects, including developing basic project plans and then subsequently driving to successful execution.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in an ethical manner.

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 7/10/2018
Closing Date: 8/10/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio
Experience: 5 Year(s)
Requirements:

Qualifications include:

  • A minimum 6+ years of relevant work experience, supporting a senior level executive in a fast-paced environment with 2+ years of experience managing an administrative staff required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft productivity software including: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA/BS) or equivalent experience preferred.

Contact E-Mail: lsrodriguez@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Multi-Media Journalist
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

Be a Creative Force at WKYC-TV

WKYC-TV, Channel 3 is looking for a Multi-Media Marketing Producer to join our fast-forward marketing and content team. This hands-on, high-creative should be a born storyteller with a strong digital graphics and animation background. A WKYC producer is responsible for writing, shooting/directing and editing commercials, promotions and shorts across all media platforms- traditional, digital and social; and must be able to power up Adobe Premiere and CSS with superior writing and design skills. Candidates who know how to tell a story in an exciting new way will fly to the front of the line!

To be considered for this full-time position at WKYC Media, complete the application on WKYC.com. No phone calls, please.

WKYC Media is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 7/5/2018
Closing Date: 8/5/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44114
Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contact E-Mail: lsrodriguez@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR

 


 

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

WKYC is looking for the next generation of news leadership.  We are searching for a true multi-platform producer who knows how to create engaging content on television, on digital and social media and on emerging platforms.  We need a leader who can show the way toward more dynamic storytelling.  We need to do much more than report facts and follow the rest of the market in chasing the same traditional stories.  Can you motivate and inspire a team and help us reinvent local news?

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/10/2018
Closing Date: 7/10/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44114
Experience: None
Requirements:

This EP must have exceptional news writing and showcasing skills.  At least two years of experience as a news manager is required.  Familiarity with video and graphics editing, TV news production and online content management are also required.

To be considered a candidate for an opening at WKYC-TV– you must complete the online application found on the JOBS tab at:http://www.wkyc.com/about/ . Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

WKYC-TV, Inc

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

WKYC-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Contact Company: Cleveland, OH
Contact E-Mail: aavelar@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JNCXBCVH

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Executive Producer
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:
WKYC is looking for the next generation of news leadership.  We are searching for a true multi-platform producer who knows how to create engaging content on television, on digital and social media and on emerging platforms.  We need a leader who can show the way toward more dynamic storytelling.  We need to do much more than report facts and follow the rest of the market in chasing the same traditional stories.  Can you motivate and inspire a team and help us reinvent local news?

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/10/2018
Closing Date: 7/10/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44114
Experience: None
Requirements:

This EP must have exceptional news writing and showcasing skills.  At least two years of experience as a news manager is required.  Familiarity with video and graphics editing, TV news production and online content management are also required.

To be considered a candidate for an opening at WKYC-TV– you must complete the online application found on the JOBS tab at:http://www.wkyc.com/about/. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

WKYC-TV, Inc

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

WKYC-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Contact Company: Cleveland,OH
Contact E-Mail: aavelar@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JNCXBCVH

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Account Executive
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC MEDIA – Cleveland, a TEGNA Company, has an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join our solution-focused, dynamic and forward-thinking sales team. The ideal candidate will showcase his or her strategic and entrepreneurial expertise by building collaborative relationships and providing customer solutions through an integrated suite of media platforms, including television, digital, mobile and other emerging products. 

This in-demand position requires an energetic and strategic entrepreneur who will champion WKYC MEDIA in the local market. As an Account Executive, you’ll use a consultative selling approach to build relationships with business and you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sell a broad set of solutions from our extensive market-leading portfolio, such as:

  • Television commercial, advertorial and sponsorships
  • Search Engine Marketing (PPC & SEO)
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Website Design
  • Display & Online Video Networks
  • Steaming Television Platforms

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/10/2018
Closing Date: 7/10/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio- 44114
Experience: None
Requirements:

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • This position will be accountable for local television and digital revenue performance; working both strategically and tactically with other sales executives in the station and division.
  • This individual is responsible for driving new television and digital sales (by assessing and facilitating the use of best practices in solutions based selling), up-sell of existing key account advertisers, while driving retention, and minimizing product cannibalization.
  • This individual needs to be adept at creating innovative multimedia recommendations that integrate proof of performance strategies, indicating engagement and interaction between the client message and potential customers.
  • The individual will network nationally, regionally, and locally to stay abreast of emerging media and digital trends, rates and product solutions.

Calls Welcomed, 216-344-3435

Contact E-Mail: Aavelar@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JtWEsKZI

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Sports Multi-Platform Journalist
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WKYC is searching for a talented Sports Multi-Platform Journalist who loves creative storytelling. This person will be required to produce, write, edit and shoot footage on a daily basis for all platforms (broadcast, social and digital). This position also includes working on production for long-term feature projects. 

  • Must be organized, prepared, willingness to work with others and able to handle pressure situations
  • Enterprise sports news and information
  • Shoot, edit video and various enhancing elements into a presentation that communicates news and information accurately and effectively to our customers on all platforms
  • Gather general story facts and information from a story with the ability to present them to our audience in an accurate, creative and thoughtful manner
  • Cultivate ongoing content sources
  • Utilize traditional and emerging content gathering techniques and technology (Social media, iPhone, etc.)
  • Flexible schedule required, including evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned
  • Excellent technical and creative visual image shooting, production and non-linear editing skills
  • Understand the tenants of professional Journalism
  • Deliver accurate content and reports
  • Must be skilled in a variety of technologies, included but not limited to operation of  ftp file transfer and delivery, mobile phone delivery, livestream feeds, etc.
  • Current driver’s license and excellent driving history required
  • Knowledge of Cleveland-area teams is helpful

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/10/2018
Closing Date: 7/10/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44114
Experience: None
Contact E-Mail: aavelar@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JKvpvxCq

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: News Director
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

TEGNA Media is looking for an experienced, motivated News Director to oversee content distribution in WKYC’s Cleveland Newsroom.

TEGNA is re-imagining local news in the digital age— thinking big and being bold to deliver content to our audience on multiple platforms. Our ideal candidate can identify engaging content, teach others how to do so, and develop a road map to meet the goals of our company.

 In this role, you will:

  • Strategically lead, inspire and manage News Department.
  • Oversee on-air and digital news content.
  • Work closely with the news team to produce high-quality, relevant, local content that sets the station apart from competitors.
  • Prioritize collaboration between television and digital content teams to create original programming and breaking-news coverage for all platforms.
  • Foster, encourage and reward out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success.
  • Emphasize the importance of solid research to build credibility.
  • Use consumer analytics to determine content.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms, including social media.
  • Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and breaking news across all content platforms. 
  • Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling.
  • Coach journalists to write for website, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Interact daily with all department heads in a mutual effort to achieve station goals and extend our brand.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, to drive and fulfill the mission while abiding by the values of this organization.

Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree and news leadership experience.
  • 7-10 years of content experience, including generation of original content, and 2-3 years managing other journalists.
  • Successful innovative leadership, communication, and staff and product development skills.
  • Solid journalistic judgement and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement. 
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems.
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism.
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 5/10/2018
Closing Date: 8/10/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio – 44114
Experience: None
Contact E-Mail: aavelar@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR
Apply Online URL: http://www.jobs.net/j/JageAKrt

 


 

JOB OPENINGS AT WGRZ

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

WGRZ is looking for a full-time Commercial Producer. The ideal candidate is an all-in-one producer, capable of seeing projects from start to finish on their own. Should have comprehensive knowledge and experience in scriptwriting, directing, shooting, audio recording, editing and motion graphics. Creativity and ingenuity is a must! This person will be expected to write and produce original, quality TV commercials using innovative production techniques, sometimes without specific direction or instruction. The Commercial Producer is expected to work closely with our clients and the rest of the WGRZ team in a professional manor, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 7/24/2018
Closing Date: 8/24/2018
City: Buffalo, New York
Experience: 2 Year(s)
Requirements:

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Extensive experience with:

  • DSLR cameras and professional video cameras
  • Professional lighting equipment and techniques
  • Professional audio recording equipment
  • Professional video editing software
  • The Adobe Suite. Particularly Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop
  • Scriptwriting/Copywriting: Content, timing and format

Must be able to meet tight and sometimes difficult deadlines while keeping a positive, enthusiastic attitude. This is a full-time position with a Monday-Friday 8:30AM- 5:00PM shift, but also requires flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary. Interviews by appointment only. No phone calls please. WGRZ is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Contact Company: Buffalo,NY
Contact E-Mail: pdickson@tegna.com
Contact Details: HR

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Multi-Skilled Journalist
Primary Industry: Broadcasting – Radio – TV
Manage Others: No
Details:

WGRZ, the NBC station in Buffalo, NY is looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. 

In this role, you will:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
  • Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

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

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/26/2018
Closing Date: 7/31/2018
City: Buffalo, New York
URL: http://www.wgrz.com
Experience: 2 Year(s)
Requirements:

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
Contact Company: Buffalo, NY
Contact E-Mail: sberko@tegna.com
Contact Details: Scott

 


 

JOB OPENINGS AT TRIBUNE MEDIA

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Weekend Digital Content Web Specialist
Details:

The primary purpose of the weekend web content specialist is to produce and develop mobile, web and broadcast content. Strong candidates need to know how to work on all three platforms. Understand the importance of social networks and the necessity to keep learning all new technology- including producing special videos for social media and digital platforms. The candidate would work a maximum 18 hours a week unless otherwise needed.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/7/2017
Closing Date: 8/31/2018
City: Cleveland, Ohio- 44103
URL: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/
Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.
• Minimum of two years professional internet, digital and or television broadcast experience.
• Proficient in multitasking, writing exceptional stories (ap style).
• Knowledge in HTML, using SEO and photoshop/dreamweaver.
• Solid judgment.
• Must have diversity of ideas and interests.
• Strong organizational, communication, management, and technical skills.
• Must have strong communication skills to work with producers on cross-promoting web/broadcast elements.
• Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, responsible, reliable, excellent at handling deadlines and a team player.

Apply On-line: Please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and search for keyword “Weekend Digital Content Web Specialist/Part-Time”.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Requirements:

• Confirm, write stories in AP style and produce local/national stories using information coming from the assignment desk, police Facebook pages and news releases.
• Know the different social media outlets and how each one works successfully. What content will get the best engagement on each medium.
• Stay on top of trending stories via social media- confirm those stories- find elements we can report with including approved images/video.
• Make sure our social media accounts are updated with unique content focusing on each outlets audience. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and You Tube)
• Be a self –starter who jumps in and knows the elements needed for breaking news, breaking out top stories into multiple content pieces for digital.
• Embrace new technology and tools provided to us by our corporate team- including 360 camera, fb lives, instastories, mevo and osmo.
• Find ways to incorporate more video into stories- must know how to use new technology (iphone/skype/ipad/etc).
• Think like a reporter to hunt for unique content that would drive our web traffic and confirm local stories when needed.
• Work with on-air staff on breaking out web stories, posting social media content, producing extra elements for web.
• Have story ideas for web and other digital mediums. Know what story works for which platform.
Company Info:
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.
Contact:
For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com

 


 

Category: Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Position/Title: Production Assistant
Details: Production Assistant is an entry level position designed to offer production support to newscasts, assignment desk and digital platforms.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 4/28/2018
Closing Date: 8/2/2018
City: Cleveland – 44103
State: Ohio
URL: http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/
Experience:

Production Assistant should have general working knowledge of a newsroom. Professional experience is preferred but college broadcasting curriculum experience will be considered. Social media or digital newsgathering experience is a plus.

EQUAL OPPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Apply On-line: Please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and search for keyword “Production Assistant”.

Requirements:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to…

  • TelePrompter operation
  • Script coordination
  • Assistance to newscast producers
  • Assistance to assignment editors
  • Occasional field work gathering interviews and video with photographer
  • Studio production work including assisting guests
  • General clerical duties for news managers and staff.
Additional Information:
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company’s broadcasting group owns or operates 42 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios and Chicago’s WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.
Contact: For consideration please apply to www.tribunemediacareers.com