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WFTX News Producer

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The E. W. Scripps Company

Fort Myers, FL

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WFTX -- TV, the Scripps owned Fox affiliate in sunny SWFL, has an exciting opportunity for a News Producer. The News Producer creates, leads and organizes content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.


Develop and organize newscasts; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing

Works closely with news 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

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED - Candidates must have a four year college degree in Journalism or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Television News Writer or Producer; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The following characteristics and skills are a must:

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


Our resources include the market's only virtual set and breaking news tracker vehicle. In addition, the power of Scripps' national network of local news operations and digital businesses provides a reach and an opportunity no other company can match. Scripps leaders are trained and developed to lead for the present, and groomed for future opportunities in the company.

The SWFL lifestyle needs no embellishment. You'll enjoy some of the world's finest weather (average of 75 degrees), beaches, water sports, golf, restaurants and entertainment.

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including THE LIST and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, 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, 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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