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Content Planner - Enterprise/Special Projects (WPTV)

Scripps Media, Inc.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, FL is looking for a top-notch Content Planner.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

The Content Planner is assigned to a specific news show(s) and coordinates coverage at least one day ahead for key stories as well as scheduled special event coverage.

Key Activities

  • Plans, researches, sets-up and builds-out enterprise stories for assigned shows
  • Creates a daily coverage plan of compelling, relevant and timely local content for assigned shows
  • Collaborates with assigned shows executive producers to ensure coverage being delivered aligns with the vision for show
  • Works with the production team to ensure advance planning is a key part of the assigned shows newscast development each day, so that there is depth and balance with breaking or overnight news
  • Tracks and plans coverage of newsworthy stories including scheduled events and known news and weather events
  • Networks and cultivates local news sources in the coverage area that lead to compelling content
  • May be involved in dispatching and guiding the work of a small (3-4) assignment team consisting of a mix of Multi-Media Journalist, Reporter and/or photographers
  • Works with team to research, write and produce content for multiple platforms
  • Coordinates with digital and social media staff to facilitate content delivery to those platforms
  • May produce stories for special event programming
  • May set up interviews for newscasts
  • May work with special projects team
  • Other duties as assigned


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in multi-platform content gathering and/or distribution

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of local market strongly preferred with the ability to network and cultivate sources that lead to compelling content
  • Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills
  • Working knowledge of industry technologies and practices
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office, social media programs and newsroom computer systems, including iNews
  • Ability to collaborate well in a team
  • Effective delegation and problem resolution skills
  • Proficiency computer based editing, Final Cut Pro

Work Environment

  • Office environment
  • In the event of a local hurricane, stay at the station with the rest of the staff to help support the news organization.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. 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 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.

Posted: 2020-03-15 Expires: 2020-04-13
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