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Assignment Editor

The E.W. Scripps Company
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Come join a dynamic new national media powerhouse focused on the over-the-air TV consumer. The Scripps Networks (a growing portfolio of entertainment and news networks) provides absorbing entertainment and objective, intelligent news as we use our own distribution platforms to serve this unduplicated national audience. We meet the audience where it is with the programs it wants.

Scripps Networks is looking for an Assignment Editor responsible for researching and tracking compelling stories to be aired on the appropriate network. Monitors outside news agencies, media platforms, and other news sources to obtain information regarding developing news stories.

What you'll do:

  • Responsible for communicating with field teams across the country

  • Communicates editorial developments to a live control room

  • Verfies and confirms legal and true crime news for air

  • Communicates news in a breaking news environment

  • Confers with producers/editors to coordinate production activities

  • May participate in writing and editing activities

What you'll do:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3 -5 years of experience in a live news environment, preferably on a national assignment desk

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong editorial skills

  • Knowledge of criminal justice system

  • Interest in true crime stories and live trial coverage

  • Must be able to calmly communicate news in a breaking news environment, handling important information during dramatic emotional live events

  • Ability to adapt during breaking news



The E.W. Scripps Company(NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nations fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nations largest holder of broadcast spectrum. 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 of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, 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: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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