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Assistant News Director, WTXL

The E.W. Scripps Company
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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WTXL, The Scripps ABC Station in Tallahassee, Florida is searching for an aggressive Assistant News Director to join our news team. You must be a great storyteller and know how to showcase fresh lead stories to win the day.

This position requires leadership, solid decision making skills and the ability to work well in a dynamic newsroom environment. Candidates must have social media and digital experience and the ability to foster creativity, generate new ideas and implement innovative ideas across all platforms. This position is responsible for managing daily coverage and operations and is responsible for consistently executing strategies.

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic, talented, and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing, and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely enterprise news that's important to the local communities we serve.


  • 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.


  • College degree in related field or equivalent experience required.

  • At least 3 years supervisory experience preferred.


  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.

  • Broad understanding of newsroom operations and equipment.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.

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: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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