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Senior Manager of Investigative & In-Depth Content, WPTV

The E.W. Scripps Company
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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WPTV, the E.W. Scripps owned NBC affiliate, is looking for an aggressive and experienced Senior Manager of Investigative and In-Depth Content to join our team in the sunny Palm Beaches.

The Senior Manager of Investigative and In-Depth Content will be responsible for the planning and execution of investigative and real-time in-depth news content across all platforms and shares responsibility for oversight of the entire newsroom with other department leaders. This position requires local content vision and strategy to address consumer needs, content standards, delivery, quality control and continuous improvement.


  • Collaborates with the News Director and team of peer leaders to leverage the Scripps content strategy as the foundation for market-specific local content strategy. This position directs effort for both investigative and real-time in-depth content and has specific attention on leading a team of people to regularly and reliably produce targeted stories of impact and importance to our community.

  • Partners with other content and marketing leaders to execute Enterprise content strategy to plan daily and future stories for publication on all platforms.

  • Hires, schedules and manages team of enterprise/investigative journalists and planners to deliver and continuously improve our enterprise and investigative editorial product.

  • Creates strategies, tactics and measurements to ensure the quality and quantity of the stories our real-time in-depth/investigative journalists produce meet our standards and drive audience to all our platforms.

  • Builds, assigns and manages content beats in accordance with audience demands and community impact. Also serves as a subject matter expert, providing guidance and coaching across the local media operation.

  • Directs the planning and execution of big coverage projects or news events for the station.

  • Develops a pipeline of talent for this and other Scripps local media businesses.

  • Monitors product for compliance to federal, state and local laws as well as First and Fourteenth Amendments, and trains staff to do the same.

  • Responsible for real-time in-depth/investigative budget planning and monitoring.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Journalism or related discipline or a combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the media industry with heavy emphasis on investigative reporting, 3-plus years previous news producing experience preferred.

  • The ability to execute a digital investigation first or investigative story success on all platforms.

  • Experience leading content creation teams on a minimum of 2 platforms desired.

  • Experience acquiring audience with a demonstrated pattern or track record of success desired.


  • Journalistic ethics, law and libel.

  • Local connections and community knowledge/community causes.

  • Strongeditorial judgement.

  • Customer focus: understands customer needs, raises the bar on customer service, develops unified approach to exceed customer expectations.

  • Broad knowledge of all media platforms.

  • Highly effective communicator.

  • Strategy: Able to facilitate collaboration to develop, understand and execute strategic plans.

  • Manage execution: setting expectations, delegating, facilitating, removing barriers, measuring performance, and fostering accountability/recognition.

  • Decision making: Ties decisions to strategy, uses sound logic, makes decisions at the right time, brings others into decision making process, chooses the best alternative.

  • Coach: Continuously cultivates capabilities by asking the right questions and equipping staff with tools, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop themselves.

  • Promote collaboration and teamwork.

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


AtScripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve.We are intentional about creating anenvironmentwhereemployees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspiredto reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each persons diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scrippsleaders believe thatan equitable and inclusive culture isnot only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative.Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.


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: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-06-19
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