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Show Booker, WPIX

The E.W. Scripps Company
New York, NY 10007
  • Job Code
    JR023658

Come join us at WPIX in New York City, New York where Scripps is continuing to create the future of our industry with a focus on the local community. As we grow, we are looking for a Show Booker that will book newsmakers, experts, and other guests on a wide variety of topics for a national news network, including for a nightly live TV program and for taped news and feature stories.

Key Activities

  • Book interviews on a wide variety of topics, including national and international news, politics and policy, science and technology, and pop culture.
  • Facilitate logistics for interviews
  • Conduct pre-interviews
  • Write introductions for guests and suggested questions for anchors and reporters
  • Build and maintain a guest database
  • Pitch story ideas

Skills

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Previous experience working as a guest booker, preferably for a national news outlet

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of and interest in current events
  • Exceptional research skills, including the ability to track down people
  • Ability to think creatively and come up with unique guest ideas
  • Works well under deadline
  • Enjoys being persistent
  • Strong people skills are essential
  • Proven performance and an established rolodex in booking high profile New York and New Jersey Newsmakers as well as Local and National Celebrities

Work Environment

  • Standard office environment
  • Travel less 10%

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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