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621 SW Pine Island Road
Cape Coral, Florida (United States)

Phone: 2398296393

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Journalism Career Program Participant (MMJ/Producer)

Job ID: 56670
Job Views: 1403
Location: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Postal Code: 33991
Job Category: Television
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per hour
Posted: 05.08.2019

Job Description

WFTX – TV, the Scripps owned Fox affiliate in Sunny SWFL, has an exciting opportunity for a Journalism Career Program (JCP). As a participant in the Scripps Journalism Career Program (JCP) this position reports to a News Director and works with the News Director, Managing Editor and Content Managers to become capable in performing the duties of the assigned position.  This position is a 12 month assignment (includes Co Paid housing and utilities) with an opportunity to continue your career at another Scripps location. JCP Participants will learn to oversee and edit content for multiple platforms.  Must be driven to produce high quality work on tight deadlines. 

Steadily increasing complexity of task and relationship can be expected in all of the below listed areas:
  • Report, write, and capture visual content.  Edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline.
  • Assist in coverage of major news events, breaking news and severe weather to ensure high quality consistent community coverage on multiple platforms
  • Work with news staff to plan, structure, write and report news and information content for various media platforms
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas
  • Shoot video and still photos to illustrate stories
  • Edit videos for all multimedia platforms
  • Appear on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
  • Give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit
  • Assist the digital staff in preparing for multi-media stories
News Producer
  • Work closely with news managers and assignment editors to determine content needs
  • Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research and station branding
  • Execute time sensitive decisions regarding the newscast
  • Working knowledge of journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions
  • Perform desktop editing
  • Develop and post content to stations Web sites
  • Utilize web analyticsOther duties as assigned

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED - Candidates must have be a recent or imminent graduate with BS/BA in related discipline; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. The following characteristics and skills are a must:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy including newsroom computer systems
  • Familiar with editing and editing systems
  • Familiar with journalistic ethics and libel laws
  • Experience posting content to websites
  • Knowledge of Content Management systems, HTML, Audio Editing, Image Editing, Social Networking
  • Experience with digital video editing
  • Knowledge of Associated Press style
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and perform well under deadline pressure
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work alone and in groups as a member of a team
  • Fast thinking, energetic and able to meet or exceed deadlines
  • Office/News Room
  • May require flexible hours
  • May require lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Valid Driver's License (MMJ only)
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends, and participate in promotional events as needed
Our resources include the market’s only virtual set and breaking news tracker vehicle. In addition, the power of Scripps' national network of local news operations and digital businesses provides a reach and an opportunity no other company can match. Scripps leaders are trained and developed to lead for the present and groomed for future opportunities in the company.
The SWFL lifestyle needs no embellishment. You'll enjoy some of the world's finest weather (average of 75 degrees), beaches, water sports, golf, restaurants and entertainment. 
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks BounceGritEscape and Laff; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps produces original programming including “Pickler & Ben,” 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. 


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