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Digital Media Editor amp Host

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The E. W. Scripps Company

Fort Myers, FL

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Digital Media Editor & Host

STOP! -- This is not your normal Digital Media Editor & Host position.

This position is at Hello SWFL, a new Company within E.W. Scripps that's looking to change what news covers and how news is delivered.

We're highly experimental and looking to test the boundaries to discover what today's audience is interested in and how Hello SWFL can, as a news organization, deliver that content to them.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, you'll need to utilize your expertise with digital, video and TV to be successful. You'll be more than a Digital Media Editor and Host -- you'll be a member of the Fort Myers community, learning about what matters to the people who live and visit Southwest Florida.

We are looking for enthusiastic hosts who have experience with:

Presenting Entertainment and News

Determining the order content should be presented

Editing and cutting video

You'll need to be willing to try new things so when you apply, share with us examples of your work that show off your unique storytelling capabilities.

Below is your standard job description - but remember, this job will be anything BUT standard!

Digital Media Editor/Host organizes, writes scripts and updates content on digital platforms with a primary focus on local websites, mobile apps, and social media platforms. Responsible for creating compelling content that is aligned with and enhances the station's and/or Scripps brand.


Anchor/host content for digital platforms as assigned

Creates a daily coverage plan of compelling, relevant and timely local content for assigned show(s)

Works with the team to ensure advance planning is a key part of the assigned shows' development each day, so that there is depth and balance

Works with team to research, write and produce content for multiple platforms

May be involved in dispatching and guiding the work of the team

Tracks and plans coverage of newsworthy stories including scheduled events and known news and weather events

Networks and cultivates local news sources in the coverage area that lead to compelling content

Updates and interacts with fans/followers on social media

Publishes and manages content on multiple digital platforms, including the station's local website, mobile and social networks using current production and web-delivery tools.

Produces digital video when assigned

Assist in online coverage of major news event, breaking news and severe weather to ensure high quality consistent community coverage online.

Applies SEO best practices to every piece of content.

Education & Experience

BS/BA in related discipline or commensurate experience.

Generally 2-5 years of experience in related field.

Experience with Content Management Systems, HTML, Audio Editing, Image Editing, CSS and Social Networking preferred.

Skills & Abilities

Must have a strong desire to focus on web-based content.

Must have basic HTML formatting skills and knowledge of how to FTP/publish web content.

Must be creative, have good people skills and be able to handle deadline pressure and need to multi-task.

Must have strong newspaper-style writing, editing and headline skills.

Must have knowledge and experience with digital cameras/hand held video cameras.

Must have working knowledge of how to use and update social media platforms.

Must have experience editing video and putting video together for a newscast or show

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including The List and The Now, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation's largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, 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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