Content Planner - Enterprise/Special Projects

Scripps Media, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL

The Content Planner is assigned to a specific news show(s) and coordinates coverage at least one day ahead for key stories as well as scheduled special event coverage.

Key Activities

* Plans, researches, sets-up and builds-out enterprise stories for assigned show(s)

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

* Collaborates with assigned show(s) executive producer(s) to ensure coverage being delivered aligns with the vision for show

* Works with the production team to ensure advance planning is a key part of the assigned shows’ newscast development each day, so that there is depth and balance with breaking or overnight news

* 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

* May be involved in dispatching and guiding the work of a small (3-4) assignment team consisting of a mix of Multi-Media Journalist, Reporter and/or photographers

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

* Coordinates with digital and social media staff to facilitate content delivery to those platforms

* May produce stories for special event programming

* May set up interviews for newscasts

* May work with special projects team

* Other duties as assigned




Education & Experience/Certifications

* BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline

* A minimum of 2 yr. experience in multi-platform content gathering and/or distribution

Skills & Abilities

* Knowledge of local market strongly preferred with the ability to network and cultivate sources that lead to compelling content

* Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills

* Working knowledge of industry technologies and practices

* Computer skills including Microsoft Office, social media programs and newsroom computer systems, including iNews

* Ability to collaborate well in a team

* Effective delegation and problem resolution skills

* Proficiency computer based editing, Final Cut Pro


Work Environment


* Office environment

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