Content Producer, Newsy

Media Convergence Group, Inc. Columbia, MO

Newsy’s award-winning streaming TV apps bring anti-partisan and independent, solutions-focused journalism to the next generation of TV news consumers, and we’re looking for a brilliant journalist to take our editorial programming to the next level. Newsy's fast-paced Columbia, Missouri newsroom is looking for a passionate general assignment Content Producer. You're a fit if you love breaking, trending and developing news headlines -- and if you believe news of the day reporting can and should be smartly written and produced.

In this role, you'll be responsible for generating and producing Newsy-minded headline reporting. You will write, produce and edit assigned stories, and may be required to present those stories on Newsy and its platforms.

Key Activities:

* Researches and writes stories and segments as assigned

* Brainstorms and pitches innovating story ideas

* May anchor stories and segments for live or linear programming as assigned

* Assist in coverage of major or breaking news events to ensure high-quality, consistent coverage

* Meets or exceeds established deadlines to ensure high-speed, high-quality content delivery

* Perform other duties as needed

 Education & Experience/Certifications:

* High School diploma or 2-4 years of experience in related field required

* Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred

* Previous video editing experience preferred 

Skills & Abilities:

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Professional contributor with the ability to work with a team

* Self-starter, who can independently perform assignments with limited instruction

* Mastery of the theories and applications of professional journalism

* Advanced knowledge of organization's technologies and practices

* Exceptional command of the English language

* Ability to perform tasks in a fast-paced newsroom environment

* Ability to accept and thrive under change

* Ability to accept and learn from critical feedback

* Over time, weekend, overnight, shift and holiday work may be required

* A relatively high degree of mental acuity and social skills are necessary to successfully interact with co-workers, newsroom supervisors, and the general public, often under time-sensitive conditions

About Newsy

Newsy is an over-the-top news network that provides "news with the why," built to inform and engage by delivering today's top stories across platforms. Its content is available in on-demand and linear formats on over-the-top (OTT) services including Hulu, Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; connected television including Xumo; on mobile for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire; and at newsy.com.

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, 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.

Link to online job announcement

https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=8ed57a4a2e38bf1382de440434897874

Closing Date

2019-02-16