WFTS Live Stream Producer

The E.W. Scripps Company Tampa, FL

Primary Purpose

WFTS, the Scripps ABC Station in Tampa, Florida is searching for a Live Stream Producer. The Live Stream Producer is responsible for creating, and organizing content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.

Key Activities

* Develop and organize newscasts or local programs; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing.

* Works closely with news/local program managers and assignment editors to determine content needs.

* Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding.

* Execute time sensitive decisions.

* Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions.

* Perform desktop editing.

* Posting content to station's Web sites.

* Perform other duties as assigned and needed.


* Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.

* 2 - 3 years as a television writer or producer.

Skills and Abilities:

* Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus.

* Excellent conversational and creative writing skills.

* Must have strong communication and organization skills.

* Adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment.

* Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgement, journalistic ethics and libel laws.

* Understand and utilize Web analytics .

About Scripps  

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. 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.”

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