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Journalism Journey Initiative Journalist


Cincinnati, OH 08-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Journalism Journey Initiative Journalist (Multiple Locations)

Are you ready to take your journalism career to new heights? Do you want to work for a company with a 145-year history of investigative journalism that is innovating new ways to tell great stories?

The E.W. Scripps Company is recruiting journalists for the second cohort of the Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative. We hire and transition print journalists into broadcast and video-driven storytelling.

Journalists chosen for the program are placed in positions in Scripps' local or national newsrooms. The program provides experienced print journalists with extensive training, coaching and support to make the transition to video-driven storytelling.

Journalism Journey landing positions depend on candidate background and talents and may include the following:

Local Media Roles: Investigative Reporter/Producer/EP, Specialty/Beat Reporter/Producer, Editor/Manager, Digital Reporter, Data Journalist, Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

Scripps News roles (primarily beat or national): Managing Editor, Story Editor, Documentary Script Writer, Specialty Reporter, Digital Reporter, Assignment Editor.

• With training, assume a full-time journalism position reporting to a Scripps local media or national newsroom.
• Participate in initial and then occasional ''in person'' group training with other Journalism Journey employees that may include participation in journalism conferences, attending seminars, workshops, and custom Scripps content creator training.
• Utilize ongoing practice, feedback and coaching to advance your video-driven storytelling abilities.
• Participate in the editorial process at the assigned Scripps business unit. This could include producing individual news stories, newscasts, digital content, or preparing to supervise the work of others.
• Create excellent, audience-directed content for multi-media platforms and social media.
• Provide mentoring for peers and future members of the Journalism Journey Initiative.

• At least six years of experience working as a print journalist or related position in a print journalism environment is preferred.
• A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field preferred
• A successful track record of journalism. This could include beat writing, investigative journalism, specialty reporting or news leadership.

• Ability to multi-task and manage ongoing projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and broad capacity to collaborate at all levels of the organization.
• Highly adaptable - Demonstrated openness and capacity to seek new opportunities and adopt new ways of doing things.
• Avid local or national news consumer, knows daily news, events, trends, and happenings on a local or national level
• Strong vision and ability to advance stories
• Extraordinarily passionate about writing; courageous and creative storyteller with attention to even tiny details - choosing the perfect words, grammar, spelling
• Exceptional communication skills, oral and written.


The E.W. Scripps Company and Google are partnering on a multi-year initiative to transition experienced journalists with primarily print news backgrounds into broadcast news careers: the Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative. Journalists selected for participation in the Initiative will be hired into full-time career positions in Scripps local and national media newsrooms. The program provides mid-career transitions into video-driven storytelling through extensive training and support, including mentoring, job shadowing, hands-on work and individual coaching. Additional learning opportunities may include professional conferences, programs through the Google News Initiative, Poynter, journalism school programs, National Association of Broadcasters or Society of Professional Journalists.

To learn more, please visit Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8bk09-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.