Full Time Job

News Correspondent, News


Atlanta, GA 03-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Scripps News is the national news network of the E.W. Scripps Company, built on a 145-year legacy of quality, objective journalism. We're currently seeking to hire a News Correspondent! We believe there are too many choices for media that cater to biased entrenched interests. We want to be the antidote, so we bring our independent point of view to the most pressing and urgent issues of our time with coverage of politics, the economy, foreign affairs, technology, health and science. As a News Correspondent, you'll deliver fact-based, unbiased and contextual reporting to a variety of platforms within the organization. You'll help direct coverage by guiding the leadership team with expertise and insight.

• Under general direction, develop sources, gather information and write news and feature articles that are accurate, informative and balanced. Produces material - often investigative or long-form journalism - in a manner that meets the highest journalistic standards.
• Produce compelling and urgent reports both live and in package form.
• Use cutting edge and experimental story-telling techniques to communication with the audience.
• Work both independently and with other reporters, videographers and producers to generate finished news packages.
• Monitor upcoming news stories and develop coverage plans; stay abreast of news developments to generate story ideas and plan coverage effectively.
• Develops a network of formal and informal sources throughout the community to help develop and write stories as well as providing background information.
• Assist with live events as needed.
• Work with internal teams to deliver reports tailored to their needs.
• May be responsible for entire projects or functions where general guidance and training of less experienced professional and/or support personnel are needed.

• Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred
• Background in video news
• 5+ years experience in video news reporting, preferably in a top 55 market

• Ability to meet strict deadlines for broadcast programs
• Independently perform assignments with instruction limited to results expected
• Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Set an example in professional comportment and strict adherence to the journalistic standards of Scripps
• Proficiency with computers and related software

• Weekends and holidays as the news cycle demands
• Travel up to 50% as required

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjvp6-3-227-240-72-42 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.