Full Time Job

Writer, News


Atlanta, GA 07-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Scripps News is seeking a Writer, responsible for writing copy for daily newscasts.

• Write day-of trending news stories, prompter intros, outros, and polishing all copy for entire program including scripts for field shoots
• Write catchy headlines for topics
• Assist in the incorporation of any changes to copy as requested by producers/editors
• Establish and maintain consistent brand tone and style in copy
• Copyedit scripts and work with other staff and production personnel to improve and refine the elements of programs to conform to specific quality standards and time requirements.
• Pitch stories weekly and attend all daily pitch meetings
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Three to five years of experience writing for broadcast television preferred

• Ability to thrive in a hard news environment that requires speed and accuracy.
• Able to review and polish producers, correspondents, and hosts copy for all studio and field shoots.
• Able to receive feedback and adjust copy accordingly for daily production.
• Able to multitask and prioritize a high-volume of copy needs in a short period of time every day.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, have a good sense of humor, and the ability to make copy pop for the high-intensity, rapid-fire nature of the program.
• Motivated by solid news judgment and thoughtful attention to detail and possess a willingness to raise questions or concerns in pursuit of telling the most accurate and engaging story possible.
• Able to work with a team of producers, correspondents, and hosts to write a consistent and cohesive program that maintains its brand across all platforms.
• Proven time-management skills.


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-gmm2n2-3-92-91-54-42 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.