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Real Time Editor

WPTV

West Palm Beach, FL 05-09-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WPTV, The E.W. Scripps NBC affiliate for West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast is seeking a Real-Time Editor to coordinate all cross-platform content gathering operations at the station during their assigned shift. The Real-Time Editor will act as a content distributor for digital channels.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
• Identify breaking news in real-time and aggressively gather facts for cross-platform distribution by coordinating all internal and external content.
• Write, edit and optimize digital story content as it is gathered for the web, with story-by-story direction from Executive Producer of Real-Time Desk.
• Assign and manage field crew placement and technical logistics, including but not limited to live truck placement, satellite time bookings, resource needs, etc.
• Work as a savvy social media expert by crafting content for station accounts that actively engage and interact with our audience, in line with standards set by Executive Producer of Real-Time Desk.
• Monitor station email and scanners in real-time to stay ahead of stories as they occur in the community.
• Apply knowledge of the dynamics of digital media as well as television content distribution, and actively work to gather elements advantageous to both platforms.
• Oversee the completion of assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, evaluating results, etc.
• Act as a research partner to field crews, helping to foster enterprise story news gathering.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• BS/BA in related discipline preferred or equivalent years of experience
• Generally, 3+ years of experience in related field preferred
• Prior experience in digital media, content management systems, basic HTML, image editing, web and TV-style writing and social networking

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
• Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills.
• Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem-solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations.
• Thinks strategically to be competitive and innovative in a crowded marketplace. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.
• Operates with considerable latitude; independently performs assignments to results expected; determines and develops approach to solutions.
• Working knowledge of industry technologies and practices.
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office, social media programs and newsroom computer systems, including iNews.
• Ability to collaborate well in a team and make decisions quickly during any type of coverage.
• Ability to work independently, and effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment by remaining calm under pressure.
• Non-traditional shifts (Desk is staffed 24/7).

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-rn1o6m-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

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WPTV

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.