Enterprise Content Planner, JR027676

December 13, 2021 by Comments Off on Enterprise Content Planner, JR027676

E.W. Scripps Media Inc d/b/a KNXV-TV ABC15 and KASW-TV CW61

Enterprise Content Planner


KNXV ABC15, The Scripps ABC affiliate located in Phoenix, is looking for a creative, multi-talented journalist to help build our Investigative and Enterprise brands across multiple platforms. The right candidate will help juggle the logistics of running a 17-person team dedicated to producing “A Block” material for our key newscasts; material that cannot be seen anywhere else. But that’s not all.  The right candidate will have a keen sense of news judgement and will demonstrate an awareness on how to shape our storytelling to most effectively speak to our key audience targets.

While this is a planning position, you will be expected, at times, to set-up and produce stories, and conduct interviews.  You may also be called upon to produce shows from time to time, so line producing experience is a major plus.  Previous MMJs, with producing experience, who can shoot and edit, are also a plus. If you are interested in testing your skills and growing them alongside nationally recognized journalists, this is the job for you.


Please include links to your work on your resume for review.



o    Plans, researches, sets-up and builds-out enterprise stories for assigned show(s).

o    Find, vet, research, and help develop ideas into compelling stories.

o    Help with logistics of scheduling shoots and edit times to make sure stories are completed on time.

o    Conduct interviews.

o    Write compelling news packages about a variety of topics.

o    Show produce (as needed).

o    Coordinates coverage at least one day ahead for key stories as well as scheduled special event coverage.

o    Creates a daily coverage plan of compelling, relevant and timely local content for assigned show(s).

o    Collaborates with assigned show(s) executive producer(s) to ensure coverage being delivered aligns with the vision for show.

o    Works with the production team to ensure advance planning is a key part of the assigned shows’ newscast development each day, so that there is depth and balance with breaking or overnight news.

o    Tracks and plans coverage of newsworthy stories including scheduled events and known news and weather events.

o    Networks and cultivates local news sources in the coverage area that lead to compelling content.

o    May be involved in dispatching and guiding the work of a small (3-4) assignment team consisting of a mix of Multi-Media Journalist, Reporter and/or photographers.

o    Works with team to research, write and produce content for multiple platforms.

o    Coordinates with digital and social media staff to facilitate content delivery to those platforms.

o    May produce stories for special event programming.

o    May work with special projects team.

o    Other duties as assigned.



o    BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline.

o    3+ years’ experience in local news producing, investigative background preferred.



o    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

o    Ability to find, develop and keep sources for stories.

o    Troubleshoot and resolve logistical issues.

o    Strong, creative writing skills (Broadcast & AP).

o    Courage to ask tough questions and hold those with power accountable.

o    Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

o    Computer literacy required, with a preference for newsroom computer systems.

o    Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

o    Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.

o    Show producing experience.



Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana.



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The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps 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.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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