WPIX has an opening for a temporary, part-time writer to join our team. Position writes and edits editorials and journalism copy under the station brand for all appropriate platforms.
This position requires journalistic skills, including exceptional writing skills, the ability to manage multiple editorial/opinion projects at the same time, and the ability to maintain close and effective relationships with key members of our local community to better understand important and complex issues.
Collaborates with station managers to build strategy and tactics around opinion content - calendar, timing, platforms, topics.
Recommend topics for opinion content to supervisor and to station Editorial Board.
Draft and edit station editorials and commentaries. Work with internal staff and freelancers/contributors to solicit and review additional opinion and perspective.
Participate in appropriate conversations, on social media and elsewhere, to position the station as a center of, and a contributor toimportant and influential conversations around the community.
Manage relations with the station Editorial Board, including recruiting and retention of members of the board, scheduling in-person meetings, and soliciting of feedback around editorial drafts.
Manage relations with other community groups that can provide insight and feedback to station leaders about important topics in the community.
Work to expand the reach of station editorials and commentaries to current and future station platforms, as well as outside content platforms and networks. Work with station's leaders to engage key members and groups of our community.
Use analytical tools and other feedback mechanisms to measure the impact and reach of station opinion content.
Performs other duties as assigned.About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. 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 on race, sex, sexual orientation, 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.