AM News Producer-Content Planner-CW61, JR022716

Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 2019-12-24


Morning News Producer and Content Planner-CW61 Arizona


The CW61 Arizona, located in Phoenix, is looking for a top-notch Producer and Content Planner on our morning team.  If you are a newsroom leader looking for a challenging opportunity, then this is the place for you to create, lead and organize content for multiple platforms utilizing strong editorial, journalistic, organizational and communication skills.  The successful candidate must be able to own breaking news inside newscasts and in extended coverage, in addition to having an understanding of coverage on all platforms and are expected to help generate enterprise story ideas.  We are looking for the best of the best!


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.



  • Develop and organize newscasts; responsible for writing, story development and showcasing.
  • Works closely with news managers and assignment editors to determine content needs.
  • Enhance content of the rundown with graphics, video, research, and station branding.
  • Execute time sensitive decisions.
  • Responsible for oversight of live broadcast and up to the minute editorial decisions.
  • Perform desktop editing.
  • Posting content to stations Web sites.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed.
  • Manage cross-platform content gathering operations - including story scouting, field crew management, news writing and editing for digital/social platforms.



  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, related field or years of experience.
  • 2 - 3 years as a television writer or producer.


  • Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, MS Office a plus.
  • Excellent conversational and creative writing skills.
  • Must have strong communication and organization skills.
  • Adaptable, self-motivated and able to work in a face paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws.
  • Understand and utilize Web analytics.  

Work environment:

  • Newsroom
  • Deadline driven and fast-paced environment


If interested in this opportunity, please apply online at

Candidates offered a position of employment must successfully pass a drug and background screen.


Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer