Content Planner, Req. #12912

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Phoenix, AZ – ABC15 Arizona is looking for a Content Planner to help develop event-driven, memorable and enterprise content for our evening newscasts. Think of this role as part special projects, part segment producing and part marketing. The right candidate will know how to tell emotion-driven stories that go beyond the day’s news to captivate an audience and build brand loyalty. We’re looking for someone who can generate daily PKGs/VOSOTs/VOs and LIVE events that hold an audience through a newscast and bring them back for more night after night. The right candidate will quickly build connections in the community to create big buzz and bold programming that gets noticed. High-end editing skills are a big plus.


This Content Planner will work closely with our PM Executive Producer, PM Line Producer and PM Anchors/Reporters.

Key Activities
-Plans, researches, sets-up and builds-out enterprise stories for assigned show(s)
-Creates a daily coverage plan of compelling, relevant and timely local content for assigned show(s)
-Collaborates with assigned show(s) executive producer(s) to ensure coverage being delivered aligns with the vision for show
-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
-Tracks and plans coverage of newsworthy stories including scheduled events and known news and weather events
-Networks and cultivates local news sources in the coverage area that lead to compelling content
-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
-Works with team to research, write and produce content for multiple platforms
-Coordinates with digital and social media staff to facilitate content delivery to those platforms
-May produce stories for special event programming
-May set up interviews for newscasts
-May work with special projects team
-Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience/Certifications
-BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline
-A minimum of 2 yr. experience in multi-platform content gathering and/or distribution

Skills & Abilities
-Knowledge of local market strongly preferred with the ability to network and cultivate sources that lead to compelling content
-Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills
-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
-Effective delegation and problem resolution skills
-Proficiency computer based editing, Final Cut Pro

Work Environment
-Office environment

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “THE LIST” and “The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, 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.

The Perks at ABC15:
-A #thinkDIFFERENT culture that values new ideas, and actually acts on them.
-One of the most beautiful TV station buildings you’ll ever work within!
-Voted BEST news website and BEST evening newscast in the Valley. We love to win, but we don’t brag (too much).
-A place where your work gets seen and interacted with by millions of people each and every month.
-300 sunny days each year, along with the best “winter” you’ll ever experience!
-A culture that values leaders at every level and puts a premium on promoting from within.
-Generous paid time-off policies that start from day one.
-A commitment to YOUR health that includes full benefits and annual wellness incentives.
-A place where you can feel proud of where you work, knowing the station’s commitment is to take action for our community and make Arizona a better place to live.

Television Station KNXV ABC15 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this position, please visit us at our External Career Center: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1060841&d=External and search for requisition #12912


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