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E.W. Scripps Company

The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations and syndication.Scripps operates daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, and 19 broadcast TV stations.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, the worldwide syndication home of Dilbert, Marmaduke and 150 other features and characters. Read More

Address      312 Walnut Street 2800 Scripps Center Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website      www.scripps.com
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Assignment Desk Assistant

The desk assistant is responsible for supporting the daily newsgathering efforts for multiple platforms. This includes researching stories, answering phone calls, listening to scanners for newsworthy stories and monitoring competition.  Answer telephone at assignment desk and distribute newsroom mail  Gather news stories and ideas, follow breaking news, monitor police scanners, review newspapers, websites and radio broadcasts  Keep newsroom staff updated on story status and new developments  Assist in finding stories, doing research and tracking story ideas in assignment desk computer  Post breaking news stories to website as requested  Perform other duties as needed REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: Minimum two years of college in journalism or related field preferred; College degree in journalism or related field preferred. EXPERIENCE: Prior television employment or internship in a television or radio newsroom preferred. EQUIPMENT: Must be proficient with newsroom computer systems, two-way radios and police scanners preferred. SKILLS: Ability to work well under intense pressure and deadlines. Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to work flexible hours.

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