Digital Content Producer

Job Description

WRTV is looking for a Digital Content Producer to join our team in Indianapolis, IN. As a content distributor for our digital channels, this role is responsible for news writing and editing, social media oversight and pushing out web and mobile breaking news alerts. This role is responsible for managing all cross-platform content gathering operations at the station during their assigned shift. Duties include story scouting, and monitoring of scanner, digital platforms and news email.

Monitor scanners, email and other sources to gather, confirm and disseminate news and information to news team and digital platforms.
Identify breaking news in real-time and aggressively gather facts for cross-platform distribution.
Write, edit and optimize digital story content.
Work as a savvy social media expert by crafting content for station accounts that actively engage and interact with our audience.
Keep digital platforms updated with relevant content including website, social media and app

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 your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law.

At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at

Required Skills

Excellent verbal, written and social media communication skills.
Strong sense of initiative and focus on continuous learning.
Strong, collaborative leadership style; able to demonstrate leadership for all levels of employees.
Strong understanding of digital analytics.
Ability to build strong relationships across functional teams and gain the respect of each.
Ability to work well with all levels of personnel and departments to plan and negotiate.
Strong organizational skills.
Must be detail oriented, a strategic thinker and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Keen sense for anticipating issues and resolving them before they occur.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Operates with considerable latitude. Independently performs assignments to results expected. Determines and develops approach to solutions.
Advanced knowledge of organization’s technologies and practices.
Knowledge of digital media as well as television content distribution, and actively work to gather elements advantageous to both platforms.
News judgment to identify stories that drive audience growth and capitalize on core station mission and brand.
Ability to work various shifts

Education Required

BS/BA in Journalism or related discipline.
Minimum 2 years of experience in content gathering and/or distribution background. Preferred focus in digital media, content management systems, basic HTML, image editing, web and TV-style writing and social networking.



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