Assistant Editor

The E.W. Scripps Company Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago

Simplemost Media, part of the E.W. Scripps Company, is hiring an assistant editor to join the Simplemost and Don't Waste Your Money editorial staff. We see this as a great opportunity for a skilled, driven, digitally savvy journalist to join a fast-growing, highly motivated team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports editorial staff in execution of content strategy.

  • Researches, writes and updates stories.

  • Becomes a production expert and takes on the role of building and buttoning up articles, slideshows and product reviews to ensure they meet social, search and user experience goals.

  • Reviews copy to ensure it meets quality and storytelling requirements.

  • Helps to execute and manage various editorial projects tied to internal and external partnerships.

  • Contributes to content optimization efforts, participates in brainstorming, topic-finding and content generation activities, and stays open to shifting responsibilities tied to brand evolution, and revenue and traffic generation.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working on the editorial team of a news organization.

  • Good writing skills, with published clips to show for it.

  • Strong journalistic instinct and judgment.

  • Demonstrated understanding of digital and social platforms.

  • A self-starting, go-getter attitude.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Eagerness to learn and grow within your role.

  • Ability to be flexible and stay on top of shifting priorities and new ideas.

  • Familiarity with AP Style, Wordpress, CrowdTangle, Google Analytics and other digital media tools a plus.

  • Experience using data to inform decisions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field
  • 2+ years of editorial experience in digital journalism

Position can be done remotely outside of Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York

About Us

Simplemost is a lifestyle brand that aims to inform and delight our community to help them make the most out of life. Don't Waste Your Money aims to make our community's buying, spending and saving moments more informed, inspired and budget-friendly.

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 of 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.


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