- Congressional Producer

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Congressional Producer


Scripps News is seeking a creative Congressional Producer to work with our Capitol Hill reporters out of the Washington, DC Bureau. This proactive, passionate and self-motivated individual will work with our reporters and producers to break news and advance the network’s Congressional coverage.

Category Journalist/Reporter  Live Event / On Location Services  Producers  Video Editor  Video Producer 
Location Washington D.C. Metro Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jan 30, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

What You'll Do
  • Work as an off-camera reporter, able to assist on-air reporters, but also lead stories.
  • Support correspondents in the pitching and execution of stories by working with the assignment desk and video editors to deliver reports that are compelling, factually accurate, and on deadline.
  • Research, develop, execute and write short, medium and long form political stories.
  • Capture visual content and edit scripts.
  • Operate various equipment, including but not limited to video camera and video editing equipment.  
  • Work as a field producer conducting field interviews and assisting with live field coverage.
  • Make effective use of social media and other social sources to generate and promote stories.
  • Work with correspondents and Political Director on political futures planning
  • Meets established deadlines.
  • Travel and manage field logistics and production.
  • Stay on top of latest developments in political stories, attending press conferences and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to Code of Ethics and Editorial Standards and Practices of the Company
What You'll Need
  • BA or BS degree in journalism and/or political science is preferred.
  • 5+ years' news production experience
  • Proven storyteller with deep journalism experience
What You'll Bring
  • Deep knowledge of Washington policy and processes
  • Enthusiasm for and skill with “run and gun”-style reporting when needed.
  • Ability to pitch smart, differentiated story ideas.
  • Record of strong source development
Work Environment
Field position, up to 40%travel required.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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