Scripps Newspapers are Hiring; Fellow Program Puts New Grads in Temp Newsroom Positions

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By: E&P Staff

The E.W. Scripps Co. is launching a “Scripps Fellows” program that will hire as many as 40 people at its 13 newspaper markets for full-time positions that will last either six or 12 months.

“Recent college graduates or other individuals with relevant journalism or Web experience can apply for the positions,” Scripps said in its announcement. It said it is looking for “promising talent” to do multimedia reporting, online production, Web development and design, user-experience analysis, copy editing and page design.

Scripps Fellows will be hired in October and November.

“The Scripps Fellows program will bring fresh talent to Scripps communities across the country,” Chris Doyle, vice president of content for the company’s newspaper division, said in a statement. “The fellows will tackle pivotal responsibilities on the front lines of editorial coverage, strengthening our ability to produce impactful storytelling for our growing audience of print and online readers. They will benefit from our newsrooms’ focus on editorial excellence, and our permanent employees will benefit from the new perspectives of the visiting fellows.”

Interested candidates can apply for the program by friending “Scripps News Online” through Facebook.

Scripps said the fellows program “corresponds with continued implementation of Scripps 3.0, a project launched last year that reorganizes the newspaper division vertically by function and centralizes many functions that are not market-specific. Scripps 3.0 increases the emphasis of local management on market-leading news content.”

The complete announcement is here.

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