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The E.W. Scripps Company Overview

Cincinnati, OH
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (SSP)
TV Broadcast & Cable Networks
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 36 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of ... Read more

Mission: We do well by doing good - creating value for customers, employees and owners by informing, engaging and empowering those we serve.

Our vision is to create a better-informed world.

Company Updates

  • Scripps' WXYZ-TV Channel 7 in Detroit has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists with its Salute to Excellence Award.

    The award was given for WXYZ’s on-air special, “Spotlight on the News: Inside Michigan’s African American Vote,” in the television top 15 market category for “public affairs interview/discussion.” The special aired on Bounce TV Detroit in October 2018 and explored the issues voters were facing in the election and the role of the African-American vote on the future of Michigan.…

  • Check out Stitcher CEO Erik Diehn on Inside Radio's "Top 10 Most Powerful People in Podcasting" list. Stitcher's Chief Content Officer Chris Bannon and Colin Anderson, vice president of comedy at Stitcher's Earwolf network, are "Podcasting Executives to Watch."

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The E.W. Scripps Company – Why Work For Us?


​​​​At Scripps you can write your own story. 

We are a company rich in media history while staying focused on the future. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Our 33 television stations and 34 radio stations are vibrant businesses. From this position of strength, we are working to stay ahead of the ways in which people use technology to find news and information. But no matter what platform we use, we will always ascribe to our longtime motto: Give light and the people will find their own way.

At Scripps your career opportunities are as endless as your imagination and initiative. Our goal is to hire the best, to spark your passion for the job, and then to nourish your career with tools that will help you to learn and to excel.

Scripps is a place of action and energy, where entrepreneurship and innovation are rewarded. Here, we encourage the hearts of our employees to relish our victories and learn from our failures. We are not just running a business; we are continuing a tradition of respect, compassion and excellence that serves our employees and our communities well.

Many of our people have personal stories about how Scripps has enabled them to take on a new career or to grow in their current position. Join us, and contribute your own chapter to our story.

​​​​​Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over.

We dress up when we need to, dress down when we can and always maintain professionalism. Scripps is focused on creating great work, and great work comes from people who love what they do.

We invest in our employees by providing leadership and sales training as well as many other professional and personal development classes and opportunities. Our core values of courage, compassion, excellence, fairness, integrity and respect are the foundation for our actions. They are fundamental to who we choose to be on the team. We respect our employees and encourage them to challenge the process. We are not just running a business; we do well by doing good. We work together to live our mission to inform, engage and empower our communities.

Community-focused storytelling is our passion, and the stories most important to our success are those lived every day by our employees.

Our employees give their time and energy to volunteer at community nonprofits or serve on boards. Our stations rally for annual events such as toy and food drives. Some broadcast telethons to benefit first responders while others take a stand against domestic violence. Our employees also leverage the generosity of the Scripps Howard Foundation for grants that empower each employee to contribute to their community in a way that is personal and meaningful.

​​​​​​​​​​​​Community involvement​​

You can make a difference in the community in which you live by taking part in the following programs:

​​​​Volunteer grants​​​​

Employees and retirees of The E.W. Scripps Company generously volunteer their time and talents to worthy charitable organizations in their communities. In partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Volunteer Grant Program allows those employees and retirees to leverage up to $1,000 for the charitable organizations to which they support.

Grants are awarded to projects and programs within charitable organizations that enhance the quality of life in communities where Scripps employees and retirees give their time.

Educational and philanthropy matching gift program

Recognizing the need for support of education and philanthropy, the Scripps Howard Foundation Matching Gift program doubles the financial contributions of employees and retirees of The E.W. Scripps Company. Personal gifts to academic institutions and literacy organizations are matched dollar for dollar.​​​

Scripps provides the resources to help you maintain stability in your life.

We want you to be able to focus on doing amazing things with us. That’s why you’ll find benefits that put your mind at ease — everything from medical insurance and retirement planning to adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. Scripps provides benefits for employees and their eligible dependents. This includes coverage for legally married, opposite sex domestic partners and same sex domestic partners.

The E.W. Scripps Company provides the following benefits to eligible employees:

  • Health & Wellness
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurances
    • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term disability
    • Long-term care
    • Life management program

  • Financial Security
    • Scripps retirement and investment plan
    • Employee stock purchase plan

  • ​Personal & Family Life​
    • Short-term disability
    • Paid time off
    • Adoption assistance program
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Bereavement leave


The E.W. Scripps Company Reviews

  • "A company focused on journalism"

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    I worked at The E.W. Scripps Company full-time (More than 3 years)


    They believe in strong journalism, investigative and connecting with the community


    I don't have anything bad to say

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The E.W. Scripps Company Photos

The E.W. Scripps Company photo of: Midroll: 2016 Spelling Bee Co-Champs Sklarboro County Podcast.
The E.W. Scripps Company photo of: Reporter Jamal Andress edits a package for national news network, Newsy.
The E.W. Scripps Company photo of: The Now national team travels to the southwest to cover one of many raging wildfires
The E.W. Scripps Company photo of: The helicopter for 13 Action News provides a great perspective for many stories and traffic
The E.W. Scripps Company photo of: Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark plans out her forecasts for the next weather report at WCPO 9 On Your Side
The E.W. Scripps Company photo of: The journalists at WKBW worked long days covering one of the presidential debates
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The E.W. Scripps Company Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Associate Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The E.W. Scripps Company (Baltimore, MD) in June 2016.


    It was a phone interview. General questions about myself and experience in the news business. They asked about my current salary during the phone interview, which I felt was innappropriate. I told them and they said there was no way they could match it. Basically the interview was over.

    Interview Questions

    • How long have you worked in the field, why are you in the field, why do you want to leave your company, salary requirements.   Answer Question
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The E.W. Scripps Company Awards & Accolades

  • National Murrow Award - KFDI, RTDNA, 2017
  • Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in political journalism, Norman Lear Center - USC, 2017
  • Station Group of the Year, TVNewsCheck, 2017
  • Edward R. Murrow Awards, RTDNA, 2018
  • George Foster Peabody Award, Peabody Awards, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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