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Lead Specialist, Learning and Development

E.W. Scripps
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Primary Purpose

This role acts as the main point of contact for a business function within the organization. They work with business leaders to determine the learning plan for the business function. This role defines and implements the agreed upon learning solution to meet the needs of the business and measurably improve employee performance. This role is accountable for overall effectiveness of learning and development services and products for the business units they support. They are responsible for, but not limited to, defining success measures in partnership with the business and HR partners. They need to identify resources and partner with other functions to create impactful solutions. This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Key Activities

  • Trusted learning & leadership development advisor for assigned business functions; the business will approach this role as a functional leader for its learning needs.
  • Leads projects across business units and divisions. Project scope and exposure includes senior leaders and department heads in local TV markets.
  • Influences future learning and development investments through ongoing relationships with business partners and company-wide business acumen.
  • Guides multiple business functions in the effective use of performance-based strategies, tools and techniques in the development of associates.
  • Consults with the Director of learning and development to ensure the learning plan aligns with the overall Scripps strategy. Leads the design and deployment of blended learning programs, including in-person training, on-line courses, and self-study sessions across businesses and roles.
  • Guides the development of learning assets and instructional materials in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, engaging and effective for defined audiences. Manages the work of contractors and external vendors and guarantees the quality of their deliverables.
  • Conducts needs assessments, consults business plans and collaborates closely with HR and business partners to produce the learning plan.
  • Measures the impact of solutions, collects and analyzes participant feedback and uses that information to improve course outcomes and build the credibility of L&D in the eyes of stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Reports on the impact of learning solutions to business, HR and L&LD partners.
  • Facilitates informal or collaborative learning programs



Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BA/BS required, Master’s degree desired
  • 7+ years experience within a learning and development function, including performance consulting, instructional design, facilitation and project management.

Skills & Abilities

  • Strong instructional design skills, and knowledge of adult learning theory.
  • Demonstrates a focused, organized and systematic approach to accomplishing tasks and achieving goals.
  • Experience designing and developing technology-enabled learning solutions.
  • Client business knowledge; interacts with clients with an understanding of their business, industry, goals, business plans and organizational structure.
  • Strong project leadership and project management skills.
  • Experience working with subject matter experts and multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to work collaboratively with a project team, cross-functions and with outside vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative in a fast moving environment and to meet project deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office software

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment
  • This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About Scripps

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 BounceGritEscapeLaff 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 on 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.



Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-03-01

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Lead Specialist, Learning and Development

E.W. Scripps
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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