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VP Strategy New Business and Corporate Development

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The E. W. Scripps Company

Cincinnati, OH

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The E.W. Scripps Company is seeking a VP, Strategy, New Business & Corporate Development to be based at our corporate office in Cincinnati, OH. This person is responsible for exploring, developing and implementing approaches to catalyze our strategy and support the vision and mission of the enterprise. This position will focus within the national media space.

Key activities:

Cascade and facilitate enterprise strategy with business/division leader

Develop/maintain relationships with owners/investment bankers/brokers/VC

Identify potential target companies/react to incoming overtures

Analyze potential fit with Scripps strategy with the appropriate business champion

Reach out to company to determine interest in selling/investment

Finalize & negotiate price and other terms

Facilitate strategy development for national media businesses in alignment with enterprise goals and objectives and its overall fit and purpose within the company

Partner with national business leaders to execute strategy and take advantage of the company's core competencies

Lead exploration, analysis and cultivation of adjacent and/or diversified marketplaces

Identify, develop and evaluate investment, acquisition and partnership opportunities within national and international markets

Develop proposals, including feasibility studies, for new business opportunities

Identify alternative opportunities for adopting new technologies and expanding on emerging platforms

Contribute and assist in managing a pipeline of deal flow activity and investments

Industry research and knowledge of a variety of business models

Structure and negotiate deal terms

Lead, plan and assist in launching new businesses developed internally

Education & Experience/Certifications

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or related discipline; MBA preferred

10 years' experience in business development

Previous experience with leading mergers and acquisitions

Skills & Abilities

Strong executive presence and ability to interact with and influence people at all levels of an organization

Must possess and demonstrate high degree of financial, analytical and leadership competence and business acumen

Has a broad range of capabilities that include being a strategic leader, tough-minded negotiator, and an executor that can communicate problems and the solutions

Demonstrated ability as a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think independently

Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills for budgeting and forecasting combined with a strong attention to detail and the ability to present complex information in a usable format to a diverse audience

Excellent ability to work with senior executive team and manage and develop qualified staff while building trusting relationships and partnerships throughout the organization

Foundational understanding of media industry, core drivers and processes

Must possess the ability to drive change within an ever-evolving media landscape

Strong negotiation skills

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. With 33 television stations, Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including Pickler & Ben, 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.

If interested, please apply at for requisition number 14004.


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