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Connected TV Newscast Producer, WLS

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 871366BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Oct. 08, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC 7 Chicago's #1 news is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and creative producer to help create next generation newscasts. We are looking for a multi-skilled producer with experience and vision who will launch live daily news programs for ABC 7 Chicago’s streaming channel. The producer will identify interesting ways to create high-impact content for digital platforms. The ideal candidate must have rock solid news judgment and be aggressive when it comes to covering breaking news. The successful candidate will have strong writing, communication and organizational skills. The individual must be multi-skilled and will be required to book and conduct interviews, write, shoot, edit, and post content. Must be able to work unpredictable hours and work under deadline pressure, and new tasks may be assigned as the position develops. The ability to connect with our local community and understand important issues facing Chicago is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Craft fast-paced, visually compelling daily newscast; manage all aspects of the show
  • Pitch story ideas on a daily basis
  • Book guests and creating relevant feature segments
  • Communicate with reporters about the focus and format of their stories.
  • Create some graphics and desktop editing
  • Communicate well with others in the newsroom when building shows; collaborate with digital

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ producing experience at a local news station
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressures and work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented with strong editorial and production skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate consistent use of social media in all parts of newscast creation from story selection to on-air presentation
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (including nights, overnights, holidays) and adaptable to change

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Journalism, Media, Film, etc.)

Additional Information:

This is a NABET represented position.


About ABC Owned TV Stations:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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