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Daily Hire Reporter

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 769285BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Nov. 25, 2020

Job Summary:

ABC7 Chicago, Chicago’s #1 News, is seeking a daily hire reporter to cover news and enterprise stories for all of our platforms.


The successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-sufficient journalist who demonstrates the ability to craft a compelling story through active live reports, good use of sound and engaging video. Must be willing to shoot and edit stories for all ABC7 platforms. We are looking for a reporter who pitches original stories, interesting angles on big stories and works sources to break news.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be able to develop a story from conception to completion. Ability to write, shoot and edit news and feature stories under deadline pressure. Must possess knowledge of digital platforms and social media. Knowledge of web publishing preferred. Must be willing to work all shifts, including weekends.

Required Education

College degree required; 3-5 years of medium to large market experience preferred

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 Walt Disney Television.

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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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