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Morning Daypart Executive Producer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 600489BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Oct. 08, 2018

Job Summary:

WLS-TV, the ABC-owned television station in Chicago is looking for a dynamic news leader to join our management team. The Morning Daypart Executive Producer will oversee content gathering and distribution on all platforms during the morning hours.


  • Lead all producers, both linear and digital, in creating compelling content for each platform
  • Oversee story selection and reporter assignments
  • Work with linear producers to create relevant, visually engaging and dynamic newscasts
  • Plan and execute special content for the morning daypart
  • Use social listening to identify potential stories for newscasts and digital platforms
  • Use research and analytics to define content and presentation
  • Coach on air talent to result in energetic presentation
  • Review scripts for accuracy and authentic voice
  • Work with senior news managers to accomplish goals of organization
  • Maintain editorial integrity of all content

Basic Qualifications:

  • College degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience preferred, along with leadership experience
  • Understanding of the ethics of professional journalism
  • Strong social and digital media skills
  • Knowledge of Dalet production system, desktop editing a plus
  • Ability to handle breaking news in a deadline-driven environment

Additional Information:

No phone calls, please.

Reporting Location - Chicago, IL

About Disney ABC Television Group:

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG 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, DATG 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 Disney ABC Television Group.

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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