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Multi-Skilled Journalist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 787524BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Apr. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

ABC7 Chicago, Chicago’s #1 News, is seeking a multi-skilled journalist to report and present news for all of our platforms. The journalist must be a passionate storyteller and an effective communicator.


The successful candidate will be an aggressive, motivated, self-sufficient journalist who demonstrates the ability to craft balanced, visually-compelling stories for all platforms. Must have a track record of shooting, writing and editing stories on deadline. We are looking for a reporter who pitches original stories, works sources to break news and presents their stories in compelling ways.

Basic Qualifications:

A deep understanding of ethical, balanced newsgathering is a must. This candidate must also be skilled at writing clear, concise copy for our broadcast and digital platforms. Must have experience shooting and editing stories. Also clear, effective, energetic live presentation skills required. Must be willing to work all shifts, including mornings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

3-5 years of experience preferred

Required Education

College degree required

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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