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NABET Part-Time Desk Assistant

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 841205BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Aug. 02, 2022

Job Summary:

ABC7 Chicago is looking for a resourceful, aggressive journalist to become part of the nerve center of our news gathering operation for all platforms.


The successful candidate for this part-time role will be a journalist who can recognize a news story and exercise good judgment in bringing it to our audiences on all platforms. We need someone who is a team player, works well under deadline pressure and is comfortable juggling multiple duties. Those duties include making phone calls, monitoring social media, dispatching crews and communicating new information to the editorial team in a timely manner. Must also be willing to log interviews, conduct interviews on Zoom and field produce on occasion.

Basic Qualifications:

Must understand and adhere to all journalistic standards when developing stories for all ABC7 Chicago platforms. Must be an excellent communicator. Must understand how to leverage social media as a news gathering tool. Must be willing to work mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. Expect to work a minimum of 3 shifts per week.

Preferred Education

College degree preferred; Newsroom experience strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a NABET represented position.

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

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 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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