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News Producer - WLS-TV

09 Nov, 2022

Job ID 2005192620220429

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States

Business ABC Owned TV Stations

Date posted Oct. 25, 2022

Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

ABC 7, Chicago’s #1 news, is seeking a creative, hands-on newscast producer! Are you an excellent writer who lives for breaking news? Do you know how to grow an audience with new and innovative ideas? Do you have a passion for compelling content and impactful storytelling?  If so, we want to hear from you.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Champion the newscast
  • Take a lead role in editorial meetings
  • Work hand-in-hand with the management team on story selection
  • Actively participate in editorial planning and pitch stories daily
  • Stay organized while managing time, people, and resources
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration through strong communication skills
  • React quickly to breaking news and severe weather
  • Thrive on deadline pressure
  • Command a control booth
  • Write stories that are factual and compelling, always keeping the audience in mind
  • Create visually stimulating content that will resonate with audiences across multiple platforms
  • Incorporate digital elements into newscasts in a meaningful way

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of local TV newscast-producing experience
  • Must understand basic journalism legal principles
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Must have general knowledge of Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A College degree in journalism or a related field preferred
  • Experience with Dalet preferred; desktop editing knowledge a plus

https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/chicago/wls-news-producer/391/38652728608

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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