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Newscast Producer, WLS

23 Nov, 2021

Job ID 882832BR

Location Chicago, Illinois, United States

Business ABC Owned TV Stations

Date posted Nov. 16, 2021

Job Summary:

WLS-TV, the Disney-owned television station in Chicago, is seeking a creative, hands-on newscast producer to join our team. 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.


  • Champion their 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years local TV newscast producing experience
  • Must understand basic journalism legal principles
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Experience with Dalet preferred; desktop editing knowledge a plus
  • Must have general knowledge of Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat

Preferred Qualifications:

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