Traffic Reporter

Traffic Reporter

Responsible for collecting, writing and narrating information regarding breaking news and daily traffic coverage for the WGN Evening News.  Includes communicating with WGN’s Traffic information provider, with producers at the studios, and the assignment desk.  Additionally it is required to fly in and report live during the broadcasts from WGN’s helicopter.  Must also develop and organize facts for presentation on WGN News in a concise, clear manner, consistent with station goals and good journalistic practices; conduct live reports and interviews during newscasts; represent station in certain public functions, as assigned; and recommend and develop stories for coverage by the station.
College degree plus three (3) years of reporting, as well as reporting live from a helicopter are required.  Knowledge of Chicago expressways and traffic patterns preferred.  Must submit a reel link along with resume.
Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, send cover letter and resume to:

WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Fax: 773-528-1387
Apply On-line: Please go to and search for keyword “Traffic Reporter”.

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