Interactive News Producer

WGN-TV is looking to expand its digital team by hiring a web producer. This multitalented candidate must have strong news judgment, knowledge of myriad social media and thrive on working in the 24-hour news cycle.
 
Responsibilities include: Writing up and posting local news stories, interesting videos and web exclusive content that may originate outside of our newscasts to WGNtv.com, CLTV.com and ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.
Populating our social media channels with compelling content that drives users to our websites. Ensuring factual, grammatical and legal accuracy online and upholding the station’s established journalistic standards to avoid editorial bias.
 
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills who is organized and focused on ensuring a website that is topical and beneficial to users. The candidate should also be able to balance the demands of both long and short-term projects, while meeting daily deadlines.
 
A college degree in journalism, mass communications, a related field or equivalent experience is preferred. A minimum of 1-2 years of online content experience with a broadcast/television media environment, as well as experience in website design and functionality, are necessary.  Strong abilities with HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Google Analytics and Chartbeat a plus. Willingness to work flexible shifts, including weekends and holidays, as well as being on call are required.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested send resume & cover letter to:
WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Fax: 773-528-1387
Apply On-line: Please go to www.tribunemedia.com, go to Careers, then job listings and search for keywords “Interactive News Producer”.

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