Web Producer (Per Diem)

WGN-TV is looking to expand its digital team by hiring a Per Diem 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 traffic and engagement.
  • 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 required. Recent graduates may apply but 1-2 years of online content experience with a broadcast/television media environment, as well as experience in website design and functionality, is preferred. 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 cover letter/resume 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, click on careers and

search for keyword “Web Producer”.