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.
- 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
Apply On-line: Please go to www.tribunemedia.com, click on careers and
search for keyword “Web Producer”.