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  • 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 […]

  • Photographer/Editor (4 Positions Available)

    Responsible for the operation of cameras, editing and microwave equipment used in electronic newsgathering. Undergraduate degree in broadcasting or similar major required.  Must know spot news, but have an eye for creative storytelling, as well. Ability to maneuver and operate a live truck required.  Must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment (50lbs) and work various shifts.  Driver’s license with good driving record required.  Good communication skills, sound editorial judgment and familiarity with Chicago city streets a plus.  Knowledge […]

  • Sports Producer

    Responsible for producing the nightly sportscast, including keeping up to date on breaking sports stories, deciding which stories to cover, watching and logging video feeds of live sports events, field producing, planning long-term coverage of major sporting events and sports feature stories.  Will also assist the anchor in writing the sportscast, supervising editing sessions, stacking the sportscast and back timing the sportscast. College degree in communications or professional equivalent.  Must have strong knowledge of sports and television sports segment producing […]

  • Production Coordinator

    The Production Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of all station productions (Sports/News/ Specials) and overseeing scheduling of in-house facilities, supervising department internship program and assisting in live news production by taking shifts as floor director/other crew duties.   You will be the point person for national broadcast vendors, handling hiring and scheduling for out of town sporting events and will work closely with Engineering to confirm all telecast requirements are as contracted.  Responsibilities also include […]

  • Traffic Reporter

    Traffic Reporter News 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 […]

  • Assistant News Director

    Assists news director in managing and coordinating all aspects of newsroom operation, with direct responsibility for staff scheduling, special projects, election planning, and collective bargaining. Also participates in hiring, training, performance appraisal and salary administration. Assists in preparing department operating plan and budget. Ensures quality news, sports and weather presentation through consistent writing and graphics. Oversees pre-planning for news specials and special assignments and works closely with executive producers to ensure aggressive, competitive and compelling newscasts. Creates and coordinates editorial […]

  • Morning News Segment Producer

    Looking for creative, self-starting individual for cutting edge, fun Morning News Show.  Would be responsible for generating ideas and coordinating segments.  Includes identifying a good segment, taking it from idea through execution on-air.  May be required to coach and collaborate with contributors and on-air talent. Strong phone and people skills, a must.  Experience needed in working well with the public and public relations representatives.  Some early morning hours needed to handle guests for live broadcasts. Use of social media to […]

  • Producer/Director

    Direct Live and recorded programs for afternoon/evening news. Supervise on-air talent, technicians, stage crew, floor directors assigned to a production. Must have in-depth knowledge of studio, remote broadcast equipment including automated servers, graphics systems and non-linear Newsroom Production systems. Responsibilities include graphic and video assignments, camera blocking, setting and cuing remotes and timing segments . Will also work occasional shifts on the morning and midday news, as well as coordinating sports telecasts. Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field preferred. Three […]

  • Supervising Producer/WGN News (2 Positions Available)

    WGN is looking for a news producer for WGN News. The successful candidate will have great news judgment and a demonstrated ability to craft a creative rundown. We need someone who knows how to work as part of a team to craft a unique daily broadcast that is grounded in news, but is driven by segments that include live entertainment, interviews, lifestyle, and conversation. Strong writing, organizational, and people skills are vital. Top 20 market experience required. Previous newscast producing […]

  • General Assigment Reporter (2 Positions Available)

    Responsible for collecting, writing and narrating information regarding news events.  Includes interviews, covering news conferences, news events and enterprise assignments.  Must develop and organize facts for presentation on WGN News, CLTV, and our websites 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 station.  Performs fill-in anchor duties as needed. College degree required. […]

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