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  • 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, and • Populating our social media channels with compelling content that drives traffic and engagement. • […]

  • Floor Director/Production Assistant (Per-Diem)

    2 Position Available Responsible for providing support to the director in the production of live broadcasts and live to tape programs. This includes the preparation and distribution of scripts, rundown manipulation, add and change VizRT graphics and clip coordination in non-linear production systems. Includes segment timing, floor direction and managing studio floor activities. Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field preferred. Minimum 2 years broadcast experience, preferably in News or program production. Personal computer skills, particularly some kind of Non-Linear […]

  • Production Internship

    WGN-TV is seeking a Production Intern. Intern will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Sports Production Department. Including, but not limited to, assisting with pre-production work for various live remotes (parades, specials and sporting events) screening and dubbing tapes, maintaining the departments tape library and helping with general office duties i.e. copying, filing, etc.   The candidate must be an undergraduate (junior/senior standing) or graduate student attending an accredited University. Students can receive university or college credit for participating […]

  • Political Advertising Sales Internship

    This internship is with the WGN-TV/CLTV/ANT-TV Sales Department. Duties include, but are not limited to: Assisting the National Sales Manager in the political sales process, maintaining political advertising schedules, tracking & monitoring political spending in the market, ensuring political advertising schedules are complaint with FCC guidelines, maintaining political public files and working as a liaison with political agencies and campaign managers. Candidates must be organized, detail oriented, and possess good interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Word and Excel required. Only undergraduate […]

  • Associate Program Screener

    WGN is seeking an Associate Program Screener. The Associate Program Screener is responsible for reviewing, creating edit decision lists, and assuring accurate timing of movies and episodic programming for WGN, WGN America and CLTV. Responsible for assisting with program ingestion, maintaining program library and assuring good video and audio quality as well as the appropriate content within programming in compliance with station guidelines. Requires some college courses in communications and/or video production.  A degree in a related Mass Communications field […]

  • Scheduler

    The crew scheduler is responsible for managing crew schedules for all news, sports and production activities at WGN-TV. Working with the assistant scheduler the crew scheduler insures all shows and productions are properly staffed including frequent last-minute changes and adjustments. Since the scheduler manages the work schedules for over 100 people on a daily basis, outstanding people skills are a prerequisite, attention to detail a must. The successful candidate will have over 10 years in broadcast or sports production environments, […]

  • Air Control Operator (Per Diem)

      WGN has immediate openings for Air Control Operators to work in our state-of-the-air broadcast facility at 2501 Bradley Place in North West Chicago. Air Control Operators are responsible for the successful preparation, monitoring and transmission of content on multiple broadcast airpaths. Air Control operators perform hourly transmitter checks, operate the Emergency Alert System in accordance with FCC regulations, and monitor the technical quality of all content during broadcast. Air Control Operators monitor email for programming updates and implement changes […]

  • Traffic Coordinator

    Acts as Copy Coordinator for WGN-TV and WGNTV.COM with responsibility for scheduling commercial copy rotations from agency directions inputting the information into the broadcast computer system (Wide Orbit) . Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Receiving, interpreting and inputting commercial copy based on agency instructions, flight dates, rotations and multiple revisions within log deadlines. Working with sales and sales assistants answering questions regarding commercials and copy rotations. Maintaining commercial copy instructions/files. Assisting with screening of commercials for clearance in […]

  • News Writer

    The Writer is responsible for all aspects of writing for WGN News Broadcasts.  This responsibility includes: writing stories and teases; writing for on-air and on-line; working with reporters and photographers in the field; desk-top video editing; reviewing feed tapes; posting text and video to the internet; and gathering information on late stories.  In addition to writing to the video and graphics available, the Writer will contribute creative ideas for broadcasts and websites. Applicants must have at least 3 years experience […]

  • Photographer/Editor (3 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 […]


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