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  • Air Control Operator (6 positions available)

    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 as […]

  • Executive Producer WGN Morning News

    Acts as the Executive Producer for WGN Morning News. Responsible for overall content, production, planning and direction of 6 hour morning news, entertainment, and information program. Supervises the assignment desk and talent, as well as staff of show producers, segment producers, editors, and news writers. Leads long-range and special projects planning and assists news director in strategic decisions, recruiting and research. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of generating ideas and achieving ratings success. Three years’ newsroom management experience […]

  • Account Executive

    WGN-TV is seeking an individual with a minimum 4-6 years of Spot Television sales experience. Strong proven track record of new business development, sport sponsorship and online sales. Strong client service/relationships and computer skills.  Knowledge of LPM’s and CMR a plus. Seeking candidate with strong management potential in 3-5 years. Looking for a self-motivated individual who is willing to work hard and make a difference. Equal Opportunity Employer If interested, apply online or send resume and cover letter too: WGN-TV […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER – NEWS

    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. […]

  • NEWS DIRECTOR – NEWS

    WGN-TV has a rare opportunity for a dynamic journalist to be our next News Director, heading up the preeminent news operation in a top 3 broadcasting market. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of our on-air news operation and related talent and staff to provide timely and relevant news for broadcast on WGN-TV/CLTV, and our digital affiliates. Develops and manages the newsroom budget and provides guidance on newsworthiness of current events and breaking news to maximize our coverage and determine how […]

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