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  • 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 […]

  • Regional Sales Manager

    7/15/14 REGIONAL SALES MANAGER SALES WGN is seeking someone to act as Manager of Regional Sales for WGN TV working in conjunction with national representative offices with the responsibility to maximize all national or regional sales revenue ensuring all financial goals are being met while developing and maintaining relationships with clients. Participates in the development of a planning process that produces acceptable operating plans and budgets for the Department for submission to the Sales Director. Recommends to the Director of […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • News Engineer

    The News Engineer will work as News Center Operation/Photographer Editor and will be responsible for operation of multiple systems associated with ENG/SNG News operations. Ability to quickly manage, tune in and record microwave and satellite truck signals for the News department is necessary. Also knowledge of camera operation, non-linear editing and livetruck ENG/SNG operation a plus. Must be able to lift and carry heavy equipment (50lbs) and work various shifts. Driver’s license with good driving record required. Undergraduate degree in […]

  • Producer

    Join WGN-TV News as a Producer specializing in newscasts for our 24-hour cable channel, CLTV.  You’ll be responsible for several hours of news each day, produced in a unique format that uses all the modern technologies.  You’ll have creative control of your newscast under the overall direction of the CLTV Senior Producer.  You’ll also be responsible for work on our website, mobile, social media technologies. Position requires an individual with experience writing and producing television newscasts.  You’ll need to demonstrate […]