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  • 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 […]

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN – ENGINEERING

    The chosen candidate will be responsible for installation, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting equipment associated with data and file based video systems in a broadcast facility. A degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields is preferred. Experience with multiple operating systems & application software suites including Apple MAC OS and Microsoft platforms required. Ability to support Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Creative Suite and Adobe editing software is desired. Proven experience with the ability to independently troubleshoot PC’s, Servers, […]

  • Associate Program Screener – Engineering

    Responsible for screening material for appropriate content, language closed captioning and assuring accurate timing of television programming. Ensuring program content follows station guidelines. Making certain program content is of the best video and audio quality. Assisting Program Operations manager in show ingestion, troubleshooting program issues, and other general office duties. Requires some college course work in mass communications, editing, and/or video production. A degree in a related Mass Communications field and program screening or video editing experience is a plus. […]

  • Political Advertising Sales Internship

    Dept:  Sales 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. Candidate must be organized, detail oriented and possess good interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Word and Excel required. […]

  • Graphic Artist/Designer, Per Diem

    Dept. Creative Services   WGN-TV is looking for a Graphic Artist/Designer to work vacation relief producing graphics for the WGN-TV News.  The right candidate will have a strong interest in news as well as the ability to create interesting, informative graphics. Candidate must be able to excel under tight deadlines and be willing to work holidays.   Extensive experience working with Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator is a must and some experience in Adobe After Effects is also preferred.  Should also be […]