WGN-TV’s Desk Assistant is responsible for assisting assignment editor in tracking news stories of the day and breaking news, also responsible for posting stories, video and breaking news on WGNtv.com. Ability to track breaking news, research stories, monitor scanners and tip phone calls. Write and post breaking stories to the website and maintain all social media accounts when news breaks.
Requires an undergraduate degree in communications, journalism or related field; possess strong knowledge of the city and the suburbs; newsroom experience preferred; good interpersonal skills and have the ability to handle busy, fast paced environment, fielding many phone calls and requests from reporters, crews, producers and writers; must have up-to-date knowledge of various forms of social media. Computer research skills also preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer
If interested send cover letter & resume to:
WGN-TV Human Resources Department
2501 W. Bradley Place
Chicago, IL 60618
Apply On-line: Please go to http://www.tribjobs.com and search for keywords “Desk Assistant (Per Diem)”.