10 hours

General Assignment Reporter, WMAQ

Chicago, IL
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title General Assignment Reporter, WMAQ

Jobid 23768-385253

Location: Chicago, IL, 60664, USA

Description **Job Number** 36797BR

**Job Title** General Assignment Reporter, WMAQ

**Business Segment** Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

**Sub-Business** NBCUOTS - WMAQ

**Posting Category** TV Content & Production

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Illinois

**City** Chicago


WMAQ-TV is the NBCUniversal- owned television station in Chicago

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):

+ Reporters cover news, as assigned by WMAQ-TV News Department managers and report the facts on the station’s newscasts, recorded programs and/ordering other live broadcasts, either in the studio or out on location

+ Reporters edit or supervise the editing of video used in conjunction with news stories and programs

+ Write scripts, lead-ins, cues and bridges as requested by supervisor

+ Make appearances before social and civic groups, schools and colleges on behalf of the station

+ Fill-in Anchor when needed and perform other related duties as assigned



+ Minimum 5 years of on-air reporting television news experience

+ Bachelor’s Degree in a broadcast-related field

+ Willing and able to work weekends and other shifts as needed and assigned

+ Bilingual in Spanish and English, with the ability to speak and write fluently is desiredEligibility Requirements:

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com

+ Must be 18 years or greater

+ Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States

+ Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

+ Must be a union member in good standing with AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) or join if not now a member

**Desired Characteristics**

+ Knowledge of the Chicago area and Chicago-area news

+ Bilingual in Spanish and English, with the ability to speak and write fluently is desired

+ Well versed in a wide variety of subjects to include local, state and national affairs

+ Ability to communicate on-air effectively

+ Ability to write television news copy combining the script with pictorial content

+ Ability to edit video

+ Ability to communicate with and work well with people under constant pressure of deadlines

+ Ability to make sound News judgments and decisions regarding news stories with the highest integrity and ability to verify facts and information

+ Excellent computer skills

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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  • News/Programming/Production
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The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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