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News Content Producer, WMAQ-TV

Chicago, IL
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title News Content Producer, WMAQ-TV

Jobid 23768-388029

Location: Chicago, IL, 60664, USA

Description **Job Number** 37290BR

**Job Title** News Content Producer, WMAQ-TV

**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.

**Country** United States

**State** Illinois

**City** Chicago


WMAQ-TV, NBC Chicago has an opportunity to work in our highly-regarded Newsroom producing engaging news stories for broadcast. Here you will:

+ Work closely with the Platform Managers, DayPart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to create high-quality and informative news stories with integrity and facts.

+ Shoot stories in the field, desktop edit, write and produce news stories for air. Gather content for all of WMAQ-TV’s news platforms, including but not limited to Out-of-Home, web and on-air broadcast.

+ Responsible for the overall coverage of assigned stories for all platforms throughout the day.

+ Expected to initialize, develop and produce news stories for news segment, as well as longer news pieces for air or specials.

+ Participate in editorial planning sessions and provide creative story ideas.

+ Add content to our digital and social platforms in conjunction with our dedicated digital content team.


We are looking for an individual who will bring a strong sense of story and compelling visual style with a Bachelor’s degree (or higher). In addition:

+ Minimum 4 years of experience with News writing, producing, and desktop editing across multiple platforms and social media

+ Minimum 1 year of experience in News field photography for newsgathering and News production

+ Must be willing and able to work overnight shift, weekends, longer hours and varying shifts as assigned and when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines To qualify you must:

+ Have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

+ Be willing to work in Chicago, IL

+ Submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered for this position

**Desired Characteristics**

At NBC we love to have diversity at the work place and encourage our employees to have a variety of skills. We would highly value if you are:

+ Able to cultivate new information from outside sources to generate creative story ideas and gather reliable information for news content

+ Exceptional writer, producer, analytical and organizational skills

+ Knowledgeable in navigating the Internet, Nexis and other research databases

+ Able to make sound news decisions as they relate to news production under continual deadlines

+ Able to excel and be productive within a fast-paced and multi-cultural news team environment

+ Strong journalist skills

+ Fluency in Spanish and English (written and verbal)

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


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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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