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Multi-Media Journalist

WQAD News 8, the Tribune owned affiliate in Moline, IL is seeking an experienced Multi-Media Journalist to join our news team. We are looking for an authentic, dynamic, engaging individual who can connect with an audience on all platforms and is a team player. The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, strong reporting skills and experience as a videographer and nonlinear editor along with the ability to tell memorable stories and ad lib with ease.

If you are a serious, smart journalist who wants to work in an innovative environment, is driven and self-sufficient, apply now!

Responsibilities
• Shoot, edit, write and produce news stories including vo’s, vo/sot’s and packages
• Cover breaking news with a sense of urgency
• Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community
• Produce content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
• Appear on camera as required for all platforms
• Gather material on multiple stories per day – delivering content throughout the day on all platforms
• Evaluate news leads and pitch unique stories that will get results and drive ratings; participate in the editorial process
• Develop and execute enterprise content on a consistent basis
• Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience required
• 2+ years of MMJ experience
• Proven track record delivering compelling and promotable stories
• Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If you are interested in this position
Send a resume to Alan Baker, News Director, WQAD News 8, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at alan.baker@wqad.com

 

Company Info
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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Photographer

WQAD News 8, the Tribune owned affiliate in Moline, IL is seeking an experienced full-time news photographer to join our news team. Qualified candidate must be a creative visual storyteller and have at least 2 years’ experience as a news photographer/editor. Applicants must demonstrate creativity, initiative, and have a working knowledge of field cameras, non-linear editing and ENG units. Strong newsroom leadership skills a plus.

Responsibilities:
This opportunity is for that person who wants to work with our news team.

Are you a creative person with a good eye for storytelling and positive work ethic? Are you able to inform and entertain through the use of great visuals and natural sound?
NPPA style of shooting and editing is preferred. You should be technically astute with Go Pros, mobile, Final Cut, etc. Your stories will run the gamut from enterprise stories, to features and natural sound stories.

Other responsibilities will be outlined during interview.
Qualifications:
• 2+ years' in television broadcast as well as ENG/SNG experience preferred
• Possess excellent videography, lightning, and non-linear editing skills
• NPPA style shooting and editing preferred
• Advanced knowledge with Go Pros, Mobile, Final Cut, etc.
• Must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screening
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
If you are interested in this position
Send a resume to Andy McKay, Chief Photographer, WQAD News 8, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at andy.mckay@wqad.com

Company Info
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information, please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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Weekend Morning Newscast Producer

ABC 7 Chicago's #1 news is seeking an energetic, creative producer for our weekend morning newscasts.

 

Responsibilities:

In addition to crafting a fast paced, visually compelling show, the producer is responsible for booking guests and creating relevant feature segments that will be of interest to weekend morning news viewers. The producer will communicate with reporters about the focus and format of their stories. The producer will also be responsible for creating some graphics and editing video at their desktop.  

 

Basic Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must have rock solid news judgment and be aggressive when it comes to covering breaking news. The successful candidate will have strong writing, communication and organizational skills.  Must demonstrate consistent use of social media in all parts of newscast creation from story selection to on-air presentation. 3-5 years of medium to large market experience is preferred. Must be able to work unpredictable hours and work under deadline pressure.

 

Required Education:  College degree required.

Additional Information:

This is a NABET represented position.

 

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume online at

www.disneycareers.com. Requisition ID# 508848BR

 

No phone calls, please

 

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

 

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

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Meteorologist

ABC 7 Chicago is looking for a dynamic meteorologist to join our ABC 7 Weather Team.  You are right for this job if you win breaking weather, know the science behind the forecast, have mastered the technology, and deliver your presentation in an engaging and compelling manner.

 

Responsibilities:

*Preparing and executing compelling, energetic and informative weather reports for on-air newscasts and other station platforms

*Update forecast/conditions and interact with viewers via social media

*Keep newsroom producers and managers up-to-date on breaking weather conditions

*Provide extensive coverage during severe/extreme weather events

*Ability to work as a team with other meteorologists and newsroom personnel

*Ability to report live on weather events

*Connect and give back to the community through public appearances and other community work

Qualifications:

*Dynamic and conversational presentation skills

*Knowledge of The Weather Company graphics systems and ability to build a show independently

*5 years or more experience as an on-air meteorologist

*Ability to work a flexible schedule

Required Education:

*College Degree in Meteorology required

*CBM and/or NWA Seals of Approval preferred

Additional Information:

This is an AFTRA-represented position.

If you are right for this job, you may apply at disneycareers.com 

Requisition ID # 509830BR

Please include a link to your demo reel.

 

No phone calls, please.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

 

Reporting Location - Chicago, IL

 

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Digital Sales Manager

ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV is seeking an experienced and energetic Digital Sales Executive to sell multi-platform verticals for advertising.  This self-motivated seller and proactive team player will serve as the Digital Sales Manager and oversee revenue growth, development of digital strategies across multi-platforms. Reporting to the VP, GSM you are responsible for building and cultivating strong business relationships with dedicated digital ad agencies, direct clients, and assisting the Sales Team. This individual must have the ability to manage multiple projects and have experience in creating effective online advertising campaigns. Position requires strong writing and presentation skills with the ability to work with a team. 

Responsibilities

  • Driving revenue growth by developing and executing strategic sales plans that achieve client and company goals
  • Working hand in hand with Account Executives to develop digital revenue
  • Effectively managing customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Gain a deep working knowledge of ABC 7 WLS-TV digital products and audiences and how to effectively deploy them for our customer(s) benefit
  • Monitoring customer, market and competitor activity and providing feedback to stakeholders
  • Contributing to a positive culture of success
  • Providing detailed and accurate sales forecasting on a weekly basis
  • Proactively managing sales activity, pipeline and lead generation to levels that achieve budgeted goals
  • Building and maintaining a positive reputation within our industry, one based on service, integrity and growth

Qualifications

  • BA in business, marketing, communications or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years’ digital sales experience
  • Demonstrated history of generating new business; meeting and exceeding sales budgets
  • Most qualified candidate will have strong and proven relationships with digital agencies
  • Self-motivated, proactive individual capable of working collaboratively as a member of the sales team as well as independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including the ability to present effectively in order to “close the deal”.

Additional Information

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume online at

www.disneycareers.com. Requisition ID# 501149BR

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

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News Photographer - WPEC

Do you like to tell a story with video and sound? WPEC, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, is looking for a creative Photojournalist looking for a great next career step while living in beautiful West Palm Beach, an area filled with major news stories and no state income tax. Qualified candidates must have a great eye, excellent work ethic, passion for news and excellent shooting, time management, editing and live shot skills. This skilled Photographer needs to be able to work well under pressure and deadlines. We use Avid Newscutter editing, Live U and DSNG/ENG microwave trucks to give the viewer the most engaging story. We are an NPPA member shop that thrives on creative storytelling and aggressively winning breaking news and weather coverage. We need you to step from behind the lens and use your cell phone to help drive our social media efforts.

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News Assignment Editor - WJAC-TV

WJAC-TV is seeking an aggressive, energetic, and creative full-time Weekend Assignment Editor.

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Broadcast Engineer - WPEC

WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida is seeking a Broadcast Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment.

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News Photographer - WCIV

WCIV is looking for a creative and dedicated full-time News Photojournalist! We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories. The candidate should have one to two years of ENG experience with a network affiliate news organization. You will cover day to day general, in-depth features and investigative assignments. We are shooting full High-definition (HD) on SD cards and editing on desktops and laptops. 

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Morning News Multimedia Journalist - WJAC-TV

WJAC-TV is looking for an experienced reporter for our weekday morning show. You must be an excellent story teller! If you are a morning person with a great personality and strong storytelling skills then this is a great opportunity for you! We want someone who has the energy and creativity to do compelling live shots for 4 hours of live morning news each weekday. You must be creative, a strong writer, a good communicator, possess great live skills, and have solid news judgment. You should also have the ability to go from light news to breaking news at any given time. Our morning reporters are also expected to turn packages for later newscasts and provide daily social media content. 

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