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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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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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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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Investigative Reporter - WJAC-TV

WJAC-TV seeks an enterprising and aggressive reporter to join our team as an Investigative Reporter. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable. Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting is required along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are required. Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events is essential. Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must.

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Chicago Bureau Chief

Job Description

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a seasoned journalist with management experience to serve as our first Chicago bureau chief.

Chicago is in the midst of sweeping changes with far-reaching consequences for students and families, educators, and communities. 

Chicago is living an education paradox: Poverty, violence, and deep segregation present steep challenges for students, their families, and their schools. After a last-minute budget deal, the city school district remains on the brink of financial disaster. At the same time, Chicago boasts one of the fastest-improving big city school systems in the nation, a conclusion so unexpected that a Stanford researcher double-checked his work before confirming it.

Amid these highs and lows, Chicago’s public schools face a slew of changes at every level of the school system. In the K-12 system, school closures and bureaucratic overhauls have made a complicated system more confusing for many families. City officials also want to lead the country by dramatically growing the number of children enrolled in public prekindergarten, and, controversially, by not allowing students to graduate unless they have a plan for what to do next. 

The bureau chief will lead our Chicago bureau’s coverage, with a focus on bottom-up reporting on the debate around how to create educational equity. This is a “player-coach” role, meaning you’ll be balancing both management of staff and your own reporting. You will oversee a growing team, starting with one reporter and adding others within a year, and be responsible for story budgets; readership growth; and impact, working with senior editors to help shape stories on the front end so they connect to the important story Chalkbeat is telling across the country. (You may pinch-hit on editing when one of our ace story editors is out, too.) You’ll also serve as Chalkbeat’s public face in Chicago, working with our experienced leadership to build a local community strategy and representing the organization at public events. Finally, you’ll oversee the bureau’s budget and office with support from Chalkbeat’s central network. 

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power a good story can wield. You find coaching reporters energizing, from helping them connect the dots across several incremental stories to instructing them in the fine art of source-building. You can balance quick news hits with enterprise work, and have experience planning longer-term investigative projects. While you love being on the ground and in the community, you’re also inspired by the idea of collaborating with colleagues across the Chalkbeat network to learn and share best practices and get the support you need to lead your team to greatness. You can serve as a guide for our readers—school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens—in explaining how the city works. And you’re not afraid to call its leaders to task when warranted. 

What background and skills do you have?

  • Strong track record in journalism, preferably in digital, with a focus on public policy issues
  • Familiarity with Chicago and experience covering the news here
  • Proven strategies for building an effective team and experience managing direct reports
  • Experience managing budgets and other administrative duties preferred
  • Experience working in a CMS, preferably WordPress
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with curious reporters and skeptical editors
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a week-long paid winter break.

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

How to Apply

Please send links to five relevant clips, a PDF of your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and where you heard about it to careers@chalkbeat.org. Include “Chicago Bureau Chief” in the subject line. Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations and marital statuses to apply.

 

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Newark Senior Reporter

Job Description

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering educational change efforts in the communities where improvement matters most, is seeking a seasoned reporter to serve as our first Newark senior reporter.

Newark represents a key challenge in education: a concentration of poor students in a place with few resources. It’s also a place where some of the most powerful people have insisted that the problems of poverty can be solved with the right combination of policies, outsiders, and money. Tracking those efforts and their effects on students and the city is one of the most important and interesting stories in American education. Chalkbeat’s senior reporter gets to tell that story to readers locally and across the country.

The senior reporter will be Chalkbeat’s face and voice in Newark, developing and executing stories that tell this important story and building relationships with key players in the local community. You’ll also collaborate with our growing team of experienced education journalists in other locations.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Being the best beat reporter covering education in Newark by developing strong, reliable sources; advancing stories over time; and keeping an eye on people on the ground and in seats of power;
  • Writing 2-3 stories a week, ranging from breaking news and quick hits to enterprise and investigative projects, as appropriate;
  • Explaining what’s important about education change in Newark to readers locally and nationally;
  • Communicating with readers through a weekly newsletter, social media, and the reporting process.

What background and skills do you have?

  • An experienced beat reporter, especially about urban issues;
  • Passionate about the future of American cities and their children;
  • Familiar with issues affecting urban education and early childhood education;
  • Comfortable working on your own as well as being part of a remote team; and
  • Hungry to break news and and enthusiastic about creating new models for sustainable journalism.

Bonus points if you’ve got:

  • Connections to Newark
  • The ability to report in Spanish
  • Experience covering money and power

We’re launching our coverage in Newark, led by the senior reporter, as a one-year pilot with the potential to extend. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a week-long paid winter break.

About Chalkbeat

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in five locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

How to Apply

Please send links to five relevant clips, a PDF of your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and where you heard about it to careers@chalkbeat.org. Include “Newark Senior Reporter” in the subject line. Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations and marital statuses to apply.

 

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