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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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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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