Daily Hire Digital Producer / Writer

Daily Hire Digital Producer / Writer

Daily Hire Digital Producer/Writer

WLS-TV, the ABC owned station located in Chicago, Illinois is seeking a Daily Hire Producer/Writer for the digital department.

Job Summary:

ABC 7 Chicago's #1 news Chicago is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, and tech-savvy candidate to join the Digital Team as a Daily Hire producer. ABC 7 Chicago covers the local and national news stories of the day and how those stories impact local communities.


-Timely posting of local and national news on all digital platforms, including but not limited to websites, apps and social media
-Work with news managers, assignment editors and talent to coordinate on-air and online news coverage
-Execute special projects for various station departments, including sales, marketing and community affairs
-Execute synergy requests from the station group and the Disney company
-Curate digital content for all of ABC 7 Chicago's digital platforms, including but not limited to website, news app, streaming app and social media
-React and respond to breaking news quickly and accurately
-Identify compelling stories that will resonate with our diverse audiences
-Must demonstrate good writing, editing and headline skills
-Ability to multi-task and prioritize
-Monitor analytics in real time to assess the effectiveness of content presentation and adjust as necessary
-Develop strong working relationship with other departments while displaying empathy and inclusion
-Using SEO (search engine optimization) to increase unique visitors and video starts

Required Qualifications:

-Available to work flexible hours, including overnights, weekends, and
-Strong editorial skills and good news judgement
-Excellent communication and writing skills
-Proven ability to multitask and thrive in a high pressure news environment
-Strong independent worker, as well as a team player
-Proficient in AP Style
-Solid knowledge of basic HTML
-Ability to shoot and edit video using Adobe Premiere a plus

Additional Information:

To apply, please log on to: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/ and search for Job ID: 941490BR or use the link:


About ABC Owned TV Stations:

The General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

WLS Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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