Newscast Producer, WLS

Newscast Producer, WLS


WLS-TV, the Disney-owned television station in Chicago, is seeking a creative, hands-on newscast producer to join our team.
Are you an excellent writer who lives for breaking news? Do you know how to grow audience with new and innovative ideas? Do you have a passion for compelling content and impactful storytelling? If so, we want to hear from you.


• Champion their newscast
• Take a lead role in editorial meetings
• Work hand-in-hand with management team on story selection
• Actively participate in editorial planning and pitch stories daily
• Stay organized while managing time, people and resources
• Foster teamwork and collaboration through strong communication skills
• React quickly to breaking news and severe weather
• Thrive on deadline pressure
• Command a control booth
• Write stories that are factual and compelling, always keeping the audience in mind
• Create visually stimulating content that will resonate with audiences across multiple platforms
• Incorporate digital elements into newscasts in a meaningful way

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum of 3 years local TV newscast producing experience
• Must understand basic journalism legal principles
• Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Experience with Dalet preferred; desktop editing knowledge a plus
• Must have general knowledge of Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat

Preferred Qualifications:

• College degree in journalism or related field preferred

Additional Information:

To apply, please log on to: and search for Job ID: 882832BR or use the link:

About ABC Owned TV Stations:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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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