WLS Part-Time NABET Desk Assistant – Daily Hire

WLS Part-Time NABET Desk Assistant – Daily Hire

Job Summary:

ABC 7, Chicago’s #1 news station, covers the local and national news stories of the day and how those stories impact local communities. The station is looking for a resourceful, self-motivated candidate to become part of the Assignment Desk Team as a Part-Time Desk Assistant. This area is the nerve center of our news gathering operation for all platforms.


  • Recognizes a news story and exercises good judgment in bringing it to our audiences on all platforms. 
  • Makes phone calls, monitors social media, and dispatches crews for news stories.
  • Communicates new information to the editorial team in a timely manner.  
  • Conducts and logs Zoom interviews.
  • Field produces on occasion.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of television production experience, either in a college or professional newsroom
  • Team player who works well under deadline pressure and is comfortable juggling multiple duties.
  • Must understand and adhere to all journalistic standards when developing stories for all ABC7 Chicago platforms.
  • Must be an excellent communicator. 
  • Must understand how to leverage social media as a news gathering tool. 
  • Must be willing to work mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays with a minimum of 3 shifts per week.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Newsroom experience is strongly preferred.

Required Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:

  • College degree

Additional Information:

  • This position is covered under the Company’s collective bargaining agreement with NABET-CWA.
  • Daily Hire is an employee hired to work daily with no requirement of a regular schedule.
  • This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.
  • Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

To apply, please log on to: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/ and search for Job ID: 10064983 or use the link:


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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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