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Weekend Daypart Executive Producer

WLS-TV in Chicago is looking for a Weekend Daypart Executive Producer to oversee all of our platforms and lead our weekend content creation team. This EP will be responsible for content for our newscasts, digital properties and social platforms. A successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, impeccable news judgment and excellent digital and social media abilities. You should also be familiar with the Chicago news market and be able to guide, coach and mentor staff. We’re looking for someone with a creative and competitive spirit.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee editorial content for weekend newscasts, digital and social platforms, including story selection, production and newsroom management
  • Design and implement strategies to engage and build audiences across platforms
  • Collaborate with and manage weekend producers and newsroom staff
  • Conflict resolution and team engagement to address any issues that may arise in the newsroom
  • Manage weekend staffing needs and schedules

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in news production in a major TV market
  • Experience managing a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible with working hours and adaptable to change.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or related field

Additional Information

Candidates should upload their cover letter and resume at www.disneycareers.com

Requisition ID # 744727BR

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

 

 

Weekend Daypart Executive Producer

Vacation Relief News Photographer/Editor

WLS-TV, Chicago, is seeking an experienced ENG News Photographer to fill a Vacation Relief position.

Responsibilities

Successful candidate will have a proven track record in the fast-paced, high-pressured environment of daily local news gathering. Candidate should possess excellent people skills, and a strong work ethic.

 

Basic Qualifications

- Working knowledge of P2 camera systems, Adobe Premier Pro editing and bonded cellular                  transmission technologies (Dejero and Live U)

- Able to operate ENG and SNG vehicles and live remote equipment

- Able to produce high-impact visuals to support all platforms

- Skilled editor open to innovative story telling

- Applicants must be able to lift and carry 30 lbs. of equipment

- Able to work all shifts including nights, weekends and holidays

Applicant should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a major market, a college degree and a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.

Additional Information

This position is represented by NABET

All interested applicants must apply on-line at www.disneycareers.com by uploading a resume file, cover letter and list of references. Requisition ID# 743086BR

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

           

Vacation Relief News Photographer/Editor

Technology Reporter

If you are a multimedia journalist who marvels at how technology is shaping the future and is fascinated by the decisions society has to make to capture the benefit of innovation while balancing the influence of corporate interests, malign hackers or states, major industry creation and disruption, app jobs and automation, you might be the next technology reporter at CalMatters.

This reporter will cover one of the biggest evolutions in human history from ground zero, California. This year, in America’s most entrepreneurial state and the home of Silicon Valley, voters will likely decide two major battles about privacy and job quality. Each will involve millions of dollars from leading technology companies and the outcomes will echo around the world. But there are many, many more decisions being made at the state level in California about how to encourage innovation and protect against its weaponization or harm to workers.

We are looking for a special reporter on this unique job. This reporter will have radio and print journalism skills because he or she will be writing stories and participating in broadcast media including a possible podcast. This reporter is more likely to be savvy about the tech industry and maybe new to the policy world — rather than the other way around. But the reporter will also work closely with legislators and staff, the governor’s office, Sacramento lobbyists and advocates.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California technology issues with close attention to state policies and legislation, the lobby community and advocates. 
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating technology issues to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create the best presentations of technology stories.

These would be a plus:

  • There is a strong preference this reporter will be based in Sacramento
  • Experience at covering the technology industry or tech policy
  • An understanding of technology policy, especially in California

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.

Economy Reporter

If you are a journalist who always knows the latest unemployment rate and can explain what difference Wall Street makes to my life as a Californian, you might be the next economy reporter at CalMatters.

This is not a business reporter job, but this reporter knows what motivates business. This job is about helping people understand the business and economic trends that shape public policy, that influence the cost of living, that reveal the jobs being created and those that are going away. CalMatters explains the major state issues in California and all of it — education, environment, healthcare, transportation, justice — is shaped by the state’s business and economic trends. California is also a high-cost, high wage state. One of its central debates today is about maintaining those high wages and lowering those high costs.

There are many, many policy issues that shape California industry and its economy — the fifth largest in the world. California sits on the Pacific Rim, it is the nation’s largest agricultural state, it is home to Silicon Valley and Hollywood and its prosperity is seriously threatened by housing costs that make it hard to find employees, a higher education system that is turning away students and the common political complaint that regulation and taxation are driving businesses elsewhere. 

This is a rich beat with a variety of human, business and political stories.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California economic issues with close attention to state policies and legislation, the lobby community and advocates. 
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating technology issues to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create the best presentations of economy stories.

These would be a plus:

  • There is a strong preference this reporter will be based in Sacramento
  • Experience at covering the economy or business issues
  • An understanding of economic policy, especially in California

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.

Higher Education Reporter

If you’re a journalist who thinks college is the key to the future, the place where researchers invent life-changing new technologies, where the workforce of tomorrow is taking shape and where young people can gain the skills for a better life, you might be the next higher education reporter at CalMatters.

This is a significant time for America’s largest public university system. It is considering how to prepare students for a rapidly changing future and new ways to teach them. It is a time of wonder and exploration for scientific research. And it is a time when colleges remain an important bridge to address inequality. California’s private and public systems of higher education also face significant challenge as K12 schools struggle with an achievement gap, graduation rates are not keeping up and many consider the financial support inadequate.

We seek a reporter who’s excited about telling this story. Someone who will closely follow the high stakes discussions involving political and academic leaders as well as employers and students. This reporter will be engaged with key contacts in the Legislature and the governor’s administration. He or she will work closely with leaders of the state’s three public higher education systems and be savvy about the state’s private institutions

CalMatters recently expanded its attention on higher education issues, offering this reporter more resources for news gathering. In 2020, we are creating a College Journalism Network of student journalists at campuses across the state. The student journalists will write about major state issues and help report on issues that impact their campus.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Report and write longform and short stories and multimedia presentations about California higher education issues with close attention to state policies and legislation, academic leadership and student perspectives.
  • Think creatively about formats and tools for communicating health issues to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Participate in radio shows, public events and live video.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create the best presentations of health stories.

These would be a plus:

  • There is a strong preference this reporter will be based in Sacramento
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Experience at higher education coverage
  • An understanding of higher education policy, especially in California

We are an expanding and collaborative newsroom, successfully forging a new model for sustainable, intelligent, nonprofit journalism. We’re committed to diversity and especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you’re interested, please provide a resume, a cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and links to at least six online samples of your work. Write to jobs@calmatters.org with the job title in the subject line.

Weekend News Anchor / Reporter

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Weekend News Anchor / Reporter. In this role, you will be required to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet and social networks, along with performing other duties as assigned by the news managers. You will also be required to produce the weekend newscasts you will anchor. 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. It is important to have strong writing skills and to have knowledge of current events. Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must.

Skills and Experience:
•A self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
•Ability to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in storytelling
•Ability to produce compelling, complete newscasts
•Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
•Ability to maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas

Requirements and Qualifications:
•Previous anchoring experience is required
•Previous newscast producing experience is required
•Must have at least 2 years of on-air experience
•Live shot experience is required
•Previous experience working in a team environment is a must

While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

News Photographer

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is looking for a creative full-time News Photographer! We are seeking someone who can see beyond the lens and bring back compelling stories. The candidate should have 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 media cards and editing on desktops and laptops. You should have strong editing skills in non-linear edit systems, possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great attitude. A passion for story telling is absolutely essential in this position.

 

Requirements and Qualifications:
•News videography experience and technical knowledge of editing and photo equipment
•Team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines
•Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and be able to operate ENG news vehicles
•Ability to edit and shoot general assignment stories, lives shots and natural sound packages
•Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

News Assignment Editor

Sinclair Broadcast Group/Chattanooga is seeking an aggressive, energetic and creative full-time News Assignment Editor! We are looking for an experienced assignment editor who knows how to make contacts, generate story ideas, and react decisively to breaking news. Candidates must have strong logistical skills and the ability to move crews strategically. We need someone with strong communication skills who can coordinate coverage and problem solve unforeseen obstacles. This person must be able to perform calmly and communicate effectively under pressure.

Skills and Experience:
•Assign and track news crews
•Identify and develop daily content
•Write and post content to station website and social media sites
•Compelling and accurate writing
•Listen to scanners and react to breaking news, make beat checks, monitor web sites and social media, react to developing news
•Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
•Listen for and respond to breaking news
•Assisting in the efficient operations of the assignment desk

Requirements and Qualifications:
•Minimum of 2 years of assignment desk experience
•Commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy
•Ability to communicate effectively
•Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills
•General knowledge and interest in local, national and world news
•Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
•Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and emerging social media platforms
•Bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism is also preferred

Please apply at http://sbgi.net/careers/

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!