Chicago’s #1 television station is looking for an entertainment/talk booker to join a team of hard working creatives. Windy City LIVE is an award winning one-hour studio-based local show with a live audience. The popular program features topical news, pop culture, celebrity guests and stories about things that make Chicagoans proud.
- Responsible for scouting and scheduling guests for live interviews and other special segments
- Conduct pre-interview research and calls/video chats to evaluate potential guests and gather information for producers
- Research and pitch segment ideas
- Ability to develop contacts for long term booking opportunities.
- Create and maintain database of events and potential guests that will connect to our passionate Chicago audience
- Frequent involvement in day of show production
- Support Producers in all aspects of show development and production
Candidate must be extremely personable, highly organized, comfortable with emerging technology and change, and have a love of Chicago.
- A successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and guests
- Solid communication skills, highly creative and able to innovate on the fly
- Must be dialed into all things Chicago along with a solid understanding of the city, suburbs and what motivates people to tune in.
- Research skills are essential to this position
- Proven relationship with talent agents, managers and publicists (locally & nationally)
- Ability to collaborate with a team
- Established contact list in booking high profile local and national guests as well as everyday personalities
- Experience across multi-platforms
The preferred candidate will have demonstrated passion for the community. Three to five years booking experience preferable with live TV experience being a must.
Interested applicants should upload a resume along with references online at www.disneycareers.com.
Requisition ID# 712887BR
No phone calls please.
--Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL