Morning Daypart Executive Producer

Morning Daypart Executive Producer

WLS-TV, the ABC-owned television station in Chicago is looking for a dynamic news leader to join our management team. The Morning Daypart Executive Producer will oversee content gathering and distribution on all platforms during the morning hours.


  • Lead all producers, both linear and digital, in creating compelling content for each platform
  • Oversee story selection and reporter assignments
  • Work with linear producers to create relevant, visually engaging and dynamic newscasts
  • Plan and execute special content for the morning daypart
  • Use social listening to identify potential stories for newscasts and digital platforms
  • Use research and analytics to define content and presentation
  • Coach on air talent to result in energetic presentation
  • Review scripts for accuracy and authentic voice
  • Work with senior news managers to accomplish goals of organization
  • Maintain editorial integrity of all content


  • College degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience preferred, along with leadership experience
  • Understanding of the ethics of professional journalism
  • Strong social and digital media skills
  • Knowledge of Dalet production system, desktop editing a plus
  • Ability to handle breaking news in a deadline-driven environment

Additional Information:

If you are a fit for this job, you may apply at
Requisition ID # 600489BR

No phone calls, please.

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

Reporting Location - Chicago, IL

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