News Operations Manager

News Operations Manager

ABC 7 Chicago is looking for its next news operations manager. Join the #1 team in Chicago and help define the future of newsgathering.  You’ll work with a talented group of photographers, editors and editorial staff members as you oversee all operational aspects of the newsgathering process.


Lead and manage station’s news photographers, media managers and editors; provide those employees with feedback and ensure high quality production values in all newscasts

Schedule photographers, gear and vehicles

Oversee maintenance of news vehicles

Troubleshoot equipment issues and serve as primary news contact to engineering and IT departments

Plan operational aspects of special events coverage, such as election night, major sporting events, and out of town trips

Define workflows in the field, edit area and transmission

Monitor new and emerging technologies and evaluate how those technologies can enhance and streamline news workflows

Work with VP/news director on capital and operational budget development

Take lead on all newsgathering safety and risk management issues

Develop and maintain vendor relationships; negotiate services

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an in depth knowledge of field newsgathering and edit operations; significant experience dealing with the demands of a 24/7 news operation and the pressures of executing breaking news; knowledge of new and emerging newsgathering technologies such as cellular bonded technology; superb communication and organizational skills

 Preferred Qualifications

5+ years experience as a news photographer; knowledge of labor union contracts preferred.


College degree required.

Additional Information

Candidates should upload their cover letter and resume at

Requisition ID # 555646BR

No phone calls, please.

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

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

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