Staff Desk Assistant

Staff Desk Assistant

ABC7 Chicago is looking for a resourceful, aggressive journalist to become part of the nerve center of our news gathering operation for all platforms.


The successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-sufficient journalist who recognizes a good news story and understands what it takes to bring it to audiences on all platforms. We need someone who is a team player, works well under deadline pressure and is comfortable juggling multiple duties.  Those duties include field producing, making phone calls, monitoring social media, dispatching crews and communicating new information to the newsroom in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications

Must understand and adhere to all journalistic standards when developing stories for all ABC7 platforms. Must be an excellent communicator. Must understand how to leverage social media as a news gathering tool.

Required Education

College degree required

Preferred Qualifications

Newsroom experience strongly preferred.

Additional Information

This is a NABET represented position

Candidates should upload their cover letter and resume at

Requisition ID # 576452BR

No phone calls, please.

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

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL


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