Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Chicago


News Content/Digital Producer - NBC Chicago
TV Content & Production
Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations
WMAQ-TV, NBC Chicago is looking for a highly motivated candidate to produce engaging news stories for our broadcast and digital platforms. The role combines attention to detail, rapid response and excellent editorial judgment, as well as a keen understanding for TV and digital writing. Our candidate must be a leader for newsroom collaboration. Here you will:
• Work closely with managers, assignment editors, reporters and anchors to create high-quality and informative news stories with integrity for on-air and
o Own the overall coverage of assigned stories for all platforms throughout the day.
• Participate in editorial planning sessions and provide creative story ideas.
• Shoot stories in the field, desktop edit, write and produce news stories for air and online
• Use social media to quickly and effectively report news, find news sources and leads for stories, and engage our audience
• Publish stories and upload video/images to digital platforms and social media
• Participate in editorial planning sessions and provide creative ideas for buzz-worthy, engaging stories of the day
• Solicit user-generated content to enhance both on-air and online news coverage
We are looking for an individual who will bring a strong sense of storytelling and compelling visual style with a Bachelor’s degree (or higher). In addition:

Minimum 2 years of experience with News writing, producing, and desktop editing across multiple platforms and social media
Minimum 1 year of experience in News field photography for newsgathering and News production
Must be willing and able to work overnight shift, weekends, longer hours and varying shifts as assigned and when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines
To qualify you must:
Have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Be willing to work in Chicago, IL
Submit a resume/CV through to be considered for this position
Desired Characteristics
At NBC we love to have diversity at the work place and encourage our employees to have a variety of skills. We would highly value if you:

Can cultivate new information from outside sources to generate creative story ideas and gather reliable information for news content
Exceptional writer and producer with analytical, organizational and strong journalist skills
Have experience publishing to digital and social media platforms
Knowledgeable in navigating Nexis and other research databases
Have working knowledge of a CMS and video editing tools
Able to make sound news decisions as they relate to news production under continual deadlines
Able to excel and be productive within a fast-paced and multi-cultural news team environment
Fluent in Spanish and English (written and verbal)
Sub-BusinessNBCUOTS - WMAQ
Career Level
CountryUnited States
About Us
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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