Producer, Chicago

Nov 28, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Human Resources
Full Time


This posting is for a Producer in the NBC News Chicago Bureau, which covers the Midwest.

•  Pitch stories for broadcast and cable news programs, and various web-based news sites

•  Research, produce, write stories (day-of, next day, futures), etc.

•  Field produce: gather elements, coordinate live shots, book guests, shoot and edit material

•  Produce original stories

•  Develop and maintain contacts for on-going and future stories

•  Establish and maintain working story files


•  At least 8 years of professional news production experience, either with a program, bureau or assignment desk

•  Exceptional ability to shoot using digital camera and extensive knowledge and ability to use desktop editing are required

•  Must have a Bachelor’s degree

•  Knowledge of news story production from A-Z is required


•  Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered

•  Must be willing and able to maintain a flexible schedule including nights and weekends

•  Must be able to handle pressure under tight deadlines

•  Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

•  Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation

•  Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

•  Must be 18 years or older

•  Candidate should be able to travel at a moment's notice and will sometimes have to sacrifice personal plans for work


•  Demonstrated strong knowledge and interest in news and current events

•  Strong research skills and editorial judgment

•  Fluency in the Internet, Factiva, and AVID iNews

•  Strong interpersonal skills

•  Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

•  Sound editorial judgment and the ability to work well with others in a close-knit environment mandatory

•  Knowledge of NBC News Policies and Guidelines and Practices

•  Solid working knowledge of TV production

•  General knowledge of satellite operations

•  Ability to lead and foster teamwork

•  Ability to multi-task

•  Strong news judgment

•  Exceptional research and writing skills

•  Master’s degree

NBC Universal is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer promoting diversity in the workplace. We invite and encourage response from women, persons of color, veterans and the disabled.

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