Associate Content Producer, TV and Interactive

Location
Chicago
Posted
Apr 05, 2012
Closes
May 05, 2012
Contact
Ms. Leigh Schulze
Duration
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE: To produce segments for Chicago Tonight and content for the Chicago Tonight website on wttw.com. This multi-platform journalist will work as part of a team under deadline pressure, and will utilize judgment, fact-checking and research skills.

MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree. Masters Degree in Journalism preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 2 years experience in producing or interactive media.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Candidate must have demonstrated television & online content creation and writing skills. Solid experience researching, fact-checking and reporting is a must, along with a devotion to interactive presentation. An understanding of journalistic ethics & procedure is critical. Candidate must also be highly organized, be able to prioritize conflicting demands, and work well under deadline pressure. Desktop editing & newsroom computer experience is a plus. Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop and open source blog tools & publishing platforms is also desired.

Responsibilities:
-Produce and write engaging and journalistically-sound content for television and the web utilizing a mix of traditional and new media storytelling elements.
-Actively develop & pitch content ideas.
-Stay abreast to community news, issues and activities.
-Conduct research, develop and maintain contacts/sources, and identify & evaluate potential interview subjects and guests.
-Research, fact-check and report all content.
-Assist in assigning and overseeing work of related support staff and interns.
-Help evaluate effectiveness of current web presence, research and implement improvements.
-Perform other duties as assigned.


SUBMIT RESUMES AND INQUIRIES TO
Human Resources
Window To The World Communications
5400 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Fax: (773) 509-5309
e-mail: jobs@wttw.com
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