Program Format Coordinator - WMAQ

Posted: 1/19/2018

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned television station in Chicago is looking for a Show Format Coordinator to handle logging program details into WideOrbit for air on WMAQ-TV.


  • Enter broadcast program specifics into the WideOrbit Traffic system in executing daily job responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Sales Operations Department manager

  • Monitor proprietary network programming tool on line for NBC formats and schedules

  • Create and revise as needed sales inventory codes

  • Access syndicated program web sites for show formats and episode numbers

  • Modify locally scheduled news formats when necessary

  • Quickly respond to same day programming/format revisions as needed

  • Follow network alerts during breaking news events and submit program changes to the Master Control HUB

  • Log Edit broadcast log for commercial placement

  • Reconcile the daily log

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with the WideOrbit Traffic system
  • Minimum 5 years work in a professional office

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago IL

  • Ability to be a change agent and be process-oriented
  • Able to work efficiently while meeting continuous deadlines under pressure
  • Able to analyze current processes and help implement improvements for continuous operating growth and productivity
  • Superior organizational skills - able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written
  • Ability to quickly learn technical system and any upgrades

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