Sports Content Producer - NBC Chicago

Posted: 5/23/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


WMAQ-TV, NBC Chicago has an opportunity to work in our highly-regarded Newsroom producing engaging sports segments and stories for broadcast. Here you will:
  • Work closely with the Platform Managers, Daypart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to produce nightly sportscasts for WMAQ-TV newscasts
  • Assist Platform Manager in producing of weekly “Sports Sunday” program and other periodic sports specials and fill in as platform manager during vacations or illness
  • Writing, reviewing and approving talent scripts
  • Log games and edit highlights and interviews for use on line and on air
  • Create and approve graphics for sports segments
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Participate in editorial planning sessions and provide creative story ideas
  • Add content to our digital and social platforms in conjunction with our dedicated digital content team.


  • We are looking for an individual who will bring a strong sense of story and compelling visual style with a bachelor’s degree (or higher). In addition:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with sports writing, producing, and desktop editing across multiple platforms and social media
  • Must be willing and able to work 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 www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered for this position

    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 have the following characteristics:

  • In-depth knowledge of Chicago-area sports teams
  • Experience line producing within a rundown
  • Ability to operate in the control room
  • Non-linear editing experience
  • Strong writer with the ability to converse with common sports terminology
  • Able to use of social media (Twitter, Facebook) to monitor breaking sports news and implement components into daily shows
  • Must have willingness to work non-traditional hours/days, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to travel as required, including field producing as needed
  • Previous experience working in a local TV sports department preferred

    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.

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