Host, NBC Chicago

Posted: 5/29/2019

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


The primary responsibility is to present a lively innovative morning lifestyle show to the viewer in a light, fun and entertaining manner. In addition, the Host will be required to integrate sales and product placement presentations and segments within the show. The Host will be responsible for reporting entertainment stories (in house and in the field), gathering information and preparing for presentation in the show. The Host will also be expected to participate in community events and station activities from time to time as master of ceremonies and/or Host as requested by the station.

Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Articulate viewpoints and personal experiences in a manner that helps the audience feel a personal connection to the content. Be entertaining, energetic, creative, and possess a strong desire to contribute to the team and win!
  • Conduct studio and/or telephone interviews with guests and listeners.
  • Collaborate with producers, co-hosts, and associate producers to generate interesting show topics that will create lively dialogue that engages the interests of the audience.
  • Introduce contests and promotions.
  • Promote the show, the station and the company positively on and off the air to maximize the growth of subscribers and listeners.
  • Make promotional appearances and travel for remote broadcasts and/or promotional events
  • Experience performing on a live show/with live audience


  • Minimum of 4 years experience as an on-air host, anchor, or reporter for a lifestyle or morning show.
  • Excellent communicator. Outstanding oral and written skills
  • Strong interest in current events and pop culture
  • Comfortable working with talent, artists and high profile individuals
  • Strong on-air presence and voice as well as ability to project a professional image
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • The ideal candidate must be able to work effectively with others in a team oriented environment
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Solid experience with commercials and product placement
  • The ability to ad-lib and improvise effortlessly in various types of on air situations and ability to handle working under the pressure of intense deadlines
  • Experience operating on different media platforms.
  • The Host must be flexible pertaining to required wardrobe and on air clothing during different seasons of the year and special occasions (Halloween, Summer, etc)

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job#: XXXXBR)
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago Illinois
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights and weekends as required. Good attendance and ability to avoid tardiness is crucial.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Possess ability to develop story ideas, research, and plan segments
  • Expert tease writer
  • Competitive success in delivering both ratings and rank success
  • Experience with Chicago audience and communities
  • Knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
  • Production skills a plus

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