Digital/Social Media Producer

Posted: 5/31/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Digital Marketing, Web Production
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive and cover essential local news, culture, entertainment and lifestyle information from the standpoint of a true insider. We are looking for a highly motivated, bilingual Digital/Social Media Producer to produce up-to-the-minute, impactful and relevant content for WMAQ and WSNS station websites, and The role combines attention to detail, rapid response and excellent editorial judgment, as well as consistent day-to-day execution and project-management responsibilities. Our candidate must also be a leader for broadcast newsroom collaboration.

  • Curate homepages during a key digital daypart. Gather, edit, package and publish local news content on NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago’s websites, mobile apps and social media
  • Produce breaking news events across multiple platforms by collaborating with assignment desk, reporters, news staff and independent sources
  • Update, monitor and respond as the voice of NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago on social channels
  • Use social media to quickly and effectively report news, find news sources and leads for stories, and engage our audience
  • Create multimedia content to enhance daily news coverage (i.e. video, live streams, slideshows)
  • Produce all news sections of the websites, including the homepage, and contribute to local franchises.
  • Assist in managing a group of regular contributors to the websites
  • Write text articles, publish video clips from our shows and edit image galleries according to the local editorial voice
  • Execute all publishing workflows for video, images and text, including publishing to social media platforms
  • Enforce editorial style guides, standards and practices
  • Identify buzz-worthy stories of the day and engage our local audience across multiple platforms
  • Solicit user-generated content to enhance both on-air and online news coverage
  • Coordinate with news producers to cross-promote on-air and online content
  • Be an advocate for and in the newsroom and beyond


  • Must have professional experience in a newsroom for a minimum of 1.5 years
  • Must be a skilled writer with outstanding communication skills.
  • Must be able to work weekends and evenings.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism.
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must submit a resume/CV through to be considered a candidate for this position

  • Working knowledge of content management and video editing tools
  • Writing experience for a news outlet for a minimum of a year
  • Proficient in speaking and writing in English and Spanish
  • Blogging, wire service, newspaper rewrite or 24-hour cable news background
  • Experience with social media, editing video and creating slideshows
  • Desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment
  • Excellent editing, writing and management skills, as well as experience in telling stories through videos, photos and multimedia packages
  • Knowledge of the Chicago area and experience in broadcast newsrooms, local news or other news arena is a big plus

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