News Content Producer - WMAQ

Posted: 1/25/2020

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, News & Journalism
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 news stories for broadcast. Here you will:
  • Work closely with the Platform Managers, DayPart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to create high-quality and informative news stories with integrity and facts.
  • Shoot stories in the field, desktop edit, write and produce news stories for air. Gather content for all of WMAQ-TV’s news platforms, including but not limited to Out-of-Home, web and on-air broadcast.
  • Responsible for the overall coverage of assigned stories for all platforms throughout the day.
  • Expected to initialize, develop and produce news stories for news segment, as well as longer news pieces for air or specials.
  • 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 4 years of experience with News writing, producing, and desktop editing across multiple platforms and social media
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in News field photography for newsgathering and News production
  • Must be willing and able to work overnight shift, 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 are:

  • Able to cultivate new information from outside sources to generate creative story ideas and gather reliable information for news content
  • Exceptional writer, producer, analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable in navigating the Internet, Nexis and other research databases
  • Able to make sound news decisions as they relate to news production under continual deadlines
  • Able to excel and be productive within a fast-paced and multi-cultural news team environment
  • Strong journalist skills
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (written and verbal)

    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.

    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

  • We are one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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