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General Assignment Reporter / Multi-Media Journalist - WMAQ

NBC Universal, Inc., Chicago, IL

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Level: manager

Duration: full_time


  • Reporter will cover news as assigned by WMAQ-TV News Department managers and assignment editors, gathering information, operating a camera and related equipment, writing and editing reports for station’s broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Reporter will split duties between working with a photographer as a general assignment reporter, and as a multi-media journalist shooting, editing and writing news stories in accordance with the local SAG-AFTRA Newsperson’s Agreement.
  • Create digital content that compliments www.nbcchicago.com
  • Write scripts, lead-ins, cues and bridges as requested by supervisor or producers
  • Make appearances before social and civic groups, schools and colleges on behalf of the station


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Multi-Media Journalist
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a top 50 market television stations as a general assignment reporter
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications
  • Demonstrated skills as reporter, photographer and editor.
  • Must be a team player and work effectively in a face paced environment
  • Must be willing to work weekends and overnight shifts

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV on the www.nbcunicareers.com
  • Able to work a flexible schedule and shifts, including early mornings, nights, weekends and overnights
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, Illinois
  • This position is an AFTRA Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the SAG-AFTRA union upon employment if not already a member

  • Knowledge of the Chicago area and Chicago-area news
  • Well-versed in a wide variety of subjects to include local, state and national affairs
  • Ability to communicate on-air effectively
  • Ability to write television news copy combining the script with pictorial content
  • Ability to edit video
  • Ability to communicate with and work well with people under constant pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to make sounds news judgement and decisions regarding news stories with the highest integrity and ability to verify facts and information

    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.
  • About NBC Universal, Inc.

    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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