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Platform Manager (Show Producer) - NBC 5 Chicago

NBCUniversal, LLC, Chicago, Illinois

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)


NBC 5 Chicago, WMAQ-TV, is looking for a talented and motivated Platform Manager to produce weekday early mornings newscast. The Platform Manager is responsible for the overall editorial content for the shows.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):
  • Expected to seamlessly move from one platform to the next as necessary
  • Work with content producers to select the most compelling and relevant stories
  • Work with the production team to ensure smooth and seamless productions as well as with a DayPart Manager and other Platform Managers to ensure the most complete local news coverage.
  • Play an active role in the editorial process and be advocates for their particular platform
  • Responsible for writing, producing, desktop editing and gathering content for all platforms
  • Responsible for effectively managing a pool of content producers, coaching and mentoring as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years working in television newsroom environment
  • Able to work overnight shift on a regular schedule and work overtime, on weekends, and any shift as necessary
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered: www.nbcunicareers.com

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in newsgathering and/or production
  • Minimum 3 years experience writing, producing and desktop editing
  • Experience in desktop editing
  • Strong journalistic skills, experience in newsgathering and/or production
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of various media platforms, including broadcast, web and mobile
  • Significant experience as a producer in a major market for television or web based news service
  • Ability to make priority decisions under deadline
  • Team player mentality

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    NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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