The following represents brief/broad position descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills for each position.
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Executive Producer: WFLD is seeking an experienced morning Executive Producer. We are looking for an individual who will help break the mold of morning television via enterprise segment creation, colorful/diverse contributor and guest development to become part of a smart, savvy morning news team. The AM EP will be responsible for direct planning, content selection, content development, formatting and overall editorial direction for a six hour morning news block. Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing newscasts producers, morning news crews, production staff, as well as, approving scripts, and edit copy. Story and future planning, social media campaigns, critiquing programs and evaluating staff are essential components of the position. Approve and regulate expenses and the ability to perform all other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Top candidates must have 5 or more year's television newscast producing/writing experience. Superior creativity and organizational skills are essential. Must be resourceful, cost efficient, have strong production and technical knowledge, be able to meet deadlines and perform well under pressure. Good interpersonal skills and an understanding of budgetary issues necessary. Moderate stair climbing, standing, sitting at workstation, and bending. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. To apply, please click here.
Investigative Producer: WFLD is seeking an experienced candidate to join the newsroom team as an Investigative Producer. The Investigative Producer will produce compelling investigative segments for newscasts, set up interviews, book guests for shows, survey locations, structure segments and cultivate sources. He/she will support an elite unit which has distinguished itself in the market for uncovering government waste and political corruption. Position requires individual to make many phone calls, follow-up, and supervise all logistics. REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidate must have 2-3 years television news experience, which includes experience with on-line research and investigative issues. Must have track record of taking complicated subjects and adapting them to television with creative and innovative techniques. Required to have extensive knowledge of the law governing undercover work, libel and privacy. Must have college degree in Journalism or related field. Knowledge of AVID and INews desirable. Individual must be detail-oriented, dependable, and familiar with technical aspects of production. Since this is an open newsroom, the successful candidate must have a professional demeanor, an amicable disposition, and able to maintain a good relationship with staff and upper management. To apply, please click here.
Assignment Desk Editor: WFLD seeks energetic individual to gather and set-up stories for daily shows. The candidate will be responsible for shuffling news crews and reporters on a daily basis. Responsibilities include setting up stories, following up on stories, working as the transition assignment editor during editorial meetings, occasional field producing, handling paperwork, and answering phones. All other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidate will have 2-3 years newsroom experience. Background should include broadcast news experience on an assignment desk. Must be able to research stories, and have excellent phone skills. Computer literate, great attitude and BA in Communications or Journalism, preferred. To apply, please click here.
News Anchor/Reporter: WFLD Chicago Fox 32 has an immediate full-time job opening for a main anchor on our news broadcast(s). The ideal candidate will display professionalism and personality, both on and off the air. Candidates must also possess strong presentation skills, strong work ethic, broad knowledge of current affairs, the ability to work effectively with a team of professionals, have an aptitude for social media, and passion for innovation. You will be expected to contribute content as an Anchor/Reporter on-air, and to other platforms including our website and social media. This is a fantastic opportunity to shine as a marquee anchor in a Top-3 market. Requirements for this position include at least 3 years of experience at the anchor desk and reporting in the field. You must show the dynamic ability to work with the news team and collaborate on newscasts. You will also be writing packages and stories on a nightly basis. Must have college degree in Journalism or related field. To apply, please click here.
Junior Staff Accountant: WFLD is seeking a Junior Staff Accountant. The Junior Staff Accountant will work with finance managers and senior staff accountant to assist in month end close, input journal entries, contribute to management reporting and reconcile general ledger accounts. Will assist financial analysis as well as posting daily logs and working with Credit Manager to apply cash receipts to the traffic/billing systems. Position will also file and digitally archive documents used for day to day operations, the upcoming financial system migration and the annual planning process. REQUIREMENTS: 2 - 4 years general accounting or finance related work experience, B.A degree is preferred. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis towards hands-on Excel experience and strong general PC knowledge/skills. Must have the ability to interface with staff and senior management. Broadcasting industry experience a plus. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. To apply, please click here.
Sports Anchor/Reporter: WFLD is looking for a dynamic Sports Anchor/Reporter who brings a passion for sports and can connect with our audience. The position requires the ability to anchor, report, and produce content for the newscast on all platforms. The Sports/Anchor reporters will be a part of newscasts, the “Final Word” show, and special coverage of Chicago’s teams. The Sports Anchor/Reporter must also build relationships with Chicago’s teams, including players, coaches, and executives. Activity on social media is a requirement for building the Fox 32 brand and covering the day’s events on digital. The Sports/Anchor reporter must also take an active role in the community to promote our image and connection to the viewers. The right candidate will be self-motivated, organized, possess strong journalism skills. REQUIREMENTS: Possess a degree in journalism or related field and have at least three years of experience as a Sports Anchor or Reporter is required; the ability to communicate well in a live setting; the willingness to travel and work weekends/nights required; must have a demonstrable resume reel of live and packaged reports on subjects ranging from serious to breaking, to lighter sports feature stories. Additionally, the ideal candidate must also be a true team player and newsroom leader. Please submit a resume tape to be considered. Candidate must be able to work flexible hours; early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays may be required. To apply, please click here.
Broadcast Maintenance Technician: WFLD is seeking an experienced Broadcast Maintenance Technician. The engineering position maintains and installs equipment at the studio and transmitter facility, provides broadcast engineering support for all news and production operations and provides assistance and training to operators. This position will perform duties at the studio including maintenance of master control and production automation systems, ingest and playback servers, routing systems, satellite distribution, microwave systems, networking equipment, server hardware, and other various facility needs as assigned. The position will also provide timely and professional support for fast-paced news and broadcast television environment. The ideal candidate will also have strong working knowledge of all components related to the transmission system, including electrical, cooling systems, encoders, exciters, antennas, and other related RF equipment. REQUIREMENTS: The successful incumbent will have a minimum of five years of experience repairing and maintaining broadcast equipment and their related components. Must have a strong background in information technology and knowledge of IP networking, computer and software maintenance. Previous experience with Grass Valley iTX automation systems, Sony production switchers, ELC automation, SSL Audio System T Audio Console, ROSS robotics systems, Chyron graphics systems, Grass Valley and Evertz EQX routers, Evertz multi-viewer, and BitCentral news playback is a plus. Willingness and ability to work varied schedules. Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, work efficiently, and meet deadlines. Understanding of the requirements of a 24/7/365 live news operation. A bachelor degree in technical and/or electronics preferred equivalent education/military/experience/training is acceptable. Previous experience or familiarity with the use of Auto CAD software is desired. Prior experience in a commercial television station preferred. To apply, please click here.
Production Technician: The Production Technician will operate auxiliary equipment as part of FOX32’s live news and sports productions. These include but are not limited to robotic cameras, graphics and audio. The ability to excel under pressure in the fast paced environment of live local news alongside a talented team of producers and directors is required.
• The Production Technician will serve as the technical co-pilot for all news and sports programming.
• Experience with studio LED lighting, ETC lighting consoles, Ross studio camera robotics, Calrec audio consoles, and Chyron graphics systems is preferred.
• The ability to mix multiple audio sources during any news or sports program.
• Candidate should have experience in an automated production control room environment.
• Interaction with talent and guests using excellent interpersonal communication, verbal skills and a professional demeanor is critical.
• Others duties may include recording news and programming feeds and tuning in Satellite and Microwave signals. Preparing content for broadcast by ingesting and timing media as well as judging technical quality.
• Previous experience with or ability to learn Grass Valley iTX master control automation system is also helpful. Knowledge of windows server/client platforms, high performance storage systems, and video encoding/delivery systems is a plus.
• Perform other duties as assigned by management.
• Prefer candidates with 5 or more years of television production experience.
• Strong attention to detail and the ability to proactively isolate and resolve technical problems within network and broadcast systems.
• A team player that is able to work independently as required.
• In-depth troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform successfully under pressure are essential.
• Ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks.
• Previous experience and knowledge in an IT architecture and infrastructure is a plus.
• Must be flexible with schedule including working on weekends and holidays.
• Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs. Position requires membership in NABET Local 41 union.
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