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Digital Content Creator: We're hiring a Digital Content Creator to be part of our next-level team at WFLD Fox 32 Chicago in Chicago, IL. Reporting to the Digital Content Director, the Digital Content Creator will be laser-focused on telling stories that matter most to digital and social users -- and doing it better than anyone else. Does this sound like you? You're smart, fast on your feet, team-oriented and full of energy. You're an expert in digital and social media platforms. You know a big story when you hear it. You're obsessed with details. Nothing gets past you. You have a zero-tolerance policy for grammatical errors. You could copy edit in your sleep (but you won't— we promise). You love a fast-paced, challenging environment and crave the chance to learn new things. You've got goals, which you strive to meet and exceed (all of them). You thrive in a competitive, fearless culture of creativity and expertise. What you do matters, and you're out to make a difference. Most of all, you want to win. Every. Single. Day. The person we're looking for lives and breathes digital news and information, and is driven by an intense passion for storytelling. If that's you, your dream team awaits. RESPONSIBILITIES: Create compelling, UX-focused content related to news, events and topics relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Engage and build loyalty among communities. Serve as liaison to newsroom, ensuring digital and social dominance. Reach and engage users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and beyond. Work with Group Content Team and other FTS markets to distribute high-interest stories at scale. Follow group standards. Monitor real-time analytics. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned. Candidate must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. To apply, please click here.
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.
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