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The Walt Disney Company

Morning Weekend Newscast Producer

Job Summary:

ABC 7 Chicago's #1 news is seeking an energetic, creative producer for our weekend morning newscasts. We want a news producer who recognizes what viewers want to see on multiple platforms and has a great understanding of all social platforms. We absolutely must have a creative producer who can showcase content in new & inventive ways. This person must be a solid writer who can cut through the police speak & jargon to put together clear & concise copy for air & digital.

Responsibilities:

  • Crafting a fast paced, visually compelling show
  • Booking guests and creating relevant feature segments that will be of interest to weekend morning news viewers.
  • Communicate with reporters about the focus and format of their stories.
  • Creating some graphics and desktop editing

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Journalism, Media, Film, etc.)
  • Minimum of 3 years of medium to large market producing experience
  • Rock solid news judgment and be aggressive when it comes to covering breaking news.
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must demonstrate consistent use of social media in all parts of newscast creation from story selection to on-air presentation.
  • Must be able to work overnight hours, holidays & weekends
  • Must be able to work under deadline pressure
  • Rock solid news judgment and aggressive pursuit of breaking news


**This is a NABET represented position.

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