Position Description

WTTW News, Reporter/Content Producer
Location Chicago, IL
Job Code 264
# of openings 1
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WTTW News/Chicago Tonight is looking for a Reporter/Content Producer. This individual will conceive, develop, and produce high quality, journalistically sound content/stories for television, the web, and social media. They will also participate in news decision making process.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research, report and produce interesting, journalistically sound stories for Chicago Tonight and WTTW News (wttw.com/news, social media, etc.).      
  • Produce stories with camera crew/editors for both television and the web.
  • Serve as MMJ to produce stories for digital.
  • Focus, in part, on drawing new, younger, and more diverse audiences.
  • Write, voice, and produce compelling scripts for both television and the web.
  • Take part in on-air reporter debriefs.
  • Produce other studio segments as needed.
  • Pitch story ideas for both platforms.
  • Provide material to other platforms as appropriate.
  • Participate in news decision making process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven ability to report original content/stories.
  • A passion for and knowledge of content area.
  • Excellent writer.
  • Excellent news judgment.
  • Knowledge of the community.
  • Ability to thrive under deadline pressure.
  • Work well as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of MMJ production.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to journalistic standards and ethics.

EXPERIENCE:  5-10 years’ experience reporting.   

MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree.

*Selected candidate will need to be, or become, a member of AFTRA.    

Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is a core value at WTTW|WFMT. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all staff. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. WTTW|WFMT is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. WTTW|WFMT will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. 

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