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Employment at WTTW11, Chicago's Public Media

Employment at WTTW - Public Media Chicago

Assistant Producer, Chicago Tonight

REPORTS TO
Executive Producer

PROCESS
Develop, Acquire & Deliver Content

MINIMUM EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
1 to 2 years in journalism.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Candidate must be highly organized, be able to prioritize conflicting demands, and have the ability to quickly absorb & comprehend new information. Candidate must have demonstrated television & online content creation and writing skills. Solid experience researching, fact-checking and reporting is a must. Candidate must possess journalistic integrity and good news judgment. Proficiency with computer programs required.

JOB PURPOSE
To produce segments for Chicago Tonight and its website on wttw.com. This multi-platform journalist will work as part of a team under deadline pressure, and will utilize judgment, fact-checking and research skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce & write engaging and journalistically-sound content for television and the web utilizing a mix of traditional and new media storytelling elements.
  • Actively develop & pitch content ideas.
  • Stay abreast of community news, issues and activities.
  • Conduct research, develop and maintain contacts/sources, and identify & evaluate potential interview subjects and guests.
  • Supervise field or studio shoots, including conducting interviews and directing talent.
  • Research, fact-check and report assigned content. 
  • Outline content, write or edit scripts as necessary.
  • Plan and supervise editing.  Off-line edit as necessary.
  • Assist in assigning and overseeing work of related support staff and interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUBMIT RESUMES AND INQUIRIES TO:

Human Resources
Window To The World Communications
5400 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Fax: (773) 509-5309
E-mail: jobs@wttw.com

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