Booker / Producer, Windy City Live – ABC7 Chicago/WLS-TV
Chicago’s #1 television station is looking for an entertainment/talk booker to join a team of hard working creatives. Windy City LIVE is an award winning one-hour studio-based local show with a live audience. The popular program features topical news, pop culture, celebrity guests and stories about things that make Chicagoans proud.
Job Responsibilities :
Responsible for scouting and scheduling guests for live interviews and other special segments
Conduct pre-interview research and calls/video chats to evaluate potential guests and gather information
Research and pitch segment ideas
Ability to develop contacts for long term booking opportunities.
Create and maintain database of events and potential guests that will connect to our passionate Chicago
Frequent involvement in day of show production
Support Producers in all aspects of show development and production
Basic Qualifications :
Candidate must be extremely personable, highly organized, comfortable with emerging technology and change,
and have a love of Chicago.
A successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-starter who can interact with high profile talent and
Solid communication skills, highly creative and able to innovate on the fly
Must be dialed into all things Chicago along with a solid understanding of the city, suburbs and what
motivates people to tune in.
Research skills are essential to this position
Proven relationship with talent agents, managers and publicists (locally & nationally)
Ability to collaborate with a team
Established contact list in booking high profile local and national guests as well as everyday
Experience across multi-platforms
Preferred Qualifications :
The preferred candidate will have demonstrated passion for the community. Three to five years booking
experience preferable with live TV experience being a must.
Interested applicants should upload a resume along with references online at www.disneycareers.com .
Requisition ID# 712887BR
No phone calls please.
Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL