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Current Openings

Vacation Relief News Writer & Producer

Job Description

ABC 7, Chicago’s #1 news is seeking a creative and self-motivated news writer and producer to join our team.

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have outstanding news judgment and be able to craft a thoughtful, visually compelling newscast that meets the high journalistic standards of ABC7 Chicago.   Strong organizational and time-management skills are a must. Duties also include creating some graphics and desktop editing. Should be active on social media and understand how to leverage digital platforms for newscast production. Must be willing to work a variety of shifts including weekends.

Required Education

Must have 3-5 years’ experience producing newscasts. Large market experience is preferred. College degree required.

Additional Information

This is a NABET represented position. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, resume and links at “www.disneycareers.com”
Requisition ID # 558182BR

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

News Operations Manager

Job Description

ABC 7 Chicago is looking for its next news operations manager. Join the #1 team in Chicago and help define the future of newsgathering. You’ll work with a talented group of photographers, editors and editorial staff members as you oversee all operational aspects of the newsgathering process.

Responsibilities

Lead and manage station’s news photographers, media managers and editors; provide those employees with feedback and ensure high quality production values in all newscasts

Schedule photographers, gear and vehicles
Oversee maintenance of news vehicles
Troubleshoot equipment issues and serve as primary news contact to engineering and IT departments
Plan operational aspects of special events coverage, such as election night, major sporting events, and out of town trips
Define workflows in the field, edit area and transmission
Monitor new and emerging technologies and evaluate how those technologies can enhance and streamline news workflows
Work with VP/news director on capital and operational budget development
Take lead on all newsgathering safety and risk management issues
Develop and maintain vendor relationships; negotiate services

Basic Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an in depth knowledge of field newsgathering and edit operations; significant experience dealing with the demands of a 24/7 news operation and the pressures of executing breaking news; knowledge of new and emerging newsgathering technologies such as cellular bonded technology; superb communication and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years experience as a news photographer; knowledge of labor union contracts preferred.

Education
College degree required.
Additional Information
Candidates should upload their cover letter and resume at www.disneycareers.com.
Requisition ID # 555646BR

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

10 pm Newscast Producer

Job Description

Produce the top-rated 10 pm newscast at the best television station in Chicago.  ABC7 Chicago is in search of an experienced newsroom leader to join our late news team.

Responsibilities

In addition to crafting a fast-paced, visually compelling show, the producer is responsible for communicating with writers and reporters about the focus and format of their stories.  The producer will also be responsible for creating graphics and editing video at their desktop.

Qualifications

Show stackers need not apply.  Our ideal candidate will be a proven newsroom leader with impeccable judgment about news and use of station resources.  We are looking for someone who will aggressively cover breaking news and showcase it creatively in the 10 pm newscast.  Strong writing, communication and organizational skills are a must.  Consistent use of social media in all parts of newscast creation from story selection to on-air presentation is preferred.  3-5 years of large market production experience is a requirement.

Required Education

College degree required. 

Additional Information

Candidates should upload their cover letter and resume at www.disneycareers.com

Requisition ID # 554359BR

No phone calls, please.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

Weekend Morning Newscast Producer

Job Description:
ABC 7 Chicago’s #1 news is seeking an energetic, creative producer for our weekend morning newscasts.
Responsibilities:In addition to crafting a fast paced, visually compelling show, the producer is responsible for booking guests and creating relevant feature segments that will be of interest to weekend morning news viewers.  The producer will communicate with reporters about the focus and format of their stories.   The producer will also be responsible for creating some graphics and editing video at their desktop.
Basic Qualifications:The ideal candidate must have rock solid news judgment and be aggressive when it comes to covering breaking news.  The successful candidate will have 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. 3-5 years of medium to large market experience is preferred.  Must be able to work unpredictable hours and work under deadline pressure. Required Education:  College degree required.
Additional Information:This is a NABET represented position. Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume online atwww.disneycareers.com. Requisition ID# 508848BR No phone calls, please Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

Meteorologist

Job Description:
ABC 7 Chicago is looking for a dynamic meteorologist to join our ABC 7 Weather Team.  You are right for this job if you win breaking weather, know the science behind the forecast, have mastered the technology, and deliver your presentation in an engaging and compelling manner.Responsibilities:*Preparing and executing compelling, energetic and informative weather reports for on-air newscasts and other station platforms*Update forecast/conditions and interact with viewers via social media*Keep newsroom producers and managers up-to-date on breaking weather conditions*Provide extensive coverage during severe/extreme weather events*Ability to work as a team with other meteorologists and newsroom personnel*Ability to report live on weather events*Connect and give back to the community through public appearances and other community workQualifications:*Dynamic and conversational presentation skills*Knowledge of The Weather Company graphics systems and ability to build a show independently*5 years or more experience as an on-air meteorologist*Ability to work a flexible scheduleRequired Education:*College Degree in Meteorology required*CBM and/or NWA Seals of Approval preferredAdditional Information:This is an AFTRA-represented position.If you are right for this job, you may apply at disneycareers.comRequisition ID # 509830BRPlease include a link to your demo reel. No phone calls, please. Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

Digital Sales Manager

Job Description

ABC 7 Chicago WLS-TV is seeking an experienced and energetic Digital Sales Executive to sell multi-platform verticals for advertising.  This self-motivated seller and proactive team player will serve as the Digital Sales Manager and oversee revenue growth, development of digital strategies across multi-platforms.   Reporting to the VP, GSM you are responsible for building and cultivating strong business relationships with dedicated digital ad agencies, direct clients, and assisting the Sales Team.   This individual must have the ability to manage multiple projects and have experience in creating effective online advertising campaigns.  Position requires strong writing and presentation skills with the ability to work with a team.

Responsibilities

  • Driving revenue growth by developing and executing strategic sales plans that achieve client and company goals
  • Working hand in hand with Account Executives to develop digital revenue
  • Effectively managing customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Gain a deep working knowledge of ABC 7 WLS-TV digital products and audiences and how to effectively deploy them for our customer(s) benefit
  • Monitoring customer, market and competitor activity and providing feedback to stakeholders
  • Contributing to a positive culture of success
  • Providing detailed and accurate sales forecasting on a weekly basis
  • Proactively managing sales activity, pipeline and lead generation to levels that achieve budgeted goals
  • Building and maintaining a positive reputation within our industry, one based on service, integrity and growth

Qualifications

  • BA in business, marketing, communications or related field
  • Minimum 5+ years’ digital sales experience
  • Demonstrated history of generating new business; meeting and exceeding sales budgets
  • Most qualified candidate will have strong and proven relationships with digital agencies
  • Self-motivated, proactive individual capable of working collaboratively as a member of the sales team as well as independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including the ability to present effectively in order to “close the deal”.

Additional Information

Interested applicants should upload a cover letter and resume online at

www.disneycareers.com. Requisition ID# 501149BR

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

NBC News Digital is looking for a new editorial lead for the African American Pillar of NBCNews.com

 
“This is a senior editor position and requires experience at a major newspaper, magazine or news website. The editorial manager we are seeking should have a record of writing, producing and editing high-impact work on stories affecting the black community and/or a variety of topics. This editor should have excellent line editing, copy editing skills and rich and plentiful story ideas.”

Full-time Copy Editor

UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.) is seeking a full-time copy editor to work on an expanding content team, which produces multiple Christian education product lines. This person is responsible for line editing, copy editing, and/or proofreading adult, youth, and children’s Christian education content across multimedia platforms. This person also is responsible for copy editing UMI marketing materials as needed. This person helps ensure that content incorporates UMI distinctives, aligns with UMI and Chicago Manual style guides, and meets production standards and deadlines. UMI, headquartered in south suburban Chicago, is the largest independent, African-American owned and operated, Christian media company. We publish Christian education resources, including Bible study guides, Vacation Bible School curriculum, books, movies, and websites designed for African-American churches and individuals seeking a Christ-centered perspective on faith and life issues. To submit an application for the copy editor position, email Chris Strahan-O’Neal, director of planning and administration/human resources, at coneal@urbanministries.com.

AME Church seeking writers for Historical Commission Quarterly Newsletter

The Historical Commission of the AME Church’s 4th District is publishing a Quarterly Newsletter, “The Communicator” in connection with its AME Church History Project . The Commission is seeking the services of accomplished writers to write or edit /polish several short articles submitted by 4th District Churches about their past and recent history and activities relevant to their project to collect and educate others about it.

The purpose of the newsletter is to provide churches with broad information about the Commission’s project of educating the churches and general public with information about the almost 200 year old history of the AME church and it role in the social, economic and political progress of African Americans. Each individual church will engage in collecting, documenting and creating displays about its own history, growth and development and will do activities to involve and educate its members . To share information, resources and activity ideas , the churches will write occasional articles about its history or activities to submit to the Communicator Newsletter for publication.

Publication Description :The Communicator Newsletter

Published Quarterly (April , July, October, January)

Expected publication length – 6 pages

Distribution- electronically by email to all 4th District churches, pastors elders, Bishops

Content: Short Articles 3 to 6 paragraphs ; 350- 600 words avg.

Publisher/Editor – Barbara Gordon ,

Example : a link to publication will be provided

Job Description

Part time- Independent Contractor

Time: 10- 12 virtual hours per month (2 articles per week) .

Duties :

Editing articles submitted by church member who will be available to you or

Writing article from memo/outline submitted by a church member who will be available to you

Job Qualifications

Professional Writing or Journalism experience or strong writing skills

Appreciation, if not love, for Black History

Fee:

Flat fee: open

Contact:

Jeanette Foreman, Committee Writer Project Coordinator

404 290-2175 mobile

Jfc1220@gmail.com