Job: WLS News Producer – ABC7 Chicago

ABC 7, Chicago’s #1 news outlet, is looking for a creative and hands-on newscaster! Are you a great writer who lives for breaking news? Do you know how to build an audience with new and innovative ideas? Do you have a passion for compelling content and impactful storytelling? If so, we want to hear from you.


-Champion of the television news

-Assume a leading role in editorial meetings

-Work hand in hand with the management team on story selection

– Actively participate in editorial planning and daily pitches

– Stay organized while managing time, people and resources

– Foster teamwork and collaboration through strong communication skills

-React quickly to breaking news and bad weather

-Thrive on deadline pressure

-Order a control cabin

-Write factual and compelling stories, always keeping the audience in mind

-Create visually stimulating content that will resonate with audiences across multiple platforms

-Incorporate digital elements into newsletters in a meaningful way

Minimum qualifications:

-Minimum of 3 years of experience in the production of local newscasts

-Must understand the basic legal principles of journalism

– Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure

-Must have general knowledge of social media including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat

Preferred qualifications:

-College degree in journalism or related field preferred

-Experience with preferred Dalet; knowledge of desktop publishing an asset

Further information:

flexible-type On the site

– This role is considered on-site, meaning the employee will be working from a company-designated location on an ongoing basis.

To apply, please log on to: and search Job ID: 2005192620220429 or use the link:

-Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

About ABC-owned television stations:

Comprised of the company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a diversified international family entertainment and media company with the following business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Media interactive. From its humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of family. Disney stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests in every corner of the globe. With operations in over 40 countries, our employees and cast work together to create entertainment experiences enjoyed both universally and locally.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., part of a company we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

WLS Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a corporate culture where everyone’s ideas and decisions help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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