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News Producer

Department: The Jam
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

News Producer

General Job Description:

WCIU-TV, The U gives Chicago a fresh new start to the day with The Jam TV show.  Our station’s morning show airs weekdays 6am-8am.  Bold and unfiltered, the program features a combination of local and national headlines, unique weather coverage and a dedication to the Chicagoans who make the city and surrounding suburbs great.  The Jam is in need of a News Producer, with a strong news background and excellent news judgment, who is looking for the unique opportunity to be part of the launch team.


This position will include creation of extensive daily elements built around local and national news, celebrity, comedy and lifestyle programming.

The successful candidate will have an extensive rolodex, a passion to create something completely new and an undying work ethic.

Work with the Executive Producer to form the show’s news presence on a daily basis.

Book and produce daily segments, work with talent on both in-studio and field produced segments.

Other duties, as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

At least 5 years of previous live television news producing experience.

Demonstrate the ability to work with on-air talent, production teams, sponsors and even animals.

Strong writing skills are a must.

Experience with editing software is a plus.

Flexible work schedule required.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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