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News Reporter

Department: The Jam
Location: Chicago, IL

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 Reporter

WCIU-TV, The U gives Chicago a fresh new start to the day with The Jam TV show.  Our stationís 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 Reporter, with a strong news background and excellent news judgment, who is looking for the unique opportunity to be a part of a growing team. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Have a fun and engaging on-air presence

Be able to do early morning produced live shots

Write and produce taped pieces for air

Have the ability to gather and accurately share news and information to the show staff  

Occasional fill-in hosting for our main hosts

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

A Bachelorís degree and 1-2 years previous experience required.

On camera experience and appeal is an important part of the job. 

Previous online or broadcast production experience is a major plus.

Familiarity with Chicago and surrounding area is required.

Knowledge of news, pop culture, movies and music is important along with creativity and an insatiable curiosity.

Strong comfort level with social media also a must.

**If interested please submit your resume, cover letter and link to reel.

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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