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Programming Planner

Department: Programming
Location: Chicago, IL

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the DECADES Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group, and H&I, Heroes & Icons. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Programming Planner

General Job Description:

What does your favorite TV show and work have in common?  If you know the answer, then television programming may be the perfect job for you.  If you are also extremely detail oriented, can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and get all the administrative tasks completed before you work on the "fun" stuff, than being the Weigel Broadcasting Co. Programming Planner might be right for you. 

The Programming Planner will work closely on program listings and programming coordination for multiple television stations and national networks. This is for a highly-organized candidate with an understanding of both local broadcasting and national networks along with experience with administrative tasks. 

If you have passion and knowledge of TV and the skills to apply these to our programming, planning and strategic thinking are key components along with mastering the mechanics of the position.  This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing team! 


Other duties, as assigned.


Previous television and/or media experience required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Previous experience working with multiple television channels.

Advanced computer skills especially Microsoft Office.

Experience with SIMS and Nielsen related software preferred.

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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