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Content Producer

Department: The Jam
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, Cedar City - St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Content Producer

General Job Description:

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 Content Producer, with a strong news background and excellent news judgment.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Shoot and edit video packages for air, using broadcast and DSLR cameras.   

Work with talent and producers to form segments that fit the format of the new show.  

Brainstorm creative and innovative ideas for future segments.  

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Must be an efficient storyteller, with the skills necessary to redefine television in the nation's third largest market. 

The ability to conceptualize, book, plan, shoot and edit engaging and visual media is necessary.

The successful candidate must have experience working under tight deadlines, and be able to self-manage.  

Previous editing experience, as well as field shooting, lighting and sound experience are required.  

Must be able to lift and carry at least 30 lbs.

Bachelorís Degree required.

Minimum 5 years relevant experience.

**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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