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Programming Assistant

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

Programming Assistant

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting is looking for someone who is computer and tech savvy for a Programming Assistant position.   With over 1,600 hours of programming a week, the programming assistant will back up a team that handles WCIU, ABC57, CBS58, among others stations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and South Bend, Ind.  The ability to multitask and pay attention to detail is a must.  Based in Chicago, this full-time position will include, but not limited to screening paid and religious programs, working within Storer Information Management Systems (SIMS), working within Microsoft Excel, Documents, and PowerPoint, Google Sheets, Forms, and Docs.  


Other duties, as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Communications or equivalent experience is a plus.

Proficient in computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs.  

Proven self-starter editor who possesses excellent communication skills and values accuracy and timeliness.

Aptitude and curiosity: someone who wants to learn more, has demonstrated skill growth and is relentlessly self-improving.

A demonstrated passion for pop-culture, television programming knowledge, and emerging digital platforms.

A team player who makes others successful.

Advanced knowledge of television programming a plus.

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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