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Affiliate Relations Coordinator

Department: Affiliate Relations
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 a leader in the media industry with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated classic television network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. 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, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Affiliate Relations Coordinator

General Job Description:

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 Decades Network and Start TV in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group has an immediate opening for a Affiliate Relations Coordinator.

Duties/Responsibilities: 

Assist and manage Network communication and relations with 5 networks and 100+ affiliates

Troubleshoot and resolve emergency situations using SOPs in a timely fashion

Keep updated records of contacts

Ability to troubleshoot quickly while managing multiple tasks

TV Cable research analysis

Build strong relationships with local affiliate points of contact

Ability to work internally with department heads

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Previous experience working with multiple channels / networks

Computer skills including social media, Microsoft office, spreadsheets, email communication

Experience in Quickbase is preferred

Keen attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Ability to prioritize tasks on a deadline

The passion and knowledge of classic TV and the skills to apply these to our programming, planning and strategic thinking are key, along with mastering the mechanics of the position

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plan

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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