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Digital Producer - Marketing

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

Digital Producer - Marketing

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting is a multi-platform media company with a remarkably creative, loyal and entrepreneurial team. WCIU - The U is seeking a Digital Producer - Marketing to create and coordinate the production of online editorial and marketing assets as well as creating engaging social media content for its website and growing web properties. This person will work with our production, graphic design, programming and digital teams to create and repurpose content for websites, social media platforms and newsletters as well as serve as brand ambassador for the company.  The ideal candidate will have strong copywriting and video editing skills, and the ability to use a content management system.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Create daily articles, posts and concepts related to station programming and marketing priorities.

Maintain marketing messages across digital touch-points for viewers, including newsletters, social media outlets and websites – 24/7/365.

Ensure local websites are populated with up-to-date elements and information, including videos, sweepstakes, promotions and programming priorities.

Develop and drive social media tactics to deliver on marketing goals using Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other emerging platforms and technologies.

Ability to produce live social media segments that reflect our station and its priorities.

Provide social media back up for The Jam social media producer.

Collaborate with colleagues across marketing, local programming, production, sales and web departments.

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

At least 2 years of professional experience in social media and content creation.

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or equivalent experience.

Ability to shoot and edit video.  

A passion for television, Chicago, pop-culture, current events, and emerging digital platforms and the know-how to bring it all together.

A self-starter who possesses excellent communication skills who produce accurate and timely work.

Must be a passionate and driven team player, who wants to learn more, shows continued skill growth, and is relentlessly self-improving.

Some weekend work and some flexibility in work hours required.

If you have what we are looking for, please apply with your resume, cover letter, and a link to your demo 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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