WGN-TV is currently seeking a producer of sports content within newscasts, GN Sports and special programming.
-Produce sportscasts in their entirety— stacking, writing, logging and editing video, making graphics—under strict deadline pressure.
-Involvement in producing GN Sports show.
-Work with reporters to enterprise and develop stories.
-Responsible for editorial decision-making while in the control room during sportscasts.
-Work with photographers to manage and produce shoots.
-Coordinate with the digital team to make sure our website and social media are properly updated.
-Three to five (3-5) years experience producing sports for television, preferably in Chicago.
-General knowledge of all Chicago sports teams.
-Strong news judgment, quick decision maker and creative thinker.
-Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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