WGN-TV is looking for a full-time writer for our newscasts.
-Write stories and edit video for broadcast
-Manage live shots and work with reporters and photographers to file content into show rundowns
-Order and file graphics including lower thirds and fullscreens
-Assist producers in other areas as needed
-May be asked to line produce on a fill-in basis
Requirements and Skills:
-Two (2) years of experience as a writer or producer of television news broadcasts
-College degree in Journalism or Mass Communications, or related experience
-Must have strong writing skills and news judgment
-Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
-Required to join the IBEW union
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 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% 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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