Full Time Job

Weekend Assignment Editor / Desk Assistant


Chicago, IL 01-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

ABC7 Chicago is looking for a resourceful, aggressive journalist to become part of the weekend assignment desk team.


The successful candidate will be an aggressive, self-sufficient journalist who recognizes a good news story and understands what it takes to bring it to audiences on all platforms. Duties include:
• Coordinating news coverage and dispatching colleagues to news stories
• Collaborating with news managers and producers to plan and execute news coverage
• Gathering information and verifying facts of news stories
• Monitoring scanners, social media, email and other information sources for news stories
• Maintaining contact and developing relationships with newsmakers, agencies, police and fire departments and other news sources
• Communicating new information to colleagues in a timely manner
• Ability to post information on digital platforms, including social media

Basic Qualifications:

Must understand and meet all journalistic and ethical standards when developing stories for all ABC7 platforms. Must be an excellent communicator and team player who demonstrates ability to assess newsworthiness of information. Must understand how to leverage social media as a news gathering tool.

Preferred Qualifications:

3-5 years newsroom experience strongly preferred.

Required Education

College degree required

Additional Information:

This is a NABET represented position

Equal Opportunity Employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Reporting Location – Chicago, IL

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.