Full Time Job

Consumer / Investigative Producer


Chicago, IL 04-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
NBC Chicago is looking for a Consumer Producer who's creative, collaborative, and results-driven to join our award-winning News department.

Responsibilities include:
• Research, write, produce and edit consumer content for duopoly that includes both NBC and Telemundo station, along with all digital platforms, including stories and teases as assigned by producers, platform managers and the Responds consumer reporter
• Develop a network of sources and experts to generate enterprise consumer stories on a daily basis
• Serve as the primary liaison with NBC's Consumer Investigation Center
• Monitor incoming consumer tips
• Vet, research and resolve viewers' consumer concerns
• Identify trends in consumerism for enterprise news stories
• Assist with development of digital video series, podcast and other OTT projects
• Provide editorial guidance; establish contacts in consumer field, manage tips and public records requests, compose open records requests, and conduct interviews
• Perform investigations which may include undercover work or surveillance as necessary

• Bachelor's Degree in related field
• Relevant experience in television news production
• Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays, when necessary
• Must be 18 years or greater
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
• Must have a valid driver's license
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV to this job through www.nbcunicareers.com

Desired Characteristics
• Minimum 2 years' experience in consumer investigative newsgathering and/or production
• Experience with news photojournalism and non-linear editing preferred
• Field producing experience
• Experience partnering with legal and working knowledge of federal, state and local laws impacting operations as they relate to investigations, undercover content and hidden cameras
• Ability to write, edit and produce under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility
• Ability to field produce and conduct interviews
• Basic understanding and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws
• Strong computer research skills, and working knowledge of analyzing data
• Knowledge of undercover investigation techniques
• Understanding of Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
• Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology, with a pioneering spirit with desire to learn emerging technologies and invent the future
• Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r71z3k-18-206-238-77-42 in your application.

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