Full Time Job

Content Producer - Sports, NBC 5


Chicago, IL 06-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WMAQ-TV, NBC Chicago has an opportunity to work in our newsroom producing engaging sports segments and stories for broadcast. Here you will:
• Work closely with the Platform Managers, Daypart Managers and Assignment Editors, as well as Reporters and Anchors to produce nightly sportscasts for WMAQ-TV newscasts
• Assist Platform Manager in producing of weekly ''Sports Sunday'' program and other periodic sports specials and fill in as Platform Manager during vacations or illness
• Writing, reviewing and approving talent scripts
• Log games and edit highlights and interviews for use online and on air
• Set up, record and monitor zoom interviews and press conferences at varying times of day
• Create and approve graphics for sports segments
• Participate in editorial planning sessions and provide creative story ideas
• Add content to our digital and social platforms in conjunction with our dedicated digital content team
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

We are looking for an individual who will bring a strong sense of story and compelling visual style with a bachelor's degree (or higher). In addition:
• Minimum 2 years of experience with sports writing, producing, and desktop editing across multiple platforms and social media
• Must be willing and able to regularly work weekends, longer hours and varying shifts as assigned and when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines
To qualify you must:
• Have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Be willing to work in Chicago, IL
• Submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered for this position

Desired Characteristics

At NBC we love to have diversity at the work place and encourage our employees to have a variety of skills. We would highly value if you have the following characteristics:
• In-depth knowledge of Chicago-area sports teams
• Experience line producing within a rundown
• Ability to operate in the control room
• Non-linear desktop editing experience
• Strong writer with the ability to converse with common sports terminology
• Able to use social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to monitor breaking sports news and implement components into daily shows
• Must have willingness to work non-traditional hours/days, including weekends and holidays
• Ability to travel as required, including field producing as needed
• Previous experience working in a local TV sports department preferred

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv1qo0-34-228-52-223-42 in your application.