Full Time Job

General Assignment Reporter


Chicago, IL 3 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WGN-TV is looking for a full-time reporter with the right combination of news judgment, personality, energy, and experience.

The right candidate must have the ability to handle stories on all topics, especially breaking news; generate story ideas; display an on-air presence that is friendly and authoritative; and have a high-level of engagement on all social media platforms.

Experience from a top 20 market is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Produce content for multiple platforms, including TV, internet, mobile, etc.
• Work with management to enterprise and develop stories daily ​
• Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics, and use of digital and social media platforms
• Build network of sources who supply information that allows the Company to stay ahead of its competitors
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required (equivalent years of experience may substitute for education)
• Five (5) years television anchoring or reporting experience required
• Solid vocal delivery and camera presence
• Understand importance of social media
• Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel
• Required to join AFTRA
*Must include a link to online reel when applying.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6xmk8-44-201-94-72-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.