Contract Job

News Writer


Chicago, IL 10-19-2020
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  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WGN America's News Nation is seeking Per Diem News Writers who are responsible for all aspects of writing for News Nation's news broadcasts. The position is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Responsibilities include writing stories for the television newscast; desk-top editing video for stories; working with the FeedRoom to coordinate lives hots from reporters and photographers in the field. In addition to writing, the writer will contribute creative ideas for broadcasts.

The applicant must have at least 3 years of experience as a writer or producer of television news broadcasts. They must have a college degree in Journalism or Mass Communications, or significant related experience.

Applicants must demonstrate a facility with language and a writing style that is designed to be off-the-cuff and fun, yet authoritative and credible. Strong writing, video, news judgment, and internet skills are essential.

Applicants must possess the ability to work well under pressure and work well with others.

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.