Full Time Job

News Producer


Chicago, IL 04-11-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

Noticiero Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) is looking for an experienced and dynamic news producer to work along an enthusiastic news team and contribute to all news content platforms and projects. The News Producer will be responsible for news of the day, special coverage, in-depth stories, breaking news, and other news-related content.

• Responsible for the overall creation and production of newscasts rundowns and other programs as needed.
• Must ensure accuracy, integrity, ethics, and balance of news content.
• Respond to breaking news with urgency and accuracy.
• Incorporate digital and streaming media strategies into newscasts.
• Work closely with fellow producers, executive producer, reporters and news management on story planning and development
• Work closely with NBC Chicago producers to optimize resources as a duopoly.
• Contribute story ideas, participate in daily coverage decisions, editorial meetings, special coverage, and breaking news.
• Produce the rundown and accurately line produce the on-air broadcast from the control room.
• Produce news stories and specials as assigned.
• Write news scripts for all platforms.
• Stay up to date on daily news events, current events, and knowledge of the Chicago market.


Basic Qualifications:
• B.A. in Journalism or related field
• Minimum 3 years of experience in a newsroom producing role.
• Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in Spanish.
• Must be able to read, write and translate from English to Spanish.
• Excellent line-producing skills, including in breaking news situations.
• Knowledge producing content and writing for digital and streaming platforms
• Excellent news judgment, creative ideas outside of day-to-day news
• Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to perform under intense deadline pressure.
• Must have flexible schedule to work including weekday, weekend, and overnights as needed.

Desired Characteristics:
• Positive demeanor and approach is key
• Take an active role in selecting the stories of the day - come up with story ideas and create producer driven content to enhance coverage of the big story and other stories that appear in the newscast
• Proactive approach to solving problems
• Bring creativity into every aspect of the newscast by maximizing the many resources, technology, tools and equipment available
• Video editing skills
• Professional demeanor, team player and hard worker

Additional Job Requirements:
• This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite
• Must be willing to work in Chicago
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by emailing [email protected].

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0820-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.