WLS, News Producer at Disney

  • Disney
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 16, 2022
Full time Media-Journalism Television

Job Description

Flex Type On-Site 

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

ABC 7, Chicago’s #1 news, is seeking a creative, hands-on newscast producer! Are you an excellent writer who lives for breaking news? Do you know how to grow an audience with new and innovative ideas? Do you have a passion for compelling content and impactful storytelling?  If so, we want to hear from you.


  • Champion the newscast
  • Take a lead role in editorial meetings
  • Work hand-in-hand with the management team on story selection
  • Actively participate in editorial planning and pitch stories daily
  • Stay organized while managing time, people, and resources
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration through strong communication skills
  • React quickly to breaking news and severe weather
  • Thrive on deadline pressure
  • Command a control booth
  • Write stories that are factual and compelling, always keeping the audience in mind
  • Create visually stimulating content that will resonate with audiences across multiple platforms
  • Incorporate digital elements into newscasts in a meaningful way

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of local TV newscast-producing experience
  • Must understand basic journalism legal principles
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Must have general knowledge of Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Experience with Dalet preferred; desktop editing knowledge a plus