Digital/Social Media Producer, WMAQ

  • NBCUniversal
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • Jul 22, 2017
Full time Design Information Technology Marketing Media-Journalism

Job Description covers essential local news, culture, entertainment and lifestyle information from the standpoint of a true insider. We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Digital Content Producer to produce up-to-the-minute, impactful and relevant content for, the WMAQ-TV station website and our other digital news platforms. The role combines attention to detail, rapid response and excellent editorial judgment, as well as consistent day-to-day execution and project-management responsibilities. Our candidate must also be a leader for broadcast newsroom collaboration. 


  • Curate the city site homepage during a key digital daypart. Gather, edit, package and publish local news content on the NBC 5 website, NBC 5 mobile app and social media 
  • Produce breaking news events across multiple platforms by collaborating with assignment desk, reporters, news staff and independent sources 
  • Update, monitor and respond as the voice of NBC 5 on social channels 
  • Use social media to quickly and effectively report news, find news sources and leads for stories, and engage our audience 
  • Create multimedia content to enhance daily news coverage (i.e. video, live streams, slideshows) 
  • Produce all news sections of the website, including the homepage, and contribute to local franchises. 
  • Assist in managing a group of regular contributors to the website 
  • Coach on-air talent in social media profiles and posts, developing innovative suggestions for increased visibility 
  • Write text articles, publish video clips from our shows and edit image galleries according to the local editorial voice 
  • Execute all publishing workflows for video, images and text, including publishing to social media platforms 
  • Enforce editorial style guides, standards and practices 
  • Identify buzz-worthy stories of the day and engage our local audience across multiple platforms 
  • Solicit user-generated content to enhance both on-air and online news coverage 
  • Coordinate with news producers to cross-promote on-air and online content 
  • Be an advocate for in the newsroom and beyond


  • Minimum 4 years of experience as an editor, writer or producer at a major news organization that creates content under continuous deadlines. 
  • Proven portfolio showcasing strong writing and outstanding overall communication skills. 
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and evenings. 
  • BS/BA degree required, preferably in journalism, political science or English. 
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL 
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Must submit a resume/CV through to be considered a candidate for this position



  • Working knowledge of content management and video editing tools 
  • Proficient in writing in English and Spanish 
  • Blogging, wire service, newspaper rewrite or 24-hour cable news background 
  • Experience with social media, editing video and creating slideshows 
  • Desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment 
  • Excellent editing, writing and management skills, as well as experience in telling stories through videos, photos and multimedia packages 
  • Knowledge of the Chicago area and experience in broadcast newsrooms, local news or other news arena is a big plus